The Forbidden Game

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : L.J. Smith
  • ISBN : 1442407972
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 768
  • Readers : 2309

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: It began with a board game. What was supposed to be an evening of celebration with friends, fun, and games becomes a night of danger, drama, and obsessive love. Because when Jenny, her boyfriend, Tom, and their friends begin to play the Game, it comes to life. Suddenly they are in a dark world where Julian, the gorgeous guy who sold Jenny the Game, rules as Prince of the Shadows. Julian makes their darkest nightmares realities—and he will do anything to claim the beautiful Jenny as his prize. The Game is real, and the only way to win is to face your most secret fears. You cannot quit—to lose the Game is to lose your life. And that is just the beginning….

Rules of Play

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  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Katie Salen Tekinbas,Eric Zimmerman
  • ISBN : 0262299933
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Number of Pages : 688
  • Readers : 1525

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An impassioned look at games and game design that offers the most ambitious framework for understanding them to date. As pop culture, games are as important as film or television—but game design has yet to develop a theoretical framework or critical vocabulary. In Rules of Play Katie Salen and Eric Zimmerman present a much-needed primer for this emerging field. They offer a unified model for looking at all kinds of games, from board games and sports to computer and video games. As active participants in game culture, the authors have written Rules of Play as a catalyst for innovation, filled with new concepts, strategies, and methodologies for creating and understanding games. Building an aesthetics of interactive systems, Salen and Zimmerman define core concepts like "play," "design," and "interactivity." They look at games through a series of eighteen "game design schemas," or conceptual frameworks, including games as systems of emergence and information, as contexts for social play, as a storytelling medium, and as sites of cultural resistance. Written for game scholars, game developers, and interactive designers, Rules of Play is a textbook, reference book, and theoretical guide. It is the first comprehensive attempt to establish a solid theoretical framework for the emerging discipline of game design.

The Forbidden Door

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Dean Koontz
  • ISBN : 0525483926
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Number of Pages : 567
  • Readers : 9414

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When this relentless rogue FBI agent comes knocking, her adversaries will have to answer—with their lives—in this thrilling Jane Hawk novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Corner. “Koontz continues the incredible saga of the robust character of Jane Hawk, and it’s as terrific as the others in the series.”—Associated Press “We’re rewriting the play, and the play is this country, the world, the future. We break Jane’s heart, we’ll also break her will.” She was one of the FBI’s top agents until she became the nation’s most-wanted fugitive. Now Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society’s terrifying mind-control technology. She couldn’t save her husband, or the others whose lives have been destroyed, but equipped with superior tactical and survival skills—and the fury born of a broken heart and a hunger for justice—Jane has struck major blows against the insidious cabal. But Jane’s enemies are about to hit back hard. If their best operatives can’t outrun her, they mean to bring her running to them, using her five-year-old son as bait. Jane knows there’s no underestimating their capabilities, but she must battle her way back across the country to the remote shelter where her boy is safely hidden . . . for now. As she moves resolutely forward, new threats begin to emerge: a growing number of brain-altered victims driven hopelessly, violently insane. With the madness spreading like a virus, the war between Jane and her enemies will become a fight for all their lives—against the lethal terror unleashed from behind the forbidden door. Don’t miss any of Dean Koontz’s gripping Jane Hawk thrillers: THE SILENT CORNER • THE WHISPERING ROOM • THE CROOKED STAIRCASE • THE FORBIDDEN DOOR • THE NIGHT WINDOW Praise for The Forbidden Door “Compelling and enthralling.”—New York Journal of Books “Mind-blowing. . . [a] gripping series . . . a thrill ride. [Dean Koontz is] able to distract you for hours.”—Bookreporter “Koontz is on another roll with a new series that boasts a juicy premise and a compelling star. . . . Pure gold.”—Booklist

Playing The Game

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Barbara Taylor Bradford
  • ISBN : 1429944773
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 7651

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford's new novel, Annette Remmington, a London art consultant and private dealer, is at the top of her game. She is considered a rising star in the international world of art, and has a roster of wealthy clients who trust her judgment and her business acumen. Her success reaches new heights when a rare and long lost Rembrandt finds its way into her hands, which she restores and sells for top dollar. Called the auction of the year, Annette becomes the most talked about art dealer in the world. Annette is married to her mentor and personal champion, the much older Marius Remmington. For twenty years, Marius has groomed her into the international art star that she has become, not to mention saving her from a dark and gritty past. She is his pride and joy, and as her best advisor, it's with great care that he hand picks only the best journalist possible to do a profile on his beloved wife in a popular London Sunday newspaper. Jack Chalmers is a bit of a celebrity himself, becoming one of the top journalists of his time. Marius believes only he will be able to capture the true brilliance of his lovely wife. But Marius never intends to put his marriage in jeopardy. How could he have known that the connection between Jack and Annette would ignite so many secrets? And how could he know that Jack would uncover a scandal that could ultimately destroy them all? Barbara Taylor Bradford does it again in this epic novel of seduction, passion and international intrigue. Playing the game has never been so thrilling.

The Ancient City

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges
  • ISBN : 0486142353
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 4894

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This influential survey synthesizes ancient documents and physical evidence to build an account of religious, family, and civic life of Periclean Athens and Rome during the time of Cicero.

The Giver

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Lois Lowry
  • ISBN : 0547345909
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 7612

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community. Life in the community where Jonas lives is idyllic. Designated birthmothers produce newchildren, who are assigned to appropriate family units. Citizens are assigned their partners and their jobs. No one thinks to ask questions. Everyone obeys. Everyone is the same. Except Jonas. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Gradually Jonas learns that power lies in feelings. But when his own power is put to the test—when he must try to save someone he loves—he may not be ready. Is it too soon? Or too late? The Giver has become one of the most influential novels of our time. Don't miss the powerful companion novels in Lois Lowry's Giver Quartet: Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

The Secret Circle: The Captive Part II and The Power

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : L. J. Smith
  • ISBN : 0062119036
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 2933

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: With love, witchcraft, and spellbinding drama, the Secret Circle series is perfect for fans of The Vampire Diaries. This special collection contains part two of the second book in the Secret Circle series, The Captive, and the final book in the series, The Power; from L.J. Smith, the New York Times bestselling author of The Vampire Diaries. Lured into the most powerful and deadly in—crowd imaginable, Cassie has learned that her power comes with a price—and it’s more dangerous than she knows. Torn between the dueling desires of the two most powerful members of The Secret Circle, she must ultimately choose between saving all of New Salem, and her own love for the bewitching Adam, which threatens to tear the circle apart. In the ultimate battle between good and evil, will Cassie’s supernatural powers be strong enough to lead the coven out of danger? Or will she fall prey to the dark forces within?

The Game of Life

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  • Category : Bibles
  • Author : Florence Scovel Shinn
  • ISBN : 3986772677
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Number of Pages : 177
  • Readers : 5958

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Game of Life Florence Scovel Shinn - Florence Scovel Shinn, an illustrator living in New York City, became a teacher of New Thought after a divorce. New Thought was a movement which holds the belief that individuals can create their own reality through intentional thoughts and prayer, much like the current Law of Attraction movement. The Game of Life and How to Play It is her first book, and is remarkable for being written by a woman and meant for a genteel female audience.

The Dating Plan

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sara Desai
  • ISBN : 059310059X
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 7779

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A Marie Claire Book Club Pick! Even with a step-by-step plan, these fake fiancés might accidentally fall for each other in this hilarious, heartfelt romantic comedy from the author of The Marriage Game. Daisy Patel is a software engineer who understands lists and logic better than bosses and boyfriends. With her life all planned out, and no interest in love, the one thing she can't give her family is the marriage they expect. Left with few options, she asks her childhood crush to be her decoy fiancé. Liam Murphy is a venture capitalist with something to prove. When he learns that his inheritance is contingent on being married, he realizes his best friend's little sister has the perfect solution to his problem. A marriage of convenience will get Daisy's matchmaking relatives off her back and fulfill the terms of his late grandfather's will. If only he hadn’t broken her tender teenage heart nine years ago… Sparks fly when Daisy and Liam go on a series of dates to legitimize their fake relationship. Too late, they realize that very little is convenient about their arrangement. History and chemistry aren't about to follow the rules of this engagement.

The Most Dangerous Game

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Richard Connell
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Number of Pages : 18
  • Readers : 3627

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: ♥♥ The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell ♥♥ The Most Dangerous Game, also published as The Hounds of Zaroff, is a short story by Richard Connell first published in Collier's magazine on January 19, 1924. It features a big-game hunter from New York who falls off a yacht and swims to an isolated island in the Caribbean where he is hunted by a Cossack aristocrat. The story is an adaptation of the big-game hunting safaris in Africa and South America that were fashionable among wealthy Americans in the 1920s. ♥♥ The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell ♥♥ Big-game hunter Sanger Rainsford and his friend, Whitney, are traveling to the Amazon rainforest for a jaguar hunt. After a discussion about how they are "the hunters" instead of "the hunted," Whitney goes to bed and Rainsford hears gunshots. He climbs onto the yacht's rail and accidentally falls overboard, swimming to Ship-Trap Island, which is notorious for shipwrecks. On the island, he finds a palatial chateau inhabited by two Cossacks: the owner, General Zaroff, and his gigantic deaf-mute servant, Ivan. ♥♥ The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell ♥♥ Zaroff, another big-game hunter, knows of Rainsford from his published account of hunting snow leopards in Tibet. Over dinner, the middle-aged Zaroff explains that although he has been hunting animals since he was a boy, he has decided that killing big-game has become boring for him, so after escaping the Russian Revolution he moved to Ship-Trap Island and set it up to trick ships into wrecking themselves on the jagged rocks that surround it. He takes the survivors captive and hunts them for sport, giving them food, clothing, a knife, and a three-hour head start, and using only a small-caliber pistol for himself. Any captives who can elude Zaroff, Ivan, and a pack of hunting dogs for three days are set free. He reveals that he has won every hunt to date. Captives are offered a choice between being hunted or turned over to Ivan, who once served as official knouter for The Great White Czar. Rainsford denounces the hunt as barbarism, but Zaroff replies by claiming that "life is for the strong." Realizing he has no way out, Rainsford reluctantly agrees to be hunted. During his head start, Rainsford lays an intricate trail in the forest and then climbs a tree. Zaroff finds him easily, but decides to play with him as a cat would with a mouse, standing underneath the tree Rainsford is hiding in, smoking a cigarette, and then abruptly departing. ♥♥ The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell ♥♥ After the failed attempt at eluding Zaroff, Rainsford builds a Malay man-catcher, a weighted log attached to a trigger. This contraption injures Zaroff's shoulder, causing him to return home for the night, but he shouts his respect for the trap before departing. The next day Rainsford creates a Burmese tiger pit, which kills one of Zaroff's hounds. He sacrifices his knife and ties it to a sapling to make another trap, which kills Ivan when he stumbles into it. To escape Zaroff and his approaching hounds, Rainsford dives off a cliff into the sea; Zaroff, disappointed at Rainsford's apparent suicide, returns home. Zaroff smokes a pipe by his fireplace, but two issues keep him from the peace of mind: the difficulty of replacing Ivan and the uncertainty of whether Rainsford perished in his dive.

If This Gets Out

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Sophie Gonzales,Cale Dietrich
  • ISBN : 1250805813
  • Publisher : Wednesday Books
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 7750

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich's “If This Gets Out is an absolute showstopper! Equal parts edgy and adorable, this bright, joyful book has everything I look for in a queer YA romance.” —Phil Stamper, bestselling author of The Gravity of Us You’re in the most popular boy band in America...and all you want is the boy singing next to you. Eighteen-year-olds Ruben Montez and Zach Knight are two members of the boy-band Saturday, one of the biggest acts in America. Along with their bandmates, Angel Phan and Jon Braxton, the four are teen heartthrobs in front of the cameras and best friends backstage. But privately, the pressure to stay in the closet has Ruben confiding in Zach. On a whirlwind tour through Europe with an unrelenting schedule and minimal supervision, the two come to rely on each other more and more, and their already close friendship evolves into a romance. But when they decide they’re ready to tell their fans and live freely, Zach and Ruben realize they will never truly have the support they need. How can they hold tight to each other when their whole world is coming apart?

The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters: Moonsong

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : L. J. Smith
  • ISBN : 0062102125
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 2557

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: L .J. Smith’s New York Times bestselling series The Vampire Diaries, and inspiration for the hit CW TV show, gets another addition in this electrifying follow-up to Phantom, the first title in the Hunters arc. Evil never dies. . . . After escaping the horrors of the Dark Dimension, Elena and her friends can’t wait to attend Dalcrest College, the beautiful ivy-covered campus where Elena’s parents met. Life with Stefan is better than ever, and with her closest friends Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt by her side, Elena knows it will be their best year yet. Even Damon seems genuinely changed and is getting along with everyone. But for Elena, moving away from Fell’s Church doesn’t mean she has left her dark past behind. When students start to disappear from campus, every new acquaintance is suddenly a potential enemy. Panic soon spreads and the friends struggle to protect each other. Then Elena uncovers a long-hidden secret, one that shocks her to the core, and realizes tragedy may be unavoidable. Will Elena outrun her fate? And will it be Stefan or Damon who catches her if she falls?

Gathering Blue

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Lois Lowry
  • ISBN : 054734578X
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 8695

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever. As she did in THE GIVER, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kira’s plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.

Catching Fire (Hunger Games, Book Two)

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Suzanne Collins
  • ISBN : 0545227240
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 6670

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The second book in Suzanne Collins's phenomenal and worldwide bestselling Hunger Games trilogy.

Lally's Game: An AFK Book (Five Nights at Freddy's: Tales from the Pizzaplex #1)

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Scott Cawthon,Kelly Parra,Andrea Waggener
  • ISBN : 1338827316
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 214
  • Readers : 6656

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Five Nights at Freddy's fans won't want to miss this collection of three chilling stories that will haunt even the bravest FNAF player... Some secrets are better left hidden . . . A forbidden artifact from her fiancé’s past beckons to Selena. Jessica leads a double-life from her friends and coworkers in the children’s wing of a hospital. Maya can’t resist the temptation to explore an off-limits area of Freddy Fazbear’s Mega Pizza Plex. But in the world of Five Nights at Freddy's, everything comes with a price to pay. In this first volume, Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon spins three sinister novella-length tales from uncharted corners of his series' canon. Readers beware: This collection of terrifying tales is enough to rattle even the most hardened Five Nights at Freddy's fans.

No Game No Life, Vol. 1 (light novel)

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Yuu Kamiya
  • ISBN : 0316385166
  • Publisher : Yen Press LLC
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Readers : 7870

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The original light novel that started the phenomenon! In this fantasy world, everything's a game--and these gamer siblings play to win! Meet Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister who are loser shut-ins by normal standards. But these siblings don't play by the rules of the "crappy game" that is average society. In the world of gaming, this genius pair reigns supreme, their invincible avatar so famous that it's the stuff of urban legend. So when a young boy calling himself God summons the siblings to a fantastic alternate world where war is forbidden and all conflicts--even those involving national borders--are decided by the outcome of games, Sora and Shiro have pretty much hit the jackpot. But they soon learn that in this world, humanity, cornered and outnumbered by other species, survives within the confines of one city. Will Sora and Shiro, two failures at life, turn out to be the saviors of mankind? Let the games begin...!

Introduction to Probability

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  • Category : Mathematics
  • Author : Joseph K. Blitzstein,Jessica Hwang
  • ISBN : 146657559X
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Number of Pages : 596
  • Readers : 3634

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Developed from celebrated Harvard statistics lectures, Introduction to Probability provides essential language and tools for understanding statistics, randomness, and uncertainty. The book explores a wide variety of applications and examples, ranging from coincidences and paradoxes to Google PageRank and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). Additional application areas explored include genetics, medicine, computer science, and information theory. The print book version includes a code that provides free access to an eBook version. The authors present the material in an accessible style and motivate concepts using real-world examples. Throughout, they use stories to uncover connections between the fundamental distributions in statistics and conditioning to reduce complicated problems to manageable pieces. The book includes many intuitive explanations, diagrams, and practice problems. Each chapter ends with a section showing how to perform relevant simulations and calculations in R, a free statistical software environment.

Mockingjay (Hunger Games, Book Three)

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Suzanne Collins
  • ISBN : 0545317800
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 9516

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The greatly anticipated final book in the New York Times bestselling Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

Game Misconduct

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Bianca Sommerland
  • ISBN : 098790440X
  • Publisher : Bianca Sommerland
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 1586

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: As fast-paced and engrossing as any hockey game, Game Misconduct sizzles hot enough to melt ice. Bianca Sommerland definitely scores with this captivating, erotic read.~ Cherise Sinclair Author of Club Shadowlands and Queen of BDSM Romance Night owl Reviews TOP PICK!- Game Misconduct was an amazing read. I absolutely loved it. I fell in love with the characters from the very beginning.~Tigger9 Give me more Bianca any day! And I will buy her books till I go into the poor house. Expertly executed BDSM play! And you will not be disappointed as a hockey fan, or a BDSM aficionado.~ Sir’s Kitten-Kinky Book Reviews Ms. Summerland is an amazing writer, immersing you into a dark and dangerous world and making you completely emotionally attached to the characters. With a delicious storyline and kinky characters outside of the norm, Game Misconduct pushes you outside of your comfort zone and rewards your submission with phenomenally erotic sex. If you're a fan of hardcore BDSM, then this book is going to top your list of must reads!~ Silla Beaumont-Just Erotic Romance This book is packed with lots of steamy scenes, some edgy BDSM play and several menage encounters. The relationship between Oriana and her men goes beyond casual play partners to something deeper. While I’m not a polyamory fan myself, I think Ms. Sommerland handled the outcome of this unique situation very well. GAME MISCONDUCT is a fabulous start to The Dartmouth Cobras series!~Diana-The Forbidden Bookshelves Ms Sommerland takes us on an extremely incredible journey as we watch Oriana’s master her own sexuality. She comes to realize that there is more out there that she craves and desires, than she has ever realized.~ Rhayne-Guilty Pleasures The game has always cast a shadow over Oriana Delgado's life. She should hate the game. But she doesn't. The passion and the energy of the sport is part of her. But so is the urge to drop the role of the Dartmouth Cobra owner's 'good daughter' and find a less...conventional one. Playmaker, Max Perron, never expected a woman to accept him and his twisted desires. Oriana came close, but he wasn't surprised when she walked away. A girl like her needs normal. Which he can't give her. He's too much of a team player, and not just on the ice. But then Oriana's father goes too far in trying to control her and she decides to use exposure as blackmail. Just the implication of her spending the night with the Cobra's finest should get her father to back off. Turns out a team player is exactly what she needs.

The 48 Laws of Power

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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Author : Robert Greene
  • ISBN : 1101042451
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 480
  • Readers : 3110

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control – from the author of The Laws of Human Nature. In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum. Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.

Heir of Fire

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • ISBN : 1619630664
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 6348

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak-but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life-and her future-forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed? The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Times best-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.

The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : L. J. Smith
  • ISBN : 0062064738
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 276
  • Readers : 4015

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The #1 New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit TV show The Vampire Diaries! A deadly love triangle. Elena Gilbert is a high school golden girl, used to getting what she wants. And who she wants. But when the boy she’s set her sights on—the handsome and haunted Stefan—isn’t interested, she’s confused. She could never know the real reason Stefan is struggling to resist her: Stefan is a vampire, and Elena’s in danger just by being around him. What’s more, Stefan’s dark, dangerous vampire brother Damon has just arrived in town. And wherever Damon goes, trouble always follows. Perfect for fans of Midnight Sun, The Beautiful, and Crave, this first book in the New York Times bestselling Vampire Diaries series by L. J. Smith will introduce new readers to the heart-stopping suspense, fierce romances, and jaw-dropping surprises that captured millions of fans and inspired the hit TV show.

The Oval World

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  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Author : Tony Collins
  • ISBN : 1408843722
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 560
  • Readers : 8953

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Rugby has always been a sport with as much drama off the field as on it. For every thrilling last-minute Jonny Wilkinson drop-goal to win the world cup or Jonah Lomu rampage down the touchline for a try, there has been a split, a feud or a controversy. The Oval World is the first full-length history of rugby on a world scale – from its origins in the village-based football games of medieval times up to the globalised sport of the twenty-first century,now played in well over 100 countries. It tells the story of how a game played in an obscure English public school became the winter sport of the British Empire, spread to France, Argentina, Japan and the rest of the world and commanded a global television audience of over four billion for the last world cup final. And how American football – and other games such as Australian, Canadian and Gaelic football – emerged from rugby and highlight just how much the modern gridiron game owes to its English cousin. Featuring the great moments in the game's history and its great names – such as Jonah Lomu, David Duckham, Serge Blanco, Billy Boston and David Campese alongside Rupert Brooke, King George V, Boris Karloff, Charles de Gaulle and Nelson Mandela – The Oval World investigates just what it is about rugby that enables it to survive and thrive in countries with very different traditions and cultures. This is the the definitive world history of a truly global rugby.

Mr Sexy

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jessika Klide
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Jessika Klide LLC
  • Number of Pages : 234
  • Readers : 8701

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "Step aside Fifty Shades, we've got a new winner. ...definitely not your stereotypical sex story ... cannot go wrong!" ~Goodreads Review A sweet, southern girl falls for a handsome helicopter pilot in a small town. But that’s not who either of them really are. She’s a Vegas stripper, and he’s the billionaire heir to an Italian Dynasty. Can their love survive their secrets? The one thing I've been missing walks into my life. A man with blue-green eyes that sets my soul on fire. I sure didn't see Mr. Sexy in my stars. Ironically, I meet the man of my dreams in Alabama. He’s a handsome helicopter pilot who moved into 9G down the hall. Our chemistry is off-the-charts HOT! He thinks I’m a sweet, southern girl. And for now, that’s enough. There is no reason to share my secret yet. It serves no purpose for him to know I’m the hottest act on The Vegas Strip. A million-dollar diva with a show of my own. Experience has proven that information changes men. They stereotype me, and I am not a ‘sex worker.’ I’m a dancer who sells the suggestion of seduction. As a matter of fact, my Rule #1 is no touching. So, my game plan is simple. Seduce him. See if this magical feeling between us is love. If the fireworks explode into something real, I’ll share my secret then. But if the fireworks implode, there was no need for him to have known. Time to test Mr. Sexy's desire. Is it lust or love? DOWNLOAD THIS STEAMY, SLOW-BURN NOVELLA to begin the series that's been called, “A brilliant piece of writing magic." * * * * * * * * * * THE HARDCORE SERIES is recommended for 18+ adventurous readers about two people from entirely different worlds who overcome the complexities and difficulties of commitment for love. The entire series is complete and written in continuous prose. When one book ends, the next one begins. No time is wasted on the back story. The ten-book series covers time spent in Alabama, Italy, and Las Vegas. "The buildup, the climax, and the denouement. Some of the best around." By Grady Harp HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE "Fun. Witness to a hot romance." By Jay Mittener TOP 500 REVIEWER "Realistic and awesome.” By Rafase282 TOP 1000 REVIEWER "The inter-dialogue from Siri will have you cackling out loud and the thunderous seriousness from Aurei leaves no doubt in regards to his role as a dominant male." By Twin Sisters Rockin' Book Reviews Jessika Klide’s collections: The Hardcore Series Mr. Sexy The Cock-Tail Party Perfect Ladies Night Battle Sex Pot Heaven Shakeup Hardcore The End Shakedown The Hardcore Collection Undeniable Chemistry - Sweet Home Alabama Unbridled Passion - Intimate Italy Unwavering Devotion - Sin City Las Vegas Born To Fight Heroes For Hire Secondary Romance Series Dance Falling For His Badass Do Donuts My Girl Redemption Obsessed Rules of Engagement Born To Fight Heroes For Hire Mission Series Ground Zero Meaner Than Evil Coming in Hot Stay Frosty Heroes For Hire Collection Risqué Fairy Tales Series The Thief The King The Trainer * * * * * * About the Author Jessika Klide writes contemporary and new adult romance novels about millionaires and military heroes. This unique storyteller writes insta-love, undeniable chemistry, and commitment where true love wins. Her books are recommended for fans of authors such as L.J. Shen, Helen Hardt, Marie Force, Brittany Sahin, Samantha Christy, Lauren Landish, Vi Keeland, Nicole Snow, Nora Roberts, and E.L. James.

The Harper Effect

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Taryn Bashford
  • ISBN : 1510726705
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 6924

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A sizzling coming of age story set in the world of professional tennis about a girl who learns to win from a boy who has lost everything. Sixteen-year-old Harper was once a rising star on the tennis court—until her coach dropped her for being “mentally weak.” Without tennis, who is she? Her confidence at an all-time low, she secretly turns to her childhood friend, next-door neighbor Jacob—who also happens to be her sister’s very recent ex-boyfriend. If her sister finds out, it will mean a family war. But when Harper is taken on by a new coach who wants her to train with Colt, a cold, defensive, brooding young tennis phenom, she hits the court all the harder, if only to prove to Colt she has it in her to be a champion. As the two learn to become a team, Harper gets glimpses of the vulnerable boy beneath the surface, the boy who was deeply scarred by his family’s dark and scandalous past. The boy she could easily find herself falling for. As she walks a fine line between Colt’s secrets, her forbidden love, and a game that demands nothing but the best, Harper must choose between her past and her future and between two boys who send her head spinning. Turns out, the biggest battle she needs to win, is the one against herself.

Playing with the Past

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  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Erik Champion
  • ISBN : 1849965013
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 214
  • Readers : 4135

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: How can we increase awareness and understanding of other cultures using interactive digital visualizations of past civilizations? In order to answer the above question, this book first examines the needs and requirements of virtual travelers and virtual tourists. Is there a market for virtual travel? Erik Champion examines the overall success of current virtual environments, especially the phenomenon of computer gaming. Why are computer games and simulations so much more successful than other types of virtual environments? Arguments that virtual environments are impeded by technological constraints or by a paucity of evaluation studies can only be partially correct, for computer games and simulations are also virtual environments. Many of the underlying issues are caused by a lack of engagement with the philosophical underpinnings of culture, presence and inhabitation, and there are few exemplars that engage the public with history and heritage using interactive media in a meaningful and relevant manner. The intention of Playing With the Past is to help designers and critics understand the issues involved in creating virtual environments that promote and disseminate historical learning and cultural heritage through a close study of the interactive design principles at work behind both real and virtual places. Topics discussed include the design of virtual environments, and especially virtual heritage environments, virtual place-making, cultural presence, the pros and cons of game-style interaction, augmented reality projects, and appropriate evaluation methods. Virtual heritage environments discussed in the book include projects from Antarctica, Australia, Mexico, Malta, Egypt, Babylon, the Netherlands, Cambodia, and India.

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater

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  • Category : Music
  • Author : Nadine George-Graves
  • ISBN : 0199917507
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 848
  • Readers : 6233

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater collects a critical mass of border-crossing scholarship on the intersections of dance and theatre. Taking corporeality as an idea that unites the work of dance and theater scholars and artists, and embodiment as a negotiation of power dynamics with important stakes, these essays focus on the politics and poetics of the moving body in performance both on and off stage. Contemporary stage performances have sparked global interest in new experiments between dance and theater, and this volume situates this interest in its historical context by extensively investigating other such moments: from pagan mimes of late antiquity to early modern archives to Bolshevik Russia to post-Sandinista Nicaragua to Chinese opera on the international stage, to contemporary flash mobs and television dance contests. Ideologically, the essays investigate critical race theory, affect theory, cognitive science, historiography, dance dramaturgy, spatiality, gender, somatics, ritual, and biopolitics among other modes of inquiry. In terms of aesthetics, they examine many genres such as musical theater, contemporary dance, improvisation, experimental theater, television, African total theater, modern dance, new Indian dance theater aesthetics, philanthroproductions, Butoh, carnival, equestrian performance, tanztheater, Korean Talchum, Nazi Movement Choirs, Lindy Hop, Bomba, Caroline Masques, political demonstrations, and Hip Hop. The volume includes innovative essays from both young and seasoned scholars and scholar/practitioners who are working at the cutting edges of their fields. The handbook brings together essays that offer new insight into well-studied areas, challenge current knowledge, attend to neglected practices or moments in time, and that identify emergent themes. The overall result is a better understanding of the roles of dance and theater in the performative production of meaning.

The Implementation Game

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Carolyn Deere
  • ISBN : 0191615250
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Readers : 7365

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: With the launch of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995, its Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) emerged as a symbol of coercion in international economic relations. In the decade that followed, intellectual property became one of the most contentious topics of global policy debate. This book is the first full-length study of the politics surrounding what developing countries did to implement TRIPS and why. Based on a review of the evidence from 1995 to 2007, this book emphasises that developing countries exhibited considerable variation in their approach to TRIPS implementation. In particular, developing countries took varying degrees of advantage of the legal safeguards and options-commonly known as TRIPS 'flexibilities'-that the Agreement provides. To explain this variation, this book argues that TRIPS implementation must be understood as a complex political game played out among developing country governments and a range of stakeholders-developed countries, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), intergovernmental organisations (IGOs), and industry groups. The contested nature of the TRIPS bargain spurred competing efforts to revise the terms of TRIPS and to influence global IP regulation more broadly. The intensity of the implementation game was amplified by an awareness among the various stakeholders that the IP reforms developing countries pursued would influence these ongoing international negotiations. The book attributes the variation in TRIPS implementation to the interplay between these global IP debates, international power pressures, and political dynamics within developing countries. The book includes historical analysis, compilations of evidence, and analysis supported by examples from across the developing world. The Implementation Game will be of interest both to scholars of international relations, law, and international political economy as well as to policymakers, commentators, and activists engaged in debates on the global governance of intellectual property.

eCulture

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Alfredo M. Ronchi
  • ISBN : 3540752765
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 456
  • Readers : 2946

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Do virtual museums really provide added value to end-users, or do they just contribute to the abundance of images? Does the World Wide Web save endangered cultural heritage, or does it foster a society with less variety? These and other related questions are raised and answered in this book, the result of a long path across the digital heritage landscape. It provides a comprehensive view on issues and achievements in digital collections and cultural content.

Baptized In Game - The Rebirth Of The New Millennium Man (Tips for Urban dating)

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  • Category : Books
  • Author : Not Available
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Forbidden Fruit Books LLC
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 4213

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Every ebook sold, Forbidden Fruit Books donates $2.00 to the World Food Program USA (WFP USA) in support of the UN World Food Program’s (WFP) global operations and that feeds 6 people in Africa. Baptized In Game is the must have Self-Help / Relationship manual you will ever read on the market today. Baptized In Game is a very uniquely written instructional Manual with real street parables, that elaborates on various types of females you will meet in the dating game. Baptized in game also teaches you how to confidently approach attractive females in environments such as, clubs, supermarkets, bars and online. After reading this book, - You will have a better understanding of different women you meet. - You will be able to categorize yourself as a man. - You will understand the value of different woman. - You will learn the importance of being optimistic. - You will learn how to Peep “GAME” when someone is running it on you. - You will learn how to read and understand body Language. - You will also learn the different personality traits through the strength of astrology. - You will learn how to develop swagger and increase your confidence level. I also put together a “Fountain Of Youth Program” that is all natural and its guaranteed to help you out in your sex life or it will help enhance your intimacy level without using Viagra, Cialis etc. “N***** those pills are the [email protected]$king truth, I felt like I was busting for like 2 minutes straight.” - L Fox “Yo, those pills are crazy, I was looking at a jawn (female) at my stop and I was rock hard. It was crazy.” - A Lindsay

The Luciferian Doctrine

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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Author : Andrzej Jęziorski
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Andrzej Jęziorski
  • Number of Pages : 554
  • Readers : 4519

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: #1st book/ THIS WORK HAS BEEN BANNED EVERYWHERE/ SAVE IT - PRINT - SPREAD FOR YOUR SURVIVAL. PLEASE **SPREAD** THIS VERSION OF FILE. The book features nearly all unknown secrets. Cracks in 100% nearly all topic of importance to you, like. .100% Health cracked, .100% Universal Laws (operating here cracked, how to take advantage), .In 100% describes Biblical Law of Jesus Christ which operates in this reality and leads to receiving everything that you want IN YOUR LIFE (if only followed), .100% Seduction cracked (partnerships, how to seduce successfully a woman, how YOU can get a woman), .100% cracks stock market, .business, .communications, .describes Illuminati thread (our situation, causality etc.), and many more... / IT’S A BOOK: YOU MUST READ & IMPLEMENT TO LIVE – A HAPPY LIFE. / PROTECT IT. / SECURE THE BOOK /* @+BURN ON DVD'S *&/ OR PRINT/ */ #self-help, #free, #audiobook, #science, #strategy, #psychology, #luciferian, #philosophy, #research, #knowledge, #power, #success, #business, #achievement, #love, #relationships, #pua, #seduction, #dating, #game, #conspiracy, #secret, #secrets, #self-help, #mind, #mind-control, #slave

Scottish Devolution and Social Policy

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Murray Leith,Iain McPhee
  • ISBN : 1443838551
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 215
  • Readers : 9227

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Through the analysis of specific policy areas in Scotland and a consideration of key social issues, this work examines devolved policy in a number of specific areas, and the changes wrought by the first decade and more of devolution in those areas. Each chapter considers specific aspects of social policy in Scotland, and the final chapter addresses whether the founding principles of Scottish devolution have transferred from principles to policy. The various ideas and themes all relate to the core ideas that underpinned devolution and the creation of the Scottish Parliament. While policy areas are directly addressed within most chapters, others consider class, equality, and the removal of the democratic deficit. This work judges whether these larger issues, as well as individual areas of social policy, have been better addressed within contemporary Scottish society since devolution took place.

'The Chinese Century'?

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : D. Scott
  • ISBN : 0230583946
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 188
  • Readers : 4794

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book looks ahead to consider the most likely results of the encounter between China and the international system. Environmental, cultural and perceptual matters are considered as well as more traditional economic and military issues. Underpinning the book is the question will the 21st century be 'China's Century', for China and the world?

The HEAD Game: High-Efficiency Analytic Decision Making and the Art of Solving Complex Problems Quickly

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Philip Mudd
  • ISBN : 0871407892
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 2365

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Become a High Efficiency Analytic Decision maker. We've all been there: faced with a major decision, yet overwhelmed by the very data that is supposed to help us. It’s an all-too-common struggle in the digital age, when Google searches produce a million results in a split second and software programs provide analysis faster than we could ever hope to read it. Adapting the geopolitical and historical lessons gleaned from over two decades in government intelligence, Philip Mudd—an ex–National Security Council staff member and former senior executive at the FBI and the CIA—finally gives us the definitive guidebook for how to approach complex decisions today. Filled with logical yet counterintuitive answers to ordinary and extraordinary problems—whether it be buying a new home or pivoting a failing business model—Mudd’s "HEAD" (High Efficiency Analytic Decision-making) methodology provides readers with a battle-tested set of guiding principles that promise to bring order to even the most chaotic problems, all in five practical steps: • What's the question? Analysts often believe that questions are self-evident, but focusing on better questions up front always yields better answers later. • What are your "drivers?" The human mind has a hard time juggling information, so analysts need a system to break down complex questions into different characteristics or “drivers.” • How will you measure performance? Once the question has been solidified and the "drivers" determined, an analyst must decide what metrics they will use to understand how a problem—and their solution to it—is evolving over time. • What about the data? Rather than looking at each bit of information on its own and up front, an analyst can only overcome data overload by plugging data into their "driver" categories and excising anything that doesn't fit. • What are we missing? Complex analysis isn't easy, so it is imperative to assume that the process is flawed, while also knowing how to check for possible gaps and errors, such as availability bias, halo effects, and intuitive versus analytic methodologies. Drawing deeply from his own harrowing experiences—and mistakes—in the line of duty, Mudd has spent years refining and teaching his methodology to Fortune 500 companies and government organizations. Now, in the best-selling tradition of Charles Duhigg's The Power of Habit and Oren Klaff's Pitch Anything, Philip Mudd's The HEAD Game can change the way you both live and work.

The Miami Times and the Fight for Equality

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Yanela G. McLeod
  • ISBN : 1498576648
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Number of Pages : 198
  • Readers : 4291

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book explores the civil rights activism of the Miami Times between 1948 and 1958 by highlighting its effort to help abolish the “Monday-only” policy that restricted black golfers to a single day of access to the Miami Springs Municipal Golf Course.

Golf Business and Management

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  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Author : Tim Breitbarth,Sebastian Kaiser-Jovy,Geoff Dickson
  • ISBN : 1317351584
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 9876

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Golf is big business around the world. With high profile series such as the PGA, LPGA and European tours to the re-introduction of golf to the Olympics at Rio 2016, golf occupies a prominent place in the global sport community. This is the first book to introduce the fundamentals of golf business and management from a truly international perspective, covering key topics such as media, club management, sponsorship and retail, at elite and non-elite levels. With sections exploring the development of golf on every continent, including North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, this book presents the latest thinking on current issues in golf, ranging from sustainability and innovation to global governance. Each chapter incorporates helpful features for students including learning objectives, discussion questions, guides to further reading, recommended websites and insights from industry voices. This book is essential reading for students of any golf-related degree course or professional accreditation programme, and will also be of interest to those studying or working in sport business, sport management and sport tourism. Underpinned by up-to-date literature, golf researchers will also find the book a useful starting point.

Die Vol. 3: The Great Game

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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Author : Kieron Gillen
  • ISBN : 1534319530
  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Number of Pages : 168
  • Readers : 5323

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In the world of DIE, the players are now real players. Countries are their pieces, and the board threatens to run red with blood. Who is the Queen, and who are pawns? Who's playing to win? Who's forgotten what they're playing for? And what will they do when they're reminded of the real stakes? The critically acclaimed dark fantasy smash hit goes epic in its third volume. Collects DIE #11-15

Dragons in the Stacks: A Teen Librarian's GUide to Tabletop Role-Playing

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Steven A. Torres-Roman,Cason E. Snow
  • ISBN : 1610692624
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Number of Pages : 212
  • Readers : 6570

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A one-stop, complete guide to tabletop role-playing games for novice librarians as well as seasoned players. • Discusses collection development, cataloging, and programs for teens • Supplies detailed reviews of scores of popular and less well-known role-playing games • Outlines a variety of affordable, effective programs for teens that involve role-playing tabletop games

The World of Scary Video Games

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  • Category : Mathematics
  • Author : Bernard Perron
  • ISBN : 1501316214
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Number of Pages : 488
  • Readers : 5195

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: As for film and literature, the horror genre has been very popular in the video game. The World of Scary Video Games provides a comprehensive overview of the videoludic horror, dealing with the games labelled as “survival horror” as well as the mainstream and independent works associated with the genre. It examines the ways in which video games have elicited horror, terror and fear since Haunted House (1981). Bernard Perron combines an historical account with a theoretical approach in order to offer a broad history of the genre, outline its formal singularities and explore its principal issues. It studies the most important games and game series, from Haunted House (1981) to Alone in the Dark (1992- ), Resident Evil (1996-present), Silent Hill (1999-present), Fatal Frame (2001-present), Dead Space (2008-2013), Amnesia: the Dark Descent (2010), and The Evil Within (2014). Accessibly written, The World of Scary Video Games helps the reader to trace the history of an important genre of the video game.

Drugs as Weapons Against Us

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : John L. Potash
  • ISBN : 1937584933
  • Publisher : Trine Day
  • Number of Pages : 456
  • Readers : 6721

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Drugs as Weapons Against Us meticulously details how a group of opium-trafficking families came to form an American oligarchy and eventually achieved global dominance. This oligarchy helped fund the Nazi regime and then saved thousands of Nazis to work with the Central Intelligence Agency. CIA operations such as MK-Ultra pushed LSD and other drugs on leftist leaders and left-leaning populations at home and abroad. Evidence supports that this oligarchy further led the United States into its longest-running wars in the ideal areas for opium crops, while also massively funding wars in areas of coca plant abundance for cocaine production under the guise of a &“war on drugs&” that is actually the use of drugs as a war on us. Drugs as Weapons Against Us tells how scores of undercover U.S. Intelligence agents used drugs in the targeting of leftist leaders from SDS to the Black Panthers, Young Lords, Latin Kings, and the Occupy Movement. It also tells how they particularly targeted leftist musicians, including John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, and Tupac Shakur to promote drugs while later murdering them when they started sobering up and taking on more leftist activism. The book further uncovers the evidence that Intelligence agents dosed Paul Robeson with LSD, gave Mick Jagger his first hit of acid, hooked Janis Joplin on amphetamines, as well as manipulating Elvis Presley, Eminem, the Wu Tang Clan, and others.