The Sparrow

  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Mary Doria Russell
  • ISBN : 0345510887
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Readers : 9920

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A visionary work that combines speculative fiction with deep philosophical inquiry, The Sparrow tells the story of a charismatic Jesuit priest and linguist, Emilio Sandoz, who leads a scientific mission entrusted with a profound task: to make first contact with intelligent extraterrestrial life. The mission begins in faith, hope, and beauty, but a series of small misunderstandings brings it to a catastrophic end. Praise for The Sparrow “A startling, engrossing, and moral work of fiction.”—The New York Times Book Review “Important novels leave deep cracks in our beliefs, our prejudices, and our blinders. The Sparrow is one of them.”—Entertainment Weekly “Powerful . . . The Sparrow tackles a difficult subject with grace and intelligence.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Provocative, challenging . . . recalls both Arthur C. Clarke and H. G. Wells, with a dash of Ray Bradbury for good measure.”—The Dallas Morning News “[Mary Doria] Russell shows herself to be a skillful storyteller who subtly and expertly builds suspense.”—USA Today

Red Sparrow

  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jason Matthews
  • ISBN : 147670614X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Readers : 7660

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Now a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton! From the New York Times bestselling author and veteran CIA officer Jason Matthews comes the electrifying modern spy thriller Red Sparrow. In contemporary Russia, state intelligence officer Dominika Egorova has been drafted to become a “Sparrow”—a spy trained in the art of seduction to elicit information from their marks. She’s been assigned to Nathaniel Nash, a CIA officer who handles the organization’s most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception and, inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America’s valuable mole in Moscow. For fans of John le Carré and Ian Fleming and featuring “high-level espionage, pulse-pounding danger, sex, double agents, and double crosses” (Nelson DeMille), Red Sparrow is a timely and electrifying thriller that is impossible to put down.

The Wren and the Sparrow

  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : J. Patrick Lewis
  • ISBN : 1512496642
  • Publisher : Kar-Ben Publishing ™
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Readers : 9869

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An old man, known as the Wren, plays his hurdy-gurdy, and with the help of his student, the Sparrow, brings hope and inspiration to the people of a small Polish town. A beautifully illustrated Holocaust fable by US Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis.


  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Sarah Moon
  • ISBN : 1338032593
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 9477

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The story of a sensitive, gifted African American girl who tells us with mordant humor what it feels like to spend every day wishing so hard that you could fly away from it all

Sparrow Rising (Skyborn #1)

  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Jessica Khoury
  • ISBN : 1338652400
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 260
  • Readers : 9482

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Jessica Khoury brings her masterful world-building and emotional depth to a brand-new fantasy series. In a world where everyone is born with wings, stone monsters prowl the skies, hunting those who dare to fly too high. In the Clandoms, everyone is born with wings, with tight-knit communities formed around bird types: Jay, Falcon, Crow.Ellie Meadows dreams of growing up to join the Goldwings -- the famed knights who defend all the people of the Clandoms. It was a Goldwing, after all, who saved her life on that terrible day her parents were killed. There's just one problem: Ellie is a Sparrow, and the Goldwings are almost invariably picked from the higher clans like Eagles and Ospreys. This rigid hierarchy means that Ellie is destined to become a farmer.Determined to honor her parents' memories and prove herself worthy of the Goldwings, Ellie sets out on her own for the capital. But her journey will be dangerous. Foul creatures called gargols lurk behind every cloud, ready to slay anyone unlucky enough to be caught outside in a storm -- just as Ellie's family was.Soon her path intertwines with a colorful band of fellow outcasts, each with their own aspirations... and their own secrets. Ellie's new friends offer not just roadside companionship. They'll challenge her ideas of right, wrong, and what truly makes a hero.

Palace of Treason

  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jason Matthews
  • ISBN : 1476793751
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 480
  • Readers : 5559

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Red Sparrow is now a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton! The thrilling sequel to Red Sparrow—CIA insider Jason Matthews’s compulsively readable New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award winner—featuring Russian spy Dominika Egorova and CIA agent Nate Nash “shimmers with authenticity. The villains are richly drawn...the scenes of them on the job are beyond chilling” (The New York Times Book Review). Captain Dominika Egorova of the Russian Intelligence Service despises the oligarchs, crooks, and thugs of Putin’s Russia—but what no one knows is that she is also working for the CIA. Her “sparrow” training in the art of sexual espionage further complicates the mortal risks she must take, as does her love for her handler Nate Nash—a shared lust that is as dangerous as treason. As Dominika expertly dodges exposure, she deals with a murderously psychotic boss, survives an Iranian assassination attempt and attempts to rescue an arrested double agent—and thwart Putin’s threatening flirtations. A grand, wildly entertaining ride through the steel-trap mind of a CIA insider, Palace of Treason is a story “as suspenseful and cinematic as the best spy movies” (The Philadelphia Inquirer)—one that feels fresh and so possible, in fact, that it’s doubtful this novel can ever be published in Russia.


  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Mary Cecilia Jackson
  • ISBN : 0765398842
  • Publisher : Tor Teen
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 9407

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In the tradition of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, Mary Cecilia Jackson's devastating but hopeful YA debut is about a ballerina who finds the courage to confront the abuse that haunts her past and threatens her future. There are two kinds of people on the planet. Hunters and prey I thought I would be safe after my mother died. I thought I could stop searching for new places to hide. But you can’t escape what you are, what you’ve always been. My name is Savannah Darcy Rose. And I am still prey. Though Savannah Rose—“Sparrow” to her friends and family—is a gifted ballerina, her real talent is keeping secrets. Schooled in silence by her long-dead mother, Sparrow has always believed that her lifelong creed—“I’m not the kind of girl who tells”—will make her just like everyone else: Normal. Happy. Safe. But in the aftermath of a brutal assault by her seemingly perfect boyfriend Tristan, Sparrow must finally find the courage to confront the ghosts of her past, or lose herself forever.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Blue Sparrow: Tweets on Writing, Reading, and Other Creative Nonsense

  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Ksenia Anske
  • ISBN : 0615823602
  • Publisher : Ksenia Anske
  • Number of Pages : 142
  • Readers : 1390

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Blue Sparrow was born on Twitter. It's a compilation of my daily ramblings as a first time novelist encouraging myself and other writers to bite the bullet and do it despite the fear of blank paper, the insecurities, the angst every writer faces when left alone with the story and trying to bleed it out. My Twitter followers asked me to make it. They said they want to carry it around in their pockets and take it out each time they felt stuck, scared, or simply need to smile. Because people tell me my tweets are funny. You be the judge.

The Triumphant Tale of the House Sparrow

  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Author : Jan Thornhill
  • ISBN : 1773062913
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Number of Pages : 44
  • Readers : 3856

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “The content encourages us to reflect upon and evaluate the relationship between human beings and animals. This book leaves us with admiration for this feisty bird and hope for our world.” — Friends Journal Behold the most despised bird in human history! So begins Jan Thornhill’s riveting, beautifully illustrated story of the House Sparrow. She traces the history of this perky little bird, one of the most adaptable creatures on Earth, from its beginnings in the Middle East to its spread with the growth of agriculture into India, North Africa and Europe. Everywhere the House Sparrow went, it competed with humans for grain, becoming such a pest that in some places “sparrow catcher” became an actual job and bounties were paid to those who got rid of it. But not everyone hated the House Sparrow, and in 1852, fifty pairs were released in New York City. In no time at all, the bird had spread from coast to coast. Then suddenly, at the turn of the century, as cars took over from horses and there was less grain to be found, its numbers began to decline. As our homes, gardens, cities and farmland have changed, providing fewer nesting and feeding opportunities, the House Sparrow’s numbers have begun to decline again — though in England and Holland this decline appears to be slowing. Perhaps this clever little bird is simply adapting once more. This fascinating book includes the life history of the House Sparrow and descriptions of how the Ancient Egyptians fed it to the animals they later mummified, how it traveled to Great Britain as a stowaway on ships carrying Roman soldiers, and how its cousin, the Eurasian Tree Sparrow, was almost eradicated in China when Mao declared war on it. A wealth of back matter material is also supplied. Key Text Features map glossary references resources further information Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.7 Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.2 Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

Silhouette of a Sparrow

  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Molly Beth Griffin
  • ISBN : 1571318615
  • Publisher : Milkweed Editions
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 5236

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: WINNER OF THE MILKWEED PRIZE FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE WINNER OF THE 2013 PATERSON PRIZE FOR BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS ALA RAINBOW LIST RECOMMENDED BOOK AMELIA BLOOMER PROJECT LIST RECOMMENDED BOOK LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST MINNESOTA BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOREWARD REVIEWS BOOK OF THE YEAR HONORABLE MENTION In the summer of 1926, sixteen-year-old Garnet Richardson is sent to a lake resort to escape the polio epidemic in the city. She dreams of indulging her passion for ornithology and visiting the famous new amusement park--a summer of fun before she returns for her final year of high school, after which she’s expected to marry a nice boy and settle into middle-class homemaking. But in the country, Garnet finds herself under the supervision of equally oppressive guardians--her father’s wealthy cousin and the matron’s stuck-up daughter. Only a liberating job in a hat shop, an intense, secret relationship with a daring and beautiful flapper, and a deep faith in her own fierce heart can save her from the suffocating boredom of traditional femininity.

Sparrow Girl

  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Sara Pennypacker
  • ISBN : 1368004385
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 40
  • Readers : 5937

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Ming-Li looked up and tried to imagine the sky silent, empty of birds. It was a terrible thought. Her country's leader had called sparrows the enemy of the farmers--they were eating too much grain, he said. He announced a great "Sparrow War" to banish them from China, but Ming-Li did not want to chase the birds away. As the people of her village gathered with firecrackers and gongs to scatter the sparrows, Ming-Li held her ears and watched in dismay. The birds were falling from the trees, frightened to death! Ming-Li knew she had to do something -- even if she couldn't stop the noise. Quietly, she vowed to save as many sparrows as she could, one by one...

Biology of the Ubiquitous House Sparrow

  • Category : Science
  • Author : Ted R. Anderson
  • ISBN : 9780198041351
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 560
  • Readers : 1497

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: After the chicken, the House Sparrow is the most widely distributed bird species in the world, occurring on all continents except Antarctica and on most human-inhabited islands. Although its Latin name is Passer domesticus, it is certainly not domesticated. In fact, it is widely regarded as a pest species and is consequently not protected in most of its extensive range. This combination of ubiquity and minimal legal protection has contributed to its wide use in studies by avian biologists throughout the world. The purpose of this book is to review and summarize the results of these global studies on House Sparrows, and to provide a springboard for future studies on the species. House Sparrows have been used to study natural selection in introduced species, circadian rhythms, and the neuroendocrine control of the avian annual cycle. One current question of considerable interest concerns the catastrophic House Sparrow population declines in several urban centers in Europe. Is the House Sparrow a contemporary canary in the mine? Other topics of broad interest include the reproductive and flock-foraging strategies of sparrows, and sexual selection and the function of the male badge in the species. Anderson also explores the role of the House Sparrow in disease transmission to humans and their domesticated animals.

Memories of a Sparrow

  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Henri de la Blanchère
  • ISBN : 6060332978
  • Publisher : MultiMedia Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 92
  • Readers : 9648

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "I was born in the acclimation garden of the Bois de Boulogne. My mother had made a choice, to build her nest, of the thatched roof covering the house of a huge, but frightful bird called Marabou... Carpet under the crossed thatch, we lived in the greatest abundance; the mash of the foreign birds assembled in this garden provided my father and my tender mother with an inexhaustible mine to feed us, and the prudent sparrow woman had chosen the house of Marabou because of the proximity of the water, which allowed her to find easily at the edge the worms that we urgently need during our young age, especially at the time of growth of our feathers. My nesting companions were two brothers and two sisters, and our parents waited only a few days to show us the use of our wings. Alas! this is easier said than done! One night, the wind rose under the pressure of the storm. Carpet in the bottom of our nest, under the wings of our parents, we trembled with repeated lightning flashes and under the hot gusts that shook the house on its foundations. Faint with fear, wet with torrents of water coming through the straws and dripping on our nest, we pressed against each other without even daring to cry." CONTENTS: I. THE HOSPITALITY OF A MARABOU STORK II. MY FIRST FRIEND III. THE ELECTION OF THE KING OF BIRDS IV. THE BIRD OF THE GOOD GOD V. THE GREAT HEATHLANDS VI. THE UNKNOWN PEOPLES VII. O MISFORTUNE, BE WELCOME, IF YOU COME ALONE! VIII. DISCOURAGEMENT IX. TOO HAPPY X. HOUSEHOLDS ON HOUSEHOLDS XI. INGRATE AND COWARD XII. LAST FRIEND About the translator - Nicolae Sfetcu - - Contact - - Other books Publishing House - MultiMedia Publishing

Cinders and Sparrows

  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Stefan Bachmann
  • ISBN : 0062289977
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 4131

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A suspenseful tale of witches, family, and magic from internationally bestselling author Stefan Bachmann. When a twelve-year-old orphan unexpectedly becomes the mistress of a seemingly abandoned castle, she is thrust into a mysterious plot involving murderous spells, false identity, and a magical battle of wills between the living and the dead. Readers of Kate Milford's Greenglass House, Victoria Schwab's City of Ghosts, and Diana Wynne Jones will be riveted. Twelve-year-old Zita, an orphan and a housemaid, has resigned herself to a life of drudgery when a strange letter arrives, naming her the only living heir to the Brydgeborn fortune. Now the mistress of the castle, Zita soon realizes foul play led to the death of her family. And as she is guided through lessons in the art of witchcraft by the somewhat mysterious Mrs. Cantanker, Zita begins to wonder who is friend and who is foe. Unforgettable and utterly enchanting, this stand-alone tale about family, belonging, and friendship will bewitch readers of Tahereh Mafi’s Whichwood, Katherine Arden’s Small Spaces, and Diana Wynne Jones’s Howl’s Moving Castle. Cinders & Sparrows is a magical page-turner by the author of The Peculiar, the acclaimed international bestseller.

The Regulation of Franchising in the New Global Economy

  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Elizabeth Crawford Spencer
  • ISBN : 1849804982
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 365
  • Readers : 6068

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: While franchising promotes economic and social welfare objectives, Elizabeth Crawford Spencer argues that monitoring and regulation are needed to address potential areas of abuse of the form that can result in costly market inefficiencies. This unique study surveys franchise-specific legislation worldwide as a starting point for a thorough examination and analysis of the role of both private and public regulation of the sector in the context of current theoretical approaches to regulating contractual relationships. The book concludes that properly calibrated regulation can minimize inefficient allocations of power and risk and lead to maximum economic and social benefits by promoting the development of small business, enabling the growth of entrepreneurial skills, and facilitating economic well-being and independence among SMEs. This comparative survey will prove to be invaluable for academics in franchising marketing, management, law and practice. The Regulation of Franchising in the New Global Economy will also appeal to franchise law practitioners, consultants, policymakers and those wishing to influence policy on all sides of the debate in the many jurisdictions that are engaging in the processes of adopting, or reviewing, franchise regulation.

The Bone Sparrow

  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Zana Fraillon
  • ISBN : 1510101594
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 8587

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Winner of the CILIP Amnesty Honour 2017. Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017. Perfect for fans of THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS. This is a beautiful, vivid and deeply moving story about a refugee boy who has spent his entire life living in a detention centre. This novel reminds us all of the importance of freedom, hope, and the power of a story to speak for anyone who's ever struggled to find a safe home. '...a special book' - Morris Gleitzman, author of the acclaimed ONCE series Born in a refugee camp, all Subhi knows of the world is that he's at least 19 fence diamonds high, the nice Jackets never stay long, and at night he dreams that the sea finds its way to his tent, bringing with it unusual treasures. And one day it brings him Jimmie. Carrying a notebook that she's unable to read and wearing a sparrow made out of bone around her neck - both talismans of her family's past and the mother she's lost - Jimmie strikes up an unlikely friendship with Subhi beyond the fence. As he reads aloud the tale of how Jimmie's family came to be, both children discover the importance of their own stories in writing their futures.


  • Category : Science
  • Author : Kim Todd
  • ISBN : 1861899777
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Readers : 8316

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Innocent. Invader. Lover. Thief. Sparrows are everywhere and wear many guises. Able to live in the Arctic and the desert, from Beijing to San Francisco, the house sparrow is the most ubiquitous wild bird in the world. They are the subject of elegies by Catullus and John Skelton and listed as “pretty things” in Sei Shonagon’s Pillow Book—but they’re also urban vermin with shocking manners that were so reviled that Mao placed them on the list of Four Pests and ordered the Chinese people to kill them on sight. In Sparrow, award-winning science and natural history writer Kim Todd explores the bird's complex history, biology, and literary tradition. Todd describes the difference between Old World sparrows, like the house sparrow, which can nest in a garage or in an airport, and New World sparrows, which often stake their claim to remote islands or meadows in the high Sierra. In addition, she looks at the nineteenth-century Sparrow War in the United States—a battle over the sparrow’s introduction—which set the stage for decades of discussions of invasive species. She examines the ways in which sparrows have taught us about evolution and the shocking recent decline of house sparrows in cities globally—this disappearance of a bird that seemed hardwired for success remains an ornithological mystery. With lush illustrations, ranging from early woodcuts and illuminated manuscripts to contemporary wildlife photography, this is the first book-length exploration of the natural and cultural history of this beloved, reviled, and ubiquitous bird.

Technology, Ethics and the Protocols of Modern War

  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Artur Gruszczak,Pawel Frankowski
  • ISBN : 1315410710
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 222
  • Readers : 1275

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Contemporary security has expanded its meaning, content and structure in response to globalisation and the emergence of greatly improved world-wide communication. The protocols of modern warfare, including targeted killing, enhanced interrogations, mass electronic surveillance and the virtualisation of war have changed the moral landscape and brought diverse new interactions with politics, law, religion, ethics and technology. This book addresses how and why the nature of security has changed and what this means for the security actors involved and the wider society. Offering a crossdisciplinary perspective on concepts, meanings and categories of security, the book brings together scholars and experts from a range of disciplines including political, military studies and security studies, political economy and international relations. Contributors reflect upon new communication methods, postmodern concepts of warfare, technological determinants and cultural preferences to provide new theoretical and analytical insights into a changing security environment and the protocols of war in the 21st century. A useful text for scholars and students of security studies, international relations, global governance, international law and ethics, foreign policy, comparative studies and contemporary world history.

Little Bot and Sparrow

  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Jake Parker
  • ISBN : 162672959X
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Number of Pages : 40
  • Readers : 5387

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A story of friendship that can inspire anyone, even robots, to dream . . . When Little Bot is thrown out with the garbage, he finds himself in a strange new world. Fortunately, Sparrow is there to take him under her wing. Together, they explore the forest, share adventures, and learn what it means to be forever friends. This sweet and lasting tale by Jake Parker beautifully captures the happiness and love that can come from making your first true friend—and the courage it takes when it’s time to say goodbye.

The Bluebird and the Sparrow (Women of the West Book #10)

  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Janette Oke
  • ISBN : 1585587362
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 5814

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Sometimes she wished she was an only child . . . "She's lovely! Look at those curls. Those blue eyes. She's just beautiful!" Berta was used to hearing comments like that. But they were not about her. . . . Whenever ladies came to the house or met her mother on the street, they exclaimed over Berta's little sister, Glenna. Somewhere along the way, Berta decided that whatever Glenna was, she would not be. Whatever Glenna did, she would not do. Whatever Glenna liked, she would not like. She would be the opposite. Sure enough, Glenna is sparkling, vivacious, outgoing, and adored, while Berta is serious, dependable, and prim. Their relationship grows more and more distant until, finally, Berta must look into her heart and discover what truly has caused the rift between them.

Warfare State

  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : James T. Sparrow
  • ISBN : 0199791074
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 2026

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Although common wisdom and much scholarship assume that "big government" gained its foothold in the United States under the auspices of the New Deal during the Great Depression, in fact it was the Second World War that accomplished this feat. Indeed, as the federal government mobilized for war it grew tenfold, quickly dwarfing the New Deal's welfare programs. Warfare State shows how the federal government vastly expanded its influence over American society during World War II. Equally important, it looks at how and why Americans adapted to this expansion of authority. Through mass participation in military service, war work, rationing, price control, income taxation, and the war bond program, ordinary Americans learned to live with the warfare state. They accepted these new obligations because the government encouraged all citizens to think of themselves as personally connected to the battle front, linking their every action to the fate of the combat soldier. As they worked for the American Soldier, Americans habituated themselves to the authority of the government. Citizens made their own counter-claims on the state-particularly in the case of industrial workers, women, African Americans, and most of all, the soldiers. Their demands for fuller citizenship offer important insights into the relationship between citizen morale, the uses of patriotism, and the legitimacy of the state in wartime. World War II forged a new bond between citizens, nation, and government. Warfare State tells the story of this dramatic transformation in American life.

Catch the Sparrow

  • Category : True Crime
  • Author : Rachel Rear
  • ISBN : 1635577241
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 8992

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The gripping story of a young woman's murder, unsolved for over two decades, brilliantly investigated and reconstructed by her stepsister. Growing up, Rachel Rear knew the story of Stephanie Kupchynsky's disappearance. The beautiful violinist and teacher had fled an abusive relationship on Martha's Vineyard and made a new start for herself near Rochester, NY. She was at the height of her life-in a relationship with a man she hoped to marry and close to her students and her family. And then, one morning, she was gone. Around Rochester-a region which has spawned such serial killers as Arthur Shawcross and the “Double Initial” killer-Stephanie's disappearance was just a familiar sort of news item. But Rachel had more reason than most to be haunted by this particular story of a missing woman: Rachel's mother had married Stephanie's father after the crime, and Rachel grew up in the shadow of her stepsister's legacy. In Catch the Sparrow, Rachel Rear writes a compulsively readable and unerringly poignant reconstruction of the case's dark and serpentine path across more than two decades. Obsessively cataloging the crime and its costs, drawing intimately closer to the details than any journalist could, she reveals how a dysfunctional justice system laid the groundwork for Stephanie's murder and stymied the investigation for more than twenty years, and what those hard years meant for the lives of Stephanie's family and loved ones. Startling, unputdownable, and deeply moving, Catch the Sparrow is a retelling of a crime like no other.

Encyclopedia of Community Policing and Problem Solving

  • Category : Reference
  • Author : Kenneth J. Peak
  • ISBN : 1506307779
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Number of Pages : 520
  • Readers : 2766

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Category: Reference Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Community policing, as a philosophy, supports the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues, including crime, social disorder, and fear of crime—as opposed to responding to crime after it occurs. Community policing expands the traditional police mandate. It broadens the focus of fighting crime to include solving community problems and forming partnerships with people in the community so average citizens can contribute to the policing process. Originating during police reform efforts of the 1970s, the philosophy of community policing is currently widespread and embraced by many citizens, police administrators, scholars, and local and federal politicians. What sorts of collaborative partnerships have evolved between policing agencies and the individuals and communities they serve? How do police departments engage in systematic examination of identified problems to develop effective responses? How have police departments aligned their organizational structures to best support community partnerships and proactive problem solving? Just how effective have efforts at community policing been? These questions and more are explored within the pages of this new reference work.

Killer Robots

  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : Dr U C Jha
  • ISBN : 9385563629
  • Publisher : Vij Books India Pvt Ltd
  • Number of Pages : 260
  • Readers : 2301

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Category: Technology & Engineering Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Nearly 45 countries are at different stages of developing robotic weapons or lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS). The United States, for example, has recently test launched its robotic vessel Sea Hunter, a self-driving, 132-foot ship designed to travel thousands of miles without a single crew member on board. As reported, the vessel has the capability to detect and destroy stealth diesel-electric submarines and sea mines. However, though the militaries of the developed countries are in a race to develop LAWS to perform varied functions on the battlefield, a large section of robotic engineers, ethical analysts, and legal experts are of the firm belief that robotic weapons will never meet the standards of distinction and proportionality required by the laws of war, and therefore will be illegal. This book provides an insight into lethal autonomous weapon systems and debates whether it would be morally correct to give machines the power to decide who lives and who dies on the battlefield.

Empirical Views on European Gambling Law and Addiction

  • Category : Law
  • Author : Simon Planzer
  • ISBN : 3319023063
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 334
  • Readers : 4041

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Category: Law Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book analyses the voluminous and meandering case law on gambling of the Court of Justice from an empirical perspective. It offers a comprehensive overview of the legal situation of gambling services in the EU Single Market. Additionally, the book presents the current state of research on gambling addiction. It then seeks to answer the central research question as to what extent the views of the Court of Justice on gambling find support in empirical evidence. The Court of Justice granted exceptionally wide discretion to the Member States due to a so-called ‘peculiar nature’ of games of chance. With the margin of appreciation having played a key role, the book inquires whether the Court of Justice followed the principles and criteria that normally steer the use of this doctrine. Noting the Court’s special approach, the book elaborates on its causes and consequences. Throughout the book, the approach of the Court of Justice is contrasted with that of its sister court, the EFTA Court. Finally, the potential role of the precautionary principle and of EU fundamental rights in the area of gambling law is examined. Situated at the intersection of law and science, this book seeks to bridge the legal and scientific perspectives and the unique vocabularies common to each. It illustrates the direct relevance of science and empirical research for court cases and policy making. And it contrasts science-informed policy making with the on-going morality discourse on gambling.

Other Cinemas

  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Author : Sue Clayton,Laura Mulvey
  • ISBN : 1786732041
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 1500

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Category: Performing Arts Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: The 1970s was an enormously creative period for experimental film. Its innovations and debates have had far-reaching and long-lasting influence, with a resurgence of interest in the decade revealed by new gallery events, film screenings and social networks that recognise its achievements. Professor Laura Mulvey, and writer/director Sue Clayton, bring together journalists and scholars at the cutting edge of research into 1970s radical cinema for this collection. Chapters are at once historically grounded yet fused with the current analysis of today's generation of cine-philes, to rediscover a unique moment for extraordinary film production. Other Cinemas establishes the factors that helped to shape alternative film: world cinema and internationalism, the politics of cultural policy and arts funding, new accessible technologies, avant-garde theories, and the development of a dynamic and interactive relationship between film and its audiences. Exploring and celebrating the work of The Other Cinema, the London Film-makers' Co-op and other cornerstones of today's film culture, as well as the impact of creatives such as William Raban and Stephen Dwoskin - and Mulvey and Clayton themselves - this important book takes account of a wave of socially aware film practice without which today's activist, queer, minority and feminist voices would have struggled to gather such volume.

Schadenvale Road

  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Author : Chris Mansell
  • ISBN : 1921479949
  • Publisher : Interactive Publications
  • Number of Pages : 220
  • Readers : 6122

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Category: Family & Relationships Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Schadenvale Road is a place that exists in all the secret hearts. In these stories, old women rebel, God is chained but breaks free, lovers accidentally kill each other, friends are saviours and the world is seriously never quite serious. One of Australia's most accomplished short fiction authors, Mansell will penetrate your defences and provoke you to reflect on issues that are never easy but ones we need to confront.

Environmental Enforcement Networks

  • Category : Law
  • Author : Michael Faure,Peter De Smedt,An Stas
  • ISBN : 1783477407
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 576
  • Readers : 6036

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Category: Law Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Compliance and enforcement is a fundamental issue within environmental law. But despite its pertinence, it is an area that has been neglected in academic research. Addressing this gap, this timely book considers the circumstances under which networking

Theorizing Heritage through Non-Violent Resistance

  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Feras Hammami,Evren Uzer
  • ISBN : 3030777081
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Number of Pages : 289
  • Readers : 6850

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Category: Social Science Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book is about the entanglement of heritage and resistance in different situations of conflicts, and the opportunities this entanglement may provide for social justice. This entanglement is investigated in the different contributions through theoretical and empirical analyses of heritage-led resistance to neoliberal economic development, violation of the subaltern, authorised narratives and state-invented traditions, colonialism and settler colonialism, and even dominating discourses of social movement, to name just a few. Crossing the disciplinary boundaries of heritage and resistance studies, these analyses bring new insights into several timely debates, especially those concerned with the interrelated critical questions of displacement, gentrification, exclusion, marginalization, urbicide, spatial cleansing, dehumanization, alienation, ethnic cleansing and social injustice. Following our purposeful and future-driven approach, we wish to bring new energy to the field of heritage studies through the focus on the potential of heritage and resistance for hopeful change rather than adding to the field yet another overwhelming engagement with conflict and war.

Fueling His Hunger

  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sparrow Beckett
  • ISBN : 0451488369
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 246
  • Readers : 2910

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Category: Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: The author of Stealing His Thunder, Sparrow Beckett puts the pedal to the metal in their second Masters of Adrenaline novel. Never one to back down from a dare, Luke Larson crashes an upscale house party to steal a car. Narrowly avoiding capture by security, Luke speeds off—only to discover he’s accidentally kidnapped a hot billionaire passed out drunk in the back seat. Having inherited a fortune upon her father’s death, Ophelia Covington’s life is spinning out of control. Of all the possible consequences of partying, she never thought kidnapping was likely. When she learns her tough and sexy abductor didn’t mean to take her at all, she’s strangely disappointed. Ophelia’s irresistible curves and submissive nature fuels Luke’s hunger. But when old rivals target his crew, will Ophelia become collateral damage? Includes a preview of the third Masters of Adrenaline novel. Praise for Sparrow Beckett “Beckett gives BDSM a fun, fresh, and flirty edge.”—New York Times bestselling author Jessica Clare “Provocative, sassy and dangerous—a sensually lethal combination!”—New York Times Bestselling Author Eden Bradley

Criminology for the Police

  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Craig Paterson,Ed Pollock
  • ISBN : 1000577481
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 212
  • Readers : 6180

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Category: Social Science Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book offers an applied approach to criminology suitable for prospective police officers. It covers the fundamentals of criminological knowledge, theory and research, and their relevance to policing. The book is split into two parts, the first introducing the basics of criminology, and the second connecting criminological research to police practice. It focuses on the principles of evidence-based practice and encourages students to think critically about the issues covered. Core content includes the following: A history of policing in England and Wales, through a criminological lens. An overview of the literature on police culture, bias and discretion. A review of the challenges of applying criminological insights to policing, and the impact of the College of Policing code of ethics on police practice. An exploration of the challenges of contemporary policing, including complex crime, transnational investigation, digital and organised crime. A critical overview of evidence, and public sources of evidence. An examination of the contested definitions and perspectives on Evidence-Based Policing. An introduction to criminological research, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods. A review of problem solving in policing, including SARA and Atlas models. This book is essential reading for all students studying degrees in Professional Policing, as well as students of criminology engaged in criminal justice knowledge and practice.

The Sparrow's Song

  • Category : Poetry
  • Author : Nathaleen Cobb
  • ISBN : 146533016X
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Number of Pages : 59
  • Readers : 9520

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Category: Poetry Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Sparrows Song was compiled from words I have found meaningful over the years and they have provided comfort in what otherwise could have been a dismal past. I started gathering these at an early age and continued searching for deeper meaning until the present time. It is my desire that others may be encouraged to use reading and writing as a diversionary art to aid the formation of peace in sharing love.

All's Fair in Love and Mastery

  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sparrow Beckett
  • ISBN : 0451492145
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 2784

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Category: Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Sparrow Beckett masters the enemies-to-lovers trope in this steamy romance, following Master in Shining Armor. Grant Ellis, co-owner of the exclusive Catacombs club, can't stand Arabella Dexter...his own best friend. One scorching night shouldn't have made things weird between them, but it changed everything. Who knew there were lines friends can't uncross? Now, no one gets under his skin and drives him wild quite like Dex. Since she refuses to wear his collar, he can only mask his desire with sarcasm and antagonism. Dex has had it up to here with Grant. He's a bossy, domineering jerk, and the sexiest man she's ever been with. Even so, she's done with collars and the nonsense that comes with commitments. When he extends an olive branch and invites her to visit his new resort on a remote island in Canada, it's a chance to get their friendship back on track. Alone in the wilderness for a week, they explore Grant's investment and the boundaries of their relationship. Some bonfires can't be contained.

House Sparrows

  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Author : Lisa J. Amstutz
  • ISBN : 1496623835
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Number of Pages : 24
  • Readers : 2868

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: WhoÕs that singing in the backyard? ItÕs a house sparrow!Ê Find out where house sparrows live, what they eat, and how to identify the birds and their eggs.

Strategies for Building Fluency

  • Category : Education
  • Author : Deborah V. Mink
  • ISBN : 1425891713
  • Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 2688

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Category: Education Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: A must-have resource for improving fluency, this easy-to-use guide features practical, research-based strategies and supported leveled readings. The strategies are organized by grouping situations including whole group, small group, partner, independent, and performance. Also included is a foreword by fluency expert Timothy Rasinski, an invaluable list of "Five Things You Can Do Today to Improve Fluency," assessment tools, and a parent support letter. Students can hear a model of fluent reading by listening to one of 3 included Audio CDs that feature recordings of all the passages. The Teacher Resource CD includes all of the notebook passages plus bonus passages for extra practice. This resource is correlated to the Common Core State Standards. 304pp. plus 3 Audio CDs and Teacher Resource CD

In Search of Sparrows

  • Category : Nature
  • Author : Denis Summers-Smith
  • ISBN : 140813781X
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 144
  • Readers : 7067

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Category: Nature Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Denis Summers-Smith first took up the study of the House Sparrow in 1947, thinking that the difficulties of travel in post-war Britain would best suit the study of a species always close at hand. The humble House Sparrow, common everywhere, was surprisingly poorly researched and his work soon provided interesting insights into this successful and adaptable little bird. As new opportunities to travel opened up, his interest blossomed to take in the genus Passer as a whole. His travels would ultimately lead to his study of all but one group, found only in the deepest Turkestan, and to the publication of his authoritative monograph on sparrows in 1988. While that book presented his knowledge of sparrow biology, this volume tells the other, human, side of the tale. His wry descriptions of the tribulations and unexpected pleasures of a traveller on four continents, from the Himalayas and Thailand, to Africa and the Americas (with a good few islands in between) are interspersed with observations and speculations on the biology of sparrows in a wide variety of habitats. Everywhere local officials and birdwatchers warmed to the eccentric Scot in pursuit of the little birds that nobody notices but which so often make their homes beside us. The author's own photographs and delightful cartoons by Euan Dunn further paint the picture of this lifelong search.

Attachment in Intellectual and Developmental Disability

  • Category : Psychology
  • Author : Helen K. Fletcher,Andrea Flood,Dougal Julian Hare
  • ISBN : 1118938054
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 296
  • Readers : 7013

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Category: Psychology Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Attachment in Intellectual and Developmental Disability: A Clinician’s Guide to Practice and Research is the first book to explore the clinical difficulties associated with attachment relationships in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Draws together knowledge from disparate sources in a definitive new resource for clinicians working in this area A growing body of evidence-based approaches in this area are underpinned by attachment theory, including direct intervention and the use of attachment theory to understand interactions and relationships Presents and integrates cutting-edge models and approaches that have previously been available only to specialists Written by mainstream practitioners who are active in clinical work and research; focused on real-world applications, with illustrative case examples throughout

Match-Fixing in Sport

  • Category : Law
  • Author : Stacey Steele,Hayden Opie
  • ISBN : 1351855654
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 268
  • Readers : 6271

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Category: Law Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Match-fixing represents a greater potential threat to the integrity of sport than doping. It has been linked to organised crime, illegal drugs and money-laundering. Law enforcement and sporting authorities are struggling to establish legal and regulatory responses to this emerging threat, particularly in light of cross-border internet gambling. This book examines match-fixing and the legal responses to it in three key Asian sporting nations: Australia, Japan and Korea. It explores the significance of legal, regulatory and cultural differences, and draws lessons in terms of best practice and enforcement for legal and sporting authorities around the world. Including key insights from players, the betting industry, law enforcement and prosecution authorities, it discusses the strengths and weakness of current anti-corruption strategies in the three jurisdictions. Match-Fixing in Sport: Comparative Studies from Australia, Japan, Korea and Beyond offers important insights for all students and scholars with an interest in sport studies, law, criminology and Asian studies.

Security Protocols XIX

  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Bruce Christianson,Bruno Crispo,James Malcolm,Frank Stajano
  • ISBN : 3642258670
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 383
  • Readers : 7151

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Category: Computers Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the 19th International Workshop on Security Protocols, held in Cambridge, UK, in March 2011. Following the tradition of this workshop series, each paper was revised by the authors to incorporate ideas from the workshop, and is followed in these proceedings by an edited transcription of the presentation and ensuing discussion. The volume contains 17 papers with their transcriptions as well as an introduction, i.e. 35 contributions in total. The theme of the workshop was "Alice doesn't live here anymore".

Global Leadership Talent Management

  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Jürgen Deters
  • ISBN : 1787145433
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 264
  • Readers : 1816

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Category: Business & Economics Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Global Leadership Talent Management, as an integrated process, supports the sustainable success of global organizations. This book shows how specifically the selection process can be created as an exchange process in which mutual expectations and perceived fairness and justice play an important role.