Catherine has two very big secrets. The first is that she is deeply infatuated with her boss. The second is that she moonlights as a burlesque dancer at the Manhattan club Crushed Velvet. And then one night, her two secrets collide…
Gold Medal Winner, 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards, Religion Category Claiming Society for God focuses on common strategies used by religiously orthodox (what some would call “fundamentalist”) movements around the world. Rather than using armed struggle or terrorism, as much of post-9/11 thinking suggests, these movements use a patient, under-the-radar strategy of taking over civil society. Claiming Society for God tells the stories of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the Sephardi Torah Guardians or Shas in Israel, Comunione e Liberazione in Italy, and the Salvation Army in the United States, showing how these movements, grounded in a communitarian theology, are building massive grassroots networks of religiously based social service agencies, hospitals and clinics, rotating credit societies, schools, charitable organizations, worship centers, and businesses.
These networks are already being called states within states, surrogate states, or parallel societies, and in Egypt brought the Muslim Brotherhood to control of parliament and the presidency. This bottom-up, entrepreneurial strategy is aimed at nothing than making religion the cornerstone of society. Samples of the book are available from Google Books at http://bit.ly/PkDz69 and from Amazon at http://amzn.to/Oa8w6G Connect with the authors on Facebook: www.facebook.com/claimingsocietyforgod
WOC24753 Rules Compendium Dungeons and Dragons RPG by Wizards of the Coast A quick and handy rules reference and guide for the Dungeons and Dragons Fantasy Roleplaying Game. This handy and comprehensive Dungeons and Dragons book is intended as a quick rules reference. It contains the complete core rules for the 4th Edition Dungeons and Dragons Fantasy Roleplaying Game.
In addition to providing an overview of the game and how it is played, this book presents the core rules in a format that is easily referenced during a game. It includes information on level advancement, combat, experience points, treasure, skills, equipment, and more.
Midnight Circus is a seasonal literary magazine featuring short stories, poetry, and illustrations. "New England Fear" brings you stories that will scare, entertain, and haunt you long after you finish it.
Full of cultural tips and hints on local protocol, the South Pacific Phrasebook will help guide you through situations ranging from visiting a New Zealand marae or enjoying Tonga's Heilala celebrations, to joining in a Samoan kava ceremony or checking out a Hawaiian hula competition.
Open up communication with local greetings and conversation starters, and discover the culture through traditional dance, legend and songs. In This Guide: Covers the languages of the Cook Islands, Easter Island, Fiji (Fijian & Fijian Hindi), Hawaii, New Caledonia, New Zealand (Maori & NZ English), Niue, Norfolk & Pitcairn islands, Samoa, Tahiti and Tonga. Favorite local dishes and traditional ways to cook up a feast. Maps locating each island within the region. Festivals, ceremonies and placenames.
"You'll never play me for a fool again." Divorce hadn't freed them, not Matthew from his jealousy, nor Maggie from the pain his wild accusation. There was no doubt about it.
Maggie had always loved Matt and she always would. She had loved him when they met five years before, she had loved him when they divorced, she still loved him. But whenever they met, they argued, and that she could not bear. After all, when you loved someone, life should be cuddles and kisses and candlelight dinners -- shouldn't it? That apart, Maggie had a secret which Matt must never know. And that was why she intended to avoid him at all costs.
This book is the first comprehensive treatment of turbochargers and turbocharging to be made widely available in the last twenty years. It is intended to serve as both an introduction to the turbocharger itself, and to the problems of matching a turbocharger with an internal combustion engine. The turbocharger is a highly sophisticated device, which has been described as aerospace gas turbine engineering allied to mass production techniques. Undoubtedly the key to commercial success lies in achieving the correct compromise between performance, life, and cost, and this runs as a continuous thread through the book.