Congress is a brilliant degree, and its individuals play their roles less than the highlight of a skeptical public, an acerbic media, and a plethora of events. The 104th Congress, the 1st in 4 many years to be Republican managed, is a watershed in congressional historical past. utilizing the theater metaphor to signify the activities of Congress and to assist make the establishment extra comprehensible, congressional lifestyles and behaviour is dissected and positioned within the broader context of adjustments in Congress within the Nineteen Nineties. This booklet underscores the connection between Congress and the opposite branches of the us executive.
By Tish Cohen
Rachel Berman desires everything to be ideal. An overprotective unmarried mom of 2, she is conscious about the statistical risks lurking round each corner—which makes her snap choice to help a stranded motorist thoroughly uncharacteristic. Len Bean is caught at the shoulder with Olivia, his relentlessly curious, studying disabled ten-year-old daughter. To the chagrin of Rachel's young ones, who're approximately to be associated with the most-mocked woman at school, Rachel and Len commence relationship. And whilst Len gets poor information, little Olivia wishes a hero greater than ever.
however the international refuses to be predictable. whilst own trouble profoundly alters Rachel's courting with a wild, very specified little woman, this perfectionist mom reveals herself drawn right into a secret from her prior and towards a brand new appreciation for her personal kid's imperfect lives.
The Adventures of Odysseus and The stories of Troy is gifted the following in a top quality paperback version. This renowned vintage paintings via Padraic Colum is within the English language, and will no longer comprise images or photos from the unique version. if you happen to benefit from the works of Padraic Colum then we hugely suggest this booklet to your publication assortment.
By E.M. Forster
In his bestselling publication The 5 secrets and techniques you want to detect earlier than You Die, John Izzo tackled the secrets and techniques to lifelong happiness. Now he offers readers the foremost to an excellent occupation, a good place of work, higher relationships, and a greater international. Stepping Up argues that nearly each challenge, from own problems and company demanding situations to social matters, will be solved if we all glance to ourselves to create switch instead of seeking to others. via seeing ourselves as brokers of swap we think happier, much less under pressure, and extra powerful.
Izzo deals seven compelling rules that permit someone, anyplace, each time to successfully lead to optimistic switch. And the e-book is stuffed with tales that would motivate you: a middle-aged Italian shopkeeper who fought again opposed to the Mafia, children who took a stand and ignited an antibullying stream, an govt who became a death department right into a revenue middle, and lots of extra. all of us have the facility to alter the world—John Izzo exhibits us how.
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—Jim Kouzes, Dean’s government Fellow of management, Leavey college of industrial, Santa Clara collage, and coauthor of the bestselling The management problem and Credibility
By Dave Thompson
By Laura D. Adams
In this award-winning, useful, and enjoyable advisor to private finance, Laura does not let you know what you could and will no longer purchase together with your personal well-merited cash; as an alternative, she provides suggestions, counsel, and methods you want to utilize it via checking out how to:
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By Christina Dodd
Beloved writer Christina Dodd promises a chain to rival her personal excellent Darkness selected during this intoxicating new novel of the selected, the place an old competition threatens the stability of the fashionable global. whilst the realm was once younger, twins have been born. One introduced gentle to a gloomy international. the opposite, darkness and chance. They accumulated others round them, women and men destined to exploit their strong presents for stable or evil. this day, their descendents stroll the earth because the selected, and the last word conflict has begun...
Brilliant yet predictable and correct Rosamund corridor has lived her existence buried in universities and libraries, discounting the legend of the selected as a fantasy. until eventually Aaron Eagle exhibits up at her door. Aaron either unsettles and enthralls her, yet she cannot withstand his impossible to resist deals of clandestine visits to non-public museums, the quest for a mysterious prophecy, or a makeover that unleashes her untamed soul. With the promise of a love that would defy destiny itself, Rosamund is compelled to confront the reality concerning the Chosen...and the fellow who sweeps her right into a risky international of darkish secrets and techniques.
By Carlos Fuentes
By Lisa Carey
5 years in the past the eldest Furey son, Hugh, ran off into the evening and not back. His mom and dad, estranged by means of grief, try to place the tragedy in the back of them after an extended, onerous, and fruitless seek. His mom, improving from an emotional breakdown, has misplaced herself in a brand new occupation; Hugh's father, having deserted his religion and his place as a theology professor, now cares halfheartedly for his or her last teenagers. Left kind of to fend for themselves, ten-year-old Owen and fifteen-year-old Lena fight to carry directly to their brother's memory—an more and more self-destructive obsession that provides upward push to angel fantasies, drug use, quixotic quests, and unsafe experimentation that would finally strength a broken relations to confront its previous and discover a destiny.