The Death of Holden
By Royce Kurmelovs
An extraordinary account of the impending closure of the Holden factory in Adelaide. More than the end of a business - it's the end of an era, of a story, and of a great Australian dream.When Holden signalled that it would close its Adelaide factory, it struck at the very heart of Australian identity. Holden is our car made on our shores. It's the choice of patriotic rev heads and suburban drivers alike. How could a car that was so beloved - and so popular - be so unprofitable to make?The story of the collapse of Holden is about the people who make and drive the cars; it's about sustaining industry in Australia; it's about communities of workers and what happens when the work dries up. And if it's not quite about the death of an icon - because Holdens will remain on Australian roads for a long time to come - then it's about what happens when an icon falls to its knees in front of a whole nation.This updated edition features a new chapter.'Brilliant and powerful' Nick Xenophon
Dare to Dream
By Paula White
Originally titled You're All That!, this new hardcover release equips readers to discover God's design for their life and live a bold, dynamic, creative life filled with love and joy! Paula is uniquely qualified to share powerful insights as she writes out of her own painful experiences and reveals the keys to healing, hope, and identity.Through real-life illustrations, personal stories, and stirring insights, Paula shows readers how to: - See yourself through new eyes- Become an expert on the subject of yourself- Move beyond loss- Shake off painful memories, worries, fears, and failures- Take control of what you think, say, and believe- Establish new boundaries- Embrace a lifetime of discovery and transformation.If you are willing to do those things, one step at a time, you are on the road to victory!
By Charlie Alder
Meet Daredevil Duck He is afraid of everything. But that doesn't stop him from DREAMING of being brave. Then one day he is given the biggest challenge of all . . . Can Daredevil Duck prove that he is the bravest duck in the whole wide world?
By Ellen Brown
Donuts are America's favourite treat and, in Donut Nation , Ellen Brown travels the United States in search of the best donut shops. From beloved mom-and-pop establishments and roadside cafes to innovative boutiques and artisanal restaurants, there are more than seventy hand-crafted donut shops to take you from Maine to Arizona. Perfect for the cross-country explorer or home chef, it also includes mouthwatering recipes for donuts like Orange-Pistachio Cake, Maple Bacon, and Strawberry-Buttermilk. Donut Nation is a one-of-a-kind trip to the heart of an American classic.
Daughters, Dads, and the Path Through Grief
By Donna H DiCello, Lorraine Mangione
Losing a father can be absolutely wrenching. This insightful guide tells the story of the strong connections between daughters and dads throughout life, and the consequent grief and loss a daughter feels when her father dies. Stories from 50 women offer glimpses into the many aspects of the father/daughter relationships that are warm and nurturing, sometimes complicated and conflicted, and always solid and enduring. The Italian American women interviewed ultimately find great peace and meaning in the on-going relationship with their fathers, even after death. Using these women's stories, the readers are presented with a multi-faceted discussion filled with amusement, complexity and intensity, struggle and resistance, and above all, remarkably powerful family bonds. Daughters, Dads, and the Path Through Grief leads the reader to understanding and loving the father/daughter relationship, and ultimately finding a way to live through the grief.
By Sam Stall
It's three in the morning . . . You've had a few drinks,okay, more than a few,and all that alcohol's left you buzzed, beat, and vaguely nauseated. What now? Instead of knocking back another round, downing a bunch of ramen, or placing an ill-advised call to an ex flame, try something a bit more old-school. Scribble in this doodle book, just like you did in kindergarten. You'll find all your worksheet favourites, including word scrambles doodle pages spot-the-difference crosswords cut-outs connect the dots and lots more. All you need is a sharp pencil and your booze-dulled brain. Just stay in the lines, follow the instructions, and you'll be just fine.Oh, and try not to boot that ramen.
By Christine Feehan
At long last you are truly back with us . . . Zev Hunter was an elite warrior, a dark-blood dealer of death to rogue Lycans who preyed on mankind. He was a loner, never given to personal attachments, and damned fierce at his job. But Zev begins to question his past and his purpose when he awakens in the darkness of the sacred cave of warriors-and is soothed back to consciousness by the sensuously familiar voice of one woman, the woman who has haunted his fantasies for centuries: Branislava, member of the Dragonseeker clan. Mother Earth called the ancients to witness your rebirth . . . For this half-mage, half-Carpathian temptress, the ritual of awakening Zev to the council of warriors was the only way to save him. Locked away for his own protection, the time has now come for his rebirth, for his blood to stir with that of the ancient warriors before him. He has been assured by Branislava that their fates are entwined, that their spirits are woven together for eternity and that his new purpose in life is beyond imagining. Now, with a blood-sworn vow of honor, mercy and endurance, and under the influence of a siren as bewitching as Branislava, Zev begins to wonder what his purpose is, what it means for the future of the Carpathians and what it is about his rebirth that he has to fear . . .'After Bram Stoker, Anne Rice and Joss Whedon, Christine Feehan is the person most credited with popularizing the neck gripper.'Time'Feehan has a knack for bringing vampiric Carpathians to vivid, virile life in her Dark Carpathian novels.'Publishers Weekly
By Ann Kronheimer
Decorate dozens of mouthwatering cakes, cookies, and cupcakes. No baking talent required! Perforated pages are easy to pull out for display or on-the-go entertainment.
Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter
By Melissa Francis
The Glass Castle meets The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother in this dazzlingly honest and provocative family memoir by former child actress and current Fox Business Network anchor Melissa Francis. When Melissa Francis was eight years old, she won the role of lifetime: playing Cassandra Cooper Ingalls, the little girl who was adopted with her brother (played by young Jason Bateman) by the Ingalls family on the world's most famous primetime soap opera, Little House on the Prairie . Despite her age, she was already a veteran actress, living a charmed life, moving from one Hollywood set to the next. But behind the scenes, her success was fueled by the pride, pressure, and sometimes grinding cruelty of her stage mother, as fame and a mother's ambition pushed her older sister deeper into the shadows. Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter is a fascinating account of life as a child star in the 1980's, and also a startling tale of a family under the care of a highly neurotic, dangerously competitive"tiger mother.&rdquo But perhaps most importantly, now that Melissa has two sons of her own, it's a meditation on motherhood, and the value of pushing your children: how hard should you push a child to succeed, and at what point does your help turn into harm?
Detroit Rock City
By Steve Miller
Detroit Rock City is an oral history of Detroit and its music told by the people who were on the stage, in the clubs, the practice rooms, studios, and in the audience, blasting the music out and soaking it up, in every scene from 1967 to today.From fabled axe men like Ted Nugent, Dick Wagner, and James Williamson jump to Jack White, to pop flashes Suzi Quatro and Andrew W.K., to proto punkers Brother Wayne Kramer and Iggy Pop, Detroit slices the rest of the land with way more than its share of the Rock Pie. Detroit Rock City is the story that has never before been sprung, a frenzied and schooled account of both past and present, calling in the halcyon days of the Grande Ballroom and the Eastown theatre, where national acts who came thru were made to stand and deliver in the face of the always hard hitting local support acts. It moves on to the Michigan Palace, Bookies Club 870, City Club, Gold Dollar, and Magic Stick - all magical venues in America's top rock city. Detroit Rock City brings these worlds to life all from the guys and dolls who picked up a Strat and jammed it into our collective craniums. From those behind the scenes cats who promoted, cajoled, lost their shirts, and popped the platters to the punters who drove from everywhere, this is the book that gives life to Detroit's legend of loud.
By Bridget Siegel
When twentysomething political fund-raiser Olivia Greenley gets tapped to work on the presidential campaign of Georgia governor, Landon Taylor, it's her dream job. Her best friend in the world is the campaign manager, and Taylor is a decent, charismatic idealist, with a real chance to be a great leader. Sacrificing her sleep, comfort, friends, family and income for a year to make the world a better place is the right call, but what happens when both Campaign Lesson #1, No Kissing the Boss, and Lesson #2, Loyalty Above All, go down in flames before the first primary? Bridget Siegel, veteran of the John Edwards and President Obama campaigns, vividly captures the idealism and chaos, as well as the emotional heat and corruption, of the candidate's bubble. What becomes of Olivia's best friends when she must keep from them the biggest secret of her life? Is the candidate a true romantic or a political hypocrite? How far can she go to justify her happiness?Told with savvy, humour, and delicious inside-the-Beltway detail, Domestic Affairs is a page-turning tale of love on the campaign trail- and its consequences- from a consummate political insider.
The Deadly Touch Of The Tigress
By Ian Hamilton
Petite Chinese-Canadian accountant Ava Lee is not quite what she seems. Ava is a specialist at recovering stolen money - through any means necessary. With razor-sharp intelligence and unorthodox rules of engagement, Ava works for a Hong Kong-based 'Uncle'. She's also the person the impossibly wealthy turn to when their money goes missing.Employed to track down $5 million for a family friend, Ava's investigation begins a journey that takes her to the US, Hong Kong, Bangkok, the British Virgin Islands and Guyana - a place where Ava may finally have met her match.For anyone missing Lisbeth Salander, meet the very brilliant Ava Lee - a heroine for our times.
Degrees Of Freedom
By Simon Morden
The Six Degrees of Samuel Petrovitch: * Michael is an AI of incalculable complexity trapped under the remains of Oshicora Tower. Petrovitch will free him one day; he just has to trust Michael will still be sane by the time he does.* Maddy and Petrovitch have trust issues. But Petrovitch is pretty sure she loves him.* Sonja Oshicora loves Petrovitch too. But she's playing a complicated game and it's not clear that she means to save him from what's coming.* The CIA wants to save the world. Well, just America, but they'll call it what they like.* The New Machine Jihad is calling. But Petrovitch killed it. Didn't he?* And the Armageddonists tried to kill pretty much everyone by blowing the world up. Now, they want to do it again.Once again, all roads lead back to Petrovitch. Everyone wants something from him, but all he wants is to be free . . .
By Cynthia Eden
The first time FBI Special Agent Kenton Lake sees Lora Spade, the woman is saving his butt-literally pulling him from a burning building. He takes one look at the gorgeous firefighter and falls for her, hard.Lora isn't interested in getting involved because she lost her lover six months before in a fire-and she can't get his screams out of her mind. Lora is convinced the fire that took her boyfriend Carter was no accident.But Kenton isn't the kind of man who walks away when he wants something-or someone. He's been sent by the Serial Services Division, an elite unit in the FBI, because they suspect that a serial arsonist is at work. Kenton knows that Lora is just using him to avenge Carter's death. But he wants more than fleeting pleasure - he wants her. But this is not in the arsonist's plans. He's been watching Kenton and Lora.He knows they are tracking him but they can't stop him. And they can't beat the fire. He wants to see them die.
Death on the Holy Mountain
By David Dickinson
The year is 1905 and Powerscourt is sent to Ireland to investigate a series of art thefts from stately houses. Motive troubles Powerscourt; were these robberies merely for gain? A number of Old Masters had been left untouched and the ones taken were all ancient family portraits of the aristocratic Protestant gentry. Are these thefts political?Then, astonishingly, some of the portraits begin to return - but with altered faces; the aristocrats' being replaced by those from the estates and towns beyond the gates. Truly an elaborate joke, but then real people begin to disappear - and not long after the first body is found in the chapel at the top of Croagh Patrick, Ireland's Holy Mountain on the very day 10,000 people make the great pilgrimage to the summit.More follow, and as Powerscourt makes his way towards the killer his own life comes under threat, while his patriotism, and his devotion to Ireland is called into question on his journey towards the truth.
Death of an Old Master
By David Dickinson
In May 1901 the Salisbury Galleries announce the biggest exhibition of the Old Master Paintings ever seen in Europe. Excitement is intense. But before it opens, one of Britain's leading art experts, Christopher Montague, is found murdered in his study. When Lord Francis Powerscourt is called in to investigate he finds every book, notepad and scrap of paper has been removed from the scene of the crime. Montague had been working on something that would have rocked the art world. Did his article that claimed a number of the Old Masters had been painted recently by a single hand have anything to do with his death? Powerscourt embarks on an odyssey through a treacherous world of art dealers and picture restorers in pursuit of a master forger. He travels to Sicily where the trail goes cold, but, after the thrills and danger of that wild, lawless isalnd, in a remopte corer of England, the truth is finally revealed.
Death of a Chancellor
By David Dickinson
A case of murder in the cathedralCompton Minster is preparing to celebrate a very special anniversary in the year 1901 - a thousand years of Christian worship. But a few weeks before the main ceremonies, a high official of the cathedral, the chancellor, dies in mysterious circumstances, and no on except the doctor and the undertaker is allowed to view the corpse. It then transpires that the chancellor was one of England's richest men. When his sister suspects foul play, Lord Francis Powerscourt is asked to investigate. As Powerscourt paces the ancient cloisters and listens to evensong from the choir stalls, he begins to suspect that a terrible secret lies hidden in the cathedral, one that may have someting to do with the anniversary. Then a chorister is strangles, his body found turning on the great spit in the Vicars Hall kitchen. Powerscourt himself escpaes death by a whisker, as does his wife, Lady Lucy, before he uncovers the astonishing secret of Compton Minster and unmasks a murderer.
The Devil and Dave Chappelle
By William Jelani Cobb
An unflinching collection of essays that takes on the subjects of Biggie Smalls, Three 6 Mafia, The King Family, and what it takes to be black at the turn of the twenty-first century.
By Peter Guralnick
One of the most influential African American singers/songwriters in the late 1950s, Sam Cooke was among the first to blend gospel music and secular themes - the early foundation of soul music. He was the opposite of Elvis: a black performer who appealed to white audiences, who wrote his own songs, who controlled his own business destiny. In Dream Boogie, bestselling author Peter Guralnick captures Sam Cooke's remarkable accomplishment and chronicles his moving and important story, from Cooke's childhood as a choirboy to an adulthood when he was anything but that.
The Disappearing Liberal Intellectual
By Eric Lott
What ever happened with that liberal intellectual "boom" of the 1980s and 1990s? In The Disappearing Liberal Intellectual , Eric Lott- author of the prizewinning Love and Theft - shows that the charter members of the "new left" are suffering from a condition that he has dubbed "boomeritis." Too secure in their university appointments, lecture tours, and book deals, the once rising stars of the liberal elite- including Richard Rorty, Todd Gitlin, Michael Lind, Paul Berman, Greil Marcus, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.- have drifted away from their radical moorings toward the political centre. At once a chronicle of recent intellectual life and a polemic against contemporary liberalism's accommodations of the conservative status quo, The Disappearing Liberal Intellectual eviscerates the complacency that has seeped into the politics of the would-be vanguard of American intellectual thought. Lott issues a wake-up call to the great public intellectuals of our day and challenges them to reinvigorate political debate on campus, in their writing, and on the airwaves.