Culled from over ten years of weekly Chicago Reader columns, My Kind of Sound will be "The Secret History of Chicago Music" compendium. Also featuring a foreword by Jim DeRogatis of Sound Opinions, this collection profiles pivotal Chicago musicians who somehow have not gotten their just dues.
The final installment of the Claimed series. The series is being released in the following order. It is a 6-part series: Part 1 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RI7GCVY Part 2 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S7PC08A Part 3 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TUC7444 Part 4 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VPD0KQK Part 5 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WYKGUZ8 Part 6 - out now! The story continues in both Ivy and Jason´s points of view. Now that the child is born, Ivy must act as a mother for the first time in her life. No longer thinking about herself, but of others. She is not used to this type of responsibility but she has her friend to guide her through her journey. The one person she has learned who was put on earth to protect her all along, Ellie, her best friend. Jason will stand his ground; but as Ivy is exposed more to the world of the vampires, the question is… who will win?
From three of the brightest stars in contemporary fiction comes a festive trio of romantic classics about an unforgettable family — and the enchanted heirloom that links one generation to the next. Christmas Past by Iris Johansen Killara, Arizona, 1893. Kevin Delaney doesn’t know what to make of the Gypsy beauty he finds rummaging in the attic of Killara, his family’s estate. She claims she’s there to recover an old mirror with extraordinary powers. While Kevin doesn’t believe her mystical talk, there’s no doubt a kind of magic is at work on his heart — just in time for Christmas. Christmas Present by Fayrene Preston Bria Delaney is at Killara for the holidays when she discovers a mirror that reveals more than her reflection. Appearing in the glass is a startlingly handsome man who just as mysteriously disappears — until she meets him in person that night, leading to a Christmas they’ll never forget. Christmas Future by Kay Hooper A heartbreaking vision in the legendary Delaney mirror drove Brett Delaney to the other side of the world. Now his father’s death bequeaths him the mirror, and its prophecy sends him back to Killara for Christmas, determined to save the home — and the woman — he’s always loved.
Hi! I'm Darcy J. Doyle. Some of my friends call me Darcy. Some just call me D. J. If I keep solving important cases, pretty soon everyone will be calling me Darcy J. Doyle, Daring Detective. Ryan Nelson, the new boy in my class, is quiet and shy one minute and fighting on the playground the next. Why is he acting that way? All the kids want to know.
The fifth graders think it's a perfect case for Darcy J. Doyle, Daring Detective.
Susanah Shaw Romney locates the foundations of the early modern Dutch empire in interpersonal transactions among women and men. As West India Company ships began sailing westward in the early seventeenth century, soldiers, sailors, and settlers drew on kin and social relationships to function within an Atlantic economy and the nascent colony of New Netherland.
In the greater Hudson Valley, Dutch newcomers, Native American residents, and enslaved Africans wove a series of intimate networks that reached from the West India Company slave house on Manhattan, to the Haudenosaunee longhouses along the Mohawk River, to the inns and alleys of maritime Amsterdam. Using vivid stories culled from Dutch-language archives, Romney brings to the fore the essential role of women in forming and securing these relationships, and she reveals how a dense web of these intimate networks created imperial structures from the ground up. These structures were equally dependent on male and female labor and rested on small- and large-scale economic exchanges between people from all backgrounds. This work pioneers a new understanding of the development of early modern empire as arising out of personal ties.
The FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS, 9th Edition offers a comprehensive review of all basic mathematics concepts and prepares students for further coursework. The clear exposition and the consistency of presentation make learning arithmetic accessible for all. Key concepts are presented in section objectives and further defined within the context of How and Why; providing a strong foundation for learning. The predominant emphasis of the book focuses on problem-solving, skills, concepts, and applications based on "real world" data, with some introductory algebra integrated throughout. The authors feel strongly about making the connection between mathematics and the modern, day-to-day activities of students. This textbook is suitable for individual study or for a variety of course formats: lab, self-paced, lecture, group or combined formats.
Though the mathematical content of FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS is elementary, students using this textbook are often mature adults, bringing with them adult attitudes and experiences and a broad range of abilities. Teaching elementary content to these students, therefore, is effective when it accounts for their distinct and diverse adult needs. Using Fundamentals of Math meets three needs of students which are: students must establish good study habits and overcome math anxiety; students must see connections between mathematics and the modern day-to-day world of adult activities; and students must be paced and challenged according to their individual level of understanding.