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This is the remarkable and galvanizing true story of Condoleezza Rice--sixty-sixth United States Secretary of State under President George W. Bush, who once said about his close confidante, "Dr. Rice is not only a brilliant person, she is an experienced person. . . . America will find that she is a wise person." With the current release of her own long-awaited memoir, Condoleezza Rice is more fascinating than ever. Drawing from exclusive interviews with dozens of friends, relatives, colleagues, and teachers, as well as scores of previous articles and interviews, this thoroughly researched and detailed biography paints a compelling portrait of a born leader of resolute character who broke all barriers to excel as a black woman in an arena usually dominated by white men. From her childhood in segregated Birmingham, Alabama, where her parents fostered a love of learning and excellence at an early age, to her calling to the arts as an outstanding classical pianist, to her rise through the political ranks to the halls of power in Washington, D.C., Condi is a revealing look at the most gifted and influential woman in American political history.
The Healing Touch for Cats
The landmark The Healing Touch: The Proven Massage Program, now updated and revised. Distinguished veterinarian and animal psychologist Dr. Michael W. Fox shares his pioneering 6-step massage technique through detailed illustrations, photos, and easy-to-read instructions, and provides information on how to understand your cat's anatomy, develop a massage routine, use massage to diagnose illness, and integrate it as part of overall care for your cat. This proven massage program for cats helps affirm the human-animal bond by providing instruction on why cats need massage, how to understand your cat's body language, how to give a diagnostic or therapeutic massage, and how to keep your cat healthy. 60 black & white drawings & photos, resources, index.
The New Totally Awesome Money for Kids
Jam-packed with up-to-date, easy-to-understand information on every area of money, this smart, useful book--just right for kids age 8--14--makes learning about money fun. A savvy brother and sister team, Arthur and Rose explain a lot about money matters, including: Budgets and savings (great ways to get the stuff you really want!) The basics of stocks, bonds, and other ways of investing Credit cards (The Plastic Flash) and borrowing Updated information on the Internet with useful Web links Online investing, Web safety precautions Saving and paying for college And much more
To Have and to Hold
From the author of The Monogamy Myth, an essential guide written specifically for married couples to strengthen their relationship and prevent affairs. Based on Peggy Vaughan's 30 years of work with married couples and the issue of affairs, this new handbook challenges the assumption that monogamy can be taken for granted, and provides the tools for building a strong marriage and preventing affairs. Explaining the need to focus on preventing affairs before there is any threat to a marriage, she draws on her survey of 755 people regarding their beliefs to present "What Won't Work" and "What Will Work" to prevent affairs. Throughout To Have and to Hold, Vaughan details specific strategies and techniques, emphasizing that: Relying on attitudes and beliefs is not sufficient to maintain a monogamous relationship over a lifetime. Focusing on actions and behaviors is far more significant to strengthen a relationship. Responsible honesty is the single most important factor in preventing affairs. Everybody (society as a whole) plays a role in supporting couples' efforts to maintain monogamy. Parents have a special responsibility to break the pattern for future generations. Four appendices present Vaughan's survey questionnaire along with detailed breakdowns of responses.
A Special Mother
All mothers experience worries and fears about their children, but none can compare with the early days when a mother feels something's not quite right. Anne Ford knows the feeling. She's had it herself, having raised a daughter with severe learning disabilities, and has gone on to share experiences with others during her many years as a volunteer with the National Center for Learning Disabilities. To bring comfort, support, and hard information to mothers-and fathers, too-in the early period surrounding the diagnosis, here is the book that Anne wishes she'd had years ago when she first received the news about her daughter and didn't know where to turn for the practical and emotional help she desperately needed. Filled with essential advice and the voices of other mothers whose children have LD and related disorders such as Asperger's and ADHD, A Special Mother lets parents know they are not alone and that they can help their child to thrive. This invaluable book addresses such matters as: Understanding Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders What Should You Do First? Interpreting Evaluation Results Resolving Disputes Special Fathers: They Are Out There The Social Side of LD Advocacy vs. Obsession How Are You Doing?: Taking Care of Yourself
Wake of the Perdido Star
A new writing team--actor Gene Hackman and one of America's leading authorities on shipwrecks and diving, Daniel Lenihan--have combined their remarkable talent and experience to create a rousing adventure saga of men and the sea, full of authentic historical and nautical detail, including fascinating descriptions of underwater diving and salvage operations of the early nineteenth century. In 1805 seventeen-year-old Jack O'Reilly sets sail with his parents from Salem, Massachusetts, aboard the Perdido Star. Jack is full of high hopes at the prospect of a new life in his mother's homeland of Cuba, but shortly after the family arrives, tragedy strikes, and in a desperate escape, Jack rejoins the departing Star as a member of the crew. For the next three years Jack encounters storms, shipwreck, hostile and friendly natives, and enemy vessels as he travels around Cape Horn to the South Sea islands, the Philippines, around the Cape of Good Hope, and finally back to Cuba. He becomes the leader of a renegade group who call themselves the Right Honourable Brotherhood of the Shipwrecked Men of the Star. But throughout his adventures, his obsession to return to Cuba for revenge dominates his life, and his daring actions become the talk of the men of other vessels, who come to know him as "Black Jack" O'Reilly. Not until Jack fears the loss of his two closest mates and attempts a desperate rescue does he finally free himself from the chains of his fury and vindictiveness. Jack O'Reilly is a striking portrait in a long line of memorable protagonists who come of age at sea; and he is surrounded by equally memorable supporting characters: Paul Le Maire, the aristocratic intellectual whose own misadventures bring him onto the Perdido Star and into Jack's friendship; Quince, the first mate, Jack's mentor and defender; Quen-Li, the mysterious Chinese cook whose skills extend beyond the galley; Hansumbob, the ship's poet, whose simplicity belies
When Anne Ford, great-granddaughter of Henry Ford, learned that her four-year-old daughter Allegra's "differences" were the result of severe learning disabilities, she faced a challenge that neither money nor position could ease. Desperate for answers, Anne sought out doctors, teachers, counselors, and others who could help her build a support network for herself and her daughter, while fighting the many common misconceptions and myths about learning disabilities. Now, in this fiercely honest and compelling memoir, Anne tells her story, writing movingly of her feelings as the mother of a learning disabled child. "I grew to accept that life is filled with uncertainty and that answers to the most simple, yet profound, questions such as -What is wrong with my daughter?' can be elusive. I learned to be self-reliant in ways I never had before. I learned that every spark of optimism and hope was something to be nurtured and treasured because sometimes they were the only comfort available. And I learned that worry had entered my life." In time, Anne Ford saw her daughter grow into a vibrant, loving, and independent adult with a passion for ice skating and a commitment to help other disabled children. Allegra Ford, now 32, lives independently and supported this book's publication so "it could help other kids." Anne's experience led her to become a tireless activist on behalf of children and families faced with LD, including her service as Chairman of the Board of the National Center for Learning Disabilities from 1989 to 2001, and the writing of this book with John-Richard Thompson, an award-winning playwright and novelist. In addition to Anne's personal story, Laughing Allegra includes four invaluable special sections: Answers to the most commonly asked questions about LD A resource guide on where to find help A discussion from a mother's perspective on the challenges of homework, money, relationships, the work- place, and pl
The "What's Happening for My Body?" Book for Girls
The "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Girls Written by experienced educator and her daughter in a reassuring and down-to-earth style, The "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Girls gives sensitive straight talk on: the body's changing size and shape; the growth spurt; breast development; the reproductive organs; the menstrual cycle; body hair; diet and exercise; romantic and sexual feelings; and puberty in the opposite sex. It also includes information on anorexia and bulimia, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and birth control. Featuring detailed illustrations and real-life stories throughout, plus an introduction for parents and a helpful resource section, this bestselling growing-up is an essential puberty education and health book for all girls ages 10 and up.
The New Totally Awesome Business Book for Kids
This first-of-its-kind book for young entrepreneurs is now completely revised and updated for a new generation by one of the original authors (now an adult) and his 14-year-old sister. Originally written by Arthur Bochner when he was just 13 with his mom, financial planner Adriane G. Berg, this was the first book to take kids step-by-step through the process of starting their own businesses. Now 24 and a successful political speechwriter, Arthur teams up with his kid sister, Rose, on a completely revised, updated edition to the basics of becoming an entrepreneur, offered in a smart, entertaining style just right for kids age 8-14. This fun and fact-filled volume includes: Cartoons, quizzes, games, and stories about starting up a business and making money from it How to use eBay and other Internet resources Ideas for donating to nonprofits and helping the environment. Descriptions of 20 super businesses to start right now (such as lemonade stands, lawn mowing, garage sales) Ten basic business skills kids need to know: Speaking up for what you want; Business budgets; Record keeping, research, and filing; Telephoning; Negotiating; Putting it in writing; Marketing, advertising, and publicity; Networking; Working with others, even parents.
The Latina Guide to Health
Written by Dr. Jane L. Delgado, the nation's leading expert on Hispanic health, The Latina Guide to Health features cutting-edge medical information and advice for all Hispanic women. With a deep understanding of what it means to be a Latina in the U.S. today, Dr. Delgado offers practical advice on the health issues women face, separates myths from facts, and answers questions about what to do. She thoroughly discusses concerns for Latinas, including higher rates of arthritis, cervical cancer, depression, and diabetes, and the greater likelihood of being overweight. She also points to the good news: Latinas have lower rates of heart disease, stroke, and breast cancer, and live longer. The Latina Guide to Health provides advice on: Understanding the medical system Preparing for an annual wellness visit Developing healthy eating habits and an exercise program Keeping good health records Caring for children and other loved ones Nurturing your spirit through healthy relationships and faith Authoritative and accessible, this invaluable guide includes an extensive quick-reference health section, five essential tools to help Latinas keep track of their health, and sidebars, charts, and website resources throughout.
On Their Own
An indispensable guide to the special challenges faced by parents of learning-disabled children as they enter adulthood, by the author of Laughing Allegra, a leading activist and parent of an adult child with LD. In 2003, Anne Ford (great-granddaughter of Henry Ford) published Laughing Allegra, about the struggles of raising her learning-disabled daughter, and received a flood of letters from parents of children with LD, ADD, and ADHD, many expressing concerns about what to do as their children age.
The Words of Abraham Lincoln
From the Four score and seven years ago that every American schoolchild knows to personal notes and dozens of memorable letters, debates, and speeches from a critical time in this nation's history, here is a remarkable collection of Lincoln's writings. Through them, we can follow the sixteenth president's development from country lawyer to healer of a wounded nation. Arranged thematically, The Words of Abraham Lincoln brings together his early writings, his notes on courtship, marriage, and the family, his thoughts on slavery, including the full text of the Emancipation Proclamation, and his letters to his generals during the Civil War, among other subjects. This book includes eight historical photographs and a chronology. Two hundred years after his birth, Lincoln's writing endures. Witty and wise, Lincoln speaks today as powerfully as he did when he was president.
Guía de Salud
Una guia de salud escrita especificamente para la creciente poblacion de mujeres hispanas en los Estados Unidos por la Presidenta y Directora Ejecutiva de la Alianza Nacional para la Salud de los Hispanos. Hasta hace poco, no existia mucha informacion acerca de la salud de las mujeres hispanas en los Estados Unidos. Antes de 1989, el gobierno de los E.E.U.U ni siquiera recopilaba estadisticas sobre las causas de muerte entre los hispanos. Desde entonces, la investigacion ha producido una gran cantidad de informacion nueva. Lo mas sorprendente es que aunque las mujeres hispanas tienen altos indices de diabetes y tienen mas probabilidades de tener sobrepeso, si se comparan con las mujeres blancas no hispanas, sus tasas de enfermedades del corazon y accidentes cerebro vasculares son mas bajas, y viven mas tiempo que las mujeres blancas no hispanas, ya sean ricas o pobres. Accesible para todos los lectores, esta guia incluye una seccion de "datos de salud" tales como el alcoholismo, el asma, la depresion, la diabetes, el lupus, y las enfermedades de transmision sexual. Este libro tambien incluye notas, graficos, y una lista de recursos en el Internet.
The Dorm Room Diet
Figuring out how to eat right and stay healthy on your own is hard! Here is help from someone who's been there. Like many girls, Daphne Oz struggled with her weight as a teenager and couldn't stick with the extreme restrictions of fad diets. She was able to seize control over her health and her weight only when she recognized the golden opportunity offered by the transition to college life. With the help of her father and grandfather, both cardiac surgeons, and her grandmother, a nutritional adviser, she figured out a whole new approach to managing her weight. How well did it work? You be the judge: In her first semester of college, she not only skipped the proverbial Freshman 15--she lost 10 pounds and became healthier than she had ever been. Now the secrets of her success are available to you. The Dorm Room Diet will keep you looking good, feeling great, and staying fit! Daphne's 8-step program shows you how to: stop eating out of emotional need navigate the most common danger zones at school for unhealthy eating get the exercise you need, even in your small dorm room choose vitamins and supplements wisely relax and rejuvenate amid the stress of college life The Dorm Room Diet will empower you to use your new found independence to create a healthy lifestyle while you're in college--and for the rest of your life.
When Someone You Love Needs Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or In-Home Care
When an aging family member needs some extra help and care, whether a parent, spouse, sibling, or friend, this is the book to get. It delivers bottom-line, no-nonsense, practical information for every stage of need, from the earliest signs of illness, through the nursing home, and beyond. Written by two distinguished psychologists with specialties in eldercare counseling and research, this frank, friendly, time-tested guide is meticulously organized to provide answers, dispel myths, anticipate needs, and help you learn strategies for dealing with every aspect of in-home and facility care, including caring for the caregiver in the process. Also includes checklists, phone and Internet lists, budget worksheets, questionnaires, and a detailed index.
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