A team of Intelligence agents try to prevent an impending terrorist attack, but are thwarted by bureaucratic hurdles in this darkly humorous debut written by a former CIA agent
In A Stranger in France readers are taken on a fast paced, modern day romantic journey, that spans across the city of London, the glitz and glam of France, and the beautiful English coast. There’s enough suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat turning pages. Career driven and successful thirty two year old Kate Brown travels to southern France to visit her best friend Tanya Adams, for a well deserved short break, and to forget her worries in London. Her path crosses with tall, dark, devilishly handsome and wealthy Nicholas D’Coix. As a young man, Nicholas turned himself around and built an empire of wealth, he’s now one of Paris’ top three entrepreneurs. In a whirlwind of steamy romance Nicholas and Kate fall in love. Kate returns to London leaving Nicholas behind and the two are still very much in love.
Kate faces a few surprises of her own on her return to London. She makes a bold life changing move, to make the most of her life changing dilemma. Touching on real life issues these two strong characters battle it out, against all the odds in the name of love for a beautiful happy ever after.
Nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteers who are passionate about the mission of their organization but tired of the old model of raising funds will be inspired by this incisive and practical manual.
Fundraising veteran and Raising More Money founder Terry Axelrod shows how nonprofit organizationsregard of size, location, or missioncan become financially self-sustaining. A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Lifelong Donors has been nominated by the Alliance for Nonprofit Management for its 11th Annual Terry McAdam Book Award for the most inspirational and useful new book published that makes a substantial contribution to nonprofit management, management consultancy, or the advancement of the nonprofit sector. The third edition of this fundraising guidebook expands on key aspects of the Raising More Money Model, including fresh material on: -How to customize the Cultivation Superhighway for each of your donors -How to design a cultivation/recognition system you can leave as a legacy -How to ask naturally, with a focus on donor readiness -How to manage relationships with existing donors online and convert newly acquired online donors to in-person donors
John Smid was a well known national leader and spokesperson with the message of "Freedom from homosexuality through Jesus Christ." Within these pages he describes the journey that he embarked upon after he said "God, Surprise Me!" A provocative and personal journal of how John "exited" the ex-gay world and began the process of integration into an authentic life.
A group of resourceful kids start "solution-seekers.com," a website where "cybervisitors" can get answers to questions that trouble them. But when one questioner asks the true meaning of Christmas, the kids seek to unravel the mystery by journeying back through the prophecies of the Old Testament. What they find is a series of "S" words that reveal a "spectacular story!" With creative characters, humorous dialogue and great music, The "S" Files is a children's Christmas musical your kids will love performing.
Slavery After Rome, 500-1100 offers a substantially new interpretation of what happened to slavery in Western Europe in the centuries that followed the fall of the Roman Empire. The periods at either end of the early middle ages are associated with iconic forms of unfreedom: Roman slavery at one end; at the other, the serfdom of the twelfth century and beyond, together with, in Southern Europe, a revitalized urban chattel slavery dealing chiefly in non-Christians. How and why this major change took place in the intervening period has been a long-standing puzzle. This study picks up the various threads linking this transformation across the centuries, and situates them within the full context of what slavery and unfreedom were being used for in the early middle ages. This volume adopts a broad comparative perspective, covering different regions of Western Europe over six centuries, to try to answer the following questions: who might become enslaved and why? What did this mean for them, and for their lords? What made people opt for certain ways of exploiting unfree labor over others in different times and places, and is it possible, underneath all this diversity, to identify some coherent trajectories of historical change?
Straight from the pages of the Noted Personalities section of The World Almanac comes this refreshingly original series of biographies.
Chronicling the lives of the most important people of the 20th century, these books give student readers a powerful resource for understanding how their world came to be what it is today. Enriched with historic photos of the life and times of the people being profiled, and with excerpts from primary source documents, this series will inspire critical thinking, further research, and additional reading. Each book is more than just the story of an individual. It is a powerful social history of the world one person was born into.