The Long Walk Home by Valerie Wood

By Valerie Wood

Younger Mikey Quinn, scavenging at the streets of Hull, is thrown into legal for stealing a rabbit from the butcher. His leader accuser, a well-to-do attorney, has a daughter, Eleanor, whom he badly mistreats. whilst Mikey is published he is going to London to hunt his fortune. There he meets Eleanor back, and among them they face the risks of London and steadily make a brand new lifestyles for themselves. jointly they need to face touring again to Hull and the lengthy stroll domestic.

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Representing Women in Parliament: A Comparative Study by Sawer&tremblay

By Sawer&tremblay

The 1st book-length therapy of the political illustration of girls in nations with parliamentary structures according to the Westminster version. Written through an enormous foreign workforce of authors, this new examine good points twelve chapters on either new and confirmed parliaments, together with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the uk. It assessments the most recent theories approximately women's political illustration inside of Westminster style assemblies and is geared up into 3 key sections that: research the level to which the descriptive illustration of girls within the ‘old’ Westminster parliaments has advanced lately, and the standards that have better or impeded development. discover the connection among the numbers of girls elected and the sizeable illustration of girls – or the extent that girls ‘act for’ ladies. evaluate the hot stories of 4 ‘new’ Westminster parliaments (Northern eire, Scotland, Wales and Nunavut) and overview the political possibilities for ladies supplied by way of the production of latest associations. This new comparative examine could be of great interest to scholars and researchers of legislative experiences and of gender politics and gender studies.

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The Confirmation by Ralph Reed

By Ralph Reed

Newly elected U.S. president Bob lengthy is weighing reviews of nuclear guns in Iran while he learns Justice Peter Corbin Franklin, 86-year-old liberal judgment of right and wrong of the splendid court docket, has suffered a tremendous stroke. With urgent same-sex marriage and abortion legislation in addition to a tremendous antitrust case at the court's docket, the door is open for lengthy to nominate a conservative substitute, repaying the twenty-one million evangelicals who voted for him.But it will not be that simple. lengthy suffers a chain of political missteps whereas his court docket nominee, Marco Diaz, endures vicious personality accusations within the media for his non secular ideals and rumors of a sad past.Meanwhile, terrorists in Iran have hijacked extra nuclear fabrics and are threatening to bomb an incredible urban if the U.S. or Israel assaults. Chaos reigns within the nation's capitol . . .Praise for The Confirmation:"A curler coaster experience of a political mystery. you will not be capable of positioned it down."Mark R. Levin, nationally syndicated radio hostNew York occasions best-selling writer of Liberty and Tyranny"As a player in ultimate courtroom confirmations as a member of the us Senate, i do know The affirmation weaves a story that, whereas fictional, is correct. Ralph Reed shines a shiny gentle at the backroom bargains, special-interest-group pleading and the politics of private destruction that plague judicial confirmations, yet he does so in a fashion that's eventually hopeful and inspiring."Rick Santorum, former U.S. Senator (R-PA)“If you think that ‘it can’t take place here,’ then don’t learn this book.  The affirmation jogs my memory of the outdated dramas which concluded by way of  declaring, ‘Only the names were replaced to guard the innocent.’ The affirmation is just half fiction---the concerns are as genuine as a major center attack.”  John Ashcroft, U.S. lawyer basic, 2001-2005

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Community, Trade, and Networks: Southern Fujian Province by Hugh R. Clark

By Hugh R. Clark

The research lines the commercial and demographic historical past of a nook of China's southeast coast from the 3rd to the 13th centuries, taking a look at the connection among alterations within the agrarian and concrete economies of the world and their connections to the increasing function of family and overseas exchange. It presents a formerly unexplored viewpoint at the function of commercialized creation and exchange in a neighborhood economic climate within the premodern period and demonstrates that alternate was once in a position to force switch in a premodern economic climate in a manner that has no longer mostly been famous.

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What Do We Do Now?: A Workbook for the President-elect by Stephen Hess

By Stephen Hess

The interval from Election Day to Inauguration Day in the US turns out impossibly brief. Newly elected U.S. presidents have under 11 weeks to build a brand new govt composed of supporters and strangers, hailing from all components of the country. This distinct and daunting strategy regularly includes at the very least a few error in hiring, possibly, or in coverage priorities, or organizational layout. Early errors can hold severe outcomes good right into a president s time period; minimizing them from the outset is necessary. In What will we Do Now? Stephen Hess attracts from his lengthy event as a White condominium staffer and presidential adviser to teach what will be performed to make presidential transitions move easily. here's a workbook to lead destiny leader executives, selection via choice, during the minefield of transition. You ll need to begin at the start, picking a administration kind and figuring out the best way to "arrange the entire boxes." anything as likely mundane as parceling workplace area will be consequential consequently the inclusion of a proposed White apartment organizational chart and flooring plans of the West Wing. What characteristics are wanted for every task, and the place are the simplest applicants for these positions probably to be came across? how are you going to build a cupboard that appears like the USA ? What will we Do Now? is your quintessential advisor in the course of the thicket of those judgements. There are small judgements, too. You ll need to decide a table images of the alternatives are incorporated. Which presidential photos should still cling within the Oval workplace? which of them have earlier presidents selected? And while it comes time to jot down an inaugural tackle, what will be the content material, subject matter, and tone? It s all right here within the presidential transition workbook don t go away for Washington with no it. This concise quantity is bound to be a worthy source for the president and workforce of advisers as they try and herd cats into an efficient executive. What can we Do Now? is additionally a pleasant learn for someone drawn to precisely how one is going approximately being the president of the USA.

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The Man Who Ate the 747 by Ben Sherwood

By Ben Sherwood

It is a tale of the best love, ever.  An outlandish declare, outrageous probably, yet belief me--

And so commence the spell binding, unforgettable story of J. J. Smith, Keeper of the documents for The booklet of files, a regular guy trying to find the extraordinary.  J.J. has clocked the world's longest non-stop kiss, 30 hours and forty five minutes.  He has tested the lengthiest unmarried unbroken apple peel, 172 toes and four inches.  He has measured the farthest flight of a champagne cork from an untreated, unheated bottle 177 ft nine inches.  He has tasted the world's greatest menu merchandise, whole-roasted Bedouin camel.

But in all his experience from Australia to Zanzibar, J.J. hasn't ever witnessed nice love until eventually he comes upon a tiny windswept city within the heartland of the USA, the place parents nonetheless speak about relations, religion, and crops.  Here, the place he final expects it, J.J. discovers an international list try out like no different: Piece by way of piece, a farmer is consuming a Boeing 747 to turn out his love for a woman.

In this giant panorama of cornfields and lightning storms, J.J. is doubly astounded to be struck via love from an identical lady, Willa Wyatt of the honey eyes and wild blond hair.  It is a sense past degree, throwing J.J.'s conscientiously ordered international the other way up, proving that hears, like global files, may be damaged, and the best wonders in lifestyles can't be qualified.

Richly romantic, whimsical, and uplifting, The guy Who Ate the 747 is a flight of fancy from begin to finish.  It stretches mind's eye, bends physics and biology, yet think it a little bit and you can end up attaining to your personal documents, the type that actually count.  Written with tenderness, originality, and perception, choked with outdated heat and newfangled humor, it's a rare novel, a discovered treasure that marks the emergence of a huge storytelling tale.

From the Hardcover edition.

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