Description : The first installment in a series about a group of women married to professional athletes introduces Eve Inez, who navigates the gossip and manipulation of her social circle to protect the group's celebrity status.
Description : Using M. G. Hermann's Personality Assessment-at-a-Distance (PAD) profiling technique as well as exhaustive archival research and interviews with former advisers, the author develops a leadership style typology. He then compares his model's expectations against the actual policy record, using six foreign policy episodes.
Description : Driven by declining profits and government regulation, a new form of class-wide business leadership has emerged: a transcorporate network that is giving a new coherence and power to business in both America and Britain. This book delineates the "inner circle" of top executives who play a leading role in this network, advising the highest levels of government and working to promote a political environment favorable to all business.
Description : Through a series of factual, real-life incidents that occurred in prisons throughout the state of Florida, the author, Gary York, will take you inside the prison's inner circle of crime and corruption, revealing true accounts of prison drug trade, extortion, embezzlement, and even death at the hands of inmates and corrupt staff members. Corruption that runs so deep the honest staff members do not know who to trust. You will also read about the experiences of retired correctional officer staff members who tracked down and recaptured escapees and come away with firsthand knowledge of the dangers encountered by our brave public servants during prison riots. After reading these stories, you will probably ask yourself this question: Has corruption in our entire United States prison system spun completely out of control?
Description : Operation Werewolf spans continents, but within it, there is an ever-developing set of shared concepts and group-inspired verbiage and narrative. One could say that we are building our own mythology.This mythology, as we have said in the past, is not informed by historical occurrence as much as it is by other mythological forms and constructs. Mythology is not rooted in fact, but in a truth that exists outside of space and time--it can be trusted, because it is, in a way, like a machine. Built from many small pieces, with specific purpose and goals in mind--but also rooted biologically and organically into the shadowy dawn of human existence, finding its values in those things which have remained true for many people, across many aeons or ages of this world.One of my brothers in the Wolves said of our tribe, "it is not an organization, it is an organism." The profound nature of what he was saying applies here, too, I think. Operation Werewolf breathes and grows according to the actions and deeds of those within it who make of themselves legends--stories are told of these men and women around fires that are lit thousands of miles apart. Epic journeys are undertaken so that these men and women can meet face to face. Tattoos are applied ritually to commemorate the experience. Blood is spilled. Friendships and new brotherhoods are grown out of the soil of difficult action and long sojourn.These experiences are there for the taking. This mythology is alive for the shaping. Will it be your actions that help it grow into a towering monolith, or will you remain silently at home? For some of you, the few who take this idea and let it grow in your hearts until it becomes an undeniable urge, I'll see you out there.
Description : Once you're in, there's no way out… It's a new school year, and Reed Brennan returns to prestigious Easton Academy, ready to put the dramatic events of last year behind her. When the headmaster forbids Billings Hall from holding its traditional secret initiation ceremony, Reed is relieved. She champions the new rules and welcomes the new recruits to Billings Hall. But there's one Billings resident who's adamant that the old ways should be kept alive - no matter what, or who, stands in her way...
Description : A step-by-step method to successful dating and, ultimately, marriage. This book shows you how to examine yourself to know exactly what you want and where you're headed. Don't date blind--date smart; the chuppah is closer than you think.
Description : 'I can't say I'm sorry. It had to happen. I've written to my mum and dad. Maybe they'll care. I don't know.' THE INNER CIRCLE is the unforgettable story of two teenage boys' struggle for personal identity - against the odds of prejudice and the indifference of the world.
Description : From USA Today bestselling author Robert Swartwood comes the exciting second book in the Man of Wax Trilogy ... Two years ago Ben Anderson woke up in a rundown motel, three thousand miles from home, his family missing, and the words LET THE GAME BEGIN written in blood on the back of the bathroom door. Now, with his past life gone, Ben has become a soldier in Carver Ellison's army against Caesar. But when a mission goes wrong and one of their team members is murdered, it's the last cryptic word spoken that will lead Ben and the team one step closer to the Inner Circle — a step that may bring them salvation ... or get them all killed. With his trademark action and suspense, Robert Swartwood has delivered his most ambitious thriller yet. Praise for The Inner Circle: "The Inner Circle is a crafty, clever, white-knuckle thriller. If you haven't yet read Swartwood, you're missing out." —Brian Keene, bestselling author of The Rising and Ghoul "Not for the faint of heart." —Cannonball Read
Description : The grandmaster of Enshin Karate describes Sabaki's characteristic circular motions and blind spot positioning while demonstrating punches, kicks, blocks, counters, and katas