Description : An unwitting contestant on a reality show? What could go wrong? Sexy, hot billionaire and Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor, Pryce Monroe, is the prize in America’s newest reality TV show and somehow, I, Cheyleigh Stewart, was chosen to be one of twelve women to move into a house reminiscent of another popular reality show with competitions I doubt I can win anyway and some type of dating scenario I’m scared to imagine to compete to win the date with him. Tall, dark, and handsome doesn’t even begin to describe the hot-as-hell playboy. Out of this man’s league, I never would’ve attempted to be cast on this show. So, how was I? My “well-intentioned” sister stabbed me in the back, that’s how. Now, I either sink or swim. Fully intending to throw the first competition so I can go back to my comfortable lifestyle, I’m not prepared for the sparks that fly as soon as my eyes meet his, sending me into a tailspin. Suddenly, I’m finding strength I didn’t know I possessed, overcoming fears I’d never realized I had, and fighting for a love that I’d always sworn I was happy without. What the hell did Hollywood’s top alpha dog do to me with just a look? And will I even like myself when all of this is over?
Description : Nothing in my life is the same as before. What have I done? Who have I become? Plagued with inner demons and readjusting to life outside of that stupid reality show house, now I have to ward off Pryce’s relentless advances. He started out as the prize I was competing to win, and somehow, the roles got reversed. Now he’s the cat and I’m the mouse. He’s a Hollywood god, playboy, alpha male, and billionaire celebrity. I’m sure he only did this reality show to boost his popularity with his fans. The last thing I need is to have the paparazzi smear my name through the mud and his fans hate me because they think I don’t come close to being good enough for him. No matter what I say or do, though, he just won’t stay away. And now my sister has become his ally in his mission to win me over. Now my life has been flipped on its axis, chaos reigns, and I don’t know which way is up or down anymore. Pryce Monroe is dominating my thoughts, actions, and heart. How do I get back to my normal life if he won’t leave me alone? How do I find the strength to keep pushing him away when it would be so easy to pull him closer? And how do I stop myself from giving him the two things I’ve never given any other man?
Description : Biography of Howard Aiken, a major figure of the early digital era, by a major historian of science who was also a colleague of Aiken's at Harvard. Howard Hathaway Aiken (1900-1973) was a major figure of the early digital era. He is best known for his first machine, the IBM Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator or Harvard Mark I, conceived in 1937 and put into operation in 1944. But he also made significant contributions to the development of applications for the new machines and to the creation of a university curriculum for computer science. This biography of Aiken, by a major historian of science who was also a colleague of Aiken's at Harvard, offers a clear and often entertaining introduction to Aiken and his times. Aiken's Mark I was the most intensely used of the early large-scale, general-purpose automatic digital computers, and it had a significant impact on the machines that followed. Aiken also proselytized for the computer among scientists, scholars, and businesspeople and explored novel applications in data processing, automatic billing, and production control. But his most lasting contribution may have been the students who received degrees under him and then took prominent positions in academia and industry. I. Bernard Cohen argues convincingly for Aiken's significance as a shaper of the computer world in which we now live.
Description : This volume opens on 4 March 1803, the first day of Jefferson's third year as president. Still shaken by the closing of the right of deposit at New Orleans, he confronts the potential political consequences of a cession of Louisiana to France that might result in a denial of American access to the Mississippi. But he resists pressures to seize New Orleans by force, urging patience instead. The cabinet determines in April that "all possible procrastinations" should be used in dealing with France, but that discussions with Great Britain move forward as well. In Paris, a treaty for the cession of the Louisiana Territory to the United States is signed, and in May the right of deposit is restored. On 3 July, word reaches Jefferson in Washington of the agreement that France has sold the entire Territory for $15 million. The glorious news, which may be the most momentous that Jefferson receives while president, appears in the National Intelligencer the following day. Having received congressional approval to send an expedition to locate a continental route to the Pacific, Jefferson drafts instructions and a cipher for Meriwether Lewis and arranges for the needed instruments. Following through on a promise to a friend to give his views of Christianity, Jefferson puts his religious creed on paper, a "Syllabus" of the morals of Jesus and the comparative merits of Christianity. He intends it only for a few trusted friends.