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A Test Of Wills

Author : Charles Todd
ISBN : 9780061758072
Genre : Fiction
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“Todd has written a first novel that speaks out, urgently and compassionately, for a long-dead generation….A meticulously wrought puzzle.” —New York Times Book Review “An intricately plotted mystery. With this remarkable debut, Charles Todd breaks new ground in the historical crime novel.” —Peter Lovesey, author of The Circle “You’re going to love Todd.” —Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly The first novel to feature war-damaged Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge, A Test of Wills is the book that brought author Charles Todd into the spotlight. This Edgar® and Anthony Award-nominated, New York Times Notable mystery brilliantly evokes post-World War I Great Britain and introduces readers to one of crime fiction’s most compelling series protagonists. Here the shell-shocked Rutledge struggles to retain his fragile grip on sanity while investigating the death of a popular army colonel, murdered, it appears, by a decorated war hero with ties to the Royal Family. A phenomenal writer, a twisting puzzle, a character-rich re-creation of an extraordinary time and place…it all adds up to one exceptional read that will delight fans of Elizabeth George, Martha Grimes, Jacqueline Winspear, Ruth Rendell, and other masters of the British procedural.

Search The Dark

Author : Charles Todd
ISBN : 0312264674
Genre : Fiction
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The introspective hero of Wings of Fire and A Test of Wills (Edgar Award nominee) returns in Search the Dark, a provocative new mystery by Charles Todd. Inspector Ian Rutledge, haunted by memories of World War I and the harrowing presence of Hamish, a dead soldier, is "a superb characterization of a man whose wounds have made him a stranger in his own land." (The New York Times Book Review) A dead woman and two missing children bring Inspector Rutledge to the lovely Dorset town of Singleton Magna, where the truth lies buried with the dead. A tormented veteran whose family died in an enemy bombing is the chief suspect. Dubious, Rutledge presses on to find the real killer. And when another body is found in the rich Dorset earth, his quest reaches into the secret lives of villagers and Londoners whose privileged positions and private passions give them every reason to thwart him. Someone is protecting a murderer. And two children are out there, somewhere, in the dark....

Deciding What To Teach And Test

Author : Fenwick W. English
ISBN : 0803968329
Genre : Business & Economics
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This is an invaluable resource (sold as part of a kit) for developing a curriculum which aligns teaching and testing

The Detective As Historian

Author : Ray Browne
ISBN : 9781443807555
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Deeper understanding of history is enhanced by encasing it in art and interest. Crime fiction is one of the widest and most rapidly growing forms of literature. Historical crime fiction serves effectively the double purpose of entertaining while it teaches. The "truth" of the narrative account, the editors of this volume believe, is dependent on the understanding of human nature reflected in the author who writes the narrative. "Historical crime fiction," the editors of this volume write, "has an obligation and a golden opportunity. It must bring the past up to the present through the device of timeless crime and it must take the reader into the world about which is being written so that the characters are alive and the events interesting and challenging." Professional writers of fiction need to be more effective than mere authors of dates and assumed motivations. Therefore they can fill in human motivations and drives where no records exist and can aid the professional historians in what historian David Thelen calls the "challenge of history " which is "to recover the past and [interpret it for] the present." The essays in this volume accept the challenge and make major accomplishments for meeting it.

Never Forget National Humiliation

Author : Zheng Wang
ISBN : 9780231520164
Genre : Political Science
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How could the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) not only survive but even thrive, regaining the support of many Chinese citizens after the Tiananmen Square crackdown of 1989? Why has popular sentiment turned toward anti-Western nationalism despite the anti-dictatorship democratic movements of the 1980s? And why has China been more assertive toward the United States and Japan in foreign policy but relatively conciliatory toward smaller countries in conflict? Offering an explanation for these unexpected trends, Zheng Wang follows the Communist government's ideological reeducation of the public, which relentlessly portrays China as the victim of foreign imperialist bullying during "one hundred years of humiliation." By concentrating on the telling and teaching of history in today's China, Wang illuminates the thinking of the young patriots who will lead this rising power in the twenty-first century. Wang visits China's primary schools and memory sites and reads its history textbooks, arguing that China's rise should not be viewed through a single lens, such as economics or military growth, but from a more comprehensive perspective that takes national identity and domestic discourse into account. Since it is the prime raw material for constructing China's national identity, historical memory is the key to unlocking the inner mystery of the Chinese. From this vantage point, Wang tracks the CCP's use of history education to glorify the party, reestablish its legitimacy, consolidate national identity, and justify one-party rule in the post-Tiananmen and post–Cold War era. The institutionalization of this manipulated historical consciousness now directs political discourse and foreign policy, and Wang demonstrates its important role in China's rise.

Drafting Wills In Ontario

Author : Mary-Alice Thompson
ISBN : 1553672062
Genre : Wills
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Kaplan Sat Subject Test U S History 2015 2016

Author : Kaplan Test Prep
ISBN : 9781506200170
Genre : Study Aids
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Proven strategies, practice, and review to ace the SAT Subject Test U.S. History. Getting into a top college has never been more difficult. Students need to distinguish themselves from the crowd, and scoring well on a SAT Subject Test gives students a competitive edge. Kaplan's SAT Subject Test: U.S. History is the most up-to-date guide on the market with complete coverage of both the content review and strategies students need for success on test day. Kaplan's SAT Subject Test: U.S. History features: * A full-length diagnostic test * Full-length practice tests * Focused chapter summaries, highlights, and quizzes * Detailed answer explanations * Proven score-raising strategies * End-of-chapter quizzes Kaplan is serious about raising students’ scores—we guarantee students will get a higher score.

Kabul Classroom

Author : P.B. Travis
ISBN : 9781476606231
Genre : Education
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The author, at age 60-something, decided she was ready to do tackle something different, somewhere completely different. This book recounts the school year she spent in Kabul, teaching at the American University of Afghanistan. She tells of her life at the school, in the guesthouse, and out and about in the city—all within the security parameters necessary in a war zone. Life with the threat of kidnapping and bombings was not so easy.

Retribution At Dawn

Author : Ronald C. Beach/Lee W. Pitts
ISBN : 9781493188161
Genre : Fiction
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Next to jealousy, hatred is one of the hardest emotions to control, and the members of the Broken Dreams Detective Agency feel the wrath of an enemy who escaped their clutches previously and seeks only vengeance no matter the cost. A foreigner on American soil, the antagonist defies his own master in extracting revenge against the men and women of the agency that foiled his attempt to extricate precious metals from the soil of a land that was not his own. If he had stuck to the religious agenda of the leader who had entrusted him with a plausible plan, the man may have succeeded in the original scheme, but he did not know who he was dealing with and took his inappropriate actions a step too far. Once again Reggie Nutsbagh and Toby Preston rise to the challenge and what follows is a classic tale of what greed and hatred can accomplish, nothing but death and destruction. Grab the edge of your seat for the roller coaster ride to top all adventures.

Com And Corba Side By Side

Author : Jason Pritchard
ISBN : 0201379457
Genre : Computers
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The COM and CORBA technologies are often pitted against each other, viewed simply as competing architectures for creating distributed solutions. In COM and CORBA Side by Side, Jason Pritchard objectively describes when and how developers should use both technologies - together or separately - to maximize the success of their designs. This book helps software practitioners analyze and transcend their personal biases toward COM or CORBA so that they may objectively seek the best implementation strategy. The author helps you cut through vendor marketing hype by presenting a clear, logical formula to help you choose between the two technologies. In short, COM and CORBA Side by Side is an invaluable resource for making informed, critical decisions about using one or both of these technologies in your next project.

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