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Wookie Is Not His Real Name

Author : Laura Lieff
ISBN : 0578842882
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Most people know Brian "Wookie" Fleming as a professional snowboarder, a longtime Vail Valley local, the creator of the notorious underground snowboard event Log Masters, and a legend in the snow sports industry. But there is much more to his story -- including his upbringing in San Diego and Japan, his career-ending injury that threatened leg amputation, his time driving a taxi for over a decade, and becoming a father. Researched and written by Wookie's wife, journalist and radio personality Laura Lieff, this comeback biography illuminates how the life-altering circumstances of one professional athlete were met with heart and humor. Filled with four decades of photography, anecdotes and inspiration, "Wookie" is an uplifting lesson in life.

Dog Stories

Author : Stanley Yokell
ISBN : 1462814689
Genre : Pets
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Dog Stories tells about dogs the author has known, dogs he has met and other dog stories. It begins with the story of his babyhood companion, Beauty, a beautiful white Spitz that was his constant companion. Beauty slept where her companion slept and ate where her companion ate. His stories tell of dogs he has known named, Whitey, Pat, Tough Shep, Wookie, Shep, Pug, Wags, Scraps, Pinky, Harrigan, Paschka, Marvel, Jed and Windy. Dog Stories include stories titled, "A Courtroom Dog Story," "Dogs Turned Loose," "A Dangerous Dog," "Jake," "The Dog that Wasn't," "Trains, Buses, Restaurants and Dogs," and "My Dog Doesn't Bark." These delightful stories should appeal to anyone who has ever had a canine friend.

My Best Friend Is A Wookie

Author : Tony Pacitti
ISBN : 9781440508608
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In a galaxy far, far away a geek was born. So begins the real-life hero's journey of Jedi Knight wannabe Tony Pacitti. In this hilarious coming-of-age memoir, Tony shows how Star Wars has served as a source of comfort, guidance, and wisdom in his life. From the first thunderous boom of John William's score, seven-year-old Tony takes on Star Wars as his moral compass, his mentor, even his psychologist. Like his hero Luke Skywalker, Tony must then overcome Stormtrooper bullies, Lando turncoats, and Emperor Palpatine authority figures and embrace his own geekiness to grow into a man worthy of riding shotgun with Chewie. With the sense of humor of Han Solo, the willpower of Luke Skywalker, and the wisdom of a (much younger) Yoda, Pacitti uses the Force to follow his heart, overcome obstacles, and live a life worthy of a Jedi knight, endearing Star Wars fans everywhere in the process!

8 Practice Tests For Reading And Math

Author : Michael Priestley
ISBN : 0439338212
Genre : Education
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Be sure your students test their best on standardized tests in reading and math by familiarizing them with the skills, formats, and language they need to succeed. These practice tests are designed to look and read like state and national tests, such as the TerraNova, ITBS, CTBS, MAT, and more. The 8 ready-to-reproduce practice tests are a great way to boost student confidence—and make test prep easy for you. For use with Grade 6.

100 000 Baby Names

Author : Bruce Lansky
ISBN : 9781439183571
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The most helpful, complete, and yearly up-to-date name book What's new about names? The new edition of 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky features the most up-to-date lists of names, trends, advice, and fascinating facts about names, including: Hundreds of newly popular names and variations The latest list of top 100 names for boys and girls The latest naming trends: what's hot and what's not The most rapidly rising and falling top 1,000 names Updated lists of names to consider, including names of newly famous people and fictional characters The most popular gender-neutral names and their rates of use (more for boys, more for girls, or 50/50) New (and classic) celebrity baby names And our list of names from around the world keeps growing! Here you'll find more than 100,000 names--complete with origins, meanings, variations, and famous namesakes. You'll find names from major linguistic and ethnic groups of origin, including English (19,000 names), Latin (11,000 names), Greek (11,000 names), American (11,000 names), Hebrew (9,000 names), Hispanic (9,000 names), French (8,000 names), Irish (7,000 names), and German (6,000 names)--plus thousands of Scottish, Welsh, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Scandinavian, Polish, Native American, Hawaiian, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Australian/Aboriginal, African, and Hindi names. The list features unique spellings of popular names that are catching on, plus newly popular names and variations not listed in other books and websites.

Bioware Stories And Secrets From 25 Years Of Game Development

Author : Bioware
ISBN : 9781506718804
Genre : Games & Activities
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From the BioWare's isometric role-playing roots to its intense space operas and living worlds, chart the legendary game studio's first 25 years in this massive retrospective. BioWare - Stories and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development puts you in the room during key moments in BioWare's history, with never-before-seen art and photos anchored by candid stories from developers past and present. See what it took to make games in those wild early days. Pore over details of secret, cancelled projects. Discover the genesis of beloved characters and games. Presented and designed by Dark Horse Books, this tribute to BioWare's legacy is a must-have for any fan of the best stories you can play.

Unspeakable Pain

Author : David Bardes
ISBN : 9781365795466
Genre : Law
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The Torture Victim Who Ended the Torturegate Scandal - Unspeakable Pain is the story of David Bardes, who was falsely accused of a crime, financially destroyed, hunted down, and immediately locked in jail cell designed to torture with hypothermia (shivering to death in the cold.) After losing consciousness from hypothermia, the guards thought Bardes was dead. So, Bardes was shot to feign a reason for death being other than from hypothermia. But by beating 1 in 1,000 odds of survival from hypothermic coma, Bardes lived to teach himself the law, and litigate three Federal lawsuits over ten years to bring an end to hypothermic torture.

A Grave Calling

Author : Wendy Roberts
ISBN : 9781488030574
Genre : Fiction
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There had been no attempt to bury the dead girl, naked except for the white ribbon tied to her wrist Twenty-five-year-old Julie Hall has a unique ability: when she takes up a dowsing rod, she finds not water but bodies. To Julie, it’s a curse, not a gift, and one she rarely uses—she prefers her quiet life in a trailer, with her grandfather and her dog for company. But when FBI agent Garrett Pierce shows up at her door seeking help with a case, she has no choice but to assist with their search. Three girls are still missing. The killer is still out there. As bodies are discovered and more girls disappear, the case becomes almost more than Julie can bear. And when the killer turns his sights toward her, even her growing relationship with the protective Agent Garrett may not be enough to save her. This book is approximately 74,000 words

Baby Name Trend Report

Author : Bruce Lansky
ISBN : 9781451679717
Genre : Family & Relationships
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When you’re pregnant, picking the right name for your baby is a major concern. The purpose of this trend report is to give you a closer and more analytical look at the popular names that come to your attention as you consider which to choose for your baby. Including: What’s Hot, What’s Not: The Latest Popularity Trends; The Top 100 Girls’ and 100 Boys’ Names with meanings and variations; Changes to The Top 100; The Most Popular Names for Twins; The most recent Social Security data When you’re pregnant, picking the right name for your baby is a major concern. The purpose of this trend report is to give you a closer and more analytical look at the popular names that come to your attention as you consider which to choose for your baby. This report will show you: — Which names are hot and which are not — Which types of names (biblical names, place names, nature names, trade names, and so on) are currently in favor — Which sets of names for twins are currently in — Which sounds (such as Aiden/Jaden/Braden; Haley/Kaylee/Bailey) are increasing or decreasing in popularity — Which variant spellings of popular names (such as Caitlin/Caitlyn/Katelyn; Aiden/Aidan) are rising or falling in popularity This introduction to current naming trends will improve your critical thinking and judgment about the names you’re currently considering—so you can do a better job picking the right name for you and your baby. This trend report is excerpted from 100,000+ Baby Names. If you find it helpful, you’ll find even more of Bruce Lansky’s advice and information in his best-selling baby-name book.

For The Love Of Mike

Author : Muriel Jensen
ISBN : 9781460319239
Genre : Fiction
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Welcome to Twin Oaks—the new B and B in Cooper's Corner. Some come for pleasure, others for passion—and one to set things straight… Check-in: The cozy Twin Oaks B and B…a perfect retreat for divorced dad and dentist Michael Flynn to kick back over spring break with his two young daughters—and his St. Bernard. Single mom and supermarket cashier Colleen O'Connor had the same idea for her and her two little boys…and their Siamese cat. Bad combination! No sooner had they arrived than the snow began, the kids started brawling and the cat went after the dog. Even Mike and Colleen were fighting—their attraction! Checkout: When Colleen finally admitted she wanted Mike, he made the outrageous proposal to join their families. She'd have to be crazy to say yes…or she'd have to be in love!

A Grave Search

Author : Wendy Roberts
ISBN : 9781488030635
Genre : Fiction
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Julie Hall is finally adjusting to her new career: locating dead bodies with dowsing rods. The crime scene is drenched with blood, but the body is nowhere to be found. When a grieving mother requests Julie’s help tracking the body of her missing daughter, Julie is hesitant. Not only do the circumstances sound disturbing, the job is in her hometown, a place steeped in upsetting memories and unresolved trauma. But her interest is piqued, and she takes the case, knowing she’ll have the support of her FBI agent boyfriend along the way. Soon, Julie finds herself exactly where she doesn’t want to be—trapped in the dangerous spotlight created to keep the story in the media. And as she digs deeper into the mystery of the young woman’s death, she uncovers secrets about her own past she thought were buried forever. And don’t miss the first installment in the Bodies of Evidence series. A Grave Calling is available now from Wendy Roberts and Carina Press! This book is approximately 73,000 words Carina Press acknowledges the editorial services of Deborah Nemeth

The Drink Tank 300

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The 300th issue of The Drink Tank, including contributions from around the world. Edited by Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon,

The Very Best Baby Name Book

Author : Bruce Lansky
ISBN : 9781451680836
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Identifies first names for boys and girls and reveals their origins and meanings, in addition to featuring popularity rankings for names from around the world, stereotypes of commonly used names, and thematic lists.

Ultimate Blood

Author : Dawn Maxwell and Kaleigh Maxwell
ISBN : 9781475944297
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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All sixteen-year-old Alec Somers wants to do is catch waves with his friends. Unfortunately for him, his father’s job is taking the family from California to Louisiana—a swampland rumored to be rampant with wiccans, vampires, and swamp creatures called wookies. As he bids farewell to his friends, Alec cannot help but wonder if the legends are really true. Already haunted nightly by vivid nightmares that seem to foretell of danger, Alec is about to find out. Strange things begin happening as soon as Alec arrives in the airport and is greeted by a creepy old man who warns him to beware of the wookies. Despite the foreboding feelings that overwhelm him, Alec starts school with a positive attitude. But after he meets Buba, a quiet teenager who others call a wiccan, Alec’s nightmares become more intense as he unintentionally begins to uncover the dark secrets of the swamplands. As he slowly develops an insatiable thirst for blood, Alec soon realizes it is too late to turn back. In this tale full of suspenseful twists and turns, a teenage boy caught in the middle of an ancient battle between vampires and wookies must somehow summon the courage to stop an evil plan before vampires are wiped out from existence forever.

What Not To Were

Author : Dakota Cassidy
ISBN : 9781949797381
Genre : Fiction
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Passion, missing memories, and a looming deadline! Werewolf Calla Allen's ready to take her relationship with hot warlock Nash Ryder to the next level--the one where, after months of dating, they finally make the long anticipated woot-woot. (Yay!) It's been a long road getting to where she is in her life, and Calla finally feels comfortable enough to share that with the man she's fallen wildly in love with. And gorgeous Nash is more than ready to commit--until he wakes up after an incredible night of passion and finds any memory of Calla on the missing list. (Boo!) Now she has to make him remember or lose him forever. And the proverbial clock is ticking...(EEK!) *Not intended for readers under the age of 18. *Previously Published: (2015) Book Boutiques | (2015) Romancing the Paranormal Anthology A Paris, Texas Romance series by Dakota Cassidy 1. Witched At Birth 2. What Not to Were 3. Witch Is the New 4. White Witchmas What readers are saying... "The book is laugh out loud funny! The characters are so well written it feels like you should really know them." ~Stacie Bug "...funny, sweet, magical, great characters that you will wish lived near you!" ~Meese Lovestoread Perfect for fans of Kristen Painter, Deanna Chase, and Renee George.

K Pop Confidential

Author : Stephan Lee
ISBN : 9781338639988
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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"I'm still giddy over this electrifying, big-hearted, all-kill smash of a debut. I couldn't put it down." -- Becky Albertalli, bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda In this romantic coming-of-age novel about chasing big dreams, a Korean-American girl travels to Seoul in hopes of debuting in a girl group at the same K-pop company behind the most popular boy band on the planet. Perfect for fans of Mary H. K. Choi and Jenny Han. Candace Park knows a lot about playing a role. For most of her life, she's been playing the role of the quiet Korean girl who takes all AP classes and plays a classical instrument, keeping her dreams of stardom-and her obsession with SLK, K-pop's top boyband-to herself. She doesn't see how a regular girl like her could possibly become one of those K-pop goddesses she sees on YouTube. Even though she can sing. Like, really sing.So when Candace secretly enters a global audition held by SLK's music label, the last thing she expects is to actually get a coveted spot in their trainee program. And convincing her strict parents to let her to go is all but impossible ... although it's nothing compared to what comes next.Under the strict supervision of her instructors at the label's headquarters in Seoul, Candace must perfect her performance skills to within an inch of her life, learn to speak Korean fluently, and navigate the complex hierarchies of her fellow trainees, all while following the strict rules of the industry. Rule number one? NO DATING, which becomes impossible to follow when she meets a dreamy boy trainee. And in the all-out battle to debut, Candace is in danger of planting herself in the middle of a scandal lighting up the K-pop fandom around the world.If she doesn't have what it takes to become a perfect, hair-flipping K-pop idol, what will that mean for her family, who have sacrificed everything to give her the chance? And is a spot in the most hyped K-pop girl group of all time really worth risking her friendships, her future, and everything she believes in?

The Lucas Effect George Lucas And The New Hollywood

Author : Patti J. McCarthy
Genre : Performing Arts
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A filmmaker, visionary, and entrepreneur, George Lucas has not only changed the way we experience film and filmmaking, but also revolutionized film industry practices and standards. George Lucas, on an economic, aesthetic, and cultural level, has contributed more than any other individual to the shaping of the New Hollywood and is one of the most important figures in film history. His contribution to the film industry and our culture can be defined as the "Lucas Effect." Until now Lucas' work has been studied categorically. That is, popular books have been written that focus specifically on his life, his marketing skills, his films, his fans, or his various business accomplishments and practices. This is the first book to weave these threads together into a cohesive, rigorous study that illustrates the far reaching impact and importance of his creative genius. This book is important not only for film academics, students of film criticism and theory, popular culture scholars, and film devotees, but also for industry power brokers, Lucas fans and anyone who is interested in the work, life, and legacy of one of film's most important visionaries, George Lucas.

Three Black Spots Our Adventures With Yoda

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Ambiguity In >>star Wars<< And >>harry Potter<<

Author : Christina Flotmann
ISBN : 9783839421482
Genre : Social Science
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The study combines theories of myth, popular culture, structuralism and poststructuralism to explain the enormous appeal of »Star Wars« and »Harry Potter«. Although much research already exists on both stories individually, this book is the first to explicitly bring them together in order to explore their set-up and the ways in which their structures help produce ideologies on gender and ethnicity. Hereby, the comparison yields central insights into the workings of modern myth and uncovers structure as integral to the success of the popular genre. It addresses academic audiences and all those wishing to approach the tales from a fresh angle.

Thank You For Arguing Third Edition

Author : Jay Heinrichs
ISBN : 9780804189941
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A master class in the art of persuasion, as taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill, newly revised and updated. The time-tested secrets taught in this book include Cicero's three-step strategy for moving an audience to action, and Honest Abe's Shameless Trick for lowering an audience's expectations. And it's also replete with contemporary techniques such as politicians' use of code language to appeal to specfic groups and an eye-opening assortment of persuasive tricks, including the Eddie Haskell Ploy, the Belushi Paradigm, Stalin's Timing Secret, and the Yoda Technique. Whether you're an inveterate lover of language books or just want to win a lot more anger-free arguments on the page, at the podium, or over a beer, Thank You for Arguing is for you. Warm, witty, erudite, and truly enlightening, it not only teaches you how to recognize a paralipsis when you hear it, but also how to wield the weapons of persuasion the next time you really, really, want to get your own way.

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