Describes the science of ballistics, including the types of weapons and ammunition used in crimes, clues guns and bullets leave behind, techniques used by ballistics experts, and how ballistics evidence is used to solve crimes.
Fifty years ago, Milton Friedman had the ground-breaking idea to improve public education with school vouchers. By separating government financing of education from government administration of schools, Friedman argued, parents at all income levels would have the freedom to choose the schools their children attend. Liberty & Learning is a collection of essays from the nation's top education experts evaluating the progress of Friedman's innovative idea and reflecting on its merits in the 21st century. The book also contains a special prologue and epilogue by Milton Friedman himself. The contributors to this volume take a variety of approaches to Friedman's voucher idea. All of them assess the merit of Friedman's plan through an energetic, contemporary perspective, though some authors take a theoretical position, while others employ a very pragmatic approach.
A desperate student frantically looking for a way to alter her destiny. A man who fears becoming a nobody. A scorned lover fatally hunting down those who used her. Whether it be vengeance, closure, or fame, In Search of... is an entertaining collection of short stories filled with characters searching for the things they desire most in life. How far is one willing to go to attain that which they seek? For them, the journey is just as crucial as the destination.
Francesca Clark-Bartlett, wife of the American Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, is seeking more power than she already has. Meanwhile, the attractive yet naive Melissa Iverson wishes she had never inherited her family's vast fortune. After they both become entangled with a 44-year-old, womanizing British intelligence agent, the two women find themselves in a web of deception and mystery. Threatening letters, dark family secrets and connections to persons of power all tell them that the path they tread is wrought with danger. Daniel Kemp's Once I Was A Soldier is both a thriller brimming with international intrigue, and a story of poignant self-reflection.
He’s a master of disguises— but he can’t mask true love Spymaster Harry Harmon’s new assignment is to spy on enemies at a country house party. To do that, he’ll require a courtesan— learned, truthful, and beautiful...
Poor, sensible, smart Simone Ryland has come to Mrs. Burton’s bawdy house in search of work. But instead, she finds Harmon in need of her special “skills.”
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The pharaoh was more than a king-he was "the highest priest for all the gods, the head of the army and the owner of all the riches of Egypt." Using numerous supporting illustrations, timelines, maps, and photographs, Ikram chronologically introduces the pharaohs from Menes, who unified Egypt in 3050 BCE, to Cleopatra VII, whose death in 31 BCE marked the end of Egyptian self-rule for the next 1,500 years. In addition to examining the highlights of the thirty centuries that the pharaohs ruled, Ikram discusses how hieroglyphics and ancient Egyptian art help scholars understand the lives of the pharaohs. The book is an excellent introduction for the young enthusiast.