Join Judy (aka the Self-Righteous Housewife) and her family along with her ever-faithful friends for a look at life in a household where children are encouraged to follow their eccentric passions and success is measured not by grades or test scores but how hard they make mom laugh.
Call Me Tom is the first book-length biography of one of Missouri’s most successful senators. A moderate liberal in a conservative state, Thomas F. Eagleton was known for his political independence, integrity, and intelligence, likely the reasons Eagleton never once lost an election in his thirty years of public service. Born in St. Louis, Eagleton began his public career in 1956 as St.
Louis Circuit Attorney. At 27, he was the youngest person in the history of the state to hold that position, and he duplicated the feat in his next two elected positions, attorney general in 1960 and lieutenant governor in 1964. In 1968, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he served until 1987. He was thrown into the national spotlight in 1972 when revelations regarding his mental health, particularly the shock treatments he received for depression, forced his resignation as a vice presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. All of that would overshadow his significant contributions as senator, especially on environmental and social legislation, as well as his defense of Congressional authority on war making and his role in the U.
S. military disengagement from Southeast Asia in 1973. Respected biographer James N. Giglio provides readers with an encompassing and nuanced portrait of Eagleton by placing the man and his career in the context of his times. Giglio allows readers to see his rumpled suits, smell the smoke of his Pall Mall cigarettes, hear his gravelly voice, and relish his sense of humor. At the same time, Giglio does not shy away from the personal torments that Eagleton had to overcome. A definitive examination of the senator’s career also reveals his unique ability to work with Republican counterparts, especially prior to the 1980s when bipartisanship was more possible. Measuring the effect his mental illness had on his career, Giglio determines that the removal of aspirations for higher office in 1972 made Eagleton a better senator. He consistently took principled stands, with the ultimate goal of preserving and modernizing the agenda of Franklin D. Roosevelt, his favorite president. Thoroughly researched using the Eagleton Papers and interviews with more than eighty-five people close to Eagleton, including family, friends, colleagues, subordinates, and former classmates, Call Me Tom offers an engaging and in-depth portrayal of a man who remained a devoted public servant throughout his life.
Two steam locomotives collide head-on in a cornfield at the edge of Nashville on July 9, 1918, taking the lives of more than a hundred people and injuring at least 300 others. This tragic tale, set against a backdrop of wartime urgency and human error, unfolds in the midst of the racial and societal divisions of the early twentieth century: a riveting story of decided historical impact.
Calistoga is a name unlike that of any other city in America, first uttered by a man who had intended to develop the "beautiful land"--or Tu-la-halusi as the land at the foot of Mount St. Helena was known to the region's native Wappo tribe--into a resort area rivaling that great eastern resort of similar geological character, Saratoga Springs, New York. During a promotional event, the developer, Samuel Brannan, was about to declare that he would make his hot springs resort community the Saratoga of California, when he transposed the names and declared he would make it the Calistoga of Sarafornia--and the town's name was born. The name resonated with locals at the time and has come to represent the pioneer spirit, optimism, and determination of those who would make their way to this secluded region of northern Napa County. Men and women have come in pursuit of their dreams--farming, bottling the local mineral water, and building a community in the spirit of early Calistoga.
Jonathan Sniper è sempre stato alla ricerca dello scoop del secolo, ma non avrebbe mai immaginato di finirci in mezzo. Tutto precipita una notte, quando si ritrova in mezzo alla strada con una pistola in tasca e i vestiti sporchi di sangue non suo. Non sa come sia arrivato lì: l’ultima cosa che ricorda è che stava aiutando uno sconosciuto a sfuggire a dei malviventi. Un uomo che, nei suoi ultimi istanti, gli ha inoculato qualcosa. Da quel momento, il buio. Adesso è lui a ritrovarsi braccato, non solo dalla Polizia, ma anche da misteriosi individui che cercano di catturarlo con ogni mezzo per recuperare ciò che gli è stato affidato senza il suo consenso. Qualcosa che ora gli sussurra nella testa, a volte consigliandolo, a volte ostacolandolo, addirittura prendendo il comando del suo corpo: una coscienza estranea, artificiale, che rivendica la sua presenza, ripetendo "Io sono Jonathan". Tra vuoti di memoria, inseguimenti, inganni e alleati insperati, Jonathan dovrà capire cosa nasconde dentro di sé prima ancora di svelare i misteri che lo circondano. E scoprirà a sue spese che, se da un lato un’intelligenza artificiale non conosce le emozioni, dall'altro la natura umana, sotto la patina dell’etica e della morale, è la più brutale che esista al mondo.
This second edition of the best-selling piano pedagogy book provides future piano and keyboard teachers with the essential tools to meet the challenges the next century. Fundamental to every keyboard teacher, the text examines current learning theories, offers a historical overview of keyboard pedagogy, reviews educational materials, and describes specific teaching techniques. It also discusses specific repertoire and technique for beginning, intermediate, and adult students.
The seduction continues... Will come shrink-wrapped and carries an 18+ age advisory.