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Charles Campisi

A memoir from Charles Campisi, who, "from 1996 through 2014 ... headed NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau, working under four police commissioners and gaining a reputation as hard-nosed and incorruptible. When he retired, only one man on the 36,000-member force had served longer. During Campisi's IAB tenure, the number of New Yorkers shot, wounded, or killed by cops every year declined by almost 90 percent, and the number of cops failing integrity tests shrank to an equally startling low. But to achieve those exemplary results, Campisi had to triple IAB's staff, hire the very best detectives, and put the word out that bad apples wouldn't be tolerated"--Dust jacket flap.

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Mikhail Mavrotheris

""This is a work of This,"" the poet says. This is the fourth book of poetry from Greek poet and writer based in Glasgow, Mikhail Mavrotheris. Colorful poetry full of images, sometimes in the traditional form and most of the times in a more experimental style. It's a book to enjoy and play along with it as the lines and the words expand from page to page. The structure of the book is also associated with the poems in the book. The poetry of the book is based on the concept of ""This,"" a concept the author and his fellows developed one night they were bored and tired-""This"" is a new way to put down on paper voice and style and creating the structure of a poem, as he explained. ""This"" and only ""This"" because contemporary poetry is boring; This is not.

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Dr. Michael J. Collins

It looked for a while like Michael Collins would spend his life breaking concrete and throwing rocks for the Vittorio Scalese Construction Company. He liked the work and he liked the pay. But a chance remark by one of his coworkers made him realize that he wanted to involve himself in something bigger, something more meaningful than crushing rocks and drinking beer. In his acclaimed first memoir, Hot Lights, Cold Steel, Collins wrote passionately about his four-year surgical residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic. Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs turns back the clock, taking readers from his days as a construction worker to his entry into medical school, expertly infusing his journey to become a doctor with humanity, compassion and humor. From the first time he delivers a baby to being surrounded by death and pain on a daily basis, Collins compellingly writes about how medicine makes him confront, in a very deep and personal way, the nature of God and suffering—and how delicate life can be.

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Meric Srokosz,Rebecca Watson

The ocean dominates the surface of the earth and is in the pages of the Bible too. The Bible offers a view of the sea and the life it supports which affirms its intrinsic value to God as a good, and indeed essential, part of creation. At the same time, it also speaks perceptively of the sea’s vulnerability to damage and change. The Bible’s focus on the sea raises questions about economics and the interconnectedness of communities, whilst further references to the sea raise questions about our human-centredness and spirituality, and about our fear of chaos and disaster. In a unique collaborative project, the oceanographer Meric Srokosz and the biblical scholar Rebecca Watson not only offer environmental insights on the sea, but also connect the ocean with other key issues of broader concern—spirituality, economics, chaos, and our place in the world. Each chapter concludes with ideas for discussion and reflection, and for suggested actions in the light of the issues raised. The book will present a fresh new lens through which to view the Bible and as such inform biblical scholars, students, and preachers alike. Table of Contents: 1. The Sea and Salvation 2. The Sea and Spirituality 3. The God of the Sea and All that Fills It 4. Human Creatures and the Life of the Sea 5. The Sacred Sea 6. Coping with Chaos and Uncertainty: The ‘Chaotic’ Sea 7. The Vast, Vulnerable Sea: A Spacious Sea? 8. Economics, Hubris and Human Community: Travel and Trade on the Sea 9. Blue Planet, Blue God

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Dianne White

Discover the joys of a wild rainstorm in this poetic picture book, illustrated by a Caldecott Medalist. Join a farming family as they experience the full range of a thrilling seaside thunderstorm—from the wild wind and the very first drops; to the pouring, pouring rain; to the wonderful messy mud after the sun returns! With gentle, rhyming text and vivid artwork from a Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator, this sublime depiction of nature’s patterns turns a storm into a celebration.

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Lashonte Bevel

People will enjoy this book because this book is entertaining for children. Children will want to read the book over and over again. There are so many children who can wish to express themselves how they want to. This book gives you an insight on how freely you can express yourself in a funny way.

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Brendan J. McNulty

The struggle for love and happiness is a journey that will pave the way to a satisfied soul. I found myself full of thoughts and feelings about what was happening in my brain at that very moment. I wrote these thoughts down and sometimes they flowed from my pen to paper and I felt relief. This is why I wrote these poems. Some are dreams that never were. A few are dreams that came true and filled me full of live. And then there are my thoughts of depression, agony, insanity, fatigue and loneliness. Many turn out with a positive ending so it was good therapy. I still share my thoughts and feeling because I wonder "why wouldn't I want people to know me"? So, It's nice to know you. Enjoy.

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Diana Donald

The Blue, Blue Sky is a collection of stories written for children, but also carefully crafted by author Diana Donald - a psychotherapist, devoted mother, and grandmother - to speak to the five-year-old within all readers, young or old. Here is Diana's powerful and emotional description of the book: The theme in these simple stories is pure love ... the kind that gives meaning to our lives on the inside ... on the inside where the center of our world resides. These stories have a compelling need to let children know they are filled with their own innate wisdom, tucked deep inside. They touch that still small voice, that we hear so often to remind us we are never alone. These stories also give us a glimpse into the depth of our imagination which takes us to wherever we want to be, Imagination sees needs being met so that no one or no place can ever be too far away. Imagination opens our hearts so that we can look with love. Our still small voice ... our angel within ... comes in any form we'll accept and speaks to us in many ways ... colors, sounds and feelings. Any presence that gives us a feeling of love is our angel inside. It could be the wind rustling in the trees in the middle of the night, a bell pealing in the distance, the breeze through your hair or that flower that speaks only to you. If you look the right way you'll see them everywhere, they don t always have wings. They give you the confidence to be as important as you truly are. These little stories are asking you to understand that the sense of belonging has nothing to do with other people. It s all about how unique and singular we truly are and what we carry around within.

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Charles Campisi

In one of the most illuminating portraits of police work ever, Chief Charles Campisi describes the inner workings of the world’s largest police force and his unprecedented career putting bad cops behind bars. “Compelling, educational, memorable…this superb memoir can be read for its sheer entertainment or as a primer on police work—or both” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). From 1996 to 2014 Charles Campisi headed NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau, working under four police commissioners and gaining a reputation as hard-nosed and incorruptible. During Campisi’s IAB tenure, the number of New Yorkers shot, wounded, or killed by cops every year declined by ninety percent, and the number of cops failing integrity tests shrank to an equally startling low. But to achieve those exemplary results, Campisi had to triple IAB’s staff, hire the very best detectives, and put the word out that corruption wouldn’t be tolerated. Blue on Blue provides “a rare glimpse inside one of the most secretive branches of policing…and a compelling, behind-the-scenes account of what it takes to investigate police officers who cross the line between guardians of the public to criminals. It’s a mesmerizing exposé on the harsh realities and complexities of being a cop on the mean streets of New York City and the challenges of enforcing the law while at the same time obeying it” (The New York Journal of Books). Campisi allows us to listen in on wiretaps and feel the adrenaline rush of drawing in the net. It also reveals new threats to the force, such as the possibility of infiltration by terrorists. “A lively memoir [told with] verve, intriguing detail, and a generous heart” (The Wall Street Journal) and “an expose of the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureaus [that is] enlightening and entertaining” (The New York Times Book Review), Blue on Blue will forever change the way you view police work.

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Fiona Blackthorne

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Danielle Steel

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Ginny Carter was once a rising star in TV news, married to a top anchorman, with a three-year-old son and a full and happy life in Beverly Hills—until her whole world dissolved in a single instant on the freeway two days before Christmas. In the aftermath, she pieces her life back together and tries to find meaning in her existence as a human rights worker in the worst areas around the globe. Then, on the anniversary of the fateful accident—and wrestling with the lure of death herself—she meets a boy who will cause her life to change forever yet again. Thirteen-year-old Blue Williams has been living on the streets, abandoned by his family, rarely attending school, and utterly alone. Following her instincts, Ginny reaches out to him. Leery of everyone, he runs from her again and again. But he always returns, and each time, their friendship grows. Blue glows with outsized spirit and an irresistible mix of innocence and wisdom beyond his years. Ginny offers him respect as they form an unusual bond and become the family they each lost. But just as Blue is truly beginning to trust her, she learns of a shocking betrayal that he has been hiding. Is it a wound too deep to heal, or will she be able to fight the battle that will make them both whole again? Blue is #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel at her finest, a probing and emotionally gripping story of dark secrets revealed, second chances, and the power of love and courage to overcome life’s greatest challenges.

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Michael Hainey

An ingenious introduction to things blue explores the significance of the color blue in American history, the development of blue jeans, ways to say blue in fifty different languages, profiles of famous "blue" folks, blue foods, and much more.

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Michel Pastoureau

In this entertaining history, the renowned medievalist Pastoureau traces the changing meanings of blue from its rare appearances in prehistoric art to its international ubiquity today in blue jeans and Gauloises cigarette packs. 100 color plates.

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Rebecca Rissman

Introduces colors by challenging readers to find as many examples of each color as they can during a typical day. Rhyming text and vibrant photos bring our colorful world to life.