One of the most decisive and important battles of the Civil War is chronicled here in stunningly detailed, moment-by-moment account of Lee's successful campaign to beat back McClellan's Army of the Potomac.
Based on the True Story of a Landmark Custody Battle and Parental Abduction Survivor
Author: Scott Berne
Category: Biography & Autobiography
At the age of nine, Scott Berne's childhood teetered on the edge of a precipice. His parents' nasty divorce and the painful custody battle that followed created an upheaval unlike anything he'd ever known. But when his mother's precarious mental health led the judge to give sole custody of Scott and his younger brother to his father, the unthinkable happened-Harriet Berne kidnapped her two boys. Extraordinary Circumstances shares the tumultuous true story of what became one of the first test cases of parental abduction in the United States under the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act. With remarkable candor and insight, Scott recalls the terror, fear, and despair he experienced as his mother moved him and his brother through five countries and thirteen residences in an attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities. The case attracted national and international media attention, culminating in Harriet's capture in 1981. For years to come, the ordeal continued for Scott as he dealt with emotional wounds far worse than any physical pain. Yet he refused to succumb to pity, and he became determined to share his story with those suffering a similar fate. With a unique mixture of childhood innocence and adult sensibility, Extraordinary Circumstances explores Scott's dramatic journey from victim to victor.
The longer WorldCom Chief Audit Executive Cynthia Cooper stares at the entries in front of her, the more sinister they seem. But the CFO is badgering her to delay her team's audit of the company's books and directing others to block Cooper's efforts. Still, something in the pit of her stomach tells her to keep digging. Cooper takes readers behind the scenes on a riveting, real-time journey as she and her team work at night and behind closed doors to expose the largest fraud in corporate history. Whom can they trust? Could she lose her job? Should she fear for her physical safety? In Extraordinary Circumstances, she recounts for the first time her journey from her close family upbringing in a small Mississippi town, to working motherhood and corporate success, to the pressures of becoming a whistleblower, to being named one of Time's 2002 Persons of the Year. She also provides a rare insider's glimpse into the spectacular rise and fall of WorldCom, a telecom titan, the darling of Wall Street, and a Cinderella story for Mississippi. With remarkable candor, Cooper discusses her struggle to overcome these challenges, and how she has found healing through sharing the lessons learned with the next generation. This book reminds us all that ethical decision-making is not forged at the crossroads of major events but starts in childhood, "decision by decision and brick by brick." At a time when corporate dishonesty is dominating public attention, Extraordinary Circumstances makes it clear that the tone set at the top is critical to fostering an ethical environment in the work-place. Provocative, moving, and intensely personal, Extraordinary Circumstances is a wake-up call to corporate leaders and an intimate glimpse at a scandal that shook the business world.
The BodySpeakTM Manual is a selection of writings, essays, poems, stories, teaching situations, and new exercises for the sole purpose of developing kinesthetic intelligence, and exploring the philosophy, theory, and the intention of the practice of the BodySpeak™ method of training. "Move freely, but with full attention, as you make your way into the multi-layers of this marvelous book. Spend time with it, study the illustrations, read and re-read key phrases until they reveal their deeper message. Above all, do the exercises. Do them many times, alone or with others. And if you are lucky, you will one day find yourself, as I did, enjoying the fruits of Samuel's teaching and perhaps planting a few seeds of your own." - From the forward by Mark Olsen
First of all, I'm an army brat. My education began on a trip to Stuttgart, Germany where I attended through the first grade. I really enjoyed all the miles we crossed, the moving part was traumatic. I have had so many different jobs, I cannot remember them all. Each one was a learning experience. I have run a printing press, worked as a tool and dye maker, run a construction business and even tried pro baseball. Then, in 2002 I had a motorcycle accident, which left me comatose for a number of days. All of my memories, all the different occupations have led me to a writing career. I don't regret any part of my life, I simply look forward to tomorrow.
Praise for "Extraordinary Circumstances" "Outstanding! This page-turning account of the WorldCom fiasco reads like a suspense novel. I was on the edge of my seat to the last page.... This book should be required reading for leaders everywhere." --Ken Blanchard, coauthor of "The One Minute Manager" "Cooper's willingness to reveal her innermost thoughts as she dug makes for gripping reading." --"BusinessWeek" ""Extraordinary Circumstances" is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the dynamics of an accounting fraud." --Bloomberg.com "Readers...will find it easy to identify with both the employees who manipulated the telecommunications giant's financial statements and those who caught them." --Reuters.com "After reading the first few paragraphs of this compelling book, readers are motivated to set aside other tasks and continue to read the entire book....a compelling present-tense narrative that would actually make a good work of fiction...One of the biggest advantages of this storytelling style is that the action keeps moving ...." --"ScienceDirect, The International Journal of Accounting" ""Extraordinary Circumstances" is a terrific read....I highly recommend it." --Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, founder and Chairman, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners "For executives, Cooper's experiences...offer lessons that are as fresh today as when the scandal first broke." --"CFO" magazine ..".trumps other WorldCom accounts with a perspective available only from a business-smart insider." --"Publishers Weekly"
Creditor Remedies and Debtor Rights Under State and Non-bankruptcy Federal Law
Author: Steve H. Nickles
Publisher: West Academic
This unique book comprehensively reintroduces creditors' remedies and debtors' rights under state and federal, nonbankruptcy law. The coverage: includes commercial and consumer debt transactions; spans the full range of both new and traditional means of judicial and private enforcement; explores modern arrangements for structuring debt and security; focuses consistently on the core issues of defining who is liable for the debt and who has what rights in what property; and probes how debtor-creditor law applies and adapts, by public or private law, to modern transactional forms and circumstances and also to contemporary attitudes about the proper balance of debtors' and creditors' interests. The text will support almost anything the professor wants to teach. The book is designed and arranged so that its many discrete topics and materials stand alone and allow a professor to easily select and arrange its content to exactly fit courses of va