The Best Travel Writing 2011 is the eighth volume in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine. Sweat, suffer, and fall in love in Guyana, meet a traveler who conducts his own detente in Russian baths, and encounter the light of a stranger in Burma. Further tales include methods on comprehending the nuances of bargaining in Senegal and an archaeologist who digs up her own past in Greece.
The Diary of a Desperate Naija Woman in the Year 2011 is collection of random blogs written by Bola Essien-Nelson giving the reader an insight into her daily life. It captures, in her own unique conversational manner, the soars and dips, the losses and the victories, the whoops of joy and the frustrated cries of defeat, and pain of an ordinary woman desperately chasing after her extraordinary God. Bola hopes that, as you read this book, the words you encounter will make you smile a little, laugh out loud a lot, and maybe even tear up on occasion as you realise that you are not alone and that many of lifes experiences are universal. She hopes that you will read and come to a deeper understanding of the incredibly intense love God has for you and that this realisation will birth a new hunger in your belly to chase after God and to do so desperately.
LAST summer few football fans would've given Liverpool a realistic chance of Champions League qualification, let alone a title challenge sustained to the final day. But one man believed. The 2013/14 season marked the year when Brendan Rodgers revolutionised the club by restoring the faith and reconnecting it with its fans. Throughout the entire campaign he oversaw a breathtaking brand of football spearheaded by Suarez, Sturridge, Sterling and Steven Gerrard - or "poetry in motion" as the Anfield faithful called it. Kopites asked the squad to ""make us dream,"" and Liverpool were finally awoken from being one of the game's sleeping giants to becoming a force again. Relive all the classic moments through the eyes of a diehard supporter on the road with Rodgers' Reds. And experience fly-on-the-wall accounts of the sights, sounds, songs and smells of match-days. Crammed with in-depth analysis, humour and facts Make Us Dream is not the closing of a chapter, but the start of a compelling new one."
Cash in with Guerrilla Marketing’s Greatest Hits Updated, adapted, remastered…The Father of Guerrilla Marketing, Jay Conrad Levinson, and co-author Jeannie Levinson, present you with the only book to deliver The Best of Guerrilla Marketing—a combination of the latest secrets, strategies, tactics, and tools from more than 35 top selling Guerrilla Marketing books. When they write the history of marketing thought, Jay doesn't get a page... he gets his own chapter. Seth Godin, author of Poke the Box This book is the culmination of Guerrilla Marketing’s huge footprint on the marketing landscape. Keep it on top of your desk-it will become your marketing bible. —Jill Lublin, international speaker and author, Jilllublin.com For business survival in the 21st century, Guerrilla Marketing ranks right up there with food, water, shelter — and, of course, Internet access. David Garfinkel, author of Advertising Headlines That Make You Rich 21 million entrepreneurs around the world, including me and most of my clients & friends, owe a debt of gratitude to Jay Conrad Levinson for his inspiring Guerrilla Marketing advice and mentoring. Roger C. Parker, www.PublishedandProfitable.com
The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2011 contains twenty unforgettable stories selected from hundreds of literary magazines. The winning tales take place in such far-flung locales as Madagascar, Nantucket, a Midwestern meth lab, Antarctica, and a post-apocalyptic England, and feature a fascinating array of characters: aging jazzmen, avalanche researchers, a South African wild child, and a mute actor in silent films. Also included are essays from the eminent jurors on their favorite stories, observations from the winners on what inspired them, and an extensive resource list of magazines. Your Fate Hurtles Down at You Jim Shepard Diary of an Interesting Year Helen Simpson Melinda Judy Doenges Nightblooming Kenneth Calhoun The Restoration of the Villa Where Tibor Kálmán Once Lived Tamas Dobozy Ice Lily Tuck How to Leave Hialeah Jennine Capó Crucet The Junction David Means Pole, Pole Susan Minot Alamo Plaza Brad Watson The Black Square Chris Adrian Nothing of Consequence Jane Delury The Rules Are the Rules Adam Foulds The Vanishing American Leslie Parry Crossing Mark Slouka Bed Death Lori Ostlund Windeye Brian Evenson Sunshine Lynn Freed Never Come Back Elizabeth Tallent Something You Can’t Live Without Matthew Neill Null For author interviews, photos, and more, go to www.ohenryprizestories.com A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to support the PEN Readers & Writers Literary Outreach Program. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Home Affairs Committee
Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Home Affairs Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
This is the second in a series of reports into various aspects of the work of the UK Border Agency. During the late 1990s and early 2000s the Home Office built up a backlog of between 400,000 and 450,000 unresolved asylum cases. The target for clearing this backlog is summer of 2011, and the UKBA has made huge efforts to meet this deadline. However the target seems to have been achieved largely through increasing resort to grants of permission to stay or archiving cases signifying that the applicant cannot be found and the Agency has no idea whether the applicant remains in the UK legally or otherwise. Out of 403,500 cases dealt with by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) since 2006, 40% of applicants have been allowed to stay. This was largely as a result of revised guidance allowing caseworkers to consider granting permission to stay to applicants who had been in the UK for 6-8 years, rather than 10-12 years. Also, in about 74,500 of 400,000 to 450,000 cases - approximately one in six - the UKBA has been completely unable to trace what has happened to the applicant. The Committee considers that this amounts to an amnesty - at considerable cost to the taxpayer. The quality of initial decision making needs to improve to avoid the substantial delays, financial costs and human suffering that occur at present. The Committee also says that the UKBA has not carried out satisfactory checks on employers registered as sponsors of skilled migrants nor has it followed up intelligence of possible illegal migrants
A True Testimony from Being a Victim to Being a Survivor
Author: Stacy Landry
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book is based upon the true story of the April 27, 2011, outbreak of tornadoes that came through the state of Alabama. An EF4 tornado swept through a community destroying everything in its path. But it did leave behind survivors to tell the story of that day. Experience the actual events one family did as they were being thrown out of a house and into a field and witness the determination by all and the people from everywhere coming to help the victims to live as they all a waited hours for medical help. Trees upon twisted trees and debris from everywhere all over the roads made it completely unrecognizable even to residents of the valley. Even though the injuries were major, people still fought to survive. They all kept their faith that help was not far behind. Relive the aftermath and the struggles as everyone in this community did. With a complete foundation of hope, faith, and love, people gathered from all over the States to come help.
What is the meaning of life? The question has been asked by the brightest philosophical minds for centuries. Still to this day answers vary greatly depending on the worldview. Solomon, the wisest king in Israel's history, set all his energies to search for the ultimate meaning of life under the sun. His conclusions may shock and surprise you--vanity, chasing after the wind, absurdity, vanishing smoke. Are these the musings of a genius or of a mad man? If you are looking for a candy-coated appraisal of life then go ahead and put this book down. However, if you are looking for a no-frills, brutally honest, ragged-edged assessment of reality, then you have discovered an indispensable volume. In Journal of a Mad Man, pastor and author Derrick McCarson will carefully guide readers verse by verse through Solomon's meditations recorded in the Old Testament book of wisdom--Ecclesiastes. Not only will readers attempt to plumb the depths of some of mankind's most vexing questions, but they will also discover Solomon's secrets for wise living in a warped world.
Students on Campus Tell You What You Really Want to Know, 37th Edition
Author: Yale Daily News Staff
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Category: Study Aids
For more than thirty-five years, The Insider's Guide to the Colleges has been the favorite resource of high school students across the country because it is the only comprehensive college reference researched and written by students for students. In interviews with hundreds of peers on campuses from New York to Hawaii and Florida to Alaska, our writers have sought out the inside scoop at every school on everything from the nightlife and professors to the newest dorms and wildest student organizations. In addition to the in-depth profiles of college life, this 37th edition has been revised and updated to include: * Essential statistics for every school, from acceptance rates to the most popular majors * A "College Finder" to help students zero in on the perfect school * Insider's packing list detailing what every college student really needs to bring * FYI sections with student opinions and outrageous off-the-cuff advice. The Insider's Guide to the Colleges cuts through the piles of brochures to get to the things that matter most to students, and by staying on top of trends and attitudes it delivers the straight talk students and parents need to choose the school that's the best fit.