Barrister Martin Ainsworth is sent to West Berlin by British Intelligence to make contact with his former lover, a suspected Communist agent, and it's up to him to find out the truth and to spot her contacts. As he travels through a divided Berlin, his dual role becomes emotionally tortuous, his lack of training an unforeseen hazard, and he turns more reckless than his peers had ever bargained for ... 'A more or less conventional spy story is suddenly turned inside out by a most ingenious twist' Guardian
This unconventional, uncensored look at the world of unprivate libraries by the unabashed, unreluctant and certainly unconventional columnist for the Wilson Library Bulletin, presents uninhibited views that subvert the undeserved reputation of librarians as unsmiling, unresponsive bureaucrats. Sage advice in a light tone--and you will not be unamused by Gary Handman's uncanny illustrations. This is the second in the UN series for Tempe, Arizona's Will Manley.
A Snarky Coloring and Activity Book For Therapists
Author: Katelyn M
Being a therapist is exhausting, and who has time for self-care? Just color some pictures instead of dealing with your stress! We hope these 69 (heh heh) pages of coloring and activity sheets bring you joy and laughter. We can't wait to see what you create!Please be advised, this book contains language and imagery that some might find offensive, and it is absolutely not suitable for children, the faint of heart, or the British.
This must-have resource comprehensively covers the many legal issues that particularly affect California public sector agencies and their officers and employees. Written and edited by an outstanding team of skilled experts who are members of The State Bar of California's Labor and Employment Law Section, the book is divided into four parts: • The Hiring Process; • Wage and Hour Laws; • Public Sector Employee Rights, Obligations and Protections; and • Public Agency Rights, Obligations and Liabilities. Within these main categories, many subjects are unique to the public sector, such as retirement, due process, conflicts of interest, free speech, contracting out governmental services, open meeting laws, political activities, and public safety employees. Other subjects, such as wage and hour law, leaves of absence, hiring, privacy rights, and various litigation issues, cover areas that affect both the public and private sectors. Although issues that apply to the private sector are covered, the emphasis in this book is on the unique issues that affect the public sector.
An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching
Author: Tom Rademacher
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Tom Rademacher wishes someone had handed him this sort of book along with his teaching degree: a clear-eyed, frank, boots-on-the ground account of what he was getting into. But first he had to write it. And as 2014’s Minnesota Teacher of the Year, Rademacher knows what he’s talking about. Less a how-to manual than a tribute to an impossible and impossibly rewarding profession, It Won’t Be Easy captures the experience of teaching in all its messy glory. The book follows a year of teaching, with each chapter tackling a different aspect of the job. Pulling no punches (and resisting no punch lines), he writes about establishing yourself in a new building; teaching meaningful classes, keeping students a priority; investigating how race, gender, and identity affect your work; and why it’s a good idea to keep an extra pair of pants at school. Along the way he answers the inevitable and the unanticipated questions, from what to do with Google to how to tell if you’re really a terrible teacher, to why “Keep your head down” might well be the worst advice for a new teacher. Though directed at prospective and newer teachers, It Won’t Be Easy is mercifully short on jargon and long on practical wisdom, accessible to anyone—teacher, student, parent, pundit—who is interested in a behind-the-curtain look at teaching and willing to understand that, while there are no simple answers, there is power in learning to ask the right questions.