Author: Maurissa Guibord
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2013-02-12
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
There's an island off the coast of Maine that's not on any modern map. Shrouded in mist and protected by a deadly reef, Trespass Island is home to a community of people who guard the island and its secrets from outsiders. Seventeen-year-old Delia grew up in Kansas, but has come here in search of her family and answers to her questions: Why didn't her mother ever talk about Trespass Island? Why did she fear the open water? But Delia's not welcome and soon finds herself enmeshed in a frightening and supernatural world where ancient Greek symbols adorn the buildings and secret ceremonies take place on the beach at night. Sean Gunn, a handsome young lobsterman, befriends Delia and seems willing to risk his life to protect her. But it's Jax, the coldly elusive young man she meets at the water's edge, who finally makes Delia understand the real dangers of life on the island. Delia is going to have to fight to survive. Because there are monsters here. And no one ever leaves Trespass alive.
Twelve princesses. One wounded soldier. A mystery that must be solved. Once upon a time... Princess Bianca is sent with her sisters to the summer palace, a place no maiden has ever returned from. While her sisters seem perfectly happy, she has only one desire: escape. Vasco, a wounded soldier on his way home from war, stumbles across the summer palace and sets out to solve the mystery no man has managed to yet. If only they let him live long enough... Can the fair maiden and the wounded soldier uncover the sinister secret before it's too late?
Revel in Portland volume 1 is published by creative collective, Harris + Grube: Editor + Publisher, Janice Grube; Design Director, Carolin Harris. We join Revel In New York guidebooks 1, 2 and 3. The Revel In brand was founded in NY by managing editors, Marc Santo and Scott Newman. In this first Portland edition, filmmaker, Lance Bangs talks about the surreal moment involving Bruce Springsteen and Nicki Minaj- a moment that made him question "how did I end up here?" We see a stunning West Hills residence, designed by architect, Jeff Kovel, and used as a lair for a family of vampires in a little film series called "Twilight". Self proclaimed "under-achiever", and award-winning illustrator, Carson Ellis, reminisces about a time she fell in love with Portland, as well as her husband, musician/author, Colin Meloy. Legendary Nike shoe designer, Tinker Hatfield, talks about his transition from young athlete to one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. Artist, Alicia McDaid, recommends a few tricks for beating the Portland rainy day blues. She reflects back on Portland back in 1997- "the wild west of the DIY '90s". Professional photographer, Ray Gordon, credits his photography for keeping him out of jail. He asks our readers to invite him over if they're ever brave enough to take the El Jefe challenge at Fire On the Mountain. And he's the kind of guy that will actually show up then buy you a beer afterwards. Also included in this issue- interviews with chef, John Gorham; chickfactor editor/publisher, Gail O'Hara; Bridge + Burn's Erik Prowell; Chromatics' Johnny Jewel + Ruth Radelet; and 72 hand-picked personal suggestions on where to eat, drink, and what to discover and explore in Portland.
Madame de Souza was an eighteenth-century political journalist of undisputed talent. She did not fear to accuse religion of falsely justifying intolerant political attitudes, or using indoctrination for little human gain. She dared to show that this achieved immediate social dislocation, and, in the long-term, grief and financial dysfunction. Eugénie et Mathilde, which documents revolutionary decisions made in Emigration, and the irrevocable futility of losing family, home, rank and property in war, fully reflects her approach. It is a complex and compelling story of one family and its experience of 1789-1797 - the years of exile during the French Revolution. Heart-rending decisions, forced departures, capital punishment and death of loved-ones make the novel as topical now as it was on the eve of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign. Souza’s plea for tolerance, fraternity and compromise on the part of the State and its enemies has a relevance that stretches out to the 21st Century; her message to include women in politics and not to make them suffer the unnecessary death of fathers, husbands, children and friends is even more current.This edition lifts the veil on a literary form of anti-sentimental romance, or the art of making historically accurate accounts masquerade as fiction. That, more than anything else, was Madame de Souza’s forte.
Author: Stephen E. Kercher
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2010-06-15
We live in a time much like the postwar era. A time of arch political conservatism and vast social conformity. A time in which our nation’s leaders question and challenge the patriotism of those who oppose their policies. But before there was Jon Stewart, Al Franken, or Bill Maher, there were Mort Sahl, Stan Freberg, and Lenny Bruce—liberal satirists who, through their wry and scabrous comedic routines, waged war against the political ironies, contradictions, and hypocrisies of their times. Revel with a Cause is their story. Stephen Kercher here provides the first comprehensive look at the satiric humor that flourished in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. Focusing on an impressive range of comedy—not just standup comedians of the day but also satirical publications like MAD magazine, improvisational theater groups such asSecond City, the motion picture Dr. Strangelove, and TV shows like That Was the Week That Was—Kercher reminds us that the postwar era saw varieties of comic expression that were more challenging and nonconformist than we commonly remember. His history of these comedic luminaries shows that for a sizeable audience of educated, middle-class Americans who shared such liberal views, the period’s satire was a crucial mode of cultural dissent. For such individuals, satire was a vehicle through which concerns over the suppression of civil liberties, Cold War foreign policies, blind social conformity, and our heated racial crisis could be productively addressed. A vibrant and probing look at some of the most influential comedy of mid-twentieth-century America, Revel with a Cause belongs on the short list of essential books for anyone interested in the relationship between American politics and popular culture.
Author: Craig Revel Horwood
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2010-08-27
Genre: Performing Arts
Is this the right book for me? Whether you are an absolute beginner, a Strictly Come Dancing wannabe or simply want a fun way to get fit, Craig Revel Horwood's guide to ballroom dancing offers something for everyone. Learn how to become a ballroom babe or a Latin lover as Craig shows you all the basic moves in a fun, lively and straightforward way. Easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations will help you to learn numerous dances, including the traditional foxtrot, waltz, and tango as well as the more modern mambo, rumba and samba. Each section of dance provides lots of suggestions for great music to strut your stuff to, with helpful tips from Craig to encourage you to practice until you have truly mastered your moves. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Declan DeGraff is old money, turned no money, turned new money. He's fresh off the deal of the decade; he's just sold his tech firm for over two billion dollars and he should be on top of the world. But he's still missing what he lost, long ago. And every time success comes his way, he's reminded of how he would trade it all to have her back again. Charlotte Sanders is running from the past. Again. Years ago she fell deeply in love with the last man she should have allowed into her heart and near her body. After a summer of passion, he ended it abruptly, tearing Charlotte apart and making her swear off ever letting anyone in again. But now she's come back to the city where it all happened, Charleston, South Carolina, determined to find answers to the questions he never wanted her to ask. A chance encounter takes them right back to where they started. But can they get past the secrets they're keeping? Or are they destined to repeat the mistakes of a past they're both desperate to forget?
If you are interested in what life has in store for you then this is the book you need. If you are just a curiosity seeker then this is the book for you. If you are of another religion besides Christianity and you want to understand what Christians believe the future hold for them then this the book for you also. This is a book to all people in modern times that want to be intelligently informed about the Book of Revelation. The author is a lady who has studied the Bible for 50 years. She has lived through all of the innovative inventions created during her lifetime that now help us to understand Revelation. (atomic bomb etc, ). She feels that God wants her to share in a simple way what she has learned through the study of Revelation combined with the knowledge of modern times, for all to understand. She is an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. After 17 years of civil service with the Federal government she understands how the anti-christ could creep into power unnoticed unless you learn to recognize him. She wants other people to have this knowledge also.
Whether you’re a photographer, scrapbooker, or aspiring graphic artist, Photoshop Elements 12 is an ideal image-editing tool—once you know how to use it. This bestselling book removes the guesswork. With candid, jargon-free advice and step-by-step guidance, you’ll get the most out of Elements for everything from sharing and touching-up photos to fun print and online projects. The important stuff you need to know: Get to work right away. Import, organize, edit, crop, and color-correct your photos with ease. Retouch any image. Repair and restore old and damaged photos. Add pizzazz. Dress up your photos with dozens of filters, layer styles, and special effects. Share photos. Create online albums, email-ready slideshows, and web-ready files. Use your words. Make greeting cards, calendars, and flyers by adding text to images. Unleash your creativity. Design photo books, scrapbooks, collages, and other projects. Find your artistic flair. Create digital artwork from scratch, using tools to draw, paint, and blend.
Author: Barbara Obermeier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Take your photos from "meh" to "wow!" with Photoshop Elements 13and this expert guide Photoshop Elements 13 For Dummies is your guide topicture perfection using Adobe's Photoshop Elements. Thisfull-color manual walks you through the process of photo editing,from basic color corrections to advanced filter effects, drawing,and more. Work through from beginning to end for a complete lesson,or keep it handy as a quick reference for unfamiliar tools andtechniques. Designed for beginner and intermediate PhotoshopElements users, this book provides straightforward instruction in afun, richly illustrated, easy-to-read style that makes learningfeel like play. Combining powerful tools with a user-friendly interface has madePhotoshop Elements the number-one selling photo editing software.Photoshop Elements 13 For Dummies shows you how to takeadvantage of everything the software has to offer, helping youcreate high-quality images for print, e-mail, and the web. Evenwith no digital image editing experience at all, you'll learn howto take your photos from bland to beautiful and have a blast alongthe way. Adjust resolutions, color modes, and file formats to best suitthe project Work with layers, filters, effects, styles, type, and more Correct color, contrast and clarity for a simple photomakeover Optimize for print, or share on Facebook, Flickr, and othersocial networks The power and simplicity of Photoshop Elements makes it theperfect solution for amateurs seeking an affordable digital editingplatform. The quicker you learn the tools, the sooner you'll beturning out photos to brag about – and Photoshop Elements13 For Dummies will get you there in a flash.
Author: Barbara Obermeier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-10-30
Make ordinary photos extraordinary with Photoshop Elements13 Whether you prefer to snap shots on your smartphone or neverleave home without your DSLR, chances are you have way more photosthan you ever dreamed possible. With the help of PhotoshopElements 13 All-in-One For Dummies, you can edit those photosand turn them into stunning works of art. The book will help youget to know the key features of Photoshop Elements, includingexamining the Elements workspace; navigating the tools; viewingimages on your computer; setting your preferences; and acquiring,saving, and exporting images. You'll then take your skills to nextlevel and become a pro at working with iOS and Android devices,specifying resolution and changing image sizing, choosing colormodes and file formats, working with Camera Raw, using and managingcolor, painting and drawing with Elements, creating layers, and somuch more. Plus, you'll discover how to add pizzazz with styles andeffects, apply quick image makeovers, correct lighting, color, andclarity, and composite with Photomerge. Photoshop Elements is the #1-selling consumer photo editingsoftware, and Adobe continues to add innovative features that allowdigital photography enthusiasts to do it all. Going well beyond thebasics of how to use Photoshop Elements—and weighing in atmore than 672 pages—Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One ForDummies is the most comprehensive Elements book on the market.Written by Barbara Obermeier and Ted Padova, veteran authors,long-time instructors, and expert speakers who have spent decadesspecializing in digital imaging, this hands-on, friendly guide isjam-packed with everything you need to create, edit, fix, share,and organize digital images. Combines nine content-rich books in one value-packedreference Includes updated and revised information to reflect the latestrelease, Photoshop Elements 13 Richly illustrated in full color and brimming witheasy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions Explains how to enhance your images by adjusting color,brightness, resolution, contrast, and sharpness Whether you're an amateur photographer or new to the digitalphoto scene and want to perform sophisticated editing techniqueswith a powerful image-editing software program, PhotoshopElements 13 All-in-One For Dummies has everything youneed—and more.