We Meant Well

Author: Peter Van Buren
Editor: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1429995238
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A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title From a State Department insider, the first account of our blundering efforts to rebuild Iraq—a shocking and rollicking true-life tale of Americans abroad Charged with rebuilding Iraq, would you spend taxpayer money on a sports mural in Baghdad's most dangerous neighborhood to promote reconciliation through art? How about an isolated milk factory that cannot get its milk to market? Or a pastry class training women to open cafés on bombed-out streets without water or electricity? According to Peter Van Buren, we bought all these projects and more in the most expensive hearts-and-minds campaign since the Marshall Plan. We Meant Well is his eyewitness account of the civilian side of the surge—that surreal and bollixed attempt to defeat terrorism and win over Iraqis by reconstructing the world we had just destroyed. Leading a State Department Provincial Reconstruction Team on its quixotic mission, Van Buren details, with laser-like irony, his yearlong encounter with pointless projects, bureaucratic fumbling, overwhelmed soldiers, and oblivious administrators secluded in the world's largest embassy, who fail to realize that you can't rebuild a country without first picking up the trash. Darkly funny while deadly serious, We Meant Well is a tragicomic voyage of ineptitude and corruption that leaves its writer—and readers—appalled and disillusioned but wiser.

Honestly We Meant Well

Author: Grant Ginder
Editor: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250143144
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“This rollicking book has it all: sex, lies, and scenery. Grant Ginder weaves a wonderful, engrossing multi-generational family story, with the Greek isles as a backdrop so beautiful that the reader will want to dive in.” — Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers and Modern Lovers An Entertainment Weekly Must Read Named Best Book of the Summer by: The New York Post - Newsweek - Bloomberg Business Week - Southern Living - Pop Sugar - Parade - The Betches An irresistible, deftly observed novel about family, regret, and vacation by the author of The People We Hate at the Wedding Family vacation always comes with baggage. The Wright family is in ruins. Sue Ellen Wright has what she thinks is a close-to-perfect life. A terrific career as a Classics professor, a loving husband, and a son who is just about to safely leave the nest. But then disaster strikes. She learns that her husband is cheating, and that her son has made a complete mess of his life. So, when the opportunity to take her family to a Greek island for a month presents itself, she jumps at the chance. This sunlit Aegean paradise, with its mountains and beaches is, after all, where she first fell in love with both a man and with an ancient culture. Perhaps Sue Ellen’s past will provide the key to her and her family’s salvation. With his signature style of biting wit, hilarious characters, and deep emotion, Grant Ginder’s Honestly, We Meant Well is a funny, brilliant novel proving that with family, drama always comes with comedy.

Hey Kids We Meant Well

Author: Terry Waters
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1329447166
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Raising children is not easy. This timeless tale explores some of the endless struggles faced by families, children and society.

Meant To Be

Author: Sara Bennett
Editor: Sara Bennett
ISBN: 0648591115
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Sophy and Harry were meant to be … until fate stepped in. Harry Baillieu is the heir to Pendleton Manor and his father has plans for him to wed a wealthy and titled woman. That’s not Sophy Harcourt, but Harry doesn’t care. He has known and loved her most of his life and intends to marry her. When things go wrong, and Sophy and her family are forced to leave Pendleton, Harry believes she has betrayed him. Determined to move on, he chooses a new wife. He tells himself that Lady Evelyn Rowe is perfect in every way, and they announce their engagement at a grand ball in Mayfair. But on that very night, Sophy returns. Sophy has been in love with Harry all her life. She knows they are going to marry and live happily ever after, because Harry tells her so. When scandal forces her to leave Pendleton, Sophy goes to live with her disreputable grandmother in London. She waits for Harry, thinking he will come after her, but he doesn’t. Three years later she learns that Harry is to be a guest at a ball in Mayfair, and she tells herself he only has to see her to fall in love with her all over again. But Harry is getting engaged to another woman.

Hey Kids We Meant Well

Author: Terry Waters
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1329321677
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Real world examples of the impact, poor parenting has on children, families and society

The Argosy

Author: Mrs. Henry Wood
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A magazine of tales, travels, essays, and poems.

The Philadelphia Journal Of Homoeopathy

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But She Meant Well

Author: William Caine
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The Aztec Treasure House

Author: Thomas Allibone Janvier
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The narrator travels in Mexico with a party including a Franciscan monk and an Indian youth, to find a lost race of Aztecs and a hidden treasure of gold, jewels and writings.

The Living Age

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Our Corner

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Valentine S Fantasy

Author: Adrianne Byrd
Editor: Kimani Press
ISBN: 1460325451
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On this special day dedicated to romance, wonderful things can happen: secret desires may be spoken, roses can arrive with a card saying "I love you," or a dizzying kiss is exchanged for the first time. Now, two of your favorite Harlequin Kimani authors—with some help from cupid, of course—have sent their own Valentine's Day gift: a duet of thrilling stories filled with passion and desire… When Valentines Collide by Adrianne Byrd Dr. Chante Valentine and Dr. Matthew Valentine know all the right moves to nurture relationships—except when it comes to mending their own. Since divorce would jeopardize their respective careers, the love gurus reluctantly agree to a "sex-therapy" retreat. Will the love doctors gain a second chance at happiness? To Love Again by Janice Sims San Francisco caterer Alana Calloway is bitter and lonely after the death of her police officer husband. Then she receives flowers from a secret admirer. After a stunning revelation, will Alana be able to let go of the past and learn to love again…in Nicholas Setera's arms?

The Cosmopolitan

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Mafia Minded Ministers

Author: Nixon McDonald
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1491868031
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This is a true story about a man’s life, it is a revealing story and it’s not meant to down grade or make negative the ministry of the gospel. It is to share some of the things that happened to me in my life, so that it will help some young minister that may experience similar situation. This story is about a group of minister that had many members and substance, but because of greed, envy and power, they tried to keep others from having anything, thus emulating the mafia tactics on a fellow minister by trying to hinder him and even to put the church he pastored out of business. They seemed to have the idea that the young minister was infringing on their territory, if he were not stopped. They tried everything in their power to stop him. If you’ve ever seen a mafia movie you would actually think that this was an enactment of a Mafia scene played out on stage, where one mob boss would use force and tries to put the other out of business. This is the type story you are about to read, only instead of the Mafia, its Mafia Minded Ministers. Read the story and judge for yourself! Dr. Nixon McDonald, Jr

The Power Of Their Ideas

Author: Deborah Meier
Editor: Beacon Press (MA)
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Teaching the lessons of New York's most famous public school, Deborah Meier provides a widely acclaimed vision for the future of public education. With a new preface reflecting on the school's continuing success.

Winners

Author: Alastair Campbell
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473507391
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How people succeed – and how you can, too. ***Sunday Times no. 1 bestseller*** Alastair Campbell knows all about winning. As Tony Blair’s chief spokesman and strategist he helped guide the Labour Party to victory in three successive general elections, and he’s fascinated by what it takes to win. How do sports stars excel, entrepreneurs thrive, or individuals achieve their ambition? Is their ability to win innate? Or is the winning mindset something we can all develop? Drawing on the wisdom of an astonishing array of talented people – from elite athletes to top managers, from rulers of countries to rulers of global business empires – Alastair Campbell uses his forensic skills, as well as his own experience of politics and sport, to get to the heart of success. He examines how winners tick. He considers how they build great teams. He analyses how they deal with unexpected setbacks and new challenges. He judges what the very different worlds of politics, business and sport can learn from one another. And he sets out a blueprint for winning that we can all follow.

The United States Democratic Review

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A Few Bloody Noses

Author: Robert Harvey
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472107969
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Liberty against oppression, right against wrong - a clear message has come down to us about the origins of the American War of Independence, one of the founding events of the modern world. As with so many legends, the truth is somewhat different. In this revealing account, Robert Harvey overturns most of our assumptions about the causes of the war. Both Britain and America were divided over the struggle, America violently so, while in Britain many favoured independence if it would avoid bloodshed. The war itself was vicious and confused, and marked by incompetence and bad faith on both sides. When it was over the Americans pushed out their French allies, while the British, who had encouraged black slaves to revolt, and Indians to attack, abandoned both to their fate. Yet after four years of misrule the Constitutional Convention imposed its own conservative counter-revolution, and out of bloodshed and suffering, cunning, idealism and courage, there emerged the infant nation that was to become the most powerful the world has ever seen. In this extraordinary and intensely readable book Robert Harvey tells the whole extraordinary story of its birth.

The Naturalist On The River Amazons

Author: Henry Walter Bates
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Getting To Where We Meant To Be

Author: Patricia H. Hinchey
Editor: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1975500032
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A 2018 AESA Critic's Choice Award Winner A 2019 SPE Outstanding Book Award Winner How is it, this text asks, that given such good intentions among education professionals, things in schools can go so very wrong? The problem, Hinchey and Konkol posit, is that unspoken and misleading assumptions result in choices, decisions and policies with disastrous consequences for kids. They tease out those assumptions on the key issues of school goals, curriculum, education for citizenship, discipline, and school reform, inviting readers to think again, to question the taken-for-granted, in the hope of better aligning intentions and outcomes. This book is the perfect text for both undergraduate and graduate classrooms devoted to the study of public education. Questions at the end of each chapter point to ways for preservice and inservice teachers, as well as administrators and other education personnel, to advance their thinking about choices in their own contexts. In addition, suggested readings, websites and videos offer more food for thought. Perfect for courses such as: Social Foundations of Education, Political and Social Foundations of Education, Foundations of American Education, Policy Issues in American Education, Political Issues in American Education, Educational Policy Studies, Foundations of Education, Foundations of Education Policy, Intro to Curriculum Issues/Policy, American Education Policy and Reform, Introduction to American Education, Introduction to Education Theory and Policy, Contemporary Issues in American Education.