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Hunting Evil: The Nazi War Criminals Who Escaped and the Quest to...
by Guy Walters

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English

Pages

538

Publication Date

April 25, 2010

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Already acclaimed in England as "first-rate" (<i>The Sunday Times</i>); “a model of meticulous, courageous and path-breaking scholarship"(<i>Literary Review</i>); and "absorbing and thoroughly gripping… deserves a lasting place among histories of the war.” (<i>The Sunday Telegraph</i>), <i>Hunting Evil </i>is the first complete and definitive account of how the Nazis escaped and were pursued and captured  -- or managed to live long lives as fugitives. <br /> <br />At the end of the Second World War, an estimated 30,000 Nazi war criminals fled from justice, including some of the highest ranking members of the Nazi Party.  Many of them have names that resonate deeply in twentieth-century history -- Eichmann, Mengele, Martin Bormann, and Klaus Barbie -- not just for the monstrosity of their crimes, but also because of the shadowy nature of their post-war existence, holed up in the depths of Latin America, always one step ahead of their pursuers.  Aided and abetted by prominent people throughout Europe, they hid in foreboding castles high in the Austrian alps, and were taken in by shady Argentine secret agents. The attempts to bring them to justice are no less dramatic, featuring vengeful Holocaust survivors, inept politicians, and daring plots to kidnap or assassinate the fugitives. <br /> <br />In this exhaustively researched and compellingly written work of World War II history and investigative reporting, journalist and novelist Guy Walters gives a comprehensive account of one of the most shocking and important aspects of the war: how the most notorious Nazi war criminals escaped justice, how they were pursued, captured or able to remain free until their natural deaths and how the Nazis were assisted while they were on the run by "helpers" ranging from a Vatican bishop to a British camel doctor, and even members of Western intelligence services.  Based on all new interviews with Nazi hunters and former Nazis and intelligence agents, travels along the actual escape routes, and archival research in Germany, Britain, the United States, Austria, and Italy, <i>Hunting Evil </i> authoritatively debunks much of what has previously been understood about Nazis and Nazi hunters in the post war era, including myths about the alleged “Spider” and “Odessa” escape networks and the surprising truth about the world's most legendary Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal.  <br /> <br />From its haunting chronicle of the monstrous mass murders the Nazis perpetrated and the murky details of their postwar existence to the challenges of hunting them down,<i> Hunting Evil </i>is a monumental work of nonfiction written with the pacing and intrigue of a thriller.<br /> <br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
The Educator's Guide to Texas School Law: Eighth Edition
by , Laurie Maniotis

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English

Pages

502

Publication Date

September 15, 2014

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<p>Much has changed in the area of school law since the first edition of <cite>The Educator's Guide</cite> was published in 1986. Successive editions grew incrementally longer to keep abreast of legal developments. In this new eighth edition, the authors have streamlined the discussion by pruning older material and weaving in new developments. The result is an authoritative source on all major dimensions of Texas school law that is both well integrated and easy to read.</p><p>Intended for Texas school personnel, school board members, interested attorneys, and taxpayers, the eighth edition explains what the law is and what the implications are for effective school operations. It is designed to help professional educators avoid expensive and time consuming lawsuits by taking effective preventive action. It is an especially valuable resource for school law courses and staff development sessions.</p><p>The eighth edition begins with a review of the legal structure of the Texas school system. As Chapter 1 notes, education law is a complex interweaving of state and federal constitutional, statutory, administrative, and judicial law. It is important to understand the nature of the system before reading other sections.</p><p>Successive chapters address attendance and the instructional program, the education of children with special needs, employment and personnel, expression and associational rights, the role of religion in public schools, student discipline, open meetings and records, privacy, search and seizure, and legal liability under both federal and Texas law. In addition to state law, the book addresses the role of the federal government in school operation through such major federal legislation as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.</p><p>Statute and case references are kept as simple as possible, and a complete index of case citations is included for those readers who wish to consult the cases themselves. The appendices describe how case law is reported and where to find it, along with a glossary of legal terms and a listing of other sources on Texas school law.</p>
Contractual Dimensions in Construction: A Commentary in a Nutshel...
by Chandana Jayalath

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English

Pages

652

Publication Date

January 04, 2011

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<p>Construction contractors must regularly wade through complicated contractual and technical issues. Claims and disputes can ruin a project or prevent it from even getting started. While many studies concentrate on case law imported from different jurisdictions, CONTRACTUAL DIMENSIONS IN CONSTRUCTION takes a practical approach that relies on quantity surveying. This approach enables all parties involved to establish and maintain fair agreements for a dispute free project delivery.</p> <br /><br />With this guidebook, you will learn how to anticipate and avoid problems while concentrating on solutions. Topics covered include:<br /> <br /> Contract formation, existence, and invalidation<br /> Contract and pricing modalities<br /> Contract interpretation<br /> Attributes of contractual provisions<br /> Defaults and remedies<br /> Variations, claims and disputes<br /><br /><p>Youll also learn about the duties, rights, and obligations of the parties to a contract, as well as the issues related to commencement, completion, extension, and damages. Examples and real-life scenarios make learning about the contractual process easy.</p><br /><br /> <p>CONTRACTUAL DIMENSIONS IN CONSTRUCTION is for all contract specialists, commercial managers, forensic delay analysts, quantity surveyors, cost engineers, and undergraduates studying construction and surveying related subjects. Those who are interested in para-legal functions related to construction may also find this book of value, as will students of engineering disciplines. </p>
C++: Programming Basics for Absolute Beginners (Step-By-Step C++ ...
by Nathan Clark

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English

Pages

110

Publication Date

February 04, 2017

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<h2>C++ Made Easy – a Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners</h2><br /><b>Get the Kindle version FREE when purchasing the Paperback!</b><br /><br />Learning a programming language can seem like a daunting task. You may have looked at coding in the past, and felt it was too complicated and confusing. This comprehensive beginner’s guide will take you step by step through learning one of the best programming languages out there. In a matter of no time, you will be writing code like a professional.<br /><br />C++ is an evolution of the C programming language and is a powerful and versatile language. It is a great language to learn whether you have never written a line of code in your life, or are a seasoned developer. C++ is a stepping stone to creating a multitude of wonderful and practical programs.<br /><br /><h2>What This Book Offers</h2><br /><b>Made for Beginners</b><br />This guide is written specifically for beginners. We take you step-by-step through writing your very first program, explaining each portion of code as we go along. We guide you through choosing a compiler and editor, as well as common pitfalls beginners should avoid.<br /><br /><b>Reference Manual</b><br />This book serves as a teaching guide and also a reference manual to accompany you through this wonderful world of programming. For that reason we included a sample C++ library, a glossary of terms, as well as lists of available compilers, IDE’s and libraries for future reference.<br /><br /><b>Introduction to C++</b><br />For newcomers to C++ we look at what the language has to offer, the basic structure of a program, advantages and disadvantages, as well as numerous examples as demonstration.<br /><br /><h2>Key Topics</h2><br /><ul><li>Basics of C++</li><li>Writing Your First Program, Step-By-Step</li><li>Basic Program Structure</li><li>Compilers</li><li>Editors</li><li>Sample Applications</li><li>Capabilities of C++</li><li>Benefits and Limitations of C++</li><li>How to Minimize Bugs and Errors</li><li>How to Avoid Being Hacked</li><li>Sample C++ Library</li><li>Glossary of Terms</li></ul><br /><h3>Get Your Copy Today!</h3>
Dog Company: A True Story of American Soldiers Abandoned by Their...
by , Roger Hill

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English

Pages

424

Publication Date

April 11, 2017

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The Army does not want you to read this book. It does not want to advertise its detention system that coddles enemy fighters while putting American soldiers at risk. It does not want to reveal the new lawyered-up Pentagon war ethic that prosecutes U.S. soldiers and Marines while setting free spies who kill Americans.This very system ambushed Captain Roger Hill and his men.Hill, a West Point grad and decorated combat veteran, was a rising young officer who had always followed the letter of the military law. In 2007, Hill got his dream job: infantry commander in the storied 101st Airborne. His new unit, Dog Company, 1-506th, had just returned stateside from the hell of Ramadi. The men were brilliant in combat but unpolished at home, where paperwork and inspections filled their days.With tough love, Hill and his First Sergeant, an old-school former drill instructor named Tommy Scott, turned the company into the top performers in the battalion. Hill and Scott then led Dog Company into combat in Afghanistan, where a third of their men became battlefield casualties after just six months. Meanwhile, Hill found himself at war with his own battalion commander, a charismatic but difficult man who threatened to relieve Hill at every turn. After two of his men died on a routine patrol, Hill and a counterintelligence team busted a dozen enemy infiltrators on their base in the violent province of Wardak. Abandoned by his high command, Hill suddenly faced an excruciating choice: follow Army rules the way he always had, or damn the rules to his own destruction and protect the men he'd grown to love.
BrainSave: The 6-Week Plan to Heal Your Brain from Concussions, B...
by Dr. Titus Chiu

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English

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Publication Date

March 11, 2018

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This book is a guide for people still struggling from the symptoms of concussion, brain injury and head trauma– even months or years after the initial injury. Having suffered multiple head injuries himself, Dr. Chiu understands the personal impacts that post-concussion syndrome can have on a person's life.<br /><br />And after working one-on-one with thousands of patients, teaching other doctors and healing his own injured brain, Dr. Chiu has put together a simple step-by-step program for people struggling with post-concussion syndrome get their lives back.<br /><br />Drawing on the latest breakthroughs in brain science, nutrition and lifestyle medicine Dr. Chiu will explain WHY your brain isn't working and WHAT you can do about it.<br /><br />He lays out a 6-week BrainSave! program to address the root causes of concussion by using diet, lifestyle, supplements and at-home brain training exercises.
The Law of Schools, Students and Teachers in a Nutshell, 5th
by , M Alexander

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English

Pages

771

Publication Date

March 06, 2015

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This text captures the key points of the precedents governing student rights and responsibilities relating to attendance, speech, expression, religion, discipline, grades, tests, drugs, search and seizure, the emerging law of social media, i.e., cyberbullying, and the range of procedural due process interests. The book further addresses the range of constitutional rights and protections for teachers as well as employment terms and conditions, including contracts, tenure and potential liabilities.
Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rap...
by Jessica Luther

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

September 06, 2016

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<div><p>"Jessica Luther studied history and the classics before marshaling her writing talent toward of-the-moment topics like sexual assault and college sports culture. Now she's an investigative journalist, working from her adopted hometown, Austin, Tex., in what is perhaps the nation's most college-obsessed state. Ms. Luther's new book, <I>Unsportsmanlike Conduct</I>, examines the 'programmatic manner' in which sexual assaults are swept under the rug by institutions both on campus and in the media."<BR>--<B><I>New York Times</B></I><p>"Not to reckon with Luther's book would be an abdication not only of one's moral faculty but also of one's fandom...Luther does't just want to save future victims; she wants to save college football."<BR>--<I><B>New York Times Book Review</I></B><p>"A significant and riveting look at how one of the greatest cultural tragedies of the millennial generation--the silencing of sexual violence against women on campus--is nurtured by a system of cover-ups and corporatized crises management."<BR>--<B><I>Playboy.com</I></B><p>"In <I>Unsportsmanlike Conduct</I>, [Luther] draws on years of research and reporting to outline what she calls the 'playbook'--all the standard, predictable ways that football programs, universities, the NCAA, and sports media typically respond when athletes are accused of rape or assault. It's an infuriating, exhaustively researched catalogue of problems, from denial and toothless language to ignoring or discrediting the victim."<BR>--<B><I>Elle.com</I></B><p>"The most important sports book of the year."<BR>--<B><I>Booklist</B></I>, Starred Review<p>"Jessica Luther is a Texas-based investigative reporter who broke the story of Sam Ukwuachu, a football player at Baylor University who was then on trial for sexual assault. Since then she's kept track of the dozens of sexual-assault claims made against college football players every year. Here, she looks at the relationship between football and sexual assault, the people and systems that perpetuate it, and how we can change the narrative going forward."<BR>--<B><I>New York Magazine</B></I><p>"Investigative journalist Luther catalogues the abuses created and enabled by college football programs and suggests workable reforms."<BR>--<I><B> Boston Globe</I></B>, One of the Best Sports Books of 2016<p>The latest from Akashic's Edge of Sports imprint.<p>Football teams create playbooks, in which they draw up the plays they will use on the field. Playbooks are how teams work and why they win. This book is about a different kind of playbook: the one coaches, teams, universities, police, communities, the media, and fans seem to follow whenever a college football player is accused of sexual assault. It's a deep dive into how different institutions--the NCAA, athletic departments, universities, the media--run the same plays over and over again when these stories break. If everyone runs his play well, scrutiny dies down quickly, no institution ever has to change how it operates, and the evaporation of these cases into nothingness looks natural. In short, this playbook is why nothing ever changes.<p><I>Unsportsmanlike Conduct</I> unpacks this societal playbook piece by piece, and not only advocates that we destroy the old plays, but also suggests we replace them with ones that will force us to finally do something about this issue.<p>Political sportswriter and Edge of Sports imprint curator Dave Zirin (the Nation) has never shied away from criticizing that which die-hard sports fans hold dear. The Edge of Sports titles will address issues across many different sports--football, basketball, swimming, tennis, etc.--and at both the professional and nonprofessional/collegiate levels. Furthermore, Zirin brings to the table select stories of athletes' journeys and what they are facing and how they evolve both in their sport as well as against the greater backdrop of one's life's odyssey.<BR></div>
The California Guide to Growing Old Without Going Broke
by Joel Weissler

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English

Pages

714

Publication Date

December 01, 2017

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<b>You Don’t Have to Go Broke to Get the Care You Need at Home, in Assisted Living or a Nursing Home!</b><br /><br /><br />Getting old can be expensive. Without proper planning Seniors’ nest eggs are cracked open and drained dry to pay for the day to day care and help most of us will eventually need. <b>In this comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide, California elder law attorney Joel Weissler shows how you, or your parents, can afford the expenses of aging.</b><br /><br /><br />California in-home and facility based care prices are skyrocketing. Most families are overwhelmed with myth and misinformation when confronting California’s elder care system. This book gives you the full picture you need to plan for future care needs and to react to immediate care needs. <br /><br /><br />This book helps California Seniors to protect their assets and improve their quality of life while empowering them to pass on their nest eggs to make a difference for their families. You do not need to ‘spend down’ your assets to access comprehensive care benefits. California’s rules are different from those of any other state. <br /><br /><br />Using engaging case studies and plain English, Attorney Weissler explains: <br /><br /><ul><li>Why Medicare fails the Elderly</li><br /><li>When Reverse Mortgages are good deals, and when they are not</li><br /><li>California Long Term Care Options</li><br /><li>Whether a reverse mortgage is a smart planning option</li><br /><li>Veteran’s Care Entitlements for in-home, assisted living and long-term care</li><br /><li>How to tap entitlement programs to pay for senior care needs</li><br /><li>Why most Seniors do not need to worry about how much they earn when seeking long term care benefits </li><br /><li>How to position yourself to qualify for Medi-Cal (Medicaid) </li><br /><li>How to legally and ethically shield your assets from the government</li><br /><li>And More</li></ul><br /><br /><b>Weissler gives you the real strategies and tools that California attorneys use to save their clients millions of dollars in long-term care costs.</b> Attorney Weissler’s insights will also warn you against financially wasteful strategies promoted by unethical insurance and investment brokers who prey upon Seniors and their families.<br /><br /><br /><br /><i><b>Whether you are just starting on your planning journey, or a medical emergency has forced you into a crisis planning situation, this book is for you.</b></i> Each chapter of this book is packed with useful information for U.S. Military veterans, unmarried individuals, married couples, divorcees, and family members. Don’t hold off on creating your long-term care plan! Buy this book today so you can be prepared for whatever the future holds. <br /><br /><hr /><br /><br /><br /><br />California Attorney Joel S. Weissler has been a practicing estate planning and elder law attorney in San Diego for over 25 years. His first-hand experiences dealing with illness, aging and deaths in his own family drew him into estate and elder care planning. He is an active member, board member and past president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys SoCal Chapter. He was a charter member of ElderCounsel and provides coaching to other attorneys. Attorney Weissler is certified as a Tax Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Joel was a contributing author of the two volume University of California CEB Press publication: Business Succession Planning: Strategies for California Estate Planning and Business Attorneys. He has helped hundreds of clients throughout California successfully plan for life cycle events, aging and long-term care. Attorney Joel Weissler is available for appearances and speaking engagements through his San Diego law office.
DASH Diet: The Essential Dash Diet Cookbook for Beginners – De...
by Whitney Harris

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English

Pages

235

Publication Date

January 28, 2018

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<b>All you need to know about the Dash Diet is here!</b> <br /><b>Painlessly Lose Weight and Lower Blood Pressure with the steps in this All-in-One Cookbook</b><br /><br />High blood pressure and obesity is one of the fastest growing health epidemic we face today in America. It's easy to consume cheap, processed foods in our regular day to day diet. This easily leads to heart & health problems and hypertension. The DASH Diet is the answer to cleanse and reset your body. In this <i>Essential Dash Diet Cookbook</i>, you'll discover the easiest methods of starting, and following through with the DASH Diet. This book provides a comprehensive recipes guide to ensure that following the DASH Diet is as stress-free as possible.<br /><br />Packed with over 100 recipes, this cookbook will set you up with the DASH Diet essentials, including: <br />•<b>The "DASH Now" Starter Guide</b> – offers a quick overview of what the DASH diet is about. How it helps you, and how it works.<br />•<b>Tips & Techniques to Kick Start Your Diet</b> - Guidance from expert DASH diet dietitians to help you with your transition. <br />•<b>Over 120+ recipes</b> - Tons of mouthwatering recipes for every meal of the day<br />•<b>Extensive 4 week meal plan</b> - Includes a guideline on shopping and budgeting to make the DASH Diet easy to include in your life.<br /><br />As a renowned dietitian and successful author, Whitney is well versed in helping her clients improve their bodies and minds. With her in-depth knowledge and strategies, she will guide you in achieving the body that you deserve – all while serving you delicious, easy to make meals that make dieting fun!<br />

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