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Slinging Arrows

Author : Wayne Mardle
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Booze, Bullseyes and (more) Booze Humanity has come a long way in the 500,000 years since Neanderthal man first started chucking spears around. Or has it? In his blisteringly funny new book, former professional player Wayne Mardle, whose crowd-pleasing antics were even more lively off stage than they were on, blows the lid off one of the UK's biggest televised sports. Known in darts circles as Hawaii 501 on account of his colourful Hawaiian shirts (yours for just forty-five quid - he's got a garage full of them) Mardle remains one of the planet's most recognisable players, having performed on the world stage during a professional career that saw him play all the greats and, quite frankly, lose to most of them. In this witty (frequently), honest (largely), and poignant (twice) guide to life both on and off the oche, Mardle delivers world-class advice - such as why you shouldn't go on a two-day Vegas booze bender before a major PDC final, or how to avoid going live on European TV with a string of expletives so outrageous that clips are still replayed, years later, on Belgian telly. Some are lessons Mardle learned the hard way; others, like why it's best to avoid being sued by a well-known biscuit manufacturer, are gleaned from green-room gossip spanning decades.

art of the arrow

Author : Nick Christelis
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Whether you're a business leader, partner, teacher, politician or just want to lead yourself more effectively, this book is written for you. Examples come from Nick's personal life; the lessons he has learned from the many great leaders he has had the privilege of meeting; and the world of business. It's a story based on both theory and practical experience.It's a story based on what works.It's a story of the leadership journey.Nick's exceptional knowledge of human behaviour and what it takes to be great as a person and a team has inspired many. This book will introduce you to the Leadership Arrow. Based on the author's 30 years of global consulting experience, it's his interpretation of the leadership journey. It takes everything we know about leadership and suggests a model that's easy to understand and apply as you travel your own leadership journey, whether personal or organisational.The chapters have practical hints and tips to make the themes and concepts both personal and practical.***"e;Nick knows better than anyone that we can all be leaders, and this book shows us how. It is essential reading for anyone looking to grow and develop themselves, their team or business. It's a must read!"e;Yusuf Abramjee - Head of News and Current Affairs, Primedia Broadcasting and Lead SA activist "e;Nick is able to create transformations - taking people to levels they had not previously comprehended, by showing them they can make a difference and that the only thing holding them back is themselves."e;Steve Griessel - CEO: American Community Properties Trust "e;Nick, my 'Mr Miyagi' of leadership, has hit the target in The Art of the Arrow: How leaders fly, by capturing the very essence of what it takes to be a great leader. An outstanding read with years of invaluable experience rolled into just over 200 pages."e;Adrian Goslett - CEO: RE/MAX of Southern Africa"e;Wow! What a book! It is easy to read and flows nicely from one part to the next. I love the balance between professional and personal experiences that you have brought into the book to demonstrate leadership principles. What I found useful is that you relate past and present events - social, business, political and personal - in a simple but impactful way. I am sure the book will benefit new and experienced leaders."e;Dan Moyane - Corporate Affairs Executive: MMI Holdings Limited; News anchor: eNCA

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FIELD & STREAM, America’s largest outdoor sports magazine, celebrates the outdoor experience with great stories, compelling photography, and sound advice while honoring the traditions hunters and fishermen have passed down for generations.

The 8th Western Novel MEGAPACK 4 Classic Westerns

Author : Dean Owen
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The 8th Western Novel MEGAPACK® presents four more classic western novels...almost 700 pages of action-packed, quick-draw reading! Here are: A KILLER'S BARGAIN, by Dean Owen It was too late for Holden to run...and suicide to stay! CHEYENNE SATURDAY, by Richard Jessup He didn't know who was the more savage...the girl or the circling Indians! PARADE TRAIL, by William Byron Mowery Fleeing robbery and murder charges, Gary Frazier heads into British Columbia -- but he's only one step ahead of the Mounties. One of Mowery's best and most exciting books, full of thrilling North-Eastern action! RIMROCK TRAIL, by J. Allan Dunn A tale of "The Three Musketeers of the Range" and their new Three Star Ranch. If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 300+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

War in the History of Economic Thought

Author : Yukihiro Ikeda
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Even after the experience of WWII and despite the existence of various institutions such as United Nations to avoid conflict between nations, we have not succeeded in making a world free from war. The Cold War, the Vietnam War, the intervention of the superpowers in local conflicts and the spread of terrorism have made this all too clear. This volume brings together contributions by leading international scholars of various countries and reconstructs how economists have dealt with issues that have been puzzling them for nearly three centuries: Can a war be 'rational'? Does international commerce complement or substitute war? Who are the real winners and losers of wars? How are military expenses to be funded? The book offers a refreshing approach to the subject and how we think about the relations between economics and war.

Lionhearts

Author : Nathan Makaryk
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History and myth collide in Nathan Makaryk's Lionhearts, a riveting story of vengeance, redemption and war, perfect for fans of Game of Thrones. All will be well when King Richard returns . . . but King Richard has been captured. To raise the money for his ransom, every lord in England is raising taxes, the French are eyeing the empty throne, and the man they called, “Robin Hood,” the man the Sherriff claims is dead, is everywhere and nowhere at once. He’s with a band of outlaws in Sherwood Forest, raiding guard outposts. He’s with Nottingham’s largest gang, committing crimes to protest the taxes. He’s in the lowest slums of the city, conducting a reign of terror against the city's most vulnerable. A hero to some, a monster to others, and an idea that can't simply be killed. But who's really under the hood? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Election Law in the American Political System

Author : James A. Gardner
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The second edition of Election Law in the American Political System offers an easy to teach, student-friendly, intellectually rich casebook with comprehensive coverage of the legal rules and doctrines that shape democratic participation in the 21st century American political system. The second edition of this casebook is updated throughout with new material including identity theory of voting behavior, alternative electoral systems, emerging metrics for evaluating the quality of election administration, and developments concerning the advent of “fake news” in election campaigns. Election Law in the American Political System also includes expanded coverage of developments regarding independent districting commissions, judicial elections, legal standards to adjudicate partisan gerrymandering, and the concept of “wisdom of the multitude.” With redesigned coverage and a thoughtful selection and careful editing of cases, the second edition contextualizes legal doctrine by providing insightful background readings and using expository material to introduce topics. New to the Second Edition: New coverage: Identity theory of voting behavior. Alternative electoral systems, including limited and cumulative voting and the single transferable vote. Evolution of judicial review of democratic processes. Developments concerning the advent of “fake news” in election campaigns. The emerging law of “ballot selfies.” Emerging metrics for evaluating the quality of election administration. Expanded coverage of: Concept of “wisdom of the multitude” Legal standards to adjudicate partisan gerrymandering. Developments regarding independent districting commissions, including an extended excerpt from Arizona State Legislature Judicial elections.

Kaye Umansky s Robin Hood

Author : Kaye Umansky
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Kaye Umansky's witty tale of Lincoln Green tights, girl power and boy-band hero, Robin, is sure to delight and entertain audiences and performers alike. Perfect for upper primary school performances, there are plenty of parts, large and small and a full quiver of show-stealing songs by award-winning composer, Stephen Chadwick. The outlaws of Sherwood Forest have raided again and the evil Prince John plots a trap for Robin Hood: he will hold an archery contest and award a golden arrow - and a dungeon - to the winner. Robin's eye-watering speed with his bow and arrow are legend, but as Marion and Mensa, the wise woman, suspect, it's all sleight of hand. Robin's a truly terrible shot! So how can he win the prize, avoid the dungeon and - most importantly - keep his fame intact? The complete performance pack with its photocopiable script, full audio CD support and piano vocal score includes everything you need for rehearsing and presenting the final show. No music reading required.

Putting Choice Before Democracy

Author : Emily Hauptmann
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Shows how rational choice theory's critique and justification of democracy fails in its project to recast democratic theory.

Losing an Enemy

Author : Trita Parsi
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The definitive book on Obama's historic nuclear deal with Iran from the author of the Foreign Affairs Best Book on the Middle East in 2012 This timely book focuses on President Obama's deeply considered strategy toward Iran's nuclear program and reveals how the historic agreement of 2015 broke the persistent stalemate in negotiations that had blocked earlier efforts. The deal accomplished two major feats in one stroke: it averted the threat of war with Iran and prevented the possibility of an Iranian nuclear bomb. Trita Parsi, a Middle East foreign policy expert who advised the Obama White House throughout the talks and had access to decision-makers and diplomats on the U.S. and Iranian sides alike, examines every facet of a triumph that could become as important and consequential as Nixon's rapprochement with China. Drawing from more than seventy-five in-depth interviews with key decision-makers, including Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, this is the first authoritative account of President Obama's signature foreign policy achievement.

Welfare Theory Public Action and Ethical Values

Author : Roger E. Backhouse
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This innovative history of welfare economics challenges the view that welfare economics can be discussed without taking ethical values into account. Whatever their theoretical commitments, when economists have considered practical problems relating to public policy, they have adopted a wider range of ethical values, whether equality, justice, freedom, or democracy. Even canonical authors in the history of welfare economics are shown to have adopted ethical positions different from those with which they are commonly associated. Welfare Theory, Public Action, and Ethical Values explores the reasons and implications of this, drawing on concepts of welfarism and non-welfarism developed in modern welfare economics. The authors exemplify how economic theory, public affairs and political philosophy interact, challenging the status quo in order to push economists and historians to reconsider the nature and meaning of welfare economics.

Kindred Spirits

Author : Mark Anthony
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Magic and Murder When Flint Fireforge, dwarf and metalsmith, receives a wondrous summons from the Speaker of the Sun, he journeys to the fabled elven city of Qualinost. There he meets Tanis, a thoughtful youth born of a tragic union between elf and man. Tanis and Flint, each a misfit in his own way, find themselves unlikely friends. But a pompous elf lord is mysteriously slain, and another elf soon meets the same fate. Tanis stands accused, and if his innocence cannot be proven, the half-elf will be banished forever. Solving the mystery will be a perilous task. Time is on the murder's side, and he is not finished yet.

Vintage Bows III

Author : Rick Rappe
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The Jeniyan

Author : Penn Fawn
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The Shetani, a man hating tribe within the underworld, an ancient realm replete with prehistoric animals and medieval technology, aims to annihilate an old rival called the Jeniyan. The Shetani's wrath is evoked after they learn the Jeniyan allowed a body of men seeking refuge a stay within their territory, but little did the men know why the Jeniyan received them with open arms. Little does the Jeiniyan know the men are wanted for attempting to exterminate the Shetani's leader, the dark lord Nyeusi, but also for being in possession of a coveted magical jewel. That jewel is the Necropolis. This is the second book of the Necropolis series, a dark fantasy adventure in which its heroes and heroines who believed life ended when they died, learned this was not so. In this sequel, the Shetani, their misanthropic foe, once again works in concert with the necromancer, the chief practitioner of black magic and sorcery there, who is also indifferent to the fallen men's plight.

Necropolis The Boxed Set

Author : Penn Fawn
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The duology (two book) epic dark fantasy series about the afterlife. All of the action and adventures of our heroes and heroines in this feature conveniently compiled for one download. Over 200,000 words. Read about their transition from this world to the afterlife/underworld. Experience their shock, and their trials and tribulations as they awaken to their newfound reality. A must read for fantasy lovers.

The Age of Lone Wolf Terrorism

Author : Mark S. Hamm
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The lethality of lone-wolf terrorism has reached an all-time high in the United States. Isolated individuals using firearms with high-capacity magazines are committing brutally efficient killings with the aim of terrorizing others, yet there is little consensus on what connects these crimes and the motivations behind them. In The Age of Lone Wolf Terrorism, terrorism experts Mark S. Hamm and Ramón Spaaij combine criminological theory with empirical and ethnographic research to map the pathways of lone-wolf radicalization, helping with the identification of suspected behaviors and recognizing patterns of indoctrination. Reviewing comprehensive data on these actors, including more than two hundred terrorist incidents, Hamm and Spaaij find that a combination of personal and political grievances lead lone wolves to befriend online sympathizers—whether jihadists, white supremacists, or other antigovernment extremists—and then announce their intent to commit terror when triggered. Hamm and Spaaij carefully distinguish between lone wolves and individuals radicalized within a group dynamic. This important difference is what makes this book such a significant manual for professionals seeking richer insight into the transformation of alienated individuals into armed warriors. Hamm and Spaaij conclude with an analysis of recent FBI sting operations designed to prevent lone-wolf terrorism in the United States, describing who gets targeted, strategies for luring suspects, and the ethics of arresting and prosecuting citizens.

Shooting Arrows and Slinging Mud

Author : James E. Mueller
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The defeat of George Armstrong Custer and the Seventh Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn was big news in 1876. Newspaper coverage of the battle initiated hot debates about whether the U.S. government should change its policy toward American Indians and who was to blame for the army’s loss—the latter, an argument that ignites passion to this day. In Shooting Arrows and Slinging Mud, James E. Mueller draws on exhaustive research of period newspapers to explore press coverage of the famous battle. As he analyzes a wide range of accounts—some grim, some circumspect, some even laced with humor—Mueller offers a unique take on the dramatic events that so shook the American public. Among the many myths surrounding the Little Bighorn is that journalists of that time were incompetent hacks who, in response to the stunning news of Custer’s defeat, called for bloodthirsty revenge against the Indians and portrayed the “boy general” as a glamorous hero who had suffered a martyr’s death. Mueller argues otherwise, explaining that the journalists of 1876 were not uniformly biased against the Indians, and they did a credible job of describing the battle. They reported facts as they knew them, wrote thoughtful editorials, and asked important questions. Although not without their biases, journalists reporting on the Battle of the Little Bighorn cannot be credited—or faulted—for creating the legend of Custer’s Last Stand. Indeed, as Mueller reveals, after the initial burst of attention, these journalists quickly moved on to other stories of their day. It would be art and popular culture—biographies, paintings, Wild West shows, novels, and movies—that would forever embed the Last Stand in the American psyche.

The Almost Queen

Author : Alys Murray
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The Witch Needs Her Freedom. Ellara Wist, one of the many witches that fought on the losing side of the war, has no intentions of returning to Outerland when it is finished and she has no intention of letting her fellow witches suffer either. So, during her sentencing for war crimes against the kingdom of Aulen, she boldly offers their new king a proposal: she'll join the king's court as his own personal sorceress in exchange for the lives and freedom of those trapped in Outerland. The King Needs a Wife. Terran didn't want to be king. But after years of war and the loss of almost his entire family, he will not put the crown aside. But when a witch from his past offers herself as a sacrifice, he sees her as an equal. So, he instead counters her offer with one of his own: Don't be my sorceress. Be my Queen. And the deal they strike will change their world forever. Desperate, Ellara agrees, swearing to herself that she could never love him. But as time reveals the man she's married not as the monster everyone thought he was and danger draws them closer together, she finds her vow almost impossible to keep.

Framing Democracy

Author : Jamie Terence Kelly
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The past thirty years have seen a surge of empirical research into political decision making and the influence of framing effects--the phenomenon that occurs when different but equivalent presentations of a decision problem elicit different judgments or preferences. During the same period, political philosophers have become increasingly interested in democratic theory, particularly in deliberative theories of democracy. Unfortunately, the empirical and philosophical studies of democracy have largely proceeded in isolation from each other. As a result, philosophical treatments of democracy have overlooked recent developments in psychology, while the empirical study of framing effects has ignored much contemporary work in political philosophy. In Framing Democracy, Jamie Terence Kelly bridges this divide by explaining the relevance of framing effects for normative theories of democracy. Employing a behavioral approach, Kelly argues for rejecting the rational actor model of decision making and replacing it with an understanding of choice imported from psychology and social science. After surveying the wide array of theories that go under the name of democratic theory, he argues that a behavioral approach enables a focus on three important concerns: moral reasons for endorsing democracy, feasibility considerations governing particular theories, and implications for institutional design. Finally, Kelly assesses a number of methods for addressing framing effects, including proposals to increase the amount of political speech, mechanisms designed to insulate democratic outcomes from flawed decision making, and programs of public education. The first book to develop a behavioral theory of democracy, Framing Democracy has important insights for democratic theory, the social scientific understanding of political decision making, economics, and legal theory.

The Dark Pretender

Author : Nikki Jefford
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Betrayal is a heavy price to pay for a kingdom, especially when you lose the crown. But no loss is greater than love. Alok Life as an exiled prince in Frostweather is as bleak as the frozen landscape surrounding my prison. There’s a price on my head in Faerie. My only escape is portaling to the elven realm to attend the parties of high elves. They welcome my twin sister and me as their esteemed guests. When my ex, the love of my life and the female I betrayed, turns up at the same house party at Amberhill, I know I need to leave. Our star burned out years ago. Yet seeing her, I feel it flare immediately back to life. It’s pointless. She hates me. She’s moved on. Or has she? Fraya My glory days are over. No more tournaments. No more floral championship crowns. My life ended the day of the tragedy. A year later, I’ve agreed to marry Helio Moongold. I can’t live with my parents forever, watching the sad glances they cast my way. At least Helio makes me laugh. But after I arrive for a house party at Amberhill, his true colors start to show, and they aren’t so golden. Then Alok Elmray shows up. I want to hate him for what he did to me and my family. I’ve tried so hard to forget him, but I can’t. Not even a little. Even if I can find it in my heart to forgive Alok, my family never will. If King Liri ever catches him, he’s as good as dead. And if I allow myself to love Alok again, I might lose my heart forever. --- The Dark Pretender is an enemies to lovers, elf and Fae, secret baby, fantasy romance about battling inner demons, and second chance romance. Make sure to read Holiday Crown (Royal Conquest Saga book 4 first).