Beyond the White House lawn

current perspectives on the Arab-Israeli peace process

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Author: Bluma Zuckerbrot,Bluma Zuckerbrot-Finkelstein,Susan Heller,B'nai B'rith. Anti-defamation League

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 117

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The Other Woman

A Novel of Suspense

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Author: Diana Diamond

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429903724

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Pam Leighton is a smart, ambitious, and sexy aide to a handsome Washington lobbyist named John Duke. For the last two years, she's also been his lover. It's an open secret that his glamorous and social-climbing wife, Catherine, tolerates—to a point. After the President nominates Duke for a cabinet post, Catherine sees her opportunity and delivers an ultimatum: either fire Pam or get ready for a very public, very ugly divorce. Duke's sharply honed political instincts tell him exactly what he needs to do. In one abrupt, brutal meeting, Duke ends the relationship and fires her from the job she loves. But Pam is not about to go quietly: A powerful New York publisher is offering her big money for what could be the ultimate Washington tell-all. But when people around her begin dying, Pam realizes that finishing the book may be a matter of life and death—her own.

Beyond the Matrix

Daring Conversations with the Brilliant Minds of Our Times

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Author: Patricia Cori

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583942955

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 456

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Those concerned with the current eco-crisis most often look only to scientists and politicians for solutions. In this important book, Patricia Cori invites another, overlooked group—perhaps the most important one—to join the discussion. Beyond the Matrix collects some of the most provocative, forward-thinking interviews conducted on Cori's radio show of the same name, bringing together leaders in various fields of alternative thinking to propose new and exciting perspectives on the future of humanity as we approach the potentially life-changing 2012. Beyond the Matrix offers a portrait of a refreshingly optimistic future in a time when we are bombarded with an apocalypse scenario as the future of our civilization. The book features no-holds-barred, in-depth interviews with such renowned thinkers as New York Times best-selling author and theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, whom many call the Einstein of our times; respected UFO and ET investigator Stanton Friedman; radical Egyptologist Stephen Mehler; former astronaut and the sixth man on the moon Dr. Edgar Mitchell; crop circle expert Andy Thomas; intuitive physicist MaAnna Stephensen; Paradigm Research Group director Stephen Bassett; founder of bluevoice.org Hardy Jones; and nine others. The probing conversations cover a bracing range of subjects, from string theory, UFO and extraterrestrial life, crop circles, and ecology to healing, Egyptian mysticism, ascension, and other significant topics that swirl in our minds as we face a new paradigm for human exploration, where spirit and science finally merge. With its blend of fascinating dialogue and higher ideals, Beyond the Matrix offers both hope and reassurance in these challenging times. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Beyond the Handshake

Multilateral Cooperation in the Arab-Israeli Peace Process, 1991-1996

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Author: Dalia Dassa Kaye

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231505329

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Arabs and Israelis have battled one another in political and military arenas, seemingly continuously, for some fifty years. The 1991 Madrid Peace Conference sought to change this pattern, launching bilateral and multilateral tracks in the Arab-Israeli peace process. As a result, a broad group of Arab states sat down with Israel and began to cooperate on a wide range of regional issues in what became known as the Middle East multilaterals. Yet why did enemies reluctant even to recognize one another choose to cooperate on regional problems? And once this process began, what drove the parties to continue such cooperation or, in some cases, halt their cooperative efforts? Beyond the Handshake addresses these fundamental questions, exploring the origins of the multilaterals and the development of multilateral cooperation in the areas of arms control and regional security, economic development, water management, and the environment. Dalia Dassa Kaye, challenging conventional concepts of cooperation, argues that multilateral cooperation in the Middle East must be appreciated as a process of interaction rather than solely as a set of outcomes. Presenting theoretical insights of value to students of regional and international relations, Beyond the Handshake provides a unique look at the evolving nature of Arab-Israeli relations and exposes the foundation the multilateral peace process laid for future regional cooperation in the Middle East.

Healing Beyond The Body

Medicine and the Infinite Reach of the Mind

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Author: Larry Dossey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748109102

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

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If modern medicine is truly to be a healing art, says Dr. Larry Dossey, it must embrace three ideas it has too long ignored. It must address not only our bodies, but our minds and spirits as well; it must deal not only with the mechanism of illness, but with its meaning; and it must recognize that our power to heal and be healed extends beyond our physical bodies. Bestselling author Dossey is one of the most influential spokespersons for the role of consciousness and spirituality in medicine. In these writings, he explores the relationship - often documented in extensive research - between science and 'unscientific' topics such as prayer, love, laughter, work, war, creativity, dreams and immortality. Does the mind produce consciousness - or transmit it? Why has job stress become a worldwide epidemic? Could war be a biological condition? Why is fishing good for your health? How can science study the effects of prayer? Dossey tackles all these questions and more. Some essays are funny, some sober, some inspirational. Each in its own way challenges us to examine ourselves and our health in a new and different light.

Row House to White House

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Author: Lawrence M. O’Rourke

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469141280

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 433

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This memoir reveals information ORourke acquired through conversations with presidents from Johnson to Obama and other national and international fi gures. ORourke is the author of the biography Geno. The memoir covers ORourkes Irish Catholic childhood in Philadelphia, military service in Puerto Rico, marathon running, recovery from prostate cancer and a heart attack. He is married with four children and four grandchildren and lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland and Grand Beach, Michigan.

Doomsday in Pompeii

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Author: Marianne Hering,Paul McCusker

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1624054463

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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It’s the hottest adventure yet! When Patrick takes a trip alone in the Imagination Station for science project research, things get a little explosive. First, his cousin Beth gets angry that she was left behind. Second, Eugene Meltsner sees red when he realizes that Patrick went to Pompeii in 79 A.D. a day before Mount Vesuvius erupts! It doesn’t help that the Imagination Station is on the blink and Whit has gone missing. As Beth and Eugene frantically try to find a way fix the machine, Patrick learns a few things about volcanoes: it’s not the lava that comes first, it’s poisonous gas. Will Eugene be able to reprogram the Imagination Station and send Beth to help Patrick? And what will happen to Patrick’s new friends—a preacher, a looter, and a stray dog? Find out in the next adventure, Doomsday in Pompeii!

Home on the Horizon

America's Search for Space, from Emily Dickinson to Bob Dylan

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Author: Sally Bayley

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781906165154

Category: Architecture

Page: 226

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In this study of space and place, Sally Bayley examines the meaning of 'home' in American literature and culture. Moving from the nineteenth-century homestead of Emily Dickinson to the present-day reality of Bob Dylan, Bayley investigates the relationship of the domestic frontier to the wide-open spaces of the American outdoors. In contemporary America, she argues, the experience of home is increasingly isolated, leading to unsettling moments of domestic fallout. At the centre of the book is the exposed and often shifting domain of the domestic threshold: Emily Dickinson's doorstep, Edward Hopper's doors and windows, and Harper Lee's front porch. Bayley tracks these historically fragile territories through contemporary literature and film, including Cormac McCarthy's "No Country For Old Men," Lars Von Trier's "Dogville," and Andrew Dominik's "The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford" - works that explore local, domestic territories as emblems of nation. The culturally potent sites of the american home - the hearth, porch, backyard, front lawn, bathroom, and basement - are positioned in relation to the more conflicted sites of the American motel and hotel.

Going After the Cows

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Author: Gary L Jackson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467829533

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 140

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Decaying farmsteads with sagging unpainted houses, lone barns, and isolated windmills are common sights along roadways throughout America and particularly in the Midwest. Many small towns are in similar decline with empty stores, vacant houses, closed churches and schools. Some that were thriving in the1950s are nearly gone. Going After The Cows is a memoir that describes the life of a farm boy living in one of those communities in northwestern Missouri in the 1940s and 50s. During that time he witnessed the transition from horsepower to tractor power and changes to the agricultural economy which caused people to leave rural areas and small towns. The author describes and reflects on experiences, institutions, and some of the people and special places that influenced his childhood. The narrative is divided into four interwoven parts. The first deals with daily events on the farm, including the havoc caused by a tornado and his experiences in rural schools and a country church. A second describes four neighbors who provided special memories: an alcoholic hired man; the authors nearest neighbor and hunting buddy; a wealthy neighbor who could not drive, but owned the latest model automobile; and a well-educated eccentric bachelor who could quote the classics. Several chapters are devoted to special places, including the marsh and creek, and to activities such as duck hunting and fishing that enriched daily life and led to his appreciation of nature. In the final chapter he reflects on changes which have occurred in rural life during the past sixty years, pleads for better resource management, and speculates on the future of this and similar communities.

The Picts and the Martyrs

or Not Welcome At All

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Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446478939

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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The dreaded Great Aunt has invited herself to stay with Nancy and Peggy just as their friends Dick and Dorothea arrive for the Summer holiday. Nancy and Peggy have to become Martyrs, wearing dresses and reading poetry (but breaking out at night), while Dick and Dorothea become Picts, secret inhabitants of the country who must never let themselves be seen. It's a desperate gamble to keep everyone out of trouble - but can it possibly work against the eagle eyes of the fearsome Great Aunt?

Wild women in the White House

the formidable females behind the throne, on the phone, and (sometimes) under the bed

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Author: Autumn Stephens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781567316308

Category: Presidents' spouses

Page: 211

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What Lurks Beyond

The Paranormal in Your Backyard

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Author: Jason Offutt

Publisher: Truman State Univ Press

ISBN: 1935503030

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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Jason Offutt's new book, What Lurks Beyond, is a study of strange and otherworldly phenomena of a truly varied, disturbing, and ominous nature that have occurred within 100 miles of Jason's home. Encompassing engrossing tales of time travel; encounters with aliens from far-off realms; shadowy entities that lurk in the darkened corners of our world; near-death experiences; and much more, this is a book that takes a fresh, new approach to its subject matter. And it's one that will definitely have you looking over your shoulder as you read it!---Nick Redfern, author of Science Fiction Secrets and There's Something in the Woods Unearthing fresh information about classic cases and all-new tales of paranormal happenings, Jason Offutt has done a masterful job of peeling back the otherworldly veneer from the esoteric and bringing it much closer to home. He dispels the notion that high strangeness is "somewhere out there" and shows that it exists all around us, in small towns, big cities, and, more often than not, right around the corner. A fun and entertaining read that serves as a veritable grab bag of paranormal genres, What Lurks Beyond is a worthwhile addition to any esoteric enthusiast's library.---Tim Binnall, host of Binnall of America Ghosts, aliens, a time traveler, and a mind-reading dog could be fiction, but Jason Offutt investigates true tales of these and other paranormal events that happened within 100 miles of his home. Offutt introduces ordinary folks who have encountered unexplained phenomena in everyday places and presents engaging account of their experiences. Getting a glimpse of this hidden world around us may prompt us to look---really look---in our own backyard.

They Stole My Car

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Author: James Lannan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453552452

Category: Fiction

Page: 277

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Is Henry Otis crazy?During formative years in Dangle, Wyoming, Henry becomes convinced that he possesses the power to orchestrate real world events by pure force of will. The maker of miracles at first exults in his power, but soon realizes there are rules to its exercise, some of which will be disclosed only after he breaks them.Having "confabrilated" his brother Robert's romance with a college co-ed, Henry infers that he is responsible for subsequent failure of the couple's marriage. As a consequence of willing his wife's pregnancy, he assumes blame for her miscarriage. Mother Otis dies in a car wreck because her younger son, at an unguarded moment, wishes she'd get lost. But what offense did Henry commit against the "power beyond" to cause the death of his best friend Jeffery, a peace officer, who takes a bullet to the chest while attempting to resolve a domestic dispute.Nearly catatonic from compounded grief, Henry loses his job as a police dispatcher, is committed to the psyche ward at the local hospital and, upon release, dutifully attends regular therapeutic sessions with a psychologist. One afternoon his therapist cancels an appointment, and he returns home unexpectedly to discover that brother Robert and wife Holly have become lovers. There follows a frantic chase to the Mexican border, with the betrayed husband racing to outdistance a team of insidious deceivers.In Mexico, Henry follows a group of pilgrims into a cave, and there learns that he has been assigned a sacred mission, which is also his last chance at redemption. Aided by desert animals, ambulant campesino skeletons and a Downs-syndrome angel, he manages to save a holy golden cross from evil forces that conspire to cast the entire world in darkness.Is Henry Otis nuts? He'd say it's hard to tell, once you get rolling.

Richard Nixon, Watergate, and the Press

A Historical Retrospective

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Author: Louis Liebovich

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275979157

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 143

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In this compelling reexamination, Liebovich draws extensively from newly available sources, including recently released Nixon Oval Office tapes, FBI reports, and personal reminiscences of cover-up leader John Dean.

Beyond the Pampas

In Search of Patagonia

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Author: Imogen Herrad

Publisher: Seren

ISBN: 1854116096

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Beyond the Pampas is an exploration of the lives of the descendents of nineteenth century Welsh settlers in Argentina. Herrad discovers a fascinating melding of Welsh and Spanish language cultures through which she explores the nature of heritage and identity. Her expectations are further challenged by the plight of Patagonia's indigenous peoples - the Tehuelche and Mapuche - with the land-related cultures and oppression by European settlers. This is an additional prism through which to view history, as is the difference Herrad discovers between metropolitan Buenos Aires and the rural hinterland. And the whole is underpinned by Herrad's personal journey of self-discovery, from an abusive childhood in Germany to acceptance in the communities of Wales and Patagonia. Herrad's openness to new experience and her wonder at the natural world result in a rich and evocative depiction of the exotic places in which she finds herself, from camping under the stars in the Andes to whale-watching on the Atlantic coast, and from the Welsh-speaking tea rooms of Chubut to the museums of lost Indian peoples.

Beyond Tribalism

Managing Identities in a Diverse World

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Author: Celia de Anca

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137000937

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 299

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In the past, neo-tribalism in a Western context has been feared as leading to blindness or irrationality. In today's business world, tribalism represents a conscious separation of the individual ego for the good of the community. This is the key to understanding the success of the most innovative businesses in the 21st century.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

A Rendezvous with Destiny

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Author: Frank Freidel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 031609241X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Freidel (history emeritus, Harvard U., U. of Washington), whose four- volume biography of the young FDR concluded with the launching of the New Deal, now offers a one-volume complete biography. Although he details Roosevelt's life before his presidency, the focus is on the Depression and wartime periods. This will probably become the standard one-volume biography. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Maiden Stone Lighthouse

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Author: Sally Smith O' Rourke

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758266618

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Sally Smith O'Rourke's enchanting debut, The Man Who Loved Jane Austen, established her as a gifted storyteller with an inventive imagination. Now, in her remarkable new novel, she brings to life a picturesque Rhode Island seaside town and an unforgettable heroine compelled to uncover the secrets guarded by The Maidenstone Lighthouse. Nestled in a coastal inlet a few miles north of Newport, Rhode Island, Freedman's Cove is known for its superb seafood, its postcard-pretty waterfront, and its exquisite Victorian homes--a legacy of the town's past as a summer resort for wealthy families. Manhattan antiques appraiser Susan Marks inherited one of these ornate mansions from her great aunt. After suffering a devastating loss, she retreats to Freedman's Cove to nurse her grief. Three months have passed since the corporate plane piloted by Susan's lover, Bobby Hayward, disappeared at sea, but still Susan dreams nightly of his safe return. Her days are filled with memories of Bobby's mischievous blue eyes, his sensual touch, and the sheer zest for living that he imparted to every moment of their time together. Amid the bracing sea air and familiar surroundings of the town where she spent happy childhood summers, Susan starts to recover her peace of mind--until she awakens one night to see an ethereal figure standing at her window. More curious than afraid, Susan is immediately intrigued by the ghost of this sad and beautiful young girl who gazes out at the Maidenstone Lighthouse. Delving into the story of her ancestor's tragic death brings Susan into contact with Dan Freedman, a local historian and famed artist who was once the town's teenage rebel. But even as the hours spent with Dan awaken Susan's hope that she could someday find love again, the startling truth behind a century-old mystery emerges to shed a beacon of light on dangerous shadows in Susan's own past. . .and in her present. At once moving and suspenseful, charming and evocative, The Maidenstone Lighthouse is a spellbinding story of mystery, secrets, and the power of love. . . Sally Smith O'Rourke lives in Monrovia, California, where she is working on her next novel. Praise For Sally Smith O'Rourke's The Man Who Loved Jane Austen "With charm and wit, Sally Smith O'Rourke weaves an enchanting, clever, and often haunting tale of high romance, of hearts reaching out to one another across the ages, and of the timeless search for true love. To be read with an expectation of pleasure." --Peter Pezzelli, author of Francesca's Kitchen "O'Rourke alternates between the past and the present in this fascinating novel that pays tribute to Jane Austen's enduring ideals of romantic love." --Booklist "In The Man Who Loved Jane Austen, Sally Smith O'Rourke confirms what readers have always hoped for--that Mr. Darcy is real, and that he's even more dashing and romantic than we imagined. This wonderfully conceived novel is fresh, original and rewarding." --Susan Wiggs "O'Rourke's latest is mysterious yet romantic as she reveals secrets of Jane Austen's life." --Romantic Times "For all of those readers who longed for Jane Austen to have the kind of love she gave her characters--and for all those readers who longed to have Fitzwilliam Darcy to themselves. Sally Smith O'Rourke gives us access to one of our most beloved writers and our favorite characters. A wonderful, magical read." --Jessica Barksdale Inclan