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Troublemaker

Author : Erin Trejo
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The plan was to protect her when she got herself into trouble. I ran with her. She was annoying and rambled on about nothing. She was a book of useless information. A troublemaker. The more time I spend with her, the more she makes me remember the past. That was the last thing I wanted. When danger comes for us, I know I have to protect her no matter what it takes. Even if that means it ends with my death.

Troublemaker

Author : Christine O'Donnell
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The 2010 candidate for Senate—and established political "troublemaker"*--voices the quiet anger in America today: where it comes from, what it's asking for, and where it's going from here *Time Magazine From the moment she upset a heavily-favored incumbent in the primary for the special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Joe Biden, Christine O'Donnell made headlines. Though she didn't win the general election, O'Donnell did win the designation of 2010's Most Covered Candidate. And what people were talking about wasn't just gossip: they responded to a fresh, unencumbered voice that appealed to voter frustration with politics—and politicians—as usual. America's strength lies in its government "by the people, for the people", but too many of those people feel they are now just labeled featureless residents of "flyover country", told what to think and what they can and cannot do by an entrenched, reigning class of elites. O'Donnell's candidacy gave hope that the voices of real people—the people—not only can be heard but can also become a force. Part of this hope is invested in the nascent Tea Party, but most of it is invested in individual voters who are willing to work hard and make sacrifices for what they believe in, not what backroom dealing and a bloated federal government has mandated is good for them. Troublemaker is about where O'Donnell comes from—the Philadelphia suburbs with five kids to a room—and what she weathered in the 2010 election. But the core of the book is a clear, straightforward discussion of an America that yearns to embrace freedom and opportunity through personal responsibility, and how it is hamstrung and stymied by excessive regulation, taxation, and the sanctimony of a "nanny state." And Troublemaker will deliver an important, rousing message about what we do with the quiet anger in America today: where we can go, and how strong we can be, from here. Warning readers that challenging the status quo makes the political establishment push back, O'Donnell wants to build a movement that will continue to goad it. It's practical, too, since O'Donnell believes in power through participation: it's not enough to grumble about how things are going; pitch in and try to change things if you care. O'Donnell details how she participated by running for high office as an everywoman, but also shows how attending town council meetings, organizing a petition drive, making an effort to meet a staffer in your local representative's office, or simply reading the minutes from your community board can make a difference.

Troublemaker

Author : Kathleen Burk
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A.J.P. Taylor was arguably the most influential and popular British historian of the 20th century. This biography explores Taylor's activities as historian, Oxford don, broadcast journalist, husband and friend during a brilliant life punctuated by success, failure and frequent controversy.

Troublemaker

Author : Hongda Harry Wu
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Troublemaker

Author : Bill Zimmerman
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The political memoir as rousing adventure story—a sizzling account of a life lived in the thick of every important struggle of the era. April 1973: snow falls thick and fast on the Badlands of South Dakota. It has been more than five weeks since protesting Sioux Indians seized their historic village of Wounded Knee, and the FBI shows no signs of abandoning its siege. When Bill Zimmerman is asked to coordinate an airlift of desperately needed food and medical supplies, he cannot refuse; flying through gunfire and a mechanical malfunction, he carries out a daring dawn raid and success­fully parachutes 1,500 pounds of food into the village. The drop breaks the FBI siege, and assures an Indian victory. This was not the first—or last—time Bill Zimmerman put his life at risk for the greater social good. In this extraordi­nary memoir, Zimmerman takes us into the hearts and minds of those making the social revolution of the sixties. He writes about registering black voters in deepest, most racist Mississippi; marching with Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago; helping to organize the 1967 march on the Pentagon; fighting the police at the 1968 Democratic con­vention; mobilizing scientists against the Vietnam War and the military’s misuse of their discoveries; smuggling medi­cines to the front lines in North Vietnam; spending time in Hanoi under U.S. bombardment; and founding an interna­tional charity, Medical Aid for Indochina, to deliver humanitarian assistance. Zimmerman—who crossed paths with political organizers and activists like Abbie Hoffman, Daniel Ellsberg, César Chávez, Jane Fonda, and Tom Hayden—captures a groundbreaking zeitgeist that irrevoca­bly changed the world as we knew it.

Troublemaker

Author : Chester E. Finn, Jr.
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Few people have been more involved in shaping postwar U.S. education reforms--or dissented from some of them more effectively--than Chester Finn. Assistant secretary of education under Ronald Reagan, and an aide to politicians as different as Richard Nixon and Daniel Moynihan, Finn has also been a high school teacher, an education professor, a prolific and best-selling writer, a think-tank analyst, a nonprofit foundation president, and both a Democrat and Republican. This remarkably varied career has given him an extraordinary insider's view of every significant school-reform movement of the past four decades, from racial integration to No Child Left Behind. In Troublemaker, Finn has written a vivid history of postwar education reform that is also the personal story of one of the foremost players--and mavericks--in American education. Finn tells how his experiences have shaped his changing views of the three major strands of postwar school reform: standards-driven, choice-driven, and profession-driven. Of the three, Finn now believes that a combination of choice and standards has the greatest potential, but he favors this approach more on pragmatic than ideological grounds, arguing that parents should be given more options at the same time that schools are allowed more flexibility and held to higher performance norms. He also explains why education reforms of all kinds are so difficult to implement, and he draws valuable lessons from their frequent failure. Clear-eyed yet optimistic, Finn ultimately gives grounds for hope that the best of today's bold initiatives--from charter schools to technology to makeovers of school-system governance--are finally beginning to make a difference.

Troublemaker

Author : Franco E. Scanloni
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Troublemaker is the story of Fred Norman, a middle-aged man seething with anger, appalled by the mendacity and stupidity he sees all around him. Finally, unable to go along with it any longer, he decides to do something about it. Little does he know, In pursuing his course of action he will change his life forever. it is a story that many of us will be able to relate to.

Troublemaker

Author : Katie McCoy
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Five guys. One bar. And a whole heap of sexy trouble... Dante Delgado is arrogant, mysterious… and sexy as hell. He’s also my brother’s best friend, which makes him seriously off-limits — until one of our infuriating fights turns into a steamy make-out session. Now, all bets are off. I know he’s trouble, but I can’t stay away. The chemistry between us is burning out of control, but Dante’s hiding something behind that bad boy smile, and his secrets could destroy us both. Am I heading straight for heartbreak? Or can this troublemaker open his heart for the right woman? Find out in the sizzling conclusion to the Rascals series! #1 Rascal #2 Wingman #3 Heartbreaker #4 Soulmate #5 Troublemaker “Hayley and Dante's chemistry is on FIRE!!! Scorching HOT. They are amazing together.” Tweezy Reads Blog “This story is a serious case of when opposites attract. I love Dante. He's mysterious, sexy and full on broody!” Reading Keep Me Sane Blog “This was a story I couldn't put down. It was fast paced, page turner. This is the final book in the Rascals series, it was a beautiful story to wrap up the series.” Bilbilophile Chloe

Troublemaker

Author : Andrew Clements
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When his older brother gets in serious trouble, sixth-grader Clay decides to change his own mischief-making ways, but he cannot seem to shake his reputation as a troublemaker.

Troublemaker

Author : Trice Hickman
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"Trice Hickman is an amazing writer and storyteller!" --Kimberla Lawson Roby Every joy has its challenges... After twenty years, childhood best friends Alexandria Thornton and PJ Brightwood have reunited—and fallen in love. Alex’s artistic nature as a spoken word artist, and PJ’s success as a talented surgeon promise a bright future. But their happiness brings unexpected complications for those they care about most... A devoted wife, loving mother, and successful businesswoman, Victoria Thornton is a pillar of her suburban Atlanta community. But when her daughter, Alexandria, becomes engaged to the son of Victoria’s former lover, her past mistake threatens her orderly life. As the impending marriage reunites both families, it reignites old feelings that test all of their relationships—and all of their boundaries... “I can't wait to see what Trice Hickman does next!” —Mary Monroe Praise for the Unexpected Love series "Looking for Trouble is a fantastic saga about family, friendship, love, status and destiny." --RT Book Reviews "A humorous and entertaining novel." --Urban Reviews on Keeping Secrets & Telling Lies "Hickman hits all the high notes in this charming modern romance where love and loyalty trump race." –Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Unexpected Interruptions

Troublemaker

Author : Joseph Hansen
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After forty years, Hammett has a worthy successor' The Times Dave Brandstetter stands alongside Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade and Lew Archer as one of the best fictional PIs in the business. Like them, he was tough, determined, and ruthless when the case demanded it. Unlike them, he was gay. Joseph Hansen's groundbreaking novels follow Brandstetter as he investigates cases in which motives are murky, passions run high, and nothing is ever as simple as it looks. Set in 1970s and 80s California, the series is a fascinating portrait of a time and a place, with mysteries to match Chandler and Macdonald. Rick Wendell never made an enemy in his life, but he died all the same; and Larry Johns was found standing over him with the gun in his hand still smoking. Only Dave can't see it as an open-and-shut case - what was Johns' motive? What happened to the cash Wendell withdrew that day? As his investigation progresses, he comes to realise the danger of assumptions, particularly where love and money are involved.

Troublemaker

Author : Brian Pera
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Earl, a 20-something Southern kid, is adrift in life. After his father's death, his mother - who can no longer deal with him - sends him to live with his grandmother in Memphis. His grandmother, getting senile and paranoid, turns him out on the streets of Memphis and from there his path leads him to New York City. In New York, Earl works as a hustler, then as a kept boy, but ultimately fails at both. Addicted and lost, he ends up on a train back to Omaha, where his mother keeps her door closed against him. With nowhere else to go, Earl ends up walking the grounds of a local carnival where he meets Red, an enigmatic 20-something man to whom Earl tries to attach himself, only to have Red slip away. Now the obsession with Red is the only thing driving him and Earl takes off to find this man whom he barely knows. As the narrative moves backward and forward in time, Troublemaker slowly reveals the truth about Earl, his past, his family, and his driving obsession with Red. Moving, compelling, and darkly funny, Troublemaker is about dislocation, obsession, and the search for affection. Pera's debut is a tour-de-force of voice and structure, marking the emergence of a major young writer.

Troublemaker

Author : Johnny Mays
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One week after being sentenced to ten years in the state penitentiary, William Clark discovers that his fiancée, Veronica, is pregnant with his baby. With nothing but time on his hands, Will starts to plan his family's future. Unfortunately, Veronica has decided to move on without him. But Will sticks to his game plan with the help of his beautiful, stylish friend, Chantey. After he serves his sentence, William tries to earn enough money to support his son. But will Veronica's mental abuse leave him with no choice but to run away from his responsibility?William's best friend, Calvin Jackson, has turned his street life around to become a successful business owner. He has a fat bank account, two witty daughters, and a beautiful wife who happens to be an attorney. But Calvin can't convince Tammy, the woman he dated and had a child with before his marriage, to leave him alone. Will Tammy's interference ruin Calvin's marriage?Troublemaker tells the story of two men who must confront the aftereffects of past relationships on their current situations. But it will take a great deal of soul-searching before William and Calvin can discover the key to true commitment.

The Troublemaker

Author : Lauren Castillo
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Bored and restless on a summer day, a little boy steals his sister’s bunny and sends it on an adventure. He is well satisfied with the results—until his own stuffed animal disappears. Could it be that he is not the only troublemaker around . . . ? A case of sibling rivalry is neatly resolved with the “assistance” of a hilarious raccoon in Lauren Castillo’s warm, simple text and gorgeous classic illustrations.

The Troublemaker

Author : Rexanne Becnel
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Sarah Palmer, a reckless beauty with a penchant for trouble, has enraged her family for the last time with her foiled plan to elope with a fortune hunter. Sent to stay with her married half-sister in the Scottish countryside, Sarah arrives there only to learn that her sister has gone away to Glasgow. With no one to chaperone her, she is immensely relieved at her newfound freedom and vows to redeem herself in the eyes of her family by behaving for once. But she hasn't reckoned on Marshall MacDougal, the most irresistible and troublesome man she has ever met... An American surrounded in mystery, Marshall MacDougal has come to Scotland searching for justice--and vengeance. He is captivated by Sarah and she by him, though she tried to resist. But then Sarah discovers that her own mother and half-sister are the target's of Marsh's vengeance. Old secrets, new scandals, and hocking revelations turn seduction into a devious game, where passion has a price...

Lotta on Troublemaker Street

Author : Astrid Lindgren
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Angry because everyone at home is so mean, five-year-old Lotta takes her favorite toy and goes to live in a neighbor's attic.

Troublemaker

Author : James Henry Gray
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DJ chipped, scuffed, short tears. His books on Prairie history are incomplete without this colourful account of his life as a journalist.

Troublemaker

Author : Lisa B. Kamps
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Meet the men of the New Orleans Bourdons! A brand-new hockey team is in town and their sizzling antics are turning up the heat. The ice won't be the only thing melting in this exciting new series from USA Today Bestselling author Lisa B. Kamps. Trouble comes in all different sizes... My name is Dylan Gleason and I have a reputation as a troublemaker—which is why I'm currently serving time on the ice down here with the New Orleans Bourdons. I keep telling myself I'll prove them all wrong and work my way back to the top of my game. Then I meet Morgan Raymond, the runaway bride with more baggage than a week-long road trip. They can call me a troublemaker all they want but they haven't met Morgan yet-- Something tells me I just met my match…

Troublemaker

Author : Linda Howard
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Linda Howard returns to suspense with a fantastic, fast-paced novel filled with breathtaking twists and turns . . . For Morgan Yancy, an operative in a quasi-military group, nothing comes before his job. But when he's ambushed and almost killed, the leader of his team demands answers. Who is after the members of the elite squad and why? Sent to recover at the home of his leader's ex step-sister, Morgan must lay low and stay vigilant. But between a tempting housemate he's determined to protect and danger on the horizon, Morgan knows this will be his toughest task yet. Bo Maran finally has it figured out. After finding herself a place in a small West Virginian mountain town and a job as part-time police chief, she has friends, she's making ends meet, and she has a dog. Life is good - until Morgan Yancy shows up on her doorstep. Bo doesn't need the stress of a mysterious man in her life and certainly not one as enticing as Morgan. Soon enough, Morgan becomes embroiled in Bo's life - even though she knows he's hiding from something. But discovering the truth could cost her more than she's willing to give. And when Morgan's cover is blown, it might just cost her life. 'Suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat' - Bella

Troublemaker

Author : Lynn Hall
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Violence, loneliness, and hardship are the only companions of a thirteen-year-old boy until he finds a mangy brown dog named Buster.