Beautiful Disaster

Beautiful Disaster
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-07-12
ISBN 10: 1476712050
ISBN 13: 9781476712055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Disaster Book Review:

A New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller about a good girl dangerously drawn to the ultimate bad boy. The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand. Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

Beautiful Disaster Signed Limited Edition

Beautiful Disaster Signed Limited Edition
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-11-27
ISBN 10: 1476719071
ISBN 13: 9781476719078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Disaster Signed Limited Edition Book Review:

Travis Maddox, Eastern University's playboy, makes a bet with good girl Abby that if he loses, he will remain abstinent for a month, but if he wins, Abby must live in his apartment for the same amount of time.

Walking Disaster

Walking Disaster
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2013-04-02
ISBN 10: 1476712999
ISBN 13: 9781476712994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walking Disaster Book Review:

How much is too much to love? Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder. Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Can you love someone too much? Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder. In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees. Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.

Disaster Medicine

Disaster Medicine
Author: David E. Hogan,Jonathan L. Burstein
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780781762625
ISBN 13: 0781762626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Medicine Book Review:

Written by more than 30 emergency physicians with first-hand experience handling medical care during disasters, this volume is the only single comprehensive reference on disaster medicine. It provides the information that every emergency department needs to prepare for and handle the challenges of natural and manmade disasters. The contributors present guidelines for assessing the affected population's health care needs, establishing priorities, allocating resources, and treating individuals. Coverage encompasses a wide range of natural, industrial, technologic, transportation-related, and conflict-related disasters, with examples from around the world. This edition has more illustrations and more information on weapons of mass destruction and explosions.

A Beautiful Wedding

A Beautiful Wedding
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-11-25
ISBN 10: 1501103075
ISBN 13: 9781501103070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Beautiful Wedding Book Review:

"You know that Abby Abernathy unexpectedly became Mrs. Maddox. But what do you really know? Why did Abby pop the question? What secrets were shared before the ceremony? Where did they spend their wedding night? Who else knew about it . . . and didn't tell? Everything about Abby and Travis's elopement was top-secret . . . until now. Fans of "Beautiful Disaster" and "Walking Disaster" will get all of their questions answered in this whirlwind tale of the wedding day (and night)..."--Provided by publisher.

Sins of the Innocent A Novella

Sins of the Innocent  A Novella
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publsiher: Jamie McGuire
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-06-28
ISBN 10: 1310293317
ISBN 13: 9781310293313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sins of the Innocent A Novella Book Review:

In the horror show of gods and monsters, Eden Ryel was the star. Conceived of her mother, a Merovingian--a direct descendant of Christ--and her father, the half-human son of a fallen angel, Eden's very existence had prompted The Great War. Prophesied to be the Keeper of the Balance, she struggles to realize her purpose. Levi, the overconfident and charming half-human son of Lucifer takes nothing seriously. Not even when he finally meets the young woman who is destined to end his existence. A common bond is formed under the pressures they face from both sides, but their respective religious texts predict opposite outcomes. Either way, they must choose: war, death, or love.

Beautiful Oblivion

Beautiful Oblivion
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 1476759588
ISBN 13: 9781476759586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Oblivion Book Review:

A once-popular young man helping to support his family after a tragic accident falls irrevocably in love with a fiercely independent and driven college student who wants to avoid romantic entanglements. By the best-selling author of Beautiful Disaster. Original.

Something Beautiful A Novella

Something Beautiful  A Novella
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publsiher: Jamie McGuire
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-08-15
ISBN 10: 131047883X
ISBN 13: 9781310478833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Something Beautiful A Novella Book Review:

America Mason, a sassy undergrad at Eastern State University, is in love with a Maddox--Shepley Maddox. Unlike his cousins, Shepley is more lover than fighter, but a road trip to her parents' home in Wichita, Kansas could mean the next step, or the end of everything

Walking Disaster

Walking Disaster
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2013-04-02
ISBN 10: 1471115151
ISBN 13: 9781471115158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walking Disaster Book Review:

Set in the same time-frame as Beautiful Disaster, now we hear the story from Travis' point of view. Travis lost his mother at a very young age, but before she died she taught him two important rules... Love hard. Fight harder. Growing up in a family of men who like to gamble and fight, Travis Maddox is a tough guy. Known for his bad reputation with women, and feared for his incredible fighting skills, all the boys want to be him, and the girls simply want him... Abby Abernathy is the first girl to treat him the way he feels he should be treated, with dislike and disinterest. It is her lack of interest that sparks his determination to win her round. Will the invincible Travis 'Mad Dog' Maddox be defeated by a girl?

Beautiful Burn

Beautiful Burn
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publsiher: Jamie McGuire
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-01-31
ISBN 10: 1310232156
ISBN 13: 9781310232152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Burn Book Review:

New York Times and USA Today bestseller! Fresh out of college, Ellison Edson has fallen through the cracks of rock bottom. While staying in her family’s vacation home in Colorado, her behavior has finally gained the attention of her parents—but not in the way she hoped. Cut off from the millions she’s always taken for granted, and left alone to fend for herself, Ellie spirals further out of control, making a mistake she can’t take back. Like his twin brother Taylor, Tyler Maddox is a member of the Alpine Hotshots, fighting wildland fires on the frontline. As arrogant as he is charming, Tyler’s nomadic lifestyle makes it easy to contain his relationships to one night. When he meets Ellie at a local party during off-season, her extreme personality and dismissive attitude fascinates him at first, but as his feelings deepen, Tyler realizes that the crippling inner demons of the woman he loves might be the strongest enemy any Maddox has ever faced. "Tyler Maddox will steal your heart -- and I promise you'll want to let him keep it." -- Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures novels and author of The Lovely Reckless

A Beautiful Disaster

A Beautiful Disaster
Author: Marlena Graves
Publsiher: Brazos Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2014-06-10
ISBN 10: 1441246452
ISBN 13: 9781441246455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Beautiful Disaster Book Review:

Interweaving biblical insights and personal narratives, this eloquently written book shows how God often uses suffering and desert experiences to form us into Christ's image. Marlena Graves shares her experiences of growing up poor in a house plagued by mental illness as a means to explore the forces God uses to shape us into beautiful people in the midst of brokenness. This book offers a window into suffering through the motif of desert spirituality, revealing how God can use our painful experiences to show himself faithful. While no one welcomes suffering, God often uses desert experiences--those we initially despise and wouldn't wish on anyone--to transform us into beautiful souls who better resemble Jesus. Graves shows how God can bring life out of circumstances reeking of death and destruction, whether those circumstances are crises or daily doses of quiet desperation. Readers who have experienced suffering and question God's purpose for it will benefit from this book, as will counselors, pastors, professors, and mentors. It includes a foreword by John Ortberg and Laura Ortberg Turner.

Disaster Research and the Second Environmental Crisis

Disaster Research and the Second Environmental Crisis
Author: James Kendra,Scott G. Knowles,Tricia Wachtendorf
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2019-04-04
ISBN 10: 3030046915
ISBN 13: 9783030046910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Research and the Second Environmental Crisis Book Review:

The 50th anniversary of the Disaster Research Center of the University of Delaware provoked a discussion of the field’s background, its accomplishments, and its future directions. Participants representing many disciplines brought new methods to bear on perennial problems relevant to effective disaster management and policy formation. However, new concerns were raised, stemming from the fact that we live today in a globally unfolding environmental crisis every bit as pressing and worrisome as that of the 1960s when the Disaster Research center was founded. This volume brings together ideas of participants from that workshop as well as other contributors. Topics include: the history and evolution of disaster research, innovations in disaster management, disaster policy, and ethical considerations of disaster research. Readers interested in science and technology, public policy, community action, and the evolution of the social sciences will find much of interest in this collection.

Among Monsters A Red Hill Novella

Among Monsters  A Red Hill Novella
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publsiher: Jamie McGuire
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1311174710
ISBN 13: 9781311174710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Among Monsters A Red Hill Novella Book Review:

Being thirteen has pitfalls of its own, but growing up has never been this hard. Jenna had promised her mother that if the worst happened during her dad’s weekend, they would meet at Red Hill Ranch. When she finds seven words spray-painted on her dad’s wall the morning after a deadly outbreak, she makes a promise to herself: to get to the ranch with her seven-year-old sister, Halle, and to get them both there alive. Among Monsters is the companion novella to Red Hill, both exploring from different perspectives what many broken families experience every other weekend: What if your children aren't with you when the world ends? What would you do to get to them? What would they go through to get to you? For Jenna, seeing her mother again is worth everything. Determined to keep her promise, she is faced with experiences and decisions that force her to leave her childhood behind.

Beautiful Disaster

Beautiful Disaster
Author: Francette Phal
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2014-08-12
ISBN 10: 9781500792732
ISBN 13: 150079273X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Disaster Book Review:

They created the game but eighteen year old Nicholas Grayson mastered the rules. They are young and entitled and utterly bored with their lives, so they play games to entertain themselves. They call it the "bet" and new girl Ellie Holbrook is their latest target. Ellie is not the kind of girl Nicholas dates, but she is pretty enough to be his next conquest and so he sets out to seduce her and claim a nice little prize at the end. But her seduction proves difficult when she openly rejects his advances. In his dogged pursuit of her he slowly finds himself in her small circle of trusted friends and meets her two year old daughter, Sophie. Life takes a startling turn for Nicholas when he realizes his happiness now lies with the young mother and her daughter. Falling in love with Ellie isn't something Nicholas ever thought could happen to him and he's completely frightened at how fiercely she makes him feel. But before he can further examine those emotions and clearly process them, enemies from Nicholas's personal circle of friends conspire to tear them apart and he must now decide whether their love is worth saving or allow his friends to take away the greatest thing that's ever happened to him.

Beautiful Bastard

Beautiful Bastard
Author: Christina Lauren
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-02-12
ISBN 10: 1476730105
ISBN 13: 9781476730103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Bastard Book Review:

An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling. Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate—and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard. Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family’s massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who’d been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative—completely infuriating—creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he’s never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe’s so tempting he’s willing to bend the rules—or outright smash them—if it means he can have her. All over the office As their appetites for one another increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they’re willing to lose in order to win each other. Originally only available online as The Office by tby789—and garnering over 2 million reads on fanfiction sites—Beautiful Bastard has been extensively updated for re-release.

Beautiful Redemption A Novel

Beautiful Redemption  A Novel
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publsiher: Jamie McGuire
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 131086392X
ISBN 13: 9781310863929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Redemption A Novel Book Review:

"The Maddox Brothers Series is sexy, addictive, and full of surprises -- just like the Maddox boys." -- Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures novels & author of The Lovely Reckless The second of four novels chronicling the exciting, romantic, and sometimes volatile road to love for the Maddox brothers. The loves and loss of Thomas Maddox, the eldest Maddox brother, is told from the point-of-view of Liis Lindy, a no-nonsense agent of the FBI.

Red Hill

Red Hill
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 1471132625
ISBN 13: 9781471132629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Hill Book Review:

When the world ends, can love survive? For Scarlet, raising her two daughters alone makes fighting for tomorrow an everyday battle. Nathan has a wife, but can't remember what it's like to be in love; only his young daughter Zoe makes coming home worthwhile. Miranda's biggest concern is whether her new VW Bug is big enough to carry her sister and their boyfriends on a weekend escape from college finals. When reports of a widespread, deadly "outbreak" begin to surface, these ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances and suddenly their fates are intertwined. Recognizing they can't outrun the danger, Scarlet, Nathan, and Miranda desperately seek shelter at the same secluded ranch, Red Hill. Emotions run high while old and new relationships are tested in the face of a terrifying enemy-an enemy who no longer remembers what it's like to be human. Set against the backdrop of a brilliantly realized apocalyptic world, love somehow finds a way to survive. But what happens when the one you'd die for becomes the one who could destroy you? Red Hillgrabs you from page one and doesn't let go until its stunning conclusion. This is number 1 New York Timesbestselling author Jamie McGuire at her unforgettable best.

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
Author: Charles Eisenstein
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 1583947256
ISBN 13: 9781583947258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible Book Review:

As seen on Oprah's SuperSoul Sunday In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what’s true: we are all connected, and our small, personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power. By fully embracing and practicing this principle of interconnectedness—called interbeing—we become more effective agents of change and have a stronger positive influence on the world. Throughout the book, Eisenstein relates real-life stories showing how small, individual acts of courage, kindness, and self-trust can change our culture’s guiding narrative of separation, which, he shows, has generated the present planetary crisis. He brings to conscious awareness a deep wisdom we all innately know: until we get our selves in order, any action we take—no matter how good our intentions—will ultimately be wrongheaded and wronghearted. Above all, Eisenstein invites us to embrace a radically different understanding of cause and effect, sounding a clarion call to surrender our old worldview of separation, so that we can finally create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. With chapters covering separation, interbeing, despair, hope, pain, pleasure, consciousness, and many more, the book invites us to let the old Story of Separation fall away so that we can stand firmly in a Story of Interbeing.

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2012-05
ISBN 10: 1416971718
ISBN 13: 9781416971719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of My Mind Book Review:

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

Beautiful Terrible Ruins

Beautiful Terrible Ruins
Author: Dora Apel
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-06-23
ISBN 10: 0813574099
ISBN 13: 9780813574097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Terrible Ruins Book Review:

Once the manufacturing powerhouse of the nation, Detroit has become emblematic of failing cities everywhere—the paradigmatic city of ruins—and the epicenter of an explosive growth in images of urban decay. In Beautiful Terrible Ruins, art historian Dora Apel explores a wide array of these images, ranging from photography, advertising, and television, to documentaries, video games, and zombie and disaster films. Apel shows how Detroit has become pivotal to an expanding network of ruin imagery, imagery ultimately driven by a pervasive and growing cultural pessimism, a loss of faith in progress, and a deepening fear that worse times are coming. The images of Detroit’s decay speak to the overarching anxieties of our era: increasing poverty, declining wages and social services, inadequate health care, unemployment, homelessness, and ecological disaster—in short, the failure of capitalism. Apel reveals how, through the aesthetic distancing of representation, the haunted beauty and fascination of ruin imagery, embodied by Detroit’s abandoned downtown skyscrapers, empty urban spaces, decaying factories, and derelict neighborhoods help us to cope with our fears. But Apel warns that these images, while pleasurable, have little explanatory power, lulling us into seeing Detroit’s deterioration as either inevitable or the city’s own fault, and absolving the real agents of decline—corporate disinvestment and globalization. Beautiful Terrible Ruins helps us understand the ways that the pleasure and the horror of urban decay hold us in thrall.