Lysander, a young Helot slave, knows little about the mysterious pendant he wears round his neck—the Fire of Ares. When after a chance meeting, he learns that he is of noble heritage, the pendant takes on new meaning as the link to his fathers life and death. Suddenly Lysander is thrust into the life of a Spartan warrior and must struggle to prove himself worthy. But when the pendant is stolen, he must fight to retrieve it, and fulfill its powerful destiny before it is too late.This action packed tale of honor, glory and epic battles in Ancient Greece will appeal to even the most reluctant readers, and Lysanders rise from slave to Spartan warrior will leave them thirsting for more..
The Freakonomics of math—a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our handsThe math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn’t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do—the whole world is shot through with it.Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It’s a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument.
In Living a Feminist Life Sara Ahmed shows how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist at home and at work. Building on legacies of feminist of color scholarship in particular, Ahmed offers a poetic and personal meditation on how feminists become estranged from worlds they critique—often by naming and calling attention to problems—and how feminists learn about worlds from their efforts to transform them. Ahmed also provides her most sustained commentary on the figure of the feminist killjoy introduced in her earlier work while showing how feminists create inventive solutions—such as forming support systems—to survive the shattering experiences of facing the walls of racism and sexism. The killjoy survival kit and killjoy manifesto, with which the book concludes, supply practical tools for how to live a feminist life, thereby strengthening the ties between the inventive creation of feminist theory and living a life that sustains it..
Bruce Goldberg holds a B.A. degree in Biology and Chemistry, is a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland (1974) School of Dentistry, and has a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology. He retired from dentistry in 1989, and since then has concentrated on his thriving international hypnotherapy practice in Los Angeles, California.
The Library of America has been expanding the canon of classic American literature by publishing the works of obscure writers and by publishing genre writing. This new LOA two-volume box set, Woman Crime Writers: Four Suspense Novels of the 1940s and 1950s expands the scope of American literature it deems worthy of preservation in both ways: it includes works by little-known authors which have gone out-of-print, and it includes genre writing which critics at one time did not take seriously in the form of crime fiction. The box set includes four suspense novels from the 1940s written by four different women authors and four suspense novels from the 1950s written by an additional four women. Sarah Weinman, an authority on womens crime fiction selected and edited both volumes. Weinman has edited an earlier volume of womens crime fiction, Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: Stories from the Trailblazers of Domestic Suspense.The eight novels in this anthology are enjoyable, suspenseful, and psychologically astute.
Discover Qabalah, a Western non-religious mystic tradition containing a body of magical knowledge and practices to help you embrace your higher self. In this book, you will learn:· The role of the Tree of Life – the central organizational system of Qabalah· The meaning of each Sephira, or sphere, on the Tree· An exercise and meditation for each Sephira· How to work with and understand the symbolism of each Sephira, from Gods and Goddesses to Crystals· How to increase the energy for your meditations and create a personal sigil, or symbol, to represent your highest values· How to use Qabalistic prayer and work with the four great Archangels for daily support and protection ... and much more!.