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Girlchild: A Novel
Tupelo HassmanRory Hendrix is the least likely of Girl Scouts. She hasn’t got a troop or even a badge to call her own. But she’s checked the Handbook out from the elementary school library so many times that her name fills all the lines on the card, and she pores over its surreal advice (Uniforms, disposing of outgrown; The Right Use of Your Body; Finding Your Way When Lost) for tips to get off the Calle: that is, the Calle de las Flores, the Reno trailer park where she lives with her mother, Jo, the sweet-faced, hard-luck bartender at the Truck Stop.Rory’s been told that she is one of the “third-generation bastards surely on the road to whoredom.” But she’s determined to prove the county and her own family wrong. Brash, sassy, vulnerable, wise, and terrified, she struggles with her mother’s habit of trusting the wrong men, and the mixed blessing of being too smart for her own good. From diary entries, social workers’ reports, half-recalled memories, arrest records, family lore, Supreme Court opinions, and her grandmother’s letters, Rory crafts a devastating collage that shows us her world even as she searches for the way out of it.Tupelo Hassman’s Girlchild is a heart-stopping and original debut.
When Thunder Rolled: An F-105 Pilot over North Vietnam
Ed Rasimus“YOU CAN ALMOST SMELL THE JET FUEL AND GUNPOWDER. You attack the world’s fiercest defenses at 500 knots and share the ultimate thrill of hurling yourself against almost impossible odds–and winning.–JACK BROUGHTON, author of Thud RidgeEd Rasimus straps the reader into the cockpit of an F-105 Thunderchief fighter-bomber in his engaging account of the Rolling Thunder campaign in the skies over North Vietnam. Between 1965 and 1968, more than 330 F-105s were lost–the highest loss rate in Southeast Asia–and many pilots were killed, captured, and wounded because of the Air Force’s disastrous tactics. The descriptions of Rasimus’s one hundred missions, some of the most dangerous of the conflict, will satisfy anyone addicted to vivid, heart-stopping aerial combat, as will the details of his transformation from a young man paralyzed with self-doubt into a battle-hardened veteran. His unique perspective, candid analysis, and the sheer power of his narrative rank his memoir with the finest, most entertaining of the war. “A story that reflects the bravery of the men who flew over enemy territory in a perilous time.”–The Baltimore Chronicle“[A] MODERN-DAY RED BADGE OF COURAGE .”–JOHN DARRELL SHERWOOD, author of Fast Movers: Jet Pilots and the Vietnam ExperienceLook for these remarkable stories of American courage in the Vietnam warDOWN SOUTHOne Tour in Vietnamby William H. HardwickLOST IN TRANSLATIONVietnam: A Combat Advisor’s Storyby Martin J. DockeryMEDIC!The Story of a Conscientious Objector in the Vietnam Warby Ben ShermanWE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE . . . AND YOUNGIa Drang: The Battle that Changed the War in Vietnamby Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway
Start and Run a Gift Basket Business
Mardi Foster-WalkerWith little more than some working space and a few basket-making items, an ambitious and creative person can cash in on the gift basket boom. The potential for unearthing new markets and finding motivated clients is unlimited in this easy-to-run small business.Topics covered include:
Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making
Paul D. Kimmel, Jerry J. Weygandt and Donald E. KiesoThis successful book continues to provide accountants with an understanding of the fundamental concepts necessary to use accounting effectively. The sixth edition offers new discussions on IFRS, including new codification numbers, examples of IFRS financial statements, and additional exercises. A look at more recent frauds such as the Bernie Madoff scandal have been added. Enhanced discussions of ethics and international accounting are presented. The coverage of non-cash items and their impact on decision making has been expanded. In addition, comprehensive case studies and problems help accountants tie the material together.
How to Buy, Sell, and Profit on eBay: Kick-Start Your Home-Based Business in Just Thirty Days
Adam GinsbergA lively insider's guide to starting a successful small business selling items old and new on eBay, written with personal anecdotes, well–kept secrets, and insider tips by Adam Ginsberg, eBay's most successful private salesperson. This is the insider's guide to making money on eBay. Adam Ginsberg is the most successful seller on eBay, moving around a million dollars' worth of merchandise every month. Not only will he impart his personal secrets on how to sell on eBay –learned through years of experience – and his tips on expanding your small business using eBay as a global market, but he'll also give fun side–notes and anecdotes, keeping the book lively and making it a fun and interesting read. This book will be a must–have for all current and aspiring eBay sellers, all small–business owners, and anyone who wants to learn how to start a million–dollar company.
Etsy 101: Sell Your Crafts on Etsy, the DIY Marketplace for Handmade, Vintage and Crafting Supplies
Steve WeberStep away from the craft fair. Set up shop on Etsy, the world market for art, design and home decor!For artists, crafters, designers, and vintage resellers, it's a revolution. Never before has it been so easy to open a storefront that will reach millions of paying customers--with no up-front investment--online, in an afternoon!Learn how thousands of Etsians, young and old, have launched their business on a shoestring, usually part-time at home. See how to sell items quickly, earn money, and have fun doing it. Discover  the new twist on good old-fashioned word-of-mouth advertising made possible online, courtesy of Facebook, Google, and Etsy itself. You'll learn the best tools for making it all work, no computer geekery required.With tips to work smarter, you'll have more time to spend doing what you love: creating, finding new treasures, and belonging to a community of like-minded, independent artisans.Read easy-to-follow guides for registering on Etsy.com and selling your handmade items, vintage finds, or crafting supplies.Instantly supplement your brick-and-mortar store sales with an online sales outlet in the world's biggest and best-known artists' marketplace.See examples and insider tips from dozens of Etsy's top sellers.Learn to create an online shop and market your own brand.See how to describe and photograph your items like a consummate professional.Learn how to price your items to maximize your sales and fatten your profits.Learn how to process your Etsy payments and avoid scams.Get tax deductions for your home studio or office, and travel expenses.License your designs to extend your reach and earn more.Automate your administrative chores with Etsy apps.Learn to use keywords to drive visitors to your Etsy shop.Generate word of mouth and "free" advertising, and see why paid advertising is usually a waste of money.Take your business to the next level by attracting wholesalers and retailers.
The Money Makers: Crisis & Opportunity
Frankki OhThe author draws upon his direct experiences in making money from recyclables like waste papers, scrap metals, old batteries and computer systems. He revealed the secrets of making money as a recyclables collector and how to go about to materialize it. High profit margin of recyclables attracted many collectors. Making more than 100% profit margin on each product is enviable, not to mention some items that make many times over its costs. Pictorial images were used to describe and explain each product for an insight of its types and categories of recyclables. Where the money is and how to do it were explained in detail. Recycling is a resilient industry in good and bad times. Besides high profit margin of recyclables, some attractions includes cash basis nature, low capital outlay, simple knowledge of buying and selling, command on buying prices, no marketing expenses, doesn't require connections, networking and existing customer base.
Financial Leadership for Nonprofit Executives: Guiding Your Organization to Long-Term Success
Jeanne Bell and Elizabeth SchafferMaking sure that your nonprofit is going to be around long-term requires financial leadership. This means creating a financial vision for your organization and planning how you’ll get there. Financial Leadership for Nonprofit Executives gives you the framework, specific language, and processes to lead with confidence. With it, you’ll learn how to protect and grow the assets of your organization and accomplish as much mission as possible with those resources. The good news is you don’t have to be a trained accountant, earn an MBA, or have run a for-profit business in another lifetime. You already have many of the skills it takes to be a financial leader. This useful guide makes the process understandable and doable. You’ll find clear, logical steps to learn how to get accurate financial data—in a format you can understand; use financial data to evaluate your organization’s health; plan around a set of meaningful financial goals; and communicate progress on these goals to your staff, board, and external stakeholders. You’ll also find five foundational financial leadership principles; three overarching questions every financial leader needs to be able to answer (and where to find those answers); two fundamental budgeting principles; and five steps to building a strong annual budget. At the end of each chapter is an evaluation tool. You can rate how your organization is doing relative to the component of financial leadership covered in each chapter. Each attribute is scored as being red, yellow, or green. “Red” items are below standard and require immediate attention; “yellow” items are widely practiced though not generally ideal; and “green” items are considered best practice. Over time, as you and your partners on the board and staff move the organization toward “green” in each of these areas, you will create an environment in which financial leadership can flourish.
Making Better Business Decisions
Steve W. WilliamsIf you're serious about making better decisions in your business and your life, read this book and discover the hidden psychological, biological and physiological factors influencing the decisions you make. Expert author Steve Williams shows how an awareness of these influences can improve the quality of the decision-making process and increase creativity and innovation. Insightful and easy to read, "Making Better Business Decisions" will help you: Analyze options more clearly and creatively Reduce decision time Recognize and focus on priority decisions Understand why and how others make the decisions they do  
Infantino Activity Triangle
6 months and up. Every baby loves surprises, and this toy is full of them. This colorful toy entertains from every angle with zippy buttons, rattling beads, spinning shapes, and a twirling puppy to captivate babies eyes.

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