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Square Peg

Author: Todd Rose
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401304966
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In the seventh grade, Todd Rose was suspended-not for the first time-for throwing six stink bombs at the blackboard, where his art teacher stood with his back to the class. At eighteen, he was a high school dropout, stocking shelves at a department store for $4.25 an hour. Today, Rose is a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Square Peg illuminates the struggles of millions of bright young children--and their frustrated parents and teachers--who are stuck in a one-size-fits-all school system that fails to approach the student as an individual. Rose shares his own incredible journey from troubled childhood to Harvard, seamlessly integrating cutting-edge research in neuroscience and psychology along with advances in the field of education, to ultimately provide a roadmap for parents and teachers of kids who are the casualties of America's antiquated school system. With a distinguished blend of humor, humility, and practical advice for nurturing children who are a poor fit in conventional schools, Square Peg is a game-changing manifesto that provides groundbreaking insight into how we can get the most out of all the students in our classrooms, and why today's dropouts could be tomorrow's innovators.

Square Peg

Author: Orrin Hatch
Publisher: Basic Civitas Books
ISBN: 9780465028672
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The author recalls his long career as a U.S. Senator, sharing his thoughts on the role of a public servant, the importance of having convictions, the appropriate role of faith in public service, and accepting responsibility.

Square Peg

Author: Al Truesdale
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
ISBN: 9780834127937
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In Square Peg, well-respected educators, pastors, and ministry leaders demonstrate the distinct differences between Wesleyan theology and Fundamentalism through historical, biblical, scientific, and theological exposition.

Operation Squarepeg

Author: Reg Newell
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476628327
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 In late January 1944 a force of New Zealand soldiers and Allied specialists undertook a daring behind the lines reconnaissance of the Japanese-held Green Islands of Papua New Guinea. The New Zealand Army’s largest amphibious operation of World War II followed two weeks later. The Japanese contested the invasion with air power and inflicted heavy damage on the American cruiser USS St. Louis. After landing, the New Zealanders pushed inland and encountered fanatical Japanese defenders entrenched in thick jungle. Allied engineers—including the famed Seabees—then built airfields, roads and shipping facilities. The seizure of the Green Islands completed the encirclement of the main Japanese base in the South Pacific at Rabaul. A memorable but overlooked action of the Pacific War, “Operation Squarepeg” involved a diverse force of Allied sailors, soldiers and airmen that included Charles Lindbergh and future U.S. president Richard Nixon.

A Square Peg

Author: Gabriella Jaye
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 150431218X
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A Square Peg is a creative non-fiction memoir describing key events that pushed the author to own her uniqueness despite having been well indoctrinated into the norms of society. The struggle to break free from the bonds of conformity and acceptability are shared honestly and openly. The struggle to accept a life path vastly different to the one imagined provided momentous challenges. Many unexpected twists and turns, each one resulting in new adventures, are shared prosaically and profoundly. This life journey contains more unanticipated surprises on every level, resulting in a life that is lived meaningfully in ways completely unexpected.

Let S Preserve It

Author: Beryl Wood
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448138361
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This unique and comprehensive recipe book revives the art of making jams, jellies, pickles and chutneys, and celebrates the joys of transforming a surfeit of anything - from apples to whortleberries - into jars full of sweetness. First published in 1970, Beryl Wood's classic Let's Preserve It is the ultimate preserving bible. In this small encyclopaedia, Wood distils the immense knowledge of earlier generations into a jarful of simple, foolproof recipes that will give endless delight both to make and to savour. With guidelines on equipment and preparation, useful hints on cooking and important tips to remember, this A-Z of recipes is an essential book for everyone from the experienced jam-maker to new cooks making preserves for the first time. Classic recipes such as mint jelly, lemon curd and Seville orange marmalade are all here, as well as more unusual combinations and ideas for preserving fruits, herbs and vegetables. 'I've long treasured my battered, second-hand copy of this book, and now that it has been proudly reissued, others will be able to benefit from it too' Nigella Lawson

Ices And Ice Creams

Author: Agnes Marshall
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448190533
Size: 53.20 MB
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'One of the greatest culinary pioneers this country has ever seen' - Heston Blumenthal ‘The aim of the properly constructed sweet is to convey to the palate the greatest possible amount of pleasure’ - AA. B. Marshall This ultimate ice cream collection was first published in Victorian London by ice cream entrepreneur, Agnes B. Marshall. Its divine delights include thirst-quenching ice creams, sorbets, mousses and iced soufflés, such as: Burnt Almond Cream Ice Sorbet of Peaches Maraschino Mousse Chateaubriand Bombe Plombière of Strawberries Muscovite of Oranges These simple recipes are fully updated and can be made as easily using traditional methods and a home freezer, or with modern appliances and an ice-cream maker. As Voltaire once said: ‘Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal’

Square Peg In A Round Hole

Author: Bruce H. Joffe
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462802273
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Life, in some ways, has been more complicated for those of us who are baby boomers ... especially if we’re “different” and grew up on that side of the Stonewall. Come out? Why, most of us couldn’t even join in. Rather, we tried to deny ourselves, hoping the burdensome secret would soon depart. It never did. So, we turned to prescription drugs, self-inflicted voodoo, and pejorative prayer. Mostly, though, we married—expecting that wives, wedding rings, and children would add legitimacy to our lives and help keep the demons at bay. None of that worked. And, sadly, others were also hurt by the deception. Though our options may be greater now, it’s still challenging being one more offbeat member in a much-maligned cast. Yet with each new voice that joins the chorus, we move another step closer toward embracing the inalienable and reclaiming souls lost. Listen: I can’t carry a tune but, please, let me sing! Great first review from The Augusta Free Press: AugustaFreePress And here ́s what the Staunton News-Leader said: StauntonNews-Leader When Sexual Orientation and Identity Conflict... Men May Marry, Yet Carry-On Clandestinely with Other Men Many middle-aged men are intimately involved with other men. Married or not, most of them tragically choose anonymity over acknowledging their true selves to others and, often, even themselves. Why are these men so secretive and afraid of revealing their sexual orientation? Because they grew up at a time when culture and society exorcised homosexuality, treating homosexual men and lesbians as lepers: sick, reprobate, reprehensible pariahs. So their sexual behavior, orientation, and identity conflict and increasingly collide. That’s the thesis of Bruce H. Joffe, a college professor whose new tell-tale book is a memoir about myriad masked men supposedly “straight” but actually same-sex oriented. Square Peg in a Round Hole follows the author’s attempts to delude himself and loved ones, tracing his experiences rejecting, confronting, and ultimately embracing the man he now believes God meant him to be all along. For Joffe and many men like him, the challenge required reconciling religious beliefs with his innate predisposition. An enigma within an enigma, Joffe is a Gay Jewish-Christian whose academic focus has been on Sexual Minority Studies for the past ten years. The connection enabled him to meet many men from the baby boom generation still struggling with their sexuality—online, in support groups, at churches, and through other social networks. Married with children or still single, politicians, celebrities, sports figures, and even evangelical leaders are now coming out and confessing ... or being forced to do so. Dropping a political bombshell, former New Jersey Governor James McGreevey announced his resignation after revealing that he is gay and that he’d had an adulterous affair with another man. Spokane Mayor Jim West, Florida Congressman Mark Foley, and Idaho Senator Larry Craig similarly symbolized political anathema and personal grief when their suppressed sexuality became public fodder for the media frenzy. The Rev. Paul Barnes, senior pastor of Grace Chapel, an evangelical Colorado mega-church, resigned following a phone call outing him to the church. “I have struggled with homosexuality since I was a five-year-old boy,” Barnes said, according to the Denver Post. “I can’t tell you the number of nights I (had) cried myself to sleep, begging God to take this aw

The Price Of Loyalty

Author: Ron Suskind
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471128253
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A devestating account of the inner workings of the George W. Bush administration, written with the extensive cooperation of former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill. As readers are taken to the very epicentre of government, this news-making book offers a definitive view of Bush and his closest advisers as they manage crucial domestic policies and global strategies within the most secretive White House of modern times.