Set in the same world as The Promise of Amazing , this smart, surprising, and romantic follow-up to Robin Constantine's debut novel follows two New Jersey teens as they become friends and fall in love. Perfect for fans of Sarah Mlynowski, Jenny Han, and Morgan Matson. Madison Pryce thinks she's got everything figured outshe's working on a portfolio for a summer art program and hanging with her friends. Plus she has her hot boyfriend, Zach. But then a visit from a family friend turns Maddie's life upside down. Jesse McMann is still reeling from a breakup that shattered his heart and his band. Then pride (and some goading from his bass player and fellow barista) forces him to find a new drummerand the inspiration to write music again. Kismet arrives in the unlikely form of Grayson Barrett, who tries out for Jesse's band, and whose girlfriend is BFFs with the cute girl who orders a chai latte after yoga every Thursday: Maddie. What Jesse and Maddie thought they knew about the secrets of attraction and the rules of romance changes once they start falling for each other.
Operation KE explores the air combat that attended the Japanese evacuation of Guadalcanal in early 1943a topic which has hitherto received very little attention. Operation KE was successful largely because Japanese strategic planning and tactical execution was basically sound. The traditional view holds that the Japanese got away with the initiative largely because the Americans let them; the U.S. Pacific high command felt it was not worth the effort to try and stop them. The authors contend that this was not entirely the case. They argue that the Cactus Air Force and Guadalcanal-based naval units did their best to disrupt the evacuation, still believing that the Tokyo Express was bringing reinforcements and supplies to the 17th Army. Other US forces in the South Pacific did make a half-hearted and questionably-executed attempt to stop the Japanese, but were bluffed into adopting a "wait-and-see" posture. Operation KE focuses on the air war fought between the Cactus and US 13th Air Forces on the one hand and the Japanese Navy and Army Air Forces on the other, from mid-December, 1942 to mid-February, 1943. The book scrutinizes the US air strikes against the six KE-related Tokyo Express destroyer runs, plus related air strikes against the Japanese merchant marine, as well as air and naval base-suppression missions undertaken by both sides, to determine what actually happened in order to analyze why the Japanese evacuation succeeded and why Cactus failed to stop it. Background chapters attempt to assess the respective states of readiness of the Japanese and US air arms in the South Pacific to support on the one hand and counter on the other the execution of Operation KE. The central portion of the book narrates in some detail what actually occurred in the air and at sea -- including air strikes, fighter sweeps, base suppression missions, and naval sorties -- during the crucial prelude to and the actual playing out of the interrelated events that comprised the evacuation operation. Concluding chapters analyze, on both strategic and tactical levels, the Japanese planning and execution of Operation KE, and Cactus' initiatives to interdict KE's successful prosecution. The authors conclude that both the Japanese and the American states of readiness on the eve of Operation KE suffered in such matters as optimizing both resources and operating procedures, and combating a hostile environment. Consequently, both combatants were somewhat handicapped in their abilities respectively to carry out and contest Operation KE. The author contends that the Japanese developed a reasonably sound strategy that exploited those methods and tools of war then in use in the South Pacific; to achieve success, they maximized their own strengths while taking advantage of their adversary's limitations. Contrary to the traditional view, the authors are of the opinion that Japanese utilization of their newly-built airstrip at Munda in the Central Solomons playe
Wholefoods Kitchen: With Recipes for Health and Healing: The Complete Identification Guide to the Essential Healing Foods, Plus Ov
Numerous studies have revealed the benefits of eating the right balance of natural foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and beans. This book is a guide to these ingredients, and includes over 100 vegetarian recipes. The first section provides a visual guide to wholefoods, including dairy products, tofu and herbs, spices and store-cupboard staples.With essential facts about healing qualities and nutritional value, it explains how each food boosts health, and the link between diet and health. Find out which foods help to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and lower your cancer risk. The second section contains a fantastic collection of healthy recipes to try. This book is ideal if you want to know more about foods that can make you look and feel better, and will inspire every health-conscious cook.
Portia "Peaches" Jackson can't seem to catch a break. It's hard enough being a woman of plus size stature in a skinny world while trying to prove to the world that you have what it takes to be beautiful, successful, and ambitious. It's no wonder why her heart crumbles after her relationship with her ex-boyfriend Mase comes to an unexpected end. However, like any other strong woman, Peaches has to put her dreadful past behind her; which is exactly what she aims to do when she goes to California to pursue a career in modeling. Some people call California the "land of dreams", but it quickly becomes the substance of nightmares for Peaches. Although she is accompanied by her new love Geremy who is handsome, genuine, and shows her that good men do still exist; something still is not right. Things are quickly turning out for the worse as drama continues to plague her and unravel the seams of her life that she had so carefully woven back together. Once getting her feet wet in the industry she finds out that her new life holds more secrets than the one she left behind. Peaches is determined to be successful and laugh in the face of those that doubted her. Will she reach her goals with the man of her dreams by her side, or will forces beyond her control doom her to become just another casualty of a love gone wrong?"