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|Author||: John Grisham|
Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states, and throughout U.S. history. What the source of the ill-gotten gains? It seems the judge was secretly involved with the construction of a large casino on Native American land. The Coast Mafia financed the casino and is now helping itself to a sizable skim of each month's cash. The judge is getting a cut and looking the other way. It's a sweet deal: Everyone is making money. But now Greg wants to put a stop to it. His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law. Greg files a complaint with the Board on Judicial Conduct, and the case is assigned to Lacy Stoltz, who immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous. Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else.
|Author||: John Grisham|
A startling and original courtroom drama from New York Times #1 Bestseller John Grisham that is the prequel to his newest legal thriller, THE WHISTLER A judge’s first murder trial. A defense attorney in over his head. A prosecutor out for blood and glory. The accused, who is possibly innocent. And the killer, who may have just committed the perfect crime.
|Author||: John Grisham|
|Editor||: Turtleback Books|
Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. It is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. A corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business, and h
|Author||: Stephen Vogler|
|Editor||: Harbour Publishing Company|
For several weeks in February, the eyes of the world will be on Whistler, BC, as it hosts the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the appetite for a story to go with the place will be extreme. Stephen Vogler has that story, and in this book he tells it fully for the first time. Vogler is one of those rare Whistlerites who actually grew up in Whistler and he has for some years been running a one-man crusade as writer, broadcaster and author of books to prove his hometown is not only a bona fide community, but a uniquely interesting one. Whistler begins in the days when the town had a mere 500 year-round residents who referred to weekend visitors as "turkeys" or "gorbies." His parents were old-school European alpinists who had given up a comfortable life in Vancouver so they could teach their children how to yodel and schuss in an appropriate setting. People like them, with names like Ples and Wilhelmsen, had developed the ski hill in the 1960s and together formed one of Whistler's founding cultures. The other founding culture was a swarming, partying mass of snow-hippies who lived rent-free in rough squatters' shacks and liked marijuana as much as they didn"t like wearing clothes. Their "high" spirits melded with the soberer tradition of the transplanted Tyroleans to produce a hybrid "only in Whistler" character that is equally devoted to serious skiing and unserious living. It was no accident that the first Whistlerite to win an Olympic gold medal also tested positive for cannabis, and successfully defended himself by arguing that just breathing the air in his hometown was enough to put him over the limit. If anybody doubts that story, they won't after reading Only in Whistler: Tales of a Mountain Town.
|Author||: Brian Finestone,Kevin Hodder|
|Editor||: Gordon Soules Book Publishers|
This is a guidebook for advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders to maximize their experience at Whistler Blackcombski and snowboard resort. The book presents detailed information about the many ski areas on the mountains, including 120 runs not published on the resort's trail map. It includes 85 colour aerial photographs, providing unobstructed views of the countless opportunities available for advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders to test their skills. Whistler Blackcomb is a premier ski and snowboard resort located in Canada's Coast Mountain Range. The resort is a two hours drive from Vancouver, British Columbia, and was one of the event sites of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
|Author||: Margaret F. MacDonald,James McNeill Whistler|
|Editor||: Univ of California Press|
In "Palaces in the Night", MacDonald looks at a key period in James Whistler's career, examining his unique vision of Venice and his development of the medium of etching. 120 illustrations.
|Author||: Marilyn Greenwood|
The Polish-Soviet war ends. A young officer builds a life for himself - a business, a home, a family - only for his country to plunge into darkness once more . . .This is the true story of Andrzej Gwizdak, a patriot who fought for his country twice before the age of 25. In 1921, he married the sister of a friend and settled in the Eastern borderlands of Poland to start a farm, believing he was about to begin his "Nowa Wola", a new life. For eighteen years, life was good. Then the Soviets invaded Poland from the East. Soldiers appeared at Andrzej's house and arrested him as an enemy of Russia. And his family, at gun point, embark upon a journey that ultimately takes them thousands of miles from home, through the freezing cold of Siberia to the dry heat of Iran, suffering starvation and disease, until they finally learn the truth about their father's fate.
|Author||: Kathleen Sheridan Russell|
When Walter the Whistler Bear is tempted down the mountain in search of a snack, he hops into a garbage truck where he gobbles up a feast, falls asleep, and accidentally arrives in Vancouver. As Walter wanders through Stanley Park, he soon discovers that bears are not the most welcome of visitors. Well, that is, until he meets a friendly boy with his tiny teddy and the trio’s fun-filled adventure begins. This amusing rhyming book will delight parents and children alike. Walter the Whistler Bear is an adventurous tale about exploring new places, making friends and (most importantly) about finding food.
|Author||: Sadakichi Hartmann|
A study of the American artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), first published in 1910. Sadakichi Hartmann considers Whistler's life and artistic career, and discusses his major works. Fully illustrated in a brand new format, from each stage in Whistler's career, plus illustrations of some of Whistler's contemporary artists. Painters Series. 220 pages. www.crmoon.com
|Author||: Sara Leach|
|Editor||: Pajama Press Inc.|
Lauren and her family drive to a farm in North Dakota to visit relatives and celebrate her Aunt Jossie’s wedding. But Lauren finds to her dismay that she is expected to do more than meet adults who hug her and invade her personal space. Lauren is going to be—horror of all horrors—a flower girl. Lauren has Autism Spectrum Disorder, and she sees the world a little differently from other kids. What makes her comfortable are her routines and her coping mechanisms for her anxiety, which can get out of control in no time. So it is a challenge to deal with her rambunctious cousins, try on scratchy dresses, and follow impossible directions about going down aisles slowly-but-not-like-a-sloth and tossing pretend flowers around. So is it any surprise that Lauren flips her lid more than once? But while having an extended family seems like a lot of trouble at first, she’s about to learn just how much they can care for one another. In Penguin Days, two award winners revisit second-grader Lauren from the acclaimed Slug Days with equal humor and empathy. Drawing on her experience teaching children with ASD, Sara Leach creates an energetic character who stomps eloquently off the page. And Rebecca Bender’s delightful black-and-white illustrations show in Lauren’s fraught situations and facial expressions all the love and assertiveness that could possibly dwell together in one unique little person.
|Author||: Jack Christie|
|Editor||: Greystone Books Ltd|
This concise, thorough, and easy-to-use guide gives readers all the information they need to enjoy the Whistler area’s incredible range of year-round recreational opportunities. It features detailed descriptions of camping, hiking, paddling, and other summer activities, along with winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. Detailed trail maps are provided for each location. Destination highlights, informative sidebars, and author Jack Christie’s insider tips on his favorite spots are provided throughout.
|Author||: Collin Varner|
|Editor||: Global Professional Publishi|
Because of its growing range from low to alpine elevation, the Whistler-Blackcomb area has one of North America's most diversified growing areas, with the same plant flowering sometimes months apart according to location. This handy, colorful guide covers 150 native species and introduced species that survive and thrive in the wild, such as devil's club, wintergreen, orchid, sarsaparilla, wild ginger, tiger lily, and many more. Each profile includes a description, habitat information, native use by First Nations people, and local sites.
|Author||: Daniel E. Sutherland|
|Editor||: Yale University Press|
A biography of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) that dispels the popular notion of Whistler as merely a combative, eccentric and unrelenting publicity seeker, a man as renowned for his public feuds with Oscar Wilde and John Ruskin as for the iconic portrait of his mother.
|Author||: David Doroghy,Graeme Menzies|
|Editor||: Emons Publishers|
* The ultimate insider's guide to Whistler* Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides* Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 650 titles and 3.8 million copies in print worldwide* Appeals to both the local market (more than 11,800 people call Whistler home) and the tourist market (more than 3 million people visit Whistler every year!)* Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsWhistler is so much more than one of the best places on Earth to ski. Tucked in the southwestern corner of British Columbia, less than two hours from Vancouver, the resort municipality is really as much a state of mind as a destination. Its modern culture, firmly rooted in the great outdoors, offers a unique healthy and active lifestyle that people around the world can only dream about. Yet many of the over two-million people that visit Whistler annually from every corner of the world are in such a hurry to get up into the mountains they miss so many of the secret sites, hidden gems and offbeat attractions scattered throughout the Sea to Sky corridor - home of Canada's most scenic road. When you know where to look, you'll be amazed by Whistler's rich diversity and quirky surprises, from the funky dives where local "Liftees" dine, to high-end, glamorous shops in the village, aboriginal landmarks, ghost towns, and left-over traces of the Winter Olympics. And although mining and logging have been replaced by tourism, vestiges of the early pioneer days still pop up in the most unusual places.
|Author||: Linda Merrill,Robyn Asleson,Lee Glazer,Lacey Taylor Jordan,John Siewert,Marc Simpson,Sylvia Yount|
|Editor||: Yale University Press|
This illustrated book - published to commemorate the centenary of the artist's death - addresses Whistler's extraordinary legacy and establishes his pivotal place in the history of American art.
|Author||: Ondjaki,Richard Bartlett|
Arriving in a small village, a dishevled man seeks refuge in a church and commences to use his whistling to shift emotions and perceptions of the villagers.
|Author||: Elizabeth Robins Pennell,Joseph Pennell|
Joseph and Elizabeth Pennell were American writers?who lived abroad in England. They were also close friends with Whistler. Their biography on the artist features personal letters and journal entries.?