The Twin Game

a psychological thriller

Author: V. J. Chambers

Publisher: Punk Rawk Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3909

Hope Ross isn’t crazy, but she knows crazy. Crazy is... ...a father telling his daughter to pretend her twin sister doesn't exist. Worst. Game. Ever. ...a sister never leaving the house. ...a disturbed woman hidden away in the attic. ...bodies rotting in the basement. ...being accused of attempted murder. ...the police blaming the victim. No, Hope’s not crazy, and she’s through playing games. As soon as she gets out of this mental facility, she’s going to prove it. Topics: female protagonist, murder, dark, disturbing, racy, scary, vengeful, small town, police, serial killer, gothic, family saga, twisted, unreliable narrator,

Psychological Development in the Elementary Year

Author: Judith Worell

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 148322077X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 496

View: 9913

Psychological Development in the Elementary Years is the second in a series of reviews relating current theory and research on psychological development to educational practice. The book discusses the significance and change in psychological sex roles; peer relations; and the development and regulation of aggression in young children. The text also describes the acquisition of self-control; the developmental trends in the learning processes; and the foundations and direction of cognitive development. The theory and research on children's achievement; the family influences on language and cognitive development and the personal and social causation in the school context are also considered. The book further tackles the behavioral perspective of children with learning and behavior problems. Psychologists, psychiatrists, behavioral psychologists, and students taking related courses will find the book invaluable.

Twins Talk

What Twins Tell Us about Person, Self, and Society

Author: Dona Lee Davis

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821444999

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 4278

Twins Talk is an ethnographic study of identical twins in the United States, a study unique in that it considers what twins have to say about themselves, instead of what researchers have written about them. It presents, in the first person, the grounded and practical experiences of twins as they engage, both individually and together, the “who am I” and “who are we” questions of life. Here, the twins themselves are the stars. Dona Lee Davis conducted conversational interviews with twenty-two sets of identical twins attending the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, the largest such gathering in the world. Lively and often opinionated, each twin comes through as a whole person who at the same time maintains a special bond that the vast majority of people will never experience. The study provides a distinctive and enlightening insider’s challenge to the nature/nurture debates that dominate contemporary research on twins. The author, herself an identical twin, draws on aspects of her own life to inform her analysis of the data throughout the text. Each chapter addresses a different theme from multiple viewpoints, including those of popular science writers, scientific researchers, and singletons, as well as those of the twins themselves.

Twin-Pack Love - Liebe im Doppelpack

Author: Yvonne Hergane

Publisher: Langenscheidt

ISBN: 3468691505

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 5024

Elaine und Laura haben es gut: Wenn sich eine vor etwas drücken will, schickt sie einfach ihre Zwillingsschwester. Bisher sind sie damit gut gefahren. Doch dann verlieben sich beide in Luca. Aber welche der Schwestern hat es ihm angetan? Hier geht es nicht um Grammatik pauken und ewig lange Vokabellisten. Hier geht es um Spaß und Romantik! Eine Lovestory in der Sprachkombi Englisch und Deutsch aus der Reihe „Girls in Love": Spannende Storys von Jugendbuchautoren geschrieben auf Deutsch erzählte Geschichten mit englischen Dialogen kurze Kapitel für den schnellen Erfolg keine langen Vokabellisten, sondern kleine Übersetzungsboxen, wenn mal ein unbekanntes Wort auftaucht Erfahren Sie mehr über unsere zweisprachigen Lektüren!

The Twin Flames, the Master, and the Game

A Journey to Enlightenment

Author: Richard Lanoix

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504384369

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

View: 7027

This is an epic love story and thriller that takes place over many lifetimes and depicts the heros journey to enlightenment. Orfeo and Carina are Twin Flames, souls that have been together since the beginning of time, and they are merged in Consciousness. At one point, Orfeo cant find Carina, so he returns to the earth-realm to find her. After many lifetimes, they are reunited, and Orfeo learns that it was him that was lost, not her. She makes him aware of the battle of consciousness that is taking place between the forces of Light (the Resistance) and the Dark forces, led by the Master, whom they believe is attempting to obstruct humankinds path to Consciousness and imprison them in the earth-realm. After many plot twists, Orfeo learns about the true nature of reality. He then tries to share this truth with Carina, who cant accept it because she believes that hes been brainwashed by the Master. This impasse jeopardizes their eternal love and return to Consciousness.

The Twins Platoon

An Epic Story of Young Marines at War in Vietnam

Author: Christy W. Sauro

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 9780760323878

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 6189

In the evening of June 28, 1967, 150 young Americans were sworn into the Marine Corps as part of the pre-game ceremonies of a Minnesota Twins baseball game. Before the end of the fourth inning these volunteers were being hustled on to buses, on their way to boot camp. It was a journey that would take them from a boyhood of baseball in the American heartland to manhood on the killing fields of Vietnam. Christy Sauro was one of the Twins Platoon, and in this book he tells what it was like-from the pomp and ceremony of induction to the all-too-real initiation by fire that would shortly follow: in mere months, he and most of the Twins Platoon were on the ground in Vietnam and promptly faced with some of the toughest fighting of the war, the Siege of Khe Sanh and the Tet Offensive, including the brutal Battle for Hue. From baseball to boot camp to brutal combat, his is a firsthand story of American life being lived at the limits-and changed forever.

The Fall of the Scientists

The Faltren Chronicles

Author: Marty Anderson

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468945548

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7314

In the future, mankind has moved on. Earth has been used up and abandoned. Colony ships were sent out to the far reaches of space. The human race encountered new worlds and new beings. Inevitably they also brought war with them. In this time, mankind developed at different technological rates on many different worlds. Some worlds kept to the old ways and others strove to get back to the technological age. All the wars that ensued destroyed just as much technology as it created. Just as knowledge was lost as much as it was gained. A group of scientists saw the human race heading for destruction and acted to do something about it. They came to the conclusion that the human race was still only a child, and a child needs to be told what to do. The wars had built many armies. So the scientists offered their services to one of the larger armies and with their new technology, the army won out over all others. However, as with children, once they have tasted candy they always want more. The scientists were raised to positions of high power within the new military and before long they had taken control. But they only had control over the military and not the whole human race but they would stop at nothing to get it. Brad and his rag tag team are the only ones who can stop them.

Oben ist es still


Author: Gerbrand Bakker

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518731203

Category: Fiction

Page: 315

View: 8389

Helmer van Wonderen räumt auf. Er verfrachtet seinen bettlägerigen Vater ins Obergeschoß des alten Bauernhauses, entrümpelt das Erdgeschoss, streicht die Wände und schafft neue Möbel an. Das Gemälde mit den schwarzen Schafen, die Fotografien von Mutter und die alte Standuhr kommen nach oben, alle Pflanzen, die blühen können, auf den Misthaufen. Und da Vater ihm nicht den Gefallen tut, einfach zu verschwinden, sich von einem Windstoß hinwegfegen zu lassen oder wenigstens zu sterben, richtet der Sohn sein Leben unten neu ein. Doch die ländliche Ruhe währt nicht lang, denn Helmers Neffe Henk, der pubertierende Sohn seines verstorbenen Zwillingsbruders, soll bei seinem Onkel das Arbeiten lernen ... Genau in der Beobachtung von Mensch und Natur, subtil in der Anspielung und von zärtlicher Skurrilität, entwickelt Bakkers trockener, lakonischer Erzählstil von der ersten Seite an einen unwiderstehlichen Sog.

Never Alone

Memoirs of an Identical Twin

Author: Hertha Will

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462044875

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 9946

In a warm and vivid style, the author describes life with her identical twin from early childhood to young adulthood. The setting is Bavaria in the mid 1930s to the 1950s. The twins' closeness helps them cope with the adversities of war and the untimely death of their father. They share the same experiences and emotions, and they enjoy the same activities. They view their togetherness as the key to happiness and promise each other never to get separated, never to get married. As teenagers they fend off a persistent suitor that pursues one of them while threatening the other. But then, in their early twenties, the twins fall in love with the men of their dreams, men totally different in their backgrounds, education and personalities. One is a German physicist, the other an Arabian businessman. Yet, in spite of living and raising their families in two different continents, the twins maintain their close relationship.

Batting Stance Guy

A Love Letter to Baseball

Author: Gar Ryness,Caleb Dewart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439181720

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 4593

Batting Stance Guy never expected he would become a YouTube celebrity, racking up more than two million views, landing profiles in The New York Times and USA Today, and even scoring an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. But when a friend and neighbor started capturing this man’s unusual talents with a video camera, that’s what happened. With uncanny precision, Batting Stance Guy can mimic any baseball player he’s ever seen, and the results will take you back—to the game last night, or last year, or in 1980, or anywhere in-between.

The Pawnee Mythology

Author: George Amos Dorsey

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803266032

Category: Social Science

Page: 546

View: 5779

The Pawnee Mythology, originally published in 1906, preserves 148 tales of the Pawnee Indians, who farmed and hunted and lived in earth-covered lodges along the Platte River in Nebraska. The stories, collected from surviving members of four bands-Skidi, Pitahauirat, Kitkehahki, and Chaui-were generally told during intermissions of sacred ceremonies. Many were accompanied by music. George A. Dorsey recorded these Pawnee myths early in the twentieth century after the tribe's traumatic removal from their ancestral homeland to Oklahoma. He included stories of instruction concerning supernatural beings, the importance of revering such gifts as the buffalo and corn, and the results of violating nature. Hero tales, forming another group, usually centered on a poor boy who overcame all odds to benefit the tribe. Other tales invited good fortune, recognized wonderful beings like the witch women and spider women, and explained the origin of medicine powers. Coyote tales were meant to amuse while teaching ethics. George A. Dorsey (1868-1931) was a distinguished anthropologist and journalist who also wrote about the traditions of the Arapahos, Arikaras, and Osages. Douglas R. Parks is a professor of anthropology and associate director of the American Indian Studies Research Institute at Indiana University. He is the editor of James R. Murie's Ceremonies of the Pawnee (Nebraska 1989) and the editor and translator of Myths and Traditions of the Arikara Indians (Nebraska 1996).

100 Things Twins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Author: Alex Halsted

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1600785549

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 3237

Each book in this series provides the best of the best of a particular sports team, indentifying the personalities, events and facts every fan should know--including numbers, nicknames, memorable moments, singular achievements and signature plays--as well as the top things fans should see and do.

Read It and Weep!

Author: P.J. Night

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442459883

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 2592

Can an object really be cursed to give someone bad luck? There’s only one way to find out… When a tattered, old tarot card falls out of Charlotte Torres’s library book, she doesn’t think much of it. It doesn’t even bother her that there’s a message written on the back: “Pass this card along or you’ll be sorry!” But when horrible things start happening—things that seem like bad luck, but frighten Charlotte the most—she begins to believe in the power of the card and its message. She wants to get rid of it, but she doesn’t want to pass it along and doom someone else to its curse. Will she be able to figure out a way to destroy the card for good? Or will the card destroy her life first? This mystical tale of misfortune is rated a Level 4 on the Creep-o-Meter.

Billy Martin

Baseball's Flawed Genius

Author: Bill Pennington

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544022947

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 604

View: 5740

A New York Times bestseller “Enormously entertaining . . . Explores the question of whether a baseball lifer can actually be a tragic figure in the classic sense—a man destroyed by the very qualities that made him great." — Wall Street Journal “Bill Pennington gives long-overdue flesh to the caricature . . . Pennington savors the dirt-kicking spectacles without losing sight of the man.” — New York Times Book Review Even now, years after his death, Billy Martin remains one of the most intriguing and charismatic figures in baseball history. And the most misunderstood. A manager who is widely considered to have been a baseball genius, Martin is remembered more for his rabble-rousing and public brawls on the field and off. He was combative and intimidating, yet endearing and beloved. ​In Billy Martin, Bill Pennington resolves these contradictions and pens the definitive story of Martin’s life. From his hardscrabble youth to his days on the Yankees in the 1950s and through sixteen years of managing, Martin made sure no one ever ignored him. Drawing on exhaustive interviews and his own time covering Martin as a young sportswriter, Pennington provides an intimate, revelatory, and endlessly colorful story of a truly larger-than-life sportsman. “The hair on my forearms was standing up by the end of the fifth paragraph of this book’s introduction. I knew Billy Martin. I covered Billy Martin. But I never knew him like this.” — Dan Shaughnessy, best-selling author of Francona “An exhaustive, detailed and fascinating look at a baseball genius whose biggest fight might very well have been against himself.” — Tampa Tribune

The Story of the Minnesota Twins

Author: Nate LeBoutillier

Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 9781583414934

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7351

A history of the Minnesota Twins highlights the key players and memorable games of the baseball team.

Changing the Rules of the Game

Economic, Management and Emerging Issues in the Computer Games Industry

Author: S. Hotho,N. McGregor

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137318414

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

View: 6581

The computer games industry is one of the most vibrant industries today whose potential for growth seems inexhaustible. This book adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and captures emerging trends as well as the issues and challenges faced by businesses, their managers and their workforce in the games industry.

Maya Calendar Origins

Monuments, Mythistory, and the Materialization of Time

Author: Prudence M. Rice

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292774490

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 9589

In Maya Political Science: Time, Astronomy, and the Cosmos, Prudence M. Rice proposed a new model of Maya political organization in which geopolitical seats of power rotated according to a 256-year calendar cycle known as the May. This fundamental connection between timekeeping and Maya political organization sparked Rice's interest in the origins of the two major calendars used by the ancient lowland Maya, one 260 days long, and the other having 365 days. In Maya Calendar Origins, she presents a provocative new thesis about the origins and development of the calendrical system. Integrating data from anthropology, archaeology, art history, astronomy, ethnohistory, myth, and linguistics, Rice argues that the Maya calendars developed about a millennium earlier than commonly thought, around 1200 BC, as an outgrowth of observations of the natural phenomena that scheduled the movements of late Archaic hunter-gatherer-collectors throughout what became Mesoamerica. She asserts that an understanding of the cycles of weather and celestial movements became the basis of power for early rulers, who could thereby claim "control" over supernatural cosmic forces. Rice shows how time became materialized—transformed into status objects such as monuments that encoded calendrical or temporal concerns—as well as politicized, becoming the foundation for societal order, political legitimization, and wealth. Rice's research also sheds new light on the origins of the Popol Vuh, which, Rice believes, encodes the history of the development of the Mesoamerican calendars. She also explores the connections between the Maya and early Olmec and Izapan cultures in the Isthmian region, who shared with the Maya the cosmovision and ideology incorporated into the calendrical systems.

Baseball in Minnesota

The Definitive History

Author: Stew Thornley

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society

ISBN: 9780873515511

Category: History

Page: 259

View: 4878

From the early days of town ball to the latest seasons of the Twins and Saints, Stew Thornley offers the ultimate history of the Great American Pastime in the North Star State.

The Children Shall Be Blameless

Author: W. Jack Savage

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477111522

Category: Fiction

Page: 410

View: 2917

Some men seem to have all the luck. Others dream of only finding a little. Richard Smiths world was the orphanage. It was the only one he knew. All of the other worlds for children, of mothers and fathers and a place called home, he learned from the tears of those who had lost theirs only to wind up in his. From the way they grieved, he knew it must have been something pretty great. Once he had two sisters, they said. One had died and the other went to a place called Iowa with an uncle. He was left behind. He grew up to put most of it behind him and in his search for a family of his own, thought that he had. But an electrical shock opened some door to his early childhood he couldnt seem to get closed again. Each discovery posed more questions until finally there was only one other person he needed to see. It would be a three-day road trip, or so he thought

1967 Red Sox

The Impossible Dream Season

Author: Raymond Sinibaldi

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439644659

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 8500

The Impossible Dream became a fitting moniker for the Boston Red Sox season of 1967, a summer that still evokes memories of a time that united a city and transformed a franchise. Led by 1967 MVP Carl Yastrzemski and Boston's first Cy Young Award winner, Jim Lonborg, the youngest Red Sox team since the days of Babe Ruth went from ninth to first place in what remains the closest pennant race in baseball history. Tony Conigliaro, Rico Petrocelli, George Scott, Reggie Smith, Billy Rohr, Jerry Adair, and their teammates became household names to the Fenway Faithful as they carried the Red Sox to their first World Series in 21 years under manager Dick Williams.