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Six Wives: The Women Who Married, Lived, And Died For Henry VIII
by Michael W. Simmons

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English

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March 20, 2017

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Katherine of Aragon: abandoned woman. Anne Boleyn: ambitious upstart. Jane Seymour: virtuous mother. Anne of Cleves: Flanders Mare. Katherine Howard: adulterous whore. Katherine Parr: the one that got away.<br /><br />These are our lingering historical afterimages of the six women who married Henry VIII over the course of his thirty-six-year reign. At the age of 18, Henry succeeded to the English throne and married the Spanish princess who had briefly been the wife of his brother Arthur. Katherine of Aragon was both a virgin and a widow when the prince died at the age of fifteen, enabling Henry to marry her himself. Their marriage lasted sixteen contented years, until suddenly, Henry fell in love with Anne Boleyn and sundered England from Rome in order to keep her.<br /><br />But Henry VIII would not be satisfied even after he took Anne Boleyn for his wife. His vanity, his ego, and his desperate need for a male heir, led him to marry four more women during the last ten years of his life. In this book, you will read about the lives, loves, and secret passions of these women. Four of them died for Henry’s pleasure—but two escaped to tell their stories.<br /><br />
In Search of the Unknown
by William Jevning

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English

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March 22, 2017

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Sometimes the smallest event can have the greatest impact on a person’s life, early one cold mid-December morning in 1972 this happened to me. The simple act of walking to a friend’s home, and the subsequent events have greatly impacted my life for over 40 years to date. I grew up fishing and hunting the forests of the Pacific Northwest, and thought I knew all the creatures that inhabited the forests. I would learn differently that morning, never realizing what lurked in the shadows, watching.
Rescued From the Darkest Evil: An Autobiography
by Travis Wayne Goodsell

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English

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March 21, 2017

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I am writing this book because of pressure against me. It is necessary to tell my story and hope that it can be published before anything happens again. I just need to protect myself for any potential problem.<br /> This is a summary of the evil that was done to me in a failed plot to silence me and lock me away from society for the rest of my life.<br /> It was God himself who set things in motion to free me from captivity so that I can serve Him doing missionary work to all the world, using modern technology. <br /> I never believed that I would be set free. When I saw the openings I recognized them as coming from God, and I took them.<br />If something does happen to me, buying this book will then help my wife. But I’m counting on her to be my protection this time around.
Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays
by Joan Didion

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English

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179

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March 21, 2017

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<DIV><B>The “dazzling” and essential portrayal of 1960s America from the author of <I>South and West</I> and <I>The Year of Magical Thinking </I>(<I>The New York Times</I>).</B><BR /><BR /> Capturing the tumultuous landscape of the United States, and in particular California, during a pivotal era of social change, the first work of nonfiction from one of American literature’s most distinctive prose stylists is a modern classic.<BR />  <BR /> In twenty razor-sharp essays that redefined the art of journalism, National Book Award–winning author Joan Didion reports on a society gripped by a deep generational divide, from the “misplaced children” dropping acid in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district to Hollywood legend John Wayne filming his first picture after a bout with cancer. She paints indelible portraits of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes and folk singer Joan Baez, “a personality before she was entirely a person,” and takes readers on eye-opening journeys to Death Valley, Hawaii, and Las Vegas, “the most extreme and allegorical of American settlements.”<BR />  <BR /> First published in 1968, <I>Slouching Towards Bethlehem </I>has been heralded by the <I>New York Times Book Review </I>as “a rare display of some of the best prose written today in this country” and named to <I>Time</I> magazine’s list of the one hundred best and most influential nonfiction books. It is the definitive account of a terrifying and transformative decade in American history whose discordant reverberations continue to sound a half-century later.<BR /><BR />  </DIV>
The Way to Wealth (Illustrated)
by Benjamin Franklin

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English

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March 20, 2017

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<b>This new edition of Benjamin Franklin’s <i>The Way to Wealth</i> draws upon the authoritative text first published in the early nineteenth century.</b> <br /><br /><br /> <br />The original images from the timeless publication have been recovered and placed within this new text, bringing the original writings of Franklin fully into their historical context. For further authenticity, the text – including archaisms – has been preserved as Franklin wrote it. <br /><br /><br /> <br />The sayings introduced and promoted by Benjamin Franklin in this book promote a good work ethic and wise attitude to life and wealth. The aphorisms and lessons within this short text are consistent with the life of Franklin, whose multi-faceted career spanned the fields of inventing, public service, activism, diplomacy and the sciences. <br /><br /><br /> <br />Rather than speak the words directly, Franklin draws upon a character – Poor Richard – as a surrogate person who acts upon his lessons. By following the advice herein, Richard is no longer so poor and has begun to accumulate wealth thanks to being responsible and diligent in both work and leisure, combined with frugality. The words exemplify the Protestant work ethic for which Franklin would become recognised posthumously by economic thinkers such as Max Weber. <br /><br /><br /> <br />Much of the wisdom herein is timeless and imbued by the life experience of the Founding Father himself. Despite the archaic imagery and wording, it is possible to gain insight and inspiration in work from this book even today. Were such a text updated and authored for the modern day, we might refer to it as something of a ‘self-help’ guide – to Franklin however, these words were simple good sense.
Facilitating Collaboration: Notes on Facilitation For Experienced...
by , Dan Newman

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English

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March 22, 2017

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Combining nearly two decades of facilitating organizational transformations, workshops and meeting strategies for Fortune 100 companies, international governments and non-profit institutions, Brandon and Dan share the steps and critical approach to help you evolve from traditional facilitation to advanced collaboration. Learn directly from successful conversions at Google, (the start of Google Apps) the Arab League (22 country collaboration) as well as a regional non-profit (diversity & inclusion) and local school (classroom re-designs). <br /><br />This book is not a toolkit or step by step guide, but rather you should already be an experienced collaborator and facilitator. You will learn directly The Facilitator's 6 Jobs: <br />Scoping<br />Understanding what the client wants. Scoping an event involves clarifying what outcomes the client is seeking, how these outcomes will be put to use to achieve broader objectives, what decisions have already been taken, and what topics will not be addressed. (see Chapter 3)<br /><br />Working with Sponsors<br />Building a trusting relationship with the sponsors about content. Event sponsors will only trust an outside facilitator to shape critical work with a large team if he or she invests the time and care to understand the business issue at hand and the personal and political challenges faced by sponsors. (see Chapter 4)<br /><br />Preparation<br />Assembling the elements – some tangible, most not – that need to be in place in order to deliver an event. Logistics and knowledge inputs account for the bulk of the tangible preparation. The intangibles consist of deep learning about the client’s issues and the elements from which possible solutions will be constructed. (see Chapter 5) Of course, preparation includes agenda design, which is addressed separately in the subsequent chapter.<br /><br />Designing<br />The process of building an agenda. I intentionally choose event modules and order them to achieve specific intermediate outcomes and to create a narrative of the event. The focus is on the process of involving clients in the design process rather than on the design per se. (see Chapter 6)<br /><br />Delivery<br />Guiding a group of participants through designed work towards a desired outcome. This is what people tend to think of when I say facilitation: standing in front of a room full of people, moderating discussion, directing work, telling stories, listening, and generally waving my arms about in the hope of orchestrating the work of a group assembled for a common purpose. (see Chapter 7)<br /><br />Value Capture<br />Helping sponsors employ event outcomes to achieve desired objectives. The critical period immediately following a facilitated event is as crucial as the event itself to helping the client achieve valuable results. (see Chapter 8)
THE NICHOLS BROTHERS SUBURBIA TO DESTRUCTION
by Mark Nichols

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English

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March 23, 2017

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In 2005 Brian Nichols brought the city of Atlanta to a complete stand still.The largest man hunt in Georgia was launched looking for my brother who just killed a judge,a court reporter a sheriff and later a customs agent after escaping from the Fulton County Courthouse. He was on trial for allegedly raping his girlfriend of 9 years. This book gives you a behind the scenes look into this tragedy that was watched all over the world. I answer a lot of questions you may have had about this incident. It's raw and gritty -a true story of how two brothers from middle class America take two devastating paths that changed the lives of so many people,.
Searching for MacArthur
by Geoffrey Perret

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English

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March 20, 2017

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An overheard remark sent Geoffrey Perret off on a years-long quest to discover the truth about General Douglas MacArthur, a man whose power to inspire both rage and reverence has only grown after his death in 1964. Here, in this essay, are Perret's revelations.
Mémoires (French Edition)
by François de La Rochefou...

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French

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Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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J’ai passé les dernières années du ministère du cardinal Mazarin dans l’oisiveté que laisse d’ordinaire la <br />disgrâce : pendant ce temps, j’ai écrit ce que j’ai vu des troubles de la Régence. Bien que ma fortune soit changée, <br />je ne jouis pas d’un moindre loisir : j’ai voulu l’employer à écrire des événements plus éloignés, où le hasard m’a <br />souvent donné quelque part.<br />J’entrai dans le monde quelque temps devant la disgrâce de la Reine mère, Marie de Médicis. Le roi Louis XIII, son fils, <br />avait une santé faible, que les fatigues de la chasse avaient usée avant l’âge ; ses incommodités augmentaient ses chagrins <br />et les défauts de son humeur : il était sévère, défiant, haïssant le monde ; il voulait être gouverné et portait impatiemment <br />de l’être. Il avait un esprit de détail appliqué uniquement à de petites choses, et ce qu’il savait de la guerre convenait <br />plus à un simple officier qu’à un roi...<br />
Pensieri di un buon vecchio che non è letterato (Italian Edition...
by Pietro Verri

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Italian

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Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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Dall'incipit del libro:<br /><br />"Io non ho mai cercata la verità nei libri. La miniera, nella quale io ho cercato di scavarla, è il mio cervello. Ho esaminati molto i miei pensieri, paragonandone gli uni agli altri, e mi sono talmente abituato in questo lavoro, che non potrei vivere senza di questa occupazione.<br />

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