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Unfreedom of the Press
by Mark R. Levin

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

May 21, 2019

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<b>From six-time #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author, FOX News star, and radio host Mark R. Levin comes a groundbreaking and enlightening book that shows how the great tradition of the American free press has degenerated into a standardless profession that has squandered the faith and trust of the American public, not through actions of government officials, but through its own abandonment of reportorial integrity and objective journalism.</b><br /><br /><i>Unfreedom of the Press</i> is not just another book about the press. Levin shows how those entrusted with news reporting today are destroying freedom of the press from within: “not government oppression or suppression,” he writes, but self-censorship, group-think, bias by omission, and passing off opinion, propaganda, pseudo-events, and outright lies as news.<br /> <br />With the depth of historical background for which his books are renowned, Levin takes the reader on a journey through the early American patriot press, which proudly promoted the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, followed by the early decades of the Republic during which newspapers around the young country were open and transparent about their fierce allegiance to one political party or the other.<br /> <br />It was only at the start of the Progressive Era and the twentieth century that the supposed “objectivity of the press” first surfaced, leaving us where we are today: with a partisan party-press overwhelmingly aligned with a political ideology but hypocritically engaged in a massive untruth as to its real nature.
Tips For Hello Neighbor
by AnZ Guide

Language

English

Pages

23

Publication Date

January 15, 2018

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Hello Neighbor for is a stealth action game. Its primary mechanic is the advanced artificial intelligence that lets the neighbor remember the players actions to foresee his future moves. Avoiding detection — essential to complete the game — thus becomes more complicated the more the player takes a similar path while trying to sneak past the neighbor. Frequently taken routs are quickly armed with traps (that prevent escape), obstacles (such as boards in windows), and alarms (like cameras placed here and there)
How to Read Novels Like a Professor: A Jaunty Exploration of the ...
by Thomas C. Foster

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

December 24, 2008

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<p>Of all the literary forms, the novel is arguably the most discussed . . . and fretted over. From Miguel de Cervantes's <em>Don Quixote</em> to the works of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and today's masters, the novel has grown with and adapted to changing societies and technologies, mixing tradition and innovation in every age throughout history.</p><p>Thomas C. Foster—the sage and scholar who ingeniously led readers through the fascinating symbolic codes of great literature in his first book, <em>How to Read Literature Like a Professor</em>—now examines the grammar of the popular novel. Exploring how authors' choices about structure—point of view, narrative voice, first page, chapter construction, character emblems, and narrative (dis)continuity—create meaning and a special literary language, <em>How to Read Novels Like a Professor</em> shares the keys to this language with readers who want to get more insight, more understanding, and more pleasure from their reading.</p>
Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language
by Gretchen McCulloch

Language

English

Pages

335

Publication Date

July 23, 2019

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<b><b>AN INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER!!</b><br /></b> <br /><b>A <i>Wired</i> Must-Read Book of Summer</b> <b> </b><br /><br /><b>“Gretchen McCulloch is the internet’s favorite linguist, and this book is essential reading. Reading her work is like suddenly being able to see the matrix.” —Jonny Sun, author of <i>everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too</i></b> <b> </b><br /><br /><b><i>Because </i>Internet is for anyone who's ever puzzled over how to punctuate a text message or wondered where memes come from. It's the perfect book for understanding how the internet is changing the English language, why that's a good thing, and what our online interactions reveal about who we are. </b> <br /><br />Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, from the grammar of status updates to the protocols of comments and @replies. Linguistically inventive online communities spread new slang and jargon with dizzying speed. What's more, social media is a vast laboratory of unedited, unfiltered words where we can watch language evolve in real time. <br /><br />Even the most absurd-looking slang has genuine patterns behind it. Internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch explores the deep forces that shape human language and influence the way we communicate with one another. She explains how your first social internet experience influences whether you prefer "LOL" or "lol," why ~sparkly tildes~ succeeded where centuries of proposals for irony punctuation had failed, what emoji have in common with physical gestures, and how the artfully disarrayed language of animal memes like lolcats and doggo made them more likely to spread.
The Literature Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
by DK

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

May 26, 2016

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<p>A global look at the greatest works of Eastern and Western literature and the themes that unite them, for students and lovers of literature and reading.</p><p> <i><b>The Literature Book</b></i> is a fascinating journey through the greatest works of world literature, from the<i> Iliad</i> to <i>Don Quixote</i> to <i>The Great Gatsby</i>. Around 100 crystal-clear articles explore landmark novels, short stories, plays, and poetry that reinvented the art of writing in their time, whether Ancient Greece, post-classical Europe, or modern-day Korea.</p><p> As part of <b>DK</b>'s award-winning <b><i>Big Ideas Simply Explained</i></b> series, <i><b>The Literature Book</b></i> uses infographics and images to explain key ideas and themes. Biographies of important authors offer insight into their lives and other writings, and a section on Further Reading details more than 150 additional works to explore.</p><p> Discover masterpieces from the world's greatest authors, and explore the context, creative history, and literary traditions that influenced each major work of fiction with <i><b>The Literature Book</b></i>.</p>
TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
by Chris Anderson

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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<b><i>New York Times</i> Bestseller <br /><br /> “Catnip for all the TED fans out there.” <i>—Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /><br /><b>“The most insightful book ever written on public speaking . . . a must-read.” —Adam Grant, Wharton professor and <i>New York Times </i>best-selling author of <i>Give and Take</i> and<i> Originals</i></b><br /><br /> Since taking over TED in 2001, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience’s worldview; it can be more powerful than anything in written form.<br /><br />This “invaluable guide” (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>) explains how the miracle of powerful public speaking is achieved, and equips you to give it your best shot. There is no set formula, but there are tools that can empower any speaker.  <br />Chris Anderson has worked with all the TED speakers who have inspired us the most, and here he shares insights from such favorites as Sir Ken Robinson, Salman Khan, Monica Lewinsky and more — everything from how to craft your talk’s content to how you can be most effective on stage. This is a must-read for anyone who is ready to create impact with their ideas.<br /> 
The Shakespeare Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
by DK

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

March 10, 2015

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Packed with witty illustrations, clear graphics, and inspirational quotes,<b> </b><i><b>The Shakespeare Book</b> </i>is the perfect primer to the works of William Shakespeare<b>.</b> Every work is covered, from the comedies of <i>Twelfth Night</i> and <i>As You Like It</i> to the tragedies of <i>Julius Caesar</i> and <i>Hamlet</i>. With detailed plot summaries and a full analysis of the major characters and themes, this is a brilliant, innovative exploration of the entire canon of Shakespeare plays, sonnets, and other poetry.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide ...
by , Nan Silver

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

May 05, 2015

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<p><b>With more than a million copies sold worldwide, <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i> has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages. </b><br /><br />John Gottman's unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can make—and break—a marriage. Here is the culmination of that work: the seven principles that guide couples on a path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward yet profound, these principles teach partners new approaches for resolving conflicts, creating new common ground, and achieving greater levels of intimacy. <br /><br />Gottman offers strategies and resources to help couples collaborate more effectively to resolve any problem, whether dealing with issues related to sex, money, religion, work, family, or anything else.<br /><br />Packed with new exercises and the latest research out of the esteemed Gottman Institute, this revised edition of <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i> is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.</p>
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
by Jeannette Walls

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

December 15, 2006

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<b>Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.</b><br /> <br /> <b>MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON <i>THE NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER LIST</b><br /> The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers.<br /><br /><i>The Glass Castle </i>is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family.<br /> <br />The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.<br /> <br /><i>The Glass Castle </i>is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.
Giada's Feel Good Food: My Healthy Recipes and Secrets: A Cookboo...
by Giada De Laurentiis

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 05, 2013

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<b>Food Network's most beautiful star shares her secrets for staying fit and feeling great in this gorgeous, practical book with healthy recipes including nutritional information, and personal lifestyle and beauty tips.<br /></b><br />The number one question that Giada De Laurentiis is asked by fans is, "How do you stay so trim?" Admirers then ask about her favorite recipes, her nail polish color, her exercise routine. . . and much more. In <i>Giada's Feel Good Food</i>, she answers all of these questions in her most personal and also most hardworking book yet.<br /><br />Here are 120 recipes for breakfasts, juices, lunches, snacks, dinners, and desserts—each with nutritional breakdowns—that can be combined into 30 days of delicious feel-good meals. Special sections delve into Giada's everyday life, including her beauty and exercise routines, how she satisfies sugar fixes, what's always in her bag, and her ordering tips for eating in restaurants. With 100 color photographs, <i>Giada's Feel Good Food</i> is a beautiful guide to leading a happy, healthy lifestyle.

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