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The Hero
by Lee Child

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English

Pages

76

Publication Date

November 26, 2019

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<p><strong>WHAT MAKES A HERO? WHO BETTER TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION THAN LEE CHILD…</strong></p><p><strong>‘It’s Lee Child. Why would you not read it?’ Karin Slaughter</strong></p><p><strong>‘I don't know another author so skilled at making me turn the page’ <em>The Times</em></strong></p><p><strong>In his first work of nonfiction, the creator of the multimillion-selling Jack Reacher series explores the endurance of heroes from Achilles to Bond, showing us how this age-old myth is a fundamental part of what makes us human. He demonstrates how hero stories continue to shape our world – arguing that we need them now more than ever.</strong></p><p>From the Stone Age to the Greek Tragedies, from Shakespeare to Robin Hood, we have always had our heroes. The hero is at the centre of formative myths in every culture and persists to this day in world-conquering books, films and TV shows. But why do these characters continue to inspire us, and why are they so central to storytelling?</p><p>Scalpel-sharp on the roots of storytelling and enlightening on the history and science of myth, <em>The Hero</em> is essential reading for anyone trying to write or understand fiction. Child teaches us how these stories still shape our minds and behaviour in an increasingly confusing modern world, and with his trademark concision and wit, demonstrates that however civilised we get, we’ll always need heroes.</p>
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)
Bobby Approved: Your Ultimate Shopping Guide At The Grocery Store
by Bobby Parrish

Language

English

Pages

63

Publication Date

September 22, 2019

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This eBook shopping guide is a collection of all the data from every YouTube video I have made - organized by grocery store, food categories, and a master ingredient list. The shopping guide is designed to help you identity the best products on the store shelves and allow you to access this guide easily, as you shop. Ultimately, this guide will make you a better shopper and it will help get you in and out of the store with ease. Disclaimer: The opinions in this book are my own. I am not a licensed dietician or food scientist.
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>
Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott

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English

Pages

503

Publication Date

December 10, 2019

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Meg is the eldest and on the brink of love. Then there’s tomboy Jo who longs to be a writer. Sweet-natured Beth always puts others first, and finally there’s Amy, the youngest and most precocious. Together they are the March sisters. Even though money is short, times are tough and their father is away at war, their infectious sense of fun sweeps everyone up in their adventures — including Laurie, the boy next door. And through sisterly squabbles, their happy times and sad ones too, the sisters discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do.<br />Based on Louisa May Alcott’s childhood, this lively portrait of nineteenth-century family life possesses a lasting vitality that has endeared it to generations of readers.<br /><br />A wonderful story... As a child, I strongly identified with Jo because she is a writer. —Jacqueline Wilson<br />The American female myth. —Madelon Bedell<br />It is an essential American novel, perhaps the essential American novel for girls… Girls come to it on their own. —Jane Smiley<br />In “Little Women”, Alcott anticipated realism by twenty or thirty years. —G. K. Chesterton
The Explainer
by Slate Magazine

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

March 09, 2004

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<b>What happens to recalled meat?<br />What’s the difference between a serial killer and a spree killer?<br />How do you stop a lava flow?<br />Does homeowner’s insurance cover murder?<br />And what is Ovaltine anyway?<br /><br />Answers to these and other fascinating questions you never thought to ask, from the writers at Slate Magazine<br /></b><br />An entertaining and genuinely informative compilation of answers to some of life's most improbable questions, from the writers of the online magazine <i>Slate. </i>Often inspired by events in the news, the “Explainer” column asks the questions we never think to ask, or that we’re too embarrassed to admit we don’t know how to answer. Filling in these overlooked blanks of our daily lives, the book provides memorable tidbits for conversations, further rumination, or important context as we follow current events from day to day. Full of fascinating information about unlikely but important subjects, <b>The Explainer </b>will entertain and inform anyone who has ever stopped to wonder who runs Antarctica, how cell phones can reveal your location, or whether one can live off lizard meat.
The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healt...
by Dan Buettner

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

April 07, 2015

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Bestselling author Dan Buettner reveals how to transform your health using smart nutrition, lifestyle, and fitness habits gleaned from longevity research on the diets, eating habits, and lifestyle practices of the communities he's identified as "Blue Zones"—those places with the world's longest-lived, and thus healthiest, people, including locations such as Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California. <br />  <br /> With the audacious belief that the lifestyles of the world's Blue Zones could be adapted and replicated in towns across North America, Buettner launched the largest preventive health care project in the United States, The Blue Zones City Makeovers, which has impacted the health of millions of Americans since 2009. In <i>The Blue Zones Solution</i>, readers can be inspired by the specific stories of the people, foods, and routines of our healthy elders; understand the role community, family, and naturally healthy habits can play in improving our diet and health; and learn the exact foods—including the 50 superfoods of longevity and dozens of recipes adapted for Western tastes and markets—that offer delicious ways to eat your way to optimum health. Throughout the book are lifestyle recommendations, checklists, and stories to help you create your own personal Blue Zones solution. Readers will learn and apply the 80/20 rule, the plant slant diet, social aspects of eating that lead to weight loss and great health naturally, cultivating your "tribe" of friends and family, and your greater purpose as part of your daily routine. <br />  <br /> Filled with moving personal stories, delicious recipes, checklists, and useful tips that will transform any home into a miniature blue zone, <i>The Blue Zones Solution</i> is the ultimate blueprint for a healthy, happy life.
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.
Unfreedom of the Press
by Mark R. Levin

Language

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.
Creationists: Selected Essays, 1993-2006
by E.L. Doctorow

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

December 10, 2008

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E. L. Doctorow is acclaimed internationally for such novels as <i>Ragtime, Billy Bathgate,</i> and <i>The March</i>. Now here are Doctorow’s rich, revelatory essays on the nature of imaginative thought. In <i>Creationists</i>, Doctorow considers creativity in its many forms: from the literary (Melville and Mark Twain) to the comic (Harpo Marx) to the cosmic (Genesis and Einstein). As he wrestles with the subjects that have teased and fired his own imagination, Doctorow affirms the idea that “we know by what we create.”<br /><br />Just what is Melville doing in <i>Moby-Dick</i>? And how did <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer</i> impel Mark Twain to radically rewrite what we know as <i>Huckleberry Finn</i>? Can we ever trust what novelists say about their own work? How could Franz Kafka have written a book called Amerika without ever leaving Europe? In posing such questions, Doctorow grapples with literary creation not as a critic or as a scholar–but as one working writer frankly contemplating the work of another. It’s a perspective that affords him both protean grace and profound insight. <br />Among the essays collected here are Doctorow’s musings on the very different Spanish Civil War novels of Ernest Hemingway and André Malraux; a candid assessment of Edgar Allan Poe as our “greatest bad writer”; a bracing analysis of the story of Genesis in which God figures as the most complex and riveting character. Whether he is considering how Harpo Marx opened our eyes to surrealism, the haunting photos with which the late German writer W. G. Sebald illustrated his texts, or the innovations of such <br /><br />literary icons as Heinrich von Kleist, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Sinclair Lewis, Doctorow is unfailingly generous, shrewd, attentive, surprising, and precise.<br />In examining the creative works of different times and disciplines, Doctorow also reveals the source and nature of his own artistry. Rich in aphorism and anecdote, steeped in history and psychology, informed by a lifetime of reading and writing, <i>Creationists</i> opens a magnificent window into one of the great creative minds of our time.

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