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Bus 25 to Stratford
by J. Ezike

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English

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Publication Date

August 17, 2017

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Bus 25 to Stratford is one of the several short poems I wrote while in prison at Harmondsworth detention, London England. It was initially published on Amazon.com in 2015 but was later unpublished and made unavailable for readership. This poem was written during one of those quiet moments in prison. I tried to narrate my daily struggles as a foreigner in London England. I wanted to recollect my bitter-sweet experiences and replay every scene as an imaginary footage – a reminder of my journey in the UK. I had arrived at a transitional stage of my life – on the verge of awakening, a digression from the path I had envisaged, nurtured and pursued. This prison poem celebrates a place I cherished and called my home. It’s a tribute to Stratford and a mirthful remembrance of Bus 25 to Ilford – a London transport service that became a major part of my existence in England as a student, musician and cleaner. Objectively, this was the first poem I wrote during the first week of my incarceration in Harmondsworth. What began as a prison diary coalesced into an autobiography four years later…
Pensées d’une solitaire, précédées de fragments inédits (F...
by Louise Ackermann

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French

Pages

59

Publication Date

August 16, 2017

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S’il est difficile de donner une juste idée des contemporains illustres dans l’intimité desquels on n’a pas <br />pénétré, il l’est aussi d’en parler lorsqu’on les a approchés de très près, quand on a pu les apprécier et <br />les admirer dans leur vie de chaque jour, quand on en a été aimé tendrement. On voudrait réussir à faire <br />comprendre la noblesse, la droiture, la belle simplicité des rares êtres dont le grand talent n’était pas <br />plus grand que leur bonté et la loyauté de leur caractère.<br />Chez Mme Louise Ackermann, une véhémente franchise s’alliait aux sentiments d’instinctive et naïve bienveillance <br />de sa nature si en dehors. Ne le conçoit-on pas, d’ailleurs, en la lisant, et des accents aussi vibrants que <br />les siens, exprimant la plus saisissante et désespérée pitié pour la destinée humaine qu’aucune littérature ait <br />jamais réalisée, pouvaient-ils naître d’une âme faible et sans hardiesse ?...
Empresarios que ROBAN y Arruinan a sus Vendedores: Mi historia (S...
by Martha Posada Matehuala

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Spanish

Pages

13

Publication Date

August 17, 2017

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Este libro habla sobre un tema que hasta ahora no había sido tocado por nadie, pero que LAMENTABLEMENTE, sucede en muchas empresas, no nada más de este, nuestro país México, sino también de muchos otros países en todo el mundo, y que es, EL ABUSO que se comete contra las “personas” que se dedican a las ventas. Y que, a pesar de ser UN CRIMEN, NO se encuentra ni regulado, ni penalizado en NINGUNA LEY.<br /><br />Por lo que, de forma sistemática, inconcebible y criminal, muchos “empresarios”, se dán el lujo, todos los días, de solicitar y “contratar”, a gente con ó sin experiencia en ventas, de tiempo completo, siete días a la semana; “PERO”, SIN OTORGARLES NI UN SOLO PESO DE SUELDO BASE.<br /><br />Algunos “empresarios”, sin el menor remordimiento, y SIN PENSAR en la historia que hay detrás de cada una de estas personas, que con toda inocencia e ilusión, ACEPTAN, las CRIMINALES condiciones que estos pseudoempresarios, les imponen. <br /><br />Ésta es la historia de una de tantas vendedoras, que trabajó durante casi cuatro años, durante los siete días de la semana, doce horas al día, y en ocasiones, por hasta quince horas, para no arriesgarse a “PERDER” sus comisiones, las cuales tenía condicionadas a una cuota mínima de ventas, que en el producto que vendía, ya era inalcanzable. <br />A ella, casi le costó la vida; pero espera que su historia, le sirva de alguna forma, a mucha gente, para que NO permitan que abusen de su trabajo, de su dignidad, porque lamentablemente, al final, afectan su INTEGRIDAD!. <br />
Shindererademokeraretarishitenai: kateinaiijimenokokuhakushinri (...
by mayu

Language

Japanese

Pages

52

Publication Date

August 16, 2017

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幼い頃から女性として生きることを否定され続けた『女の子』が、<br />本当のじぶんで生きようと目醒めるまでの物語。その過程と、自分を育て直す歩み。<br />シンデレラのお話は、いじわるな継母にいじめられたみすぼらしい格好の女性が夢を諦めず素敵な王子様と出逢って結婚するお話。育ちは酷い境遇でも…と希望の持てるお話だが現実はストーリーより残酷で。
Maria Callas, l'ultime tournée (French Edition)
by Robert Sutherland

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French

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Publication Date

August 23, 2017

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En 1973, Robert Sutherland est invité à seconder Maria Callas pour préparer son grand retour, attendu depuis des années. Jamais il n'aurait imaginé qu'il resterait avec elle jusqu'à sa mort, l'accompagnant pendant quinze mois tumultueux. Il apprendra alors à connaître une femme complexe , tout à la fois diva, femme fragile et amie fidèle. La Callas vivait alors une période difficile : Onassis, son amant durant neuf ans, venait d'épouser Jacqueline Kennedy. Durant tout ce temps, elle ne chantera presque pas. Le retour sur scène du ténor Giuseppe di Stefano, avec lequel elle s'était produite à ses débuts, son compagnon d'alors, lui apparaît comme le seul remède possible - à la fois artistique et sentimental. Ce ne fut qu'une énième déception. Croyant enfin trouver l'amour, Maria est encore une fois délaissée, et sa notoriété publique abîmée. La Callas fit de Robert Sutherland son confident, se livrant sur son enfance, ses parents, Onassis et la musique. Ce témoignage, donnant à voir la diva dans son intimité, la rend plus humaine et proche de nous.
Francisco Tenamaztle: Primer guerrillero de América defensor de ...
by Miguel León-Portilla

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Spanish

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Publication Date

August 28, 2017

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<p>En este libro se reconstruye la historia del guerrillero indígena Francisco Tenamaztle, que en 1541 se levantó en armas para defender a su pueblo, víctima de innumerables vejaciones por parte de encomenderos y autoridades reales. Tenamaztle fue más tarde defensor de los derechos humanos, asociado nada menos que con fray Bartolomé de las Casas, en Valladolid, España. </p><br /><p>Apoyado en documentación de primera mano —mucha hasta ahora inédita—, Miguel León-Portilla repiensa y revive esta historia con toda su fuerza y dramatismo, logrando una fulgurante recreación literaria. Quien revelara la <i>Visión de los vencidos</i> ofrece ahora una significación universal en términos de la defensa de los indígenas, lectura aplicable a situaciones que hoy se viven en México y Latinoamérica. </p>
MARILYN MONROE: The True Story of an American Icon
by Kate Holborn

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English

Pages

53

Publication Date

August 15, 2017

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<h3>MARILYN MONROE - The True Story of an American Icon</h3><br />Let’s think of some of our preconceptions of Marilyn Monroe. Dumb blonde. Hollywood misfit. Calculating diva who manipulated events for her own ends.<br /><br />Think of some of the images that we associate with this icon. Sitting seductively, her legs tucked under her, lips semi pouted. Or, that rolling, sexy walk. Perhaps most famous of all, standing with mock innocence, her dress billowing up from the wind coming from the air vent below.<br /><br />We should know by now that there is a difference between a screen persona and a real person, but with somebody such as Marilyn Monroe it is difficult to separate the two. We know her through her excesses, and through those images that are seared into our cultural consciousness.<br /><br />In fact, as we shall see in this book, Marilyn was a complex character. Following a tough upbringing, she was always needy and rarely felt properly appreciated.<br /><br />She was an intellectual who sought to make up for her limited education. A perfectionist who continued with acting classes even when a global star.<br /><br />And she was somebody with a driving, desperate urge to succeed.<br /><br />This is the story of one of the most famous people ever to have lived, an icon both on and off screen. Renowned for her beauty, her fashion and her unique personality, Marilyn Monroe is a true legend, never to be forgotten.<br />
monodukurihautadukuriutadukurihamonodukuri: higashiosakatakujouni...
by Narikuni Takahara

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Japanese

Pages

80

Publication Date

August 15, 2017

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ものづくりは『歌』づくり<br />歌づくりは『もの』づくり<br /><br />ものづくりの街、東大阪で<br />世界初となる卓上日記の生産ラインを開発し、<br />全国シェア80%となるノート・紙製品製造会社を創りあげた。<br /><br />また、70歳で引退後に、作詞活動、歌手デビュー、新規事業と、<br />第2、第3の人生にもチャレンジし続けている<br />著者の人生80年の記録。
Ce que la vie m'a appris (HISTOIRE ET ACT) (French Edition)
by Perla Servan-Schreiber

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French

Pages

128

Publication Date

September 06, 2017

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Je sais peu de choses. À 73 ans, j’ai juste acquis ce qu’il faut de sérénité pour conclure tardivement : la vie est plus simple qu’on le croit.<br />Ce petit livre est né de conversations avec de jeunes amies dont je pourrais être la grand-mère. Leurs questions étaient nombreuses, pratiques, émouvantes, neuves et éternelles à la fois ; leur curiosité de « la vie d’avant », sans limites. <br />Ici, je partage avec elles, et avec vous, ce que la vie m’a appris. Sur une quarantaine de sujets, je transmets quelques « points d’or », mes essentiels, esquissés dans le désordre, comme des instantanés stockés dans une boîte à chaussures que l’on découvre un jour où l’on cherchait autre chose. Surgissent quelques réponses, des découvertes, tant de sensations… mais des mystères demeurent.<br />Aujourd’hui, je poursuis ma route, celle qui me rapproche de mon ambition intime : l’acceptation joyeuse de la réalité.
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
by Jeannette Walls

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English

Pages

353

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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.

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