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Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in...
by , Lisa Rojany Buccieri

Language

English

Pages

154

Publication Date

October 07, 2011

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<div>Eva Mozes Kor was just ten years old when she arrived in Auschwitz. While her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers, she and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man known as the Angel of Death, Dr. Josef Mengele. Subjected to sadistic medical experiments, she was forced to fight daily for her and her twin's survival. In this incredible true story written for young adults, readers learn of a child's endurance and survival in the face of truly extraordinary evil.<BR><BR>The book also includes an epilogue on Eva's recovery from this experience and her remarkable decision to publicly forgive the Nazis. Through her museum and her lectures, she has dedicated her life to giving testimony on the Holocaust, providing a message of hope for people who have suffered, and working for causes of human rights and peace.</div>
Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Pr...
by Eric Matthes

Language

English

Pages

562

Publication Date

November 01, 2015

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<i>Python Crash Course</i> is a fast-paced, thorough introduction to Python that will have you writing programs, solving problems, and making things that work in no time.<br /><br />In the first half of the book, you’ll learn about basic programming concepts, such as lists, dictionaries, classes, and loops, and practice writing clean and readable code with exercises for each topic. You’ll also learn how to make your programs interactive and how to test your code safely before adding it to a project. In the second half of the book, you’ll put your new knowledge into practice with three substantial projects: a Space Invaders–inspired arcade game, data visualizations with Python’s super-handy libraries, and a simple web app you can deploy online.<br /><br />As you work through <i>Python Crash Course</i> you’ll learn how to:<br />–Use powerful Python libraries and tools, including matplotlib, NumPy, and Pygal<br />–Make 2D games that respond to keypresses and mouse clicks, and that grow more difficult as the game progresses<br />–Work with data to generate interactive visualizations<br />–Create and customize Web apps and deploy them safely online<br />–Deal with mistakes and errors so you can solve your own programming problems<br /><br /><br />If you’ve been thinking seriously about digging into programming, <i>Python Crash Course</i> will get you up to speed and have you writing real programs fast. Why wait any longer? Start your engines and code!<br /><br /><b>Uses Python 2 and 3</b>
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Chan...
by Dashka Slater

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English

Pages

308

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<p>One teenager in a skirt. <br />One teenager with a lighter.<br />One moment that changes both of their lives forever. </p><p>If it weren’t for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. </p><p><i>The 57 Bus </i>is Dashka Slater's true account of the case that garnered international attention and thrust both teenagers into the spotlight.</p>
On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: An Informal Guide to W...
by William Zinsser

Language

English

Pages

334

Publication Date

September 11, 2012

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<p><em>On Writing Well</em> has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, <em>On Writing Well</em> offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.</p>
My Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

May 21, 2001

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"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."<b>—</b><i><b>The New York Times Book Review</b></i><br /><br /> Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods—all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever.<p> </p><p> “An extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.”<br /> <b>—<i>The Horn Book</i></b></p>
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives
by , Caitlin Alifirenka

Language

English

Pages

393

Publication Date

April 14, 2015

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<b>The <i>New York Times </i>bestselling true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.<br /></b><br />It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. <div><br /></div><div>Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one.<br /><br />That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives.<br /><br />In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends --and better people--through their long-distance exchange. Their story will inspire you to look beyond your own life and wonder about the world at large and your place in it. </div>
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens
by Sean Covey

Language

English

Pages

293

Publication Date

January 18, 2011

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Being a teenager is both wonderful and challenging. In <I>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens,</I> author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a step-by-step guide to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, get along with their parents, and much more. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world. <I>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens</I> will engage teenagers unlike any other book.<BR><BR>An indispensable book for teens, as well as parents, grandparents, and any adult who influences young people, <I>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens</I> is destined to become the last word on surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond.
The Serpent Cult (Heroes of Ravenford Book 2)
by F.P. Spirit

Language

English

Pages

314

Publication Date

October 13, 2014

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<b>A dark cult. A deadly monster. A town caught in between. </b><br />The danger was far worse than anyone imagined. A cult of the blackest magic has set its sights on the little town of Ravenford. With an army of dark creatures at their disposal, the entire town might fall.<div> <div>To make matters worse, a terrifying "sea monster" is sinking ships just off the coast. Now Glolindir and company must protect the town from two deadly threats. </div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div><br />From the depths of the sea to the spires of Ravenford keep, the young heroes follow a twisted trail of intrigue and death. Can they save Ravenford from an entire army, a giant monster, <span>and perhaps worst of all, diplomatic officials?</span><br /> <br /><b><i>The thrilling sequel to Ruins on Stone Hill. </i></b><b><i>Perfect</i></b><b><i> for fans of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Dungeons & Dragons.</i></b><br /><b><i> </i></b><br />"If you liked the unexpected allies in The Fellowship of the Ring, you should like the Heroes of Ravenford." - Amazon Reviewer <span>★★★★★</span></div><div><b><i> </i></b></div><div>"<span>A<b> five star fantasy</b> by a writer who is a very good storyteller." - Goodreads Reviewer </span>★★★★★</div><div> <br />"Book 2 of the series adds more fantastical characters, lots of danger, battles, and magic. The author's imagination gives us an epic series to enjoy. Anyone who enjoys adventure, magic, and battles between good and evil should get this one." - Author Diane Rapp <span>★★★★★</span></div></div>
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition
by Merriam-Webster

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English

Pages

1664

Publication Date

June 12, 2009

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You can set this dictionary as your default Kindle dictionary and look up words while reading. The default setting is The New Oxford American Dictionary included on your Kindle, but you have the option to change your default setting to this compatible dictionary after purchase. <br /><br /><br /><br />America’s Best-Selling Dictionary defines the current, active vocabulary of American English! Features more than 225,000 definitions and over 42,000 usage examples to clarify meaning. Newly added words and meanings across a variety of fields including technology, entertainment, health, science, and society. New words include hashtag, steampunk, digital divide, fracking, and fist pump. <br /><br /><br /><br />Special sections include A Handbook of Style, Foreign Words & Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names.<br /><br /><br /><br />Over 60 million copies of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary have been sold since its initial publication in 1898.
Subway Surfers: "The Unofficial Players Guide" Game Tips & Secret...
by The Gamer Geeks

Language

English

Pages

48

Publication Date

May 07, 2017

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There is no doubt that the mobile gaming market is currently on its boom, as every other day a new innovative game is launched that completely revolutionizes the market. One such game that has revamped the mobile gaming industry is Subway Surfers, if you have been living under a rock for the past few years and do not know what this game is all about then you have come to the right place. <br /><br />This game revolves around a character that is vandalizing a subway station and is caught red handed by an inspector and his crazy dog. So, what do you do when you are caught red handed by the authority? You run as fast as you can in the opposite direction and this is what this game is all about. This endless running game has cemented its position in the mobile gaming industry for quite some time now due to the vibrant aesthetic facet of the game and due to the fact that nothing beats running away from the authorities!<br /><br />This game was released back in 24 May 2012 and since then has come a very long way. By 2015 this game had achieved over 1 Billion downloads! Yes, you read that right; 1 billion people from all around the world using different platforms have downloaded this game. This statistic only represents the benchmark they achieved back in 2015, as people are currently still downloading this game even though it was released ages ago. What is really beautiful about this game is that the developers have made sure that no one is denied the entertainment Subway Surfers provide, as they have released the game both on IOS platforms and Android systems as well. If that’s not enough, you can even download this game on your desktop or laptop as well! If you haven’t downloaded this game yet, you have no idea what you are missing. So, drop whatever you are doing and download Subway Surfers as soon as possible!<br />

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