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The Hero
by Lee Child

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English

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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>
The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
by Melinda Gates

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English

Pages

279

Publication Date

April 23, 2019

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<p><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /><b></b><br />“In her book, Melinda tells the stories of the inspiring people she’s met through her work all over the world, digs into the data, and powerfully illustrates issues that need our attention—from child marriage to gender inequity in the workplace.” — President Barack Obama</p><p><i>“The Moment of Lift </i>is an urgent call to courage. It changed how I think about myself, my family, my work, and what’s possible in the world. Melinda weaves together vulnerable, brave storytelling and compelling data to make this one of those rare books that you carry in your heart and mind long after the last page.”</p><p> — Brené Brown, Ph.D., author of the <i>New York Times</i> #1 bestseller <i>Dare to Lead</i><br /><i> </i><br /> “Melinda Gates has spent many years working with women around the world. This book is an urgent manifesto for an equal society where women are valued and recognized in all spheres of life. Most of all, it is a call for unity, inclusion and connection. We need this message more than ever.” — Malala Yousafzai</p><p> "Melinda Gates's book is a lesson in listening. A powerful, poignant, and ultimately humble call to arms." — Tara Westover, author of the <i>New York Times</i> #1 bestseller <i>Educated</i><br /> <b></b><br /><b> A debut from Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment.</b></p><p> “How can we summon a moment of lift for human beings – and especially for women? Because when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.”</p><br /><p> For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, you need to stop keeping women down.</p><p> In this moving and compelling book, Melinda shares lessons she’s learned from the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world. As she writes in the introduction, “That is why I had to write this book—to share the stories of people who have given focus and urgency to my life. I want all of us to see ways we can lift women up where we live.”</p><p> Melinda’s unforgettable narrative is backed by startling data as she presents the issues that most need our attention—from child marriage to lack of access to contraceptives to gender inequity in the workplace. And, for the first time, she writes about her personal life and the road to equality in her own marriage. Throughout, she shows how there has never been more opportunity to change the world—and ourselves.</p><p> Writing with emotion, candor, and grace, she introduces us to remarkable women and shows the power of connecting with one another.</p><p> When we lift others up, they lift us up, too.</p>
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Id...
by , Jonathan Haidt

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English

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352

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<b>Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen?</b><br />  <br /> First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. They interfere with healthy development. Anyone who embraces these untruths—and the resulting culture of safetyism—is less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life. <br />  <br /> Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They situate the conflicts on campus in the context of America’s rapidly rising political polarization, including a rise in hate crimes and off-campus provocation. They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. <br />  <br /> This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.
The Big Crazy: A Gripping Police Procedural Thriller (The Skip La...
by Julie Smith

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English

Pages

278

Publication Date

October 25, 2019

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<h3>PHONES ARE OUT AND THE CITY’S UNDER WATER—<br />A FIELD DAY FOR CRIMINALS! AND LOTS OF THEM ARE COPS…</h3><p>August 29, 2005 - Doomsday: New Orleans is eighty per cent under water—no electricity, no phones, no 911 service, <i>no rules</i>. <b>Facing the complete breakdown of systems and normality, New Orleans homicide Detective Skip Langdon is on her own</b> to interpret and execute the only direction she’s given: <i>Get out there and keep the peace.</i></p><p>With communications down and all emergency services on search and rescue, <b>all Skip can hope to accomplish is helping the person right in front of her</b>. More than once that person turns out to be Billy, a gutsy 15-year-old from Treme who’s in greater danger of being swamped by his chaotic home life than the Cat 5 hurricane Skip shelters him from. </p><p> When she escorts him home and discovers the scene of a possible homicide, homicide detecting must take a back seat to maintaining order—if not peace. Outrageous rumors are swirling, stirring up unrest, but what really bothers her is the one about <b>a police department order to use the chaos as a cover for “cleaning up” by rounding up criminals and assassinating them</b>. Now that just can’t be true. <i>Can it?</i></p><p>But after she hears it for the third time, Skip teams up with <b>the only cop in the city she’s positive she can trust, her former partner</b>, movie-star handsome, kickass, praline-sweet Adam Abasolo. They may not be able to fix everything, but, as the bodies pile up, they are damn sure going to hit back at the guys who’re giving their department a black eye.</p><p>On any regular weekday, New Orleans lives up to its billing as The Big Crazy. In post-Katrina New Orleans, where the dirty cops and lunatics are running the asylum, author Julie Smith also takes us inside the <i>actual</i> asylum, Charity Hospital <b>emergency psych unit, an unexpected oasis of comfort</b> in stark contrast to endless amounts of ever-present filthy water and hordes of half-drowned people. </p><p><b>Smith strikes just the right note, capturing the massive tragedy of the events and the inevitable comedy</b> as the survivors struggle to make sense of the closest thing to hell squared that any of them has ever seen. </p><p><b>Mystery fans who love hard-boiled women sleuths, lots of action and adventure, and offbeat police procedurals will love Detective Skip Langdon.</b></p>
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
by , Shana Knizhnik

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English

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240

Publication Date

October 27, 2015

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<p><strong>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>Featured in the forthcoming documentary, <em>RBG</em></strong></p><p><strong>“The authors make this unassuming, most studious woman come pulsing to life. . . . <em>Notorious RBG</em> may be a playful project, but it asks to be read seriously. . . . That I responded so personally to it is a testimony to [its] storytelling and panache.”— Jennifer Senior, <em>New York Times</em></strong></p><p>Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg never asked for fame—she has only tried to make the world a little better and a little freer.</p><p>But nearly a half-century into her career, something funny happened to the octogenarian: she won the internet. Across America, people who weren’t even born when Ginsburg first made her name as a feminist pioneer are tattooing themselves with her face, setting her famously searing dissents to music, and making viral videos in tribute.</p><p><em>Notorious RBG</em>, inspired by the Tumblr that amused the Justice herself and brought to you by its founder and an award-winning feminist journalist, is more than just a love letter. It draws on intimate access to Ginsburg's family members, close friends, colleagues, and clerks, as well an interview with the Justice herself. An original hybrid of reported narrative, annotated dissents, rare archival photos and documents, and illustrations, the book tells a never-before-told story of an unusual and transformative woman who transcends generational divides. As the country struggles with the unfinished business of gender equality and civil rights, Ginsburg stands as a testament to how far we can come with a little chutzpah.</p>
Mr. Frosty Pants: A Gay Christmas Romance (Home for the Holidays ...
by Leta Blake

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English

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314

Publication Date

November 07, 2018

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<b>Frosty former friends get a steamy second chance in this Christmas gay romance!<br /><br />Can true love warm his frozen heart?</b><br /><br />When Casey Stevens went away to college four years ago, he ghosted on his straight best friend, Joel Vreeland. He hoped time and distance would lessen the unrequited affection he felt, but all it did was make him miss Joel more. Home for the holidays, Casey hopes they might find a way to be friends again. But Joel’s frosty reception reminds Casey of just how hard he had to fight to be Joel’s friend in the first place. It’s going to take a Christmas miracle to get past that cool façade again. <br /><br />Joel isn’t as straight as Casey believes, and his years of pining for Casey have left him hurting and alone, caring for his abusive father and struggling to get by. Unable to trust anyone except his rescue dog—and with no reason to believe Casey is interested in him for more than a holiday fling—Joel’s icy heart might shatter before it can thaw.<br /><br />Can Casey and Joel’s love overcome mistrust, parental rejection, class differences, and four long years apart? <i>Mr. Frosty Pants</i> is a stand-alone, Christmas gay romance by Leta Blake featuring a virgin hero, childhood friends-to-lovers, second chance romance, and steamy mm first times.
Anne Boleyn: 500 Years of Lies
by Hayley Nolan

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December 01, 2019

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<p><b>A bold new analysis of one of history’s most misrepresented women.</b></p><p>History has lied.</p><p>Anne Boleyn has been sold to us as a dark figure, a scheming seductress who bewitched Henry VIII into divorcing his queen and his church in an unprecedented display of passion. Quite the tragic love story, right?</p><p>Wrong.</p><p>In this electrifying exposé, Hayley Nolan explores for the first time the full, uncensored evidence of Anne Boleyn’s life and relationship with Henry VIII, revealing the shocking suppression of a powerful woman.</p><p>So leave all notions of outdated and romanticised folklore at the door and forget what you think you know about one of the Tudors’ most notorious queens. She may have been silenced for centuries, but this urgent book ensures Anne Boleyn’s voice is being heard now.</p><p>#TheTruthWillOut</p>
How to Read the Constitution--and Why
by Kim Wehle

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English

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328

Publication Date

June 25, 2019

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<p><strong>"A must-read for this era.”—Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent </strong></p><p><strong>An insightful, urgent, and perennially relevant handbook that lays out in common sense language how the United States Constitution works, and how its protections are eroding before our eyes—essential reading for anyone who wants to understand and parse the constantly breaking news about the backbone of American government.</strong></p><p>The Constitution is the most significant document in America. But do you fully understand what this valuable document means to you? In <em>How to Read the Constitution--and Why</em>, legal expert and educator Kimberly Wehle spells out in clear, simple, and common sense terms what is in the Constitution, and most importantly, what it means. In compelling terms and including text from the United States Constitution, she describes how the Constitution’s protections are eroding—not only in express terms but by virtue of the many legal and social norms that no longer shore up its legitimacy—and why every American needs to heed to this “red flag” moment in our democracy.</p><p>This invaluable—and timely—resource includes the Constitution in its entirety and covers nearly every significant aspect of the text,  from the powers of the President and how the three branches of government are designed to hold each other accountable, to what it means to have individual rights—including free speech, the right to bear arms, the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, and the right to an abortion. Finally, the book explains why it has never been more important than now for all Americans to know how our Constitution works—and why, if we don’t step in to protect it now, we could lose its protections forever.</p><p><em>How to Read the Constitution--and Why </em>is essential reading for anyone who cares about maintaining an accountable government and the individual freedoms that the Constitution enshrines for <em>everyone</em> in America—regardless of political party. </p>
The Second American Revolution: Tech Tyranny and Digital Despots
by , Sarah Cowgill

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English

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255

Publication Date

August 13, 2019

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<h2>Truth is Making a Comeback </h2><p>If you’ve ever had ads appear on your computer related to a private conversation with a friend, ever felt concerned about the government watching your every move, ever worried what effect the cloud of technology that surrounds us may have on your health, then it’s time to start finding out the facts. </p><h3>˃˃˃ The Second American Revolution: Tech Tyranny and Digital Despots exposes the high-tech threats, intrusions, and growing trends that touch your life today. </h3><p>Herein lies a stark warning of the dangers faced by next generations, who are already losing the very notion of what it means to be an individual with liberty and freedom in an interconnected world.</p><h2><u>Scroll up and grab a copy of Tech Tyranny and Digital Despots today.</u></h2>
The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and ...
by Gregg Jarrett

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English

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356

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February 12, 2019

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<p>Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett reveals the real story behind Hillary Clinton’s deep state collaborators in government and exposes their nefarious actions during and after the 2016 election.</p><p><em>The Russia Hoax</em> reveals how persons within the FBI and Barack Obama’s Justice Department worked improperly to help elect Hillary Clinton and defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.</p><p>When this suspected effort failed, those same people appear to have pursued a contrived investigation of President Trump in an attempt to undo the election results and remove him as president.</p><p>The evidence suggests that partisans within the FBI and the Department of Justice, driven by personal animus and a misplaced sense of political righteousness, surreptitiously acted to subvert electoral democracy in our country.</p><p>The book will examine:</p><ul><li>How did Hillary Clinton manage to escape prosecution despite compelling evidence she violated the law?</li><li>Did Peter Strzok, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Loretta Lynch, and others obstruct justice by protecting Clinton?</li><li>Why was there never a legitimate criminal investigation of Clinton in the Uranium One case?</li><li>Are the text messages exchanged between Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page evidence of a concerted effort to undermine the electoral process?</li><li>Was there ever any real evidence of "collusion" between Trump and the Russians?</li><li>Did Trump obstruct justice in the firing of Comey or was he legally exercising his constitutional authority?</li><li>Did the FBI and DOJ improperly use a discredited "dossier" about Trump to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Trump associates?</li><li>Should Muller have disqualified himself under the special counsel law based on glaring conflicts of interest?</li><li>Was fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn unfairly charged with making a false statement?</li></ul><p>With insightful analysis and a fact-filled narrative, <em>The Russia Hoax</em> delves deeply into Democrat wrongdoing.</p>

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