English | July 7th, 2019 | ISBN: 0143773267 | 256 pages | EPUB | 0.77 MB
A fresh, personal account of New Zealand, now, from one of our hardest-hitting writers. Following Once Were Warriors, Alan Duff wrote Maori: The Crisis and the Challenge. His controversial comments shook the country. A quarter of a century later, New Zealand and Maoridom are in a very different place. And so is Alan - he has published many more books, had two films made of his works, founded the Duffy Books in Homes literacy programme and endured 'some less inspiring moments, including bankruptcy'.
English | October 3rd, 2019 | ISBN: 1350033367, 1350033375 | 176 pages | EPUB | 0.32 MB
This volume offers an introduction to the life and work of the 3rd-century-AD Greco-Roman senator and historian Cassius Dio, whose work, although imperfectly preserved in 80 books, is of fundamental importance to our understanding of Roman history. It is said that Dio is not one of the best ancient historians and his Roman history, due to its sheer size, is often imprecise and superficial in its analysis. It has also been assumed that there was no political agenda behind the work, and that Dio's principal value to us is as a reliable copyist, who mediated the works of other, and better sources.
English | October 1st, 2019 | ISBN: 1544505116 | 316 pages | EPUB | 3.87 MB
Jamie Brown Hantman was a high-level White House aide, where she spearheaded work with the U.S. Senate to get two U. S. Supreme Court Justices confirmed. She ran Legislative Affairs for the Department of Justice shortly after 9/11, working with people like Bob Mueller and Ted Olson. And earlier in her career, she spent time on Capitol Hill and on the fabled "K Street." Heels In The Arena takes readers on a sometimes-humorous journey through all of it, including how Jamie made it to that first rung on the ladder, with advice on how to succeed in politics illustrated with pull-back-the-curtain stories from some of the most significant political events of the past few decades.
English | October 3rd, 2019 | ISBN: 0859654273 | 160 pages | EPUB | 13.93 MB
Heath Ledger was one the most charismatic and powerful screen presences of his generation. Having established a high-profile acting career by the age of 21 with the lead in 'A Knight's Tale', the young Australian went on to pursue a succession of increasingly diverse and often subversive roles that challenged the film industry's initial impression of him as a mere teen-idol.
English | October 1st, 2019 | ISBN: 0374254087 | 560 pages | EPUB | 82.98 MB
The story of the postwar American city as refracted through the life and career of the urban planner Edward J. Logue
English | February 11th, 2016 | ISBN: 1944936017 | 254 pages | EPUB | 3.07 MB
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul III: More Stories of Life, Love and Learning by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger
English | August 14th, 2012 | ASIN: B012YER2XM, ISBN: 0439237319, 1623610915 | 387 pages | EPUB | 1.20 MB
The Medieval era is often dismissed as a brutal period of darkness, ignorance, bloodshed and disease – the so-called ‘Dark Ages’ dividing classical antiquity from the age of enlightenment. But while warfare, invasions and religious persecution were certainly defining themes of the period, Medieval history is also filled with intrepid explorers, revolutionary artists and thinkers, and inspirational rulers whose legacies still live on to this day. In the All About History Book of Medieval History we explore some of the most fascinating stories from this tumultuous period, from the triumph of William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings to the brutal Spanish Inquisition begun by Isabella of Castile. Read on to discover tales of kings and queens, crusaders and criminals, popes and peasants, and more
World of Animals - Book of Sharks & Ocean Predators
Imagine Publishing Ltd | 2015 | ISBN-10: 1785461184 | English | 164 pages | True PDF | 96 MB
Imagine Publishing Ltd | 2013 | English | ISBN: 1909372676 | True PDF | 196 pages | 126 MB
Have you ever wondered what life would have been like in the time of the dinosaurs? How roman gladiators felt when they stepped into the arena facing almost-certain death? What happened on board the Titanic on the night it sunk? Our lives today are governed by several technological advancements and creature comforts that blind us from the fact the we got here today after many years of struggle and warfare. Almost a century ago, the World Wars changed the world forever. But there were a few leaders and visionaries that built and left lasting legacies and monuments that we cherish to this day. The Book of Incredible History is a step back in time through some of the ages, customs and traditions that shaped the world we live in. Covering the ancient world, prehistoric times, the iconic buildings and landmarks scattered around the globe, ground-breaking weapons and the inventions that changed the world, there’s something for everyone to learn about and enjoy. Every subject is accompanied by stunning illustrations and marked diagrams so that you can best understand the topic covered in life-like detail.
Writing a Novel and Getting Published For Dummies
PDF Retail | 2012 | 314 pages | English | 0470059109 | 9 Mb
Includes advice on perfecting dialogue, plot, and endings
Turn your bright idea into a brilliant novel
With a published author advising you on how to write a great novel, and a literary agent on how to get a publishing deal, this guide gives you the complete inside track on the art and science of breaking into the fiction publishing industry. It takes you step-by-step from concept to contract so you have all the tools you need to tell your story with skill, and approach agents and publishers with confidence.
Tera Childs Oh My Gods 2008 RETAiL eBOOK-DiSTRiBUTiON
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University Press of the West Indies | August 2000 | ISBN-10: 9766400210 | 338 pages | PDF | 17.7 MB
Publisher: Dell; 1 edition (July 22, 2008) | Language: English | ISBN-10: 0440244714 | EPUB | 320 pages | 1.9 mb
Third-string Cleveland Browns quarterback Rick Dockery becomes the greatest goat ever by throwing three interceptions in the closing minutes of the AFC championship game. Fleeing vengeful fans, he finds refuge in the grungiest corner of professional football, the Italian National Football League as quarterback of the inept but full-of-heart Parma Panthers. What ensues is a winsome football fable, replete with team bonding and character-building as the underdog Panthers challenge the powerhouse Bergamo Lions for a shot at the Italian Superbowl. The book is also the author's love letter to Italy. Rick is first baffled and then enchanted by all things Italian-tiny cars! opera! benign corruption!-and through him Grisham (The Firm) instructs his readership in the art of gracious living, featuring sumptuous four-hour, umpteen-course meals. The writing sometimes lapses into travel-guide ("most Italian cities are sort of configured around a central square, called a piazza") and food porn ("[the veal cutlets are beaten with a small bat, then dipped in eggs, fried in a skillet, and then baked in the oven with a mix of parmigiano cheese and stock until the cheese melts"), but it's invigorated by appealing characters and lively play-by-play. The result is a charming fish-out-of-water story.
Publisher: Doubleday; 1St Edition edition (October 26, 2010) | Language: English | ISBN-10: 0385528043 | EPUB + MOBI | 432 pages | 2 mb + 0.7 mb
Grisham's recent slump continues with another subpar effort whose plot and characters, none of whom are painted in shades of gray, aren't able to support an earnest protest against the death penalty. In 2007, almost on the eve of the execution of Donte Drumm, an African-American college football star, for the 1998 murder of a white cheerleader whose body was never found, Travis Boyette, a creepy multiple sex offender, confesses that he's guilty of the crime to Kansas minister Keith Schroeder. With Drumm's legal options dwindling fast and with the threat of civil unrest in his Texas hometown if the execution proceeds, Schroeder battles to convince Boyette to go public with the truth--and to persuade the condemned man's attorney that Boyette's story needs to be taken seriously. While the action progresses with a certain grim realism, Schroeder's superficial responses to the issues raised undercut the impact. As with The Appeal, the author's passionate views on serious flaws in the justice system don't translate well into fiction.
Publisher: Ballantine Books (June 15, 2004) | Language: English | ISBN-10: 0345464818 | EPUB + MOBI | 448 pages | 2.1 mb + 0.7 mb
The narrator isn't exactly a madman but, rather, someone whose madness is quieted by meds. "It is a very hard thing, in this time of ours, to be mad and middle-aged," hero Francis Petrel writes early on. Perhaps the best feature of veteran crime writer Katzenbach's latest is the way he fleshes out the everyday desperation of someone living on the fringes of society. Petrel receives an invitation to a reunion of former "guests" of the insane asylum his parents consigned him to as a teenager. This not very credible plot starter leads Petrel to investigate what horrors led to the hospital's closing, his thoughts especially revolving around the unsolved murder of a nurse. Intriguing, but far too long and too encumbered with Petrel's Byzantine thoughts to generate suspense. Still, the Edgar-nominated Katzenbach has a following, and this introspective tale will interest those who don't read thrillers for the thrills.
Publisher: Harper; Reprint edition (April 26, 2011) | Language: English | ISBN-10: 0062017926 | EPUB + MOBI | 704 pages | 1.3 mb + 1.8 mb
The crack, ultrasecret Sigma Force team returns in another adventure that, as usual, unfolds at breakneck speed. Sigma Force, made up of former Special Forces officers trained as experts in various scientific fields ("killer scientists," one of their number calls them), scours the world for technologies that could help or threaten the U.S. This time the group's mission involves a devastating bacteriological plague, a mysterious cryptogram that may predate humanity, and the deadly truth about what happened after Marco Polo's expedition to China. After a handful of Sigma Force novels, Rollins has fine-tuned the formula to precision: characters rendered in broad strokes, punchy dialogue, short paragraphs that propel us headlong through the story. The novels are like prose versions of comic books, or lightly fleshed out movie treatments. But this is not a criticism, at least not completely. The books' style perfectly matches their subject matter, and it's impossible not to be swept up by their energy and excitement. Action/adventure fans unfamiliar with Rollins' work should be emphatically urged to read this series.
Publisher: Sterling Ethos (May 4, 2010) | Language: English | ISBN-10: 1402775571 | MOBI | 256 pages | 0.6 mb
The acclaimed medium takes his talents to new levels and new countries! For After Life, John and a documentary crew traveled to Australia and across the United States, where he demonstrated once again that grief, healing, and hope are eternally intertwined. He answers his fans' most-asked questions about the mediumship process and how it works, while revealing his own personal life as a husband and new father. Edward also shares what he’s learned through his own personal losses and demonstrates that it’s never too late to forgive…and never too far away to love.