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.
Tim Bryan - All In A Day's Work
2008 | ISBN: 0711033005 | English | 162 pages | PDF | 177.7 MB
Whilst countless generations of small boys may have dreamed of becoming engine drivers, and the top-link driver on the great named expresses of the age of steam may have been the pinnacle of the railways, in terms of popular perception, these individuals could only have got there with the assistance of myriad other trades and after years of progressing through the more junior grades of footplate staff. From the humble junior porter through to the chairman of the board, the railways employed a vast array of different trades, all of whom were essential in keeping the trains running. Some of these jobs, such as that of the track gangs, are still an important part of the maintenance of the modern railway, but many others, such as blacksmiths, have now disappeared.
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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English | 2011 | PDF | 80MB
BBC’s Big Read began the search for the nation’s best-loved novel, and we asked you to nominate your favourite books.
1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
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.
Publisher: Pinnacle | January 1, 2009 | Language: English | ISBN-10: 0786017775 | 416 pages | ePub/mobi/PDF - 186 pages | 363.17 KB/455.27 KB/630.9 KB
At first, the deaths seem random. A young Portland couple brutally murdered in a game gone awry...a Chicago woman who plummeted to her death from an office building...an aspiring screenwriter asphyxiated in his New York apartment.
But the macabre souvenirs television reporter Sydney Jordan receives hint at a connection that is both personal and terrifying. After events in her own life went wrong, Sydney fled to Seattle with her teenage son. But instead of getting a fresh start, Sydney is plagued by strange occurrences. Someone is watching, someone who knows her intimately...someone who's just waiting to play the next move in a twisted game. She is his chosen one. Every murder is a sign, and soon, Sydney will understand why each victim had to suffer - and why she's the next in line.
Publisher: Vision; Reprint edition (June 1, 2010) | Language: English | ISBN-10: 044653983X | EPUB + MOBI | 608 pages | 0.3 mb + 0.5 mb
Shadowy master assassin Jason Bourne spends too much time offstage in bestseller Lustbader's cliche-ridden fourth thriller in the Ludlum franchise (after The Bourne Sanction). Having pushed his latest archenemy, Russian Leonid Arkadin, off a tanker into the ocean, Bourne assumes his foe must be dead. Not long after, Arkadin ambushes Bourne, hitting him with a rifle shot that would've killed a normal man. Seriously but not mortally wounded, Bourne decides to keep his survival a secret. The duel between the pair gets submerged in a plot line about a corrupt U.S. defense secretary's efforts to use the downing of a civilian airliner in Egypt by an Iranian missile as a casus belli. The action sequences and inevitable betrayals are old hat. Clumsy prose doesn't help (?She was dead, but he could not forget her, or what she caused in him: the tiniest fissure in the speckled granite of his soul, through which her mysterious light had begun to trickle, like the first snowmelt of spring
Publisher: Speak | April 6, 2010 | Language: English | ISBN-10: 014241543X | 81 pages | PDF | 531.5 KB
A critically acclaimed novel that will change the way you look at life, love, and family.
In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeenyear-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck.
Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.
About the Author
Gayle Forman is an award-winning author and journalist whose articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, The Nation, and The New York Times Magazine.
Publisher: Bantam (January 5, 2010) | Language: English | ISBN-10: 0553593544 | EPUB + MOBI | 608 pages | 0.6 mb + 0.7 mb
He was dragged from the sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues: a frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the skin of his hip; evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face; strange things he says in his delirium, which could be code words. And a number on the film negative that leads to a bank account in Zurich, four million dollars, and a name for the amnesiac: Jason Bourne. Now he is running for his life. A man with an unknown past and an uncertain future, the target of assassins and at the heart of a deadly puzzle. He's fighting for survival and no one can help him - except the one woman who once wanted to escape him...
Publisher: Luna | February 15, 2011 | Language: English | ISBN-10: 0373803362 | 384 pages | ePub/mobi | 316.08 KB/441.07 KB
Awakening in a bleak landscape as scarred as her body, Cass Dollar vaguely recalls surviving something terrible. Having no idea how many weeks have passed, she slowly realizes the horrifying truth: Ruthie has vanished.
And with her, nearly all of civilization.
Where once-lush hills carried cars and commerce, the roads today see only cannibalistic Beaters—people turned hungry for human flesh by a government experiment gone wrong.
In a broken, barren California, Cass will undergo a harrowing quest to get Ruthie back. Few people trust an outsider, let alone a woman who became a zombie and somehow turned back, but she finds help from an enigmatic outlaw, Smoke. Smoke is her savior, and her safety.
For the Beaters are out there.
And the humans grip at survival with their trigger fingers. Especially when they learn that she and Ruthie have become the most feared, and desired, of weapons in a brave new world….
Broadway Books | 1999 | ISBN: 0767900480, 0767900499 | 365 pages | PDF | 90.48 Mb
The Inside Story of How Bill Gates and His Band of Internet Idealists Transformed a Software Empire
In a brilliant--and, at times, overwhelming--display of research and perspicacity, Paul Andrews chronicles Microsoft's internal and public battles to adapt to Internet technology and fight the browser wars. He starts in 1991: the Internet is barely a blip on the company radar. Meanwhile, 22-year-old new hire J Allard is asked by Microsoft's No. 2 man, Steve Ballmer, to "make the pain go away" with TCP/IP, the standard Internet protocol. It's just Allard's second day on the job, and he realizes that the software giant doesn't get it: interoperability between networks and the Internet is key to Microsoft's future. He begins a grassroots effort to raise Internet consciousness, eventually distributing a widely read 17-page memo titled "Windows: The Next Killer Application on the Internet." Higher up, Bill Gates's technical assistant, Steven Sinofsky, gets snowed in at technically progressive Cornell University. He's stunned to witness a student body that's already devoted to a fledgling Internet, and writes home: "Cornell is WIRED." After intense internal debate (and more than a few late nights), Gates stops the engines and changes course to pursue integration of Windows and an Internet browser called Explorer.