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An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny

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The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months

A Night to Remember by Walter Lord (Author)

A Night to Remember

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Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles Kindle Edition

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Amazon Echo: 5 Irresistible Tips & Tricks to Get the Most Out of your Amazon Echo 

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Love Warrior: A Memoir

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The Irish Cottage: Finding Elizabeth 

 

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (Author)

How to Win Friends and Influence People

 The Hamilton Affair: A Novel by Elizabeth Cobbs (Author)

The Hamilton Affair: A Novel

Beer Money: A Memoir of Privilege and Loss by Frances Stroh (Author)

Beer Money: A Memoir of Privilege and Loss

A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain by Marc Morris (Author)

A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain

Electing Trump: Newt Gingrich on the 2016 Election by Newt Gingrich (Author), Claire Christensen (Author), Ryan Ramsey (Author)

Electing Trump: Newt Gingrich on the 2016 Election

Above the Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season by Urban Meyer (Author), Wayne Coffey (Contributor)

Above the Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season

 Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out by Jolene Hart (Author)

Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out

Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Mark Adams (Author)

Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time

Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely (Author)

Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

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“This is a wonderful, eye-opening book. Deep, readable, and providing refreshing evidence that there are domains and situations in which material incentives work in unexpected ways. We humans are humans, with qualities that can be destroyed by the introduction of economic gains. A must read!”

 Rightful Heritage: The Renewal of America by Douglas Brinkley (Author)

Rightful Heritage: The Renewal of America

Jimmy Stewart: The Truth Behind the Legend by Michael Munn (Author)

Jimmy Stewart: The Truth Behind the Legend

A FATEFUL CHOICE: My Survival Story by Abraham Rozenzveig (Author)

A FATEFUL CHOICE: My Survival Story

 120 Hot Chocolate Recipes by Bonnie Scott (Author)

120 Hot Chocolate Recipes

Call Me Tuesday: Based on a True Story by Leigh Byrne (Author)

Call Me Tuesday: Based on a True Story

 Hack Your Habits: 9 Steps to Finally Break Bad Habits & Start Thriving by Joanna Jast (Author)

Hack Your Habits: 9 Steps to Finally Break Bad Habits & Start Thriving

A Man Called Intrepid

A Man Called Intrepid: The Incredible True Story of the Master Spy Who Helped Win World War II

Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Jenna Miscavige Hill (Author), Lisa Pulitzer (Author)

Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape

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Cholesterol Down: Ten Simple Steps to Lower Your Cholesterol in Four Weeks–Without Prescription Drugs

Take Control of Your Cholesterol— Without Drugs

If you are one of the nearly 100 million Americans struggling with high cholesterol, then Dr. Janet Brill offers you a revolutionary new plan for taking control of your health—without the risks of statin drugs. With Dr. Brill’s breakthrough Cholesterol Down Plan, you simply add nine “miracle foods” to your regular diet and thirty minutes of walking to your daily routine. That’s all. This straightforward and easy-to-follow program can lower your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol by as much as 47 percent in just four weeks.

Cholesterol Down explains Dr. Brill’s ten-point plan as well as the science behind it. You’ll learn how each miracle food affects LDL cholesterol and how the foods work together for maximum effect, as well as:

• How eating whole grains helps reduce LDL cholesterol in your bloodstream
• Why antioxidants keep plaque from building up in your arteries
• How certain steps change the structure of LDL cholesterol particles (and why it’s best for them to be large and fluffy)
• Why walking just thirty minutes a day lowers “bad” cholesterol and cuts dangerous belly fat

With everything you need to stay focused on the plan, including a daily checklist, a six-month chart for racking LDL cholesterol changes, tools for assessing your risk level for cardiovascular disease, sample weekly menus, and even heart-healthy recipes, Cholesterol Down is the safe and effective alternative or complement to statin drugs.

Reviews

“…I could see that Brill took a common sense approach with examples and fairly easy-to-follow ideas…Recommended:Yes.” — Epinions.com

“…It’s easy to understand, interesting to read and makes sense. Good Cooking recommends this book!” — Goodcooking.com, Chef John V.

“…based on solid science and can help people lower their LDL cholesterol or enhance the effectiveness of cholesterol-lowering medication. Recommended.” — LibraryJournal.com

“…for anyone who is focused on the goal of reducing his or her cholesterol…this could be an ideal choice.” — Toxicuniverse.com

“Cholesterol Down takes the guesswork out of finding that perfect reference book for those looking to lower their cholesterol.” — Dayna Boyer, Homemakers.com

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Hope Heals: A True Story of Overwhelming Loss and an Overcoming Love

When all seems lost, where can hope be found?

Katherine and Jay married right after college and sought adventure far from home in Los Angeles, CA. As they pursued their dreams, they planted their lives in the city and in their church community. Their son, James, came along unexpectedly in the fall of 2007, and just 6 months later, everything changed in a moment for this young family.

On April 21, 2008, as James slept in the other room, Katherine collapsed, suffering a massive brain stem stroke without warning. Miraculously, Jay came home in time and called for help. Katherine was immediately rushed into micro-brain surgery, though her chance of survival was slim. As the sun rose the next morning, the surgeon proclaimed that Katherine had survived the removal of part of her brain, though her future recovery was completely uncertain. Yet in that moment, there was a spark of hope. Through 40 days on life support in the ICU and nearly 2 years in full-time brain rehab, that spark of hope was fanned into flame.

Defying every prognosis, with grit and grace, Katherine and Jay, side by side, struggled to regain a life for Katherine as she re-learned to talk and eat and walk. Returning home with a severely disabled body but a completely renewed purpose, they committed to celebrate this gift of a second chanceby embracing life fully, even though that life looked very different than they could have ever imagined. In the midst of continuing hardships and struggles, both in body and mind, Katherine and Jay found what we all long to find…hope, hope that heals the most broken place, our souls.

An excruciating yet beautiful road to recovery has led the Wolf family to their new normal, in which almost every moment of life is marked with the scars of that fateful April day in 2008. Now, eight years later, Katherine and Jay are stewarding their story of suffering, restoration, and Christ-centered hope in this broken world through their ministry Hope Heals.

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STRESS FREE LIVING How to manage your stress and understand what causes it: Get rid of anxiety for good 

This is easy guide on how you can relieve yourself from stress and you can grab it now for a limited amount of time at a promotional priceor you can get it for FREE with Kindle Unlimited

Are you lacking the energy to achieve what you want in life? You have a problem with stress and other issues which prevent you from obtaining what do you want?

If you have struggled with stress in the past, then this is the right book for you. You will learn how to overcome this pesky problem. Through this book I will guide you in the journey you want to take and I can ensure you I will provide the best advice so you will achieve your goals.

Stress has become a huge problem today. With people working longer hours just to try and make ends meet and being plugged into a 24/7 news cycle, we never seem to be able to sit back and fully relax. Whether it is job stress, life stress, relationship stress or financial stress you can almost guarantee to find stress around every corner. If that news was not bad enough, there is the simple fact that stress can and does lead to serious health issues and even death in some cases. A few facts about stress:

The number one leading cause of insomnia and other sleep disorders.

79% of all women report that money and the economy are the biggest areas of stress for them right now.

75% of the world’s population undergoes long periods of stress.

Stress causes chest pain, high cholesterol, cardiac problems, depression and much more.

Highly stressed women have a higher rate of suicide than others.

 

While those numbers are alarming and can be scary to think about, this book will help you avoid the negative effects of stress. This book will teach you how to cope and how to get rid of the stress in your life.

The aim of this book is to inspire you to change your life and specifically explains:

1. What stress does to your body.

2. The difference between short term & long term stress.

3. The way stress can affect your emotions & behaviors.

4. The do’s and don’t s of breaking free from a stress cycle.

5. The reason stress affects everyone differently.

6. How to cope when you know what type of stress response you have.

7. The short & long term stress-busting strategies.

8. Meditation techniques for reducing stress.

9. The most common traits of people who are less stressed and how you can use them.

10. 5 habits that work to be healthy and free from stress.

If you follow the tips outlined within the pages of this book you will have a stress-free zone in your life. While no one can stop the things that happen to cause stress you can learn how to successfully manage the issues and let the stress go.

I really think this book will help and I will assume your results as my personal success. Also, I would like to improve it, so you can write a review with pro and cons and if you find it useful share whit you dear ones. So collect your copy now and start reading!

This book was indeed a surprise. I didn’t know what to expect, but the information is presented in a professional manner, and it is evident it was well researched. I was able to identify several of the indicators the author mentions, both in myself and my daughter, who is a young attorney. I will most definitely be recommending this book to her. Short and on point!

I think the best advice I got from this book was to eat well, exercise and practice self discipline. By creating habits and routines to prevent some the high cortisol level from shooting up, you can stay happier and live longer. I think the ultimate freedom comes from developing strict habits to prevent any downfalls that have a high risk of greeting stress. Great book overall. I highly recommend, it opens your mind.

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Coming Clean: A Memoir

Kim Miller is an immaculately put-together woman with a great career, a loving boyfriend, and a tidy apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. You would never guess that Kim grew up behind the closed doors of her family’s idyllic Long Island house, navigating between teetering stacks of aging newspapers, broken computers, and boxes upon boxes of unused junk festering in every room—the product of her father’s painful and unending struggle with hoarding.

In this moving coming-of-age story, Kim brings to life her rat-infested home, her childhood consumed by concealing her father’s shameful secret from friends, and the emotional burden that ultimately led to an attempt to take her own life. And in beautiful prose, Miller sheds light on her complicated yet loving relationship with her parents that has thrived in spite of the odds.

Coming Clean is a story about recognizing where we come from and the relationships that define us—and about finding peace in the homes we make for ourselves.

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An Amazon Best Book of the Month, July 2013: Most children who grow up in dysfunctional families don’t realize at first they’re any different from anybody else—but Kimberly Rae Miller is more observant than most; from childhood, she had a growing sense that there was something wrong in her household. A brilliant guy who ended up driving a bus, Miller’s father was an extreme hoarder, and the family’s normal-from-the-outside (at least for a while) Long Island home was a mess (or treasure trove, depending on your point of view) of useless (or fascinating) papers and junk (important stuff). In Coming Clean, Miller, an actor and writer, chronicles her weird childhood and adolescence, but what’s really unusual about this buoyant, winning memoir is that for all that the author describes the familial dysfunction in heartbreaking, copious detail—and for all that she sometimes lost patience with her parents—she never stops showing that she loves them. As readers we come to love them, too—partly because, whatever else, they managed to raise such a smart and witty and generous daughter. —Sara Nelson

From Publishers Weekly

An only child to loving parents who were such chronic hoarders that they had to flee their over-stuffed Long Island house rather than face cleaning it, actress and journalist Miller delineates her harrowing childhood and secretive home life. Miller’s bus driver father, a brilliant, however emotionally remote man, collected papers and broken electronics, while Miller’s government-employed mother was a twin whose untreated childhood scoliosis left her shrunken and with a low sense of self-worth, although fiercely devoted to her daughter. Home life spelled a weird combination of obsession and inertia—collected stuff and unused purchases were piled so high that little room was left for the family even to eat or sleep or use the bathrooms; and filth and mold invited rodents As a child Miller realized her family wasn’t like other people’s families with tidy, presentable homes; far from it. A fire destroyed one home when she was in second grade, while the large house they moved into was soon rendered similarly uninhabitable, so that Miller never invited anyone home and had to adopt a decoy house to be dropped off at by friends. Eventually she went to college at Emerson in Boston where she kept a clean living space, as she did when she later moved to L.A. and New York City. The reader senses in this horrific story that Miller is still tiptoeing around her family’s dirty secret and hardly revealing the half of it. Agent: Mollie Glick, Foundry Literary + Media. (July)

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Poisoned Love

Case seen on Inside Edition, Good Morning America, and 48 Hours

Accident, Suicide. . . Or Murder?

On November 6, 2000, paramedics answered a call to find Kristin Rossum, 24, sobbing. Her husband, Greg de Villers, wasn’t breathing and she claimed he had overdosed on drugs after learning she was leaving him. But family and friends who knew of Greg’s distaste for drugs weren’t buying Kristin’s story–particularly the idea that he would take his own life.

American Beauty

The daughter of a well-to-do California family, Rossum was a brainy blonde beauty whose talent for toxicology had won her a post at the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. But her sweet smile masked a dark side. She’d developed a taste for methamphetamine in high school, and six months after her marriage to Greg, she’d begun seeking secret trysts with other men.

Toxic Passion

At the time of her husband’s death, Rossum was engaged in an illicit affair with her married boss. Investigators found that the Medical Examiner’s Office was missing supplies of meth and fentanyl, the narcotic that had killed her husband. With each clue discovered, another piece of Rossum’s “good girl” façade fell away. What the world would eventually see was the true face of a murderer–and the hand of justice. . .

16 Pages Of Shocking Photos

This book is extremely well-written and gives a great deal more background info than John Glatt’s book on the same subject. Kristin Rossum was a cute young lady who loved the meth more than anyone or anything. Like most druggies, she knew how to charm and manipulate to get her way. Unlike most druggies, she had rich parents to back her up at every turn. They refused to believe this could happen in their family, better to sweep it under the rug, get her married off and let her become someone else’s headache for awhile. Poor Greg de Villiers, who hadn’t had much experience with women, fell for Kristin right off the bat, and she took advantage of it, by stealing from him, his brother and his roommate to buy meth. Prior to meeting Greg, she had asked her current boyfriend to rescue her. He got them a hotel room, and while he took a shower, she cleaned out his wallet, and disappeared to Mexico, where she met Greg, her next victim. She later told this boyfriend that she’d been kidnapped and taken to Mexico, and driven around in the trunk of a car. She said she lied to him to spare his feelings.

When it was time to get married, Kristin repeatedly reminisces that “if only” her parents had listened to her concerns and stopped the wedding. However, she was a grown woman who could have done as she pleased. She married Greg and proceeded to cheat on him with at least 3 men. When she fell for her boss Michael, she was still writing her husband emails begging him to say he loved her. She said she didn’t have the guts to leave Greg because it would “hurt” him. So she continued to lie to him, cheat on him, drive him crazy, and probably drug him for the last weeks of his life, until she decided he was interfering too much with her meth use. Then she administered the fatal dose of Fentanyl. Her boss/lover, who also hadn’t got a divorce and was actually going to counseling with his wife, quickly claimed his mother was ill and hotfooted it back to Australia – out of reach of the authorities. It’s my personal belief that he had to know what was going on – if not before the fact, immediately after. The guy has a PhD, no one can be that oblivious to what’s in front of you. Drug use, drugs missing from the lab, 3 different diaries (one written only for Greg to read), and completely different versions of events told – some of them Michael’s.

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Quick Easy Recipes: 5 Ingredient Cookbook

Are you tired of complicated recipes with hard-to-find ingredients? Are you looking for delicious and easy recipes with only a few simple ingredients? 60+ EASY RECIPES IN 5 INGREDIENTS OR LESS!

Your Problems Have Been Solved ==> 5 INGREDIENTS OR LESS!

This SIMPLE and DELICIOUS cookbook has step-by-step recipes that are easy to follow and simply prepared. All of the recipes only require 5 ingredients or less! No more looking for hard-to-find ingredients that you’ll only use once.

Check out some of the mouth-watering recipes below!

  1. Chicken and Waffle Sliders
  2. Buffalo Chicken Dip
  3. Chicken Salad
  4. Chicken Fingers
  5. Buffalo Chicken Sliders
  6. Honey Chicken
  7. Shredded BBQ Chicken
  8. Easy Italian Baked Chicken
  9. Chicken and Cheese Rolls
  10. Barbeque Chicken Legs
  11. Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken
  12. Chicken Cordon Bleu
  13. Shredded Buffalo Chicken
  14. Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa Verde
  15. Slow Cooker Pancake Bake
  16. Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Casserole
  17. Slow Cooker French Toast
  18. Slow Cooker Blueberry Cobbler
  19. Slow Cooker Cherry Dump Cake
  20. Slow Cooker Bread Pudding
  21. Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler
  22. Slow Cooker Apple Dump Cake
  23. Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken
  24. Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken
  25. Slow Cooker Buffalo Ranch Wings
  26. Slow Cooker Hawaiian BBQ Chicken
  27. Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes
  28. Slow Cooker Cheddar Creamed Corn
  29. Slow Cooker Spinach Queso Dip
  30. Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob
  31. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
  32. Slow Cooker Beef Burritos
  33. Slow Cooker Broccoli Casserole
  34. Slow Cooker Ham
  35. Slow Cooker Bacon Ranch Potatoes
  36. Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken
  37. Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs
  38. Slow Cooker 5-ingredient Chili
  39. Slow Cooker Apricot Orange Chicken
  40. Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
  41. Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken II
  42. Slow Cooker Italian Chicken
  43. Slow Cooker Tangy Meatballs
  44. Slow Cooker Cocktail Sausages
  45. Slow Cooker Ranch Roast Beef
  46. Slow Cooker Spicy Meatballs
  47. Slow Cooker Pork Chops
  48. Slow Cooker Garlic Tilapia
  49. Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese
  50. Kale Chips
  51. Mashed Cauliflower
  52. Zucchini Chips
  53. Easy Powdered Sugar Donuts
  54. Sausage Breakfast Casserole
  55. Waffle Biscuits
  56. Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Roll-Ups
  57. Brown Sugar Bacon
  58. Egg in a Nest
  59. Cinnamon Roll Waffles
  60. Southwestern Scrambled Eggs
  61. Strawberry Bacon Salad

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Parenting: The Childs Way For a Good Adulthood

Use Powerful Secrets Of Parenting To Make Your Children Successful In Their Adulthood

Have you ever stopped to listen to your children? Do you know what their dreams are? If you have then you will know that there are no limits to their dreams. Children can and will start thinking about their life goals from an early age.
Some may decide they want to become a doctor, a police officer or even a football player. Maybe they will want to be an astronaut or an actor. Some children may decide that they simply want to have a lot of money.

As parents, it’s our responsibility to ensure that our children grow up and be the best they can be. Sometimes we can listen to them talk about what they want to be when they grow up and simply laugh at the notion. However, don’t be negative with other people’s dreams – especially your child’s.

This guide is designed to help you help your children become the best they can be, achieve the goals in life that they set for themselves. Even if you think their dreams are unrealistic, it is your job as their parent, to support them and guide them as they work towards their goals. Even if they don’t have a specific goal in mind or are young, you can still help to build their self-confidence, self-esteem and general skills, until they do decide.

After all, if anyone is going to support them, it should be you. And it is easier than you think.

Today only, get this Amazon bestseller for just $2.99. Regularly priced at $5.99.
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  • Their Dreams
  • Positive Talking
  • Three Strategies for Teaching Children Self-Control
  • How to Raise a Leader
  • Social Issues: What Can Parents Do?
  • And Much, Much More

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Amazing Amazon

The Best Guide to Making Money at Home With Amazon FBA

Are You Ready to Live the Life of Your Dreams?

Best Selling Author Frank Aaron Florence will show you how to make a living from home through Amazon’s amazing FBA program. This step-by-step guide will show you how to free up your time and earn a real living through Amazon, even if you’ve never sold anything online before.

Florence’s system has almost no start-up costs, and he even shows you how to start making money right away while you de-clutter your house. Once you understand the basics Florence show how to go from a beginner to a master with the Amazon FBA program. You will quickly go from making a little bit of small cash to making a full time income.

In this book you will learn:

  • Why Sell Your Stuff on Amazon.com?
  • All About FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)
  • What are the Advantages to Using FBA?
  • What Should You Sell on Amazon.com?
  • What Do You Need to Start Selling on Amazon.com?
  • How Much Are Your Media Items Worth?
  • Listing Items on Amazon
  • Creating Your Seller Account
  • Listing & Pricing Your Merchandise
  • Four Specific Examples of Book Pricing
  • Shipping Your Merchandise to Amazon
  • Cleaning Your Inventory
  • Packing Your Merchandise
  • How to Create an FBA Shipment
  • Getting to Know Your Seller Account
  • Sign up for International Shipping
  • Fulfillment by Amazon
  • Settings Your Shipping Queue
  • Managing Your Inventory
  • Your Customer Metrics Summary
  • Ratings and Feedback
  • Getting Additional Help
  • Building a Business with FBA
  • Professional Account Extra Features
  • Becoming a Better Bookseller
  • Tools to Make Bookselling Easy
  • Use FBA Across the Web

If you want a magic solution that will make money fall into your lap, this book isn’t for you. But, if you want to work harder and smarter, and build a business that will give you more free time and the income to live the life you want, you need to download this guide today.

Florence shows you how anyone can build an online business working part time from home. He isn’t just some armchair expert either. Not only is he a best selling author with multiple books about selling on Amazon, but he also successfully built his own Amazon business, while on vacation overseas.

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Wind, Sand and Stars 

Recipient of the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, Wind, Sand and Stars captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight. Its exciting account of air adventure, combined with lyrical prose and the spirit of a philosopher, makes it one of the most popular works ever written about flying. Translated by Lewis Galantière.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery was one of the most interesting figures of 20th century literature. He wrote The Little Prince, a children’s book that sold 200,000 copies in the U.S. alone in one year several years ago, and was also the author of several novels and memoirs, all relating to flying, of which this is one. The author was MIA over his beloved France while flying for the Free French Air Force in 1944 (after having to argue to be allowed to fly in combat; he was considered a national treasure). It appears the site of the wreck was discovered in the water just off the Riviera a couple of years ago, though no one’s certain.

Wind, Sand and Stars is a recounting of several episodes in Saint-Exupery’s life as a pilot, told to illustrate his view of the world, and especially his opinions of what makes life worth living, and who we are or should be. He was a wonderfully insightful individual, and his prose and ideas are the sort of thing you’ll carry with you for years. I would highly recommend this book.

The essays and anecdotes in this volume are true gems to be enjoyed slowly, recalled fondly and shared often.

Despite the relative infancy of the aviation industry at the time he composed them, Saint-Ex clearly understood that flying – especially the type of long and dangerous kind that he was engaged in – was both a metaphor and a brilliant illumination into the nature of the human condition.
Like flying into uncharted territory, our journey through life is fraught with perils, faced mostly alone and with few witnesses to our acts of courage or cowardice. However, instead of facing up to this fact, Saint-Ex points out how “modern” culture consists of ever more elaborate denials of this basic fact: we have been indoctrinated with the goal of spending our lives working solely to achieve the most comfortable, painless, risk-free existence possible. And we continue to do so, much to our detriment.
These essays are skillful and evocative arguments that only when we face up to, and acknowledge our tenuous and perilous existence, can we truly appreciate what it means to be alive. Saint-Ex does a wonderful job in writing about what has become important to him: experiencing the majestic beauty and power of the earth and nature, what the existentialists would call “being authentic”, and the friendship and cameraderie of the pilots and people he has met on his journeys.
“Men travel side by side for years – each locked up in his own silence… till danger comes. Then they stand shoulder to shoulder. Then they discover they belong to the same family….
Happiness! It is useless to seek it elsewhere than in this warmth of human relations…
Each man must look to himself to learn the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded. These prison walls that the age of trade has built around us, we can break down. We can still run free, call to our comrades, and marvel to hear once more! ! , in response to our call, the chant of the human voice.

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Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling

 In 1508, despite strong advice to the contrary, the powerful Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo Buonarroti to paint the ceiling of the newly restored Sistine Chapel in Rome. Despite having completed his masterful statue David four years earlier, he had little experience as a painter, even less working in the delicate medium of fresco, and none with challenging curved surfaces such as the Sistine ceiling’s vaults. The temperamental Michelangelo was himself reluctant: He stormed away from Rome, incurring Julius’s wrath, before he was eventually persuaded to begin.

Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling recounts the fascinating story of the four extraordinary years he spent laboring over the twelve thousand square feet of the vast ceiling, while war and the power politics and personal rivalries that abounded in Rome swirled around him. A panorama of illustrious figures intersected during this time-the brilliant young painter Raphael, with whom Michelangelo formed a rivalry; the fiery preacher Girolamo Savonarola and the great Dutch scholar Desiderius Erasmus; a youthful Martin Luther, who made his only trip to Rome at this time and was disgusted by the corruption all around him. Ross King blends these figures into a magnificent tapestry of day-to-day life on the ingenious Sistine scaffolding and outside in the upheaval of early-sixteenth-century Italy, while also offering uncommon insight into the connection between art and history.

Amazon.com Review

Almost 500 years after Michelangelo Buonarroti frescoed the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, the site still attracts throngs of visitors and is considered one of the artistic masterpieces of the world. Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling unveils the story behind the art’s making, a story rife with all the drama of a modern-day soap opera.The temperament of the day was dictated by the politics of the papal court, a corrupt and powerful office steeped in controversy; Pope Julius II even had a nickname, “Il Papa Terrible,” to prove it. Along with his violent outbursts and warmongering, Pope Julius II took upon himself to restore the Sistine Chapel and pretty much intimidated Michelangelo into painting the ceiling even though the artist considered himself primarily a sculptor and was particularly unfamiliar with the temperamental art of fresco. Along with technical difficulties, personality conflicts, and money troubles, Michelangelo was plagued by health problems and competition in the form of the dashing and talented young painter Raphael.

Author Ross King offers an in-depth analysis of the complex historical background that led to the magnificence that is the Sistine Chapel ceiling along with detailed discussion of some of the ceiling’s panels. King provides fabulous tidbits of information and weaves together a fascinating historical tale. –J.P. Cohen

From Publishers Weekly

King’s historical account of the four years Michelangelo Buonarroti spent frescoing the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome is splendid, thorough and detailed. But its larger appeal lies in the way King (Brunelleschi’s Dome) brings out the story’s human elements. Listeners learn of Michelangelo’s bitter disappointment when a project he was eagerly looking forward to (the construction of the Pope’s tomb) was cancelled and that he had little experience with the art of fresco and was reluctant to take on the Sistine Chapel. King explains the craft of frescoing with involving details: for example, fresco dries quickly, so the artist could work only in small sections, and if a mistake was found after the paint dried, the whole day’s work had to be chipped away and redone. Listeners also learn of Michelangelo’s financial woes and family problems and the political upheavals of the time. Sklar’s narration is perfect for the project. His lively and expressive reading add a realistic edge to a centuries-old tale. He speaks passionately and his accent on the Italian names and phrases is flawless.

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The Art of War 

THE ART OF WAR (Chinese: 孫子兵法; pinyin: Sūnzĭ bīngfǎ) is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician, and kindred to the Realpolitik of his time, termed in China as Legalism. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics. It has been the most famous and influential of China’s Seven Military Classics, and “for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name.” It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.

Beyond its military and intelligence applications from earliest days to the present time, THE ART OF WAR has been applied to many fields well outside of the military. Much of the text is about how to fight wars without actually having to do battle: it gives tips on how to outsmart one’s opponent so that physical battle is not necessary. As such, it has found application as a training guide for many competitive endeavors that do not involve actual combat. There are business books applying its lessons to office politics and corporate strategy. Many companies make the book required reading for their key executives. The book is also popular among Western business management, who have turned to it for inspiration and advice on how to succeed in competitive business situations. It has also been applied to the field of education. The Art of War has been the subject of law books and legal articles on the trial process, including negotiation tactics and trial strategy.

Nothing to say….. this is a classic. mandatory reading for anyone interested in history, war, management, marketing, business competition, negotiations, high politics, spin control….. you find something to refer to almost any acts of human beings as a group or society. it’s amazing. everybody has something to learn from this little book. I have it like in 5 different formats, in three languages, and now in my iPad with me.

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Real Clear Politics: Everything You Need To Know About Americas 3 Biggest Political Issues in Under 1000 Words

 American Politics is full of dubious, perplexing and corrupt debates.

However, as a democratic nation, it is absolutely necessary that we are well-versed with the concerns of our country.

I have done research on the primary discussions going on in Washington at present and found three core policy matters. Summing up my study in a brief yet comprehensive document, I have presented views of both sides in a simplified manner.

In just 1000 words you will understand the three most important policy issues as of March 2016.

So without further ado, download the book and start learning today.

This is a well written concise read about three big US issues; abortion, the death penalty and gun control. The arguments are well developed and interesting. This is highly recommended reading.

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Ultimate Slow Cooking: 50 Crock Recipes To Whip Up Healthy Dinners Or Even A Comforting Breakfast

Because your week nights should be spent doing what you love most!

Ultimate Slow Cooking

The #1 Best-Selling Book in Rice & Grains Category

“I love this cookbook. It’s full of things you actually want to eat.”
Christine Gonzalez, Health Blogger, Nutritionist, Wellness Coach

Are slow cookers worth the effort?

    • Nutritious, Delicious Meals
    • Time-saver
    • Useful Year-Round
    • Reduced Energy Usage
    • Easy Clean-Up
    • Transportable

Cooking with a slow cooker is a great way to save time and still prepare a healthy meal. Assemble the meal in the morning, transfer it to the slow cooker, and get your dinner without mess or cleaning.

A slow cooker cookbook you’ll use day after day!

These are simple, easy Crock-Pot meals. Easy enough for busy weeknights, but filled with enough flavor for the relaxing weekends!

    • Flavourful
    • Stress-Free Meals
    • Warm and Comforting
    • Healthy No-Fuss Cooking
    • Great For a Newbie
    • Easy Cook, Easier Clean
    • Lots of Variety

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Easy Crock-Pot: 50 Time-Saving, Easy-to-Make Meals Recipes With Delicious, Whole Food Ingredients

Is There Some Magic Way To Make The Best Meal You Have Ever Tasted? Absolutely!

Start Your Slow Cooker & Get ALL the amazing ideas & recipes today and create the perfect homemade food.

Eric Shaffer, Blogger, Food Enthusiast
“Finally, A Useful Slow Cooker Cookbook!”

Here’s The Real Kicker

The Easy Crock-Pot is a #1 Most Exclusive Recipe Book Ever. Unlike other cookbooks, guidance and recipes, the Easy Crock-Pot has been created to focus on Easy Slow Cooking Techniques and The Most Explosive Flavours.

You’ll Never Guess What Makes These Recipes So Unique!

After reading this book, you will be able to:

    • Combine Unusual Flavours
    • Try Unique Recipes
    • CheckHelpful Photographs And Tables
    • Get Equally Delicious Results
    • Find Ideal Recipes For Beginners

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Millennials: THEY ARE REDESIGNING YOUR BUSINESS. ARE YOU PREPARED?

 The fact that all organizations are moving through a continuous change is a sure thing. But where does this change come from?

It is set by the market trend, competition, laws system update, new standards, customers’ needs and wishes, technology evolution, and also by people inside your organization.

They can have the employee status, they can be subordinates, managers, general managers, CEO’s…it doesn’t matter…75% of them will work in your company by 2020.

Despite offering just a short read, this book is really delivering a great value. First, of all it comes with a new perspective over the nowadays working force, which we all should admit that has changed a lot, if compared with previous generations. Then, ‘Millennials’ does not promote anything and, also, saves our time by focusing on the most important ideas that need to know both by the people from this generation and by their managers, too.
Would certainly recommend Richard Meyers’ work.

Nothing fancy here...this book just delivers what we all are expecting from it: straight to the point information about the characteristics of this generation, their top qualities and their areas when they need to improve things.

Richard Meyers has done a great job in gathering all the main things that one will need to know about this generation of people. Furthermore, the author explains very well the principles that guide this generation. Recommended.

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RUNNING : How to get in shape while you train for mental toughness

This is easy guide on how you can increase your mental strength and you can grab it now for a limited amount of time at a promotional price or you can get it for FREE with Kindle Unlimited

Are you lacking the mental discipline to achieve what you want in life? You have a problem with focus, resilience and other issues which prevent you from obtaining what do you want?

If you have struggled with this kind of problems in the past, then this is the right book for you. You will learn how to overcome these pesky problems. Through this book I will guide you in the journey you want to take and I can ensure you I will provide the best advice so you will achieve your goals.

You might be questioning yourself that how can such a seemingly insignificant outdoor activity bring positivity in your life? This book explains exactly that. You don’t have to waste your time in the gym doing those crazy workouts because we suggest that you channel your energy into running and explore its benefits. The bountiful blessings of running will become obvious to you after reading this book and it will take you no time to put on your running shoes, set your favorite track on the iPod and go out for an exciting and energizing run!

The aim of this book is to inspire you to change your life and have a better look at it. This book shed light on the following:

-how running can help you erase negativity from your life and have a positive outlook

-to enjoy the nature around you and appreciate it

-to bring your mind to ease by strengthening your body and accepting new running challenges

-takes you into the mind of a runner which is trained for success

-encourages you to keep striving for the best both in running and in life

-helps you make run out a fun time with yourself, and spend an enjoyable time out!

We are sure that once you start reading this book, it will help you have a healthy take on life by making the activity of running a habit.

This is a solid book for beginners. If you are planning on Running a Marathon or being the next Usain Bolt this book isn’t for you, but if you are looking to start out on the right foot (pun intended), then this book is worth the 2.99. The book features simple ideas to motivate to ENJOY running, an oft overlooked part of the act. I think so many people just run for the sake of being healthy, they don’t realize that it is actually quite fun. 

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47 Little Love Boosters For a Happy Marriage

Discover the 47 Amazingly Simple Little Things Successful Couples Do To Connect and Have a Happy Marriage In Just Minutes a Day

>>> Why do you need to read this book

Whether your relationship is a new romance, or one that has passed the test of time, there might be days when you wonder how to keep the fire burning.

As you read this book, you’ll discover amazingly simple little things successful couples do to show their love and connect with their loved one in just minutes a day, even if they’re busy parents with young kids!

We call them the “Little Love Boosters for a Happy Marriage” because they:

✓ require no cooperation from your spouse

✓ take very little of your time—sometimes only seconds!

✓ you can do them at home

✓ are free!

>>> Your secret to lasting love

When you download the book, you’ll get the complementary, beautifully designed golden collection with 47 little love boosters and a FREE success checklist. You can save it to your phone or print it out and have a quick peek anytime and anywhere you want.

This will become your little secret to achieving a lasting love and a happy marriage even if you’re not an overly creative person or a hopeless romantic.

>>> No fancy jargon

You won’t be wasting your time sifting through useless jargon. Instead, you’ll find straight-to-the-point advice, proven by the author and his wife themselves.

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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life

After writing a successful memoir, Donald Miller’s life stalled. During what should have been the height of his success, he found himself unwilling to get out of bed, avoiding responsibility, even questioning the meaning of life. But when two movie producers proposed turning his memoir into a movie, he found himself launched into a new story filled with risk, possibility, beauty, and meaning.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years chronicles Miller’s rare opportunity to edit his life into a great story, to reinvent himself so nobody shrugs their shoulders when the credits roll. Through heart-wrenching honesty and hilarious self-inspection, Donald Miller takes readers through the life that emerges when it turns from boring reality into meaningful narrative.

Miller goes from sleeping all day to riding his bike across America, from living in romantic daydreams to fearful encounters with love, from wasting his money to founding a nonprofit with a passionate cause. Guided by a host of outlandish but very real characters, Miller shows us how to get a second chance at life the first time around. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is a rare celebration of the beauty of life.

From Publishers Weekly

Miller, the accidental memoirist who struck gold with the likable ramble Blue Like Jazz, writes about the challenges inherent in getting unstuck creatively and spiritually. AfterJazz sold more than a million copies but his other books didn’t follow suit, he had a classic case of writer’s block. Two movie producers contacted him about creating a film out of his life, but Miller’s initial enthusiasm was dampened when they concluded that his real life needed doctoring lest it be too directionless for the screen. Real stories, he learned, require characters who suffer and overcome. In desultory fashion, Miller sets out to change his own life—to be the kind of guy who seeks out his father, chases the girl and undertakes a quest. Along the way, he comes to understand God as a master storyteller who doesn’t quite control where his characters are going. An unexpected bonus of this book is Miller’s insights into the writing process. Readers who loved Blue Like Jazz will find here a somewhat more mature Miller, still funny as hell but more concerned about making a difference in the world than in merely commenting on it. (Oct.)

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Loved Back to Life: How I Found the Courage to Live Free

Join Sheila Walsh on her journey from despair to joy

Beautiful and talented, Sheila Walsh was at the pinnacle of her career, appearing daily on television as cohost of The 700 Club. One day she found herself walking away from it all and checking in to a psychiatric hospital, where she stayed for a month.

From the outside everything seemed fine, but on the inside Sheila was in trouble. In her journal she wrote, “Lord, please hold me. I’m falling into a dark well. I feel as if I am disappearing a little more every day. I am so angry inside that I am afraid of myself. I feel so alone.” How did this happen? What brought her to her knees?

Loved Back to Life takes readers on Sheila’s journey of the soul from hopelessness to joy as she finds that although the road was scary, at every turn God beckoned her to follow and trust Him. And He did not let her down.

There has rarely been a book that as I read it, I thought the entire Church should read the same book. But this is such a story for it will, I am certain, reach many people who are suffering and hide it from those around them… especially Christian friends.

I knew a lot of Sheila Walsh’s story since she left her job as co-host of The 700 Club and entered a psychiatric hospital, suffering from clinical depression. But this book provides the hows and whys and what afters of that time in her life. It also shares how Christians react when people are not healed, when there is no big miracle, and when God messes with their theology.

I had a hard time putting Sheila’s book down. It captivated me. It spoke to me where I live. For as many readers know, my husband is bipolar and I have lived as the spouse of one who suffers mental illness. Been there. Definitely done that.

Sheila immediately takes us back to the time in which she made the decision to leave behind being a well known personality in Christian media to get the help she desperately needed. She understood the consequences and at the time thought she would no longer be used in ministry.

She shares the story of childhood trauma, which most likely was behind her clinical depression. I had read about that part of her life before but this time she goes into more detail and I love the way her mother’s love and faith provided a solid ground for her. It has to inspire mothers everywhere of the importance their roll is of standing with their children as they suffer, even if they cannot change the situation itself.

The remainder of the book is about Sheila’s experiences in the hospital, the long road to recovery afterwards, how God blessed her with a husband and son, and how God uses the dark places for her to help others today. I am certain younger readers will know Sheila Walsh more from her ministry with Women of Faith conferences than The 700 Club.

Throughout reading this book, I wanted so much to sit down and have a cup of tea and chat with Sheila. She would make a good friend. It is that kind of book.

If you or a loved one have walked with any kind of mental illness, no matter how severe or how slight, read this book.

If you have ever been told you are suffering because you lack enough faith for healing, read this book.

If you find yourself afraid of being yourself at Church and around other Christians, read this book.

If you just need to know another has suffered as you are, even if it is for a different reason than you suffer, you will find yourself also wishing Sheila was across the table from you so you could say… “thank you”.

This is truly a book that reminds us, “We read to know we’re not alone”. I for one am thankful for Sheila’s honesty in sharing her story for it provides hope to so many in this fallen of worlds.

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John

The New York Times bestselling exposé of the real John Lennon, written by his ex-wife.

The time has come when I feel ready to tell the truth about John and me, our years together and the years since his death. There is so much that I have never said, so many incidents I have never spoken of and so many feelings I have never expressed: great love on one hand; pain, torment, and humiliation on the other. Only I know what really happened between us, why we stayed together, why we parted, and the price I have paid for being John’s wife. —From the Introduction

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This isn’t Cynthia Lennon’s first book about her legendary ex-husband. A Twist of Lennon–a slim volume that John tried to suppress on grounds of libel–came out in 1978. But now, 25 years after his death, she finally feels ready to tell the “full and truthful story” of their life together. Why? In his foreword, son Julian writes of their being “dismissed or at best treated as insignificant bit players” in the story of John’s life; it’s Cynthia’s goal, with John, to set the record straight. She does make a case for being more than just “the impressionable young girl who fell for him, then trapped him into marriage,” and it’s moving to read, in his own words, of John’s love for his son. And while there’s nothing new in her account of the Fab Four’s rise to fame, as the greatest success story of the rock era, it’s a legend that bears retelling. But most salient of all are Cynthia’s sketches of pain, regret, and intimidation. John was indeed a brilliant, loving man, but he was also “passionately jealous,” “verbally cutting,” sometimes abusive, and often neglectful. (It is hinted that his behavior may have paralleled that of the woman who raised him, his Aunt Mimi.) Unfortunately, Cynthia’s “response to John’s provocative and cruel behavior was to stick by him more solidly than ever…[feeling] that if he could trust me and believe that I loved him he might soften.”It’s not this dysfunction, however, but rather John’s use of LSD, on which she blames the emotional “chasm” that led to the failure of their marriage. And though the Lennons’ divorce comes relatively late in the book, the pages that follow are by far the saddest, as they chronicle John’s increasing distance from and neglect of his former family–especially Julian, who would only see his father three times after he moved to New York in 1971. It’s no surprise that Cynthia lays much of the blame for this at the feet of Yoko Ono, who is described as controlling and insensitive, especially in the wake of John’s murder. But even though there’s a lot of bitterness and resentment in these pages, it’s not overwhelming, being offset by Cynthia’s fierce love for her son and her continuing affection for her ex-husband. A full picture of John Lennon’s life will never exist as long as Ono judges herself unable to write about their time together, but John goes a long way toward improving the situation. –Benjamin Lukoff

From Publishers Weekly

There’s a lot of cruelty (his) and bitterness (hers) in this book by the late Beatle’s first wife and mother of his elder son, Julian Lennon. A rehash of the Beatles’ beginnings from the wife’s point of view, the book reveals that Lennon was a pretty messed-up guy who preached universal love for the world and ignored his own family. Saddest, of course, is the effect of all this on Julian, who writes the introduction and praises Mum for her courage and love. Three marriages later, though, Cynthia still burns with anger—mostly at Yoko Ono, whom she believes brainwashed John. When asked if she was sorry she’d fallen in love with the singer-songwriter in the first place, she writes, “If I’d known as a teenager what falling for John Lennon would lead to, I would have turned round right then and walked away.” If only she had let him be. (Oct.)

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The Last Jews in Berlin

A New York Times Bestseller: The incredible but little-known true story of the Jews who went underground in Nazi Berlin at the height of World War II—and lived to tell the tale

When Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, approximately one hundred sixty thousand Jews called Berlin home. By 1943 less than five thousand remained in the nation’s capital, the epicenter of Nazism, and by the end of the war, that number had dwindled to one thousand. All the others had died in air raids, starved to death, committed suicide, or been shipped off to the death camps.

In this captivating and harrowing book, Leonard Gross details the real-life stories of a dozen Jewish men and women who spent the final twenty-seven months of World War II underground, hiding in plain sight, defying both the Gestapo and, even worse, Jewish “catchers” ready to report them to the Nazis in order to avoid the gas chambers themselves. A teenage orphan, a black-market jewel trader, a stylish young designer, and a progressive intellectual were among the few who managed to survive. Through their own resourcefulness, bravery, and at times, sheer luck, these Jews managed to evade the tragic fates of so many others.

Gross has woven these true stories of perseverance into a heartbreaking, suspenseful, and moving account with the narrative force of a thriller. Compiled from extensive interviews, The Last Jews in Berlin reveals these individuals’ astounding determination, against all odds, to live each day knowing it could be their last.

Reviews

“The author’s skillful selection of detail and his narrative drive have created the type of footnote [to history] that illuminates an entire subject.” —The New York Times Book Review

“An historian’s book, a storyteller’s book, and—most of all—a reader’s book . . . All the real-life stuff of a John le Carré novel.” —Los Angeles Herald Examiner

“A tour de force . . . A consummately suspenseful narrative . . . remindful, in [its] exquisite detail, of Capote’s In Cold Blood.” —Los Angeles Times

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Dear Mom & Dad, I Have Anxiety: A Book For Parents From A Child’s Perspective

 Ever wonder what’s really going on inside your child’s mind? Dear Mom & Dad, I Have Anxiety gives parents a glimpse of what it’s like to be a child struggling with anxiety. The book includes the author’s personal narrative as a child who grew up with anxiety, while also offering advice for parents about what to do during their children’s toughest and most anxiety-driven moments. What makes Dear Mom & Dad, I Have Anxiety truly unique is that it is a parenting book completely written in the point of view of a child.

I was impressed by the author’s willingness to allow herself to document her personal struggles with anxiety in such an open and honest manner. She was very fortunate to have such supportive, loving and caring parents who took the time to understand her challenges.

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Under One Roof: The Yankees, the Cardinals, and a Doctor’s Battle to Integrate Spring Training

by Adam Henig and Ralph Wimbish Jr.

The story of an African American physician who turned the New York Yankees’ and the rest of Major League Baseball’s world upside down.

Jackie Robinson may have smashed Major League Baseball’s color ceiling in 1947, but segregation in the sport had not been entirely eliminated. The pre-season ritual of spring training in Florida remained racially restrictive. Black players could not room, eat, or socialize with their white teammates. The only time teams were fully together? On the diamond.

By 1961, pressure mounted for complete integration. Despite demands from the influential black newspaper columnist Wendell Smith, it appeared another year would pass dictated by Jim Crow policies. Then, two weeks before players reported to spring training, Dr. Ralph Wimbish announced that it was time for a change. The feisty, forty-year-old black physician from St. Petersburg, Florida was known locally for his central role in the integration of the city’s schools, beaches, and lunch counters. Major League Baseball, however, wasn’t exactly a five and dime operation; it was the economic lifeblood of St. Pete and for most of the other host cities in Florida.

Drawing on personal interviews, newspaper accounts, archival documents, and memoirs,Adam Henig painstakingly etches a portrait of the troubled era and weaves it into an unforgettable tale of a little-known civil rights activist who risked it all to achieve racial justice.

Reviews

“A must-read.”– Mike Vacarro, New York Post
“There should be a life-size statue of Dr. Ralph Wimbish on the streets of St. Petersburg. Dr. Wimbish was to this city what Dr. Martin Luther King was to the country. Adam Henig’s terrific new book, Under One Roof, beautifully tells the whole inspirational story.” – Peter Golenbock, author of The Bronx Zoo: The Astonishing Inside Story of the 1978 World Champion New York Yankees and  Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers

“This book will need to be on every baseball historian’s shelf, but also every civil rights historian’s shelf and is a must-read for those who cherish Florida history.” –  Jon Wilson, Tampa Bay Times and author of The Golden Era in St. Petersburg: Postwar Prosperity in The Sunshine City

“Adam Henig’s painstaking research shines a light on a special man, Dr. Ralph Wimbish, whose courage and resolve eased some of the pain brought by racial segregation. Under One Roof is a baseball book–and much more.” – Bill Stevens, Tampa Bay Times

“Henig also does an admirable job of describing the pain and humiliation felt by black ball players. [He’s] a first-rate researcher and his writing is vivid.” –Mark Tomasik of Retro Simba, St. Louis Cardinals fan blog

Under One Roof is more than a baseball book. It’s a biography and a history book with an important story to tell about perseverance, courage, and the battle for civil rights in the Jim Crow South.” – David Karpinski, Baseball Roundtable

Under One Roof is a story of courage and determination that needed to be told.” – Bob D’Angelo, Sports Bookie blog & Tampa Tribune  

“This book is quite a discovery. It is a piece of history that was so accepted at the time and, until now, forgotten in the present.” – Evilcyclist, book blogger

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Meditations

Wisdom from one of the greatest philosophical minds in all of Roman history

Divided into twelve books, these meditations chronicle Aurelius’s personal quest for self-improvement. This enduring text from one of history’s greatest warriors and leaders has been compared to St. Augustine’s Confessions for its timelessness, clarity, and candor. These writings, composed between 161 and 180 CE, set forth Aurelius’s Stoic philosophy and stress the importance of acting in a way that is moral and just rather than self-indulgent.

This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

One of the most difficult tasks for a reader interested in non-English language work (and works from classical times in particular) is to choose an appropriate translation. Of course, what counts as `appropriate’ is somewhat subjective.

What I was looking for was a translation that is clear and accurate; one that manages to convey something of a feeling for the both the person who wrote, and the times they wrote in. In this Staniforth excels.

Unlike say, the Benjamin Jowett translation of Plato which (at least to my ears) has a distinctly Victorian ring, or the popular new age paraphrases of many of the Stoics (and in truth they are paraphrases or adaptations rather than translations), to me Staniforth (whose translation dates from 1964) strikes just the right balance.

The words of Marcus Aurelius are rendered intelligibly and with a dignity and awareness of the historical context. The reader is neither forced to re-read and ponder (i.e., speculatively re-translate), nor wince at inappropriate colloquialisms of 21st century English. Better still, one can immediately perceive and appreciate the times in which the work was written. No mean accomplishment, to say the least.

Of course, each reader needs to make this judgment for themselves. Amazon provides an excellent (and free) way of doing this with its `search inside this book’ feature, which is enormously useful for anyone making this decision.

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How to Discover Best-Selling Nonfiction eBook Ideas – The Bulletproof Strategy

How To Publish Amazon Kindle eBooks That Actually Sell

Don’t Waste Months Writing Titles That Nobody Wants…
….Learn A Proven System For Discovering Winning Nonfiction eBook Ideas

Find The Right Market Full Of Ready-To-Buy Amazon Customers

You’re wasting time listening to the standard advice about Kindle publishing. You can’t write about any topic and expect it will become a best selling eBook. The truth is the Amazon marketplace is full of fickle readers. Most will only read a specific type of nonfiction book. If you’re not writing about these topics then no one is going to buy your book. It’s that simple!

As an expert on niche research, I know what it takes to find proven, profitable markets. I use four free websites to discover where people are spending money. In my book, I show you these sites. Plus I teach you how to find the right niche that matches your background and personal interests.

Generate Hundreds Of Book Ideas and Publish Your 1st, 2nd, and 100th Best-Selling Kindle Book

The key to making a killing on Kindle is to follow a publisher’s model. You don’t succeed with a single title. Your best best is to locate a hidden niche full of hungry buyers who will buyeverything you publish. That’s how the top authors really make money with Amazon eBooks.

My guide details an additional four websites for exploring any market topic. You won’t have toguess what people will buy. Instead you’ll do a special type of research to decipher the language they use and locate the problems they encounter on a daily basis. In addition, you’ll discover the right way to get hundreds of profitable nonfiction book ideas.

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“Steve shows us that we don’t have to be the next big name, or even hit the Top 100 to make a good living publishing books for the Kindle. He explains Amazon’s ranking system, and how to analyze the rankings in monetary terms.” By Vickilee

From topic selection to navigating the Amazon.com website to determine what readers are buying, Scott’s readers get an easy to understand guide that can only better their likelihood to market a Kindle publication that will sell.” By P.W. Dowdy

“Steve’s book is for those who actually care about creating their own content instead of slapping their name on something they paid an overseas ghostwriter to write.” By t.graves

“Steve shows you how to research potential book ideas to find the “golden nuggets” that are most likely to sell like hotcakes.”  By Robert Mabry

This is a book to work with, not read and set aside.” By Bill Burr

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Diabetic Recipes: Top 365 Diabetic Friendly Easy to Cook Delicious Breakfast Recipes

by K.M. KASSI (Author), ANDREW JOHNSON (Author)

Diabetic Recipes- Top 365 Diabetic Friendly Easy to Cook Delicious Breakfast Recipes

This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to cook healthy and delicious breakfast dishes for people with diabetes.
The good news is, there are ways and solutions to reverse diabetes. It is important that you give yourself some time to know what diabetes really is. This way, you know how you fare in the diabetes spectrum. Type 2 diabetes is known to be a lifestyle disease. Genetics may play a big part on this one, but it is really your lifestyle that tips the scale towards diabetes. But the good news is, it is not yet too late for a lifestyle change.
This eBook aims to provide you with 365 easy to prepare delicious diabetic recipes that will surely delight your palate. Now, you don’t have to worry about what to eat especially for the whole year round. All the recipes found in this eBook are diabetic-friendly dishes. So even if you are challenged with diabetes, you can still enjoy eating good food.

Breakfast is one of the most important meals in my house. My husband gets off work from 3rd shift and needs to eat! I’m so excited about all of the new pancake recipes I get to try because he and my 3 year old son love pancakes. Also includes several omelet recipes, other egg dishes, breakfast bites recipes and a variety of other breakfast meals. A lot of these recipes are great for lunch and dinner too. Great for vegans too!

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The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen

In this captivating memoir, the man whom Julia Child has called “the best chef in America” tells the story of his rise from a frightened apprentice in an exacting Old World kitchen to an Emmy Award<en>winning superstar who taught millions of Americans how to cook and shaped the nation’s tastes in the bargain.

We see young Jacques as a homesick six-year-old boy in war-ravaged France, working on a farm in exchange for food, dodging bombs, and bearing witness as German soldiers capture his father, a fighter in the Resistance. Soon Jacques is caught up in the hurly-burly action of his mother’s café, where he proves a natural. He endures a literal trial by fire and works his way up the ladder in the feudal system of France’s most famous restaurant, finally becoming Charles de Gaulle’s personal chef, watching the world being refashioned from the other side of the kitchen door.

When he comes to America, Jacques immediately falls in with a small group of as-yet-unknown food lovers, including Craig Claiborne, James Beard, and Julia Child, whose adventures redefine American food. Through it all, Jacques proves himself to be a master of the American art of reinvention: earning a graduate degree from Columbia University, turning down a job as John F. Kennedy’s chef to work at Howard Johnson’s, and, after a near-fatal car accident, switching careers once again to become a charismatic leader in the revolution that changed the way Americans approached food. Included as well are approximately forty all-time favorite recipes created during the course of a career spanning nearly half a century, from his mother’s utterly simple cheese soufflé to his wife’s pork ribs and red beans.

The Apprentice is the poignant and sometimes funny tale of a boy’s coming of age. Beyond that, it is the story of America’s culinary awakening and the transformation of food from an afterthought to a national preoccupation.

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Introvert Leaders That Run The World

 Right from the social network we’re on – Facebook – to the simplest searches on the net – Google – and from the most coveted films – Jurassic Park – to the most flamboyant singers – Beyoncé and Lady Gaga — we are living in a world that seems to be dominated by introverts.
Introverts since ages have been referred by different names: black-sheep, snobs, reserved, lunatic etc. They have been referred to as someone needed to be treated and reformed to get better integrated into society. The fact that almost a third to half of the human population have been introverts is still not okay by some of the proponents of sociability that it is also a personality trait and not a ‘disease’ that needs to be treated.

Despite classifying introversion as a personality type by psychologists and scientists a century ago – most notably Carl Jung& Sigmund Freud – introversion has still not been accepted in the modern societies as an acceptable behavior – always needed to be addressed and rectified as if it’s a mental disorder; rather it’s a mental order which is distinct.

It is only in the last two decades or so that the hidden qualities of introverts have flourished, so much so that the tech industry, scientific community and art world has been dominated by introverts. Some people go to suggest even further that introversion has found its voice primarily because of the internet revolution; where ‘socially awkward’ people could make their voice heard without being in front of actual people.

It’s not surprising though that the major percent of the business giants in the technology arena are introverts themselves. And what an impact did they have on not just the tech industry, but on each one of us.

Is the world just rising to the fact that it is okay for people to be quiet and unassuming and shunning others or is the pressure on introverts still on to conform to the social mores dictated by the more dominant ‘extroverted’ world that we inhabit.

A simple research done online would reveal that introverts have always been a part of any path-breaking discovery, creation or invention. This raises many questions as to why is it that introverts are subjected to such disapproving labels as if they’re social misfits. This pin-pointing and forcibly fitting into the norm has done more harm than good, with the natural consequence being that introverted people will be repelled more forcefully to go into their own shell or solitary way of living, to find more assurance and self-worth.

What is also astounding is that the secret to tapping into an introverts’ potential is to not force him or her to conform to a more acceptable form of a behavior, but rather to let them be on their own; because if they feel the need, they themselves will come out with a forceful vengeance and rebel and appear more extroverted and outgoing than the general populace.
This has been amply demonstrated by many a businessmen, entrepreneurs, artists, scientists and everyday normal people.

What has also come out of the plethora of studies is a pattern of behaviour of people having an introverted disposition who have scaled heights unimaginable all due to their fierce adherence of ‘introverted strengths’

What this book will bring is a very short and crisp ‘reasons’ for why introverts are nearly at the helm of every trailblazing achievement.

If you count yourself as an introvert, this book will give you ample reasons to love yourself the way you are (that’s because almost half the world is like you) and to find more than enough reasons as to why you stand a better chance to succeed in a world that just can’t stop talking.

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A Visit From Saint Nicholas

 According to legend, Clement Clarke Moore wrote his immortal poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as The Night Before Christmas, for his family on Christmas Eve 1822. He never intended that it be published, but a family friend, Miss Harriet Butler, learned of the poem sometime later from Moore’s children. She copied it into her album, and submitted it to the editor of the Troy (New York) Sentinel where it made its first appearance in print on December 23, 1823. Soon, the poem began to be reprinted in other newspapers, almanacs and magazines, with the first appearance in a book in The New York Book of Poetry, edited by Charles Fenno Hoffman, in 1837.

It was not until 1844, however, that Moore himself acknowledged authorship in a volume of his poetry entitled Poems, published at the request of his children. One hundred and eighty years later it is the most-published, most-read, most-memorized and most-collected book in all of Christmas literature.

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Clement C. Moore’s beloved poem about Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve has been illustrated by hundreds of artists since its first publication in 1823. Two collectors of antique children’s books have selected a variety of these charming pictures from Arthur Rackham, Jessie Willcox Smith, Thomas Nast, and other renowned children’s illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Most of the images are from versions of the poem; a few are from antique postcards or magazines. Source notes for all the illustrations are included. Santa is dressed differently by each artist, but he is always “chubby and plump–a right jolly old elf” who brings joy to all good little girls and boys. This attractive edition of The Night Before Christmas will be enjoyed most by collectors of children’s books or lovers of things Victorian. Youngsters who are already familiar with the poem will delight in comparing the different old-fashioned Santas and the children of long ago “nestled all snug in their beds.” A charming holiday gift to leave under the tree on Christmas Eve for anyone who believes in the magic of Santa Claus. (Ages 5 to adult) –Marcie Bovetz

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Spiffy acrylic paintings of a wintry urban landscape dotted with tangy candy-colored buildings give the classic poem some modern zip. The artist’s whimsy shines in an “Identification Chart: How to Recognize Santa!” and the exploits of the household’s black cat (and its white mouse pal). By book’s end, even the lone straggler on the holiday tree lot has been touched by Christmas magic. Among the few good contemporary treatments of this poem, Grover’s is a winner. All ages. (Oct.)