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The Dictionary of Military Terms by U.S. Department of Defense (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 58 minutes ago

This is the comprehensive, standardized dictionary of military and associated terminology compiled and used by the Department of Defense. Divided into two sections, The Dictionary of Military Terms contains the terms and definitions approved for Department of Defense (DOD) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) use as well as a complete listing of commonly used abbreviations and acronyms. These military and associated terms, together with their definitions, constitute approved terminology for general use by all DOD components. The Dictionary of Military Terms supplements standard English-language dictionaries and standardizes military and associated terminology to improve communication and mutual understanding within the DOD, with other federal agencies, and among the United States and its allies. It is the primary terminology source when preparing correspondence, including policy, strategy, doctrine, and planning documents. This publication applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Services, the Joint Staff, combatant commands, DOD agencies, and all other DOD components, and covers terms such as: active defense battle damage assessment candidate target list directed energy event matrix footprint hub and spoke distribution mobilization nonconventional assisted recovery protection retained personnel special operations survival, evasion, resistance, and escape weapons readiness state and more!

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x]
Length: 473 Pages (1,468 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: The Complete Bill by Michael Cohn (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

At the end of 2017, Congress passed the biggest tax plan since 1986. Whether you were for or against the sweeping overhaul, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will begin to affect individuals and businesses as early as January 2018. Yet, until now, relatively few people have had access to it or read it. Whether you file on your own, use someone to prepare your taxes, or you are an accountant yourself, to really understand how the bill will affect you means you must dig in. And having this complete resource, including the full text of the bill, will help you navigate its complexities. From dramatic reductions in taxes for corporations and other businesses, to an increase to standard individual deductions, there are many changes that Americans need to understand before the IRS comes calling. With insider analysis and insight from Patricia Cohen, who covers the national economy for the New York Times and whose front-page stories on this topic informed a nation, as well as specific tips from Michael Cohn, editor-in-chief of AccountingToday.com, this is an indispensable reference.

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x]
Length: 439 Pages (1,115 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Window Gardening the Old-Fashioned Way: Tried and true methods for turning any window, porch,or balcony into a beautiful garden. by Henry T. Williams (Skyhorse) 1.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

This vintage guide to interior decorating and gardening may have been at the height of fashion at the turn of the century, but many of its classic tips still hold true, and numerous styles and plants have come back into vogue. Learn about the very best flora and equipment to use when adding a green touch to any space, whether it's a cozy city apartment or a sprawling country villa. With over a hundred original hand-drawn illustrations and a charming, downto- earth style, Window Gardening the Old-Fashioned Way is a must-have guide for novice decorators and experts alike.

Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home [f] [x]
Length: 304 Pages (17,782 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Mörderische Aussichten: Thriller & Krimi bei Knaur: Ausgewählte Leseproben von Karen Rose, Lisa Jackson, Sam Eastland, Petermann/Fischer, David ... by Anne von Vaszary (Knaur eBook) Price verified 2 hours ago

Sie lieben Nervenkitzel und Spannung? Das schön-schauriges Gefühl, das Ihnen den Rücken hinabläuft, wenn Sie von Gewalt, Psychoterror oder Mordfällen lesen? Die Abgründe der menschlichen Seele schrecken Sie nicht ab - auch wenn es wie in "Die Diagramme des Todes" um ein True-Crime-Verbrechen geht, bei dem ein perfider Serienmörder das Töten zu einer Kunst erhebt? Behalten Sie auch die Fassung, wenn die elfjährige Jazzie in "Todesfalle" mit ansehen muss, wie ein kaltblütiger Mörder im Zorn ihre Mutter erschlägt? Ihre Nerven brauchen nach diesen Schockern ein wenig Erholung? Dann tauchen Sie ein in die humorvolle, unblutige und trotzdem spannende Thriller-Welt von Catherine O'Connell und lassen sich ein auf einen Junggesellinnen-Abschied, der mit Mord endet... Und wenn Sie dann wieder bereit sind, starten Sie mit weiteren Leseproben von Erfolgs-Autoren wie Lisa Jackson, Sven Koch oder Zoje Stage durch! Vorab-Leseproben zu den Crime-Titeln des Knaur Verlages, die im Herbst 2019 erscheinen. Nervenkitzel garantiert! Das kostenlose eBook enthält Leseproben zu: - Laura Benedict, "Der Eindringling" - Lisa Jackson, "Opfertier" - Axel Petermann / Claus Cornelius Fischer, "Das Diagramm des Todes" - Sven Koch, "Schwarzer Fjord" - Catherine O'Connell, "Die Geheimnisse der Nacht" - Gordon Tyrie, "Schottensterben" - Jan Jacobs, "Mord auf Vlieland" - Laurence Anholt, "Der achtsame Mr. Caine und die Tote im Tank" - Lucia de la Vega, "Comisaria Fiol und der Tod im Tramuntana-Gebirge" - David Morrell, "Die Mörder der Queen" - Agnes Lovise Matre, "Das Schweigen des Fjords" - Karen Rose, "Todesfalle" - Catalina Ferrera, "Spanischer Feuerlauf" - Sam Eastland, "Rote Ikone" - Zoje Stage, "Unschuldsengel" - Anne von Vaszary, "Die Schnüfflerin"

Genre: Foreign Languages [f] [x]
Length: 376 Pages (1,199 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Hell's Highway by G. Daniel Cole (Createspace) 4.0 Stars (24 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Having been blessed with a rich, full life, I must with all due humility confess that very little moves me anymore. I've seen and experienced the self-sacrifice and beauty that only the deepest of loves can bestow. I have been poisoned and hardened by man's inhumanity to man. Having said that, imagine my soul-stirring surprise when my friend Danny Cole sent me, almost apologetically, the first chapter of what became this book, seeking my opinion. The thing was, you see, Danny Cole had never before written anything in the way of books, short stories, poetry, etc. But he had something he needed to express and about halfway through his twenty-second year of sobriety he felt the time had come to express it. Not that he isn't a creative artist. Anyone who has ever seen the photographs of his loving tribute to his daughter Gloria, named Gloria Gardens, that he designed and constructed stone by stone in his back yard couldn't help but realize that. Anyone who has ever seen his photography would also realize his artistic talent. What follows here is true artistry as well... it is a story of depravity, deprivation and cruelty... a story of angels with razor wire halos. It is a story of guts, determination, learning the hard way, the law of the jungle and human kindness even in the vilest of circumstances. It is the story of a life that never stood a chance... except for the guy that lived it: G. Daniel Cole and the merciful God that was watching over him. Whether you are a troubled soul struggling with tragedies that appear insurmountable, or one privileged to say "there but for the grace of God go I"... from start to finish this story will move you to the very depths of your Being. That every minute of it was lived by the man who put these words to paper only adds to its deep and eternal message. With an abiding sense of privilege to have witnessed its birth, I now invite you to read Hell's Highway... a story that will stay with you for the rest of your life. John W. ...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 386 Pages (658 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

The Skipton Haunting: Curse of the Red Ribbon Witch by Andrew John Bell (Independant Publisher) 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Once connected, never can a bond be broken... Relocating from the quiet suburbs of London to the industrial northern town of Newton Escomb, to a small cul-de-sac there named Skipton Road, was already a challenge in itself for Christopher Joyce and his family -- yet, they had no idea of what malevolent horrors awaited them there. Unbeknown to them, the Joyce's new home bore a terrible and bloody past. It was plagued by wicked entities, twisted deeds, death, and witchcraft. Although, not all was as it seemed. Christopher was a firm sceptic of anything supernatural, as was his wife, Amy, but that would soon change after two demonic beings made their presences and sordid intentions known through many terrifying apparitions and vivid nightmares. Already held in a vulnerable state of mind, Amy gradually succumbed to the powerful influence of these dark spirits, namely a fallen witch who possessed a desperate thirst for vengeance against men -- Sabina. As their connection grew, the bond between Amy and Sabina, Christopher was left with little choice but to act. After all, he had his and Amy's young children to protect as well. Through the help of strangers and past acquaintances of Skipton Road, Christopher steadily became obsessed with discovering the truth behind what now haunted his family. However, there lurked an even greater darkness within the shadows -- Baal, an ancient demon -- Sabina's master. The Joyce family had unwittingly found themselves embroiled in a battle between the warring spirits, and it would change their lives forever. Sequel to 'The Skipton Haunting: Tale of the Red Ribbon Witch', but can also be read as a stand-alone novel. The demonic entities entailed are based on an actual haunting the author and his family experienced in 2016. Names of characters and certain places have been changed to help protect identities of those involved.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [f] [x]
Length: 385 Pages (578 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Slavery in Florida: Territorial Days to Emancipation by Larry Eugene Rivers (University Press of Florida) 5.0 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This important illustrated social history of slavery tells what life was like for bond servants in Florida from 1821 to 1865, offering new insights from the perspective of both slave and master. Starting with an overview of the institution as it evolved during the Spanish and English periods, Larry E. Rivers looks in detail and in depth at the slave experience, noting the characteristics of slavery in the Middle Florida plantation belt (the more traditional slave-based, cotton-growing economy and society) as distinct from East and West Florida (which maintained some attitudes and traditions of Spain). He examines the slave family, religion, resistance activity, slaves' participation in the Civil War, and their social interactions with whites, Indians, other slaves, and masters. Rivers also provides a dramatic account of the hundreds of armed free blacks and runaways among the Seminole, Creek, and Mikasuki Indians on the peninsula, whose presence created tensions leading to the great slave rebellion, the Second Seminole War (1835-42). Slavery in Florida is built upon painstaking research into virtually every source available on the subject--a wealth of historic documents, personal papers, slave testimonies, and census and newspaper reports. This serious critical work strikes a balance between the factual and the interpretive. It will be significant to all readers interested in slavery, the Civil War, the African American experience, and Florida and southern U.S. history, and it could serve as a comprehensive resource for secondary school teachers and students.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 388 Pages (7,906 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Bread Machine & Oven Cookbook: Delicious Bread Machine Recipes for Homemade Breads, Cakes, Buns, Bagels, Donuts, Cookies, Pies, Tarts by Christopher Lester 4.6 Stars (15 Reviews)    Price verified 19 minutes ago

The only thing that can be better than bread is freshly baked homemade bread. Our fragrant bread machine recipes will brighten up a cloudy day and make an excellent complement to your morning cup of coffee and heart-to-heart talk. The Bread Machine Cookbook for Beginners is a collection of simple and refined best white bread machine recipes made of common ingredients. All you must do is to glance through the healthy bread machine cookbook, select a recipe you like and cook it! This bread maker cookbook will make a great addition to your bread machine and your bread cookbook collection! The Bread Machine Recipes Cookbook includes: • IT'S THAT SIMPLE. You will find useful tips, baking ingredients, substitutes and toppings for baking healthy bread and pastries at home. • EAT A TASTY AND FRAGRANT BREAD AT HOME. You will find easy-to-follow but original sweet & savory basic bread machine recipes for your home bread machine and oven. • WHAT ELSE CAN I BAKE? Try cooking buns, muffins, bagels, breadsticks, baguettes, crostini, pies, tarts, quiches, focaccia, bruschetta, calzone using your bread machine and this bread machine recipe book. • BREAD LOOKS SALIVA DROPPING. Lovable photos, clear & simple instructions, nutritional information will depict you the ready hoped-for product. • HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BAKE? Each bread machine recipe is furnished by cooking and preparation time. • USEFUL UTENSILS HELP ENJOY YOUR BAKING. For your convenience, we've put the list of useful kitchen tools for the perfect bread machine baking. • SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT HOMEMADE BREAD MACHINE RECIPES. At the end of the book, you meet incredible facts about bread history. • FIND ANY BREAD MACHINE RECIPE AIRILY. You can find any favorite bread recipe in the Table of Contents by the main ingredients or at the Recipe Index alphabetically. Fresh, fragrant bread from the bread machine, soft inside and crusty on the top, is not only much tastier but also ...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 508 Pages (11,376 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Black Miami in the Twentieth Century (Florida History and Culture) by Marvin Dunn (University Press of Florida) 5.0 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

The first book devoted to the history of African Americans in south Florida and their pivotal role in the growth and development of Miami, Black Miami in the Twentieth Century traces their triumphs, drudgery, horrors, and courage during the first 100 years of the city's history. Firsthand accounts and over 130 photographs, many of them never published before, bring to life the proud heritage of Miami's black community. Beginning with the legendary presence of black pirates on Biscayne Bay, Marvin Dunn sketches the streams of migration by which blacks came to account for nearly half the city's voters at the turn of the century. From the birth of a new neighborhood known as "Colored Town," Dunn traces the blossoming of black businesses, churches, civic groups, and fraternal societies that made up the black community. He recounts the heyday of "Little Broadway" along Second Avenue, with photos and individual recollections that capture the richness and vitality of black Miami's golden age between the wars. A substantial portion of the book is devoted to the Miami civil rights movement, and Dunn traces the evolution of Colored Town to Overtown and the subsequent growth of Liberty City. He profiles voting rights, housing and school desegregation, and civil disturbances like the McDuffie and Lozano incidents, and analyzes the issues and leadership that molded an increasingly diverse community through decades of strife and violence. In concluding chapters, he assesses the current position of the community--its socioeconomic status, education issues, residential patterns, and business development--and considers the effect of recent waves of immigration from Latin America and the Caribbean. Dunn combines exhaustive research in regional media and archives with personal interviews of pioneer citizens and longtime residents in a work that documents as never before the life of one of the most important black communities in the United States.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 421 Pages (19,942 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Wounded Minds: Understanding and Solving the Growing Menace of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by John Liebert (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

A compelling look at one of the most pressing public health issues of our time. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. John Liebert, a psychiatrist who has treated hundreds of veterans, and Dr. William Birnes, a New York Times bestselling author, uncover the disturbing truths about post-traumatic stress disorder among veterans. Using scientific, historical, and anecdotal evidence, these two experts reveal why PTSD is on the rise, the threats it poses to society, and how the military is dramatically failing to give their men and women the help they desperately need. In addition, Liebert and Birnes detail the cutting-edge methods that have been developed to help soldiers heal the emotional wounds of combat. Wounded Minds also provides readers with fascinating analyses of several high-profile suicide and massacre cases, including Staff Sergeant Robert Bales's murder of sixteen Afghan citizens and Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who opened fire on a room full of defenseless American troops. Through these stories, the authors further illustrate the very real threat posed by post-traumatic stress disorder. They also explain how to diagnose and understand the brain abnormalities associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, the diagnostic problems confronting military medicine today, and what we can do now and in the future to curb this devastating epidemic.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 321 Pages (2,246 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

The Business of Writing: Professional Advice on Proposals, Publishers, Contracts, and More for the Aspiring Writer by Jennifer Lyons (Allworth) 4.4 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Whether you're unclear on what to expect from your first book deal or just a little puzzled by your editor's whims, The Business of Writing is the book for you. In it, literary agent and publishing veteran Jennifer Lyons empowers aspiring and experienced writers with everything they need to know about the business of selling books, from publicity to legal and financial aspects of the trade. A senior agent for seventeen years before opening her own literary agency, Lyons has taught numerous courses on the business of writing at Sarah Lawrence College, and has visited both undergraduate and graduate writing programs to share her expert knowledge. This enjoyable guide brings Jennifer's in-depth tutorials to the broader public, balancing accessible, bulleted information for writers on the critical stages of acquiring and maintaining representation with interviews with professionals in the field. Interviewees include a Harper's magazine editor, a contracts manager, and other publishing professionals that you can expect to encounter as you advance in your career. Covering everything from how to write the perfect query letter to deconstructing the terminology of a publishing contract, this indispensable handbook to the writer's trade will give you a thorough introduction to the nuts and bolts of publishing.

Genre: Reference [f] [x]
Length: 305 Pages (743 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Retirement Timing and Social Stratification: A Comparative Study of Labor Market Exit and Age Norms in Western Europe by Jonas Radl (De Gruyter Open) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

The book addresses a timely issue that attracts both researchers and policy-makers: the factors explaining early retirement. The study uses cutting-edge methodology to produce fresh empirical evidence that sheds a new light on the processes of leaving work and challenges occasionally the conventional wisdom on the cross-national differences in retirement ages.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x]
Length: 329 Pages (7,678 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Falls from Grace: The Devolution and Revolution of Consciousness (Return to Grace Book 9) by Michael Adzema 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

SOUL AND CELL AND THE DEVOLUTIONAL MODEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS: THE RECONCILIATION OF PRENATAL-PERINATAL AND TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY Prenatal spirituality and the devolutional model of consciousness compelled by it envision a revolution in child development, parenting, mental health, and spirituality. Falls from Grace presents such a radical theory of consciousness, evolution, stages of life, purpose of life, human nature, and the human species. Reporting on the latest understandings from consciousness research and experiential explorations into the human mind, it discloses awareness extending into womb and cellular states -- sperm, egg, zygote, and blastocyst, for example -- and even before conception. It is a comprehensive understanding, which basically turns everything we think is true on its head. Still, in doing so, it reveals previously unacknowledged positive and joyful possibilities of our human potential and indicates exactly where we need to apply our efforts to realize them... to transform ourselves and the societies and world we live in. While Falls from Grace is a radical view, it is in line with mystical beliefs, Platonic thought, and even much of primitive or primal-like views of the world and Nature. In the end, Falls from Grace suggests a new renaissance on the horizon - a primal renaissance - as formerly discarded views are re-understood and integrated in light of new paradigm discoveries.

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 328 Pages (824 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Adventures in Asia Omnibus: (Missionary Stories) by Natalie Vellacott 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

The LOGOS LIFE Asian adventures, cultural catastrophes, help and hope, on-board the world's largest floating book-fair! THEY'RE RUGBY BOYS, DON'T YOU KNOW? A true account of a Christian missionary seeking to share Jesus with the street teens abusing solvents in Olongapo City in the Philippines. A MISSIONARY IN MANILA A former detective investigates claims that "It's more fun in the Philippines!"

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 663 Pages (1,478 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir by Halifu Osumare (University Press of Florida) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

American Society for Aesthetics Selma Jeanne Cohen Prize in Dance Aesthetics Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award Dancing in Blackness is a professional dancer's personal journey over four decades, across three continents and 23 countries, and through defining moments in the story of black dance in America. In this memoir, Halifu Osumare reflects on what blackness and dance have meant to her life and international career. Osumare's story begins in 1960s San Francisco amid the Black Arts Movement, black militancy, and hippie counterculture. It was there, she says, that she chose dance as her own revolutionary statement. Osumare describes her experiences as a young black dancer in Europe teaching "jazz ballet" and establishing her own dance company in Copenhagen. Moving to New York City, she danced with the Rod Rodgers Dance Company and took part in integrating the programs at the Lincoln Center. After doing dance fieldwork in Ghana, Osumare returned to California and helped develop Oakland's black dance scene. Osumare introduces readers to some of the major artistic movers and shakers she collaborated with throughout her career, including Katherine Dunham, Pearl Primus, Jean-Leon Destine, Alvin Ailey, and Donald McKayle. Now a black studies scholar, Osumare uses her extraordinary experiences to reveal the overlooked ways that dance has been a vital tool in the black struggle for recognition, justice, and self-empowerment. Her memoir is the inspiring story of an accomplished dance artist who has boldly developed and proclaimed her identity as a black woman.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 400 Pages (5,510 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Skytrain: A Transport Revolution by Philip Kaplan (Skyhorse) Price verified 7 hours ago

The legendary Douglas DC-3 airliner was a technological breakthrough that changed the course of both civilian and military aviation. In the 1930s, passenger air travel was expensive, uncomfortable, and frequently unreliable. That began to change with the appearance of the handsome, thoroughly modern DC-3, the twenty-one-passenger twin-engine propeller-driven creation of Donald Douglas and his young California company. The first production models were sold to airlines for $90,000. The price climbed to $115,000 just before the United States entered the Second World War in December 1941. The new plane quickly became a favorite of passengers the world over, and it became the first truly profitable plane for the industry. The threat posed by the coming war made the US Army realize that a military version could handle the vital troop and cargo transport capability soon to be needed. The C-47 Skytrain was born and evolved into specialized versions with many nicknames: Gooney Bird, Dakota, and Puff the Magic Dragon. In WWII, General Dwight Eisenhower was so impressed he referenced it in his famous comment: ?The four pieces of equipment the most vital to Allied success in Africa and Europe were the bulldozer, the jeep, the two-and-a-half-ton truck, and the Douglas C-47.? Skytrain celebrates the long and distinguished career of this great plane.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 315 Pages (61,640 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

American History, Bundle I: American History, Native Americans by William D Willis 4.4 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

The ultimate history Bundle for all Americans and people who take interest in American history. From Native Americans to America today, embark on a journey that reveals the mistakes that tore a continent apart, as well as the triumphs that rebuilt it. =============================================================== American History: US History: An Overview of the Most Important People & Events. The History of United States: From Indians, to "Contemporary" History... Native Americans, Indians, New York Book 1) Final edition - complete with maps, illustrations and eyewitness accounts This is the story of how a handful of explorers and settlers grew into one of the world's greatest nations. With US History: An Overview of the Most Important People & Events, you'll meet the leaders that founded and shaped a great nation. But, this short introduction to American History doesn't stop at who and when. It follows the rollercoaster of events to also show you how and why: - Columbus' discovery of an uncharted continent led to rapid colonization by Spanish and European nations. - Fierce competition between the Spanish, French, English, and Portuguese divided the North American landmass into multiple territories. - A series of great leaders founded a democracy that has withstood centuries of peace and turmoil. - War, tragedy, and famine shaped the United States into a modern superpower. - The United States Constitution continues to guide and shape the nation today. - The major political parties of the past shaped the modern Republican and Democratic parties. =============================================================== Native Americans: American History: An Overview of "Native American History" Your Guide To: Native People, Indians, & Indian History (North American... Wars, Native American Culture Book 1) 3rd edition - complete with expanded and brand new content Discover a history you never knew! An in-depth look at all aspects of Native American social and ...

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 331 Pages (8,841 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Greek Mythology, Egyptian Mythology, and Norse Mythology (Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Greek Mythology ... by Matt Clayton 3.3 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Mythology Discover the captivating beliefs of the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Vikings in this book on Mythology that contains three manuscripts. The first manuscript in this bundle is the bestseller called Greek Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters. Manuscript 1: Greek Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters This first part includes some of the standard views of Greek myth and history but also tantalizes your imagination with the possibilities that lay behind myth and legend. By the time you are finished with this part, you will have a good appreciation for the nature of Greek mythology and the gods, monsters, and heroes which populate it. Just some of the topics covered in this part include: • Uranus: Betrayal by Cronus • Cronus: Fear of His Children • Titans vs. Olympian Gods • Olympian Rule • Zeus and His Ladies • Prometheus and Herakles • An Unhappy Tale of the Underworld • The Beauty Contest that Led to the Fall of Troy • Poseidon, Metis, Athena and Atlantis • Kraken and Other Monsters • Jason, the Argonauts, and Medea's Dragon • Menelaus, Agamemnon, and the Trojan War • Solon, the Athenian Law Giver • 300 Spartans • Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle • Alexander the Great Manuscript 2: Egyptian Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and Mortals This manuscript is broken into three parts: • Fantastic Images -- Ancient Egyptian myths and legends as we know them today. • Factual History -- Covering pre-history through classical antiquity. • Unraveling Myth -- Looking at Egyptian mythology from a fresh perspective. This part is jam-packed with fascinating facts and stories. For instance, it covers perhaps the most popular of all the Egyptian stories - the myth of Osiris. Pieces of this story have been found throughout Egypt. One of the most appealing aspects of the Osiris myth is the ...

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 350 Pages (1,976 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Pineapple Lies: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book One (Pineapple Port Mysteries 1) by Amy Vansant 4.4 Stars (1,008 Review)    Price verified 19 minutes ago

Pineapple Port Mysteries by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Amy Vansant, is a funny, clean and gore-free small-town, female amateur sleuth series, but with all the pulse-pounding excitement of a detective thriller. Book #1 of the binge-worthy series, Pineapple Lies, is a twisty puzzler... Solve the mystery before you die laughing! It's bad enough Charlotte Morgan found a body buried in her back yard -- when she discovers the bones belong to the long-missing mom of the hottest guy in town, she knows she's just made the world's worst first impression. Determined to solve the crime, the 26-year-old becomes an amateur sleuth... even though, after being raised in a 55-plus Florida retirement community, golf-cart racing's usually about as exciting as life gets. Quips get flung and puns get slung, making for a hilarious read, but even better, Pineapple Port's just a place you want to hang out. The dialog crackles---you'll hear the voices of your own nutty friends and relatives in every conversation. Charlotte's a unique female protagonist, being the only chick, as a friend observes, in a roomful of hens, but Pineapple Port is a wonderful character in itself, possessing its own exotic customs and quirks. People have nicknames like Jenny Teacup (because she collects tea sets), exercise comes in the form of water aerobics, and Poolside Breakfast is a big social event. But beneath this typical Florida retirement community, trouble brews... Throughout the series, you find serial killers, crazy ex-girlfriends, loving dogs, romance, government operatives, FBI agents, danger... and a cast of characters almost as funny as they are loving, supportive and brave. The series appeals to men and women. If Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum and the Golden Girls had a baby, it would be the Pineapple Port series! If you like Jana Deleon, Angie Fox, Leslie Langtry, Susan M. Boyer, Gina-LaManna, Julie Smith or any funny, action-packed mystery, you're about to ...

Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home [f] [x]
Length: 318 Pages (3,409 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Coding: 3 books in 1 : "Learn Python coding and programming book 1 & 2 + Linux for Beginners" by Michael Clark 4.6 Stars (34 Reviews)    Price verified 19 minutes ago

Do you want to learn Python Programming Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. Includes 3 manuscripts Learn Python Programming In today's Industry, Python Programming is highly recommended for developing Websites. The creator of this programming language was Guido Van Rossum, released first in the year 1991. The multiple supporting programming paradigms made itself unique from other programming languages as it had some outstanding features like unique adaptability, the ability to adopt machine learning, scientific computation, cloud infrastructure and above all web development. Python's role is really commendable in both software development, as well as, web development. This book is helpful for learning everything Python has to offer.By connecting with a database system Python can read and modify files. To create workflows in Software, this language is helpful. Python also supports a dynamic type system, automatic memory management, object-oriented and structured programming. Moreover, this programming language has the potential to support the various concepts in functional and aspect-oriented programming. Where the other programming languages use semicolon or parentheses to complete a command, Python uses new lines to complete it. Python Coding and Programming Python is one of the easiest computer languages to learn. The most striking part of this language is that it is widely used in NASA. The developers should focus on the quality of the source code to simplify its uses. Other programming languages never focused on the code readability, but Python is always ready to strengthen the code readability with the help of English keywords. Writing additional code is not necessary for Python to create custom applications. When you want to learn a language understood by computers, all over the world, you should take the help of this eBook. It supports several programming paradigms like logic programming and design by contract. In late 1980, ...

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x]
Length: 419 Pages (8,471 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Life After Favre: A Season of Change with the Green Bay Packers and their Fans by Phil Hanrahan (Sports Publishing) 3.6 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

The 2008 football season was one of transition for the Green Bay Packers and their legion of loyal fans. For the first time in seventeen years, the Packers were entering the season without three-time league MVP Brett Favre under center. After a whirlwind summer of rumor and controversy, Packers' management decided traded the thirty-eight-year-old gunslinger to the New York Jets, leaving “Packer Backers" worldwide to cope with life after Favre. Wisconsin native Phil Hanrahan moved from Los Angeles to Green Bay for the 2008 season. He watched games at Lambeau Field and followed new starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers as he attempted to follow in the footsteps of Favre, a Green Bay immortal. Immersing himself in the worlds of team and town, Hanrahan is reborn a full-blown Cheesehead; living in a hotel that decades earlier had served as the Packers offices, observing training camp practices, interviewing players, attending the Packers' annual shareholders meeting, tailgating in arctic cold, shoveling snow at Lambeau for $8 an hour, celebrating Packer great Fuzzy Thurston's 75th birthday at Thurston's bar, and, at every turn, befriending the scores of die-hard Packers fans he encounters along the way. Hanrahan also journeys far from Lambeau in his pursuit of adventures in Packer Land. He attends road games in Minneapolis and New Orleans and catches others on TV in small-town Wisconsin taverns. He watches one game in a bar and grill owned by rookie receiver Jordy Nelson's parents in rural Kansas, another at Mabel Murphy's, a year-round Packers bar located in Scottsdale, Arizona. He also visits Kiln, Mississippi, Favre's hometown. With energy, insight, humor, and vivid color, Life After Favre tells the story of a singular team and town. Hanrahan reveals the incredible scope and breadth of Packer Nation, and in doing so demonstrates how, when you bleed Packer green, even a 6-10 season can be something special.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 353 Pages (5,736 KB)
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American Made: Who Killed Barry Seal? Pablo Escobar or George HW Bush (War On Drugs Book 2) by Shaun Attwood (Gadfly Press) 3.9 Stars (214 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Set in a world where crime and government coexist, American Made is the jaw-dropping true story of CIA pilot Barry Seal that the Hollywood movie starring Tom Cruise is afraid to tell. Barry Seal flew cocaine and weapons worth billions of dollars into and out of America in the 1980s. After he became a government informant, Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel offered a million for him alive and half a million dead. But his real trouble began after he threatened to expose the dirty dealings of George HW Bush. American Made rips the roof off Bush and Clinton's complicity in cocaine trafficking in Mena, Arkansas. "American Made really captures the big picture of my dad's story" - Aaron Seal, Barry Seal's son "A conspiracy of the grandest magnitude" - Congressman Bill Alexander on the Mena affair Shaun Attwood's WAR ON DRUGS SERIES - PABLO ESCOBAR, AMERICAN MADE, WE ARE BEING LIED TO and THE CALI CARTEL - are harrowing, action-packed and interlinked true stories that demonstrate the devastating consequences of drug prohibition.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 368 Pages (2,807 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Superfoods Paleo Cookbook: 150 Recipes of Quick & Easy Cooking, Paleo Cookbooks, Gluten Free Cooking, Wheat Free, Whole Foods Diet,Weight Loss ... by Don Orwell (Superfoods Today) 4.5 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

How Can You Go Wrong With Superfoods-Only Diet? FACT:Way too many of us live in a state of poor health, lethargy and moderate obesity. We live with headaches, back pain, inflammation, arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, skin problems, insomnia and cancer - they're all the byproducts of modern western diet, based on processed food. Superfoods are foods and the medicine and they can help with all these symptoms!! Superfoods Paleo Cookbook contains over 150 Superfoods Paleo recipes created with 100% Superfoods ingredients. This 400+ pages long book contains recipes for: ? Appetizers ? Soups ? Condiments ? Breakfast ? Salads ? Grilled meats ? Side dishes ? Crockpot recipes ? Casseroles ? Stews ? Stir fries ? Sweets Most of the meals can be prepared in just 10 minutes. Each recipe combines Superfoods Paleo ingredients that deliver astonishing amounts of antioxidants, essential fatty acids (like omega-3), minerals, vitamins, and more. "Our Food Should Be Our Medicine And Our Medicine Should Be Our Food." - Hippocrates 460 - 370 BC The best thing about Superfoods Paleo Lifestyle is that it will keep your appetite and cravings under control and it will balance your hormones. It's nearly impossible to lose fat if your hormones are out of balance. Superfoods Paleo Lifestyle works because it's return to the type of food your body naturally craves and was designed for. Whole foods Superfoods is the food humans consumed for literally millions of years. Superfoods are nutritionally dense foods that are widely available and which offer tremendous dietary and healing potential. Superfoods diet forbids processed foods, hybridized foods, gluten foods and high glycemic foods. There is nothing super in any of the processed foods or today's hybridized wheat, corn, soy or potatoes. Processed food is the main reason why people suffer from inflammations and why their hormones are out of balance.Superfoods Diet is the only diet that doesn't ...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 378 Pages (6,997 KB)
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Enjoying the Ride: Two Generations of Tragedy and Triumph by Mitch Sturgeon 4.9 Stars (51 Reviews)    Price verified 19 minutes ago

Equal parts entertaining and inspiring, Enjoying the Ride tells an extraordinary mother and son story and provides a refreshingly candid perspective on the lives of disabled people. Mitch was five when he learned his mother would be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. If he hadn't grown up with such an inspirational role model, however, he wouldn't have been prepared for what would come. At 35, the same age as his mother when she had her accident, Mitch began experiencing symptoms of primary progressive multiple sclerosis, a particularly disabling form of MS, and his physical challenges grew to resemble his mother's. In the ensuing years, he muddled through the ethical swampland of clinical trials, navigated the minefield of experimental treatments, and became a popular blogger and disability advocate. Only while conducting research for this book did Mitch learn the heart-wrenching story about the night his mother was injured.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 302 Pages (5,340 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

The Angel Tree: The Enchanting Quest for the World's Oldest Olive Tree by Alex Dingwall-Main (Arcade) 3.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

A serendipitous, fender-bending encounter between the author, a distinguished landscape architect, and a wealthy Frenchman in Provence leads to the strangest, funniest horticultural odyssey in recent memory. The rich, eccentric Frenchman has just finished renovating, with great care and attention, a beautiful house in Provence. But the elegant courtyard looks very empty. “Find me the oldest olive tree in existence," he challenges the author, “and bring it back to take pride of place in my garden." The author's travels take him to the olive groves of France, the farms of Greece and Spain, and many backyards of Italy. Along the way, he encounters a 3,000-year-old tree, a farmer who won't sell his tree unless he can sell the farm that surrounds it, mafiosi skullduggery in the plant world, unscrupulous dealers, divided families, local weddings, farcical disasters, and a village that believes a drop of rain that has touched the leaves of the Angel Tree will cure any illness or sadness.

Genre: Science & Math [f] [x]
Length: 320 Pages (787 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Ielts Writing Task 1 Corrections: Most Common Mistakes Students Make And How To Avoid Them (Box set 10 in 1) by JOHNNY CHUONG 4.4 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

Hurry up and get YOUR copy today for 5.99 only? Regular price at 29.99? IELTS Writing Task 1 Corrections: Most Common Mistakes Students Make And How To Avoid Them! (Box set 10 in 1) • Do you usually make mistakes in IELTS academic writing task 1 and do not get your expected score? • Would you like to learn how to avoid and correct them so they would be precisely academic? • Do you expect to get the score you wished in IELTS writing task 1? If your answer is "yes" to these above questions, then this book is perfect for you. This book reveals numerous common mistakes students make in each type of report of IELTS writing task 1. Then, it will suggest corrections for these all mistakes to help students have a better understanding, avoid unexpected mistakes and achieve a high score in the IELTS Writing task 1. As the author of this book, I believe that this IETLS writing corrections book will be an indispensable reference and trusted guide for all students who want to maximize their score in IELTS academic writing task 1. I guarantee that all sample essays corrections in this book are practical and not available in any other IELTS textbook or on any website as well. When you read and learn from this book, you will certainly know that it has been written by an experienced teacher, who has spent thousands of hours in a classroom, who understands IELTS students' needs and who is totally able to help them and definitely you are not an exception stay away from the most common mistakes in IELTS writing task 1 and achieve your IELTS writing goal. Don't delay any more seconds, scroll back up, DOWNLOAD your copy TODAY for only $5.99, start avoiding most common mistakes students make and get the highest score in IELTS academic writing tomorrow! Tags: ielts writing task 1, academic ielts task 1 writing, ielts academic writing, ielts essay writing, ielts writing books, ielts essay, ielts academic books, ielts guide, ielts grammar, ielts vocabulary book, ielts ...

Genre: Education & Teaching [f] [x]
Length: 581 Pages (15,484 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

The Negotiator: My Life at the Heart of the Hostage Trade by Ben Lopez (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (15 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

Ben Lopez spends his life traveling the world, bartering with people who value money over life. Working for governments, law enforcement agencies, multinational corporations and private clients, Ben is an expert K&R (Kidnap and Ransom) consultant, supplying professional kidnap-negotiation services. He can be called out to anywhere in the world within twenty-four-hour notice to set up and command the negotiator's cell, bargaining with religious fanatics, hardened criminals, and other desperate people in order to save the lives of their captives. Alongside a shadowy team of former spies and special operatives, his arsenal of psychological techniques is just as powerful as brute force. He'll spend as long as is necessary to get the job done. And then he'll disappear. This extraordinary book reads like a thriller -- but for those involved in the stories within it, the drama and the tension are very real.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x]
Length: 321 Pages (819 KB)
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The Constitution in Crisis: The High Crimes of the Bush Administration and a Blueprint for Impeachment by House Democratic Judiciary Committee Staff (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

The Republican-led Congress has been notoriously slow to investigate the current Republican administration. For that reason, Representative Conyers of Michigan commissioned his staff to put together the report that became The Constitution in Crisis. It chronicles the deceptions, manipulations, and retributions of President George W. Bush and his administration. Did the President mislead the country in order to invade Iraq? Have suspected “evil-doers" been tortured in violation of U.S. and international laws? Has the National Security Agency eaves-dropped on American citizens in violation of wire tapping laws? This report is a must-read for anyone concerned about the direction of our nation! Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 324 Pages (890 KB)
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WHEAT BELLY: Wheat Belly: 31 Delicious Wheat Free Recipes to Lose Weight Fast by Charlotte Moyer 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 17 hours ago

Read this book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited - Download Now! Free Bonus Books Included! Now You Can Finally Stay In Shape & Supercharge Your Health Easier Than Ever Following the Wheat Belly Diet **Get this book by Amazon Best Selling Author Charlotte Moyer** Let me ask you a few questions: • Aren't you sick and tired of diets that never bring the advertised results? • Do you want to burn several pounds of fat, lose weight and boost your physical well-being? • Do you want to live a life of vitality, health and energy? Wheat Belly: 31 Delicious Wheat Free Recipes to Lose Weight Fast will... show you the principles of the "wheat-free diet" without over-complicated information and unnecessary clutter. The wheat-free diet consists of foods that are gluten free and contain zero traces of refined sugars. All in all, it's an extremely healthy option for those who want to take the first step to a healthier lifestyle. Here Is a Short Preview Of What You Are Going To Learn In This Life Changing Book: • Wheat Free Breakfast Recipes • Wheat Free Lunches • Wheat Free Main Courses • Wheat Free Appetizers, Snacks & Side Dishes • Wheat Free Desserts & Treats • And Much, Much More! In total, you will get 31 super delicious and super healthy recipes that will help you stay in shape, become fit and rejuvenate your health! Don't miss this chance! >>> Scroll up and Download This Book Now

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 521 Pages (3,385 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

America's Best Pies 2016-2017: Nearly 200 Recipes You'll Love by American Pie Council (Skyhorse) 3.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 17 hours ago

Since 1995, amateur, commercial, and professional bakers have competed in the National Pie Championships to determine who makes the best pies in America. America's Best Pies 2016-2017 is a collection of nearly two hundred delicious recipes that have won awards at the National Pie Championships. From the unusual—deep-dish deluxe banana split pie—to the traditional, such as apple pie, every recipe has been reviewed by judges and determined to be an award-winning pie. These selections are considered some of the best of the best from across the country. When you start making these pies at home, you'll see why! America's Best Pies 2016-2017 is packed with color photographs of the pies you'll learn to make and love. As a special treat to give you a taste of what the championships are like, many of the photographs are of the actual pies entered in the competition. The recipes inside are clearly explained so that the expert and the future expert pie-maker can enjoy alike. Whether it's apple, custard, strawberry, or raisin that captures your taste buds, you're sure to find a recipe that you can't wait to try. Just be sure to share your tantalizing creations with friends and family, and get ready to serve seconds! Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We've been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise ...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 384 Pages (39,036 KB)
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5500 Light Scramblex Puzzles To Improve Your IQ by Kalman Toth M.A. M.PHIL. Price verified 18 hours ago

As indicated on the cover, this book contains 5, 500 light - very short, grade school level - Scramblex puzzles. Medium & Hard Scramblex puzzle books are also available. Scramblex puzzles are unscrambling word games. All the letters in a word are given, but out of order in ABC sorting. The goal is to unscramble the letters and find the hidden word. Each Scramblex in this book contains three to nine letters. There are five puzzles on each page with the answers in reverse order at the bottom of the page. Overall Benefits of Solving Word Puzzles Improved Effective IQ The title indicates that these Scramblex puzzles are designed "To Improve Your IQ." Intelligence Quotient - IQ - is a scientific assessment of your intelligence. Your IQ is determined by measuring your problem solving abilities, memory, general knowledge, and spatial imagery. The average God-given IQ of an adult is 150. It cannot be increased by medical science, because of the microbiology of the brain. It can, however, be improved. The average effective (day-to-day) IQ is only 100-110, mostly due to neglect - lack of brain exercises. Therefore, if you exercise your brain, you can increase your effective IQ. Word puzzles, such as Scramblex, provide the necessary mental activity. Mental Exercise Word puzzles help expand vocabulary, strengthen word recall, and improve memory. You do not realize while you are working puzzles that you are using thinking skills. Your brain learns new skills and acquires knowledge throughout your life. Mastering puzzle-solving skills improves your thinking. Scramblex puzzles will improve your focus and attention. When you are working on a puzzle, you need an environment that is relatively free of distractions. Puzzle solving is a solitary activity. The concentrated attention you must give to the solution of a Scramblex is an excellent skill to develop which can help you in many areas of your life. Deduction is an important critical thinking skill. Scramblex puzzles provide ...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x]
Length: 358 Pages (1,940 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Out of the Woods: Healing from Lyme Disease for Body, Mind, and Spirit by Katina I. Makris (Skyhorse) 3.9 Stars (27 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Hope and practical help for Lyme disease sufferers everywhere. More than 300,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Lyme disease every year, and many, many more are suffering from Lyme without knowing it. Katina Makris was one of those undiagnosed individuals who nearly died from the disease. At the peak of her career, classical homeopath and health-care columnist Katina Makris was stricken with a mysterious “flu." Only after five years of torment—two completely bedridden—and devastating blows to her professional and family life was Katina's illness finally diagnosed as Lyme disease. Out of the Woods not only shares the brutality of Lyme disease through the telling of Katina's story, but it also describes her incredible journey back to full recovery, giving thousands of Lyme sufferers hope for their uncertain and frightening futures. Katina's memoir is a gripping and inspiring story of healing through faith and perseverance, but Out of the Woods extends beyond Katina's personal story. Putting her homeopathic training to work, Part Two of the book details the nuts and bolts of Lyme disease, offering readers up-to-date information on Eastern and Western treatments. Readers will learn about the importance of antibiotics as well as acupuncture, homeopathic remedies, energy restoration, and a path to emotional healing, affirming that complete healing from any disease encompasses body, mind, and spirit.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 304 Pages (2,227 KB)
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The History and Art of the American Gun: The Art of American Arms by Robert L Wilson (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 18 hours ago

The History and Art of the American Gun is a loving tribute to the artistry of firearms. Wilson chronicles the true art and rich history of gun engraving, from early English and European attempts to American gun engraving. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 384 Pages (42,177 KB)
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The 80-Yard Run: A Twenty-Week, Coast-to-Coast Quest for the Heart of High School Football by Theron Hopkins (Skyhorse) 4.4 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 18 hours ago

Over the course of a single football season, author Theron Hopkins travels from summer practice to a row of state championships, culminating in the Texas 5A state title game in San Antonio's Alamodome. On the way, he discovers a world wreathed with Friday night lights that offers a miraculous spectacle of hope and drama in such far-flung locales as Hillsborough, North Carolina, Valentine, Nebraska, and Sutter, California. He also finds that the blinding halogen glare is only a part—and maybe not even the best part—of what makes high school football so irresistible and so important to the people who watch it, coach it, and play it. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 353 Pages (775 KB)
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Thirty Years in the Arctic Regions: The Narrative of a Polar Explorer (Explorers Club) by Sir John Franklin (Skyhorse) Price verified 19 hours ago

In an age when polar exploration was akin to space exploration today, Sir John Franklin's journeys of discovery captured the popular imagination. Originally published in 1859, Thirty Years in the Arctic Regions is Franklin's own record of his two overland expeditions, begun in 1816 and 1825, which took him to what is now the Northwest Territory of Canada.But it was Franklin's final expedition, to discover the sea route connecting the northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans, that cemented his place in the history of Arctic exploration. Franklin and his crew set out in two ships, the Erebus and the Terror. Their search for the Northwest Passage was doomed, and the fate of Franklin and his 129-man crew remained a mystery for many years, despite the fact that more than thirty missions were sent to look for survivors or remains. The bodies of several of its members were eventually found. By 2016, both ships had been discovered, bringing an end to a 168-year-old Arctic mystery.This book includes Franklin's record of the hardship and suffering his men endured from his earlier expeditions, during which he and his crew charted 1,700 miles of Artic coastline. Also, it includes Franklin's detailed descriptions of a region that in the 19th century must have seemed as alien as a lunar landscape. The book's final entries include a letter from Franklin dated July 12, 1845 -- the last communication from the expedition received in England -- and letters sent by the leaders of subsequent search expeditions. Thirty Years in the Arctic Regions describes an era when British exploration of the Far North was at its peak, in the words of one its most prominent and ill-fated explorers.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 486 Pages (1,895 KB)
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The Shooting of Rabbit Wells: A White Cop, a Young Man of Color, and an American Tragedy by William Loizeaux (Arcade) Price verified 19 hours ago

What put a white cop and a black youth on a tragic collision course? On a frigid winter's night in 1973, William “Rabbit" Wells, a young man of mixed race, was shot and killed by a white policeman named William Sorgie outside a bar. The shooting stunned the placid, prosperous communities of New York. For twenty-five years author William Loizeaux, who went to high school with Rabbit, hasn't been able to let go of a story that struck at the core of the place that he, along with Rabbit and Sorgie, called home. With clear-eyed compassion and unsparing honesty, The Shooting of Rabbit Wells recreates the lives of both victim and killer and the forces that brought them together. By giving us the life of Rabbit Wells, Loizeaux makes us understand—and feel—how unacceptable and irreparable his loss was, and how deeply the bullet that killed him is lodged in the American identity.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 312 Pages (3,827 KB)
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America's Best Barbecue: Recipes and Techniques for Prize-Winning Ribs, Wings, Brisket, and More by Arthur Aguirre (Skyhorse) 4.3 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 19 hours ago

Barbecue contests are serious business. Major competitions and festivals now take place in twenty-eight states, and there are twenty BBQ associations and societies across the country committed to encouraging the art of smoking and grilling meat. While thousands of chefs compete for the best ribs or brisket, low-key backyard BBQ competitions are springing up all over the country, offering amateur smokers the chance to become the neighborhood BBQ king or queen. Arthur Aguirre's BBQ team, Major League Grilling, has won nearly twenty awards in his first two years of BBQ competition, including Grand Champion at the Soybean Festival in Mexico, Missouri. In this book he compiles his prize-winning recipes with those of competitors across the country to offer the best rib, pit-fired poultry, brisket, and pulled pork recipes. From applewood smoked turkey to Napa Valley ribs to smoked meatloaf in a bacon weave, this book has something for every BBQ enthusiast. In addition, readers will find tips for concocting the perfect rubs, glazes, and sauces.

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 369 Pages (46,244 KB)
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Creativity: The Power of Commitment (Middle Eastern Dance Studies Book 5) by Morwenna Assaf 1.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 23 hours ago

This book is for belly dancers who are serious about their art from. It is to help the Middle Eastern Dancer of any style to tap into their creative side. Be committed to the dance and to pursue it for a long career. It does take time but the benefits are worth it. You can start anywhere depending on you ability and level. Not everything will suit you so pick your things. Do something every day. I would advise against jumping all over the place. Stick to each month that you pick for the complete month. Have focus and see it through. You will see yourself grow as an artist and make your way in this business. Have fun and I will see you on the future at a dance venue,

Genre: Education & Teaching [f] [x]
Length: 321 Pages (5,479 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Nomad Trader by Cameron E. Wild 4.3 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 23 hours ago

Nomad Trader is an autobiographical novel that follows a hedge fund trader seeking to discover the fabled truth in markets and in life. In this daring exposé of the hedge fund world, Nomad Trader chronicles an insider's account of the tyranny and the struggle that beset all who seek victory in financial markets. From media manipulation and corporate fraud, to terrorist attacks and blowing up the trading floor, join Damon as he journeys to the darkest corners of the mind in the search for the ultimate truth. But will it be enough to survive at Perdu, the toughest hedge fund of them all? Contents: 1 The First Wave of Gen Y 2 HSBC 3 Amrobas Bank 4 Sales 5 Trading 6 The First Algos 7 Madrid Train Bombings 8 Blowing up the Trading Floor 9 Rogue Trading 10 Convertible Meltdown 11 The Cherry Box Fund 12 The Glass Door 13 Perdu Capital Partners 14 New York 15 London 16 Vito 17 Windows to the Soul 18 Think Like a Quant 19 The Treachery of Fake News 20 Trading on Psychology 21 The Sick Salmon 22 Owl 23 One Bad Click 24 Kitzbühel 25 Phoenix and Interweave 26 Bluewave 27 The Great Quant Meltdown 28 Roberto 29 Asia 30 The Global Financial Crisis 31 Lehman Bust 32 Left Perdu 33 Nomad Trader 34 Epilogue

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x]
Length: 316 Pages (4,064 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Style and Spice: Over 200 Recipes from the American Southwest by Larry Edwards (Skyhorse) 4.7 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 23 hours ago

"No doubt, author and chef Edwards knows his Southwestern foodstuffs" -- Booklist Everything you love about Southwest cuisine, all in one cookbook! The American Southwest is synonymous with robust flavor and bright colors. Now you can bring the fiesta to your own casa! For the very first time in one single-volume cookbook, all aspects of southwest cooking have been gathered. Chef Larry Edwards presents an impressive assortment of recipes from salsas and barbecue sauces to enchiladas and ribs. Make your own condiments, recreate famous cocktails, and prepare regional entrees, salads, sides, and desserts. With over two hundred recipes, divided into four sections -- the Southwest Pantry, Southwest Cantina, Southwest Kitchen, and Southwest Oven -- there's a dish for every occasion. Recipes include: • Mango Jicama Salsa • Sweet Pepper Salsa • Spicy Mole Sauce • Chipotle Mayo • Baja Flank Ribs with Tequila and Honey Glaze • Chicken with Cherry Salsa • Santa Fe Chicken Wings • Desert Chili Shrimp • Whiskey Grilled Portobello Salad • Baja Bread Pudding • Southwest Candied Bacon • Cactus Pear Sorbet • Sangria • Cobalt Margaritas With all these and more, we hope your guests bring a big appetite to your next dinner party, cookout, or picnic. Style and Spice has plenty to offer and is sure to bring a whole lot of flavor to your cooking!

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 328 Pages (33,698 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

With Lawrence in Arabia (Explorers Club Classics) by Lowell Thomas (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (71 Reviews)    Price verified 24 hours ago

In 1918, as the First World War ravaged the European continent, young American journalist Lowell Thomas traveled to the Ottoman Empire to report on the revolts breaking out as an indirect result of the savage European conflict. While in Jerusalem, he met and struck up a friendship with the infamous young British captain, T.E. Lawrence. Based on his travels and interviews with Lawrence, Thomas wrote the now classic With Lawrence in Arabia, the book that spawned the Lawrence of Arabia legend and served as the basis for the award-winning 1961 film of the same name. Fantastically paced with equal measures of fact and adventure, Thomas narrates the exploits of the infamous British agent who against all odds managed to join several factious Arabian tribes into a single combat unit. With Lawrence in command, this guerilla force would go on to defeat the great Turkish Army and ensure the eventual demise of the previously impenetrable Ottoman Empire. On the sweeping and the exotic Arabian desert that serves as the setting for this epic account, Thomas brings to life dozens of great historical figures including Emir Feisel, King Hussein I of Hedjaz, British General Edmund Alleby, and Lawrence, the enigmatic, “modern knight of Arabia." With new forewords by modern explorers, this Explorer's Club Classic edition of With Lawrence in Arabia is a must-have for every history buff and arm-chair adventurer.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 430 Pages (4,419 KB)
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