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    Default The Mountains Sing by Que Mai Phan Nguyen

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    Type :epub | 443.08 KB | English | Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai | Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill


    Description: <p id="freeText8019987331129823715">With the epic sweep of Min Jin Lee's Pachinko or Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing and the lyrical beauty of Vaddey Ratner's In the Shadow of the Banyan, The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. Trần Diệu Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Hŕ Nội, her young granddaughter, Hương, comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Hồ Chí Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that tore not just her beloved country, but her family apart.

    Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions of Việt Nam, The Mountains Sing brings to life the human costs of this conflict from the point of view of the Vietnamese people themselves, while showing us the true power of kindness and hope.


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    Default The World of Sanditon The Official Companion by Sara Sheridan



    Type :epub | 40.89 MB | English | Andrew Davies | 2019 | Grand Central Publishing


    Description: p.p1 margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 14.0px; font: 12.0px Times; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000 span.s1 font-kerning: none An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of Jane Austen's Sanditon television series.
    Sanditon, the final novel Austen was working on before her death, has been given an exciting conclusion, and will be brought to a primetime television audience on PBS/Masterpiece for the very first time by Emmy and BAFTA Award winning screenwriter Andrew Davies (War & Peace, Mr. Selfridge, Les Misérables, Pride and Prejudice).
    This, the official companion to the Masterpiece series, contains everything a fan could want to know. It explores the world Austen created, along with fascinating insights about the period and the real-life heartbreak behind her final story. And it offers location guides, behind the scenes details, and intervie with the cast, alongside beautiful illustrations and set photography.


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    Default The Last Tourist



    Type :epub | 737.92 KB | English | Olen Steinhauer | Minotaur Books


    Description: "Stunning . . . Steinhauer reinforces his position at the top of the espionage genre." ― Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

    New York Times bestselling author Olen Steinhauer brings back Milo Weaver in The Last Tourist.In Olen Steinhauer's bestseller An American Spy, reluctant CIA agent Milo Weaver thought he had finally put "Tourists"―CIA-trained assassins―to bed.
    A decade later, Milo is hiding out in Western Sahara when a young CIA analyst arrives to question him about a series of suspicious deaths and terrorist chatter linked to him.
    Their conversation is soon interrupted by a new breed of Tourists intent on killing them both, forcing them to run.
    As he tells his story, Milo is joined by colleagues and enemies from his long history in the world of intelligence, and the young analyst wonders what to believe. He wonders, too, if he'll survive this encounter.
    After three standalone novels, Olen Steinhauer returns to the series that made him a New York Times bestseller. **
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    Advance Praise for The Last Tourist
    "Like John le Carré's Agent Running in the Field (2019), Steinhauer pits a disenchanted agent, an ideologue no more, against the new evil empire, multinational corporations for whom "money kno no borders." It's not a fair fight, but Milo is a hell of a counterpuncher, and we love rooting for him." ― Booklist, Starred Review
    Praise for Olen Steinhauer and the Milo Weaver Novels
    "[Milo Weaver's] company is at least as valuable to the series' appeal as is his flair for international trickery." ―Janet Maslin, The New York Times
    "Olen Steinhauer's Milo Weaver novels are must-reads for lovers of the genre." ―The Washington Post
    "Like le Carré's George Smiley, Weaver is a richly imagined creation with a scarred psyche and a complex back story that elevates him above the status of run-of-the-mill world-weary spook." ―The New York Times Book Review
    "Stunning . . . Readers are irresistibly drawn into Weaver's dogged struggle to unravel a complicated game of cat and mouse . . . Steinhauer is at the top of his game―but when isn't he?" ―USA Today on An American Spy
    "The Nearest Exit should take its place among the best of the spy thrillers." ―Associated Press
    "Here's the best spy novel I've ever read that wasn't written by John le Carré." ―Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly, on The Tourist

    About the Author
    Olen Steinhauer is a New York Times bestselling author, a Dashiell Hammett Award winner, a two-time Edgar Award finalist, and has also been nominated for the Anthony, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, Macavity, and Barry awards. He is also the creator of the Epix TV series Berlin Station. He was raised in Virginia, and now divides his time between New York and Budapest.


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    Default Solstice



    Type :epub | 1.91 MB | English | Lorence Alison | Imprint


    Description: "Part teen drama, part horror story... Readers will want to finish in one sitting." -Kirkus Revie

    A music fest goes wrong in Lorence Alison's comic YA thriller Solstice as selfie-mad concert-goers wake up to realize their tropical island fantasy is a deadly nightmare.
    When Adri is offered an all-expenses-paid trip to the exclusive Solstice Festival, she thro caution, her prestigious summer internship, and her parents goodwill to the wind. She just wants to live a little before the first day of the rest of her life, planned and scheduled in accordance to her parents' law school dreams.
    But when she and a horde of affluent, entitled teen partiers arrive at the island paradise, it looks nothing like the luxury vacation they were promised. There's barely any food, nowhere to stay, and not nearly enough porta-potties. Pretty soon, the festival's trending on social media for all the wrong reasons, and the music acts are...


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    Default Headscarves and Hymens Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution



    Type :epub | 479.54 KB | English | Mona Eltahawy | 2015 | HarperCollins Canada


    Description: Mona Eltahawy is an Egyptian woman who wrote an article for Foreign Policy entitled "Why Do They Hate Us?"; "they" being Muslim men, "us" being women. The piece sparked controversy, of course, making it clear that misogyny in the Arab world is something that engages and enrages the public.
    In Headscarves and Hymens, Eltahawy takes her argument further. Drawing on her years as a campaigner and a commentator on women's issues in the Middle East, she explains that, since the Arab Spring began, women in the Arab world have had two revolutions to undertake: one fought with men against oppressive regimes; and another fought against an entire political and economic system that treats women in countries from Yemen and Saudi Arabia to Egypt, Tunisia and Libya as second-class citizens.
    Eltahawy traveled across the Middle East and North Africa, meeting women and listening to their stories. Her book is a plea for outrage and action on their behalf; it confronts...


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    Default Knife Fights A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice



    Type :epub | 10.86 MB | English | John A. Nagl | Penguin Group US


    Description: From one of the most important army officers of his generation, a memoir of the revolution in warfare he helped lead, in combat and in Washington

    When John Nagl was an army tank commander in the first Gulf War of 1991, fresh out of West Point and Oxford, he could already see that America's military superiority meant that the age of conventional combat was nearing an end. Nagl was an early convert to the view that America's greatest future threats would come from asymmetric warfare-guerrillas, terrorists, and insurgents. But that made him an outsider within the army; and as if to double down on his dissidence, he scorned the conventional path to a general's stars and got the military to send him back to Oxford to study the history of counterinsurgency in earnest, searching for guideposts for America. The result would become the bible of the counterinsurgency movement, a book called Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife.

    But it would take the...


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    Default Arthur and Sherlock Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes



    Type :epub | 4.9 MB | English | Michael Sims | 2017 | Bloomsbury Publishing


    Description: From Michael Sims, the acclaimed author of The Story of Charlotte's Web, the rich, true tale tracing the young Arthur Conan Doyle's creation of Sherlock Holmes and the modern detective story.

    As a young medical student, Arthur Conan Doyle studied in Edinburgh under the vigilant eye of a diagnostic genius, Dr. Joseph Bell. Doyle often observed Bell identifying a patient's occupation, hometown, and ailments from the smallest details of dress, gait, and speech. Although Doyle was training to be a surgeon, he was meanwhile cultivating essential knowledge that would feed his epistolary dreams and help him develop the most iconic detective in fiction.

    Michael Sims traces the circuitous development of Conan Doyle as the father of the modern mystery, from his early days in Edinburgh surrounded by poverty and violence, through his escape to University (where he gained terrifying firsthand knowledge of poisons), leading to his own medical practice in...


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    Default Can't Just Stop An Investigation of Compulsions



    Type :epub | 1.29 MB | Sharon Begley | Simon & Schuster


    Description: The first book to examine the science behind both mild and extreme compulsive behavior-using fascinating case studies to understand its deeper meaning and reveal the truth about human compulsion.
    Whether shopping with military precision or hanging the tea towels just so, compulsion is something most of us have witnessed in daily life. But compulsions exist along a broad continuum, and at the opposite end of these mild forms exist life altering disorders.

    Sharon Begley's meticulously researched book is the first of its kind to examine all of these behaviors-mild and extreme (OCD, hoarding, acquiring, exercise, even compulsions to do good)-together, as they should be, because while forms of compulsion may look incredibly different, these are actually all coping responses to varying degrees of anxiety.

    With a focus on personal stories of dozens of interviewees, Begley employs genuine compassion and gives meaningful context to their plight. Along...


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    Default New Sales Simplified The Essential Handbook for Prospecting and New Business D...



    Type :epub | 524.57 KB | English | Mike Weinberg | AMACOM


    Description: No matter how much repeat business you get from loyal customers, the lifeblood of your business is a constant flow of new accounts. Whether you're a sales rep, sales manager, or a professional services executive, if you are expected to bring in new business, you need a proven formula for prospecting, developing, and closing deals. New Sales. Simplified. is the answer. You'll learn how to:Identify a strategic, finite, workable list of genuine prospectsDraft a compelling, customer-focused "sales story"Perfect the proactive telephone call to get face-to-face with more prospectsUse email, voicemail, and social media to your advantageOvercome-even prevent-every buyer's anti-salesperson reflexBuild rapport, because people buy from people they like and trustPrepare for and structure a winning sales callStop presenting and start dialoguing with buyersMake time in your calendar for business development activitiesAnd much morePacked with ...


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    Default The Synthetic Age Outdesigning Evolution, Resurrecting Species, and Reengineerin...



    Type :epub | 528.06 KB | English | Christopher J. Preston | The MIT Press


    Description: Imagining a future in which humans fundamentally reshape the natural world using nanotechnology, synthetic biology, de-extinction, and climate engineering.We have all heard that there are no longer any places left on Earth untouched by humans. The significance of this goes beyond statistics documenting melting glaciers and shrinking species counts. It signals a new geological epoch. In The Synthetic Age, Christopher Preston argues that what is most startling about this coming epoch is not only how much impact humans have had but, more important, how much deliberate shaping they will start to do. Emerging technologies promise to give us the power to take over some of Nature's most basic operations. It is not just that we are exiting the Holocene and entering the Anthropocene; it is that we are leaving behind the time in which planetary change is just the unintended consequence of unbridled industrialism. A world designed by engineers and technicians means the birth...


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    Default 101 One Dish Dinners Hearty Recipes for the Dutch Oven, Skillet & Casserole Pan



    Type :epub | 15.48 MB | English | Andrea Chesman | 2005 | Storey Publishing, LLC


    Description: One-dish is a winning formula for today's busy families. In 101 One-Dish Dinners, Andrea Chesman sho off the versatility of Dutch ovens, skillets, and casserole pans. Classic baked dishes like ham and potato gratin, chicken potpie, and vegetable lasagne go head-to-head with diverse stovetop suppers like jambalaya, seafood paella, and pad Thai. For those looking for something a little lighter but still filling, there are plenty of meal-in-a-bowl salads and timeless soups. Serve up a nourishing meal tonight with little fuss and fewer dishes!


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    Default 88 Great Daddy Daughter Dates Fun, Easy & Creative Ways to Build Memories Together



    Type :epub | 1.89 MB | English | Rob Teigen, Joanna Teigen | 2012 | Baker Publishing Group


    Description: With today's busy schedules, it can be difficult for fathers to create meaningful memories with their girls. 88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates provides dads with a wide variety of fun ideas for spending quality time with their daughters. Each date tells dads what to grab (any needed supplies), where to go, and how to grow together while having a blast and making great memories. Included for each date are Scriptures and questions to get the conversation flowing. From bird-watching and making paper airplanes to bowling and photo scavenger hunts, there's something for every dad and every little girl ages 6-12.The perfect gift for Father's Day or any time, 88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates is sure to help Dad connect with his daughter in new and fun ways.


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    Default Collins Easy Learning Italian Conversation, 2 edition



    Type :epub | 585.72 KB | English | Collins Dictionaries | HarperCollins Publishers


    Description: Easy Learning Italian Conversation is a unique guide to communicating in Italian. It will help you to find out more about Italian culture and to practise your spoken Italian with a free downloadable audio file. Collins Easy Learning Italian Conversation is an ideal tool for learners of Italian at all levels, whether at school, in evening classes or at home, and is indispensable for business or leisure. The text consists of 12 units, each illustrating the language used in a particular situation, followed by a summary which gives all the key phrases covered throughout the book. The One-stop phrase shop unit gives you all the everyday expressions and language structures you need to speak in natural Italian. Finally, the short grammar and verb supplement and the glossary give you further help and ensure that you have everything you need at your fingertips, and the free audio download helps you to communicate with confidence. Easy to use: all the phrases you need in order to...


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    Default Collins Easy Learning Italian Verbs, Second Edition



    Type :epub | 1.99 MB | English | Collins | 2006 | HarperCollins Publishers


    Description: Collins Easy Learning Italian Verbs offers beginners a clear and easy-to-understand guide to Italian verbs.
    The main section of the book consists of 120 fully conjugated verbs, regular and irregular. Each is self-contained, showing all the major tenses clearly set out with pronouns. Major constructions and idiomatic phrases are given for most verb models.
    An alphabetical index lists over 1,000 widely used verbs, and each one cross-refers the user to its basic model in the main verb tables.
    Collins Easy Learning Italian Verbs sho all the major tenses of the most important verbs in Italian in full.
    Hundreds of examples of real Italian show exactly how each verb is actually used.
    Specially designed for eReaders, including iPad, with a clear, colour layout.
    Many other titles in the Easy Learning Italian range are available in ePub, including Collins Easy Learning Italian Grammar, Collins Easy Learning Italian Words and...


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    Default French Vocabulary Drills



    Type :epub | 34.94 MB | English | David Stillman | McGraw-Hill Education


    Description: Practice your way to a bigger vocabulary and better French skills If you want to expand your language skills, French Vocabulary Drills is filled with the information and practice you need to reach optimum results. Written by bestselling language-teaching experts David M. Stillman and Ronni L. Gordon, this book features essential French words grouped together into similar themes such as daily life, food, house and home, travel, holidays, technology, arts, and the economy, helping you to grasp meanings and remember terms more easily.
    The unique presentation of vocabulary in context bridges the gap between words and conversation. You can practice your new vocabulary with more than 100 written exercises, including fill-in-the-blank, matching, translation, and composition. And French Vocabulary Drills gives you access to an exclusive flashcard app for use on your smartphone, giving you a convenient, on-the-go tool for further language-learning reinforcement.
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    Default How Mumbo Jumbo Conquered the World A Short History of Modern Delusions



    Type :epub | 464.3 KB | English | 9780007382071 | Francis Wheen | HarperCollins Publishers


    Description: An entertaining, impassioned polemic on the retreat of reason in the late 20th century. An intellectual call to arms, Francis Wheen's Sunday Times bestseller is one of 2004's most talked about books. In 1979 two events occurred that would shape the next twenty-five years. In Britain, an era of weary consensualist politics was displaced by the arrival of Margaret Thatcher, whose ambition was to reassert 'Victorian values'. In Iran, the fundamentalist cleric Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini set out to restore a regime that had last existed almost 1,300 years ago. Between them they succeeded in bringing the twentieth century to a premature close. By 1989, Francis Fukuyama was declaring that we had now reached the End of History. What colonised the space recently vacated by notions of history, progress and reason? Cults, quackery, gurus, irrational panics, moral confusion and an epidemic of mumbo-jumbo. Modernity was challenged by a gruesome alliance of pre-modernists and post-modernists,...


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    Default Italian Vocabulary Drills



    Type :epub | 38.84 MB | English | David Stillman | McGraw-Hill Education


    Description: Practice your way to a bigger vocabulary and better Italian skills If you want to expand your language skills, Italian Vocabulary Drills is filled with the information and practice you need to reach optimum results. This book features essential Italian words grouped into similar themes such as daily life, food, house and home, travel, holidays, technology, arts, and the economy, helping you grasp meanings and remember terms more easily.
    The unique presentation of vocabulary in context bridges the gap between words and conversation. You can practice your new vocabulary with more than 100 written exercises, including fill-in-the-blank, matching, translation, and composition. And Italian Vocabulary Drills gives you access to an exclusive flashcard app for use on your smartphone, giving you a convenient, on-the-go tool for further language-learning reinforcement.
    Learn more than 2,500 essential termsPractice your vocabulary skills with more...


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    Default The Book of Viking Myths



    Type :epub | 769.93 KB | English | Peter Archer | Adams Media


    Description: This fascinating new book reveals the origins of the Vikings-from Thor and Leif Erikson to Loki and the Valkyries-and the tales that have influenced our own lives.
    For thousands of years, Vikings have held a storied place in our culture-their distinct appearance, their mighty longships, their reputation for causing death and destruction. But who were these strange and mysterious folk?

    The Book of Viking Myths retells the stories of the Viking people, with myths of their gods and goddesses, monsters, and great heroes. From tales of the beautiful and powerful Freyja, to the gold-toothed Heimdallr, to the wolf Fenrir, Peter Archer explores all the figures and tales that make up Norse mythology.

    Along with these legends of seafaring, dwarves, giants, and the exploits of Thor, you will also discover the influences that Viking culture has had on our own lives. It's a true exploration of Nordic culture-and a glimpse into the history and...


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    Default Beheld



    Type :epub | 3.87 MB | English | TaraShea Nesbit | Bloomsbury Publishing


    Description: One of Vogue's Most Anticipated Books of 2020
    From the bestselling author of The Wives of Los Alamos comes the riveting story of a stranger's arrival in the fledgling colony of Plymouth, Massachusetts-and a crime that shakes the divided community to its core.

    Ten years after the Mayflower pilgrims arrived on rocky, unfamiliar soil, Plymouth is not the land its residents had imagined. Seemingly established on a dream of religious freedom, in reality the town is led by fervent puritans who prohibit the residents from living, trading, and worshipping as they choose. By the time an unfamiliar ship, bearing new colonists, appears on the horizon one summer morning, Anglican outsiders have had enough.

    With gripping, immersive details and exquisite prose, TaraShea Nesbit reframes the story of the pilgrims in the previously unheard voices of two women of very different status and means. She evokes a vivid, ominous Plymouth,...


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    Default True Patriots



    Type :epub | 1.32 MB | English | Russell Fralich | Dundurn


    Description: A country to kill for ...
    The career of Claire Marcoux, a young naval officer, threatens to come crashing down after she orders the ship under her command to return fire on a boat that she was supposed to rescue. The quiet life of Daniel Ritter, a new professor in a new town, is turned upside down when the celebrity entrepreneur he was unexpectedly invited to meet is found murdered. Thrown together by chance, Claire and Daniel discover that they are involved in the same fight against an unknown enemy - a foe with a plot that endangers the lives of many ... and the very existence of the country they both cherish.


 

 

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