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The Name of this Book Is Secret

By Pseudonymous Bosch
  • ISBN Code: : 0316039926
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 374
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  • Pdf : the-name-of-this-book-is-secret.pdf

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Read the series that's sold more than 2 million copies--if you dare! Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.

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  • Pdf File: luxembourg-the-jenisch-connection.pdf

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Why does a blonde commit suicide off a bridge in Luxembourg? Whose telephone number is on a pink piece of crumpled paper? Who is the girl in the porn film? Jason Evans seeks the solution whilst on holiday visiting his brother Shaun in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Undercover Detective Ernie Meyer and his assistant Gendarms Tammy Hammer are hot on the trail. What is the meaning of an unusual tattoo? Who is the old man in a nursing home in Berlin? Why is a trip to Frankfurt so important? What is the secret language on the letter? Why is a Luxembourg tour guide involved? Luxembourg & The Jeinesch Connection is David Robinson's first fictional novel which visits the seedy exploitive world of cabaret bars, the Luxembourg State secret police and the tunnels of the former fortress to uncover a secret that's been dormant for nearly sixty years.

Watching the English, Second Edition

By Kate Fox
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  • Publisher : Nicholas Brealey
  • Book Code : 1857889177
  • Total of Pages : 600
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 468
  • Pdf File: watching-the-english-second-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The international hit returns with even more wit and insight into the hidden rules that make England English.

In the Ruins of Warsaw Streets

By Gavriʼel Severin,Severin Gabriel
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  • Publisher : Gefen Publishing House Ltd
  • Book Code : 9789652293350
  • Total of Pages : 109
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 113
  • Pdf File: in-the-ruins-of-warsaw-streets.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a story of history, tragedy, and heroism that will captivate and move readers of all ages. The author, born in Puitusk (some fifty kilometres from Warsaw), skilfully and honestly tells of the painful dramas in which he was involved in his youth in Poland during World War II. The true story unfolds of two young Jewish men who took Aryan identities, at the time of the Polish uprising and when Warsaw had been abandoned. Severin Gabriel, who was in hiding in Warsaw, and who survived with the aid of his brother and of Lady Wanda and other Polish friends, casts a personal light on his life-shattering experiences, which are at once unique and also reminiscent of so many war stories. With poignancy an intimacy, he re-enacts his fears and nightmares and those of his comrades in the city besieged by German occupying forces. In this diary-memoir, the authors fight to survive during the Polish uprising in the early autumn of 1944, the deportation of the Polish residents of Warsaw at the beginning of October 1944, and events leading up to their return to the ruined city, are given special attention. Little has been written about the period encompassing the deportation and return, and therefore In the Ruins of Warsaw Streets, based on the authors authentic diary, is of historical value beyond its private significance. In the Ruins of Warsaw Streets was awarded first prize by the Polish-Canadian Publishing Fund (Toronto, 1991) in an international competition for the documentation of World War II experiences. The book was originally written in Polish and published in Poland in 1996, under the title W Ruinach Warszawy. In 1994 it was published in Hebrew in Israel. The authors personal diary has remained in his possession as a memento.

Dark Age Ahead

By Jane Jacobs
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  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Book Code : 0307369633
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 297
  • Pdf File: dark-age-ahead.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Visionary thinker Jane Jacobs uses her authoritative work on urban life and economies to show us how we can protect and strengthen our culture and communities. In Dark Age Ahead, Jane Jacobs identifies five pillars of our culture that we depend on but which are in serious decline: community and family; higher education; the effective practice of science; taxation and government; and self-policing by learned professions. The decay of these pillars, Jacobs contends, is behind such ills as environmental crisis, racism and the growing gulf between rich and poor; their continued degradation could lead us into a new Dark Age, a period of cultural collapse in which all that keeps a society alive and vibrant is forgotten. But this is a hopeful book as well as a warning. Jacobs draws on her vast frame of reference -- from fifteenth-century Chinese shipbuilding to zoning regulations in Brampton, Ontario -- and in highly readable, invigorating prose offers proposals that could arrest the cycles of decay and turn them into beneficent ones. Wise, worldly, full of real-life examples and accessible concepts, this book is an essential read for perilous times.

You Are Not So Smart

By David McRaney
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101545356
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 599
  • Pdf File: you-are-not-so-smart.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise. You believe you are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is, but journalist David McRaney is here to tell you that you're as deluded as the rest of us. But that's OK- delusions keep us sane. You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of self-delusion. It's like a psychology class, with all the boring parts taken out, and with no homework. Based on the popular blog of the same name, You Are Not So Smart collects more than 46 of the lies we tell ourselves everyday, including: Dunbar's Number - Humans evolved to live in bands of roughly 150 individuals, the brain cannot handle more than that number. If you have more than 150 Facebook friends, they are surely not all real friends. Hindsight bias - When we learn something new, we reassure ourselves that we knew it all along. Confirmation bias - Our brains resist new ideas, instead paying attention only to findings that reinforce our preconceived notions. Brand loyalty - We reach for the same brand not because we trust its quality but because we want to reassure ourselves that we made a smart choice the last time we bought it. Packed with interesting sidebars and quick guides on cognition and common fallacies, You Are Not So Smart is a fascinating synthesis of cutting-edge psychology research to turn our minds inside out.

The Curious Bartender's Gin Palace

By Tristan Stephenson
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  • Publisher : Ryland Peters & Small
  • Book Code : 1849759057
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 338
  • Pdf File: the-curious-bartender-s-gin-palace.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An innovative, captivating tour of the finest gins and distilleries the world has to offer, brought to you by bestselling author and gin connoisseur Tristan Stephenson. The Curious Bartender’s Gin Palace is the follow-up to master mixologist Tristan Stephenson’s hugely successful books, 'The Curious Bartender' and 'The Curious Bartender: An Odyssey of Malt, Bourbon & Rye Whiskies'. Discover the extraordinary journey that gin has taken, from its origins in the Middle Ages as the herbal medicine ‘genever’ to gin’s commercialization and the dark days of the Gin Craze in mid 18th Century London, through to its partnership with tonic water – creating the most palatable and enjoyable anti-malarial medication – to the golden age that it is now experiencing. In the last few years, hundreds of distilleries and micro-distilleries are cropping up all over the world, producing superb craft products infused with remarkable new blends of botanicals. In this book, you’ll be at the cutting-edge of the most exciting developments, uncovering the alchemy of the gin production process and the science of flavour before taking a tour through the most exciting distilleries and gins the world has to offer. Finally, put Tristan’s mixology skills into practice with a dozen spectacular cocktails including a Purl, a Rickey and a Fruit Cup.

THE SAWDUST PILE

By Don Adams
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 0595804624
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 337
  • Pdf File: the-sawdust-pile.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 1996, Alexander Rumpkin was at the top of his game: he was CEO of America's largest health care organization. His ruthless trampling of people to get there is the story of The Sawdust Pile. Coming of age with two white cousins and a black kid in the segregated South, Alex had none of the tools commonly needed to climb to the top; but he succeeded beyond anyone's wildest dreams because he allowed nothing and no one to block his path. The Sawdust Pile is a riveting account of boys and the adults they became. Their contradictory relationships are developed with sensitivity and insight-a realistic portrayal of growing up on both sides of the color line in rural Georgia during the forties and fifties. Transitioning to the nineties and modern Atlanta, this story demonstrates with a vengeance that the boys-with all their faults and strengths-were truly "fathers of the men." ****** A sophisticated critic says: "This is a fast-paced story of boys becoming men and the lifelong consequences of youthful bonding and conflicts. Elements energizing the characters-competition, survival, domination, love, hatred, loyalty, betrayal, religion, sex, and family-are all in the mix, appearing early in this fascinating world and impacting all that follows. In a highly unusual first novel, the author delivers a bittersweet, provocative probe into the lives of men and women inhabiting The Sawdust Pile-evoking deep emotions, yet satisfying completely." Jane Penland Hoover Founder, Greensboro Writers' Guild Greensboro, Georgia

Russian Comedy of the Nikolaian Rea

By Laurence Senelick
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135299625
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 660
  • Pdf File: russian-comedy-of-the-nikolaian-rea.pdf

Book Short Summary:

These four Russian comedies were written during the reign of Nicholas I, a period of considerable repression and censorship. They represent the most popular genres of the period. Lensky's Her First Night was an immensely popular vaudeville which held the stage for years; Kozma Prutkov's Fantasy is a parody of vaudeville which was banned after one night. Turgenev's Luncheon with the Marshal is a comedy of manners about provincial life, and Saltykov-Schedrin's Pazukhin's Death is a satire of greed and corruption so savage that it was forbidden during the author's lifetime. This collection constitutes a remarkable comic spectrum which will assist in enlarging the English language repertoire with a set of newly available and hightly stageworthy scripts.

Even a Daughter is Better Than Nothing

By Mykel Board
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  • Publisher : Garrett County Press
  • Book Code : 1891053000
  • Total of Pages : 347
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 907
  • Pdf File: even-a-daughter-is-better-than-nothing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the story of how Maximum Rock'n'Roll Columnist Mykel Board spent a year teaching English at the Mongolian National University in Ulaanbaatar. From getting lost in the Gobi Desert to stirring fights in a Mongolian disco, Board teeters through the heart of contemporary Mongolian culture with the class, humor and buffoonery of a modern-day Charlie Chaplin.

Kick the Bucket and Swing the Cat

By Alex Games
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1446415112
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 866
  • Pdf File: kick-the-bucket-and-swing-the-cat.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Kick the Bucket and Swing the Cat takes a humorous tour through the fascinating, sometimes tragic, and often surprising history of the English language and its etymology. Author, humorist and word-sleuth Alex Games uncovers the trends, innovations and scandals that have shaped the meanings of our most popular words and expressions, from Chaucer to Internet jargon and Ancient Greek to American slang. Who was the original Jack the Lad, Gordon Bennett or Bloody Mary? Where do dodgy geezers and hooligans come from? What are skeldering, dithering and sabre-rattling? This amusing but rigorously researched account of English words and their origins combines the findings of the major BBC TV series and the nationwide Wordhunt, and is an entertaining treasure trove for English-language lovers everywhere.

Smashed

By Koren Zailckas
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101191392
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 745
  • Pdf File: smashed.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Garnering a vast amount of attention from young people and parents, and from book buyers across the country, Smashed became a media sensation and a New York Times bestseller. Eye-opening and utterly gripping, Koren Zailckas’s story is that of thousands of girls like her who are not alcoholics—yet—but who routinely use booze as a shortcut to courage and a stand-in for good judgment. With one stiff sip of Southern Comfort at the age of fourteen, Zailckas is initiated into the world of drinking. From then on, she will drink faithfully, fanatically. In high school, her experimentation will lead to a stomach pumping. In college, her excess will give way to a pattern of self-poisoning that will grow more destructive each year. At age twenty-two, Zailckas will wake up in an unfamiliar apartment in New York City, elbow her friend who is passed out next to her, and ask, "Where are we?" Smashed is a sober look at how she got there and, after years of blackouts and smashups, what it took for her to realize she had to stop drinking. Smashed is an astonishing literary debut destined to become a classic.

Polar Shift

By Clive Cussler,Paul Kemprecos
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101205474
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 609
  • Pdf File: polar-shift.pdf

Book Short Summary:

NUMA operative Kurt Austin takes on a madman fronting as an evironmentalist in this #1 New York Times-bestselling series. Sixty years ago, an eccentric Hungarian genius discovered how to artificially trigger such a shift in the polar ice caps, which could cause massive eruptions, earthquaks, and even climate changes. But then his work disappeared, or so it was thought. Now, the charismatic leader of an antiglobalization group plans to use it to give the world’s industrialized nations a small jolt, before reversing the shift back again. The only problem is, it cannot be reversed. Once it starts, there is nothing anyone can do. Austin, Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA Special Assignments Team must make strange alliances to protect this technology from being exploited by their new and power-hungry nemesis before the entire planet is made to pay. Rich with all the hair-raising action and endless imagination that have become Cussler’s hallmarks, Polar Shift is a wonderful thriller—indeed, “vintage Cussler.”

The Rise of Entrepreneurial Parties in European Politics

By Vít Hloušek,Lubomír Kopeček,Petra Vodová
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030419169
  • Total of Pages : 215
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 186
  • Pdf File: the-rise-of-entrepreneurial-parties-in-european-politics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Political parties run by entrepreneurs as a means to their own end are a recent phenomenon found in many countries, and their electoral influence has never been greater. This book offers a thorough comparative analysis of such ‘business-firm’ and sometimes oddly memberless parties in Western and East-Central Europe, assessing the considerable corpus of literature on the growing band of political entrepreneurs. The book clearly separates such party enterprises from other, more traditional, political platforms as it contributes to our understanding of the potential of entrepreneurial parties. The authors offer a unique typology based on two characteristics: whether the party receives private financial, media or other investment; and the nature of its membership and territorial structure. Famous examples of entrepreneurial parties, including Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia and Geert Wilders’s Party for Freedom, alongside their lesser-known counterparts, serve in this book as valuable material for conceptual innovation and the investigation into why certain entrepreneurial party types succeed or fail.