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Alanna

By Tamora Pierce
  • ISBN Code: : 1439120293
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 497
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : alanna.pdf

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From Tamora Pierce, the first book in the Song of the Lioness Quartet, honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Award. “From now on I’m Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I’ll be a knight.” In a time when girls are forbidden to be warriors, Alanna of Trebond wants nothing more than to be a knight of the realm of Tortall. So she finds a way to switch places with her twin brother, Thom. Disguised as a boy, Alanna begins her training as a page at the palace of King Roald. But the road to knighthood, as she discovers, is not an easy one. Alanna must master weapons, combat, and magic, as well as polite behavior, her temper, and even her own heart. Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna’s first adventure begins—one that will lead to the fulfillment of her dreams and make her a legend in the land.

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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  • Total of Pages : 416
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  • Pdf File: the-colonel.pdf

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In The Colonel, Alanna Nash, the author of Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch, explores in depth the amazing story of Colonel Tom Parker, the man behind the legend and the myth of Elvis Presley. The result is a book that reads like the most riveting of real-life detective stories -- one that will completely change your view of Presley's life, success, and death. While scores of books have been written about Elvis Presley, this is the first meticulously researched biography of Tom Parker written by someone who knew him personally. And for anyone truly interested in the performer many consider the greatest and most influential of the twentieth century, it is impossible to understand how Elvis came to be such a phenomenon without examining the life and mind of Parker, the man who virtually controlled Elvis's every move. Alanna Nash has been covering the story of Elvis Presley and Colonel Tom Parker since the day of Presley's funeral in Memphis, Tennessee. She was the first journalist allowed to view Presley's body, a compelling and surprising sight. But the profile of Parker attending the funeral in a Hawaiian shirt and a baseball cap was even stranger, and led her to investigate the man behind the myth. It has been known for twenty years that Thomas Andrew Parker was, in fact, born in Holland as Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk. But Nash has dug much deeper and, in a masterpiece of reporting, unearthed never-before-seen documents, including Parker's army records and psychiatric evaluations, and the original police report of an unsolved murder case in Holland that lies at the heart of the Parker mystery. In the process of weighing the evidence, she answers the biggest riddle in the history of the music industry, as it becomes clear that every move Parker made in the handling of Elvis Presley -- from why he never allowed Elvis to perform in Europe, to why he didn't halt Elvis's drug use, to why he put him in so many mediocre movies, and even the Colonel's direction of Presley's army career -- was designed to protect Parker's own secrets. Filled with startling new material, her book challenges even the most familiar precepts of the Presley saga -- everything we presumed about Parker's handling of the world's most famous entertainer must now be reevaluated in the light of information Nash reveals about Parker, who cared little for Presley beyond what the singer could do to bolster the Colonel's precarious position as an illegal alien. Elvis Presley, as one of Parker's unwitting victims, paid a major price for the Colonel's past and his overwhelming need to be more important than his client. As a result, Presley was never allowed to reach his potential and died in drug-induced frustration over his stunted and mismanaged career. In this astonishing, impeccably written, and vastly entertaining book, Nash proves that the only figure in American popular culture as fascinating as Elvis Presley is Colonel Tom Parker, the man who shaped Elvis, who in turn helped shape us.

Shadowing Ivy

By Janelle Taylor
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  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Book Code : 9781420127591
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 750
  • Pdf File: shadowing-ivy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When it comes to romantic suspense,New York Times bestselling author Janelle Taylor pulls out all the stops. And in her new novel, filled with breathtaking passion and pulse-pounding danger, a young woman's life changes on her wedding day--when her groom flees the altar with a stranger in hot pursuit. . . Some Secrets Are Shocking When New Jersey police officer Ivy Sedgwick's fiancé bolts out of the church on their wedding day, she's stunned. Declan loves her--doesn't he? Ivy's late father, a man she hardly knew, disapproved of the match, but Ivy never knew why--until a homicide detective named Griffin Fargo shows up. The man Ivy knew as Declan is really someone else--and "Declan" was just one of the aliases the police believe he used when he duped a string of other "fiancées" for their money. . . Other Secrets Are Deadly. . . Breaking the news to Ivy is one of the hardest things Griffin has ever done, but he needs her to help him track down Declan before he strikes again. The trouble is, Griffin wants her, too. Protecting her becomes all too personal to Griffin, especially as the clues lead them to new suspects. With danger around every corner, all Griffin wants is to close the case--so he can convince Ivy that her future, and her heart, belong to him. "Achingly poignant. . .a fine tale of rekindled love mixed in with a complex mystery." --Romantic Times on Haunting Olivia "Excellent. . .motives abound in this tale of dark suspense and romance." --Romantic Times on Watching Amanda

Lioness Rampant

By Tamora Pierce
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1439132089
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 803
  • Pdf File: lioness-rampant.pdf

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From Tamora Pierce, the final book in the Song of the Lioness Quartet, honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Award. Having achieved her dream of becoming the first female knight errant, Alanna of Trebond is not sure what to do next. She has triumphed in countless bloody battles, and her adventures are already legendary. Perhaps being a knight errant is not all that Alanna needs…but Alanna must push her uncertainty aside when she is challenged with the impossible. She must recover the Dominion Jewel, a legendary gem with enormous power for good—but only in the right hands. And she must work fast. Tortall is in terrible danger from all directions, with enemies great and small plotting to destroy everyone and everything Alanna loves.

Into All the World

By Mark Harding,Alanna Nobbs
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  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Book Code : 1467448540
  • Total of Pages : 425
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 202
  • Pdf File: into-all-the-world.pdf

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Into All the World—the third volume from editors Mark Harding and Alanna Nobbs on the content and social setting of the New Testament—brings together a team of eminent Australian scholars in ancient history, New Testament, and the early church to take the story of Christianity into the Jewish and Greco- Roman world of the first century. In thirteen chapters, the contributors discuss all the post-Pauline New Testament writings, devoting attention to both their content and their context. They examine the impact of the growth of the church on both Jews and Gentiles, exploring issues such as the diaspora, minorities, the Book of Acts, and the Fourth Gospel. The book then proceeds to a discussion of the impact of Christianity on the Roman state, including consideration of the book of Revelation and the imperial cult. A final chapter investigates how the church was perceived by Clement of Rome at the end of the first century.

10% humanos

By Alanna Collen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : RBA Libros
  • Book Code : 8491874615
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 887
  • Pdf File: 10-humanos.pdf

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Solo eres humano en un 10 %. Para cada una de las células que conforman tu cuerpo, existen otras nueve células impostoras. De modo que no eres un individuo, sino toda una colonia. Pero no nos alarmemos: estos microbios desempeñan un papel fundamental en la salud. Mantenernos sanos es imposible sin ellos.La bióloga Alanna Collen se basa en las últimas investigaciones para demostrar cómo nuestra colonia personal de microbios influye en nuestro peso, en nuestro sistema inmunológico, en nuestra salud mental e incluso en nuestra elección de pareja. Y nos brinda una gran noticia: los microorganismos son fundamentales para nuestra salud, porque a diferencia de las células humanas, sí podemos cambiarlos a ellos para mejorar nuestra vida.Este libro fascinante nos convencerá de que, para ser felices, es importante que cuidemos la relación más fundamental y duradera: la que mantendremos durante toda la vida con nuestra colonia personal de microbios.

By Dawn's Early Light

By Grant R. Jeffrey,Angela Hunt
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1418534641
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 929
  • Pdf File: by-dawn-s-early-light.pdf

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Daniel Prentice's technological skill helped save the world from the deadly impact of Y2K in the popular thriller Flee the Darkness. But that victory didn't stop the encroaching evil. In this gripping sequel, tension mounts in the 21st century as a Russion-Arab invasion of Jerusalem seems imminent. Now Daniel must guide NSA chief Captain Michael Reed in the battle ahead. More than a battle for the land, the offensive could be the fulfillment of Ezekiel's ancient biblical prophecy of Gog and Magog invading Israel. As the world shudders in response, the invaders offer Israel a choice: surrender or be obliterated. As the State of Israel fortifies itself against the coming onslaught of missiles, biological weapons, and an invasion force attacking from all four borders, Reed and his Israeli counterpart, Sergeant Major Devorah Cohen, exhaust every military resource to prevent a nuclear war. Soon Reed and Cohen realize that the real battle they face is one of spiritual origin-for which no military drill could prepare them. Will Michael and Deborah find faith to confront the enemy? Never have the forces of evil been stronger, the stakes higher, or the world's possible destruction nearer than By Dawn's Early Light.

Dragons

By Ricardo Chévere
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 1426930518
  • Total of Pages : 556
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 928
  • Pdf File: dragons.pdf

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Sorcerers, wizards, and witches use magic for evil; but, as long as there are dragons in the world, there will be champions ready to stand against them. Borys knows little of such matters, but he does have a faint memory that seems to suggest that dragons are to blame for the death of his parents. He yearns to know more about these creatures, and in his quest for answers, he comes across a mystical craft that takes him down the abominable path of magic. Hell now learn more than he ever bargained for about these elusive creatures. And hell also discover terrible things he can do with his newfound powers. Alanna almost drowns at her fathers marina. She lives only because David jumps in the water after her, even though he doesnt know how to swim. David becomes a local hero, but Alanna cannot understand why she survived. Now, shes back in town seeking answers. Heroes and villains alike are about to discover that nothing touched by magic remains unchanged, especially in a world of sorcerers, wizards, witches, and Dragons.

Daughter of No One

By Sam Ledel
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  • Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
  • Book Code : 1635554284
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 931
  • Pdf File: daughter-of-no-one.pdf

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Princess Aurelia’s dreams of a life full of love and adventure become even more alluring when she meets village outcast Jastyn. Aurelia refuses to deny her attraction even after an unexpected attack on her family catapults her into the center of the Kingdom of Venostes’s sinister intrigues. Jastyn Cipher despises the royal family. After all, they are responsible for the exile of her mother and their life at the bottom of the social rung. She refuses to acknowledge her attraction to Princess Aurelia even when she is forced to seek help from the royal family when her sister falls gravely ill. While the circumstances of birth might keep them apart, fate seems determined to bring them together. When Aurelia is kidnapped, she and Jastyn must face their enemies, fae and human, if they want to survive. Book One of the Odium Trilogy

Alaska Mountain Rescue

By Elizabeth Heiter
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1488067147
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 642
  • Pdf File: alaska-mountain-rescue.pdf

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Catching a kidnapper takes teamwork ...and a St. Bernard. Alanna Morgan was raised in remote Alaska by a couple who called themselves her parents—not kidnappers. A jailbreak brings her face-to-face with the past she wants to escape and on a collision course with the woman who stole her childhood. Alanna can’t let other helpless victims be abducted and sets out with Chance, a therapy St. Bernard, by her side. But Desparre rookie police officer Peter Robak has other plans for the civilian investigator. Together, in the mountain wilderness in frigid temperatures, criminals aren’t the only threat they face. A wary alliance and a rescue dog will have to be enough to keep them alive and to catch a desperate fugitive. From Harlequin Intrigue: Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served. A K-9 Alaska Novel Book 1: K-9 Defense Book 2: Alaska Mountain Rescue

The Bar Book

By Jeffrey Morgenthaler
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  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Book Code : 1452130272
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 217
  • Pdf File: the-bar-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Bar Book — Bartending and mixology for the home cocktail enthusiast Learn the key techniques of bartending and mixology from a master: Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail handbook out there. This indispensable guide breaks down bartending into essential techniques, and then applies them to building the best drinks. Over 60 of the best drink recipes: The Bar Book contains more than 60 recipes that employ the techniques you will learn in this bartending book. Each technique is illustrated with how-to photography to provide inspiration and guidance. Bartending and mixology techniques include the best practices for: Juicing Garnishing Carbonating Stirring and shaking Choosing the correct ice for proper chilling and dilution of a drink And, much more If you found PTD Cocktail Book, 12 Bottle Bar, The Joy of Mixology, Death and Co., and Liquid Intelligence to be helpful among bartending books, you will find Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s The Bar Book to be an essential bartender book.