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Anna

By Amy Odell
  • ISBN Code: : 198212265X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : anna.pdf

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Bloomberg’s 10 Most Compelling Books to Put on Your Reading List This Spring This definitive biography of Anna Wintour follows the steep climb of an ambitious young woman who would—with singular and legendary focus—become one of the most powerful people in media. As a child, Anna Wintour was a tomboy with no apparent interest in clothing but, seduced by the miniskirts and bob haircuts of swinging 1960s London, she grew into a fashion-obsessed teenager. Her father, an influential newspaper editor, loomed large in her life, and once he decided she should become editor-in-chief of Vogue, she never looked back. Impatient to start her career, she left high school and got a job at a trendy boutique in London—an experience that would be the first of many defeats. Undeterred, she found work in the competitive world of magazines, eventually embarking on a journey to New York and a battle to ascend, no matter who or what stood in her way. Once she was crowned editor-in-chief of Vogue—in one of the stormiest transitions in fashion magazine history—she continued the fight to retain her enviable position, ultimately rising to dominate all of Condé Nast. Based on extensive interviews with Anna Wintour’s closest friends and collaborators, including some of the biggest names in fashion, journalist Amy Odell has crafted the most revealing portrait of Wintour ever published. Weaving Anna’s personal story into a larger narrative about the hierarchical dynamics of the fashion industry and the complex world of Condé Nast, Anna charts the relentless ambition of the woman who would become an icon.

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  • Pdf File: dreaming-with-animals.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Dreaming with Animals is the first children's biography of celebrated sculptor and Brookgreen Gardens cofounder Anna Hyatt Huntington. Her remarkable life serves as an inspiration not only because of the greatness of her art but also because of her courage and perseverance. L. Kerr Dunn highlights how Anna overcame society's expectations of women and survived a life-threatening illness to become a prolific sculptor and an important benefactor of art and wildlife until her death at age ninety-seven. As a young woman, Anna moved to New York City at a time when American women of her class rarely lived alone or worked outside the home. Although she studied briefly under famous sculptors, she soon felt restless and left art school and began to teach herself to sculpt animals by watching them closely, trying to see the animal's true spirit and then representing that spirit in her work. Over time Anna established herself as an important animalier, an artist specializing in realistic portrayals of animals. By 1915 she was one of only ten American women artists earning enough money from the sales of her art to support herself. Later, with her husband, Archer Huntington, Anna founded South Carolina sculpture garden and wildlife preserve Brookgreen Gardens, the country's first public sculpture garden and the world's largest collection of figurative sculpture by American artists in an outdoor setting. This biography provides engaging details of Anna's life, such as her tendency as a child to lie in pastures studying horses; her travels around the country with her husband in a trailer full of monkeys, dogs, and birds; and the couple's purchase of a zoo. In Dreaming with Animals, Dunn has provided us with an affecting portrait of a strong, capable, talented, and innovative woman Robin R. Salmon, vice president for collections and curator of sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens, provides a foreword.

R.I.S.C. Collection 1 (Books 1-4)

By Anna Blakely
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Same Publishing, LLC
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1102
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 919
  • Pdf File: r-i-s-c-collection-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

R.I.S.C. (Rescue, Intel, Security, & Capture): A team of former special forces operators who will stop at nothing to protect the women they love, Perfect for fans of Susan Stoker, Cynthia Eden, Cristin Harber, Riley Edwards, and more, this romantic suspense collection includes the first four books in a completed 10-book series. With these titles, readers get four, full-length stories filled with steamy romance, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and twists and turns you won't see coming. Whether it be a best friend's little sister, an insta-love connection, a woman as stubborn as the gruff hero assigned to guard her, or a long-lost love in need of protection, this exciting new collection has something for everyone!

Time on Rock

By Anna Fleming
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Book Code : 1838851771
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 765
  • Pdf File: time-on-rock.pdf

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In Time on Rock Anna Fleming charts two parallel journeys: learning the craft of traditional rock climbing, and the new developing appreciation of the natural world it brings her. Through the story of her progress from terrified beginner to confident lead climber she shows us how placing hand and foot on rock becomes a profound new way into the landscape. Anna takes us from the gritstone rocks of the Peak District and Yorkshire to the gabbro pinnacles of the Cullin, the slate of North Wales and the high plateau of the Cairngorms. Each landscape, and each type of rock, brings its own challenges and unique pleasures. She also shows us how climbing invites us into the history of a place: geologically, of course, but also culturally. This book is Anna’s journey of self-discovery, but it is also a guide to losing oneself in the greater majesty of the natural world. With great lyricism she explores how it feels to climb as a woman, about the pleasures of the physical demands of climbing, about fear and challenge, but more than anything it is about a joyful connection to the mountains.

Bake with Anna Olson

By Anna Olson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Appetite by Random House
  • Book Code : 0147530229
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 710
  • Pdf File: bake-with-anna-olson.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Take your baking from simple to sensational with Anna Olson's comprehensive guide to beautiful baked goods. Bake with Anna Olson features more than 125 recipes from her popular Food Network Canada show. From chocolate chip cookies to croquembouche, pumpkin pie to petits fours, Anna Olson's newest baking book is full of delectable delights for every occasion, category and skill level. Beginner bakers, dessert aficionados and fans of her show will find over 125 recipes to take their baking to the next level, whether through perfecting a classic like New York Cheesecake or mastering a fancy dessert like Chocolate Hazelnut Napoleon. Introductory sections on essential tools and ingredients explain how to prepare your kitchen for baking success, and Anna's helpful notes throughout point you towards perfecting key details for every creation. Recipes for cookies and bars, pies and tarts, cakes, pastries, and other desserts give bakers a range of ways to savor their sweet skills, with a chapter on sauces and decors to round out your knowledge, and a chapter on breads to practice your savory savoir-faire. Gorgeous photography illustrates each recipe and guides you through difficult techniques. Baking your way through Anna Olson's favorites couldn't be easier (or more delicious!). Whether you're looking for a classic baking recipe or a new baking challenge, Bake with Anna Olson is your new go-to baking book for all occasions!

The Sea-wreck Stranger

By Anna Mackenzie
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
  • Book Code : 1877460583
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 627
  • Pdf File: the-sea-wreck-stranger.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Riveting post-apocalyptic YA fantasy, this is an award-winning thriller you can't put down. Winner of the Honour Award at the 2008 New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards, joint winner of the 2008 Sir Julius Vogel Awards and awarded the prestigious White Raven Award for outstanding children's literature. Ness is imaginative and independent. She questions and seeks meaning in a world that her elders would drain of all variety and joy. She lives on Dunnett Island, where people are in constant fear of all things that come from the sea, having lost many to the ocean's toxins. They have been toughened by fear, loss and superstition and live a restricted, hard-working life. However, Ness, Ty and Sophie defy orders and explore in a concealed cove, where they discover a body washed ashore; a man who has been shipwrecked. Ness realises that his very existence heralds the possibility that there are other lands, other survivors, and also the possibility that the world's seas are healing. She undertakes a foolhardy, courageous gamble when she decides to keep the stranger concealed and alive. All too soon, she risks everything, including her own life, to help him escape when her close-minded, 'witchhunting' community discovers her secret.

The Case of the Gemstone Murders

By Barbara E. Moss
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1664194703
  • Total of Pages : 194
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 868
  • Pdf File: the-case-of-the-gemstone-murders.pdf

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New Bedford artist Anna Rendle, her husband in prison, begins a new life by selling her art, and teaching. When the bodies of several mutilated women are found, a terrified city goes into virtual lockdown living behind shuttered doors. Anna learns the victims are all named for jewels. How then can she and her buddy Joe protect her two students, Chrystal and Garnet, from harassment by a young thug and possible killer? Their friend Pearl is maimed at the Whaling Museum and soon after Anna's long lost kid sister Beryl arrives from California. Working as a nightclub stripper she is smitten by the attentions of a brutal lowlife calling himself Leonardo. How Anna and Joe bring the killer to justice will keep surprised readers on the edges of their seats.

When You Wish Upon a Rogue

By Anna Bennett
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Book Code : 1250199514
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 211
  • Pdf File: when-you-wish-upon-a-rogue.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Once upon a time in Anna Bennett's When You Wish Upon a Rogue, three young ladies vowed to record their first London seasons and to fill in the gaps of their educations. She knows what she wants. Miss Sophie Kendall is happiest arranging the secret meetings of the Debutante Underground, a group of women who come together to discuss the weekly advice column The Debutante’s Revenge. What makes Sophie most unhappy is her impending march down the aisle to a man she does not love. But her family’s finances are in increasingly dire straits. He makes an offer she can’t refuse. Henry Reese, Earl of Warshire, hasn’t slept in weeks. Desperate to escape his manor house and its haunting memories, he heads for one of his abandoned London properties. There he meets a beautiful, intriguing woman—trespassing. Reese is far less interested in Sophie’s search for a secret meeting spot than he is in her surprising ability to soothe his demons. So he strikes a bargain with her: his shop in exchange for spending one night a week with him. Is this love for real—or just a dream? Sophie never expected this to happen. But she cannot deny the fire Reese sparks in her—and soon their shared desire burns bright. Sophie is irrevocably promised to another. But maybe these two ill-fated lovers can find a way to risk it all—all the way to happily ever after... "Sparkling." - Publishers Weekly on When You Wish Upon a Rogue “Fans of...Eloisa James, Tessa Dare, and Mary Jo Putney will go wild.”—Booklist

Anna Karenina

By Leo Tolstoy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 1513265644
  • Total of Pages : 946
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 882
  • Pdf File: anna-karenina.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“One of the greatest love stories in world literature.”-Vladimir Nabokov “Anna Karenina is a perfect work of art. This novel contains a humane message that has not yet been heeded in Europe and that is much needed by the people of the western world.”-Fyodor Dostoevsky “The truth is we are not to take Anna Karenina as a work of art; we are to take it as a piece of life.”-Matthew Arnold Although love and infidelity are a major themes of Leo Tolstoy’s epic Russian novel Anna Karenina (1877), there is a startling scope of philosophical and theological insight within the pages of this monumental work. The pinnacle of the realist novel, the commonplace lives and frustrations of the characters within Anna Karenina are woven together in parallel subtexts that ask difficult questions. The story of the extramarital affair between Anna Karenina and the young bachelor Count Vronsky is at the center of this complex work of literature. When Anna’s husband discovers the infidelity of his wife, his primary concern is not the well-being of his marriage, but his own self-image. The downward spiral of Anna’s illicit behavior is paralleled with the story of Kitty and Konstantin Levin, who is a wealthy agriculturalist but somewhat socially clumsy figure. Levin and Kitty’s love is unblemished, yet his struggles with faith and his unrelenting philosophical questioning paint a profound portrait of internal anguish. This classic novel examines the depth of the human soul against the backdrop of 19th-century Russia as no other work of literature has done. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Anna Karenina is both modern and readable.

Set for the Holidays with Anna Olson

By Anna Olson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Appetite by Random House
  • Book Code : 0147530822
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 851
  • Pdf File: set-for-the-holidays-with-anna-olson.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Shortlisted for the 2019 Taste Canada Awards Get set for holiday season success, with more than 100 savoury and sweet recipes from celebrity baker and chef Anna Olson. When does the festive season begin for you? For Anna, it's with the first pumpkin pie of the year. Pumpkin pie isn't something she bakes on any old evening, so it signifies something very special when she does: the start of the holidays! In Anna's house, the holidays are a time for coming together with family and friends, celebrating traditions, and making some new ones, too. In this festive cookbook, Anna shares the recipes she most loves to make during the holiday season--for occasions like a festive brunch, entertaining a crowd, a cozy supper, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, an elegant New Year's evening--and sensational sweets such as holiday cookies, celebratory centerpiece cakes, festive pies and tarts, fancy bars and slices, and much more! With every recipe is a spoonful of practical and supportive advice, including menu planning, make-ahead preparation, and hundreds of other hints and tips. Set for the Holidays will help add sparkle and take away stress from your holidays, so you can navigate the season with confidence!

Anna Christie

By Eugene O'Neill
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Book Code : 0486159213
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 776
  • Pdf File: anna-christie.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Pulitzer Prize–winning drama of social realism centers on the conflict between a captain's disaffection for the seafaring life and his daughter's love for a sailor, which leads to a shocking confession.