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Scars and Stripes

By Tim Kennedy,Nick Palmisciano
  • ISBN Code: : 1982190930
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 270
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : scars-and-stripes.pdf

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From decorated Green Beret sniper, UFC headliner, and all around badass, Tim Kennedy, a rollicking, inspirational memoir offering lessons in how to embrace failure and weather storms, in order to unlock the strongest version of yourself. Tim Kennedy has a problem; he only feels alive right before he’s about to die. Kennedy, a Green Beret, decorated Army sniper, and UFC headliner, has tackled a bull with his bare hands, jumped out of airplanes, dove to the depths of the ocean, and traveled the world hunting poachers, human traffickers, and the Taliban. But he’s also the same man who got kicked out of the police department, fire department, and as an EMT, before getting two women pregnant four days apart, and finally, been beaten up by his Special Forces colleagues for, quite simply, “being a selfish asshole.” In Scars and Stripes, Kennedy describes how these failures shaped him into the successful businessman and devoted husband and father he is today. Through unbelievably vivid, wild anecdotes Kennedy reveals all the dumb, violent, embarrassing, and undeniably heroic things he’s done in his life, including multiple combat missions in Afghanistan, building a school in Texas for elementary kids, and creating two-multimillion-dollar businesses. You will learn that failure isn’t the end—rather it’s the first step towards unearthing the best version of yourself and finding success, no matter how overwhelming the setbacks may feel.

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  • Pdf File: the-upside-of-being-down.pdf

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An entertaining, humorous, and inspirational memoir by the founder and chief creative officer of the multimillion-dollar lifestyle brand ban.do, who “has become a hero among women (and likely some men too) who struggle with mental health” (Forbes). After graduating from college, Jen Gotch was living with her parents, heartbroken and lost, when she became convinced that her skin had turned green. Hallucinating that she looked like Shrek was terrifying, but it led to her first diagnosis and the start of a journey towards self-awareness, acceptance, success, and ultimately, joy. With humor and candor, Gotch shares the empowering story of her unlikely path to becoming the creator and CCO of a multimillion-dollar brand. From her childhood in Florida where her early struggles with bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, and ADD were misdiagnosed, to her winding career path as a waitress, photographer, food stylist, and finally, accidental entrepreneur, she illuminates how embracing her flaws and understanding the influence of mental illness on her creativity actually led to her greatest successes in business and life. Hilarious, hyper-relatable, and filled with fascinating insights and hard-won wisdom on everything from why it’s okay to cry at work to the myth of busyness and perfection to the emotional rating system she uses every day, Gotch’s inspirational memoir dares readers to live each day with hope, optimism, kindness, and humor.

Mother Noise

By Cindy House
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982168803
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 474
  • Pdf File: mother-noise.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A poignant and beautiful memoir told in essays and graphic shorts about what life looks like twenty years after recovery from addiction—and how to live with the past as a parent, writer, and sober person—from a regular opener for David Sedaris, Cindy House. Mother Noise opens with Cindy, twenty years into recovery after a heroin addiction, grappling with how to tell her nine-year-old son about her past. She wants him to learn this history from her, not anyone else; but she worries about the effect this truth may have on him. Told in essays and graphic narrative shorts, Mother Noise is a stunning memoir that delves deep into our responsibilities as parents while celebrating the moments of grace and generosity that mark a true friendship—in this case, her benefactor and champion through the years, David Sedaris. This is a powerful memoir about addiction, motherhood, and Cindy’s ongoing effort to reconcile the two. Are we required to share with our children the painful details of our past, or do we owe them protection from the harsh truth of who we were before? With dark humor and brutal, clear-eyed honesty, Mother Noise brilliantly captures and gorgeously renders our desire to look hopefully forward—while acknowledging the darkness of the past.

The Rugged Life

By Clint Emerson
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  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Book Code : 0593235207
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : House & Home
  • Members : 923
  • Pdf File: the-rugged-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Become self-reliant, live off the land, and be prepared for the unexpected in this modern guide to self-sufficiency and homesteading from New York Times bestselling author, retired Navy SEAL, and survival skills expert Clint Emerson. “Add The Rugged Life by former Navy SEAL Clint Emerson to your library today and get on the path to independence and self-sufficiency.”—Jack Carr, Navy SEAL Sniper and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil’s Hand Clint Emerson is the go-to expert for surviving the first minutes, hours, and days of a crisis. Now, in The Rugged Life, he works with modern homesteading experts to show you how to thrive over the long-term—for months, years, or even a lifetime—by being prepared and self-sufficient. You can live the Rugged Life completely off-the-grid by farming your own food and using the waste from your toilet for compost. Or, you can live it by adding solar panels to your suburban home and keeping chickens and bees in your backyard. You can even live the Rugged Life in a city by simply gathering the salad for tonight’s dinner from your windowsill garden. Each of these homesteading and prepper long-term survival skills stand on their own, and taken together, they can help you design the independent life you want for yourself and your family. • Be your own homesteader: Make your own shampoo and face creams; pickle and ferment food; make natural bug spray and cleaning products; smoke meat; tan a hide • Be your own protector: Create a last-resort emergency plan; gather medicinal plants; protect against dangerous animals and threats; understand survival first aid • Be your own provider: Hunt for game; make a gillnet; set snares; forage for wild foods; build a rabbit hutch; ice fish; butcher a pig; keep bees • Be your own builder: Retrofit a van; set up solar, microhydro, and geothermal power; create a water catchment and filtration system; build a shipping container home • Be your own farmer: Grow a victory garden; build a greenhouse; waffle garden to save space and resources; build a root cellar; can, dry, and store crops; operate a tractor With hundreds of step-by-step, illustrated, self-sustaining skills and projects, The Rugged Life is for everyone who feels they can use more adventure, freedom, and choice in their life—everyone ready to get out of their comfort zone and try new, hard, profoundly rewarding things.

The Mountains Behind

By Robert Douglas Morris
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1532081855
  • Total of Pages : 142
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 398
  • Pdf File: the-mountains-behind.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Mountains Behind – Book Three, We Win! is the final, incredible update to the personal journey of Robert Douglas Morris. This is the latest book in the series that has empowered, encouraged and motivated its readers to keep the faith, while overcoming every obstacle along the path to victory! This inspiring conclusion shares more victories over life’s challenges, and motivates you to excel, conquer and overcome the battles we all face in the race towards the finish line!

Begin the Millennium Rhyme

By Eric K. Richardson
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  • Publisher : Abbott Press
  • Book Code : 1458221466
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 759
  • Pdf File: begin-the-millennium-rhyme.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Begin the Millennium Rhyme presents the authors original song lyrics over five decades, at the end of the twentieth century, into the new millennium. Raised in the American West in the 1950s and 1960s, Richardson chronicles a personal narrative in 124 song lyrics, the internal and cultural shifts, tenor, and style of his era, reflecting the influences of folk-rock and Americana songwriting. His writing takes the reader on a journey of short stories in rhyme, of time and place. These crafted stories are married to rhythm and melody, as sung on guitar, solo, or performed in band arrangements and sound recordings. This collection offers autobiographical and social observations of an American songwriter in the late twentieth century.

Quantitative Data Processing in Scanning Probe Microscopy

By Petr Klapetek
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Book Code : 0128133481
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 457
  • Pdf File: quantitative-data-processing-in-scanning-probe-microscopy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Quantitative Data Processing in Scanning Probe Microscopy: SPM Applications for Nanometrology, Second Edition describes the recommended practices for measurements and data processing for various SPM techniques, also discussing associated numerical techniques and recommendations for further reading for particular physical quantities measurements. Each chapter has been revised and updated for this new edition to reflect the progress that has been made in SPM techniques in recent years. New features for this edition include more step-by-step examples, better sample data and more links to related documentation in open source software. Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) techniques have the potential to produce information on various local physical properties. Unfortunately, there is still a large gap between what is measured by commercial devices and what could be considered as a quantitative result. This book determines to educate and close that gap. Associated data sets can be downloaded from http://gwyddion.net/qspm/ Features step-by-step guidance to aid readers in progressing from a general understanding of SPM principles to a greater mastery of complex data measurement techniques Includes a focus on metrology aspects of measurements, arming readers with a solid grasp of instrumentation and measuring methods accuracy Worked examples show quantitative data processing for different SPM analytical techniques

Overrun

By Jeff Ahlin
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1524617660
  • Total of Pages : 254
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 866
  • Pdf File: overrun.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This novel is a dramatization of many of CDR Jeff Ahlins experiences on the USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) in Vietnam and South East Asia between the summer of 1969 and the summer of 1971. During that time then Lt. Ahlin became friendly with one of the Naval Pilots from Squadron VA-192, The Golden Dragons. Lt. Dennis Pike flew the A7-E Corsair II and was a trombone player in the ships band, The Yankee Air Pirates, with Lt. Ahlin, who played the banjo. The story outlines some of the difficult circumstances, logistical problems and abject terror that permeated the jungle warfare. The U.S. Army Rangers and the U.S. Marines were subjected to many difficult battles in the Central Highlands, A Shau Valley, and near the borders of Cambodia, Laos, and the 17th Parallel, the border of North Vietnam. LCDR Pike was lost over Laos in the spring of 1972. Dennis and his aircraft vanished off the face of the earth. There were unconfirmed reports of him being held in a prison camp in Laos in the summer of 1972. In the fall of 2011 his helmet was found by a farmer in a stream in Laos. There were reports the Russians and Chinese took pieces of downed aircraft and six of our pilots as POWs; but all the pilots were released after the war. The question remains, what happened to LCDR Dennis Pike?

Interrogation and Torture

By Steven J. Barela,Mark Fallon,Gloria Gaggioli,Jens David Ohlin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190097531
  • Total of Pages : 504
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 865
  • Pdf File: interrogation-and-torture.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume addresses interrogation and torture at a unique moment. Emerging scientific research reveals non-coercive methods to be the most effective interrogation techniques. And efforts are now being made to integrate this science and practice into international law and global policing initiatives. Contributors present cutting-edge research on non-coercive interrogation techniques and show how this knowledge is brought to bear on the realm of international law. Such advancements have the potential to transform the conversation on interrogation and torture in many disciplines, and the contributions in this edited volume are meant to spark those discussions. Moreover, this book can serve as a guide for policymakers who seek lawful, ethical, human-rights compliant--and the most effective--methods to obtain reliable information from those perceived to pose a threat to public safety. To achieve these aims the editors have brought together highly experienced practitioners and leading scholars in law, philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, social science, national security, and government.

The Last Good Knight

By Tiffany Reisz
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  • Publisher : 8th Circle Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 671
  • Pdf File: the-last-good-knight.pdf

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It's lust at first sight when Mistress Nora encounters a sexy newcomer to The 8th Circle. She's happy for the distraction, since she left her lover, Søren, but her session with Lance is cut short when her boss, Kingsley Edge, reveals they're all in danger….

Dark to Mortal Eyes

By Eric Wilson
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  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Book Code : 0307552136
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 665
  • Pdf File: dark-to-mortal-eyes.pdf

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What You Can’t See Can Hurt You. Returning to the hometown of her birth parents, rebellious 23-year-old Josee Walker seeks answers to long-held questions about her childhood. Her biological father, wealthy vintner Marsh Addison, wants nothing to do with her. But a determined Kara Addison sets out to meet the child she gave up years before, despite Marsh’s passionate opposition. Five Days of Hell for a Glimpse of Heaven When Kara disappears and her car is discovered at the bottom of a ravine, however, Marsh becomes the prime suspect. Suddenly, Marsh and Josee are forced to unite in their search for Kara–and for the truth. But there’s more to their family’s past than meets the eye. What could the mysterious canister that Josee found in the woods contain? What does it have to do with her mother’s disappearance? When an ancient evil rouses, each member of the Addison family becomes enmeshed in a terrifying supernatural battle–one with global consequences.

Communication IQ

By Fred Kendall,Anna Kendall
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  • Publisher : Whitaker House
  • Book Code : 1641232102
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 419
  • Pdf File: communication-iq.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“By languages, in all their facets, we can live in peace or go to war. We sing songs in harmony, or shout insults in anger. We experience connection or disconnection. We work together in peace or in pain. The choice is ours.”—Anna Kendall Every so often, we meet people with whom we find it difficult to communicate. For one reason or another, we don’t seem to be on the same wavelength—it’s as if we’re speaking different languages. It’s frustrating when we try to discuss something with them or understand their point of view. The late renowned management consultant Peter Drucker claimed that 80 percent of all management problems were the result of faulty communication. Poor communication also causes strife in many relationships. Fred and Anna Kendall set out to discover how different people prefer to communicate and what methods they use to do so. The result is the Kendalls’ Life Languages program, which has been used successfully by tens of thousands of people around the world. In Communication IQ, the Kendalls share information about three communication intelligence categories—kinetic/action, emotive/feeling, and cognitive/thinking—and the seven Life Languages—Mover, Doer, Influencer, Responder, Shaper, Producer, and Contemplator. Each Life Language has a filter through which one views life and communication, a need that provides feelings of acceptance and love when it’s met, a key character strength, a learning style, and other traits. The Kendalls’ goal is to empower people to learn how to use their Life Language to better communicate with others in their personal lives, their careers, and the world at large, while also gaining a greater self-awareness of their own strengths and passions.

Face

By C.J. Pinard
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  • Publisher : Pinard House Publishing, LLC
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 557
  • Pdf File: face.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As smart, stealthy, and devoted as they come, he’s not just a pretty face. Vampire Parker Knight is the youngest member of the Nighthawks MC. With his advanced computer knowledge and hacking skills, he’s assigned by the president to become their resident information technology expert. A former model from LA, he earned himself the club name Face. As an unknown outside entity tries to infiltrate the club’s computer system, he doesn’t know if he’ll be able to stop the attack. What Face discovers through the Dark Web is there are human traffickers making their way to New Orleans, and if he doesn’t get one step ahead by tracking them, the Nighthawks might not be able to stop them. When he solicits outside help with the cyber-attacks, a mysterious woman named Devon offers to help him. But Face quickly learns she may not have the most honorable of intentions. He finds himself becoming interested in more than just her intelligence and knowledge. Her unique beauty, piercing green eyes, and brilliant mind initially draws him to her, but he quickly realizes she’s hiding something. Will Face find out her secret before she does damage to not only their computer system, but also his heart? Face is book 5 in the Nighthawks MC series and is for readers 18+. As this is an ongoing series, books must be read in order. Nighthawks MC: Viper Shadow Phoenix Venom Face

From Hell 2 Heaven

By Bill Perry
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1098063465
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 603
  • Pdf File: from-hell-2-heaven.pdf

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This book is about what a soldier goes through while in combat in the Middle East and returning home having to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While on the battlefield, dealing with firefights, being shot at, and having to hear the battle cries of wounded fellow soldiers all the while trying to save yourself are very traumatic experiences. Suppressing all of these horrific ordeals creates PTSD. We will bring to light the effects of PTSD and how veterans are returning home and finding it very difficult to function in civilian life. Through personal interviews with veterans, we have had several of them advise us that there is no atheist in a foxhole; you are praying to a higher power to help you through your ordeal. Some veterans returning home don't even realize they have PTSD until something happens that triggers a relapse. Something as simple as a sudden flash of light or a transformer blowing up may trigger a relapse of PTSD; and they may become very despondent or, even worse, very angry and become violent. Every case of PTSD is different. Although it may be created from the same traumatic experiences, the outcome from each veteran may be different. Most veterans try to conceal it or deal with it themselves, but the majority of them need assistance through other means when medications don't work. This book parallels true events that we as a private investigation agency have at one time or another encountered, even the unmentionable: human trafficking. Today's numbers show that we have the most slaves ever in the history of the world. There's danger everywhere, even by just taking a picture. We have the answer: read the book. You will see where to go and what to do when you're unable to talk to family or close friends concerning this issue.

Slaves Waiting for Sale

By Maurie D. McInnis
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 0226559327
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : History
  • Members : 883
  • Pdf File: slaves-waiting-for-sale.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 1853, Eyre Crowe, a young British artist, visited a slave auction in Richmond, Virginia. Harrowed by what he witnessed, he captured the scene in sketches that he would later develop into a series of illustrations and paintings, including the culminating painting, Slaves Waiting for Sale, Richmond, Virginia. This innovative book uses Crowe’s paintings to explore the texture of the slave trade in Richmond, Charleston, and New Orleans, the evolving iconography of abolitionist art, and the role of visual culture in the transatlantic world of abolitionism. Tracing Crowe’s trajectory from Richmond across the American South and back to London—where his paintings were exhibited just a few weeks after the start of the Civil War—Maurie D. McInnis illuminates not only how his abolitionist art was inspired and made, but also how it influenced the international public’s grasp of slavery in America. With almost 140 illustrations, Slaves Waiting for Sale brings a fresh perspective to the American slave trade and abolitionism as we enter the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

Year Book of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery 2012 - E-Book

By Stephen H. Miller
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  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Book Code : 0323089755
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 811
  • Pdf File: year-book-of-plastic-and-aesthetic-surgery-2012-e-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Year Book of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery provides information valuable for the continued professional development of plastic surgeons at all levels of skill and knowledge. The Year Book of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery presents abstracts of articles from journals worldwide that touch upon all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Commentaries from experienced surgeons evaluate the clinical importance of each article and discuss its application to clinical practice. Focused, fast, and insightful information for the busy surgeon.