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Seriously Not All Right

By Ron Capps
  • ISBN Code: : 1936182602
  • Publisher : Schaffner Press, Inc.
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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For more than a decade, Ron Capps, serving as both a senior military intelligence officer and as a Foreign Service officer for the U.S. Department of State, was witness to war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and genocide. From government atrocities in Kosovo, to the brutal cruelties perpetrated in several conflicts in central Africa, the wars in both Aghanistan and Iraq, and culminating in genocide in Darfur, Ron acted as an intelligence collector and reporter but was diplomatically restrained from taking preventative action in these conflicts. The cumulative effect of these experiences, combined with the helplessness of his role as an observer, propelled him into a deep depression and a long bout with PTSD, which nearly caused him to take his own life. Seriously Not All Right is a memoir that provides a unique perspective of a professional military officer and diplomat who suffered (and continues to suffer) from PTSD. His story, and that of his recovery and his newfound role as founder and teacher of the Veterans Writing Project, is an inspiration and a sobering reminder of the cost of all wars, particularly those that appeared in the media and to the general public as merely sidelines in the unfolding drama of world events.

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  • Pdf File: novas-got-nerve.pdf

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He’s got far too much nerve. He can blow things up with his mind. Yeah. The world should probably brace itself for this one. When Rex Nova was four years old, he became one of the world’s first superhumans. When Rex turns twenty, he feels the drive to use his scientifically given abilities to protect the world. He leaves home to become a member of the Secret Superhero Security team, alongside three of his friends and Danger City’s own superhero, Polaris. Rex fights murderous Mages, evil organisations, criminal mafias, his agency appointed psychiatrist, his own weird brain, and the most frightening of all, his attraction to a certain blue-eyed superhero.

Risky Business

By Jane Sullivan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1460371631
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 974
  • Pdf File: risky-business.pdf

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After a hot—and very rare—one-night stand, Rachel Westover knows her life's never going to be the same. For one, she tells everyone at work she's happily married to that sexy fling, Jack Kellerman, to get a promotion. She's never going to see him again, so it's not as if her little white lie is hurting anyone! Of course, she didn't count on her imaginary husband suddenly showing up at her office.… Jack had been wondering what happened to the gorgeous creature who slipped away from him six months ago. He's always wanted to see her again and find out why. When he finds out everyone thinks they're married, and he's asked to go on Rachel's annual company retreat, Jack can't say no. Spend four days in a secluded cabin with a gorgeous woman? Life doesn't get any better… or any more complicated!

Greenlights

By Matthew McConaughey
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Book Code : 0593139143
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 99
  • Pdf File: greenlights.pdf

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Discover the life-changing memoir that has inspired millions of readers through the Academy Award®–winning actor’s unflinching honesty, unconventional wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN “McConaughey’s book invites us to grapple with the lessons of his life as he did—and to see that the point was never to win, but to understand.”—Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me. Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: If you know how, and when, to deal with life’s challenges—how to get relative with the inevitable—you can enjoy a state of success I call “catching greenlights.” So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops. Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears. It’s a love letter. To life. It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights—and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too. Good luck.

Perfect Chemistry

By Simone Elkeles
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 0802720994
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 577
  • Pdf File: perfect-chemistry.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the first book in Simone Elkeles' New York Times bestselling YA contemporary romance series, sparks fly between unlikely lab partners Brittany Ellis and Alex Fuentes . . . and when two polar opposites meet, the results are bound to be explosive. When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created "perfect" life is about to unravel before her eyes. She's forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for-her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more. Neither Brittany nor Alex is prepared for the most surprising chemical reaction of all--love. Don't miss any of these other books from New York Times bestselling author Simone Elkeles: The Perfect Chemistry Trilogy Perfect Chemistry Rules of Attraction Chain Reaction Better Than Perfect

You're Going to Survive

By Alexandra Franzen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Book Code : 1633536807
  • Total of Pages : 156
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 359
  • Pdf File: you-re-going-to-survive.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How to survive adversity, criticism, rejection and defeat Life involves adversity: No matter what kind of career you’ve chosen, you’re going to deal with discouragement, frustration, and situations that are, shall we say, “less than ideal.” It could be a hysterical client who’s demanding a refund. Or a book that gets rejected…48 times and counting. Or a job interview that goes nowhere. Or watching your best friend get the exciting promotion that you wanted. Or a vicious one-star review that rattles your self-esteem and makes you question your talent, your identity, everything. When that moment arrives, open this book. Defeat and getting through it: Inside, you’ll find inspiring true stories from all kinds of people—from authors, chefs, lawyers, website designers, and Broadway performers to personal stylists, jazz musicians, business consultants, non-profit fundraisers, and more—each describing one of the worst moments in their entire career, and how they got through it. How to stay motivated and never give up: Each chapter is filled with honesty, humor, and heartfelt encouragement to help you stay motivated, keep marching, and never give up―even when things feel incredibly tough. No matter what’s going on in your career right now, this isn’t the end of your story. You’re going to survive.

Point Guard

By Mike Lupica
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1481410067
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 670
  • Pdf File: point-guard.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Gus and Cassie have always been on the same team off the field, but in this third novel in New York Times bestselling author Mike Lupica’s Home Team series can they stay friends when they’re on the same court? Everyone assumes that Gus, whose family is from the Dominican Republic, is a baseball guy. But this year Gus is even more excited about basketball than any other sport he’s ever played. He’s been practicing some new moves and lately he’s more surprised when he misses his shot than when he scores. Plus now that he’s convinced his friend Teddy to try out for the team and Jack’s shoulder is healed, it looks like Walton’s home team will be unstoppable. But this isn’t going to be the season Gus expected, because their team is getting a new player—and she just happens to be one of his best friends. Gus knows Cassie is more than good enough to compete on the boys’ team, and besides they really do need a point guard, so why isn’t he able to shake the feeling that she belongs on their bleachers rather than their bench? And to make matters worse, with their center Steve Kerrigan constantly making comments about his Dominican heritage, and Steve’s dad voicing his views on immigration as he runs for office, Gus is starting to wonder if he really belongs in Walton after all. Can Gus find a way to bring the home team together both on and off the court, or will all these prejudices block their shot at a winning season?

The Thunder Bird

By B. M. Bower
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1609774566
  • Total of Pages : 182
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 466
  • Pdf File: the-thunder-bird.pdf

Book Short Summary:

B. M. Bower, was an American author who wrote novels, fictional short stories, and screenplays about the American Old West. This is one of her stories.

The Height of Summer: New Plays from Williamstown Theatre Festival 2015-2021

By Martyna Majok,Anna Ziegler,Sylvia Khoury,Bess Wohl,Dominique Morisseau,Harrison David Rivers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350289337
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 734
  • Pdf File: the-height-of-summer.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Few institutions have as profound an impact on the American theatrical landscape as the Tony Award-winning Williamstown Theatre Festival, located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. New Plays from Williamstown Theatre Festival 2015-2021 provides a sample of the dozens of plays that have been created and/or premiered at the Festival during the Artistic Directorship of Mandy Greenfield. In addition to stories that shine a light into new or underexplored corners of the human condition, these plays frequently feature complex and boundary-pushing central roles for women actors. These six plays are manifestations of living, American playwrights grappling with and breathing dramatic life into the conflicts and questions at the heart of who we were, who we are, and who we will become. These plays imagine and interrogate pieces of the human experience we are still in the midst of unpacking and understanding. Complete with introductions by each of the authors reflecting on their work, these historic, award-winning, and groundbreaking plays now live in conversation with one another in this unique collection.

The Art of Fire Emblem: Awakening

By Various
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Book Code : 1630086177
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Members : 222
  • Pdf File: the-art-of-fire-emblem.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening contains an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the smash-hit 3DS game, from beautifully illustrated renditions of your favorite characters, to storyboards for in-game events, character designs, weapon designs, character profiles, and the entirety of the script with every possible branch of dialogue! Relive some of the most poignant moments of the game, or see what might have been if you had made different in-game decisions with the Art of Fire Emblem Awakening!

The Girl In The Forest

By Carmen Weiz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Carmen Weiz
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 795
  • Pdf File: the-girl-in-the-forest.pdf

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From the pine tree forests in Switzerland, a thriller-romance which will take your sleep away… A sad twist of the destiny catapults Anna, a young Brazilian woman, into a reality greater than her. Driven by desire to help and make the good, she’ll find herself slave of human trafficking gangs, in the hands of merciless torturers ready to sell her to the richest bidder. Only using her cunning she’ll be able to escape, helped by the Swiss officer Thomas Graff, a man with an icy heart and past he can’t leave behind. The crash between two different cultures that will make sparks fly! This is Anna’s story, undeservedly a victim like many other women. Among intrigues, betrayal, crimes and games of fate, the young lady will fight for freedom and love. First volume of the Swiss Stories which can be read on its own. Recommended for an adult audience.

Beyond

By Georgia Springate
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Burning Chair Publishing via PublishDrive
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 310
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 694
  • Pdf File: beyond.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Alex Duncan is just an ordinary 14 year old boy. His main worries are homework, girls, the school bully... ...and his sister Jenna, who has ovarian cancer, stage B. As his parents retreat into themselves, Alex is desperate to help. While he tries to find a way to make things better for his sister, life still goes on and everything he does just makes him feel more and more awkward and out of place. His search for meaning, or at least some comfort in all the chaos, takes him on a journey of friendship, love, and discovery. What Alex learns helps him to come to terms with not only his sister's mortality, but also how he and his family and friends can cope with the one big question: what lies Beyond? Georgia Springate’s debut novel, Beyond, is a funny and touchingly compelling coming-of-age story about love, loss and discovery. Read it and take an emotional journey through one boy’s quest to understand that most tricky of questions: what lies beyond?