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The Great Secret: The Classified World War II Disaster that Launched the War on Cancer

By Jennet Conant
  • ISBN Code: : 1324002514
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : History
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The gripping story of a chemical weapons catastrophe, the cover-up, and how one American Army doctor’s discovery led to the development of the first drug to combat cancer, known today as chemotherapy. On the night of December 2, 1943, the Luftwaffe bombed a critical Allied port in Bari, Italy, sinking seventeen ships and killing over a thousand servicemen and hundreds of civilians. Caught in the surprise air raid was the John Harvey, an American Liberty ship carrying a top-secret cargo of 2,000 mustard bombs to be used in retaliation if the Germans resorted to gas warfare. When one young sailor after another began suddenly dying of mysterious symptoms, Lieutenant Colonel Stewart Alexander, a doctor and chemical weapons expert, was dispatched to investigate. He quickly diagnosed mustard gas exposure, but was overruled by British officials determined to cover up the presence of poison gas in the devastating naval disaster, which the press dubbed "little Pearl Harbor." Prime Minister Winston Churchill and General Dwight D. Eisenhower acted in concert to suppress the truth, insisting the censorship was necessitated by military security. Alexander defied British port officials and heroically persevered in his investigation. His final report on the Bari casualties was immediately classified, but not before his breakthrough observations about the toxic effects of mustard on white blood cells caught the attention of Colonel Cornelius P. Rhoads—a pioneering physician and research scientist as brilliant as he was arrogant and self-destructive—who recognized that the poison was both a killer and a cure, and ushered in a new era of cancer research led by the Sloan Kettering Institute. Meanwhile, the Bari incident remained cloaked in military secrecy, resulting in lost records, misinformation, and considerable confusion about how a deadly chemical weapon came to be tamed for medical use. Deeply researched and beautifully written, The Great Secret is the remarkable story of how horrific tragedy gave birth to medical triumph.

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From the creator of the popular website Ask a Manager and New York’s work-advice columnist comes a witty, practical guide to 200 difficult professional conversations—featuring all-new advice! There’s a reason Alison Green has been called “the Dear Abby of the work world.” Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don’t know what to say. Thankfully, Green does—and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You’ll learn what to say when • coworkers push their work on you—then take credit for it • you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email then hit “reply all” • you’re being micromanaged—or not being managed at all • you catch a colleague in a lie • your boss seems unhappy with your work • your cubemate’s loud speakerphone is making you homicidal • you got drunk at the holiday party Praise for Ask a Manager “A must-read for anyone who works . . . [Alison Green’s] advice boils down to the idea that you should be professional (even when others are not) and that communicating in a straightforward manner with candor and kindness will get you far, no matter where you work.”—Booklist (starred review) “The author’s friendly, warm, no-nonsense writing is a pleasure to read, and her advice can be widely applied to relationships in all areas of readers’ lives. Ideal for anyone new to the job market or new to management, or anyone hoping to improve their work experience.”—Library Journal (starred review) “I am a huge fan of Alison Green’s Ask a Manager column. This book is even better. It teaches us how to deal with many of the most vexing big and little problems in our workplaces—and to do so with grace, confidence, and a sense of humor.”—Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author of The No Asshole Rule and The Asshole Survival Guide “Ask a Manager is the ultimate playbook for navigating the traditional workforce in a diplomatic but firm way.”—Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together

The Secret Garden

By Hodgson B.F.
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5521055061
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 442
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«Таинственный сад» – любимая классика для читателей всех возрастов, жемчужина творчества Фрэнсис Ходжсон Бернетт, роман о заново открытой радости жизни и магии силы. Мэри Леннокс, жестокое и испорченное дитя высшего света, потеряв родителей в Индии, возвращается в Англию, на воспитание к дяде-затворнику в его поместье. Однако дядя находится в постоянных отъездах, и Мэри начинает исследовать округу, в ходе чего делает много открытий, в том числе находит удивительный маленький сад, огороженный стеной, вход в который почему-то запрещен. Отыскав ключ и потайную дверцу, девочка попадает внутрь. Но чьи тайны хранит этот загадочный садик? И нужно ли знать то, что находится под запретом?.. Впрочем, это не единственный секрет в поместье...

How The Secret Changed My Life

By Rhonda Byrne
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501138278
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 324
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An awe-inspiring compilation of the most uplifting and powerful real-life stories from readers of the worldwide bestseller The Secret. Discover how everyday people completely transformed their lives by applying the teachings of The Secret. Since the very first publication of The Secret a decade ago, Rhonda Byrne’s bestselling book has brought forth an explosion of real people sharing real stories of how their real lives have miraculously changed for the better. How The Secret Changed My Life presents a selection of the most heartwarming and moving stories in one inspirational volume. Each story provides an authentic, real-life illustration of the pathway that leads to success in every area of life: money, health, relationships, love, family, and career. The people in How The Secret Changed My Life show time and again that no one is excluded from living the life of their dreams.

Get the Guy

By Matthew Hussey
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062241761
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 815
  • Pdf File: get-the-guy.pdf

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Most dating books tell you what NOT to do. Here's a book dedicated to telling you what you CAN do. In his book, Get the Guy, Matthew Hussey—relationship expert, matchmaker, and star of the reality show Ready for Love—reveals the secrets of the male mind and the fundamentals of dating and mating for a proven, revolutionary approach to help women to find lasting love. Matthew Hussey has coached thousands of high-powered CEOs, showing them how to develop confidence and build relationships that translate into professional success. Many of Matthew’s male clients pressed him for advice on how to apply his winning strategies not to just get the job, but how to get the girl. As his reputation grew, Hussey was approached by more and more women, eager to hear what he had learned about the male perspective on love and romance. From landing a first date to establishing emotional intimacy, playful flirtation to red-hot bedroom tips, Matthew’s insightfulness, irreverence, and warmth makes Get the Guy: Learn Secrets of the Male Mind to Find the Man You Want and the Love You Deserve a one-of-a-kind relationship guide and the handbook for every woman who wants to get the guy she’s been waiting for.

The Key to the Great Secret

By T. Findley
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  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 1783068930
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 747
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An ancient wisdom known only to Gnostics had previously become lost to humanity in the mists of time. This secret knowledge is now revealed to you for the first time, in The Key to the Great Secret, and can be seen in paintings by Poussin and Teniers – so there is no mistaking its existence.

The Great Secret of Mind

By Tulku Pema Rigtsal
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  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Book Code : 0834829045
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 887
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Dzogchen (Great Perfection) goes to the heart of our experience by investigating the relationship between mind and world and uncovering the great secret of mind's luminous nature. Weaving in personal stories and everyday examples, Pema Rigtsal leads the reader to see that all phenomena are the spontaneous display of mind, a magical illusion, and yet there is something shining in the midst of experience that is naturally pure and spacious. Not recognizing this natural great perfection is the root cause of suffering and self-centered clinging. After introducing us to this liberating view, Pema Rigtsal explains how it is stabilized and sustained in effortless meditation: without modifying anything, whatever thoughts of happiness or sorrow arise simply dissolve by themselves into the spaciousness of pure presence. The book is divided into chapters on the view, meditation as the path, conduct, the attainment, and the four bardos. Each chapter consists of mini-sections that can be read as stand-alone Dharma talks. Pema Rigtsal has studied and lived with several authentic Dzogchen masters and has surprising stories to tell about their unconventional methods to introduce students to the subtle view of Dzogchen.

THE APPRENTICE WHO DISCOVERED THE GREAT SECRET

By FELIPE CHAVARRO POLANÍA
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  • Publisher : Felipe chavarro
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 239
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 834
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El Aprendiz que Descubrió el gran Secreto. Spanish Edition. The extraordinary story of a young man named Kadmiel, who after beginning the search for the path to fulfill his dreams and find his vocation, makes the radical decision to undertake an adventure that will change his life: He will leave his homeland and to make his way in his new adventure, he will have to cross the harsh desert. Then, on his way, he will have to face the skepticism and doubt of several of those close to him, and overcome a variety of obstacles. Will he succumb to his fears? Will he give in to what his nature dictates? Will he overcome the opinions and prejudices of others? No one knows what he will encounter during his journey, nor if Kadmiel will be able to overcome the obstacles along the way. However, this young man will learn the wise and profound reflections of his teachers, and during his journey he will find much more than he had come to imagine. With this extraordinary and transformative story, the author illustrates, step by step, a new way of approaching life with a wonderful end in mind. Moreover, by meditating on the life of this character, we will be deeply moved to pursue our dreams and find our true calling. Thanks to this story we will no longer revere the limiting chains that place boundaries of expression on our being. We are more than a profession or a trade! In the words of Felipe Chavarro: "When I wrote The Apprentice Who Discovered The Great Secret, I was trying to understand the importance of dreams and a defined vocation. I was also trying to explain to myself the best way to continue pursuing them without losing heart. For this reason, instead of writing an ideological treatise full of concepts and ideas, I decided to go back to my childhood, and talk to the curious and dreamy child I had decided to bury one day. To my great surprise, this child taught me the optics I needed to fulfill my dreams, find my vocation and never give up."Listening to the world's most important people. Listen to the child within you. He knows everything you need to find your vocation. Just that child that exists in your soul alone unfolds with simplicity the nature of God, for it is the seed that proceeds from the creator." Through this story, the author teaches us to: 1. recover adventure, simplicity and the desire to dream in our lives. 2. Reconnect with our inner child. 3. Recover our curiosity and imagination necessary to discover our true vocation. 4. Get rid of skepticism and prejudices.

Happiness is Free

By Lester Levenson,Hale Dwoskin
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  • Publisher : Sedona Press
  • Book Code : 098341341X
  • Total of Pages : 420
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 531
  • Pdf File: happiness-is-free.pdf

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“If freedom and joy are what you seek, I couldn’t recommend this book more.” —Rhonda Byrne, New York Times best-selling author of The Secret and The Greatest Secret Happiness Is Free is filled with profound insights and practical tools that will guide you to let go of painful feelings, unwanted thoughts, and negative stories and naturally open up to the happiness and unlimited potential that is within you right now. And it’s easier than you think. Simple but powerful questions for self-inquiry and effective techniques will empower you to gently let go of what, just a moment ago, seemed like an unsolvable issue or overwhelming emotion—anything from anger and frustration to fear, anxiety, and stress. You’ll learn how to apply easy-to-use practices for letting go—including Holistic Releasing, Triple Welcoming, and others—to find more joy and peace of mind in every area of your life. In each chapter, renowned teachers Lester Levenson and Hale Dwoskin (New York Times best-selling author of The Sedona Method) offer life-changing opportunities to break free from self-imposed blocks and rediscover the real, unlimited you—and the ultimate happiness that is your birthright. Their combination of liberating insights, inspiration, and deep releasing explorations make this book a treasured companion for anyone who is seeking to navigate everyday life with greater ease, clarity, and sense of true purpose. "One of my most treasured books that changed my life is Lester's Keys to the Ultimate Freedom. It features Lester's words and insights drawn from decades of his teachings, and it is the only book that sits on my bedside table. Unfortunately the book has been out of print for a long time, but Hale Dwoskin has taken all of Lester's teachings from Keys to the Ultimate Freedom and put them in this new book, along with many of the releasing methods from the Sedona Method. You have the best of Lester's teachings and his methods in this one book, and if freedom and joy are what you seek, I couldn't recommend this book more. I used the Sedona Method occasionally over a ten-year period and found enormous benefit from it. Then, when I met my teacher -- who was a student of Lester Levenson's -- four years ago, Lester's releasing methods became a crucial part of my everyday life and my awakening." -- From the forward by Rhonda Byrne, New York Times best-selling author of The Secret and The Greatest Secret “Happiness is about remembering who you really are, and if you have forgotten, this book is an excellent reminder.” —Deepak Chopra, author of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success “If the roots of all suffering are attachments to the external, the roots of true joy are found only within. This book maps the ways to a profound state of peace.” —James Redfield, author of The Celestine Prophecy “Be set free with the brilliance and insights in this book.” —Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul® “Once in a human while, an individual comes along who has unlocked the secrets of happiness and opens the door for others to follow. Lester Levenson was such a one.... Happiness Is Free offers rare and penetrating insight into the freedom we all long for. This book can take you home.” —Alan Cohen, author of The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

The Secret Garden

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141923547
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 286
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Sisterhood Classics - classic female writers, iconic female characters, superb female designers. After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no one to play with, but one day she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter. Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed - and a gust of magic leads her to the hidden door. Slowly she turns the key and enters a world she could never have imagined.

4 African Mysteries: Zoraida, The Great White Queen, The Eye of Istar & The Veiled Man (Illustrated Edition)

By William Le Queux
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  • Publisher : Musaicum Books
  • Book Code : 8027219809
  • Total of Pages : 1100
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 670
  • Pdf File: 4-african-mysteries.pdf

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"Zoraida" is a tale of a romance in the harem and the adventures in the great Sahara desert. "The Great White Queen" – Scars is a young boy who gets sent to a boy's preparatory school outside London where he befriends Omar, a strange kid from Africa. When Omar is called back home by his mother, Scars decides to join him on what he thought it would be a great adventure. "The Eye of Istar" – Zafar-Ben-A'Ziz, called by some El-Motardjim or the translator, has spent a couple of years in London. Upon his return from the land of infidels, Zafar becomes a dervish in the service of Mahdi. "The Veiled Man" is an account of the adventures and misadventures of Sidi Ahamadou, Sheikh of the Azjar Maraude. William Le Queux (1864-1927) was an Anglo-French writer who mainly wrote in the genres of mystery, thriller, and espionage, particularly in the years leading up to World War I. His best-known works are the anti-French and anti-Russian invasion fantasy "The Great War in England in 1897" and the anti-German invasion fantasy "The Invasion of 1910."

Secret Knowledge: Exploring the Boundaries of the Possible

By J. Douglas Kenyon
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  • Publisher : Atlantis Rising LLC
  • Book Code : 1684545242
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 629
  • Pdf File: secret-knowledge.pdf

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Considered by many to be the magazine of record for ancient mysteries, unexplained anomalies, and future science, Atlantis Rising® provides some of the most astounding reading to be found anywhere. Editor J. Douglas Kenyon has culled from the pages of Atlantis Rising® magazine this collection of 36 concise and well-illustrated articles by world-class researchers and authors such as Andrew Collins, Philip Coppens, William Henry, Frank Joseph, Robert M. Schoch, and many others, who offer thought-provoking insights on a variety of topics that challenge conventional wisdom. In these pages the latest discoveries and theories on the controversial subjects are explored and even more provocative questions are raised. What emerges is a fascinating case in support of a much greater antiquity for civilization, a well-reasoned argument for the existence of advanced technologies in prehistory, and the revelation of secret forces that have been at work throughout time and are still present today.

The Soul and Secrets of Its Structure

By Larisa Seklitova; Ludmila Strelniko
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1456898353
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 415
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Since ancient times people have known about existence of the soul. Every present religion on the Earth acknowledges that the man has it and all religions confirm that the soul is immortal and its loss is equal to death. People offer prayers about salvation of their souls as the greatest value. Many religions accept the reincarnation theory i.e. incarnating of the soul when the soul leaves human body after death and moves to newly born human body to proceed its development. Thus, what is the soul and what’s the structure? Our Heavenly Teachers have decided that it is time to give the humanity of third millennium new knowledge about the soul as people of sixth race who will live on the Earth in this period of time will be able to accept and understand these revealed truths. This book is devoted to this topic. New knowledge about the soul is shown up with care not to shock by the avalanche of new concepts. For the first time they revealed that the soul is not only the eddy of invisible “spirit” but it has like the human body its own structure. The first chapter of the book is about the structure of the soul. Creation of Soul Jesus Christ says in the Bible: “In my Father’s house there are many rooms”. This means there are many inhabited worlds in the Cosmos. Souls for these worlds are created by God himself and his aides – special Hierarchical Systems. It takes 9 cosmic years to create one soul. One cosmic year is approximately equal to 1 billion earthly years because time of God and time on the Earth flies differently. God creates the soul and makes it spiritual. The only God governs the Great Secret of vivification. Without vivification there cannot be life as well. When we asked God “What is the soul?” He answered: “The soul is the integral part of the Absolute. Many souls are sort of its interior filling. They are its main Units like cells in your body.” All souls piece out the huge nature of the Absolute and God. Structure of Soul The Soul is the complex energetical construction. It is a volumetric favose structure – matrix, where one volume enters another and all are merged. Cells of the matrix are completely digits which carry out energy. Total volume of the soul is called configuration. Types of soul configurations vary greatly. The self-construction principle is laid in the matrix. Every soul while developing builds its configuration basing on energetical volumes which fill up cells of the matrix. Qualitative and quantitative composition is different within all matrices. That is the reason why there are no two absolutely similar souls. The matrix is of great importance for every individual because a personality is not personality without it. Individual ceases existing without the matrix as an inspired creation. The soul is triune. It consists of 3 principles: plus, minus and managerial. When a soul has just been created all these three principles are equal and every part occupies 1/3 of total matrix volume. In the course of development the balance between its parts constantly changes, although if the managerial part reaches half the volume it maintains this balance. This is a program of soul construction. Soul Development Development and improvement of soul in everyday life consist in acquisition of life experience, new knowledge, evolving feelings and intellect, but on energetical plane it is enlargement of own energetical potential. The sense of life and any existence in any world is development of soul. There are only two ways of soul development for the man: plus direction to God and minus one to Devil. Ways of virtue, creativity, development through medicine and additionally way of computation and programming connected with creativity lead to God. Ways of evil, degradation, automatism and programming without creativity principle lead to Devil. Development of soul in any world is based on a program. Program of development is drawn up per one incarnation in the material body. It is saved on one of hum