Max Best Friend Hero Marine

Author: Jennifer Li Shotz
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062420402
Size: 11,51 MB
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Now a major motion picture, this movie novelization tells the story of a canine hero. When Justin's older brother, Kyle, is killed in Afghanistan, Justin can't believe that his brother is really gone. Except there's one thing that Kyle left behind…. Max is a highly trained military canine who has always protected his fellow soldiers. But when he loses his handler and best friend, Kyle, Max is traumatized and unable to remain in the service. He is sent home to America, where the only human he connects with is Justin, and he is soon adopted by Kyle's family, essentially saving his life. At first Justin has no interest in taking care of his late brother's troubled dog. However, the two learn to trust each other, which helps the four-legged veteran become his heroic self once more. As the pair start to unravel the mystery of what really happened to Kyle, they find more excitement—and danger—than they bargained for. But they might also find an unlikely new best friend—in each other. Don't miss the top-rated and multi-month-bestselling tale of Max, dog hero.

Hustle Believe Receive

Author: Sarah Centrella
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1634509072
Size: 16,33 MB
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In Hustle Believe Receive, Sarah Centrella, author of the internationally popular blog Thoughts.Stories.Life., proves that anyone, no matter where they start from, can change their life, achieve success, and live their dream. As a single mom living on food stamps, Sarah completely changed her life of poverty to enable her to live her dream in just eighteen months. Sarah discovered the tools to change her life after her husband abandoned her and their three small children in 2008. Her story has impacted hundreds of thousands worldwide, through her simple eight-step plan for achieving success known as the #HBRMethod. The book features fifty-one inspiring stories of people who believe in Sarah’s message, each of whom she personally interviewed for this book. They include: NFL star running back, Jonathan Stewart; NBA power forward Anthony Tolliver; famed artist Victor Matthews; best-selling author Laura Munson; middle weight world boxing champion, Daniel Jacobs; CEO, Ryan Blair; and Morgan Stanley executive director Kimberley Hatchett, among many others. Hustle Believe Receive shows how these stories are connected, and how Sarah, a single mom from Oregon, manages to bring them all together in the most unlikely way. Hustle Believe Receive contains true tales of how real people are living the impossible. This book answers the question of “How did they do that?” and, more importantly, how you can too.

Changing My Mind

Author: Margaret Trudeau
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062064878
Size: 14,38 MB
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A sparkling collection of Zadie Smith's nonfiction over the past decade. Zadie Smith brings to her essays all of the curiosity, intellectual rigor, and sharp humor that have attracted so many readers to her fiction, and the result is a collection that is nothing short of extraordinary. Split into four sections—"Reading," "Being," "Seeing," and "Feeling"—Changing My Mind invites readers to witness the world from Zadie Smith's unique vantage. Smith casts her acute eye over material both personal and cultural, with wonderfully engaging essays—some published here for the first time—on diverse topics including literature, movies, going to the Oscars, British comedy, family, feminism, Obama, Katharine Hepburn, and Anna Magnani. In her investigations Smith also reveals much of herself. Her literary criticism shares the wealth of her experiences as a reader and exposes the tremendous influence diverse writers—E. M. Forster, Zora Neale Hurston, George Eliot, and others—have had on her writing life and her self-understanding. Smith also speaks directly to writers as a craftsman, offering precious practical lessons on process. Here and throughout, readers will learn of the wide-ranging experiences—in novels, travel, philosophy, politics, and beyond—that have nourished Smith's rich life of the mind. Her probing analysis offers tremendous food for thought, encouraging readers to attend to the slippery questions of identity, art, love, and vocation that so often go neglected. Changing My Mind announces Zadie Smith as one of our most important contemporary essayists, a writer with the rare ability to turn the world on its side with both fact and fiction. Changing My Mind is a gift to readers, writers, and all who want to look at life more expansively.

Don T Stop Believin

Author: Jonathan Cain
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310351952
Size: 13,54 MB
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From One of the Greatest Bands in History Comes a Reminder to Never Give Up Hope. In this long-awaited memoir, complete with color photographs, songwriter and keyboardist Jonathan Cain takes us on an odyssey from center stage with Journey when all America was listening to songs like "Don't Stop Believin'," "Faithfully," and "Open Arms," to his hope and faith today. He tells of the thrilling moments when the music came together and offers an inside look at why Steve Perry left and the extraordinary story of their gifted new vocalist, Arnel Pineda. When Jonathan Cain and the iconic band Journey were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cain could say he had finally arrived. But Cain's journey wasn't always easy - and his true arrival in life had more to do with faith than fame. As a child, Cain survived a horrific school fire that killed nearly 100 of his classmates. His experience formed a resilience that would carry him through both tragedy and success. Moving from Chicago to Sunset Boulevard, Cain never let go of his dreams, eventually getting his big break with Journey - and writing the songs that would become the soundtrack of a generation. Don’t Stop Believin’ is an epic story of one man's dream that takes you from playing old-country songs at an Italian Deli in Chicago and his experiences with a warm, encouraging father who died too soon, to suddenly writing mega-bestselling songs with some of the most talented musicians and performers ever to take the stage of some of the world's largest arenas. The song "Don't Stop Believin'" is the most downloaded song of all time, and is one that has been covered by major televisions shows and adopted by a whole new generation. Through a wonderful retrospective of music that takes us right to the present, Jonathan Cain reminds us of the melodies and lyrics that serve as milestones for our biggest dreams as they call us to never stop believing.

Carmen Disruption

Author: Simon Stephens
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474251617
Size: 17,75 MB
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I'll gather my breath. I'll walk out of my room. I'll know exactly where I'm going to go. The voice in my head tells me exactly where to go. In the opulent grandeur of a European city, a renowned singer abandons the opera house for the truth of the streets. A gorgeous prostitute. A tough-talking taxi driver. A global trader. A teenage dreamer. Everyone's looking for something. Simon Stephens's strange and beautiful play re-imagines Bizet's opera Carmen and the possibility of love in a fractured urban world. Carmen Disruption received its world premiere at the Deutsche Schauspielhaus, Hamburg, in March 2014 and its UK premiere at the Almeida Theatre on 10 April 2015.

The Quotable Lewis

Author: Jerry Root
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414356747
Size: 19,91 MB
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This book presents more than 1,500 quotes from C. S. Lewis's writings, providing ready access to his thoughts on a variety of topics. An exhaustive index references key words and concepts, allowing readers to easily find quotes on any subject of interest.

The Secret History Of Tom Trueheart

Author: Ian Beck
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061152129
Size: 16,74 MB
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Will Tom ever have a story of his own? Tom Trueheart's six older brothers are famous. They go on exciting quests in the Land of Stories to complete tales the Story Bureau assigns them. Tom stays at home with his mother. But when his brothers fail to return from their latest adventures in time for Tom's twelfth birthday, a letter from the Story Bureau arrives . . . addressed to Tom. Only he can venture into the Land of Stories to find out why his brothers haven't completed their missions. Tom packs his bags and kisses his mother good-bye. He's about to discover a tale of his own. . . . How will it end?

Phonics Fun With Barbie Barbie

Author: Jennifer Liberts Weinberg
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375985395
Size: 11,56 MB
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Barbie makes phonics fun in this book, which includes twelve full-color chapters and a letter to parents. Each chapter is developed by an educational expert and focuses on specific skills and sounds that are essential to reading success. Little girls will love learning to read with Barbie!

Heroes Of The Valley

Author: Jonathan Stroud
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0552557935
Size: 20,97 MB
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Listen then, and I'll tell you again of the Battle of the Rock. But none of your usual wriggling, or I'll stop before I've begun . . . Halli loves the old stories from when the valley was a wild and dangerous place - when the twelve legendary heroes stood together to defeat the ancient enemy, the bloodthirsty Trows. Halli longs for adventure but these days the most dangerous thing in the valley is boredom. He tries to liven things up by playing practical jokes. But when one of his jokes goes too far, he reawakens an old blood feud and finds himself on a hero's quest after all. Along the way he meets a ruthless thief, a murderous rival, and a girl who may just be as fearless as he is . . . Jonathan Stroud has created an epic saga with a funny, unique spin, and an unforgettable anti-hero.

Dialogo Contra I Poeti

Author: Anne Reynolds
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 9780815320203
Size: 20,56 MB
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This new and exciting study is the first scholarly critical edition and the first ever translation into English of Berni's "Dialogue Against Poets." The original publication of the dialogue in 1526 set it historically in the highly charged context of Rome and the court of the Medici pope, Clement VII. Not only is Berni presented here with reference to his historical and literary status, but other contemporary figures are also sketched against the politico-cultural background of Rome in the 1520s: the humanist poet, secretary, and envoy to Henry VII, Giovanni Battista Sanga; Bishop Giovan Matteo Giberti, Clement's datary and Berni's patron at the time of composition of the dialogue; the notorious poet and publicist, Pietro Aretino, indirect target of many of the barbs of the dialogue; Alessandro and Ippolito de' Medici; Desiderius Erasmus; and the printer and publisher of the first edition, Francesco Minizio Calvo. Although there is a considerable literature on Berni's poetry, there is relatively sparse comment on his life as a "letterato "and no extended investigation of his first published work. This study seeks to redress this imbalance and to illuminate the dialogue's literary and historical dimensions. Berni's place in history is ripe for re-evaluation: "Dialogue Against Poets" reflects Berni's contemporary Italy in innumerable and the high level of its literary allusiveness is a model of Renaissance and humanist literary practice. This new presentation reveals the impact which Berni had upon his contemporaries. Berni was an original writer who thought deeply about the intellectual and religious debates of the age and who, as a humanist secretary resident in the Vatican palace, experienced its political and other crises first-hand.