Autore: Andre Agassi
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307592804
Grandezza: 68,82 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 7835
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER Far more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life. Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the age of twenty-two Agassi had won the first of his eight grand slams and achieved wealth, celebrity, and the game’s highest honors. But as he reveals in this searching autobiography, off the court he was often unhappy and confused, unfulfilled by his great achievements in a sport he had come to resent. Agassi writes candidly about his early success and his uncomfortable relationship with fame, his marriage to Brooke Shields, his growing interest in philanthropy, and—described in haunting, point-by-point detail—the highs and lows of his celebrated career. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Tender Is The Night

Autore: Francis Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN: 9780141045214
Grandezza: 38,80 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 7229
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Dick and Nicole Diver have turned the French Riviera into the playground of the rich and glamorous. Among their circle is Rosemary Hoyt, the beautiful starlet, who is unaware of the corruption and dark secrets that haunt their marriage. When Dick becomes entangled with Rosemary, he fractures the delicate structure of his relationship with Nicole and the lustre of their life together begins to tarnish. Tender is the Night reflects not only Fitzgerald's own personal tragedy, but also the shattered idealism of the society in which he lived.

Handbook Of Emotions Fourth Edition

Autore: Lisa Feldman Barrett
Editore: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462525369
Grandezza: 54,53 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 9592
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Recognized as the definitive reference, this handbook brings together leading experts from multiple psychological subdisciplines to examine one of today's most dynamic areas of research. Coverage encompasses the biological and neuroscientific underpinnings of emotions, as well as developmental, social and personality, cognitive, and clinical perspectives. The volume probes how people understand, experience, express, and perceive affective phenomena and explores connections to behavior and health across the lifespan. Concluding chapters present cutting-edge work on a range of specific emotions. Illustrations include 10 color plates. New to This Edition *Chapters on the mechanisms, processes, and influences that contribute to emotions (such as genetics, the brain, neuroendocrine processes, language, the senses of taste and smell). *Chapters on emotion in adolescence, older age, and in neurodegenerative dementias. *Chapters on facial expressions and emotional body language. *Chapters on stress, health, gratitude, love, and empathy. *Many new authors and topics; extensively revised with the latest theoretical and methodological innovations.

Club Cultures

Autore: Sarah Thornton
Editore: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819562975
Grandezza: 72,81 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2821
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A close look at the music and culture of dance clubs and the “rave” phenomenon..

Black Bottom Stomp

Autore: David A. Jasen
Editore: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415936415
Grandezza: 48,18 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9120
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This text tells the stories of the lives of eight figures in American music history, including Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong, and Jelly Roll Morton. It also tells how ragtime and popular dance music fed into and changed the development of early jazz.

A Dictionary Of Modern English Usage

Autore: Henry Watson Fowler
Editore: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853263187
Grandezza: 66,95 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 763
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This dictionary aims to help users to find the most appropriate word to use on a wide range of occasions. It is designed in particular for students, those writing reports, letters and speeches, and crossword solvers, but is also useful as a general word reference. Special features include: an alphabetical A-Z listing; numbered senses for words with more than one meaning; British and American variants; and specially marked colloquial uses.


Autore: Rawi Hage
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241975166
Grandezza: 79,79 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 5126
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Our unnamed narrator has left his Middle-Eastern home and settled in a chilly, western city. He lives as an exile, untrusted, unwanted, foreign. A stranger trying to make sense of a strange land. But he brings with him secrets - of a family tragedy that he failed to prevent and a childhood overshadowed by war. And as he wanders snowy streets, falling in love with fellow exile Shoreh, he realizes that to find a place in this alien world it is necessary to become someone else. Someone he never dared to be in his past life . . .

Soul Train

Autore: Questlove
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062320297
Grandezza: 14,74 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8245
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From Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of the award-winning hip-hop group the Roots, comes this vibrant book commemorating the legacy of Soul Train—the cultural phenomenon that launched the careers of artists such as Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, Whitney Houston, Lenny Kravitz, LL Cool J, and Aretha Franklin. Questlove reveals the remarkable story of the captivating program, and his text is paired with more than 350 photographs of the show's most memorable episodes and the larger-than-life characters who defined it: the great host Don Cornelius, the extraordinary musicians, and the people who lived the phenomenon from dance floor. Gladys Knight contributed a foreword to this incredible volume. Nick Cannon contributed the preface.

The Amelia Jane Collection

Autore: Enid Blyton
Editore: Egmont UK
ISBN: 1780315139
Grandezza: 67,17 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 9814
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Three classic children’s stories in one bumper book from the world’s best-loved children’s author, Enid Blyton. Amelia Jane is big, bad and the terror of the toy cupboard! Naughty Amelia Jane is back in this bind up of three classic storybooks by Enid Blyton: Naughty Amelia Jane, Amelia Jane is Naughty Again and Amelia Jane Gets Into Trouble. In these hilarious stories, the terror of the toy cupboard, the rag doll Amelia Jane, has all sorts of exciting adventures. One thing's for sure- not many of the other toys get the better of Amelia Jane! Three fantastic books all wrapped into one about the naughtiest of Blyton’s characters. Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children’s author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Faraway Tree, The Mysteries, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Her Amelia Jane stories have charmed generations of children – they are as memorable and full of child appeal as any of her other characters. And they are as popular today as they have ever been.