One Good Turn

Author: Witold Rybczynski
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743219082
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The Best Tool of the Millennium The seeds of Rybczynski's elegant and illuminating new book were sown by The New York Times, whose editors asked him to write an essay identifying "the best tool of the millennium." The award-winning author of Home, A Clearing in the Distance, and Now I Sit Me Down, Rybczynski once built a house using only hand tools. His intimate knowledge of the toolbox -- both its contents and its history -- serves him beautifully on his quest. One Good Turn is a story starring Archimedes, who invented the water screw and introduced the helix, and Leonardo, who sketched a machine for carving wood screws. It is a story of mechanical discovery and genius that takes readers from ancient Greece to car design in the age of American industry. Rybczynski writes an ode to the screw, without which there would be no telescope, no microscope -- in short, no enlightenment science. One of our finest cultural and architectural historians, Rybczynski renders a graceful, original, and engaging portrait of the tool that changed the course of civilization.

One Good Turn

Author: Chris Ryan
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1409035514
Size: 11,84 MB
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From the number one bestselling author of Who Dares Wins. 1917, Western Front, Ypres A soldier wakes up in a damp, dark basement. He can't get out. He is covered in mud.His skin is badly burned. And he can't remember anything. But his nightmare doesn't end there. He is tried and found guilty of cowardice, impersonating a fellow soldier and theft. He can barely speak, let alone defend himself. As the verdict is passed and he learns that the death sentence awaits him, he remembers two things: that he took something from a dead man in the trenches, and that the name his accusers have been calling him is not his. With time slipping away, Chris Ransom must try to remember the events that have led him to this moment, so that he can clear his name and save himself.

One Good Turn

Author: Carla Kelly
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101572973
Size: 12,16 MB
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A disappointed Duke gets a lesson in love in this classic Signet Regency Romance from Carla Kelly. AVAILBLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME Benedict Nesbitt, the Seventh Duke of Knaresborough, prepares himself to a life of solitude when the woman he loves marries another man. Resigned to looking after his niece and working on his stiff upper lip, he heads back home… On the way, he agrees to give a ride to a poor Spanish woman and her child. But there is more to the self assured Liria Valencia than meets the eye. She could even be Benedict’s second chance at love—if they can only see past their differences. And that will require delving into a complicated and painful past… Don’t miss Carla Kelly’s other classic Signet Regency romances The Lady’s Companion and The Wedding Journey.

One Good Turn

Author: Edward Everett Hale
Editor:
ISBN:
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One Good Turn

Author: Kate Atkinson
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1409094790
Size: 12,51 MB
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'An absolute joy to read...the pleasure of One Good Turn lies in the ride, in Atkinson's wry, unvanquished characters, her swooping, savvy, sarcastic prose and authorial joie de vivre' Guardian The second Jackson Brodie novel (after Case Histories): literary crime from the prizewinning, number-one bestselling author of Big Sky and Transcription. It is summer, it is the Edinburgh Festival. People queuing for a lunchtime show witness a road-rage incident - a near-homicidal attack which changes the lives of everyone involved. Jackson Brodie, ex-army, ex-police, ex-private detective, is also an innocent bystander - until he becomes a murder suspect. As the body count mounts, each member of the teeming Dickensian cast's story contains a kernel of the next, like a set of nesting Russian dolls. They are all looking for love or money or redemption or escape: but what each actually discovers is their own true self.

One Good Turn

Author: Judith Arnold
Editor: Judith Arnold
ISBN: 0985229381
Size: 20,58 MB
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Seven years ago, Luke Benning and Jenny Perrin were two college students working in Washington for the summer. Jenny was an idealist, eager to save the world and planning to become a teacher. Luke was the son of a wealthy, well-connected father who had mapped Luke’s entire life out for him. Luke didn’t want to attend an elite law firm and become a power-broker like his father, but he desperately craved his father’s approval. Jenny’s friendship and love gave him the strength to stand up to his father and to take control of his own life. How could Luke not love the strong, spirited woman who had rescued him from his father’s manipulations? But then she disappeared. And seven years later reappeared. Only now she’s different: still strong and spirited but no longer the idealist. Something happened to turn her cynical and fearful inside. As happy as she is that Luke has found her, she no longer trusts him, or herself. Seven years before, she had saved him. Now Luke is determined to save her.

One Good Turn Deserves A Mother

Author: Les Hendrickson
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595247695
Size: 13,93 MB
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All Nathaniel Turn wanted was steady employment. A regular guy with regular ideals, Nate was in no way prepared for what awaited him aboard the space station. He never intended to be a traitor to the entire Human race. How could he? After all, there was no such things as aliens…right? NOT!

One Good Turn A James Bishop Short Story

Author: Jason Dean
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472221397
Size: 15,60 MB
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An exclusive James Bishop digital short story from Jason Dean, author of THE WRONG MAN and BACKTRACK. Do you like Reacher? You'll love Bishop. She has already escaped her captors once. Surely twice would be impossible. Kidnapped and left for dead, Sylvia Caplan knows she will have one chance to get her life back. Having fled and found her way back to civilisation, Sylvia stumbles into a dingy bar. Wearing borrowed shoes and stolen clothes, she's not the usual kind of customer and its not long before two menacing figures catch up with her. Unnoticed, former Marine, James Bishop, witnesses the woman's struggle, stepping in before he knows what he's done. Now Sylvia is on the run again but this time she is not alone. Can Bishop help her keep one step ahead or will he come to regret risking his life for a stranger? Includes extracts from all three James Bishop novels including an exclusive from the upcoming THE HUNTER'S OATH, out in June.

One Good Turn A Natural History Of The Screwdriver And The Screw

Author: Rybczynski, Witold
Editor: Australia Books
ISBN:
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One Good Deed

Author: Erin McHugh
Editor: Abrams
ISBN: 1613123930
Size: 16,81 MB
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Erin McHugh had spent the better part of her adult life doing community work, but in more recent years, the minutiae of life and working as a bookseller kept her busy and away from those higher impulses. Then one day she learned a distant relative was actually going to be canonized. Was this a sign? What followed next was McHugh’s sincere urge to recapture a sense of charity, and so she set out on her birthday to do one good deed every day for an entire year. Maybe she wouldn’t be saving orphans from burning buildings, but she wanted to take one small, daily detour and make someone else’s life just a little bit better. One Good Deed is the inspiring, smart, and frequently funny chronicle of that year, in which each page represents a day in McHugh’s journey to reclaim the better part of herself, inspiring readers to do the same. Praise for One Good Deed: “Her memoir will inspire you to flex your do-gooder muscle without being preachy or a Pollyanna.” –Fitness “7 Good Deeds That Could Change Your Life” —Redbook “Engaging, funny, wise, and winning. One Good Deed is a measure of humanity and of McHugh’s own striving towards it.” —Susan Orlean, author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief “This instructive, funny, utterly relevant book reminds us that the simple (but not-so-simple) act of paying daily attention can make a profound difference—to the world around us, and to our very selves.” —Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion: A Memoir “The best book in the world...because it makes us our best.” —Nichole Bernier, author of The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.