The Book Of Leon

Author: Leon Black
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 150118072X
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Everyone’s favorite houseguest who never left, Leon Black (played by award-winning comedian JB Smoove on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm) drops his wisdom and good-bad advice for the masses. Learn the secrets Larry David has gleaned from the Falstaff of television. Live your best Leon. Bring the Ruckus. Aristotle. Gandhi. Lao Tzu. Dr. Ruth. Amateurs. For centuries bespeckled dorks have pored over the scrolls of the ancients, read tea leaves, and looked to the stars for philosophy, wisdom, and advice. While some people have probably offered good advice, and others offer bad advice, Leon is here to offer his brand of good-bad advice. These are the musings of a master genius spitting out the secrets of the universe—to help you become just like him. Be forewarned: in opening this tome and Leon’s mind, you need to be prepared for straight talk. The kind of unfiltered blunt straight talk that pounds on your door, invites itself in, makes itself at home, helps itself to your food, security pass code, your expensive organic beet juice, and finally makes itself comfortable on that twin bed in your guest room. All the while you think you’re helping it—but really it’s helping you help yourself! Because that’s how this book doozit. Leon Black, he ain’t wrong...he just ain’t right.

On The Art Of Building In Ten Books

Author: Leon Battista Alberti
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262510608
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Rykwert's substantial introduction discusses Alberti's life and career - as papal functionary, writer on a wide variety of topics, and architect and discusses the De Re Aedificatoria itself - its relation to the De Architectura of Vitruvius, its influence on contemporary and later architectural theory and practice, and its bibliographic history. The apparatus also includes an index and a glossary of terms. The translators were fortunate to have the help of eminent Alberti scholar Hans-Karl Lücke of the University of Toronto. Alberti set out to replace Vitruvius's authority, which had been undisputed for over a thousand years. In a Latin which was both more elegant and more precise than that of his ancient predecessor, he succeeded in framing a coherent account of the fragmented knowledge of antique architecture as it had survived through the dark and middle ages.

The Book Of Revelation

Author: Leon Morris
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802802736
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Provides a section-by-section commentary on the New Testament book of Revelation, featuring discussion of primary themes, individual verses, and problems of interpretation, and including information on authorship, date, and historical background.

The Book Of Prayers

Author: Leon McCauley
Editor:
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The Book Of Salsa

Author: César Miguel Rondón
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807886397
Size: 20,72 MB
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Salsa is one of the most popular types of music listened to and danced to in the United States. Until now, the single comprehensive history of the music--and the industry that grew up around it, including musicians, performances, styles, movements, and production--was available only in Spanish. This lively translation provides for English-reading and music-loving fans the chance to enjoy Cesar Miguel Rondon's celebrated El libro de la salsa. Rondon tells the engaging story of salsa's roots in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela, and of its emergence and development in the 1960s as a distinct musical movement in New York. Rondon presents salsa as a truly pan-Caribbean phenomenon, emerging in the migrations and interactions, the celebrations and conflicts that marked the region. Although salsa is rooted in urban culture, Rondon explains, it is also a commercial product produced and shaped by professional musicians, record producers, and the music industry. For this first English-language edition, Rondon has added a new chapter to bring the story of salsa up to the present.

The Book Of Blood

Author: Néstor Ponce de León
Editor:
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The Book Of Red

Author: Jaden S. Stewart
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469155672
Size: 11,26 MB
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Nerviana was a peaceful continent since repelling the invasion of Milkhaser and bringing an end to the Sea Wars. Now under the rule of Eric and Susan Delight necromancy has been abolished and the people live without fear. A traitor in their midst would rip apart the Delight family and bring the deadly art of necromancy back to the land. Marcus, Lena and Kara all have their role to play in the ancient prophecy to repel the Demon King. Meanwhile the Sisters of the temple of stars must uncover the secrets of the prophecies before royal bloodline is wiped from the world. In a race against time they must discover the secrets of The Book of Red!

The Book Of Deeds Of James I Of Aragon

Author: Damian J. Smith
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409401506
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The 'Book of Deeds' is the first known autobiography by a Christian king. Its author was James I of Aragon (1213-76), known as 'The Conqueror', one of the great political figures of 13th-century Europe and a successful crusader. In his 'Deeds', James describes the turbulent years of his minority, the thrilling capture of Majorca, the methodical conquest of the kingdom of Valencia, the reconquest of the kingdom of Murcia after Castile had failed to hold it, and many of the important events of his reign. While crusade and conquest of Spanish territory from the Muslims and Christian-Muslim relations on the frontier are central features of the account, the 'Deeds' are also a treasure trove of information on the image, power and purpose of monarchy, loyalty and bad faith in the feudal order, the growth of national sentiment, and medieval military tactics. At the same time, the book presents a unique insight into the mind of a medieval ruler, the supreme example we possess of the fears and ambitions of a man at the very centre of events.