The Boy Kings

Author: Katherine Losse
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451668279
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Kate Losse was a grad school refugee when she joined Facebook as employee #51 in 2005. Hired to answer user questions such as “What is a poke?” and “Why can’t I access my ex-girlfriend’s profile?” her early days at the company were characterized by a sense of camaraderie, promise, and ambition: Here was a group of scrappy young upstarts on a mission to rock Silicon Valley and change the world. Over time, this sense of mission became so intense that working for Facebook felt like more than just a job; it implied a wholehearted dedication to “the cause.” Employees were incentivized to live within one mile of the office, summers were spent carousing at the company pool house, and female employees were told to wear T-shirts with founder Mark Zuckerberg’s profile picture on his birthday. Losse started to wonder what this new medium meant for real-life relationships: Would Facebook improve our social interactions? Or would we all just adapt our behavior to the habits and rules of these brilliant but socially awkward Internet savants who have become today’s youngest power players? Increasingly skeptical, Losse graduated from customer service to the internationalization team—tasked with rolling out Facebook to the rest of the world— finally landing a seat right outside Zuckerberg’s office as his personal ghostwriter, the voice of the boy king. This book takes us for the first time into the heart of this fast-growing information empire, inviting us to high-level meetings with Zuckerberg; lifting the veil on long nights of relentless hacking and trolling; taking us behind the scenes of raucous company parties; and introducing us to the personalities, values, and secret ambitions of the floppy-haired boy wonders who are redefining the way we live, love, and work. By revealing here what’s really driving both the business and the culture of the social network, Losse answers the biggest question of all: What kind of world is Facebook trying to build, and is it the world we want to live in? *** “Logging on to Facebook that first day, in retrospect, was the second, and to date the last, time that any technology has captured my imagination. The first was when Apple advertised the first laptop, the PowerBook, in the 1990s—with the words, ‘What’s on your PowerBook?’ “‘World domination,’ my teenaged self- answered instinctively. That’s what these devices were made for, I thought: so small and yet so powerful, so capable of linking quickly to and between everything else in the world. From the laptop, I could write and distribute information faster than ever before. It was intoxicating to imagine, and Facebook’s sudden, faithful rendering in 2004 of the physical world into the virtual felt the same. What could you do, now that you could see and connect to everyone and everything, instantly? “But what, also, could be diminished by such quick access? In the realm of ideas, it seemed easy: Who wouldn’t want to distribute and discuss ideas widely? However, in the realm of the personal, it seemed more complicated. What was the benefit of doing everything in public? Is information itself neutral, or do different types of information have different values, different levels of expectation of privacy, different implications for distribution and consumption? Should all information be shared equally quickly and without regard to my relationship to it? And, finally, and most important, as we ask whenever we begin a new relationship with anything, would this be good for me?” -- From the Introduction

The Boy Kings Of Texas

Author: Domingo Martinez
Editor: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9780762779192
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST A lyrical and authentic book that recounts the story of a border-town family in Brownsville, Texas in the 1980's, as each member of the family desperately tries to assimilate and escape life on the border to become "real" Americans, even at the expense of their shared family history. This is really un-mined territory in the memoir genre that gives in-depth insight into a previously unexplored corner of America.

Boy Kings Of Texas

Author: Domingo Martinez
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762786825
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DIVNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST A lyrical and authentic book that recounts the story of a border-town family in Brownsville, Texas in the 1980's, as each member of the family desperately tries to assimilate and escape life on the border to become "real" Americans, even at the expense of their shared family history. This is really un-mined territory in the memoir genre that gives in-depth insight into a previously unexplored corner of America./div

The Trials Of Boy Kings Premium Hardcover Edition

Author: M. J. Sewall
Editor: Blurb
ISBN: 9781034167365
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The young kings stand oceans apart. Old truths have been discovered, putting them both in grave danger. Held captive by their fate, the two sworn enemies that chose their king will come crashing together, but in ways neither side could see coming. A new threat rises as the distant leader known as the Father steps out of the shadows, threatening his enemies with a deadly new weapon. Facing destiny-altering choices, both kings must hold on to the allies that will bring down their true enemies. But can they set right the history that has been stolen?

Chosen King Book 2

Author: M. J. Sewall
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ISBN: 9780692517529
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A dark prison ... Two boy kings are a world apart, both in grave danger by forces out of their control. Held captive by their fate, they must find any means to survive. A new threat ... The mysterious distant leader called the father finally steps out of the shadows to threaten every kingdom with his deadly new weapon. Can his true plans be discovered before the destruction begins? A world may fall ... With only destiny altering choices, both kings must find the allies that will bring down their true enemies. They stand oceans apart, but the world is shrinking, casting two great shadows that could darken their world forever.

The Trials Of Boy Kings

Author: M J Sewall
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The young kings stand oceans apart. Old truths have been discovered, putting them both in grave danger. Held captive by their fate, the two sworn enemies that chose their king will come crashing together, but in ways neither side could see coming. A new threat rises as the distant leader known as the Father steps out of the shadows, threatening his enemies with a deadly new weapon. Facing destiny-altering choices, both kings must hold on to the allies that will bring down their true enemies. But can they set right the history that has been stolen? This is the trade paperback edition of The Trials of Boy Kings, with a 5" x 8" trim size.

The King S Own And The Pirate

Author: Frederick Marryat
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Lives Of The Bachelor Kings Of England

Author: Agnes Strickland
Editor: London, Simpkin, Marshall, and Company
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The Boy S Handy Book Of Sports Pastimes Games And Amusements

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The Boy S Own Conjuring Book Being A Complete Handbook Of Parlour Magic Etc With Illustrations

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Medi Val Popes Emperors Kings And Crusaders Or Germany Italy And Palestine From A D 1125 To A D 1268 With Maps

Author: M. M. Busk
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A Child S History Of England

Author: Charles John Huffam Dickens
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Charles Dickens S Complete Works

Author: Charles Dickens
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The World S History Illuminated

Author: Israel Smith Clare
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Report Of Her Majesty S Commissioners Appointed To Inquire Into The Revenues And Management Of Certain Colleges And Schools And The Studies Pursued And Instruction Given Therein

Author: Great Britain. Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into the Revenues and Management of Certain Colleges and Schools, and the Studies Pursued and Instruction Given Therein
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A Child S History Of England

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Angelo And Stella

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Boys Life

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

The Adventures Of Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens
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Of Kings And Things Strange Tales And Decadent Tales By Count Eric Stanislaus Stenbock

Author: Eric Stanislaus Stenbock
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ISBN: 190722257X
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An introduction to the Decadent writer Stanislaus Eric Stenbock for the general reader, offering morbid stories, suicidal poems, and an autobiographical essay. Described by W. B. Yeats as a "scholar, connoisseur, drunkard, poet, pervert, most charming of men," Count Stanislaus Eric Stenbock (1860-1895) is surely the greatest exemplar of the Decadent movement of the late nineteenth century. A friend of Aubrey Beardsley, patron of the extraordinary pre-Raphaelite artist Simeon Solomon, and contemporary of Oscar Wilde, Stenbock died at the age of thirty-six as a result of his addiction to opium and his alcoholism, having published just three slim volumes of suicidal poetry and one collection of morbid short stories. Stenbock was a homosexual convert to Roman Catholicism and owner of a serpent, a toad, and a dachshund called Trixie. It was said that toward the end of his life he was accompanied everywhere by a life-size wooden doll that he believed to be his son. His poems and stories are replete with queer, supernatural, mystical, and Satanic themes; original editions of his books are highly sought by collectors of recherché literature. Of Kings and Things is the first introduction to Stenbock's writing for the general reader, offering fifteen stories, eight poems and one autobiographical essay by this complex figure.