Life of Pi

Life of Pi Author Yann Martel
ISBN-10 0307371123
Release 2009-03-19
Pages 368
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Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.



The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors Author James D. Hornfischer
ISBN-10 9780307487308
Release 2008-11-12
Pages 512
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BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James D. Hornfischer's Neptune's Inferno. “This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can.” With these words, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland addressed the crew of the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts on the morning of October 25, 1944, off the Philippine Island of Samar. On the horizon loomed the mightiest ships of the Japanese navy, a massive fleet that represented the last hope of a staggering empire. All that stood between it and Douglas MacArthur’ s vulnerable invasion force were the Roberts and the other small ships of a tiny American flotilla poised to charge into history. In the tradition of the #1 New York Times bestseller Flags of Our Fathers, James D. Hornfischer paints an unprecedented portrait of the Battle of Samar, a naval engagement unlike any other in U.S. history—and captures with unforgettable intensity the men, the strategies, and the sacrifices that turned certain defeat into a legendary victory.



Two Hours

Two Hours Author Ed Caesar
ISBN-10 9780241962824
Release 2015-07-16
Pages 256
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WINNER OF THE CROSS SPORTS BOOK AWARD FOR NEW WRITER OF THE YEAR 2016 Two Hours by Ed Caesar - the quest to run the impossible marathon 'The marathon tethers runners to their own personal narratives. It is a question of how you grow. Nothing but your own body will sustain you; everything you have done in your life until the moment you cross the finishing line is connected to the effort' Two hours, to cover 26 miles and 385 yards. It is running's Everest, a feat once seen as impossible for the human body. But now we can glimpse the mountain-top. The sub-two hour marathon will require an exceptional feat of speed, mental strength and endurance. The pioneer will have to endure more, live braver, plan better, and be luckier than his forbearers. So who is he? In this spellbinding book, Ed Caesar takes us into the world of the elite of the elite: the greatest marathoners on earth. Through the stories of these rich characters, and their troubled lives, he traces the history of the marathon as well as the science, physiology and psychology involved in running so fast, for so long. And he shows us why this most democratic of races retains its savage, enthralling appeal - why we are drawn to test ourselves to the limit. 'I didn't think any book could make me interested in marathon running. Two Hours did that and much more. Ed Caesar's in depth reporting explores one of sport's ultimate questions: is there a final human boundary and, if so, where? A terrific book: elegant, engaging and rewarding' Ed Smith, former England cricketer and author of Luck 'Ed Caesar's treatment of the near-mythical two-hour marathon is both implacably scientific and wonderfully reverential. As a former marathoner I deeply appreciate both. The prose hums along effortlessly and the topic is one of the most profound there is: the absolute limits of human performance. Reading a book that combines those two things is one of the great pleasures in life' Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm and War Ed Caesar is a 35 year-old British non-fiction writer. His stories have been published by The New York Times, GQ, the Sunday Times, and the Smithsonian Magazine. The winner of nine major journalism awards - including a British Press Award, PPA Writer of the Year, and the 2014 Foreign Press Award for Journalist of the Year - his subjects have included conflict in central Africa, the world's longest tennis match, and tracking down stolen art. Two Hours is his first book.



Topsy

Topsy Author Michael Daly
ISBN-10 9780802194572
Release 2013-07-02
Pages 288
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In 1903, on Coney Island, an elephant named Topsy was electrocuted, and over the past century, this bizarre, ghoulish execution has reverberated through popular culture with the whiff of urban legend. But it really happened, and many historical forces conspired to bring Topsy, Thomas Edison, and those 6600 volts of alternating current together that day. Tracing them all in Topsy The Startling Story of the Crooked Tailed Elephant, P.T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas Edison, journalist Michael Daly weaves together a fascinating popular history, the first book on this astonishing tale. At the turn of the century, the circus in America was at its apex with the circuses of P.T. Barnum and Adam Forepaugh (or 4-Paw) competing in a War of the Elephants, with declarations of whose pachyderms were younger, bigger, or more “sacred”. This brought Topsy to America, fraudulently billed as the first native-born, and caught between the circus disputes and the War of the Currents, in which Edison and George Westinghouse (and Nikola Tesla) battled over alternating versus direct current. Rich in period Americana, and full of circus tidbits and larger than life characters—both human and elephant—Topsy is a touching tale and an entertaining read.



Los Angeles Magazine

Los Angeles Magazine Author
ISBN-10
Release 2004-03
Pages 214
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Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.



Abe Son of Abraham

Abe  Son of Abraham Author Abe J. Bassett
ISBN-10 0615939392
Release 2014-02-03
Pages 296
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Abe, Son of Abraham begins as a series of well written and funny vignettes about the author's early years and his special relationship with his father. It concludes with remembrances of his uncles and aunts, immigrants from Lebanon. In between are stories of adventures of hitchhiking in Europe, serving in the Army in the Far East and traveling in the Middle East. The title derives from the fact that Abe and Abraham are Junior and Senior, leading to the book's dedication to the father whose influence permeated the life of the junior. Abe J. Bassett is Emeritus Professor of Theatre Arts at Wright State University, and former Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. He writes about his academic career and how his Theatre Arts department became the most outstanding undergraduate program in Ohio. Earlier he edited and published Memories of Rahija, stories of his mother. Altogether in 296 pages there are 55 entries in ten sections.



Forest and Stream

Forest and Stream Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015084559023
Release 1887
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Forest and Stream has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Forest and Stream also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Forest and Stream book for free.



Scripture Culture and Agriculture

Scripture  Culture  and Agriculture Author Ellen F. Davis
ISBN-10 9780521518345
Release 2009
Pages 234
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This book examines the theology and ethics of land use through critical biblical exegesis. It explores the biblical writers' pervasive concern for the care of arable land as a central religious obligation. Davis creates a conversation between ancient texts and contemporary agrarian writers, providing a fresh theological perspective on a contemporary problem.



So Many Ways to Begin

So Many Ways to Begin Author Jon McGregor
ISBN-10 9780008218683
Release 2017-01-01
Pages 384
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The Pacific Rural Press and California Farmer

The Pacific Rural Press and California Farmer Author
ISBN-10 SRLF:C0000186288
Release 1876
Pages
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The Pacific Rural Press and California Farmer has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Pacific Rural Press and California Farmer also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Pacific Rural Press and California Farmer book for free.



Walden

Walden Author Henry David Thoreau
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105004707696
Release 1882
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Walden has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Walden also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Walden book for free.



1984

1984 Author George Orwell
ISBN-10 9789881235602
Release 2016-07-29
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1984 is a dystopian novel by English author George Orwell published in 1949. The novel is set in Airstrip One, a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation. It is dictated by a political system named English Socialism under the control of the Inner Party, that persecutes individualism and independent thinking. Many of its terms and concepts, such as Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak, Room 101, telescreen, 2 + 2 = 5, and memory holes, have entered into common use since its publication. In 2005, the novel was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels.



The Interpretation of Cultures Text Only

The Interpretation of Cultures  Text Only Author Clifford Geertz
ISBN-10 9780008219475
Release 2016-09-29
Pages 356
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'One of the most articulate cultural anthropologists of this generation. Geertz has consistently attempted to clarify the meaning of 'culture' and to relate that concept to the actual behavior of individuals and groups.' -Elizabeth Colson, Contemporary Sociology



Book of Me

Book of Me Author Nannette Stone
ISBN-10 1593594984
Release 2008-06-01
Pages 192
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With hundreds of guided questions organized into sections about your past, present, and future, family history, and inner self, The Book of Me offers an excellent means to preserve memories and to discover hidden aspects of yourself. Here is the vehicle to embrace - with playfulness and intuitive insight - your own version of the life you have lived as you record the rudiments of a family history, the details of your life, and give expression to your inner voice. 192 lined pages. Hardcover books lie flat for ease of use. Archival, acid-free paper. Cloth spine, gold foil.



Lucky Me

Lucky Me Author Stacy T. Geere
ISBN-10 1578646359
Release 2010-07-01
Pages 179
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Lucky Me has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Lucky Me also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Lucky Me book for free.



The Love Dare

The Love Dare Author Alex Kendrick
ISBN-10 9781433679681
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 256
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Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often replaced with disappointment in the home. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. The Love Dare, the New York Times No. 1 best seller that has sold five million copies and was major plot device in the popular movie Fireproof, is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, The Love Dare is a journey you need to take. It’s time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage. This second edition also features a special link to a free online marriage evaluation, a new preface by Stephen and Alex Kendrick, minor text updates, and select testimonials from The Love Dare readers. Take the dare!



The Song of the Lark

The Song of the Lark Author Willa Cather
ISBN-10 9780486114484
Release 2012-03-05
Pages 320
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DIVThe portrait of a formidable woman who defies the limitations set on women of her time and social station to become an international opera star. /div