The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Author: James Thurber
Publsiher: The Creative Company
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781583415863
ISBN 13: 1583415866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Book Review:

A henpecked husband copes with the frustrations of his dull life by imagining he is a fearless airplane pilot, a brilliant doctor, and other dashing figures.

The Garden Magazine

The Garden Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1915
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: RUTGERS:39030033914872
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead
Author: Ayn Rand
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN 10: 0143194623
ISBN 13: 9780143194620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fountainhead Book Review:

When The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. This edition contains a special afterword by Rand’s literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, which includes excerpts from Ayn Rand’s own notes on the making of The Fountainhead. As fresh today as it was then, here is a novel about a hero—and about those who try to destroy him.

Parental Kidnapping in America

Parental Kidnapping in America
Author: Maureen Dabbagh
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2011-12-08
ISBN 10: 0786489057
ISBN 13: 9780786489053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parental Kidnapping in America Book Review:

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice reported an average of 200,000 cases of parental kidnapping each year. More than just the byproduct of a nasty custody dispute, parental kidnapping—defined as one parent taking his or her child and denying access of the child to the other parent—represents a form of child abuse that has sometimes resulted in the sale, abandonment and even death of children. This candid exploration of parental kidnapping in America from the eighteenth century to the present clarifies many misconceptions and reveals how the external influences of American social, political, legal, and religious culture can exacerbate family conflict, creating a social atmosphere ripe for abduction.

The Apothecary

The Apothecary
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1909
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951002689856B
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Language of the Heart

Language of the Heart
Author: Eva Desiree van den Berg
Publsiher: Blue Dome Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-02-27
ISBN 10: 1935295950
ISBN 13: 9781935295952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Language of the Heart Book Review:

This book seeks to examine how Sufi thought might provide critical understanding of contemporary life and a pathway towards the recovery of a more meaningful existence. Rumi’s mystical teachings are of great value at a time of rampant materialism and indiscriminate consumerism, and have the potential to illuminate the precarious state of the world, as well as revitalize contemporary social critique, eco-philosophy and bio-semiotics in what is increasingly being regarded as a post-secular age.

Garden and Home Builder

Garden and Home Builder
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1909
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000055673020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Garden Home Builder

Garden   Home Builder
Author: William Tyler Miller
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1915
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015031006151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How to Drink from the Fountain of Youth

How to Drink from the Fountain of Youth
Author: Rich Tola
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09
ISBN 10: 9780578725376
ISBN 13: 0578725371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Seizing the Light

Seizing the Light
Author: Robert Hirsch
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2017-04-07
ISBN 10: 1317371836
ISBN 13: 9781317371830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seizing the Light Book Review:

The definitive history of photography book, Seizing the Light: A Social & Aesthetic History of Photography delivers the fascinating story of how photography as an art form came into being, and its continued development, maturity, and transformation. Covering the major events, practitioners, works, and social effects of photographic practice, Robert Hirsch provides a concise and discerning chronological account of Western photography. This fundamental starting place shows the diversity of makers, inventors, issues, and applications, exploring the artistic, critical, and social aspects of the creative process. The third edition includes up-to-date information about contemporary photographers like Cindy Sherman and Yang Yongliang, and comprehensive coverage of the digital revolution, including the rise of mobile photography, the citizen as journalist, and the role of social media. Highly illustrated with full-color images and contributions from hundreds of artists around the world, Seizing the Light serves as a gateway to the history of photography. Written in an accessible style, it is perfect for students newly engaging with the practice of photography and for experienced photographers wanting to contextualize their own work.

Kitchen Confidential

Kitchen Confidential
Author: Anthony Bourdain
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2000-05-22
ISBN 10: 158234082X
ISBN 13: 9781582340821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kitchen Confidential Book Review:

A New York City chef who is also a novelist recounts his experiences in the restaurant business, and exposes abuses of power, sexual promiscuity, drug use, and other secrets of life behind kitchen doors.

Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Publsiher: HarperPerennial
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780007241767
ISBN 13: 0007241763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angela s Ashes Book Review:

'Angela's Ashes' is the memoir of retired schoolteacher Frank McCourt. He grew up in New York in the 1930s and in Ireland in the 1940s, in a large family, with an alcoholic father. It is a story of courage and survival against apparently overwhelming odds.

The Circle

The Circle
Author: Dave Eggers
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN 10: 0345808606
ISBN 13: 9780345808608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Circle Book Review:

LONGLISTED 2015 – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, bestselling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

Internet Success

Internet Success
Author: Charles M. Schweik,Robert C. English
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0262017253
ISBN 13: 9780262017251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internet Success Book Review:

A systematic examination of the factors that influence the success or abandonment of open-source software projects and the implications for other kinds of collaborations. The use of open-source software (OSS)--readable software source code that can be copied, modified, and distributed freely--has expanded dramatically in recent years. The number of OSS projects hosted on SourceForge.net (the largest hosting Web site for OSS), for example, grew from just over 100,000 in 2006 to more than 250,000 at the beginning of 2011. But why are some projects successful--that is, able to produce usable software and sustain ongoing development over time--while others are abandoned? In this book, the product of the first large-scale empirical study to look at social, technical, and institutional aspects of OSS, Charles Schweik and Robert English examine factors that lead to success in OSS projects and work toward a better understanding of Internet-based collaboration. Drawing on literature from many disciplines and using a theoretical framework developed for the study of environmental commons, Schweik and English examine stages of OSS development, presenting multivariate statistical models of success and abandonment. Schweik and English argue that analyzing the conditions of OSS successes may also inform Internet collaborations in fields beyond software engineering, particularly those that aim to solve complex technical, social, and political problems.

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs  Basil E  Frankweiler
Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010-12-21
ISBN 10: 1442431261
ISBN 13: 9781442431263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler Book Review:

Run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with E. L. Konigsburg’s beloved classic and Newbery Medal­–winning novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler—now available in a deluxe keepsake edition! Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away…so she decided to run not from somewhere but to somewhere. That was how Claudia and her brother, Jamie, ended up living in the Metropolitan Museum of Art—and right in the middle of a mystery that made headlines. Celebrate the legacy of the Newbery Medal–winning classic with this special edition.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
Author: Sherman Alexie
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-01-10
ISBN 10: 0316219304
ISBN 13: 9780316219303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Book Review:

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

God Help the Child

God Help the Child
Author: Toni Morrison
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-04-21
ISBN 10: 030739977X
ISBN 13: 9780307399779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Help the Child Book Review:

The new novel from Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child is a searing tale about the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the life of the adult. At the centre: a woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life; but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love until she told a lie that ruined the life of an innocent woman, a lie whose reverberations refuse to diminish.... Booker, the man Bride loves and loses, whose core of anger was born in the wake of the childhood murder of his beloved brother ... Rain, the mysterious white child, who finds in Bride the only person she can talk to about the abuse she's suffered at the hands of her prostitute mother ... and Sweetness, Bride's mother, who takes a lifetime to understand that "what you do to children matters. And they might never forget."

The Fountains of Silence

The Fountains of Silence
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 0698174518
ISBN 13: 9780698174511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fountains of Silence Book Review:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray comes a gripping, extraordinary portrait of love, silence, and secrets under a Spanish dictatorship. Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming promise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography--and fate--introduce him to Ana, whose family's interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War--as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of difficult decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city. Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history's darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence--inspired by the true postwar struggles of Spain. Includes vintage media reports, oral history commentary, photos, and more. Praise for The Fountains of Silence "Spain under Francisco Franco is as dystopian a setting as Margaret Atwood’s Gilead in Ruta Sepetys’s suspenseful, romantic and timely new work of historical fiction . . . Like [Shakespeare's family romances], 'The Fountains of Silence' speaks truth to power, persuading future rulers to avoid repeating the crimes of the past." --The New York Times Book Review “Full of twists and revelations…an excellent story, and timely, too.” --The Wall Street Journal "A staggering tale of love, loss, and national shame." --Entertainment Weekly * "[Sepetys] tells a moving story made even more powerful by its placement in a lesser-known historical moment. Captivating, deft, and illuminating historical fiction." --Booklist, *STARRED REVIEW* * "This gripping, often haunting historical novel offers a memorable portrait of fascist Spain." --Publishers Weekly, *STARRED REVIEW* * "This richly woven historical fiction . . . will keep young adults as well as adults interested from the first page to the last." --SLC, *STARRED REVIEW* * "Riveting . . . An exemplary work of historical fiction." --The Horn Book, *STARRED REVIEW*

The Fountain

The Fountain
Author: Darren Aronofsky
Publsiher: Universe Pub
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X030106948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fountain Book Review:

A companion to the forthcoming movie by the director of Pi traces a man's multiple-lifetime struggle to save a woman he loves and describes the concepts and visuals of the film as discussed by creators Ari Handel and Darren Aronofsky, in a volume complemented by production stills and original art. (Performing Arts)

The Saga of the Century Trilogy

The Saga of the Century Trilogy
Author: Rebecca West
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 1006
Release: 2012-09-11
ISBN 10: 1453276475
ISBN 13: 9781453276471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Saga of the Century Trilogy Book Review:

Three novels in one volume following the artistic and eccentric Aubrey family in the years surrounding the Great War. In The Fountain Overflows,Papa Aubrey’s wife and twin daughters, Mary and Rose, are piano prodigies, his young son, Richard Quin, is a lively boy, and his eldest daughter, Cordelia, is a beautiful and driven young woman with musical aspirations. But the talented and eccentric Aubrey family rarely enjoys a moment of harmony, as its members struggle to overcome the effects of their patriarch’s spendthrift ways. Now they must move so that their father can find stable employment. Despite the daunting odds, the Aubreys hope that art will save them from the cacophony of a life sliding toward poverty. In The Real Night, a talented musician and her kin ponder what being young women on their own will entail. Abandoned by their feckless father, Rose and her family must move beyond their comfortable drawing room to discover a world of kind patrons, music teachers, and concert hall acclaim, but also domestic strife, anti-Semitism, and social pressure to marry. Set before World War I, Rebecca West’s intimate, eloquent family portrait brings to life a time when women recognized their own voices and the joys of living off one’s own talents. In Cousin Rosamund, Mary and Rose Aubrey have found success as accomplished pianists in the years after the war. But despite their travels and material rewards, they remain apart from society. When their cherished cousin Rosamund surprises them by marrying a man they feel is beneath her, the sisters must reconsider what love means to them and how they can find a sense of spiritual wellbeing on their own, without the guidance of their family. “Very few writers have managed to be more knowledgeable and profound in their thinking,” said the Los Angeles Times about Rebecca West, and the Saga of the Century is a collection of three absorbing novels inspired partly by her own life.