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Bay of Hope: Five Years in Newfoundland

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Bay of Hope: Five Years in Newfoundland

Bay of Hope: Five Years in Newfoundland by David Ward
English | April 17th, 2018 | ISBN: 1770413820 | 266 Pages | PDF | 1.29 MB

A “come from away” exploring love, loneliness, and adventure in remote Newfoundland

Quest for the Historical Apostles: Tracing Their Lives and Legacies

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Quest for the Historical Apostles: Tracing Their Lives and Legacies

Quest for the Historical Apostles: Tracing Their Lives and Legacies by W. Brian Shelton
English | April 21st, 2018 | ASIN: B0752V6QVP, ISBN: 0801098556 | 328 Pages | EPUB | 13.74 MB

The stories and contributions of the apostles provide an important entrée into church history. This comprehensive historical and literary introduction uncovers their lives and legacies, underscoring the apostles' impact on the growth of the early church.

BloodLine: You Spend Enough Time in Hell and You Get the Feeling You Belong

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BloodLine: You Spend Enough Time in Hell and You Get the Feeling You Belong

BloodLine: You Spend Enough Time in Hell and You Get the Feeling You Belong by John Turnipseed, Cecil Murphey
English | October 21st, 2014 | ASIN: B00NVN90HC, ISBN: 1424549388 | 224 Pages | EPUB | 7.37 MB

Torn from an idyllic life with a loving, extended family in 1960’s Alabama, young Johnny Turnipseed found himself in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a father he no longer recognized and empty cupboards. A.C. Turnipseed’s alcoholism and womanizing started a chain reaction of poverty, violence, addiction and despair that nearly destroyed three generations.

Anonimo, Antoine Vayer - Confessioni di un ciclista mascherato

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Anonimo, Antoine Vayer - Confessioni di un ciclista mascherato

Anonimo, Antoine Vayer - Confessioni di un ciclista mascherato
Italian | 2017 | 270 pages | ISBN: 8856657309 | EPUB | 0,4 MB

L'autore di questo libro è un corridore di alto livello, che ha preso parte con successo a tutti i grandi Giri - Francia, Italia, Spagna -, alle Olimpiadi e a tutte le classiche più importanti. Ha raccontato la sua storia ad Antoine Vayer, ex allenatore professionista, ora giornalista di spicco, già collaboratore di Le Monde e Liberation, considerato uno dei più grandi conoscitori di questo mondo. Il motivo per cui il ciclista deve restare anonimo è facile: è ancora in attività e non vuole restare disoccupato. Perché quel che racconta non fa piacere a nessuno. Un girone infernale, così viene descritto il sistema del ciclismo professionistico. Il carrozzone festante delle gare, i tifosi lungo le strade e tutta l'epica che accompagna le tappe sono solo uno scenario, dietro cui si svolgono i veri giochi.

Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia

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Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia

Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia by David H. Mould
English | January 31st, 2016 | ASIN: B01AHXFD10, ISBN: 0821421778, 082142176X | 324 Pages | EPUB | 9.26 MB

“An illuminating travelogue through Central Asia…. As a genial travel guide, Mould, an academic who doesn’t write like an academic, shows how one should resist the temptations to stereotype a culture too easily and understand it too quickly.” —Kirkus Reviews

White King: Charles I – Traitor, Murderer, Martyr

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White King: Charles I – Traitor, Murderer, Martyr

White King: Charles I – Traitor, Murderer, Martyr by Leanda de Lisle
English | January 11th, 2018 | ASIN: B01MQQNLM4, ISBN: 0701185864, 0701185872 | 432 Pages | EPUB | 27.24 MB

Less than forty years after the golden age of Elizabeth I, England was at war with itself. The bloody, devastating civil wars set family against family, friend against friend. At the head of this disintegrating kingdom was Charles I. His rule would change the face of the monarchy for ever.

The Last of His Mind: A Year in the Shadow of Alzheimer's

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The Last of His Mind: A Year in the Shadow of Alzheimer's

The Last of His Mind: A Year in the Shadow of Alzheimer's by John Thorndike
English | October 23rd, 2009 | ASIN: B004Z1GVX0, ISBN: 0804011222, 0804011362 | 256 Pages | EPUB | 4.07 MB

Joe Thorndike was managing editor of Life at the height of its popularity immediately following World War II. He was the founder of American Heritage and Horizon magazines, the author of three books, and the editor of a dozen more. But at age 92, in the space of six months he stopped reading or writing or carrying on detailed conversations. could no longer tell time or make a phone call. was convinced that the governor of Massachusetts had come to visit and was in the refrigerator.

Calm: Vintage Minis

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Calm: Vintage Minis

Calm: Vintage Minis by Tim Parks
English | June 8th, 2017 | ASIN: B01NCVDDMW, ISBN: 1784872598 | 95 Pages | EPUB | 1.61 MB

How do we find calm in our frantic modern world? Tim Parks – lifelong sceptic of all things spiritual - finds himself on a Buddhist meditation retreat trying to answer this very question. With brutal honesty and dry wit, he recounts his journey from disbelief to something approaching inner peace and tackles one of the great mysteries of our time – how to survive in this modern age.

You Are Mine: Drugged and Held in a Secret Bunker. This is My True Story of Escape.

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You Are Mine: Drugged and Held in a Secret Bunker. This is My True Story of Escape.

You Are Mine: Drugged and Held in a Secret Bunker. This is My True Story of Escape. by Isabel Eriksson
English | January 11th, 2018 | ASIN: B06Y5Z1LZ6, ISBN: 1785037110 | 256 Pages | EPUB | 3.72 MB

"I'm not going to let you go. It took longer than I'd bargained to get you unconscious. I'm planning to keep you here for a couple of years or so."

The Writer, the Lover and the Diplomat: Life with Carlos P. Romulo

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The Writer, the Lover and the Diplomat: Life with Carlos P. Romulo

The Writer, the Lover and the Diplomat: Life with Carlos P. Romulo by Beth Day Romulo & David F. Hyatt
English | August 3rd, 2015 | ASIN: B013DA7NKS, ISBN: 971273093X | 191 Pages | EPUB | 0.80 MB

Recently, after I had finished reading and checking this manuscript, I picked out several chapters at random, and read them again, and found myself laughing out loud. I hope my readers also find things to laugh about in this ‘tell it like it was’ memoir of my life. —BETH DAY ROMULO

Red Earth: A Vietnamese Memoir of Life on a Colonial Rubber Plantation (Ohio RIS Southeast Asia Series)

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Red Earth: A Vietnamese Memoir of Life on a Colonial Rubber Plantation (Ohio RIS Southeast Asia Series)

Red Earth: A Vietnamese Memoir of Life on a Colonial Rubber Plantation (Ohio RIS Southeast Asia Series) by Tran Bu Binh, Binh Tu Tran
English | September 15th, 2014 | ASIN: B00P2OUI1U, ISBN: 0896801195 | 135 Pages | EPUB | 0.15 MB

Phu Rieng was one of many French rubber plantations in colonial Vietnam; Tran Tu Binh was one of 17,606 laborers brought to work there in 1927, and his memoir is a straightforward, emotionally searing account of how one Vietnamese youth became involved in revolutionary politics. The connection between this early experience and later activities of the author becomes clear as we learn that Tran Tu Binh survived imprisonment on Con Son island to help engineer the general uprising in Hanoi in 1945.

Modern Muslims: A Sudan Memoir

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Modern Muslims: A Sudan Memoir

Modern Muslims: A Sudan Memoir by Steve Howard
English | October 26th, 2016 | ASIN: B01KHSOY4M, ISBN: 0821422316, 0821422308 | 231 Pages | EPUB | 5.34 MB

Steve Howard departed for the Sudan in the early 1980s as an American graduate student beginning a three-year journey in which he would join and live with the Republican Brotherhood, the Sufi Muslim group led by the visionary Mahmoud Mohamed Taha. Taha was a religious intellectual who participated in the early days of Sudan’s anticolonial struggle, but quickly turned his movement into a religious reform effort based on his radical reading of the Qur’an. He was executed in 1985 for apostasy.

One Monk, Many Masters: The Wanderings of a Simple Buddhist Monk

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One Monk, Many Masters: The Wanderings of a Simple Buddhist Monk

One Monk, Many Masters: The Wanderings of a Simple Buddhist Monk by Paul Breiter
English | September 26th, 2017 | ASIN: B0757JSX9H, ISBN: 1945934115 | 268 Pages | EPUB | 0.92 MB

In 1969, Paul Breiter was among the throngs of disaffected youth who traveled to the exotic East, seeking to escape the cultural and spiritual upheavals at home. He traveled first to India, thinking that indulging the senses would be his means of finding God. Instead, he found himself at a monastery in Thailand, taking the precepts of a Buddhist monk. He would spend the next seven years in robes, not indulging the senses, but depriving them.

Last Man Out: Glenn McDole, USMC, Survivor of the Palawan Massacre in World War II

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Last Man Out: Glenn McDole, USMC, Survivor of the Palawan Massacre in World War II

Last Man Out: Glenn McDole, USMC, Survivor of the Palawan Massacre in World War II by Bob Wilbanks
English | September 13, 2004 | ISBN: 0786418222 | EPUB | 169 pages | 2.8 MB

Atul Gawande - Con cura. Diario di un medico deciso a fare meglio

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Atul Gawande - Con cura. Diario di un medico deciso a fare meglio

Atul Gawande - Con cura. Diario di un medico deciso a fare meglio
Italian | 2018 | 242 pages | ASIN: B0795CW1TB | EPUB | 0,5 MB

Atul Gawande racconta la sua professione attraverso episodi minimi, come quello della vecchia signora ricoverata perché semplicemente "non si sentiva troppo bene" e che dovrà la vita solo alla coscienziosità del medico che la segue; o di massima gravità e urgenza, come quando si trova di fronte ai corpi dilaniati dalla guerra in Iraq. Ognuna delle tre parti del libro è dedicata alle condizioni fondamentali per il successo in medicina, in una professione nella quale si deve costantemente progredire, ci si deve affinare, perfezionare. Il primo requisito è la scrupolosità, la necessità di prestare sufficiente attenzione ai dettagli per evitare errori e superare gli ostacoli. Una virtù che sembra facile, ma che è in realtà diabolicamente difficile e Gawande lo dimostra con tre storie..