Author: bell hooks
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 550The skin I'm in is just a covering. It cannot tell my story. The skin I'm in is just a covering. If you want to know who I am, you have got to come inside and open your heart way wide. Celebrating all that makes us unique and different, Skin Again offers new ways to talk about race and identity. Race matters, but only so much--what's most important is who we are on the inside. Looking beyond skin, going straight to the heart, we find in each other the treasures stored down deep. Learning to cherish those treasures, to be all we imagine ourselves to be, makes us free. This award-winning book, with its myriad of faces, introduces a strong message of loving yourself and others that will appeal to parents of our youngest readers.
Independent Living on the Last Frontier
Author: Tricia Brown,Nancy Gates
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
Category: House & Home
View: 1632The Alaska Homesteader’s Handbook is a remarkable compilation of practical information for living in one of the most impractical and inhostpitable landscapes in the United States. More than forty pioneer types ranging from their mid-nineties to mid-twenties describe their reasons for choosing to live their lives on Alaska and offer useful instructions and advice that made that life more livable. Whether it’s how to live among bears, build an outhouse, cross a river, or make birch syrup, each story gives readers a window to a life most will never know but many still dream about. Dozens of photographs and more than 100 line drawings illustrate the real-life experiences of Alaska settlers such as 1930s New Deal colonists, demobilized military who stayed after World War II, dream seekers from the ’60s and ’70s, and myriad others who staked their claim in Alaska.
Author: Lincoln Peirce
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 9305For fans of the hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, here comes the seventh novel in the New York Times bestselling series Big Nate. BIG NATE IS LIVING IT UP! Principal Nichols wants Nate to be buddies with new kid Breckenridge Puffington III and show him around. But that’s no easy task when Breckenridge is a plant-doodling total fun-sponge. There’s also something strangely familiar about this guy. . . . What in the world could it be? Meet BIG NATE, Mr. Big-time Doodler and definitely NOT the teacher’s pet.
Author: Clifford D. Simak
Publisher: Open Road Media
View: 6956This award-winning science fiction classic explores a far-future world inhabited by intelligent canines who pass down the tales of their human forefathers. Thousands of years have passed since humankind abandoned the city—first for the countryside, then for the stars, and ultimately for oblivion—leaving their most loyal animal companions alone on Earth. Granted the power of speech centuries earlier by the revered Bruce Webster, the intelligent, pacifist dogs are the last keepers of human history, raising their pups with bedtime stories, passed down through generations, of the lost “websters” who gave them so much but will never return. With the aid of Jenkins, an ageless service robot, the dogs live in a world of harmony and peace. But they now face serious threats from their own and other dimensions, perhaps the most dangerous of all being the reawakened remnants of a warlike race called “Man.” In the Golden Age of Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein, Clifford D. Simak’s writing blazed as brightly as anyone’s in the science fiction firmament. Winner of the International Fantasy Award, City is a magnificent literary metropolis filled with an astonishing array of interlinked stories and structures—at once dystopian, transcendent, compassionate, and visionary.
Author: Ian Fleming
Publisher: New Canadian Library
View: 1527British Secret Service agent James Bond, a.k.a. 007, is sent to investigate the enigmatic Mr. Big, a mysterious criminal with ties to voodoo, who is believed to be a SMERSH operative helping to fund Soviet activity in New York. While on his mission, Bond falls for the beautiful Solitaire, Mr. Big’s fortune-telling girlfriend. James Bond is one of the most iconic characters in 20th-century literature. In addition to the 12 novels and 9 short stories written by Ian Fleming, there have been over 40 novels and short stories written about the spy by other authors, and 26 films produced, starring actors such as Sean Connery and Daniel Craig as 007. Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
Author: Dianne Hales
Publisher: Cengage Learning
View: 5617You can learn it and live it with AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: BRIEF, Fifth Edition, the vivid and fascinating text that introduces you to research, information, and recommendations related to health and healthy lifestyles. Full of visual spark and written to encourage behavior change, this text's clear and engaging writing style, addresses the issues related to health and wellness that affect college students now as well as the issues that you'll face in their future. You'll explore a broad range of topics, research, and examples that resonate with college life, and you'll learn the importance of changing poor behaviors-and how to go about changing those behaviors for good. With AN INVITATION TO HEALTH and its practical information that you can use now, you'll quickly learn to assess and change your own behaviors and apply your new knowledge to your life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Frank Holland
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 9029Against a background of illegal gay bars and varied people who patronized them, we see the double life gays led during the closeted 1950s. Louie, after his first sexual experience, moves to Chicago to be with Joey, the factory worker who brought him out. Joey, reluctant to be involved, encourages Louie to restrict gay life to nighttime and weekends while appearing straight at work or with ones family and straight friends. Later their pretended buddy-buddy friendship is further complicated when the two jointly undertake the care of Joeys mother, who is dying of cancer. Chicago, during the closeted 1950s, when even the meaning of the word GAY took a divergent path. Book Reviews "Beautifully rendered semi-autobiographical fiction that sheds light on a little-studied era in American cultural history, and a very plausible picture of pre-gay rights America during the age of Eisenhower. DEBUT is not only the story of a life, but a valuable cross-section of gay culture in pre-Stonewall Chicago. Holland's prose is admirably unpretentious, and he has a journalist's eye for detail. He keeps a respectful distance from his characters and tells their stories -- and his, for that matter -- with objectivity and grace. This perfect balance allows him to avoid coming off as either hyper clinical or melodramatic. While the literary landscape of the book is home to more than a few eccentric figures, the author's tack keeps them from ever turning into camp stereotypes. A gorgeous near-memoir." --Kirkus Discoveries
Author: Ian Fleming
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
View: 7977James Bond is about to be cashiered out of Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The British agent whose exploits have been followed by millions of readers around the world, who has thwarted such arch-criminals as Dr. No and Goldfinger, now finds himself on a last-chance mission. Sick with grief over the death of Tracy, his beautiful wife of a day, Bond has bungled two important assignments. As You Only Live Twice opens, Bond faces an unspoken ultimatum. He must make good on a vital mission to Japan or his career in the service will be finished.... In this latest adventure novel the inimitable Ian Fleming unfolds a spellbinding tale of the Orient—of sensuous pleasure and maniacal torture—of a suicide garden of sulphurous fumaroles and poisonous plants surrounding a pool of man-eating piranha—of a lissome beauty named Kissy Suzuki—and of James Bond’s appointment with destiny in a place of easy death.
Author: Edward Bellamy
Category: Boston (Mass.)
View: 9555Set in Boston on December 26, 2000, but written before the turn of the nineteenth century, this classic Utopian novel is more significant and relevant than ever with its reappearance this millennium. Addressing moral and material concerns of late nineteenth century industrial America through romantic narrative, Bellamy suggests a fictionalized society in which war, poverty, and malice do not exist.
Author: Max Allan Collins
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
View: 1888QUARRY'S BACK – FOR HIS TOUGHEST JOB EVER. The ruthless professional killer known as Quarry long ago disappeared into a well-earned retirement. But now a media magnate has lured the restless hitman into tackling one last lucrative assignment. The target is an unlikely one: Why, Quarry wonders, would anyone want a beautiful young librarian dead? And why in hell does he care? On the 30th anniversary of the enigmatic assassin's first appearance, bestselling author Max Allan Collins brings him back for a dark and deadly mission where the last quarry may turn out to be Quarry himself.
The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue
Author: Michael J. Tougias,Casey Sherman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 7816Documents the 1952 Coast Guard mission to save the crews of two oil tankers that were torn in half by the force of one of New England's worst nor'easters.
A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
Author: Don Miguel Ruiz,Janet Mills
Publisher: Amber-Allen Publishing
View: 3808Bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. • A New York Times bestseller for over 7 years • Over 5.2 million copies sold in the U.S. • Translated into 38 languages worldwide Don Miguel Ruiz’s book is a roadmap to enlightenment and freedom.” — Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success “An inspiring book with many great lessons . . .” — Wayne Dyer, Author, Real Magic “In the tradition of Castaneda, Ruiz distills essential Toltec wisdom, expressing with clarity and impeccability what it means for men and women to live as peaceful warriors in the modern world.” — Dan Millman, Author, Way of the Peaceful Warrior
10 Traits for Maximum Results
Author: Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
View: 3669An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s powerful message of faith and inspiration. In this phenomenal bestseller, “written with the sole objective of helping the reader achieve a happy, satisfying, and worthwhile life,” Dr. Peale demonstrates the power of faith in action. With the practical techniques outlined in this book, you can energize your life—and give yourself the initiative needed to carry out your ambitions and hopes. You’ll learn how to: · Believe in yourself and in everything you do · Build new power and determination · Develop the power to reach your goals · Break the worry habit and achieve a relaxed life · Improve your personal and professional relationships · Assume control over your circumstances · Be kind to yourself
Author: Dave Richard Palmer
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
View: 1532Discusses George Washington's military strategies during the American Revolution and how his particular tactics aided in defeating the British army, including his utilization of European training techniques and his moral leadership.