That Was Then, This Is Now

Author: S. E. Hinton

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780141378367

Category: Young adult fiction

Page: 176

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Byron and Mark are like brothers but when they get to 16 things begin to change. Byron is into girls but Mark is only interested in making money, yet they still enjoy hustling pool games in Charlie's Bar. When Charlie is killed defending them in a brawl Byron and Mark begin to drift apart. Byron is in love with Cathy and has to make the decision of his life when her drug-addicted brother goes missing.
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The Originals: Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Om Books International

ISBN: 9352762932

Category: Fiction

Page: 888

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Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina was first published in serial instalments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. A canvas exploring a diverse array of themes—matrimony, politics, philosophy, altruism, adultery, religion and death, it is a masterpiece in realist fiction. Anna Karenina, a married aristocrat and socialite from St. Petersburg, falls in love with Count Vronsky, a suave military officer. Hemmed in by the laws of the Russian Orthodox Church, Anna is indecisive and anxious about leaving her husband and starting a new life with Vronsky. A social outcast, Anna is a voracious reader and detests fakery that she feels her husband epitomises. Unfortunately, with her growing suspicion of Vronsky’s fidelity, her affair brings her more misery than joy. Eventually, her paranoia leads her to taking her own life. ‘Flawless as a work of art’ is how Fyodor Dostoyevsky described Anna Karenina.
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Originals

How Non-conformists Change the World

Author: Adam Grant

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753551772

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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WINNER of the Chartered Management Institute's (CMI's) Mangement Book of the Year Awards 2017, JP Morgan's Best Summer Read 2018, and a #1 New York Times Bestseller! ‘Extraordinary’ JJ Abrams ‘Fascinating’ Arianna Huffington ‘Inspire creativity and change’ Richard Branson ‘One of my favourite thinkers’ Malcolm Gladwell ‘Masterful’ Peter Thiel ‘One of the great social scientists of our time’ Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet ‘Fresh research, counter-intuitive insights, lively writing, practical calls to action’ The Financial Times The New York Times bestselling author examines how people can drive creative, moral, and organisational progress—and how leaders can encourage originality in their organisations. How can we originate new ideas, policies and practices without risking it all? Adam Grant shows how to improve the world by championing novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battling conformity, and bucking outdated traditions. Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt. Parents will learn how to nurture originality in children, and leaders will discover how to fight groupthink to build cultures that welcome dissent. Told through dazzling case studies of people going against the grain, you’ll encounter an entrepreneur who pitches the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who challenged secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees who don’t criticize him, and the TV executive who saved Seinfeld from the cutting room floor. Originals will give you groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and how to change the world.
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The Strivers

Adventure in Science, and Significance Forging a Fueled Future for Mankind

Author: Phil Wallace Payne

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477115021

Category: Science

Page: 180

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Civilization is in an energy crisis. Human beings have wasted away the majority of their natural resources, but without energy, the world will die. Who will come to the rescue? In secret, a technical team of geniuses has developed a way to harvest usable and never ending energy from polar seas. In concept, their mission is simple; in delivery, it proves to be difficult and possibly tragic. The Strivers tells a story of life, love, and the labors undertaken by a brave few who believe in the energy of the ocean. From diverse backgrounds, the team is brought together by a shared mission; they change each other, and relationships evolve that never would have flourished without the worlds energy crisis. They are inventors, but they are also human beings, looking for connection in an inhospitable place. With luck, the team will find a way to convert ocean energy into the next great fuel for mankind. If they fail, they will not only lose their own lives, but they will cause the extinction of planet Earth. Human life is in the hands of the strivers, who must harness the fury of the sea to save the world. Will they succeed, or will the weakness of their humanity make them fail?
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Rachmanism in Ereshkigal

Author: James Hendershot

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490714251

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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The Lilith series continues as she had barely escaped her universe sliding through the cosmos to settle in her new universe and, after accepting her new goddess role with all its powers, form her new throne. She forms her new trinity by adding Sabina and Medica to her godhead. Once prepared to govern her new galaxy, she shockingly discovers that many empires of evil control the majority of her solar systems. She attacks the Gormlaith and discovers they also control solar systems in one of her neighboring galaxies. She ventures to this galaxy and pleads her case to the god that sits upon that throne. From this bloodbath appears the Great Queen ?????????, who had assassinated her husband to remove his evil coup. Upon her death, her granddaughter Queen Dceralsky falls victim to a tortuous overthrow. After their victory, Lilith rewrites the laws of the heavens and hosts the marriages of Queen Dceralsky and Princess Dceralsky. Afterwards, Lilith returns to rebuilding her galaxy by attacking the empires created by the Lebonite Brothers, followed by the T?donl? Empire. Lilith is called to the universe's throne along with her flame, the god Bogovi. Before this throne she declares that the previous gods of Ereshkigal were evil. The only way this throne can punish these previous gods is if she declares Rachmanism, which gives the throne power to destroy them, which creates all-out war with the forces of evil. The evil forces quickly overwhelm them as Lilith proceeds to greet her demise.
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The Endless Steppe

Author: Esther Hautzig

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241384052

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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THE ENDLESS STEPPE is based on the author's true-life experience. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. Esther Rudomin was ten years old when, in 1941, she and her family were arrested by the Russians for being 'capitalists' and transported to Siberia. The next five years spent were spent in exile where they went barefoot and hungry until the end of the Second World War. Despite the hardships endured, Esther's story radiates optimism and is a beautiful example of the resilience of the human spirit. Readers inspired by The Diary of Anne Frank, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas or The Book Thief will love this book too. The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O'Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.
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The Outsiders

Poets of Contemporary Ireland

Author: Frank Kersnowski (Louis)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English poetry

Page: 201

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The Red Pony

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141962828

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Young Jody Tiflin lives on his father's California ranch. He is thrilled when his father gives him a red pony, and later promises him the colt of a bay mare. Both these gifts bring joy to Jodi's life - but tragedy soon follows. As Jodi begins to learn the harsh lessons of life and death, he starts to understand what growing-up and becoming an adult really means.
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The Outsiders

Poets of Contemporary Ireland

Author: Frank L. Kersnowski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English poetry

Page: 201

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