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Every Doctor

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"Every Doctor spoke to me deeply and personally ... as we face the challenges of 21st Century medical practice, I felt cared for, much like I do when visiting my personal family doctor. Every Doctor will speak to you as well." Associate Professor Sandy Buchman, Family Physician Practising in Palliative Care, President-Elect of the Canadian Medical Association "As implicit in the title, the book reaches out to every doctor from recent graduates to the experienced – general practitioner and specialist. The message is universal, timeless and challenging." Emeritus Professor John Murtagh, Department of General Practice, School of Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Australia "Michael and Leanne are indeed the best family doctors to author Every Doctor because they have demonstrated in this book how much they understand about us as medical practitioners, as leaders and advocates, and about our journeys and our future. They share precious experience and offer precious advice." Dr Donald Li (Hong Kong, China), President, World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA), 2018-2020 "If you ever feel like giving up medicine - and all of us have those sorts of days - then this remarkable, courageous and joyful book is the one for you." Dr Iona Heath CBE, President, Royal College of General Practitioners (2009-2012) ‘Every Doctor’ is about thriving in medicine at a time of massive advances and changes in global health systems and medical services. The book is a must-read for doctors of all specialties at all stages of their careers wherever they practise in the world, because exemplary care of patients, peers, profession and self is a lifelong journey.

How to Shit Around the World

How to Shit Around the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jane Wilson-Howarth
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How to Shit Around the World by Jane Wilson-Howarth Summary

This book deals with the litany of the traveler's basic health problems. Readers will learn how to avoid and deal with: Traveler's Diarrehea Unhealthy water Weird foods Strange Toilets Dehydration Gastroenteritis Immunization Lack of adequate hygiene Worms Snakes, Spiders and Leeches Going outside Bathing The special problems of children Issues with seniors

Kidding Around

Kidding Around Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hilary Bradt,James Lowen
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Kidding Around by Hilary Bradt,James Lowen Summary

Becoming a parent need to not put an end to wanderlust. That’s the message in this new anthology from Bradt, the latest in a series of collections of real-life tales focusing on different aspects of travel. With contributions from a range of both well-known, professional travel writers and newer writers from the UK and North America, this engaging and entertaining compilation of 37 stories lifts the lid on the perils and joys of travelling with babies, toddlers and teenagers in locations spanning five continents. Contributors include renowned travel writer Dervla Murphy, National Geographic Traveller Editorial Director Maria Pieri, multi-award winning authors Adrian Phillips and Mike Unwin, and nature writers Amy-Jane Beer and Nicola Chester to name just a few. Potentially life-threatening situations, confessions of inept parenting and celebrations of derring-do are all part of the mix. There’s plenty of adventurous travel, from trekking with toddlers in the Himalayas to sailing en famille across the Atlantic Ocean and the first circumnavigation of Mauritius by bicycle. Read how one mother threatens to dump her baby on jobsworth airport officials, how a father inadvertently takes his daughters to a brothel, and how one family turned up six hours early for a flight. and still managed to miss it. Join families paddling with crocodiles and getting their jeep stuck on a beach as the tide is coming in, or eleven-month-old Rory as he eats alongside marine iguanas and three-year-old Quin who befriends a family of cockroaches. At times comical, hair-raising or just plain fun, there are also magical moments with wild creatures or in wild places. For anyone who has ever travelled with children, or wondered what it must be like to head out into the unknown with little ones in tow, this is a captivating read.

To Oldly Go

To Oldly Go Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian Jackman
Editor: Bradt Guides
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To Oldly Go by Brian Jackman Summary

Collectie van 41 waargebeurde reisverhalen van 60-plussers.

The Eight-eyed Lord of Kathmandu

The Eight-eyed Lord of Kathmandu Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Abhay K.
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
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The Eight-eyed Lord of Kathmandu by Abhay K. Summary

In these rapturous poems, Abhay K. catches the allure and mystique of Kathmandu, its maze of medieval streets, thronged bazaars, twilit courtyards, the aromas of its ancient alleyways, the drift of incense from its crumbling temples, and the raucous chant of its life. He is the all-seeing eye, the seer who brings to light a city and its people with a rare immediacy of speech and a boundless imaginative empathy.

Rethinking Social Studies and History Education

Rethinking Social Studies and History Education Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cameron White
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Rethinking Social Studies and History Education by Cameron White Summary

The book is unique in that it mixes theory and practical applications in rethinking traditional social studies education. It focuses on essays integrating media, popular culture, and alternative texts for teaching and learning in social studies and history education through a social education lens. Social education integrates social studies, media / popular culture, and cultural studies all within a social justice framework. The text provides 20+ curriculum themes with strategies to connect in teaching and learning, along with resources to extend depth of understanding. In addition, the pedagogical philosophy inherent in the essays is student-centered learning focusing on issues, problem, and project-based instruction. Although the themes are generally social studies and history focused, the links to media and popular culture can be integrated in other disciplines.

\A Glimpse of the Sinless Star

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"\A Glimpse of the Sinless Star" by George Griffith. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lisa See
Editor: Random House
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See Summary

Lily is haunted by memories–of who she once was, and of a person, long gone, who defined her existence. She has nothing but time now, as she recounts the tale of Snow Flower, and asks the gods for forgiveness. In nineteenth-century China, when wives and daughters were foot-bound and lived in almost total seclusion, the women in one remote Hunan county developed their own secret code for communication: nu shu (“women’s writing”). Some girls were paired with laotongs, “old sames,” in emotional matches that lasted throughout their lives. They painted letters on fans, embroidered messages on handkerchiefs, and composed stories, thereby reaching out of their isolation to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. With the arrival of a silk fan on which Snow Flower has composed for Lily a poem of introduction in nu shu, their friendship is sealed and they become “old sames” at the tender age of seven. As the years pass, through famine and rebellion, they reflect upon their arranged marriages, loneliness, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood. The two find solace, developing a bond that keeps their spirits alive. But when a misunderstanding arises, their lifelong friendship suddenly threatens to tear apart. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a brilliantly realistic journey back to an era of Chinese history that is as deeply moving as it is sorrowful. With the period detail and deep resonance of Memoirs of a Geisha, this lyrical and emotionally charged novel delves into one of the most mysterious of human relationships: female friendship. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lisa See's Peony in Love.

Snow

Snow Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Giles Whittell
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1982105496
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Snow by Giles Whittell Summary

Brimming with interesting facts and surprising anecdotes, this scientific and cultural history opens our eyes to the wonders of one of nature’s most delicate, delightful, and deadly phenomena: SNOW! Perfect for fans of The Hidden Life of Trees and Rain. Go on an extraordinary journey across centuries and continents to experience the wonders of snow; from the prehistoric humans that trekked and even skied across it tens of thousands of years ago to the multi-billion-dollar industry behind our moving, making, and playing with snow. Blending accessible writing with fascinating science, Giles Whittell explores how snow dictates where we live, provides us with drinking water, and has influenced countless works of art and more. Whittell also uncovers compelling mysteries of this miraculous substance, such as why avalanches happen, how snow saved a British prime minister’s life, where the legend of the yeti comes from, and the terrifying truth behind the opening ceremony of the 1960 winter Olympics. Filled with in-depth research and whip-smart prose, Snow is an eye-opening and charming book that illuminates one of the most magnificent wonders of nature.

Pieces of Me

Pieces of Me Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lizbeth Meredith
Editor: She Writes Press
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In 1994, Lizbeth Meredith said good-bye to her four- and six year-old daughters for a visit with their non-custodial father only to learn days later that they had been kidnapped and taken to their father's home country of Greece. Twenty-nine and just on the verge of making her dreams of financial independence for her and her daughters come true, Lizbeth now faced a $100,000 problem on a $10 an hour budget. For the next two years fueled by memories of her own childhood kidnapping, Lizbeth traded in her small life for a life more public, traveling to the White House and Greece, and becoming a local media sensation in order to garner interest in her efforts. The generous community of Anchorage becomes Lizbeth's makeshift family?one that is replicated by a growing number of Greeks and expats overseas who help Lizbeth navigate the turbulent path leading back to her daughters.

China Tripping

China Tripping Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeremy A. Murray,Perry Link,Paul G. Pickowicz
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
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China Tripping by Jeremy A. Murray,Perry Link,Paul G. Pickowicz Summary

This unique book is the first to bring together a group of leading China experts to reflect on their cultural and social encounters while travelling and living in the PRC. Covering nearly a half-century, these stories open a vivid window on a rapidly evolving country and on the zigzag learning curve of the China trippers themselves.

Eternal on the Water

Eternal on the Water Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph Monninger
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Cobb, a devoted teacher and nature-lover, takes a sabbatical from his New England boys prep school seeking to experience what Henry David Thoreau and the transcendentalists did in the early nineteenth century. Kayaking to the last known spot where the American writer and philosopher camped four years before he died, he encounters the beautiful free-spirited Mary. Also a teacher, avid bird-watcher, and deft adventurist, Mary is flirtatious and beguiling, and the two soon become inseparable. Mary is like no one Cobb has ever met before, but he gets the feeling that she is harboring a secret. Eventually she shares her fears with Cobb—that she may be carrying the gene for a devastating, incurable illness that runs in her family. Finding strength in their commitment to one another, the two embark on a journey that is filled with joy, anguish, hope, and most importantly, unending love. Set against the sweeping natural backdrops of Maine’s rugged backcountry, the exotic islands of Indonesia, scenic Yellowstone National Park, and rural New England, Tender River is a timeless and poignant love story that will captivate readers everywhere.

Miss Bellard's Inspiration

Miss Bellard's Inspiration Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Dean Howells
Editor: Jazzybee Verlag
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'Miss Bellard’s Inspiration' has a charm altogether out of proportion to its pretensions. It is no more than a novelette in dimensions, and its story is of the simplest. but displays in the telling a very delicate art. There are six people concerned — Miss Ballard and her fiancé, the aunt and uncle with whom they spend a few days in the country, and a married couple who are their guests by chance. This couple proves to be singularly mismated, and the spectacle afforded by their bickerings so alarms the heroine that she discards her lover, lest some such future may be in store for them also. She speaks by way of explanation, about ‘that strange sort of feeling I had that we would be like them, if we married, and that there was not room in the world for two such quarrelsome couples’ Later on, when the jangling pair have reached the point of imminent divorce, the rejected lover makes the following plea for a resumption of the old relations: ‘If they are separated for good and all, don’t you see that it gives us our chance?’ The argument is convincing, and these are the words in which the heroine describes her capitulation: 'The point was a very fine one, and I kept losing it; but he never did; and he held me to it, so that when he did go away, I promised him that I would think about it. I did think about it, and before morning I had a perfect inspiration. My inspiration was that when I was so helpless to reason it out for myself, I ought to leave it altogether to him, and that is why we are going to be married in the spring.’ This is the orthodox conclusion, if brought about by whimsical means, but we cannot escape a certain concern for the young man’s future.

Delphi Complete Works of William Dean Howells (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of William Dean Howells (Illustrated) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Dean Howells
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William Dean Howells, the realist master known as "The Dean of American Letters", produced an enormous oeuvre of works that had a lasting influence on American literature. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Howells’ complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Howells’ life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 41 novels, with individual contents tables * Many rare novels available in no other collection * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Includes Howells’ complete travel writing, with many rare texts appearing here for the first time in digital print * Many rare essays and non-fiction works * Features two autobiographies - discover Howells’ literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels THEIR WEDDING JOURNEY A CHANCE ACQUAINTANCE A FOREGONE CONCLUSION THE LADY OF THE AROOSTOOK THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY A FEARFUL RESPONSIBILITY DR. BREEN’S PRACTICE A MODERN INSTANCE A WOMAN’S REASON THE RISE OF SILAS LAPHAM INDIAN SUMMER THE MINISTER’S CHARGE ANNIE KILBURN APRIL HOPES A HAZARD OF NEW FORTUNES THE SHADOW OF A DREAM A BOY’S TOWN THE QUALITY OF MERCY AN IMPERATIVE DUTY THE WORLD OF CHANCE THE COAST OF BOHEMIA A TRAVELER FROM ALTRURIA THE DAY OF THEIR WEDDING THE LANDLORD AT LION’S HEAD THE STORY OF A PLAY RAGGED LADY THEIR SILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY THE FLIGHT OF PONY BAKER THE KENTONS QUESTIONABLE SHAPES LETTERS HOME LETTERS OF AN ALTRURIAN TRAVELLER SON OF ROYAL LANGBRITH MISS BELLARD’S INSPIRATION BETWEEN THE DARK AND THE DAYLIGHT THROUGH THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE THE WHOLE FAMILY FENNEL AND RUE NEW LEAF MILLS: A CHRONICLE THE LEATHERWOOD GOD THE VACATION OF THE KELWYNS The Shorter Fiction SUBURBAN SKETCHES CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY EDITHA STORIES OF OHIO SEEN AND UNSEEN AT STRATFORD-UPON-AVON LITERATURE AND LIFE: SHORT STORIES AND ESSAYS THE DAUGHTER OF THE STORAGE AND OTHER THINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE A PAIR OF PATIENT LOVERS AND OTHER STORIES BOY LIFE STORIES AND READINGS SELECTED FROM THE WORKS OF WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS MISCELLANEOUS STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Farces THE PARLOR CAR OUT OF THE QUESTION A COUNTERFEIT PRESENTMENT THE SLEEPING CAR THE MOUSE-TRAP AND OTHER FARCES MISCELLANEOUS FARCES The Poetry Collections POEMS STOPS OF VARIOUS QUILLS The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Travel Writing VENETIAN LIFE ITALIAN JOURNEYS THREE VILLAGES TUSCAN CITIES A LITTLE SWISS SOJOURN LONDON FILMS CERTAIN DELIGHTFUL ENGLISH TOWNS ROMAN HOLIDAYS AND OTHERS SEVEN ENGLISH CITIES FAMILIAR SPANISH TRAVELS The Non-Fiction LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN MODERN ITALIAN POETS IMPRESSIONS AND EXPERIENCES LITERARY FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCE LITERATURE AND LIFE MR. CHARLES W. CHESNUTT’S STORIES FRANK NORRIS A PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNTER-CURRENT IN RECENT FICTION IMAGINARY INTERVIEWS HEROINES OF FICTION ÉMILE ZOLA HENRY JAMES, JR. INTRODUCTIONS TO VARIOUS WORKS The Autobiographies MY YEAR IN A LOG CABIN YEARS OF MY YOUTH Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

The Name of this Book Is Secret

The Name of this Book Is Secret Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pseudonymous Bosch
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316039926
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Read the series that's sold more than 2 million copies--if you dare! Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.

Delphi Complete Poetical Works of The Confederation Poets (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Poetical Works of The Confederation Poets (Illustrated) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles G. D. Roberts,Bliss Carman,Archibald Lampman,Duncan Campbell Scott
Editor: Delphi Classics
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Delphi Complete Poetical Works of The Confederation Poets (Illustrated) by Charles G. D. Roberts,Bliss Carman,Archibald Lampman,Duncan Campbell Scott Summary

The Confederation Poets were a group of Canadian English-language poets of the late nineteenth century whose work expressed the national consciousness inspired by the Confederation of 1867. Their transcendental and romantic praise of the Canadian landscape would go on to dominate Canadian poetry until the twentieth century. They were also called the Maple Tree School due to how their verses portrayed a touching love for the Canadian landscape. The term ‘Confederation Poets’ was coined by the Canadian professor and literary critic Malcolm Ross, who singled out four poets: Charles G. D. Roberts (1860–1943); Bliss Carman (1861–1929); Archibald Lampman (1861–1899); and Duncan Campbell Scott (1862–1947). They composed poems in a classic form, often on themes of love or philosophical speculation against the backdrop of nature; and they all reacted to Canada’s growing industrialisation, favouring a retreat to the as yet unspoiled wilderness. This comprehensive volume of the Delphi Poets Series presents the complete poetical works of the four principal members of the Confederation Poets, with numerous illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to the life and works of the Confederation Poets * Concise introduction to the Confederation Poets * The complete poetical works of the four principal Confederation Poets: Roberts, Carman, Lampman (the ‘Canadian Keats’) and Scott * Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the poems * Special alphabetical contents tables for all four poets * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Features two biographies — discover the literary lives of the Confederation Poets * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to see our wide range of poet titles CONTENTS: The Life and Poetry of Confederation Poets Brief Introduction: Confederation Poets Charles G. D. Roberts Orion and Other Poems In Divers Tones Songs of the Common Day and, Ave! An Ode for the Shelley Centenary The Book of the Native Poems, 1901 New York Nocturnes and Other Poems The Book of the Rose New Poems The Sweet o’ the Year and Other Poems The Vagrant of Time The Iceberg and Other Poems Charles G. D. Roberts: List of Poems in Alphabetical Order Bliss Carman Low Tide on Grand Pré Songs From Vagabondia A Seamark: A Threnody for Robert Louis Stevenson Behind The Arras Ballads of Lost Haven By The Aurelian Wall and Other Elegies More Songs From Vagabondia A Winter Holiday Last Songs From Vagabondia Ode on the Coronation of King Edward Pipes of Pan I. From The Book of Myths Pipes of Pan II. From the Green Book of the Bards Pipes of Pan III. Songs of the Sea Children Pipes of Pan IV. Songs from a Northern Garden Pipes of Pan V. From the Book of Valentines Sappho: One Hundred Lyrics The Rough Rider and Other Poems Echoes from Vagabondia April Airs The Vengeance of Noel Brassard Far Horizons Later Poems Bliss Carman: List of Poems in Alphabetical Order Archibald Lampman Among the Millett and Other Poems Lyrics of Earth Two Poems Privately Issued to their Friends at Christmastide Alcyone and Other Poems Sonnets Poems and Ballads David and Abigail The Story of an Affinity At the Long Sault and Other New Poems Archibald Lampman: List of Poems in Alphabetical Order Duncan Campbell Scott The Magic House and Other Poems Labor and the Angel New World Lyrics and Ballads Via Borealis Lundy’s Lane and Other Poems Beauty and Life The Poems of Duncan Campbell Scott The Green Cloister: Later Poems The Circle of Affection and Other Pieces Duncan Campbell Scott: List of Poems in Alphabetical Order The Biographies Memoir of Archibald Lampman by Duncan Campbell Scott Three Fredericton Poets by Lorne Albert Pierce Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of poetry titles or buy the entire Delphi Poets Series as a Super Set

The Complete Chronicles Of Conan

The Complete Chronicles Of Conan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert E. Howard
Editor: Gateway
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Conan the Cimmerian: the boy-thief who became a mercenary, who fought and loved his way across fabled lands to become King of Aquilonia. Neither supernatural fiends nore demonic sorcery could oppose the barbarian warrior as he wielded his mighty sword and dispatched his enemies to a bloody doom on the battlefields of the legendary Hyborian age. Collected together in one volume for the very first time, in chronological order, are Robert E. Howard's tales of the legendary hero, as fresh and atmospheric today as when they were first published in the pulp magazines of more than seventy years ago. Compiled by and with a foreward and afterword by award-winning writer and editor Stephen Jones.

To Bless the Space Between Us

To Bless the Space Between Us Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John O'Donohue
Editor: Convergent Books
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From the author of the bestselling Anam Cara comes a beautiful collection of blessings to help readers through both the everyday and the extraordinary events of their lives. John O’Donohue, Irish teacher and poet, has been widely praised for his gift of drawing on Celtic spiritual traditions to create words of inspiration and wisdom for today. In To Bless the Space Between Us, his compelling blend of elegant, poetic language and spiritual insight offers readers comfort and encouragement on their journeys through life. O’Donohue looks at life’s thresholds—getting married, having children, starting a new job—and offers invaluable guidelines for making the transition from a known, familiar world into a new, unmapped territory. Most profoundly, however, O’Donohue explains “blessing” as a way of life, as a lens through which the whole world is transformed. O’Donohue awakens readers to timeless truths and shows the power they have to answer contemporary dilemmas and ease us through periods of change.

The Start Conan the Barbarian Super Pack

The Start Conan the Barbarian Super Pack Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert E. Howard
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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The editors at www.fantasticstoriesoftheimagination.com present the Conan Super Pack: twenty-three short stories and poems and a full length novel. Conan the Barbarian was the greatest hero of the Hyborian Age. Orphaned at a young age he was forced to live by his wits, brawn, and the skill of his sword arm. This mighty warrior rises from obscurity to one day become the King of Aquilonia. Included are twelve wonderful original illustrations. The Hyborian Age The Phoenix on the Sword The Scarlet Citadel The Tower of the Elephant Black Colossus The Slithering Shadow The Pool of the Black One Gods of the North Shadows in Zamboula Shadows in the Moonlight Queen of the Black Coast The Devil in Iron The People of the Black Circle A Witch Shall Be Born Rogues in the House Jewels of Gwahlur Beyond the Black River The Hour of the Dragon Red Nails; Adventurer At The Bazaar Dreams Of Nineveh The Gates of Nineveh Empire's Destiny

75+ Ralph Waldo Emerson Collection. Illustrated

75+ Ralph Waldo Emerson Collection. Illustrated Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, abolitionist, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and his ideology was disseminated through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures. Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of transcendentalism in his 1836 essay "Nature". Essays The Conduct of Life Fate Power Wealth Culture Behaviour Worship Considerations by the Way Beauty Illusions Essays: First Series History. Self-reliance. Compensation. Spiritual laws. Love. Friendship. Prudence. Heroism. The over-soul. Circles. Intellect. Art. Nature The American Scholar Poems May-Day and Other Pieces MAY-DAY THE ADIRONDACS BRAHMA NEMESIS FATE FREEDOM ODE SUNG IN THE TOWN HALL, CONCORD, JULY 4, 1857 BOSTON HYMN READ IN MUSIC HALL, JANUARY 1, 1863 VOLUNTARIES LOVE AND THOUGHT UNA BOSTON GOD WITH THE FATHERS, SO WITH US, LETTERS RUBIES MERLIN’S SONG THE TEST SOLUTION HYMN SUNG AT THE SECOND CHURCH, AT THE ORDINATION OF REV. CHANDLER ROBBINS NATURE I NATURE II THE ROMANY GIRL DAYS MY GARDEN THE CHARTIST’S COMPLAINT THE TITMOUSE THE HARP SEASHORE SONG OF NATURE TWO RIVERS WALDEINSAMKEIT TERMINUS THE NUN’S ASPIRATION APRIL MAIDEN SPEECH OF THE AEOLIAN HARP CUPIDO THE PAST THE LAST FAREWELL LINES WRITTEN BY THE AUTHOR’S BROTHER, EDWARD BLISS EMERSON, WHILST SAILING OUT OF BOSTON HARBOR, BOUND FOR THE ISLAND OF PORTO RICO, IN 1832 IN MEMORIAM E. B. E. Elements and Mottoes EXPERIENCE COMPENSATION POLITICS HEROISM CHARACTER CULTURE FRIENDSHIP SPIRITUAL LAWS BEAUTY MANNERS ART UNITY WORSHIP PRUDENCE NATURE THE INFORMING SPIRIT CIRCLES INTELLECT GIFTS PROMISE CARITAS POWER WEALTH ILLUSIONS The Snow-Storm Concord Hymn

The Tales of Conan the Barbarian (A Collection of Short Stories)

The Tales of Conan the Barbarian (A Collection of Short Stories) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert E. Howard
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The Tales of Conan the Barbarian (A Collection of Short Stories) by Robert E. Howard Summary

These early works by Robert E. Howard were originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing them with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Tales of Conan the Barbarian' is a compilation of Howard's stories in the Conan series and include 'Beyond the Black River', 'Black Colossus', 'Queen of the Black Coast', and many more. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard - a bookish and somewhat introverted child - was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, 'Golden Hope Christmas' and 'West is West'. In 1924 he sold his first piece - a short caveman tale titled 'Spear and Fang' - for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard's most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the 'sword and sorcery' genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Complete Works of Robert E. Howard

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Robert Erving Howard is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre. Howard remains a highly read author, with his best works still reprinted, and is one of the best-selling fantasy writers of all time. Howard's distinctive literary style relies on a combination of existentialism, poetic lyricism, violence, grimness, humour, burlesque, and a degree of hardboiled realism.

Gods of the North

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Gods of the North Robert Ervin Howard - A Classic Conan Tale.Howard was born and raised in the state of Texas. He spent most of his life in the town of Cross Plains with some time spent in nearby Brownwood. A bookish and intellectual child, he was also a fan of boxing and spent some time in his late teens bodybuilding, eventually taking up amateur boxing. From the age of nine he dreamed of becoming a writer of adventure fiction but did not have real success until he was 23. Thereafter, until his death at the age of 30 by suicide, Howard's writings were published in a wide selection of magazines, journals, and newspapers, and he had become successful in several genres. Although a Conan novel was nearly published into a book in 1934, his stories never appeared in book form during his lifetime. The main outlet for his stories was in the pulp magazine Weird Tales.

Gods of the North

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Eternal Glimpses - A Poet's Legacy

Eternal Glimpses - A Poet's Legacy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Davi,Lorna M. Davi
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An autobiographical collaboration of subsequent journal entries of a poet delves behind the scenes of solitary tedium and introspection when a spark catches between the heart and brain and transforms into a pulsing literary song on the printed page. Based in Brooklyn, New York in the twentieth century, the written word comes alive through a city dweller that gives his life for his art in the all-too-often darkness of poverty and the clash with social expectations. While a friendly narrative of a life story threads into a likeable character, the poetic expressions, observations, and essays surpass politics, social issues of the day, and religion and exposes the richness of beauty and the limitations of being human. Melancholic in tone, the writing dares to challenge the astute reader to explore the deeper and unspoken aspects of the human condition.

The Kitchen Whisperers

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A beautifully written tribute to the people who teach us to cook and guide our hands in the kitchen, by a founding editor of Saveur. The cooking lessons that stick with us are rarely the ones we read in books or learn through blog posts or YouTube videos (depending on your generation); they’re the ones we pick up as we spend time with good cooks in the kitchen. Dorothy Kalins, founding editor of Savuer magazine, calls the people who pass on their cooking wisdom her Kitchen Whisperers. Consciously or not, they help make us the cooks we are—and help show the way to the kind of cooks we have the potential to become. Dorothy’s prolific career in food media means many of her Kitchen Whisperers are some of the best chefs around (though the lessons she’s learned from fellow home cooks are just as important). For Dorothy, a lifetime of exposure to incredible cooks and chefs means that she can’t enter her kitchen without hearing the voices of mentors and friends with whom she cooked over the years as they reveal their favorite techniques. Marcella Hazan warns her against valuing look over flavor. Christopher Hirsheimer advises that sometimes water is the best liquid to add to a dish rather than stock or wine. Her onetime Southern mother-in-law wisely knows that not everyone who asks for a biscuit is food hungry. Woven through the text are dozens of narrative recipes, from her mother’s meat loaf to David Tanis’s Swiss Chard Gratin. The Kitchen Whisperers will prompt older readers to identify and cherish the food mentors in their own lives, just as it will inspire younger readers to seek them out. Stories and recipes from Dorothy’s notable connections will inspire the creative food journeys of all.

THE CONAN SAGA

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"Howard was the Thomas Wolfe of fantasy, and most of his Conan tales seem to almost fall over themselves in their need to get out." - Stephen King "A hero of mythic proportion, fashioned by a storyteller who helped define what a modern fantasy should be. "Rogues in the House" is one of the finest tales of sword and sorcery ever written." - Raymond E. Feist "Handsome." - Fantasy and Science Fiction Conan the Cimmerian: the boy-thief who became a mercenary, who fought and loved his way across fabled lands to become King of Aquilonia. Neither supernatural fiends nore demonic sorcery could oppose the barbarian warrior as he wielded his mighty sword and dispatched his enemies to a bloody doom on the battlefields of the legendary Hyborian age. Collected together in one volume are - besides the poem Cimmeria - A Poem (1932) and the essay The Hyborian Age - Conan's World (1936) - Robert E. Howard's tales of the legendary hero, as fresh and atmospheric today as when they were first published in the pulp magazines of more than seventy years ago: The Tower Of The Elephant (1933), Rogues In The House (1934), Shadows In The Moonlight (1934), Black Colossus (1933), Queen Of The Black Coast (1934), The Slithering Shadow (1933), A Witch Shall Be Born (1934), The Devil In Iron (1934), The People Of The Black Circle (1934), Shadows In Zamboula (1935), The Pool Of The Black One (1930), Beyond The Black River (1935), The Black Stranger (1932), Red Nails (1936), Jewels Of Gwalhur (1935), The Phoenix On The Sword (1932), The Scarlet Citadel (1933) and The Hour Of The Dragon (1935).

Conan

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The definitive edition of Conan, featuring every story published in Robert E. Howard's lifetime Arranged in what contemporary scholars consider the preferred reading order, this exhaustive new collection of Conan stories covers every piece that Robert E. Howard published in the thirties, and includes his essay on the world of Conan, The Hyborean Age. The perfect starting place for anyone interested in one of the greatest heroic characters of all time, Conan has been lovingly produced by Broadsword Books as an introduction to their new Broadsword Legacy imprint. At over 800 pages and including a new introduction covering the life of Robert E. Howard and his career writing Conan, this is a must-have volume for any fan of heroic fantasy.

Claimed by a Demon King

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The moment the demon King Thorne of the Third Realm set eyes on the mortal huntress Sable, he knew she was his fated one. The fiery, dangerous female awakened hungers he had never experienced before, a dark craving and passion that has consumed him in their time apart. As the lunar cycle wanes, she enters his world again and nothing will stand in the way of him claiming his forever with her—not the relentless assault from the Fifth Realm or the dark elf male determined to seduce her out of his grasp. Intent on achieving the coveted position of commander at Archangel, Sable leads her small team into the dark underworld and the Third Realm, to a war where her allies are the very creatures she normally hunts—vampires, werewolves, and demons. Her eagerness to lead the deadly mission has everything to do with winning her promotion, and nothing to do with the kingdom’s brash, lethally seductive demon king—a king who stirred fierce desire and wildfire heat in her with just a look and an innocent touch when they first met, and has been in her wicked dreams ever since. As the gathering storm between rivals unleashes irresistible passion that flares white-hot and the heat of the battle brings life-shattering realisations, can Sable place her duty before her heart? Or will she surrender to her deepest desires and be claimed by a demon king? Claimed by a Demon King is the second novel in the Eternal Mates Romance series, a fated mates paranormal romance featuring a possessive royal demon hero who will stop at nothing to claim his mate, a cast of vampires, demons, dark elves, wolf shifters, immortals and demon hunters, and full of action and adventure--and steamy scenes! This book can be read out of order. All Eternal Mates world books have no cliffhangers, a guaranteed happily ever after, some strong language and sexy times. Enjoy! If you like Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark, Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunters and Larissa Ione's Demonica world, you won't be able to put down the addictive Eternal Mates series of fated mate romances packed with dark elves, vampires, shifters, demons, angels, witches and fae in a huge detailed world that will leave you breathless! Step into a passionate, lush, and powerful paranormal romance series from a New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Paranormal Romance Author of over 60 books... Paranormal Romance Books in the Eternal Mates Series Book 1: Kissed by a Dark Prince Book 2: Claimed by a Demon King Book 3: Tempted by a Rogue Prince Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar Book 5: Craved by an Alpha Book 6: Bitten by a Hellcat Book 7: Taken by a Dragon Book 8: Marked by an Assassin Book 9: Possessed by a Dark Warrior Book 10: Awakened by a Demoness Book 11: Haunted by the King of Death Book 12: Turned by a Tiger Book 13: Tamed by a Tiger Book 14: Treasured by a Tiger Book 15: Unchained by a Forbidden Love Book 16: Avenged by an Angel Book 17: Seduced by a Demon King Book 18: Scorched by Darkness Book 19: Inflamed by an Incubus Book 20: Craved by a Wolf Book 21: Bewitched by a Vampire ... next book in the Eternal Mates series coming soon! Keywords: paranormal, paranormal romance, paranormal romance books for adults, fated mates, fated mates romance, demons, demon romance, fantasy romance, dark fae, dark elves, demon hunters, immortals, dark fae romance, angels, angel romance, alpha hero, strong heroine, action, long series, adventure, no cliffhangers, guaranteed HEA, happily ever after

The Greatest Fantasy Classics of Robert E. Howard

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Robert Ervin Howard (1906-1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre. Howard created Conan the Barbarian, a character whose cultural impact has been compared to such icons as Batman, Count Dracula, James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, and Tarzan. Table of Contents: 'Conan the Barbarian' Stories: Cimmeria The Hyborian Age — Conan's World The Frost Giant's Daughter (Gods of the North) The God in the Bowl The Tower of the Elephant Rogues in the House Shadows in the Moonlight (Iron Shadows in the Moon) Black Colossus Queen of the Black Coast The Slithering Shadow (Xuthal of the Dusk) A Witch Shall Be Born The Devil in Iron The People of the Black Circle Shadows in Zamboula (Man-Eaters of Zamboula) The Pool of the Black One Beyond the Black River The Black Stranger Red Nails Jewels of Gwahlur (The Teeth of Gwahlur) The Phoenix on the Sword The Scarlet Citadel The Hour of the Dragon (Conan the Conqueror) Kings of the Night The 'Solomon Kane' Stories: Red Shadows Skulls in the Stars Rattle Of Bones The Moon of Skulls The Hills of the Dead The Footfalls Within Wings in the Night Solomon Kane's Homecoming - A Poem The 'Bran Mak Morn' Stories: Kings of the Night Worms of the Earth The Children of the Night The 'Turlogh Dubh O'Brien' Stories: The Dark Man The Gods of Bal-Sagoth The 'James Allison' Stories: The Valley of the Worm The Garden Of Fear Other Fantasy Stories: Almuric People of the Dark Black Canaan Spear and Fang The Voice of El-Lil Witch from Hell's Kitchen

The Coming of Conan

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The start of one of the greatest fantasy stories ever told. Contains the first short stories featuring Robert E. Howard’s legendary Conan, one of the most iconic fantasy characters in history, on a rarified list next to Gandalf and Harry Potter. Also includes stories of of Kull of Atlantis, and an essay on the history of their world. Includes "The Tower of the Elephant," "The God in the Bowl," "Rogues in the House," "The Frost-Giant’s Daughter," and "Queen of the Black Coast." Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Greatest Adventures of Robert E. Howard (80+ Titles in One Edition)

The Greatest Adventures of Robert E. Howard (80+ Titles in One Edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert E. Howard
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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: 'Conan the Barbarian' Saga: Cimmeria The Hyborian Age The Frost Giant's Daughter The God in the Bowl The Tower of the Elephant Rogues in the House Shadows in the Moonlight Black Colossus Queen of the Black Coast The Slithering Shadow A Witch Shall Be Born The Devil in Iron The People of the Black Circle Shadows in Zamboula The Pool of the Black One Beyond the Black River The Black Stranger Red Nails Jewels of Gwahlur The Phoenix on the Sword The Scarlet Citadel The Hour of the Dragon The 'Kull' Saga: The King and the Oak The Shadow Kingdom The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune Kings of the Night The 'Solomon Kane' Saga: Red Shadows Skulls In The Stars Rattle Of Bones The Moon Of Skulls The Hills Of The Dead The Footfalls Within Wings In The Night The 'Bran Mak Morn' Saga: Kings Of The Night Worms Of The Earth The Children Of The Night The 'Turlogh Dubh O'Brien' Saga: The Dark Man The Gods Of Bal-Sagoth The 'James Allison' Saga: The Valley Of The Worm The Garden Of Fear The 'Sailor Steve Costigan' Saga: The Pit Of The Serpent The Bull-Dog Breed Sailor's Grudge Fist And Fang The Iron Man Winner Take All Waterfront Fists Champ Of The Forecastle Alleys Of Peril The TNT Punch Texas Fists The Sign Of The Snake Blow The Chinks Down! Breed Of Battle Circus Fists… The 'El Borak' Series The 'Cormac Fitzgeoffrey' Series The 'Kirby O'Donnell' Series The 'Black Vulmea' Saga The 'Steve Harrison' Series The 'Wild Bill Clanton' Collection Robert Howard (1906-1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres.

The Greatest Works of Robert E. Howard: 300+ Titles in One Edition

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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Greatest Works of Robert E. Howard: 300+ Titles in One Edition". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Robert Ervin Howard (1906 – 1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre. In the pages of the Depression-era pulp magazine Weird Tales, Howard created Conan the Barbarian, a character whose cultural impact has been compared to such icons as Batman, Count Dracula, James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, and Tarzan. Table of Contents: Fantasy Stories: 'Conan the Barbarian' Stories The 'Kull' Stories The 'Solomon Kane' Stories The 'Bran Mak Morn' Stories The 'Turlogh Dubh O'Brien' Stories The 'James Allison' Stories Other Fantasy Stories Boxing Stories: The 'Sailor Steve Costigan' Stories Other Boxing Stories Western Stories: The 'Breckinridge Elkins' Stories The 'Pike Bearfield' Stories The 'Buckner Jeopardy Grimes' Stories Other Western Stories Historical Stories: The 'El Borak' Stories The 'Cormac Fitzgeoffrey' Stories The 'Kirby O'Donnell' Stories The 'Black Vulmea' Stories The 'Helen Tavrel' Story Other Historical Stories Horror Stories: The 'John Kirowan' Stories The Faring Town Saga The 'De Montour' Stories The Weird West Stories Other Weird Menace Other Cthulhu Mythos Stories Other Horror Stories Detective Stories: The 'Steve Harrison' Stories Spicy Stories: The 'Wild Bill Clanton' Stories Poetry Essays and Articles Letters A Tribute Poem

Conan The Barbarian - All 20 Books in One Edition

Conan The Barbarian - All 20 Books in One Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert E. Howard
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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "Conan The Barbarian - All 20 Books in One Edition". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Cimmeria - A Poem The Hyborian Age — Conan's World The Frost Giant's Daughter (Gods of the North) The God in the Bowl The Tower of the Elephant Rogues in the House Shadows in the Moonlight (Iron Shadows in the Moon) Black Colossus Queen of the Black Coast The Slithering Shadow (Xuthal of the Dusk) A Witch Shall Be Born The Devil in Iron The People of the Black Circle Shadows in Zamboula (Man-Eaters of Zamboula) The Pool of the Black One Beyond the Black River The Black Stranger Red Nails Jewels of Gwahlur (The Teeth of Gwahlur) The Phoenix on the Sword The Scarlet Citadel The Hour of the Dragon (Conan the Conqueror) Conan the Barbarian (also known as Conan the Cimmerian) is a fictional sword and sorcery hero who originated in pulp fiction magazines and has since been adapted to books, comics, several films (including Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer), television programs (cartoon and live-action), video games, role-playing games and other media. Robert Ervin Howard (1906-1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre.

Conan: The Collected Novels

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Conan the Cimmerian is one of the most iconic fantasy characters in history, on a rarified list next to Gandalf and Harry Potter. This collection includes all 18 of Robert E. Howard’s stories starring the legendary barbarian. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Snow Queen

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Beautiful and heartbreaking, comic and tragic, The Snow Queen once again proves that Michael Cunningham is one of the great novelists of his generation Michael Cunningham's luminous novel begins with a vision. It's November 2004. Barrett Meeks, having lost love yet again, is walking through Central Park when he is inspired to look up at the sky; there he sees a pale, translucent light that seems to regard him in a distinctly godlike way. Barrett doesn't believe in visions—or in God—but he can't deny what he's seen. At the same time, in the not-quite-gentrified Bushwick neighbourhood of Brooklyn, Tyler, Barrett's older brother, a struggling musician, is trying—and failing—to write a song for Beth, his wife-to-be, who is seriously ill. Tyler is determined to write a wedding song that will be not merely a sentimental ballad, but an enduring expression of love. Barrett, haunted by the light, turns unexpectedly to religion. Tyler grows increasingly convinced that only drugs can release his creative powers. Beth tries to face mortality with as much courage as she can summon. Cunningham follows the Meeks brothers as each turns down a different path in his search for transcendence. In subtle, lucid prose, he demonstrates a profound empathy for his conflicted characters and a singular understanding of what lies at the depth of the human soul.

The Conan the Barbarian Stories

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An action-packed collection of Conan the Barbarian’s wild adventures. In this unparalleled collection from a literary mastermind, swordsman Conan the Barbarian faces powerful sorcerers, deadly creatures, and ruthless armies of thieves. With his character Conan the Barbarian, author Robert E. Howard single-handedly invented the genre that came to be known as sword and sorcery. In this volume are eighteen Conan stories, including a classic of dark fantasy, “The Phoenix and the Sword,” and the classic adventure “The Devil in Iron.” These timeless stories feature Conan the raw and dangerous youth, Conan the daring thief, Conan the swashbuckling pirate, and Conan the commander of armies, and bring to mind the pulp tales that dominated the mid-twentieth century. The Conan the Barbarian Stories includes “The Phoenix on the Sword,” “The Scarlet Citadel,” “The Tower of the Elephant,” “Black Colossus,” “The Slithering Shadow,” “The Pool of the Black One,” “Rogues in the House,” “Gods of the North,” “Shadows in the Moonlight,” “Queen of the Black Coast,” “The Devil in Iron,” “The People of the Black Circle,” “A Witch Shall be Born,” “Jewels of Gwahlur,” “Beyond the Black River,” “Shadows in Zamboula,” “Red Nails,” and “The Hyborian Age.” This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Silent Barrier

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Glimpse at Art of Japan

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First published in 1876, when many considered Japanese art a mere curiosity, A Glimpse at the Art of Japan presents Jarves remarkable examination of the problems of Japanese aesthetics, offering a penetrating analysis of the historical, religious, and social influences on the development of art in Japan. Supporting the thesis that art gives true expression to the aspirations of a nation, Jarves discusses such issues as: the influence of Shintoism and Buddhism on Japanese art; Buddhism as the "nursery of art"; the Japanese aesthetic ideal and the Grecian form; the literature and poetry of Japan; Japanese decorative and ornamental art; and the Japanese conception of Nature—all in addition to a continuing discussion of the distinguishing characteristics of Japanese aesthetics.

The Orchid Thief

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean’s wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower—the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii—a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America’s strange flower-selling subculture, through Florida’s swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles who help him and the forces of justice who fight him. In the end, Orlean—and the reader—will have more respect for underdog determination and a powerful new definition of passion. In this new edition, coming fifteen years after its initial publication and twenty years after she first met the “orchid thief,” Orlean revisits this unforgettable world, and the route by which it was brought to the screen in the film Adaptation, in a new retrospective essay. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Praise for The Orchid Thief “Stylishly written, whimsical yet sophisticated, quirkily detailed and full of empathy . . . The Orchid Thief shows [Orlean’s] gifts in full bloom.”—The New York Times Book Review “Fascinating . . . an engrossing journey [full] of theft, hatred, greed, jealousy, madness, and backstabbing.”—Los Angeles Times “Orlean’s snapshot-vivid, pitch-perfect prose . . . is fast becoming one of our national treasures.”—The Washington Post Book World “Orlean’s gifts [are] her ear for the self-skewing dialogue, her eye for the incongruous, convincing detail, and her Didion-like deftness in description.”—Boston Sunday Globe “A swashbuckling piece of reporting that celebrates some virtues that made America great.”—The Wall Street Journal

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