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Offensive Rebound

By MJ Fields
  • Writer : MJ Fields
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Publisher : MJ Fields
  • Number of Pages : 332
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 847
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TRAE It's a call that changes my life--and my little girl's. Years ago, playing for the NBA was the dream, but the Seattle Stallions suck. Worse than that, my old teammate is now the star center--not to mention my number one rival. There has to be a catch, some sort of agenda. Before I was injured, I was the best. Now? There's no way they want me. But when I see the roster and salaries, it all comes together. It's a chance to get on the court again and change our lives. And I just can't wait for the opportunity to finally take him down. What I never counted on is Courtney Cohen being the game changer. COURTNEY I inherited the Bad News Bears of the NBA. When I discovered the star center, my ex fiancé, cheating on me, all I want is to jump ship before the whole thing sinks. But with revenge on my mind, I exact a plan. Take down the dirty player and save my father's dream. Suddenly twelve minutes is too little time, and one season isn’t long enough.

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  • Pdf File: how-to-film-truth.pdf

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How to Film Truth explores the history of documentary film as a search for truth by filmmakers, and a journey of discovery for subjects and audiences. This process, the act of documenting, exploring, and reflecting on our reality in all its created beauty, wonder, and mystery can itself be a devotional practice. The history can be seen as moving from actuality to ecstasy, from propaganda to empathy, and finally to confessional, emotional, personal, and communal healing.

Sugar Mill Stories

By Sue Hastings
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn Code : 152450453X
  • Number of Pages : 316
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 229
  • Pdf File: sugar-mill-stories.pdf

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On a small Caribbean island, Will Mattison controls everything, even the death and interment of his son-in-law, Charles Collier. Ava Collier, Charless mom, arrives on the island for the funeral and soon understands that she must stay to uncover the truth about her sons death and reclaim his ashes from Mattisons three-hundred-year-old sugar mill. Allies emerge to aid Ava in her questa Rasta boardwalk bum, an aboriginal mystic in the rainforest, a crusading radio-station owner, and Anole, a dark young man named for a climbing lizard. What Ava learns from these islanders and others will change her forever, and the sugar mill becomes her powerful symbol of endurance.

The Future of Men

By Jack Myers
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  • Publisher : Inkshares
  • Isbn Code : 1941758665
  • Number of Pages : 327
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 510
  • Pdf File: the-future-of-men.pdf

Book Excerpt:

“Once again, Jack Myers has his fingers on the pulse of the very latest. Myers has clearly done his homework, and the result is this superb book.” —Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker of The Roosevelts and The Civil War After being told all their lives to “be a man” and “man up,” men are now rejecting the macho stereotype and instead developing empathy, getting in touch with their emotions, and becoming more sensitive in their relationships. Women are gaining ground in business, culture, education, relationships, and politics as traditional male and female roles disappear. The Future of Men: Masculinity in the Twenty-First Century prepares men and women for this shift in gender norms. As the definition of a “real man” evolves, understanding the future of men in business, politics, sports, education, relationships, and parenting will be essential for men to maintain psychological well-being, strengthen their self-esteem and sexual self-confidence, and rewire their emotional lives. The Future of Men provides tools to help men, and especially younger men, recognize and embrace new behaviors that are required for health and happiness at work, at home, and in their relationships.

The Guinea Pig Club

By Emily Mayhew
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Isbn Code : 1459743474
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 903
  • Pdf File: the-guinea-pig-club.pdf

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A truly inspiring tale about the history of the Guinea Pig Club. Plastic surgery was in its infancy before the Second World War — the most rudimentary techniques were known only to a few surgeons worldwide. The Allies were tremendously fortunate in having the maverick surgeon Archibald McIndoe operating at a small hospital in East Grinstead in the south of England. After arguing with his superiors, McIndoe set up a revolutionary new treatment regime and rightly secured his group of patients, dubbed the Guinea Pig Club, and honoured place in society. Based on extensive research into official records and moving first-person recollections, this extraordinary book brings home the heroism and triumphs of this courageous band of men and contains updated material on how their example is inspiring today’s wounded veterans.

Dakṣiṇa Kosala

By Natasja Bosma
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  • Isbn Code : 9492444682
  • Number of Pages : 338
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 407
  • Pdf File: dakṣiṇa-kosala.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This book deals with the early development of Śaivism in ancient Dakṣiṇa Kosala, the region that roughly corresponds to the modern state of Chhattisgarh, plus the districts of Sambalpur, Balangir and Kalahandi of Odhisha (formerly Orissa). At the end of the sixth and the beginning of the seventh century, this region was under the control of the Pāṇḍava king Śivagupta alias ‘Bālārjuna’ hailing from Śrīpura (the modern village of Sirpur), who was a great patron of religion. Epigraphical evidence, supported by archaeological remains, has shown that by the time of Śivagupta’s reign, which lasted for at least fifty-seven years, Dakṣiṇa Kosala was already a rich center of early Śaivism. In the context of this setting the following research questions were formulated: what circumstances fostered the rise and development of Śaivism in this area, and did the Skandapurāṇa, an important and contemporaneous religious scripture, play any role in that development? An answer to these questions would not only shed light on the religious processes at work in Dakṣiṇa Kosala, but would also touch upon the interplay of political, social, economic and geographical factors.

Globalization, Utopia and Postcolonial Science Fiction

By E. Smith
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn Code : 1137283572
  • Number of Pages : 244
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 150
  • Pdf File: globalization-utopia-and-postcolonial-science-fiction.pdf

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This study considers the recent surge of science fiction narratives from the postcolonial Third World as a utopian response to the spatial, political, and representational dilemmas that attend globalization.

His Other Mistress (A Stella Fall Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book Four)

By Ava Strong
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  • Publisher : Ava Strong
  • Isbn Code : 109439288X
  • Number of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 401
  • Pdf File: his-other-mistress.pdf

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When a 40-year-old mother and divorcee is found murdered after a wild college house party, FBI Special Agent Stella Fall suspects there’s more to the story than partying gone awry. HIS OTHER MISTRESS is book #4 in a new psychological suspense series by debut author Ava Strong, which begins with HIS OTHER WIFE (Book #1). As Stella delves deeper into the case, it only becomes more complex and confusing, leading her to dead end after dead end. Stella must use her brilliant mind to unravel the questions at the heart of the case: Why was this divorcee at the party in the first place? Who wanted her dead? And why? And will the killer strike again? A fast-paced psychological suspense thriller with unforgettable characters and heart-pounding suspense, HIS OTHER MISTRESS is book #4 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Books #5 and #6—HIS OTHER LIFE and HIS OTHER TRUTH—are now also available.

The Concealed Art of the Soul

By Jonardon Ganeri
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  • Publisher : Clarendon Press
  • Isbn Code : 0191607045
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 403
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In The Concealed Art of the Soul, Jonardon Ganeri presents a variety of perspectives on the nature of the self as seen by major schools of classical Indian philosophy. For Indian thinkers, a philosophical treatise about the self should not only reveal the truth about the nature of the soul, but should also engage the reader in a process of study and contemplation that will eventually lead to self-transformation. By combining careful attention to philosophical content and sensitivity to literary form, Ganeri deepens our understanding of some of the greatest works in Indian literary history. His magisterial survey includes the Upanisads, the Buddha's discourses, the epic Mahabharata, and the writings of Candrakirti, whose work was later to provide the foundation for Tibetan Buddhism. Ganeri argues that many Western theories of selfhood are not only present in, but are developed to high degree of sophistication in these writings, and that there are other ideas about the self found in the work of classical Indian thinkers which present-day analytic philosophers have not yet begun to explore. Scholars and students of philosophy and religious studies, particularly those with an interest in Indian and Western conceptions of the self, will find this book fascinating reading.

“Quit India”

By Dror Izhar
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1443832472
  • Number of Pages : 395
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 954
  • Pdf File: quit-india.pdf

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This book looks at the changing image of the Indian Patriot’s war for India’s Independence and its reflection, which were shown during the Cold War period on the screens of commercial British films and TV. By using a variety of primary and secondary sources, as demonstrated by utilizing Gramsci’s theory of Common Sense/Folklore, the author traces the evolution of the Indian Patriot from a ‘villain’ to a ‘saint,’ and the British Colonials from ‘kind’ to ‘mediocre’ and even ‘evil’ personalities.

Frank Sinatra

By Spencer Leigh
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  • Publisher : McNidder and Grace Limited
  • Isbn Code : 0857160885
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 709
  • Pdf File: frank-sinatra.pdf

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Frank Sinatra: An Extraordinary Lifeis a definitive account of Frank Sinatra’s life and career. With unique material and exclusive interviews with fellow musicians, promoters and friends, the acclaimed author Spencer Leigh has written a compelling biography of one of the world’s biggest stars. With remarkable stories about Sinatra on every page, and an exceptional cast of characters, readers will wonder how Sinatra ever found time to make records. If this book were a work of fiction, most people would think it far-fetched

Two Steps Back

By Belle Payton
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 148142520X
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 620
  • Pdf File: two-steps-back.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A rival football team refuses to play against Ava—and her twin wants to cover the story for the local news in the sixth book of the It Takes Two series! Alex is thrilled when she finds out she’s won a young reporters contest to produce her own piece on the local news. What a great thing to add to her resume...and what a great way to show her crush, high schooler Luke Grabowski, that she’s super mature for her age. She’s on the prowl for a juicy story when one pops up right under her nose: the Tiger Cubs’ biggest rival is refusing to play football against her twin! Ava’s conflicted: should she let her team stand by her and refuse to play, or should she spend this game on the bench? She doesn’t quite know what to do, but she does know one thing: she’s not interested in being the subject of Alex’s news story! Is Alex willing to give up her big scoop to support her sister?