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The Invisible Ring

By Anne Bishop
  • Book ID : 1440637296
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 416
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 948
  • eBook Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • File Pdf: the-invisible-ring.pdf

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New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop returns to the world of her Black Jewels Trilogy with a prequel that follows a man who is determined to rebel against the course set before him... Jared is a Red-Jeweled Warlord bound as a pleasure slave by the Ring of Obedience. After suffering nine years of torment as a slave, he murdered his owner and escaped—only to be caught and sold into slavery once again. Purchased by a notorious queen, Jared fears he will share the mysterious fate of her other slaves—never to be seen again—and so prepares himself for death. But the Gray Lady may not be what she seems and Jared soon faces a difficult decision: his freedom, or his honor...

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  • File Pdf: invisible-emmie.pdf

Book Summary:

Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Jennifer L. Holm, Invisible Emmie is a humorous and surprising debut graphic novel by Terri Libenson, creator of the internationally syndicated, Reuben Award-winning comic strip The Pajama Diaries. This is the story of two totally different girls— quiet, shy, artistic Emmie popular, outgoing, athletic Katie —and how their lives unexpectedly intersect one day, when an embarrassing note falls into the wrong hands. . . . All the crushes, humiliations, boredom, and drama of middle school are compressed into one surprising day in this extraordinary novel. Plus don't miss Terri Libenson's Positively Izzy, Just Jaime, and Becoming Brianna!

Invisible!

By Robert Swindells
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1407097881
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 249
  • File Pdf: invisible.pdf

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Now you see them, now you don't... What would you do if you could become invisible? Creep around, unseen? Listen in to other people's conversations? Twins Carrie and Conrad, and their friends Peter and Charlotte do all these things, and much more, when a new girl at school - Rosie - shows them her secret: how to make yourself invisible. It's exciting, and it's fun. It can also be frightening... and dangerous. Especially when Rosie's dad becomes a suspect in a local crime and the gang go invisible to find the real crooks...

Three Rings

By Daniel Mendelsohn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Isbn : 0813944678
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 183
  • File Pdf: three-rings.pdf

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In this genre-defying book, best-selling memoirist and critic Daniel Mendelsohn explores the mysterious links between the randomness of the lives we lead and the artfulness of the stories we tell. Combining memoir, biography, history, and literary criticism, Three Rings weaves together the stories of three exiled writers who turned to the classics of the past to create masterpieces of their own—works that pondered the nature of narrative itself. Erich Auerbach, the Jewish philologist who fled Hitler’s Germany and wrote his classic study of Western literature, Mimesis, in Istanbul... François Fénelon, the seventeenth-century French archbishop whose ingenious sequel to the Odyssey, The Adventures of Telemachus—a veiled critique of the Sun King and the best-selling book in Europe for one hundred years—resulted in his banishment... and the German novelist W. G. Sebald, self-exiled to England, whose distinctively meandering narratives explore Odyssean themes of displacement, nostalgia, and separation from home. Intertwined with these tales of exile and artistic crisis is an account of Mendelsohn’s struggles to write two of his own books—a family saga of the Holocaust and a memoir about reading the Odyssey with his elderly father—that are haunted by tales of oppression and wandering. As Three Rings moves to its startling conclusion, a climactic revelation about the way in which the lives of its three heroes were linked across borders, languages, and centuries forces the reader to reconsider the relationship between narrative and history, art and life. -- Ayad Akhtar

Christmas at the Royal Institution

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  • Publisher : N.a
  • Isbn : 9814474339
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 781
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25 Women

By Dave Hickey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 022624914X
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 100
  • File Pdf: 25-women.pdf

Book Summary:

Newsweek calls him “exhilarating and deeply engaging.” Time Out New York calls him “smart, provocative, and a great writer.” Critic Peter Schjeldahl, meanwhile, simply calls him “My hero.” There’s no one in the art world quite like Dave Hickey—and a new book of his writing is an event. 25 Women will not disappoint. The book collects Hickey’s best and most important writing about female artists from the past twenty years. But this is far more than a compilation: Hickey has revised each essay, bringing them up to date and drawing out common themes. Written in Hickey’s trademark style—accessible, witty, and powerfully illuminating—25 Women analyzes the work of Joan Mitchell, Bridget Riley, Fiona Rae, Lynda Benglis, Karen Carson, and many others. Hickey discusses their work as work, bringing politics and gender into the discussion only where it seems warranted by the art itself. The resulting book is not only a deep engagement with some of the most influential and innovative contemporary artists, but also a reflection on the life and role of the critic: the decisions, judgments, politics, and ethics that critics negotiate throughout their careers in the art world. Always engaging, often controversial, and never dull, Dave Hickey is a writer who gets people excited—and talking—about art. 25 Women will thrill his many fans, and make him plenty of new ones.

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

By Shoshana Zuboff
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Isbn : 1610395700
  • Pages : 704
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 853
  • File Pdf: the-age-of-surveillance-capitalism.pdf

Book Summary:

The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior. In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon that she has named surveillance capitalism. The stakes could not be higher: a global architecture of behavior modification threatens human nature in the twenty-first century just as industrial capitalism disfigured the natural world in the twentieth. Zuboff vividly brings to life the consequences as surveillance capitalism advances from Silicon Valley into every economic sector. Vast wealth and power are accumulated in ominous new "behavioral futures markets," where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold, and the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new "means of behavioral modification." The threat has shifted from a totalitarian Big Brother state to a ubiquitous digital architecture: a "Big Other" operating in the interests of surveillance capital. Here is the crucible of an unprecedented form of power marked by extreme concentrations of knowledge and free from democratic oversight. Zuboff's comprehensive and moving analysis lays bare the threats to twenty-first century society: a controlled "hive" of total connection that seduces with promises of total certainty for maximum profit -- at the expense of democracy, freedom, and our human future. With little resistance from law or society, surveillance capitalism is on the verge of dominating the social order and shaping the digital future -- if we let it.

Good Company

By Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062876023
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 898
  • File Pdf: good-company.pdf

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! "Plumbs the depths of marriage, motherhood and friendship with warmth and wit. I devoured it in one gulp!” —Maria Semple A warm, incisive new novel about the enduring bonds of marriage and friendship from Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Nest Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than twenty years. But everything she thought she knew about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with her best friend, Margot, is upended when she stumbles upon an envelope containing her husband’s wedding ring—the one he claimed he lost one summer when their daughter, Ruby, was five. Flora and Julian struggled for years, scraping together just enough acting work to raise Ruby in Manhattan and keep Julian’s small theater company—Good Company—afloat. A move to Los Angeles brought their first real career successes, a chance to breathe easier, and a reunion with Margot, now a bona fide television star. But has their new life been built on lies? What happened that summer all those years ago? And what happens now? With Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s signature tenderness, humor, and insight, Good Company tells a bighearted story of the lifelong relationships that both wound and heal us. A Most Anticipated Book From: OprahMag.com * Refinery29 * Houston Chronicle * The Millions * Elle * Buzzfeed

Middle-earth and the Return of the Common Good

By Joshua Hren
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1532650396
  • Pages : 212
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 483
  • File Pdf: middle-earth-and-the-return-of-the-common-good.pdf

Book Summary:

Political philosophy is nothing other than looking at things political under the aspect of eternity. This book invites us to look philosophically at political things in J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium, demonstrating that Tolkien's potent mythology can be brought into rich, fruitful dialogue with works of political philosophy and political theology as different as Plato's Timaeus, Aquinas' De Regno, Hobbes's Leviathan, and Erik Peterson's "Monotheism as a Political Problem." It concludes that a political reading of Tolkien's work is most luminous when conducted by the harmonious lights of fides et ratio as found in the thought of Thomas Aquinas. A broad study of Tolkien and the political is especially pertinent in that the legendarium operates on two levels. As a popular mythology it is, in the author's own words "a really long story that would hold the attention of readers, amuse them, delight them, and at times maybe excite them or deeply move them." But the stories of The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings contain deeper teachings that can only be drawn out when read philosophically. Written from the vantage of a mind that is deeply Christian, Tolkien's stories grant us a revelatory gaze into the major political problems of modernity--from individualism to totalitarianism, sovereignty to surveillance, terror to technocracy. As an "outsider" in modernity, Tolkien invites us to question the modern in a manner that moves beyond reaction into a vivid and compelling vision of the common good.

Apocalypse Book 1

By Paul Oshiro
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn : 1664250158
  • Pages : 284
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 126
  • File Pdf: apocalypse-book-1.pdf

Book Summary:

It was the year twenty-one hundred and the earth’s resource limit and climate breached the tipping point from overpopulation and pollution. The nations of the earth, fighting for survival, pushed humanity into World War III. The devastation was just as foretold in the Bible’s first chapters in Book of Revelation written by the Apostle John. War, famine, plague, and unimaginable numbers of deaths decimated the world. In the ashes of ruin, a new world order arose. Desperate and dying, the remaining population traded freedom for survival. What happened if Apostle John’s writings were mistranslated and the units of time of the first series of calamities (the Seven Seals) were incorrect? Fast forward four-hundred twenty years later police detective Dom and his partner Jack are sent to discreetly clean up and transfer a dead woman as a favor to a high official. An easy job for the seasoned street savvy duo goes horribly wrong as two medical examiners intercept them and destroy the body before Dom and Jack can deliver the corpse. In the new world order to fail is to die. Dom and Jack must hunt down the medical examiners that hold the key to the mysterious dead woman and redeem themselves to their superiors. What the detectives don’t know is that so much more hangs in the balance besides redemption for their failed assignment. The world is about to experience the remaining tribulations foretold in the Book of Revelations and the Quest is on from the futuristic ring kingdoms of the Middle East, South America, and beyond to find out what the coming catastrophes will be and when they will occur. Join Dom and Jack on this fast-paced biblical based futuristic adventure that will leave you breathless and wanting more!

Designing Ethical Workplaces

By Donald D. Dunn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Business Expert Press
  • Isbn : 1631572377
  • Pages : 170
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 556
  • File Pdf: designing-ethical-workplaces.pdf

Book Summary:

Executive leaders need a framework with which to evaluate current and to create new corporate ethical management systems in their organizations. This book offers such a framework, called the Moldable Model©, a system of consistent components that give leaders a framework and a guide to build an organization-specific corporate ethical management system (CEMS). This book teaches how to design ethical workplaces utilizing the role modeling, context, and accountability components. In a step-by-step process, the author guides the reader through the research-based components with definitions, theory, explanations, and the practical application of those components through suggested organizational activities. Readers can expect to develop ethical tools and a complete corporate ethical management system for implementation into their specific organizations. In just a few hours, a busy executive can have the knowledge and tools to design an ethical workplace that creates satisfied and committed employees who increase organizational productivity and competitive advantage.

The Super Tutor

By Joe Norman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Short Books
  • Isbn : 1780723873
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 921
  • File Pdf: the-super-tutor.pdf

Book Summary:

What do you remember from your school days?Analysing poems that didn?t make sense?The dreaded set texts?The Super Tutor celebrates the love of learning things for their own sake. Drawing on 15 years of tutoring, Joe Norman offers seven lessons that will stay with you for life ? how to tell a story, how to structure an argument, how to read a poem, how to think?Whether you are still a student or long finished with formal education, this book will build your confidence and remind you of the real purpose of learning: to fill your head with things that are useful, or beautiful, or hopefully both.

The Millenium of the Inner Truth

By Alfred Schmielewski,Yogi A.S. Narayana
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Greg Henry Waters Group
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Reads : 879
  • File Pdf: the-millenium-of-the-inner-truth.pdf

Book Summary:

Since Pablo Picasso and the school of cubists atomized shape, there has been a constant decline in the art of painting. Action painting, as much as New York Pop Art, are sure signs of the deterioration of the element of the human spirit as a force in world culture.