The Power of the Dog Book
Score: 3.5
From 20 Ratings

The Power of the Dog


  • Author : Don Winslow
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Release Date : 2006-05-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400096930

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The Power of the Dog Excerpt :

From the New York Times bestselling author, here is the first novel in the explosive Power of the Dog series—an action-filled look at the drug trade that takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge. Book One of the Power of the Dog Series Set about ten years prior to The Cartel, this gritty novel introduces a brilliant cast of characters. Art Keller is an obsessive DEA agent. The Barrera brothers are heirs to a drug empire. Nora Hayden is a jaded teenager who becomes a high-class hooker. Father Parada is a powerful and incorruptible Catholic priest. Callan is an Irish kid from Hell’s kitchen who grows up to be a merciless hit man. And they are all trapped in the world of the Mexican drug Federación. From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tijuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war on drugs like you’ve never seen it.

The Power of the Dog Book
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

The Power of the Dog


  • Author : Thomas Savage
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2009-09-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316082709

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Now an award-winning Netflix film by Jane Campion, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst: Thomas Savage's acclaimed Western is "a pitch-perfect evocation of time and place" (Boston Globe) for fans of East of Eden and Brokeback Mountain. Set in the wide-open spaces of the American West, The Power of the Dog is a stunning story of domestic tyranny, brutal masculinity, and thrilling defiance from one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in American literature. The novel tells the story of two brothers — one magnetic but cruel, the other gentle and quiet — and of the mother and son whose arrival on the brothers’ ranch shatters an already tenuous peace. From the novel’s startling first paragraph to its very last word, Thomas Savage’s voice — and the intense passion of his characters — holds readers in thrall. "Gripping and powerful...A work of literary art." —Annie Proulx, from her afterword

The Green Knight  Movie Tie In  Book

The Green Knight Movie Tie In


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-07-13
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593511213

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The Green Knight Movie Tie In Excerpt :

The inspiration for the major motion picture The Green Knight starring Dev Patel, an early English poem of magic, chivalry and seduction. Composed during the fourteenth century in the English Midlands, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight describes the events that follow when a mysterious green-coloured knight rides into King Arthur's Camelot in deep mid-winter. The mighty knight presents a challenge to the court: he will allow himself to be struck by one blow, on the condition that he will be allowed to return the strike on the following New Year's Eve. Sir Gawain takes up the challenge, decapitating the stranger - only to see the Green Knight seize up his own severed head and ride away, leaving Gawain to seek him out and honour their pact. Blending Celtic myth and Christian faith, Gawain is among the greatest Middle English poems: a tale of magic, chivalry and seduction.

The Cartel Book
Score: 4.5
From 21 Ratings

The Cartel


  • Author : Don Winslow
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Release Date : 2015-06-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101875001

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The Cartel Excerpt :

The New York Times bestselling second novel in the explosive Power of the Dog series—an action-filled look at the drug trade that takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge. Book Two of the Power of the Dog Series It’s 2004. Adán Barrera, kingpin of El Federación, is languishing in a California federal prison. Ex-DEA agent Art Keller passes his days in a monastery, having lost everything to his thirty-year blood feud with the drug lord. Then Barrera escapes. Now, there’s a two-million-dollar bounty on Keller’s head and no one else capable of taking Barrera down. As the carnage of the drug war reaches surreal new heights, the two men are locked in a savage struggle that will stretch from the mountains of Sinaloa to the shores of Veracruz, to the halls of power in Washington, ensnaring countless others in its wake. Internationally bestselling author Don Winslow's The Cartel is the searing, unfiltered epic of the drug war in the twenty-first century.

Animal Assisted Interventions   Professionals Embrace the Power of the Dog Book

Animal Assisted Interventions Professionals Embrace the Power of the Dog


  • Author : Sara Karlberg
  • Publisher : Klickerförlaget Göteborg AB
  • Release Date : 2020-07-23
  • Genre: Pets
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9789198580341

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Animal Assisted Interventions Professionals Embrace the Power of the Dog Excerpt :

This is a book for anyone who wants to learn more about what a social working dog is. Maybe you’re curious about what it might be like to work in a school or some form of health care together with your best friend? Maybe you’ve already done an assessment test and are looking for or have already started the course that best suits you? Or maybe you have a family member who you think would benefit from sessions with a dog team but want to know a little more before you propose it? The authors have based the contents of this book on the situation in Sweden and cover everything from why dogs function so well with people who are in need of support, to how to select a suitable dog for the job. They give you tips on how to start training basic skills, finding the course that suits you best, and what you should think about when you have a certified social working dog. You will also read about important things to keep in mind when introducing a certified dog into the workplace. Thirteen dog handlers tell their stories about a day at work with their best friend and colleague. The book also contains quotes from employers who have invited a dog team into their workplace. Animal Assisted Interventions – Professionals Embrace the Power of the Dog is simply a book that educates as well as moves you. Together, Sara Karlberg and Helena Eriksson have a great deal of experience in both training and working with social working dogs. They are both dog handlers, and Sara runs Svenska Terapihundskolan where Helena has been working as a teacher since the very beginning. Sara’s background is in communication and public health sciences. Helena is a social worker and the manager of a recreational therapy facility. In this book, they share their collective knowledge of and love for the dog, both as best friend and colleague.

The Power of the Dog Book

The Power of the Dog


  • Author : Howard Barker
  • Publisher : Riverrun Press
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015010435942

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Absent Friends Book
Score: 2.5
From 4 Ratings

Absent Friends


  • Author : S. J. Rozan
  • Publisher : Dell Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 554
  • ISBN 10 : 9780440241850

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Absent Friends Excerpt :

The lives of seven childhood friends are forever altered by the dark secrets of the past, until a reporter's suicide and a colleague's search for answers in the aftermath of the September 11th tragedy--that claimed the life of one of the seven--threatens to unlock their silence. By the author of In This Rain. Reprint.

The Sheep Queen Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Sheep Queen


  • Author : Thomas Savage
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Release Date : 2009-08-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316076715

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The Sheep Queen Excerpt :

The Sheep Queen is a Western epic in miniature, the story of Emma Russell Sweringen, known as the Sheep Queen of Idaho ("surely one of the most fascinating characters in current fiction" -- Publishers Weekly); the daughter who disappointed her; the grandson who adored her; and the granddaughter, who was given up for adoption, who spent nearly half her life finding her way back to her family.

Art of the Cut Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Art of the Cut


  • Author : Steve Hullfish
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-02-24
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315297118

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Art of the Cut Excerpt :

Art of the Cut provides an unprecedented look at the art and technique of contemporary film and television editing. It is a fascinating "virtual roundtable discussion" with more than 50 of the top editors from around the globe. Included in the discussion are the winners of more than a dozen Oscars for Best Editing and the nominees of more than forty, plus numerous Emmy winners and nominees. Together they have over a thousand years of editing experience and have edited more than a thousand movies and TV shows. Hullfish carefully curated over a hundred hours of interviews, organizing them into topics critical to editors everywhere, generating an extended conversation among colleagues. The discussions provide a broad spectrum of opinions that illustrate both similarities and differences in techniques and artistic approaches. Topics include rhythm, pacing, structure, storytelling and collaboration. Interviewees include Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road), Tom Cross (Whiplash, La La Land), Pietro Scalia (The Martian, JFK), Stephen Mirrione (The Revenant), Ann Coates (Lawrence of Arabia, Murder on the Orient Express), Joe Walker (12 Years a Slave, Sicario), Kelley Dixon (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead), and many more. Art of the Cut also includes in-line definitions of editing terminology, with a full glossary and five supplemental web chapters hosted online at www.routledge.com/cw/Hullfish. This book is a treasure trove of valuable tradecraft for aspiring editors and a prized resource for high-level working professionals. The book’s accessible language and great behind-the-scenes insight makes it a fascinating glimpse into the art of filmmaking for all fans of cinema.

Savages Book
Score: 3.5
From 37 Ratings

Savages


  • Author : Don Winslow
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-05-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451667158

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Savages Excerpt :

Running a lucrative marijuana operation in Laguna Beach, environmentalist Ben and mercenary Chon confront an adversary in the Mexican Baja cartel who kidnaps their playmate and confidante Ophelia, compelling the duo to plot negotiations.

Training the Best Dog Ever Book

Training the Best Dog Ever


  • Author : Larry Kay
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-09-25
  • Genre: Pets
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761168850

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Training the Best Dog Ever Excerpt :

Training the Best Dog Ever, originally published in hardcover as The Love That Dog Training Program, is a book based on love and kindness. It features a program of positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques that author Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz used to train the White House dog, Bo Obama, and each of Senator Ted Kennedy’s dogs, among countless others. Training the Best Dog Ever relies on trust and treats, not choke collars; on bonding, not leash-yanking or reprimanding. The five-week training program takes only 10 to 20 minutes of practice a day and works both for puppies and for adult dogs that need to be trained out of bad habits. Illustrated with step-by-step photographs, the book covers hand-feeding; crate and potty training; and basic cues—sit, stay, come here—as well as more complex goals, such as bite inhibition and water safety. It shows how to avoid or correct typical behavior problems, including jumping, barking, and leash-pulling. Plus: how to make your dog comfortable in the world—a dog that knows how to behave in a vet’s office, is at ease around strangers, and more. In other words, the best dog ever.

The Border Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

The Border


  • Author : Don Winslow
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-02-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 864
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062664518

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ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF THE YEAR Contains an excerpt from Don Winslow’s explosive new novel, City on Fire! NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY Washington Post • NPR • Financial Times • The Guardian • Booklist • New Statesman • Daily Telegraph • Irish Times • Dallas Morning News • Sunday Times • New York Post "A big, sprawling, ultimately stunning crime tableau." – Janet Maslin, New York Times "You can't ask for more emotionally moving entertainment." – Stephen King "One of the best thriller writers on the planet." – Esquire The explosive, highly anticipated conclusion to the epic Cartel trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Force What do you do when there are no borders? When the lines you thought existed simply vanish? How do you plant your feet to make a stand when you no longer know what side you’re on? The war has come home. For over forty years, Art Keller has been on the front lines of America’s longest conflict: The War on Drugs. His obsession to defeat the world’s most powerful, wealthy, and lethal kingpin?the godfather of the Sinaloa Cartel, Adán Barrera?has left him bloody and scarred, cost him the people he loves, even taken a piece of his soul. Now Keller is elevated to the highest ranks of the DEA, only to find that in destroying one monster he has created thirty more that are wreaking even more chaos and suffering in his beloved Mexico. But not just there. Barrera’s final legacy is the heroin epidemic scourging America. Throwing himself into the gap to stem the deadly flow, Keller finds himself surrounded by enemies?men who want to kill him, politicians who want to destroy him, and worse, the unimaginable?an incoming administration that’s in bed with the very drug traffickers that Keller is trying to bring down. Art Keller is at war with not only the cartels, but with his own government. And the long fight has taught him more than he ever imagined. Now, he learns the final lesson?there

Montana 1948 Book
Score: 4
From 57 Ratings

Montana 1948


  • Author : Larry Watson
  • Publisher : Milkweed Editions
  • Release Date : 2010-08-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : 9781571318039

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Montana 1948 Excerpt :

The tragic tale of a Montana family ripped apart by scandal and murder: “a significant and elegant addition to the fiction of the American West” (Washington Post). In the summer of 1948, twelve-year-old David Hayden witnessed and experienced a series of cataclysmic events that would forever change the way he saw his family. The Haydens had been pillars of their small Montana town: David’s father was the town sheriff; his uncle Frank was a war hero and respected doctor. But the family’s solid foundation was suddenly shattered by a bombshell revelation. The Hayden’s Sioux housekeeper, Marie Little Soldier, tells them that Frank has been sexually assaulting his female Indian patients for years—and that she herself was his latest victim. As the tragic fallout unravels around David, he learns that truth is not what one believes it to be, that power is abused, and that sometimes one has to choose between loyalty and justice. Winner of the Milkweed National Fiction Prize

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Book
Score: 3.5
From 532 Ratings

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian


  • Author : Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2012-01-10
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316219303

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Excerpt :

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

The Power of Positive Dog Training Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

The Power of Positive Dog Training


  • Author : Pat Miller
  • Publisher : *Howell Book House
  • Release Date : 2008-04-21
  • Genre: Pets
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0470241845

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The Power of Positive Dog Training Excerpt :

A renowned dog trainer gives you the positive training tools you need to share a lifetime of fun, companionship, and respect with your dog. Plus, you'll get: information on the importance of observing, understanding, and reacting appropriately to your dog's body language; instructions on how to phase out the use of a clicker and treats to introduce more advanced training concepts; a diary to track progress; suggestions for treats your dog will respond to; and a glossary of training terms.