The Swerve Book
Score: 3.5
From 76 Ratings

The Swerve

  • Author : Stephen Jay Greenblatt
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Renaissance
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9780099572442

The Swerve Excerpt :

Almost six hundred years ago, a short, genial man took a very old manuscript off a library shelf. With excitement, he saw what he had discovered and ordered it copied. This book details how one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, made possible the world as we know it.

The Climate Swerve Book

The Climate Swerve

  • Author : Robert Jay Lifton
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620973486

The Climate Swerve Excerpt :

Longlisted for the PEN America/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing "Well worth the read. . . . [A] prescient handoff to the next generation of scholars." —The Washington Post From "one of the world’s foremost thinkers" (Bill Moyers), a profound, hopeful, and timely call for an emerging new collective consciousness to combat climate change Over his long career as witness to an extreme twentieth century, National Book Award-winning psychiatrist, historian, and public intellectual Robert Jay Lifton has grappled with the profound effects of nuclear war, terrorism, and genocide. Now he shifts to climate change, which, Lifton writes, "presents us with what may be the most demanding and unique psychological task ever required of humankind," what he describes as the task of mobilizing our imaginative resources toward climate sanity. Thanks to the power of corporate-funded climate denialists and the fact that "with its slower, incremental sequence, [climate change] lends itself less to the apocalyptic drama," a large swathe of humanity has numbed themselves to the reality of climate change. Yet Lifton draws a message of hope from the Paris climate meeting of 2015 where representatives of virtually all nations joined in the recognition that we are a single species in deep trouble. Here, Lifton suggests in this lucid and moving book that recalls Rachel Carson and Jonathan Schell, was evidence of how we might call upon the human mind—"our greatest evolutionary asset"—to translate a growing species awareness—or "climate swerve"—into action to sustain our habitat and civilization.

Swerve Book


  • Author : Kevin Cullen
  • Publisher : Post Hill Press
  • Release Date : 2021-12-14
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9781637580356

Swerve Excerpt :

Have you ever read something that fundamentally changed the way you looked at your life, your business, your situation, and those around you? Has someone ever said something to you that opened your eyes to a whole new possibility? As a business consultant, Kevin Cullen was always looking for ways to approach business that allowed him to offer clients new access to their traditional way of thinking, speaking, being, and acting. Virtually everything we know, we’ve learned from another. For most, this began with our parents—they taught us how to speak, walk, eat, and gave us the foundation for functioning in life. As we grew older, others entered our life—relatives, teachers, playmates, and even strangers. We are continually learning and discovering as we go through life, and hopefully those things we learn help us to be better people, improve the quality of our lives, and be more effective, satisfied, and fulfilled. Throughout his life, Kevin had the unique opportunity to spend time with some amazing people—Mother Teresa, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, gurus, philosophers, business leaders, celebrities, teachers, and leading-edge thinkers, to name a few. Some of the best lessons in this book are based on insights gained from these folks. Kevin shares these conversations and stories with readers here so they, too, might gain some of the incredible benefits. These lessons are not intended to provide answers, but rather to provoke an inquiry for you that will perhaps have you discover something for yourself…ultimately leading to a transformation in the way you live life.

Swerve  Boosted Hearts  1  Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Swerve Boosted Hearts 1

  • Author : Sherilee Gray
  • Publisher : Sherilee Gray
  • Release Date : 2016-04-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 9780473354640

Swerve Boosted Hearts 1 Excerpt :

Rescuing a distressed redhead in a Poison Ivy costume is the last thing Hugh should be doing, especially in the car he's just boosted. He definitely shouldn’t be asking her to share one hot night with him, not when he could bring danger to her door. But a thief like him can't offer more, no matter how much he wants to. After a confidence shattering, career destroying break-up, Shay swore off relationships forever. So it's a good thing the raw, bearded, mountain of a man who came to her aid, isn't her type. But as one reckless hot night leads to another, their casual, no-strings affair starts to feel like so much more. Can two hearts with too many secrets dare for a future? Series Order: Book 1: Swerve Book 2: Spin Book 3: Slide Praise for the Boosted Hearts series: "Trust me when I say, I think you are going to want to read this book. Hugh Colton just made me fall in love with him within a matter of pages....." - Amanda at WickedGoodReads on SWERVE "NOW we're talking, talk about a sexy, action packed swoon worthy read. Sherilee had my attention captivated from the get-go." - Nikki (Goodreads Reviewer) on SWERVE "The heat and angst between Darcey and Joe will make you melt and leave you fanning yourself!! This is a great book to go along with the amazing series!!! I can’t get enough!!" - Melissa (Alpha Book Club) on SPIN "I binged the last two books in this series this weekend and can now say I am 100% addicted to Sherilee Gray's novels. I LOVED this series so much that I want to go back and start them all over again." - Kimberley (Goodreads reviews) Keywords: anti-hero, anti-hero romance, alpha hero, alpha bad boy, protective hero, bad boy protective hero, bad boy, series romance, contemporary romance, action, plus size heroine, BBW, strong heroine, one night stand, sexy romance, opposites attract, romance series, free ebook, freebie, free book, free reads, free romance novel, free romance book, romance books free, free series starter, free contemporary romance,

Swerve Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings


  • Author : Phillip Gwynne
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Release Date : 2009-08-31
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781742286587

Swerve Excerpt :

One of the country's finest young cellists, 16 year-old Hugh Twycross has a very bright future. A future that has been mapped out by his parents, his teachers, by everybody, it seems, except Hugh Twycross. Hugh has a secret, though: he loves cars and he loves car racing. When his newly discovered grandfather, Poppy, asks him to go on a road trip to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro, Hugh decides, for once in his life, to do the unexpected. As they embark on a journey into the vast and fierce landscape of the Australian interior, Hugh discovers that Poppy has a secret that will unravel both their lives and take them in a direction they never expected. Visit - the destination for Young Adult books.

Tyrant  Shakespeare on Politics Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Tyrant Shakespeare on Politics

  • Author : Stephen Greenblatt
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393635768

Tyrant Shakespeare on Politics Excerpt :

"Brilliant, beautifully organized, exceedingly readable."—Philip Roth World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores the playwright’s insight into bad (and often mad) rulers. Examining the psyche—and psychoses—of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, and Coriolanus, Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the disasters visited upon the societies over which these characters rule. Tyrant shows that Shakespeare’s work remains vitally relevant today, not least in its probing of the unquenchable, narcissistic appetites of demagogues and the self-destructive willingness of collaborators who indulge them.

Swerve Book
Score: 3
From 18 Ratings


  • Author : Vicki Pettersson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-07-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476798578

Swerve Excerpt :

"In the electrifying tradition of Dean Koontz and Gillian Flynn comes the first contemporary thriller from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Vicki Pettersson! It's high summer in the Mojave desert, and Kristine Rush and her fiance;, Daniel, are making their journey from Las Vegas to Lake Arrowhead, California. But when Daniel is abducted from a desolate rest stop, Kristine is forced to choose: return home, never to see her fiance; again, or go on alone into the searing Mojave in search of him...and where a killer lies in wait. Now Kristine is racing against time, uncertain if danger lies ahead or behind. The epic journey blazes through the gaudy flash of roadside casinos, abandoned highway stops, and the wilds of hot, stark darkness that hold horrors she never expected to see. Desperate to save her doomed husband-to-be, she must call upon resources she long forgot and go head-to-head against an unpredictable adversary. And she'd better hurry...because she only has twenty-four hours to escape death on the trip of a lifetime"--

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

  • Author : Stephen Greenblatt
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2017-09-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393634587

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve Excerpt :

“Endlessly illuminating and a sheer pleasure to read.” —Jack Miles, author of God: A Biography Daring to take the great biblical account of human origins seriously, but without credulity The most influential story in Western cultural history, the biblical account of Adam and Eve is now treated either as the sacred possession of the faithful or as the butt of secular jokes. Here, acclaimed scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores it with profound appreciation for its cultural and psychological power as literature. From the birth of the Hebrew Bible to the awe-inspiring contributions of Augustine, Dürer, and Milton in bringing Adam and Eve to vivid life, Greenblatt unpacks the story’s many interpretations and consequences over time. Rich allegory, vicious misogyny, deep moral insight, narrow literalism, and some of the greatest triumphs of art and literature: all can be counted as children of our “first” parents.

Swerve or Die Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Swerve or Die

  • Author : Kyle Petty
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2022-08-09
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250277824

Swerve or Die Excerpt :

*A Wall Street Journal, Southern Indie, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller* Stock-car racing star, country singer, and sports broadcaster Kyle Petty shares his familial legacy, intertwined with NASCAR’s founding and history, in Swerve or Die—written with Pulitzer Prize-winner Ellis Henican, the New York Times bestselling coauthor of In the Blink of an Eye. “Born into racing royalty. The only son of NASCAR’s winningest driver ever. The grandson of one of the sport’s true pioneers. The nephew of our very first Hall of Fame engine builder. It’s quite a family to represent, and through it all, I’ve somehow managed to keep being Kyle.” Kyle Petty won his very first stock-car race, the Daytona ARCA 200, in 1979 when he was eighteen. Hailed as a third-generation professional NASCAR racer, he became an instant celebrity in circles he had been around all his young life. Despite being the grandson and son of racing champions Lee Petty and Richard Petty, Kyle didn’t inherit innate talent. Working in his family’s North Carolina race shop from an early age, he learned all about car mechanics and maintenance long before he got behind the wheel. And although Kyle continued the family business, driving “Petty blue” colored cars emblazoned with his grandfather’s #42—a number once used by Marty Robbins—his career took a different route than his forebears’. In Swerve or Die: Life at My Speed in the First Family of NASCAR Racing, Kyle chronicles his life on and off the racetrack, presenting his insider’s perspective of growing up throughout the sport’s popular rise in American culture. In between driving and running Petty Enterprises for thirty years, Kyle took some detours into country music, voiced Cal Weathers in Pixar’s Cars 3, and started his annual motorcycle Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America. And when his nineteen-year-old son Adam, a fourth-generation racing Petty, tragically lost his life on the track, Kyle founded Victory Junction, a c

Massive Swerve  Book One Book

Massive Swerve Book One

  • Author : Robert Valley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008-06-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 0981489532

Massive Swerve Book One Excerpt :

A full color collection of drawings, comics & stories by the Vancouver based animator, Robert Valley.

Swerve Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Aisha Tyler
  • Publisher : Plume Books
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN 10 : 0452286328

Swerve Excerpt :

Integrating words of wisdom with humorous commentary, a guidebook by the popular actress and comedian offers advice on sex, dating, style, and confidence to help women live their lives to the fullest.

Shakespeare s Freedom Book

Shakespeare s Freedom

  • Author : Stephen Greenblatt
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226306674

Shakespeare s Freedom Excerpt :

With the elegance and verve for which he is well known, Greenblatt, author of the bestselling "Will in the World," shows that Shakespeare was strikingly averse to such absolutes as scripture, monarch, and God, and constantly probed the possibility of freedom from them.

How to Teach a Slug to Read Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

How to Teach a Slug to Read

  • Author : Susan Pearson
  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 0761458050

How to Teach a Slug to Read Excerpt :

Provides simple, step-by-step instructions for teaching a slug how to read, including using Mother Slug rhymes, helping your slug sound out words, and making vocabulary lists.

The Anxiety of Influence Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Anxiety of Influence

  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 157
  • ISBN 10 : 0195112210

The Anxiety of Influence Excerpt :

The book remains a central work of criticism for all students of literature.