The Book of Unknown Americans Book
Score: 4
From 44 Ratings

The Book of Unknown Americans


  • Author : Cristina Henríquez
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2014-06-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385680745

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The Book of Unknown Americans Excerpt :

A dazzling, heartbreaking page-turner destined for breakout status: a novel that gives voice to millions of Americans as it tells the story of the love between a Panamanian boy and a Mexican girl: teenagers living in an apartment block of immigrant families like their own. After their daughter Maribel suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras leave Mexico and come to America. But upon settling at Redwood Apartments, a two-storey cinderblock complex just off a highway in Delaware, they discover that Maribel's recovery--the piece of the American Dream on which they've pinned all their hopes--will not be easy. Every task seems to confront them with language, racial and cultural obstacles. At Redwood also lives Mayor Toro, a high school sophomore whose family arrived from Panama fifteen years ago. Mayor sees in Maribel something others do not: that beyond her lovely face, and beneath the damage she's sustained, is a gentle, funny and wise spirit. But as the two grow closer, violence casts a shadow over all their futures in America. Peopled with deeply sympathetic characters, the novel unfolds during a single transformative year, telling a riveting and poignant story of unflinching honesty and humanity and an unforgettable, wholly unsentimental tale of young love; and offering a new, resonant definition of what it means to be an American. An instant classic is born.

Nineteen Eighty Four Book
Score: 4
From 567 Ratings

Nineteen Eighty Four


  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher : epubli
  • Release Date : 2021-01-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN 10 : 9783753145136

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Nineteen Eighty Four Excerpt :

"Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel", often published as "1984", is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated. The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking. Big Brother, the leader of the Party, enjoys an intense cult of personality despite the fact that he may not even exist. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent and skillful rank-and-file worker and Outer Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters into a forbidden relationship with a colleague, Julia, and starts to remember what life was like before the Party came to power.

Life of Pi Book

Life of Pi


  • Author : Yann Martel
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-01-27
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350295698

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Life of Pi Excerpt :

"Life of Pi will make you believe in the power of theatre" (Times). After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, there are five survivors stranded on a lifeboat - a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, a Royal Bengal tiger, and a sixteen year-old boy named Pi. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive? Based on one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction - winner of the Man Booker Prize, selling over fifteen million copies worldwide - and featuring breath-taking puppetry and state-of-the-art visuals, Life of Pi is a universally acclaimed, smash hit adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope. Adapted by acclaimed playwright Lolita Chakrabarti, this edition was published to coincide with the West End premiere in November 2021.

The Road Book
Score: 4
From 1,026 Ratings

The Road


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-03-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307267450

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. Look for Cormac McCarthy's new novel, The Passenger.

The World in Half Book
Score: 4.5
From 11 Ratings

The World in Half


  • Author : Cristina Henriquez
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-04-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101028650

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The World in Half Excerpt :

The "beautiful" (Chicago Sun-Times) novel from the prizewinning author of Come Together, Fall Apart. Miraflores never knew her father, and never thought he wanted to know her. But when she returns to the Chicago suburb where she grew up to care for her ailing mother, she discovers that her mother and father were greatly in love, and that her father had wanted a daughter more than she could have imagined. Now, Miraflores secretly plots a trip to Panama, in search of the man she hopes can heal her mother-and who can help her find the pieces of her own identity. What she finds is unexpected, exhilarating, and holds the power to change the course of her life.

The Book of Unknown Americans Book
Score: 4
From 43 Ratings

The Book of Unknown Americans


  • Author : Cristina Henríquez
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2015-03-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345806406

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The Book of Unknown Americans Excerpt :

A stunning novel of hopes and dreams, guilt and love—a book that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American and "illuminate[s] the lives behind the current debates about Latino immigration" (The New York Times Book Review). When fifteen-year-old Maribel Rivera sustains a terrible injury, the Riveras leave behind a comfortable life in Mexico and risk everything to come to the United States so that Maribel can have the care she needs. Once they arrive, it’s not long before Maribel attracts the attention of Mayor Toro, the son of one of their new neighbors, who sees a kindred spirit in this beautiful, damaged outsider. Their love story sets in motion events that will have profound repercussions for everyone involved. Here Henríquez seamlessly interweaves the story of these star-crossed lovers, and of the Rivera and Toro families, with the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Latin America.

Come Together  Fall Apart Book

Come Together Fall Apart


  • Author : Cristina Henriquez
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-04-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101127094

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Come Together Fall Apart Excerpt :

These eight short stories and novella travel from Panama's dusty city streets to its humid beaches to create an affecting portrait of a country in transition. They illustrate family bonds and generational conflicts, youthful infatuation and genuine passion. Tender, ambitious, bold, and unflinching, they herald the arrival of a fresh, exciting, and lavishly talented new voice in American literature.

Law and Policy for the Quantum Age Book

Law and Policy for the Quantum Age


  • Author : Chris Jay Hoofnagle
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-01-06
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 601
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108835343

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Law and Policy for the Quantum Age Excerpt :

The Quantum Age cuts through the hype to demystify quantum technologies, their development paths, and the policy issues they raise.

The Unknown American Revolution Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Unknown American Revolution


  • Author : Gary B. Nash
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-05-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440627057

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The Unknown American Revolution Excerpt :

In this audacious recasting of the American Revolution, distinguished historian Gary Nash offers a profound new way of thinking about the struggle to create this country, introducing readers to a coalition of patriots from all classes and races of American society. From millennialist preachers to enslaved Africans, disgruntled women to aggrieved Indians, the people so vividly portrayed in this book did not all agree or succeed, but during the exhilarating and messy years of this country's birth, they laid down ideas that have become part of our inheritance and ideals toward which we still strive today.

How To Win Friends And Influence People Book

How To Win Friends And Influence People


  • Author : Dale Carnegie
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Release Date : 2022-05-17
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : EAN:8596547004219

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How To Win Friends And Influence People Excerpt :

"How to Win Friends and Influence People" is one of the first best-selling self-help books ever published. It can enable you to make friends quickly and easily, help you to win people to your way of thinking, increase your influence, your prestige, your ability to get things done, as well as enable you to win new clients, new customers._x000D_ Twelve Things This Book Will Do For You:_x000D_ Get you out of a mental rut, give you new thoughts, new visions, new ambitions._x000D_ Enable you to make friends quickly and easily._x000D_ Increase your popularity._x000D_ Help you to win people to your way of thinking._x000D_ Increase your influence, your prestige, your ability to get things done._x000D_ Enable you to win new clients, new customers._x000D_ Increase your earning power._x000D_ Make you a better salesman, a better executive._x000D_ Help you to handle complaints, avoid arguments, keep your human contacts smooth and pleasant._x000D_ Make you a better speaker, a more entertaining conversationalist._x000D_ Make the principles of psychology easy for you to apply in your daily contacts._x000D_ Help you to arouse enthusiasm among your associates._x000D_ Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), a massive bestseller that remains popular today._x000D_

Mein Kampf Book
Score: 3
From 34 Ratings

Mein Kampf


  • Author : Adolf Hitler
  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Release Date : 2021-03-19
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 870
  • ISBN 10 : 9789390504879

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‘MEIN KAMPF’ is the autobiography of Adolf Hitler gives detailed insight into the mission and vision of Adolf Hitler that shook the world. This book is the merger of two volumes. The first volume of MEIN KAMPF’ was written while the author was imprisioned in a Bavarian fortress. The book deals with events which brought the author into this blight. It was the hour of Germany’s deepest humiliation, when Napolean has dismembered the old German Empire and French soldiers occupied almost the whole of Germony. The books narrates how Hitler was arrested with several of his comrades and imprisoned in the fortress of Landsberg on the river Lech. During this period only the author wrote the first volume of MEIN KAMPF. The Second volume of MEIN KAMPF was written after release of Hitler from prison and it was published after the French had left the Ruhr, the tramp of the invading armies still echoed in German ears and the terrible ravages had plunged the country into a state of social and economic Chaos. The beauty of the book is, MEIN KAMPF is an historical document which bears the emprint of its own time. Moreover, Hitler has declared that his acts and ‘public statements’ constitute a partial revision of his book and are to be taken as such. Also, the author has translated Hitler’s ideal, the Volkischer Staat, as the People’s State. The author has tried his best making German Vocabulary easy to understand. You will never be satisfied until go through the whole book. A must read book, which is one of the most widely circulated and read books worldwide.

The Inner Game of Tennis Book
Score: 4.5
From 15 Ratings

The Inner Game of Tennis


  • Author : W. Timothy Gallwey
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-06-30
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307758859

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The Inner Game of Tennis Excerpt :

Master your game from the inside out! With more than 800,000 copies sold since it was first published thirty years ago, this phenomenally successful guide has become a touchstone for hundreds of thousands of people. Not just for tennis players, or even just for athletes in general, this handbook works for anybody who wants to improve his or her performance in any activity, from playing music to getting ahead at work. W. Timothy Gallwey, a leading innovator in sports psychology, reveals how to • focus your mind to overcome nervousness, self-doubt, and distractions • find the state of “relaxed concentration” that allows you to play at your best • build skills by smart practice, then put it all together in match play Whether you're a beginner or a pro, Gallwey's engaging voice, clear examples, and illuminating anecdotes will give you the tools you need to succeed. “Introduced to The Inner Game of Tennis as a graduate student years ago, I recognized the obvious benefits of [W. Timothy] Gallwey's teachings. . . . Whether we are preparing for an inter-squad scrimmage or the National Championship Game, these principles lie at the foundation of our program.”—from the Foreword by Pete Carroll

Address Unknown Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Address Unknown


  • Author : Kathrine Kressmann Taylor
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-04-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451655896

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A rediscovered classic, originally published in 1938 -- and now an international bestseller. Address Unknown When it first appeared in Story magazine in 1938, Address Unknown became an immediate social phenomenon and literary sensation. Published in book form a year later and banned in Nazi Germany, it garnered high praise in the United States and much of Europe. A series of fictional letters between a Jewish art dealer living in San Francisco and his former business partner, who has returned to Germany, Address Unknown is a haunting tale of enormous and enduring impact.

The American Cancer Society s Oncology in Practice Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The American Cancer Society s Oncology in Practice


  • Author : The American Cancer Society
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-05-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 727
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118517642

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The American Cancer Society s Oncology in Practice Excerpt :

Developed by the American Cancer Society this new textbook designed for a wide range of learners and practitioners comprehensively addresses all aspects of clinical management for cancer taking a balanced, authoritative and, -where possible- evidence-based stance and may be used in conjunction with the book, The American Cancer Society's Principles of Oncology: Prevention to Survivorship. Edited by leading clinicians in the field and a stellar contributor list from the US and Europe, this book is written in an easy to understand style by multidisciplinary teams of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and other specialists, reflecting day-to-day decision-making and clinical practice. Input from pathologists, surgeons, radiologists, and other specialists is included wherever relevant and comprehensive treatment guidelines are provided by expert contributors where there is no standard recognized treatment. This book is an ideal resource for anyone seeking a practical understanding of the field of oncology.

Introducing Microsoft Power BI Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Introducing Microsoft Power BI


  • Author : Alberto Ferrari
  • Publisher : Microsoft Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-07
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509302758

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Introducing Microsoft Power BI enables you to evaluate when and how to use Power BI. Get inspired to improve business processes in your company by leveraging the available analytical and collaborative features of this environment. Be sure to watch for the publication of Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo's upcoming retail book, Analyzing Data with Power BI and Power Pivot for Excel (ISBN 9781509302765). Go to the book's page at the Microsoft Press Store here for more details:http://aka.ms/analyzingdata/details. Learn more about Power BI at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/.