To Move the World: JFK's Quest for Peace

To Move the World: JFK's Quest for Peace

To Move the World: JFK's Quest for Peace by Jeffrey D Sachs
2013 | EPUB | 3.55MB

An inspiring look at the historic foreign policy triumph of John F. Kennedy’s presidency—the crusade for world peace that consumed his final year in office.

The last great campaign of John F. Kennedy’s life was not the battle for reelection he did not live to wage, but the struggle for a sustainable peace with the Soviet Union. To Move the World recalls the extraordinary days from October 1962 to September 1963, when JFK marshaled the power of oratory and his remarkable political skills to establish more peaceful relations with the Soviet Union and a dramatic slowdown in the proliferation of nuclear arms.

Kennedy and his Soviet counterpart, Nikita Khrushchev, led their nations during the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the two superpowers came eyeball to eyeball at the nuclear abyss. This near-death experience shook both leaders deeply. Jeffrey D. Sachs shows how Kennedy emerged from the Missile crisis with the determination and prodigious skills to forge a new and less threatening direction for the world. Together, he and Khrushchev would pull the world away from the nuclear precipice, charting a path for future peacemakers to follow.

During his final year in office, Kennedy gave a series of speeches in which he pushed back against the momentum of the Cold War to persuade the world that peace with the Soviets was possible. The oratorical high point came on June 10, 1963, when Kennedy delivered the most important foreign policy speech of the modern presidency. He argued against the prevailing pessimism that viewed humanity as doomed by forces beyond its control. Mankind, argued Kennedy, could bring a new peace into reality through a bold vision combined with concrete and practical measures.

Achieving the first of those measures in the summer of 1963, the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, required more than just speechmaking, however. Kennedy had to use his great gifts of persuasion on multiple fronts—with fractious allies, hawkish Republican congressmen, dubious members of his own administration, and the American and world public—to persuade a skeptical world that cooperation between the superpowers was realistic and necessary. Sachs shows how Kennedy campaigned for his vision and opened the eyes of the American people and the world to the possibilities of peace.

Featuring the full text of JFK’s speeches from this period, as well as striking photographs, To Move the World gives us a startlingly fresh perspective on Kennedy’s presidency and a model for strong leadership and problem solving in our time.

The Dreyfus Affair [Audiobook]

The Dreyfus Affair [Audiobook]

The Dreyfus Affair: The Scandal That Tore France in Two [Audiobook] by Piers Paul Read
2013 | MP3 VBR + EPUB | 16 hrs 41 mins | 470.71MB

[Read by David Pevsner]

July 20, 1894: The German Military Attache in Paris, Colonel Maximillien von Schwarzkoppen received a visit from a seedy-looking middle-aged Frenchman who would not give his name. He told Schwarzkoppen that he was a French army officer serving on the General Staff; that he was in desperate need of money; and was therefore prepared to sell military secrets to the Germans.

Captain Alfred Dreyfus, then aged 35, was a high-flying career artillery officer. Shy, reserved, sometimes awkward, but intelligent and ambitious, Dreyfus had everything he might have hoped for: a wife, two enchanting children, plenty of money, and a post on the General Staff. However, Dreyfus' rise in the army had not made him friends. Many of them came from the impoverished Catholic aristocracy and disliked Dreyfus because he was rich, bourgeois and, above all, a Jew.

On October 13, Captain Dreyfus was summoned by the General de Boisdeffre to the Ministry of War. Despite minimal evidence against him he was placed under arrest for the crime of high treason. Not long afterward Dreyfus was incarcerated on Devil's Island.

But how did an innocent man come to be convicted? And why was he kept locked up for so long?

The Dreyfus Affair uniquely combines a fast-moving mystery story with a snapshot of France at a moment of great social flux and cultural richness - the Belle Epoque, the Impressionists, novelists such as Flaubert, Zola, the Goncourts, Proust. It is a key to an understanding of later history; the Holocaust and Zionism: the virulent anti-Semitism of the anti-Dreyfusards and the decision that the Jews must have a state of their own.

The Fine Art of Small Talk

The Fine Art of Small Talk

The Fine Art of Small Talk: How To Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills -- and Leave a Positive Impression by Debra Fine
2005 | MOBI | 247.64KB

Nationally recognized communication expert Debra Fine reveals the techniques and strategies anyone can use to make small talk-in any situation.

In the competitive world of business more emphasis is placed on developing personal relationships and business friendships than has been expected in the past. The individual who avoids opportunities to meet new people or whose conversation is frozen by these meetings will limit themselves professionally as well as personally.

This fast paced, interactive and informative program will help you...

  • Engage anyone in conversation with poise and confidence
  • Revive a dying conversation
  • Remember names and master introductions
  • Come across as composed and self-assured when talking to people or entertaining at conventions, trade shows and other work related functions
  • Become an “active” listener
  • Overcome communication barriers
  • Handle awkward situations
  • Come up with topics to discuss
  • Avoid conversation “killers”
  • Develop business friendships
  • Prepare for successful conversation
  • Feel more at ease at parties, banquets, receptions and networking events
  • Exit with grace

Built to Sell [Audiobook]

Built to Sell [Audiobook]

Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You [Audiobook] by John Warrillow
2011 | MP3@128 kbps + EPUB | 4 hrs 24 mins | 242.16MB

Run your company. Don’t let it run you.

Most business owners started their company because they wanted more freedom—to work on their own schedules, make the kind of money they deserve, and eventually retire on the fruits of their labor.

Unfortunately, according to John Warrillow, most owners find that stepping out of the picture is extremely difficult because their business relies too heavily on their personal involvement. Without them, their company—no matter how big or profitable—is essentially worthless.

But the good news is that entrepreneurs can take specific steps—no matter what stage a business is in—to create a valuable, sellable company. Warrillow shows exactly what it takes to create a solid business that can thrive long into the future.

Secrets and Wives: The Hidden World of Mormon Polygamy

Secrets and Wives: The Hidden World of Mormon Polygamy

Secrets and Wives: The Hidden World of Mormon Polygamy [Audiobook] by Sanjiv Bhattacharya
2013 | M4B | 15 hrs 28 mins | 258.03MB

What do we really know about modern practicing polygamists - not fictional ones like the Henrickson family on HBO's Big Love? We've seen the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the news, the underage brides in pioneer dresses on a Texas ranch. But the FLDS is just one of many groups that have broken with mainstream Mormonism to follow those parts of Joseph Smith's doctrine disavowed by the LDS Church.

Gaining unprecedented access to these communities, journalist Sanjiv Bhattacharya reveals a shadow country teeming with small town messiahs, dark secrets, and stories both heartbreaking and strange. Polygamy's dark side - incest, forced marriages, and physical abuse - is laid bare. But Bhattacharya also finds warmth in the fundamentalist diaspora and even finds himself taking an ideological stand for polygamy's legalization.

More than just an exposé of Mormon polygamy, Secrets and Wives is the personal journey of a foreign atheist and liberal, a stranger in a strange land who grapples with hard questions about marriage, monogamy, and the very nature of faith.

Dance Anatomy

Dance Anatomy

Dance Anatomy by Jacqui Haas
2010 | EPUB | 24.48MB

Powerful, expressive, and compelling! Now you can see what it takes to be a stronger, more elegant dancer. Featuring over 200 full-color illustrations, Dance Anatomy visually depicts the unique relationship between muscle development and aesthetic movement as never before.

Dance Anatomy features 82 of the most effective dance, movement, and performance exercises, each designed to promote perfect alignment, improved placement, proper breathing, and prevention of common injuries. In stunning detail, the accompanying illustration captures the dancer in motion and highlights the active muscles associated with each movement.

You’ll learn how to modify exercises to target specific areas to enhance flexibility and reduce muscle tension. You’ll also learn to put it all together to personalize a program based on your style of dance, level of expertise, and individual needs and goals.

Whether you seek to optimize performance, add a new movement to your repertoire, or minimize muscle fatigue, stress, and injury, Dance Anatomy is your perfect partner.

How to Forgive When You Can't

How to Forgive When You Can't

How to Forgive When You Can't: The Breakthrough Guide to Free Your Heart & Mind by Dr Jim Dincalci
2011 | EPUB | 3.32MB

This book presents numerous ways in detail that help heal a lifetime of blame, resentment, grudges, and especially regret, guilt, and self-blame, so that you can move onto a more peaceful, joyful life.

It provides proven, powerful methods that will help you get rid of your upsets for good - even those that seem unforgivable, for it gives researched ways to deal with heavy trauma, tragedy and abuse. The author, Dr. Jim Dincalci, provides: case studies, brain studies, and how to maintain gains made.

  • Discover which of the 27 powerful forgiveness techniques is best for you.
  • Defuse the two brain mechanism that prevent forgiving.
  • Get past the 13 blocks to forgiving
  • Attain self forgiveness.

You will learn:

  • The 8 Essentials and 7 Secrets for dealing with upsets.
  • 12 overlooked aids in empowering yourself to forgive
  • The 3 best strategies to manage difficult situations
  • How to get out of the cycle of victimhood and guilt
  • What trauma survivors and their family members need to know
  • And more

This book can also be used as a guide to help assist others to forgive. Mental health, legal, religious, and medical professionals will find it useful as a guide to help people cope with very difficult problems.

Healing After Loss [Audiobook]

Healing After Loss [Audiobook]

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief [Audiobook] by Martha Whitmore Hickman
2011 | MP3@128 kbps | 9 hrs 46 mins | 535.95MB

[Read by Lorna Raver]

After the loss of a loved one, once the services are over and the relatives and friends have gone home, we are left to enter a strange new land, where someone who has given meaning to our life is gone. Drawing on her own experience as well as that of others, author Martha Whitmore Hickman presents a year's worth of meditations for people dealing with this profound loss, offering solace and illuminating a way forward.

From January 1 to December 31, each day's meditation considers a meaningful quotation or passage on grief or suffering, with sources ranging Shakespeare to Emily Dickinson, from the Christian Bible to Hindu proverbs. A thoughtful, sensitive collection, Healing After Loss will comfort and inspire listeners on their journeys through grief toward recovery.

Brain Candy

Brain Candy

Brain Candy: Science, Paradoxes, Puzzles, Logic, and Illogic to Nourish Your Neurons by Garth Sundem
2010 | EPUB | 6.63MB

Feed Your Brain

Tastier than a twizzler yet more protein-packed than a spinach smoothie, Brain Candy is guaranteed to entertain your brain—even as it reveals hundreds of secrets behind what’s driving that electric noodle inside your skull.

These delicious and nutritious pages are packed with bits of bite-sized goodness swiped from the bleeding edge of brain science (including the reason why reading these words is changing your hippocampus at this very moment!) Shelved alongside these succulent neurological nuggets are challenging puzzles and paradoxes, eye-opening perception tests and hacks, fiendish personality quizzes and genius testers, and a grab bag of recurring treats including Eye Hacks, Algebraic Eight Ball, iDread, Wild Kingdom, and Logic of Illogic.

Should you look between these covers and inhale the deliciously cherry-flavored scents of knowledge within, you will grow your grey matter while discovering:

  • Why you should be writing bad poetry
  • The simple keys to brain training
  • What trust smells like
  • The origins of human morality
  • Why expensive wine always tastes better
  • The truth about brain sweat
  • How your diet might be making you dumb
  • The secrets of game theory
  • Why economists hate psychology
  • The mental benefits of coffee and cigarettes
  • How to really spot a liar
  • Why you can’t make me eat pie
  • The benefits of daydreaming
  • Four simple secrets to persuasion
  • Why your barin’s fzzuy ligoc alowls you to raed this
  • How to brainwash friends and family
  • The science of body language
  • What pigeons know about art
  • …And much, much more.

The Brain and the Inner World

The Brain and the Inner World

The Brain and the Inner World: An Introduction to the Neuroscience of the Subjective Experience by Mark Solms, Oliver Turnbull
2003 | EPUB | 4.09MB

The Brain and the Inner World is an eagerly-awaited account of a momentous revolution. Subjective mental states like consciousness, emotion, and dreaming were once confined to the realm of philosophy, psychoanalysis, and the human sciences. These topics now assume center stage in leading neuroscientific laboratories around the world. This shift has produced an explosion of new insights into the natural laws that govern our inner life.

By two pioneers in the field, The Brain and the Inner World guides us through the exciting new discoveries, showing how old psychodynamic concepts are being forged into a scientific framework for understanding subjective experience.

It is not that the mind is reduced to neurobiology. Rather, thanks to neurobiology, we are free to believe in the power of the mind. The neurosciences will soon be able to argue with Plato, Descartes, James, Freud, and Lacan about the mysterious connections between emotions, experience, will, reason, and creativity.

Design in Nature

Design in Nature

Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organization by Adrian Bejan, J. Peder Zane
2012 | EPUB | 5.95MB

In this groundbreaking book, Adrian Bejan takes the recurring patterns in nature—trees, tributaries, air passages, neural networks, and lightning bolts—and reveals how a single principle of physics, the Constructal Law, accounts for the evolution of these and all other designs in our world.

Everything—from biological life to inanimate systems—generates shape and structure and evolves in a sequence of ever-improving designs in order to facilitate flow. River basins, cardiovascular systems, and bolts of lightning are very efficient flow systems to move a current—of water, blood, or electricity. Likewise, the more complex architecture of animals evolve to cover greater distance per unit of useful energy, or increase their flow across the land. Such designs also appear in human organizations, like the hierarchical "flowcharts" or reporting structures in corporations and political bodies.

All are governed by the same principle, known as the Constructal Law, and configure and reconfigure themselves over time to flow more efficiently. Written in an easy style that achieves clarity without sacrificing complexity, Design in Nature is a paradigm-shifting book that will fundamentally transform our understanding of the world around us.

Signature in the Cell

Signature in the Cell

Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design by Stephen C. Meyer
2009 | EPUB | 4.65MB

Signature in the Cell is a defining work in the discussion of life’s origins and the question of whether life is a product of unthinking matter or of an intelligent mind. For those who disagree with ID, the powerful case Meyer presents cannot be ignored in any honest debate. For those who may be sympathetic to ID, on the fence, or merely curious, this book is an engaging, eye-opening, and often eye-popping read” — American Spectator

A Compelling Case for Intelligent Design Based on Revolutionary Discoveries in Science

In Signature in the Cell, Stephen Meyer has written the first comprehensive DNA-based argument for intelligent design. As he tells the story of successive attempts to unravel a mystery that Charles Darwin did not address—how did life begin?—Meyer develops the case for this often-misunderstood theory using the same scientific method that Darwin himself pioneered. Offering a fresh perspective on one of the enduring mysteries of modern biology, Meyer convincingly reveals that the argument for intelligent design is not based on ignorance or "giving up on science," but instead on compelling, and mounting, scientific evidence.

Sex and Your Job Search

Sex and Your Job Search

Sex and Your Job Search: A Guide to Scoring Your Dream Job by Dominic Bokich
2013 | EPUB | 879.37KB

SCORE YOUR DREAM JOB! In this provocative book, interview coach Dom Bokich compares the similarities between dating, sex and the job search to help you find a job you love! This book takes you step-by-step through the hiring process and shares real insider secrets on how to get hired quickly in today's job market. You'll learn:

  • 25 inspiring Success Stories of job seekers who were hired in this economy
  • Advice on social media tools such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter
  • Current interview methods including behavioral based and values based interviewing
  • 50 Funny Mistakes real applicants have made, so you won't embarrass yourself
  • How to write a resume and become irresistible to your dream employer
  • How supermodels are similar to hiring managers and HR reps

Sex and Your Job Search is encouraging and highlights proven techniques for everyone: interns, college students, new grads, and experienced professionals.

Bonus tips include: How to use your skills, education, and professional experiences to create 7 "Interview Go-to Stories" that can be used to answer any interview question. Learn what the interviewer is thinking each step of the way and how to "WOW" them.

This book is like having coffee or a drink with the author. He'll give you no-nonsense advice that works!

The Elephant in the Office

The Elephant in the Office

The Elephant in the Office: Super-Simple Strategies for Difficult Conversations at Work by Diane A Ross
2013 | EPUB | 3.03MB

Difficult Conversations at Work: Go from "Nightmare" to "No Problem"

As a former lawyer, Diane A. Ross thought she was a difficult conversations expert... so why was she still struggling through those dreaded "tough talks" with her coworkers and colleagues?

So began her revelation: the communication skills that knocked 'em dead at the negotiating table were actually destructive to her workplace relationships. Conflicts went unresolved, productivity was stifled, and communication suffered - big time.

Sound familiar?

The Elephant in the Office: Super-Simple Strategies for Difficult Conversations at Work is the answer for anyone who has ever wrestled with managing difficult conversations in the workplace. It's full of real-life, easy-to-implement strategies that have stood the test of time.

Diane A. Ross' breezy writing style and upbeat sense of humor make this book a fun and informative read that promises to help you create real and lasting change in the workplace (so if you're looking for a dry, bore-me-to-tears-yawn-fest academic-style textbook, please look elsewhere!).

Learn to:

  • Talk so that you are heard
  • Overcome the "difficult conversation jitters"
  • Disarm hostile coworkers - and even your boss
  • Boost communication within your team
  • Get what you want at work
  • Handling Difficult Conversations Is About to Get a Whole Lot Less Scary/Stressful/Panic-Attack-Inducing

If you have ever struggled with a coworker who wasn't pulling their weight or gotten butterflies asking for time off, this book is for you. If you have ever been faced with an unmotivated employee or a team leader who takes credit for your work, this book is for you.

Whether you're dealing with a cubicle-mate with B.O., an employee stealing office supplies, a whole department getting laid off, or a team-member who always flies off the handle, The Elephant in the Office is going to get your difficult conversations moving in the right direction. Each chapter is full-to-overflowing with simple step-by-step tips backed by real-life examples, so you can see these strategies in action.

Who Should Buy This Book?

If you have ever had to cope with:

  • Anxiety asking for a raise or vacation time
  • Stress over having to fire someone, discuss employee performance, or give bad news
  • An overbearing boss
  • A coworker not pulling his or her weight
  • A smelly, dirty, crude, rude (or otherwise icky) team-member
  • Passive-aggressive, antagonistic, or just plain difficult coworkers or employees
  • ...then you need this book!

The Elephant in the Office is ideal for individuals hoping to achieve more in the workplace as well as executive teams and HR managers who want the very best from their employees.

Handling difficult conversations is about to become a heck of a lot less painful, my friends! You're one good read away from better workplace dynamics, increased productivity, less stress, and more of what you want - out of work and out of life.

Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done: Simple Guide To Become More Productive, Stress-Free, Get More Done in Less Time, and Be Highly Effective Today by Jonathan Briggs
2013 | EPUB | 3.32MB

Cut Through All Time Barriers and Control Your Most Valuable Commodity

We live in a fast paced world, and without cutting edge time management tactics, you can get lost fast. Discover how to use breakthrough methods that will lower your blood pressure and increase your performance and productivity. Inside, management consultant, Jonathan Briggs will take you by the hand and show you how to... - Plan, take action, and complete projects quickly and easily - Use proactive goal setting to control your time effectively - Stay focused even when you feel overwhelmed - Leave the clutter behind and get more done faster Order you copy today and control your time.

Business Productivity Strategies for Success [Collection]

Business Productivity Strategies for Success [Collection]

Business Productivity Strategies for Success [Collection] by Mark I. Woods, Trapper Woods, Merrick Rosenberg, Daniel Silvert, Jerry Weissman, Martha I Finney
2013 | EPUB | 3.18MB

A brand new collection of 4 authoritative guides to improving your business productivity!

4 authoritative books help you supercharge your business productivity and effectiveness – today, every day, for years to come!

This extraordinary collection of books will help you get better – way better! – at the tasks that can make or break your career! Start with time management: Attack Your Day presents crucial “activity management” skills and 101 productivity strategies for achieving unprecedented effectiveness, and moving relentlessly towards your greatest life goals. Learn to dramatically improve the way you prioritize activities… organize inherently more productive days… make sure the most important tasks get done… overcome procrastination forever… know how to “turn on a dime” without sacrificing focus … learn how and when to say NO to interruptions! Next, Taking Flight! reveals profound hidden patterns of human behavioral style, helping you gain deeper self-awareness, maximize your personal strengths, and influence others. Learn how to use the proven DISC model of human behavior to become a more effective leader, salesperson, or teacher; revitalize your career; and build deeper relationships. Discover why you “click” with some people and “clank” with others, and what really drives you! Then, create your own personal action plan for making the most of your strengths, working around weaknesses, and supercharging your personal performance. In Winning Strategies for Power Presentations, legendary presentations coach Jerry Weissman distills 75 best practices he’s developed through 20+ years coaching executives on high-stakes presentations. Weissman shares powerful new insights into contents, graphics, delivery, Q&A sessions, and more. He offers new advice on making persuasive political and scripted speeches, developing a richer public speaking voice, interviewing others, demonstrating products, and much more. Every technique is illuminated with a compelling case study, reflecting experiences of communicators ranging from Ronald Reagan to Jon Stewart, Stephen King to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. Finally, The Truth About Getting the Best From People, Second Edition brings together 60+ proven principles for achieving employee engagement one-hundred percent of the time. This new edition features more than 15 new truths including: managing virtual teams, building persuasive skills, tuning into your own unconscious biases, managing multiple generations, and identifying and cultivating individual high performers. Whatever your leadership role, this collection will supercharge your effectiveness – and your career!

From world-renowned business productivity experts Mark Woods, Trapper Woods, Merrick Rosenberg, Daniel Silvert, Jerry Weissman, and Martha I. Finney

Think Like an Option Trader

Think Like an Option Trader

Think Like an Option Trader: How to Profit by Moving from Stocks to Options by Michael Benklifa
2013 | EPUB | 5.63MB

THE SECRET TO PROFITING FROM OPTIONS: THINK LIKE A PROFESSIONAL OPTION TRADER, NOT A STOCK TRADER!

  • Understand the unique dynamics of options trades and markets
  • Practical, concise insights based on actual option trading scenarios
  • Master trade selection, risk management, and more
  • By professional options trader Michael Benklifa, best-selling author of Profiting with Iron Condor Options

Want to win in options? You must think like a professional option trader. Step #1: Get rid of the habits you learned in stock trading: they’re killing you! Step #2: Understand the real dynamics of options markets: they are radically, fundamentally different.

Example: When stock traders look at price, they see information. Option traders see probability, time, and volatility. Example: Stock trading is about having an information advantage. Option trading can be about exploiting a lack of information. Example: Stocks either go up or they don’t. Option trades can be structured for a 90% probability of success.

With dynamics like these, option trading is like nothing else. Through practical, simple examples, Michael Benklifa will help you understand what’s really going on here…so you can consistently build trades that earn profits and control risk!

Close To Holmes

Close To Holmes

Close To Holmes: A Look At the Connections Between Historical London, Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Alistair Duncan
2009 | EPUB | 20.37MB

The London of the late nineteenth century was home to both Arthur Conan Doyle and his famous detective - Sherlock Holmes. This book looks at some of the many locations in both central and outer London that have connections to one or both of these famous names. In addition to examining the history this book also looks at some of the theories that have been woven over the years around Holmes and these locations.

Captain Phil Harris: The Legendary Crab Fisherman

Captain Phil Harris: The Legendary Crab Fisherman

Captain Phil Harris: The Legendary Crab Fisherman, Our Hero, Our Dad by Josh Harris, Jake Harris, Blake Chavez, Steve Springer
2013 | EPUB | 28.25MB

The electrifying behind-the-scenes story of the late Deadliest Catch star, from his own two sons.

Prior to his untimely death in 2010, Captain Phil Harris was a star of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, the hit show that follows the exhilarating lives of Alaskan crab fishermen as they brave the vicious Bering Sea. He led his crew through hurricane-force winds and fourstory- high waves, hauling in millions of pounds of crab and raking in millions of dollars.

Phil worked hard, but he played even harder. His life on shore—from his rebellious days to his tempestuous marriages, from his addictive habits to his fundamental American success story—could serve as a reality show in itself. He lived his life at Mach speed: the blitz of crab season, the six-figure paydays, the thunderous motorcycles, and the drug-fueled parties. High-speed chases and all-night blackjack binges were par for the course.

But as wild as Phil could be, he was always openhearted and infectiously friendly. He was a devoted friend, a loving father, a steadfast captain, and a hero to audiences across America and around the world.

His death in 2010, the result of stroke and heart failure at the age of fifty-three, left a hole in the hearts of millions. In this exclusive authorized biography, Phil’s two surviving sons, Josh and Jake Harris, team up with bestselling author Steve Springer and coauthor Blake Chavez to share the thrilling story of Phil’s remarkable life.

Whoosh Boom Splat

Whoosh Boom Splat

Whoosh Boom Splat: The Garage Warrior's Guide to Building Projectile Shooters by William Gurstelle
2007 | EPUB | 7.24MB

These are the homemade machines that you’ve dreamed of building, from the high-voltage Night Lighter 36 spud gun to the Jam Jar Jet, the Marshmallow Shooter, and the Yagua Blowgun. Including detailed diagrams and supply lists, Gurstelle’s simple, step-by-step instructions help workshop warriors at any skill level achieve impressively powerful results. With Whoosh Boom Splat, you can build:

  • The Jam Jar Jet—the simple pulse jet engine that roars
  • The Elastic Zip Cannon—a membrane-powered shooter that packs a wallop
  • The Mechanical Toe—a bungee-powered kicking machine
  • The Vortex Launcher—a projectile shooter that uses air bullets for ammunition
  • The Clothespin Snap Shooter—the PG-17 version of a clothespin gun that fires fiery projectiles
  • The Architronito—the steam-powered cannon conceived by Leonardo da Vinci
  • And many more!

In addition to learning how to make these cool gadgets, you’ll find sections packed with information on what makes each machine unique. Gurstelle describes the machine’s historical origins as only he can: with verve, fun, and the sort of quirky details his legions of fans love. Whoosh Boom Splat is a must-have for every extreme tinkerer.

The Complete Modern Blacksmith

The Complete Modern Blacksmith

The Complete Modern Blacksmith by Alexander Weygers
1997 | EPUB | 39.01MB

A truly unusual and unique resource, this extremely hands-on book brings together three popular but long-out-of-print classics (THE MODERN BLACKSMITH; THE RECYCLING, USE, AND REPAIR OF TOOLS; and THE MAKING OF TOOLS) essential for anyone interested in the making, repair, maintenance, or arcana of tools. An essential volume in any serious craftperson's library, this book covers setting up a smithy (anvil, forge, hammer, tongs, and all), and manufacturing everything from stone-carving chisels to decorative wall hooks.

Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Beatles, Beatlemania, and the Music

Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Beatles, Beatlemania, and the Music

Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Beatles, Beatlemania, and the Music that Changed the World by Bob Spitz
2007 | EPUB | 13.5MB

MBIt starts in the housing projects and school playgrounds of Liverpool, where four boys would discover themselves--and a new form of music called rock 'n roll. It takes us from the famous first meeting between John and Paul, to the clubs of Liverpool and Germany when George and Ringo join the band, down Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields, to America and the height of the Beatles' success--when they were still teenagers.

In Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!, Spitz recreates the thrills, tears and magic of his New York Times bestselling adult biography, but in a style and format that's accesible for young readers. This book includes photos, sidebars and graphic elements. It's a book about teens who changed the world.

The Backpacker's Field Manual

The Backpacker's Field Manual

The Backpacker's Field Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills [Revised and Updated] by Rick Curtis
2005 | MOBI | 7.86MB

When it was first published in 1998, The Backpacker's Field Manual set the standard for comprehensive backpacking books. Now exhaustively updated to offer a more complete view of backpacking today, it covers the latest developments in gear—such as Global Positioning Systems and ultralight hiking equipment—first aid, and Leave No Trace comping, and includes a chapter devoted to outdoor leadership resources and basics. Beginners and experienced hikers alike will find this book indispensable for trip planning strategies and also as a quick reference on the trail for:

  • BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS—how to forecast the weather, identify trees, bear-proof your campsite, wrap an injured ankle, and more--illustrated with more than 100 line drawings.
  • TRICKS OF THE TRAIL—time-tested practical lessons learned along the way
  • GOING ULTRALIGHT—downsizing suggestions for those who want to lighten up

Every traveler knows that space in a backpack is limited, so on your next trip, carry the only guide you'll ever need—this one—and take to the great outdoors with confidence.

Black Belt Tae Kwon Do

Black Belt Tae Kwon Do

Black Belt Tae Kwon Do: The Ultimate Reference Guide to the World's Most Popular Black Belt Martial Art by Yeon Hwan Park, Jon Gerrard
2013 | EPUB | 22.33MB

Join over 400 million worldwide students of Tae Kwon Do.

The ancient Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do allows its practitioners to reach physical prowess, moral development, and spiritual growth. Black Belt Tae Kwon Do is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to complete their black belt training with a reliable study source for solitary practice.

This complete sourcebook combines a complete explanation of the physical aspects of the martial art with a full description of the philosophical elements of its training. More than seven hundred photographs illustrate practice routines, black belt forms, sparring strategies, and advanced self-defense techniques. Extensive appendixes include competition rules, weight and belt divisions, governing bodies of national and international organizations, and a glossary of Korean and English terms. Every serious student of Tae Kwon Do will want this manual, the only book of its kind endorsed by the World Tae Kwon Do Federation and the United States Tae Kwon Do Union.
743 b/w photographs

Japan's Ultimate Martial Art

Japan's Ultimate Martial Art

Japan's Ultimate Martial Art: Jujitsu Before 1882 the Classical Japanese Art of Self-Defense by Darrell Max Craig
1995 | EPUB | 5.41MB

Predecessor of Judo and precursor of today's ultimate fighting styles, Jujitsu is a martial art developed by the elite samurai class during Japan's feudal days. For centuries, this method of unarmed self-defense proved so successful in combat that it was kept secret and taught to a select few.

Based on the author's study with instructors of the Tokyo police department, this book features the traditional techniques of Jujitsu, also known as Ju-Jiutsu. Chapter by chapter, it addresses and demonstrates Kaisho Goshin Budo Taiho Jitsu Ryu (Tokyo police/ self-defense/ martial way/ body techniques). Specific techniques covered include the use of hands, throwing an opponent, attacking vital points with strikes and kicks, and the use of weapons such as the staff.

Though designed to accompany training, this fascinating book also serves as a remarkable illustrated guide to the secret art of samurai self-defense.

Atlas of Anatomy: Latin Nomenclature

Atlas of Anatomy: Latin Nomenclature

Atlas of Anatomy: Latin Nomenclature edited by Anne M Gilroy, Brian R MacPherson, Lawrence M Ross
2009 | PDF | 190.61MB

Atlas of Anatomy with Latin Nomenclature contains everything you need to successfully tackle the daunting challenges of anatomy.

The text of the book is in English while all labels and anatomical terms appear on Latin. The exquisite, full-color illustrations by award-winning artists Markus Voll and Karl Wesker lead you step-by-step through each region of the body. Each region opens with the foundational skeletal framework. The subsequent chapters build upon this foundation, adding the muscles, then organs, then nerves, then vessels and finally presenting topographic anatomy for a comprehensive view. Each unit closes with surface anatomy accompanied by questions that ask you to apply knowledge learned for the real-life physical examination of patients.

Features:

  • 2,200 full-color illustrations of unsurpassed quality and clinical images demonstrating important concepts
  • Latin nomenclature according to the internationally accepted Terminologia Anatomica
  • Brief introductory texts that provide an accessible entry point when a new topic is presented
  • Fact pages that organize the essentials of isolated structures, such as muscles, covering all the information that you are required to memorize or need to reference, including insertion, origin, and innervation
  • Clinical content that appears in easy-to-reference boxes and is concisely summarized in tables
  • Navigators that orient you with location and plane of dissection
  • A scratch-off code provides access to WinkingSkull.com PLUS, an interactive online study aid, featuring over 600 full-color anatomy illustrations and radiographs, labels-on, labels-off functionality, and timed self-tests

This atlas provides everything you need in just the right format so that you can master human anatomy without stress.

The Emergency Pantry Handbook

The Emergency Pantry Handbook

The Emergency Pantry Handbook: How to Prepare Your Family for Just about Everything by Kate Rowinski
2013 | EPUB | 6.91MB

An easy-to-use guide to stockpiling and survival.

In today’s world, anything can happen—medical emergencies, power outages, natural disasters. In less time than it takes to sign off on an insurance form, the world as we know it can be brought to a standstill. There can be no question: It’s best to be prepared.

The Emergency Pantry Handbook by cooking expert and readiness enthusiast Kate Rowinski offers tips, techniques, and advice on how to keep your family safe, well-fed, and fully supplied in the event of any crisis. With simple instructions, Rowinski demonstrates how to create an emergency strategy; how to protect your house, documents, and keepsakes; and how to prepare for specific disasters. Offering a unique twist on preparation handbooks, Rowinski focuses on food storage and cooking—put simply, how to plan nutritional emergency meals and avoid “making due” on canned meats and chocolate bars. The Emergency Pantry Handbook details:

  • Storage techniques
  • Personalizing your food plan
  • Stockpiling, shelf life, and rotation
  • Pickling, canning, sprouting, and drying
  • Making delicious dinners out of your storage pantry

Whether a disaster lasts for twenty-four hours or twenty-four weeks, The Emergency Pantry Handbook is the ultimate guide to keeping your family eating healthily and maintaining proper nutrition, even in the worst of circumstances.
56 black and white illustrations

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives: The Funky Finds in Flavortown

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives: The Funky Finds in Flavortown

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives: The Funky Finds in Flavortown: America's Classic Joints and Killer Comfort Food by Guy Fieri, Ann Volkwein
2013 | EPUB | 30.58MB

In Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: The Funky Finds in Flavortown, Guy Fieri, one of Food Network’s biggest stars, keeps his motto front and center: “If it’s funky, I’ll find it.”

Continuing the series of New York Times bestselling books, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives includes profiles of great American restaurants, delicious recipes, tons of photos, hilarious stories from Guy, his Krew, and the restaurant owners, and a tricked-out, full-color fold-out map of the United States featuring every restaurant in the book.

Classic Palestinian Cuisine

Classic Palestinian Cuisine

Classic Palestinian Cuisine by Christiane Dabdoub Nasser
2013 | EPUB | 4.25MB

Classic Palestinian Cuisine is a collection of over one hundred mouh-watering dishes, such as ful m’dammas (broad bean salad), kidreh (rice with mutton) and djaj mahshi (stuffed chicken), characteristic of the culinary culture of the Mediterranean. Christiane Dabdoub Nasser’s delightful tips and anecdotes, from coring marrows to buying the perfect cabbage for stuffing, vividly bring to life the smells and flavours of Palestinian cookery, as practiced in kitchens across the region for generations.

Betty Crocker Quick & Easy: 30 Minutes or Less to Dinner

Betty Crocker Quick & Easy: 30 Minutes or Less to Dinner

Betty Crocker Quick & Easy: 30 Minutes or Less to Dinner
2012 | EPUB | 93.27MB

The perfect cookbook for fast and tasty family meals

When things are hectic and everybody's hungry, here's the book to turn to for satisfying meals done fast. Each of the 150 recipes is ready in 30 minutes or even less time. You can delight the kids with favorites like Mexican Pasta Skillet and Chicken and Smoked Provolone Pizza. Impress guests with Beef Tenderloin Bruschetta or Orange and Dill Pan-Seared Tuna. And satisfy everyone with crowd-pleasers like Cajun Smothered Pork Chops and Orange Teriyaki Beef with Noodles.

  • Features 150 recipes for fast, family-pleasing meals, each accompanied by a luscious full-color photo
  • Includes special extras like mini-recipe ideas for fast veggie sides, great burger toppings, quick chicken meals, and more
  • Tips with every recipe offer easy ways to complete the meal, make-ahead advice, and other helpful tidbits

When you've got no time to spare and mouths to feed, Betty Crocker Quick and Easy is the only cookbook you need.

Betty Crocker The Big Book of Cookies

Betty Crocker The Big Book of Cookies

Betty Crocker The Big Book of Cookies
2012 | EPUB | 96.03MB

Fun and sure-to-please cookie recipes—from all-time classics to contemporary favorites

Here's a massive collection of the best cookies and bars ever with more than 180 sensational recipes that are as easy to make as they are fun to eat. Whether made from scratch or with a Betty Crocker mix, these delectable cookies give you as many options as any cookie lover could want.

Whether you crave traditional favorites or fancy new ideas, you'll fall in love with these lusciously diverse cookies—from classic peanut butter cookies to unexpected flavors like Pecan-Praline Bacon Bars. Plus, with a special section of gluten-free recipes, every member of the family can get in on the fun.

  • Features more than 180 easy-to-make cookie recipes offering a wide variety of flavors and variations, from fun cookies for kids to sophisticated dinner-party delights
  • Illustrated with more than 100 full-color photos and step-by-step how-to photos for baking, decorating, and more
  • Includes tips and advice on cookie-making basics, from rolling and cutting to baking and frosting

You'll find almost any cookie you can imagine in the Betty Crocker Big Book of Cookies. With these recipes and variations, you'll find the perfect sweet treat for any occasion . . . or no occasion at all.

Betty Crocker The Big Book of Cakes

Betty Crocker The Big Book of Cakes

Betty Crocker The Big Book of Cakes by Betty Crocker
2013 EPUB | 63.11MB

Amazing cakes for every occasion—from all-time classics to contemporary favorites

Get ready for a stellar lineup of the most delicious cakes ever! From everyday treats to spectacular showstoppers, here are 200 recipes for snack cakes, layer cakes, decorated children's party cakes, rolled cakes, upside-down cakes, coffee cakes, pudding cakes, cheesecakes, cupcakes, and cake pops, balls, and bites. The options are nearly endless and sure to inspire your next occasion!

Whether your craving is for classic cakes, fun new flavors, or great decorating ideas, you'll fall in love with fabulous and foolproof creations like Sour Cream Spice Cake, Chocolate Stout Cake with Caramel Frosting, Red Velvet Cake, Peaches and Buttercream Cake, Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake, Slumber Party Cake, and Spring Chicks Cake Pops. There's also an introductory section with information and photos showing how to bake, assemble, and frost cakes, as well as sweet tips throughout to ensure success every time.

  • 200 recipes include classic and modern cakes and creative variations
  • More than 100 full-color photos showcase the cakes at their beautiful best
  • Special features cover frosting a layer cake, making and decorating cake pops, and easy ways to decorate a cake to add that perfect final touch

You'll find almost any cake you can imagine in Betty Crocker The Big Book of Cakes. With these recipes, you'll never run out of ideas for satisfying your sweet tooth.