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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Perfect for fans of The Crown, this magisterial biography of Queen Elizabeth II is a close-up view of the woman we’ve known only from a distance—and a captivating window into the last great monarchy.

From the moment of her ascension to the throne in 1952 at the age of twenty-five, Queen Elizabeth II has been the object of unparalleled scrutiny. B NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Perfect for fans of The Crown, this magisterial biography of Queen Elizabeth II is a close-up view of the woman we’ve known only from a distance—and a captivating window into the last great monarchy.

From the moment of her ascension to the throne in 1952 at the age of twenty-five, Queen Elizabeth II has been the object of unparalleled scrutiny. But through the fog of glamour and gossip, how well do we really know the world’s most famous monarch? Drawing on numerous interviews and never-before-revealed documents, acclaimed biographer Sally Bedell Smith pulls back the curtain to show in intimate detail the public and private lives of Queen Elizabeth II, who has led her country and Commonwealth through the wars and upheavals of the last sixty years with unparalleled composure, intelligence, and grace.

In Elizabeth the Queen, we meet the young girl who suddenly becomes “heiress presumptive” when her uncle abdicates the throne. We meet the thirteen-year-old Lilibet as she falls in love with a young navy cadet named Philip and becomes determined to marry him, even though her parents prefer wealthier English aristocrats. We see the teenage Lilibet repairing army trucks during World War II and standing with Winston Churchill on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on V-E Day. We see the young Queen struggling to balance the demands of her job with her role as the mother of two young children. Sally Bedell Smith brings us inside the palace doors and into the Queen’s daily routines—the “red boxes” of documents she reviews each day, the weekly meetings she has had with twelve prime ministers, her physically demanding tours abroad, and the constant scrutiny of the press—as well as her personal relationships: with Prince Philip, her husband of sixty-four years and the love of her life; her children and their often-disastrous marriages; her grandchildren and friends. …more

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From best-selling author Walter Isaacson comes the landmark biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs’ professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs’ family me From best-selling author Walter Isaacson comes the landmark biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs’ professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs’ family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation. …more

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The Lost Boy: A Foster Child’s Search for the Love of a Family Ebook Free Download

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Imagine a young boy who has never had a loving home. His only possesions are the old, torn clothes he carries in a paper bag. The only world he knows is one of isolation and fear. Although others had rescued this boy from his abusive alcoholic mother, his real hurt is just begining — he has no place to call home.

This is Dave Pelzer’s long-awaited sequel to A Child Called Imagine a young boy who has never had a loving home. His only possesions are the old, torn clothes he carries in a paper bag. The only world he knows is one of isolation and fear. Although others had rescued this boy from his abusive alcoholic mother, his real hurt is just begining — he has no place to call home.

This is Dave Pelzer’s long-awaited sequel to A Child Called “It.” In The Lost Boy, he answers questions and reveals new adventures through the compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered an F-Child (Foster Child), Dave is moved in and out of five different homes. He suffers shame and experiences resentment from those who feel that all foster kids are trouble and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a “real” family.

Tears, laughter, devastation and hope create the journey of this little lost boy who searches desperately for just one thing — the love of a family. …more

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Сколько существует ‘мировых языков’? Какие из них труднее всего изучать? В каком возрасте лучше всего браться за изучение языков? Стоит ли заниматься ‘интенсивным изучением’ языков? Какие приемы могут облегчить овладение произношением, словарем и грамматикой иностранного языка? На эти и многие другие вопросы отвечает известный шведский полиглот, основатель Международной ас Сколько существует ‘мировых языков’? Какие из них труднее всего изучать? В каком возрасте лучше всего браться за изучение языков? Стоит ли заниматься ‘интенсивным изучением’ языков? Какие приемы могут облегчить овладение произношением, словарем и грамматикой иностранного языка? На эти и многие другие вопросы отвечает известный шведский полиглот, основатель Международной ассоциации ‘Amici Linguarum’ (‘Друзья языков’), Эрик Гуннемарк. К книге приложен русско-английско-шведский мини-словарь, разработанный автором специально для начинающих. Книга написана в легкой, популярной форме и рассчитана на массового читателя. …more

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“I’d come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else.” So writes Bob Dylan in Chronicles: Volume One, his remarkable book exploring critical junctures in his life and career.

Through Dylan’s eyes and open mind, we see Greenwich Village, circa 1961, when he first “I’d come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else.” So writes Bob Dylan in Chronicles: Volume One, his remarkable book exploring critical junctures in his life and career.

Through Dylan’s eyes and open mind, we see Greenwich Village, circa 1961, when he first arrives in Manhattan. Dylan’s New York is a magical city of possibilities — smoky, nightlong parties; literary awakenings; transient loves and unbreakable friendships. Elegiac observations are punctuated by jabs of memories, penetrating and tough. With the book’s side trips to New Orleans, Woodstock, Minnesota and points west, Chronicles: Volume One is an intimate and intensely personal recollection of extraordinary times.

By turns revealing, poetical, passionate and witty, Chronicles: Volume One is a mesmerizing window on Bob Dylan’s thoughts and influences. Dylan’s voice is distinctively American: generous of spirit, engaged, fanciful and rhythmic. Utilizing his unparalleled gifts of storytelling and the exquisite expressiveness that are the hallmarks of his music, Bob Dylan turns Chronicles: Volume One into a poignant reflection on life, and the people and places that helped shape the man and the art. …more

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Kotiteollisuus-yhtyeen keulahahmo Jouni “Hynynen” Hynynen on Suomen vihatuimpia ja rakastetuimpia raskaan rokin raatajia. Yleisölleen vittuileva karjalainen vääräleuka-Väinämöinen ei ole jättänyt ihmisiä rauhaan keikkalavojen ulkopuolellakaan, vaan hänen manailujaan on voinut lukea mm. bändin kotisivuilta, Keskisuomalaisesta ja Inferno-lehdestä. Hynynen on isännöinyt myös Kotiteollisuus-yhtyeen keulahahmo Jouni “Hynynen” Hynynen on Suomen vihatuimpia ja rakastetuimpia raskaan rokin raatajia. Yleisölleen vittuileva karjalainen vääräleuka-Väinämöinen ei ole jättänyt ihmisiä rauhaan keikkalavojen ulkopuolellakaan, vaan hänen manailujaan on voinut lukea mm. bändin kotisivuilta, Keskisuomalaisesta ja Inferno-lehdestä. Hynynen on isännöinyt myös Subtv:n Äijät-ohjelmaa.

Nyt Hynysen raivokkaista roiskeista parhaat on hiottu uuteen iskuun kaiken kansan kiusaksi. Matkan varrella on kertynyt myös lisää sanottavaa, ja lukija saa kuulla kunniansa aiheesta kuin aiheesta. Näin herra itse kuvailee tekstejään:

Nyt otetaan käsijarru pois ja annetaan palaa. Se tarkoittaa sitä, ettei kirjasta ainakaan arvostelumenestystä tule, mutta se myy perkeleesti. Osa tulee pitämään miuta täysin urpona, sovinistina ja kusipäänä, osa taas ajattelee, että mie oon nero. Oikeaa vastausta en tiedä miekään, sillä Hynynen on fiktiivinen henkilö. …more

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Why God Has Gray Hair Ebook Free Download

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Those were the days! Pre Vatican II, Sister Hedwig, and Father Thaddeus. Step back in time to the elementary days of the 1930’s in parochial school.

Sophia Zufa offers an insightful, and more times than not, humorous retelling of her youthful days. Meet neighbors, friends, and family, in the sharp-witted and emotionally inspiring collection of tales born of experience.

Sophi Those were the days! Pre Vatican II, Sister Hedwig, and Father Thaddeus. Step back in time to the elementary days of the 1930’s in parochial school.

Sophia Zufa offers an insightful, and more times than not, humorous retelling of her youthful days. Meet neighbors, friends, and family, in the sharp-witted and emotionally inspiring collection of tales born of experience.

Sophia Zufa will make you laugh and bring a lump to your throat with her stories and anecdotes. …more

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Richard the Third Ebook Free Download

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Paul Murray Kendall’s masterful account of the life of England’s King Richard III has remained the standard biography of this controversial figure.

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Janina ist zehn Jahre alt und wächst wohl behütet in Polen auf. Doch die Davids sind Juden. Als die Deutschen 1939 das Land überfallen, wird ihre Welt mit einem Schlag zerstört. Gemeinsam mit ihren Eltern muss Janina vor den Bomben fliehen. Noch im selben Jahr wird die Familie ins Warschauer Ghetto gebracht. Für Janina ist der Himmel nur noch ein fernes Blau über den Hinte Janina ist zehn Jahre alt und wächst wohl behütet in Polen auf. Doch die Davids sind Juden. Als die Deutschen 1939 das Land überfallen, wird ihre Welt mit einem Schlag zerstört. Gemeinsam mit ihren Eltern muss Janina vor den Bomben fliehen. Noch im selben Jahr wird die Familie ins Warschauer Ghetto gebracht. Für Janina ist der Himmel nur noch ein fernes Blau über den Hinterhöfen. …more

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Hammer Films was one of the most successful independent production companies of the 1950s and 60s. The company’s movies conquered box offices around the world, but the movies it produced during this era were all produced at the same modest facility near Windsor, in the English Home Counties. Acclaimed Hammer expert Wayne Kinsey has gained exclusive access to production fil Hammer Films was one of the most successful independent production companies of the 1950s and 60s. The company’s movies conquered box offices around the world, but the movies it produced during this era were all produced at the same modest facility near Windsor, in the English Home Counties. Acclaimed Hammer expert Wayne Kinsey has gained exclusive access to production files and censor reports, and conducted numerous interviews during many years of research. The result is a definitive and exhaustive history of Hammer’s golden age, as seen through the eyes of the stars and technicians who actually made the films. …more

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