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Healing the Shame That Binds You

Healing the Shame That Binds You [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0757399436
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In an emotionally revealing way John Bradshaw shows us how toxic shame is the core problem in our compulsions, co-dependencies, addictions and the drive to super-achieve. The result is a breakdown in the family system and our inability to go forward with our lives. We are bound by our shame. Drawing from his 22 years of experience as a counselor, Bradshaw offers us the techniques to heal this shame. Using affirmations, visualizations, "inner voice" and "feeling" work plus guided meditations and other useful healing techniques, he realeases the shame that binds us to the past. This important book breaks new ground in the core issues of societal and personal breakdown, offering techniques of recovery vital to all of us.

The James Bond MEGAPACK®

The James Bond MEGAPACK® [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1479442399
Author: Ian Fleming
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
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The James Bond MEGAPACK® by Ian Fleming Book Resume:

This volume collects Ian Fleming's "James Bond" series, consisting of 21 novels and stories. Included are: CASINO ROYALE LIVE AND LET DIE MOONRAKER DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE DR. NO GOLDFINGER THUNDERBALL THE SPY WHO LOVED ME ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN QUANTUM OF SOLACE FROM A VIEW TO A KILL THE HILDEBRAND RARITY FOR YOUR EYES ONLY RISICO THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS 007 IN NEW YORK THE PROPERTY OF A LADY OCTOPUSSY If you enjoy this ebook, check out the more than 350 other volumes in the MEGAPACK® series, which include classic and modern tales of fantasy, science fiction, mystery, adventure, and much, much more! Search for "Wildside Megapack" in your favorite ebook store to see the complete list of available titles.

The Bonfire of the Vanities

The Bonfire of the Vanities [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781429960564
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. "No one has portrayed New York Society this accurately and devastatingly since Edith Wharton" (The National Review) “A page-turner . . . Brilliant high comedy.” (The New Republic) Sherman McCoy, the central figure of Tom Wolfe's first novel, is a young investment banker with a fourteen-room apartment in Manhattan. When he is involved in a freak accident in the Bronx, prosecutors, politicians, the press, the police, the clergy, and assorted hustlers high and low close in on him, licking their chops and giving us a gargantuan helping of the human comedy, of New York in the 1980s, a city boiling over with racial and ethnic hostilities and burning with the itch to Grab It Now. Wolfe's novel is a big, panoramic story of the metropolis that reinforces the author's reputation as the foremost chronicler of the way we live in America.

CLASSIC MYSTERIES - The Émile Gaboriau Edition (Detective Novels & Murder Cases)

CLASSIC MYSTERIES - The Émile Gaboriau Edition (Detective Novels & Murder Cases) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8027243459
Author: Émile Gaboriau
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CLASSIC MYSTERIES - The Émile Gaboriau Edition (Detective Novels & Murder Cases) by Émile Gaboriau Book Resume:

This carefully edited collection of classic mysteries by Émile Gaboriau has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: Monsieur Lecoq Series: The Widow Lerouge The Mystery of Orcival File No. 113 Monsieur Lecoq The Honor of the Name Caught in the Net The Champdoce Mystery Other Mysteries: The Count's Millions Pascal and Marguerite Baron Trigault's Vengeance The Clique of Gold Other People's Money Within an Inch of His Life Short Stories: A Thousand Francs Reward Military Sketches The Cantiniere The Barber of the Squadron The Vaguemestre The Zouave The Fantassin, or Foot-Soldier The Soldier of the Light Infantry

The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games: Quick, Effective Activities to Improve Communication, Trust and Collaboration

The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games: Quick, Effective Activities to Improve Communication, Trust and Collaboration [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0071743669
Author: Mary Scannell
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
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The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games: Quick, Effective Activities to Improve Communication, Trust and Collaboration by Mary Scannell Book Resume:

Make workplace conflict resolution a game that EVERYBODY wins! Recent studies show that typical managers devote more than a quarter of their time to resolving coworker disputes. The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games offers a wealth of activities and exercises for groups of any size that let you manage your business (instead of managing personalities). Part of the acclaimed, bestselling Big Books series, this guide offers step-by-step directions and customizable tools that empower you to heal rifts arising from ineffective communication, cultural/personality clashes, and other specific problem areas—before they affect your organization's bottom line. Let The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games help you to: Build trust Foster morale Improve processes Overcome diversity issues And more Dozens of physical and verbal activities help create a safe environment for teams to explore several common forms of conflict—and their resolution. Inexpensive, easy-to-implement, and proved effective at Fortune 500 corporations and mom-and-pop businesses alike, the exercises in The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games delivers everything you need to make your workplace more efficient, effective, and engaged.

Homosocial bonds in Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" and "Ulysses"

Homosocial bonds in Joyce's ISBN-10: 3656672873
Author: Hamid Farahmandian
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Homosocial bonds in Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" and "Ulysses" by Hamid Farahmandian Book Resume:

Master's Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: A, , course: World Literature - Irish Literature, language: English, abstract: This project paper aims to analyze aspects of homosociality in two novels by James Joyce, "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" and "Ulysses." Despite the fame of these novels and the extensive research done on them, the theoretical relevance of homosociality in the two works has not yet been widely discussed. This is mostly due to the fact that although the theory first became popular in the 1990s, it is still a relatively new perspective. This study analyses various views on social bonds and private lives and their effects on social behaviors to determine the reasons for the lack of homosociality and the ways in which it is regained in two of Joyce's protagonists. Furthermore, this paper will seek to argue that if the characters endeavour logically to solve the problems in their lives and mind, their homosociality will be boosted. For example, according to the plot of the story, if Stephen and Bloom as the main characters in "Ulysses" find their paternity and the root of fatherhood, their relationships and associations with other males in society will be changed accordingly. On the other hand, if Stephen, as the only hero and protagonist in "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" can find the answers to the questions posed in his own mind regarding religion and his own identity, his personal confusion that alienates him from others in society will be eliminated. In order to achieve these results the theory of homosociality which was coined for the first time by Jean Lipman-Blumen in 1976 and became popular by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, will be applied to the novels under study.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classic Movies

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classic Movies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440696861
Author: Lee Pfeiffer
Publisher: Penguin
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classic Movies by Lee Pfeiffer Book Resume:

Sit back, grab some popcorn, and let the credits roll. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Classic Movies provides comprehensive information on the best classic films from the silent era up through 1969, cross-referenced several different ways for easy access. Also contains fun, "insider" trivia and facts about the movies, the stars, and factors that influenced the movie or the audience at the time of the movie's release. * Written by a recognized name in the industry who has written books on movies and film for decades * Features only the best movies (3 and 4 stars) from the silent era up through 1969 * Offers several indexes, which are cross-referenced alphabetically by actor and director, in addition to the main text being indexed by film name and genre * Includes appendices that provide information on the top 100 films of all time, the greatest movie quotes, Academy Award winners, and Internet references for locating hard-to-find films

Detroit Tigers Gone Wild

Detroit Tigers Gone Wild [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1439669252
Author: George Hunter
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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Detroit Tigers Gone Wild by George Hunter Book Resume:

The Detroit Tigers came out of the womb scratching and snarling. Early owner James D. Burns orchestrated the only known arrest of a journalist while covering a game. It's the only Major League franchise to sign a star player out of prison, which happened twice. Ex-Tigers have done time for crimes ranging from armed robbery to racketeering-and worse. One tried to burn and dismember a group of men after they kidnapped his mother. Another threatened to blow up a cruise ship unless he was paid a sizeable ransom. And Detroit legend Ty Cobb ran afoul of the law several times during his brilliant, tumultuous and often mischaracterized career. Join Detroit News writer George Hunter on a foray into the darkest, unruliest and sometimes funniest moments in Tigers history.

The Complete Short Stories of E. F. Benson - 70+ Titles in One Edition

The Complete Short Stories of E. F. Benson - 70+ Titles in One Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8027235723
Author: E. F. Benson
Publisher: Musaicum Books
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The Complete Short Stories of E. F. Benson - 70+ Titles in One Edition by E. F. Benson Book Resume:

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer. He achieved the big success with his first novel, the fashionably controversial Dodo, and also with its sequels, but the greatest success came relatively late in his career with The Mapp and Lucia series. Benson was also known as a writer of atmospheric, oblique, and at times humorous or satirical ghost stories. Table of contents: The Male Impersonator Desirable Residences The Room in the Tower Gavon's Eve The Dust-Cloud The Confession of Charles Linkworth At Abdul Ali's Grave The Shootings of Achnaleish How Fear Departed from the Long Gallery Caterpillars The Cat The Bus-Conductor The Man Who Went Too Far Between the Lights Outside the Door The Other Bed The Thing in the Hall The House with the Brick-Kiln The Terror by Night The Countess of Lowndes Square The Blackmailer of Park Lane The Dance on the Beefsteak The Oriolist In the Dark The False Step "Puss-cat" There Arose a King The Tragedy of Oliver Bowman Philip's Safety Razor The Case of Frank Hampden Mrs. Andrews's Control The Ape "Through" "And the Dead Spake——" The Outcast The Horror-Horn Machaon Negotium Perambulans At the Farmhouse Inscrutable Dacrees The Gardener Mr. Tilly's Seance Mrs. Amworth In the Tube Roderick's Story Reconciliation The Face Spinach Bagnell Terrace A Tale of an Empty House Naboth's Vineyard Expiation Home Sweet Home "And no Birds Sings" The Corner House Corstophine The Temple The Step The Bed by the Window James Lamp The Dance The Hanging of Alfred Wadham Pirates The Wishing-Well The Bath-Chair Monkeys Christopher Comes Back The Sanctuary Thursday Evenings The Psychical Mallards The Death Warrant The China Bowl

French Opera at the Fin de Siècle

French Opera at the Fin de Siècle [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780199719921
Author: Steven Huebner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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French Opera at the Fin de Siècle by Steven Huebner Book Resume:

This is the first book-length study of the rich operatic repertory written and performed in France during the last two decades of the nineteenth century. Steven Huebner gives an accessible and colorful account of such operatic favorites as Manon and Werther by Massenet, Louise by Charpentier, and lesser-known gems such as Chabrier's Le Roi malgré lui and Chausson's Le Roi Arthus.

Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport

Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1408181363
Author: Rob Steen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport by Rob Steen Book Resume:

Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014 Spectator sport is living, breathing, non-stop theatre for all. Focusing on spectator sports and their accompanying issues, tracing their origins, evolution and impact, inside the lines and beyond the boundary, this book offers a thematic history of professional sport and the ingredients that magnetise millions around the globe. It tells the stories that matter: from the gladiators of Rome to the runners of Rift Valley via the innovator-missionaries of Rugby School; from multi-faceted British exports to the Americanisation of professionalism and the Indianisation of cricket. Rob Steen traces the development of these sports which captivate the turnstile millions and the mouse-clicking masses, addressing their key themes and commonalities, from creation myths to match fixing via race, politics, sexuality and internationalism. Insightful and revelatory, this is an entertaining exploration of spectator sports' intrinsic place in culture and how sport imitates life – and life imitates sport.

Dolls, Photography and the Late Lacan

Dolls, Photography and the Late Lacan [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000300145
Author: Rosalinda Quintieri
Publisher: Routledge
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Dolls, Photography and the Late Lacan by Rosalinda Quintieri Book Resume:

In this fascinating new book, Rosalinda Quintieri addresses some of the key questions of visual theory concerning our unending fascination with simulacra by evaluating the recent return of the life-size doll in European and American visual culture. Through a focus on the contemporary photographic and cinematic forms of this figure and a critical mobilisation of its anthropological complexity, this book offers a new critical understanding of this classical aesthetic motif as a way to explore the relevance that doubling, fantasy and simulation hold in our contemporary culture. Quintieri explores the figure of the inanimate human double as an "inhuman partner", reflecting on contemporary visuality as the field of a hypermodern, post-Oedipal aesthetic. Through a series of case studies that blur traditional boundaries between practices (photography, performance, sculpture, painting, documentary) and between genres (comedy, drama, fairy tale), Quintieri puts in contrast the new function of the double and its plays of simulations on the background of the capitalist injunction to enjoy. Engaging with new theories on post-Oedipal forms of subjectivity developed within the Lacanian orientation of psychoanalysis, Quintieri offers exciting analyses of still and moving photographic work, giving body to an original aesthetic model that promises to revitalise our understanding of contemporary photography and visual culture. It will appeal to psychoanalysts and researchers from Lacanian psychoanalysis, visual studies and cultural theory, as well as readers with an academic interest in the cultural history of dolls and the theory of the uncanny.

Delphi Collected Works of William Le Queux (Illustrated)

Delphi Collected Works of William Le Queux (Illustrated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1788779479
Author: William Le Queux
Publisher: Delphi Classics
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Delphi Collected Works of William Le Queux (Illustrated) by William Le Queux Book Resume:

The Anglo-French novelist William Le Queux penned popular thrillers and intriguing espionage novels. He led an adventurous life, in keeping with his fiction, serving as a diplomat for San Marino, while extensively travelling Europe, the Balkans and North Africa. He was also a flying buff and a wireless pioneer, who broadcasted music from his own station long before radio was generally available. His most famous works are the invasion fantasies ‘The Great War in England in 1897’ and ‘The Invasion of 1910’. Le Queux’s exaggerated tales and falsified accounts of Britain’s neighbours, playing upon the fervid xenophobia of the time, were so powerful and gripping that they led to the creation of Britain’s first Secret Service Bureau, the forerunner of MI5. This eBook presents the largest collection ever compiled of Le Queux’s fiction, with numerous illustrations, many rare texts and informative introductions. (Version 1)* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Le Queux’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * 74 novels, with individual contents tables * Features many rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works such as ‘The Great War in England in 1897’ are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Rare story collections available in no other collection, including ‘Strange Tales of a Nihilist’ * Includes a range of Le Queux’s non-fiction * Features Le Queux’s fascinating autobiography, first time in digital print * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genresPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titlesCONTENTS:The Novels Guilty Bonds (1891) The Great War in England in 1897 (1894) Zoraida (1894) The Temptress (1895) The Great White Queen (1896) A Secret Sin (1897) Devil’s Dice (1897) Whoso Findeth a Wife (1897) The Eye of Istar (1897) Scribes and Pharisees (1898) If Sinners Entice Thee (1898) The Bond of Black (1899) The Day of Temptation (1899) The Veiled Man (1899) The Wiles of the Wicked (1900) An Eye for an Eye (1900) In White Raiment (1900) Of Royal Blood (1900) Her Majesty’s Minister (1901) The Sign of the Seven Sins (1901) The Gamblers (1901) The Under-Secretary (1902) The Unnamed (1902) The Tickencote Treasure (1903) The Seven Secrets (1903) The Closed Book (1904) As We Forgive Them (1904) The Sign of the Stranger (1904) The Hunchback of Westminster (1904) The Idol of the Town (1904) The Czar’s Spy (1905) Behind the Throne (1905) The Pauper of Park Lane (1906) The Count’s Chauffeur (1906) The Invasion of 1910 (1906) The Mysterious Mr Miller (1906) Whatsoever a Man Soweth (1906) The Great Court Scandal (1907) The Lady in the Car (1908) Spies of the Kaiser (1909) The House of Whispers (1909) The Red Room (1909) Treasure of Israel (1910) Hushed Up! (1911) The Lost Million (1913) The Price of Power (1913) Her Royal Highness (1914) The White Lie (1914) The Four Faces (1914) The Sign of Silence (1915) The Mysterious Three (1915) At the Sign of the Sword (1915) The Mystery of the Green Ray (1915) The Zeppelin Destroyer (1916) Number 70, Berlin (1916) The Way to Win (1916) The Broken Thread (1916) The Place of Dragons (1916) Annette of the Argonne (1916) Beryl of the Biplane (1917) Sant of the Secret Service (1918) The Stolen Statesman (1918) The Doctor of Pimlico (1919) Whither Thou Goest (1920) The Intriguers (1920) The Red Widow (1920) Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo (1921) This House to Let (1921) Tracked by Wireless (1922) The Gay Triangle (1922) The Golden Face (1922) The Stretton Street Affair (1922) The Voice from the Void (1922) The Golden Three (1930)The Shorter Fiction Strange Tales of a Nihilist (1892) Stolen Souls (1895) The Secret of the Fox Hunter (1903) The Death-Doctor (1912) The Bomb-Makers (1917) The Crimes Club (1927)The Non-Fiction Britain’s Deadly Peril (1915) The German Spy System from Within (1915) German Atrocities (1915) The Minister of Evil (1917) Rasputin the Rascal Monk (1917) The Secrets of Potsdam (1918)The Autobiography Things I Know About Kings, Celebrities and CrooksPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Lord Jim (Unabridged Deluxe Edition)

Lord Jim (Unabridged Deluxe Edition) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8026846435
Author: Joseph Conrad
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Lord Jim (Unabridged Deluxe Edition) by Joseph Conrad Book Resume:

This carefully crafted ebook: "Lord Jim (Unabridged Deluxe Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Jim, a young British seaman, becomes first mate on the Patna, a ship full of pilgrims travelling to Mecca for the hajj. When the ship starts rapidly taking on water and disaster seems imminent, Jim joins his captain and other crew members in abandoning the ship and its passengers. A few days later, they are picked up by a British ship. However, the Patna and its passengers are later also saved, and the reprehensible actions of the crew are exposed. The other participants evade the judicial court of inquiry, leaving Jim to the court alone. He is publicly censured for this action and the novel follows his later attempts at coming to terms with his past. The novel is counted as one of 100 best books of the 20th century. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), was a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties. He wrote stories and novels, often with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an indifferent universe. He was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English tragic sensibility into English literature. Contents: Lord Jim Memoirs & Letters: A Personal Record; or Some Reminiscences The Mirror of the Sea Notes on Life & Letters Biography & Critical Essays: Joseph Conrad (A Biography) by Hugh Walpole Joseph Conrad by John Albert Macy A Conrad Miscellany by John Albert Macy Joseph Conrad by Virginia Woolf

Routledge Library Editions: Joseph Conrad

Routledge Library Editions: Joseph Conrad [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000519139
Author: Various
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Routledge Library Editions: Joseph Conrad by Various Book Resume:

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) is widely considered one the great modern writers in English literature. This 21-volume set contains titles, originally published between 1976 and 1990 as well as a biography from 1957 written by one of his closest friends. The first 18 books are a set of concordances and indexes to Conrad’s printed works, which were part of a project directed by Todd K. Bender at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA and are among the first attempts to use the power of computers to enhance our reading environment and assist in lexicography, scholarly editing, and literary analysis. The set also contains a meticulously compiled bibliography of writings on Joseph Conrad, as well as an original and powerful analysis of his major work.

Game of Shadows

Game of Shadows [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 110121676X
Author: Mark Fainaru-Wada,Lance Williams
Publisher: Penguin
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In the summer of 1998 two of baseball leading sluggers, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, embarked on a race to break Babe Ruth’s single season home run record. The nation was transfixed as Sosa went on to hit 66 home runs, and McGwire 70. Three years later, San Francisco Giants All-Star Barry Bonds surpassed McGwire by 3 home runs in the midst of what was perhaps the greatest offensive display in baseball history. Over the next three seasons, as Bonds regularly launched mammoth shots into the San Francisco Bay, baseball players across the country were hitting home runs at unprecedented rates. For years there had been rumors that perhaps some of these players owed their success to steroids. But crowd pleasing homers were big business, and sportswriters, fans, and officials alike simply turned a blind eye. Then, in December of 2004, after more than a year of investigation, San Francisco Chronicle reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams broke the story that in a federal investigation of a nutritional supplement company called BALCO, Yankees slugger Jason Giambi had admitted taking steroids. Barry Bonds was also implicated. Immediately the issue of steroids became front page news. The revelations led to Congressional hearings on baseball’s drug problems and continued to drive the effort to purge the U.S. Olympic movement of drug cheats. Now Fainaru-Wada and Williams expose for the first time the secrets of the BALCO investigation that has turned the sports world upside down. Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroid Scandal That Rocked Professional by award-winning investigative journalists Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, is a riveting narrative about the biggest doping scandal in the history of sports, and how baseball’s home run king, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants, came to use steroids. Drawing on more than two years of reporting, including interviews with hundreds of people, and exclusive access to secret grand jury testimony, confidential documents, audio recordings, and more, the authors provide, for the first time, a definitive account of the shocking steroids scandal that made headlines across the country. The book traces the career of Victor Conte, founder of the BALCO laboratory, an egomaniacal former rock musician and self-proclaimed nutritionist, who set out to corrupt sports by providing athletes with “designer” steroids that would be undetectable on “state-of-the-art” doping tests. Conte gave the undetectable drugs to 28 of the world’s greatest athletes—Olympians, NFL players and baseball stars, Bonds chief among them. A separate narrative thread details the steroids use of Bonds, an immensely talented, moody player who turned to performance-enhancing drugs after Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals set a new home run record in 1998. Through his personal trainer, Bonds gained access to BALCO drugs. All of the great athletes who visited BALCO benefited tremendously—Bonds broke McGwire’s record—but many had their careers disrupted after federal investigators raided BALCO and indicted Conte. The authors trace the course of the probe, and the baffling decision of federal prosecutors to protect the elite athletes who were involved. Highlights of Game of Shadows include: Barry Bonds A look at how Bonds was driven to use performance-enhancing drugs in part by jealousy over Mark McGwire’s record-breaking 1998 season. It was shortly thereafter that Bonds—who had never used anything more performance enhancing than a protein shake from the health food store—first began using steroids. How Bonds’s weight trainer, steroid dealer Greg Anderson, arranged to meet Victor Conte before the 2001 baseball season with...

Baroness Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel

Baroness Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1409471047
Author: Dr Sally Dugan
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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Baroness Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel by Dr Sally Dugan Book Resume:

Since its publication in 1905, The Scarlet Pimpernel has experienced global success, not only as a novel but in theatrical and film adaptations. Sally Dugan charts the history of Baroness Orczy's elusive hero, from the novel's origins through its continuing afterlife, including postmodern appropriations of the myth. Drawing on archival research in Britain, the United States and Australia, her study shows for the first time how Orczy's nationalistic superhero was originally conceived as an anarchist Pole plotting against Tsarist Russia, rather than a counter-revolutionary Englishman. Dugan explores the unique blend of anarchy, myth and magic that emerged from the story's astonishing and complex beginnings and analyses the enduring elements of the legend. To his creator, the Pimpernel was not simply a swashbuckling hero but an English gentleman spreading English values among benighted savages. Dugan investigates the mystery of why this imperialist crusader has not only survived the decline of the meta-narratives surrounding his birth, but also continues to enthrall a multinational audience. Offering readers insights into the Pimpernel's appearances in print, in film and on the stage, Dugan provides a nuanced picture of the trope of the Scarlet Pimpernel and an explanation of the phenomenon's durability.

The Guilt Trip

The Guilt Trip [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1250265592
Author: Sandie Jones
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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In the vein of the Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Club pick The Other Woman, Sandie Jones’s explosive new novel The Guilt Trip will have readers gripped to the very last page. They went away as friends. They came back as suspects. Rachel and Jack. Paige and Noah. Will and Ali. Five friends who’ve known each other for years. And Ali, Will’s new fiancée. The three couples travel to Portugal for Ali and Will’s destination wedding. Arriving at the gorgeous clifftop villa, the weekend away is a chance to relax and get to know Ali a little better. A newcomer to their group, she seems perfectly nice and Will seems happy after years of bad choices. But when Rachel discovers a shocking secret about Ali, everything changes. As the wedding weekend unfolds, the secrets each of them holds begin to spill, and friendships and marriages threaten to unravel. In Sandie Jones’s explosive new suspense novel, jumping to conclusions can become the difference between life and death.

Security Analysis: The Classic 1940 Edition

Security Analysis: The Classic 1940 Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0071707573
Author: Benjamin Graham,David Dodd
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
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Security Analysis: The Classic 1940 Edition by Benjamin Graham,David Dodd Book Resume:

"Graham's ideas inspired the investment community for nearly a century."--Smart Money "Graham's method of investing is as relevant today as it was when he first espoused it during the Roaring Twenties."--Investor's Business Daily Benjamin Graham's revolutionary theories have influenced and inspired investors for nearly 70 years. First published in 1934, his Security Analysis is still considered to be the value investing bible for investors of every ilk. Yet, it is the second edition of that book, published in 1940 and long since out of print, that many experts--including Graham protégé Warren Buffet--consider to be the definitive edition. This facsimile reproduction of that seminal work makes available to investors, once again, the original thinking of "this century's (and perhaps history's) most important thinker on applied portfolio investment."

The DC Comics Encyclopedia New Edition

The DC Comics Encyclopedia New Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0744053013
Author: Matthew K. Manning,Stephen Wiacek,Melanie Scott,Nick Jones,Landry Q. Walker
Publisher: Penguin
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File Format: Pdf
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The DC Comics Encyclopedia New Edition by Matthew K. Manning,Stephen Wiacek,Melanie Scott,Nick Jones,Landry Q. Walker Book Resume:

The definitive guide to the characters of the DC Multiverse and a vital addition to every comic book fan's bookshelf. Iconic Super Heroes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and The Flash have been transformed in recent years, along with many other DC characters. This new edition of the most comprehensive A-Z guide to DC's pantheon of Super Heroes and Super-Villains includes the latest earth-shaking developments in the DC Multiverse, with profiles of more than 1,200 characters. Created in full collaboration with DC, the encyclopedia features characters and art from every key crossover event, including Dark Nights: Metal and its sequel Dark Nights: Death Metal. With a foreword by DC legend Jim Lee, a brand-new cover design, and thrilling comic artwork, the fun and excitement of more than 80 years of comics history explode off every page. Experience the DC Multiverse like never before with The DC Comics Encyclopedia New Edition. Copyright ©2021 DC Comics. All DC characters and elements © & TM DC Comics. WB SHIELD: TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s21)