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by Mario Kfoury
L’endroit : le Bailey's Gym, Los Angeles, Californie – 6 heures du matin – automne 1999… D'un quartier bourgeois de Beyrouth aux écoles des rues de l'Europe et des États-Unis, l'histoire vous entraîne dans une quête d'auto-exploration et de renouvellement perpétuels qui vous emporte à travers les gymnases de culturisme, les clubs de boxe, les bibliothèques et les marchés financiers. Implacables,... more
by Tiberiu WeiszA cross cultural study between China and Judaism. This is “an enlightening study of two cultures that have overcome many challanges and catastrophes to not only survive , but thrive and outlast many civilization that have come and gone... fascinating contrasting cultures and people, and cannot fail to excite even the most causual reader.” (Jewish Journal, Boston)
by James E. Gibson
Several True (I Think) Stories: Can Truth Be Stranger Than Fiction? discusses over 50 unusual events. The majority of them were personally experienced or witnessed by the author.
This second edition contains numerous small changes and corrections.
The incidents described include in no particular order:
- eyes apparently heating a wedding ring and burning someone’s finger,
- a “miraculous” healing,
- a summer snowstorm in southeastern... more
by Gerald Elias
In 1979 the Boston Symphony undertook a history-making concert tour to China. After the tumultuous Cultural Revolution, the BSO was the first American orchestra to set foot there after the normalization between the two countries, and their visit aroused great local and international interest and media coverage. \tAfter a hiatus of thirty-five years, in 2014 the BSO returned to China and Japan, and Elias had the great good fortune to have performed on both tours. His memories from ‘79 ar... more
by Rick Steeves
"Each passing car in the never-ending stream of vehicles politely beeped its horn to let me know they were about to pass (just in case I didn’t know!). Then I heard a beep, and no one passed. Another beep, and still nothing. I next heard a mammoth rumble. Out of the corner of my eye I caught a tractor-trailer towing a wide load veering wide left behind me—causing oncoming traffic to scatter—crushing a dozen traffic cones in the median ..."
Cycling only on vac... more
by Patrick TorsellEver wonder what it's like to operate a snowcat, or even run the whole show as a ski resort General Manager? Snow Guns Before Sunrise will let you in on the secrets as you walk, and ski, in the shoes of ski industry insiders to see what really goes on behind the scenes. Complete with job descriptions, “a-day-in-the-life-of” details, and anecdotes from industry professionals, you'll discover everything you wanted to know, and then some, about the inner workings of a ski resort. Get a glimpse of t... more
by Pearl Zhu
A well-defined set of digital rules are not for limiting innovation, but for setting the frame of relevance, and guide through changes and digital transformation.
Digital businesses today are facing fierce competitions, unprecedented uncertainty, and velocity. There is a classic fable about a lion and a gazelle to analogize such a "surviving and thriving cycles." The lion wakes up and starts running, otherwise it will not catch lunch. The gazelle... more
Beyond the Black Stump of Eternity: A Toolkit for Understanding the Deeper Meaning to Life, Its Existence and Global Issuesby David Shaun LarsenBeyond The Black Stump of Eternity provides a toolkit for exploring the deeper meaning to life, its existence and global issues. This is the first in a series of three books and at a time when anyone can be published, I feel it is my responsibility to “Awaken others” to what I know. Written uniquely for an Australian audience, it’s also suited for broader global readership. It’s intended to be an easy read that interweaves a mix of stories associated with my journey growing up in what I call, ... more
by Jason StottsSexual ethics has historically been a bleak landscape of three false alternatives – resist, abstain, or indiscriminately indulge. In Eros and Ethos, philosopher Jason Stotts presents a radical new alternative in which sex is an ethically important part of a rich human life. He shows how sex is a significant expression of our character, because sex arises out of the deepest and most fundamental parts of who we are. On his account, virtue lies in proudly bringing desire in line with our flourishi... more
Temple-Smith and Cupples' Legal Drafting: Litigation Documents, Contracts, Legislation, and Wills (Revised)by Margaret Temple-Smith and Deborah CupplesThis textbook is about document drafting and is a useful reference for practitioners. The book contains the following: - Discussion of legal issues that are crucial to drafters. - Guidance for creating document-organization schemes. - Suggestions for clear and precise phrasing. - Tips regarding grammar, punctuation, and style. - Document-specific guidance and exercises. - Citations to statutes, case law, and other sources.
by Deborah Cupples and Margaret Temple-SmithThis guide is easy-to-read for all types of writers and includes notes for legal professionals. The authors consulted multiple grammar-related sources in their research, so readers would not have to. The book contains the following: - Rules of grammar and punctuation, with examples. - Key grammatical terms necessary for understanding rules. - Citations to grammatical and legal sources. - Style tips. - Self-test exercises and answers. - An easy-to-use index.
by David De Freitas‘Woe to the inhabitors of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he has but a short time.’ Revelations 12:12 1968. A young woman in the sleepy town of Sidon is at home, fourteen hours into labour. Uninvited and without warning, a Dr Brockman arrives to assist with her delivery. A few hours later, Martha Holman gives birth to her first child, Simon. Within months, however, Martha’s husband is killed in the Vietnam War. Suddenly a singl... more
by John Schenk“Champions: 15 Inspiring Comeback Stories from Sports and Life” recounts the true stories of top-tier competitors whose greatest victories came against the fiercest of all opponents: life. From Victoria Arlen, a swimmer who came out of a coma to set a world record; to Bob Love, a busboy who fought his way back to the pro basketball ranks; to Kyle Schwarber who started out the Cubs’ 2016 season with a torn ACL and finished with a World Series Championship; these and a dozen other athletes will in... more
by CHARLES J. MARCUSThis book is for seekers who desire to gain a deeper understanding of God, Self and Beingness through the eyes of 17th Century Enlightenment Philosopher Baruch Spinoza, and to awaken to the Ultimate Reality of Being.
by Barbara BirenbaumAnother Birenbaum book teaching about symbols, this time the Olympic torch - its history, what the flame symbolizes, the design and motto. Chapter book with black and white shaded line drawings and torch symbols at top of pages. Best used by students, teachers or librarians searching for material about the Olympics. Also presents the spirit of cooperation among nations, sportsmanship among athletes and/or as supplementary material to tie in with a unit on meters for a math class. Stella Wheat,... more
by Barbara BirenbaumLIBERTY CENTENNIAL Lady Liberty's Light tells how Kindl, searching for the reasons behind our celebration of the Statue of Liberty's 100th birthday, travels through America and across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe to learn the Statue's history. Chuck Albury, St Petersburg Times KNOWLEDGE AND ENJOYMENT! "Do continue the good work that you are doing with today's elementary school children. There is definitely a need for children to gain knowledge while they are enjoying reading." R.A.G. Houghto... more