books by Willard A
History of My Life, Vols. 1-2
Giacomo Chevalier de Seingalt Casanova
The Johns Hopkins University Press
Incredible, Insightful, Captivating...there is NO excuse for not giving this a try
I started the abridged version in French, and kept thinking..."this *can't* be Casanova's writing; it's clunky, far from eloquent, and lacks style." Thankfully I was right. Though I downloaded the free version from project gutenberg (just do a google search), I was *so* impressed by this translation that I bought the hardcopy anyway. All historical notes and translation notes aside, the ...
Twisted Tales from Shakespeare
Richard Willard Armour
I have only seen this book once, when I borrowed it from a high school student to read. It was part of his high school AP lit class, where they were required to read the "real" Shakespeare. This was just to keep the class lively! It was an amazing book for anyone familiar with Shakespeare's work. Absolutely hilerious! I don't know why it's not still in print. A great read!
Willard F. Harley
Our Marriage Isn't Falling Apart...
After 8yrs of dating and 4yrs of marriage, our relationship had become...well, boring. Our date nights, if we had them, were typical dinner and a movie. Something was definitely missing. A church marriage counsellor recommended this book along with The 5 Love Languages. It is a must read for BOTH spouses. Do not expect results with only one partner reading and/or applying it!
John Day Company
I accidentally ran across this book at the school library. This is one of the best action-adventure books for children that I have read in a long time. I think it would be appropriate to compare it to Indiana Jones. There is action from the start to the finish. This book would appeal to any child from third grade and up. It would be perfect for the boy that doesn't like to read and needs ...
Seven Pleasures: Essays on Ordinary Happiness
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
More than 7
I have done the math on Willard Spiegelman's gem of a book: 192 pages divided by 7 pleasures = 1 pleasure per 27.4 pages. WRONG!! By the time I reached page 4 I had already had 2 madeleines dipped in tea. A magical experience!
The Spirit of the Disciplines
HarperCollins e-books, 2009
This is a foundational book for me. It's as relevant now as when originally published. It's more about the necessity for Christians being real disciples of Jesus Christ and the need for spiritual disciplines to train disciples whose character and lives resemble those of Jesus than it is about how to practice the spiritual disciplines. The problem addressed by this book is the tendency to ...
Knock on Any Door
I read this book 41 years ago , i was not very well educated my school only taught religion and self preservation, i left at 15 . One day i found this book on a bus and took it home it was on the shelf for a month or two then one night i started reading my first novel i could not put it down i found a new pleasure in life instead of going out every night hanging round with the gang ...
I Toto : The Autobiography of Terry, the Dog who was Toto
Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Great Little Autobiography
I love anything "Toto", but had no idea his career was so extensive, aside from being the star of the Wizard of Oz. The book's illustrations are wonderful; in fact, when my husband glanced over my shoulder as I was reading it he said he wanted to see it when I finished. He is a lover of old movies, so he enjoyed the book as well. I've lived with many Cairn Terriers through the years (my mom ...
Beyond Success and Failure: Ways to Self-Reliance and Maturity
Discover the journey you are on.
I normally consider myself a non-reader, but I was at a point in my life that things were changing very quickly and I need to know about the journey I was on. When I began the book, I asked myself "How will I know when I am reading about myself?" It happened in chapter five when my eyes welled up. I knew then as it described who I used to be and validated to me that my journey was on the path of ...
High Country a winner
Great book if you love the mountains and enjoy escaping into a great story line with wonderful descriptions of the life of a packer in the mountains. I could not put the book down!
Things Invisible to See
Defies categorization, as do all magical things.
I just ordered a hardback copy of this book, because my paperback is falling apart from so many readings! I was not surprised to see so many other reviews for a book so old; because this is a wonderful, magical book. I picked it up at a used book-store, even though it looked to be a "fantasy", which I don't read. But this novel cannot be wedged into any genre. If you love baseball, are interested ...
History of Religious Ideas, Volume 1: From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries
University Of Chicago Press
The human and the spiritual
Mircea Eliade has spent a lifetime exploring the origins, meaning and mysteries of mankind's spiritual inner being. He is the Joseph Campbell of religion - not myth. This first volume was ably translated (from the French) into clear and direct English - a hallmark of his writing. It is difficult to speak knowingly of neolithic religion because the evidence is largely circumstantial and ...
Topology from the Differentiable Viewpoint
John Willard Milnor
Princeton University Press
best math book ever written
Despite the lovely subject matter covered in this book, it more importanty gives one a taste of Mathematics as an intellectual discipline. It in outline shows how a mathematical theory - in this case Differential Topology - is constructed and consquently what mathematicians actually do and think about. Anyone who would like to appreciate Mathematics as a field of study rather than just learn ...
Alfred's Basic Piano Library: Lesson Book Level 1A
Alfred Publishing Company
The best beginner book I've found
I'm a general music teacher and I've been teaching piano lessons to beginners for two years now. I've looked through a bunch of beginner piano books to try to find what I think is the best. This book and whole series works very well for all of my students and their different learning styles. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to buy a beginner piano book for a child.
Remembering to Breathe: Inside Dog Obedience Competition
I enjoyed this book and found the authors trials and tribulations similar to my own. It was easy to read and had several helpful tips as well. Although it's more of a novel, it can help us novice folks learn some of the ins and outs of dog shows. I doubt if someone who is already a trainer, or who is show wise would find this book helpful. But..for those of us just beginning it's great!
Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens: Helping Young People Learn To Use the Internet Safely and Responsibly
A Voice of Reason
I read Nancy's latest book, Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens, on a flight this past week, partly because it's been sitting on my shelf for way too long, and partly because I knew I would be speaking a few days later to youth at a regional church meeting about technology in their lives. It is a great book on the Internet for parents, and don't miss the good material that she provides at her ...
My life as an Indian (A Fawcett premier book)
James Willard Schultz
Buffalo culture of the Piegan Blackfeet
This is a terrific story of a young white man's time with the Piegan Blackfeet. James Willard Schultz came west for adventure and joined an Indian trading post 45 miles north of Fort Benton, Montana. He not only traded furs, gold, liquor, and dressmakers goods to the Indians, but became fluent in the language of the Blackfeet, sharing in their hunts and wars and even taking a young Indian wife. ...
Leone's Italian Cookbook
Harper & Row
Yes, yes, yes to Leone's Italian Cookbook
I purchased this book shortly after it originally came out in 1970. At the time, I was married to an Italian gentleman who was raised by family from the "old country." He never hesitated to say that with that book (I am NOT Italian), I could cook for any Italians and bring smiles to their faces! To this day, it is my favorite Italian cookbook, and I'm going to purchase it for my ...
Alfred's Basic Adult All-in-One Piano Course: Level 3
8 reviews, ...
Alfred Publishing, 2010
Higly recommended Piano Course Book
I highly Recommend Alfred's Basic Adult All in One Piano Course (I bought level 1, level 2 and level 3 ). If you have no background in piano and/or music theory, I believe this book will guide you even from scratch, .... and by completing level 3 book, you will most likely can play very nice classical stuff (Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, Fur Elise, Bach's Works etc,) and also you will have ...
The Spirit to Serve: Marriott's Way
J. Willard Marriott
Kathi Ann Brown
Success the Marriott Way
Everyone has probably seen a Marriott Hotel product on one of their drives. They are everywhere and have a diffeerent line of hotels to suit every need from Fairfield Inns, Residence Inns, Courtyard, Marriott, Ritz Carlton and others. What you may not know is the story of how those hotel came to be and what drives the success at Marriott. From their langthy Standards of Operation, to thier ...
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