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Star Soldiers

Baen Books, 2001

Andre Norton-Grand Mistress of science fiction-presents a grand tapestry of the far-flung interstellar future, in which the first starships from Earth have burst out into the universe . . . only to run straight into the restraining grasp of the stagnant alien federation known as Central Control. Only as interstellar mercenaries can humans go to the stars; the aliens who already dominate the galaxy allow no other recourse. But when Swordsman ...
  
  











  



  
Overcome Social Anxiety and Shyness: How to Be Confident and More Outgoing: (Overcome fear, relieve anxiety, ..., 2014

Would you like to be more confident and outgoing in social situations? Are you tired of dealing with shyness and/or social anxiety? If so, look no further, because this book was specifically made for those who want an easy step by step guide for overcoming shyness, social anxiety, fear, and insecurity. I have carefully crafted this book so that you can use the methods described to take small baby steps on your way to becoming more confident and ...
  
  











  



  
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short , Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets. Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different ...
  
  











  



  
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

W. W. Norton & Company, 2010

The #1 New York Times bestseller: "It is the work of our greatest financial journalist, at the top of his game. And it's essential reading."—Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and ...
  
  











  



  
Think and Grow Rich
Napoleon Hill

Wilder Publications, 2008

Think and grow rich is the most important financial book ever written. Napoleon Hill researched more than forty millionaires to find out what made them the men that they were. In this book he imparts that knowledge to you. Once you've read this book you will understand what gives certain people an edge over everyone else. By following the advice laid out clearly in this book you'll be the one with an edge. It's time to stop wondering what it's ...
  
  











  



  
Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis

W. W. Norton & Company, 2013

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Monuments Men "An astonishing account of a little-known American effort to save Italy's…art during World War II."—Tom Brokaw When Hitler’s armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind’s greatest cultural treasures. As they had done throughout Europe, the Nazis could now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the Vatican, and the ...
  
  











  



  
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

W. W. Norton & Company, 2013

The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside. “America’s funniest science writer” ( Washington Post ) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero ...
  
  











  



  
The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller A revolution is under way. In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies—with hardware, software, and networks at their core—will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks ...
  
  











  



  
Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street (Norton Paperback)

W. W. Norton & Company, 2010

The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of ...
  
  











  



  
Family Life: A Novel

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

"Outstanding…Every page is alive and surprising, proof of [Sharma’s] huge, unique talent."—David Sedaris Hailed as a "supreme storyteller" ( Philadelphia Inquirer ) for his "cunning, dismaying and beautifully conceived" fiction ( New York Times ), Akhil Sharma is possessed of a narrative voice "as hypnotic as those found in the pages of Dostoyevsky" ( The Nation ). In his highly anticipated second novel, Family Life , he delivers a story ...
  
  











  



  
The Phantom Tollbooth
Norton Juster

Bullseye Books, 1988

Illustrated in black-and-white. This ingenious fantasy centers around Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Joining forces with a watchdog named Tock, Milo drives through the tollbooth's gates and begins a memorable journey. He meets such characters as the foolish, yet lovable Humbug, the Mathemagician, and the not-so-wicked "Which," Faintly Macabre, who gives Milo the "impossible" mission ...
  
  











  



  
Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe

Anchor, 1994

Things Fall Apart tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwo’s fall from grace with the tribal world. The second, as modern as the first is ancient, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo's world with the arrival of aggressive European missionaries. ...
  
  











  



  
Fight Club: A Novel
Chuck Palahniuk

W. W. Norton, 2005

The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club. In his debut novel, Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation's most visionary satirist. ?Fight Club ?'s estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret boxing matches in the basement of bars. There two men fight "as long as they have to." A gloriously original work that exposes ...
  
  











  



  
Suddenly a Bride (Across the Stars)

Wedded Bliss Romances, LLC, 2011

Rilo An comes from a world where there are no women. What he longs for is a life mate: someone who'll complete him, someone he can love who’ll love him back, someone who’ll ease the aching loneliness that haunts his life. So he leaves his world, takes on the Earth name Chris West, and makes a payment to Star Systems Unlimited for a life mate. When he bonds with Caitlyn Davis, he thinks life can't get any better. But she was married ...
  
  











  



  
No More Negative Thinking: How to Be Positive, Happy, and Optimistic All the Time (Achieve Success and ..., 2014

Special price today only! Regularly priced at $4.99. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to have such control over your emotions that you could be happy practically all of the time? Well, it's actually possible, and this book describes multiple different ways that you can "train your brain" to be happy and positive all the time, regardless of your current circumstances. Happiness is available to all of us, but for many of us it is buried ...
  
  











  



  
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain

Dover Publications, 1994

Climb aboard the raft with Huck and Jim and drift away from the "sivilized" life and into a world of adventure, excitement, danger, and self-discovery. Huck's shrewd and humorous narrative is complemented by lyrical descriptions of the Mississippi valley and a sparkling cast of memorable characters.
  
  











  



  
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Jared M. Diamond

W. W. Norton & Company, 1999

"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books ) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent ...
  
  











  



  
Time Traders

Baen Books, 2000

DRAFTED INTO THE ARMY OF TIME Intelligence agents have uncovered something which seems beyond belief, but the evidence is incontrovertible: the USA's greatest adversary on the world stage is sending its agents back through time! And someone or something unknown to our history is presenting them with technologies—and weapons—far beyond our most advanced science. We have only one option: create time-transfer technology ourselves, find the ...
  
  











  



  
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

W. W. Norton & Company, 2004

"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."— Entertainment Weekly Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good ...
  
  











  



  
They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing
Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein

W. W. Norton & Company, 2009

The book that demystifies academic writing, teaching students to frame their arguments in the larger context of what else has been said about their topic–and providing templates to help them make the key rhetorical moves. The best-selling new composition book published in this century, in use at more than 1,000 schools, They Say / I Say has essentially defined academic writing, identifying its key rhetorical moves, the most important of ...
  
  











  








   



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