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Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures
Robert K. Wittman
Hard-headed and fascinating
There's a romance about art crimes that's undeniable. The suave gentleman thief who masterminds a clockwork robbery of a museum or a private collector, to obtain a priceless artifact or work of art is the stuff of Hollywood dreams. The reality is far more prosaic. Most art and artifact crime is committed by people who know very little about the things they're stealing, and care less. They ...
The 39 Clues, Book 9: Storm Warning
Linda Sue Park
A great book in an amazing series.
With each new book in this series I am impressed again by the skill and talent of the contributors. Ten books by seven different authors in less than 3 years with one continuous story arc. The scope of the project, its ambitious timeline and pace alone are impressive, but to maintain continuity while switching authors every volume, I really did not think they could keep up the pace. However not ...
Eat, Pray, Love
another satisfied customer
I was disappointed to know that the estimated delivery time would be 4-5 weeks to get my book but was pleasantly surprised to get in about 3 weeks. The book was in perfect condition as well!
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic ...
Little, Brown and Company
Accessible science for any age
I have to confess I didn't pay much attention to chemistry. Once the instructor talked about electrons, protons, atoms and the nucleus I usually turned on my Walkman (the cassette kind, now antique!). It never seemed interesting because it wasn't something that related at all to real life. If I had a teacher like Sam Kean, however, that could have been different. Fast forward too many ...
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
while this may be a hard read, due to digging deep internally, it is an excellent tool for learning about yourself and learning healthier ways to be in relations with those in your life
In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks: . . . And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy
In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks is Adam Carolla's comedic gospel of modern America. In his signature balls-out style, Carolla rips into the absurdity of the culture that made Steve Miller a rock star, demonized the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, turned the nation's bathrooms into a lawless free-for-all of urine and fecal matter, and put its citizens at the mercy of a bunch of minimum wagers with axes to grind. Peppered between complaints ...
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Charismatic CEO's led the good to great companies - Totally wrong perception!
I read this book with great interest as it's selection criteria for the finally selected 11 companies was strict and the author does not withold any information on the selection process either. The end of the book lists its selection criteria, complete with a comprehensive FAQ section. The final selection consists of 11 good to great companies (Selected from 1435 Fortune 500 companies) and 17 ...
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Great book for educators (and others)
I selected this book to read and review for an education class, which is why the below review is education-focused: *Introduction and summary* Chip and Dan Heath are brothers who came together from different backgrounds to write an effective book about how to communicate ideas so that they "stick." Dan's field of work is education, having founded a text publishing company called Thinkwell and ...
The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age
The MIT Press, 2009
A reflection on the effect of new technologies on higher learning
The "Digital Age" that we live in has been the subject of many (too many?) books, articles, essays and blogs in recent times. Everyone who has not lived in a cave in the last few years realizes that the pace of technological advancement is increasing, and many of the traditional forms of communicating, working and shopping are continuously being redefined. Despite all of this, the role and the ...
Kimani Press, 2009
Worked Like a Charm!
I happened upon this book doing a search for free PC books. I thought it sounded good, so I downloaded it. I could not stop reading it! As it turns out, I was also ovulating and this book really helped me "get in the mood"! So my husband and I concieved our first child during the weekend I read this book!
The Manchurian President: Barack Obama's Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists
Brenda J. Elliott
Please read this!!!!!
Please read this book! Anyone who cares about this country needs to see what is offered between the pages of this book. Draw your own conclusions, as you like, but read the book!
The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists
I'm a girl and I loved this book. For the guy who needs it, it will give all the right advice. For the girl, it will help you spot the ones who are just looking for a good time verses the ones who are really just trying to get a conversation started. At any rate, it's terrific insight into the male psyche.
The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us
Great insights into misconceptions
This book is a must read for everyone concerned about the ability to correctly estimate oneself. It shows in a very enjoyable way how our mind tricks us, how we do not see and remember things while claiming that our attention and memory is next to flawless. With many examples the author succeed deflating common and important misconceptions that we have about our own abilities and thus point out ...
Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment
My wife loves this book!
My wife, who I consider to be the best of the best in the women category thinks this book is great and a must read for every woman. We've given copies to all of our daughters. According to my wife, most women have no idea how men think. They expect men to act like women. This book provides important insights for women into how men think and act. A must read!
Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child : Eliminating Conflict by Establishing Clear, Firm, and ...
Robert J. MacKenzie Ed.D.
Three Rivers Press
I like how the book gives specific examples and covers almost any scenario that could occur, or close to it. It has helped me keep my cool on many occasions. I had to buy it because I need to refer back to it when things begin to be difficult again.
Other Press, 2010
Beautifully literary, and as oblique as an Emily Dickinson poem
The Quickening concerns itself with the relationship between two farm wives in the Midwest in the years before and during the Great Depression. One, Enidinia, doesn't think much of herself in some basic ways--she knows she is large, unfeminine, and not much of a homemaker. But she has tremendous strength and good instincts, and she does value her own way with other living things; she knows how to ...
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (P.S.)
Loved the book!
I listened to the book on CD first, and loved it so much, I wanted a hard copy of my own to refer back to. The CD is narrated by the authors and I find Barbara Kingsolver to be one of the most pleasant narrators I have listened to. Great book!
Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: a professional image editor's guide to the creative use of Photoshop ...
all you wanted to know about CS5
I've been using Adobe Photoshop for many years and this book opens areas that I did not know existed as well as explaining in detail those that I thought I knew. I recommend this book to anyone wanting a serious understanding of CS5.
The 39 Clues, Book 10: Into the Gauntlet
Margaret Peterson Haddix
Throughout the hunt for the 39 Clues, Amy and Dan Cahill have uncovered history's greatest mysteries and their family's deadliest secrets. But are they ready to face the truth about the Cahills and the key to their unmatched power? After a whirlwind race that's taken them across five continents, Amy and Dan face the most the difficult challenge yet- a task no Cahill dared to imagine. When faced with a choice that could change the future of the ...
How to Tell a Story and Other Essays
Public Domain Books, 2004
An excellent collection but not what is described here
The actual contents of the free and the one dollar Kindle editions include: How to Tell a Story The Wounded Soldier The Golden Arm Mental Telegraphy Again The Invalids Story "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences" and "Traveling With a Reformer" do not appear in this edition, in either the free or the $1.00 edition, despite the editorial comment to the contrary. The wonderful Fenimore ...
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