Leaves from the Note-books of Lady Dorothy Nevill

Leaves from the Note-books of Lady Dorothy Nevill
  • Author : Lady Dorothy Nevill
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 308
  • Relase : 1910
  • ISBN : CHI:091009322

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The Great Transformation

The Great Transformation
  • Author : Karl Polanyi
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : OCLC:844401281

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Diary Of A Young Girl

Diary Of A Young Girl
  • Author : Anne Frank
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Pages : 436
  • Relase : 2001-11-19
  • ISBN : 0141007214

Diary Of A Young Girl Book Review:

In July 1942, Anne Frank And Her Family Fleeing The Horrors Of Nazi Occupation, Hid In The Back Of An Amsterdam Warehouse. Anne Was Thirteen When The Family Went Into The Secret Annexe, And Over The Next Two Years She Vividly Describes In Her Diary The Frustrations Of Living In Such Confined Quarters, The Constant Threat Of Discovery, Hunger And Tiredness, And, Above All, The Boredom. Her Diary Ends Abruptly When She And Her Family Were Finally Discovered By The Nazis In August 1944. The Author Was Born On 12 June 1929 And Died While Imprisoned At Bergen-Belsen, Three Months Short Of Her Sixteenth Birthday. The Book Remains The Single Most Poignant True-Life Story To Emerge From The Second World War.

Odyssey

Odyssey
  • Author : Homer
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 398
  • Relase : 1895
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HW3IZ5

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Author : Rebecca Skloot
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2010-02-02
  • ISBN : 9780307589385

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The story of modern medicine and bioethics—and, indeed, race relations—is refracted beautifully, and movingly.”—Entertainment Weekly NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM HBO® STARRING OPRAH WINFREY AND ROSE BYRNE • ONE OF THE “MOST INFLUENTIAL” (CNN), “DEFINING” (LITHUB), AND “BEST” (THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER) BOOKS OF THE DECADE • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS • WINNER OF THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE HEARTLAND PRIZE FOR NONFICTION NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Entertainment Weekly • O: The Oprah Magazine • NPR • Financial Times • New York • Independent (U.K.) • Times (U.K.) • Publishers Weekly • Library Journal • Kirkus Reviews • Booklist • Globe and Mail Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine: The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, which are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb’s effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave. Henrietta’s family did not learn of her “immortality” until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists investigating HeLa began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. And though the cells had launched a multimillion-dollar industry that sells human biological materials, her family never saw any of the profits. As Rebecca Skloot so brilliantly shows, the story of the Lacks family—past and present—is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of. Over the decade it took to uncover this story, Rebecca became enmeshed in the lives of the Lacks family—especially Henrietta’s daughter Deborah. Deborah was consumed with questions: Had scientists cloned her mother? Had they killed her to harvest her cells? And if her mother was so important to medicine, why couldn’t her children afford health insurance? Intimate in feeling, astonishing in scope, and impossible to put down, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks captures the beauty and drama of scientific discovery, as well as its human consequences.

The Others

The Others
  • Author : Siba al-Harez
  • Publisher : Saqi
  • Pages : 138
  • Relase : 2012-01-16
  • ISBN : 9781846591266

The Others Book Review:

A best-seller in Arabic, The Others is a literary tour de force, offering a glimpse into one of the most repressive societies in the world. Siba al-Harez tells the story of a nameless teenager at a girls' school in the heavily Shi'ite Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Like her classmates, she has no contact with men outside her family. When the glamorous Dai tries to seduce her, her feelings of guilt are overcome by an overwhelming desire for sexual and emotional intimacy. Dai introduces her to a secret world of lesbian parties, online flirtations and hotel liaisons - a world in which the thrill of infatuation and the shame of obsession are deeply intertwined. Al-Harez's erotic, dreamlike story of looming personal crisis is a remarkable portrait of hidden lives.

American Indian Myths and Legends

American Indian Myths and Legends
  • Author : Richard Erdoes,Alfonso Ortiz
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 2013-12-04
  • ISBN : 9780804151757

American Indian Myths and Legends Book Review:

More than 160 tales from eighty tribal groups gives us a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From across the continent comes tales of creation and love; heroes and war; animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. In addition to mining the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century, the editors have also included a broad selection of contemporary Native American voices. With black-and-white illustrations throughout Selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

The Complete Stories

The Complete Stories
  • Author : Flannery O'Connor
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Pages : 553
  • Relase : 2019-05-07
  • ISBN : 9780735253834

The Complete Stories Book Review:

Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction, these thirty-one powerful and disturbing stories cement Flannery O'Connor as one of the preeminent fiction writers of the twentieth century. This collection includes twelve stories that did not appear in the two story collections O'Connor put together in her lifetime. This collection includes the following short stories: "The Geranium" "The Barber" "Wildcat" "The Crop" "The Turkey" "The Train" "The Peeler" "The Heart of the Park" "A Stroke of Good Fortune" "Enoch and the Gorilla" "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" "A Late Encounter with the Enemy" "The Life You Save May Be Your Own" "The River" "A Circle in the Fire" "The Displaced Person" "A Temple of the Holy Ghost" "The Artificial Nigger" "Good Country People" "You Can't Be Any Poorer Than Dead" "Greeleaf" "A View of the Woods" "The Enduring Chill" "The Comforts of Home" "Everything That Rises Must Converge" "The Partridge Festival" "The Lame Shall Enter First" "Why Do the Heathen Rage" "Revelation" "Parker's Back" "Judgement Day" Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Looker

Looker
  • Author : Laura Sims
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2021-03-30
  • ISBN : 9781982159757

Looker Book Review:

In this taut and thrilling debut, an unraveling woman, unhappily childless and recently separated, becomes fixated on her neighbor--the beautiful, famous actress. The unnamed narrator can't help noticing with wry irony that, though she and the actress live just a few doors apart, they are separated by a chasm of professional success and personal fulfillment. When an interaction with the actress at the annual block party takes a disastrous turn, what began as an innocent preoccupation spirals quickly, and lethally, into a frightening and irretrievable madness.

Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass
  • Author : Walt Whitman
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 518
  • Relase : 1872
  • ISBN : MINN:31951002415170D

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House & Garden

House & Garden
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1918
  • ISBN : WISC:89099169906

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Inquiries Into Human Faculty and Its Development

Inquiries Into Human Faculty and Its Development
  • Author : Francis Galton
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 424
  • Relase : 1883
  • ISBN : HARVARD:TZ1MZ2

Inquiries Into Human Faculty and Its Development Book Review:

The word Eugenics first appears in this book. Also, in this book, Galton shows mathematically "the results of his experiments on the relations between the powers of visual imagery and of abstract thought."

The Tuning of the World

The Tuning of the World
  • Author : R. Murray Schafer
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 301
  • Relase : 1980
  • ISBN : OCLC:1259665104

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Robert Elsmere

Robert Elsmere
  • Author : Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Pages : 714
  • Relase : 1906
  • ISBN : 9781554809356

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Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina
  • Author : Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 1234
  • Relase : 2010-10-19
  • ISBN : 9781439169469

Anna Karenina Book Review:

A fresh, practical approach to Leo Tolstoy's enduring classic,Anna Karenina,considered one of the greatest novels ever written.

Joy at Work

Joy at Work
  • Author : Marie Kondo,Scott Sonenshein
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2020-04-07
  • ISBN : 9780316423342

Joy at Work Book Review:

Declutter your desk and brighten up your business with this transformative guide from an organizational psychologist and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The workplace is a magnet for clutter and mess. Who hasn't felt drained by wasteful meetings, disorganized papers, endless emails, and unnecessary tasks? These are the modern-day hazards of working, and they can slowly drain the joy from work, limit our chances of career progress, and undermine our well-being. There is another way. In Joy at Work, bestselling author and Netflix star Marie Kondo and Rice University business professor Scott Sonenshein offer stories, studies, and strategies to help you eliminate clutter and make space for work that really matters. Using the world-renowned KonMari Method and cutting-edge research, Joy at Work will help you overcome the challenges of workplace mess and enjoy the productivity, success, and happiness that come with a tidy desk and mind.

That Hideous Strength

That Hideous Strength
  • Author : C S Lewis,C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples)
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 724
  • Relase : 2018-01-17
  • ISBN : 1983797286

That Hideous Strength Book Review:

The last of the three stories in Lewis's science fiction trilogy. The story which began on Mars and was continued on Venus comes to its conclusion on Earth

Ideal Homes?

Ideal Homes?
  • Author : Tony Chapman,Jenny Hockey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2002-09-11
  • ISBN : 9781134695843

Ideal Homes? Book Review:

Ideal Homes? shows how both popular images and experiences of home life relate to the ability of society's members to produce and respond to social change. The book provides for the first time an analysis of the space of the home and the experiences of home life by writers from a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, architecture, geography and anthropology. It covers a range of subjects, including gender roles, different generations relationships to home, the changing nature of the family, transition and risk and alternative visions of home.

The Line of Beauty

The Line of Beauty
  • Author : Alan Hollinghurst
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2008-12-17
  • ISBN : 159691808X

The Line of Beauty Book Review:

Winner of the 2004 Man Booker Prize and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the NBCC award. From Alan Hollinghurst, the acclaimed author of The Sparsholt Affair, The Line of Beauty is a sweeping novel about class, sex, and money during four extraordinary years of change and tragedy. In the summer of 1983, twenty-year-old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens: conservative Member of Parliament Gerald, his wealthy wife Rachel, and their two children, Toby-whom Nick had idolized at Oxford-and Catherine, who is highly critical of her family's assumptions and ambitions. As the boom years of the eighties unfold, Nick, an innocent in the world of politics and money, finds his life altered by the rising fortunes of this glamorous family. His two vividly contrasting love affairs, one with a young black clerk and one with a Lebanese millionaire, dramatize the dangers and rewards of his own private pursuit of beauty, a pursuit as compelling to Nick as the desire for power and riches among his friends. Richly textured, emotionally charged, disarmingly comic, this is a major work by one of our finest writers.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Author : Milan Kundera
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2020-11-09
  • ISBN : 9780571367641

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Book Review:

'A cult figure.' Guardian 'A dark and brilliant achievement.' Ian McEwan 'Shamelessly clever ... Exhilaratingly subversive and funny.' Independent 'A modern classic ... As relevant now as when it was first published. ' John Banville A young woman is in love with a successful surgeon; a man torn between his love for her and his womanising. His mistress, a free-spirited artist, lives her life as a series of betrayals; while her other lover stands to lose everything because of his noble qualities. In a world where lives are shaped by choices and events, and everything occurs but once, existence seems to lose its substance and weight - and we feel 'the unbearable lightness of being'. The Unbearable Lightness of Being encompasses passion and philosophy, infidelity and ideas, the Prague Spring and modern America, political acts and private desires, comedy and tragedy - in fact, all of human existence. What readers are saying: 'Some books change your mind, some change your heart, the very best change your whole world ... A mighty piece of work, that will shape your life forever.' 'One of the best books I've ever read ... A book about love and life, full of surprises. Beautiful.' 'This book is going to change your life ... It definitely leaves you with a hangover after you're done reading.' 'A must read - loved it, such beautiful observations on life, love and sexuality.' 'Kundera writes about love as if in a trance so the beauty of it is enchanting and dreamy ... Will stay with you forever.' 'A beautiful novel that helps you understand life better ... Loved it.' 'One of those rare novels full of depth and insight into the human condition ... Got me reading Camus and Sartre.' 'One of the best books I have ever read ... An intellectual love story if ever there was one.'