Straight Flush

Straight Flush
Author: Ben Mezrich
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-05-28
ISBN: 0062240110
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Straight Flush Book Excerpt:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House—the sources for the film The Social Network and 21—comes the larger-than-life rags-to-riches tale of a group of University of Montana frat brothers who turned a weekly poker game in the basement of a local dive bar into AbsolutePoker.com, one of the largest online companies in the world. Based on extensive insider interviews and participation, Straight Flush tells of the company’s initial operations in the exotic jungle paradise of Costa Rica—where its founders embraced an outrageous lifestyle of girls, parties, and money—and of the gray area of U.S. and international law in which they created an industry. Soon, the U.S. Department of Justice was gunning for them… Should they fold—or double down and ride their hot hand? Impossible to put down, Straight Flush is an exclusive, never-before-seen look behind the headlines of one of the wildest business stories of the past decade.

The True Story of the Great Escape

The True Story of the Great Escape
Author: Jonathan F Vance
Publsiher: Greenhill Books
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2019-01-30
ISBN: 1784384410
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The True Story of the Great Escape Book Excerpt:

It shows the variety and depth of the men sent into harms way during World War II, something emphasised by the population of Stalag Luft III. Most of the Allied POWs were flyers, with all the technical, tactical and planning skills that profession requires. Such men are independent thinkers, craving open air and wide-open spaces, which meant than an obsession with escape was almost inevitable' - John D GreshamBetween dusk and dawn on the night of March 24th–25th 1944, a small army of Allied soldiers crawled through tunnels in Germany in a covert operation the likes of which the Third Reich had never seen before.The prison break from Stalag Luft III in eastern Germany was the largest of its kind in the Second World War. Seventy-nine Allied soldiers and airmen made it outside the wire – but only three made it outside Nazi Germany. Fifty were executed by the Gestapo.Jonathan Vance tells the incredible story that was made famous by the 1963 film The Great Escape. The escape is a classic tale of prisoner and their wardens in a battle of wits and wills.The brilliantly conceived escape plan is overshadowed only by the colourful, daring (and sometimes very funny) crew who executed it – literally under the noses of German guards.From their first days in Stalag Luft III and the forming of bonds key to such exploits, to the tunnel building, amazing escape and eventual capture, Vance's history is a vivid, compelling look at one of the greatest 'exfiltration' missions of all time.

Bewilderment A Novel

Bewilderment  A Novel
Author: Richard Powers
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-09-21
ISBN: 0393881156
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bewilderment A Novel Book Excerpt:

AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB SELECTION An Instant New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of 2021 Shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize and Longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction A Best Book/Best Novel of 2021 at NPR, Newsweek, The Boston Globe, Audible, Goodreads, Christian Science Monitor, Library Journal, Garden & Gun Magazine, and many more A heartrending new novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning and #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Overstory. The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endangered animals. He’s also about to be expelled from third grade for smashing his friend in the face. As his son grows more troubled, Theo hopes to keep him off psychoactive drugs. He learns of an experimental neurofeedback treatment to bolster Robin’s emotional control, one that involves training the boy on the recorded patterns of his mother’s brain… With its soaring descriptions of the natural world, its tantalizing vision of life beyond, and its account of a father and son’s ferocious love, Bewilderment marks Richard Powers’s most intimate and moving novel. At its heart lies the question: How can we tell our children the truth about this beautiful, imperiled planet?

Bewilderment

Bewilderment
Author: Richard Powers
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2022-10-04
ISBN: 1473595312
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bewilderment Book Excerpt:

THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021 AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB SELECTION The breathtaking new novel from the million-copy bestselling author of The Overstory. 'Heart-rending' Oprah Winfrey Theo Byrne is a promising young scientist who has found a way to search for life on other planets dozens of light years away. He is also the widowed father of a most unusual nine-year-old. His son Robin is funny, loving and filled with plans. He thinks and feels deeply, adores animals and can spend hours painting elaborate pictures. But after a violent outburst from Robin at school, the strength of their close bond will be tested to its limits... What can a father do, when those around him refuse to understand his rare and troubled child? And how can he reveal to his boy the truth about our beautiful, bewildered world? 'The love between son and father has an emotional truth that wrings the heart' Guardian 'This book had me in tears' Monique Roffey, author of The Mermaid of Black Conch 'Refreshing, original and moving' Evening Standard 'It is impossible to deny the importance of Powers's message' Sunday Times

Modern Church

Modern Church
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 884
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Church Book Excerpt:

HENRY JAMES Ultimate Collection 22 Novels 112 Short Stories 12 Plays 6 Travel Books 100 Essays 3 Autobiographies 3 Biographies Illustrated

HENRY JAMES Ultimate Collection  22 Novels  112 Short Stories  12 Plays  6 Travel Books  100  Essays  3 Autobiographies   3 Biographies  Illustrated
Author: Henry James
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 15919
Release: 2018-03-28
ISBN: 8026888081
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HENRY JAMES Ultimate Collection 22 Novels 112 Short Stories 12 Plays 6 Travel Books 100 Essays 3 Autobiographies 3 Biographies Illustrated Book Excerpt:

This meticulously edited collection includes Henry James' complete novels and short stories, as well as critical essays, plays, travel sketches and reports of the great author. The life of Henry James is revealed in different biographies, and in his three autobiographical books. Content: Novels: Watch and Ward Roderick Hudson The American The Europeans Confidence Washington Square The Portrait of a Lady The Bostonians The Princess Casamassima The Reverberator The Tragic Muse The Other House The Spoils of Poynton What Maisie Knew The Awkward Age The Sacred Fount The Wings of the Dove The Ambassadors The Golden Bowl The Outcry The Ivory Tower The Sense of the Past Short Stories A Passionate Pilgrim The Last of the Valerii Eugene Pickering The Madonna of the Future The Romance of Certain Old Clothes Madame de Mauves Tales of Three Cities The Impressions of a Cousin Lady Barberina A New England Winter Stories Revived The Author of 'Beltraffio' Pandora The Path of Duty A Light Man A Day of Days Georgina's Reasons A Landscape-Painter Théodolinde (Rose-Agathe) Poor Richard Master Eustace A Most Extraordinary Case A London Life The Patagonia The Liar Mrs. Temperly The Real Thing Sir Dominick Ferrand Nona Vincent The Chaperon Greville Fane The Siege of London An International Episode The Pension Beaurepas A Bundle of Letters The Point of View Terminations Embarrassments The Two Magics The Soft Side The Finer Grain Other Stories Plays: Daisy Miller Pyramus and Thisbe Still Waters A Change of Heart The Album Disengaged Tenants The Reprobate Guy Domville The Outcry The High Bid Summersoft Travel Writings: A Little Tour in France English Hours Italian Hours The American Scene Transatlantic Sketches Portraits of Places Literary Essays: Notes on Novelists Views and Reviews Within the Rim and Other Essays French Poets and Novelists Partial Portraits Essays in London and Elsewhere Notes and Reviews Picture and Text Biographies: Hawthorne William Wetmore Story and His Friends Rupert Brooke Autobiographies: A Small Boy and Others Notes of a Son and Brother The Middle Years

The School for Good and Evil The Complete 6 Book Collection

The School for Good and Evil  The Complete 6 Book Collection
Author: Soman Chainani
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 3456
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN: 0063023407
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The School for Good and Evil The Complete 6 Book Collection Book Excerpt:

THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL will soon be a major motion picture from Netflix—starring Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Sofia Wylie, Sophie Anne Caruso, Jamie Flatters, Earl Cave, Kit Young, and more! All six books in Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling fantasy series, The School for Good and Evil, are joined together in this digital collection! Journey into the dazzling world of the School for Good and Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy-tale heroes and villains. Sophie and Agatha each think they know where they belong. Sophie, with her glass slippers and pink dresses, thinks she'll earn top marks at the School for Good. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the School for Evil. But when the two friends are swept into the Endless Woods, they find their fortunes are reversed…. The aftermath leads to unexpected paths, new alliances, and forces that divide them in an exhilarating quest to find their true Ever After. This complete digital collection will delight both fans that are new to the series and die-hard fans alike. The collection includes: The School for Good and Evil The School for Good and Evil #2: A World without Princes The School for Good and Evil #3: The Last Ever After The School for Good and Evil #4: Quests for Glory The School for Good and Evil #5: A Crystal of Time The School for Good and Evil #6: One True King Soman Chainani has created a spectacular world that Rick Riordan, author of the bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, says "reimagines the world of fairy tales and will make you question who is good and who is evil" and Newbery Honor–winning author Ann M. Martin calls "a fairy tale like no other, complete with romance, magic, humor, and a riddle that will keep you turning pages until the end."

The Friend

The Friend
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 438
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Society of Friends
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Friend Book Excerpt:

Laser Video Guide

Laser Video Guide
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1078
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Videodiscs
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laser Video Guide Book Excerpt:

The complete laser disc catalog; movies, music and special interest including karaoke and animation.

Bulletin

Bulletin
Author: Cincinnati (Ohio), Public Library
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 774
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Michigan Argonaut

The Michigan Argonaut
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1884
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Michigan Argonaut Book Excerpt:

AFI Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States

AFI Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States
Author: American Film Institute
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 1464
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780520215214
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AFI Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States Book Excerpt:

A descriptive listing of the films produced during this decade is presented together with credit and subject indices

International Who s who in Music

International Who s who in Music
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Who s who in Music Book Excerpt:

Business Its Legal Ethical and Global Environment

Business  Its Legal  Ethical  and Global Environment
Author: Marianne M. Jennings
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1305156102
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Business Its Legal Ethical and Global Environment Book Excerpt:

Provide a description about the book that does not include any references to package elements. This description will provide a description where the core, text-only product or an eBook is sold. Please remember to fill out the variations section on the PMI with the book only information. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Boy s Own Annual

The Boy s Own Annual
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 868
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Adventure stories, English
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy s Own Annual Book Excerpt:

The Lady s Friend

The Lady s Friend
Author: Mrs. Henry Peterson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1864
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Women
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lady s Friend Book Excerpt:

The Publishers Circular and the Publisher Bookseller

The Publishers  Circular and the Publisher   Bookseller
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1936
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bibliography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Publishers Circular and the Publisher Bookseller Book Excerpt:

Sly Foxes

Sly Foxes
Author: Leigh Ellwood
Publsiher: Leigh Ellwood
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-03-19
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sly Foxes Book Excerpt:

NOTE: This story has been previously serialized in multi-author box sets. Welcome to Sylvester Street in Archer Beach, where everybody either knows your name or would like to know. Anson Fox is thrilled to start a new life in this Atlantic coastal town, and he feels right at home among the active LGBT community. Working at Sinclair Realty is a dream come true, and his handsome boss is heaven sent. Adrian Sinclair isn't new to Archer Beach, but he's only recently come out. He's willing to show the new guy around town, if Anson returns the favor. Bonus story, He's So Sly. Terence and Evan have known each other forever. They may have made a great couple, but the timing was never right. Now they’re both single, and Terence wants to make up for lost time. What will it take to make Evan's visit to Archer Beach permanent?

The San Quentin Chronicles

The San Quentin Chronicles
Author: Frank Frogge
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2017-04-17
ISBN: 154341530X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The San Quentin Chronicles Book Excerpt:

The San Quentin Chronicles is a raw, hard look at prison life as a white peckerwood and the countless days in the walls of San Quentin. It talks about heroin addiction and the price one pays behind barsfrom losing a wife to a disease to losing a daughter after getting clean. It tells how a hateful man can come back from all that bitterness and hatefulness and build a normal life, saving others like him. Its a story that will leave the readers spellbound and wanting more.

Pacific Islands Monthly

Pacific Islands Monthly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 978
Release: 1966
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Oceania
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pacific Islands Monthly Book Excerpt: