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Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott

Language

English

Pages

503

Publication Date

January 19, 2020

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Meg is the eldest and on the brink of love. Then there鈥檚 tomboy Jo who longs to be a writer. Sweet-natured Beth always puts others first, and finally there鈥檚 Amy, the youngest and most precocious. Together they are the March sisters. Even though money is short, times are tough and their father is away at war, their infectious sense of fun sweeps everyone up in their adventures 鈥?including Laurie, the boy next door. And through sisterly squabbles, their happy times and sad ones too, the sisters discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do.<br />Based on Louisa May Alcott鈥檚 childhood, this lively portrait of nineteenth-century family life possesses a lasting vitality that has endeared it to generations of readers.<br /><br />A wonderful story... As a child, I strongly identified with Jo because she is a writer. 鈥擩acqueline Wilson<br />The American female myth. 鈥擬adelon Bedell<br />It is an essential American novel, perhaps the essential American novel for girls鈥?Girls come to it on their own. 鈥擩ane Smiley<br />In 鈥淟ittle Women鈥? Alcott anticipated realism by twenty or thirty years. 鈥擥. K. Chesterton
The Street-Wise Spanish Survival Guide: A Dictionary of Over 3,00...
by , Fernando D鉚ez de Urdan...

Language

English

Pages

497

Publication Date

August 01, 2008

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If you were dropped into the middle of Managua, Mexico City, or Miami, would you know how to speak not only the language, but also the lingo? In <i>The Street-Wise Spanish Survival Guide</i>, the reader who is already familiar with Spanish will discover the banter and metaphor (both polite and rude) that enrich the spoken language as it is really used, hints on avoiding embarrassing mistakes in grammar, and a list of dreaded false cognates. Full of advice on pronunciation and tips on customs and manners, and keyed with time-saving symbols, this is the best guide available to understanding and appreciating Spanish as it is spoken in Latin America and the United States.
Japanese From Zero! 1: Proven Techniques to Learn Japanese for St...
by George Trombley

Language

English

Pages

338

Publication Date

December 01, 2014

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Japanese From Zero! is an innovative and integrated approach to learning Japanese developed by professional Japanese interpreter George Trombley and co-writer Yukari Takenaka. The lessons and techniques used in this series have been taught successfully for over ten years in classrooms throughout the world.Using up-to-date and easy-to-grasp grammar, Japanese From Zero! is the perfect course for current students of Japanese as well as absolute beginners.In Book 1 of the Japanese From Zero! series, readers are taught new grammar concepts, over 800 new words and expressions, and also learn the hiragana writing system. Features of Book 1: * Integrated Workbook with Answer Key * Over 800 New Words and Expressions * Learn to Read and Write Hiragana * Easy-to-Understand Example Dialogues * Culture Points about Japan * Bilingual Glossaries with Kana and Romaji ...and much more!
Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell

Language

English

Pages

194

Publication Date

February 08, 2010

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<p>Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches.</p><p>Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply.</p><p>More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic.</p><p>In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of <i>The Giver </i>and <i>Number the Stars.</i></p>
Easy Spanish Step-By-Step
by Barbara Bregstein

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

December 23, 2005

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<p><b>A proven grammar-based approach that gets you communicating in Spanish with confidence, right away</b></p> <p><i>Easy Spanish Step by Step</i> proves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. Grammatical rules and concepts are clearly explained in order of importance, and more than 300 verbs and key terms are introduced on the basis of frequency. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help learners quickly build their Spanish speaking and comprehension prowess.</p>
The Ingenious Language: Nine Epic Reasons to Love Greek
by Andrea Marcolongo

Language

English

Pages

176

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<p>For word nerds, language loons, and grammar geeks, an impassioned and informative literary leap into the wonders of the Greek language. Here are nine<br />ways Greek can transform your relationship to time and to those around you, nine reflections on the language of Sappho, Plato, and Thucydides, and its relevance to our lives today, nine chapters that will leave readers with a new passion for a very old language, nine epic reasons to love Greek.<br /><br /></p><p><i>The Ingenious Language</i> is a love song dedicated to the language of history鈥檚 greatest poets, philosophers, adventurers, lovers, adulterers, and generals. Greek, as Marcolongo explains in her buoyant and entertaining prose, is unsurpassed in its beauty and expressivity, but it can also offer us new ways of seeing the world and our place in it. She takes readers on an astonishing journey, at the end of which, while it may still be Greek to you, you鈥檒l have nine reasons to be glad it is.<br /><br /></p><p>No batteries or prior knowledge of Greek required!</p>
50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die vol: 2 (Kathartik...
by , Bram Stoker

Language

English

Pages

13167

Publication Date

January 19, 2020

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This 2nd volume contains the following 50 works, arranged alphabetically by authors鈥?last names:<br /><br />Jerome, Jerome K.: Three Men in a Boat<br />Joyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man<br />Joyce, James: Ulysses<br />Kingsley, Charles: The Water-Babies<br />Kipling, Rudyard: Kim<br />La Fayette, Madame de: The Princess of Cl貓ves<br />Laclos, Pierre Choderlos de: Dangerous Liaisons<br />Lawrence, D. H.: Sons and Lovers<br />Lawrence, D. H.: The Rainbow<br />Le Fanu, Sheridan: In a Glass Darkly<br />Lewis, Matthew Gregory: The Monk<br />Lewis, Sinclair: Main Street<br />London, Jack: The Call of the Wild<br />Lovecraft, H.P.: At the Mountains of Madness<br />Mann, Thomas: Royal Highness<br />Maugham, William Somerset: Of Human Bondage<br />Maupassant, Guy de: Bel-Ami<br />Melville, Herman: Moby-Dick<br />Poe, Edgar Allan: The Fall of the House of Usher<br />Proust, Marcel: Swann's Way<br />Radcliffe, Ann: The Mysteries of Udolpho<br />Richardson, Samuel: Clarissa<br />Sand, George: The Devil鈥檚 Pool<br />Scott, Walter: Ivanhoe<br />Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein<br />Sienkiewicz, Henryk: Quo Vadis<br />Sinclair, May: Life and Death of Harriett Frean<br />Sinclair, Upton: The Jungle<br />Stendhal: The Red and the Black<br />Stendhal: The Chartreuse of Parma<br />Sterne, Laurence: Tristram Shandy<br />Stevenson, Robert Louis: Treasure Island<br />Stoker, Bram: Dracula<br />Stowe, Harriet Beecher: Uncle Tom鈥檚 Cabin<br />Swift, Jonathan: Gulliver's Travels<br />Tagore, Rabindranath: The Home and the World<br />Thackeray, William Makepeace: Vanity Fair<br />Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace<br />Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina<br />Trollope, Anthony: The Way We Live Now<br />Turgenev, Ivan: Fathers and Sons<br />Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn<br />Verne, Jules: Journey to the Center of the Earth<br />Wallace, Lew: Ben-Hur<br />Wells, H. G.: The Time Machine<br />West, Rebecca: The Return of the Soldier<br />Wharton, Edith: The Age of Innocence<br />Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray<br />Xueqin, Cao: The Dream of the Red Chamber<br />Zola, 脡mile: Germinal
My Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George

Language

English

Pages

189

Publication Date

May 21, 2001

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"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."<b>鈥?lt;/b><i><b>The New York Times Book Review</b></i><br /><br /> Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods鈥攁ll by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever.<p>聽</p><p>聽鈥淎n extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.鈥?lt;br /> <b>鈥?lt;i>The Horn Book</i></b></p>
How to Master Public Speaking: Gain public speaking confidence, d...
by Peter Andrei

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

September 22, 2019

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<p><strong>No more public speaking anxiety - only bullet-proof confidence.</strong> <br /></p><p>No more blunders - only suave, compelling, persuasive speech. No more scattered clapping - only thundering applause. No more sleeping audiences - only attentive, engaged, and captivated ones. With this new book, you are now guaranteed to instantly (& easily) master speaking. Read more鈥?lt;br /></p><p><strong>You have a problem:</strong> <br /></p><p>Weak (or even average) public speaking skills hurt you. They stagnate your career. They limit your potential. They fill you with anxiety before every presentation. They make you feel ignored, sidelined, and disrespected. They make you feel like you aren鈥檛 heard. <br /></p><p><strong>Here鈥檚 the truth about what you deserve:</strong><br /></p><p>You deserve to communicate your brilliant ideas with ease. You deserve to lead, to advance, and to transform people with your words. You deserve to present your ideas with eloquence. You don鈥檛 deserve to be held back by weak communication skills your entire life. <br /></p><p><strong>I was there. I understand you:</strong> <br /></p><p>I remember when fear paralyzed me every time I stood up in front of a crowd. I understand what it's like to wonder "is my speech good enough?" Nobody should have to second-guess their ideas. And I care that your ideas are heard. <br /></p><p><strong>Here鈥檚 why you can trust me:</strong> <br /></p><p>I coached hundreds of competitive public speakers. I won national speech competitions. I received a seal of special distinction from the National Speech and Debate League. I was the State Champion. I won 27 awards as a competitive public speaker. <br /></p><p><strong>With this new book, you will:</strong> <br /></p><ul><li>Learn how to instantly and painlessly defeat public speaking anxiety.<br /></li><li>Discover proven & simple secrets to speak with bullet-proof confidence. <br /></li><li>Never fear a speech, meeting, or presentation again. <br /></li><li>Discover 297 proven public speaking techniques guaranteed to captivate your audience. <br /></li><li>Master the advanced, expert techniques used by the world's best speakers. <br /></li><li>Become better than 99% of other people at public speaking. <br /></li><li>Learn a step-by-step framework to speak with easy eloquence, persuasive power, and cool confidence. <br /></li><li>Master speech writing, delivery, vocal techniques, body language, rhetoric, and content.<br /></li></ul><p><strong>You also get $150 of exclusive bonuses FREE:</strong> <br /></p><ul><li><strong></strong>Free: The Public Speaking Essential Skills video course by the author. <br /></li><li>Free: A personal email training with the author after you read. <br /></li><li>Free: The Art of Public Speaking (PDF), by Dale Carnegie. <br /></li><li>Free: Public Speaking, by Clarence Stratton. <br /></li><li>Free: The Training of a Public Speaker, by Grenville Kleiser. <br /></li><li>Free: Successful Methods of Public Speaking, by Grenville Kleiser. <br /></li><li>Free: Phrases for Public Speakers, by Grenville Kleiser. <br /></li><li>Free: A 29-page book summary, which includes every chapter. <br /></li><li>Free: A 219 point speech-checklist. <br /></li><li>Free: A technique reminder sheet. <br /></li><li>Free: A 208-question self-assessment to identify improvements. <br /></li><li>Free: A PDF of parts of the book to share with friends. <br /></li></ul><p><strong>Here鈥檚 what you should do: </strong><br /></p><p>Go hit that buy-now button. It can save you from a life-time of public speaking anxiety and weak communication skills. And that will cost you much more than this book. <br /></p><p><strong>If you鈥檙e not ready to buy:</strong> <br /></p><p>Go hit that 鈥渓ook inside鈥?button. Check out the table of contents to see the exact methods and public speaking secrets I will teach you.<br /></p><p><em>This public speaking book / communication book is like Ted Talks, by Chris Anderson, How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, and Rhetoric.</em><br /></p>
Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget I...
by Gabriel Wyner

Language

English

Pages

338

Publication Date

August 05, 2014

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The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who鈥檝e despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick.<b> </b>At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks <i>six </i>languages fluently.聽 He didn鈥檛 learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In <i>Fluent Forever</i> Wyner reveals what he鈥檚 discovered.聽 <br /><b>聽</b><br />The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach.聽<i>Fluent Forever</i>聽tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up.聽<br />聽<br />Starting with pronunciation, you鈥檒l learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into聽<i>familiar</i>聽sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using聽tricks from opera singers and actors.聽Next, you'll聽begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to聽<i>think</i>聽in a foreign language<i>.聽 </i>And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in聽<i>minutes</i>聽every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--<i>without </i>the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. <br />聽<br />This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn聽a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.

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