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The Boy Billionaire: Mark Zuckerberg In His Own Words (In Their Own Words)
The Boy Billionaire: Mark Zuckerberg In His Own Words (In Their Own Words)
I bought this book for a research assignment and it is a major letdown. The ration of written text to quotes is 1:2, I would estimate. This book has a lack of organization and mentions a lot about other famous celebrities, the text does not go well with the subtitles either. Much of the information irrelevant, I am highly disappointed. This tells nothing about Mark's life and its all useless information.
Rick Steves Scandinavia
Rick Steves Scandinavia
Is it just me, or are Rick Steves wonderful books losing a little. I swear there was a time when he gave precise directions for getting to, in, through, and out of airline terminals, railroad stations, etc. And to have committed more ink to getting into and out of the related urban centers. My latest round of these books all seem to have dispensed with that information -- and it was useful.
Aretha: From These Roots
Aretha: From These Roots
The book came on time in perfect condition. I feel Ms Franklin held back a little too much with her life story. As the daughter of a preacher she claims her father had no problem with her having her first child at the age of thirteen. There is no way I believe this, I do not doubt that he still loved his daughter, however I feel she should have put fourth the reality of what it was really like and the true reaction of her father. I buy biographies, because I like reading about people's life stories, but Ms. Franklin did not tell me her life story. I could have found most of this information on Wikipedia. Maybe, she will one day write another one and let us know how things really went down.
Artist's Choice: Bob Dylan (Music That Matters To Him)
Artist's Choice: Bob Dylan (Music That Matters To Him)
Great recordings, enhanced by outstanding liner notes provided by Dylan himself. Really gives insight to Dylan's appreciation for the historical underpinnings of his music, which provides deeper appreciation both his music and the music on this album.
Oh Mercy by Dylan, Bob Original recording remastered edition (2004) Audio CD
Oh Mercy by Dylan, Bob Original recording remastered edition (2004) Audio CD
avevo questo disco ,ci sono circostanze che fanno incontrare due musicisti nel momento giusto ed escono fuori gemme di rara bellezza ,riascoltato dopo un pò di anni fa l' effetto di un buon vino invecchiato bene, è un capitolo a sè nella sterminata discografia di dylan ,una seconda collaborazione qualche anno dopo non ha dato lo stesso risultato , sarebbe stato comunque impossibile , le cose cambiano . il disco suona come deve suonare , c' è quella vecchia sensazione che ti entra sotto la pelle e ci rimane attaccata per sempre .
YPL Stormbreaker in Foam Props Replica Odinson Hammer Axe Cosplay Thor Costume Prop 27" Thor Stormbreaker & 17" Thor Hammer Mjolnir of Norse (Hammer)
YPL Stormbreaker in Foam Props Replica Odinson Hammer Axe Cosplay Thor Costume Prop 27" Thor Stormbreaker & 17" Thor Hammer Mjolnir of Norse (Hammer)
My son wanted what he referred to as a “Thor Hammer” for his birthday, so I proceeded to search for a Nerf-style Mjölnir. The actual Nerf Mjölnir shoots darts out the top of it (WTF Nerf?) so that’s wasn’t it. No mistake, we love us some Nerf guns, but Mjölnir isn’t a shooter. Anyway, everything I looked at seemed to be either hollow plastic or $300, until I came upon this product. The price was right, so I took the chance, & I’m glad I did. It is exactly what I had in mind when I was looking for the Nerf-style hammer. It’s a coated foam product (like the old Nerf footballs) with some sort of a solid core. It is a solid, surprisingly hefty Mjölnir & it hasn’t been more than 3 feet away from my son’s hands since we gave it to him. It’s only missing the leather at the bottom, which, with an 8 year old boy, would’ve been destroyed anyway. My Uncle, a very fun & young-at-heart kind of guy (probably my son’s favorite person), was over visiting yesterday, picked it up, & said “damn this is cool as hell...I need me one of these”, so I just ordered another one. I highly recommend it.
The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail
The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail
This play by the authors of 'Inherit the Wind' tells the little known episode of Thoreau's brief stay in jail for refusing to pay taxes to support the US war against Mexico. While in jail, Thoreau reminisces with a cellmate about various times in his life, which are played out on the stage around them. Included are his first meeting and subsequent friendship with Ralph Waldo Emerson, the school that he started with his brother to teach children to think and not just remember facts, and his decision to build a cabin on Walden Pond and live 'deliberately' in harmony with nature. The set is simple and easy to build, there are roles for men and women of varying ages, and many of Thoreau's beliefs and concerns are relevant to our lives today.
Cometh the Hour: Book Six Of the Clifton Chronicles
Cometh the Hour: Book Six Of the Clifton Chronicles
Six chronicles down, one to go, and then, maybe, the Clifton-Barrington families will finally be at peace. Court cases, business dealings, politics, international rescue attempts dominate Jeffrey Archer’s <i>Cometh the Hour</i>. Somehow, the bad guys on the other side are always the same; the evil Lady Virginia Fenwick, Desmond Muller, Adrian Sloane, Alex Fisher. They’re always on or off the boards of Barrington Shipping, chaired by Emma Barrington Clifton, and/or Farthings Bank, where Sebastian Clifton occupies high places.

Fisher has been a nemesis to Giles Barrington and Harry Clifton since grammar school. He was in one of their units in World War II, is a perennial Conservative candidate against Labour Party representative Giles in Bristol Docklands, foil of Fenwick and her cabal, and threat to Emma’s chairmanship at Barrington Shipping, departs at the end of Book 5 when he commits suicide. But, he leaves a note that could be critical to deciding the libel case Fenwick has brought against Emma. Sibling loyalty is tested as the letter could exonerate Emma, but could damage Giles. Letter read, Emma acquitted.

<i>Cometh the Hour</i> takes us from 1970-1978, so Harry and Giles age from 50-58, Emma from 49-57, and Sebastian from 30-38.

Giles undertakes a rescue mission to East Germany to rescue Karin, his interpreter at a previous conference there, with whom he had a tryst and fell in love. He thinks he’s reuniting her with her English born father. Is Giles the one that’s been conned? Is she a spy and for which side?
Not to be outdone by his uncle, Sebastian, who has had few relationships since his fiancé Samantha Sullivan left to return to America, falls for an Indian woman. Her father takes her back to India because she has already been promised to another. Sebastian heads to India to rescue Priya, but is tragically unsuccessful.

From book 5, Sebastian knows that Samantha is married and lives in Washington, D.C. with Sebastian’s daughter, Jessica, obviously named for Sebastian’s adopted sister, another who died a tragic death. (Actually, the older Jessica was the out-of-wedlock daughter of Giles and Emma’s father and a Jewish refugee.) The younger Jessica shares the older Jessica’s talent for art. Sebastian had visited the school, but made an agreement with the principal that she not tell Samantha and Jessica he had been there. Then, the principal informs Sebastian that Samantha’s husband had died a year and a half before. Sebastian goes to Washington to see Jessica’s art exhibition at the school and attempts to buy her paintings, including one, <i>My Father</i>, of a blank faced man, when Jessica corners Sebastian. The 10-year old has plans to get her parents back together. Will she be successful?

Sebastian is about to head for the dinner date, when he receives a call that his business partner, Hakim Bishara, who is about the become chair of the merger of Farthings and Kaufman Banks, has been arrested for trying to smuggle heroin into England from Nigeria. Sebastian doesn’t want to seem like he’s ditching Jessica and Samantha, but he must return to England. Of course, the drug smuggling is a nefarious plot of Sloane and Mellor. Another trial for the Clifton Chronicles.

As for the nefarious Fenwick, her latest scheme is to pretend she slept with a wealthy Louisiana businessman when he was in London, and then she shows up at his wedding allegedly pregnant. Considering, she’s around 50, this is not likely. No one says that. She retains a Louisiana lawyer, who gets the businessman to pay support and for the child’s education. Virginia uses the child of her butler and maid and stashes him at a boarding school. Will the ruse catch up with her and will she receive a surprise about her father’s inheritance?

Before Harry’s mother dies, she advises Emma to branch out in her interests. Emma joins the board of the hospital and becomes enamored of Margaret Thatcher, and vice-versa. Emma and Harry, despite his poor upbringing, are Conservative Party members, though, they always supported and worked for the election of Giles, who joined the Labour Party, despite his wealthy upbringing. Now, can peace reign in the family?

As for Harry, his decade long advocacy for the release of Russian writer Anatoly Babakov is realized when Babakov receives the Nobel Prize for Literature. This ends sadly. What does the final chronicle hold in store for Harry? Will he just continue writing his Detective William Warwick books or there is something else?

Yes, all kinds of story lines with the different characters, who are somehow always interconnected. Archer likes to separate the chapters by the characters and the years the narrative is to cover about that person.

The cliff hanger until Book 7, Karin is missing and what will we find out about her? Will Harry, Emma, Giles and Sebastian ever find out if they are more "closely related?"

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