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A Gentleman's Game

By Greg Rucka
  • ISBN Code: : 0553901036
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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Tara Chace may be the most dangerous woman alive. She can seduce you into believing she’s the woman of your dreams—or kill you with the icy efficiency of an executioner. As the new head of Special Operations for British Intelligence, she no longer has to court death in the field—she wants to. Throw away the old rules, the old school, the old-boy network. The world of international espionage is about to learn the hard way that spying is no longer merely… A GENTLEMAN’S GAME Greg Rucka’s electrifying thrillers have pushed the boundaries of suspense fiction to where few have dared to go. Now, in A Gentleman’s Game, one of the genre’s most fearless writers brings readers of international espionage his most fearless heroine yet: a no-holds-barred woman who’s as lethal as an assassin’s bullet. When an unthinkable act of terror devastates London, nothing will stop Tara Chace from hunting down those responsible. Her job is simple: stop the terrorists before they strike a second time. To succeed, she’ll do anything and everything it takes. She’ll have to kill again. Only this time the personal stakes will be higher than ever before. For the terrorist counterstrike will require that Tara allow herself to be used as bait by the government she serves. This time she’s turning her very life into a weapon that can be used only once. But as she and her former mentor race toward destiny at a remote terrorist training camp in Saudi Arabia, Tara begins to question just who’s pulling the trigger—and who’s the real enemy. In this new kind of war, betrayal can take any form...including one’s duty to queen and country. Based on the graphic novel series that won the coveted Eisner Award, A Gentleman’s Game is an electrifyingly realistic, headline-stealing thriller with an unforgettable protagonist—one who redefines every rule she doesn’t shatter.

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Former congressman and prosecutor Trey Gowdy teaches you how to effectively communicate and persuade on the issues that matter most to you, drawing on his experience in the courtroom and the halls of Congress. “A must-read for people who want to learn how best to succeed.”—Dana Perino, Fox News host and bestselling author of Everything Will Be Okay You do not need to be in a courtroom to advocate for others. You do not need to be in Congress to champion a cause. From the boardroom to the kitchen table, opportunities to make your case abound, and Doesn’t Hurt to Ask shows you how to seize them. By blending gripping case studies from nearly two decades in a courtroom and four terms in national politics with personal stories and practical advice, Trey Gowdy walks you through the tools and the mindset needed to effectively communicate your message. Along the way, Gowdy reflects on the moments in his life when he learned the most about how to argue and convince. He recounts his missteps during his first murder trial, the conversation that changed his view on criminal justice reform, and what he learned while questioning James Comey and Secretary Hillary Clinton. Sharing the techniques he perfected advocating in law and politics, Gowdy helps you identify your objective, understand your personal jury, and engage in the art of questioning so you can be heard, be understood, and, ultimately, move others. Whether it’s getting a boss to take a chance on your idea, convincing someone to support your cause, or urging a child to invest more effort in an important task, movement requires persuasion. Doesn’t Hurt to Ask shows you how to persuade, no matter the jury and no matter the cause.

The Lucky Generation

By Brian R Sumner
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 9781456779221
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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The Author was born just post the second world war-a member of the so called ‘Baby Boomer ‘ Generation in London .During the book he describes to us what life was like growing up in those far off , and very different ,days . Whilst at its core the Book is autobiographical , it is much more than that. It has both comedy and tragedy and is full of well researched facts on many of the events of the 50s , 60s and 70s and beyond that have touched his life and the prevailing ‘Zeitgeist ‘ of those years .It seeks to inform in many areas. Brian is a successful businessman and entrepreneur , having been a Director of several Bank Subsidiaries and founded three companies. He shares the business lessons that came to guide him in his career. There have been hardships – he has suffered from a severe clinical depression - and the book opens with his moving and harrowing account of what this debilitating illness can be like at its most extreme. The book goes on, in an extremely frank and honest way , to describe his hilarious early experiences as a teenager looking for sex and love , his story of his accomplished work and rugby football careers , his topsy turvy experiences of sailing , skiing and amateur dramatics , his views on marriage and fatherhood , and relationships with women in general , again providing us with both insight and humour throughout ! He discusses his strange journey from ‘Born again ‘ Christian , to Atheism, and the forces that drove him from the one extreme to the other. Along Brian’s lifetime journey we laugh and cry with the author , who has enjoyed much success , happiness and fulfilment in his life in spite of the ever present danger of Depression .

INTERFACE A NATIONAL RESEARCH ANTHOLOGY ON INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE, LITERATURE & CULTURE

By Dr. Dipankar Patra,Dr.Subhashis Banerjee,Mr. Abani Doley,Mr. Biswarup Chatterjee,Ms. Sharmistha Karmakar,Ms. Zenny Kamsi
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  • Publisher : Book Rivers
  • Book Code : 9391000215
  • Total of Pages : 475
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Members : 203
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Read and download full book INTERFACE A NATIONAL RESEARCH ANTHOLOGY ON INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE, LITERATURE & CULTURE

Cricket: A Political History of the Global Game, 1945-2017

By Stephen Wagg
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317557298
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 157
  • Pdf File: cricket.pdf

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Cricket is an enduring paradox. On the one hand, it symbolises much that is outmoded: imperialism; a leisured elite; a rural, aristocratic Englishness. On the other, it endures as a global game and does so by skilful adaptation, trading partly on its mythic past and partly on its capacity to repackage itself. This ambitious new history recounts the politics of cricket around the world since the Second World War, examining key cultural and political themes, including decolonisation, racism, gender, globalisation, corruption and commercialisation. Part One looks at the transformation of cricket cultures in the ten territories of the former British Empire in the years immediately after 1945, a time when decolonisation and the search for national identity touched every cricket playing region in the world. Part Two focuses on globalisation and the game’s evolution as an international sport, analysing: social change and the Ashes; the campaigns for new cricket formats; the development of the women’s game; the new breed of coach; the limits to the game’s global expansion; and the rise of India as the world’s leading cricket power. Cricket: A Political History of the Global Game, 1945-2017 is fascinating reading for anybody interested in the contemporary history of sport.

Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida, and All's Well that Ends Well

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Bantam Classics
  • Book Code : 0307422100
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 182
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An exciting new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare with these features: Illustrated with photographs from New York Shakespeare Festival productions, vivid readable readable introductions for each play by noted scholar David Bevington, a lively personal foreword by Joseph Papp, an insightful essay on the play in performance, modern spelling and pronunciation, up-to-date annotated bibliographies, and convenient listing of key passages.

The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland With Tunes, Singing-Rhymes and Methods of Playing etc. (Complete)

By Alice Bertha Gomme
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465572899
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Sachin, Born to Bat

By Khalid A. H. Ansari
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  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
  • Book Code : 8184953003
  • Total of Pages : 199
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 566
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SECOND EDITION The Journey of Cricket’s Ultimate Centurion INTRODUCTION BY SACHIN TENDULKAR Includes four colour rare photos. Sachin: Born to Bat by veteran journalist Khalid A-H Ansari and edited by Clayton Murzello is a unique ode to contemporary cricket’s finest batsman. Despatches to MiD DAY, one of Asia’s leading newspapers, from some of the world’s most famous names in cricket writing – Ayaz Memon, Harsha Bhogle, Ian Chappell, Mike Coward, Peter Roebuck and other luminaries – grace the pages of this book. Tributes from cricket’s most famous personalities including Tendulkar’s Team India teammates and coaches make this publication invaluable in helping cricket enthusiasts understand what makes Sachin the peerless champion he is. The book also captures critical moments of Tendulkar’s wondrous cricketing career from photographers who have followed him throughout his distinguished career. Until his recent retirement, Padma Shri Khalid A-H Ansari was the guiding force of MiD DAY Infomedia Ltd which publishes the newspaper (in two languages from Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Pune), the Inquilab Daily and other publications. He was publisher of the magazine Sportsweek, which he started in 1968 to champion the cause of Indian sport and sportsmen until 1989, when he took up an assignment abroad. The author of three earlier books, he covered the Kargil war in 1999, the NAM conference in Harare and the CHOGM summit in the Bahamas. He was also a member of the Indian delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in 1989 and published the Earth Times, the official paper for the 1994 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. He has the distinction of having covered nine Olympic Games going back to Munich ’72 and is a recipient of several honours and awards. Clayton Murzello is MiD DAY’s Group Sports Editor and has been a journalist since 1988. He is a recipient of two Sports Journalists Federation of India (SJFI) awards for excellence in journalism. He has co-authored a book on cricket anecdotes with former Test cricketer Sandeep Patil.

His Own People

By Booth Tarkington
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 309
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"His Own People" by Booth Tarkington. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes

By T. Cooper
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 110121337X
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
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A postmodern family saga by one of America’s freshest literary voices Upon landing at Ellis Island in 1903, Esther and Hersh Lipshitz discover their son Reuven is missing. The child is never found, and decades later, Esther becomes convinced that the famous aviator Charles Lindbergh is her lost boy. Esther’s manic obsession spirals out of control, leaving far-reaching effects on the entire Lipshitz lineage. In the present, we meet T Cooper—the last living Lipshitz—who struggles to make sense of all that came before him and what legacy he might leave behind.

Delphi Complete Works of Booth Tarkington (Illustrated)

By Booth Tarkington
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1786564076
  • Total of Pages : 8131
  • Category : Fiction
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Booth Tarkington, a leading American novelist of the Interwar period, was famous for his novels ‘The Magnificent Ambersons’ and ‘Alice Adams’. Although he was considered by many to be America's greatest living author in the 1910’s and 1920’s, being one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize multiple times, his works are sadly neglected today. This eBook presents Tarkington’s complete fictional works, featuring rare novels for the first time in digital publishing. As well as numerous illustrations and informative introductions, this edition offers readers the opportunity to rediscover this important American novelist. (Version 2) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Tarkington’s life and works * Concise introductions to the major texts * All 35 novels, with individual contents tables * Includes the complete Growth trilogy and the complete Penrod novels * Many rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works such as ‘The Magnificent Ambersons’ and ‘Penrod’ are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Rare story collections available in no other collection * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Rare plays – available in no other collection * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * Updated with 11 novels, 1 play and an autobiographical novel CONTENTS: The Growth Trilogy The Penrod Series The Novels The Gentleman from Indiana (1899) Monsieur Beaucaire (1900) Cherry (1901) The Two Vanrevels (1902) The Beautiful Lady (1905) The Conquest of Canaan (1905) The Guest of Quesnay (1907) His Own People (1907) The Flirt (1913) Penrod (1914) The Turmoil (1915) Penrod and Sam (1916) Seventeen (1916) The Magnificent Ambersons (1918) Ramsey Milholland (1919) Harlequin and Columbine (1921) Alice Adams (1921) Gentle Julia (1922) The Midlander (1924) Women (1925) The Plutocrat (1927) Claire Ambler (1928) Young Mrs. Greeley (1929) Mary’s Neck (1929) Penrod Jashber (1929) Mirthful Haven (1930) Wanton Mally (1932) Rumbin Galleries (1932) Presenting Lily Mars (1933) The Lorenzo Bunch (1935) The Fighting Littles (1941) The Heritage of Hatcher Ide (1941) Kate Fennigate (1943) Image of Josephine (1945) The Show Piece (1946) The Shorter Fiction In the Arena (1905) Beasley’s Christmas Party (1909) The Spring Concert (1916) Captain Schlotterwerz (1919) The Fascinating Stranger and Other Stories (1923) The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order The Plays The Man from Home (1908) Beauty and the Jacobin (1912) The Gibson Upright (1919) The Trysting Place (1923) The Non-Fiction The Rich Man’s War (1917) The Autobiography The World Does Move (1928)

Cricket, Lovely Cricket?

By Lawrence Booth
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1448103037
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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Cricket, Lovely Cricket is a journey around the perennially curious world of cricket, leaving no metaphorical leg-break unturned and peering at the game from every conceivable angle. Here, Lawrence Booth, who had little option but to turn a youthful obsession with the game into a means of paying the mortgage, seeks to consider the questions that crop up on a daily basis but rarely receive a satisfactory answer. What are the players really like? What is the secret of sledging? Why get so worked up about the Ashes? Why all the clichés? And how did India take over the world? Taking the reader to the heart of a game that seems more capable than any other of bewitching its followers, this is a captivating look at the way cricket has become what it is today - and what, given a fair wind, it might be like in the future.