Half-Blood Blues: A Novel

Author Esi Edugyan ISBN-10 1250012708 ISBN-13 9781250012708 Year 2012-02-28 Pages 321 Language English Publisher Picador Download Link Click Here Winner of the Scotiabank Giller PrizeMan Booker Prize Finalist 2011An Oprah Magazine Best Book of the YearShortlisted for the Governor General s Literary Award for FictionBerlin 1939 The Hot Time Swingers a popular jazz band has been forbidden to play by the Nazis Their young trumpet player Hieronymus Falk declared a musical genius by none other than Louis Armstrong is arrested in a Paris caf He is never heard from again He was twenty years old a German citizen And he was black Berlin 1952 Falk is a jazz legend Hot Time Swingers band members Sid Griffiths and Chip Jones both African Americans from Baltimore have appeared in a documentary about Falk When they are invited to attend the film s premier Sid s role in Falk s fate will be questioned and the two old musicians set off on a surprising and strange journey From the smoky bars of pre war Berlin to the salons of Paris Sid leads the reader through a fascinating little known world as he describes the friendships love affairs and treacheries that led to Falk…

Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy (Episodes I, II & III)

Author Terry Brooks ISBN-10 0345498704 ISBN-13 9780345498700 Year 2007-05-01 Pages 1008 Language English Publisher Del Rey Download Link Click Here For the first time in one stunning volume here is the complete epic story arc The Phantom Menace Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith Experience the sweeping tale of good and evil of myth and magic of innocence and powerand witness the tragic transformation of Anakin Skywalker from mere slave to one of the greatest most powerful and feared villains of the galaxy Darth Vader The path has been placed before you Anakin The choice to take it must be yours alone On the barren desert world of Tatooine young Anakin Skywalker toils by day and dreams by night of traveling the stars to worlds hes only heard of in stories When Jedi Knight Qui Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi Wan Kenobi cross paths with Anakin it marks the beginning of the drama that will become legend Courageous to the point of recklessness Anakin comes of age in a time of great upheaval The attempted assassination of Senator Padm Amidala thrusts the Republic close to the edge of disasterand brings Anakin and Padm into a secret…

A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

Author Barbara Oakley ISBN-10 039916524X ISBN-13 9780399165245 Year 2014-07-31 Pages 336 Language English Publisher TarcherPerigee Download Link Click Here The companion book to COURSERA s wildly popular massive open online course Learning How to Learn Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement or you are embarking on a career change that requires a new skill set A Mind for Numbers offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating material Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math She flunked her way through high school math and science courses before enlisting in the army immediately after graduation When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her optionsboth to rise in the military and to explore other careersshe returned to school with a newfound determination to re tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life In A Mind for Numbers Dr Oakley lets us in on the secrets to learning effectivelysecrets that even dedicated and successful students wish theyd known earlier Contrary to popular belief math requires creative as well…

The Idiot

Author Elif Batuman ISBN-10 1594205612 ISBN-13 9781594205613 Year 2017-03-14 Pages 432 Language English Publisher Penguin Press Download Link Click Here An addictive sprawling epic I wolfed it down Miranda July author ofThe First Bad ManandIt Chooses YouEasily the funniest book Ive read this year GQA portrait of the artist as a young woman A novel about not just discovering but inventing oneself The year is 1995 and email is new Selin the daughter of Turkish immigrants arrives for her freshman year at Harvard She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate Svetlana and almost by accident begins corresponding with Ivan an older mathematics student from Hungary Selin may have barely spoken to Ivan but with each email they exchange the act of writing seems to take on new and increasingly mysterious meanings At the end of the school year Ivan goes to Budapest for the summer and Selin heads to the Hungarian countryside to teach English in a program run by one of Ivan s friends On the way she spends two weeks visiting Paris with Svetlana Selin ssummer in Europe does not resonate withanything she has previously heard…

Rick Steves Pocket Barcelona

Author Rick Steves ISBN-10 1631213113 ISBN-13 9781631213113 Year 2016-03-29 Pages 208 Language English Publisher Rick Steves Download Link Click Here Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a tour guide in your pocket Each colorful compact 280 page book includes Rick s advice for prioritizing your time whether you re spending 1 or 7 days in a city Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access a neighborhood overview city walks and tours sights handy food and accommodations charts an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities and a fold out city map Rick Steves Pocket Barcelona includes the following walks and tours Ramblas Ramble Barri Gotic and Cathedral Tour Picasso Museum Tour Eixample Walk Sagrada Familia Tour

The Supremes’ Greatest Hits, 2nd Revised & Updated Edition: The 44 Supreme Court Cases That Most Directly Affect Your Life

Author Michael G. Trachtman Esq. ISBN-10 1454920777 ISBN-13 9781454920779 Year 2016-09-06 Pages 240 Language English Publisher Sterling Download Link Click Here Can the government seize your house to build a shopping mall Can it determine what control you have over your own body Can police search your cellphone The answers to those questions come from the Supreme Court whose rulings have shaped American life and justice and allowed Americans to retain basic freedoms such as privacy free speech and the right to a fair trial Especially relevant in light of Justice Antonin Scalias passing as President Obama gears for a fight over nominating his successor and as we prepare to elect a new president who may get to appoint other justices the revised and updated edition of Michael G Trachtmans page turner includes ten important new cases from 2010 to 2015 In addition a special section features analyses of the new term rulings planned for June 2016 The new cases include Citizens United v Federal Election Commission 2010 which restricts the right of governments to limit campaign contributions by corporations and unions Burwell v Hobby Lobby 2014 which allows a religious exemption from the Affordable Care Act requirement that corporations…

Personal History

Author Katharine Graham ISBN-10 0375701044 ISBN-13 9780375701047 Year 1998-02-24 Pages 642 Language English Publisher Vintage Download Link Click Here Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for BiographyAn extraordinarily frank honest and generous book by one of America s most famous and admired women Personal History is as its title suggests a book composed of both personal memoir and history It is the story of Graham s parents the multimillionaire father who left private business and government service to buy and restore the down and out Washington Post and the formidable self absorbed mother who was more interested in her political and charity work and her passionate friendships with men like Thomas Mann and Adlai Stevenson than in her children It is the story of how The Washington Post struggled to succeed a fascinating and instructive business history as told from the inside the paper has been run by Graham herself her father her husband and now her son It is the story of Phil Graham Kay s brilliant charismatic husband he clerked for two Supreme Court justices whose plunge into manic depression betrayal and eventual suicide is movingly and charitably recounted Best of all it is the story of Kay…

The Complete Book of Corvette – Revised & Updated: Every Model Since 1953 (Complete Book Series)

Author Mike Mueller ISBN-10 0760345740 ISBN-13 9780760345740 Year 2014-06-01 Pages 304 Language English Publisher Motorbooks Download Link Click Here The ultimate book for Corvette lovers and fans of Americas premier high performance vehicle Since the release of the first Corvette in 1953 Chevrolets flagship sports car has become a timeless part of American culture and a household name across the globe No matter the model or year one can instantly pick out a Vettefrom the four chrome ringed headlamps of the late 1950s models to the sharp edges of the 1960s Sting Ray the signature curved wheel well moldings on 1970s bodies and up to the aggressive aerodynamics of the Corvette C6 But while all are undeniably beautiful machines none approach the astonishing technology packed into Chevrolets latest the seventh generation 2014 Corvette Stingray which marks the historic resurgence of the Stingray badge for the first time since the mid 1970s In The Complete Book of Corvette American automotive expert Mike Mueller details all of the generations offering the definitive all encompassing volume showcasing over 60 years of Corvette history Created in cooperation with General Motors and illustrated with 500 color and black and white photos from GMs exclusive Design…

Lichens of the North Woods (Naturalist Series)

Author Joe Walewski ISBN-10 0979200601 ISBN-13 9780979200601 Year 2007-07-15 Pages 160 Language English Publisher Kollath-Stensaas Publishing Download Link Click Here Lichens have the capability to dissolve granite They are very colorful oranges yellows greens blacks and whites adorn trees bedrock and even gravestones This field guide spotlights 120 species shown in color photos with natural history text

Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel

Author Mark Sullivan ISBN-10 1503943372 ISBN-13 9781503943377 Year 2017-05-01 Pages 524 Language English Publisher Lake Union Publishing Download Link Click Here Based on the true story of a forgotten hero Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant epic tale of one young mans incredible courage and resilience during one of historys darkest hours Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis Hes a normal Italian teenagerobsessed with music food and girlsbut his days of innocence are numbered When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps and falls for Anna a beautiful widow six years his senior In an attempt to protect him Pinos parents force him to enlist as a German soldiera move they think will keep him out of combat But after Pino is injured he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitlers left hand in Italy General Hans Leyers one of the Third Reichs most mysterious and powerful commanders Now with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command Pino endures the horrors of the war and…