• Biography & True Stories

      Spirit Mates - The New Time Relationship

      by Anni Sennov, Carsten Sennov

      Most people have heard of the terms ‘soul mate’ and ‘twin soul’. What most people may not yet know is that the concept of soul mate refers to a consciousness realm that is about to completely disappear from the Earth in order to be replaced by the purer and more powerful spirit energy. This is creating great changes in consciousness on Earth and it also means that we humans finally have the opportunity to join together with our spirit mate. In this book the co-authors and spirit mate couple Anni and Carsten Sennov describe with love and insight the different paths and circumstances that can lead you to your spirit mate.

    • Literary Fiction
      January 2012

      Best Paris Stories

      Anthology of the winners of the Paris Short Story Contest

      by Marie Houzelle

      For some, Paris is home, for others, merely a dream. By turns humorous, bittersweet, historical or surreal, each of these carefully selected stories invites us to explore a different facet of Paris. BEST PARIS STORIES brings together the winning short stories of the 2011 Paris Short Story Contest with works by Jeannine Alter, Bob Levy, Lisa Burkitt, Nafkote Tamirat, Marie Houzelle, Jo Nguyen, Julia Mary Lichtblau, Mary Byrne, Marie Houzelle, Jane M. Handel, and Jim Archibald. "Exciting new voices from the winners of the 2011 Paris Short Story Contest" - Paris Writers News

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2009

      Sorbonne Confidential

      by Laurel Zuckerman

      After losing her high tech job in Paris, Alice Wunderland dreams of a new, unemployment-proof career as English teacher and decides to dedicate a year to training for France's prestigious competitive exam; After all, she reasons, how hard can it be for an educated American to pass a test in English? She enrolls at the Sorbonne, but her Arizona English fails to impress. Even Shakespeare's English falls short. Only one English will do: Sorbonne English! Even while learning this new language, Alice vows to investigate: Why devise an English exam that few native speakers can pass ? Could this explain why French schoolchildren rank last for English skills in Europe? Is it true that Frenchness is a question of formatting? If so, can a foreigner even one with French nationality ever become truly French? As riots break out in France among the children of immigrants, Alice cannot help but wonder: could there be any connection between her bewildering experience and theirs? A hilarious, hair-raising insider's look at the esoteric world of French Education. (Harriet Welty Rochefort --author of French Toast).

    • History
      June 2014

      Seks, drugs en rock en roll in de gouden eeuw

      by Benjamin Roberts

      In Seks, Drugs en Rock 'n' Roll in de Gouden Eeuw (‘Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll in the Golden Age’), historian Benjamin B. Roberts paints a fascinating portrait of the lives of young men int he first half of the seventeenth century. He describes the riotous behaviour of prominent figures such as Rembrandt – born in 1606 – and brings the values of his rebellious peers to life. Roberts convincingly demonstrates that young men rebelled then as they do now, and moved against previous generations. They grew out their hair, wore outrageous clothes, smoked, drank too much, got into fights with the city guards, cheated, and sang bawdy songs. This accessibly written book paints a vivid portrait of youth culture in the Golden Age; a time when the advent of printing allowed for a rapid spread of a culture of permissiveness. The spread of liberal ideas, together with the rising incomes, created a new generation of ‘bad boys’. Using hilarious examples, Roberts shows that deviant behaviour is timeless.

    • Society & culture: general

      Rainbow Nation Navigation

      A practical guide to South African cultures

      by Nicola Marais, Carl Marais, Leonie Duncan, Paula Marais, David van Wijk, Nabila Mayet, Donna Morkel, Bulelwa Mfingwana, Teri Glass

      What is Rainbow Nation Navigation? With 11 official languages and an abundance of cultures, interacting with South Africans can be very complicated. We need practical guidance to help us understand South Africa’s diverse cultures, and that’s exactly what Rainbow Nation Navigation offers. What will you find in the book? * background information on each culture *interesting facts about beliefs, rituals and ceremonies *general etiquette guidelines (what to do and what not to do) *essential phrases in all 11 official languages *quick reference guides so you’ll be culturally clued-up at work and also when greeting, giving and receiving *an overview of milestones like weddings and funerals, including tips for guests *a glossary to clarify any confusing terms *written in Plain English, accessible to second-language speakers *advice on some of the best ways to experience the different cultures … and more! Why should you buy it? How often have you found yourself in an awkward situation resulting from a minor cultural difference? Have you ever wondered why someone behaves so strangely? Ever wondered which handshake to use or if you are greeting someone in a polite way? If you live in or are travelling to South Africa, it’s guaranteed you’ll meet people from various cultures. Understanding more about them can make your interactions so much more interesting and productive. This book will help you do exactly that, both from a personal and business perspective.

    • Society & culture: general

      Rainbow Nation Navigation

      A practical guide to South African cultures

      by Nicola Marais, Carl Marais, Leonie Duncan, Paula Marais, David van Wijk, Nabila Mayet, Donna Morkel, Bulelwa Mfingwana, Teri Glass

      What is Rainbow Nation Navigation? With 11 official languages and an abundance of cultures, interacting with South Africans can be very complicated. We need practical guidance to help us understand South Africa’s diverse cultures, and that’s exactly what Rainbow Nation Navigation offers. What will you find in the book? * background information on each culture *interesting facts about beliefs, rituals and ceremonies *general etiquette guidelines (what to do and what not to do) *essential phrases in all 11 official languages *quick reference guides so you’ll be culturally clued-up at work and also when greeting, giving and receiving *an overview of milestones like weddings and funerals, including tips for guests *a glossary to clarify any confusing terms *written in Plain English, accessible to second-language speakers *advice on some of the best ways to experience the different cultures … and more! Why should you buy it? How often have you found yourself in an awkward situation resulting from a minor cultural difference? Have you ever wondered why someone behaves so strangely? Ever wondered which handshake to use or if you are greeting someone in a polite way? If you live in or are travelling to South Africa, it’s guaranteed you’ll meet people from various cultures. Understanding more about them can make your interactions so much more interesting and productive. This book will help you do exactly that, both from a personal and business perspective.

    • Relationships

      Crazy Town: Money. Marriage. Meth.

      A Riveting Personal Account and a Thorough Global History of Methamphetamine Abuse and Addiction

      by Sterling R. Braswell

      Sterling Braswell was a millionaire—palatial ranch, stock options, and money in the bank. Then he met his high school sweetheart after not seeing her for over ten years. With their love rekindled, they were married. Life was beautiful. They had no real worries, a lovely son, and a bright future. Then she started using meth. The craziness of the next few years would leave Sterling almost completely broke—financially, emotionally, and spiritually—and nearly murdered. Welcome to crazy town . . .

    • Self-help & personal development

      Keeping the Faith

      Daily Reflections to Build Strength, Serenity, and Passion in Your Life and the Lives of Others

      by John W. Pozzi

      THE TRUE FAITH THAT MUST BE FOUND AND KEPT IS THE FAITH IN ONESELF. Each day you give a part of yourself whether it is at work, at home, or in your daily interaction with others. How do you give of yourself? Do you hold back or go at life half-heartedly? You need to give of yourself with heart, mind, and soul all the time. You never know what interaction with a person will make a difference in their life — or yours. If you don’t believe in yourself and don’t have the confidence to grow each day, then you are missing out on what life has to offer you. This simple book will inspire you to help others. Or, at the very least, you will make another person’s day — and, therefore, your day — better.

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories
      November 2014

      The Egyptian Princess

      by Jane Waller

      Peter Philips, the time-traveller from 'Saving the Dinosaurs' (also by Jane Waller), now thirteen, is sent back 5,000 years to Ancient Egypt at the time of the Fourth Dynasty. There he finds a world where the wheel has not yet been invented, where the prayers of the Pharaoh alone guarantee that the Nile will provide sufficient water for the crops, and where Ra-Atum, the Sun God, has to travel by boat throughout the Underworld each night in order to rise next morning. Shortly after his arrival he is befriended by the Pharaoh's daughter, Princess Mer-tio-tess, who believes he is a spirit sent to help her. While increasingly attracted towards the Princess he finds himself drawn into a web of power struggle and rivalry. And things get worse when Peter, by accident, brings her back to present-day London, a cold place filled with sad-looking people which, she believes, must be the Underworld.

    • Fiction
      April 2015

      I Blame Morrissey

      My Adventures with Indie-Pop and Emotional Disaster

      by Jamie Jones

      You wouldn't let song lyrics rule your life would you? You wouldn't become so infatuated with a pop star that you would use their words to make decisions on your relationships would you? Jay would. Join him as he tries to grow up in the 90s in a haze of lust, indie-pop & warm lager while all the time looking to Morrissey for guidance.

    • Music
      August 2014

      My Father The Godfather

      by Daryl Brown

      “My Father The Godfather” is a history changing book, but most importantly Daryl Brown will set the record straight about his dad, James Brown, The Godfather of Soul! Stories that have NEVER been told such as: Did you know that James Brown, The Godfather of Soul was offered over ten million dollars to convert to a certain religion? Daryl Brown believes that his dad…James Brown, his brother-in-law and his older brother Teddy were murdered. Susie Brown did not abandon James Brown as the movie “Get on Up” would have you believe. The relationship turned deadly with a murder attempt. Leaving the child was the only way to preserve both lives. Black police officer Donald Danner believes James Brown was shot at by white police officers because of the color of his skin. 23 shots fired at the truck. Two shots hit the gas-tank in an effort to “lawfully” murder James Brown. Tomi Rae was stopped by police for being married to a black monkey and the police told her they were going to kill James Brown. Overt racism and threat of “disappearing” or murder was a challenge for both Tomi Rae and Adrienne “James Brown’s 2 wives.” The Inner Circle will include but not limited to: the Mistress, the Limo Driver, the Widow, the Bodyguard, Band Members, Personal Physician, an Arresting Officer and many more! James Brown, The Godfather of Soul may be the most misunderstood man in the last century. His contributions toward modern music pale in comparison to the role he played in modern history. Brown lifted all races toward the ideals of equality and opportunity. Tragically, while he had the ability to calm the storms of social turmoil - his personal life was a perpetual tempest; sex, drugs, rhythm & blues. “My Father The Godfather” brings together, for the first time, Brown’s inner circle. They will correct the distortions of the past and provide the reader a clear understanding of the brilliance and generosity that was James Brown. This book will have you question your assumptions about politics, religion, sports, money and the entire entertainment industry. You will see inside the man. You will never be the same. The name, James Brown is an international Brand. His music is still being sold in over 110 countries. His face is certainly one of the most recognizable in the world. He is loved and adored by millions, but how many people really knew him?

    • Thriller / suspense
      October 2014

      Redwood

      by A.Rod Womack

      “Redwood” is a gripping true story of a once successful and popular Baltimore restaurant known for its great cuisine, vivacious musical entertainment, radiant atmosphere and memorable A-List celebrity events. From the beginning, the three young entrepreneurs worked tirelessly to make this restaurant the pinnacle dining experience. The story takes many twists and turns, leading them through a maze of challenges along the way. However, the conflict intensifies when the young men later discover the unthinkable—that all along a serial killer was in their midst. The journey is riveted with humor, intrigue, mystery, conflict, sex, drama and many takeaways for future entrepreneurs. Just as the dust seemed to settle, the owners were introduced to a charming and charismatic con-artist who wanted it all—and attempted to take it all.

    • Romance
      October 2014

      How Angels Die: A Confession

      by Guy Blews

      If someone you love is suffering from a debilitating illness and wants to end their life and wants you to help them do it (asks you to assist with their suicide), what would you do? “How Angels Die: A Confession” will leave you with a sense of having seen the worst in life, but the best in the human spirit. The World Health Organization states that somebody dies by committing suicide every 40 seconds. Approximately 800,000 people kill themselves every year and suicide is the second leading cause of death in young people aged 15 to 29. “How Angels Die: A Confession”:When the author discovers that the love of his life has a virulent case of Multiple Sclerosis, and that she does not want to endure the suffering any longer, he is forced to consider and enact the unthinkable. Guy Blews opens up the discussion of assisted suicide in a way that encourages the reader to see it as an act of unconditional love. This emotional journey is a tour de force that deftly and courageously allows love to conquer all. “How Angels Die: A Confession” is a love story that will shake you to the core. It will, at its very essence, give you hope and open your heart. Torn between a deep understanding of what she needs and the moral dilemma of what is right, Guy was left with one choice - to support her in everything she did because he loved her more than anything. Book Foreword written by Actor, Director, Producer Randall Batinkoff. Randall Batinkoff does quadruple duty as Director, Producer, Co-Writer and Star of the movie, “37: A Final Promise.” Randall Batinkoff has worked with some of the best actors and directors in the movie industry over the past three decades.

    • Cultural studies
      October 2014

      365 Things That Make Ya Go Hmmm

      by William Murell

      “365 Things That Make Ya Go Hmmm - Wisdom & Wit by William” are thoughts, expressions, sayings, and humor that William has shared with his celebrity clients who simply needed someone to put a smile on their face. William Murrell is the limo driver to the stars. They love him, they trust him and they visit him time and time again to laugh at his wisdom & wit. These thoughts often originate from others - many from the celebrities who have sat in his backseat. We do not claim originality, we only claim they will lift your heart, speak to your soul, and make you Happy. Like William, please share these uplifting and humorous thoughts with others.

    • Cultural studies
      July 2015

      Discovering the New York Craft Spirits Boom

      by Heather Dolland

      All The Tastes of New York introduces us to the new movement, of “Farm to Glass” through new book, “Discovering the New York Craft Spirits Boom”. The book shares the stories of 30 New York craft spirit distillers, their journey to success, and their emphasis on using locally grown products. It is an intimate look into each of their struggles, triumphs, and the decision to embark upon this journey. Distillers that distill spirits such as Whiskey, Bourbon, Gin, Vodka and much more!

    • Biography & True Stories
      August 2015

      Keep A Knockin’

      by Charles Connor

      This book is loaded with untold stories about drummer Charles Connor and his road into Rock 'n' Roll history. Playing with legends like Roy “Professor Longhair” Byrd, Smiley Lewis, Guitar Slim, Jack Dupree then Shirley and Lee was just his launch pad before touring everywhere with Little Richard and his band The Upsetters; with whom he created his signature drum intro in “Keep A Knockin.” He would go on even further to work with other music icons such as Lloyd Price, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, the Original Coasters, “Big” Joe Turner, “Champion” Jack Dupree, Larry Williams, Don Covay, “Papa” George Lightfoot, Larry Birdsong, and more. Foreword by Chad Smith, Drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers “Charles is the real thing. He’s lived the life. He was such a badass that by the time he was 15 he had a regular gig with the legendary Professor Longhair. He was smooth enough to get a smooch from none other than Jayne Mansfield on the set of The Girl Can’t Help It. He played with Little Richard, Sam Cooke, and James Brown! And of course he recorded the burning hot two minute and change masterpiece “Keep A Knockin” with Richard, including its fiery train-inspired intro that the great John Bonham copped to jump start Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll

    • Children's & YA
      November 2015

      Chocolate Mixer

      by Jason Armstrong

      While making her favorite snack with her Daddy, little Sofia makes an amazing discovery about herself! Her realization changes the way she sees this colorful world. Filled with wonder and questions, Sofia journeys into a world that isn’t just black or white, but a beautiful rainbow of colors. This book is the story of a little girl learning that she is Multiracial. “Chocolate Mixer” addresses the common questions our children may ask about a world filled with different cultures, skin-colors and ways of life, and how even our own parents can look so different from one another.

    • Mind, Body, Spirit
      June 2015

      Awakening Leadership

      Embracing Mindfulness, Your Life’s Purpose, and the Leader You Were Born to Be

      by Horner, Christine

      Human advancement requires the realization that each one of us has an essential role to fulfill to lead humanity into a new era of true equality and prosperity. In Awakening Leadership, Horner describes how mindfulness connects us to the Unified Field of Creation, opening the door to our infinite potential and our life’s purpose. If Earth’s prime directive is oneness, its universal guiding principle is sustainability. In the New Leadership Blueprint, sustainability becomes the all-inclusive compass that redefines morality, values, the way we care for one another and the planet. Transcending boundaries, Awakening Leadership is an illuminating “human” guide that will inspire you to immediately begin living your life on purpose toward building a better world. It’s your time to thrive! www.ChristineHorner.com. www.AwakeningLeader.org

    • Humanities & Social Sciences

      People Centricity

      The Incredible Power of Putting Other People First

      by Stephen Hewett

      “Stephen is the life guru for our times.”—Mark Price, MD, Deputy Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership Would you like to have any — or all — of these? Good health? Financial security? Personal, emotional, and sexual gratification? The enjoyment of the happiness and health of the people who are dear to you? An occupation you find absorbing, fascinating, and lucrative? Agreeable leisure-time activities? A faith you find important, whether religious or secular? An overwhelming sense of positivity in yourself? The feeling that you are a good person and that you generate good outcomes for yourself and for the people you care about and work with? Anything else that makes you feel most happy? If you have all the happiness you can handle, that’s great! Put this book down and move along. If not, then you need to put the power of People Centricity — the life philosophy of making an investment of time and emotional energy to advance the agenda of people with whom you have a mutually beneficial interaction who are outside your immediate close circle — to work in your life. People Centricity is a philosophy to take you through life. It’s all about learning how to understand and share the feelings of other people so as to produce the best mutually beneficial outcome for those other people and for you. From your personal interactions to your business success and beyond, Stephen Hewett will guide you on this life-changing journey, one that will make your bad days good and your good days wonderful. “Stephen’s philosophy of Customer Centricity is at one with my own. Customer Centricity really is the core of business. Stephen is a customer guru of our times.”—Mark Price MD, Waitrose & Deputy Chairman of John Lewis Partnership “Stephen certainly practices what he preaches and is one of the few consultants that really listen to what their customer is trying to achieve. He gave us some key insight that helped us to really shape our future strategy.”—Jo Foley Senior Director, Retail Change ASDA “Led by the impressive Stephen Hewett, their laser-like focus on the customer stood them apart in our minds…”—Jack Upton, Director, Training, Education and Customer Services, McDonald’s UK “In essence, what Stephen have helped us do is to allow everyone at Argos to be brilliant with customers.”—Perry Price, Argos Customer Lead

    • Social issues & processes
      February 2016

      Common Space

      The City as Commons

      by Stavros Stavrides 

      Space is both a product and a prerequisite of social relations, it has the potential to block and encourage certain forms of encounter. In Common Space, activist and architect Stavros Stavrides calls for us to conceive of space-as-commons; to firstly think beyond the notions of public and private space and then to understand common space not only as space that is governed by all and remains open to all, but that explicitly expresses, encourages and exemplifies new forms of social relations and of life in common. Through a fascinating, global examination of social housing, self-built urban settlements, street trade and art, occupied space, liberated space and graffiti, Stavrides carefully shows how spaces for commoning are created. Moreover, he explores the connections between processes of spatial transformation and the formation of politicised subjects to reveal the hidden emancipatory potential of contemporary, metropolitan life.

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