Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy
  • Author : J. D. Vance
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2018-05-01
  • ISBN : 9780062872258
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NAMED BY THE TIMES AS ONE OF "6 BOOKS TO HELP UNDERSTAND TRUMP'S WIN" AND SOON TO BE A MAJOR-MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD "You will not read a more important book about America this year."—The Economist "A riveting book."—The Wall Street Journal "Essential reading."—David Brooks, New York Times Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for more than forty years, has been reported with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually one of their grandchildren would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that J.D.'s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, never fully escaping the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. With piercing honesty, Vance shows how he himself still carries around the demons of his chaotic family history. A deeply moving memoir, with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

Harry Potter

Harry Potter
  • Author : J. K. Rowling
  • Publisher : Scholastic
  • Release : 2004-09-01
  • ISBN : 0439682584
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The first five years of Harry Potter magic are captured in a boxed set which includes The Sorcerer's Stone, The Chamber of Secrets, The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Goblet of Fire, and The Order of the Phoenix. Simultaneous.

On Leadership

On Leadership
  • Author : John Gardner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 1993-03-12
  • ISBN : 9780029113127
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Drawing on an intensive five-year field study of organizations and hundreds of interviews with contemporary leaders, the author of Excellence presents a brilliant examination of leadership as it is practiced--or malpracticed--in America today. Gardner has served seven presidents in various leadership capacities.

The Chemist

The Chemist
  • Author : Stephenie Meyer
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2016-11-08
  • ISBN : 9780316387859
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life. She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon. When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it's her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous. Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of. In this tautly plotted novel, Meyer creates a fierce and fascinating new heroine with a very specialized skill set. And she shows once again why she's one of the world's bestselling authors.

The Story of God s Love for You

The Story of God s Love for You
  • Author : Sally Lloyd-Jones
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2015-10-06
  • ISBN : 9780310736042
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

every story whispers his name… It’s an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It’s a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne—everything—to rescue the one he loves. It’s like the most wonderful of fairy tales that has come true in real life! You see, the best thing about this Story is—it’s true. And at the center of the Story, there is a baby. The Child upon whom everything would depend. All the stars and mountains and the oceans and galaxies and everything were nothing compared to how much God loved his children. He would move heaven and earth to be near them. Always. Whatever happened, whatever it cost him, he would always love them. And so it was that the wonderful love story began … —from The Story of God’s Love for You (originally published as The Jesus Storybook Bible)

Faith Case Armor of God

Faith Case Armor of God
  • Author : Gospel Publishing House
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2012
  • ISBN : 1607311496
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Run your kids (ages 5-12) into investigators as they join Faith Case Agent Regina and Mr. Venture, along with the capable Commissioner to discover the importance of wearing the armor of God. 10 sessions. God's Power-Our Real Enemy-The Right Armor-Belt of Truth-Breastplate of Righteousness-Shoes of Readiness-Shield of Faith-helmet of Salvation-Sword of God's Word-Prayer in the Spirit.

Don t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Don t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
  • Author : Mo Willems
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2018-10
  • ISBN : 1406386073
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

When a bus driver takes a break in this hilarious Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, he gives the reader just one instruction: "Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!" But, boy, that pigeon tries every trick in the book to get in that driving seat: he whines, wheedles, fibs and flatters. Will you let him drive? Told entirely in speech bubbles, this brilliantly original and funny picture book demands audience participation!

But What If We re Wrong

But What If We re Wrong
  • Author : Chuck Klosterman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2016-06-07
  • ISBN : 9780399184147
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction? Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown (or—weirder still—widely known, but entirely disrespected)? Is it possible that we “overrate” democracy? And perhaps most disturbing, is it possible that we’ve reached the end of knowledge? Klosterman visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Kinetically slingshotting through a broad spectrum of objective and subjective problems, But What If We’re Wrong? is built on interviews with a variety of creative thinkers—George Saunders, David Byrne, Jonathan Lethem, Kathryn Schulz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Junot Díaz, Amanda Petrusich, Ryan Adams, Nick Bostrom, Dan Carlin, and Richard Linklater, among others—interwoven with the type of high-wire humor and nontraditional analysis only Klosterman would dare to attempt. It’s a seemingly impossible achievement: a book about the things we cannot know, explained as if we did. It’s about how we live now, once “now” has become “then.” From the Hardcover edition.

Wine Folly

Wine Folly
  • Author : Madeline Puckette
  • Publisher : Avery
  • Release : 2015
  • ISBN : 9781592408993
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

A hip, new guide to wine for the new generation of wine drinkers, from the sommelier creators of the award-wining site WineFolly.com Red or white? Cabernet or merlot? Light or bold? What to pair with food? Drinking great wine isn't hard, but finding great wine does require a deeper understanding of the fundamentals. Wine Folly: The Visual Guide to Wine will help you make sense of it all in a unique infographic wine book. Put together by the creators of Wine Folly, a certified sommelier and a designer who have become renowned in the wine world for simplifying complex wine topics, this book combines sleek, modern information design with data visualization. Get pragmatic answers to your wine questions and learn pro tips on tasting, how to spot great quality, and how to find wines you'll love.Wine Folly: The Visual Guide to Wine includes: • Detailed taste profiles of popular and under-the-radar wines. • A guide to pairing food and wine. • A wine-region section with detailed maps. • Practical tips and tricks for serving wine. • Methods for tasting wine and identifying flavors. Packed with information and encouragement, Wine Folly: The Visual Guide to Wine will empower your decision-making with practical knowledge and give you confidence at the table.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen Listen So Kids Will Talk

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen   Listen So Kids Will Talk
  • Author : Adele Faber
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 1999-10-01
  • ISBN : 9780380811960
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Details a program for improving communication between parents and children, providing sample dialogues, role-playing exercises, and humorous yet illuminating cartoons