Stiff The Curious Lives Of Human Cadavers

Author: Mary Roach
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393069198
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"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—Entertainment Weekly Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.

The Glass Castle

Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439156964
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

The Seduction Of Kimi

Author: Jack Ryder
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781627613798
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Jack had been lusting over his neighbors' only daughter, Kim ever since she grew up to be a woman. At 40 years old, he's alone but still very active. After his wife left him for a gal pal, he chooses to stay out of relationships and just go with the occasional hookers now and then. That was until Kim comes home from school after a tragedy. Kim's parents dies in a freak accident leaving her as the sole benefactor to all their properties and belongings. She goes home to take care of what's left behind and maybe to establish what changes she needs to make after such a great loss. Still grieving and feeling isolated, Jack comes to her rescue acting as a gentleman but with a secret longing to break through her barriers and taste the very essence of her. He needs to gain her trust to get into her pants while she needs a shoulder to lean on and a sturdy hand. Where would such intentions lead to in the end?

Pious Fashion

Author: Elizabeth Bucar
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674982398
Size: 39.84 MB
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For many Westerners, the veil is the ultimate sign of women’s oppression. But Elizabeth Bucar’s take on Muslim women’s clothing is a far cry from this attitude. She invites readers to join her in three Muslim-majority nations as she surveys pious fashion from head to toe and shows how Muslim women approach the question “What to wear?” with style.

Land Of Feast And Famine

Author: Helge Ingstad
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773509115
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Helge Ingstad's life in the Canadian Arctic spanned the 1920s and 1930s. He describes the native companions and fellow trappers with whom he shared adventures and relates stories of numerous hunts and how he learned first hand about beaver, caribou, wolf and other wildlife.

Our Women Are Free

Author: Wynne Maggi
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472067831
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An exploration of the lives of women among the Kalasha, a tiny, vibrant community in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province

Occult America

Author: Mitch Horowitz
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553906981
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From its earliest days, America served as an arena for the revolutions in alternative spirituality that eventually swept the globe. Esoteric philosophies and personas—from Freemasonry to Spiritualism, from Madame H. P. Blavatsky to Edgar Cayce—dramatically altered the nation’s culture, politics, and religion. Yet the mystical roots of our identity are often ignored or overlooked. Opening a new window on the past, Occult America presents a dramatic, pioneering study of the esoteric undercurrents of our history and their profound impact across modern life.

Unbroken

Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 1400064163
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Tells the gripping true story of a U.S. airman who was the soul surviver when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II and had to face thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. By the #1 best-selling author of Seabiscuit. 200,000 first printing.

One Simple Idea

Author: Mitch Horowitz
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307986500
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From the millions-strong audiences of Oprah and The Secret to the mass-media ministries of evangelical figures like Joel Osteen and T. D. Jakes, to the motivational bestsellers and New Age seminars to the twelve-step programs and support groups of the recovery movement and to the rise of positive psychology and stress-reduction therapies, this idea--to think positively--is metaphysics morphed into mass belief. This is the biography of that belief. No one has yet written a serious and broad-ranging treatment and history of the positive-thinking movement. Until now. For all its influence across popular culture, religion, politics, and medicine, this psycho-spiritual movement remains a maligned and misunderstood force in modern life. Its roots are unseen and its long-range impact is unacknowledged. It is often considered a cotton-candy theology for New Agers and self-help junkies. In response, One Simple Idea corrects several historical misconceptions about the positive-thinking movement and introduces us to a number of colorful and dramatic personalities, including Napoleon Hill and Norman Vincent Peale, whose books and influence have touched the lives of tens of millions across the world.

June 1941

Author: John Lukacs
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300114379
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A masterful account culminating in the fateful days before Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union, "June 1941" offers penetrating insights and a new portrait of Hitler and Stalin.