Edith Piaf was one of 20th century France's brightest stars, an international sensation, and since her death in 1963 has become a legendary figure. Her life story is so compelling that it has become difficult to separate the truth from the hearsay, thanks to a wealth of stories, plays, films and biographies about her life, designed to lionize: that she was born on the pavement of Rue de Belleville 72 on a pile of coats; raised in a brothel; a hero of the French resistance; losing the love of her life in a plane crash....
We have selected for you 100 great quotes about science. The education of the people is a great wealth. Learning science and create our future through knowledge and science are great challenges for the nation. It will open the horizons of a glorious future.
We have selected for you 100 great quotes about sex. It's a cliché because it's true: Men think about sex a lot, every seven seconds, according to some studies. Exploring our own imaginative hot zone keeps us connected to our sexual self, even when our real sex life is very normal. Sex is a fascinating subject, for men and women: we talk about it, we think about sex, we imagine it, we dream about it, we love have fun with it, laughing about it, etc. And of course, sex with someone we love is one of the most important moment in a human life.
We have selected for you 100 great quotes to boost your self esteem. We use the expression self-esteem to talk about the beliefs you have about yourself - what you think about the type of person you are, your abilities, the positive and negative things about you and what you expect for your future. If you have healthy self-esteem, your beliefs about yourself will generally be positive. You may experience difficult times in your life, but you will generally be able to deal with these without them having too much of a long-term negative impact on you.
We have selected for you 100 great quotes to enjoy your life. A great quote is very similar to a great thinking and a small poem. It can encapsulate a large web of ideas, thoughts, reflections, emotions in a few words. The reader of a great quote is forced to think about what he just heard. He has to think about those words and what they mean. An excellent quote requires the reader to pause to contemplate the real meaning and poesy of a few words. A great thought reaches a level of universality.
When Lil Ron meets Sweet Kate under Abram's Bridge, he is mesmerized. And when he realizes this beautiful girl is a ghost, it frightens him but also draws him to her. Curiosity and a drive to make things right lead Lil Ron into a tangle of small-town secrets involving his own father and other members of this otherwise quiet community. Bit by bit, he will uncover the truth about Sweet Kate, a story of heartbreak, violence...and fear.
Evan MacIan is a tall, dark-haired, blue-eyed Scottish Highlander and a devout Roman Catholic. James Turnbull is a short, red-haired, gray-eyed Lowlander and a devout but naïve atheist. The two meet when MacIan smashes the window of the street office where Turnbull publishes an atheist journal. This act of rage occurs when MacIan sees posted on the shop's window a sheet that blasphemes the Virgin Mary, presumably implying she was an adulteress who gave birth to an illegitimate Jesus.
Smoke Jensen has journeyed up to the Colorado Rockies to a sell a prized bull to a local rancher. Instead, the rancher and his wife have been mercilessly slaughtered by outlaws only moments before Smoke's arrival. In a hail of bullets, Smoke pulverizes two of the murderers and drags two others to the town of Brown Spur for justice. Come hanging day, the two killers are on the way to the gallows when a thundering gang of raiders crashes into town and rescues them from the jaws of death.
Once upon a time, there was a man who had fine houses in both town and country, a deal of silver and gold plate, carved furniture, and coaches gilded all over. But, unhappily, this man had a blue beard, which made him so ugly and so terrible that all the women and girls ran away from him. Read in English, unabridged.
The follow up to The Eagle Trail - a high-octane WW II adventure story. After his failed escape to England across the Pyrenees, Paul Hansen is living, once again, in France. While the Germans blitz London and other major cities, Paul is getting more and more restless. Though he's part of the resistance movement, the past six months have been quiet. Then one night, like phantoms, they arrive by parachute: six men from the German Brandenburg Regiment, a special force of elite soldiers.
An iconic collection of fairy tales from the master of storytelling, Charles Perrault, including some of his best work: 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'The Sleeping Beauty', 'Puss in Boots', 'Little Thumb', 'Cinderella', 'Blue Beard', and 'Beauty and the Beast'. Read in English, unabridged.
Raj is a little boy. He lives in the kingdom of Ashokpur and dreams of becoming a great warrior like his father one day. Ashokpur is a prosperous kingdom, ruled by a wise king. One day the kingdom is conquered by Hridays. He is posessed by a black magician. Raj's father dies while trying to protect the kingom. Raj decides to defeat Hridays and free the kingdom.
Adventure isn't something Lorelei Alundra is interested in. Gifted with two otherworldly talents for singing and healing, she's always shied away from her gifts and the spotlight, preferring quiet anonymity over attention and fame. But when she meets the enigmatic Adrius, with his dark and dangerous mystique and eyes that peer into her soul, her uneventful life becomes irrevocably altered.
Success seems to come easily for some people. They live in luxurious homes, send their children to the best schools, drive fancy cars, travel around the world, and still have resources available to help their loved ones and contribute to the communities in which they live. They are no brighter or better educated than you. They do not work any harder than you do. They do not sacrifice their lives to earn a living; on the contrary, they earn more than enough to fully enjoy their lives. What is their secret?
Frank Derrick is 82. But he just doesn't feel old. He's still Frank. A dad, a granddad, a friend to Bill the cat. When he receives a phone call from Los Angeles with news that his grown-up daughter's life is falling apart, his natural instinct is to drop everything to be with her. And so Frank gets on a plane for the first time. He was never much good at helping his daughter through crises when she was younger.
The result of an ancient attempt to save Earth from a plague of demons slumbers in the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology repository. The attempt failed. Demons walk the streets wearing the faces of humans, feeding on the life essences and sometimes the flesh of their unknowing prey. Aleksi, a young paleontology graduate student seeking only solitude and study, finds the long-forgotten specimen, and the ancient experiment begins anew.
Frank Witthoff, active in sales for "ages", shares with his listeners his recipes for success. And in doing so, he has consistently overachieved and done more than met his goals and has still managed to be greatly valued by clients and employers alike. His approach is based solely on a belief that a client who is treated appropriately will close deals all on his / her own and that there are no pressure or tricks necessary in convincing someone to buy. Frank Witthoff invites you to put to practice the new approaches associated with How to sell 2.0, so that you may enjoy greater success while going about your sales activities.
At the age of 21, Monica Baldwin - the niece of Stanley Baldwin - entered one of the most strictly enclosed contemplative orders of the Roman Catholic Church. At the age of 48, and after struggling with her vocation for many years, she left the convent. But the world Monica had known and forsaken in 1914 was very different from the world into which she emerged at the height of the Second World War.
We Bombed in New London tells the true story of one man's tenacious fight to get his musical mounted. From its romantic inception to its eventual demise and then the score's resurrection in cabarets and recordings, this audiobook takes you on a journey through the ups and downs of the theatrical world with all its excitement, disappointment, laughter, and hope.
Once upon a time, there was a woodcutter and his wife, who had seven children, all boys. The eldest was but 10 years old and the youngest only seven. They were very poor, and their seven children were a great source of trouble to them because not one of them was able to earn his bread. What gave them yet more uneasiness was that the youngest was very delicate and scarce ever spoke a word, which made people take for stupidity that which was a sign of good sense.