Sun Tzu said, "The art of war is of vital importance to the state". It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected. The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one's deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field. These are: the moral law, Heaven, Earth, the commander, and method and discipline.
Cinder, a poor and beautiful young man who designs clothing, makeup, and hair for his stepmother and stepsisters, offers his clothing and slippers to a naked stranger in the woods, who turns out to be none other than Prince Charming. Follow Cinder and Prince Charming in this twist on the classic Cinderella tale as they discover their inner strengths and find their very own happily ever after.
The Scepter of Xarbaal - its unspeakable power is capable of shattering the very foundation of the world. Created in the pits of hell by the ancient gods, mortal hands were never meant to wield it. To do so brings certain madness and death. Yet King Zemel the Conqueror, ruler of Acharia, has used it to set the lands ablaze, plunging his nation into war. But before his conquest can be realized, the Scepter is stolen and spirited away by his most trusted servants.
"Fast start, under performing finish."
Kane leads a double life. By day, he pumps iron, running a fitness center, where jocks and cougars flock for the burn and the 'tude. By night, it's something else entirely that gets pumped, as Kane swaps sweats for Armani to cater to an exclusive clientele, willing to pay well to indulge their special interests and tastes. His double life isn't a problem until his conniving ex tightens the financial screws.
Five years after his life was saved in Afghanistan by Marine Force Recon Leader Charlie Cahill, former Navy Seabee Tom Sexton lives a bleak, nomadic existence, haunted by the debt he can never repay. Salvation appears in Stella - a woman as damaged, and resourceful, as he. But when a coded distress call from his former CO leads him to a shadowy NSA operative, Tom is recruited for a "black op" to bring back the now-rogue man who saved his life.
Boarding a cruise ship bound for Mexico, vacationing Navy SEAL Jeremiah "Bullfrog" Winters runs into Emma Albright, the only woman he ever loved...and lost. But re-awakening Emma's passions becomes Jeremiah's current mission until violence breaks out on their port excursion to the Mayan ruins of Tulum. Now, love may be the only weapon powerful enough to save them both, if Emma can bring herself to believe in its permanence and power.
Alexander Broderick has been hosting his annual Halloween parties for over a century. But when Cat walks into his house, he forgets himself and is compelled to seduce her. There's only one problem: she's a so-called Blood Bride - a mortal woman whose blood smells so delicious that every vampire in town wants to drain her.
In this brisk volume, a case is made that a value is a belief as to how one live one's life if one's psychological architecture is to retain its integrity, and a case is thereby made that intention is an operationalized value. This analysis makes it possible to distinguish between minds that do and minds that do not host selves. The relationship between weakness of the will and self-deception is made clear, and it is explained how it is that one can knowingly act in self-destructive ways.
Welcome to volume three of the Sex Slaves series. Welcome to the Abused. Introducing four more tales of abduction and forced submission, of a life of sexual servitude. Where your Master must be served well...or else suffer the consequences! We tell of distant lands with palaces of depravity where young virgins are deflowered; of islands with hidden dungeons and torture chambers; and a cabin deep in the woods where no one will hear you scream.
Four high school teenagers, with seemingly nothing in common, begin their day at five in the morning. Their reasons for arriving at school so early are as different as their social statuses, but they all have one thing in common. Tatiana, Claudia, Calvin, and Sasha have been lured to school by a clever clairvoyant who intends to confront each of them with their darkest and most perverted secrets.
Mention the 18th century Royal Navy and visions come to mind of swashbuckling sailors swinging from rope to rope while a red-faced captain in an even redder coat and a powdered wig shouts order and pitches fits. Such visions naturally fail to do full justice to a group of men who functioned, with little direction and even less support, on the seas for years at a time. Disney may enjoy portraying them sitting down to sumptuous feasts or cavorting with scantily clad native girls, but the opposite was true.
For many, the moon landing was the defining event of the twentieth century. So it seems only fitting that Norman Mailer - the literary provocateur who altered the landscape of American nonfiction - wrote the most wide-ranging, far-seeing chronicle of the Apollo 11 mission. A classic chronicle of America's reach for greatness in the midst of the Cold War, Of a Fire on the Moon compiles the reportage Mailer published between 1969 and 1970 in Life magazine
In Radio Free Albemuth, his last novel, Philip K. Dick morphed and recombined themes that had informed his fiction from A Scanner Darkly to VALIS and produced a wild, impassioned work that sounds like a visionary alternate history of the United States. Agonizingly suspenseful, darkly hilarious, and filled with enough conspiracy theories to thrill the most hardened paranoid, Radio Free Albemuth is proof of Dick's stature as our century's greatest science fiction writer.
This book contains brief stories about famous Hindu myths, including Ganesha, Garuda, and Rama. It also includes two pertinent excerpts on advaita vedanta or non-dualist thinking from one of its earliest exponents and one from a famous modern sage, Ramana Maharshi.
Listen to this book if you would like to discover "focalizing", an evolutionary healing technique that transcends talk-therapy as we have known it. Focalizing is a no-shame, no-blame, right-here, right-now approach that is inspired from recent discoveries in the realms of energy psychology, somatic healing, and neuroscience. Focalizing guides us to connect with our bodies in a simple yet powerful approach to healing.
Includes Python Programming In A Day and MYSQL Programming Professional Made Easy. What exactly is Python programming and is it really that complex? Always wanted to learn MYSQL Programming? Look no further! It's time for you to take advantage of this easy programming guide.
Zoe Parker knew better than to play with fire. Fireman Reid Martin sparked a flame in her that she couldn't put out. Will Zoe be able to escape with her heart before she gets burned?
The most nervous man can quickly and easily learn to talk to any girl in a way that creates attraction with her: girls fall in love through their ears, men through their eyes. Learning how to get a girlfriend or even how to make girl want you are challenges that a lot of guys continue to struggle with. Even for guys who already know how to attract girls, it's still tough for them when they're ready to find the girl of their dreams, make her fall in love, and build a great relationship with her.
When Emil Coue came to this country a number of years ago, he brought with him a piece of string with 20 knots in it, and an idea of which the string was but a symbol. His ideas that if you run your fingers over the 20 knots, repeating rapidly, "Every day, and in every way, I am becoming better and better," you will finally arrive at an affirmative realization of life. His piece of string was a method for changing the thought patterns that are more or less set within our minds.
Do you want to know how Christianity became the largest religion in the world? Hear about the 50 most important events in Christian history, from the Old Testament to modern times. This book will give you a comprehensive overview of the history of Christianity. Author James Weber did the research and compiled this huge list of events that changed the course of this nation forever. This book is the perfect resource for students and anyone wanting to broaden their knowledge in history.