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.
Jennings Cohen is no ordinary man - not at all. He would have never imagined his life would turn into such a spectacle. The tabloids exploit him, fans stalk him, and the paparazzi are relentless. It's not always fun being Jennings. It doesn't help that he has a secret, one that comes at a price he's not sure he can pay. Relationships get complicated and hearts shatter. It's not easy living a lie, but it's easier than telling the truth.
With only a few days before the big night, Santa Claus is kidnapped by an army of vampire snowmen; it's up to Laidenn, Claus' only dark elf-in-training, to enlist the help of the living dead elves to defeat the snowmen and bring Claus back.
Author and spiritual teacher TJ Woodward creates a powerful philosophy for living, by masterfully weaving personal stories, entertaining anecdotes, and deep, mystical truths. The result is a composition that offers practical guidance to show the benefits of spiritual transformation, while encouraging each of us to shift into a deeper awareness of our authentic inner wisdom.
For hundreds of years, the history of the conquest of Mexico and the defeat of the Aztecs has been told in the words of the Spanish victors. Miguel León-Portilla has long been at the forefront of expanding that history to include the voices of indigenous peoples. In this new and updated edition of his classic The Broken Spears, León-Portilla has included accounts from native Aztec descendants across the centuries.
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.
Carly is in big trouble with her new friend Ashley, and now she has to make it up to her, and fast! She was thinking dinner, or maybe cake, but when she finds herself handcuffed, she realizes that Ashley has something else in mind!
Introverted and private with her feelings, April has found the perfect outlet as a sex blogger. It's a great way to express herself; and after just one post, her website has quickly blossomed into a full-time business. But when April accidently posts an illicit admission of her taboo desire to be at the center of a gangbang with the men who raised her, things begin to spin out of control.
Brother witches Josh and Chris have sacrificed a great deal for their magical responsibilities. Their aunt, Kathy, is the only family they have left, and together they must face their enemies to keep them from targeting any more victims. But when Kathy is put in the hospital after an attack, the boys are a witch short.
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.
By day, Robert Lee Yates, Jr., was a respected father of five, a skilled helicopter pilot who served in Desert Storm and the National Guard, and a man no one suspected of a deadly hidden life. By night he prowled the streets where prostitutes gathered, gaining their trust before betraying them with a bullet to the head. On August 26, 1997, the decomposed bodies of two young women were discovered in Spokane, Washington. Within months, four more women were added to the mounting death toll.
In Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights, Brooklyn - neighborhoods notorious for drugs and violent crime - some of the worst criminals wore police uniforms and carried badges. Henry Winter was a good cop when he first entered the infamous 77th station house, which was already infamous as a home to the dregs of the NYPD. Before long he and fellow officer Anthony Magno found themselves deeply entrenched in the Alamo's culture of extortion, lies, corruption, and crime.
Maci Bookout was just a normal, slightly overachieving high school girl in Chattanooga, Tennessee. But then she got pregnant, and everything turned upside down. Even as she rose to fame on MTV's hit series Teen Mom, Maci was struggling to balance life as a single teen mom with her own hopes and dreams...all while honoring her own sense of independence.
The American Civil War, one of the most violent wars ever contested, started in reality in 1850, when the Compromise of 1850 deposed the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and made "popular vote", the way by which the decision would be made to designate a state "free" or "slave". Kansas became the test, Northerners and Southerners both pouring into the territory, voting to make that new state what either side preferred.