When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.
"This Series Rocks"
Until about 1800, the West and the Islamic realm were like two adjacent, parallel universes, each assuming itself to be the center of the world while ignoring the other. As Europeans colonized the globe, the two world histories intersected and the Western narrative drove the other one under. The West hardly noticed, but the Islamic world found the encounter profoundly disrupting.
"A history of the world before the West mattered"
Erik Weihenmayer was the first blind man to summit McKinley. He also reached the top of Everest, scaled the 3,300-foot wall of El Capitan, and married his sweetheart on Kilimanjaro. This is his remarkable story, about daring to dream in the face of a seemingly insurmountable limitation. Jon Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air, calls Weihenmayer "an inspiration to other blind people and plenty of us folks who can see just fine."
In this eye-opening handbook, the internationally noted speaker, economics expert, and bestselling author, Noreen Hertz, reveals the extent to which the biggest decisions in our lives are often made on the basis of flawed information, weak assumptions, corrupted data, insufficient scrutiny of others, and a lack of self-knowledge. To avert such disasters, Hertz persuasively argues, we need to become empowered decision-makers, capable of making high-stakes choices and holding accountable those who advise us.
The novelist Susan Goodman, herself a child of the Second World War, wanted to commemorate and celebrate the experiences of a special generation before they were lost to history. When she appealed for stories, she was overwhelmed by the response. This remarkable book is the result, a rich tapestry of the dramatic, amusing, poignant and everyday during the 20th century's greatest conflict, through a child's eyes.
"Excellent Personal Perspectives"
Many regard Muhammad Ali simply as 'The Greatest' heavyweight of all time. Others admire his battles against racial injustice and religious intolerance. A few just call him 'Dad'. They are all here in this book - 50 men and women of note coming together to celebrate the man Sports Illustrated crowned 'Sportsman of the Century': Angelo Dundee, Ali's trainer; Billy Crystal, actor; Sir Henry Cooper, former British and European heavyweight champion; Bert Sugar, journalist and boxing historian; and more.
"He was Great...BUT!!!"
Have you ever wondered what your dog was thinking, especially as he's trying to make every neighborhood dog his own personal squeaky toy or wailing in panic on a car trip? In Duffy's World, curious humans finally have the chance to find out. Duffy is an Australian Shepherd with an unquenchable thirst for new experiences - that often get him into trouble. In this quirky memoir, Duffy reveals his thoughts about his most significant life events.
Being understood by someone you love is one of the most powerful feelings, at any age. For a young child, it is the most important of all experiences because it allows the child's mind and sense of self to grow. In the midst of the perennial concerns parents bring to Dr. Claudia Gold, she shows the magical effect of seeing a problem from their child's point of view. Most parenting books teach parents what to do to solve behavior problems, but Dr. Gold shows parents how to be with a child. Crises are defused when children feel truly heard and validated; this is how they learn to understand, and, eventually, control themselves.
"Great book for parents"
Baxter sees God's world through his eyes and wants to spread that joy!
Explore paranormal enigmas and anomalies in the vast American Southwest. The high desert boggles the mind and enchants the soul of anyone who enters its strange dimensions. Having witnessed sacred Hopi ceremonies and rock art, researcher Gary David discusses little known aspects of the indigenous people of the Four Corners region.
"NOT all that"
During our study of the Titanic catastrophe it became clear to us that the leadership lessons from the Titanic clearly apply to businesses today as much as they did to the ships at this iconic event more than 100 years ago. This book will draw parallels between the Titanic catastrophe and today's contemporary business world. As our reader will hopefully see, there are many lessons to be learned by today's business practitioners.
The Eye in the Door is the richly deserving winner of the 1993 Guardian Fiction Prize, the second volume in Pat Barker's brilliant Regeneration Trilogy. Written with immense power, it is the story not just of one young man suffering from the trauma of war, but of a generation condemned to the unending slaughter of the trenches.
June 1944. In the immediate aftermath of the Normandy Landings, chaos reigns and lives are irrevocably disrupted. On an isolated farm close to the front line, Martine battles to keep her animals fed. Her German boyfriend, Otto, torn between his love for Martine and fear of his SS superiors, is considering the idea of deserting from the army. On the South coast of England, meanwhile, Colonel David Clarke is preparing his troops for the last stage of the Allied invasion.
This is a dynamic story about two 1970's era marijuana smugglers who were forced to separate when they became too successful. Nothing could prepare them for what they experienced when they reunited 20 years later. Drug Smugglers is a fascinating journey into the violent culture of organized crime and the unique individuals that become entrenched in a vicious and complicated battle with themselves and the factions involved - from which sometimes there is no escape.