John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is widely considered one of the greatest of American novels. This new guide gives you an in-depth analysis of this important work, unlocking its confusing aspects, making the book accessible and enjoyable, and helping you uncover all the details that make up the story. Included in this guide: a biography of author John Steinbeck, a look at the book's context, its literary elements, detailed chapter summaries, analysis, and an examination of critical questions.
"just an abstract"
If you've ever struggled to memorize the order of a randomized deck of cards, then this may be the most important book you'll ever read. Although you may be skeptical, you've heard about the memory techniques that allow people to memorize the order of 52 cards in under a minute. And you want that skill. Badly. The good news is that this technique works gangbusters!
"Great basic guide to mastering memory"
The classic John D. MacDonald thriller about a Korean War vet searching for a stolen fortune in a small town. Our edition comes with two excellent bonus essays, a biography of John D. MacDonald, and an exploration of the paperback revolution of the mid-20th century.
"Great John D.!"
How can we agree to disagree in today's pluralistic society, one in which individuals and groups are becoming increasingly polarized by fierce convictions that are often at odds with the ideas of others? Civil Disagreement: Personal Integrity in a Pluralistic Society shows how we can cope with diversity and be appropriately open toward opponents even while staying true to our convictions.
Based on the Kinsey reports, in which Dr. Alfred Kinsey conducted interviews with thousands of men and women on their sexual habits, Irving Wallace's blockbuster novel The Chapman Report concerns the interviewing of a number of society ladies from a community in California known only as "The Briars". These interviews, intended to extract data for a book on the sexual habits of married women, lead the listener on a trail through the lives and loves of several very different women, and the men in their lives.
"Long, complicated, yet worth a second listen"
Learn how to prioritize when all your clients are important and as the pressure increases you must learn to master the art of delegation. What impact will sticking to the schedule have on the business and what are the benefits of having flexible schedule? For you to be successful you must also learn how to grow the business and how important it is to study your competition.
This book isn't self-help. It isn't instruction. It is "inspiration." Although you learn some technical elements of seduction, this book is not mean to give you a prescribed course of action. It's meant to remind you that you must walk your path and create it at the same time. But you cannot walk another man's path. You're not destined for the background. You were put on this earth to play a role written just for you.
"the Best book on seduction I've ever read"
The proud descendants of a Highland clan, Calum and Eachann MacLaughlan live in seclusion on a Maine island. The brothers are as different in spirits as they are in looks. Though one is dark and levelheaded, the other fair and adventurous, they have one thing in common: They want brides. When Eachann's two unruly children are expelled from school, he is even more determined to wed. Following an old Scottish tradition, Eachann decides to solve the problem for both himself and his brother.
"Review Carried Away"
What does it mean to be a real man today? And what is "manhood," anyway? Is it biological, cultural, spiritual...? Real Natural Manhood: The Authentic Man's Guide to Courageous Manhood in the Modern World explores the central issue at the core of any man's life - how to gracefully leave behind boyhood, immaturity and fear, and enter bravely into the boundless strength and infinite joys of manhood.
"This book is spot on in my opinion. Awesome !!!"
Angelique Hunter works for a cutting edge robotics company programming and designing some of the most lifelike robots in the world. Her latest accomplishment is a robot created in her own image. A perfect replica of herself down to the smallest detail. Her only regret is that her invention is being sold exclusively for personal entertainment. Everything changes the day she discovers her skills have been used to build a killing machine.
"Standard Sci-Fi Thriller, poorly written & voiced"
Cousin Bella - The Whore of Minsk recounts the life of prize-winning playwright Sherman Yellen's immigrant relative, who as a young Jewish woman in Russia was sold into prostitution, rescued by the author's indomitable grandmother, and immigrated to America where the most extraordinary drama of her life was yet to unfold. Bella, a childless woman, driven to acts of deception by her desperate love for another woman's child, recounted her life to the author in her last years; a story confirmed by the author's family.
This is a satirical take on relationship self-help books and get-rich-quick guides designed to make you laugh and to raise awareness about the complex motivations and social dynamics behind men's latent self-destructive tendencies to give up everything for a girl with a pretty smile and dimples. On the other hand, it is also a get-rich-quick guide for women on the fine art of breaking down a man's defenses to max out his credit cards and liquidate his whole net worth.
"Sometimes the best comedy are unsavory truths"
Irving Thalberg once said, "No Civil War picture ever made a nickel." Producer David O. Selznick was determined to prove that assumption wrong, even if it killed him, his stars, and all three of his directors; even if it cost him his independent movie studio and destroyed every relationship he'd ever had. This is a story of old Hollywood and of a world that no longer exists. Gone with the Wind broke new ground in every avenue of Hollywood's old empire.
When your life begins with murder, learning who to trust can be deadly. A killer with a twisted view of religion is counting the days, forty days and forty nights, and counting the murders, seven women every seven years. But he doesn't realize two determined women are counting the days too, the days until they have vengeance...and the hunter becomes the hunted. Every seven years, seven women die. All blonde, all single, all pregnant.
"Profiled by Renee Andrews"
"Auntie Helen," the little boy sobbed, "I'm home, and nobody's here!" The phone trembled in Helen Connolly's hand. She could not believe her ears. This was her nephew, Michael Young, on the phone - Michael, who had been dead for sixteen years. Who was this mysterious caller? Could it really be Michael? And if so, what did he want?
Meditation awakens courage, strength, awareness and many other beautiful qualities in your being. And it can be done anywhere, any time. Give yourself the gift of presence. The gift of living in the here and now. As Osho has said, "take a courageous jump into the ocean of life," and try these meditation techniques!
Despite this great record of success, Fredric March isn't as well remembered today as some of his peers (Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, James Stewart) because unlike them, he never developed a recognizable screen persona that followed him from film to film. He was always characterizing - always hiding his own personality behind that of the character he was portraying. He was the consummate actor who richly deserves to be rediscovered.
This is another romantic thriller from one of Amazon's best-selling authors. This story of a serial killer that stalks and brutally kills literary agents is set inside the world of publishing, looking at it from both a writer and publisher's point of view. When Amy, who suffers from bipolar disorder, receives a form rejection letter from Edward, an agent she had an affair with at a recent convention, she takes the rejection as both personal and professional - in short - a declaration of war.
Aspiring actress, Piper Coleman, is injured in a car accident on an icy mountain road. She falls in love with her rescuer, part-time cowboy, Matt Jordan, while they shelter in a vacant cabin. Matt hikes through waist-deep snow to get help when she sinks into a coma, but she is rescued while he's gone. When Piper awakens, she's forgotten the accident and Matt. As Piper struggles to fully recover, her parents won't let Matt near her. They believe he is responsible for her injuries.
Living the Dream is a semi-humorous crime story about a loser named Kurt who thinks that his ticket to Easy Street lies in a half-baked kidnapping plot. After the road trip from hell he arrives in Florida to find that Vicky, his intended victim, is out of town. Vicky's husband, Jimmy, is thinking of divorcing her and probably won't pay the ransom anyway. And Leslie, Jimmy's mistress, wants a piece of Kurt's action.