Born with autism, both Temple Grandin and Sean Barron now live famously successful social lives. However, their paths were quite different. Temple's logical mind controlled her social behavior. She interacted with many adults and other children, experiencing varied social situations. Logic informed her decision to obey social rules and avoid unpleasant consequences. Sean's emotions controlled his social behavior.
My name is Viktor Engel Warden, and I'm here to tell you that there's more to this world than you might suspect. There are things that slither and pass unseen through the night, and it's my job to stop them. But sometimes that's easier said than done. Twenty years ago, I ended a nightmare that would've brought the world to its knees. I thought it was over...but I was wrong.
"Science fiction meets mythos and legend."
For decades, hidden from the public eye, William Morris agents made the deals that determined the fate of stars, studios, and networks alike. Mae West, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Danny Thomas, Steve McQueen--the Morris Agency sold talent to anyone in the market for it, from the Hollywood studios to the mobsters who ran Vegas to the Madison Avenue admen who controlled television.
"Informative look into the cogs of the Hollywood Machines"
For most people, a visit from their in-laws is unpleasant at most. If only I were that lucky. Mine have unexpectedly dropped by, leaving a couple of bodies and a message in blood as their way of saying hi. Which is just great. Now I can add one more group to the growing list of nut-bags who want to tuck me in for a dirt nap. Simply put, if the in-laws don't get me, a dead woman, the Loki, or any one of a legion of mythological beasties just might. To top it off, a cosmic war has been raging since the dawn of creation, and, somehow, I'm at the center of it all.
When I crashed on this planet 15,000 years ago, I thought that my friend — the living spaceship Sleipnir — was destroyed. But it turns out the mysterious signal I've been receiving for the past nine years is his cry for help. It's led me back to Romania, back to the mountain I almost died on, and —just maybe — back to the legendary being who once saved my life.
This wide-ranging history synthesizes scholarship and media sources to give the listener an inside view of the television contracts, labor issues, and other off-the-field forces that shaped the National Football League. Historian Richard Crepeau shows how Commissioner Pete Rozelle's steady leadership guided the league's explosive growth during the era of Monday Night Football and the Super Bowl's transformation into a mid-winter spectacle.
Allen Klein, master of the right quote at the right moment, has gathered his favorite, most inspiring words of wisdom into this treasury of moving and meaningful sayings from around the world that incite readers to live life to the fullest. Listeners can take this book on the go to get a quick shot of inspiration at any time, or they can select one quote every day for in-depth thought and meditation. The audio features a foreword by Jack Canfield, cocreator of the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
"great listen. Great book to take on the road short"
Minimalism is having a huge cultural moment, with more people than ever wanting to adopt a more streamlined, thoughtful lifestyle. Unfortunately for many, this undertaking can be overwhelming and emotionally trying. Simply "keeping what brings you joy" ignores the very real psychological underpinnings that make getting rid of things difficult. This book is the antidote to this paralysis. Inside, you will find a day-by-day checklist that will take you from chaos to order in just 30 days.
For nine long days, the mayor and district attorney of Reno, Nevada, have been missing. Vanished without a trace. Their vehicles were found parked side-by-side at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Did they fly somewhere together? They aren't on any flight manifest. Did the two of them take off with a big pile of the city's money? If so, the city accountants can't find it. Were they murdered? There's no sign of foul play.
Diet and exercise are both great ways of helping to fortify a healthy being. But neither of these two mundane solutions will ever supersede the power of the human psyche. To put the mind last as a solution in overcoming a physical ailment is indeed the foremost fundamental error that human beings commit during their quest for absolute wellness. If you desire a life full of vitality, you must rid your life of perfunctory thought processes.
Self-help books offer solid, beneficial techniques, but they really only work for the young. Award-winning comedy writer Gene Perret reveals that more mature devotees must adjust these techniques, tweak them, alter them, and in some cases, ignore them completely. New Tricks for Old Dogs points out some of the flaws in the self-help philosophy. It tempers the advice with common sense. The battle cry of this volume is do it, but don't overdo it.
To untangle the knot of interlocking meanings of these painted words, logophile and mythologist Phil Cousineau begins each fascinating word entry with his own brief definition. He then fills it in with a tint of etymology and a smattering of quotes that show how the word is used, ending with a list of companion words.
The story of Silver City Millie, as she referred to herself, is the story of one woman's personal tragedies and triumphs as an orphan, a Harvey Girl waitress on the Santa Fe railroad, a prostitute with innumerable paramours, and a highly successful bordello businesswoman. Millie broke the mold in so many ways, and yet her life's story of survival was not unlike that of thousands of women who went west only to find that their most valuable assets were their physical beauty and their personality.
This book has 41 different chapters on California's gold rush and development history. Learn about the Lost Spanish Galleon, Pegleg Smith's Lost Gold Mine, Joaquin Murrieta, and railroad titans.
This is an inclusive depiction of the American cowboy and how he arrived and departed the western landscape. While cowboys are still in existence, the trail drivers of the old west are a long-gone breed.
If you're an animal lover, you've no doubt been awed by tales of amazing feats performed by dogs and other animals throughout the years. Some of these tales are so epic that they barely seem real, yet we love them for the sense of wonder that they inspire. But what if you could enjoy the epic thrill of a fantastic tale, knowing that the story that you heard was true? As inspiring as fictional stories of heroic deeds can be, nothing is as exciting and touching as the real accounts of heroism.
Women discovered gold in California a full year before James Marshall announced his discovery. There have been repeated attempts to split California into two or more states. Wheelbarrow Johnny was one of the gold seekers who came west searching for gold. Instead, he built wheelbarrows and then went on to become one of the nation's great automobile magnates.
Western outlaws terrorized the country during the late 1800s and early 1900s, robbing stagecoaches, banks, trains, and merchants. While they were fearsome, some became folk heroes and legends.
When Scott Murphy scored the winning touchdown in the 1991 state championship game, it should have launched a golden future - the full scholarship to Ohio State, the million-dollar signing bonus, marriage to the beauty queen, and NFL glory. Instead, it all ended with a sickening pop as his leg shattered in four places. The next twenty years would be a study in Murphy's Law-whatever could go wrong did. Just when things seem at their worst-he's losing his farm, his relationship with his wife is crumbling - a miracle happens: Murphy gets a chance to reboot his life.
"The Life I Lost"
October 6, 1951. Richard Bassett remembers the day vividly. That was the day his platoon ran into an ambush near Kumwha. During the firefight, many were wounded, four were killed, and Bassett, along with three others, was captured. During a month-long march to the POW camp, the Americans frequently came under friendly fire. Surviving the march paled in comparison to what the captured soldiers had to endure at Camp 5 Pyokdong.