Dragon Thunder by Diana J. Mukpo, Carolyn Rose Gimian

Dragon Thunder: My Life with Chögyam Trungpa by Diana J. Mukpo, Carolyn Rose Gimian
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.9 MB
Overview: "It was not always easy to be the guru’s wife,” writes Diana Mukpo. “But I must say, it was rarely boring.” At the age of sixteen, Diana Mukpo left school and broke with her upper-class English family to marry Chögyam Trungpa, a young Tibetan lama who would go on to become a major figure in the transmission of Buddhism to the West. In a memoir that is at turns magical, troubling, humorous, and totally out of the ordinary, Diana takes us into her intimate life with one of the most influential and dynamic Buddhist teachers of our time.

Diana led an extraordinary and unusual life as the "first lady" of a burgeoning Buddhist community in the American 1970s and ’80s. She gave birth to four sons, three of whom were recognized as reincarnations of high Tibetan lamas. It is not a simple matter to be a modern Western woman married to a Tibetan Buddhist master, let alone to a public figure who is sought out and adored by thousands of eager students. Surprising events and colorful people fill the narrative as Diana seeks to understand the dynamic, puzzling, and larger-than-life man she married-and to find a place for herself in his unusual world.

Rich in ambiguity, Dragon Thunder is the story of an uncommon marriage and also a stirring evocation of the poignancy of life and of relationships-from a woman who has lived boldly and with originality.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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The Red Thread by Diana West

The Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy by Diana West
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 126 MB
Overview: The first investigation into why a ring of senior Washington officials went rogue to derail the election and the presidency of Donald Trump.
There was nothing normal about the 2016 presidential election, not when senior U.S. officials were turning the surveillance powers of the federal government — designed to stop terrorist attacks — against the Republican presidential team. These were the ruthless tactics of a Soviet-style police state, not a democratic republic.
The Red Thread asks the simple question: Why? What is it that motivated these anti-Trump conspirators from inside and around the Obama administration and Clinton networks to depart so drastically from “politics as usual” to participate in a seditious effort to overturn an election?
Finding clues in an array of sources, Diana West uses her trademark investigative skills, honed in her dazzling work, American Betrayal, to construct a fascinating series of ideological profiles of well-known but little understood anti-Trump actors, from James Comey to Christopher Steele to Nellie Ohr, and the rest of the Fusion GPS team; from John Brennan to the numerous Clintonistas still patrolling the Washington Swamp after all these years, and more.
Once, we knew these officials by august titles and reputation; after The Red Thread, readers will recognize their multi-generational and inter-connecting communist and socialist pedigrees, and see them for what they really are: foot-soldiers of the Left, deployed to take down America’s first “America First” and most anti-Communist president.
If we just give it a pull, the “red thread” is very long and very deep.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Diana Gabaldon – Collection

Diana Gabaldon – Collection

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Traditional Country Preserving by Diana Peacock

Traditional Country Preserving: From Freezing and Drying to Jams and Pickles, How to Preserve Fruits and Vegetables at Home by Diana Peacock
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 418 KB
Overview: This book will show you how to preserve our wonderful spring, summer and autumn harvests, so that you can enjoy nature’s bounty even in the sparser months. From drying, bottling and freezing to simple jams, jellies, curds, cheeses, relishes, syrups and chutneys, all you will ever need to know is explained simply and clearly in this comprehensive guide to home preserving.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Drums of Autumn (Outlander #4) by Diana Gabaldon

Drums of Autumn (Outlander #4) by Diana Gabaldon
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 1.2 GB
Overview: Diana Gabaldon’s fans will be delighted to find Jamie and Claire as spirited and endearing as ever in this fourth installment of this magnificent saga. Romance, history, and time travel blend once again as the couple builds a new life together in the wilderness of pre-Revolutionary America. Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, twenty years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history. Davina Porter’s narrative talent adds a special vibrance and resonance to Gabaldon’s complex, colorful characters. If you’ve experienced Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, or Voyager), you already know the length of the book is deceptive. None of them is nearly long enough.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Science Fiction & Fantasy, Historical

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Taking Up The Runes via Diana Paxson

Taking Up The Runes: A Complete Guide To Using Runes In Spells, Rituals, Divination, And Magic via Diana Paxson
Requirements: ePUB, MOBI reader, 9.eight MB
Overview: Here is a whole guidebook to be used of the runes in spells, rituals, divination, and magic. In a sequence of chapters coping with rune pairs, readers will be told the historic that means of every person rune and their use and that means now, in recent tradition. At the tip of every bankruptcy there are rituals and spells for all ranges of skill which assist internalise the attributions, meanings, symbolism, and use of the runes.
Genre: Non Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Discover Atlantis through Diana Cooper+ +

Discover Atlantis: A Guide to Reclaiming the Wisdom of the Ancients through Diana Cooper, Shaaron Hutton
Requirements: .ePUB, .AZW, .PDF reader, 1.60MB | Retail
Overview: During its 1500-year Golden Age, Atlantis was once on the top of its religious power. Its population loved fantastic items together with therapeutic, levitation, clairvoyance and telepathy.Now, for the primary time, world-renowned religious creator Diana Cooper items us with the primary complete information to working out the Golden Age of Atlantis. Discover the historical past and society of this maximum religious position and time, from the origins of Atlantis to the forces that in the end brought about its destruction.

As smartly as revealing learn how to perceive and use the Atlanteans’ religious powers, Diana displays us how they lived, with new details about their properties, paintings, and their non secular and social lifestyles.Diana unearths new data at the Temple of Poseidon, the Great Crystal of Atlantis and the unique Sphinx, in addition to at the superior knowledge of the well-known crystal skulls.There are easy-to-follow workout routines to expand your religious powers, a few of that have been utilized by the High Priests and Priestesses themselves.Accessible but inspirational, this ebook is the one information it is very important perceive the historical past of Atlantis – and learn how to harness its distinctive powers for your self.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy > Spirituality > Personal Growth

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The Rainbow Comes and Goes (Diana Cooper Autobiog 1)

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The Light of Common Day (Diana Cooper Autobiog 2)

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Bandersnatch by Diana Pavlac Glyer

Bandersnatch: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings by Diana Pavlac Glyer, James A. Owen (Illustrator)
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4.7 Mb
Overview: An inspiring look at the Inklings and their creative process

C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Inklings met each week to read and discuss each other’s work-in-progress, offering both encouragement and blistering critique. How did these conversations shape the books they were writing? How does creative collaboration enhance individual talent? And what can we learn from their example?
Featuring original illustrations by James A. Owen, Bandersnatch offers an inside look at the Inklings of Oxford, and a seat at their table at the Eagle and Child pub. It shows how encouragement and criticism made all the difference in The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and dozens of other books written by the members of their circle. You’ll learn what made these writers tick, and more: inspired by their example, you’ll discover how collaboration can help your own creative process and lead to genius breakthroughs in whatever work you do.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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The Frigate Diana by David White

The Frigate Diana by David White (Anatomy of the Ship)
Requirements: .PDF reader, 46 MB
Overview: The eighteenth century equivalent of the cruiser, the frigate was used for a wide variety of roles from fleet reconnaissance to patrolling sea lanes. Built in 1793 Diana was a typical British frigate of the period whose long and active career spanned virtually all of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. In 1815 she was sold to the Dutch navy, which she continued to serve until destroyed by an accidental fire in 1839. First published in 1987, this popular volume includes a new large-scale plan of the ship on the reverse of the extended fold-out jacket and over 100 perspective and three-dimensional drawings accompanied by in-depth descriptive keys and photos. Both accurate and impressively detailed, this volume is an essential reference for age of sail enthusiasts and modelers alike.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Dark Defile by Diana Preston

The Dark Defile: Britain’s Catastrophic Invasion of Afghanistan, 1838-1842 by Diana Preston
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.7 MB
Overview: Convinced in 1838 that Britain’s invaluable empire in India was threatened by Russia, Persia, and Afghan tribes, the British government ordered its Army of the Indus into Afghanistan to oust from power the independent-minded king, Dost Mohammed, and install in Kabul the unpopular puppet ruler Shah Shuja. Expecting a quick campaign, the British found themselves trapped by unforeseen circumstances; eventually the tribes united and the seemingly omnipotent army was slaughtered in 1842 as it desperately retreated through the mountain passes from Kabul to Jalalabad. Only one Briton survived uncaptured. Diana Preston vividly recounts the drama of this First Afghan War, one of the opening salvos in the strategic rivalry between Britain and Russia for supremacy in Central Asia. As insightful about geography as she is about political and military miscalculation, Preston draws on rarely documented letters and diaries to bring alive long-lost characters-Lord Auckland, the weak British governor-general in India; his impetuous aide William Macnaghten; and the prescient adventurer-envoy Alexander Burnes, whose sage advice was steadfastly ignored. A model of compelling narrative history, The Dark Defile is a fascinating exploration of nineteenth-century geopolitics, and a cautionary tale that resonates loudly today.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Dark Defile by Diana Preston

The Dark Defile: Britain’s Catastrophic Invasion of Afghanistan, 1838-1842 by Diana Preston
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.7 MB
Overview: Convinced in 1838 that Britain’s invaluable empire in India was threatened by Russia, Persia, and Afghan tribes, the British government ordered its Army of the Indus into Afghanistan to oust from power the independent-minded king, Dost Mohammed, and install in Kabul the unpopular puppet ruler Shah Shuja. Expecting a quick campaign, the British found themselves trapped by unforeseen circumstances; eventually the tribes united and the seemingly omnipotent army was slaughtered in 1842 as it desperately retreated through the mountain passes from Kabul to Jalalabad. Only one Briton survived uncaptured. Diana Preston vividly recounts the drama of this First Afghan War, one of the opening salvos in the strategic rivalry between Britain and Russia for supremacy in Central Asia. As insightful about geography as she is about political and military miscalculation, Preston draws on rarely documented letters and diaries to bring alive long-lost characters-Lord Auckland, the weak British governor-general in India; his impetuous aide William Macnaghten; and the prescient adventurer-envoy Alexander Burnes, whose sage advice was steadfastly ignored. A model of compelling narrative history, The Dark Defile is a fascinating exploration of nineteenth-century geopolitics, and a cautionary tale that resonates loudly today.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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A Teardrop on the Cheek of Time by Diana Preston+

A Teardrop on the Cheek of Time: The Story of the Taj Mahal by Diana Preston, Michael Preston
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.3 Mb
Overview: In 1631, the heartbroken Moghul Emperor, Shah Jahan, ordered the construction of a monument of unsurpassed splendour and majesty in memory of his beloved wife. Theirs was an extraordinary story of passionate love: although almost constantly pregnant – she bore him fourteen children – Mumtaz Mahal followed her husband on every military campaign, in order that they might never be apart. But then Mumtaz died in childbirth. Blinded by grief, Shah Jahan created an exquisite and extravagant memorial for her on the banks of the river Jumna. A gleaming mausoleum of flawless symmetry, the Taj Mahal was built from milk-white marble and rose sandstone, and studded with a fortune in precious jewels. It took twenty years to complete and involved over 20,000 labourers, depleting the Moghul treasuries. But Shah Jahan was to pay a greater price for his obsession. He ended his days imprisoned by his own son in Agra Fort, gazing across the river at the monument to his love. The building of the Taj Mahal had set brother against brother and son against father in a savage conflict that pushed the seventeenth century’s most powerful empire into irreversible decline.
The story behind the Taj Mahal has the cadences of Greek tragedy, the carnage of a Jacobean revenge play and the ripe emotion of grand opera. With the storytelling skills that characterize their previous books, in this compelling narrative history Diana and Michael Preston succeed in putting a revealing human face on the famous marble masterpiece.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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