The Duke of Puddle Dock by Nigel Barley

The Duke of Puddle Dock: Travels in the Footsteps of Stamford Raffles by Nigel Barley
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1019 KB
Overview: Born the son of an impoverished sea captain in 1781, Stamford Raffles worked his way up in the East India Company to become a minor official on the island of Penang. Out of the blue, he was appointed Governor of Java, and in 1819 he founded Singapore. Now Barley puts himself in Raffles’ skin to offer this portrait. 16 pages of illustrations.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Doris Duke’s Shangri La

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Thinking in Bets via Annie Duke

Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts via Annie Duke
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1,2 MB
Overview: In Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks trainer Pete Carroll made probably the most debatable calls in soccer historical past: With 26 seconds closing, and trailing via 4 on the Patriots’ one-yard line, he referred to as for a cross as an alternative of a hand off to his big name working again. The cross used to be intercepted and the Seahawks misplaced. Critics referred to as it the dumbest play in historical past. But used to be the decision truly that unhealthy? Or did Carroll in reality make an excellent transfer that used to be ruined via unhealthy good fortune?

Even the most efficient determination does not yield the most efficient consequence each and every time. There’s all the time a component of good fortune that you’ll’t regulate, and there’s all the time knowledge this is hidden from view. So the important thing to long-term good fortune (and heading off being concerned your self to demise) is to suppose in bets: How positive am I? What are the imaginable techniques issues may prove? What determination has the absolute best odds of good fortune? Did I land within the unfortunate 10% at the technique that works 90% of the time? Or is my good fortune because of dumb good fortune relatively than nice determination making?

Annie Duke, a former World Series of Poker champion became industry marketing consultant, attracts on examples from industry, sports activities, politics, and (in fact) poker to proportion gear any person can use to embody uncertainty and make higher choices. For most of the people, it is tricky to mention "I’m now not positive" in a global that values and, even, rewards the illusion of sure bet. But skilled poker gamers are pleased with the truth that nice choices do not all the time result in nice results and unhealthy choices do not all the time result in unhealthy results.

By moving your considering from a necessity for sure bet to a objective of correctly assessing what you recognize and what you do not, you can be much less susceptible to reactive feelings, knee-jerk biases, and damaging conduct for your determination making. You’ll turn out to be extra assured, calm, compassionate and a hit ultimately.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Thinking in Bets via Annie Duke

Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts via Annie Duke
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1,2 MB
Overview: In Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks trainer Pete Carroll made some of the arguable calls in soccer historical past: With 26 seconds last, and trailing via 4 on the Patriots’ one-yard line, he known as for a go as a substitute of a hand off to his superstar operating again. The go used to be intercepted and the Seahawks misplaced. Critics known as it the dumbest play in historical past. But used to be the decision truly that unhealthy? Or did Carroll in reality make a perfect transfer that used to be ruined via unhealthy success?

Even the most productive choice does not yield the most productive end result each and every time. There’s all the time a component of success that you’ll’t keep an eye on, and there’s all the time data this is hidden from view. So the important thing to long-term good fortune (and keeping off being worried your self to dying) is to assume in bets: How positive am I? What are the conceivable techniques issues may just prove? What choice has the absolute best odds of good fortune? Did I land within the unfortunate 10% at the technique that works 90% of the time? Or is my good fortune because of dumb success relatively than nice choice making?

Annie Duke, a former World Series of Poker champion grew to become industry marketing consultant, attracts on examples from industry, sports activities, politics, and (in fact) poker to percentage gear any individual can use to include uncertainty and make higher choices. For most of the people, it is tough to mention "I’m now not positive" in an international that values and, even, rewards the illusion of simple task. But skilled poker avid gamers are pleased with the truth that nice choices do not all the time result in nice results and unhealthy choices do not all the time result in unhealthy results.

By transferring your considering from a necessity for simple task to a objective of correctly assessing what you recognize and what you do not, you can be much less at risk of reactive feelings, knee-jerk biases, and harmful behavior on your choice making. You’ll develop into extra assured, calm, compassionate and a success in the end.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Her Secret Duke: A Clean Historical Regency Romance (Tales of Bath)

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Better than a Duke: A Clean Historical Regency Romance (Tales of Bath)

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No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean [Audiobook]

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean [Audiobook]

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No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean [Audiobook]

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean [Audiobook]

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Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart by Sarah MacLean

Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart (Love By Numbers #3) by Sarah MacLean
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 325 MB
Overview: She lives for passion.

Bold, impulsive, and a magnet for trouble, Juliana Fiori is no simpering English miss. She refuses to play by society’s rules: She speaks her mind, cares nothing for the approval of the ton, and can throw a punch with remarkable accuracy. Her scandalous nature makes her a favorite subject of London’s most practiced gossips…and precisely the kind of woman the duke of Leighton wants far far away from him.

He swears by reputation.

Scandal is the last thing Simon Pearson has room for in his well-ordered world. The Duke of Disdain is too focused on keeping his title untainted and his secrets unknown. But when he discovers Juliana hiding in his carriage late one evening – risking everything he holds dear – he swears to teach the reckless beauty a lesson in propriety. She has other plans, however; she wants two weeks to prove that even an unflappable duke is not above passion.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Romance, Historical

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Military Dispatches by The Duke of Wellington

Military Dispatches by The Duke of Wellington
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4.9MB
Overview: The vivid and exciting accounts written from the front line, taking the story of the British war with Napoleon from its desperate beginnings in Portugal to the final triumph at Waterloo

The Duke of Wellington was not only an incomparable battle commander but a remarkably expressive, fluent and powerful writer. His dispatches have long been viewed as classics of military literature and have been pillaged by all writers on the Peninsular War and the final campaigns in France and Belgium ever since they were published. This new selection allows the reader to follow the extraordinary epic in Wellington’s own words – from the tentative beginnings in 1808, clinging to a small area of Portugal in the face of overwhelming French power across the whole of the rest of Europe, to the campaigns that over six years devastated opponent after opponent. The book ends with Wellington’s invasion of France and the coda of ‘the 100 days’ that ended with Napoleon’s final defeat at Waterloo.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Duke’s Children (Palliser #6) by Anthony Trollope

The Duke’s Children (Palliser #6) by Anthony Trollope
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 505 MB
Overview: The brilliant conclusion to the Palliser novels, this touching story follows the elderly Duke of Omnium, the former prime minister of England, as he struggles to overcome his grief at the loss of his beloved wife, Lady Glencora. To complicate matters, he must also deal with the willfulness of his three adult children as he tries to guide and support them – his plans for them are quite different from their own.

While his two sons, sent down from university in disgrace, rack up gambling debts, the duke’s only daughter yearns to marry the poor son of a country squire. Though the duke’s noble plans for his children are ultimately thwarted, he comes to realize that parents can learn from their children as well.

This final Palliser novel is a tale of love, family relationships, loyalty, and principles, as well as a compelling exploration of wealth, pride, and the strength of love.

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), the author of 47 novels, was one of the most prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. He is best known for his series of books set in the English countryside as well as those set in the political life, works that show great psychological penetration.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Classics, Historical Fiction

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Duke of Egypt by Margriet de Moor

Her Duke of Secrets by Christi Caldwell (.M4B)

Her Duke of Secrets and techniques (Brethren of the Lords #2) by Christi Caldwell
Necessities: .M4A/.M4B reader, 210 MB
Overview: USA As we speak best-selling creator Christi Caldwell revisits the darkish, gritty aspect of Regency England in her Brethren of the Lords sequence!
Dying was preferable…
Since his spouse was killed in an accident that stole his happiness and left him injured, William Helling, the Duke of Aubrey, is a damaged man. Neither robust drink and free ladies nor the ability he wields as chief of the Brethren of Lords can free him from the nightmares that hang-out him. He prefers to be left alone, and has no want to heal the wound his life has grow to be. Then at some point Miss Elsie Allenby, rumored to be a talented healer, enters his family. He ought to ship her away and but he is enthralled by the mysterious stranger.
Therapeutic was her life…
However not a day passes when Elsie Allenby would not miss her father nor remind herself the place the blame for his demise lies: The Brethren of Lords. Since that betrayal, she’s made a life for herself on the perimeter of society, caring for wounded animals. Her peaceable life is turned the wrong way up when her assistance is requested by the Brethren, and she or he finds herself within the presence of the final individual she ever thought she would aide: William Helling, the chief of the Brethren.
With each alternate, ardour grows between Elsie and William. Quickly the protecting partitions they’ve constructed, start to crumble. However when hazard threatens them each, they’re going to want to beat the treachery round them. Will the previous steal their ardour or will love discover a method?
Style: Audiobooks > Fiction Romance, Historic

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Duke Ellington’s America

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