The Poison Thread by Laura Purcell

Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder by William Anderson+

The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder by William Anderson, Laura Ingalls Wilder
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 5 MB
Overview: Available for the first time and collected in one volume, the letters of one of America’s most beloved authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder-a treasure trove that offers new and unexpected understanding of her life and work.

The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a vibrant, deeply personal portrait of this revered American author, illuminating her thoughts, travels, philosophies, writing career, and dealings with family, friends, and fans as never before.

This is a fresh look at the adult life of the author in her own words. Gathered from museums and archives and personal collections, the letters span over sixty years of Wilder’s life, from 1894-1956 and shed new light on Wilder’s day-to-day life. Here we see her as a businesswoman and author-including her beloved Little House books, her legendary editor, Ursula Nordstrom, and her readers-as a wife, and as a friend. In her letters, Wilder shares her philosophies, political opinions, and reminiscences of life as a frontier child. Also included are letters to her daughter, writer Rose Wilder Lane, who filled a silent role as editor and collaborator while the famous Little House books were being written.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Amish Canning & Preserving: by Laura Anne Lapp

Amish Canning & Preserving: How to Make Soups, Sauces, Pickles, Relishes, and More by Laura Anne Lapp
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 39.0 MB
Overview: Enter the Amish world of hard work, sturdy families, and the freshest produce.

The Amish are known for their canning practices, which are essential to communities of large families and even larger gardens. Written by Amish writer Laura Anne Lapp, Amish Canning and Preserving offers sixty classic recipes for all varieties of fresh garden-made fruits and vegetables.

Recipes are written with Amish-style simplicity and no-nonsense instructions, perfect for novices and experienced preservationists alike. Recipes include a multitude of homemade pickles, relishes, brines, and more!
Genre: Non-Fiction > Food & Drink

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Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little House on the Prairie (Little House #3) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 158.3 MB
Overview: The third book in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s treasured Little House series.

The adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for the big skies of the Kansas Territory. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their house. Soon they are planting and plowing, hunting wild ducks and turkeys, and gathering grass for their cows. Just when they begin to feel settled, they are caught in the middle of a dangerous conflict.

The nine Little House books are inspired by Laura’s own childhood and have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America’s frontier history and as heartwarming, unforgettable stories.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Kids, Teen

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Signs by Laura Lynne Jackson

Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe by Laura Lynne Jackson
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.6 MB
Overview: A renowned psychic medium teaches us how to recognize and interpret the life-changing messages from loved ones and spirit guides on the Other Side.

Laura Lynne Jackson is a psychic medium and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Light Between Us. She possesses an incredible gift: the ability to communicate with loved ones who have passed, convey messages of love and healing, and impart a greater understanding of our interconnectedness. Though her abilities are exceptional, they are not unique, and that is the message at the core of this book. Understanding “the secret language of the universe” is a gift available to all. As we learn to ask for and recognize signs from the other side, we will start to find meaning where before there was only confusion, and see light in the darkness. We may decide to change paths, push toward love, pursue joy, and engage with life in a whole new way.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Writing Resistance by Laura R. Brueck

Writing Resistance: The Rhetorical Imagination of Hindi Dalit Literature by Laura R. Brueck
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 16.5MB
Overview: Writing Resistance is the first close study of the growing body of contemporary Hindi-language Dalit (low caste) literature in India. The Dalit literary movement has had an immense sociopolitical and literary impact on various Indian linguistic regions, yet few scholars have attempted to situate the form within contemporary critical frameworks. Laura R. Brueck’s approach goes beyond recognizing and celebrating the subaltern speaking, emphasizing the sociopolitical perspectives and literary strategies of a range of contemporary Dalit writers working in Hindi.

Brueck explores several essential questions: what makes Dalit literature Dalit? What makes it good? Why is this genre important, and where does it oppose or intersect with other bodies of Indian literature? She follows the debate among Dalit writers as they establish a specifically Dalit literary critical approach, underscoring the significance of the Dalit literary sphere as a "counterpublic" generating contemporary Dalit social and political identities. Brueck then performs close readings of contemporary Hindi Dalit literary prose narratives, focusing on the aesthetic and stylistic strategies deployed by writers whose class, gender, and geographic backgrounds shape their distinct voices.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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The Greater Good by Laura Beth Daws, Susan Lorene Brinson

The Greater Good: Media, Family Removal, and TVA Dam Construction in North Alabama by Laura Beth Daws, Susan Lorene Brinson
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 854.7 Kb
Overview: For poverty-stricken families in the Tennessee River Valley during the Great Depression, news of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal plans to create the Tennessee Valley Authority-bringing the promise of jobs, soil conservation, and electricity-offered hope for a better life. The TVA dams would flood a considerable amount of land on the riverbanks, however, forcing many families to relocate. In exchange for this sacrifice for the “greater good,” these families were promised “fair market value” for their land. As the first geographic location to benefit from the electricity provided by TVA, the people of North Alabama had much to gain, but also much to lose.

In The Greater Good: Media, Family Removal, and TVA Dam Construction in North Alabama Laura Beth Daws and Susan L. Brinson describe the region’s preexisting conditions, analyze the effects of relocation, and argue that local newspapers had a significant impact in promoting the TVA’s agenda. The authors contend that it was principally through newspapers that local residents learned about the TVA and the process and reasons for relocation. Newspapers of the day encouraged regional cooperation by creating an overwhelmingly positive image of the TVA, emphasizing its economic benefits and disregarding many of the details of removal.

Using mostly primary research, the volume addresses two key questions: What happened to relocated families after they sacrificed their homes, lifestyles, and communities in the name of progress? And what role did mediated communication play in both the TVA’s family relocation process and the greater movement for the public to accept the TVA’s presence in their lives? The Greater Good offers a unique window into the larger impact of the New Deal in the South. Until now, most research on the TVA was focused on organizational development rather than on families, with little attention paid to the role of the media in garnering acceptance of a government-enforced relocation.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Greater Good by Laura Beth Daws, Susan Lorene Brinson

The Greater Good: Media, Family Removal, and TVA Dam Construction in North Alabama by Laura Beth Daws, Susan Lorene Brinson
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 854.7 Kb
Overview: For poverty-stricken families in the Tennessee River Valley during the Great Depression, news of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal plans to create the Tennessee Valley Authority-bringing the promise of jobs, soil conservation, and electricity-offered hope for a better life. The TVA dams would flood a considerable amount of land on the riverbanks, however, forcing many families to relocate. In exchange for this sacrifice for the “greater good,” these families were promised “fair market value” for their land. As the first geographic location to benefit from the electricity provided by TVA, the people of North Alabama had much to gain, but also much to lose.

In The Greater Good: Media, Family Removal, and TVA Dam Construction in North Alabama Laura Beth Daws and Susan L. Brinson describe the region’s preexisting conditions, analyze the effects of relocation, and argue that local newspapers had a significant impact in promoting the TVA’s agenda. The authors contend that it was principally through newspapers that local residents learned about the TVA and the process and reasons for relocation. Newspapers of the day encouraged regional cooperation by creating an overwhelmingly positive image of the TVA, emphasizing its economic benefits and disregarding many of the details of removal.

Using mostly primary research, the volume addresses two key questions: What happened to relocated families after they sacrificed their homes, lifestyles, and communities in the name of progress? And what role did mediated communication play in both the TVA’s family relocation process and the greater movement for the public to accept the TVA’s presence in their lives? The Greater Good offers a unique window into the larger impact of the New Deal in the South. Until now, most research on the TVA was focused on organizational development rather than on families, with little attention paid to the role of the media in garnering acceptance of a government-enforced relocation.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Real Sex for Real Women by Laura Berman

Real Sex for Real Women by Laura Berman
Requirements: .PDF reader, 41.2 MB
Overview: Showing how it’s possible to combine the reality of everyday life with fantastic sex, New York Times bestselling author and expert Dr. Laura puts sex at the top of the "to do" list, and takes the reader on a journey of self-discovery and pleasure-seeking to a life of sexual fulfillment.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical Sexual Health

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Lean Branding by Laura Busche

Lean Branding: Creating Dynamic Brands to Generate Conversion by Laura Busche
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 8.4 Mb
Overview: Every day, thousands of passionate developers come up with new startup ideas but lack the branding know-how to make them thrive. If you count yourself among them, Lean Branding is here to help.

This practical toolkit helps you build your own robust, dynamic brands that generate conversion. You’ll find over 100 DIY branding tactics and inspiring case studies, and step-by-step instructions for building and measuring 25 essential brand strategy ingredients, from logo design to demo-day pitches, using The Lean Startup methodology’s Build-Measure-Learn loop.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Steven Tyler by Laura Jackson

Steven Tyler by Laura Jackson
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 259.1 Kb
Overview: Steven Tyler is one of life’s natural born survivors. With an exhaustively vibrant personality, this dynamic lead singer has been one of the most distinctive figures in rock music for more than three decades.

Raised in a close, loving family, Tyler survived a tough upbringing in the Bronx. His inherent passion for performing and a talent for playing instruments propelled him into rock music as a teenager. He fronted a succession of local bands before meeting the guys with whom he would form Aerosmith in 1970.

Laura Jackson reveals the stories behind Tyler’s relationships with band members and the many women in his life, his battle with Hepatitis C, and his drug-fuelled meltdown during the late ’70s and early ’80s when he was snorting pure heroin.

She also explores his visits to rehab in the 1980s which saved his life. Tyler has lived a roller coaster life of excess – spending over a million dollars on drugs – but is miraculously still performing. Steven Tyler: the biography tells his incredible story.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Woman Power by Laura Schlessinger

Woman Power: Transform Your Man, Your Marriage, Your Life by Laura Schlessinger
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.1 Mb
Overview: The immediate feedback to Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s seventh bestseller, The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, affirmed that Dr. Laura helped hundreds of thousands of readers make good marriages even better and saved many from the brink of divorce. Now, due to overwhelming response from her readers and listeners who wanted to know more about the special power women have to transform their husbands, their marriages, and their lives, Dr. Laura has written Woman Power. Through a series of provocative chapters and Q&As, Dr. Laura guides women on how to assess what is valuable and what is vulnerable in their marriages, and stimulates women to think about what is really important about being a woman, a wife, and a mother. In addition, readers will find inspirational stories and tips, thought-provoking essays, and plenty of room for entries, thoughts, and journals. There are even fascinating Q&As for husbands and wives to do together! Woman Power is the perfect companion book for the woman who wants to ensure herself — and her man! — the marital happiness and satisfaction everyone dreams of.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Justice in a Globalized World by Laura Valentini

Justice in a Globalized World: A Normative Framework by Laura Valentini
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 0.3 mb
Overview: While the lives of millions of people are overshadowed by poverty and destitution, a relatively small subset of the world’s population enjoys an unprecedented level of wealth. No doubt the world’s rich have duties to address the plight of the global poor. But should we think of these as duties of egalitarian justice much like those applying domestically, or as weaker duties of humanitarian assistance?
In this book, Laura Valentini offers an in-depth critique of the two most prominent answers to this question, cosmopolitanism and statism, and develops a novel normative framework for addressing it. Central to this framework is the idea that, unlike duties of assistance-which bind us to help the needy-duties of justice place constraints on the ways we may legitimately coerce one another. Since coercion exists domestically as well as internationally, duties of justice apply to both realms. The forms of coercion characterizing these two realms, however, differ, and so the content of duties of justice varies across them. Valentini concludes that given the nature of existing international coercion, global justice requires more than statist assistance, yet less than full cosmopolitan equality.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Laura Wright – Collection

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