LIFE the Godfather (LIFE) by The Editors of LIFE

LIFE the Godfather (LIFE) by The Editors of LIFE
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 33 MB
Overview: A chilling portrait of power, family ties, and offers that cannot be refused, The Godfather is much more than a mob movie or a tale of Sicilian bonds. It’s a harsh tale of America and, ultimately, the origins-and downfalls-of success, that’s widely regarded as one of the best films ever produced. This new LIFE special edition explores how the Godfather assumed his name, studies the beginnings of unmatched cinematic triumph, and marvels at the enduring influence of one distinctly American success story.
Fifty years after the publication of the best-selling novel, many of its classic lines still reverberate throughout our collective pop culture consciousness. The actors-many of whom are now regarded as some of the best in the business-would go on to embody some of the most iconic characters in film history. Both biblical and Shakespearean, The Godfather is an American industry unto itself and a parable for our nation. Please note that this product is an authorized edition published by the Meredith Corporation and sold by Amazon. This edition is printed using a high quality matte interior paper and printed on demand for immediate fulfillment.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Cowgirl’s Guide to Life by Gladiola Montana, Texas Bix Bender

A Cowgirl’s Guide to Life by Texas Bix Bender, Gladiola Montana
Requirements: EPUB Reader 43.35 MB
Overview: This sassy cowgirl and her sidekick cowboy partner capture the feminine perspective on life. This common-sense wisdom in humorous formis all about life and love. Women will laugh about it-from the boardroom to the suburban book club.
Gems include:
"It is better to be a widower’s second wife than his first."
"If you’re fixin’ to get yourself a good stallion, don’t go lookin’ in the donkey corral."
"High steppers give bumpy rides."
"If you’ve done it, it ain’t braggin’."
"Always say ‘please’ when you tell somebody to shut up."
Gladiola Montana speaks for all the strong and savvy women of the West. She is also the author of many western minis, often teaming up with Texas Bix Bender on books of western humor and wisdom.
Texas Bix Bender is the author of eighteen books, including the best-selling Don’t Squat With Yer Spurs On series. He has written for television and radio shows. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Genre: Non-Fiction – General –

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This Life by Martin Hägglund (Hagglund)

This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom by Martin Hägglund (Hagglund)
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.2 MB
Overview: A profound, original, and accessible book that offers a new secular vision of how we can lead our lives. Ranging from fundamental existential questions to the most pressing social issues of our time, This Life shows why our commitment to freedom and democracy should lead us beyond both religion and capitalism.

In this groundbreaking book, the philosopher Martin Hägglund challenges our received notions of faith and freedom. The faith we need to cultivate, he argues, is not a religious faith in eternity but a secular faith devoted to our finite life together. He shows in turn that all spiritual questions of freedom are inseparable from economic and material conditions. What ultimately matters is how we treat one another in this life and what we do with our time together.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Skeleton Keys: The Secret Life of Bone by Brian Switek

Skeleton Keys: The Secret Life of Bone by Brian Switek
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 10.9 MB
Overview: Our bones have many stories to tell, if you know how to listen.

Bone is a marvel, an adaptable and resilient building material developed over 500 million years of evolutionary history. It gives our bodies their shapes and the ability to move. It grows and changes with us, an undeniable document of who we are and how we lived. Arguably, no other part of the human anatomy has such rich scientific and cultural significance, both brimming with life and a potent symbol of death.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Mac|Life UK – Issue 152, April 2019

Mac|Life UK – Issue 152, April 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 16 MB
Overview: Mac|Life is the leading independent magazine devoted to all things Apple. For over five years, Mac|Life has helped both new and veteran users get more out of their iPhones, iPads, Macs, and more, with coverage that cuts through today’s glut of apps and accessories to find what matters most. With a bright, clean design and casual tone, Mac|Life offers an easy and enjoyable way to keep up with the latest Apple trends and topics.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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The Wisdom of Life, Counsels and Maxims by Arthur Schopenhauer (.M4B)

The Wisdom of Life, Counsels and Maxims by Arthur Schopenhauer
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 255 MB
Overview: ‘The two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom.’

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) was one of the most influential philosophers of the 19th century because his humanistic, atheistic, if pessimistic views chimed with a new secularism that was emerging from a Western society dominated by religion. Despite his rather forbidding image (and a few outdated views), he is one of the most approachable German philosophers, and this is certainly evident in these two key works, The Wisdom of Life and Counsels and Maxims.
He begins by dividing ‘differences in the human lot’ into three: what a man is in the sense of personality; what a man has in terms of property and possessions; and how a man stands in terms of the estimation of others. In the course of the book, he expands on these divisions.

In Counsels and Maxims, he develops the theme of eudemonology by advising that it is best to replace the pursuit of pleasure and happiness with a more measured approach based on the avoidance of pain and suffering. However, his views are not as negative and pessimistic as this may seem, not least because he was the first major Western philosopher to be influenced by Eastern thought, notably Buddhism, which he acknowledges.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction Philosophy

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