Maggie Smith: A Biography via Michael Coveney

Maggie Smith: A Biography via Michael Coveney
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 408 MB
Overview: No one does glamour, severity, girlish appeal or tight-lipped witticism higher than Dame Maggie Smith. Michael Coveney’s biography shines a mild at the lifestyles and occupation of a in point of fact exceptional performer, one whose degree and display occupation spans six many years.
From her days as a West End celebrity of comedy and revue, Dame Maggie’s trail would move with the ones of the best actors, playwrights and administrators of the technology. Whether stealing scenes from Richard Burton, answering again to Laurence Olivier, or taking part in reverse Judi Dench in Breath of Life, her occupation can also be observed as a ‘Who’s Who’ of British theatre. Her movie and tv occupation has been simply as starry. From the identify personality in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and the meddling chaperone in A Room With a View to the Harry Potter motion pictures during which she performed Minerva McGonagall (as she put it ‘Miss Jean Brodie in a wizard’s hat’) and the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel motion pictures during which she performed the sensible Muriel Donnelly, Smith has overjoyed, engaged and made audiences chortle. As Violet Crawley, the ambitious Dowager Countess of Downton Abbey she conquered tens of millions extra. Paradoxically she stays an enigmatic determine, hardly ever showing in public.
Michael Coveney’s soaking up biography, written with the actress’s blessing and drawing on private archives, in addition to interviews with speedy circle of relatives and shut pals, is a portrait of one of the crucial biggest actors of our time.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Last Looks by Howard Michael Gould

Last Looks by Howard Michael Gould
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 235 MB
Overview: A razor-sharp, exquisitely paced, madly fun debut thriller that gleefully lampoons Hollywood culture and introduces the highly eccentric yet brilliant ex-detective gone rogue: Charlie Waldo.

There are run-of-the-mill eccentric Californians, and then there’s former detective Charlie Waldo.

Waldo, a onetime LAPD superstar, now lives in solitude deep in the woods, pathologically committed to owning no more than 100 possessions. He has left behind his career and his girlfriend, Lorena, to pay self-imposed penance for an awful misstep on an old murder case. But the old ghosts are about to come roaring back.

There are plenty of difficult actors in Hollywood, and then there’s Alastair Pinch.

Alastair is a onetime Royal Shakespeare Company thespian who now slums it as the "wise" Southern judge on a tacky network show. He’s absurdly rich, often belligerent, and typically drunk – a damning combination when Alastair’s wife is found dead on their living room floor and he can’t remember what happened.

Waldo’s old flame Lorena, hiding peril of her own, draws him toward the case, and Alastair’s greedy network convinces Waldo to take it on. But after such a long time away from both civilization and sleuthing – and plagued by a confounding array of assailants who want him gone – Waldo must navigate complicated webs of ego and deceit to clear Alastair’s name… or confirm his guilt.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Mysteries & Thrillers, Suspense

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Tim Tebow by Michael Sandler

Tim Tebow (Football Heroes Making a Difference) by Michael Sandler
Requirements: .PDF reader, 9,876 KB
Overview: Tim Tebow is one of the NFLs most exciting quarterbacks to watch. After he became the Denver Broncos starting QB during the 2011-2012 season, he led the team to several dramatic, 4th-quarter comeback wins. With Tim’s help, the Broncos turned around their losing record and won the AFC West title. Tim knew that his success in football provided him with a unique opportunity to help others. He started the Tim Tebow Foundation, which supports childrens hospitals, an orphanage in the Philippines, and other projects that help children in need. In Tim Tebow, young sports fans will follow Tim from his early childhood all the way to his success in the NFL. Large, full-color action photos and engaging text will keep readers turning the pages for more. Tim Tebow is part of Bearports Football Heroes Making a Difference series.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs > Children/Young Adults

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Michael Collins: A Biography by Tim Pat Coogan

Michael Collins: A Biography by Tim Pat Coogan
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 5.2 MB
Overview: When President of the Irish Republic Michael Collins signed the Anglo-Irish Treaty in December 1921, he remarked to Lord Birkenhead, ‘I may have signed my actual death warrant.’ And in August 1922 during the Irish Civil War, that prophecy came true – Collins was shot and killed by a fellow Irishman in a shocking political assassination.

So ended the life of the greatest of all Irish nationalists, but his visions and legacy lived on.

This authorative and comprehensive biography presents the life of a man who became a legend in his own lifetime, whose idealistic vigour and determination were matched only by his political realism and supreme organisational abilities. Coogan’s biography provides a fascinating insight into a great political leader, whilst vividly portraying the political unrest in a divided Ireland, that can help to shape our understanding of Ireland’s recent tumultuous socio-political history.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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I Hear You by Michael S. Sorensen

I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships by Michael S. Sorensen
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 129 KB
Overview: + 2018 IPA Book Award Winner What if making one tweak to your day-to-day conversations could immediately improve every relationship in your life? In this 3-hour, conversational read, you’ll discover the whats, whys, and hows of one of the most valuable (yet surprisingly little-known) communication skills-validation.

Whether you’re looking to improve your relationship with your spouse, navigate difficult conversations at work, or connect on a deeper level with friends and family, this book delivers simple, practical, proven techniques for improving any relationship in your life.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical

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Adult Audiology Casebook by Michael Valente

Adult Audiology Casebook by Michael Valente, L. Maureen Valente
Requirements: PDF Reader 24.2 MB
Overview: Adult Audiology Casebook is a compendium of key clinical cases designed to help clinicians develop the critical thinking skills necessary to successfully diagnose and treat patients. The cases are written by experts from around the world who share their experiences and expertise in dealing with a range of challenging clinical scenarios. An important classroom resource, the book gives readers expert guidance on providing "best practice" care in the areas of hearing disorders, the diagnosis of auditory and vestibular disorders, amplification, cochlear implants, hearing assistive technology, and management of tinnitus.
This textbook is essential reading for graduate level audiology students who want to sharpen and enhance their clinical skills. It is a valuable teaching tool for audiology and speech pathology professors as well as a practical reference for practicing audiologists, otolaryngologists, and ENT residents in their daily practice.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Health, Fitness & Medical

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Darwin Devolves by Michael J. Behe

Darwin Devolves: The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution by Michael J. Behe
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 300 MB
Overview: The scientist who has been dubbed the "Father of Intelligent Design" and author of the groundbreaking book Darwin’s Black Box contends that recent scientific discoveries further disprove Darwinism and strengthen the case for an intelligent creator.
In his controversial best-seller Darwin’s Black Box, biochemist Michael Behe challenged Darwin’s theory of evolution, arguing that science itself has proven that intelligent design is a better explanation for the origin of life. In Darwin Devolves, Behe advances his argument, presenting new research that offers a startling reconsideration of how Darwin’s mechanism works, weakening the theory’s validity even more.
A system of natural selection acting on random mutation, evolution can help make something look and act differently. But evolution never creates something organically. Behe contends that Darwinism actually works by a process of devolution – damaging cells in DNA in order to create something new at the lowest biological levels. This is important, he makes clear, because it shows the Darwinian process cannot explain the creation of life itself. "A process that so easily tears down sophisticated machinery is not one which will build complex, functional systems," he writes.
In addition to disputing the methodology of Darwinism and how it conflicts with the concept of creation, Behe reveals that what makes intelligent design unique – and right – is that it acknowledges causation. Evolution proposes that organisms living today are descended with modification from organisms that lived in the distant past. But intelligent design goes a step further, asking: What caused such astounding changes to take place? What is the reason or mechanism for evolution? For Behe, this is what makes intelligent design so important.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Flickering Empire by Michael Glover Smith

Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry by Michael Glover Smith, Adam Selzer
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 8.2MB
Overview: Flickering Empire tells the fascinating yet little-known story of how Chicago served as the unlikely capital of American film production in the years before the rise of Hollywood (1907-1913). As entertaining as it is informative, Flickering Empire straddles the worlds of academic and popular nonfiction in its vivid illustration of the rise and fall of the major Chicago movie studios in the mid-silent era (principally Essanay and Selig Polyscope). Colorful, larger-than-life historical figures, including Thomas Edison, Charlie Chaplin, Oscar Micheaux, and Orson Welles, are major players in the narrative―in addition to important though forgotten industry titans, such as "Colonel" William Selig, George Spoor, and Gilbert "Broncho Billy" Anderson.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Darwin Devolves by Michael J. Behe

Darwin Devolves: The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution by Michael J. Behe
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 5.4 MB
Overview: The scientist who has been dubbed the “Father of Intelligent Design” and author of the groundbreaking book Darwin’s Black Box contends that recent scientific discoveries further disprove Darwinism and strengthen the case for an intelligent creator.

In his controversial bestseller Darwin’s Black Box, biochemist Michael Behe challenged Darwin’s theory of evolution, arguing that science itself has proven that intelligent design is a better explanation for the origin of life. In Darwin Devolves, Behe advances his argument, presenting new research that offers a startling reconsideration of how Darwin’s mechanism works, weakening the theory’s validity even more.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Political Action by Michael Walzer

Political Action: A Practical Guide to Movement Politics by Michael Walzer
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 576 KB
Overview: Political theorist Michael Walzer’s classic guide is a perfect introduction to social activism, including what-to-do advice for deciding which issues to take on, organizing, fundraising, and providing effective leadership

Political Action is a how-to book for activists that was written at one of the darkest moments of the Nixon administration and remains no less timely and intelligent and useful today. Michael Walzer draws on his extensive engagement in the civil rights and antiwar movements of the 1960s to lay out the practical steps necessary to keep movement politics alive both in victory and in defeat.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Creative Thinkering by Michael Michalko

Creative Thinkering: Putting Your Imagination to Work by Michael Michalko
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3 Mb
Overview: Why isn’t everyone creative? Why doesn’t education foster more ingenuity? Why is expertise often the enemy of innovation? Best-selling creativity expert Michael Michalko shows that in every field of endeavor, from business and science to government, the arts, and even day-to-day life – natural creativity is limited by the prejudices of logic and the structures of accepted categories and concepts. Through step-by-step exercises, illustrated strategies, and inspiring real-world examples he shows readers how to liberate their thinking and literally expand their imaginations by learning to synthesize dissimilar subjects, think paradoxically, and enlist the help of the subconscious mind. He also reveals the attitudes and approaches diverse geniuses share – and anyone can emulate. Fascinating and fun, Michalko’s strategies facilitate the kind of light-bulb moment thinking that changes lives – for the better.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Word I’m Thinking Of by Michael Gates

The Word I’m Thinking Of: A Devilish Dictionary of Difficult Words by Michael Gates
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 159 MB
Overview: Absquatulate. Flumadiddle. Gongoozler. Squintifego. If you love words, you know the strange byways of memory or reverie that stumbling across a certain word or phrase will take you down, especially if it’s one you’re discovering and finding the meaning of for the first time. Chances are, you have never encountered words as unusual as those collected in this 170-page book.
You’ll find definitions and parts of speech for each entry. And for each word, the author has also included a quotation to show how the word can be used in context. His hope is that this book will spark interest in these ostrobogulous words and that you will use them in your daily conversations–perhaps as a humorous social-science experiment to see what kinds of reactions you receive. Amaze your friends with your selcouth vocabulary and indulge your inner logophile! This is the perfect book to dip and delve into anytime.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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