Breakfast with the Dirt Cult

Author: Samuel Finlay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615622996

Category: Afghan War, 2001-

Page: 318

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"I'm going to make a pinkie-swear with you right here and now, Tom Walton; when, not if, you return from Afghanistan, you must come up here and I will have a mad passionate affair with you..." With this proposal, Thomas Walton, an infantry soldier in Alpha Company, Second Platoon, arrives at the threshold of events that will change his life forever. Breakfast with the Dirt Cult chronicles the days of love and war in the life of Tom Walton. Torn between a beautiful, bibliophilic, Canadian ex-stripper and the hunt for Al-Qaeda in the mountains of Afghanistan, Walton finds himself forced to grapple with being a young man in the days of modernity. While Breakfast with the Dirt Cult has been written as a novel, it is based on a true story. The names have been changed and the chronology has been condensed for the sake of editing.

The TB12 Method

How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance

Author: Tom Brady

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501180738

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Quarterback Tom Brady offers the principles behind pliability, which is at the heart of a new paradigm shift and movement toward a more natural, healthier way of exercising, training, and living, and one that challenges some commonly held assumptions around health and wellness. Filled with lessons learned from Brady's own peak performance training, and step-by-step action steps to help readers develop and maintain their own peak performance, this book also advocates for more effective approaches to strength training, hydration, nutrition, supplementation, cognitive fitness, recovery, and other lifestyle choices.

Breakfast with Lucian

The Astounding Life and Outrageous Times of Britain's Great Modern Painter

Author: Geordie Greig

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374116482

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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"A memoir about the author's relationship with renowned painter Lucian Freud that includes interviews with many close friends and family members as well as critical analyses of Freud's art"--

The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide

200 Recipes and Weekly Menus to Kick Start Your Journey

Author: Kayla Itsines

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250121485

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide 28-minute workouts are energetic, high-intensity, plyometric training sessions that help women achieve healthy, strong bodies. Itsines’ Sweat with Kayla app is the best selling fitness app in the world for a reason. The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide is full of Kayla’s meal plans, recipes, and motivating information to help you live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Kayla makes exercising and healthy eating achievable and fun. The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide features: - Kayla’s advice for a nutritious and sustainable diet - Over 200 recipes such as: Berry-Nana Smoothie Bowl Strawberries, Ricotta & Nutella Drizzle on Toast Peachy Keen Smoothie Super Green Baked Eggs Fruit Salad with Chia Seed Dressing Quinoa & Roast Vegetable Salad Moroccan Chicken Salad Asian Noodle Salad Stuffed Sweet Potato Chicken Paella Pad Thai with Chicken Zucchini Pasta Bolognese - 7-Day access to the Sweat with Kayla app - A 28-Day workout plan that has all the moves to accompany Kayla’s meal plan The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide is the ultimate tool to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.

Eating with the Chefs

Author: Per-Anders Jorgensen

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714865812

Category: Cooking

Page: 316

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" The award‐winning food photographer and founder of the cult favorite Fool magazine invites you to pull up a chair and join the intimate family meals at some of the world’s finest restaurants, including Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Chez Panisse, Roberta’s, wd‐50, Attica, Mugaritz, Maison Pic, Noma, Osteria Francescana, St. John, and The French Laundry. Eating with the Chefs features 200 photographs by Pers‐Anders Jorgensen and more than 50 home cooking recipes from restaurants handpicked for their unique staff meal traditions. The book includes appetizers and main dishes, as well as desserts. Learn to make Apple Compote with Apple Streusel Topping from The French Laundry, Brownies from Noma, the wd‐50 Big Mac, Emmer Wheat Foccacia from Stone Barns, and Summer Vegetable Soup with Pesto from Chez Panisse. More family‐style than fine dining, these dishes utilize simple ingredients and can be easily adapted for two people, a small group, or a larger party. The book is filled with Jorgensen’s evocative photos that showcase not only the food, but candid, behind‐the‐scenes moments, making this as much a visual treat as it is a practical cookbook. "

The Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Escape

Author: Carolyn Jessop

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241981182

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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In the closed world of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, Carolyn Jessop was forced to obey her controlling husband's every demand. She had no money, no power and existed as one of six wives battling for her husband's attention. For seventeen years Carolyn suffered for the sake of her children. She tried to protect them as the cult's new leader, Warren Jeffs, started marrying girls off younger and younger. But when Carolyn discovered that her twelve-year-old daughter had spent three days at Jeffs' home, she knew she had to do everything in her power to take her children and flee. At 35 Carolyn escaped. This is her harrowing - and ultimately triumphant - story

The Rough Guide to Greek Islands

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1409359638

Category: Travel

Page: 592

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Now in its 8th edition, The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands is the definitive guidebook to this fantastic region. This new full-colour edition has been completely revamped and updated, keeping all our best features like the detailed background and a journalistic eye for detail but with, new user-friendly accommodation, eating reviews and crystal-clear maps. Get the low down on island hopping from Corfu to Kós, read insider tips on the best beaches to escape the crowds, discover the choicest resorts from boutique to backpacker. Read expert background on everything from Homer to hiking. As our readers put it: "simply the best guide you can get", "packed with accurate, practical detail", "the most complete, and the most readable and frank". Make the most of your time, with The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands. Now available in ePub format.

Papa's Letters

Love Via First-Class Male

Author: Judith C. Lovell

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477299777

Category: Education

Page: 150

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"About ten years ago, I inherited a bundle of love letters and diary notes written by my maternal grandfather, David Clarence Hurd. He composed these writings while living in Brooklyn, New York. "Papa", as my grandfather was lovingly called, was originally born in Brown's Town, St. Ann, Jamaica, West Indies on April 13, 1885. Beginning in October of 1913, Papa wrote to my grandmother, Avril Louise Cato, who lived in Port Antonio, Jamaica. Initially pen-pals, they wrote to each other for nearly a year. The pen-pal phenomenon was quite popular back then. Customarily, through letter writing a pen-pal connected with another to learn about his country, customs, and lifestyle. Some pen-pal relationships, like that of my grandparents, blossomed into blissful romance. Papa got to know his future bride through letter writing. After forming a loving bond built on trust and faith, Papa poured out his heart to Grandma. He sent many impassioned love letters. He proposed marriage in a letter. She accepted the proposal in a letter. They physically met each other for the first time on Tuesday, August 25, 1914 in Port Antonio, the day before their wedding ceremony." --Author, P. 9.

Saving Sandoval

The True Story of an Army Sniper Charged with Murder on the Battlefield

Author: Craig W. Drummond

Publisher: Wildblue Press

ISBN: 9781942266785

Category: History

Page: 270

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While deployed in Iraq, Sandoval, an airborne infantryman and elite sniper, was instructed to "take the shot" and kill an enemy insurgent wearing civilian clothes. Two weeks later, Army Criminal Investigation Command descended upon Sandoval's unit, trying to link Sandoval and others to war crimes, including murder.

Ants for Breakfast

Archaeological Adventures Among the Kalinga

Author: James M. Skibo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780874806205

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

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The archaeological adventures of Skibo, who lived with the Kalinga people, once headhunters, in the remote Philippine highlands while studying prehistoric pottery manufacture and use.

Bright Line Eating

The Science of Living Happy, Thin & Free

Author: Susan Peirce Thompson, PHD

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401952542

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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Bright Line Eating has helped thousands of people from over 75 countries lose all their excess weight and keep it off. Are you ready to join them? In this book, Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. shares the groundbreaking weight-loss solution based on her highly acclaimed Bright Line Eating Boot Camps. Rooted in cutting-edge neuroscience, psychology, and biology, Bright Line Eating explains why people who are desperate to lose weight fail again and again: It’s because the brain blocks weight loss. Bright Line Eating (BLE) is a simple approach designed to reverse that process. By working with four “Bright Lines” — clear, unambiguous, boundaries — Susan Peirce Thompson shows us how to heal our brain and shift it into a mode where it is ready to shed pounds, release cravings, and stop sabotaging our weight loss goals. Best of all, it is a program that understands that willpower cannot be relied on, and sets us up to be successful anyway. Through the lens of Susan’s own moving story, and those of her Bright Lifers, you’ll discover firsthand why traditional diet and exercise plans have failed in the past. You’ll also learn about the role addictive susceptibility plays in your personal weight-loss journey, where cravings come from, how to rewire your brain so they disappear, and more. Susan guides you through the phases of Bright Line Eating —from weight loss to maintenance and beyond —and offers a dynamic food plan that will work for anyone, whether you’re vegan, gluten-free, paleo, or none of the above. Bright Line Eating frees us from the obesity cycle and introduces a radical plan for sustainable weight loss. It’s a game changer in a game that desperately needs changing. “Bright Line Eating ushers in an end to cravings, an end to dieting, an end to that constant, exhausting, soul-sucking loop in your head about food and calories and pounds. . . . Living Happy, Thin, and Free is your birthright.” — Susan Peirce Thompson

A Drink with Shane MacGowan

Author: Shane MacGowan,Victoria Mary Clarke

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802137906

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 359

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Follows the wild life and times of Pogues co-founder and legendary partyer Shane MacGowan, exploring his childhood, music, friends and family, and religious views.

The Salvation Army Tales

A Novel about American War Resisters in Canada During the Vietnam War

Author: Nancy Naglin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548298319

Category:

Page: 398

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THE SALVATION ARMY TALES follows the fates of young Vietnam War era resisters relocated to Vancouver, who struggle to find their footing while growing up far from home. With irony and humor, they cope with the consequences of their political decision and the ordeal of youth. They quarrel, fight and love as they come to know the meaning of you can't go home again...

The Wawa Way

How a Funny Name and Six Core Values Revolutionized Convenience

Author: Howard Stoeckel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0762453176

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Grahame Wood opened the first Wawa Food Market in 1964 as an outlet for Wawa dairy products. Since then, the convenience store has grown into a well-known company that competes against the biggest industry players in the world in three areas: fuel, convenience, and food, all while maintaining their personal approach and small business mentality. Now, almost 50 years later, Wawa has opened its first store in Florida and begun to play on the national field. How did it happen? What are the reasons for their success? Why have they been able to go up against the big guys with nothing more than homegrown talent? With a mixture of personal history and business advice, Howard Stoeckel shares the last 50 years of Wawa's growth, development, and expansion. It's the story of how a small company with a funny name made a big difference and all it took was a little goose sense.

The Pine Barrens

Author: John McPhee

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374708673

Category: Nature

Page: 157

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Most people think of New Jersey as a suburban-industrial corridor that runs between New York and Philadelphia. Yet in the low center of the state is a near wilderness, larger than most national parks, which has been known since the seventeenth century as the Pine Barrens. The term refers to the predominant trees in the vast forests that cover the area and to the quality of the soils below, which are too sandy and acid to be good for farming. On all sides, however, developments of one kind or another have gradually moved in, so that now the central and integral forest is reduced to about a thousand square miles. Although New Jersey has the heaviest population density of any state, huge segments of the Pine Barrens remain uninhabited. The few people who dwell in the region, the "Pineys," are little known and often misunderstood. Here McPhee uses his uncanny skills as a journalist to explore the history of the region and describe the people—and their distinctive folklore—who call it home.

Warriors of God

Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade

Author: James Reston, Jr.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 030743012X

Category: History

Page: 448

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Acclaimed author James Reston, Jr.'s Warriors of God is the rich and engaging account of the Third Crusade (1187-1192), a conflict that would shape world history for centuries and which can still be felt in the Middle East and throughout the world today. James Reston, Jr. offers a gripping narrative of the epic battle that left Jerusalem in Muslim hands until the twentieth century, bringing an objective perspective to the gallantry, greed, and religious fervor that fueled the bloody clash between Christians and Muslims. As he recounts this rousing story, Reston brings to life the two legendary figures who led their armies against each other. He offers compelling portraits of Saladin, the wise and highly cultured leader who created a united empire, and Richard the Lionheart, the romantic personification of chivalry who emerges here in his full complexity and contradictions. From its riveting scenes of blood-soaked battles to its pageant of fascinating, larger-than-life characters, Warriors of God is essential history, history that helps us understand today's world.

The Smell of Rain on Dust

Grief and Praise

Author: Martín Prechtel

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583949402

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 184

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Inspiring hope, solace, and courage in living through our losses, author Martín Prechtel, trained in the Tzutujil Maya shamanic tradition, shares profound insights on the relationship between grief and praise in our culture--how the inability that many of us have to grieve and weep properly for the dead is deeply linked with the inability to give praise for living. In modern society, grief is something that we usually experience in private, alone, and without the support of a community. Yet, as Prechtel says, "Grief expressed out loud for someone we have lost, or a country or home we have lost, is in itself the greatest praise we could ever give them. Grief is praise, because it is the natural way love honors what it misses." Prechtel explains that the unexpressed grief prevalent in our society today is the reason for many of the social, cultural, and individual maladies that we are currently experiencing. According to Prechtel, "When you have two centuries of people who have not properly grieved the things that they have lost, the grief shows up as ghosts that inhabit their grandchildren." These "ghosts," he says, can also manifest as disease in the form of tumors, which the Maya refer to as "solidified tears," or in the form of behavioral issues and depression. He goes on to show how this collective, unexpressed energy is the long-held grief of our ancestors manifesting itself, and the work that can be done to liberate this energy so we can heal from the trauma of loss, war, and suffering. At base, this "little book," as the author calls it, can be seen as a companion of encouragement, a little extra light for those deep and noble parts in all of us. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Talk-Funny Girl

A Novel

Author: Roland Merullo

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307452948

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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In one of the poorest parts of rural New Hampshire, teenage girls have been disappearing, snatched from back country roads, never to be seen alive again. For seventeen-year-old Marjorie Richards, the fear raised by these abductions is the backdrop to what she lives with her own home, every day. Marjorie has been raised by parents so intentionally isolated from normal society that they have developed their own dialect, a kind of mountain hybrid of English that displays both their ignorance of and disdain for the wider world. Marjorie is tormented by her classmates, who call her “The Talk-funny girl,” but as the nearby factory town sinks deeper into economic ruin and as her parents fall more completely under the influence of a sadistic cult leader, her options for escape dwindle. But then, thanks to a loving aunt, Marjorie is hired by a man, himself a victim of abuse, who is building what he calls “a cathedral,” right in the center of town. Day by day, Marjorie’s skills as a stoneworker increase, and so too does her intolerance for the bitter rules of her family life. Gradually, through exposure to the world beyond her parents’ wood cabin thanks to the kindness of her aunt and her boss, and an almost superhuman determination, she discovers what is loveable within herself. This newfound confidence and self-esteem ultimately allows her to break free from the bleak life she has known, to find love, to start a family, and to try to heal her old, deep wounds without passing that pain on to her husband and children. By turns darkly menacing and bright with love and resilience, The Talk-Funny Girl is the story of one young woman’s remarkable courage, a kind of road map for the healing of early abuse, and a testament to the power of kindness and love.