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Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, in which he writes of his theories of evolution by natural selection, is one of the most important works of scientific study ever published.

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El señor de los cielos está inspirado en la vida del sinaloense Amado Carrillo Fuentes, el narcotraficante más poderoso de México.­En complicidad con las autoridades mexicanas, creó un imperio que traficó toneladas de droga en flotas de aviones pri...

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“I EITHER WRITE THE BOOK OR SELL THE JEWELS,­” Ava Gardner told her coauthor, Peter Evans, “and I’m kinda sentimental about the jewels.­” So began the collaboration that led to this remarkably candid, wickedly sardonic memoir. Ava Gardner was one of Hollywood’s great stars during the 1940s and 1950s, an Oscar-­nominated lead­ing lady who co-­starred with Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, and Humphrey Bogart, among others. Her films included Show Boat, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, The Barefoot Contessa, and On the Beach. But her life off the screen was every bit as fabulous as her film roles. Born poor in rural North Carolina, Gardner was given a Hollywood tryout thanks to a stunning photo of her displayed in a shop window. Not long after arriving in Hollywood, she caught the eye of Mickey Rooney, then America’s #1 box-­office draw. Rooney was a womanizer so notorious that even his mother warned Gardner about him. They married, but the marriage lasted only a year (“my shortest husband and my . . .

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In Naked, David Sedaris's message alternately rendered in Fakespeare, Italian, Spanish, and pidgin Greek is the same: pay attention to me. Whether he's taking to the road with a thieving quadriplegic, sorting out the fancy from the extra-­fancy in a bleak fruit-­packing factory, or celebrating Christmas in the company of a recently paroled prostitute, this collection of memoirs creates a wickedly incisive portrait of an all-­too-­familiar world. It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behavior in A Plague of Tics to the title story, where he is finally forced to face his naked self in the mirrored sunglasses of a lunatic. At this soulful and moving moment, he picks potato chip crumbs from his pubic hair and wonders what it all means. This remarkable journey into his own life follows a path of self-­effacement and a lifelong search for identity, leaving him both under suspicion and overdressed.

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ReviewAutobiography by Richard Wright, published in 1945 and considered to be one of his finest works. The book is sometimes considered a fictionalized autobiography or an autobiographical novel because of its use of novelistic techniques. Black Boy describes vividly Wright's often harsh, hardscrabble boyhood and youth in rural Mississippi and in Memphis, Tenn. When the work was first published, many white critics viewed Black Boy primarily as an attack on racist Southern white society. From the 1960s the work came to be understood as the story of Wright's coming of age and development as a writer whose race, though a primary component of his life, was but one of many that formed him as an artist. -- The Merriam-­Webster Encylopedia of LiteratureProduct DescriptionRichard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi, with poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard,­" hanging about taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, . . .

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Learn Zend Framework 2 (ZF2) fast and easy from core Zenders. Clear, easy to follow book with examples which explain the principles and practical use cases of ZF2 to quickly get you up and running.

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For the first time ever, 20 year adult film legend Steven St. Croix opens up about what it's really like to be a male performer in the adult business. With honesty and brevity, he answers questions long asked by fans and others curious as to the inner workings of the adult star's life.

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What are the amazingly true facts behind Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-­to-­earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book!

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An essay on the philosophical principle of Utility; that the greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals. Mill's suggestion was that pleasures differ in kind; that some pleasures are more valuable than others.

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This little book is a culmination of many years searching for a cure for depression. I was just about to give up when I accidentally came across an amazing technique which is so simple and so easy that anyone can do it. And it really works! This guide is written out just as I would have liked, short simple paragraphs, easy tips and methods that actually work. Let depression go and love life!

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