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A twenty-­year-­old suffers a traumatic brain injury, and within five months starts freshman year at college over again. Here: Enter the mind and body of that boy the first few days waking up - unaware of suffering a TBI, falling into dreams that steal yesterdays in his sleep. This memoir cuts cleanly through these moments alive in a foreign world, with a foreign self, and reappearing family ghosts.

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It is not that I blame the people and society for making me a whore; I am equally responsible for all that has happened to me in the past ten years.

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Two CIA agents are shot dead outside the CIA headquarters in Langley by a Pakistani man Aimal Kansi. The story had hit the world news headlines. A filmmaker living in Paris sets out to make a film on this story, and aims to expose the truth beyond the news. He goes to Hollywood where the unexpected happens. And soon his life turns upside-­down... A quest for idealism...

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The poems completing this empowering and inspirational poetry book collection, isn't just about surviving:­it's about living as well.

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In 1607, when John Smith and his "Coatmen" arrive in Powhatan to begin settling the colony of Virginia, their relations with the village's inhabitants are anything but warm. Pocahontas, the beloved daughter of the Powhatan chief, is just eleven, but this astute young girl plays a fateful, peaceful role in the destinies of two peoples.­Drawing from the personal journals of John Smith, American Book Award winner Joseph Bruchac reveals an important chapter of history through the eyes of two legendary figures.­Includes an afterword, a glossary, and other historical context.

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For the first time, the New York Times bestselling PRINCESS books are available in one ebook. IT ALL BEGAN WITH PRINCESS, called "Absolutely riveting...­" by People magazine. The first book in this nonfiction trilogy describes the true life of Princess Sultana, a princess in the royal house of Saudi Arabia where she lives in a "gilded cage" with no freedom and no control over her own life. The saga continues with PRINCESS SULTANA'S DAUGHTERS called "Another page turner...­" by Publishers Weekly. DAUGHTERS continues the extraordinary story of Princess Sultana. Gripping and personal, DAUGHTERS recounts the lonely battle of a Princess who is attempting to secure freedoms for her daughters. The third and last book completes the PRINCESS TRILOGY, called a "Political rallying cry....­" by Publisher's Weekly. CIRCLE paints a horrifying reality for women of the desert kingdom. As Sultana battles for a life of dignity, she saves other women from servitude. THE PRINCESS TRILOGY is the . . .

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Benjamin Franklin was born the youngest of seventeen children. Born a native of Boston on January 6th 1706. Franklin grew up and found work as a printer in 1723 and eventually started his own printing house where he began printing "The Pennsylvania Gazette" among this he partially wrote and published "Poor Richard Almanac" and later founded the "American Philosophical Society". In 1777 in while living in Philadelphia Franklin was chosen as a member of the Continental Congress. Also known for his inventions Franklin died on April 17th of 1770. Please Note: This book is easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. The Microsoft eBook has a contents page linked to the chapter headings for easy navigation. The Adobe eBook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable up to two full copies per year.

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Sayyida Salme was born on August 30, 1844 as daughter of Sultan Said and Jilfidan, a Circassian concubine. Her first years were spent in the huge Bet il Mtoni palace, by the sea about eight kilometers north of Stone Town. (The palace was mostly demolished in 1914). She grew up bilingual in Arabic and Swahili. In 1851 she moved to Bet il Watoro, the house of her brother Majid bin Said of Zanzibar, the later sultan. Her brother taught her to ride and to shoot. In 1853 she moved with her mother to Bet il Tani. She secretly taught herself to write, a skill which was unusual for women at the time.

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This book contains 250 anecdotes about various creative activities. A sample: Corey Ford’s writings were widely plagiarized—especially his short humorous piece “How to Guess Your Age.­” Whenever this happened, Mr. Ford would sue, winning every case. He once said about his lawsuits, “I find this a much easier way to make a living than by writing.­”

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Hello, my name is Rose Mary Grace. I live in a lovely little town in the Tennessee mountains, where things are not as they appear.
I am so glad that you answered my call, I was beginning to lose hope, and it looks like I need all the help I can get .­I am taking on a lifelong challenge. A problem that has plagued me for it seems all of my years, demands to be settled, it won't let me rest.

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