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Thanks for the Memories
  • Author : Cecelia Ahern
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780061868023
  • Reader Reviews : 31
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “[Ahern] gives us full permission to believe in magic.” —Redbook Magazine One of the world’s most popular writers of women’s fiction—author of the beloved international bestseller, P.S. I Love You, basis for the popular film starring Hilary Swank—Cecelia Ahern now gives us Thanks for the Memories, a heartwarming tale of déjà vu and second chances. Reminiscent of The Time Traveler’s Wife, Thanks for the Memories is a love story brimming with hope and feeling and enlivened with an enchanting touch of magic.

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    Thanks for the Memories
  • Author : Bob Hope,Dolores Hope,Ward Grant
  • Publisher : General Publishing Group
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1575440407
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Portrays the many facets of the entertainer's life as an actor, comedian, patriot, father, husband, and friend and details his career from vaudeville to entertaining U.S. troops

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    Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President
  • Author : Helen Thomas
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 0743202260
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The former grande dame of the White House press corps offers a personal memoir of her experiences with the First Families, from the Kennedys through two Bush administrations, covering nine presidential administrations.

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    Thanks for the Memories
  • Author : Melissa Baldwin
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9798740486727
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  • Genre : Books
  • A new beginning leads to a second-chance at romance.Done with the frigid northern winters, Reagan Westbourne has an easy solution-move to Miami. It makes total sense. She can even live with her sister. But after a few months of enduring her quirky sibling's newlywed bliss, Reagan is ready to spread her wings and move out. Life with two fun roommates and a promising job completes the picture for Reagan. Almost.When Reagan's old college friend, Dante, opens a new restaurant in Miami, the past mixes with the present. Afterall, he's the only man Reagan's ever had feelings for. And it seems the attraction might just be mutual. Yet when their paths finally seem to align, old and new friends enter the picture, leaving Reagan unsure of her feelings.Could this second-chance be the answer, or is it time to leave the memories in the past?

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    Thanks for the Memories
  • Author : Forrest T. Tutor, M. D.
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN : 9781257978540
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  • Genre : Books
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    Thanks for the Memories, George
  • Author : Mike Loew
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780307462879
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  • Genre : Humor
  • Feeling Bushed, America? In Thanks for the Memories, George, author and Onion contributor Mike Loew takes a humorous–yet furious–look at the last eight years of the Bush administration. From the botched evidence for the war in Iraq to the torture and violation of the Constitution to the economic crisis, this is a scathing, witty review of W’s sorry legacy, including: •How the Taliban is spending their record opium-profits, and how Iraqis have more money than we do •Who’s who on the no-fly list, and who is listening in on your phone calls •The price of bread, milk, bananas, Halliburton stock . . . welcome to the Meltdown •Everyone is a suspect •Habeas corpus, shmabeas corpus •The welfare queens of Wall Street •We don’t sign no stinkin’ treaties Complete with funny and shocking charts and graphs, Thanks for the Memories, George is a timely reminder of just how we arrived at this sorry state as we struggle to put the long nightmare of the Bush years behind us.

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    Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President
  • Author : Helen Thomas
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780743242332
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Political Science
  • In a natural follow-up to her national bestseller Front Row at the White House, the dean of the White House press corps presents a vivid and personal presidential chronicle. Currently a columnist for Hearst and a former White House bureau chief for UPI, Helen Thomas has covered an unprecedented nine presidential administrations, endearing herself with her trademark "Thank you, Mr. President," at the conclusion of White House press conferences. Thomas has amassed many wonderful tales about her personal interactions with and observations of the presidents and their families that can all be found in Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President. In nine riveting chapters -- one for each administration -- Thomas delights, informs, spins yarns, and offers opinions on the commanders in chief, from Kennedy through George W. Bush. In these accounts, Thomas reveals Kennedy's love of sparring with the press, the unique invitation LBJ extended to Hubert Humphrey to become his running mate, and Reagan's down-home ways of avoiding the press's tougher questions. This book is as entertaining and compelling as Helen Thomas herself.

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    Thanks for the Memories
  • Author : Jane Mersky Leder
  • Publisher : Praeger
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN : UOM:39015064751285
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  • Genre : History
  • Challenging the myth that the young Americans of World War II never strayed from the moral and political norms set by tradition, Leder examines values under fire during WWII, giving both first-hand stories and the social context in which young men and women lived, loved, and worked.

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    Big Papi
  • Author : David Fischer,David Aretha
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 9781613219669
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  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • David Ortiz first won over the Fenway faithful in 2003 with his monstrous home runs, beaming smile, big hugs, and kind heart. The following fall, he proved heroic, belting walk-off hits in Games 4 and 5 of the ALCS in an epic series comeback over Jeter’s Yankees. His legendary feats helped the Red Sox end the 86-year-old “Curse of the Bambino” and deliver a World Series title to Boston. In the largest gathering in American history—of any kind—3 million fans cheered Ortiz & Co. in the World Series victory parade. “Big Papi” has walloped over 500 home runs and led Boston to two more world titles. In 2013, following the Boston Marathon bombings, he epitomized “Boston Strong” by crushing a series-turning grand slam in the ALCS and blasting .688 in the World Series, earning MVP honors. Authors David Fischer and David Aretha celebrate this David’s career in a fully illustrated, scrapbook-style album with prose as passionate as Big Papi himself. Included too are dozens of personal anecdotes and recollections about Ortiz from prominent members of the Red Sox organization and the Boston community. Supreme photography and treasures from the Baseball Hall of Fame—rarely seen photographs and artifacts—enhance the nostalgic experience. This unique collection captures the magic of David Ortiz, one of the greatest heroes the game has ever known. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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    Front Row at the White House
  • Author : Helen Thomas
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 745
  • ISBN : 9780684849119
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The author describes her many years of reporting on the White House, exploring the changing relationship between the presidency and the press

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    Derek Jeter #2
  • Author : David Fischer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781613217603
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  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • This book commemorates “The Captain’s” career in pinstripes through words and images. David Fischer traces Derek Jeter’s legendary baseball career, from his early minor-league struggles, through his exhilarating days as a Yankees superstar, to his status as an enduring symbol of the steroid-free athlete. Indeed, Jeter’s intangible ability to play at a high level in the postseason makes him the face of the modern Yankees dynasty—and of America’s national pastime. Fischer makes clear that Jeter walks in the footsteps of other Yankees greats such as Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, and Mantle, and that someday his shadow will loom just as large. The author celebrates Jeter’s career in a fully illustrated, scrapbook-style album with passionate and vivid prose, supreme photographic images and memorabilia, call-out quotes, and dozens of personal anecdotes and recollections about Jeter from prominent members of the Yankees organization and the New York community. Treasures from the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Yankees Museum—rarely seen photographs and artifacts—enhance the nostalgic experience. This unique collection captures the magic of Derek Jeter, making it an essential addition to every Yankee fan’s library and a fitting tribute to one of the game’s greatest players. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
  • Author : Douglas Adams
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780307497901
  • Reader Reviews : 54
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Now celebrating the 42nd anniversary of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, soon to be a Hulu original series! “A madcap adventure . . . Adams’s writing teeters on the fringe of inspired lunacy.”—United Press International Back on Earth with nothing more to show for his long, strange trip through time and space than a ratty towel and a plastic shopping bag, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription, the mysterious disappearance of Earth’s dolphins, and the discovery of his battered copy of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy all conspire to give Arthur the sneaking suspicion that something otherworldly is indeed going on. God only knows what it all means. Fortunately, He left behind a Final Message of explanation. But since it’s light-years away from Earth, on a star surrounded by souvenir booths, finding out what it is will mean hitching a ride to the far reaches of space aboard a UFO with a giant robot. What else is new? “The most ridiculously exaggerated situation comedy known to created beings . . . Adams is irresistible.”—The Boston Globe

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    Roar
  • Author : Cecelia Ahern
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781538730959
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the bestselling author of P.S., I Love You, a fiercely feminist story collection that illuminates, sometimes in fantastical ways, how women of all kinds navigate the world today—now an Apple TV+ series from the creators of GLOW starring Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Wever, and Alison Brie! In this singular and imaginative story collection, Cecelia Ahern explores the endless ways in which women blaze through adversity with wit, resourcefulness, and compassion. Ahern takes the familiar aspects of women's lives—the routines, the embarrassments, the desires—and elevates these moments to the outlandish and hilarious with her astute blend of magical realism and social insight. One woman is tortured by sinister bite marks that appear on her skin; another is swallowed up by the floor during a mortifying presentation; yet another resolves to return and exchange her boring husband at the store where she originally acquired him. The women at the center of this curious universe learn that their reality is shaped not only by how others perceive them, but also how they perceive the power within themselves. By turns sly, whimsical, and affecting, these thirty short stories are a dynamic examination of what it means to be a woman in this very moment. Like women themselves, each story can stand alone; yet together, they have a combined power to shift consciousness, inspire others, and create a multi-voiced Roar that will not be ignored. Includes a Reading Group Guide.

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    Thanks for the Memories
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Big Valley Press
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : WISC:89100758465
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  • Genre : Big Valley (Alta.)
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    I'll Miss You and Think of You. Thank You for the Good Times and Sweet Memories that We Shared Together.
  • Author : Vivianlee Press
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1081523395
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  • Genre : Books
  • Perfect retirement /going away / leaving the job gift for your co-worker, boss, employee, manager. Show how much you appreciate them.

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    Fangs For The Memories
  • Author : Kathy Love
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780758250803
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Oh, Brother! I'm watching my brother swagger through our New York City apartment. . .smiling. Rhys, the detached, surly man who turned brooding into an art form. But he's not brooding now. No, he's practically threatening to pistol whip me for shaking hands with the beautiful, half-dressed creature named Jane who just tried to sneak out of his bedroom. Weird. Brother Grim has a sex drive? That's not all that has me freaked out. Something terrible happened last night, something that made Rhys break his own rule and save the life of a mortal. Trouble is he doesn't remember anything from the past two hundred years. Like that he's a vampire, not a Regency viscount with an English accent. All I know is this mortal woman has managed to touch my brother's frozen heart, and I, Sebastian Young, will do whatever it takes to help him keep her. . .

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    Thanks for the Memories
  • Author : Terry Belanger
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : UCAL:$B750858
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  • Genre : Book collecting
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    Tanks for the Memories
  • Author : John Cunningham Lilly,E. J. Gold,Lee Perry,Faustin Bray
  • Publisher : Gateways Books & Tapes
  • Pages : 139
  • ISBN : 0895560712
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  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • A definitive series of talks by two acknowledged masters of consciousness exploration on uses of the flotation tank.

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    Dancing with Memories
  • Author : Sally Yule
  • Publisher : Humble Access
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN : 9780645115406
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  • Genre : Medical
  • Dancing with Memories is a children's picture book about living well with dementia. Lucy lives with dementia - she wishes she didn't, but she does. S She is full of life and determination and although less competent than before, Lucy but can still do a lot. "My brain has changed", she says, "but I am still Lucy." Lucy knows her brain doesn't work like it used to, but doesn't always understand the implications. This leads to adventures and challenges. One adventure happens the day of her granddaughter's wedding. Lucy is to be picked up for the wedding by her daughter but decides to make her own way on the bus. Lucy becomes lost and confused on her way to the wedding. She is in danger of missing the wedding altogether! After a frustrating few hours, she finds her way home through the kindness and attentiveness of people in her community, including ten-year-old Reuben and his kelpie, Rejy. Lucy does make it to her granddaughter's wedding. Dancing with Memories focuses on wellbeing rather than deficit. It re-envisions what's possible by enjoying people living with dementia, more than fixating on what is lost. It is generative, not despairing; it informs and empowers. It centres on a community aware of the respectful support people living with dementia need and deserve - a dementia-friendly community, where people take time to notice, listen and act. Supported by Professor Ralph Martins' Q&A and Maggie Beer's healthy lunchboxes, Dancing with Memories provides a platform to raise awareness, alleviate fears and facilitate conversation with children around brain health. It highlights the importance of a life-long healthy diet and lifestyle, and empowers children to engage with hope and intent in the growing social challenge of dementia.

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    The Whites of Their Eyes
  • Author : Jill Lepore
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9781400839810
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : History
  • Americans have always put the past to political ends. The Union laid claim to the Revolution--so did the Confederacy. Civil rights leaders said they were the true sons of liberty--so did Southern segregationists. This book tells the story of the centuries-long struggle over the meaning of the nation's founding, including the battle waged by the Tea Party, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and evangelical Christians to "take back America." Jill Lepore, Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer, offers a careful and concerned look at American history according to the far right, from the "rant heard round the world," which launched the Tea Party, to the Texas School Board's adoption of a social-studies curriculum that teaches that the United States was established as a Christian nation. Along the way, she provides rare insight into the eighteenth-century struggle for independence--a history of the Revolution, from the archives. Lepore traces the roots of the far right's reactionary history to the bicentennial in the 1970s, when no one could agree on what story a divided nation should tell about its unruly beginnings. Behind the Tea Party's Revolution, she argues, lies a nostalgic and even heartbreaking yearning for an imagined past--a time less troubled by ambiguity, strife, and uncertainty--a yearning for an America that never was. The Whites of Their Eyes reveals that the far right has embraced a narrative about America's founding that is not only a fable but is also, finally, a variety of fundamentalism--anti-intellectual, antihistorical, and dangerously antipluralist. In a new afterword, Lepore addresses both the recent shift in Tea Party rhetoric from the Revolution to the Constitution and the diminished role of scholars as political commentators over the last half century of public debate.

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    Thanks for the Memories
  • Author : Jon Fordham
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1291869360
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  • Genre : History
  • Thanks For These Memories is a book about life in the 1950's and 1960's and will appeal to anyone keen to remember or learn more about those decades. Containing thousands of facts about life back then, Thanks For These Memories makes the perfect present for those who grew up during those decades keen to have their memories jogged about things they have long since forgotten. But this book is more than just that! It has been written in such a way that it is ideal for those with loved ones suffering from memory difficulties who they are keen to engage in a conversation that may stimulate them; ideal for staff at care and nursing homes planning nostalgia activities with their residents; and ideal for younger people interested in learning about life and important events when their parents were young. In fact, Thanks For These Memories is a book for everyone!

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    Thanks for the Trouble
  • Author : Tommy Wallach
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781481418805
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • "Parker hasn't spoken since he watched his father die five years ago. He communicates through writing on slips of paper and keeps track of his thoughts by journaling. A loner, Parker has little interest in school, his classmates, or his future. But everything changes when he meets Zelda, a mysterious young woman with an unusual request: 'treat me like a teenager'"--

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    Raspberry Pi Assembly Language Programming
  • Author : Stephen Smith
  • Publisher : Apress
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN : 9781484252871
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Computers
  • Gain all the skills required to dive into the fundamentals of the Raspberry Pi hardware architecture and how data is stored in the Pi’s memory. This book provides you with working starting points for your own projects while you develop a working knowledge of Assembly language programming on the Raspberry Pi. You'll learn how to interface to the Pi’s hardware including accessing the GPIO ports. The book will cover the basics of code optimization as well as how to inter-operate with C and Python code, so you'll develop enough background to use the official ARM reference documentation for further projects. With Raspberry Pi Assembly Language Programming as your guide you'll study how to read and reverse engineer machine code and then then apply those new skills to study code examples and take control of your Pi’s hardware and software both. What You'll Learn Program basic ARM 32-Bit Assembly Language Interface with the various hardware devices on the Raspberry Pi Comprehend code containing Assembly language Use the official ARM reference documentation Who This Book Is For Coders who have already learned to program in a higher-level language like Python, Java, C#, or C and now wish to learn Assembly programming.

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    Leave Me Alone with the Recipes
  • Author : Cipe Pineles
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781632867155
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Cooking
  • Saveur “Best New Cookbooks of the Year" Finalist for the Gourmand Award for Cookbook Design The newly discovered illustrated recipes of wildly influential yet unsung designer Cipe Pineles, introducing her delectable work in food and art to a new generation. Not long ago, Sarah Rich and Wendy MacNaughton discovered a painted manuscript at an antiquarian book fair that drew them in like magnets: it displayed a vibrant painting of hot pink beets and a hand-lettered recipe for borscht written in script so full of life, it was hard to believe it was more than sixty-five years old. It was the work of one of the most influential graphic designers of the twentieth century--Cipe (pronounced “C. P.”) Pineles, the first female art director at Condé Nast, whose impact lives on in the work of Maira Kalman, Julia Rothman, and many others. Completed in 1945, it was a keepsake of her connection to her childhood's Eastern European food--she called it Leave Me Alone with the Recipes. For Wendy and Sarah, it was a talisman of a woman they had not known was their idol: a strong, independent spirit whose rich archive--of drawings, recipes, diaries, and letters to family and friends--led them into a dazzling history of mid-century design, art, food, New York City society, and culture. They teamed up with Maria Popova of Brain Pickings and Debbie Millman of Design Matters, along with contributors Mimi Sheraton, Steven Heller, Paula Scher, and Maira Kalman, to present Cipe Pineles's life and work as it should be presented--in glorious color. With Pineles's illustrated cookbook and a section of updated recipes as its centerpiece, this gorgeous volume will delight foodies and design devotees alike.

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    Thanks for the Memories - Foxton Reader Starter Level (300 Headwords A1) with Free Online AUDIO
  • Author : C. S. Woolley
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 1911481797
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    Childhood Memories
  • Author : Ingrid Habib
  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN : 9781543743357
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • We do not remember days; we remember moments. In Childhood Memories, author Ingrid Habib shares a collection of her memories from her childhood, an important time in ones life to create positive, lasting impressions. Ingrid offers a variety of snippets from her young life that include reminisces of family, friends, experiences, places, and more. From playing dress up and make-believe, to celebrating holidays and birthdays, to riding the bus and attending school, Ingrid narrates a selection of remembrances that impacted her early years. She remembers that happiness was togetherness. Through Childhood Memories, Ingrid hopes to inspire others to preserve their own memories and to nurture and love the child in each of us.

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    Alan Jackson - Precious Memories (Songbook)
  • Author : Alan Jackson
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9781458452269
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Music
  • (Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). This songbook includes all 15 songs from the 2006 release, Jackson's first ever gospel album. Songs: Blessed Assurance * How Great Thou Art * I'll Fly Away * In the Garden * The Old Rugged Cross * Softly and Tenderly * What a Friend We Have in Jesus * and more.

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    The Giver
  • Author : Lois Lowry
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9780544340688
  • Reader Reviews : 3978
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Living in a "perfect" world without social ills, a boy approaches the time when he will receive a life assignment from the Elders, but his selection leads him to a mysterious man known as the Giver, who reveals the dark secrets behind the utopian facade.

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    Grandpa and Grandma, Thanks for the Memories
  • Author : Connie V. Meulen
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1414025661
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    Memories of Eden
  • Author : Violette Shamash
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780810164086
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • According to legend, the Garden of Eden was located in Iraq, and for millennia, Jews resided peacefully in metropolitan Baghdad. Memories of Eden: A Journey Through Jewish Baghdad reconstructs the last years of the oldest Jewish Diaspora community in the world through the recollections of Violette Shamash, a Jewish woman who was born in Baghdad in 1912, sent to her daughter Mira Rocca and son-in-law, the British journalist Tony Rocca. The result is a deeply textured memoir—an intimate portrait of an individual life, yet revealing of the complex dynamics of the Middle East in the twentieth century. Toward the end of her long life, Violette Shamash began writing letters, notes, and essays and sending them to the Roccas. The resulting book begins near the end of Ottoman rule and runs through the British Mandate, the emergence of an independent Iraq, and the start of dictatorial government. Shamash clearly loved the world in which she grew up but is altogether honest in her depiction of the transformation of attitudes toward Baghdad’s Jewish population. Shamash’s world is finally shattered by the Farhud, the name given to the massacre of hundreds of Iraqi Jews over three days in 1941. An event that has received very slight historical coverage, the Farhud is further described and placed in context in a concluding essay by Tony Rocca.

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    The Bob Hope Memorial Book
  • Author : Xulon Press, Incorporated
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9781594670503
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  • Genre : Books
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    Patient H.M.
  • Author : Luke Dittrich
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9780679643807
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Science
  • “Oliver Sacks meets Stephen King”* in this propulsive, haunting journey into the life of the most studied human research subject of all time, the amnesic known as Patient H.M. For readers of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks comes a story that has much to teach us about our relentless pursuit of knowledge. Winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award • Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • New York Post • NPR • The Economist • New York • Wired • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage In 1953, a twenty-seven-year-old factory worker named Henry Molaison—who suffered from severe epilepsy—received a radical new version of the then-common lobotomy, targeting the most mysterious structures in the brain. The operation failed to eliminate Henry’s seizures, but it did have an unintended effect: Henry was left profoundly amnesic, unable to create long-term memories. Over the next sixty years, Patient H.M., as Henry was known, became the most studied individual in the history of neuroscience, a human guinea pig who would teach us much of what we know about memory today. Patient H.M. is, at times, a deeply personal journey. Dittrich’s grandfather was the brilliant, morally complex surgeon who operated on Molaison—and thousands of other patients. The author’s investigation into the dark roots of modern memory science ultimately forces him to confront unsettling secrets in his own family history, and to reveal the tragedy that fueled his grandfather’s relentless experimentation—experimentation that would revolutionize our understanding of ourselves. Dittrich uses the case of Patient H.M. as a starting point for a kaleidoscopic journey, one that moves from the first recorded brain surgeries in ancient Egypt to the cutting-edge laboratories of MIT. He takes readers inside the old asylums and operating theaters where psychosurgeons, as they called themselves, conducted their human experiments, and behind the scenes of a bitter custody battle over the ownership of the most important brain in the world. Patient H.M. combines the best of biography, memoir, and science journalism to create a haunting, endlessly fascinating story, one that reveals the wondrous and devastating things that can happen when hubris, ambition, and human imperfection collide. “An exciting, artful blend of family and medical history.”—The New York Times *Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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    Derek Jeter #2
  • Author : David Fischer
  • Publisher : Sports Publishing
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1613217595
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  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • This book commemorates “The Captain’s” career in pinstripes through words and images. David Fischer traces Derek Jeter’s legendary baseball career, from his early minor-league struggles, through his exhilarating days as a Yankees superstar, to his status as an enduring symbol of the steroid-free athlete. Indeed, Jeter’s intangible ability to play at a high level in the postseason makes him the face of the modern Yankees dynasty—and of America’s national pastime. Fischer makes clear that Jeter walks in the footsteps of other Yankees greats such as Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, and Mantle, and that someday his shadow will loom just as large. The author celebrates Jeter’s career in a fully illustrated, scrapbook-style album with passionate and vivid prose, supreme photographic images and memorabilia, call-out quotes, and dozens of personal anecdotes and recollections about Jeter from prominent members of the Yankees organization and the New York community. Treasures from the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Yankees Museum—rarely seen photographs and artifacts—enhance the nostalgic experience. This unique collection captures the magic of Derek Jeter, making it an essential addition to every Yankee fan’s library and a fitting tribute to one of the game’s greatest players. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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    Grateful Memories; Ten Years on the Road Taping the Dead
  • Author : Jim Daley
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 1500117390
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  • Genre : Books
  • Chronicles 10 years of my life on the road, from 1979 thru 1989, following the Grateful Dead on tour across America with a core group of friends while recording the music along the way. I share my stories while introducing my real life traveling companions.

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    Thanks for Your Trust
  • Author : Harvey S. Wineberg
  • Publisher : Bonus Books
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN : 1566251036
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Harvey Wineberg is no ordinary accountant. With clients like hockey great Bobby Hull, baseball's legendary Leo Durocher, former Chicago Bulls sharpshooter John Paxson, and jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis, among others, his career has been anything but common. In Thanks for Your Trust, he looks back on the early days that shaped his future and the hard-knock days, during which he built both his reputation and his firm.

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    Once Upon a Gospel
  • Author : William J. Bausch
  • Publisher : Twenty-Third Publications
  • Pages : 628
  • ISBN : 158595683X
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  • Genre : Church year sermons
  • When the words great homily come to mind, the name Bill Bausch inevitably pops up. Here he offers 100 new homilies, reflecting the liturgical year, holy days and holidays, and saying farewell to loved ones. All are shaped and finessed with stories. As Bausch himself says, We never exhaust the meaning of a good story. Truth wrapped in story is irresistibleand thats why I use stories. These homilies are irresistible as well!