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Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance: The Glorious Imposter

by Donald G. Smith

Intrigued by what appeared to be an Indian's autobiography,but as I later discovered it was full of inconsitancies.

The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts

by Joan Biskupic

An incisive biography of the Supreme Court's enigmatic Chief Justice, taking us inside the momentous legal decisions of his tenure so far John Roberts was named to the Supreme Court in 2005 claiming he would act as a neutral umpire in deciding cases. His critics argue he has been anything but, pointing to his conservative victories on voting rights and campaign finance. Yet he broke from orthodoxy in his decision to preserve Obamacare. How are we to understand the motives of the most powerful judge in the land? In The Chief, award-winning journalist Joan Biskupic contends that Roberts is torn between two, often divergent, priorities: to carry out a conservative agenda, and to protect the Court's image and his place in history. Biskupic shows how Roberts's dual commitments have fostered distrust among his colleagues, with major consequences for the law. Trenchant and authoritative, The Chief reveals the making of a justice and the drama on this nation's highest court.

The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst

by David Nasaw

Named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Business Week, and GQ, THE CHIEF: THE LIFE OF WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST is "an absorbing and ingeniously organized biography . . . of the most powerful publisher America has ever known" (New York Times Book Review). Drawing on papers and interviews that were previously unavailable, as well as on newly released documentation of interactions with such figures as Hitler, Mussolini, Churchill, every president from Grover Cleveland to Franklin Roosevelt, and movie giants Louis B. Mayer, Jack Warner, and Irving Thalberg, David Nasaw completes the picture of this colossal American "engagingly, lucidly and fair-mindedly" (Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.)."Outstandingly researched, elegantly but not flamboyantly written, and fair in its conclusions about Hearst's astonishing career" (Wall Street Journal), THE CHIEF "must be regarded as the definitive study . . . It's hard to imagine a more complete rendering of Hearst's life" (Business Week).

Chief: My Life in the LAPD

by Diane K. Shah Daryl F. Gates

"Chief" is the biographical account of an ex-Police Chief, Daryl F. Gates, giving a birds eye view of the world of crime as part of the Los Angeles Police Department. As well as the life and inner conversations in the life of a police man and policing, from being a rookie cop to the life and times of a detective and finally what Gates underwent as the police chief, dealing with the media, petty criminals prostitutes, etc.

Los chicos malos del barrio

by Knight, Gavin

Tres historias reales y tres ciudades que podrían ser cualquier otra... La violencia y el tráfico de drogas son dos de los grandes problemas sociales a nivel mundial. Los chicos malos del barrio se acerca a ellos a través de tres ciudades del Reino Unido: Manchester, Londres y Glasgow. Tres historias independientes, con personajes y visiones del problema de lo más diversas. En Manchester tenemos a Anders Svenson, un policía obsesionado con atrapar a Merlin y Flow, principales capos de la droga en la ciudad. En Londres, Pilgrim es un chico de ascendencia jamaicana que se mete en líos con pandillas. Esto lo lleva a participar en el robo de un camión y a acabar en un reformatorio. Pero, lejos de reformarse, la dureza del ambiente lo lleva a formar su propia banda para sobrevivir. En Glasgow, Karin McCluskey es detective y ha sido ascendida para controlar el número de crímenes violentos. Sus estudios descubren que la tasa de crimen real es el triple del que aparece en los informes. Busca ayuda en políticos y gente influyente, pero todos piensan que la violencia está demasiado arraigada para invertir su dinero y su tiempo en programas para solventarla. Estos y otros personajes construyen una novela coral que, con un estilo directo y objetivo, muestra al lector la realidad de la violencia, sus causas y sus consecuencias, basándose en historias reales y situaciones que podrían darse en cualquier ciudad del mundo.

El chico del fin del mundo: Todo lo que hice para ser yo

by Santiago Artemis

Dueño de un estilo y una personalidad extravagantes, Santiago Artemis es un indiscutido enfant terrible de la moda local. En esta autobiografía lo cuenta todo, una aventura surcada por el azar y también por el deseo y la convicción. Una historia escrita por un chico del fin del mundo que llegó para descolocar y deslumbrarnos a todos para siempre. Santiago Artemis es diseñador estrella que eligen celebridades locales y figuras internacionales como Katy Perry, Xuxa y Tyra Banks. Pero, como corresponde a toda historia genuina de autorrealización, su camino al éxito no fue sencillo. El esperado hijo varón llegó al hogar patagónico de una familia conservadora y a una comunidad represiva como quien desciende de un plato volador. Desde siempre inquieto, lo miraban con reprobación cuando elegía las muñecas sobre los autitos, se obsesionó con Xuxa y Sailor Moon y dibujaba sin parar mientras nutría su imaginación del cine, la música y las revistas de moda de épocas más sofisticadas. Santiago resistió y se reafirmó en su pasión: cuando los gendarmes lo llamaron "puto", se concentró en lo que importaba, es decir, si la caída del uniforme de fajina tenía o no tenía estilo y se paró encima de todo eso con libertad, capricho y creatividad. Más tarde, en Buenos Aires, se enamoró, se convirtió en "Peluchito" o Lady Gaga para sus compañeros universitarios, y un día irrumpió en una Fashion Week con sombrero y hombreras de treinta centímetros y su vida cambió. Este libro es una autobiografía precoz, pero a la que no le falta nada. Una aventura surcada por el azar y también por el deseo y la convicción. Un relato íntimo y honesto lleno de dolor y humor de un personaje que se impuso a todo obstáculo con gracia, kitsch y glamour, pero también con talento, elegancia y determinación.

Chickens in the Road

by Suzanne Mcminn

"It was a cold late autumn day when I brought my children to live in rural West Virginia. The farmhouse was one hundred years old, there was already snow on the ground, and the heat was sparse—as was the insulation. The floors weren't even, either. My then-twelve-year-old son walked in the door and said, 'You've brought us to this slanted little house to die. '" Thus begins former romance writer Suzanne McMinn's wild ride into self-sustainable living halfway up a hill on one of the most remote dirt roads in West Virginia, with a cast including her children, an enigmatic partner, the "rural neighborhood" of quirky characters, and a whole slew of ridiculous and uncooperative farm animals. An unlikely adventurer, the suburban-born-and-bred author tackles one daunting challenge after another on her new forty-acre farm, from hatching chickens and milking a cow to herding sheep and making her own cheese. Whether she's trying to convince a goat to accept its baby or just get her ornery neighbor to move over and let her pass on the road, every page of her adventure is fraught with laughter, passion, drama, and the risk of losing it all before she figures out why she's doing it in the first place. And when she does lose it all, she discovers a triumph she never expected—along with the truth for which she'd been searching all along.

Chickenhawk

by Robert Mason

A helicopter pilot who flew more than one thousand combat missions in Vietnam recounts his experiences. He describes the fear of battle, the horrors of the war-ravaged land, and the lasting psychological effect of the war on his life.

Chickenhawk: Life After Vietnam (Chickenhawk: Back In The World Ser.)

by Robert Mason

A stunning book about the right stuff in the wrong war. As a child, Robert Mason dreamed of levitating. As a young man, he dreamed of flying helicopters - and the U. S. Army gave him his chance. They sent him to Vietnam where, between August 1965 and July 1966, he flew more than 1,000 assault missions. In Chickenhawk, Robert Mason gives us a devastating bird's eye-view of that war in all its horror, as he experiences the accelerating terror, the increasingly desperate courage of a man 'acting out the role of a hero long after he realises that the conduct of the war is insane,' says the New York Times, 'And we can't stop ourselves from identifying with it. '

The Chicken Who Saved Us: The Remarkable Story of Andrew and Frightful

by Kristin Jarvis Adams

The true story of an autistic boy with a body under siege by mysterious illness, and the chicken who saved his life."Heartbreakingly beautiful - the gift of the human animal bond.” - Temple Grandin, Author, researcher, consultant and world-renowned autism spokespersonEight-year-old Andrew was autistic and bilingual. He spoke English - and Chicken. But the day he told his pet chicken Frightful that his body was trying to kill him, Andrew’s family and an entire medical community were launched into a decade-long quest for answers. This honest memoir of fierce and faithful parenting takes readers on a heartfelt journey through chronic illness and Asperger’s syndrome to discover the healing bond between a boy and his chicken. Navigating the complex landscape of modern medicine and genetics, through a rare diagnosis of Trisomy 8 Mosaicism and an experimental bone marrow transplant, readers venture to places where chickens talk, superheroes come alive, and a boy on the brink of death finds the courage to survive.

Chicken Soup For The Working Mom's Soul: Humor And Inspiration For Moms Who Juggle It All

by Mark Victor Hansen Patty Aubery Jack L. Canfield

A mom's work is never done. Whether you work full time or part time, in an office or from your home, or are a stay-at-home mom, "Chicken Soup for the Working Mom's Soul" is for you. The stories found in this heartwarming book are from women who, day in and day out, juggle and balance their careers and their families. Whether it's a busy day at the office, followed by music lessons and baseball practice, preparing dinner, or helping with homework, then snuggling and tucking in the little ones, life for a working mom is a busy one. But it is also an enriching and rewarding life, and the stories shared in this book by working moms will show you that it's not important to be 'Super Mom' all the time, just some of the time!

Chicken Soup for the Veteran's Soul: Stories to Stir the Pride and Honor the Courage of Our Veterans

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Sidney R. Slagter

Chicken Soup for the Veteran's Soul will inspire and touch any veterans and their families, and allow others to appreciate the freedom for which they fought. A compelling collection of the true-life experiences of extraordinary men and women in every branch of service, who changed the course of history by their acts of valor in World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf War. Their experiences offer a glimpse of timeless history, revealing moments of compassion, bravery, respect, and reverence. With chapters including Above and Beyond, The Home Front, The Front Lines, Coming Home, Healing, Brothers in Arms, and Honoring Those Who Served, this collection relays heroic deeds, acts of compassion and empathy, fears confronted, and victories attained. This is a wonderful tribute to anyone who gave in service to their country, as well as to their families.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Billy Graham & Me

by Steve Posner

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Billy Graham & Me contains 101 fascinating stories from all the living U.S. presidents, well-known pastors, country singers and other celebrities, and world leaders, relating their personal experiences with Billy Graham.Renowned Evangelical preacher Billy Graham has touched tens of millions of lives, inspiring faith and hope around the world. And you will get to know the beloved preacher better in these inspiring, personal stories by the people who know him best. You will meet the real Billy Graham, the man behind the public figure.

Chicken Soup for the Latino Soul: Celebrating La Comunidad Latina

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Susan Sanchez-Casal

Inspiring, heartwarming, and humorous, this special story collection celebrates Latino life and community across the country. Whether your roots are in Mexico, Central or South America, the Caribbean, or the Iberian Peninsula, the stories in this volume will remind you of the pride, hope and joy of being part of the Latino community in America. Chicken Soup for the Latino Soul showcases the storytelling traditions of Latino culture, articulating the joys, struggles, and triumphs of the Latino experience: · An abuela shares memories of encountering Pancho Villa and his army on hot, dusty summer morning while fetching water at the town square. · A favorite tia explains her philosophy of life through the methodical preparation of enchiladas · A young man learns an important lesson about life while trying to make his mother pronounce English "properly. " · A young woman recounts her family's successful struggle to survive the Great Depression in Spanish Harlem. With stories that explore culture and identity, and that celebrate families and spirituality, living in two languages, crossing borders, and overcoming life's challenges, each chapter focuses on the uniqueness of the Latino experience and tradition.

Chicken Soup for the Latino Soul: Celebrating la Comunidad Latina

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Susan Sanchez-Casal

This special collection of stories celebrates Latino life and community across the country.

Chicken Soup for the Girl's Soul: Real Stories by Real Girls About Real Stuff

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Patty Hansen Irene Dunlap

From Barbies to your first bra, from holding your teddy bear to slow-dancing with your first boyfriend, from knowing everyone in elementary school to trying to make new friends in middle school. . . . When dealing with these changes, it's no wonder preteen girls can freak out from time to time. Consider Chicken Soup for the Girl's Soul your survival guide! From reading the true experiences of other preteen girls, as well as women who've been there, you'll see that you're not the only one who feels clueless and insecure sometimes. You'll read about tough subjects, such as peer pressure, cliques, divorce, and loss, as well as fun "girls only" stories about friendship, embarrassing moments (these could take up an entire book!), body changes, and first crushes. These stories will make you laugh, cry, and realize that girl power is truly something to celebrate. You'll turn to this book again and again, whenever you need the advice only girls can give. Chicken Soup for the Girl's Soul is sure to be what a girl wants!

Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Debra Poneman

Those closest to the heart of American Idol - from the executive producers to the stylists, from the fans to the judges share their moving stories of obstacles overcome, love and changed forever.

Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul: Laughter, Love And Memories To Honor The Legacy Of Sisterhood (Chicken Soup For The Soul Ser.)

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Lisa Nichols

Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul is a rich collection of stories that truly celebrate the mountaintops and share the valleys of the African American woman's experience; highlighting her moments of strength, as well as her struggles. This candid, touching, and inspiring collection of stories proves that the spirit of sisterhood extends beyond geography, economics, age, and time. Whether we're passing on family traditions, keeping the faith, or just keepin' it real, one thing is for sure; we are here because of the shoulders we stand on. Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul will leave you feeling as if you've just shared a sacred space with some legendary African American women through quotes or stories from Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Mary McLeod Bethune, and modern day heroines like Patti LaBelle, Halle Berry, and Queen Latifah. Experience inspiring moments of ordinary sisters doing extraordinary things in the world like voting in a time when voting could cost you your life to learning the true meaning of self love through the simple gesture of letting your hair down. Allow these stories--exclusively for sisters, from sisters--encourage and inspire you as you feed your soul and soothe your spirit.

Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul: Laughter, Love and Memories to Honor the Legacy of Sisterhood

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Lisa Nichols

A multi-generational celebration and acknowledgement, this edition combines stories of legendary African-American women with stories of modern-day heroines, and up and coming young African-American sisters and ordinary women.

Chicken Soup for the African American Soul: Celebrating and Sharing Our Culture One Story at a Time

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Lisa Nichols Tom Joyner

This is the book everyone has been waiting for--an inspiring celebration of the joy, challenges, and triumphs of being African American. Combine Ilyana Vanzant and Terry McMillan, then include a dash of E. Lynn Harris, and you've got Chicken Soup for the African American Soul. This book captures the spirit of the community through inspiring storytelling that understands both the struggles and joys of being African American. From Jim Crow to the Civil Rights movement to today's business leaders and gangsta culture, this book is a primer on black history. And like all Chicken Soup books, it's a moving tribute to the small things--a moment of insight, a mentor, a lover, the loss of innocence--that make life worth living. This great volume is focused on representing all facets of African American life--man and woman; young and old; rural, suburban, and urban; rich and poor; race conscious and mostly color-blind.

Chicken Soup For The Soul: Stories By Mothers And Sons, In Appreciation Of Each Other

by Mark Victor Hansen Jack L. Canfield Amy Newmark

There is a special bond between mothers and their sons and it never goes away. This new book contains the 101 best stories and poems from Chicken Soup's library honoring that lifelong relationship between mothers and their male offspring. These heartfelt and loving stories written by mothers, grandmothers, and sons, about each other, span generations and show how the mother-son bond transcends time. Some of theses stories will make readers laugh and some will make them cry, but they all will warm their hearts and remind them of the things they love about each other. The first "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book was published in 1993, and became a publishing industry sensation, ultimately selling eight million copies. Since then, more than 150 Chicken Soup titles have been published, selling more than 100 million copies Chicken Soup for the Soul had won dozens of awards over the past 15 years, and its founders, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have become celebrity motivational speakers and authors.

Chicken Soup For The Soul: 101 Stories Of Life, Love, And Learning For Older Teens

by Mark Victor Hansen Jack L. Canfield Amy Newmark Madeline Clapps

Stories in this book cover topics important to the 14 to 18-year-old range, including regrets and lessons learned, dating and sex, family relationships, applying to college, and preparing for life after high school. The first "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book was published in 1993, and became a publishing industry sensation, ultimately selling eight million copies. Since then, more than 150 Chicken Soup titles have been published, selling more than 100 million copies. "Chicken Soup for the Soul" has won dozens of awards over the past 15 years, and its founders, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, have become celebrity motivational speakers and authors.

Chicken Soup For The Latter-Day Saint Soul: Stories Celebrating The Faith And Family Of Latter-Day Saints

by Mark Victor Hansen Jack L. Canfield

In celebration of the 175th anniversary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sherm and Peg Fugal, publishers of the million-selling "Especially for Mormons" series, have edited this, the first nationally released collection of LDS stories and cartoons, written by saints from every corner of the world. You'll find sweet, funny and thought-provoking stories on faith, family, gratitude, holidays, miracles, missionaries, overcoming obstacles, prayer and serving others: stories that you'll want to read and use yourself, then share with family and friends. "Read these stories and you'll understand how the LDS Church became the fastest growing Christian religion in the world, the fourth largest church in America, and the second largest church in the American west." Maren Mouritsen, former dean of students, Columbia University; retired assistant to the president, Brigham Young University. "This is what we need: inspiring stories from fellow saints from all over the world with whom we share not only the restored gospel and Church, but also the same worldly challenges." Matt Kennedy, publisher, LDS Living magazine; vice president/marketing, Deseret Book. "I have known and worked with both the Fugals, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen for years. What a brilliant combination of talent and ideas." Robert G. Allen, bestselling author of "Nothing Down" and "The One-Minute Millionaire".

Chicken Soup For The Bride's Soul: Stories Of Love, Laughter And Commitment To Last A Lifetime

by Mark Victor Hansen Jack L. Canfield Jennifer Canfield

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable of your life, especially if you're the bride. From unique proposals to hilarious and touching tales of actual ceremonies and receptions, this book will inspire anyone looking ahead to the big day. "Chicken Soup for the Bride's Soul" features a final section on Anniversaries will give it a long shelf life, and open the market to those remembering the joy of their wedding day in later years. It's the perfect gift for bridal showers, weddings and anniversaries.

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