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From the Book jacket: In 100 chapters full of wit, wisdom and uncommon good sense, Secret Formulas conjures up more of the Wizard's provocative observations on advertising, business, and life that won The Wizard of Ads last year's Business Book of the Year Award - only this time, the book has nuts, bolts, and even more bite! The Wizard's secret formulas will show you How to find a champion to sell your ideas Why targeting your market can be a big mistake How to get customers to remember you Why bankers think backwards How to write miraculous ads Why the brain contains 100,000 new worlds Why being "out of style" can be profitable How to hire wisely and fire compassionately How success can send you to the poor house How to remember what's really important in life Just peek inside one of these chapters. The Wizard will give you your own crystal ball - one powerful enough to let you see and create your future. The Wizard Who Got Away (p. 40) Living with Tarzan in the Jungle (p. 44) Escape the Dungeon of Depression (p. 62) Surprising Broca (p. 70) The Midnight Street Sweeper (p. 98) Not So Stupid (p. 150) Don't Get Your Panties in a Bind (p. 180) A Pinpoint in the Darkness (p. 196) History's Greatest Hoax (p. 204) What 1 Learned at a Bar Mitzvah (p. 214) Secret Formulas of the Wizards of Ads is certainly about advertising, business, friendship, and life. But more than that, it's a book about you.
Discover for the first time the true story of the founding of America, it's historical ties to Freemasonry and the battle for the New World, in this authoritive and accessible new book.
On the first day of secondary school, Lucy calls Rafaella "Earwig" because her name sounds funny and her ears stick out. She regrets her words as soon as they leave her mouth, but now all the other kids are teasing Rafaella, too. Afraid she'll be branded as unpopular, Lucy finds herself avoiding Rafaella at school, but after school a secret friendship develops. By the time Lucy decides to bring their friendship out into the open, a tragedy has occurred: one that may have been avoided if only Lucy had the guts to stand up for her friend.
When Mary Lennox's parents pass away, she is sent to live in Misselthwaite Manor, her uncle's enormous house. Mary is considered a spoilt and ill-tempered child, but with the help of a gardener, a robin redbreast and two new friends, she discovers a garden full of magic and vigour that begins to transform her own personality in the most astonishing of ways. The Secret Garden is a powerful and much-loved classic for children and adults alike.
The story of an unhappy little girl, her invalid cousin, and the healing power of friendship and love. Reading level: 4.8. From the Trade Paperback edition. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 4-5 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors. The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary's only escape. Then, Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. One day, with the help of two unexpected companions, she discovers a way in. Is everything in the garden dead, or can Mary bring it back to life?
When orphaned Mary Lennox, lonely and sad, comes to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire moors, she finds it full of secrets. At night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors. Outside, she meets Dickon, a magical boy who can charm and talk to animals. Then, one day, with the help of a friendly robin, Mary discovers the most mysterious wonder of all--a secret garden, walled and locked, which has been completely forgotten for years and years. Is everything in the garden dead, or can Mary bring it back to life? [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 4-5 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
"The servants were astonished when he told them, "A boy, and a fox, and a crow, and two squirrels, and a newborn lamb are coming to see me this morning. I want them brought upstairs as soon as they come!" Dickon and the animals arrived, and they all sat down to plan how they could get Colin out of the house and into the secret garden without anyone seeing them. ..."
"A wonderful reminder that economic hardship can bring suffering but can also foster compassion and community. " -The Boston Globe In hard economic times like these, readers will find bestselling author Ted Gup's unique book uplifting as well as captivating. Inside a suitcase kept in his mother's attic, Gup discovered letters written to his grandfather in response to an ad placed in a Canton, Ohio, newspaper in 1933 that offered cash to seventy-five families facing a devastating Christmas. The author travels coast to coast to unveil the lives behind the letters, describing a range of hardships and recreating in his research the hopes and suffering of Depression-era Americans, even as he uncovers the secret life led by the grandfather he thought he knew. .
Marie Lafayette has struggled for most of her life. So when her mother's dying confession reveals an astonishing truth, Marie walks away from her career to find answers at Fairchild Acres. . . where she might be the heiress to the Fairchild family fortune! But Marie can't bring herself to reveal her true identity. Her? An heiress? And to make matters worse, she's falling for racing world royalty. Andrew Preston is wealthy, handsome. . . and completely wrong for her. Because even as Andrew makes Marie feel like Cinderella, she knows fairy tales don't exist. And men like Andrew don't fall for women like her. . . .
New York Times bestselling author. "A wedding of Judith Krantz and Sidney Sheldon. Judith Gould is a master!" - Kirkus Reviews. Twin heiresses are separated at birth because of a presumed curse. One is good, and completely unaware of her birthright. The other is avaricious and evil. Ariadne and Nikoletta are beautiful identical twins - but opposite in every way. Groomed to take over her father's empire, Nikoletta will go to any lengths to get what she wants. Ariadne has been raised in obscurity and is unaware of her vast family fortune. Generous and naïve, she unwittingly agrees to a shady scheme, orchestrated by her late father's advisors, to take the place of the twin she has never even met. That's when she becomes embroiled in a web of passion, deception, and untold danger.
They came after former FBI agent Isabel Cooper in her hotel room. Drugged and fighting for her life, she ran right into the arms of a dead man. But Ben Scanlon was very much alive, and now her life was in his hands, too.His face was rougher and his hair longer than when they'd last met, but he still carried himself like a born Texan. Undercover with the same redneck mafia that was after her, Scanlon thought he could save Isabel without revisiting their past together. But when every step led to a trap, and every touch they shared had a consequence, he wasn't going to waste a second chance-or another bullet.
"Poetry" brings his muddy lamb into Miss Lilly's classroom, and chaos breaks out. The gang later discovers a mysterious cave with hidden passage near the cemetery. When they spend the night in the cave, they are frightened by two very different visitors dressed in white. Could they be ghosts? Watch Poetry's pet lamb provide a helpful explanation of Jesus' parable of the lost sheep. The Sugar Creek Gang series chronicles the faith-building adventures of a group of fun-loving. courageous Christian boys. These classic stories have been inspiring children to grow in their faith for more than five decades. More than three million copies later, children continue to grow up relating to members of the gang as they struggle with the application of their Christian faith to the adventure of life. Now that these stories have been updated for a new generation, you and your child can join in the Sugar Creek excitement.
Dreaming is vital to the human story. It is essential to our survival and evolution, to creative endeavors in every field, and, quite simply, to getting us through our daily lives. All of us dream. Now Robert Moss shows us how dreams have shaped world events and why deepening our conscious engagement with dreaming is crucial for our future. He traces the strands of dreams through archival records and well-known writings, weaving remarkable yet true accounts of historical figures who were influenced by their dreams. In this wide-ranging, visionary book, Moss creates a new way to explore history and consciousness, combining the storytelling skills of a bestselling novelist with the research acumen of a scholar of ancient history and the personal experience of an active dreamer.
An intimate, surprising look at man's best friend and what the leading philosophies of dog training teach us about ourselves. Years back, Melissa Holbrook Pierson brought home a border collie named Mercy, without a clue of how to get her to behave. Stunned after hiring a trainer whose immediate rapport with Mercy seemed magical, Pierson began delving into the techniques of positive reinforcement. She made her way to B. F. Skinner, the behavioral psychologist who started it all, the man who could train a pigeon to dance in minutes and whose research on how behavior is acquired has ramifications for military dolphin trainers, athletes, dancers, and, as he originally conceived, society at large. To learn more, Pierson met with a host of fascinating animal behaviorists, going behind the scenes to witness the relationships between trainers and animals at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, and to the in-depth seminars at a Clicker Expo where all the dogs but hers seemed to be learning new tricks. The often startling story of what became of a pathbreaking scientist's work is interwoven with a more personal tale of how to understand the foreign species with whom we are privileged to live. Pierson draws surprising connections in her exploration of how kindness works to motivate all animals, including the human one.
Emphasizes the mistakes, not the achievements. Emphasizes the work of the CIA against Communism.
The Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving a single tantalizing quote from Genghis Khan: "Let us reward our female offspring." Only this hint of a father's legacy for his daughters remained of a much larger story. The queens of the Silk Route turned their father's conquests into the world's first truly international empire, fostering trade, education, and religion throughout their territories and creating an economic system that stretched from the Pacific to the Mediterranean. Outlandish stories of these powerful queens trickled out of the Empire, shocking the citizens of Europe and and the Islamic world.After Genghis Khan's death in 1227, conflicts erupted between his daughters and his daughters-in-law; what began as a war between powerful women soon became a war against women in power as brother turned against sister, son against mother. At the end of this epic struggle, the dynasty of the Mongol queens had seemingly been extinguished forever, as even their names were erased from the historical record.. One of the most unusual and important warrior queens of history arose to avenge the wrongs, rescue the tattered shreds of the Mongol Empire, and restore order to a shattered world. Putting on her quiver and picking up her bow, Queen Mandhuhai led her soldiers through victory after victory. In her thirties she married a seventeen-year-old prince, and she bore eight children in the midst of a career spent fighting the Ming Dynasty of China on one side and a series of Muslim warlords on the other. Her unprecedented success on the battlefield provoked the Chinese into the most frantic and expensive phase of wall building in history. Charging into battle even while pregnant, she fought to reassemble the Mongol Nation of Genghis Khan and to preserve it for her own children to rule in peace. At the conclusion of his magnificently researched and ground-breaking narrative, Weatherford notes that, despite their mystery and the efforts to erase them from our collective memory, the deeds of these Mongol queens inspired great artists from Chaucer and Milton to Goethe and Puccini, and so their stories live on today. With The Secret History of the Mongol Queens, Jack Weatherford restores the queens' missing chapter to the annals of history. From the Hardcover edition.
The amazing surprise New York Times bestseller, filled with "breathtaking glimpses into worlds that heretofore have been little explored" (Foreward) They say that history is written by the victors. But what if history-or what we come to know as history-has been written by the wrong people? What if everything we've been told is only part of the story? In this groundbreaking and now famous work, Mark Booth embarks on an enthralling tour of our world's secret histories. Starting from a dangerous premise-that everything we've known about our world's past is corrupted, and that the stories put forward by the various cults and mystery schools throughout history are true-Booth produces nothing short of an alternate history of the past 3,000 years. From Greek and Egyptian mythology to Jewish folklore, from Christian cults to Freemasons, from Charlemagne to Don Quixote, from George Washington to Hitler- Booth shows that history needs a revolutionary rethink, and he has 3,000 years of hidden wisdom to back it up. .
When young Tom True heart's six older brothers all go missing from their adventures in the Land of Stories, he embarks on a perilous mission to save them and to capture the rogue story-writer who wants to do away with the heroes.
The Secret Hour is a 300 page modern magics novel written by the acclaimed author Scott Westerfeld and first published in 2004. It is the first volume of a trilogy by Westerfeld entitled Midnighters; Touching Darkness is the second. The summary by Eos reads as follows: nobody is safe in the secret hour Strange things happen at midnight in the town of Bixby, Oklahoma. Time freezes. Nobody moves. For one secret hour each night, the town belongs to the dark creatures that haunt the shadows. Only a small group of people know about the secret hour-only they are free to move about the midnight time. These people call themselves Midnighters. Each one has a different power that is strongest at midnight: Seer, Mindcaster, Acrobat, Polymath. For years the Midnighters and the dark creatures have shared the secret hour, uneasily avoiding one another. All that changes when the new girl with an unmistakable tt| midnight aura appears at Bixby High School. Jessica Day is not an outsider like the other Midnighters. She acts perfectly normal in every way. But it soon becomes clear that the dark !creatures sense a hidden power in Jessica . . . and they're determined to stop her before she can use it. A story of courage, shadowy perils, and (unexpected destiny, the secret hour is the first volume of the mesmerizing Midnighters trilogy by acclaimed author Scott Westerfeld. scott westerfeld has written five adult novels, including THE RISEN EMPIRE and THE KILLING OF WORLDS. He was born in Texas and has also designed children's software and composed electronic music. He alternates his summers between New York City and Sydney, Australia.
The Secret House: 24 Hours In The Strange and Unexpected World In Which We Spend Our Nights and Daysby David Bodanis
Images, in color and black and white, of the everyday world.
Twelve-year-old Grace and her mother have always been their own family, traveling from place to place like gypsies. But Grace wants to finally have a home all their own. Just when she thinks she's found it her mother says it's time to move again. Grace summons the courage to tell her mother how she really feels and will always regret that her last words to her were angry ones. After her mother's sudden death, Grace is forced to live with a grandmother she's never met. She can't imagine her mother would want her to stay with this stranger. Then Grace finds clues in a mysterious treasure hunt, just like the ones her mother used to send her on. Maybe it is her mother, showing her the way to her true home. Lyrical, poignant and fresh, The Secret Hum of a Daisy is a beautifully told middle grade tale with a great deal of heart.
This novel focuses on Bernard, a college student with a closely-guarded secret -- he's not really a rich kid but a poor poseur who has been faking it to impress his wealthy girlfriend. Through his encounters with Jack and other major characters as they battle the island wilderness, Bernard starts to realize he's not alone in keeping up a false front.
Mom says karma always comes around to get you, and I guess it's true. Because last summer I was a total liar, and now, right in the middle of Mr. Pritchard's third-period math class, my whole world is about to come crashing down. That's because while Devon was living with her grandmother for the summer, she told her "summer friend," Lexi, that she was really popular back home and dating Jared Bentley, only the most popular guy at school. Harmless lies, right? Wrong.
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