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Meluko Nesthama

by Swami Vivekanand

Meluko Nesthama is a collection of speeches by Swami Vivekanand in various occasions in India and abroad. It also includes an introduction to Swami Vivekananda's life story.

Meluko Nesthama by Swami Vivekananda

by Swami Gnaanadananda

Meluko Nesthama is a collection of speeches by Swami Vivekanand in various occassions in India and abroad. It also includes an introduction to Swami Vivekananda's life story.

Melville in Love: The Secret Life of Herman Melville and the Muse of Moby-Dick

by Michael Shelden

A new account of Herman Melville and the writing of Moby-Dick, written by a Pulitzer Prize finalist in Biography and based on fresh archival research, which reveals that the anarchic spirit animating Melville's canonical work was inspired by his great love affair with a shockingly unconventional married woman.Herman Melville's epic novel, Moby-Dick, was a spectacular failure when it was published in 1851, effectively ending its author's rise to literary fame. Because he was neglected by academics for so long, and because he made little effort to preserve his legacy, we know very little about Melville, and even less about what he called his "wicked book." Scholars still puzzle over what drove Melville to invent Captain Ahab's mad pursuit of the great white whale.In Melville in Love Pulitzer Prize-finalist Michael Shelden sheds light on this literary mystery to tell a story of Melville's passionate, obsessive, and clandestine affair with a married woman named Sarah Morewood, whose libertine impulses encouraged and sustained Melville's own. In his research, Shelden discovered unexplored documents suggesting that, in their shared resistance to the "iron rule" of social conformity, Sarah and Melville had forged an illicit and enduring romantic and intellectual bond. Emboldened by the thrill of courting Sarah in secret, the pleasure of falling in love, and the excitement of spending time with literary luminaries--like Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes and Nathaniel Hawthorne--Melville found the courage to take the leap from light works of adventure to the hugely brilliant, utterly subversive Moby-Dick.Filled with the rich detail and immense drama of Melville's secret life, Melville in Love tells the gripping story of how one of our greatest novelists found his muse.

Melvin Invents Music

by Claire Montgomery Monte Montgomery

In this hilarious novel, Melvin creates a new thing that he calls “music.” Unfortunately, like most great inventions, other people have trouble embracing and accepting this new pastime. As a result, Melvin is sent to a home for wayward children with similar disabilities. While there, Melvin and his new friends discover they can make something almost magical with the different instruments they’ve created. The only problem is getting everyone else to see how wonderful music can be.

Mem and Grandpa at the Farm Stand

by Margi Rossetti

On a crisp fall day, Mem and Grandpa go to Josie's Farm Stand, where they find vegetables, flowers, and a furry friend.

A Member of the Family: The Ultimate Guide to Living with a Happy, Healthy Dog

by Cesar Millan Melissa Jo Peltier

Brimming with practical tips and techniques, "A Member of the Family" addresses the most common issues and questions that emerge over the course of a person's lifetime relationship with a dog, explaining what it takes to be a good dog owner.

Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the Sixties

by Dianne Lake Deborah Herman

In this poignant and disturbing memoir of lost innocence, coercion, survival, and healing, Dianne Lake chronicles her years with Charles Manson, revealing for the first time how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into one of the twentieth century’s most notorious criminals and life as one of his "girls."At age fourteen Dianne Lake—with little more than a note in her pocket from her hippie parents granting her permission to leave them—became one of "Charlie’s girls," a devoted acolyte of cult leader Charles Manson. Over the course of two years, the impressionable teenager endured manipulation, psychological control, and physical abuse as the harsh realities and looming darkness of Charles Manson’s true nature revealed itself. From Spahn ranch and the group acid trips, to the Beatles’ White Album and Manson’s dangerous messiah-complex, Dianne tells the riveting story of the group’s descent into madness as she lived it.Though she never participated in any of the group’s gruesome crimes and was purposely insulated from them, Dianne was arrested with the rest of the Manson Family, and eventually learned enough to join the prosecution’s case against them. With the help of good Samaritans, including the cop who first arrested her and later adopted her, the courageous young woman eventually found redemption and grew up to lead an ordinary life.While much has been written about Charles Manson, this riveting account from an actual Family member is a chilling portrait that recreates in vivid detail one of the most horrifying and fascinating chapters in modern American history.Member of the Family includes 16 pages of photographs.

The Membership Economy: Find Your Super Users, Master the Forever Transaction, And Build Recurring Revenue

by Robbie Kellman Baxter

In today's business world, it takes more than a website to stay competitive. The smartest, most successful companies are using radically new membership models, subscription-based formats, and freemium pricing structures to grow their customer base--and explode their market valuation--in the most disruptive shift in business since the Industrial Revolution. This is The Membership Economy. Written by an expert consultant, this groundbreaking book will show you how to turn ordinary customers into members for life. Learn how to: Turn digital subscriptions into forever sales Build an online community your customers will love Develop new loyalty programs that really pay off Transform freemium users into superusers Create a self-generating revenue stream Keep memberships and profits growing for years to come Whether you're a small business with limited resources, an established company using a traditional business model, or a hungry start-up who wants a bigger bang for your buck, this comprehensive guide provides a wealth of membership-building options to suit every need. You'll learn the best-kept secrets of top industry leaders, from global giants like Am Ex and Weight Watchers to smaller dot-com successes like SurveyMonkey and Pandora. You'll find proven strategies for creating membership programs for everything from vacation timeshares and car rentals to video streaming and Software-as-a-Service. Most importantly, you'll discover what works, and what doesn't, from some of the key players in the new membership economy. It's not about ownership; it's about access, options, and freedom. When you join forces with your customers, membership has its rewards--for you, your company, and your continued success.

Membership Essentials

by Sheri Jacobs The American Society of Association Executives

The updated and expanded ASAE guide to membership fundamentals Membership Essentials is the American Society of Association Executives' flagship guide to all aspects of membership development, recruitment, and retention. One of the five core topics for CAE preparation, membership is a fundamental area central to the role of membership director and association leader. This book is a comprehensive exploration of all aspects of membership, from engagement theory, to membership functions, to infrastructure, and much more. This new second edition has been updated with the most current practices, and includes expanded coverage of value proposition, strategic planning, model development, staff leadership, legal considerations, and other important topics that have come to the fore since the book's initial publication. Environmental factors and sustainability, governance, globalization, online communities, and the role of volunteers are discussed in greater depth, alongside foundational concepts that association leaders must understand to fill the role effectively. This book reflects the experience and expertise of thought leaders from a range of associations--small, large, local, regional, national, and global--and represents the ASAE's fundamental body of knowledge on membership topics, and provides an invaluable resource for those preparing for or already in association leadership positions. Engage members more fully in the evolving membership environment Develop models and strategies for relationships, engagement, and affiliation Explore ways in which the web and social media can benefit your membership Examine the implications of globalization and the related relational models The ASAE is comprised of over 21,000 association executives and industry partners from more than 10,000 organizations from around the world. The concepts presented in this book have been proven time and time again, and serve as a global template for membership management. Whether you're preparing for the CAE or striving to provide better association leadership, Membership Essentials is the resource you need at the ready.

Membership Rules! The Art of Selling What Matters

by Sheri Jacobs

This short form original eBook is an extension of Sheri's speaking engagements. It opens with an introduction to Sheri's key principles/rules of membership which will be expanded upon in much greater detail with examples in the full-length book publishing in January 2014. This original, 10,000 word, short format piece focuses on the principle of Selling What Matters,

Memnoch the Devil (The Vampire Chronicles #5)

by Anne Rice

In Anne Rice's extraordinary novel, the Vampire Lestat--outsides, canny monster, hero-wanderer--is at last offered the chance to be redeemed. He is brought into direct confrontation with both God and the Devil, and into the land of Death. We are in New York. The city is blanketed in snow. Through the whiteness Lestat is searching for Dora, the beautiful and charismatic daughter of a drug lord, the woman who arouses Lestat's tenderness as no mortal ever has. While torn between his vampire passions and his overwhelming love for Dora, Lestat is confronted by the most dangerous of adversaries he has yet known. He is snatched from the world itself by the mysterious Memnoch, who claims to be the Devil. He is invited to be a witness at the Creation. He is taken like the ancient prophets into the heavenly realm and is ushered into Purgatory. He must decide if he can believe in the Devil or in God. And finally, he must decide which, if either, he will serve. In the first four Vampire Chronicles, Anne Rice summoned up for us worlds that are fantastic and distant, making them as resonant, real, and immediate as our own. In this, her most daring and darkest novel, she takes us, with Lestat, into the mythical world that is most important to us--into the realms of our own theology.

Memnon

by Scott Oden

He lived in the shadow of kings. One trusted him with his empire; the other feared his every move...Memnon of Rhodes (375-333 BCE) walked in the footsteps of giants. As a soldier, sailor, statesman, and general, he was, in the words of Diodorus of Sicily, "outstanding in courage and strategic grasp." A contemporary of Demosthenes and Aristotle, Memnon rose from humble origins to command the whole of western Asia in a time of strife and slaughter. To his own people, he was a traitor, to his rivals, a mercenary. But, to the King of Kings, his majesty Darius III of Persia, Memnon was one man capable of defending Asia Minor from the rising power of the barbaric Macedonians. In a war pitting Greek against Greek, Memnon proved his quality beyond measure. His enemies fought for glory and gold; Memnon fought for something more, for loyalty, for honor, and for duty. He fought for the love of Barsine, a woman of remarkable beauty and grace. Most of all, he fought for the promise of peace. Through the deathbed recollections of a mysterious woman, the life of Memnon unfolds with brilliant clarity. It is a record of his triumphs and tragedies, his loves and lossess, and of the determination that drove him to stand against the most renowned figure of the ancient world-the ambitious young conqueror called Alexander the Great.

Memo

by Melissa Mcclone

Note to self: when stepping back into your billionaire boss's world: -- Remember why you turned him down all those years ago: because infamous playboys like Drake Llewelyn are trouble with a capital T! -- He plays to win. You can't afford to take a gamble on love and lose, no matter how much he says he's changed. -- So arm yourself against his movie-star looks, devastating charm, intoxicating smile. . . Oh, no! This is going to be so much harder than I thought!

Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership

by Madeleine Albright

The next president will face the daunting task of repairing America's core relationships and tarnished credibility after the damage caused during the past eight years. In Memo to the President, former secretary of state Madeleine Albright offers provocative ideas about how to confront the myriad challenges awaiting our newly elected commander-in-chief. Secretary Albright's advice is candid and seasoned with humor and stories from her years in office, blending lessons from the past with forward-looking suggestions about how to make full use of presidential power without repeating the excesses of the Bush administration and how to revive America's commitment to its founding ideals.

Memoir

by Ben Yagoda

From a critically acclaimed cultural and literary critic, a definitive history and analysis of the memoir. From Saint Augustine?s Confessions to Augusten Burroughs?s Running with Scissors, from Julius Caesar to Ulysses Grant, from Mark Twain to David Sedaris, the art of memoir has had a fascinating life, and deserves its own biography. Cultural and literary critic Ben Yagoda traces the memoir from its birth in early Christian writings and Roman generals? journals all the way up to the banner year of 2007, which saw memoirs from and about dogs, rock stars, bad dads, good dads, alternadads, waitresses, George Foreman, Iranian women, and a slew of other illustrious persons (and animals). In a time when memoir seems ubiquitous and is still highly controversial, Yagoda tackles the autobiography and memoir in all its forms and iterations. He discusses the fraudulent memoir and provides many examples from the past?and addresses the ramifications and consequences of these books. Spanning decades and nations, styles and subjects, he analyzes the hallmark memoirs of the Western tradition?Rousseau, Ben Franklin, Henry Adams, Gertrude Stein, Edward Gibbon, among others. Yagoda also describes historical trends, such as Native American captive memoirs, slave narratives, courtier dramas (where one had to pay to NOT be included in a courtesan?s memoir). Throughout, the idea of memory and truth, how we remember and how well we remember lives, is intimately explored. Yagoda?s elegant examination of memoir is at once a history of literature and taste, and an absorbing glimpse into what humans find interesting?one another. .

Memoir Writing For Dummies

by Ryan Van Cleave

Learn to:Mine your past for great storiesChoose the best structure to highlight your storyGet your memoir publishedMarket your finished memoirExpert tips and strategies to help you craft your life story and get it published!Memoir writing is a growing phenomenon - and it's not just for celebrities and politicians. Everyone has a story to tell, and Memoir Writing For Dummies provides you with the tools you need to share your life story with the world. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions - along with helpful tips and advice on how to get published - Memoir Writing For Dummies shows you how to put pen to paper and hone the craft of writing a truly compelling memoir. You'll get advice on how to explore your memories, map out your story, perfect your plot, and so much more. Packed with proven tips and writing tricks of the trade, Memoir Writing For Dummies gives you everything you need to ensure your life story is never forgotten.Remember the past - put on your research cap and uncover your memoriesGet over writer's block - find out how to deal with distractions and focus on the taskWrite your first draft - develop your structure, setting, characters, and dialogueEdit your work - explore ways to push your story to the next level and make revisions like the prosGet published - understand the publishing process and decide which route is right for youMarket your memoir - develop strategies to get the word out about your memoirOpen the book and find:Ways to unlock your memoriesWriting exercises in each chapter to improve your manuscriptHow to use metaphor and figurative languageStrategies for fine-tuning your storyTips for editing your workHow to find a literary agentUnderstanding the difference between traditional publishing and self-publishingWays to promote your finished product

Memoirs from Beyond the Grave: 1768-1800

by Anka Muhlstein François-René de Chateaubriand Alex Andriesse

Written over the course of four decades, Francois-ReneÅL de Chateaubriand’s epic autobiography has drawn the admiration of Baudelaire, Flaubert, Proust, Roland Barthes, Paul Auster, and W. G. Sebald. In this unabridged section of the Memoirs, spanning the years 1768 to 1800, Chateaubriand looks back on the already bygone world of his youth. He recounts the history of his aristocratic family and the first rumblings of the French Revolution. He recalls playing games on the beaches of Saint-Malo, wandering in the woods near his father’s castle in Combourg, hunting with King Louis XVI at Versailles, witnessing the first heads carried on pikes through the streets of Paris, meeting with George Washington in Philadelphia, and falling hopelessly in love with a young woman named Charlotte in the small Suffolk town of Bungay. The volume ends with Chateaubriand’s return to France after eight years of exile in England. In this new edition (the first unabridged translation of any portion of the Memoirs to be published in more than a century), Chateaubriand emerges as a writer of great wit and clarity, a self-deprecating egoist whose meditations on the meaning of history, memory, and morality are leavened with a mixture of high whimsy and memorable gloom.

Memoirs of a Bitch

by Francesca Petrizzo Silvester Mazzarella

Helen of Troy tells her own story, and so from the myth emerges a living, breathing woman of flesh and blood in this incredible debut, written by a nineteen-year-old Italian girl.From her childhood in Sparta, through the turbulent years of her marriage, and of course her disappearance with Paris and its consequences, Helen of Troy tells her own story. In a lyrical and musical style, Helen sheds her legendary persona and walks from the page as a real woman of flesh and blood; the archetype of all the women who, throughout history, have followed their hearts, forsaking wealth and power.

Memoirs of a Dance Hall Romeo: A Novel

by Jack Higgins

From acclaimed thriller writer Jack Higgins--the story of a young man, just out of the army, embarking on his next great adventure as a writer, teacher, and legendary lothario Oliver Shaw leaves the army as a young man eager to embrace the possibilities that life on a British military base in Germany have denied him. He intends to be a writer, a man with a passionate existence, whose triumphs--and failures--will make his life and work great. And he plans to meet women--lots of women. Warm, funny, and brimming with mischief, Memoirs of a Dance Hall Romeo is a coming-of-age tale by one of the twentieth century's greatest storytellers. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jack Higgins including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.

Memoirs of a Midget

by Walter de la Mare

"It is true that my body ranks among the smaller works of God," writes Miss M., the narrator of this novel, as she reflects on a recent newspaper story about her. She goes on to note that the reporter "spared any reference not only to my soul ... but also to my mind and heart." Orphaned at twenty, Miss M. leaves her sheltered home in the English countryside to make her way in the world. The novel focuses on the events of one turbulent year in her life, filled with passion and heartbreak as Miss M. gains a deeper understanding of the world and of herself. Keenly observant of human nature, this book reveals an unusual awareness of disability issues for its time - it was originally published in 1922. It is regarded by some critics as a minor classic of twentieth-century English literature.

Memoirs of a Scandalous Red Dress

by Elizabeth Boyle

Lady Philippa Knolles has loved Captain Thomas "Dash" Dashwell since he first stole a kiss from her on a smuggler's beach near Hastings. Now after what seems like a lifetime of waiting, Pippin is offered a chance to renew her scandalous affair with Dash. But the man from that first heady kiss and the man she rediscovers all these years later are hardly the same. Tucked away in the back of her closet is a red dress, the one she wore long ago to win his heart . . . . Could it have enough memories left inside it to rekindle a passion she's never forgotten?

Memoirs of an Addicted Brain

by Marc Lewis

Marc Lewis’s relationship with drugs began in a New England boarding school where, as a bullied and homesick fifteen-year-old, he made brief escapes from reality by way of cough medicine, alcohol, and marijuana. In Berkeley, California, in its hippie heyday, he found methamphetamine and LSD and heroin. He sniffed nitrous oxide in Malaysia and frequented Calcutta’s opium dens. Ultimately, though, his journey took him where it takes most addicts: into a life of addiction, desperation, deception, and crime. But unlike most addicts, Lewis recovered and became a developmental psychologist and researcher in neuroscience. In Memoirs of an Addicted Brain, he applies his professional expertise to a study of his former self, using the story of his own journey through addiction to tell the universal story of addictions of every kind. He explains the neurological effects of a variety of powerful drugs, and shows how they speak to the brain-itself designed to seek rewards and soothe pain-in its own language. And he illuminates how craving overtakes the nervous system, sculpting a synaptic network dedicated to one goal-more-at the expense of everything else.

The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq.

by William Makepeace Thackeray

Barry Lyndon--far from the best known, but by some critics acclaimed as the finest, of Thackeray's works--appeared originally as a serial a few years before VANITY FAIR was written; yet it was not published in book form, and then not by itself, until after the publication of VANITY FAIR, PENDENNIS, ESMOND and THE NEWCOMES had placed its author in the forefront of the literary men of the day. So many years after the event we cannot help wondering why the story was not earlier put in book form; for in its delineation of the character of an adventurer it is as great as VANITY FAIR, while for the local colour of history, if I may put it so, it is no undistinguished precursor of ESMOND.

The Memoirs of Catherine the Great

by Catherine The Great Hilde Hoogenboom Markus Cruse

Empress Catherine II brought Europe to Russia, and Russia to Europe, during her long and eventful reign (1762--96). She fostered the culture of the Enlightenment and greatly expanded the immense empire created by Czar Ivan the Terrible, shifting the balance of power in Europe eastward. Famous for her will to power and for her dozen lovers, Catherine was also a prolific and gifted writer. Fluent in French, Russian, and German, Catherine published political theory, journalism, comedies, operas, and history, while writing thousands of letters as she corresponded with Voltaire and other public figures. The Memoirs of Catherine the Great provides an unparalleled window into eighteenth-century Russia and the mind of an absolute ruler. With insight, humor, and candor, Catherine presents her eyewitness account of history, from her whirlwind entry into the Russian court in 1744 at age fourteen as the intended bride of Empress Elizabeth I's nephew, the eccentric drunkard and future Peter III, to her unhappy marriage; from her two children, several miscarriages, and her and Peter's numerous affairs to the political maneuvering that enabled Catherine to seize the throne from him in 1762. Catherine's eye for telling details makes for compelling reading as she describes the dramatic fall and rise of her political fortunes.This definitive new translation from the French is scrupulously faithful to her words and is the first for which translators have consulted original manuscripts written in Catherine's own hand. It is an indispensable work for anyone interested in Catherine the Great, Russian history, or the eighteenth century.From the Hardcover edition.

The Memoirs of Cleopatra

by Margaret George

Bestselling novelist Margaret George brings to life the glittering kingdom of Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, in this lush, sweeping, and richly detailed saga. Told in Cleopatra's own voice, this is a mesmerizing tale of ambition, passion, and betrayal, which begins when the twenty-year-old queen seeks out the most powerful man in the world, Julius Caesar, and does not end until, having survived the assassination of Caesar and the defeat of the second man she loves, Marc Antony, she plots her own death rather than be paraded in triumph through the streets of Rome.<P> Most of all, in its richness and authenticity, it is an irresistible story that reveals why Margaret George's work has been widely acclaimed.

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