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English as a Global Language 2nd Edition by David Crystal

English as a Global Language 2nd Edition by David Crystal David Crystal’s informative account of the rise of English as a global language explores the history, current status and potential of English as the international language of communication. This new edition of his classic work includes additional sections on the future of English as a world language, English on the Internet, and the possibility of an English “family” of languages. Footnotes, new tables, and a …

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The Study of Language 6th Edition by George Yule

The Study of Language 6th Edition by George Yule This bestselling textbook provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to the study of language. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Yule presents information in bite-sized sections, clearly explaining the major concepts in linguistics through all the key elements of language. This sixth edition has been revised and updated throughout, with substantial changes made to the chapters on phonetics, grammar and syntax, and eighty new study …

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The God That Failed by Richard Crossman

The God That Failed by Richard Crossman The God That Failed is a classic work and crucial document of the Cold War that brings together essays by six of the most important writers of the twentieth century on their conversion to and subsequent disillusionment with communism. In describing their own experiences, the authors illustrate the fate of leftism around the world. Andr’ Gide (France), Richard Wright (the United States), Ignazio Silone (Italy), Stephen Spender (England), Arthur …

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Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion by Michelle Dean

Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion by Michelle Dean The ten brilliant women who are the focus of Sharp came from different backgrounds and had vastly divergent political and artistic opinions. But they all made a significant contribution to the cultural and intellectual history of America and ultimately changed the course of the twentieth century, in spite of the men who often undervalued or dismissed their work. These ten women—Dorothy Parker, Rebecca …

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Love Rules: How to Find a Real Relationship in a Digital World by Joanna Coles

Love Rules: How to Find a Real Relationship in a Digital World by Joanna Coles Just as there is junk food, there is junk love. And like junk food, junk love is fast, convenient, attractively packaged, widely available, superficially tasty—and leaves you hungering for more. And both junk food and junk love require enormous amounts of willpower to resist. Social media and online dating sites have become the supermarkets of our relationship lives. You have …

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Deploraville by Mac Balzac

Deploraville by Mac Balzac DEPLORAVILLE, the first book in a series, is Mac Balzac’s often humorous, sometimes sobering but never dull take on President Donald J. Trump’s first year in office (January 2017 – March 2018), the agony and ecstasy experienced by Trump’s Deplorable constituents, Deep State shenanigans, fast-unfolding geopolitical developments, and the Culture War.   FREE Download Deploraville by Mac Balzac ZIP (Multiple Formats) [Filescdn]

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The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled “The Last Lecture.” Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can’t help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy …

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My Life: The Autobiography of Golda Meir by Golda Meir

My Life: The Autobiography of Golda Meir by Golda Meir My Life is the autobiography of the first female Prime Minister of Israel, Golda Meir. The book became a New York Times best-seller. The title has the double-entendre of a life story and a well-known Jewish expression. The book was well received by Kirkus Reviews who described the book as “both frank and very revealing of her personality and goals. Her total lack of pretense …

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Factfulness by Hans Rosling

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess …

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The Not So Subtle Art of Being a Fat Girl: Loving the Skin You’re In by Tess Holliday

The Not So Subtle Art of Being a Fat Girl: Loving the Skin You’re In by Tess Holliday Plus-size supermodel Tess Holliday’s passionate plea for modern women, whoever and wherever they are, to be comfortable in their own skin. In her first book, she shares her powerful personal story and offers inspiration and tips to women everywhere that will help them not merely survive, but thrive and chart their own course to acceptance, power, and …

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Rewire: Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destructive Behavior by Richard O’Connor

Rewire: Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destructive Behavior by Richard O’Connor We humans tend to get in our own way time and time again—whether it comes to not speaking up for ourselves, going back to bad romantic partners, dieting for the umpteenth try, or acting on any of a range of bad habits we just can’t seem to shake. In Rewire, renowned psychotherapist Richard O’Connor, PhD, reveals exactly why our bad …

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Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles #3)

Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles #3) Sarah valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations. Sarah’s Scribbles is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing.   FREE Download Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen EPUB [Filescdn]

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The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is – a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt …

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It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays by Shane Dawson

It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays by Shane Dawson

It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays by Shane Dawson New York Times bestselling author Shane Dawson returns with another highly entertaining and uproariously funny essay collection, chronicling a mix of real life moments both extraordinary and mortifying, yet always full of heart. Shane Dawson shared some of his best and worst experiences in I Hate Myselfie, the critically acclaimed book that secured his place as a gifted humorist and keen observer of millennial culture. …

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Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, wise, and fiercely candid collection of personal essays establishes Lena Dunham—the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO’s Girls—as one of the most original young talents writing today. In Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham illuminates the experiences that are part of making one’s way in the world: falling in love, feeling alone, being ten …

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The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee

The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world’s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships – and the story of one woman’s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom. As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal totalitarian regime. Her home on the border with China …

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The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam from debut author Thi Bui. This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring …

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A Short History of England by Simon Jenkins

A Short History of England by Simon Jenkins Which battle was fought ‘For England, Harry and St George’? Who demanded to be painted ‘warts and all’? What – and when – was the Battle of the Bulge? In A Short History of England, bestselling author Simon Jenkins answers all these questions – and many more – as he tells the tumultuous story of a fascinating nation. From the invaders of the dark ages to today’s …

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To the Survivors: One Man’s Journey as a Rape Crisis Counselor with True Stories of Sexual Violence by Robert Uttaro

To the Survivors: One Man’s Journey as a Rape Crisis Counselor with True Stories of Sexual Violence by Robert Uttaro To the Survivors is about one man’s journey as a rape crisis counselor with true stories of sexual violence shared by survivors in their own words. Gently and beautifully constructed, To the Survivors is moving, tender, sharp, and piercingly true all at once. Readers will encounter uncensored written stories, poems, and interviews from women and …

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Reflections Of A Man by Amari Soul

Reflections Of A Man by Amari Soul Reflections Of A Man is a book designed for both men and women to enhance the quality of their personal relationships. For the women, it encourages you to recognize the true value of your love, to reevaluate your standards and to make the decision that you will no longer settle for anything less than someone who loves you, respects you, and truly makes you happy. For the men, …

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Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover An unforgettable memoir in the tradition of The Glass Castleabout a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills …

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The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin by Steven Lee Myers

The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin by Steven Lee Myers “A riveting, immensely detailed biography of Putin that explains in full-bodied, almost Shakespearian fashion why he acts the way he does.” –Robert D. Kaplan   The New Tsar is the book to read if you want to understand how Vladimir Putin sees the world and why he has become one of the gravest threats to American security. The epic tale of the …

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This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today by Chrissy Metz

This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today by Chrissy Metz An inspirational book about life and its lessons from the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated star of NBC’s This Is Us. When This Is Us debuted in fall 2016, a divided America embraced a show that celebrates human connection. The critically acclaimed series became America’s most watched—and most talked about—network show, even building on its fan base in the drama’s second season. As …

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How to Be Interesting: (In 10 Simple Steps) by Jessica Hagy

How to Be Interesting: (In 10 Simple Steps) by Jessica Hagy You want to leave a mark, not a blemish. Be a hero, not a spectator. You want to be interesting. (Who doesn’t?) But sometimes it takes a nudge, a wake-up call, an intervention!—and a little help. This is where Jessica Hagy comes in. A writer and illustrator of great economy, charm, and insight, she’s created How to Be Interesting, a uniquely inspirational how-to that combines …

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Russian Roulette by Michael Isikoff & David Corn

Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump by Michael Isikoff & David Corn The incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the U.S. election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency. RUSSIAN ROULETTE is a story of political skullduggery unprecedented in American history. It weaves together tales of international intrigue, cyber espionage, and superpower rivalry. After U.S.-Russia …

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Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton A spot-on, wildly funny and sometimes heart-breaking book about growing up, growing older and navigating all kinds of love along the way When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In her memoir, she vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage, finding a job, throwing a …

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Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives by Adam J. Kurtz

Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives by Adam J. Kurtz Insights and inspiration for anyone who makes art (or anything else) From the creative mind and heart of designer Adam J. Kurtz comes this upbeat rallying cry for creators of all stripes. Expanding on a series of popular essays, this handwritten and heartfelt book shares wisdom and empathy from one working artist to others. Perforated tear-and-share pages make it easy …

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The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride

The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride Touches readers of all colors as a vivid portrait of growing up, a haunting meditation on race and identity, and a lyrical valentine to a mother from her son. Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared “light-skinned” woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician and son, explores his …

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Roots of Yoga by James Mallinson & Mark Singleton

Roots of Yoga by James Mallinson & Mark Singleton ‘Yoga is to be known through yoga. Yoga arises from yoga. One who is vigilant by means of yoga delights in yoga for a long time’ Yoga is hugely popular around the world today, yet until now little has been known of its roots. This book collects, for the first time, core teachings of yoga in their original form, translated and edited by two of the …

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2Fish: (a poetry book) by Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo

2Fish: (a poetry book) by Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo has developed and refined a method of emoting through writing. 2Fish is a collection of intimate poems (and a few short stories) written by Chilombo from adolescence to adulthood, in no particular order. The book details Chilombo’s thoughts in their most raw and honest form taken directly from a collection of notebooks she has kept since age 12.   FREE Download …

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Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard

Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard At long last, Mary Beard addresses in one brave book the misogynists and trolls who mercilessly attack and demean women the world over, including, very often, Mary herself. In Women & Power, she traces the origins of this misogyny to its ancient roots, examining the pitfalls of gender and the ways that history has mistreated strong women since time immemorial. As far back as Homer’s Odyssey, Beard shows, women …

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Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles #2)

Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles #2) Sarah Andersen’s second comics collection picks up right where the first left off – huddled under a pile of blankets avoiding the responsibilities of the real world. These new comics (and illustrated personal essays!) follow the ups and downs of the unrelenting self-esteem roller coaster that is young adult life: budgeting woes, cramps, the nuances of sweater theft, and the joy of staying home all …

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Adulthood Is a Myth by Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles #1)

Adulthood Is a Myth by Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles #1) Are you a special snowflake? Do you enjoy networking to advance your career? Is adulthood an exciting new challenge for which you feel fully prepared? Ugh. Please go away. This book is for the rest of us. These comics document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, dreaming all day …

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