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  • Anonymous

    Primary Colors has its rich rewards as a savvy insider’s look at life on the stump. But it travels far beyond mere gossip and exposé to discover a convincing world of its own, peopled by smart cookies, nutcases, and wheeler-dealers, whose public and private lives illuminate each other—sometimes by casting dark shadows. This story spans the novelistic spectrum from bedroom farce to high moral drama, and it paints a picture of the political state of the nation so vivid and authentic that one finds in it the deepest kind of truth—the kind of truth that only fiction can tell. “[A] crackling, highly perceptive study of a presidential campaign that remarkably resembles Bill...read more

  • Anonyme

    Aladin est un jeune homme pauvre et sans ressources. Il devient l'élève d'un maître qui dispose de pouvoirs magiques. Au terme d'un long voyage, le maître lui demande d'aller chercher une lampe, en lui confiant pour cela un objet magique mineur. Mais Aladin préfère conserver la lampe pour lui-même : le maître l'abandonne alors dans les ténèbres de la grotte où gisait la lampe, et part. Mais la lampe est hantée par un grand génie... Aladin parvient à maîtriser les pouvoirs de la lampe et devient ainsi riche et puissant. Mais tout ne se passera pas comme prévu.... Le conte est parsemé d'allégories : la lampe et les pouvoirs magiques du maître pourraient symboliser la...read more

  • Anonymous

    Estos dos clAsicos del siglo de oro espaNol marcan el comienzo de la novela picaresca. La vida de ambos en Lazarillo de Tormes, y Rinconete y Cortadillo, estA protagonizada por pIcaros viviendo de su ingenio, sus aventuras y fortunas en ciudades y campos. Conviviendo entre sacerdotes corruptos, asesinos, prostitutas y mendigos. En Lazarillo de Tormes, publicado en 1554 por AnOnimo, Lazarillo debe utilizar sus ingeniosos para trampear a una sucesiOn de amos de mala reputaciOn. En Rinconete y Cortadillo, publicado en 1613 por Miguel de Cervantes, dos hombres jOvenes aprenden a sobrevivir con el juego y los trucos. Estas dos historias cortas son sAtiras de la sociedad que dibujan la sociedad...read more

  • Anonymous

    A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice For eight weeks in 1945, as Berlin fell to the Russian army, a young woman kept a daily record of life in her apartment building and among its residents. 'With bald honesty and brutal lyricism' (Elle), the anonymous author depicts her fellow Berliners in all their humanity, as well as their cravenness, corrupted first by hunger and then by the Russians. 'Spare and unpredictable, minutely observed and utterly free of self-pity' (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland), A Woman in Berlin tells of the complex World War II relationship between civilians and an occupying army and the shameful indignities to which women in a conquered city are always...read more

  • Anonymous

    Originally written in Icelandic in the thirteenth century AD by an anonymous author, The Story of The Volsungs is a legendary saga based on Norse mythology. The epic describes the legendary history and heroic feats of several generations of mythic Viking families and derives from many sources, including preexisting Edda, or heroic poems, Norse legends, historical events, and orally transmitted folklore. The saga is imbued throughout with themes of power, jealousy, love, vengeance, and fear. Often considered a critical influence on such later works as Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle and J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Story of the Volsungs is a powerful epic that continues to...read more

  • Anonymous

    This is the original study guide to the "Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous." Filled with practical information for those first days of sober living, this little book: * offers newcomers advice about the program, how long it takes, and what to look for in a sponsor; * provides in-depth discussions of each of the Twelve Steps and related character defects; * poses common questions about AA and helping others, identifying where to find answers in the Big Book; * features non-sexist...read more

  • Anonymous

    This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. The are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia. No original manuscript has ever been found for the collection, but several Versions date the collection's genesis to somewhere between AD 800-900. The stories are wound together under the device of a long series of cliff-hangers told by Shahrazad to her husband Shahryar, to prevent him from executing her. Many tales that have become independently famous come from the Book, among them Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and the voyages of Sinbad the Sailor. This collection comes from the...read more

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    It's more than a book. It's a way of life. Alcoholics Anonymous-the Big Book-has served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. First published in 1939, Alcoholics Anonymous sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the disease. The most widely used resource for millions of individuals in...read more

  • Anonymous

    Hurt people hurt people. Say there was a novel in which Holden Caulfield was an alcoholic and Lolita was a photographer’s assistant and, somehow, they met in Bright Lights, Big City. He’s blinded by love. She by ambition. Diary of an Oxygen Thief is an honest, hilarious, and heartrending novel, but above all, a very realistic account of what we do to each other and what we allow to have done to...read more

  • Anonymous

    In time for the 2020 presidential election, Anonymous returns to expand on their 'must read' (Time), #1 bestselling behind-the-scenes 'scathing portrait' (USA Today) of the Trump presidency with new words of warning for Americans everywhere.On September 5, 2018, the New York Times published a bombshell essay and took the rare step of granting its writer anonymity. Described only as 'a senior official in the Trump administration,' the author provided eyewitness insight into White House chaos, administration instability, and the people working to keep Donald Trump's reckless impulses in check. With the 2020 election on the horizon, Anonymous is speaking out once again. In this book, the...read more

  • Anonymous

    The Cloud of Unknowing (Middle English: The Cloude of Unknowyng) is an anonymous work of Christian mysticism written in Middle English in the latter half of the 14th century. The text is a spiritual guide on contemplative prayer in the late Middle Ages. The book counsels a young student to seek God, not through knowledge and intellection (faculty of the human mind), but through intense contemplation, motivated by love, and stripped of all thought. This is brought about by putting all thoughts and desires under a "cloud of forgetting", and thereby piercing God's cloud of unknowing with a "dart of longing love" from the heart. This form of contemplation is not directed by the intellect, but...read more

  • Anonymous

    La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades (más conocida como Lazarillo de Tormes) es una novela española anónima, escrita en primera persona y en estilo epistolar (como una sola y larga carta), cuya edición conocida más antigua data de 1554. En ella se cuenta de forma autobiográfica la vida de un niño, Lázaro de Tormes, en el siglo XVI, desde su nacimiento y mísera infancia hasta su matrimonio, ya en la edad adulta. Es considerada precursora de la novela picaresca por elementos como el realismo, la narración en primera persona, la estructura itinerante entre varios amos y la ideología moralizante y...read more

  • Sex Addicts Anonymous

    The basic text of the SAA fellowship, Sex Addicts Anonymous explains sex addiction from the SAA perspective and demonstrates, through examples, how sex addiction worsens over time. It describes the personal powerlessness and unmanageability of sex addiction, and the damage to personal relationships, livelihood, and physical health that is often caused by addictive behavior.  Sex Addicts Anonymous conveys a vision of hope for the addict through a recovery program based on the time-honored Twelve Steps that were initially proposed for alcoholics. A separate section of the book offers a variety of personal stories from individual members of the fellowship to illustrate the challenges and...read more

  • Johnny Anonymous

    A current pro player takes fans on a pseudonymous trip through one of the most infamous years of football—the very long, sometimes funny, often controversial 2013-2014 season—sharing raucous, behind-the-scenes, on-the-field, and in-the-locker-room truth about life in the National Football League. “Well, to hell with being safe. I’m going to be honest.” Johnny Anonymous' life goal was to be nothing greater or less than the Best NFL Back-Up of All Time™. For two years, he was content earning hundreds of thousands of dollars to stand on the sidelines doing absolutely nothing. But early in his third year, a starting lineman is injured, and he suddenly finds himself on the...read more

  • Anonymous

    Subtitled the Secret Diary of a Victorian Gentleman, this book was banned for being sexually explicit and pornographic but following its publication has become known as an erotic masterpiece. No one really knows the identity of the pleasure seeking author or what in this diary is fact or fiction but Richard Johnson's reading makes a convincing and compelling case as the chronicler of this important...read more

  • Anonymous

    The author of this 1917 narrative, who escaped from Germany and military service after 14 months of fighting in France, did not wish to have his name made public, fearing reprisals against his relatives. The vivid description of the life of a common German soldier during “The Great War” aroused much interest when it was published in the United States in serial form. Here was a warrior against his will, a hater of militarism for whom there was no romance in war, but only butchery and brutality, grime and vermin, inhuman toil and degradation. His story also contains the first German description of the retreat of the Teutonic armies after the battle of the Marne. – From the...read more

  • Anonymous

    Life at 15 isn't easy for a girl if she's shy and hates the way she looks. Each day is heaven or hell, depending on who talks to her, or who doesn't. So when she's finally accepted by a group, she doesn't refuse their party games, even if it means taking LSD. Soon she's taking little pills to wake up and others to go to sleep, and the days begin to blur. Leaving the secure, middle-class circle of her family, she travels into a nightmare realm of hustlers and dealers. Homeless, driven by drug highs and lows, she sometimes tries to regain control over her life. But it's much easier to just get high again. Based on a 15-year-old's diary, Go Ask Alice is the intimate account of one girl's fatal...read more

  • Anonymous

    Written a thousand years ago, this long poem is the very first surviving piece of English literature. Join Beowulf, a young warrior, as he achieves glory by fighting and killing three fantastic monsters. This new translation, by the Nobel laureate poet Seamus Heaney, offers modern readers an accessible, intensely dramatic text. It amply demonstrates why this epic has spread its influence over more than a millennium of...read more

  • Anonymous

    Dinarzade et Schahriar étant toujours pendus à ses lèvres, Scheherazade poursuit ici ses récits captivants, prolongeant ainsi ses jours, nuit après...read more

  • Anonymous

    These two medieval Icelandic sagas tell one of the most astonishing stories in the history of exploration-the discovery of America by two Norsemen, Eirik the Red and Bjarni Herjolfsson, over 500 years before Christopher Columbus. A fascinating bit of history and a distinctive piece of world literature, The Vinland Sagas is the definitive record of Europe's first glimpse of the North American...read more