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The Sign Of Four

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN : 0198355351
Genre : Detective and mystery stories
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The year is 1888, and Miss Mary Morstan finds herself at the centre of a mystery seemingly too complicated to unravel. Following the disappearance of her father, she is sent each year an anonymous gift of a beautiful pearl. When she receives a mysterious message to meet her unknown benefactor, she seeks out the help of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, and there follows an exotic tale of treasure, intrigue, betrayal and murder. The great detective leads his companions on a wild chase for answers as they hunt down a killer and try to unravel the truth behind the Sign of Four.
Category: Detective and mystery stories

Life Is A Rollercoaster

Author : Ronan Keating
ISBN : 9781446491522
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 55.8 MB
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'Brilliant' OK! 'Engagingly warm' Heat 'Sensational' The Mirror'Ronan Keating demolishes his 'Mr Perfect of Pop image in a new warts-and-all book of his amazing ride to stardom.' The MirrorRonan Keating is a very real idol. In a life-story that received extensive press and ecstatic reviews as 'a classic - honest, funny and gripping', Ronan Keating tells the full story of his incredible journey. He may be only 23 but he has lived an extraordinary life so far, from playing football on a housing estate in North Dublin to headlining Madison Square Garden with Elton John. But Ronan has never forgotten it's his fans that got him there. It's an inspirational story of a boy from modest beginnings who confounded the critics and made his mark with talent, boyish good looks and, above all, an integrity that has helped him move from the teen market to a broader, adult audience. In a surprisingly honest, remarkably frank style he talks openly of his background and his beloved mother, Boyzone's extraordinary catapult to fame, his friends and band-mates and his new solo career and his wife and son. Brimming with anecdote and revelation, this is a brilliantly written book by a true star - Ronan.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Race Riots And Roller Coasters

Author : Victoria W. Wolcott
ISBN : 9780812207590
Genre : History
File Size : 67.19 MB
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Throughout the twentieth century, African Americans challenged segregation at amusement parks, swimming pools, and skating rinks not only in pursuit of pleasure but as part of a wider struggle for racial equality. Well before the Montgomery bus boycott, mothers led their children into segregated amusement parks, teenagers congregated at forbidden swimming pools, and church groups picnicked at white-only parks. But too often white mobs attacked those who dared to transgress racial norms. In Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters, Victoria W. Wolcott tells the story of this battle for access to leisure space in cities all over the United States. Contradicting the nostalgic image of urban leisure venues as democratic spaces, Wolcott reveals that racial segregation was crucial to their appeal. Parks, pools, and playgrounds offered city dwellers room to exercise, relax, and escape urban cares. These gathering spots also gave young people the opportunity to mingle, flirt, and dance. As cities grew more diverse, these social forms of fun prompted white insistence on racially exclusive recreation. Wolcott shows how black activists and ordinary people fought such infringements on their right to access public leisure. In the face of violence and intimidation, they swam at white-only beaches, boycotted discriminatory roller rinks, and picketed Jim Crow amusement parks. When African Americans demanded inclusive public recreational facilities, white consumers abandoned those places. Many parks closed or privatized within a decade of desegregation. Wolcott's book tracks the decline of the urban amusement park and the simultaneous rise of the suburban theme park, reframing these shifts within the civil rights context. Filled with detailed accounts and powerful insights, Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters brings to light overlooked aspects of conflicts over public accommodations. This eloquent history demonstrates the significance of leisure in American race relations.
Category: History

The Rollercoaster

Author : Julia Masters
ISBN : 1862544859
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 43.20 MB
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Account of what IVF was really like for one Australian couple, farmers Julia and Lester Masters. Content in their marriage and their work, they begin treatment optimistically, but as they pursue their desire to have children, the logistics of running a farm and undergoing treatment become ever more difficult, and they find that infertility affects their lives and attitudes in ways they could not have imagined. Book spans the five years of the couple's involvement with the IVF program.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Riding The Creative Rollercoaster

Author : Nick Udall
ISBN : 9780749472146
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 51.43 MB
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Riding the Creative Rollercoaster is a pioneering new work that turns our understanding of leadership and innovation on its head. Innovation is the holy grail of growth and progress. The challenge lies in evoking the creativity and productivity of teams, functions, organizations and even ecosystems of organizations, in order to catalyze new patterns of thought and action. Nick Udall shares his passion for the future of leadership, and defines a critical threshold that leaders, teams and organizations of all kinds now need to cross in order to help shape more purposeful, innovative and sustainable futures. In doing so, he introduces a groundbreaking set of subtle leadership skills that explicitly link innovation and creativity with specific states and qualities of individual and collective consciousness. And he challenges leaders to learn how to leverage difference, play with new and novel intersections, hold creative tension, and work with collective intelligence, in order to help their teams and organizations powerfully embrace the highs and lows of the creative process.
Category: Business & Economics

Roller Coasters

Author : Todd H. Throgmorton
ISBN : 0786408960
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 40.5 MB
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From the wildest white-knuckle thriller to the tamest kiddie ride, roller coasters continue to enthrall amusement-seekers of all ages. This second edition of the authoritative guide to America and Canada's coasters includes twice as many roller coasters as the first edition in over 100 parks. The state-by-state listing of amusement and theme parks includes phone numbers and addresses, as well as numerous photographs of the rides that make children laugh and grown men cry. Also included is the often surprising history of these remarkable rides, along with information on the great coaster designers who bring these monsters to life. A chronology of wooden coasters still in operation ranges from the historic attractions built at the turn of the century to the high-tech rides set to open in 2000. There is also statistical information on the longest coasters, the numbers of steel and wooden coasters in each state, and other fun facts to delight any thrill seeker with a need for speed.
Category: Performing Arts

Stop The Rollercoaster

Author : John Walsh
ISBN : 1884804829
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 83.26 MB
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More than six million Americans depend on insulin each day to control their blood sugars. Yet they often lurch, plunge, swoop & slide on an emotional rollercoaster of up & down blood-sugars. Written by diabetes specialists who have diabetes, STOP THE ROLLERCOASTER gives readers a real handle on blood sugar control & a real chance at excellent health with this lifelong disease. STOP THE ROLLERCOASTER contains 31 easy-to-read chapters with the latest information - carb counting, setting insulin doses, Humalog insulin, every diabetes medication including Rezulin, pattern control, software systems that monitor blood sugars, pregnancy, vitamin & mineral tips & how to prevent & reverse complications. Practical & detailed guidelines in more than 150 charts, tables, & illustrations. A user's manual for people with diabetes & a reference book for health professionals, STOP THE ROLLERCOASTER is a classic that has a short shelf life. Dr. Jovanovic-Peterson was named the OUTSTANDING PHYSICIAN CLINICIAN OF THE YEAR in 1995 by the American Diabetes Association. Contact: Torrey Pine Press, 1030 West Upas St., San Diego, CA 92103. (800) 988-4772 for discount pricing (30 to 40%).
Category: Health & Fitness

The Roller Coaster Lover S Companion

Author : Steven J. Urbanowicz
ISBN : 0806523093
Genre : Travel
File Size : 61.32 MB
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Profusely illustrated and engagingly written, this book tells the whole exciting story of the history and development of roller coasters, from the first 15-foot-high, four-mile-per-hour Switchback Railway in Coney Island's 1884 amusement park to today's wild mega-monsters. Photos throughout.
Category: Travel