THE MAN WHO COULDNT STOP

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The Man Who Couldn T Stop

Author : David Adam
ISBN : 9780374710514
Genre : Psychology
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An intimate look at the power of intrusive thoughts, how our brains can turn against us, and living with obsessive compulsive disorder Have you ever had a strange urge to jump from a tall building or steer your car into oncoming traffic? You are not alone. In this captivating fusion of science, history, and personal memoir, David Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind, and how they drive millions of us toward obsession and compulsion. Adam, an editor at Nature and an accomplished science writer, has suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder for twenty years, and The Man Who Couldn't Stop is his unflinchingly honest attempt to understand the condition and his experiences. What might lead an Ethiopian schoolgirl to eat a wall of her house, piece by piece, or a pair of brothers to die beneath an avalanche of household junk that they had compulsively hoarded? At what point does a harmless idea, a snowflake in a clear summer sky, become a blinding blizzard of unwanted thoughts? Drawing on the latest research on the brain, as well as historical accounts of patients and their treatments, this is a book that will challenge the way you think about what is normal and what is mental illness. Told with fierce clarity, humor, and urgent lyricism, this extraordinary book is both the haunting story of a personal nightmare and a fascinating doorway into the darkest corners of our minds.
Category: Psychology

Coyote Debajo De La Mesa

Author : Joe Hayes
ISBN : 9781935955214
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A collection of ten classic tales from Northern New Mexico retold in Spanish and English.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Flower Man S Daughter

Author : Jack Sobel
ISBN : 9781436349840
Genre : Fiction
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The violent coup that toppled Chilean president Salvador Allende in 1973serves as the backdrop for this dramatic story about the experiences ofa rookie CIA offi cer. Having just graduated from Yale, his ability to speakSpanish lands him in the capital of Chile just weeks before the revolution.His adventures there lead him to wrestle with ethical questions involvingAmerica's clandestine role in the destabilization of the Chilean government.When a kindly fl ower merchant and his wife are captured by military forcesduring the attack on the presidential palace, the young offi cer must make adiffi cult and dangerous decision that could change their lives forever.
Category: Fiction

The Find

Author : Isaac J. Myers, II
ISBN : 9780595270187
Genre : Fiction
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Several years ago, knowing that her life was in danger because she had stumbled on information that ruthless men did not want her to know, Katherine Oberman and her teenage daughter, Sarah, entered the witness protection program. On a secluded island in South Carolina, they are trying to build new lives for themselves. But all this changes when the unthinkable happens. Sarah goes missing. Katherine is prepared to do anything to save Sarah. What she isn't prepared for is to have two men reenter her life-one of them fighting to regain her trust, the other determined to see her dead. Entwined in this dangerous situation is Jila, a native Gullah girl who befriends Sarah. Unbeknown to Jila, her deep spiritual beliefs will be tested in ways she never imagined as the bond that holds her and Sarah together is pushed to its limits. As this hair-raising drama unfolds, all those involved are tested and changed forever-that is, if they survive.
Category: Fiction

Complications

Author : Atul Gawande
ISBN : 9781846681325
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge. Complications lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is - uncertain, perplexing, and profoundly human.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Man Who Got Away

Author : Daniel R.
ISBN : 9781475965407
Genre : Fiction
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Nicholas Clauzen worked hard, worshiped often, laughed, cried, loved, and lost. He and his wife built the most beautiful home in the kingdom, where they began raising their five children on their farm. Life was good … until fate had other ideas. Lord Asster, offended by the beauty of Nicholas’s humble home, sets in motion a plan to seize the Clauzens’ farm for himself. As Nicholas is away to plead his case, Asster has the farmer’s family brutally murdered. Soon after, the nobleman himself is killed. Accused of a crime he didn’t commit, Nicholas becomes a hunted man. Raw with grief and anger, he flees into the mountains, where he uses his woodsman’s skills to survive in the wilderness. To pass the years, he makes wooden toys with an imaginary companion named Sprite. Desperate, lonely, and yearning for human contact, he decides to go back into the village in disguise to sell his wares, even if the price may be death. Once there, he learns that no one can afford to buy his toys because the royal family has taxed everyone into poverty as retribution for Asster’s murder. Determined to help somehow and to remind the villagers that there is still some good in the world, he gives the toys to the children before slipping back into the night, an anonymous, bearded benefactor from the cold North. In doing so, a lonely man on the fringes of sanity creates the legend of Santa Claus—proving that even in horror, there can always be hope.
Category: Fiction

Coach The Kid Build The Boy Mold The Man

Author : Carolyn J. Ellison
ISBN : 9781469100692
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When football coach Tiger Ellison was faced with his first losing season ever, he had to muster all the creative will he had acquired since childhood to turn the season around. In doing so, he invented the most wide-open, productive, fan-pleasing scheme of aerial football the game had ever seen! He shared his philosophy with the coaching world in 1965, by writing a book called Run and Shoot Football: Offense of the Future. His dramatic offense changed the way football has been played ever since, all the way from the Little Leagues to the NFL. But this story transcends football, taking place during the social turbulence of the 20th Century. As educator and coach, Tiger dedicated his life to tapping into the fighting spirit of each of his youngsters, regardless of race, creed, or social status. He challenged each to build the character, confidence and courage to pursue a noble cause, in the classroom, on the gridiron of American football, and in life. It is a poignant reminder of the power each of us has within us to become a real winner. Tiger Ellison had a passion for life, country and sport that were absolutely contagious for those around him. When you read his story, you may laugh a little, you may learn some things about football strategy, but I am certain you will love Tiger as we players did and see why his positive philosophy of life influenced all of us in a very special way. Dr. Rex Kern, President, MSB Financial, United Midwest Savings Bank; 1968 Buckeye National Championship Quarterback and 1969 Rose Bowl MVP; Member of The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame This is one football story that is not about power and money, rather a powerful and creative mind that left its imprint forever on players, coaches, and modern offensive football. At a time when football has become big business, Tigers philosophy will remind us all why we love the game, what we can learn from it, and who we can become by it. Earle Bruce, Former Head Football Coach, The Ohio State University A real masterpiece! Every teacher, coach and mothers son should have and use this material. Rocko Joslin, Retired Director of Operations, Armco Inc., Ashland, Kentucky; Former Captain, Ohio State Buckeyes, 1953 Visit www.tigerellison.com
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Man Who Flew The Memphis Belle

Author : Robert Morgan
ISBN : 9781101209523
Genre : History
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The riveting firsthand account of World War II pilot Robert Morgan, his crew, and the legendary Memphis Belle—written with Ron Powers, cowriter of the #1 New York Times bestseller Flags of Our Fathers. A powerful chronicle of loyalty, love, and heroism under fire, this is the unforgettable memoir of a member of the Greatest Generation who fought in America’s greatest battles—and of the war one man waged both in and out of the skies. High-spirited, young Robert Morgan was transformed from a fast-living, privileged playboy who grew up hobnobbing with the Vanderbilts into a steel-nerved pilot forged in the cauldron of World War II’s most dangerous and desperate aerial encounters. This is the triumphant tale of that transformation—and of the airplane and crew that never failed to bring him back home.
Category: History

The Man Every Woman Wants

Author : Miranda Lee
ISBN : 9780373130313
Genre : Fiction
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To most women, Ryan Armstrong is irresistible--just the way he likes it! But beyond business, the unbelievably sexy Ryan's only commitment is to playing the field! Laura, however, refuses to be yet another notch on Ryan's bedpost. She has no time for arrogant men, least of all one who can see through her severe suits to the woman within. Ryan is the last man on earth Laura wants to share a bedroom with for a whole weekend--but she needs his help! Soon Ryan will make his move, and Laura's afraid that she won't even want to resist....
Category: Fiction