Download E-books Sergeant Rex: The Unbreakable Bond Between a Marine and His Military Working Dog PDF

By Damien Lewis

The exciting and encouraging tale of a U.S. Marine and his puppy Rex, a bomb sniffing German Shepard, who cast a bond of belief and loyalty whereas serving at the war-torn streets of Iraq’s most deadly city.

Called “a deeply affecting story of braveness and devotion within the cauldron of battle” via Publishers Weekly, Sergeant Mike Dowling’s heart-pounding account of an unbreakable bond among guy and puppy takes us into the searing 130-degree warmth, the choking airborne dirt and dust, and the ever present probability of violent assault in Iraq’s notorious Triangle of demise. In 2004, Dowling and his army operating puppy Rex have been a part of the 1st Marine Corps army K9 groups despatched to front traces of wrestle for the reason that Vietnam. It used to be Rex’s activity to smell out guns caches, suicide bombers, and IEDs, the devastating explosives that wreaked havoc on troops and civilians. It was once Mike’s task to steer Rex into the center of risk. a unprecedented chronicle of loyalty within the face of bad adversity, Sergeant Rex is an unforgettable tale of sacrifice, braveness, and love.

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Download E-books Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer's Quest to Find Zen on the Sea PDF

By Jaimal Yogis

Uninterested with teenage lifestyles within the suburbs, Jaimal Yogis ran off to Hawaii with little greater than a replica of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha and sufficient funds for a surfboard. His trip is a coming-of-age saga that takes him from communes to monasteries, from the nice and cozy Pacific to the icy long island shore. equivalent components non secular memoir and surfer's story, it is a chronicle of discovering meditative concentration within the barrel of a wave and everlasting fact within the nice salty blue.

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Download E-books The M1903 Springfield Rifle (Weapon, Volume 23) PDF

By Leroy Thompson

Built to interchange the version 1892 Krag-Jørgensen rifle, the version 1903 Springfield was once a five-shot bolt-action rifle that brought the .30-06 cartridge - the traditional US around until eventually the creation of the 7.62mm NATO cartridge - and gave the U.S. infantryman a sturdy, magazine-fed weapon so well known for its accuracy that it remained in carrier as a sniping rifle for many years after it was once outmoded through the M1 Garand in 1937. largely utilized in international conflict I, the M1903 Springfield observed frequent wrestle in global warfare II and Korea. in the course of global battle I, US troops built an impressive popularity for marksmanship aided by means of the accuracy of the M1903 Springfield. global battle II observed the creation of the M1903A3, which replaced the rear sight in order that it was once toward that of the M1 Garand, to permit more straightforward education of troops who can be issued both rifle. Illustrated with especially commissioned colour paintings and drawing upon veterans' memories, this is often the enticing tale of the M1903 Springfield, an iconic rifle prized for its deadly accuracy that outfitted US and different troops for far of the 20 th century.

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Download E-books When Abortion Was a Crime: Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973 PDF

By Leslie J. Reagan

As we procedure the thirtieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, it really is an important to appear again to the time whilst abortion used to be unlawful. Leslie Reagan strains the perform and policing of abortion, which even if unlawful used to be still generally on hand, yet continually with threats for either health care professional and sufferer. In a time whilst many younger women do not even be aware of that there has been a interval while abortion used to be against the law, this paintings deals chilling and important classes of value to everyone.

The linking of the phrases "abortion" and "crime" emphasizes the tricky and painful background that's the concentration of Leslie J. Reagan's very important publication. Her examine is the 1st to check the total interval in which abortion was once unlawful within the usa, starting within the mid-nineteenth century and finishing with Roe v. Wade in 1973. even though unlawful, thousands of abortions have been supplied in the course of those years to ladies of each type, race, and marital prestige. The reports and views of those girls, in addition to their physicians and midwives, are movingly portrayed here.

Reagan lines the perform and policing of abortion. whereas abortions were usually portrayed as grim "back alley" operations, she unearths that abortion companies frequently practiced brazenly and properly. furthermore, a variety of physicians played abortions, regardless of prohibitions by means of the country and the yankee scientific organization. ladies usually stumbled on cooperative practioners, yet prosecution, public humiliation, lack of privateness, and inferior therapy have been a continuing threat.

Reagan's research of formerly untapped resources, together with inquest files and trial transcripts, indicates the fragility of sufferer rights and increases provocative questions about the connection among drugs and legislations. With the proper to abortion back lower than assault within the usa, this e-book bargains important classes for each American curious about future health care, civil liberties, and private and sexual freedom.

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Download E-books Introducing Hinduism: A Graphic Guide PDF

"Introducing Hinduism" bargains a advisor to the main philosophical, literary, mythological and cultural traditions of this terribly assorted religion. It untangles the complexities of Hinduism's gods and goddesses, its caste process and its perspectives on intercourse, way of life and asceticism. This paintings solutions questions together with: Why do Hindus revere the cow? needs to Hindus be vegetarian? and masses more...

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Download E-books The Mercy of the Sky: The Story of a Tornado PDF

By Holly Bailey

“A gripping, heartbreaking and heartwarming account of the monster twister that ravaged Moore, Oklahoma in 2013.” 
--Daniel James Brown, number 1 NY Times bestselling writer of The Boys within the Boat 

An acclaimed reporter returns to her place of birth after the worst tornado on list and emerges with a suspenseful tale of human braveness within the face of common disaster.
Holly Bailey grew up dreaming of turning into a hurricane chaser. as a substitute, she grew to become Newsweek’s youngest ever White apartment correspondent, touring to warfare zones with Presidents Bush and Obama. yet not anything ready her for what she could quickly locate again domestic. On may perhaps 20, 2013, the worst twister on list landed an instantaneous hit at the small city of Moore, destroying colleges whereas the kids cowered inside of. Bailey went again either as a journalist and a place of origin woman, talking to the academics who placed their lives in danger to avoid wasting their scholars, the weathermen extra respected than rock stars and extra tormented than they permit on, and plenty of shell-shocked citizens. In The Mercy of the Sky Bailey does for the Oklahoma flatlands what Sebastian Junger did for Gloucester, Massachusetts, in The ideal Storm, telling a dramatic, page-turning tale a couple of city that needs to live on the elements—or die.

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Download E-books Dicho y Hecho: Beginning Spanish PDF

By Kim Potowski

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Building on Dicho y hecho’s straight-forward, effortless method of starting Spanish, the 9th variation additionally contains new info on how lecturers train and scholars learn.  should you haven’t checked out Dicho y hecho shortly, you’ll are looking to examine it now!

Dicho y hecho offers scholars with considerable enter, utilizing new types and buildings, earlier than relocating them via guided perform to output. This empirically confirmed language educating technique, in accordance with over 30 years of analysis, informs task sequences in the course of the program.

With an easy-to-implement, vigorous strategy, Dicho y hecho makes studying Spanish an possible aim and a really relaxing adventure for either academics and students.

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Download E-books Drug Treatment of Sleep Disorders (Milestones in Drug Therapy) PDF

Following reports on sleep body structure, rules, pharmacology, and the neuronal networks regulating sleep and awakening, in addition to a category of sleep issues, this publication offers a few significant breakthroughs within the therapy of these issues. those contain lately authorized medicinal drugs for treating insomnia, reminiscent of Doxepin; diversifications on formerly licensed molecules, e.g. Zolpidem sublingual instruction; or new chemical entities in complex levels of scientific improvement, e.g. Orexin antagonists. extra subject matters mentioned comprise medicines performing on the GABA receptor, akin to Lorediplon and Eszopiclone; the remedy of over the top daylight hours drowsiness with telephone remedy and medicine corresponding to Modafinil, Armodafinil and Sodium oxybate; and using Tasimelteon within the remedy of circadian sleep disorders.

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Download E-books Freud's Couch, Scott's Buttocks, Bronte's Grave (Culture Trails: Adventures in Travel) PDF

By Simon Goldhill

The Victorian period used to be the excessive element of literary tourism. Writers comparable to Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Sir Walter Scott turned celebrities, and readers trekked everywhere for a glimpse of the areas the place their heroes wrote and notion, walked and talked. Even Shakespeare was once roped in, as Victorian marketers remodeled quiet Stratford-upon-Avon right into a blend shrine and vacationer trap.

Stratford maintains to trap the travelers at the present time, as do many different websites of literary pilgrimage all through Britain. And our smooth age can have no higher consultant to such locations than Simon Goldhill. In Freud's sofa, Scott’s Buttocks, Brontë's Grave, Goldhill makes a pilgrimage to Sir Walter Scott's baronial mansion, Wordsworth's cottage within the Lake District, the Brontë parsonage, Shakespeare's birthplace, and Freud's workplace in Hampstead. touring, up to attainable, via equipment to be had to Victorians—and gamely negotiating distractions starting from damaged bicycles to a flock of guffawing eastern schoolgirls—he attempts to parent what our forebears have been trying to find at those websites, in addition to what they need to say to the trendy brain. What does it topic that Emily Brontë’s hidden passions burned during this particular room? What does it suggest, particularly now that his repute has pale, that Scott self-consciously outfitted an extravagant fort compatible for Ivanhoe—and star-struck travelers visited it whereas he used to be nonetheless residing there? Or that Freud's meticulous game of his Vienna workplace is now a meticulously preserved museum of itself? Or that Shakespeare’s birthplace positive aspects scholar actors declaiming snippets of his performs . . . within the backyard of a home the place he probably by no means wrote a unmarried line?

Goldhill brings to those inquiries his trademark wry humor and a lifetime's engagement with literature. the result's a commute ebook like no different, a reminder that even at the present time, the writing existence nonetheless has the facility to inspire.

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