Why Read The Classics

Author: Italo Calvino
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544146379
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A posthumously published collection of thirty-six essays offering Italo Calvino's invigorating and illuminating analysis of his most treasured literary classics.

The Three Questions

Author: Jon J Muth
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338042424
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With his stunning watercolors -- and text that resounds with universal truths, award-winning artist Jon J Muth has transformed a story by Tolstoy into a timeless fable for young readers. What is the best time to do things? Who is the most important one? What is the right thing to do? Nikolai knows that he wants to be the best person he can be, but often he is unsure if he is doing the right thing. So he goes to ask Leo, the wise turtle. When he arrives, the turtle is struggling to dig in his garden, and Nikolai rushes to help him. As he finishes work, a violent storm rolls in. Nikolai runs for Leo's cottage, but on his way, he hears cries for help from an injured panda. Nikolai brings her in from the cold, and then rushes back outside to rescue her baby too.

The Ken Fisher Classics Collection

Author: Kenneth L. Fisher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118403592
Size: 41.32 MB
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Three of Ken Fisher's bestselling books in one handy e-book When it comes to finance and investing, there may be no name as big as Ken Fisher's. A long-time columnist at Forbes magazine and CEO of Fisher Investments, every one of his books has appeared on both the Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestseller lists. In this new e-book bundle, you'll get the best of Fisher with three of his most acclaimed titles in one convenient package. In The Only Three Questions That Count, Fisher shows investors how to improve their investing success by answering three simple questions In Debunkery, Fisher helps investors how to avoid the costly mistakes that happen when people rely on "common sense" and standard investing cliches In Markets Never Forget (But People Do), Fisher explains why investors' memories so often fail them and how to use the history of markets to avoid repeating the same investing mistakes For investors, fans of Fisher, and anyone who cares about their money, the Ken Fisher Classics Collection offers three volumes of proven advice from an investing legend.

Rao S Classics

Author: Frank Pellegrino, Jr.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250038243
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Rao’s is the legendary, tiny corner restaurant in East Harlem where it’s impossible to book a table: each of the red-checked, cloth-covered four-, six-, and two-tops is reserved for a titan of New York industry, a celebrity, or a major politician. Permanently. Now Frank Pellegrino, the third generation of his family to operate the impossible-to-get-into Rao’s restaurant in East Harlem and founder of Rao’s food products line, goes deep into the history of his family, the restaurant, and America’s love affair with Southern Italian cooking to create Rao’s biggest, best Italian cookbook yet. This complete cookbook’s 140+ recipes include: - Linguini Aglio Olio - Lobster Fra Diavolo - Eggplant Parmigiana - Margherita Pizza alla Rao's - Veal Chops Paillard - Beef Braciola - Stuffed Italian Frying Peppers - Blood Orange and Limoncello Panna Cotta

Mystery Espionage William Le Queux Edition 100 Spy Classics Action Thrillers Crime Novels War Stories Adventure Tales Illustrated

Author: William Le Queux
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026877322
Size: 76.10 MB
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William Le Queux (1864-1927) was a famous and incredibly visionary writer who wrote in the genres of mystery, thriller, and espionage - in the years leading up to World War I. His best-known works are the invasion thrillers “The Great War in England in 1897” and the anti-German invasion fantasy “The Invasion of 1910.” – all written before the war… Novels The Great War in England in 1897 The Invasion of 1910 Guilty Bonds Zoraida The Temptress The Great White Queen Devil's Dice Whoso Findeth a Wife The Eye of Istar If Sinners Entice Thee The Bond of Black The Day of Temptation The Veiled Man The Wiles of the Wicked An Eye for an Eye In White Raiment Of Royal Blood Her Majesty's Minister The Under-Secretary The Seven Secrets As We Forgive Them The Sign of the Stranger The Hunchback of Westminster The Closed Book The Czar's Spy Behind the Throne The Pauper of Park Lane The Mysterious Mr. Miller Whatsoever a Man Soweth The Great Court Scandal The Lady in the Car The House of Whispers The Red Room Spies of the Kaiser The Great God Gold (Treasure of Israel) Hushed Up! A Mystery of London The Death-Doctor The Lost Million The Price of Power Her Royal Highness The White Lie The Four Faces The Sign of Silence The Mysterious Three At the Sign of the Sword The Mystery of the Green Ray Number 70, Berlin The Way to Win The Broken Thread The Place of Dragons The Zeppelin Destroyer Sant of the Secret Service The Stolen Statesman The Doctor of Pimlico Whither Thou Goest The Intriguers The Red Widow (The Death-Dealers of London) Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo This House to Let The Golden Face The Stretton Street Affair The Voice from the Void Short Story Collections Stolen Souls The Count's Chauffeur The Bomb-Makers The Gay Triangle

Two Zen Classics

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Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834825562
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The strange verbal paradoxes called koans have been used traditionally in Zen training to help students attain a direct realization of truths inexpressible in words. The two works translated in this book, Mumonkan (The Gateless Gate ) and Hekiganroku (The Blue Cliff Record), both compiled during the Song dynasty in China, are the best known and most frequently studied koan collections, and are classics of Zen literature. They are still used today in a variety of practice lineages, from traditional zendos to modern Zen centers. In a completely new translation, together with original commentaries, the well-known Zen teacher Katsuki Sekida brings to these works the same fresh and pragmatic approach that made his Zen Training so successful. The insights of a lifetime of Zen practice and his familiarity with both Eastern and Western ways of thinking make him an ideal interpreter of these texts.

Holding Yin Embracing Yang

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Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834824310
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In Holding Yin, Embracing Yang, Eva Wong presents translations of three key texts containing the highest teachings of the Eastern and Western schools of Taoist internal alchemy—the discipline of cultivating health, longevity, and immortality by transforming the energetic structures of body and mind. The texts are primarily concerned with meditation, breathing practices, and sexual yoga with a partner—all as means for developing within ourselves the same life-giving energy that sustains and nourishes the universe. The texts in this collection offer a clear view of the physical, mental, and spiritual methods of Taoist practice, showing why they are important and how these methods all can work together in the cultivation of mental peace, radiant health, and longevity. This collection will provide inspiration and the essential foundation necessary to begin Taoist practice under the guidance of a teacher. The three classics translated here are: Treatise on the Mysterious Orifice by Xuanweilun (sixteenth century), Discussion on the Cavity of the Tao by Daojiaotan (nineteenth century), and Secret Teachings on the Three Wheels by Sanjubizhi (nineteenth century). Included is an introduction in which Wong discusses the various schools of internal alchemy, as well as their main practices.

Caring In Nursing Classics

Author: Marlaine C. Smith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826171125
Size: 54.39 MB
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"This very interesting book provides a good overview of the evolution of the art and practice of nursing...Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries “This collected work by scholars Smith, Turkel, and Wolf stands as a classic indeed. It offers nursing and related fields a repository and living history of the evolution of nursing within a caring science paradigm over a 40-year span from foundational ideas and developments, to current work in education, research, and institutional/community practices of caring...[The work] sustains and advances knowledge of human caring to serve humanity.” From the Foreword by Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN- BC, FAAN Founder, Watson Caring Science Institute This is a core resource for nursing educators and students at all levels who seek fundamental perspectives on the art and science of caring. The text comprises 37 classic book chapters and journal articles written by leaders in the field and illuminate the evolution of the caring paradigm--from its beginnings as a philosophical/ethical/theoretical guide to nursing, to implications for the future development of caring science. Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI), it will also be a primary resource for students attending WCSI programs and for in-service education programs, especially in hospitals with, or seeking, Magnet status. Each section features an introductory essay illuminating important concepts, followed by reflective questions appropriate for baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Also included are multiple-choice questions, a variety of case studies, a digital teacher and student resource with PowerPoints for key ideas, and more. The book is organized into nine sections providing an in-depth analysis of the evolution of caring scholarship; systematic reviews of the concept of caring; theoretical perspectives, including conceptual orientations, middle-range theories, and grand theories; seminal research studies; research designs and methods; practice models for the integration of caring within contemporary hospital-based practice environments; caring in communities and for the environment; leadership and administrative issues with a focus on caring and economics; and the future of caring science. Key Features: Presents the seminal literature on caring Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute Provides reflective/critical thinking questions tailored to academic levels For use in baccalaureate, graduate, doctoral, and in-service education, and as a core resource for WCSI programs Is accompanied by a digital teacher and student guide (please contact [email protected] to request this content)