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The Truth About Leo

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 0141947276

Publisher : Penguin UK

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: 'It had happened again. Dad had shouted and yelled, thrown things and smashed things up. And then he had quietly cleaned everything away.' Leo's dad has changed. Since Mum died, his drinking is worse and now he's a different person, someone Leo doesn't recognize. The truth is that Leo is covering up for him and when things get bad Leo escapes into his own head, pretending everything's OK. Things need to change, but what can Leo do? No one understands, except maybe his friend Flora. Leo wants his old dad back so they can be happy again - because Dad is all he has left . . .

The Truth about Leo

Author : Katie MacAlister

ISBN10 : 1402294468

Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1583

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Book Summary: "In this mayhem-filled romp, MacAlister delivers a charming, sweet love story, rife with fast-talking and faster moving characters and a feast of love and laughter."—RT Book Reviews Marie Sophie needs to find a husband fast—or face an arranged marriage to a vicar with 17 children. When she meets a British spy who's been attacked and can't remember a thing, she's eager to convince him she's been his loving wife all along. Problem solved...right? Dagmar Marie Sophie is a poverty-stricken Danish princess whose annoying royal cousin is about to have her stuffed away in a convent. When she finds a wounded man unconscious in her garden, she sees a way out of her desperate situation. Leopold Ernst George Mortimer, seventh earl of March, and spy in the service of the king, finds himself on the wrong end of a saber and left for dead. He wakes up not remembering what happened...in the care of a beautiful woman who says she is his wife. Back in London, Leo—with the help of his old friends the eccentric Britton family—sets out to unravel what he's forgotten... Is Dagmar truly the wonderful, irrepressible woman who makes his heart sing, or is she a dangerous enigma bent on his destruction? RT Book Reviews praise for Katie MacAlister: "Cheerful mayhem and...witty banter that sparkles...MacAlister is a rare talent." "Saucy, sexy, and outrageously fun."

Already Here

Author : Leo Galland, M.D.

ISBN10 : 1401954170

Publisher : Hay House, Inc

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

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Book Summary: Already Here tells of the death of Leo Galland’s son, Christopher, at the age of 22; the direct visual evidence Christopher showed him that our souls do go on; and the communications he received from Christopher’s spirit that dramatically changed Leo’s understanding of life and its meaning. In life, Christopher was a brain-damaged special needs child who challenged everyone he knew with his unpredictable behavior and uncanny insights. After his death, he revealed to Leo the real purpose of his life, as a spiritual guide who taught others by confounding their assumptions and expectations. And he began to share with Leo a new perspective on everything from the nature of good and evil to the concept of timelessness to the notion that the universe is, fundamentally, an act of love. Christopher’s wisdom was revealed to Leo over the course of a year, coalescing into three themes, which Leo calls the Gift of the Opposite, the Gift of Presence, and the Gift of Timelessness. Leo quickly came to realize that these gifts were not for him alone: they contain ancient wisdom, held sacred in many traditions, that Chris intended him to share with others. He has written this book, under Chris’s direction, to do just that. Already Here presents a unique dialogue in which an analytical, scientific mind tries to comprehend truths from another plane of existence —one that, nonetheless, is inseparable from our own. Chris describes Heaven and Earth, spirit and matter, as unified opposites that cannot exist without each other and cannot be separated from human consciousness. The book takes its title from Christopher’s final message to Leo, in which he describes Heaven as an “eternal present” where everyone is together, even those of us still living earthly lives. “Lighten up,” Christopher says to his father. “You’re already here, you know.”

The History of Love: A Novel

Author : Nicole Krauss

ISBN10 : 0393342840

Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: ONE OF THE MOST LOVED NOVELS OF THE DECADE. A long-lost book reappears, mysteriously connecting an old man searching for his son and a girl seeking a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness. Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he’s still alive. But it wasn’t always like this: in the Polish village of his youth, he fell in love and wrote a book…Sixty years later and half a world away, fourteen-year-old Alma, who was named after a character in that book, undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family. With virtuosic skill and soaring imaginative power, Nicole Krauss gradually draws these stories together toward a climax of "extraordinary depth and beauty" (Newsday).

The Little Book of Self-Care for Aquarius

Author : Constance Stellas

ISBN10 : 1507209851

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

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Book Summary: Everything you need to know about self-care—especially for Aquarius! Take Time for You, Aquarius! It’s me time—powered by the zodiac! Welcome star-powered strength and cosmic relief into your life with The Little Book of Self-Care for Aquarius. While Aquarius may typically lead with the mind and not the heart, this book truly puts value in taking care of your whole self. Let the stars be your guide as you learn just how important astrology is to your self-care routine. Discover more about your sign and your ruling element, air, and then find the perfect set of self-care ideas and activities for you. From sipping cardamom coffee to listening to Mozart, you will find more than one hundred ways to heal your mind, body, and active spirit. It’s stellar self-care especially for you, Aquarius!

Confessions of an Illuminati, Volume I

Author : Leo Lyon Zagami

ISBN10 : 1888729600

Publisher : CCC Publishing

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: In English for the first time, a guide to the true secret structure of the Illuminati and their invisible network made of various power structures, author Leo Lyon Zagami uses their internal documents and reveals confidential and top-secret events. His book contends that the presence of numerous Illuminati brotherhoods and secret societies—just as those inside the most prestigious U.S. universities such as Yale or Harvard—have always been guides to the occult. From the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO)'s infiltration of Freemasonry to the real Priory of Sion, this book exposes not only the hidden structure of the New World Order and the occult practices but also their connections to the intelligence community and the infamous Ur-Lodges.

Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy

Author : Michael P. Zuckert,Catherine H. Zuckert

ISBN10 : 022613587X

Publisher : University of Chicago Press

Number of Pages : 416

Category : Philosophy

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Book Summary: Leo Strauss and his alleged political influence regarding the Iraq War have in recent years been the subject of significant media attention, including stories in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.Time magazine even called him “one of the most influential men in American politics.” With The Truth about Leo Strauss, Michael and Catherine Zuckert challenged the many claims and speculations about this notoriously complex thinker. Now, with Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy, they turn their attention to a searching and more comprehensive interpretation of Strauss’s thought as a whole, using the many manifestations of the “problem of political philosophy” as their touchstone. For Strauss, political philosophy presented a “problem” to which there have been a variety of solutions proposed over the course of Western history. Strauss’s work, they show, revolved around recovering—and restoring—political philosophy to its original Socratic form. Since positivism and historicism represented two intellectual currents that undermined the possibility of a Socratic political philosophy, the first part of the book is devoted to Strauss’s critique of these two positions. Then, the authors explore Strauss’s interpretation of the history of philosophy and both ancient and modern canonical political philosophers, including Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, and Locke. Strauss’s often-unconventional readings of these philosophers, they argue, pointed to solutions to the problem of political philosophy. Finally, the authors examine Strauss’s thought in the context of the twentieth century, when his chief interlocutors were Schmitt, Husserl, Heidegger, and Nietzsche. The most penetrating and capacious treatment of the political philosophy of this complex and often misunderstood thinker, from his early years to his last works, Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy reveals Strauss’s writings as an attempt to show that the distinctive characteristics of ancient and modern thought derive from different modes of solving the problem of political philosophy and reveal why he considered the ancient solution both philosophically and politically superior.

Police Interrogation and American Justice

Author : Richard A Leo

ISBN10 : 0674033701

Publisher : Harvard University Press

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Law

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Book Summary: Read him his rights. We all recognize this line from cop dramas. But what happens afterward? In this book, Leo sheds light on a little-known corner of our criminal justice system--the police interrogation. An important study of the criminal justice system, this book provides interesting answers and raises some unsettling questions.

A Confession

Author : Leo Tolstoy

ISBN10 : 048611256X

Publisher : Courier Corporation

Number of Pages : 96

Category : Philosophy

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Book Summary: This poignant text describes Tolstoy's heartfelt reexamination of Christian orthodoxy and subsequent spiritual awakening. Generations of readers have been inspired by this timeless account of one man's struggle for faith and meaning in life.

Sicker, Fatter, Poorer

Author : Leonardo Trasande

ISBN10 : 1328553809

Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Medical

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Book Summary: A leading voice in public health policy and top environmental medicine scientist reveals the alarming truth about how hormone-disrupting chemicals are affecting our daily lives—and what we can do to protect ourselves and fight back. Lurking in our homes, hiding in our offices, and polluting the air we breathe is something sinister. Something we’ve turned a blind eye to for far too long. Dr. Leonardo Trasande, a pediatrician, professor, and world-renowned researcher, tells the story of how our everyday surroundings are making us sicker, fatter, and poorer. Dr. Trasande exposes the chemicals that disrupt our hormonal systems and damage our health in irreparable ways. He shows us where these chemicals hide—in our homes, our schools, at work, in our food, and countless other places we can’t control—as well as the workings of policy that protects the continued use of these chemicals in our lives. Drawing on extensive research and expertise, he outlines dramatic studies and emerging evidence about the rapid increases in neurodevelopmental, metabolic, reproductive, and immunological diseases directly related to the hundreds of thousands of chemicals that we are exposed to every day. Unfortunately, nowhere is safe. But, thanks to Dr. Trasande’s work on the topic, and his commitment to effecting change, this book can help. Through a blend of narrative, scientific detective work, and concrete information about the connections between chemicals and disease, he shows us what we can do to protect ourselves and our families in the short-term, and how we can help bring the change we deserve.

Tolstoy on Shakespeare

Author : graf Leo Tolstoy

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Good Press

Number of Pages : 174

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: "Tolstoy on Shakespeare" by graf Leo Tolstoy (translated by V. G. Chertkov, Isabella Fyvie Mayo). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Hedgehog And The Fox

Author : Isaiah Berlin

ISBN10 : 1780228430

Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Number of Pages : 96

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: Isaiah Berlin's classic essay on Tolstoy - an exciting new edition with new criticism and a foreword. 'The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.' This fragment of Archilochus, which gives this book its title, describes the central thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay on Tolstoy. There have been various interpretations of Archilochus' fragment; Isaiah Berlin has simply used it, without implying anything about the true meaning of the words, to outline a fundamental distinction that exists in mankind, between those who are fascinated by the infinite variety of things (foxes) and those who relate everything to a central all-embracing system (hedgehogs). When applied to Tolstoy, the image illuminates a paradox of his philosophy of history, and shows why he was frequently misunderstood by his contemporaries and critics. Tolstoy was by nature a fox, but he believed in being a hedgehog.

Romanitas

Author : Sophia McDougall

ISBN10 : 0575110368

Publisher : Gollancz

Number of Pages : 608

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: In 2756 AC (2003 AD in Christian terms), magnetic railways span Roman territory from Persia to Terranova, and mechanised crucifixes are ranked along the banks of the Thames. As volume one of ROMANITAS opens, Marcus Novius Faustus Leo, heir apparent to the Imperial throne, is mourning the death of his parents following a tragic accident. However, as information about the last days of his father's life becomes known, Marcus realises that his father's death was no accident - and that his own life is in danger. Meanwhile, an escaped slave girl called Una, who possesses the power to see inside others' minds, struggles to save her brother, Sulien, from a London prison ship. In a fortune teller's stall in a Gallic flea-market, Marcus, Una and Sulien's paths cross. Now the fate of the Empire rests on their shoulders ...

The Collected Works of Fergus Hume: 22 Thriller Novels (Including The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, The Secret Passage, The Bishop's Secret, The Green Mummy, The Silent House, The Crowned Skull and more)

Author : Fergus Hume

ISBN10 : 8026864808

Publisher : e-artnow

Number of Pages : 2760

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: This carefully crafted ebook: “The Collected Works of Fergus Hume: 22 Thriller Novels (Including The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, The Secret Passage, The Bishop's Secret, The Green Mummy, The Silent House, The Crowned Skull and more)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Fergus Hume (1859-1932) was a prolific English novelist. His self-published novel, “The Mystery of a Hansom Cab”, became a great success. Hume based his descriptions of poor urban life on his knowledge of Little Bourke Street. It eventually became the best selling mystery novel of the Victorian era, author John Sutherland terming it the "most sensationally popular crime and detective novel of the century". Table of Contents The Mystery of a Hansom Cab Professor Brankel's Secret Madame Midas The Harlequin Opal The Expedition of Captain Flick Hagar of the Pawn-Shop The Silent House The Bishop's Secret A Woman's Burden The Pagan's Cup A Coin of Edward VII The Mandarin's Fan The Red Window The Secret Passage The Opal Serpent The Green Mummy The Crowned Skull The Solitary Farm The Mystery Queen Red Money A Son of Perdition The Caravan Mystery

Once Upon a Time in Venice

Author : Monique Roy

ISBN10 : 9780595860074

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 64

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: An intriguing, middle-grade chapter book that takes young readers, ages 9-12, on a physical and emotional journey to Venice, Italy. This enchanting story revolves around the relationship between Samuelle, a young boy, and his grandfather Leo. Leo has learned that he suffers from a terminal illness, and in his wistful skimming of artifacts from the past, he uncovers treasured mementos of his earliest years growing up in the romantic city of Venice. Sharing them with Samuelle, he infects the boy with an infatuation for the city, one they will both share when Leo decides to accept an invitation to participate in the annual Regatta, a rowing festival that his own great-grandfather had competed in with great success. The two embark on their journey without Samuelle knowing about Leo's illness, but Leo makes a promise to himself that it is in Venice, after he has passed on his knowledge and fondness for the city to his grandson, that he will reveal the truth about his fate. Venice becomes a special place in their hearts forever. This beautiful, middle-grade chapter book will show young readers, ages 9-12, the strong impact and importance of family, love, and the community in our lives. Read this preteen book with your kids, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, and you will be instantly transported to the romantic city of Venice, Italy! The vivid descriptions of Venice enliven the story. From the food and the architecture to the art and the magical canals, you are right there in Venice, without the long flight and the icky airplane food! All adventurers wanted: preteen readers are taken on an emotional journey that is educational, sad, sweet and heartwarming, and opens their eyes to geography and cultures.

Reorientation: Leo Strauss in the 1930s

Author : M. Yaffe,R. Ruderman

ISBN10 : 1137381140

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 316

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: The first comprehensive effort to examine Strauss's astonishingly wide-ranging writings of the 1930s (some of which have only recently been made available to English-speaking readers, including several herein) with a view to their unifying theme of recovering classical political philosophy.

Pioneers of Genocide Studies

Author : Steven Jacobs

ISBN10 : 1351499637

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 634

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: From the early efforts that emerged in the struggle against Nazism, and over the past half century, the field of genocide studies has grown in reach to include five genocide centers across the globe and well over one hundred Holocaust centers. This work enables a new generation of scholars, researchers, and policymakers to assess the major foci of the field, develop ways and means to intervene and prevent future genocides, and review the successes and failures of the past.The contributors to Pioneers of Genocide Studies approach the questions of greatest relevance in a personal way, crafting a statement that reveals one's individual voice, persuasions, literary style, scholarly perspectives, and relevant details of one's life. The book epitomizes scholarly autobiographical writing at its best. The book also includes the most important works by each author on the issue of genocide.Among the contributors are experts in the Armenian, Bosnian, and Cambodian genocides, as well as the Holocaust against the Jewish people. The contributors are Rouben Adalian, M. Cherif Bassiouni, Israel W. Charney, Vahakn Dadrian, Helen Fein, Barbara Harff, David Hawk, Herbert Hirsch, Irving Louis Horowitz, Richard Hovannisian, Henry Huttenbach, Leo Kuper, Raphael Lemkin, James E. Mace, Eric Markusen, Robert Melson, R.J. Rummel, Roger W. Smith, Gregory H. Stanton, Ervin Staub, Colin Tatz, Yves Ternan, and the co-editors. The work represents a high watermark in the reflections and self-reflections on the comparative study of genocide.