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Twelve

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 1555846874

Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

Number of Pages : 260

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1922

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Book Summary: New York Times Notable Book: “An exceptional, assured debut [that] captures the zeitgeist of confused adolescents and a sick culture post-Columbine.”—Hartford Courant A national bestseller that inspired a major motion picture, this chilling novel follows prep school dropout White Mike through the week between Christmas and New Year’s 1999, as he deals an alluring new drug to his privileged peers on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The kids of Twelve have it all; Chris and Claude and Hunter and Laura have the best, and most, of everything, but are constantly looking for something more exotic, and more dangerous. But Twelve is not a coming-of-age story, because these kids never had a childhood—their parents are off on holiday in Bali or business in Brussels, leaving hired help to look the other way as the kids stay home alone in their multimillion-dollar town houses, partying, surrounded by drugs and sex—and, in the end, much worse. “Renders Manhattan’s cosseted Upper East Side with both the casual authority of an insider and the wry distance of an observer…impressive.”—Jennifer Egan, The New York Times Book Review “Riveting in its no-holds-barred depiction of teenage nihilism.”—Jon Land, Providence Journal

The Twelve Caesars

Author : Robert Graves,Suetonius

ISBN10 : 0141915897

Publisher : Penguin UK

Number of Pages : 464

Category : History

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Book Summary: 'Suetonius, in holding up a mirror to those Caesars of diverting legend, reflects not only them but ourselves: half-tempted creatures, whose great moral task is to hold in balance the angel and the monster within' GORE VIDAL As private secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, the scholar Suetonius had access to the imperial archives and used them (along with eyewitness accounts) to produce one of the most colourful biographical works in history. The Twelve Caesars chronicles the public careers and private lives of the men who wielded absolute power over Rome, from the foundation of the empire under Julius Caesar and Augustus to the decline into depravity under Nero and the recovery that came with his successors. This masterpiece of observation, immortalized in Robert Graves's classic translation, presents us with a gallery of vividly drawn - and all too human - individuals. Translated by ROBERT GRAVES Revised with an Introduction and notes by JAMES B. RIVES

The Twelve

Author : Cindy Lin

ISBN10 : 0062821296

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: The Zodiac Legacy meets Spirit Animals in this epic, heartwarming own-voices adventure! Usagi can hear a squirrel’s heartbeat from a mile away, and soar over treetops in one giant leap. She was born in the year of the wood rabbit, and it’s given her extraordinary zodiac gifts. But she can never use them, not while the mysterious, vicious Dragonlord hunts down all those in her land with zodiac powers. Instead, she must keep her abilities—and those of her rambunctious sister Uma—a secret. After Uma is captured by the Dragonguard, Usagi can no longer ignore her powers. She must journey to Mount Jade with the fabled Heirs of the Twelve, a mystical group of warriors who once protected the land. As new mysteries unfold, Usagi must decide who she stands with, and who she trusts, as she takes on deadly foes on her path to the elusive, dangerous Dragonlord himself.

Twelve

Author : Lauren Myracle

ISBN10 : 1440638977

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: The only thing more exciting than being eleven . . . is turning twelve! Winnie Perry went through a lot when she was eleven, from shifting friendships to her teenage sister’s mood swings. But now that Winnie is twelve—and one step closer to being a teenager herself—there is so much more to deal with. Will her new friendship with Dinah last? Can she handle the pressures of junior high? And, most important, will Winnie survive bra shopping (in public!) with Mom? Bestselling author Lauren Myracle again sharply observes a year in the life of a winning young heroine whose humor, daring, and compassion for others is infectious and unforgettable.

Twelve Ordinary Men

Author : John F. MacArthur

ISBN10 : 141856737X

Publisher : Thomas Nelson

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: Contrary to popular belief, we do not have to be perfect to do God's work. Look no further than the twelve disciples whose many weaknesses are forever preserved throughout the pages of the New Testament. Jesus chose ordinary men - fisherman, tax collectors, political zealots - and turned their weakness into strength, producing greatness from utter uselessness. MacArthur draws principles from Christ's careful, hands-on training of the original twelve disciples for today's modern disciple - you.

Twelve Years a Slave

Author : Solomon Northup

ISBN10 : 1467776300

Publisher : First Avenue Editions ™

Number of Pages : 264

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: For more than thirty years, Solomon Northup lived in New York as a free man. But in 1841, while pursuing a job offer in Washington DC, Northup was kidnapped and sold into slavery. After being brutally beaten for insisting on his right to live freely, Northup grew silent about his past. It was not until twelve years later that he shared his story with Samuel Bass, a white abolitionist, setting in motion the chain of events that would finally bring him home in 1853. Penned in his first year of renewed freedom, Northup's memoir unveils the inconceivable cruelties—and rare moments of kindness—he experienced during his enslavement. The revelations in his narrative served as a powerful contribution to the fight against slavery. This unabridged version of Northup's work is taken from an 1855 copyright edition.

The Twelve Chosen Disciples

Author : Ian Fleck

ISBN10 : 1620201941

Publisher : Ambassador International

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: Many Christians are unable to give the names, or many details, of Jesus’ twelve disciples and yet we can learn many lessons from their lives. Each of them had his own personality but Jesus was able to change and use them in the service of the Kingdom of God. They had faults like we do. They were a mixed bunch of people, each with their own gifts and struggles. God calls all sorts of people, and we cannot forget that Jesus was selecting men for a leadership role in the early church. We can use the example of the apostles to inspire and teach us. This is a tremendously useful book that will have a place on many a minister’s bookshelf. From Andrew through to Judas, Ian Fleck’s survey is detailed but accessible and never dry. This is a timely book, coming at a time when many in the church are speaking of the need for discipleship, yet, all too often, little or nothing is ever said of the first disciples. This book opens up their lives to us. Rev. Dr. Paul Bailie Chief Executive, Mission Africa (Working in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Chad and Kenya) Inspired by material concerning the Twelve disciples which he has assembled from the Four Gospels, and in interaction with other Scripture texts and some ancient traditions, Ian Fleck in this series of meditations has succeeded in deriving, from the lives of Jesus’ choses followers, challenging, inspirational and practical lessons for readers to apply in discipleship of Christ today. Rev Dr. Gordon Campbell Professor of New Testament, Union Theological College, Belfast

Twelve-Tone Improvisation

Author : John O'Gallagher

ISBN10 : 3954811006

Publisher : advance music

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Music

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Book Summary: A novel approach to jazz improvisation with 12 tones by the saxophonist John O ́Gallagher. The author is an active member of the New York avant-garde scene and a popular workshop lecturer. His new method combines jazz harmonies and twelve-note melodies into an exciting new tonal language. The edition is completed by numerous exercises for all instruments.

Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs

Author : Robert Kugler

ISBN10 : 056762515X

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

Number of Pages : 128

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs is of especial interest to students of early Judaism and Christianity, though this importance is not always recognized. This collection preserves extra-biblical traditions about the sons of Jacob, it reflects a moral worldview of Jews and Christians around the turn of the era, and it casts light on its authors' eschatological imagination. Robert A. Kugler introduces the student to the Testaments' contents, their relationship to other texts of the era, textual witnesses and sources, and rehearses the debate regarding authorship, compositional history and purpose. He also examines the Testaments from the fresh perspective of rhetorical strategy, asking what sort of theological notions the Testaments would have conjured in the minds of early Jewish and Christian listeners or readers.

Twelve Stars

Author : Twelve Stars Initiative,Bertelsmann Stiftung

ISBN10 : 3867938768

Publisher : Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: Twelve Stars presents 24 though-provoking essays by leading European philosophers on the policy choices that the European Union now faces. Proposals include a European basic income scheme; financial regulation that puts people before banks; putting an end to factory farming; making Brexit reversible; and strengthening the role of national parliaments in the EU. This volume is the result of an exercise in "philosophy in practice", in which thinkers who have a deep concern and connection to the European project engage with European citizens. The authors discussed their proposals with European citizens in online discussions. This book presents key points of discussion from the debates. The debates show that philosophical thinking can help to resolve deep controversies about the future of the European Union.

The Twelve Nights of Christmas

Author : Sarah Morgan,Nami Akimoto

ISBN10 : 4596643849

Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels

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Book Summary: A few days away from Christmas. Evie, evicted from her home, falls asleep in a suite at the hotel she works at as a cleaner. Her boss told her she could use the room as a special treat. At dawn, she awakes to the feeling of sweet lips, and sees an extremely sexy man before her eyes. Just then, a camera flash goes off, and a paparazzo runs away. What just happened? When she takes a good look at the still-upset man, he turns out to be the hotel's owner, Rio. He is worried about the trap, and asks several things of Evie. Then he declares, “I will announce my engagement to you.”

Period

Author : Various Authors

ISBN10 : 1250141958

Publisher : Feiwel & Friends

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: Periods enter the spotlight in this essay collection that raises a variety of voices on a topic long shrouded in shame and secrecy. In this collection, writers of various ages and across racial, cultural, and gender identities share stories about the period. Each of our twelve authors brings an individual perspective and sensibility. They write about homeless periods, nonexistent periods, male periods, political periods, and more. Told with warmth and humor, these essays celebrate all kinds of period experiences. Periods are a fact of life. It's time to talk about them.

The Training of the Twelve

Author : Alexander B. Bruce

ISBN10 : 1616402652

Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.

Number of Pages : 572

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: With many ministers and religious organizations already using modern techniques found in management books, why not go straight to the source? A. B. Bruce's 1877 work The Training of the Twelve shows the methods Jesus used to lead his disciples and teach them to spread His Word. Though written more than a century ago (and based on Gospels two thousand years old), the ideas in this volume apply as surely today as they did in 1877, and church leaders (or those aspiring to be church leaders) will find this an invaluable resource. Learn... [ how Jesus chose and trained his disciples [ how and what he taught them about evangelism and prayer [ the nature of true holiness [ humility and self-sacrifice [ and much more.

The Twelve-Dollar Grill

Author : Jack Rackam

ISBN10 : 9781469111452

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

Number of Pages : 91

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: This book looks at the actual life realities of a middle-class child thru his adult life. The author uses those actual experiences to express his opinions and observations of why Americans are living in the most opportunistic time in history yet are seemingly universally unhappy and misguided. His adventures are varied and interesting, and his observations are timely. He details in length his experiences in the Caribbean, and the detail is extraordinary. Its as if the reader is on the yacht during the voyage.

Twelve Stories and a Dream

Author : H. G. Wells

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Good Press

Number of Pages : 243

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1840

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Book Summary: "Twelve Stories and a Dream" by H. G. Wells. 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.

Twelve Upon A Time... March

Author : Edward Galluzzi

ISBN10 : 1927360226

Publisher : CCB Publishing

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: This March bedside story is entitled Goggy and His Pot of Gold. It unfolds in the legendary country of Iarland in the town of Glocky Nora where children search for a leprechaun and his pot of gold. This March bedside story and all the stories are written to further the imagination of children and to strengthen the parent and child bond through the sharing of heartwarming, silly, absurd and believably impossible tales.

Parenting the First Twelve Years

Author : Victoria L. Cooper, Heather Montgomery, Kieron Sheehy

ISBN10 : 0241270510

Publisher : Penguin UK

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Family & Relationships

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Book Summary: Concrete, research-driven advice on humanity's oldest, hardest job Why is parenting so fraught and so difficult in today's society? There has never been a time when advice was so readily available, and yet there is also a prevailing sense that parents are getting it wrong. This book examines the arguments and counter-arguments supported by research on how best to parent children, from birth to twelve years. By taking an impartial approach to the evidence and, by discussing case studies from across the world and from a number of academic disciplines, this book is designed to show how good parenting comes in many shapes and forms.