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When the Walls Came Down

When the Walls Came Down

When the Walls Came Down

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Publisher: Author House

Isbn 10: 1452017824

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 124

Number of Views: 1354

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When the Walls Came Down is the life story of Wilbert Wilson and his coming up on the rough streets of New Orleans. It is a coming of age story of one man's struggle to succeed against the odds. The book chronicles the trials, tribulations and triumphs of Wilson's perseverance and resilence to rebuild his city and life after Hurricane Katrina.


The Walls Came Down

The Walls Came Down

The Walls Came Down

Author: Ewa Dodd

Publisher: Aurora Metro Publications Ltd.

Isbn 10: 191150116X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 296

Number of Views: 980

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE VIRGINIA PRIZE FOR FICTION A young boy goes missing during a workers’ strike in 1980s Poland, unravelling a chain of events which will touch people across decades and continents. Joanna, a young journalist in Warsaw, is still looking for her brother, who’s now been missing for over twenty years. Matt, a high-flying London city financier is struggling with relationship problems and unexplained panic attacks. And in Chicago, Tom, an old man, is slowly dying in a nursing home. What connects them? As the mystery begins to unravel, the worlds of the three protagonists are turned upside down. But can they find each other before time runs out? Reviews “Wow what a book! A powerful and moving story of childhood loss and identity. This stunning debut by Ewa Dodd grips you straight away with its fully formed characters who you grow to really care for as the story progresses. The author also handles very effectively the narrative moving back and forth from Communist Poland to the present day... It is difficult to put down and moves along at just the right pace to keep the tension, whilst also satisfying the reader with sufficient detail. I highly recommend this for any reader who is looking for a moving story of family and belonging as well as a sense of recent Polish history. The best book I’ve read this year so far!” - Manchester Military History Society "A provocative tale that links the fall of Communism to a story about a search for family and identity, delivering impressive insights into the psyches of the characters." - Kirkus Reviews "A captivating, moving and engaging story, I loved the writing style, the fluidity of the chapters. I recommend it." - Anthony Cherrier "Fusing history with the contemporary, this missing child tale is immensely moving, heart wrenching even. It’s a gripping story of love and determination, with subtle political undertones that form the catalyst for the events that follow... It’s one thing to have an engrossing premise but quite another to execute it as competently as Ewa Dodd has done." - The Nudge "The Walls Came Down is a book that I found almost impossible to put down once I started reading, the characters and the plot became so very real to me and I found that I desperately didn’t want to part with them, not even to refresh the cuppa that had been forgotten about and gone cold." - The Quiet Knitter "Thoughtfully written and profoundly affecting, the story captured my imagination from the very beginning. With delicate sensitivity, the author brings a wealth of cultural understanding... Everything feels completely authentic... Moving seamlessly between three distinct locations, Poland, London and Chicago, the three main characters allow us a glimpse into each of their lives and reveal, ever so slowly, the secrets which they have carried within them for such a long time." - Jaffa Reads Too "The Walls Came Down is the stunning debut novel from Ewa Dodd... Expertly written, the characters are well rounded... The poignancy of the story is extremely powerful, and left me with a warm feeling in my heart. Definitely a page turner." - White Shadow in a Basement "The Walls Came Down is a page-turner; an engaging and fast-paced story of a child disappearance that spans countries, systems and human frailties... Well written, The Walls Came Down is a gripping debut novel that brings another author to the excellent company of Polish-English writers such as Anya Lipska and Anna Taborska dark horror storytelling.” Katarzyna Zechenter, a poet, the author of In the Shadow of the Tree and a lecturer at UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. “The Walls Came Down is a tense and moving tale of love and loss that grips the reader from start to finish. Shifting between contemporary London and Chicago and the Solidarity strikes of 1988, this compelling story shows us how a momentary act of selfishness can ruin several lives. It is also a reminder that the collapse of communism started not in Germany or in the Soviet Union but in the shipyards and mines of Poland, where the workers faced down a dictatorship that claimed to rule in their name, just as the people of Leipzig later would in 1989.” Fiona Rintoul, journalist and author of the prize-winning The Leipzig Affair About the Author Ewa Dodd has been writing since she was young - starting small with short self-illustrated books for children. More recently, she has delved into novel-writing, and is particularly interested in literature based in Poland, where her family are from. The Walls Came Down is her first published novel, for which she was shortlisted for the Virginia Prize for Fiction.


The Walls Came Tumbling Down

The Walls Came Tumbling Down

The Walls Came Tumbling Down

Author: Gale Stokes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Isbn 10: 0199879192

Category: History

Number of Pages: 336

Number of Views: 1030

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Gale Stokes' The Walls Came Tumbling Down has been one of the standard interpretations of the East European revolutions of 1989 for many years. It offers a sweeping yet vivid narrative of the two decades of developments that led from the Prague Spring of 1968 to the collapse of communism in 1989. Highlights of that narrative include, among other things, discussions of Solidarity and civil society in Poland, Charter 77 and the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, and the bizarre regime of Romania's Nikolae Ceausescu and his violent downfall. In this second edition, now appropriately subtitled Collapse and Rebirth in Eastern Europe, Stokes not only has revised these portions of the book in the light of recent scholarship, but has added three new chapters covering the post-communist period, including analyses of the unification of Germany and the collapse of the Soviet Union, narratives of the admission of many of the countries of the region to the European Union, and discussion of the unfortunate outcomes of the Wars of Yugoslav Succession in the Western Balkans.


The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 9781416550600

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 304

Number of Views: 1077

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Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts. MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.


The Walls Came Tumbling Down

The Walls Came Tumbling Down

The Walls Came Tumbling Down

Author: Jo Eisinger

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

Isbn 10: 1479449504

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 128

Number of Views: 779

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When Father Walsh went to see D'Arcy, notorious gossip columnist, about a sinister stranger who wanted two old Bibles and talked about the Walls of Jericho, his story was so fantastic he sounded as if he were out of his mind. Police, too, thought he was -- especially when they later found him hanging by his neck in his home. They called it suicide. But D'Arcy called it murder. D'Arcy was right. Murder it was. and the story of how D'Arcy, a lovely girl, a gang of vicious swindlers, art dealers, and questionable lawyers got tangled up in a plot involving practically everything unlawfull -- including grave robbing, violence, larceny, and murder -- makes some of the smoothest, most excititing and entertaining mystery reading you've done in some time... It's a "must"!


And the Walls Came Tumbling Down

And the Walls Came Tumbling Down

And the Walls Came Tumbling Down

Author: Michael S Lief,H. Mitchell Caldwell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1416548637

Category: Law

Number of Pages: 416

Number of Views: 1945

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The second volume in a must-have trilogy of the best closing arguments in American legal history Every day, Americans enjoy the freedom to decide what we do with our property, our bodies, our speech, and our votes. However, the rights to these freedoms have not always been guaranteed. Our civil rights have been assured by cases that have produced monumental shifts in America's cultural, political, and legal landscapes. And the Walls Came Tumbling Down showcases eight of the most exciting closing arguments in civil law -- from the Amistad case, in which John Quincy Adams brought the injustice of slavery to the center stage of American politics, to the Susan B. Anthony decision, which paved the way to success for women's suffrage, to the Larry Flynt trial, in which the porn king became an unlikely champion for freedom of speech. By providing historical and biographical details, as well as the closing arguments themselves, Lief and Caldwell give readers the background necessary to fully understand these important cases, bringing them vividly to life.


And the Walls Came Tumbling Down

And the Walls Came Tumbling Down

And the Walls Came Tumbling Down

Author: Tom Morrison

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Isbn 10: 1479720569

Category: History

Number of Pages: 163

Number of Views: 783

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The Civil War is in its early stages when Joshua Stone leaves his home in rural North Carolina to help protect his family and to seek adventure. Joshua is taken to a training camp where he learns to soldier and becomes close to five other recruits who are his tent mates. He experiences war first hand at the battle of Fredericksburg. There he kills three enemy soldiers. He then begins to question the rightness of taking another life. One dark night, at the battle of Chancellorsville, he shoots a shadowy figure who turns out to be his own general Stonewall Jackson. From this point forward he can no longer shoot at another man. His group of buddies dwindles to three. And now he is running across the fields at Gettysburg as a part of Pickett s charge. His two remaining companions are killed and he leaves something on the battlefield that will tie him to Stonewall Jackson for the rest of his life. The story explores the issues of the justified killing of another human being, the treatment of negroes and the effects of war on soldiers both physically and mentally.


Ladies And Gentlemen Of The Jury

Ladies And Gentlemen Of The Jury

Ladies And Gentlemen Of The Jury

Author: Michael S Lief,H. Mitchell Caldwell,Ben Bycel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 0684867524

Category: Law

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 1190

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The closing arguments from ten noteworthy cases—“lawyers and nonlawyers will enjoy the passion and eloquence of these counselors; practitioners of law will find much to learn from them” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Until now, only the twelve jurors who sat in judgment were able to appreciate these virtuoso performances, where weeks of testimony were boiled down and presented with flair, wit, and high drama. For five years the authors researched every archive, and readers can now lose themselves in the summations of America’s finest litigators. Clarence Darrow saves Leopold and Loeb from the gallows in the Roaring Twenties. Gerry Spence takes on the nuclear power industry for the death of Karen Silkwood in a modern-day David and Goliath struggle. Vincent Bugliosi squares off against the madness of Charles Manson and his murderous “family” in the aftermath of their bloody spree. Clara Foltz, the first woman to practice law in California, argues passionately to an all-male jury, defending her place in the courtroom. Bobby DeLaughter brings the killer of civil-rights leader Medgar Evers to justice after thirty years and two mistrials. Aubrey Daniel brings Lt. William Calley, Jr., to justice for the My Lai massacre. William Kunstler challenges the establishment after the 1968 Chicago riots in his defense of yippie leaders known as the Chicago Seven. Each closing argument is put into context by the authors, who provide historical background, a brief biography of each attorney, and commentary, pointing out the trial tactics used to great effect by the lawyers, all in accessible, reader-friendly language.


The House With a Clock In Its Walls

The House With a Clock In Its Walls

The House With a Clock In Its Walls

Author: John Bellairs

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 1101659718

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 192

Number of Views: 1104

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A haunting gothic tale by master mysery writer John Bellairs--soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black! "The House With a Clock in Its Walls will cast its spell for a long time."--The New York Times Book Review When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan. comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmermann, are both magicians! Lewis is thrilled. At first, watchng magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Selenna Izard. It seems that Selenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls--a clock that could obliterate humankind. And only the Barnavelts can stop it!


The Leipzig Affair

The Leipzig Affair

The Leipzig Affair

Author: Fiona Rintoul

Publisher: Aurora Metro Publications Ltd.

Isbn 10: 1906582653

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 304

Number of Views: 1735

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Winner of the Virginia Prize for Fiction Nominated for Scottish First Book of the Year Award, Saltire Society Adapted as a BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime The year is 1985. East Germany is in the grip of communism. Magda, a brilliant but disillusioned young linguist, is desperate to flee to the West. When a black market deal brings her into contact with Robert, a young Scot studying at Leipzig University, she sees a way to realise her escape plans. But as Robert falls in love with her, he stumbles into a complex world of shifting half-truths – one that will undo them both. Many years later, long after the Berlin Wall has been torn down, Robert returns to Leipzig in search of answers. Can he track down the elusive Magda? And will the past give up its secrets? “A tense, compelling peek behind the Berlin Wall.” -- Kirkus Reviews “A gripping, complex debut” --Zoë Strachan “Will resonate loud and clear with anyone conscious of the dangers of CCTV culture in modern Britain” --Rodge Glass “Kept me hooked right to the end” --Linda Leatherbarrow “a page-turner that reminds one of the horrors of the cold war and the astonishing fall of the Berlin Wall.” --Margaret Drabble “...a page-turner that shifts from East to West and the dark days of the 1980s to present reunification.” --The Evening Times “Rintoul pulls the reader through her story with craft and psychological precision..." -- The Scotsman About the author Fiona Rintoul is a writer and translator based in Glasgow in Scotland. She writes fiction and articles, and translates from German and French into English. Fiona’s poems and short stories have appeared in anthologies and magazines, including Mslexia and Gutter, and she is a past winner of the Gillian Purvis New Writing Award and the Sceptre Prize.


The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: First Avenue Editions ™

Isbn 10: 1512466840

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 22

Number of Views: 899

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Doctor's orders confine a woman suffering from anxiety and depression to her bedroom, in an effort to prevent mental stimulation of any sort. Despite her forced "rest cure," she continues to write in her journal when her husband isn't looking. Her entries record her terrible and growing fascination with the hideous yellow wallpaper that dominates the room, documenting her slow descent into madness. This work by American author Charlotte Perkins Gilman was based on the author's own experiences. She knew firsthand that the nineteenth-century medical establishment often had dangerously misguided ideas about women's mental and physical health. It is considered to be a seminal feminist work by some, a prime example of Gothic horror by others. First published in 1892, this is an unabridged version of Gilman's controversial short story.


The Cask of Amontillado

The Cask of Amontillado

The Cask of Amontillado

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Flip

Isbn 10: 2291048260

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 150

Number of Views: 1314

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"The Cask of Amontillado" (sometimes spelled "The Casque of Amontillado") is a short story, written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in the November 1846 issue of Godey's Lady's Book. The story is set in a nameless Italian city in an unspecified year (possibly sometime during the eighteenth century) and concerns the deadly revenge taken by the narrator on a friend who he claims has insulted him. Like several of Poe's stories, and in keeping with the 19th-century fascination with the subject, the narrative revolves around a person being buried alive – in this case, by immurement.


Where the Wild Things Are - Literature Kit Gr. 1-2

Where the Wild Things Are - Literature Kit Gr. 1-2

Where the Wild Things Are - Literature Kit Gr. 1-2

Author: Marie-Helen Goyetche

Publisher: Classroom Complete Press

Isbn 10: 1553198530

Category: Education

Number of Pages: 57

Number of Views: 425

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In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we feature ready-to-use information and activities for beginning readers. We include activities in language, reading comprehension and writing that focus on phonics, word study, comprehension, writing, and reading response. Start off an open discussion with the Before You Read discussion questions. Then, read the story out loud as you use the As You Read questions to engage the students in the story. Follow-up with the After You Read questions to see if the students have comprehended the story. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: This story is based on a mischievous boy named Max, who dresses up in a wolf suit and does things he shouldn't. His mom gets upset and calls him a Wild Thing! Max retaliates by screaming back to his mom, "I'll eat you up!" From within his imagination, Max's room goes from forest to ocean with Max inside the little boat where he comes up to the land of Wild Things. Max becomes lonely and he smells good things to eat. Wanting to be with someone who loved him best of all, he leaves the land of Wild Things. He comes back to his own room where he finds his supper, still hot, waiting for him. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Random House

Isbn 10: 1448155053

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 368

Number of Views: 458

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CELEBRATE 150 YEARS OF ALICE Oh my ears and whiskers, how late its getting! Would you be surprised to see a white rabbit take a watch out of his waistcoat pocket? It certainly seems a remarkable sight to Alice and, full of curiosity, she follows him down a rabbit-hole into a very strange world. She meets a disappearing cat, plays croquet with a bad-tempered Queen, joins a mad Hatter's tea party and becomes entangled in the case of some missing tarts. In Wonderland nothing but out-of-the-way things happen... Includes Through the Looking Glass. BACKSTORY: Learn about the author and what inspired him to create Wonderland, and try writing some nonsense verse!


The Fire People

The Fire People

The Fire People

Author: Ray Cummings

Publisher: Gateway

Isbn 10: 1473216230

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 1328

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The first of the new meteors landed on the earth in November, 1940. It was discovered by a farmer in his field near Brookline, Massachusetts, shortly after daybreak on the morning of the 11th. Astronomically, the event was recorded by the observatory at Harvard as the sudden appearance of what apparently was a new star, increasing in the short space of a few hours from invisibility to a power beyond that of the first magnitude, and then as rapidly fading again to invisibility. This star was recorded by two of the other great North American observatories, and by one in the Argentine Republic. That it was comparatively small in mass and exceedingly close to the earth, even when first discovered, was obvious. All observers agreed that it was a heavenly body of an entirely new order.


Crusading Against Athens

Crusading Against Athens

Crusading Against Athens

Author: John M. Reed

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Isbn 10: 9781465336408

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 165

Number of Views: 1514

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Crusading Against Athens is a concise critique of the supposed inerrancy of the Bible. Written from an insiders point of view, the ambition of this book is aimed at being an everymans guide, for a laymens understanding, of the fallacies inherent to Theism in general and of Christianity specifi cally. Inside this expos youll learn: That the Bible actually supports the practice of abortion! The real etymological origins of the word Sin. Why Jesus couldnt be the Messiah, according to the Bibles very own criteria! Proof that the Bible is unequivocally man-made! Once you take a rational journey of discovery with Crusading Against Athens, you the reader will begin a skeptical odyssey that will both enlighten and liberate your mind to embrace natural commonsense.


Without Reserve

Without Reserve

Without Reserve

Author: Dorinda Vollmer

Publisher: FriesenPress

Isbn 10: 1525528378

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 380

Number of Views: 1878

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Dorinda Vollmer has lived a life full of music, art, and poetry, which have sustained her in the happiest and the darkest of times. Her abiding passion has always been to live a life of purpose. With determination and courage, Dorinda often chose the more difficult path in life in favour of being true to herself. She answered the call to ministry in the United Church and chose to raise her son alone. The most difficult part of Dorinda’s journey was through her work as a minister, witnessing the struggle to survive faced by the people of the Roseau River Indian Reserve in Manitoba. Without Reserve offers a special perspective on the legacy of destructive historical and on-going government policies regarding First Nations people in Canada. It also unveils a lesson Dorinda learned along her journey: When the sky darkens, people search for light. In Without Reserve, the first part of Dorinda’s memoirs, those who find themselves at a crossroads will see that anything is possible. Her stories reflect a faith in the goodness of humanity and the ability of individuals to rise above personal suffering. Each person Dorinda has met throughout her life has deeply touched her heart and remains imbedded in her soul. In sharing her memoirs, Dorinda hopes the stories will touch people and empower them to empathize with those who struggle.


Nicholas Meets Barrington

Nicholas Meets Barrington

Nicholas Meets Barrington

Author: Nicholas Barrington

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Isbn 10: 085773797X

Category: History

Number of Pages: 280

Number of Views: 1536

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Nicholas Meets Barrington tells the story of a mid 20th century young life that blossoms into diplomacy at the tail end of imperial Britain. Coming from an ordinary family, Nicholas Barrington made his mark as a diplomat in a series of postings ending as High Commissioner in Pakistan. In these captivating memoirs, Barrington describes his childhood during World War II, his family background, his education at Repton School, his two years doing National Service in the army and his time at Cambridge where he earned a First in Law. Readers are introduced to a vast array of characters with whom a diplomat of Sir Nicholas's standing would have crossed paths in his 37 years as a career diplomat. From the accounts of his travels in Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Egypt, Barrington presents his interest in building bridges between East and West, Islam and Christianity, which he pursued during both his diplomatic career and in his life after retirement. What emerges is an engaging account a colourful life with multi-faceted interests, including a love of art, antiquities, poetry and amateur dramatics. The author explores the stresses of balancing a rich range of experiences with the demands of life in the foreign service with amusing stories which humanise the experiences of diplomacy and international politics. As befits a diplomat who was something of a dilettante, the story is told with frankness and wit and will provide unique and enjoyable insights into a fascinating life.


Appetite for Reduction

Appetite for Reduction

Appetite for Reduction

Author: Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

Isbn 10: 0738214418

Category: Cooking

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 865

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This is not your mother’s low-fat cookbook. There’s no foolish tricks, no bizarre concoctions, no chemicals, no frozen meals…no fake anything! Appetite for Reduction means cooking with real food, for real life. (Skimpy portions need not apply.) In Appetite for Reduction, bestselling author and vegan chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz has created 125 delectable, nutritionally-balanced recipes for the foods you crave—lasagna, tacos, barbecue, curries, stews, and much more—and it’s all: Only 200 to 400 calories per serving Plant-based and packed with nutrients Low in saturated fat and sugar; high in fiber Drop-dead delicious You’ll also find lots of gluten-free and soy-free options, and best of all, dinner can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. So ditch those diet shakes. Skip that lemonade cleanse. And fight for your right to eat something satisfying! Now you can look better, feel better, and have more energy—for health at any size.


Sex and sex worship (phallic worship); a scientific treatise on sex, its nature and function, and its influence on art, science, architecture, and religion - with special reference to sex worship and symbolism

Sex and sex worship (phallic worship); a scientific treatise on sex, its nature and function, and its influence on art, science, architecture, and religion - with special reference to sex worship and symbolism

Sex and sex worship (phallic worship); a scientific treatise on sex, its nature and function, and its influence on art, science, architecture, and religion - with special reference to sex worship and symbolism

Author: O.A. Walls

Publisher: Dalcassian Publishing Company

Isbn 10:

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Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 588