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My Reach A Hudson River Memoir

My Reach: A Hudson River Memoir

Susan Fox Rogers, "My Reach: A Hudson River Memoir"
English | ISBN: 0801450071 | 2011 | 237 pages | PDF | 1 MB
In this memoir of the Hudson River and of her family, Susan Fox Rogers writes from a fresh perspective: the seat of her kayak. Low in the water, she explores the bays and the larger estuary, riding the tides, marveling over sturgeons and eels, eagles and herons, and spotting the remains of the ice and cement industries. After years of dipping her paddle into the waters off the village of Tivoli, she came to know the rocks and tree limbs, currents and eddies, mansions and islands so well that she claimed that section of the river as her own: her reach. Woven into Rogers’s intimate exploration of the river is the story of her life as a woman in the outdoors?rock climbing and hiking as well as kayaking.
Rogers writes of the Hudson River with skill and vivacity. Her strong sense of place informs her engagement with a waterway that lured the early Dutch settlers, entranced nineteenth-century painters, and has been marked by decades of pollution. The river and the communities along its banks become partners in Rogers’s life and vivid characters in her memoir. Her travels on the river range from short excursions to the Saugerties Lighthouse to a days-long journey from Tivoli to Tarrytown and a circumnavigation of Manhattan Island, while in memory she ventures as far as the Indiana Dunes and the French Pyrenees.
In a fluid, engaging voice, My Reach mixes the genres of memoir, outdoor adventure, natural and unnatural history. Rogers’s interest in the flora and fauna of the river is as keen as her insight into the people who live and travel along the waterway. She integrates moments of description and environmental context with her own process of grieving the recent deaths of both parents. The result is a book that not only moves the reader but also informs and entertains.

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My Own Words (Audiobook)

My Own Words (Audiobook)

My Own Words [Audiobook] by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mary Hartnett, Wendy W. Williams
English | October 4, 2016 | ASIN: B01K3KUHC2, ISBN: 1508226288 | MP3@64 kbps | 13 hrs 16 mins | 365 MB
Narrator: Linda Lavin

The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993 – a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women’s rights, and popular culture.
My Own Words is a selection of writings and speeches by Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book contains a sampling selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers, Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams. Justice Ginsburg has written an introduction to the book, and Hartnett and Williams introduce each chapter, giving biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted. This is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America’s most influential women.
This audiobook features archival original recordings of Justice Ginsburg’s speeches and bench announcements.

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My Name Is Mahtob The Story that Began in the Global Phenomenon Not Without My Daughter Continues

My Name Is Mahtob The Story that Began in the Global Phenomenon Not Without My Daughter Continues

My Name Is Mahtob: The Story that Began in the Global Phenomenon Not Without My Daughter Continues by Mahtob Mahmoody
December 1, 2015 | ISBN: 0718022106, 0718091728 | English | 352 pages | EPUB | 1 MB

The daughter at the center of the international bestseller Not Without My Daughter completes her story: escaping from Iran, growing up in fear, battling
deadly disease, and learning to forgive.
Two decades ago, millions of readers worldwide thrilled to the story told in the international bestseller Not Without My Daughter-subsequently made into a film starring Sally Field-that told of an American mother and her six-year-old child’s daring escape from an abusive and tyrannical Iranian husband and father. Now the daughter returns to tell the whole story, not only of that imprisonment and escape but of life after fleeing Tehran: living in fear of re-abduction, enduring recurring nightmares and panic attacks, attending school under a false name, battling life-threatening illness-all under the menacing shadow of her father.
This is the story of an extraordinary young woman’s triumph over life-crushing trauma to build a life of peace and forgiveness. Taking readers from Michigan to Iran and from Ankara, Turkey, to Paris, France, My Name Is Mahtob depicts the profound resilience of a wounded soul healed by faith in God’s goodness and in his care and love. And Mahmoody reveals the secret of how she liberated herself from a life of fear, learning to forgive the father who had shattered her life and discovering joy and peace that comes from doing so.

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My Music, My War The Listening Habits of U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

My Music, My War : The Listening Habits of U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

My Music, My War :
The Listening Habits of U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

by Lisa Gilman
English | 2016 | ISBN: 081957600X | 248 Pages | PDF | 9.5 MB
This ethnographic study examines U.S. troops musical-listening habits during and after war, and the accompanying fear, domination, violence, isolation, pain, and loss that troops experienced.
In the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, recent technological developments in music listening enabled troops to carry with them vast amounts of music and easily acquire new music, for themselves and to share with their fellow troops as well as friends and loved ones far away. This ethnographic study examines U.S. troops musical-listening habits during and after war, and the accompanying fear, domination, violence, isolation, pain, and loss that troops experienced. My Music, My War is a moving ethnographic account of what war was like for those most intimately involved. It shows how individuals survive in the messy webs of conflicting thoughts and emotions that are intricately part of the moment-to-moment and day-to-day phenomenon of war, and the pervasive memories in its aftermath. It gives fresh insight into musical listening as it relates to social dynamics, gender, community formation, memory, trauma, and politics.

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My Grandmother’s Glass Eye A Look at Poetry

My Grandmother’s Glass Eye A Look at Poetry

Craig Raine, "My Grandmother’s Glass Eye: A Look at Poetry"
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1848872895 | 224 pages | EPUB | 3.5 MB

‘By poetry we – we the masses – mean something vague, something untrue, something uplifting, something beautiful, something so eloquent it isn’t for everyday. The word "poetry" is up there with "soul". And I am against it.’
My Grandmother’s Glass Eye deploys its considerable learning, its intelligent expertise, wittily, memorably. It is an exercise in demystification and clarity. If you want to know how poetry works on the page, here are sure-footed accounts of particular poems. There is something Johnsonian in Craig Raine’s common sense – an elegant wrecking ball used with precision and delicacy to pick off the pretentious, the platitudinous, the over-promoted. Here, poetry is well read, attentively read, by a practitioner whose range runs from Bion to John Lennon, from Bishop to Balanchine.

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My Father, the Pornographer A Memoir [Audiobook]

My Father, the Pornographer: A Memoir [Audiobook]

My Father, the Pornographer: A Memoir [Audiobook] by Chris Offutt
English | May 24, 2016 | ASIN: B01F7SOJZQ | MP3@64 kbps | 7 hrs 42 mins | 212 MB
Narrator: Jonathan Yen
When Andrew Offutt died, his son, Chris, inherited a desk, a rifle, and 1,800 pounds of pornographic fiction. Andrew had been considered the "king of 20th-century smut", with a writing career that began as a strategy to pay for his son’s orthodontic needs and soon took on a life of its own, peaking during the 1970s, when the commercial popularity of the erotic novel reached its height.
With his dutiful wife serving as typist, Andrew wrote from their home in the Kentucky hills, locked away in an office no one dared intrude upon. Here he wrote more than 400 pornographic novels. The more he wrote, the more intense his ambition became and the more difficult it was for his children to be part of his world.
Over the long summer of 2013, Chris returned to his hometown to help his widowed mother move out of his childhood home. As he began to examine his father’s manuscripts, memorabilia, journals, and letters, he realized he finally had an opportunity to gain insight into the difficult, mercurial, sometimes cruel man he’d loved and feared in equal measure. Only in his father’s absence could he truly make sense of the man and his legacy.
Contains mature themes.

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My Droid

My Droid

My Droid by Craig James Johnston
English | 2011 | 432 Pages | ISBN: 0789747197 | PDF | 26 MB
Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Droid photos so that you can see exactly what to do
Help when you run into Droid problems or limitations
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from any Droid model: Droid Incredible, Droid Eris, Droid X, Droid 2, or Droid 1
Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Droid working just the way you want.
Learn how to:
* Get started fast!
* Make the most of Droid’s Android software and state-of-the-art hardware
* Discover hidden Droid shortcuts and goodies, from the Droid X Swype keyboard to face recognition
* Master the unique features built into your Droid Incredible, Droid Eris, Droid X, or older Droid
* Save time and money with powerful phone tools such as voicemail, automated transcription, three-way calling, and Google Voice
* Set up and use any email account, from Gmail and Exchange to POP3 or IMAP
* Send and receive text and multimedia messages
* Communicate with contacts, including Facebook, Gmail, or Exchange contacts
* Create and manage appointments, and sync them with Google Calendar
* Play music and videos, search YouTube, and upload your own videos
* Capture, store, and share photos…even take perfect portraits of yourself!
* Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, and your company’s VPN
* Get instant information updates with real-time widgets
* Browse the Web
* Find, choose, install, and work with new Droid apps
* Keep your Droid up-to-date, reliable, and running smoothly
* Even if you have other Android Smartphone models, this book can help you make the most out of them

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