Using German

Author: Martin Durrell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521530002
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is a new, thoroughly revised edition of the acclaimed Using German, first published in 1992. It provides guidance for those who have already acquired the basics of German and wish to extend their fluency and confidence. Focusing on the particular needs of the English-speaking user, it incorporates important information on recent trends and changes in the German language, including the 1998 spelling reforms, and on style, register and regional variation, frequently ignored by conventional textbooks. It will be an invaluable source of up-to-date guidance on grammar and vocabulary.

The Hangman s Daughter

Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054774501X
Format: PDF
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After a local midwife is accused of being a witch and murdering an orphan in the 17th century, Bavarian Hangman Jakob Kuisl and his daughter, Magdalena, believe that midwife is innocent and seek out the true killer, despite Jakob being charged with torturing a confession out of the accused woman. Reissue.

Cooking with Master Chefs

Author: Julia Child
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 9780679748298
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Features interviews with sixteen American master chefs and presents fifty of their recipes, explaining individual techniques that make the dishes memorable

Private Vegas

Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316211141
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Las Vegas is a city of contradictions: seedy and glamorous, secretive and wild, Vegas attracts people of all kinds--especially those with a secret to hide, or a life to leave behind. It's the perfect location for Lester Olsen's lucrative business. He gets to treat gorgeous, young women to five-star restaurants, splashy shows, and limo rides--and then he teaches them how to kill. Private Jack Morgan spends most of his time in Los Angeles, where his top investigation firm has its headquarters. But a hunt for two criminals leads him to the city of sin--and to a murder ring that is more seductively threatening than anything he's witnessed before. PRIVATE VEGAS brings James Patterson's Private series to a sensational new level.

The English Gentleman

Author: Douglas Sutherland
Publisher: Prion Books
ISBN: 9781853754180
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Originally written for Debrett's Peerage, Douglas Sutherland's guide to that endangered species, the English Gentleman, was composed as an antidote to all the dull little books on manners. Both genuinely informative and very amusing, The English Gentleman offers the parvenu a window onto the world of the genuine article. It describes his habits, where he might live, what he might wear, his school, his clubs, his hobbies and sports, his family and relationships, his mode of speech, and the acceptable way to behave in almost any given situation. Not to mention advice on the correct attitudes toward money (it's vulgar), sex (it's vulgar), and business (it's vulgar unless, of course, it's run at a heavy loss). This is a hilarious initiation into the eccentric world of the stiff upper lip.

Kill and Tell

Author: James Patterson
Publisher: BookShots
ISBN: 0316511064
Format: PDF, Docs
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This Hollywood director committed an unspeakable crime...or did he? Famous film director Wayne Tennet stands accused by his stepdaughter of crossing the line. Falsely, he swears. Now his life and career hang in the balance. But why would she lie? The darkest thriller of the year has an only-in-Hollywood twist you'll never see coming. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson

Never Mind the Pollacks

Author: Neal Pollack
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780060527907
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These names defined the mayhem, excess and glory of American rock for half a century, but only Neal Pollack was there for every note of every show, except for the shows he missed. Only Neal Pollack saw Memphis with Elvis, the Village with Dylan, and the depressed Pacific Northwest with Kurt Cobain. Only Neal Pollack had the extra-potent cough syrup that they all so desperately craved. From the twisted mind of America’s most-photographed satirist comes a raw protean yawp from the depths of nowhere, a hilarious trip through time that savagely parodies the history of rock-‘n’-roll and its grandiloquent journalism. The fictional Neal Pollack, born Norbert Pollackovitz before being renamed, by Elvis, at his Bar Mitzvah, first hears the blues as a child. The notes come from the guitar of Clambone Jefferson, an ancient, mythical character who Pollack spends the rest of his life chasing as the source of music’s primal allure. In that pursuit, Pollack becomes a renegade rock journalist whose screeds appear in such high-profile publications as Hillbilly Hot Rag! and Broken Testicle. He seduces Patti Smith and Joan Baez. He discovers Kurt Cobain. He goes on pharmacopoeial binges that put the most reckless, bloated rock star to shame. Through it all, the real Neal Pollack, the greatest American novelist of his generation, manages to echo the style of overeducated blowhards while tackling the history of blues, rock, punk, post-punk and post-post-punk with equal enthusiasm and disdain. Never Mind the Pollacks is a rock novel that really rocks. Like a classic album, it opens with a kick in the guts, proceeds to a bite in the shins, and ends with an uppercut to the jaw, leaving you bloodied, awed, and grateful. Along the way, it manages to uncover America’s sellouts and false idols. So drink some cough syrup and put on Iggy and the Stooges’ Raw Power. Better yet, burn your copy of Raw Power and listen to something new. Because rock, like literature, must destroy itself. Thankfully, Neal Pollack is here to kill them both.