The City of Falling Angels

Author: John Berendt

Category: General Nonfiction

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Deal starts: June 23, 2018

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Twelve years ago, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil exploded into a monumental success, residing a record-breaking four years on the New York Times bestseller list (longer than any work of fiction or nonfiction had before) and turning John Berendt into a household name. The City of Falling Angels is Berendt's first book since Midnight, and it immediately reminds one what all the fuss was about. Turning to the magic, mystery, and decadence of Venice, Berendt gradually reveals the truth behind a sensational fire that in 1996 destroyed the historic Fenice opera house. Encountering a rich cast of characters, Berendt tells a tale full of atmosphere and surprise as the stories build, one after the other, ultimately coming together to portray a world as finely drawn as a still-life painting.

The Drug Hunters

Author: Donald R. Kirsch and Ogi Ogas

Category: General Nonfiction

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Deal starts: June 22, 2018

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The surprising, behind-the-scenes story of how our medicines are discovered, told by a veteran drug hunter.The search to find medicines is as old as disease, which is to say as old as the human race. Through serendipity— by chewing, brewing, and snorting—some Neolithic souls discovered opium, alcohol, snakeroot, juniper, frankincense, and other helpful substances. Ötzi the Iceman, the five-thousand-year-old hunter frozen in the Italian Alps, was found to have whipworms in his intestines and Bronze-age medicine, a worm-killing birch fungus, knotted to his leggings. Nowadays, Big Pharma conglomerates spend billions of dollars on state-of the art laboratories staffed by PhDs to discover blockbuster drugs. Yet, despite our best efforts to engineer cures, luck, trial-and-error, risk, and ingenuity are still fundamental to medical discovery.The Drug Hunters is a colorful, fact-filled narrative history of the search for new medicines from our Neolithic forebears to the professionals of today, and from quinine and aspirin to Viagra, Prozac, and Lipitor. The chapters offer a lively tour of how new drugs are actually found, the discovery strategies, the mistakes, and the rare successes. Dr. Donald R. Kirsch infuses the book with his own expertise and experiences from thirty-five years of drug hunting, whether searching for life-saving molecules in mudflats by Chesapeake Bay or as a chief science officer and research group leader at major pharmaceutical companies.

Modern History in 50 Events

Author: James Weber

Category: General Nonfiction

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Deal starts: June 20, 2018

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Do you want to know how modern life got to where it is today?Read about the 50 most important events in modern history, from the industrial revolution to the present day. This book is perfect for history lovers. Author James Weber did the research and compiled this huge list of events that changed the course of history forever.Some of them include:- The Mutiny of the Bounty in 1789 - The Defeat of Napoleon in 1815- The Spring of Nations in 1848- Einstein's theory of relativity in 1905- The first motorized airplane flight in 1903- Gandhi's civil disobedience in 1947- The Global Financial Crises in 2007and many many moreThe book includes pictures and explanations to every event, making this the perfect resource for students and anyone wanting to broaden their knowledge in history.Note: Some events in this book overlap with events from "Human History in 50 Events"Download your copy now!

Achaemenid Empire

Author: Michael Hector

Category: General Nonfiction

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Would you be shocked to find out that an empire which existed over two thousand years ago was the largest ever known to mankind and, that it consisted of a truly multi-cultural society.The Achaemenid Empire is one that has almost been forgotten; there are limited records from this period of time, in fact, most of what is known about this mighty empire is learned from the records of its enemies. The fact that these records still pay tribute to the empire and in particularly the founding figure; Cyrus the Great, shows the respect that this empire gained.The Achaemenid Empire is also considered to be the first Persian Empire; much of this massive empire was created within a thirty year time period: it was made possible through tactical military strategies which worked alongside Cyrus’s ability to win over the hearts and minds of the people.Cyrus is considered to be the first person to create a charter regarding the treatment of humanity; he also lived by what he preached, in fact, much of his behaviour could be used today as a guide to how living differently could improve the relationships between citizens and even countries.Read this book, find out the fascinating truth about this mighty empire and you will be certain to have fresh outlook on life:Read about whom the Achaemenids were and how they rose to power.Learn about whom Cyrus the Great was and how his achievements have affected the way we all live today. He may have led an empire two thousand years ago but he has also left a lasting legacy; you will be amazed at what such an ancient civilisation could achieve.Discover how Cyrus became such a successful leader and the legacy he has left to all humanityPerhaps most importantly you should consider the common conspiracies which existed at the time and how they influence the world both then and now.Ancient history is a fascinating and surprisingly relevant subject; knowing more about the first super power will help you to develop a reasonable perspective on some of the issues the world faces today.

The Unbound Soul

Author: Richard L Haight

Category: General Nonfiction

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"This is a must-read for anyone searching to explore spirituality, purpose, and unbound freedom." ?Greg Giesen, Award-winning author of Creating Authenticity

#1 best seller in multiple spirituality, meditation, and self-help categories, this fresh, highly acclaimed spiritual guide tells of one man's struggle to free his soul while guiding the reader to their own inner freedom.

Through this work, among other things, you will:

- Receive new tools of awakening that blend seamlessly into your daily life. ? "This book is worth getting just for this, but it's a whole lot more."
- Learn how the senses, thought, emotion, and memory have imprisoned you, and discover the key to unlocking that prison. ? "...one of the most profound books I've read in the search for answers to Love, Life, and Living!"
- Discover the nature of the mind, consciousness, the spirit and the soul, and how they interweave to limit or unleash the possibilities of your daily experience. ? "You will look at the world a little bit differently after reading it."
- Sharpen your insight, an essential force on the path. ? "Deep spiritual insights in an easy-to-read format."
- Turn your daily life into a vibrant journey of awakening. ? "No gimmicks. No special pictures or runes. JUST YOU."

"Any reader who likes to contemplate and seek the ultimate truth will not turn away from this book once he or she picks it up!"

"This book, in my humble opinion, is the best literary tool for all human souls seeking their inner path to 'Spiritual Unfoldment.'"

"If you feel any drawing to read this book, know that it has the potential to transform your life."

The Barbarians

Author: Michael Hector

Category: General Nonfiction

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Deal starts: June 18, 2018

Deal ends: June 22, 2018

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The Roman Empire is perhaps the most mighty we have ever witnessed, in terms of planning, technology, reach and geographical spread in relation to the technology available at that time. We still resonate to the influence of the Romans whether that be in relation to language, culture, sport, art or societal constructs. However, as with all historical events, the rise of the Roman Empire did not come about in a vacuum. In this book we are going to explore some of the reasons why the Roman Empire came to be, how it prospered, and in particular focus, how the end of this mighty empire came to pass. Some of the aspects we explore are common to the development of any successful civilization - good geographical links, a shared sense of common purpose (or a shared enemy, which is itself subject to change), good administration, and of course a powerful military certainly helps.