- Fall from Grace: A Novel (English Edition)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Danielle Steel comes the gripping story of a woman who loses everything—her husband, her home, her sense of self and safety, and her freedom.
Sydney Wells’s perfect life with her wealthy, devoted husband vanishes when he dies suddenly in an accident. Widowed at forty-nine, she discovers he has failed to include her in his will. With Andrew’s vicious daughters in control of his estate, and no home or money, Sydney finds a job in fashion, despite her own designer daughters’ warnings. Naïve, out of her element, and alone in a world of shady international deals and dishonest people, she is set up by her boss and finds herself faced with criminal prosecution.
What happens when you lose everything? Husband, safety, protection, money, and reputation gone, faced with prison, Sydney must rebuild her life from the bottom to the top again, with honor, resourcefulness, and dignity. Sydney finds herself, as well as courage and resilience. Taking life by the horns, she revives her own career as a talented designer, from New York to Hong Kong, risking all in an exotic, unfamiliar world. She is determined to forge a new life she can be proud of.
- Anthologie du coït (Lectures amoureuses t. 204)
Fortement dosée en émois et ourlée de chairs d’un bout à l’autre, le grand livre du passage à l’acte.
Cette toute première Anthologie du coït est une idée finalement géniale de Mathias Pauvert. « Au fond », s’était-il dit, « il existe des anthologies érotiques de toute sorte, mais aucune de ces passages essentiels des textes libertins de fiction décrivant l’action principale, celle autour de laquelle tourne en fait tout le livre. Pourquoi ? Est-ce parce qu’il y a un risque de monotonie ? Les coïts ne sont-ils pas finalement toujours les mêmes ? La même scène, sans fin recommencée ? »
Eh bien, surprise ! Dans les bonnes lectures érotiques, on s’aperçoit avec stupeur que les coïts – d’ailleurs beaucoup moins fréquents qu’on ne se l’imaginerait –, se succèdent sans que jamais on n’ait une impression de répétition, de déjà vu. Bien sûr, il y a l’art du choix, qui joue ici à plein : célèbres, inconnus, clandestins, un échantillonnage d’auteurs sans équivalent.
Avec des textes de : Henry Miller, L’Arétin, Régine Deforges, Fougeret de Monbron, Sade, Restif de la Bretonne, Alfred de Musset, Mallarmé, Jules Renard, Apollinaire, Colette, Pauline Réage, Marcel Jouhandeau, Louis Pauwels, Annie Le Brun, Renaud Camus, Emmanuelle Arsan, James Salter, Lucrèce, Cavanna, etc.
- Los ases de la Luftwaffe en la Segunda Guerra Mundial (Historia del siglo XX) (Spanish Edition)
Este libro analiza la realidad que se esconde tras los mitos de los legendarios ases alemanes de la aviación de caza de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. El autor explica por qué solo unos pocos pilotos —aquellos para quienes el deseo de combatir se anteponía a todo— acumularon tal cantidad de victorias. También analiza las habilidades que debe tener un buen piloto —una aptitud natural para el vuelo, puntería, agudeza visual— y el modo en que se desarrollaron las tácticas de caza. El libro recorre la historia de famosos y reputados modelos como el Messerschmitt Bf-109 y el Focke-Wulf Fw 190, y examina todas las características, ventajas y desventajas de cada uno de ellos en el combate aéreo.
Philip Kaplan reúne magistralmente una valiosa documentación sobre las experiencias de pilotos como Werner Mölders, Gunther Rall, Adolf Galland, Erich Hartmann, Hans-Joachim Marseille o Johannes Steinhoff, basadas en investigaciones de archivo, diarios, cartas, memorias publicadas e inéditas y entrevistas personales a los veteranos. Este es uno de los grandes libros sobre el arma aérea alemana durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
- Steve Kerr: The Inspiring Life and Leadership Lessons of One of Basketball's Greatest Coaches (Basketball Biography & Leadership Books) (English Edition)
Learn the Inspiring Story of the Golden State Warriors Incredible Coach Steve Kerr!
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In Steve Kerr: The Inspiring Life and Leadership Lessons of One of Basketball's Greatest Coaches, you will learn the story of one of basketball's premier coaches, Steve Kerr. Since joining the Warriors organization in the summer of 2014, Steve Kerr has catapulted the Golden State Warriors to become a perennial championship contender. He has demonstrated admirable leadership in his ability to create a sustainable system where players play like family and have fun. Some could argue the Golden State Warriors' approach to basketball is an evolution of what has made the San Antonio Spurs so successful for two decades. It is disciplined, yet loose at the same time.
While he is still early in his coaching career, Steve Kerr will undoubtedly go down as one of the most effective coaches of all time when he retires, mainly because of his ability to relate to his players and maintain their composure in the most clutch in-game moments. There are a number of key leadership lessons that can be learned from Steve Kerr, such as maintaining your humility, maximizing the potential of each individual player, and communicating often with your team. Whether you're a basketball player or a coach looking for inspiration, this book will help you discover the incredible story of Steve Kerr and the many leadership lessons that can be learned from studying his success.
Here is a preview of what is inside this book:
- Background and History
- NBA Career as a Player
- Life After the NBA
- Steve Kerr's Head Coaching Career
- What Makes Steve Kerr a Good Leader
- How Steve Kerr Maximizes Player Potential
- What is Steve Kerr's System
- Key Takeaways
- Conclusion and Steve Kerr's Legacy
An excerpt from the book:
Rarely do NBA head coaches immediately make an impact in the league where all the greatest minds in basketball coach the best athletes of the sport. It takes months or even years to try to convince the players and entire organization to buy into the system you seek to sell. It would take even longer to perfect that system while several other teams in the league are brandishing strategies and plays they have been using for several years already.
What is even more difficult is to try to lead a young team that has minimal playoff experience on your first stint as a coach at any level of basketball. But the Golden State Warriors' Steve Kerr did it. He immediately made an impact in a league that already had established title favorites coming into his first season as a head coach of the Warriors. He would shake the heads of contenders, critics, and fans alike by leading a young and inexperienced Golden State Warriors to a remarkable 67-15 regular season record and an eventual NBA title in his first season.
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- Dear Aaron (English Edition)
Ruby Santos knew exactly what she was getting herself into when she signed up to write a soldier overseas.
The guidelines were simple: one letter or email a week for the length of his or her deployment. Care packages were optional.
Been there, done that. She thought she knew what to expect.
What she didn’t count on was falling in love with the guy.
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