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1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year awardOn a May afternoon in 1943 an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil gasoline and blood Then on the ocean surface a face appeared It was that of a young lieutenant the plane s bombardier who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War The lieutenant s name was Louis Zamperini In boyhood he d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent breaking into houses brawling and fleeing his home to ride the rails As a teenager he had channeled his defiance into running discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile But when war had come the athlete had become an airman embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight a tiny raft and a drift into the unknown Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean leaping sharks a foundering raft thirst and starvation... enemy aircraft and beyond a trial even greater Driven to the limits of endurance Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity suffering with hope resolve and humor brutality with rebellion His fate whether triumph or tragedy would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will In her long-awaited new book Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit Telling an unforgettable story of a man s journey into extremity Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind body and spirit Praise for Unbroken Extraordinarily moving a powerfully drawn survival epic The Wall Street Journal A one-in-a-billion story designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid It is amazing unforgettable gripping harrowing chilling and inspiring New York Staggering mesmerizing Hillenbrand s writing is so ferociously cinematic the events she describes so incredible you don t dare take your eyes off the page People A meticulous soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life The Washington Post Ambitious and powerful a startling narrative and an inspirational book The New York Times Book Review Marvelous Unbroken is wonderful twice over for the tale it tells and for the way it s told It manages maximum velocity with no loss of subtlety Newsweek Moving and yes inspirational Laura Hillenbrand s unforgettable book deserve s pride of place alongside the best works of literature that chart the complications and the hard-won triumphs of so-called ordinary Americans and their extraordinary time Maureen Corrigan Fresh Air Hillenbrand tells this story with cool elegance but at a thrilling sprinter s pace Time Unbroken is too much book to hope for a hellride of a story in the grip of the one writer who can handle it Christopher McDougall author of Born to Runmore
A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C Foster s classic guide a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics including symbols themes and contexts that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes and the literary codes-of the ultimate professional reader the college professor What does it mean when a literary hero is traveling along a dusty road When he hands a drink to his companion When he s drenched in a sudden rain shower Ranging from major themes to literary models narrative devices and form Thomas C Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature a world where a road leads to a quest a shared meal may signify a communion and rain whether cleansing or destructive is never just a shower-and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching satisfying and fun This revised edition includes new chapters a new preface and epilogue and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed... over the past decade more
The Official SAT Study Guide Second Edition features 10 official SAT practice tests created by the test maker With over 1 000 pages and more than 20 chapters it s packed with the most up-to-date information regardless of the jacket and students need to get ready for the test Students will gain valuable experience and raise their confidence by taking practice tests by reviewing critical concepts test-taking approaches and focused sets of practice questions just like those on the actual SAT The Official SAT Study Guide Second Edition will help students get ready for the SAT with- 10 official SAT practice tests including 3 new recent exams- detailed descriptions of math critical reading and writing sections of the SAT- targeted practice questions for each SAT question type- practice essay questions along with sample essays and annotations- a review of math concepts tested in the exam- test-taking approaches and suggestions that underscore important points- free online score reports- exclusive access to online answers and explanations at collegeboard com- 10 discount on The Official SAT Online Course to all book ownersThere s also a complete chapter on the PSAT NMSQT
The extraordinary 1 New York Times bestseller that has captivated over 1 million readers I won t describe what I look like Whatever you re thinking it s probably worse August Pullman was born with a facial difference that up until now has prevented him from going to a mainstream school Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid but his new classmates can t get past Auggie s extraordinary face WONDER now a 1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list begins from Auggie s point of view but soon switches to include his classmates his sister her boyfriend and others These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community s struggle with empathy compassion and acceptance Wonder is the best kids book of the year said Emily Bazelon senior editor at Slate com and author of Sticks and Stones Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope R J Palacio has called her debut novel a meditation on kindness indeed every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of... friendship Auggie is a hero to root for a diamond in the rough who proves that you can t blend in when you were born to stand out Join the conversation thewonderofwondermore
Kaplan s GRE Premier 2015 is a comprehensive prep system that includes both book and mobile-enabled online components Get access to in-depth strategies test information and practice questions to help you score higher on the GRE Kaplan s GRE Premier 2015 contains 2 200 total practice questions with detailed explanations covering the Verbal Quantitative and Analytical Writing sections and strategies for handling all the question types you ll encounter on Test Day It also comes with a digital copy of the book and study plans to help you make the most of your time preparing for the GRE Kaplan s GRE Premier 2015 features 2 200 practice questions with detailed explanations6 full-length practice tests 5 realistic Multi-Stage Tests available online and 1 in the book 500-question online Quiz Bank for customized quiz creation and review of GRE practice questionsMobile-enabled online resources study anywhere on any device with an internet connectionOnline study plans learn how to make the most of your time no matter how much or little time you have until Test DayA digital copy of this book to read online on your computer tablet or smartphoneDVD on stress management study planning and the graduate school application processAcademic support... from Kaplan faculty via our Facebook page facebook com KaplanGradPrepKaplan guarantees that if you study with this book DVD and online resources you will score higher on the GRE or you ll receive a full refund more
The Publication Manual is the style manual of choice for writers editors students and educators Although it is specifically designed to help writers in the behavioral sciences and social sciences anyone who writes non-fiction prose can benefit from its guidance The newly-revised Sixth Edition has not only been rewritten It has also been thoroughly rethought and reorganized making it the most user-friendly Publication Manual the APA has ever produced You will be able to find answers to your questions faster than ever before When you need advice on how to present information including text data and graphics for publication in any type of format--such as college and university papers professional journals presentations for colleagues and online publication--you will find the advice you re looking for in the Publication Manual
The Real ACT Prep Guide with CD is the only book with insider test-taking tips and strategy practice and insight from the makers of the ACT This is the only guide that includes 5 previously administered full-length ACT tests written by the actual test maker including 2 NEW practice tests Also included is ACT content and procedures you ll follow when actually taking the test along with in-depth review of the optional Writing Test and how it is scored examples of all the question types and suggestions on how you might approach the questions The supplemental CD features a complete electronic copy of Peterson s Cool Colleges 101 and additional online college planning resources from Peterson s The only guide that includes 5 previously administered full-length ACT tests written by the actual test maker including 2 NEW practice tests ACT content and procedures you ll follow when actually taking the test Valuable information about tuition payment plans All the question types you can expect to find on the ACT Suggestions on how you might approach the questions and Peterson s tried-and-true test-taking strategies and tips
Ray Bradbury s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak dystopian future Guy Montag is a fireman In his world where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction firemen start fires rather than put them out His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities the printed book along with the houses in which they are hidden Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce returning each day to his bland life and wife Mildred who spends all day with her television family But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor Clarisse who introduces him to a past where people didn t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears Montag begins to question everything he has ever known He starts hiding books in his home and when his pilfering is discovered the fireman has to run for his life
The MCAT is changing in 2015 With the addition of three semesters worth of material more advanced critical thinking skills a longer duration and changes in content the new exam requires even more diligent prep with resources from Kaplan Test Prep The seven-book MCAT set emulates Kaplan s tried and true classroom experience With its easy-to-follow format and helpful teacher commentaries and advice students can be completely prepared for Test Day success Kaplan s MCAT Review offers UNPARALLELED MCAT 2015 KNOWLEDGE The Kaplan MCAT team has spent years studying every document related to MCAT 2015 available In conjunction with our expert psychometricians the Kaplan team is able to ensure the accuracy and realism of our practice materials THOROUGH SUBJECT REVIEW Written by top-rated award-winning Kaplan instructors All material has been vetted by editors with advanced science degrees and by a medical doctor NEW PRACTICE QUESTIONS THROUGHOUT Brand-new end-of-chapter questions and the introduction of Interactive Concept Checks which allow students to identify their strengths and areas of opportunity in real time MORE PRACTICE THAN THE COMPETITION With questions throughout the book and access to three full-length practice tests Kaplan s... MCAT Review has more practice than any other MCAT books on the market ONLINE COMPANION Access to online resources for all seven books to augment content studying including three full-length practice tests The MCAT is a computer-based test so practicing in the same format as Test Day is key TOP-QUALITY IMAGES With dozens of new images and full-color 3-D illustrations charts graphs and diagrams from the pages of Scientific American Kaplan s MCAT Review turns even the most intangible complex science into easy-to-visualize concepts KAPLAN S MCAT REPUTATION Kaplan gets more people into medical school than all other courses combined more
Get the only official guide to the GRE revised General Test that comes straight from the test makers If you re looking for the best most authoritative guide to the GRE revised General Test you ve found it The Official Guide to the GRE revised General Test is the only GRE guide specially created by ETS--the people who actually make the test It s packed with everything you need to do your best on the test--and move toward your graduate or business school degree Only ETS can show you exactly what to expect on the test tell you precisely how the test is scored and give you hundreds of authentic test questions for practice That makes this guide your most reliable and accurate source for everything you need to know about the GRE revised General Test No other guide to the GRE revised General Test gives you Four complete real tests--two in the book and two on CD-ROM Hundreds of authentic test questions--so you can study with the real thing In-depth descriptions of the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures plus valuable tips for answering each question type Detailed overview of the two types of Analytical Writing essay tasks including scored sample responses and actual raters comments Everything you need to know about the... test straight from the test makers more
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