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Many Masks

Author : Brendan Gill
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Page : 544 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 1998-08-22
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0306808722

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Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) is often described as the greatest of American architects. His works—among them Taliesin North, Taliesin West, Fallingwater, the Johnson Wax buildings, the Guggenheim Museum—earned him a good measure of his fame, but his flamboyant personal life earned him the rest. Here Brendan Gill, a personal friend of Wright and his family, gives us not only the fullest, fairest, and most entertaining account of Wright to date, but also strips away the many masks the architect tirelessly constructed to fascinate his admirers and mislead his detractors. Enriched by hitherto unpublished letters and 300 photographs and drawings, this definitive biography makes Wright, in all his creativity, crankiness, and zest, fairly leap from its pages.

We Wear Masks

Author : Marla Lesage
Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
Page : 35 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2020-10-22
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781459828810

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We Wear Masks is a fun tool to help children make sense of this new reality and make wearing masks less scary and more relatable. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many children have been introduced to wearing face masks and seeing others in masks. Author and illustrator Marla Lesage normalizes mask-wearing by introducing young readers to artists, ranchers, pilots, welders, scientists and many more people who already wear masks in their day-to-day lives. This delightful, rhyming picture book will help explain to children why wearing a mask is important as we interact with others in our communities. Readers will learn that, when they put on their mask, they are choosing to be kind and considerate of others. This book can be used as a conversation starter about the pandemic, the spread of germs and viruses, and what families can do to keep themselves and the people they care about safe.

The Many Masks We Wear

Author : Steven J. Robb
Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
Page : 99 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2009-10
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781434963079

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Author : Nataly Restokian
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2018-03-08
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1773708104

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Masks is a dark fictional tale, based on true-life events. It narrates the adventures of a young Armenian girl born in Lebanon in the seventies. She dreams of fame and power in Lebanon and the Arab world and shows resilience and motivation beyond her years. The novel delves into the world of the protagonist, Anna, who is surrounded by social, religious, and sexual taboos. She fiercely breaks the chains to enter the world she has strived to reach, in a seemingly conservative society barely emerging from a civil war. She builds her success on her remaining values, challenging her fate and sparing no way means to attain her goals. As a disappointment to her parents, she walks the challenging paths alone, making her way toward fame and fortune despite lacking the support system to do so. Doors begin to open for her, and she enters the world of Arab celebrities. She is now a public figure in the Middle East, living an immoral married life in a materialistic world surrounded by influential business people and royal family members. She tries, in vain, to fill the void in her soul with sexual adventures and controversy by taking a wide variety of lovers. Her adventures invariably end in misery, doing nothing to awaken her from her numbness. Still, her vivid, out-of-control personality helps her move forward while simultaneously getting her in trouble. In the early stages of her life, she has suffered the unthinkable, being bullied and raped, with the civil war a constant backdrop throughout most of her childhood. The novel delves deep into Anna's mind as she has flashbacks of the trauma she has suffered, offering the reader a hint of an explanation for her behavior. In a society in which men dominate women, she is one of the few who realize that fashion, social status, plastic surgeries, and bright smiles are not the answer to happiness. She lives in a world where a girl is only worth as much as her virginity, where women do not dare to ask for a divorce, where the fear of retribution keeps them locked in a cage that is very rarely gilded. As fame, money, and power slowly eat at her soul, the arrogant Anna falls in love with a total stranger--a young, single bachelor from Canada--after a night of secret passion. That is where the story begins to unravel as she returns home with a scandal in her back pocket, her eyes and ears and heart tuned to this man instead of her husband. Anna realizes that neither her marriage nor her achievements have ever made her happy, so she decides to throw it all away. The lies and deceit that fill the so-called glamorous life she has been leading are floating up to the surface, including her husband's infidelity and the critical steps she has taken to reach the top. Marriage, family, career--all destroyed to be united with the stranger. She starts a new battle, this time struggling to change her destiny for someone she barely knows, who lives oceans apart and offers her nothing except his heart. She risks everything, turning her whole life upside down. Anna realizes that her happiness, inner peace, and love are found worlds away from her own, with someone she would never have expected to be her soul mate. Still, Anna's sacrifices are not behind her, and the struggle has not yet ended, although she has found what she has needed all her life: redemption and unconditional love. The stranger enigmatically hints at emotions in Anna that have been hidden for a long time behind the masks of her dark and shallow lifestyle. The characters in the story are the voices of so many who do not dare to speak up in a world where social and religious standards openly chastise the very actions that behind closed doors have become the ultimate paradigmatic way of life.

The Many Masks of Andy Zhou

Author : Jack Cheng
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 321 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2023-06-06
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780525553847

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“Another beautiful book by Jack Cheng.” —Erin Entrada Kelly, Newbery Award-winning author of Hello, Universe Creative and brave sixth grader Andy Zhou faces big changes at school and at home in this new novel by the award-winning author of See You in the Cosmos, for fans of When You Trap a Tiger and The Stars Beneath Our Feet Andy Zhou is used to being what people need him to be: the good kid for his parents and, now, his grandparents in from Shanghai, or the helpful sidekick for his best friend Cindy’s plans and schemes. So when Cindy decides they should try out for Movement on the first day of sixth grade, how can Andy say no? But between feeling out of place with the dancers after school, being hassled by his new science partner Jameel in class, and sensing tension between his dad and grandfather at home, Andy feels all kinds of weird. Then over anime, Hi-Chews, and art, things start to shift between Andy and Jameel, opening up new doors—and new problems. Because no matter how much Andy cares about his friends and family, it’s hard not to feel pulled between all the ways he’s meant to be, all the different faces he wears, and harder still to figure out if any of these masks is the real him. “A joy and a journey.” —Tae Keller, Newbery Award-winning author of When You Trap a Tiger “Perceptive . . . Captures the joys and complex anxieties of middle school.” —Kirkus "Beautiful . . . Recommended for fans of Erin Entrada Kelly and Nicole Melleby." —SLJ "Realistic . . . Compelling." —Booklist "Beautifully and naturally depicts Chinese American family life and the first year of middle school” —Common Sense Media “There’s an aching poignancy [that] will resonate with kids.” —BCCB "Beautifully written, [with] complexity and nuance." —Book Riot “Andy’s quiet courage and budding artistry have readers cheering him on.” —Paula Yoo, National Book Award longlisted-author of From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry

A Lord of Many Masks

Author : Jessica Scarlett
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 296 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2020-08-09
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9798664189445

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For her, love is a dream. For him, it's a dagger--to be used when it suits him. Eliza Wycliffe has always dreamed of falling in love. But when her mother reveals a secret that threatens her inheritance, Eliza realizes she must secure her future and marry before her Season ends--with or without love. Recruiting the help of longtime friend and shameless flirt, William Bentley, Eliza sets about trying to find a husband while navigating the treacherous waters of the London ton. Just as she begins to make progress with a charming suitor, other, less-welcome feelings surface for William, the man busy giving away his smiles to everyone but her. He's the last man in the world who would love her back--not only because he harbors closely-guarded secrets about his past, but because he insists true love doesn't exist. It's up to Eliza to convince him otherwise, before the clock runs out. And if she can only reveal the man beneath the mask, then perhaps her confession isn't the only one to be made . . .

Truth About Masks

Author : Judy Mikovits,Kent Heckenlively
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 96 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2021-10-12
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN : 9781510771420

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Do we really need to wear masks? From the New York Times Bestselling authors of Plague of Corruption comes the must-read guide on masks and re-opening following the COVID-19 pandemic. The Truth About Masks is the book all America needs to be reading as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on. Written by New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Judy Mikovits and Kent Heckenlively, this book reviews the evidence for and against widespread public masking as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the Mayo Clinic, as well as top scientific publications such as the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet. This debate needs to take place without fear and paranoia. Important questions raised in this book are the effect of masks on oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, how COVID-19 spreads, the effectiveness of various types of masks, those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19, and what measures should be taken by schools as children continue to return to in-person classes. The authors' previous book, Plague of Corruption, was the runaway science bestseller of 2020, and the authors bring that same passion and attention to detail to the mask question. As politicians and bureaucrats of all stripes are weighing in on this question, with some again placing their cities and states under mandatory masking provisions, we need to understand the science behind their decisions. Are such measures a reasonable response to current circumstances, or is it a dramatic overreach, which in many cases might make the situation even worse? America desperately needs this public conversation to take place with the best science we have available. As Americans have always done during difficult times, we must summon the courage to have these challenging conversations.

The Mask of Masculinity

Author : Lewis Howes
Publisher : Hay House, Inc
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2017-10-31
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9781788171281

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At 30 years old, Lewis Howes was outwardly thriving but unfulfilled inside. He was a successful athlete and businessman, achieving goals beyond his wildest dreams, but he felt empty, angry, frustrated, and always chasing something that was never enough. His whole identity had been built on misguided beliefs about what "masculinity" was. Howes began a personal journey to find inner peace and to uncover the many masks that men – young and old – wear. In The Mask of Masculinity, Howes exposes the ultimate emptiness of the Material Mask, the man who chases wealth above all things; the cowering vulnerability that hides behind the Joker and Stoic Masks of men who never show real emotion; and the destructiveness of the Invincible and Aggressive Masks worn by men who take insane risks or can never back down from a fight. He teaches men how to break through the walls that hold them back and shows women how they can better understand the men in their lives. It's not easy, but if you want to love, be loved and live a great life, then it's an odyssey of self-discovery that all modern men must make. This book is a must-read for every man – and for every woman who loves a man.

To Float in the Space Between

Author : Terrance Hayes
Publisher : Wave Books
Page : 191 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2023-03-07
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9781950268832

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“Hayes leaves resonance cleaving the air.” —NPR In these works based on his Bagley Wright lectures on the poet Etheridge Knight, Terrance Hayes offers not quite a biography but a compilation “as speculative, motley, and adrift as Knight himself.” Personal yet investigative, poetic yet scholarly, this multi-genre collection of writings and drawings enacts one poet’s search for another and in doing so constellates a powerful vision of black literature and art in America. The future Etheridge Knight biographer will simultaneously write an autobiography. Fathers who go missing and fathers who are distant will become the bones of the stories. There will be a fable about a giant who grew too tall to be kissed by his father. My father must have kissed me when I was boy. I can’t really say. . . . By the time I was eleven or even ten years old I was as tall as him. I was six inches taller than him by the time I was fifteen. My biography about Knight would be about intimacy, heartache. Terrance Hayes is the author of How to Be Drawn, which received a 2016 NAACP Image Award for Poetry; Lighthead, which won the 2010 National Book Award for poetry; and three other award-winning poetry collections. He is the poetry editor at the New York Times Magazine and also teaches at the University y of Pittsburgh. American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin will also be forthcoming in 2018.

Iroquois Masks and Maskmaking at Onondaga

Author : Jean Clare Hendry
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 88 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 1964
Category : Indian masks
ISBN : UGA:32108034796006

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GAS MASKS Collector's Guide for Identifying Common American Military Gas Masks

Author : Ron Ruble
Publisher :
Page : 262 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2016
Category : Gas masks
ISBN : 9781365283390

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GAS MASKS Collector's Guide for Identifying Common American Military Gas Masks by Ron Ruble Pdf

With more than 650 photographs, this book provides in depth information and a reference guide for identifying 53 common American military gas masks and it also includes information about another 43 uncommon military, special purpose and civilian American gas masks. The book is easily usable by a novice military collector that knows little or nothing about American military gas masks and at the same time, provides a useful quick reference book for the advanced collector. It covers American gas masks and accessories used during the Great War of 1917-1918 to the modern day M50 series Joint Service General Purpose Masks. Additional collector information is included about the quantities of masks manufactured for or procured by the United States military, manufacturing date markings on masks, fakes and reproductions, items issued with gas masks, hints for easy gas mask identification and historical information relating to collecting of American military gas masks.

LEGO BIONICLE: Island of Lost Masks

Author : Ryder Windham
Publisher : Scholastic UK
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2015-11-05
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781407165004

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LEGO BIONICLE: Island of Lost Masks by Ryder Windham Pdf

An all-new, epic LEGO BIONICLE legend begins here! The evil Makuta, craving power, searches for the three mythical masks that will enable him to take over the world. A group of six Protectors must call upon the help of six heroes known as the Toa. To defeat evil, they will have to track down the ancient masks and unlock their secrets, all while fighting skull spiders sent to destroy them.

Radical Skin, Moderate Masks

Author : Yassir Morsi
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2017-08-01
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781783489138

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The book illustrates how insidiously the problem of race connects post-racially with a range of negative discourses and images conjured up by the narrative of the War on Terror.