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Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant

Author : Lillian McCloy
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 252 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2016-07-09
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0997596309

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Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant by Lillian McCloy Pdf

"A charming and unusual portrait of the secret life." - John le Carré, author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and A Legacy of Spies"It's charming, often troubling, and sometimes hilarious and is altogether a fascinating read." - Berkeleyside book review"If you're married to a spy, the always fraught arena of a relationship turns into a positive minefield. What does that all-night absence mean? What can you begin to say to the kids? In Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant, Lillian McCloy gives us the story of a life spent around secret intelligence that is funny and charming and in every wonderful sense, deeply spooky." - Pico Iyer, author of The Art of Stillness and Video Nights in Kathmandu"Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant by Lillian McCloy is an engrossing, decades-long memoir of foreign life under deep cover for the CIA. McCloy reveals the intrigue, danger, and humor of clandestine life in her thoroughly entertaining account of a CIA family's nomadic lifestyle."- Alan B. Trabue, CIA (Ret.), author of A Life of Lies and Spies

The Six Blind Men and the Elephant

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Nelson Thornes
Page : 36 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 1999
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 0744568072

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The Six Blind Men and the Elephant by Anonim Pdf

The Six Blind Men and the Elephant is part of the Maths Together series, an early numeracy programme for parents and children to share. The set contains six picture books to introduce children, simply and enjoyably, to basic mathematical ideas. In addition, each book has its own support notes.


Author : John Sutherland
Publisher : Aurum
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2014-05-06
Category : History
ISBN : 9781781312469

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Jumbo by John Sutherland Pdf

Born in 1861 in French Sudan, imported to Paris as a two year old calf, then later sold to the London Zoo at Regent's Park, Jumbo the elephant delighted countless children (including Winston Churchill and Theodore Roosevelt) with rides and treats gently taken from outstretched hands. Each night, after the children and their families had gone home, he was mistreated in an attempt to keep him docile. By the time he reached sexual maturity, the abused and isolated animal had become dangerously unstable. He was sold to showman P.T. Barnum in 1881 (despite letters from 100,000 British schoolchildren who wrote to Queen Victoria begging her to prevent the sale) and brought to America. There, in the company of other elephants and amid greater physical freedom, Jumbo stabilized and went on to become one of the most lucrative circus acts of all time - as well as the most beloved. The world mourned when his life ended in 1885, with a storied (and most likely embellished) act of animal heroism. Jumbo reportedly rushed in front of an oncoming train in an effort to save a smaller elephant – his companion "Tom Thumb" – then perished while reaching his trunk out toward his longtime handler Matthew Scott – whose intense connection with the pachyderm spawned legends of its own. Integrating the history of elephants in captivity along with the details of Jumbo's celebrity life, dramatic death, and lasting cultural legacy, John Sutherland has written the first comprehensive "biography" of this incredible animal - one whose name has given us one of our most common and hyperbolic adjectives.

The Elephant in the Room

Author : Tommy Tomlinson
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2020-01-14
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781501111624

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The Elephant in the Room by Tommy Tomlinson Pdf

ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019 A “warm and funny and honest…genuinely unputdownable” (Curtis Sittenfeld) memoir chronicling what it’s like to live in today’s world as a fat man, from acclaimed journalist Tommy Tomlinson, who, as he neared the age of fifty, weighed 460 pounds and decided he had to change his life. When he was almost fifty years old, Tommy Tomlinson weighed an astonishing—and dangerous—460 pounds, at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, unable to climb a flight of stairs without having to catch his breath, or travel on an airplane without buying two seats. Raised in a family that loved food, he had been aware of the problem for years, seeing doctors and trying diets from the time he was a preteen. But nothing worked, and every time he tried to make a change, it didn’t go the way he planned—in fact, he wasn’t sure that he really wanted to change. In The Elephant in the Room, Tomlinson chronicles his lifelong battle with weight in a voice that combines the urgency of Roxane Gay’s Hunger with the intimacy of Rick Bragg’s All Over but the Shoutin’. He also hits the road to meet other members of the plus-sized tribe in an attempt to understand how, as a nation, we got to this point. From buying a Fitbit and setting exercise goals to contemplating the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas, America’s “capital of food porn,” and modifying his own diet, Tomlinson brings us along on a candid and sometimes brutal look at the everyday experience of being constantly aware of your size. Over the course of the book, he confronts these issues head-on and chronicles the practical steps he has to take to lose weight by the end. “What could have been a wallow in memoir self-pity is raised to art by Tomlinson’s wit and prose” (Rolling Stone). Affecting and searingly honest, The Elephant in the Room is an “inspirational” (The New York Times) memoir that will resonate with anyone who has grappled with addiction, shame, or self-consciousness. “Add this to your reading list ASAP” (Charlotte Magazine).

The Elephant who Liked to Smash Small Cars

Author : Jean Merrill
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2015
Category : Conduct of life
ISBN : OCLC:1310590058

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The Elephant who Liked to Smash Small Cars by Jean Merrill Pdf

An elephant who likes to smash small cars is taught a lesson by a car salesman.

The Mopar Six-Pack Engine Handbook HP1528

Author : Larry Shepard
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 258 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2008-06-03
Category : Transportation
ISBN : 1557885281

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The Mopar Six-Pack Engine Handbook HP1528 by Larry Shepard Pdf

A step-by-step guide to rebuilding, restoring, and modifying the famous Mopar 'Six-Pack' engines that appeared in all of Chrysler's muscle cars from 1969 through 1971, as well as the late- model small-blocks and crate performance motors currently offered by Chrysler.

The Elephant who Liked to Smash Small Cars

Author : Fischer, Jared J,Donna L. Nienaber
Publisher : [Nanton, Alta.] : DLJ Publications
Page : 18 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2002
Category : Automobiles
ISBN : 0973125500

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Dare to be Fabulous: Follow the Journeys of Daring Women on the Path to Finding Their True North

Author : Johanna McCloy
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 194 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2022-08-04
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 0997596325

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Dare to be Fabulous: Follow the Journeys of Daring Women on the Path to Finding Their True North by Johanna McCloy Pdf

Dare to be Fabulous invites readers on an inspiring journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. These personal stories from women on all walks of life will inspire you, warm your heart, and make you laugh. Writing prompts follow each story.

The Elephant in the Room

Author : Holly Goldberg Sloan
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2021-03-02
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780735229969

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The Elephant in the Room by Holly Goldberg Sloan Pdf

From the New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s comes a heartfelt story about "the importance of compassion and bravery when facing life’s challenges” (Kirkus) for fans of The One and Only Ivan and Front Desk. It's been almost a year since Sila's mother traveled halfway around the world to Turkey, hoping to secure the immigration paperwork that would allow her to return to her family in the United States. The long separation is almost impossible for Sila to withstand. But things change when Sila accompanies her father (who is a mechanic) outside their Oregon town to fix a truck. There, behind an enormous stone wall, she meets a grandfatherly man who only months before won the state lottery. Their new alliance leads to the rescue of a circus elephant named Veda, and then to a friendship with an unusual boy named Mateo, proving that comfort and hope come in the most unlikely of places. A moving story of family separation and the importance of the connection between animals and humans, this novel has the enormous heart and uplifting humor that readers have come to expect from the beloved author of Counting by 7s. “I couldn’t stop reading—I had to find out what would happen. An unusual and lovely real-life fairy tale.” —Linda Sue Park, New York Times Bestselling author of A Long Walk to Water “A gorgeous and emotional novel. I loved every page.” —Cynthia Kadohata, Newbery Medal-winning author of Kira-Kira

Car and Driver

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 1080 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 1995
Category : Automobile drivers
ISBN : UOM:39015034667173

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Car and Driver by Anonim Pdf


Author : Steven Mark Kristofferson
Publisher :
Page : 553 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : Australian fiction
ISBN : 9781411641259

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Elephant by Steven Mark Kristofferson Pdf

Elephant is a literary mosaic illustrating the historical forces that shape our lives and determine our destiny. Its title is the name of an umbrella story of adventure and travel which incorporates a number of other stories set in the past, present and future. Each of these stories is like a tile contributing to the greater philosophical picture. Included are several illustrations by Brad Jones.551 pages.

The Sketch

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 586 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 1898
Category : Electronic
ISBN : MINN:319510028004178

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The Sketch by Anonim Pdf