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release date: Jun 22, 2017
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The Little Books on Buddhism (8 Book Series)
From Book 1: The Little Book of Buddhist Meditation is designed to help you establish a regular meditation practice. It is based on the Buddha's original teachings. You will be guided step-by-step through establishing a posture, and basic meditation techniques like breath counting, sweeping, the practice of loving-kindness, walking meditation, and the use of "gathas", or short poems. There is also an explanation of chanting and how this can be used to establish the beginning of a sitting, to bring the mind into the present moment, and to reinforce the Buddha's teachings. There is also a description of what to do when problems occur, and how to establish a regular routine. This guide is intended to help you develop a sense of well-being, calm, serenity, and confidence, for a foundation that will serve you for many years to come.
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release date: Jun 22, 2017
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Thailand Diaries (3 Book Series)
From Book 1: 15 WEEKS - Grab your download today.

If you are seriously thinking about living in Thailand you need to read James King’s THAILAND DIARIES starting with 15WEEKS.

Witty, informative, often deliciously ‘tongue-in-cheek’ and full of typically British humour, is a must read for travellers, would be ex-pats and those who just enjoy humorous light reading.
Between Jun and Sep 2008 James King stayed for fifteen weeks on the tropical island of Phuket where he formed his first impressions of Thailand. He learned a little of what it would be like to live in Thailand permanently and he diarised his activities, observations and some unusual incidents which took place during his 15 week sojourn.
On arrival he had no intention of settling in Thailand permanently but when he gleaned valuable information about the Country and its people he changed his mind.
The Author recognises that many aspects of 15 WEEKS apply equally to women as they do to men even though he writes from a male point of view.
James writes more extensively about Thailand in Volumes 2 and 3.

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release date: Jun 11, 2017
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Bird Woman (Sacajawea) the Guide of Lewis and Clark: Her Own Story Now First Given to the World
An Indian girl, Sacagawea, the Bird Woman of the Shoshones, led the Lewis and Clark Expedition across the desert and over the difficult mountain passes to the Pacific Coast during the seasons of 1804-06.
Sacagawea was the wife of an interpreter, Toussaint Charboneau. She had been taken in war by the Minnetarees in her childhood and sold as a slave to Charboneau who brought her up and afterwards married her. The story of her life has been told under the title of “The Bird Woman,"' by James Willard Schultz, as he heard it from an old trapper and an Indian woman both of whom had it from Sacagawea’s own lips.

James Willard Schultz, or Apikuni, (1859-1947) was a noted author, explorer, Glacier National Park guide, fur trader and historian of the Blackfoot Indians. He operated a fur trading post at Carroll, Montana  and lived among the Pikuni tribe during the period 1880-82. He was given the name Apikuni by the Pikuni chief, Running Crane. Apikuni in Blackfoot means "Spotted Robe." Schultz is most noted for his 37 books, most about Blackfoot life, and for his contributions to the naming of prominent features in Glacier National Park.
release date: Jun 13, 2017
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Coral and Brass
The aim of this book is twofold: first, that due credit be given to a gallant body of men, the United States Marine Corps, who in their path across the Pacific were faithful to their traditions and to their country; second, to point out the errors that were committed in World War II in such a manner that they will not be repeated in World War III — God forbid.
This is a personalized account of over forty years in the service of my country, culminating in the greatest war in our history. I never kept a diary. I had no official historian at my elbow recording in detail the battles I fought. I was too busy fighting those battles to set down anything in chronological form. Therefore, I find myself largely relying on my memory to compile the story of those forty years. If I have erred in facts, it is due to the momentous times through which I have lived and served.
I bear no malice toward any man or any Service. Any criticism in this book is made only for constructive purposes in the light of national defense needs. I am sure that a grateful country will not forget the magnificent efforts made by the Marines in the Pacific for the successful prosecution of the war against Japan.
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release date: Jul 07, 2014
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World War 2 BOX SET #5: Famous Snipers & Sniper Battles + Secret Missions of Spies & Espionage

Learn about the Rise and Importance of Snipers in WWII + Witness the Effect that Spies had on the Outcome of WWII

***BOX SET! Get both these World War 2 Amazon Best Sellers for the special price of $4.99, regularly priced at $6.00***

It is hard to imagine any country’s armed forces without at least a few snipers in their ranks. Since the American Revolution, snipers have been a crucial part of warfare. This book will outline how technology during the WWII era improved the distance and accuracy of snipers, and how their role increased in importance during this time. Pick up your copy today and be educated about one of the most unique brands of soldiers on the battlefield, as well as some of history’s distinguished snipers.

Here's a Preview of What You Will Learn

* The history of sniping
* Lyudmila Pavlichenko
* Simho Häyhä
* Matthäus Hetzenauer
* The best sniper rifles of WWII

Spies, in one way or another, have been a large part of business, sports, and more for generations. It makes sense that the art of war would have an important place for spies as well, and World War II certainly fit that bill. Pick up your copy today to learn how the espionage of these men and women helped to direct the tide of the war, for better or for worse.

Here's a Preview of What You Will Learn

* The origins of spies used for war
* Mata Hari
* Codename “Ramsay”
* Englandspiel (The English Game)
* Garbo


Comments From Other Readers

“As a gun enthusiast, the history of sniping is a fascinating subject for me. I had an inkling of its popularity during World War II, but had no idea of its long history before then. The chapters about the renowned snipers were an interesting read as well. Overall, a well-rounded look at a great weapon.” – Chuck D. (Gallatin, USA)

“Once again, Ryan Jenkins puts out a brief but detailed foray into an important topic of WWII. Snipers are undeniably one of the most lasting impacts of that historical period, and this book gives a fine rundown of their history and accomplishments in an informative but easy to comprehend manner.” – John R. (Red Lion, USA)

“Without the actions of these spies, who knows how the Second World War might have turned out? It is clear from the stories written here that their actions in sending intelligence, true or otherwise, helped to turn the tide of the war for their respective allegiances. A great look into an often overlooked aspect of warfare.” – Jimmy A. (Dallas, USA)

“Perhaps one of my favorite books on World War II that I have ever read. When you talk about the Second World War, you often don’t consider the fact that there had to have been some espionage going on in order for things to play out the way they did. This book covers that in spades.” – Ricky J. (Dayton, USA)

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release date: Jun 15, 2017
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Japan: History of Japan: The Most Important People, Places and Events in Japanese History. From Japanese Art to Modern Manga. From Asian Wars to Modern Superpower.

In order to study the history of a country, one either goes on Wikipedia, where the information is scant and hugely inaccurate or spends hundreds of dollars on various tomes that necessitate too much time to be read properly. An e-book facilitates this process of acquiring knowledge on a particular topic. You can read it anywhere, on your smartphone or Kindle, so it is definitely more efficient.

Now tell us – did you ever like Japan? Do you know anything about its history, or just what you learned from television and anime, in general? That’s a good starting point, anyway. If you want to delve deeper into Japanese history, in chronological order, and see the main events that transformed Japan into what it is today, you’ve just hit the Jackpot. What will you learn from this book? Among others:

* The main stages in Japanese history, from the most ancient one, the Jōmon period to Imperial Japan. Each of them will be explained so that everybody can understand them, without technical terms that harden the absorption of information.
* Japan during the Middle Ages.
* Everything about shoguns, shogunates and all other forms of governance.
* The situation in Japan during World War II and after that
* The most important battles between Japan and the United States of America
* The fall of the Empire of Japan
* Japanese politics
* The catastrophic Japanese deflation that ruined the economy for decades on end
* Japanese culture and what makes it so unique in the world
* Valuable information on anime and manga as distinct avatars of Japanese culture
* The tourism in Japan and why it is so important for the economic growth of the state

This book is for you, no matter if you are a student or a professor, or you just want to learn more about Japanese culture and history.

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release date: Jun 13, 2017
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Dubliners (Cronos Classics)
Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. The fifteen stories were meant to be a naturalistic depiction of the Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century.

The stories were written at the time when Irish nationalism was at its peak, and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences. They center on Joyce's idea of an epiphany: a moment where a character has a special moment of self-understanding or illumination. Many of the characters in Dubliners later appear in minor roles in Joyce's novel Ulysses. The initial stories in the collection are narrated by children as protagonists, and as the stories continue, they deal with the lives and concerns of progressively older people. This is in line with Joyce's tripartite division of the collection into childhood, adolescence and maturity.
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by: Sun Tzu
release date: Dec 11, 2015
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The Art of War (Chiron Academic Press - The Original Authoritative Edition)
THE ART OF WAR (Chinese: 孫子兵法; pinyin: Sūnzĭ bīngfǎ) is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician, and kindred to the Realpolitik of his time, termed in China as Legalism. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics. It has been the most famous and influential of China's Seven Military Classics, and "for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name." It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.

Beyond its military and intelligence applications from earliest days to the present time, THE ART OF WAR has been applied to many fields well outside of the military. Much of the text is about how to fight wars without actually having to do battle: it gives tips on how to outsmart one's opponent so that physical battle is not necessary. As such, it has found application as a training guide for many competitive endeavors that do not involve actual combat. There are business books applying its lessons to office politics and corporate strategy. Many companies make the book required reading for their key executives. The book is also popular among Western business management, who have turned to it for inspiration and advice on how to succeed in competitive business situations. It has also been applied to the field of education. The Art of War has been the subject of law books and legal articles on the trial process, including negotiation tactics and trial strategy.
by: Sun Tzu
release date: May 30, 2017
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The Art of War
“A clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.”

Sun Tzu’s blueprint for battlefield strategy remains the original and greatest military strategy book.

The Art of War is as relevant to today’s warriors in business, politics, and everyday life as it once was to the warlords of ancient China. It is one of the most useful books ever written on leading with wisdom, an essential tool for modern corporate warriors battling to gain the advantage in the boardroom, and for anyone struggling to gain the upper hand in confrontations and competitions.
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release date: Jun 27, 2017
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The Souls of Black Folk (AmazonClassics Edition)

First published in 1903, this groundbreaking work is a cornerstone of African American literary history and a foundational text in the field of sociology. In these fourteen essays, W. E. B. Du Bois introduces and explores the concept of “double-consciousness”—a term he uses to describe the experience of living as an African American and having a “sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others.”

Though an examination of Black life in post–Civil War America, The Souls of Black Folk has had a lasting impact on civil rights and the discussion of race in the United States.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Souls of Black Folk, this edition of The Souls of Black Folk (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

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