Charming and classically handsome, John Gilbert (1897--1936) was among the world's most recognizable actors during the silent era. He was a wild, swashbuckling figure on screen and off, and accounts of his life have focused on his high-profile romances with Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich, his legendary conflicts with Louis B. Mayer, his four tumultuous marriages, and his swift decline after the introduction of talkies. A dramatic and interesting personality, Gilbert served as one of the primary inspirations for the character of George Valentin in the Academy Award--winning movie The Artist (2011). Many myths have developed around the larger-than-life star in the eighty years since his untimely death, but this definitive biography sets the record straight.Eve Golden separates fact from fiction in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars, tracing the actor's life from his youth spent traveling with his mother in acting troupes to the peak of fame at MGM, where he starred opposite Mae Murray, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, and other actresses in popular films such as The Merry Widow (1925), The Big Parade (1925), Flesh and the Devil (1926), and Love (1927). Golden debunks some of the most pernicious rumors about the actor, including the oft-repeated myth that he had a high-pitched, squeaky voice that ruined his career. Meticulous, comprehensive, and generously illustrated, this book provides a behind-the-scenes look at one of the silent era's greatest stars and the glamorous yet brutal world in which he lived.
Published by: The University Press of Kentucky | Publication date: 03/29/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Cloud Native Development Patterns and Best Practices: Practical architectural patterns for building modern, distributed cloud-native systems
Learn to apply cloud-native patterns and practices to deliver responsive, resilient, elastic, and message-driven systems with confidenceKey Features
Understanding Cloud Native Concepts The Anatomy of Cloud Native Systems Foundation Patterns Boundary Patterns Control Patterns Deployment Testing Monitoring Security Value Focused Migration
- Understand the architectural patterns involved in cloud-native architectures
- Minimize risk by evolving your monolithic applications into distributed cloud-native systems
- Discover best practices for applying cloud-native patterns to your enterprise-level cloud applications
- Enable massive scaling by turning your database inside out
- Unleash flexibility via event streaming
- Leverage polyglot persistence and cloud-native databases
- Embrace modern continuous delivery and testing techniques
- Minimize risk by evolving your monoliths to cloud-native
- Apply cloud-native patterns and solve major architectural problems in cloud environment
Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 02/09/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 316 pages
Financial Times: One of the Best Books of 2017 Business Insider: One of the Best Science Books of 2017 Dr. John Bargh, the world’s leading expert on the unconscious mind, presents a groundbreaking book, twenty years in the making, which gives us an entirely new understanding of the hidden mental processes that secretly govern every aspect of our behavior.For more than three decades, Dr. John Bargh has been responsible for the revolutionary research into the unconscious mind, research that informed bestsellers like Blink and Thinking Fast and Slow. Now, in what Dr. John Gottman said “will be the most important and exciting book in psychology that has been written in the past twenty years,” Dr. Bargh takes us on an entertaining and enlightening tour of the forces that affect everyday behavior while transforming our understanding of ourselves in profound ways. Telling personal anecdotes with infectious enthusiasm and disclosing startling and delightful discoveries, Dr. Bargh takes the reader into his labs at New York University and Yale where he and his colleagues have discovered how the unconscious guides our behavior, goals, and motivations in areas like race relations, parenting, business, consumer behavior, and addiction. He reveals what science now knows about the pervasive influence of the unconscious mind in who we choose to date or vote for, what we buy, where we live, how we perform on tests and in job interviews, and much more. Because the unconscious works in ways we are completely unaware of, Before You Know It is full of surprising and entertaining revelations as well as tricks to help you remember to-do items, shop smarter, and sleep better. Destined to be a bestseller, Before You Know It is an intimate introduction to a fabulous world only recently discovered, the world that exists below the surface of your awareness and yet is the key to knowing yourself and unlocking new ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving.
Published by: Touchstone | Publication date: 10/17/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 352 pages
The U. S. hockey team’s victory at the 1980 Olympics was a “Miracle on Ice”--a miracle largely brought about by Herb Brooks, the legendary coach who forged that invincible team. Famously antagonistic toward the press at Lake Placid, Brooks nonetheless turned to sportswriter John Gilbert after each game, giving his longtime friend and confidant what became the most comprehensive coverage of the ’80 team. This book is Gilbert’s memoir of Brooks. Neither strictly biography or tell-all exposé, Herb Brooks: The Inside Story of a Hockey Mastermind is the story of an extraordinary man as it emerged in the course of a remarkable friendship.
Published by: MVP Books | Publication date: 11/10/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 322 pages
Experimental Organic Chemistry: A Miniscale & Microscale Approach (Cengage Learning Laboratory Series for Organic Chemistry)
Perform chemistry experiments with skill and confidence in your organic chemistry lab course with this easy-to-understand lab manual. EXPERIMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: A MINISCALE AND MICROSCALE APPROACH, Sixth Edition first covers equipment, record keeping, and safety in the laboratory, then walks you step by step through the laboratory techniques you'll need to perform all experiments. Individual chapters show you how to use the techniques to synthesize compounds and analyze their properties, complete multi-step syntheses of organic compounds, and solve structures of unknown compounds. New experiments in Chapter 17 and 18 demonstrate the potential of chiral agents in fostering enantioselectivity and of performing solvent-free reactions. A bioorganic experiment in Chapter 24 gives you an opportunity to accomplish a mechanistically interesting and synthetically important coupling of two a-amino acids to produce a dipeptide.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Published by: Cengage Learning | Publication date: 01/01/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 960 pages
"Quincy Harker - demon killer, monster hunter, & kin to Dracula, yeah, THIS is who i want protecting the world! I love these books." - Academy Award Winner Whoopi GoldbergWhat does a man have to do to get a break from demons these days? Shoot everything in sight, apparently. The Cambion Cycle is the return of everyone's favorite ass-kicking immortal magic user, Quincy Harker, with guest spots from his uncle Luke (you can call him Dracula), his cop girlfriend, his snarky guardian angel, and oh yeah, Frankenstein's friggin' monster! Collecting four novellas into one volume, The Cambion Cycle sees Harker and his cohorts battling bigger threats, teaming with legends of folklore, and trying to save the world from a demonic horde. All with snark, flair, and heaping helpings of bloodshed and mayhem. The Cambion Cycle collects the following - Heaven Sent - the origin of Harker's guardian angel GloryHeaven's Door - there's a murderer on the streets of Charlotte, but he's killing angels!Heaven Help Us - Harker is on the run, and nothing is as it seems in this small town.Heaven Can Wait - Can Harker and the Shadow Council save the world from a demon invasion?
Published by: Falstaff Books | Publication date: 12/28/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 394 pages
Written by prominent law school professors, Gilbert Law Summaries on Evidence uses an exam-oriented approach for different topic areas, emphasizing the issues most likely to be tested, and offers a time-saving study guide for class review and exam preparation. You can test yourself with multiple choice, true/false questions, and with answers referring back to the text, so you can learn from your mistakes. Fine-tune your understanding with real law school essay questions that are accompanied by explained answers. A text correlation chart helps match your reading assignment to relevant pages in the outline to cut search time. Coverage includes: Direct evidence Circumstantial evidence Rulings on admissibility Relevancy Materiality Character evidence Hearsay Hearsay exceptions Privileges Competency to testify Opinion evidence and expert witnesses
Published by: Gilbert | Publication date: 02/13/2008Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 452 pages
What does it take to be a cross-cultural messenger of the Gospel? This book explores two extraordinary lives that God has used to impact France: Bob Evans, soldier, WWII chaplain, missionary, and founder of Greater Europe Mission, and Jazz Jones, modern-day missionary facing the challenges and trials of ministry in post-modern Europe, including terrorism and religious strife. What was true about the spiritual climate of Europe 75 years ago? What is true today? And what is always true?
Published by: Greater Europe Mission | Publication date: 06/19/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 442 pages
Over 125 poetic companions, from Basho to Billy Collins, Saigyo to Shakespeare.The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy received the Spirituality & Practice Book Award for 50 Best Spiritual Books in 2017 by Spirituality and Practice Website. The poems expertly gathered here offer all that one might hope for in spiritual companionship: wisdom, compassion, peacefulness, good humor, and the ability to both absorb and express the deepest human emotions of grief and joy. The book includes a short essay on “Mindful Reading” and a meditation on sound from editor John Brehm—helping readers approach the poems from an experiential, non-analytical perspective and enter into the mindful reading of poetry as a kind of meditation. The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy offers a wide-ranging collection of 129 ancient and modern poems unlike any other anthology on bookshelves today. It uniquely places Buddhist poets like Han Shan, Tu Fu, Saigyo, Ryokan, Basho, Issa, and others alongside modern Western poets one would not expect to find in such a collection—poets like Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, William Stafford, Denise Levertov, Jack Gilbert, Ellen Bass, Billy Collins, and more. What these poems have in common, no matter whether they are explicitly Buddhist, is that all reflect the essential truths the Buddha articulated 2,500 years ago. The book provides an important poetic complement to the many prose books on mindfulness practice—the poems here both reflect and embody the dharma in ways that can’t be matched by other modes of writing. It’s unique features include an introduction that discusses the themes of impermanence, mindfulness, and joy and explores the relationship between them. Biographical notes place the poets in historical context and offer quotes and anecdotes to help readers learn about the poets’ lives.
Published by: Wisdom Publications | Publication date: 06/06/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 183 pages
Amid current arguments related to human life and dignity, Christians must be clear about how their faith speaks to such concerns and what other outlooks have to say. This book brings together noted ethicists--Russell DiSilvestro, David P. Gushee, Amy Laura Hall, John F. Kilner, Gilbert C. Meilaender, Scott B. Rae, and Patrick T. Smith--to make a Christian case for human dignity. It offers a robust critique of five influential alternative positions, including the emerging outlook of transhumanism, showing how a Christian view supports the crucial idea that people matter in a way other views cannot.
Published by: Baker Academic | Publication date: 01/03/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 240 pages