Gates of Fire

Gates of Fire
An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

by Steven Pressfield

  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 2007-01-30
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0553904051
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “An incredibly gripping, moving, and literate work of art, rarely does an author manage to re-create a moment in history with such mastery, authority, and psychological insight.”—Nelson DeMille At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army. Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history—one that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale. . . . “A novel that is intricate and arresting and, once begun, almost impossible to put down.”—Daily News “A timeless epic of man and war . . . Pressfield has created a new classic deserving a place beside the very best of the old.”—Stephen Coonts

The Knowledge

The Knowledge
A Too Close To True Novel

by Steven Pressfield

  • Publisher : Black Irish Entertainment LLC
  • Release : 2016-11-08
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1936891484
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE KNOWLEDGE is not just a writer’s coming-of-age story. It’s every writer’s coming-of-age story.If you’re a fan of THE WAR OF ART, Pressfield’s new memoir, THE KNOWLEDGE, is the story behind that story and the origin tale between its lines. In the high-crime 1970s in New York, Pressfield was driving a cab and tending bar, incapable of achieving anything literary beyond the completion of his third-in-a-row unpublishable novel. Until fate, in the form of a job tailing his boss’s straying wife, propels him into a Big Lebowski-esque underworld saga that ends with him coming to a life-altering crisis involving not just the criminals he has become deeply and emotionally involved with, but with his own inner demons of the blank page.

Strategies from the Three Kingdoms (2010 Edition - PDF)

Strategies from the Three Kingdoms (2010 Edition - PDF)
A Book

by Dai Shiyan,Yao Hui

  • Publisher : Asiapac Books Pte Ltd
  • Release : 2000-04-01
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9812295437
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Three Kingdoms, a foremost Chinese historical novel, has exemplified famous enactments in military strategies: -Leave one side of the net open -Lure the tiger out of the mountain -Murder with a borrowed knife -Chain the enemy with a fleet of boats Such stratagems are also depicted in the award-winning movie production Red Cliff, which celebrates the ingenuity of the strategist Zhuge Liang against the schemes and wiles of commander Cao Cao. Not surprisingly, these age-old tactics are the epitome of wisdom and have gained a commanding position in the corporate world. Be it business, science, technology, politics or leisure, each of these strategies will equip you to face the challenges at work, in the marketplace and even in the sports arena.

The Gate of your Life

The Gate of your Life

by Dr. D. K. Olukoya

  • Publisher : Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries
  • Release : 2016-02-22
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 9788424511
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There are physical gates and there are spiritual gates. There are visible and invisible gates. A gate is a point of access. There are nine major gates that open up the life of a man. Gain knowledge as you read about them in this booklet.

At his Gates

At his Gates
A Novel by Mrs. Oliphant. In two Volumes

by Margaret Oliphant

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1870
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Apollo's Fire

Apollo's Fire
Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy

by Jay Inslee,Bracken Hendricks

  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release : 2009-08-13
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1597266493
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Looks at renewable energy policy and resources and argues that a reduction in greenhouse gases will increase economic growth and provide energy independence.

Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire

Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire
The Biggest Ideas in Science from Quanta

by Thomas Lin

  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2018-12-04
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0262350521
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Accessible and essential coverage of today's challenging, speculative, cutting-edge science from Quanta Magazine. If you're a science and data nerd like me, you may be interested in "Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire" and "The Prime Number Conspiracy" from Quanta Magazine and Thomas Lin. - Bill Gates These stories reveal the latest efforts to untangle the mysteries of the universe. Bringing together the best and most interesting science stories appearing in Quanta Magazine over the past five years, Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire reports on some of the greatest scientific minds as they test the limits of human knowledge. Quanta, under editor-in-chief Thomas Lin, is the only popular publication that offers in-depth coverage of today's challenging, speculative, cutting-edge science. It communicates science by taking it seriously, wrestling with difficult concepts and clearly explaining them in a way that speaks to our innate curiosity about our world and ourselves. In the title story, Alice and Bob—beloved characters of various thought experiments in physics—grapple with gravitational forces, possible spaghettification, and a massive wall of fire as Alice jumps into a black hole. Another story considers whether the universe is impossible, in light of experimental results at the Large Hadron Collider. We learn about quantum reality and the mystery of quantum entanglement; explore the source of time's arrow; and witness a eureka moment when a quantum physicist exclaims: “Finally, we can understand why a cup of coffee equilibrates in a room.” We reflect on humans' enormous skulls and the Brain Boom; consider the evolutionary benefits of loneliness; peel back the layers of the newest artificial-intelligence algorithms; follow the “battle for the heart and soul of physics”; and mourn the disappearance of the “diphoton bump,” revealed to be a statistical fluctuation rather than a revolutionary new particle. These stories from Quanta give us a front-row seat to scientific discovery. Contributors Philip Ball, K. C. Cole, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Dan Falk, Courtney Humphries, Ferris Jabr, Katia Moskvitch, George Musser, Michael Nielsen, Jennifer Ouellette, John Pavlus, Emily Singer, Andreas von Bubnoff, Frank Wilczek, Natalie Wolchover, Carl Zimmer

The British Study Edition of the Urantia Papers Book [eReader PDF]

The British Study Edition of the Urantia Papers Book [eReader PDF]
A Book

by Edited by Tigran Aivazian

  • Publisher : Tigran Aivazian
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The British Study Edition of the Urantia Papers is based on the standard SRT text, but uses the metric system and adds a critical apparatus of textual variants and study notes.

Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t

Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t
Why That Is And What You Can Do About It

by Steven Pressfield

  • Publisher : Black Irish Entertainment LLC
  • Release : 2016-06-12
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1936891506
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There's a mantra that real writers know but wannabe writers don’t. And the secret phrase is this: NOBODY WANTS TO READ YOUR SH*T. Recognizing this painful truth is the first step in the writer's transformation from amateur to professional. From Chapter Four: “When you understand that nobody wants to read your shit, you develop empathy. You acquire the skill that is indispensable to all artists and entrepreneurs—the ability to switch back and forth in your imagination from your own point of view as writer/painter/seller to the point of view of your reader/gallery-goer/customer. You learn to ask yourself with ev­ery sentence and every phrase: Is this interesting? Is it fun or challenging or inventive? Am I giving the reader enough? Is she bored? Is she following where I want to lead her?

The Gates of the Alamo

The Gates of the Alamo
A Book

by Stephen Harrigan

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 580
  • ISBN : 0525431810
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A full-scale fictional chronicle centered around the fall of the Alamo bristles with historical figures, including Jim Bowie, Santa Anna, and Davy Crockett, among others, as it provides a dramatic re-creation of an event that shaped the history and identity of Texas.

Dancers at the Gate of Death

Dancers at the Gate of Death

by DR. D. K. OLUKOYA

  • Publisher : The Battle Cry Christian Ministries
  • Release : 2014-07-17
  • Pages : 57
  • ISBN : 978842404X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dancers At The Gate Of Death is a ground breaking book. It is fresh and hot from the throne of God. It is a timely message for this generation. The uniqueness of this book is that it contains the mind of God Almighty on practical issues of life. It is released by the Holy Ghost to salvage our generation from a deadly epidemic that is ravaging every cadre of people in the society. From the prophetic pen of Christendom's celebrated author, Dr D.K. Olukoya, comes a book that is down to earth, practical, dynamic and thought provoking. The author has made bold statements where many preachers and authors are silent. The approach is uncommon, the style is challenging and the handling of the topic is so compelling that the book will surely spark up a revolution that will affect this generation for good. Well illustrated, powerfully presented and released at a time when God's people are eager to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying today. Dancers at the Gate of Death will surely impact millions of lives globally.

The War of Art

The War of Art
Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

by Steven Pressfield

  • Publisher : Black Irish Entertainment LLC
  • Release : 2002-06-03
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1936891042
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself.

Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates
The Battle for Stalingrad

by William Craig

  • Publisher : Konecky Konecky
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN : 9781568523682
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The bloodiest battle in the history of warfare, Stalingrad was perhaps the single most important engagement of World War II. A major loss for the Axis powers, the battle for Stalingrad signaled the beginning of the end for the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler. During the five years William Craig spent researching the battle for Stalingrad, he traveled extensively on three continents, studying documents and interviewing hundreds of survivors, both military and civilian. This unique account is their story, and the stories of the nearly two million men and women who lost their lives.

Left of Bang

Left of Bang
How the Marine Corps' Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life

by Patrick Van Horne,Jason a. Riley,Steven Pressfield

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014-06-13
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9781936891306
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Describes how to listen to your inner protector and increase your sensitivity to threats before they happen.

House on Fire

House on Fire
The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox

by William H. Foege

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2011-06-06
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0520948890
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A story of courage and risk-taking, House on Fire tells how smallpox, a disease that killed, blinded, and scarred millions over centuries of human history, was completely eradicated in a spectacular triumph of medicine and public health. Part autobiography, part mystery, the story is told by a man who was one of the architects of a radical vaccination scheme that became a key strategy in ending the horrible disease when it was finally contained in India. In House on Fire, William H. Foege describes his own experiences in public health and details the remarkable program that involved people from countries around the world in pursuit of a single objective—eliminating smallpox forever. Rich with the details of everyday life, as well as a few adventures, House on Fire gives an intimate sense of what it is like to work on the ground in some of the world’s most impoverished countries—and tells what it is like to contribute to programs that really do change the world.

Before the Gates of Excellence

Before the Gates of Excellence
The Determinants of Creative Genius

by R. A. Ochse,R.. Ochse,Ochse R. a.

  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release : 1990-01-26
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9780521376990
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Before the Gates of Excellence is an exceptionally well-written and lively account of the nature of productive creativity or 'genius'. It is a comprehensive survey of knowledge about productive creativity: it explores the theoretical concepts of creativity and the creative process, and attempts to explain the determining factors. Almost all schools of thought and methodological approaches are represented. The facts and ideas discussed are drawn not only from the findings of psychological research but also from biographical studies, autobiographical accounts and personal documents, illustrating the interacting influences of social environments, personality, life experiences, etc. This clear and comprehensive account of the determinants and processes of creativity will appeal to undergraduates and graduate students of psychology and is readily accessible to the general reader.

God's Terrible Voice in the City

God's Terrible Voice in the City
Wherin are Set Forth the Sound of the Voice, in a Narration of the Two Dreadful Judgements of Plague and Fire, Inflicted Upon the City of London; in the Years 1665, and 1666

by Thomas Vincent

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1811
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Her Gates Will Never Be Shut

Her Gates Will Never Be Shut
Hope, Hell, and the New Jerusalem

by Brad Jersak

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2010-01-01
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 1630871281
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Everlasting hell and divine judgment, a lake of fire and brimstone--these mainstays of evangelical tradition have come under fire once again in recent decades. Would the God of love revealed by Jesus really consign the vast majority of humankind to a destiny of eternal, conscious torment? Is divine mercy bound by the demands of justice? How can anyone presume to know who is saved from the flames and who is not? Reacting to presumptions in like manner, others write off the fiery images of final judgment altogether. If there is a God who loves us, then surely all are welcome into the heavenly kingdom, regardless of their beliefs or behaviors in this life. Yet, given the sheer volume of threat rhetoric in the Scriptures and the wickedness manifest in human history, the pop-universalism of our day sounds more like denial than hope. Mercy triumphs over judgment; it does not skirt it. Her Gates Will Never Be Shut endeavors to reconsider what the Bible and the Church have actually said about hell and hope, noting a breadth of real possibilities that undermines every presumption. The polyphony of perspectives on hell and hope offered by the prophets, apostles, and Jesus humble our obsessive need to harmonize every text into a neat theological system. But they open the door to the eternal hope found in Revelation 21-22: the City whose gates will never be shut; where the Spirit and Bride perpetually invite the thirsty who are outside the city to "Come, drink of the waters of life."

Surface Warships

Surface Warships
An Introduction to Design Principles

by P. J. Gates

  • Publisher : Brassey's
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Night Zookeeper

Night Zookeeper
The Lioness of Fire Desert

by Joshua Davidson,Giles Clare

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018-07-19
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780192764065
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Joined by his friends, Sam and Riya, Will journeys to Fire Desert, where rumours of a creature called 'the Grip' have struck fear into the hearts of the animals.