Wednesday, September 7, 2016

THE FALL OF HEAVEN BY ANDREW SCOTT COOPER

An immersive, gripping account of the rise and fall of Iran's glamorous Pahlavi dynasty, written with the cooperation of the late Shah's widow, Empress Farah, Iranian revolutionaries and US officials from the Carter administration
In this remarkably human portrait of one of the twentieth century's most complicated personalities, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Andrew Scott Cooper traces the Shah's life from childhood through his ascension to the throne in 1941. He draws the turbulence of the post-war era during which the Shah survived assassination attempts and coup plots to build a modern, pro-Western state and launch Iran onto the world stage as one of the world's top five powers. Readers get the story of the Shah's political career alongside the story of his courtship and marriage to Farah Diba, who became a power in her own right, the beloved family they created, and an exclusive look at life inside the palace during the Iranian Revolution. Cooper's investigative account ultimately delivers the fall of the Pahlavi dynasty through the eyes of those who were there: leading Iranian revolutionaries; President Jimmy Carter and White House officials; US Ambassador William Sullivan and his staff in the American embassy in Tehran; American families caught up in the drama; even Empress Farah herself, and the rest of the Iranian Imperial family. Intimate and sweeping at once, The Fall of Heaven recreates in stunning detail the dramatic and final days of one of the world's most legendary ruling families, the unseating of which helped set the stage for the current state of the Middle East.


Product Details

  • File Size: 8473 KB
  • Print Length: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (August 2, 2016)
  • Publication Date: August 2, 2016
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English

LET'S GO CAMPING BY KATE BRUNING

You can crochet the camping trip of a lifetime with adorable, miniature projects that will delight adults and kids alike. You'll find all the camping gear you need for hours of creative play, including sleeping bags, backpacks, frying pans, picnic baskets, and much more. These easy-to-follow instructions plus your favorite yarn are all you need to create cute and collectible cabins, tents, boats, mountains, and trees for your dream campsite!
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: That Patchwork Place (August 23, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604688157
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604688153
Crochet all things camping-trees, forest, wigwams, tents, the list goes on. So cute! A must-own crochet book.

DON'T. UNLOCK THE DO IN DON'T. BY BOB SELDEN

How using the right words will positively impact your life. Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have all the luck? Well, "Don't" shows you how words impact those parts of the brain that make you either positive or negative. People who have a more positive outlook use more positive language. They see opportunities that others miss - they also generally see how these opportunities can be turned into real advantages. * "Don't" sets out those negative words and phrases to avoid - the ones that create negative thinking in your brain and result in negative behaviour - and then suggests some words and phrases that do just the opposite. The end result? You will start to use positive words, which activate the positive parts of your brain which then results in positive behaviour. * "Don't" will also enable you to better manage those difficult conversations that all of us have at some point. Sometimes it's a conversation we initiate, such as going to a job interview, at other times it's initiated by someone else, such as when a good friend wants help with a deep problem. Bob Selden will challenge some of your thinking on what makes some people more successful than others - is it luck? upbringing? opportunity? Or is it perhaps the words we use? Read his new book "Don't" and make the call!


Product Details

  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Port Campbell Press (May 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 099445080X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0994450807


I love this book on interpersonal communication. How to speak to someone constructively. Changing your thinking when it comes to relationships with others. A very effective, well-written book. A must own book!