In Jeff Bezos's own words, the core principles and philosophy that have guided him in creating, building, and leading Amazon and Blue Origin.In this collection of Jeff Bezos's writings—his unique and strikingly original annual shareholder letters, plus numerous speeches and interviews that provi..
Walter's family is holding a yard sale, but there are few customers. Walter, fartingcontentedly near Father, wonders why. When a man offers ten dollars for Walter, Father readily agrees. Walter wonders why. Walter is sad to leave his family behind, but relieved to discover that his new owner is a cl..
professor Kompressor visits walter's family, offering a remedy for the dog's digestive disorder: special food that must be mixed in his Kompressatron. unfortunately, the professor's cure doesn't work, so Father has to take matters into his own hands. Father's combination of ingredients has a strange..
Walter the Farting Dog is now a hero of the high seas Everybody is having a great time on a cruise . . . until a terrible odor permeates the ship. All signs point to Walter, and so he is first banished down below, with the stinky cheeses, and then into a lifeboat to float behind the ocean liner. Th..
Mr. and Mrs. Crabbe are enjoying their seaside vacation . . . until a certain dog blows away their umbrella with an enormous fart. Before long, Walter is banned from the beach. While Walter is stuck in the beach house, Betty and Billy hunt for treasure out on a sandbar. As soon as they find a nickel..
Walter Murch emerged during the 1960s at the centre of a renaissance of American filmmakers. During the filming of his novel Michael Ondaatje became fascinated as he watched Murch at work. This text grew out of the discussions between the two men...
It's Walter's birthday, and he has big plans for his party. His best friend, Iris, is making a surprise present for him, and even Walter's horse, Rain, is excited. But when the big day finally arrives, something totally unexpected happens. Will the sudden change in plans ruin everything, or turn it ..
Iris and Walter can't wait for their class field trip to the aquarium. They'll get to sit together on the bus and visit scary sharks, shimmery angelfish, and, best of all, penguins. The aquarium is everything they had hoped for--until suddenly Walter gets lost It's a good thing his best friend, Iri..
Iris cannot wait to have her first sleepover at her best friend Walter's house. They will put on a puppet show. They will ride Walter's horse Rain in their pyjamas. They will stay up very, very late. But on the big night, when it is time for bed after all the fun, Iris lies awake missing Grampa's so..
In a lucid, brilliant work of nonfiction -- as close to an autobiography as his readers are likely to get -- Larry McMurtry has written a family portrait that also serves as a larger portrait of Texas itself, as it was and as it has become. Using as a springboard an essay by the German literary cri..
Walter the Baker is famous for his breads, rolls, cookies, tarts, and pies. The Duke and Duchess especially love his warm sweet rolls, delivered fresh to their castle every morning. But one day the cat spills the milk, and Walter is forced to serve the Duke and Duchess rolls made with water. After o..
Pretzels give pastries some competition in this delicious board book edition of a classic favorite from the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar." Walter the Baker is famous for his breads, rolls, cookies, tarts, and pies. The Duke and Duchess especially love his warm sweet rolls, delivered fresh t..
In September 1940, Walter Benjamin committed suicide in Port Bou on the Spanish-French border when it appeared that he and his travelling partners would be denied passage into Spain in their attempt to escape the Nazis. In 2002, one of anthropology's-and indeed today's-most distinctive writers, Mich..
Walter Camp made the development of football--indeed, its very creation--his lifelong mission. From his days as a college athlete, Camp's love of the game and dedication to its future put it on the course that would allow it to seize the passions of the nation. Roger R. Tamte tells the engrossing bu..
Why would the sprawling thirteenth-century French prose Lancelot-Grail Cycle have been attributed to Walter Map, a twelfth-century writer from the Anglo-Welsh borderlands known for his stinging satire, religious skepticism, ghost stories, and irrepressible wit? And why, though the attribution is spu..
In the Arcades Project, Walter Benjamin writes that his work is "e;related to theology as blotting pad is related to ink. It is saturated with it."e; For a thinker so decisive to critical literary, cultural, political, and aesthetic writings over the past half-century, Benjamin's relationshi..
Widely regarded as one of the best football players to ever tie on a pair of cleats, Walter Payton led a fascinating and ultimately tragic life. Told in the voices of those who knew him best, this biography of the Chicago Bears legendary running back tells the inspiring account of the reward of hard..
Walter F. White of Atlanta, Georgia, joined the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1918 as an assistant to Executive Secretary James Weldon Johnson. When Johnson retired in 1929, White replaced him as head of the NAACP, a position he maintained until his death in 1..
“Dazzling and instructive . . . [a] magisterial new book.” —Walter Isaacson, Time Henry
Kissinger offers in World Order a deep meditation on the roots of
international harmony and global disorder. Drawing on his experience as
one of the foremost statesmen of the modern era—advis..
The real story of AIDS how it originated with a virus in a chimpanzee, jumped to one human, and then infected more than 60 million people is very different from what most of us think we know. Recent research has revealed dark surprises and yielded a radically new scenario of how AIDS began and sprea..
One of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, Benjamin Franklin was a true Renaissance man: writer, publisher, scientist, inventor, diplomat, and politician. During his long life, he offered advice on attaining wealth, organized public institutions, contributed to the birth of a natio..
"Another satisfying installment in this series for newly independent readers." "--School Library Journal " Miss Cherry is out sick, and Iris's grandpa is the substitute teacher Iris loves being the special helper on Grandpa's first day in the classroom. But when her teacher is absent again, Iris di..
There are four chapters of easy readingpleasure in this Level 3 Green Light Readeredition of the first book in the awardwinningfriendship series. This story findsIris hating her new neighborhood in thecountry until she discovers a treehouse...and maybe a new best friend...
In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of "Einstein "and "Steve Jobs," shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character. Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made o..
The exclusive inside story of Facebook and how it has revolutionized the
way the world uses the Internet. “A fantastic book, filled with great
reporting and colorful narrative” (Walter Isaacson).In little
more than half a decade, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a
company with 5..
From The Author of The Bestselling Biographies Of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, This Is The Exclusive Biography Of Steve Jobs.
Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competi..
Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson's New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed The Innovators is a "riveting, propulsive, and at times deeply moving" (The Atlantic) story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. What were the talents that all..
Walter Isaacson’s “enthralling” (The New Yorker) worldwide bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs—the inspiration for the movie Steve Jobs
starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, and Jeff
Daniels, directed by Danny Boyle with a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin.Based
The #1 New York Times bestseller from Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography that is "a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it...Most important, it is a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life" (The New Yorker). Based on thousands of..
Gallay shows that, while Ralegh may be best known for founding the failed Roanoke colony, his historical importance vastly exceeds that enterprise. Inspired by the mystical religious philosophy of hermeticism, Ralegh led English attempts to colonize in North America, South America, and Ireland...
This story is situated in a realistic ordinary family, and deals with ideas and attitudes about pets. The overarching theme is how to discuss the problem of flatulence with a young child - a new concept to very young children...
America, how well do you know your history? Who quelled a coup d'etat by putting on a pair of reading glasses? Which U.S. senator was nearly caned to death on the Senate floor? Which first lady refused to serve alcohol in the White House? What famous inventor was called to find the assassin's bullet..