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The Soul of a Lion - 2862174698

76,72 zł

The Soul of a Lion Ignatius Pr

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Dietrich von Hildebrand, widely regarded as one of the great Catholic philosophers of the 20th century, is well-known for his numerous books, but, until this present work, not much has been known of his remarkable and inspiring life. Written by his wife, Alice, also a highly respected Catholic thinker, this is a fascinating, moving and, at times, gripping account of a truly great man of the Church who suffered much for the faith.Based on a very long "letter" Dietrich wrote to his wife late in his life, it tells his story from his glorious youth with a unique intellectual and cultural formation, his conversion to Catholisism, his great passion for truth and beauty, his extensive writing on Christian philosophy and theology, and his steadfast, determined opposition to Nazism that made him a marked man who miraculously escaped execution. A powerful biography of a relentless fighter against injustice, a devoted son of the Church, a man who had the "soul of a lion".

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The Soul of a Lion - 2868920831

90,04 zł

The Soul of a Lion Ignatius Pr

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Dietrich von Hildebrand, widely regarded as one of the great Catholic philosophers of the 20th century, is well-known for his numerous books, but, until this present work, not much has been known of his remarkable and inspiring life. Written by his wife, Alice, also a highly respected Catholic thinker, this is a fascinating, moving and, at times, gripping account of a truly great man of the Church who suffered much for the faith.Based on a very long "letter" Dietrich wrote to his wife late in his life, it tells his story from his glorious youth with a unique intellectual and cultural formation, his conversion to Catholisism, his great passion for truth and beauty, his extensive writing on Christian philosophy and theology, and his steadfast, determined opposition to Nazism that made him a marked man who miraculously escaped execution. A powerful biography of a relentless fighter against injustice, a devoted son of the Church, a man who had the "soul of a lion".

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A Slip of the Keyboard - 2857755930

36,50 zł

A Slip of the Keyboard Corgi Books

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Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series - but in recent years he has become equally well-known and respected as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer's research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboard brings together for the first time the finest examples of Pratchett's non fiction writing, both serious and surreal: from musings on mushrooms to what it means to be a writer (and why banana daiquiris are so important); from memories of Granny Pratchett to speculation about Gandalf's love life, and passionate defences of the causes dear to him.With all the humour and humanity that have made his novels so enduringly popular, this collection brings Pratchett out from behind the scenes of the Discworld to speak for himself - man and boy, bibliophile and computer geek, champion of hats, orang-utans and Dignity in Dying.

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For the Sub - 2867199469

72,03 zł

For the Sub Totally Entwined Group Limited

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

His heart wasn't in it... Dom Niles Malloy has locked his favourite flogger in a drawer and has all-but left the lifestyle, but then Brandy Hess shatters his solitude and shakes up his life, challenging him to fully live again. What you see isn't what you get... Though he was once a respected and well-known Dom, Niles Malloy rarely attends functions at the Den, and he has no interest in ever having another permanent relationship. He satisfies his occasional desire for kink by playing with subs who have no expectations. Professional sub Brandy Hess has known Master Niles for years, and when he invites her to play with him, she accepts. But she's unprepared for the reaction she has to his intense brand of play. In their shared, emotionally intimate moments she sees the weariness in his features, and she has a dangerous and compelling urge to know him better. Experience has taught her to never again settle for less than a man's complete commitment, yet when she runs into him outside their normal setting, neither can deny the potent and pulsing attraction. He's much, much deeper than she imagined, and she soon realises he's everything she wants and doesn't need in a man. As she surrenders to him a second time, Brandy wonders if she's lost her sense of self-preservation. She's attracted to an enigma, a man with an edge, someone as remote as he is demanding, and her life will never be the same...

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Navy SEAL Shooting - 2838463501

57,09 zł

Navy SEAL Shooting Center Mass Group, LLC

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Imagine if you could learn to shoot safely and effectively at home - saving you time and money you don't have. Well, now you can! Navy SEAL Shooting teaches you the groundbreaking training method developed by one of the most respected firearms instructors in the world, retired Navy SEAL Chris Sajnog. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and 385 illustrations, this book covers everything you need to know to make effective shots in any high-stress situation. You will learn to plan your training, improve your accuracy and speed, shoot while moving, and clear malfunctions. Plus discover every manipulation needed for any semi-automatic pistol or rifle. Whether in combat, competition, or just safely and confidently protecting yourself or your family, this book will help you dominate any opponent. It's the middle of the night... You hear a sudden crash in the kitchen... Someone has broken into your home. He's armed and ready to kill. Will you be able to protect your family? Shoot like a Navy SEAL, Unlock Your Warrior Potential, and Protect Your Family -- Without Expensive Trips to the Firing Range! I've trained the world's deadliest snipers, and today... I'm going to train you. Dear Concerned Citizen, My name is Chris Sajnog. I'm a retired US Navy SEAL and the man who created the US Navy SEAL Sniper Training program. I'm not going to beat around the bush here. I am one of the world's leading firearms training experts. I've trained our country's real-life heroes, the men who do things most people only try in a video game. I didn't always have these skills. In fact, I had never even fired a gun until I joined the military. But if you're willing to take the first step and actually begin training, you can master anything. Today, firearms experts around the world come to me for advice. I've trained hundreds of US Navy SEALs. And now, I'm ready to share those skills with everyday citizens like you who need to protect their families from our growing domestic criminals. But first, let me ask you something... * How good is your aim? * Can you hit a bulls-eye at 100 yards? * More importantly, can you hit a man-sized target in the middle of the night? During a life-and-death situation, you need to be fully prepared for anything that comes your way. Making even one mistake during a violent encounter can mean death for you and your family. It's not your fault. Thanks to my training as a US Navy SEAL, I was given all the time, ammo, and hands-on training that I needed. Most people don't have that luxury. But I've trained the world's deadliest snipers, and now, I'm teaching you those same techniques. Master Your Weapon and Protect Your Family with My Book: Navy SEAL Shooting. Navy SEALs are just regular people with a unique set of skills. With this book, you're going to learn some of those world-class skills

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What Does This Button Do? - 2869558153

86,40 zł

What Does This Button Do? Harper Collins Publishers

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A long-awaited memoir from the larger-than-life, multifaceted lead vocalist of Iron Maiden, one of the most successful, influential and enduring rock bands ever. Pioneers of Britain's nascent Rock & Metal scene back in the late 1970s, Iron Maiden smashed its way to the top, thanks in no small part to the high-octane performances, operatic singing style, and stage presence of its second, but twice-longest-serving, lead singer, Bruce Dickinson. As Iron Maiden's front man-first from 1981 to 1993, and then from 1999 to the present-Dickinson has been, and remains, a man of legend. But OTT front man is just one of the many hats Bruce wears. In addition to being one of the world's most storied and well-respected singers and songwriters, he is an airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, motivational speaker, beer brewer, novelist, radio presenter, and film scriptwriter. He has also competed as a world-class level fencer. Often credited as a genuine polymath Bruce, in his own words (and handwritten script in the first instance!), sets forth many personal observations guaranteed to inspire curious souls and hard-core fans alike. Dickinson turns his unbridled creativity, passion, and anarchic humour to reveal some fascinating stories from his life, including his thirty years with Maiden, his solo career, his childhood within the eccentric British school system, his early bands, fatherhood and family, and his recent battle with cancer. Bold, honest, intelligent and very funny, his memoir is an up-close look inside the life, heart, and mind of one of the most unique and interesting men in the world; a true icon of rock.

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Bobby Moore - 2854251701

48,97 zł

Bobby Moore Biteback Publishing

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

New edition of the bestselling biography of the England football legend. Bobby Moore was the embodiment of all that was great about English football. Captain of West Ham United, whom he led to the 1964 FA Cup and the 1965 European Cup Winners' Cup, and Captain of England in their triumph in the World Cup in 1966; he was loved and respected throughout the world. In this definitive and authorised biography, award-winning sports writer Jeff Powell - for many years a close family friend to Moore and his family - has created a powerful and fitting tribute to the legend, recreating the golden era of English football and the man at its helm. Apart from passionate accounts of Moore's greatest moments in football, Powell's unique access to Moore and his family enabled him to reveal the very private side of this supremely gentle man. Insights into Moore's friendships with Franz Beckenbauer, Eusebio and Pele, as well as with his 1966 World-Cup winning teammates and managers Alf Ramsey for England and Ron Greenwood at West Ham, illuminate this extraordinary story of a footballing life. Related here also is the inside story of Moore's life before and after football and how he found true happiness before the tragedy of his premature death from the cancer he kept a secret.

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Lavoisier - 2867146588

174,71 zł

Lavoisier University of Pennsylvania Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

On the day following the guillotining of Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, mathematician Joseph Louis Lagrange lamented the loss of the man commonly considered the father of modern chemistry. "It took them only an instant to cut off that head," he said, "but it is unlikely that a hundred years will suffice to reproduce a similar one." Although he lived only to the age of 51, Lavoisier revolutionized the field of chemistry. He created the first modern table of chemical elements, recognized the role oxygen plays in the rusting of metals, demonstrated that water-previously considered one of the four fundamental elements-is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen, and asserted that the total weights of the products of a chemical reaction must equal the total weights of the reactants. Yet despite his remarkable importance to modern chemistry, Lavoisier's scientific work was more a hobby than a profession. In fact, because he made his living as a tax collector, his scientific work was relegated to early morning and after-dinner hours. Appropriately, the picture Poirier paints of Lavoisier is that of the whole man-not only a scientist but a successful financier, respected economist, and influential administrator as well.

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Mayor of Casterbridge - 2826655885

36,59 zł

Mayor of Casterbridge Penguin Books

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

A haunting study of guilt and lost love in "Penguin Classics", Thomas Hardy's "The Mayor of Casterbridge" is edited with an introduction and notes by Keith Wilson. In a fit of drunken anger, Michael Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter for five guineas at a country fair. Over the course of the following years, he manages to establish himself as a respected and prosperous pillar of the community of Casterbridge, but behind his success there always lurk the shameful secret of his past and a personality prone to self-destructive pride and temper. Subtitled "A Story of a Man of Character", Hardy's powerful and sympathetic study of the heroic but deeply flawed Henchard is also an intensely dramatic work, tragically played out against the vivid backdrop of a close-knit Dorsetshire town. This edition includes an introduction, chronology of Hardy's life and works, the illustrations for the original serial issue, place names, maps, glossary, full explanatory notes as well as Hardy's prefaces to the 1895 and 1912 editions. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), born Higher Brockhampton, near Dorchester, originally trained as an architect before earning his living as a writer. Though he saw himself primarily as a poet, Hardy was the author of some of the late eighteenth century's major novels: "The Mayor of Casterbridge" (1886), "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" (1891), "Far from the Madding Crowd" (1874), and "Jude the Obscure" (1895). Amidst the controversy caused by "Jude the Obscure", he turned to the poetry he had been writing all his life. In the next thirty years he published over nine hundred poems and his epic drama in verse, "The Dynasts". If you enjoyed "The Mayor of Casterbridge", you might like George Eliot's "Silas Marner", also available in "Penguin Classics". "The greatest tragic writer among the English novelists". (Virginia Woolf). "Visceral, passionate, anti-hypocrisy, anti-repression...Hardy reaches into our wildest recesses". ("Evening Standard").

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Release - 2866523366

109,77 zł

Release Essence Publishing (Canada)

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Release is the compelling story of a soul's encounter with Destiny and the liberating power of Love. Born of a profound experience, it reveals in deathless words that only love can overcome hatred. Our duty is to let God's Love transform our human love. The more inadequate we feel and the more handicaps we must overcome, the more beautiful the fruit God will bring forth when His Love turns us inside out. This great human document grips the attention and often brings "Release" to those baffled by life and enmeshed in adversity, or seeking a deeper faith grounded in mercy. Dr. George Ritchie, a prominent American M.D. who held positions as President of the Richmond Academy of General Practice, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry of Towers Hospital, and founder and long-time President of the Universal Youth Corps Inc., certainly held both Release and its author in very high esteem. He often recommended the book to his patients. Speaking of Release in his own volume entitled Ordered to Return (1998), Dr. Ritchie declares, "This book and my own experience with the Christ did more to change my life than any other things." "I was so impressed with the book, I decided if I had to travel halfway around the world to meet this man, I would. I did meet him a year later...His book profoundly changed the life of many others to whom I recommended it." Who was Starr Daily? A force to be reckoned with. A modern Dante who in his teens became a major criminal, moving from crime to crime and jail to jail. As he lay in solitary confinement, near death, the Master, Himself, filled his consciousness with an outpouring of Love. Daily began practicing love in action and embarked on a fascinating spiritual adventure. Released during the Great Depression with only ten dollars in his pocket and a fifth-grade education, he overcame incredible odds and became a respected and well-known Christian author and speaker. He spoke with rare authority and perceptiveness.

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Sporting Bull Terrier (Vintage Dog Books Breed Classic - American Pit Bull Terrier) - 2867111711

190,42 zł

Sporting Bull Terrier (Vintage Dog Books Breed Classic - American Pit Bull Terrier) Read Books

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

THE SPORTING BULL TERRIER A BOOK OF GENERAL INFORMATION VALUABLE TO OWNERS, TRAINERS, HANDLERS AND BREEDERS OF BULL TERRIERS By Eugene Glass A VINTAGE DOG BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT Originally published in the early 1900s, this extremely scarce work on the "Sporting" Bull Terrier or Pit Bull Terrier is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS have republished it, using the original text and photographs, as part of their CLASSIC BREED BOOKS series. The author was an experienced and well respected dog man, and was editor of The Dog Fancier for a number of years. "The Sporting Bull Terrier" consists of one hundred pages containing sixteen detailed chapters: Historical. - The Standards. - Breeding and Care. - Training for the Pit. - The Training Machine. - The Spring Pole. - To Chain Break a Dog. - Rules of the Dog Pit. - Training for Rat Killing Matches. - Rules Governing Rat Killing Matches. - Ear Cropping. - Hints on Handling in the Pit. - Care of Dog After Battle. - Foul Tricks. - Diseases and Treatment. - Construction of a Kennel. The book also contains rare vintage photographs of famous Pit Bull Terriers and eighteen pages of early advertisements for Pit Bull Terriers, Treadmills, Dog Remedies, Equipment, etc. This is a fascinating read for any Pit Bull Terrier enthusiast or historian of the breed and contains much information that is still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest dog breed books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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Cassandra Speaks - 2868552596

78,35 zł

Cassandra Speaks HarperCollins Publishers Inc

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

What story would Eve have told about picking the apple? Why is Pandora blamed for opening the box? And what about the fate of Cassandra who was blessed with knowing the future but cursed so that no one believed her? What if women had been the storytellers? Elizabeth Lesser believes that if women's voices had been equally heard and respected throughout history, humankind would have followed different hero myths and guiding stories-stories that value caretaking, champion compassion, and elevate communication over vengeance and violence. Cassandra Speaks is about the stories we tell and how those stories become the culture. It's about the stories we still blindly cling to, and the ones that cling to us: the origin tales, the guiding myths, the religious parables, the literature and films and fairy tales passed down through the centuries about women and men, power and war, sex and love, and the values we live by. Stories written mostly by men with lessons and laws for all of humanity. We have outgrown so many of them, and still they endure. This book is about what happens when women are the storytellers too-when we speak from our authentic voices, when we flex our values, when we become protagonists in the tales we tell about what it means to be human. Lesser has walked two main paths in her life-the spiritual path and the feminist one-paths that sometimes cross but sometimes feel at cross-purposes. Cassandra Speaks is her extraordinary merging of the two. The bestselling author of Broken Open and Marrow, Lesser is a beloved spiritual writer, as well as a leading feminist thinker. In this book she gives equal voice to the cool water of her meditative self and the fire of her feminist self. With her trademark gifts of both humor and insight, she offers a vision that transcends the either/or ideologies on both sides of the gender debate. Brilliantly structured into three distinct parts, Part One explores how history is carried forward through the stories a culture tells and values, and what we can do to balance the scales. Part Two looks at women and power and expands what it means to be courageous, daring, and strong. And Part Three offers "A Toolbox for Inner Strength." Lesser argues that change in the culture starts with inner change, and that no one-woman or man-is immune to the corrupting influence of power. She provides inner tools to help us be both strong-willed and kind-hearted. Cassandra Speaks is a beautifully balanced synthesis of storytelling, memoir, and cultural observation. Women, men and all people will find themselves in the pages of this book, and will come away strengthened, opened, and ready to work together to create a better world for all people.

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Krishnamacharya - 2868913355

108,05 zł

Krishnamacharya Shambhala Publications Inc

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Here is a personal tribute to "the father of modern yoga" Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888-1989), written by one of his longtime disciples. Krishnamacharya was a renowned Indian yoga master, Ayurvedic healer, and scholar who modernized yoga practice and whose students--including B. K. S. Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois, T. K. V. Desikachar, and Indra Devi--dramatically popularized yoga in the West. In this book, the author, A. G. Mohan, a well-respected yoga teacher and yoga therapist, draws on his own memories and Krishnamacharya's diaries and recorded material, to present a fascinating view of the man and his teachings, and Mohan's own warm and inspiring relationship with the master. This portrait of the great teacher will be a compelling and informative read for yoga teachers and students who truly want to understand the source of their tradition and practice.

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Rumpole at Christmas - 2866656031

78,35 zł

Rumpole at Christmas Penguin Books

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"Rumpole at Christmas" - the hilarious festive stories of John Mortimer's greatest character. "Without Rumpole, the world would be a poorer place". ("Daily Mail"). Horace Rumpole is not overfond of the rituals of Christmas: turkey, tinsel and the like. But happily the festive season is not one respected by the criminal fraternity; meaning that celebrations in the Rumpole household are frequently disturbed in most-welcome ways. There's the suspicious Father Christmas at Equity's Court's festive party. The actor who goes missing from the panto on the night of a major crime. As well as the body cluttering up the health farm (where the great barrister is gloomily restricted to a diet of yak's milk and steamed spinach to please She Who Must Be Obeyed). These seven wonderful Rumpole stories show the great man at his sharpest, wittiest and best. Readers of Sherlock Holmes, P.D. James and P.G. Wodehouse will love this book. "One of the great comic creations of modern times". ("Evening Standard"). "There is a truth in Rumpole that is told with brilliance and grace". ("Daily Telegraph"). "Rumpole remains and absolute delight". ("The Times"). Sir John Mortimer was a barrister, playwright and novelist. His fictional political trilogy of "Paradise Postponed", "Titmuss Regained" and "The Sound of Trumpets" has recently been republished in "Penguin Classics", together with "Clinging to the Wreckage" and his play "A Voyage round My Father". His most famous creation was the barrister Horace Rumpole, who featured in four novels and around eighty short stories. His books in Penguin include: "The Anti-social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole"; "The Collected Stories of Rumpole"; "The First Rumpole Omnibus"; "Rumpole and the Angel of Death"; "Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders"; "Rumpole and the Primrose Path"; "Rumpole and the Reign of Terror"; "Rumpole and the Younger Generation"; "Rumpole at Christmas"; "Rumpole Rests His Case"; "The Second Rumpole Omnibus"; "Forever Rumpole"; "In Other Words"; "Quite Honestly" and "Summer's Lease".

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Stoic Lessons: Musonius Rufus' Complete Works - 2867099287

90,23 zł

Stoic Lessons: Musonius Rufus' Complete Works Stoic Gym Publications

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

This is the complete works of Musonius Rufus (25-95CE), the man who taught Epictetus. While he was very well-known and respected during his time, he is less widely known now. He was a social activist, a proto-feminist, a vegetarian, and a minimalist. No to

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