A Great Expectations in Plain and Simple English (Includes Study Guide, Complete Unabridged Book, Historical Context, Biography


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1621073513
Category: Reference
Page: 460
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Great Expectations is epic! Hundreds of pages, dozens of characters and settings--it's easy to lose track of things. Let BookCaps help with this comprehensive annotated study guide that is complete with character profiles (with pronunciations for names harder to pronounce), chapter summaries, analysis of themes, historical context, and much more! This annotated edition includes the original book with a comprehensive study guide and biography about the life and times of Charles Dickens. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Oliver Twist in Plain and Simple English (Includes Study Guide, Complete Unabridged Book, Historical Context, Biography and Char


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 162107448X
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" is considered one of his greatest books. It also can be difficult to understand--it is loaded with themes, imagery, and symbols. If you need a little help understanding it, let BookCaps help with this study guide. Along with chapter-by-chapter summaries and analysis, this book features the full text of Wilde's classic novel is also included. BookCap Study Guides are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.

A Tale of Two Cities In Plain and Simple English

Includes Study Guide, Complete Unabridged Book, Historical Context, Biography and Character Index(Annotated)
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 162107465X
Category: Fiction
Page: 500
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Charles Dicken’s “A Tale of Two Cities” is considered one of the greatest novels ever wrote. It also can be difficult to understand--it is loaded with themes, imagery, and symbols. If you need a little help understanding it, let BookCaps help with this study guide. Along with chapter-by-chapter summaries and analysis, this book features the full text of Dicken's classic novel is also included. BookCap Study Guides are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.

The Comedy of Errors In Plain and Simple English

BookCaps Study Guide
Author: BookCaps,William Shakespeare
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1621070557
Category: Drama
Page: N.A
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Mistaken identity. Seduction. Theft. Demonic Possession. It all sounds like the plot of a crazy TV soap opera! But it Shakespeare...maybe not the Shakespeare you remember from High School, but it's all in this play...if you can understand it! If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of The Comedy of Errors. The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of both text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

The Story of the Three Little Pigs In Modern English (Translated)


Author: Joseph Jacobs
Publisher: KidLit-O Press
ISBN: 162107658X
Category:
Page: 10
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Joseph Jacobs’ fairytales are magical; but how do you get kids excited about the stories when most translations were written over 100 years ago in a dated English? This is a retelling of one of Jacobs’ most beloved stories: The Story of the Three Little Pigs. This book is also available as a larger anthology with even more Jacobs’ stories. KidLit-o is a new publishing house just for kids! From reimagined classics to history books, there's something for everyone here! NOTE: This is a very short story.

The Communist Manifesto in Plain and Simple English


Author: BookCaps,Karl Marx,Friedrich Engels
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1621071243
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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Communism is evil, right? Not exactly. The ideas behind communism were revolutionary and ahead of it's time--but reading old and tired translations of the manifesto make it hard to shed light on its ideas. Let BookCaps help with this fresh and modern translation of one of the most banned documents ever written! The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of both text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but gr

Shadow Country


Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 9781588368249
Category: Fiction
Page: 912
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2008 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER Peter Matthiessen’s great American epic–Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man’s River, and Bone by Bone–was conceived as one vast mysterious novel, but because of its length it was originally broken up into three books. In this bold new rendering, Matthiessen has cut nearly a third of the overall text and collapsed the time frame while deepening the insights and motivations of his characters with brilliant rewriting throughout. In Shadow Country, he has marvelously distilled a monumental work, realizing his original vision.

A Short History of Nearly Everything


Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0385674503
Category: Science
Page: 560
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One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining. From the Hardcover edition.

Faust in Plain and Simple English

First Part of the Tragedy: (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)
Author: Johann von Goethe
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511780162
Category:
Page: 148
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You've heard the term "Sell Your Soul to the Devil." It sounds very rock and roll, right? Wrong! It actually comes from Goethe's Faust--a tragic work about a man who sells his soul. The themes and plot of Faust seems right out of a modern horror novel--if you can understand it! Unlike most archaic translations of Faust, BookCaps puts a fresh spin on Goethe's classic by using language modern readers won't struggle to make sense of. The original English text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of both text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Persian Fire


Author: Tom Holland
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307386984
Category: History
Page: 464
View: 1922

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A "fresh...thrilling" (The Guardian) account of the Graeco-Persian Wars. In the fifth century B.C., a global superpower was determined to bring truth and order to what it regarded as two terrorist states. The superpower was Persia, incomparably rich in ambition, gold, and men. The terrorist states were Athens and Sparta, eccentric cities in a poor and mountainous backwater: Greece. The story of how their citizens took on the Great King of Persia, and thereby saved not only themselves but Western civilization as well, is as heart-stopping and fateful as any episode in history. Tom Holland’s brilliant study of these critical Persian Wars skillfully examines a conflict of critical importance to both ancient and modern history.

Plain Speaking

An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman
Author: Merle Miller
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
ISBN: 9781579124373
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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Return of the King

LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Greatest Comeback in NBA History
Author: Brian Windhorst,Dave McMenamin
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1538759683
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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Now a New York Times bestseller! The inside story of LeBron James's return and ultimate triumph in Cleveland. What really happened when LeBron James stunned the NBA by leaving a potential dynasty in Miami to come home to play with the Cleveland Cavaliers? How did the Cavs use secret meetings to put together the deal to add star Kevin Love? Who really made the controversial decision to fire coach David Blatt when the team was in first place? Where did the greatest comeback in NBA history truly begin-and end? RETURN OF THE KING takes you onto the private planes, inside the locker-room conversations, and into the middle of the intense huddles where one of the greatest stories in basketball history took place, resulting in the Cavs winning the 2016 NBA title after trailing the Golden State Warriors three games to one. You'll hear from all the characters involved: the players, the executives, the agents, and the owners as they reveal stories never before told. Get the background on all the controversies, the rivalries, and the bad blood from two reporters who were there for every day, plot twist, and social media snafu as they take you through the fascinating ride that culminated in a heart-stopping Game Seven.

Jaws


Author: Peter Benchley
Publisher: Fawcett Books
ISBN: 0449219631
Category: Fiction
Page: 278
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When three people are killed by a great white shark in three different incidents, the police chief of a Long Island resort town is forced to take action

Beautiful Ruins


Author: Jess Walter
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241963001
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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The No. 1 New York Times Bestseller Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins is a gorgeous, glamorous novel set in 1960s Italy and a modern Hollywood studio. The story begins in 1962. Somewhere on a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and views an apparition: a beautiful woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an American starlet, he soon learns, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away in Hollywood, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot searching for the woman he last saw at his hotel fifty years before. Gloriously inventive, funny, tender and constantly surprising, Beautiful Ruins is a novel full of fabulous and yet very flawed people, all of them striving towards another sort of life, a future that is both delightful and yet, tantalizingly, seems just out of reach. 'Magic...A monument to crazy love with a deeply romantic heart' New York Times 'A novel shot in sparkly Technicolor' Booklist 'Hilarious and compelling' Esquire

Inside Drucker's Brain


Author: Jeffrey A. Krames
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101078877
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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The most accessible guide to the essential ideas of “the inventor of modern management”. In late 2003, ninety-four-year-old Peter Drucker invited Jeffrey Krames to his home for an unprecedented day-long interview. He spoke candidly about his seminal management principles, his enormous body of work (thirty-eight books over six decades), and the leaders he had advised over the years (including Jack Welch). Krames used the insights he gained that day to create Inside Drucker’s Brain--a compact guide to the great man’s wisdom. Krames had no intention of writing a biography, but rather a book that would showcase Drucker’s most important ideas and strategies, and explain why they are just as useful today as they were decades ago. Drucker’s biggest contribution was a mind-set, not a methodology. He focused on prodding managers to ask the right questions, to look beyond what they thought they knew, and to focus on tomorrow rather than yesterday. If anything, this mind-set is more valuable in the digital age than it was in the industrial age. This user-friendly book will help readers grasp all of Drucker’s key ideas on leadership, strategy, innovation, personal effectiveness, career development, and many other topics.

Principles


Author: Ray Dalio
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1982112387
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 592
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#1 New York Times Bestseller “Significant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.” —The New York Times Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals. In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to Fortune magazine. Dalio himself has been named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as “an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.” It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio—who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood—that he believes are the reason behind his success. In Principles, Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book’s hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of “radical truth” and “radical transparency,” include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating “baseball cards” for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, Principles also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve. Here, from a man who has been called both “the Steve Jobs of investing” and “the philosopher king of the financial universe” (CIO magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you’ll find in the conventional business press.

The Book of Genesis

A Biography
Author: Ronald S. Hendel
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 069114012X
Category: Religion
Page: 287
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Explores the book's impact on religion, philosophy, science, politics, and literature, and explains how Genesis will continue to shape the world.

How to Live

Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
Author: Sarah Bakewell
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590514262
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
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Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love—such questions arise in most people’s lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: how do you live? How do you do the good or honorable thing, while flourishing and feeling happy? This question obsessed Renaissance writers, none more than Michel Eyquem de Monatigne, perhaps the first truly modern individual. A nobleman, public official and wine-grower, he wrote free-roaming explorations of his thought and experience, unlike anything written before. He called them “essays,” meaning “attempts” or “tries.” Into them, he put whatever was in his head: his tastes in wine and food, his childhood memories, the way his dog’s ears twitched when it was dreaming, as well as the appalling events of the religious civil wars raging around him. The Essays was an instant bestseller and, over four hundred years later, Montaigne’s honesty and charm still draw people to him. Readers come in search of companionship, wisdom and entertainment—and in search of themselves. This book, a spirited and singular biography, relates the story of his life by way of the questions he posed and the answers he explored. It traces his bizarre upbringing, youthful career and sexual adventures, his travels, and his friendships with the scholar and poet Étienne de La Boétie and with his adopted “daughter,” Marie de Gournay. And we also meet his readers—who for centuries have found in Montaigne an inexhaustible source of answers to the haunting question, “how to live?”