Bibi The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu

Biographies

Anshel Pfeffer, “Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu”
Cathleen Small, “Barbara McClintock: Cytogeneticist and Discoverer of Mobile Genetic Elements (Women in Science)”
Charles Eliot, “The Complete Harvard Classics”
Rise: Surviving the Fight of My Life by Paige VanZant
Killing England by Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard

Anshel Pfeffer, “Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu”

ASIN: B075CRNHFS, ISBN: 0465097820, 1849049882 | 2018 | AZW3 | 432 pages | 2 MB

A deeply reported biography of the scandal-plagued Israeli Prime Minister, showing that we cannot understand Israel–its history, present, and future–without first understanding the life and worldview of the man who leads it
Benjamin Netanyahu is embroiled in numerous scandals, all of his own making, and may soon be ousted from the office he has held longer than any prior Israeli Prime Minister outside of David Ben Gurion. But Bibi, as he is known by friend and foe alike, is no stranger to controversy. For many in Israel and elsewhere, he is an embarrassment, a threat to democracy, even a precursor to Donald Trump. He nevertheless continues to dominate Israeli public life–and he may yet survive his current crises, the most challenging of his career. How can we explain Netanyahu’s rise, his hold on Israeli politics, and his outsized role on the world’s stage?
In Bibi, the Haaretz journalist Anshel Pfeffer argues that we must view Netanyahu as representing the triumph of the underdogs in the Zionist enterprise. Born in 1949, one year after the state of Israel itself, Netanyahu came of age in a nation dominated by liberal, secular Zionists. Yet Netanyahu’s grandfather and father bequeathed to him a brand of Zionism integrating Jewish nationalism and religious traditionalism, and he identified with the groups at the margins of Israeli society: right-wing Revisionists, orthodox, Mizrahi Jews, and small-time professionals living in the new towns and cities dotting the Israeli landscape. Netanyahu cultivated each faction individually and then fused them into a coalition that has frequently proven unstoppable in Israeli politics.
Netanyahu is also a child of America, where he spent many years as a young man, and where he learned the techniques of modern political campaigns as well as the necessity of controlling the media cycle. The product of the affluent East Coast Jewish community and the Reagan era, Netanyahu’s politics and worldview were formed as much by American Cold War conservatism as by his family’s hardline right-wing Zionism.
As Pfeffer demonstrates in this penetrating biography, Netanyahu’s influence will endure even if his career soon comes to an end. The Israel he has helped make is a hybrid of ancient phobia and high-tech hope, tribalism and globalism–just like the man himself.

Cathleen Small, “Barbara McClintock: Cytogeneticist and Discoverer of Mobile Genetic Elements (Women in Science)”

ISBN: 1502623110 | 2018 | EPUB | 128 pages | 9 MB

Throughout history, science has evolved and changed the way we live our lives and perceive the world around us. Many scientists in the last few centuries have made their mark on the field with groundbreaking discoveries and innovations. One such woman was Barbara McClintock. This book explores McClintock’s life and her contributions to the scientific study of genetics.

Charles Eliot, “The Complete Harvard Classics”

ASIN: B076PKKZ22 | 2017 | AZW3 | 40337 pages | 52 MB

This e-book is all 51 volumes, the equivalent of over 20,000 printed pages in one e-book. It is fully searchable with a completely linked table of contents + All 20 volumes of the ‘Harvard Classics Shelf Of Fiction’
Compiled and Edited by Charles W. Eliot LL D in 1909, the Harvard Classics is a 51-volume Anthology of classic literature from throughout the history of western civilization. The set is sometimes called “Eliot’s Five-Foot Shelf.”
The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot’s Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909.
Eliot had stated in speeches that the elements of a liberal education could be obtained by spending 15 minutes a day reading from a collection of books that could fit on a five-foot shelf. (Originally he had said a three-foot shelf.) The publisher P. F. Collier and Son saw an opportunity and challenged Eliot to make good on this statement by selecting an appropriate collection of works, and the Harvard Classics was the result.
Eliot worked for one year with William A. Neilson, a professor of English; Eliot determined the works to be included and Neilson selected the specific editions and wrote introductory notes. Each volume had 400-450 pages, and the included texts are “so far as possible, entire works or complete segments of the world’s written legacies.” The collection was widely advertised by Collier and Son, in Collier’s Magazine and elsewhere, with great success.

Rise: Surviving the Fight of My Life by Paige VanZant

English | April 11th, 2018 | ASIN: B0751FMNS8, ISBN: 0316472263 | 241 Pages | EPUB | 8.21 MB

AN INSPIRING MEMOIR FOR ANYONE WHO’S BEEN KNOCKED DOWN AND CAME UP SWINGING
As a young girl growing up in Newberg, Oregon, Paige Sletten was all energy and full of potential. A natural athlete, Paige excelled at dancing, made the cheerleading squad earlier than most, and even had aspirations of becoming a Disney child star. With a tight-knit family, Paige’s life was on track for greatness. Then, one fateful fall night in high school, everything changed when Paige faced a life-threatening sexual assault. It was in the gym where she “pounded the life out of those ashen memories,” becoming stronger with every punch, kick, and lunge. In this beautiful tale of survival, she writes:
I inhale the power.
I exhale the bullshit.
One strike at a time.
Fighting became Paige’s safe haven; something to live for, and Rise is the inspiring story of how she ultimately transformed into a bone-breaking, head-smashing fighter known as Paige VanZant. It is the deeply moving story of a warrior who transformed her pain into power and has become one of the toughest women in the world; an inspiring journey of someone who was knocked down in the most devastating way and came up swinging.

Killing England by Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard

English | 2017 | ASIN: B06XFGWZZ2, ISBN: 1627790640 | EPUB | 352 pages | 46 Mb
History

The breathtaking latest installment in Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s mega-bestselling Killing series transports readers to the most important era in our nation’s history, the Revolutionary War. Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain’s King George III, Killing England chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe.
What started as protest and unrest in the colonies soon escalated to a world war with devastating casualties. O’Reilly and Dugard recreate the war’s landmark battles, including Bunker Hill, Long Island, Saratoga, and Yorktown, revealing the savagery of hand-to-hand combat and the often brutal conditions under which these brave American soldiers lived and fought.
Also here is the reckless treachery of Benedict Arnold and the daring guerilla tactics of the “Swamp Fox” Frances Marion. A must read, Killing England reminds one and all how the course of history can be changed through the courage and determination of those intent on doing the impossible.