Bobby Gray

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Bootstrap 4 – Responsive Web Design
Bootstrap 4 – Responsive Web Design
Bootstrap 4 – Responsive Web Design by Silvio Moreto, Matt Lambert, et al.. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Javascript for Beginners
Javascript for Beginners
Javascript for Beginners by Mark Lassoff. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 84 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Aurelia in Action
Aurelia in Action
Aurelia in Action by Sean Hunter. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Een goede raad
Een goede raad
Een goede raad by J.K. Rowling. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
The Firm: A Novel
The Firm: A Novel
The Firm: A Novel by John Grisham. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 1283 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
One Good Deed
One Good Deed
One Good Deed by David Baldacci. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 2117 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Dreams of the Dead (Nina Reilly Book 13)
Dreams of the Dead (Nina Reilly Book 13)
Dreams of the Dead (Nina Reilly Book 13) by Perri O'Shaughnessy. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 97 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Brief Answers to the Big Questions
Brief Answers to the Big Questions
Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking, Eddie Redmayne - foreword, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 690 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Design Patterns in PHP and Laravel
Design Patterns in PHP and Laravel
Design Patterns in PHP and Laravel by Kelt Dockins. Rated 2 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Hacking University: Sophomore Edition. Essential Guide to Take Your Hacking Skills to the Next Level. Hacking Mobile Devices, Tablets, Game Consoles, and ... (Hacking Freedom and Data Driven Book 2)
Hacking University: Sophomore Edition. Essential Guide to Take Your Hacking Skills to the Next Level. Hacking Mobile Devices, Tablets, Game Consoles, and ... (Hacking Freedom and Data Driven Book 2)
Hacking University: Sophomore Edition. Essential Guide to Take Your Hacking Skills to the Next Level. Hacking Mobile Devices, Tablets, Game Consoles, and ... (Hacking Freedom and Data Driven Book 2) by Isaac D Cody. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 15 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Database e linguaggio SQL: Imparare in breve tempo le nozioni fondamentali sui database e a lavorare con il linguaggio SQL, con riferimento ai sistemi ... PostgreSQL e SQL Server (Italian Edition)
Database e linguaggio SQL: Imparare in breve tempo le nozioni fondamentali sui database e a lavorare con il linguaggio SQL, con riferimento ai sistemi ... PostgreSQL e SQL Server (Italian Edition)
Database e linguaggio SQL: Imparare in breve tempo le nozioni fondamentali sui database e a lavorare con il linguaggio SQL, con riferimento ai sistemi ... PostgreSQL e SQL Server (Italian Edition) by Riccardo Cervelli. Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
C++ OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS
C++ OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS
C++ OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS by Shalu Malik Rajnesh Malik and Rajnesh malik. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
Getting Started with SpriteKit
Getting Started with SpriteKit
Getting Started with SpriteKit by Jorge Jordan. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Swift programming category.
Warren Buffett: An Illustrated Biography of the World's Most Successful Investor
Warren Buffett: An Illustrated Biography of the World's Most Successful Investor
Buffett 101 in Manga form - this illustrated novel is a great 45 minute overview of the Oracle of Omaha. It covers the highlights of his life in a factual and humorous format: How he started in business as a child, his mentor/student relationship with Graham, his additions to Graham's style, and his ongoing trials and tribulations in the market.

This is a great overview book, but just that. Expect to hit the high points, but not a lot of depth. (You need more words and less pictures for that!) Perhaps the greatest use of the book is a gift for Buffettologists to help explain their mania to the unitiated.

Enjoy!
Steve Jobs (True Books: Biographies)
Steve Jobs (True Books: Biographies)
I have read a few of the A True Book series for young readers and have enjoyed them all. Each has a wonderful kid friendly layout with nice photographs, interesting facts, timelines, lists for additional resources, and a glossary of important key words. Before reading this book I new next to nothing about Steve Jobs, other than he was one of the creators of Apple Computers, so to me all this information was new and interesting. After Job's death in 2011 I saw several Facebook and Pinterest posts about his determined spirit and creative mind; however this book talked about some of his flaws which made him seem like more of a real person and has sparked my interest to learn more. This would be a wonderful addition to any elementary or middle school library or classroom.
My No-Knead Bread Cookbook: From the Kitchen of Artisan Bread with Steve
My No-Knead Bread Cookbook: From the Kitchen of Artisan Bread with Steve
I got sucked into the international whirlwind of no- knead artisan bread when Jim Layhey published his recipe and u-tube video through the New York Times. It is now the only way I make bread and his book "My Bread" is my bible. However, I came across Artisan Bread with Steve on u-tube recently and I liked the way he extended Jim Lahey's bread revolution even further by developing lots of ideas for flavouring the bread and using the basic bread recipe to make other things, like pretzels, pizzas etc. The only thing I disagree with him about is cooking time, my preference is for more cooking time to get a crunchy crust as Lahey recommends, but that's personal. I would highly recommend Steve's u-tube tutorials and his bread book if you are keen to make the easiest bread in the World, possibly the easiest cooking recipe full stop. I mix my dough in the evening and cook it the next day whenever it suits me. I now prefer to cook in pyrex rather than my cast iron pot, so you don't need anything expensive to cook bread. I would also recommend you check out the New York Times no-knead bread recipe on u-tube which started this whole phenomenon and give it a go -even/especially if you have never cooked bread before. It is no fail if you follow the recipe and it will be better than any bread you have bought from a shop. Thanks Steve and Jim.
Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto [A Cookbook]
Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto [A Cookbook]
Absolutely fantastic book. I bought 1 for myself...and then bought 1 for my Dad and one for my Father in Law...Probably get one for my Stepdad Soon as well. I laughed when I read the 1 star reviews. This is NOT a cookbook. This book is about how Aaron Franklin ascended to his position as being one of the best BBQ Cooks in the Nation. He talks about what he did, why he did it, and what he learned along the way. He talks about his victories and defeats and how he gained just a little bit of knowledge during each cook. What he could use he kept, what didn't work, he noted it, and tossed it aside. This is a great book on the science and theory of what is actually happening when you smoke something. The different kinds of wood that is used, the kind of smoker he likes, what temperature he prefers (275'), what he spritz's his meats with while they cook, when to pull the meat off, when to wrap it, what to wrap it with, how and why to rest it..etc. etc...I have been grilling for 20+ years, and been smoking meat for about 10, and this book really really taught me a lot of things, and cleared up some things that I have noticed, but hadn't really figured it out. He explains how to smoke meat in very simple terms. It IS simple to smoke meat...but you can totally screw it up if you don't do it right. A perfect example that he talks about, and I did this when I first started, but luckily figured it out years ago is the fact that rookies see that Beef is done at 160-165 degrees and they think, welp, its done, might as well pull it off. They pull it off and let it sit, and when they slice into it, its tough or if its pork, it doesn't pull or shred at all, and none of the fat has rendered and they think "What happened?? Well what happened is that yes, the meat reached a safe temp to eat, but not the OPTIMAL temp for BBQ. You want the internal temp at 203 degrees instead so the fat can liquefy and give the meat its juiciness and tenderness.
That is just one example. He lays it all out there for you, and doesn't hold anything back. This is a simple process, but the devil is in those details, and he is adamant about them. There are a few recipes in the book, but this isn't a cook book per se. I did like the recipes on the BBQ sauces though and Ive made them all. Aaron keeps it straightforward and simple. If you don't learn anything from this book then you aren't paying attention. I read a 1 star review and the guy goes, "Yeah, I learned to use salt and pepper and post oak....lame"
If you have that sort of mentality, then this book is definitely not for you, but if you want to reach in to what BBQ is, and how it is done right, and then you actually DO what he talks about, you will never screw up a piece of meat again.
Steve Jobs. Lecciones de liderazgo (Colección Endebate) (Spanish Edition)
Steve Jobs. Lecciones de liderazgo (Colección Endebate) (Spanish Edition)
Se trata de un libro corto, de fácil lectura y que sintetiza todo lo explicado en la biografía escrita por este mismo autor. Las conclusiones a las que llega el autor y las reflexiones a las que invita son interesantes.

Hay que decir que el precio me parece ligeramente elevado teniendo en cuenta las características del libro, en mi opinión se podría disminuir el precio 1-2€.
Henry Ford and the Jews
Henry Ford and the Jews
I've read Henry Ford and the Jews by Albert Lee a few times. Great book. There is another book of the same title but it was not objective. Even Lee's book left me with huge questions. For instance, on p.143, Lee states:

“According to Ford, he became convinced of the international Jewish conspiracy during he Peace Ship experience in the winter of 1915. The episode began when Madame Rosika Schwimmer, a Hungarian Jew, approached Ernest Liebold in Dearborn to gain an audience with the industrialist.”
On p. 144-145:
“Six years after the Peace Ship incident, during Christmas, 1921, Henry Ford told a New York Times reporter in Florence, Alabama:
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“It was the Jews themselves who convinced me of the direct relationship between the international Jew and war. In fact, they went out of their way to convince me.
On the peace ship were two very prominent Jews. We had not been at sea 200 miles before they began telling me of the power of the
Jewish race, of how the controlled the world through their control of gold, and that the Jew and no one but the Jew could end the war. I was reluctant to believe it but they went into detail to convince me of the means by which the Jews controlled the war, how they had the money, how they had cornered all the basic materials, needed to fight the war and all that, and they talked so long and so well that they convinced
me.

They said, and they believed, that the Jews started the war, that they would continue it as long as they wished, and the until the Jews stopped the war it could not be stopped. I was so disgusted I would have liked to turn the ship back.”

What Lee doesn't address or ask is: WAS THIS TRUE? Did a pair of Jews say this to Ford? It should be noted that the peace ship mission failed and was ridiculed by the press before they even sailed! Ford wanted the war to end; that to me, is a noble cause!

The author is also dead wrong on p. 157-158 where he writes:

“World War I was Ford's first major defeat. He was characterized as a fool for his pacifism at a time when the overwhelming sentiment of the American people was to enter the war.”

This is totally inaccurate. Woodrow Wilson campaigned in 1916 to keep us OUT of the conflict in Europe. He won, but four months later we were in it! Wilson also gave us the Federal Reserve Act and the Federal Income tax in 1913. He might be the worst US President. The American people did NOT want to get involved in Europe's affairs in 1917.

On p. 124, the author is speaking about Charles Lindbergh and states that ...he was also certain that the German people believed Jews were “largely responsible for the international collapse and revolution” following World War I.

The question he does not answer is, were the German people correct in believing that? The answer is probably yes!

Lee talks about Father Coughlin on pp. 106-107, stating that Coughlin wrote a number of articles accusing the Jewish banking house of Kuhn, Loeb, and Company of financing the Bolshevik revolution and stating Jews were behind the Communist takeover in Russia.

Again, are these claims true? Can the content of these articles be denied?
I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford
I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford
This wonderful book pulls Henry Ford into the present by presenting us with his deep revealing shadow. Richard Snow has chosen to create a picture of Ford that starts in his early life and leads ineluctably to the development of the Model T, which Snow describes convincingly as having invented the modern age. This isn't a new idea of course but what this book does is not only evoke a vivid picture of genius at its peak but it provides the essence of what we gained and lost through Ford's bizarre twists of character. We gained, of course, mass production and the automobile as a transformative force. And with Ford doubling the working man's salary, we also gained a middle class. (The book goes on to report on the brutality Ford later used against his workers, but that early support of the worker was an almost heartbreaking reminder of what is now being lost --US manufacturing and the working middle class.) And we probably also lost the possiblity of a global organization right after WWI. The book doesn't shy away from Ford's very weird and destructive anti-Semitism, his ruthless treatment of men who had been indispensible in his rise, nor his damaging and tragic relationship with his son. However, throughout this brilliant book I was periodically reminded of two other men, Steve Jobs and Robert Moses, who were also initially motivated by the desire to change lives for good. All three achieved monstrous changes in the fabric of society by building tangible stuff and overcoming extreme obstacles to do so. In the process, however, all three also underwent crippling psychological changes that made them, somehow, monstrous. To make this point, the important biographers of Jobs and Moses wrote very long books. Snow elegantly and kindly reveals this in far fewer pages. And it reads like a novel. (I hope some smart producer notices that the Selden patent case by itself has enough drama and character to fill a mini-series.) Snow even manages to make machinery thrilling, and this for a reader who doesn't know the difference between a monkey wrench and a monkey. I recommend buying it on the Kindle because at the end you can expand the picture of Henry Ford's face and place your finger on each side of it. You'll know what I mean when you buy this book.
Slow Train Coming by Dylan, Bob Original recording remastered edition (2004) Audio CD
Slow Train Coming by Dylan, Bob Original recording remastered edition (2004) Audio CD
There is a lot I would like to write about people reviewing records, Cd's and music in general but that would be USELESS. The point I'm would like to make is: review should be about each particular edition of each particular album or record on a particular medium. People, at least 90% (or most of them) , are buying because they know this particular piece of music or the artist, they've chosen to buy. So for all of you who are writing abut the history or discography and detailed biography of any artist - it is a waste of time, do not brag about your knowledge, who cares?
What I'm interested in is the quality of a particular edition of a particular album or record. How does it sound in comparison to the original. Period.
That said I'll write about this album, one of my very favorite records which I own already in three different formats.
First of all - it is (my copy of course), junk, crap, absolute rip of, this record released by Music on Vinyl (yes, Amazon specifies the label, as "International") it is nicely packaged, but the quality or lack of it is disheartening. The background noise is just awful, there are pops and clicks just like on an old, used record. I hoped for improved sound and what I've go is piece of vinyl junk. My old "overplayed" copy sound much better and "Cleaner" than this. For the same reason I just requested refund for recently released record by ULTRAVOX - Vienna (I was promised a good copy by the seller as a refund - I shall find out.) Same goes for this record, I'll be requesting refund or replacement.
Music on this album should 5 stars, but for the quality of the pressing gets 1, although it should be - 0
I buy a lot of music on Amazon and most of it is Vinyl or SACD, because of the quality of sound, I wish all of the music or at least my favorite album and records would be released on SACD or downloadable hi resolution files, just to avoid this kind of problems.
Yes, Vinyl Rules!!!
Unfortunately there are a lot of people trying to take advantage of music lovers. Just like the "artists" from Music On Vinyl.
Excursions [with Biographical Introduction]
Excursions [with Biographical Introduction]
Thoreau is best known for his writing about his life in the woods in 'Walden,' As one of the earliest writers to bring environmental concerns to people's notice he is someone whose writings you want to like but, at times, he does seem dated to us now. These essays are good examples of the range of his work. To me he seems to be at his best and most readable when he is describing things that he did and actual scenes. Too often he goes into a sort of philosophical mode discussing generalities and his ideas. So even his essay here on 'Walking' does not really tell you about any actual walks he did, rather it drifts off into discussing the difference between European and American attitudes and, within America, the concept of The West and expansion into the wilderness. The essays I enjoyed most were the one called 'Wild Apples' which is about wild and cultivated apples and their importance to us and within the landscape (of north-eastern USA), and, best of all, the essay 'A Walk to Wachusett' in which Thoreau describes a walk he and a companion made to a hill a little distance from where they lived and camping out there overnight. Here he is at his most vivid describing the walk, the landscape and what they did. And his writing can be quite entrancing; 'At length we saw the sun rise up out of the sea and shine on Massachusetts.' Even when he seems, to my taste at least, to have gone off into philosophising that I just can't follow, he is always likely to come up with some arresting thought; 'The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and at length the middle-aged man concludes to build a wood-shed with them.' A good, well formatted collection worth trying and dipping into.
Riders of the Dawn: A Western Duo
Riders of the Dawn: A Western Duo
Riders of the Dawn is not included in the list of Louis L'Amour's novels (found on the back of the first page in almost all of his paperback novels), but it is certainly novel length. Written in 1949 too, very early, preceding even the Hopalong Cassidy novels. What's up with this?
Series List: Louis L’Amour: Sackett Series & Westerns in Order
Series List: Louis L’Amour: Sackett Series & Westerns in Order
It is obvious that Titan Read does not know the Sackett series. The first book should be Sacletts Land, followed by The Far Blue mountians, ect. As an avid reader of most these books, twice through, I know from where I come. This then brings into question the rest Series and the order of those books therein.
Room 13
Room 13
A good book. Would have given it 4 stars but I feel the coherence in time-facts is not plausible. The whole story is around 2 weeks: marriage, Johnny 's drop from the train, Jeff's shooting.... and various other actions.
The story was clarified further in going back in the past of characters..
Thinking Physics: Understandable Practical Reality
Thinking Physics: Understandable Practical Reality
Every so often I pick up a book that I wish I read 10 years ago. Feynman's Lectures on Physics and Van Hess's Thermodynamics are among these, as well as Polya's How To Solve It for those more mathematically inclined. These would have certainly saved me from much confusion during my college engineering curriculum, for they focus on teaching the material to the reader, as opposed to masking it in the equations of a textbook. Some lucky folks have the ability to glance at equations and immediately grasp their meaning; for the other 99.99% of us, an intuitive explanation replete with real-world analogies helps to bring the meaning to life.

With a presentation both unique and entertaining, Lewis Carroll Epstein's Thinking Physics has certainly claimed a rightful seat at the roundtable of wonderful didactic books. Every page poses a question that challenges the reader on his view of the physical world, and nearly every answer tears down the fallacies of his intuition. Socrates would have been proud of the format, with each new question expanding on concepts developed in earlier answers. One of the 1-star reviews mentioned a lack of organization. This criticism completely misses the point. It is NOT a textbook, so "obviously" it will lack some of the rigorous development of concepts and precise organization that you would expect in a physics text. It IS a popular physics book with lots of cartoony pictures that a kid in elementary school could both enjoy and understand. At the same time, the insights will help build anyone's physics intuition, regardless of age. I read this book when I was 30. I have since started going through problems in Kleppner and Kolenkow and some other more advanced texts, and I really think this book helped.
Fairy gone (Original Japanese Version)
Fairy gone (Original Japanese Version)
Such a good series. I won't claim that it's the best, but it is good and worth a watch. Any and all evidence would be spoilers and I couldn't do that to people.
Harry Potter Ravenclaw Plaid Sigil Pencil Pen Organizer Zipper Pouch Case
Harry Potter Ravenclaw Plaid Sigil Pencil Pen Organizer Zipper Pouch Case
Very disappointed. Super thin and flimsy. Maybe I didn’t read the description right but this is made out of a really thin canvas material probably no thicker than your average sheet. The zipper is so flimsy it wouldn’t even open and gets stuck halfway and is sewed on so misaligned. The “Ravenclaw” name on the pouch is blurry and you can barely make out the writing. Will be returning for sure.
Amul Pure Ghee Clarified Butter, 1L (905g)
Amul Pure Ghee Clarified Butter, 1L (905g)
I purchased this looking for something reasonable with a decent taste and quality. I read many reviews and took seriously the people who have been using this brand for years. I got a set of All-Clad for Christmas and had to retrain myself how to use stainless steel again. This is great with stainless if used properly. The flavor adds so much. My can came sealed and in perfect condition. Packed well on the box so it didn't move. Other products I ordered were also in that box and they weren't damaged either. They were empty plastic bottles I needed. So packing gets an A+ from me. Don't let a few bad reviews away you from getting this.

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