Esmeralda Richardson

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The Complete Guide to Modern JavaScript: Learn everything from the basics of JavaScript to the new ES2019 features. Practice with more than 50 quizzes and dive into the basis of TypeScript.
The Complete Guide to Modern JavaScript: Learn everything from the basics of JavaScript to the new ES2019 features. Practice with more than 50 quizzes and dive into the basis of TypeScript.
The Complete Guide to Modern JavaScript: Learn everything from the basics of JavaScript to the new ES2019 features. Practice with more than 50 quizzes and dive into the basis of TypeScript. by Alberto Montalesi. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
MySQL Administrator's Guide
MySQL Administrator's Guide
MySQL Administrator's Guide by MySQL AB. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
The Rescue: Booktrack Edition
The Rescue: Booktrack Edition
The Rescue: Booktrack Edition by Nicholas Sparks, Johnny Heller, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 1750 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Harry Potter: The Wand Collection (Book)
Harry Potter: The Wand Collection (Book)
Harry Potter: The Wand Collection (Book) by Monique Peterson. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 250 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
NICHOLAS SPARKS: SERIES READING ORDER & BOOK CHECKLIST: SERIES LIST INCLUDES: THE NOTEBOOK, THE CHOICE, THE LONGEST RIDE, TWO BY TWO & MORE. (Top Romance Authors Reading Order & Checklists Series 10)
NICHOLAS SPARKS: SERIES READING ORDER & BOOK CHECKLIST: SERIES LIST INCLUDES: THE NOTEBOOK, THE CHOICE, THE LONGEST RIDE, TWO BY TWO & MORE. (Top Romance Authors Reading Order & Checklists Series 10)
NICHOLAS SPARKS: SERIES READING ORDER & BOOK CHECKLIST: SERIES LIST INCLUDES: THE NOTEBOOK, THE CHOICE, THE LONGEST RIDE, TWO BY TWO & MORE. (Top Romance Authors Reading Order & Checklists Series 10) by R.J. Michaels. Rated 2.8 out of 5 stars, with 9 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Half My Life
Half My Life
Half My Life by Melissa Novak. Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, with 8 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
What to Do When Someone Dies
What to Do When Someone Dies
What to Do When Someone Dies by Nicci French. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 95 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Killer Instinct
Killer Instinct
Killer Instinct by James Patterson. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 388 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Regulators
The Regulators
The Regulators by Stephen King, Frank Muller, et al.. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 479 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Dark Tower - the Gunslinger: The Way Station
Dark Tower - the Gunslinger: The Way Station
Dark Tower - the Gunslinger: The Way Station by Stephen King, Peter David, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 58 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
CodeIgniter Web Application Blueprints
CodeIgniter Web Application Blueprints
CodeIgniter Web Application Blueprints by Rob Foster. Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Dreamweaver Mx: Advanced Php Web Development
Dreamweaver Mx: Advanced Php Web Development
Dreamweaver Mx: Advanced Php Web Development by Glasshaus Author Team. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Batman: Year One (Batman (1940-2011))
Batman: Year One (Batman (1940-2011))
Batman: Year One (Batman (1940-2011)) by undefined. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 1587 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the undefined category.
Exam Ref 70-483 Programming in C#
Exam Ref 70-483 Programming in C#
Exam Ref 70-483 Programming in C# by Rob Miles. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 43 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Go programming category.
Credit Repair: Special Edition - Two Books: Learn How to Repair and Improve Your Credit Report Quickly Using Federal Laws That Are Designed to Protect You from Collectors, Credit Bureaus and Banks
Credit Repair: Special Edition - Two Books: Learn How to Repair and Improve Your Credit Report Quickly Using Federal Laws That Are Designed to Protect You from Collectors, Credit Bureaus and Banks
I purchased two self help, “credit repair” books and this particular publication was by far the better of the two. The material is easy to follow, step-by-step tutorial on how to do the necessary work to repair bad credit. It provides detailed templates on the letters you MUST write to individual agencies.
God and Donald Trump
God and Donald Trump
God and Donald Trump is a very worthwhile book. The author, Stephen Strang, shows that many years prior to Trump’s election Christians were praying for wisdom about our next election and were acquainted with him. Some were certain God’s plan was for Donald Trump to be our next president. Trump met with a variety of Christian groups years before the election and even more so during the election. He sought and valued Christian support and input.
The book describes the part Catholics, charismatics and evangelicals played in helping elect Trump. They united behind him realizing the other choice would be a disaster. Chapters on Surprising Early Supporters and on Ethnic Issues are particularly interesting. A section titled Trump the Man explores his family’s traditional background as well as Trumps beliefs and priorities. The final section gives surprising information about Trump, his supporters and his faith. The book also includes a detailed list of sources and an index. The facts in this book are well supported.
Scripture says God sets up kings and removes kings. (Daniel 2:21) I did not think of this nor know what was going on behind the scenes among charismatics and evangelicals and in the heavenly realms. The book helped me realize that God actually chose Trump to be president. This is an awesome thought. We must pray for him and support him and vote for him again in 2020.
John D. Rockefeller: The Original Titan - Insight and Analysis into the Life of the Richest Man in American History: Business Biographies and Memoirs - Titans of Industry, Book 3
John D. Rockefeller: The Original Titan - Insight and Analysis into the Life of the Richest Man in American History: Business Biographies and Memoirs - Titans of Industry, Book 3
I bought this book partly because I wanted to read a biography of John Rockefeller that wasn’t completely biased against him. This biography is quite readable, and seems to be written at a middle school level. But don’t let the reading level fool you: this is a very informative biography that doesn’t ignore some of the underhanded methods Rockefeller used to achieve success, despite the author’s sympathetic view of the oil tycoon. Other biographies delve into Rockefeller’s life in much greater detail, but this book remains a very good introduction to John Rockefeller’s life and career.
101 Indisputable Facts Proving Donald Trump Is An Idiot: A brief background of the most spectacularly unqualified person to ever occupy the White House.
101 Indisputable Facts Proving Donald Trump Is An Idiot: A brief background of the most spectacularly unqualified person to ever occupy the White House.
What makes this book so informative is that there are no unsupported assumptions. This is just a book that takes the words to the point that trump can't deny because there are back recordings of all these ridiculous comments that he makes . It called out the party that is going through this administration wearing blinders. We trust these folks to protect and serve us the citizens. Not trump..
More Gospel Greats
More Gospel Greats
"Aretha Franklin, More Gospel Greats" Album includes many of my favorite songs. Her signature improvisions makes her arrangements pleasing and inspirational. Although, some of the songs were popularized by other Singers; you will still enjoy Aretha's versions. Songs as "God Will Take Care Of You" reflects Spiritually Devine Music. Songs as "A Change Is Gonna Come" emits Socially Conscious Music. All are Songs of Faith. I feel Blessed to be able to enjoy the variety of Songs included in Aretha's Selections. Her unquestionable talents Soothe my Spirit and places me in a Meditative Mood. Aretha, still Reigns as Queen.
~~~P.S.~~~
I like the Sale Price of this Album
Louis Armstrong: Grove Music Essentials
Louis Armstrong: Grove Music Essentials
Louis Armstrong: Grove Music Essentials by Gene H. Anderson. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Louis Armstrong" category.
Louis Armstrong - Original Keys for Singers
Louis Armstrong - Original Keys for Singers
Louis Armstrong - Original Keys for Singers by Louis Armstrong. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Louis Armstrong" category.
Preschool Prep Dvd
Preschool Prep Dvd
Preschool Prep Dvd by undefined. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the undefined category.
Silver Surfer Epic Collection: When Calls Galactus
Silver Surfer Epic Collection: When Calls Galactus
This volume collects all the appearances of the Silver Surfer in various Marvel titles - mostly the Fantastic Four - prior to the solo title launch in 1968 which lasted just 18 issues. There are three key points about this collection which might help people considering it -

* It is specifically limited to the comics and stores where the Silver Surfer appears - there are no associated storylines and even other parts of the original comics are not necessarily included. This makes it one of the slimmer TPBs.
* The main bonus materials are a few black and white artwork proofs with Kirby's notes, more of which later. There are no reviews or commentaries.
* It is a good quality reproduction with very bright and vivid colours - more of that later also.

So with the above in mind, this is really one for Surfer purists and completionists rather than general Marvelites, Fantastic Four fans or even Kirby/Lee aficionados. For a Surfer devotee like me this sits alongside the Essential TPB and of course my original copies and even the brief appearance in FOOM as the "classic" Surfer reference library.

The stories contain that heady blend of innocence, wisecracking wordplay, space opera, ambition, bombast and the early stirrings of pathos - though in a muted form by comparison to the messianic and at times Shakespearian solo title. Whilst the Surfer is often a co-star and sometimes more a bystander (Galactus steals the show as an inexorable force of destruction, yet amoral rather than evil), the dominant character throughout this volume is really Ben Grimm AKA The Thing, who is generally on the receiving end of most of the batterings and frustrations endured either at the hands of or in connection with the Surfer. Ben Grimm was really the primary vehicle for a grizzled, curmudgeonly and "man of the people" commentary, a lumbering lummox with the heart of a lion, while the Surfer in this period is a colder and distant incarnation of his later self, a naïve, ultra-rational being with no real backstory, and with a gradually forming albeit detached pure and moral sensibility - clearly a "man" apart.

None of this will be surprising or unfamiliar to Marvel readers of the 60's - the influence of thought-provoking science fiction, the sense of wonder and possibility as mankind reached out into space for the time, the gradual loosening of characterisation clichés, and a burning inventive energy that drove the creation of the Marvel universe. And the two defining elements, particularly epitomised in this collection: Stan Lee's grandiose dialogue and Kirby's stylised, fearless, page-filling artwork. Which brings me to just one key, personal point about this volume.

Whilst all of the above make it a must-have for me and something I would recommend to anyone with a similar interest, the bonus black and white artwork at the end of the book really made me stop and think. Seeing Kirby's inked work like this, even with pencil marks, what looks like correction fluid and extensive margin scribbles, really brings home the brilliance of his vision. Not just the composition, but his approach to shading different textures, the mix of delicate details and insistent, heavy outlines, and his unique, reductive approach to faces. As an artist I can't believe the Surfer wasn't one of his favourite creations as it allows him to let loose with shining metallic textures, minimalist, pure-figure anatomy and, obviously, cosmic explosions, star clusters and energy bursts of all kinds. The black and white brings this out so well that I immediately wanted to scan the whole book and print it monochrome, because so much of that is lost in the bright, eye-watering colour reproduction.

Don't get me wrong, there's nothing particularly bad about the reproduction. It's very much the highly-saturated, ultra-vivid AMOLED-style of today that glares out at you from the pages, on good thick paper stock. Maybe that's even what the production proofs looked like in the print rooms at the time, although of course it ended up as muted tones on thin off-white paper like everything else on the newsstands. But it doesn't do the art justice in the way in either black or white, or a much a softer approach would have done. If you want to test this, get the Surfer Essential TPB (reprinting SS # 1-18) - cheaper, thinner matt paper, but look at how in black and white the Buscema artwork and the final Kirby issue become poetic fables, the lines of the Surfer's form more delicate and the sheen more subtle, and clearly reflecting how the artists originally envisioned and constructed the pages using white space, cinematic perspectives, starscapes and dynamic ensemble sequences. I accept that perhaps I am out of step with the majority in this, but it's my review, so hey ho :).

To sum up – part of the classic era and a definitive collection for Surfer specialists wanting all the background leading up to the brief but glorious solo launch in 1968. A period piece of course, deeply dated and innocently of its time, but with a recognisable and appealing originality of vision and vaulting ambition. Enjoy the black and whites at the end and see if you agree with my mutterings …
Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? (Big Bright & Early Board Book)
Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? (Big Bright & Early Board Book)
A mis hijos (8 y 5 años) les encanta. Me parece otra experiencia más para seguir aprendiendo inglés y vocabulario. Todo el rato hace la misma pregunta dando elegir opciones divertidas (would you rather be... a window or a door?, etc). Pasamos un rato divertido eligiendo opciones y explicando los motivos de cada elección. Los libros de Dr. Seuss me parecen muy buenos para el aprendizaje del inglés. Repite continuamente la misma estructura (en este caso, la pregunta) variando el final. Para los niños resulta sencillo y fácil de aprender. Lo recomiendo. Por cierto, el libro es de cartón.
Off the Mangrove Coast (Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures): Stories
Off the Mangrove Coast (Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures): Stories
Off the Mangrove Coast collects for the first time in one volume nine of his extraordinary stories-some long out of print and unavailable anywhere else, some never before published.

From the jungles of Borneo to the hidden canyons of the American West, from small-town fight clubs to a Parisian café at the end of World War II, these are tales of betrayal and revenge, courage and cowardice, glory and greed, as only Louis L'Amour can tell them.

Here are vintage stories of men and women who dare what others will never attempt, who fight for justice and dreams when the odds are against them. A charismatic boxer with quick hands and a hair-trigger temper itches to fight all comers-but if he's ever going to get a shot at a championship, he will first have to fight the man who ruined his father. A beautiful movie star finds a dead man in her apartment and begs a former lover to clear her name, only to enmesh the tough private eye in a murder with ties to the mob.

Here too, are tales of high adventure. A reluctant hero, hired to guide a diamond-hunting couple up a river ruled by headhunters and pirates, risks everything in pursuit of a legendary stone and the mysterious warlord who guards it. And in the title story, Off the Mangrove Coast, a young renegade who'd grown to manhood riding freights, prizefighting, and working mines sails the exotic South China Sea with a trio of dangerous men in search of treasure they figure to divide four ways. But when it's time to dive for the prize, can he trust any of them to guard his back?
Nicholas and the Gang
Nicholas and the Gang
My children and I read the first book in the series on holiday and the kids were really disappointed that I had left Nicholas and the Gang at home. They love these stories. They are short enough to keep even the most attention deficit suffering child interested and full of such mischief and naughtiness they never fail to delight. My middle daughter commented that she loves these stories because they are just 'so' bad.

If you have read Nicholas then you will not be disappointed in his further adventures as they are more of the same, as ever accompanied by the excellent illustrations of sempe. Our favourites in this collection are Max's Conjuring Tricks, My Coloured Pencils and The Doctors.
The Case of the Crimson Kiss: A Perry Mason Novelette, and Other Stories.
The Case of the Crimson Kiss: A Perry Mason Novelette, and Other Stories.
The book consists of several short stories reflecting the range of Erle Stanley Gardner's interests. The feature story is a Perry Mason novella, where he finds himself defending a woman accused of murdering the man the police claim was her lover. She claims she doesn't know him, but she has his key on her keyring, nightgowns, lingerie, and even her toothbrush and toothpaste in his apartment.
Other stories revolve around the workings of a private detective working for a Chinese tong, a tale of a beaten man who comes to the desert, a clever jewel thief, and a private detective sharpshooting a case.
The collection is a good read, reflecting the storytelling skills of Gardner in many different ways.
Naruto: Chapter Book, Vol. 4 (4)
Naruto: Chapter Book, Vol. 4 (4)
There comes a time in every ninja's training when he must put aside his morals and face the truth: ninjas are tools for killing. For Naruto, seeing Sasuke dead, that time is now. Rage awakens the nine-tailed fox spirit within Naruto, giving him the strength to overcome Haku—but can he bring himself to finish the job?

As the battle for the Land of the Waves comes to a tragic ending, our heroes return to the village of Konohagakure in time for the Chūnin Exams. But junior ninjas from around the world have gathered to take the exam, bringing their own strange ninjutsu and mysterious goals. James Sprouse Jr Author of the Hit Book Angelcat. 
En el blanco [Whiteout]
En el blanco [Whiteout]
El libro engancha muchísimo. Historia entretenida sobre un tema no muy tratado en la literatura. Los personajes y la trama te cautivan desde el primer minuto y no puedes parar de leer.

Muy bien detallado y formato diferente al narrar toda la historia en poco menos de 48 horas.

Thriller simple, facil de leer.

Recomendable
Bonne Nuit Monsieur Tom !
Bonne Nuit Monsieur Tom !
J'ai acheté ce produit pour l'aspect historique d'une part, l'histoire d'un de ces enfants londoniens recueillis par des foyers les accueillant à la campagne, loin des bombardements,
par solidarité et devoir patriotique durant la deuxième guerre mondiale, et d'autre part en faisant confiance aux commentaires indiquant un film visible "en famille" et "avec de jeunes enfants".
Attention à toujours visionner un film avant de le partager avec les plus jeunes. Ici nous avons affaire à de la maltraitance extrême, à de la veritable folie névrotique et plus simplement à la pure méchanceté d'une mère dont l'esprit malade est obsédé de déviances religieuses, et enfin à des scènes très réalistes de bombardements et de leurs conséquences....
Ce film est donc profondément dur et cru, bien qu'il manifeste la capacité de résilience de l'enfance ainsi que le réveil de l'esprit de don de soi d'un adulte pour un enfant.
Je déconseille formellement son visionnage en famille, avec des enfants jeunes dont l'esprit est ouvert aux valeurs de partage, de don, de compassion, mais n'est pas encore structuré pour encaisser tant de violence et de cruauté.
Anacardos enteros de lujo, 1 libra 2.25 onzas, de Planters
Anacardos enteros de lujo, 1 libra 2.25 onzas, de Planters
Not so deluxe. Not so whole. Should be advertised as rotten whole cashews with mainly 1/8th sized bits of overly salted cashews.

I noticed they were stale. Didn't see why until later. The can was damaged outside. See attached photos. Planters was my go to nut brand for quality. But it seems they fired their quality control and raised prices. These were grossly overpriced. Especially considering what was received.

I will be following up with Planters and Amazon both. Will update this review and let you know their response when I get it.

Incredibly disappointed. Even the uber cheap brand that says whole cashews actually delivers whole cashews. If you want burnt, rotten, not so whole stale cashews this may be your thing.

We did not enjoy them and will be trashing half the can. I just started grocery shopping online recently. These leave a bad taste in my mouth. Both literally and metaphorically.

Thanks for reading and i hope this review is helpful to know what you will actually get. Without all the manufacturer hype and BS.
Bassett's The Original Liquorice Allsorts (215g Bag of Licorice)
Bassett's The Original Liquorice Allsorts (215g Bag of Licorice)
These had little to no licorice flavor at all. The one and only gum drop piece in the package was the only one that did taste like licorice. Very small bag for such a high price. Took a month and a half to receive this. Threw them away. Sorry, had hoped to get that deep flavor that I was craving. Guess I will stick with Panda licorice in the future.
Jahnke alemán salmiak-salt Regaliz/salmiak-salz-lakritz
Jahnke alemán salmiak-salt Regaliz/salmiak-salz-lakritz
Love this product, as a dutchy who grew up enjoying salted licorice treats I was so happy to find this product on Amazon. I ordered this and was hooked instantly, I have ordered it many times.

I love that each candy is individually wrapped and fresh. I will order again and again from My German Candy company as they are fantastic.

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