Lennon Gutierrez

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JavaScript Regular Expressions
JavaScript Regular Expressions
JavaScript Regular Expressions by Loiane Groner and Gabriel Manricks. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Inside Javascript
Inside Javascript
Inside Javascript by Bill Bercik and Jill Bond. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Web Development with jQuery
Web Development with jQuery
Web Development with jQuery by Richard York. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 7 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2 by J.K. Rowling, Jim Dale, et al.. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 9412 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Harry Potter og Fønixordenen: Harry Potter-serien 5
Harry Potter og Fønixordenen: Harry Potter-serien 5
Harry Potter og Fønixordenen: Harry Potter-serien 5 by J.K. Rowling, Jesper Christensen, et al.. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
The Hideaway
The Hideaway
The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 3983 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Elective Affinities
The Elective Affinities
The Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, James Anthony Froude, et al.. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Wind: Der dunkle Turm 8
Wind: Der dunkle Turm 8
Wind: Der dunkle Turm 8 by Stephen King, David Nathan, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 155 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Hood (The King Raven Trilogy Book 1)
Hood (The King Raven Trilogy Book 1)
Hood (The King Raven Trilogy Book 1) by Stephen Lawhead. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 283 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Parallel Programming with Python
Parallel Programming with Python
Parallel Programming with Python by Jan Palach. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 10 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Raspberry Pi Beginners Guide: Ultimate Guide For Rasberry Pi, User guide To Get The Most Out Of Your Investment, Hacking, Programming, Python, Best Hardware, Beginners Guide To Rasberry Pi
Raspberry Pi Beginners Guide: Ultimate Guide For Rasberry Pi, User guide To Get The Most Out Of Your Investment, Hacking, Programming, Python, Best Hardware, Beginners Guide To Rasberry Pi
Raspberry Pi Beginners Guide: Ultimate Guide For Rasberry Pi, User guide To Get The Most Out Of Your Investment, Hacking, Programming, Python, Best Hardware, Beginners Guide To Rasberry Pi by Steven Giles. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, with 21 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Programming ArcGIS 10.1 with Python Cookbook
Programming ArcGIS 10.1 with Python Cookbook
Programming ArcGIS 10.1 with Python Cookbook by Eric Pimpler. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 13 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
PHP Arrays, a Rapid Instruction Unit
PHP Arrays, a Rapid Instruction Unit
PHP Arrays, a Rapid Instruction Unit by Erich Spencer. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Accounting Information Systems
Accounting Information Systems
Accounting Information Systems by Ulric J. Gelinas, Richard B. Dull , et al.. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 14 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Exam 98-361 MTA Software Development Fundamentals
Exam 98-361 MTA Software Development Fundamentals
Exam 98-361 MTA Software Development Fundamentals by Microsoft Official Academic Course. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 30 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Go programming category.
Angular 5 Projects: Learn to Build Single Page Web Applications Using 70+ Projects
Angular 5 Projects: Learn to Build Single Page Web Applications Using 70+ Projects
If you're making the jump from AngularJS to Angular 5 (and it's still applicable to 6), this is a good text. Not quite sure what the Angular CLI is, or how to set up Node? This is the place to be. It's also very useful if you're new to single page applications in general.

A previous review said that this book is shallow. Well, it's not intended as a deep dive for experienced Angular developers. If you want lots and lots of details, go get Pro Angular by Adam Freeman. I will say that if you're new to Angular, Freeman's book can be a little overwhelming to get your bearings. Read this one first, hack around, then go get Pro Angular.

Bottom line: this is an excellent primer for newcomers.
Silicon States: The Power and Politics of Big Tech and What It Means for Our Future
Silicon States: The Power and Politics of Big Tech and What It Means for Our Future
We have separation of church and state for a reason. Seems we will now have to figure out how to separate tech and state. We will need to find the motivation and method of doing this. My personal concern is that some see the solution as a change of state which is really a shift of power to those who think they can deliver a better state, but once they have power the people get the same old thing. The problem before us is the quick power shift to tech is creating vacuums in our somewhat stable economies. I do not have answers. The discussion within these pages starts a conversation which will be long and difficult. I hope we have time!
Who Is Bill Gates? (Who Was?)
Who Is Bill Gates? (Who Was?)
I have a budding computer whiz who absolutely loved this book. Is going to do a school project about BG now. Has to dress up...which I'm looking forward to...easiest costume ever! Glasses and a pullover sweater!!! Also read Who Was Steve Jobs and loved that one...for some reason my kid digs Bill more.
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
It may seem surprising that a review of a “sports book” would appear on my site, where book reviews are essentially reserved for the domain of politics and economics. But that surprise would stem from a gigantic misunderstanding, for Shoedog is no “sports book.” Rather, it is a virtual economics textbook. And one every business student in America should read. Indeed, it is one a certain White House occupant should read as well.

For those interested in sports, as I am, history, as I am, and business, as I am, this book was a tremendous synthesis of the three, in the particular context of describing the birth of one of the greatest brands in American history – indeed, in world history … I doubt the story of a company’s founding and rise to greatness has ever ended a couple decades before the company’s peak, but that is the genius of Shoedog. Nike founder, Phil Knight, begins the story of this iconic brand at the most embryonic of stages, and ends the story in 1980, at their public offering, despite two and a half decades of utter domination that commenced subsequently. The story of Nike to us mere mortals is Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, and “Just Do It.” But as readers of this fine book will discover, the real story of Nike took place in the late 1960’s and throughout the 1970’s, as the formative challenges that make a business took place. And if any company would become rightful heir to “Just Do It” — it was Nike.

Nike has employed hundreds of thousands of people over the decades, and has created untold amounts of wealth by giving consumers something they wanted: Initially, a high quality running shoe; eventually, a brand — a belief — an affiliation. But the genius of finding future basketball, track, and golf stars to endorse the brand was a small part of the story of this company’s ascension. The genius that created Nike is the genius of this book: It focused on personnel management, on global cost synergies, on harnessing an international supply chain the likes of which the world had never seen, on overcoming legal adversity, and above all else, managing the challenges of liquidity and capital that nearly any company faces in the early innings of their existence. This is an economics book. It is a tribute to the miracle of free trade which has created more wealth than any other phenomena in the history of civilization. It is a rebuke of the evils of crony capitalism and those rent-seeking piranhas who would attempt to use government alliances to strangle healthy competition.

We are living in an era when forces on the right and the left are capitulating to a childish view of globalization — one seeking to make it a bogeyman for anything and everything — and ignoring the absolutely indisputable evidence for the enhancement of quality of life globalization has created. Few companies better illustrate what matching willing buyers and sellers around the world can mean for consumers, for producers, for shareholders, for employees, and for indeed all stakeholders in a given organization than Nike. While countless others do, for it is a universal lesson, Nike is the story of a young man and his track coach creating $100 billion of wealth that has circulated across a vast, vast ecosystem, by understanding the miracles of global trade. I cannot recommend this book strongly enough for one looking for a biographical narrative version of an economics lesson, versus the academic attempts that often prove too dry. The story of Shoedog was anything but dry, and the message of Shoedog is anything but trite.
The Essence of Success: 12 Mini Biographies: Richard Branson Bill Gates Nelson Mandela Steven Spielberg Stephen Hawking Chris Evans Frank Sinatra Tony ... and Virgin to Jeff Bezos and Amazon Book 1)
The Essence of Success: 12 Mini Biographies: Richard Branson Bill Gates Nelson Mandela Steven Spielberg Stephen Hawking Chris Evans Frank Sinatra Tony ... and Virgin to Jeff Bezos and Amazon Book 1)
A good way to get a snapshot of several vivid figures from the 20th century.
There are a few annoying faults that do distract from the text:
1) Some chapters have clearly been digitised and not proofread. "Eve" is spelled "Iive", "He" is spelled "Ile" and "DOS" is spelled "I)()S". Really! This is the third edition; have you actually read it?
2) There are far, too many, commas in this, book. Some of which are, completely, inappropriate.
3) Although the 3rd edition was published in 2012, Tony Blair's biog ends with him in government. It also reckons he was 41 when he became prime minister in 1997, as well as asserting that he was born in 1953. Do the math!
In summary, it's worth the money, but won't become a treasured volume in your house.
Memos from the Chairman
Memos from the Chairman
Warren Buffet doesn't write many book introductions, which is the first sign you're reading something uncommonly great.

I cannot believe that I've never heard of this book. I read this in one sitting which is testament to it's brevity and content.

Alan C. Greenberg was CEO of Bear Stearns from 1978 to 1993. Over this time the firm grew c.10x employees and substantially outperformed rivals in terms of return on equity. This book collects the memos he sent to staff over that time.

Greenberg is funny (he has two imaginary management gurus from whom he quotes regularly), lacks the ego of most CEO book writers and is refreshingly anti management pseudo-science. One of my favourite paragraphs follows:

“We have lost 90% of our competitors over the last 20 years. Most of those managements were precocious; they were using those catchy techniques years ago. 35% used TQM 25% used CI 20% used BPR 10% used OTAODI. The remaining 10% did not use any sophisticated management tools, they were just extra special stupid. The [committee] suggested that we stick to common sense (CS) because catchy titles will never supplant “CS.” If you disagree, you are working at the wrong place.”

There's a lot of books that will tell you about the importance of repetition in leadership communication, but I can't think of one that so effectively shows the principle at work.

Should be required reading in any management training program.
Oprah Winfrey Studios: OWN Studios
Oprah Winfrey Studios: OWN Studios
Oprah Winfrey Studios: OWN Studios by Candy Michelle Johnson. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Oprah Winfrey" category.
Shop Theory, Revised Edition (267 pages)
Shop Theory, Revised Edition (267 pages)
This is a great source for the "foundations" of machine work. From measuring instruments to hand tools to heavy machines, it covers the basics, definitions, proper uses, design features etc. Whether just starting machining as a hobby, or a more experienced user looking for explanations for why operations are done a certain way, this is a good, but not exhaustive resource. From a visual standpoint, it was produced on a manual typeset, so some letters are offset slightly, or darker/lighter than others. It is not annoying at all, but a testimony to its era, and I find it interesting.
Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs Of Bob Dylan
Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs Of Bob Dylan
In Gotta Serve Somebody, director Michael Borofsky presents us with a documentary about this controversial and enthralling segment of Bob Dylan's storied career. Basically, Serve Somebody documents the making of the 2003 Columbia Records album Gotta Serve Somebody, a record which stitched together some of the greatest Gospel voices of our time (Shirley Caesar; Dottie Peoples; Rance Allen; The Fairfield Four) doing vintage interpretations of Dylan's oft-disregarded Gospel catalog. This is beautiful and timeless music which strikes at the cores of psyche and soul like a triumphant hammer. Simply, this is the music from which legends and poets and seers are brewed. Gotta Serve Somebody swells and bulges with great music. How does one pick centerpieces? No review could ignore Dottie People's riveting version of I Believe In You-- And then there's Rance Allen in the studio doing his version of When He Returns. The Chicago Mass Choir's rendition of Pressing On (led by Dylan's former back-up singer Regina McCrary who stops singing momentarily to candidly speak of how the loss of her child forged a deep undying faith) will make you want to cry: McCrary's vocal teems and soars, her bloody and brazen belief in the aura of the Christ pushing these crystal storms of music to invisible pinnacles -suddenly, it becomes impossible to question a piece of art this multi-dimesional and confessional and pure. Aside from being about great `Gospel' songs, Gotta Serve Somebody comes to collect a sheaf of great poems which speak to a journey isolated in time, speaking to a quest for Christ amid the personal challenges of being a rock-n-roll star. In short, this film serves as a beautiful testament to the growth of a seminal American artist, and it will no doubt be remembered as an important component to Dylan's vast body of work.
Subterranean Homesick Blues: A Tribute To Bob Dylan's 'Bringi
Subterranean Homesick Blues: A Tribute To Bob Dylan's 'Bringi
Subterranean Homesick Blues is an astounding record. After having listened to the decent "Infidels" it is very nice to listen to Dylan at his best. Subterranean Homesick Blues (the title is just a tad long?) is a brilliant record. It even has a short poem/story written by Dylan himself. I can not say that I totally understand what he is writing about. The book-let itself is a sorry story. Poorly shot photos that look like they have been done by friends. No lyrics in the book-let and general feeling that it was done with less then a professional touch. Which is a shame since the music is grand. Songs such as Subterranean Homesick Blues, On the Road Again makes this truly a classic!
#817 in Office Products
#817 in Office Products
These work fine until the tip cracks.
I don’t know if I got a bad batch or if this is a design flaw or what. The pen writes fine and everything, until the tip screw-on piece cracks. I don’t know if these cracks occur spontaneously, or if it’s from me dropping my pen on a hard surface. In any case, out of @0 of these pens I believe I was able to use 1 or 2 until the ink ran out. On the others the tip cracked. After this happens, when you push the button to write, the pressure pushes the tip off and the tip, spring, ink cartridge part and all pop out. If you haven’t lost the pieces you can put it back together but it only gets worse with more use until you get frustrated and throw it away.
Bounty Hunter PL Time Ranger Metal Detector, Black
Bounty Hunter PL Time Ranger Metal Detector, Black
I will admit that this thing has had relatively little use, but I have enjoyed it! It first appealed to me because it was on sale for $170 or so, normally (at the time I bought it) around $400 or $500. I thought it was a steal, I still think it is a pretty good deal.

It is really cool to use it and find stuff--even if that "schtuff" is useless and of little-to-no value whatsoever. It is a fun little hobby to get into and it's something my 11 year old and I enjoy doing together.

I feel this is a good unit for someone wanting to get into the hobby. There are certainly cheaper ones out there and I know there are those that are much better, but the price was right for me. Some people complain that this is a little too advanced for a beginner. Yes and no. If you are buying this for an 11 year old and saying go have fun on your own, then yes. If you are an adult buying this for yourself and know how to read an operating manual, then no, it is just fine. Is this one a little complicated? I think it is. But that is why I generally keep the directions with it...or where I know where to find them.

I do wish this whole unit was waterproof as some of the higher-end units. Sometimes I can't keep this thing from finding trash, but hey, that one piece of trash you don't decide to dig up could have been something cool. I can adjust the unit to avoid picking up the same type of trash, but it is not exactly inherent in how to do it all the time and it didn't really work when I tried it--oh well.

I would advise that you take the batteries out and put them on a shelf if you will not be using this for more than a month or two. Two 9 volt batteries aren't cheap and I haven't found enough gold in the ground to just let batteries go to waste.
Outwitting Tomorrow: Secrets For Living From the Great Pyramid
Outwitting Tomorrow: Secrets For Living From the Great Pyramid
I have always believed the world knew about alien visitation so the existence of Valiant Thor (except for the name) is not a surprise to me. The book, Outwitting Tomorrow, however, is a pleasant product of that belief. These few pages give amazing and soul enlightening views on the reality of why we are really here and how we should live. Although I find the addition of Frank Stranges's own deep religious inspired rhetoric annoying, I remember that he stated he knew Thor only a few months before the aliens departure. Thor had tried for nearly 3 years to get the President, the Pentagon and the rest of the nations to open up to his truths. Of course, they couldn't. Our entire way of thinking would have to change just as the prophet Jesus stated so long ago, "..the world will not change until the hearts of man change..." Although I do believe in a higher, loving intelligence many of the sentences go overboard as if Stranges is quoting his own beliefs. Maybe Thor realized this was the only way to continue his teachings so he let that remain. Whatever the truth, I find this short book very life-changing. I have always believed some of these teachings so it made me happy to see that I may be correct in them. For others, the simplicity of it will be too hard to swallow. The mere thought of laughing at your own weaknesses instead of complaining, in attempting to find some joy in doing something you detest, in allowing others to do what they can do for themselves and in and in turning away hatred and negativity are just simple laws that would make us all finer and happier human beings. His call for an elimination of greed which would discount the necessity for a lot of doctors, lawyers, etc. did not go well with the government at that time (can you imagine today?), and his discussion of the illusion of having a "soul mate" (which does happen but is rare) that wastes our time searching when we could be doing more for ourselves and our fellow man are just a few discussions among many that we have never considered. The need for silence is encouraged. Of course, the description of the pyramid and it's relation to our history is very detailed. Whoever this visitor was I have to believe it was just not the creation of Frank Stranges but a real entity, who came and went, probably very disappointed which makes it seem even more real. If you are angry or disappointed in this world today take a quick read of Outwitting Tomorrow. It might be better than any psychologist or religious teaching you are using today.
Once Minutos: Una Novela (Spanish Edition)
Once Minutos: Una Novela (Spanish Edition)
En un mundo acostumbrado a comprar y vender todo, a poseerlo todo, el autor nos relata una historia sobre lo incomprable y lo imposeíble; sobre el amor. Esta historia a pesar de estar enmarcada en el comerico sexual, no trata a la prostitucion y a la sexualidad como sus ejes principales sino como puntos de contraste para describir la delicada fortaleza del amor. Trata sobre el egoísmo destructivo de intentar poseer a la persona amada; de encarcelar a el/la poseída como se encarcela el dinero en una cuenta de banco. Trata sobre el dolor y los sacrificios de la libertad.
En un mundo altamente sexualizado, el autor nos enseña una nueva forma de hacer el amor, una forma que perdura.

Esta es tambien una historia sobre el valor del presente que la mayoría ignora por darle más valor al futuro. Es una historia que invita a disfrutar el ahora mismo y soltar la falsa ambición del mañana.

Este libro es el primero que leo de este autor. Las primeras páginas me parecieron interminables mientras le cogía el gusto a la historia por eso le doy cuatro de cinco estrellas. Después de eso me quede intoxicado con el mensaje que encontré en el centro de este libro.
Tucker: A Novel
Tucker: A Novel
Could there be any question that Louis L’Amour is possibly the best-known and most popular westerns writer of all time? I have read lots of books in my life – many of them westerns – and enjoyed most of them. But darned, if I want to treat myself, I can almost always come back to a Louis L’Amour western and not be disappointed.

Off the top of my head, I can suggest several reasons for this.

The first, of course, is that while he may not be the world’s greatest Writer, he is a terrific Story-teller, who knows how to catch the reader from the very beginning. Take the first sentence in the first paragraph of the first chapter of his novel, Tucker: “When I rode up to the buffalo wallow pa was lying there with his leg broke and his horse gone.”

In only 19 words, all but one less than 3 syllables, he has set up the story, introduced the characters, complete with back story, and raises questions in the reader’s mind as to, “What is going on here? What is coming next?”

The second is that he respects the myth and legend of the west. His protagonist, Edwin “Shell” Tucker is a hero, but he is a hero because he remains true to himself and his goal: Not to gain revenge but to recover money entrusted to him by his friends back in his hometown. He is afraid, but he doesn’t stop. He is not invulnerable; he is shot more than once, but survives and keeps on going.

The third is that he also respects the true history of the west, warts and all. Yes, it was a beautiful land that was surely ravaged by the men moving west, but those same men also faced almost unimaginable hardships to make come true their dreams of land, home, and future for themselves and their families.

The final and perhaps most interesting is that L’Amour weaves in philosophy – quite quotable philosophy – into the story.

Here are some thoughts about being a man:

• “You never know how tough a man is until you’ve tried him.”

• “A man was what he did, how he shaped up at work, or against trouble.”

• “The thing that shows the man is his willingness to accept responsibility for himself and his actions. Only a tin horn blames what he is on his folks or the times or something else besides himself. There have been good men and great men in all periods of history, and they did it themselves.”

• “A man should stop ever’ now and again and ask himself what he was doing, where he was going, and how he planned to get there. And the hardest thing to learn is that there aren’t any shortcuts.”

• “The fact was staring me right in the face that a man may run all his life and get nowhere.”

• “If you can read, you can learn. You don’t have to go to school to get an education, although it is the best way for most of us, and anyway, all school can give you is the outline of the picture. You have to fill in the blank places yourself, later.”

A good thought to end on: If you can read, you can learn.

As well as giving yourself a treat.
The Photographer and the President: Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Gardner, and the Images That Made a Presidency
The Photographer and the President: Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Gardner, and the Images That Made a Presidency
A nice study of the life of a great Civil War era photographer, Alexander Gardner, as intertwined--at several points during that severe war--with Abraham Lincoln.

The basics of photography of the times, Antietam, Gettysburg, and coverage of the fate of Booth's cohorts make up the bulk what's here. Professor Lowry does a good job of explaining the art contained in many of Garner's finest plates, whether of President Lincoln or of the lonely dead left at the scene of grim battle.

Note for a future edition: John Hay was educated at Brown, not Princeton (p. 74).

For readers interested in this general subject, I highly recommend "Photography and the Civil War" by Jeff L. Rosenheim, a 2013 publication of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The C. S. Lewis Phenomenon: Christianity and the Public Sphere
The C. S. Lewis Phenomenon: Christianity and the Public Sphere
Obviously,the author is extremely well acquainted with the works of Lewis. So, throughout the book, he supports his positions by referring to the exact source of his information. One first gets the idea that the book is critisizing Lewis but, after a great deal of explaining, it really fortifies the total Lewis philosophy. Of course, to reach this opinion, one must patiently follow the author's line of reasoning. To me, it is incomprehensible to imagine the number of hours the author had to expend to define and spell out the surprising conclusions expressed so eloquently.
竜馬がゆく〈5〉 (1982年)
竜馬がゆく〈5〉 (1982年)
歴史上の人物が次々に登場する。壮烈な覚悟を心に秘めている。何が明治維新の志士をそうさせたのか、現代の我々と何が違うのか?武士道という潔さのカルチャーがそうさせるのか。へこたれなさ、死に対する恐れのなさは驚嘆をもって心に感じられる。

竜馬は、それでもじっと落ち着いて頃合い、機会を探っている。一個の命簡単に葬り去れぬと念じているかのようだ。西郷隆盛と出会う。歴史上の人物が交錯する様は、これがノンフィクションにほぼ近いフィクションということすら忘れさせて、あるがままの歴史に接しているようだ。

参考になった個所は以下の通り、
→来島又兵衛
 晋作もそうだが、あんたも書物を読みすぎておる。情勢を云々してから行動しようとしおる。武士が士道を立てるのに情勢もくそもあるものか。君辱めらるれば臣死す、武士はこれだけを知っておればよい

→古高俊太郎
 来島さん、やりましょう。新しい時代が来るためには死に役が必要です。私は今年37になる。すこし長く生き過ぎています。この一挙のために死にますかな。
 新撰組は古高に言語を絶するほどの拷問を加え、古高はよく耐えた。が、最後に古高を梁に逆吊りにし、足の甲から裏へかけて五寸釘を打ち込んで突き通し、それへ百目蝋燭を立てて火を灯した。

→西郷
 島津久光に好かれず、しばしばその怒りを買い、二度、島流しになった。
 この人、学識あり、胆略あり、常に寡言にして最も思慮深く、雄断に長じ、偶々一言を出せば確全人の肺腑を貫く。且徳高くして人を服し、屡々艱難を経て事に老練す。其の誠実、武市半平太に似て、学識之有り。実に知行合一の人物也。是れ即ち、洛西第一の英雄に御座候。

→勝海舟
 単に幕臣ではない。百世に一人出るか出ぬかの天下の豪傑ですぜ。
 西郷曰く、
 勝氏と初めて面会したところ、実に驚き入った人物にて、とんと頭が下がりました。どれだけの智略が之有るやわからぬ塩梅に見受けました。まず英雄肌合いの人にて、佐久間象山より人物の出来は一段と勝っており、学問と見識はそれ以上であります。今はただただ、この勝先生をひどく惚れ申し候。
Biss zum ersten Sonnenstrahl (Bella und Edward): Das kurze zweite Leben der Bree Tanner (German Edition)
Biss zum ersten Sonnenstrahl (Bella und Edward): Das kurze zweite Leben der Bree Tanner (German Edition)
Die 15jährige Bree Tanner ist ein ganz normales Mädchen, bis sie vor ihrem Vater flieht und auf der Straße landet. Eines Nachts trifft sie auf den Jungvampir Riley, der ihr Nahrung anbietet. Doch dies ist eine Falle und sie wird in einen Vampir verwandelt.

Sie wird von Riley zu einer Gruppe von Jungvampiren gebracht und versteckt sich hinter dem Einzelgänger Fred, der das Talent besitzt, sich und andere unsichtbar zu machen. Bei einer Jagd lernt sie Diego kennen, ein Vampir aus der gleichen Gruppe und zusammen gründen sie ihren geheimen Ninjaclub, um herauszufinden, was es mit Vampiren wirklich auf sich hat. Doch dann bereitet Riley die Vampire auf einem Kampf vor. Sie sollen die Gelbäugigen (die Cullens) vernichten und Bella zu Victoria bringen...

Mir hat "Bis(s) zum ersten Sonnenstrahl" gut gefallen. Ich mochte die Art und Weise, wie Stephenie Meyer die Jungvampire beschrieben hat. Der Durst und die Zweifel hat sie sehr gut rübergebracht und man bekommt einen Einblick, wie es Jungvampiren nach ihrer Verwandlung wirklich geht und das Bellas Verhalten nach ihrer Verwandlung nur eine Ausnahme war. Wenn man ehrlich ist, war Bellas Verwandlung doch eh nur ein großer Witz..

Vor allem das Ende hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Auch wenn man bereits vorher wusste, wie es endet, ist es der Autorin gelungen, eine gewisse Spannung aufzubauen. Gut fand ich auch, dass Bree's letzte Gedanken mit Fred und Diego zu tun hatten, denn so kann man noch auf eine Sichtweise aus dem Leben von Diego oder Fred hoffen.

Mich würde es z.B. interessieren, wie es Diego bei Victoria erging oder auch, wie Fred mit seinem neuen Leben und seiner Gabe klarkommt.

Ein wirklich gutes Buch für zwischendurch, bei dem Edward und Bella mal nicht eine Hauptrolle spielen. Bitte mehr davon.
Mr Cheeky
Mr Cheeky
Inside of book great but didn’t realize earlier there was scribbles on the outside so unsuitable for gift great otherwise though
Madame Bavarde (Collection Monsieur Madame) (French Edition)
Madame Bavarde (Collection Monsieur Madame) (French Edition)
Comme toujours, les dessins simples et sobres des Monsieur Madame permettent aux et à leurs parents d'entrer dans un univers joyeux et gentil ... mais intelligent. Les textes simples sont aussi une bonne occasion pour les enfants d'exercer leurs talents de lecteurs. Attention, pas forcément pour les tout débutant car parfois, les textes qui accompagnent les images peuvent être longs et denses.
Hermann Hesse: An Illustrated Biography
Hermann Hesse: An Illustrated Biography
Hermann Hesse: An Illustrated Biography by Bernhard Zeller. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Hermann Hesse" category.
Shinsengumi [In Japanese Language]
Shinsengumi [In Japanese Language]
週刊誌で連載されていたという理由、更に主役が特定の個人ではなく「新選組」という様々なキャラクターの隊士が所属する集団という理由もあると思いますが、章ごとに視点がころころと移り変わって慣れるまで少し読みにくかったです。
ただ、中盤以降はストーリーテラー森村氏の本領発揮で迫力満点の池田屋が堪能できます。
また、上下巻というボリュームのため、話を進め過ぎずに時として緩急をつける余裕があり、他の作家が触れないような当時の状況や背景、裏話などが挿入されていて理解が深まり楽しめました。
Garri Potter i Prints-polukrovka / Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Russian Edition)
Garri Potter i Prints-polukrovka / Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Russian Edition)
I read this in a few hours... It was pretty good. If you've read the English version, I'd still recommend reading a version in a different language. You see things differently and it'll help you see the story in a more interesting light.

Of course, if you aren't fluent in Russian, it's probably challenging to read. But for everyone fluent in Russian, reading it is definitely a good idea.
WOW! Stuff Collection Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban Video Lenticular Notebook
WOW! Stuff Collection Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban Video Lenticular Notebook
This Wizarding World Lenticular Notebook with a cover of Sirius Black from the Prisoner of Azkaban in a wanted poster has Black's screaming face if you look from one angle, and him turning to the back as you rotate to another angle. The best way to view this I found, was by turning it upwards and downwards instead of side to side. The picture of Black itself is a hard plastic lensed coated square sheet, which is glued into the front of the notebook in a grooved imprint. In the particular notebook I received, the hard plastic picture was not glued in cleanly, so the right edge was sticking out a bit- not very visible, but you can feel the bump if you run your hand over the edge. the book is nice otherwise, with blank pages inside and an elastic glued into the back so that you can pull it around the book to keep it closed up. This is a cool Notebook for hardcore Harry Potter fans, and they did a very good job with the Lenticular picture in front.
Preston Lee's Beginner English For Urdu Speakers
Preston Lee's Beginner English For Urdu Speakers
Preston Lee's Beginner English For Urdu Speakers by Matthew Preston and Kevin Lee. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "harry lee" category.
There Ought to Be a Law: A Bright Day at the State Capitol
There Ought to Be a Law: A Bright Day at the State Capitol
The illustrations were colorful and the placement of the illustrations helped to move the story. This book is a great read for the young and old and a reminder of the commitment of state leaders to improve the lives of citizens. To light a spark in children about their government will produce tomorrow 's leaders!
The Only Woman in the Room: Knowledge and Inspiration from 20 Women Real Estate Investors
The Only Woman in the Room: Knowledge and Inspiration from 20 Women Real Estate Investors
What I love about this book is that it shows that there are many different paths to success in real estate. The women highlighted in this book have no qualms sharing their hard moments, their uncertainty, and their fear. What makes them amazing and inspirational are their achievements *despite* their set-backs.

In terms of style, the stories are well-told and succinct. This is an excellent book for anyone in real estate, or who wants to get into real estate. Contractor, flipper, buy-and-hold investor - there's something for everyone!

I think both men and women will enjoy it - and learn from it - but the stories resonated especially deeply with me as a woman. I've read a lot of real estate books, and this one feels different; there's an empathy that comes through on the page, a sensation of community, that I attribute to the female-focus.

You won't regret this purchase.
How I Can Control My Feelings in 30 Days, Therapeutic Activity Workbook to Help Kids Learn Self Control, Anger Management, Discipline and Build Emotional Intelligence +++PARENT GUIDE CURRICULUM
How I Can Control My Feelings in 30 Days, Therapeutic Activity Workbook to Help Kids Learn Self Control, Anger Management, Discipline and Build Emotional Intelligence +++PARENT GUIDE CURRICULUM
I bought this book for a friend of mine. She has a daughter around 8 years old. Her daughter sometimes shows anger and frustration alot. I figured this book could help. Turned out they both absolutely loved the book. It even comes with a nice bracelet for the little one to wear. The quality of the book and pages are great. The colors are alive, vibrant, and seem to jump right off the page. There are activities in this book that are fun and do a great job of keeping the child engaged. I highly recommend this book. A great buy. It even arrived faster than expected. Thank you!
Apple MacBook Air MJVE2LL/A - Portátil de 13 pulgadas Core i5, 4 GB de RAM, 128 GB SSD (renovado)
Apple MacBook Air MJVE2LL/A - Portátil de 13 pulgadas Core i5, 4 GB de RAM, 128 GB SSD (renovado)
Arrived with many distracting scratches or something in the middle of the display. Little black marks that won't come off. 90 day warranty says they won't accept returns for "cosmetics" so I figured we would just have to deal with it. I spent about 7 or 8 hours transferring all of my gf's nursing school stuff from the PC to the MacBook. Today, we discovered that we can't sign in to iCloud, iMessage or FaceTime (even with a valid Apple ID). After several hours of trying troubleshooting from the internet, we caved in and called Apple support.

After about a half hour on the phone with them, they found that whomever "refurbished" this macbook formatted the SSD incorrectly. I had to completely erase the SSD in order to reformat it to the correct format. I lost all of that time spent transferring yesterday.....but it gets worse. After having erased the drive, reformatting it and trying to "restore" it to an older OS so I could properly upgrade it, it bricked. I now have a $700 paperweight that I can't return.
LOCHAS Ultra Soft Fluffy Rugs Faux Fur Sheepskin Area Rug for Bedroom Bedside Living Room Carpet Nursery Washable Floor Mat, 2x4 Feet Spa Blue
LOCHAS Ultra Soft Fluffy Rugs Faux Fur Sheepskin Area Rug for Bedroom Bedside Living Room Carpet Nursery Washable Floor Mat, 2x4 Feet Spa Blue
Great budget-friendly faux fur rug! I've bought 4 of these now :) Not the most luxurious, obviously, let's be realistic for a $30 tag! BUT, I have 2 small children and 2 cats, along with a construction working husband, and I have always loved the faux fur rug look- Specifically, in white, which under normal circumstances would make me a crazy person but I thought what the heck, I'll try one out for the price and see how it does. I bought a hard bristle boot brush for it, and use baby wipes to "spot wipe" once a week plus a quick brush. Once a month I run it through a slow speed cycle in the wash with just a small amount of soap and an extra rinse, air/fluff dry in the dryer for 30 minutes, then air dry the rest of the way and re-fluff with brush. Minimal shedding and it's held up great, would definitely recommend if you love the look but don't want to pay hundreds for similar rugs!
BERLMAN Ergonomic Mid Back Mesh Office Chair Desk Chair with Flip-up Arms and Adjustable Height (Black)
BERLMAN Ergonomic Mid Back Mesh Office Chair Desk Chair with Flip-up Arms and Adjustable Height (Black)
4.5/5 Stars

Putting the chair together was a breeze. The instructions were in the bag with the chair's cushion, and were easy enough to follow. Had a little trouble with two of the five wheels, but a little elbow grease pushed them right in.

Getting the arms on was a little tricky, but only so much as that I had to really hold the arm on while trying to screw the supports in at the same time. And you can't screw it in all the way so you have wiggle room to get the back of the chair on! But the directions warned me of that, so no worries. Just follow the directions!

I had my chair put together in about 30 minutes. The lock feature for the lean-back is nice, and the metal legs are a nice touch, feels sturdy. They're comfortable to rest my feet on since I'm too short to touch the floor (5'3" at the height I need for my desk). I have a keyboard drawer on my desk so I have the chair raised just enough so I can rest my elbows on the arm rests, which are actually very comfortable and soft.

Speaking of soft: the cushion and again the arm rests are SO soft. I haven't used the chair for more than an hour yet but it's more comfortable than my old chair by a long shot. Will update with comfort levels in the future after I've broken the chair in more.

I took off a half star because while the metal legs are nice, they do make a bit of noise when you move the chair around across a tiled floor, specifically when you go over the grout. Not a big deal as I'm not usually moving my chair around, but that's the only noise I hear from the chair at all. No squeaking, no groaning.

I'm glad I upgraded and I would recommend this chair to a friend!
Swad Toor Dal Kori, Unoily, 4 Pound
Swad Toor Dal Kori, Unoily, 4 Pound
The dal, even when rinsed and cooked, has a strong smell that is tough to miss. I have used store bought Swad brand toor dal for years now but have not once had this or any other issue. This is either old or not the real swad brand dal. Highly dissatisfied with this purchase. Like the other reviewers have mentioned, for more than double the price, such low quality is unacceptable.
MOOKA Air Purifier for Home, 3-in-1 True HEPA Filter Air Cleaner for Bedroom and Office, Odor Eliminator for Allergies and Pets, Smoke, Dust, Mold, 3D Filtration, Night Light, Available for California
MOOKA Air Purifier for Home, 3-in-1 True HEPA Filter Air Cleaner for Bedroom and Office, Odor Eliminator for Allergies and Pets, Smoke, Dust, Mold, 3D Filtration, Night Light, Available for California
I am a cigarette smoker. Yes, I know I need to quit,but at age 63 it's been a battle. That said my kids got me a lovely puppy for Christmas because my sweet dog Brody that was 20 years old had passed away. I live with my son and spend most of my time in my own room and don't smoke anywhere else in the house but my room. The house we live in was built in the 1930s and my room is an add on soon top of the smoke, there is a battle with dust from outside due to the old brick roads. This little air purifier is AMAZING. After just running it for the first 3 hours on high my daughter-in-law said she could NOT smell cigarette smoke when she walked in the room. My eyes no longer gummed up at night after sleeping (left it on low) and I wasn't sneezing my head off when I woke up due to allergies. I purchased an extra filter because I wasn't sure how long the one that came with it would last. I am on a fixed income and it's worth the extra expense to me. I have cut back on the smoking greatly ,so this is a blessing... thank you Mooka for making a product that works and is affordable for a lower income person......... C. A. Powers

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