The Outsiders


Author: S. E. Hinton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780141368887
Category:
Page: 224
View: 1236
The Outsiders is an outstanding story of teenage rebellion, written when the author was only 17 years old. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. Youngsters in a small Oklahoma town have split into two gangs, divided by money, tastes and attitude. The Socs' idea of having a good time is beating up Greasers like Ponyboy Curtis. Ponyboy knows what to expect and knows he can count on his brothers and friends - until the night someone takes things too far. The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O'Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.

    • Business & Economics

The Outsiders

Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success
Author: William Thorndike
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422162672
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 251
View: 4918
It's time to redefine the CEO success story. Meet eight iconoclastic leaders who helmed firms where returns on average outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 20 times.

    • Psychology

Inventology

How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Author: Pagan Kennedy
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0544324013
Category: Psychology
Page: 304
View: 3415
Find out where great ideas come from in this “delightful account of how inventors do what they do” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). A father cleans up after his toddler and imagines a cup that won’t spill. An engineer watches people using walkie-talkies and has an idea. A doctor figures out how to deliver patients to the operating room before they die. By studying inventions like these—the sippy cup, the cell phone, and an ingenious hospital bed —we can learn how people imagine their way around “impossible” problems to discover groundbreaking answers. Pagan Kennedy reports on how these enduring methods can be adapted to the twenty-first century, as millions of us deploy tools like crowdfunding, big data, and 3-D printing to find hidden opportunities. Inventology uses the stories of inventors and surprising research to reveal the steps that produce innovation. Recent advances in technology and communication have placed us at the cusp of a golden age; it’s now more possible than ever before to transform ideas into actuality. Inventology is a must-read for designers, artists, makers—and anyone else who is curious about creativity. By identifying the steps of the invention process, Kennedy reveals the imaginative tools required to solve our most challenging problems. “There’s ample interest here even for readers who aren’t actively inventing anything.” —The Boston Globe

    • Business & Economics

Originals

How Non-Conformists Move the World
Author: Adam Grant
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 014312885X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
View: 414
"Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can fight groupthink to build cultures that welcome dissent"--

    • Business & Economics

Outsiders on the Inside

How to Create a Winning Career-- Even when You Don't Fit In!
Author: David Couper
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1601631278
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
View: 2340
Does your gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, accent, mannerisms, quirky clothing, piercing, or outlook on life make you feel like a fish out of water in your workplace, from the moment your workday begins until you leave at the end of the day? Find out how to capitalize on your differences and become a successful outsider on the inside. Outsiders on the Inside provides specific guidance and simple but effective strategies to help outsiders recharge their careers. You will learn: Crucial marketing strategies to help match your unique professional qualities with employers and customers. A painless, step-by-step process for meeting new people. Unique strategies for resumes, cover letters, and other job-hunting tools. Coping strategies to confront and educate critics.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Rumble Fish


Author: S.E. Hinton
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1938120825
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 99
View: 5109
The classic YA novel RUMBLE FISH, written by celebrated novelist S.E. Hinton and immortalized by legendary film maker Francis Ford Coppola, now available as an eBook for the first time. Rusty James wants to be just like his big brother Motorcycle Boy - tough enough to be respected by everyone in the neighborhood. But Motorcycle Boy is also smart, so smart that Rusty James relies on him to bail him out of trouble. The brothers are inseparable, and Motorcycle Boy will always be there to watch his back, so there's nothing to worry about, right? Or so Rusty James believes, until his world falls apart and Motorcycle Boy isn't there to pick up the pieces. From the author of THE OUTSIDERS, S.E. Hinton looks into a world where hope is hard to find, and violence is a fact of life. “Stylistically superb. . . . This packs a punch that will leave readers of any age reeling.”—School Library Journal “Sharper in focus and more mature in style than Hinton’s The Outsiders.”—Booklist An ALA Best Books for Young Adults A School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

    • Fiction

The Outsiders

A Thriller
Author: Gerald Seymour
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466863374
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 2625
A couple finds their perfect beach vacation shattered when MI5 use their villa to spy on the crime boss next door in the newest thriller from the "best spy novelist ever" (Philadelphia Inquirer) MI5 officer Winnie Monks has never forgotten - or forgiven - the brutal murder of a young agent on her team at the hands of a former Russian Army officer turned fixer and criminal known as the Major. Now, ten years later, she learns that the Major is travelling to a villa at the popular Spanish holiday destination Costa del Sol, and she asks permission to send in a surveillance unit. The spooks locate an empty property near the Major's: the Villa Paraiso. It's perfect to spy from - and as a base for Winnie's darker, less official, plans. But it turns out the villa isn't deserted. The owners have invited a young British couple to house sit while they are away. Jonno and Posie, a new couple, think they are embarking on a romantic, carefree break in the sun. But when the MI5 team arrives in paradise, everything changes—their holiday is about to become a terrifying journey into the violent global business of organized crime in The Outsiders by Gerald Seymour—a sophisticated thriller from a renowned master.

    • Performing Arts

Cinema of Outsiders

The Rise of American Independent Film
Author: Emanuel Levy
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814751245
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 601
View: 2855
Henry Jenkins at [email protected] (video) Henry Jenkins“s pioneering work in the early 1990s promoted the idea that fans are among the most active, creative, critically engaged, and socially connected consumers of popular culture and that they represent the vanguard of a new relationship with mass media. Though marginal and largely invisible to the general public at the time, today, media producers and advertisers, not to mention researchers and fans, take for granted the idea that the success of a media franchise depends on fan investments and participation. Bringing together the highlights of a decade and a half of groundbreaking research into the cultural life of media consumers, Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers takes readers from Jenkins's progressive early work defending fan culture against those who would marginalize or stigmatize it, through to his more recent work, combating moral panic and defending Goths and gamers in the wake of the Columbine shootings. Starting with an interview on the current state of fan studies, this volume maps the core theoretical and methodological issues in Fan Studies. It goes on to chart the growth of participatory culture on the web, take up blogging as perhaps the most powerful illustration of how consumer participation impacts mainstream media, and debate the public policy implications surrounding participation and intellectual property.

Across the Barricades

A Kevin and Sadie Story
Author: Joan Lingard
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: 9780141368917
Category:
Page: 240
View: 5429
Across the Barricades is part of Joan Lingard's ground-breaking Kevin and Sadie series, the sequel to The Twelfth Day of July. Both books are part of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. Kevin and Sadie just want to be together, but it's not that simple. Things are bad in Belfast. Soldiers walk the streets and the city is divided. No Catholic boy and Protestant girl can go out together - not without dangerous consequences . . . The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O'Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.

    • Fiction

The Originals: The Resurrection


Author: Julie Plec
Publisher: HQN Books
ISBN: 1460361466
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 1485
Family is power. The Original Vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together always and forever. But even when you're immortal, promises are hard to keep. Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah Mikaelson had won it all, only to lose it again by 1788. Control of New Orleans is split between the vampires and the werewolves, much to Klaus's displeasure. In a dangerous attempt to reclaim his home, Klaus decides to build a vampire army to take out the werewolves once and for all. If he can't have love, then he'll settle for power. Elijah lets his brother take the reins as he turns his attentions to a beautiful and mysterious woman. But Rebekah has had enough of her brothers' love of bloodshed and begins a journey to find her first home and the key to her family's immortality. As the battle rages on, the siblings must come together and fight for what they believe in most: family.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Feel Good 101

The Outsiders' Guide to a Happier Life
Author: Emma Blackery
Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 0751569224
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 7886
The Sunday Times Bestseller THIS BOOK WON'T CHANGE YOUR LIFE But it might just help you change it yourself Only you can take the steps you need to help yourself become the strong, independent, fearless person you dream of being. It took me a long time - and a lot of real lows, excruciating heartaches and countless mistakes - to get there. The sole purpose of this book's existence is the hope that it may speed up that journey to happiness for you. In FEEL GOOD 101, YouTube's most outspoken star Emma Blackery is finally putting pen to paper to (over)share all her hard-learned life lessons. From standing up to bullies and bad bosses to embracing body confidence and making peace with her brain, Emma speaks with her trademark honesty about the issues she's faced - including her struggles with anxiety and depression. This is the book Emma wishes she'd had growing up . . . and she's written it for you.

    • Young Adult Fiction

After the First Death


Author: Robert Cormier
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307834247
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 240
View: 2055
Sixteen-year-old Miro had instructions to kill the bus driver immediately. They would then take the busload of children to the bridge and begin the standoff. Artkin was Miro’s mentor; the mastermind behind this act of terrorism that would get the world’s attention. But Artkin had told Miro that the bus driver would be an old man. Sixteen-year old Kate sometimes substituted for her uncle and drove his bus when he was ill. She even got a special license to do so, and she’d always liked kids. She wondered what was going on when the van in front of her stopped, but when the man and the boy with guns forced their way onto the bus, she knew her worst nightmare was beginning.

    • Fiction

The Originals: Anna Karenina


Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Om Books International
ISBN: 9352762932
Category: Fiction
Page: 888
View: 5249
Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina was first published in serial instalments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. A canvas exploring a diverse array of themes—matrimony, politics, philosophy, altruism, adultery, religion and death, it is a masterpiece in realist fiction. Anna Karenina, a married aristocrat and socialite from St. Petersburg, falls in love with Count Vronsky, a suave military officer. Hemmed in by the laws of the Russian Orthodox Church, Anna is indecisive and anxious about leaving her husband and starting a new life with Vronsky. A social outcast, Anna is a voracious reader and detests fakery that she feels her husband epitomises. Unfortunately, with her growing suspicion of Vronsky’s fidelity, her affair brings her more misery than joy. Eventually, her paranoia leads her to taking her own life. ‘Flawless as a work of art’ is how Fyodor Dostoyevsky described Anna Karenina.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Rise


Author: Julie Plec
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444925121
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
View: 1138
It's the year 1722. Ever since the siblings Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah Mikaelson landed on the shores of New Orleans, they have been fighting to claim the city as their own. They are the oldest vampires in the world, trying to share the city with the witches and the werewolves. Enter Vivianne. Raised as a witch, she is betrothed to a werewolf for a union that should bring peace between the witches and the werewolves. She is the only girl in New Orleans off limits to the Mikaelsons. Klaus immediately plans to make Vivianne his own. Can the vampires cling on to their territories in the city? Or will Vivienne and Klaus trigger a battle bigger than anything New Orleans has ever known?

    • Young Adult Fiction

That Was Then, This Is Now


Author: S. E. Hinton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101642599
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 160
View: 3194
Another classic from the author of the internationally bestselling The Outsiders Continue celebrating 50 years of The Outsiders by reading this companion novel. That Was Then, This is Now is S. E. Hinton's moving portrait of the bond between best friends Bryon and Mark and the tensions that develop between them as they begin to grow up and grow apart. "A mature, disciplined novel which excites a response in the reader . . . Hard to forget."—The New York Times

Buddy


Author: Nigel Hinton
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: 9780141368955
Category:
Page: 208
View: 4301
Buddy has a hopeless father who is an aging rocker, interested only in Elvis and bikes, and living on the fringes of the under-world. When Buddy's mum walks out, the two manage to strike up some kind of relationship - until Buddy realizes that his dad is involved in something more serious than he suspected. A moving, totally convincing account of a boy's faltering relationship with his father.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Mieko and the Fifth Treasure


Author: Eleanor Coerr
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101077050
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 80
View: 7237
When the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Mieko's nearby village was turned into ruins, and her hand was badly injured. Mieko loves to do calligraphy more than anything, but now she can barely hold a paintbrush. And she feels as if she has lost something that she can't paint without-the legendary fifth treasure, beauty in the heart. Then she is sent to live with her grandparents and must go to a new school. But Mieko is brave and eventually learns that time and patience can help with many things, and may even help her find the fifth treasure.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Twelfth Day of July

A Kevin and Sadie Story
Author: Joan Lingard
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141926686
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
View: 7906
Sadie is Protestant, Kevin is Catholic - and on the tense streets of Belfast their lives collide. It starts with a dare - kids fooling around - but soon becomes something dangerous. Getting to know Sadie Jackson will change Kevin's life forever. But will the world around them change too? The first of Joan Lingard's ground-breaking Kevin and Sadie books.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Stone Cold


Author: Robert Swindells
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141927585
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
View: 9602
A tense, exciting thriller combined with a perceptive and harrowing portrait of life on the streets as a serial killer preys on the young and vulnerable homeless. 17-year-old Link is distrustful of people until he pairs up with Deb, homeless like him. But what Deb doesn't tell him is that she's an ambitious young journalist on a self-imposed assignment to track down the killer and that she's prepared to use herself as bait ... Winner of the Carnegie Medal

The Second Story


Author: Neil Patrick Harris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781760501730
Category:
Page: 240
View: 8169
The Magic Misfits are back in another tale of mystery and adventure from Emmy award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris! A curious visitor. A link to the past. A new riddle to solve ... Leila is a gifted escape artist, but she's never been able to unlock the mysteries of her past. She likes living with her adopted dads above Mr Vernon's magic shop, yet she's always wondered about her birth parents - and the key they gave her when she was a baby. So when an old friend pays a visit to her dad and poppa, could she reveal Leila's hidden history? Carter, Leila and the Magic Misfits are back in a new adventure filled with magic tricks, secret codes and one nefarious monkey. And of course there's lots of marvellous hints and tips on doing magic tricks so that you can become a magician too ... 'I adored The Magic Misfits. This man is far too talented for my liking, and needs to be stopped!' - David Walliams Perfect for children aged 8 to 12 years old and fans of Lemony Snicket, David Walliams ... and magic!