Pumpkinflowers Book
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  • Author : Matti Friedman
  • Publisher : Biteback Publishing
  • Date : 2016-05-03
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781785900716

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It was just one remote hilltop in an unnamed war in the late 1990s, but it would send out ripples that are still felt today, foreshadowing the chaos of 21st-century conflicts in the Middle East. The hill, in Lebanon, was called the Pumpkin; ‘flowers’ was the military code word for casualties. Part memoir, part reportage and part haunting elegy for lost youth, award-winning writer Matti Friedman’s powerful account follows the band of young soldiers - the author among them - conscripted out of high school into holding this remote outpost, and explores how the task would change them forever. Pumpkinflowers is a lyrical yet devastating insight into the day-today realities of war, and a powerful coming-of-age narrative. Raw and beautifully rendered, this essential chronicle casts an unflinching look at the nature of modern warfare, in which there is never a clear victor and innocence is not all that is lost.

Who by Fire Book

Who by Fire

  • Author : Matti Friedman
  • Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
  • Date : 2022-03-29
  • Category : Music
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1954118074

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The little-known story of Leonard Cohen's concert tour to the front lines of the Yom Kippur War, including never-before-seen selections from an unfinished manuscript by Cohen and rare photographs In October 1973, the poet and singer Leonard Cohen--thirty-nine years old, famous, unhappy, and at a creative dead end--traveled from his home on the Greek island of Hydra to the chaos and bloodshed of the Sinai desert when Egypt attacked Israel on the Jewish high holiday of Yom Kippur. Moving around the front with a guitar and a group of local musicians, Cohen met hundreds of young soldiers, men and women at the worst moment of their lives. Those who survived never forgot the experience. And the war transformed Cohen. He had announced that he was abandoning his music career, but he instead returned to Hydra and to his family, had a second child, and released one of the best albums of his career. In Who by Fire, journalist Matti Friedman gives us a riveting account of those weeks in the Sinai, drawing on Cohen's previously unpublished writing and original reporting to create a kaleidoscopic depiction of a harrowing, formative moment for both a young country at war and a singer at a crossroads.

The Tree of Life and Prosperity Book

The Tree of Life and Prosperity

  • Author : Michael A. Eisenberg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2021-08-24
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781637580714

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One of Israel’s most successful venture capitalists uses the words and actions of the Hebrew patriarchs to lay the foundations for a modern growth economy based on timeless business principles and values. Entrepreneurs, businessmen, and investors are constantly looking for principles and rules that will pave the way for success. Usually, those at the forefront are successful entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley or legendary Wall Street investors. But the principles of economic growth, wealth creation and preservation were written long before the rise of the modern market economy and its heroes. Michael Eisenberg—one of the most successful venture capitalists in Israel, and one of the first investors in Lemonade, and Wix—reveals in The Tree of Life and Prosperity the eternal principles for successful business, economics, and negotiation hidden in the Torah—and shows their relevance to the modern world we live in.

Pumpkinflowers Book
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  • Author : Matti Friedman
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Date : 2016-05-03
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780771036910

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Shortlisted for the 2016 Hilary Weston Writer's Trust Non-Fiction Prize Shortlisted for the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction Longlisted for the 2017 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction Shortlisted for the 2017 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature A New York Times Notable Book of 2016 A Globe and Mail Pick for Best Canadian Non-Fiction of 2016 From an award-winning Canadian-Israeli writer comes the true story of a band of young soldiers, the author among them, charged with holding one remote outpost in Lebanon, a task that changed them forever and foreshadowed today's unwinnable conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. It was small hilltop in a small, unnamed war in the late 1990s, but it would send out ripples that continue to emanate worldwide today. The hill was called the Pumpkin; flowers was the military code word for "casualties." Friedman's visceral narrative recreates harrowing wartime experiences in a work that is part frontlines memoir, part journalistic reporting, part military history. The years in question were pivotal ones, and not just for Israel. They saw the perfection of a type of warfare that would eventually be exported to Afghanistan and Iraq. The new twenty-first century war is one in which there is never any clear victor, and not enough lives are lost to rally the public against it. Eventually Israel would come to realize that theirs was a losing proposition and pull out. But, of course, by then these soldiers--those who had survived--and the country had been wounded in ways large and small. Raw, powerful, beautifully rendered, the book will take its place among classic war stories such as those by George Orwell, Philip Caputo, and Vasily Grossman. Pumpkinflowers is an unflinching look, like the works of Jon Krakauer and Sebastian Junger, at the way we conduct war today.

Behind Enemy Lies Book

Behind Enemy Lies

  • Author : Patrick Cockburn
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Date : 2021-10-26
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781839763960

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A journalistic account of Trump's wars in the Middle East from a highly acclaimed journalist who has been reporting on the area for decades In this urgent and timely book, Patrick Cockburn writes the first draft of the history of the current crisis in the Middle East. Here he charts the period from the recapture of Mosul in 2017 to Turkey's attack on Kurdish territory in November 2019, and recounts the new phase in the wars of disintegration that have plagued the region, leading to the assassination of Iranian General Sulemani. Cockburn offers panoramic on-the-ground analysis as well as a lifetime's study of the region. As author of The Rise of Islamic State, and the Age of Jihad, he has proved to be leading, critical commentator of US intervention and the chaos it has wrecked/ And here he shows how, since Trump entered the White House promising an end to the Forever War, peace appears a distant possibility with the continuation of conflict in Syria, Saudi Arabia's violent intervention in the Yemen, the fall of the Kurds, riots in Baghdad, and the continued aggression towards Iran. While ISIS has been defeated, it is not clear whether it has disappeared from the region. Trump's policies has appeared to pour petrol on the flames, emboldening the other superpowers involved in the proxy wars. Following the collapse of the deal with Iran, and the threat of war crimes, is a new balance of power possible?

Edible   Medicinal Flowers Book
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Edible Medicinal Flowers

  • Author : Margaret Joan Roberts
  • Publisher : New Africa Books
  • Date : 2000
  • Category : Cooking (Flowers)
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0864864671

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This guide brings together an extraordinary collection of over 80 flowers, trees and herbs that not only give a magnificent show in the garden, but also have remarkable healing properties and can be used in cooking and as cosmetic alternatives.

Mexican Hooker  1 Book

Mexican Hooker 1

  • Author : Carmen Aguirre
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Date : 2016-04-12
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780345813862

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A stunning follow-up to Carmen Aguirre's bestselling and Canada Reads-winning first book, Something Fierce. Mexican Hooker #1 is a powerful, heartfelt and grippingly honest memoir of finding meaning in life and one's voice as an artist, and of developing the strength to confront and overcome a childhood trauma. Carmen Aguirre has lived many lives, all of them to the full. At age six she was a Chilean refugee adjusting to life as a Latina in North America. At eighteen she was a revolutionary dissident married to a generous-hearted man she couldn't fully love. In her early twenties she fought to find her voice as an actress and to break away from the stereotypical roles thrust upon her--Housekeeper, Hotel Maid, Mexican Hooker #1--all the while navigating the complex paths of lust and heartbreak. As she grew in her career, Aguirre became a writer, a director, an actress, and then a mother, but alongside her many multi-faceted identities was another that was unbearable to embrace yet impossible to escape; that of the thirteen-year-old girl attacked by one of Canada's most feared rapists. Thirty-three years after the assault, Aguirre decided it was time to meet the man who changed her life. Fierce, funny and enlightening, Aguirre interweaves her account of coming to grips with the attack that shook her world with a host of stories of life and love. From her passionate but explosive relationship with a gorgeous Argentinian basketball player to the all-consuming days at drama school in Vancouver; from the end of the Chilean revolutionary dream to life among the Chicano theatre scene of Los Angeles; from the child who was made the victim of a terrible crime to the artist who found the courage to face her assailant, Aguirre tells a story of strength and survival that will leave you speechless.

Habsburg Sons Book

Habsburg Sons

  • Author : Peter C. Appelbaum
  • Publisher : Academic Studies PRess
  • Date : 2022-03-01
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 9781644696927

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Habsburg Sons describes Jewish participation in the Habsburg Army, 1788-1918, concentrating on World War I. Approximately 300,000-350,000 Jews fought in the Austro-Hungarian Armies on all fronts; of these, 30,000–40,000 died of wounds or illness, and at least 17% were taken prisoner in camps all over Russia and Central Asia. Many soldiers were Orthodox Ostjuden, and over 130 Feldrabbiner (chaplains) served among them. Antisemitism was present but generally not overt. The book uses personal diaries and newspaper articles (most available in English for the first time) to describe their stories, and compares the experiences of Jews in German, Russian, and Italian armies.

Jew ish  Book

Jew ish

  • Author : Matt Greene
  • Publisher : Little A
  • Date : 2020-12
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1542023440

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What does it mean to be Jew(ish) in 2020? Caught between tradition and modernity, between a Jewish family and a non-Jewish son, Matt Greene ponders the big questions concerning identity, religion, family and Seinfeld. When his son was born to a non-Jewish mother, Matt began to consider the upbringing he'd put behind him--the sense of not belonging, the forbidden foods, the holidays that felt more like punishments. There are more types of Jew than there are bagel fillings, and for every two there are three opinions. But if you're not a black-hatted frummer, if you're allergic to groups, if you observe but don't believe, or you don't observe at all, does that make you less Jewish? In this wide-ranging series of essays, at turns irreverent, insightful, urgent and iconoclastic, Matt considers what might loosely be termed 'the modern Jewish experience', and asks what it means to be anything in a world obsessed with the self and the other.

Flowers as Vegetables Book

Flowers as Vegetables

  • Author : Roby Jose Ciju
  • Publisher : AGRIHORTICO
  • Date : 2021-03-19
  • Category : Gardening
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN : PKEY:6610000288946

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Some flowers are eaten as vegetables in many parts of the world. Most popular among them are pumpkin flowers, Sesbania flowers, calabash gourd flowers and broccoli flower clusters. Nutritional information and food significance of these 4 popular flowers are briefed in this small book for informational purposes only.

The Biggest Loser Complete Calorie Counter Book
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The Biggest Loser Complete Calorie Counter

  • Author : Cheryl Forberg
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Date : 2006-10-03
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781609616885

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Based on the New York Times bestseller, with calorie counts for more than 5,000 foods! Millions of inspired viewers have seen overweight contestants shape up and slim down on The Biggest Loser, NBC's hit unscripted show. Amazingly, their striking health makeovers were based on a simple "calories in/calories out" weight-loss strategy. This user-friendly guide is the perfect resource for anyone, whether you're looking to follow The Biggest Loser Weight Loss Plan or trying to stay informed about the foods you eat each day. With full nutritional analysis of thousands of foods and dining-out information ranging from fast-food favorites to sushi and other ethnic cuisines, The Biggest Loser Complete Calorie Counter has all you need to know to become the next Biggest Loser!

An Impossible Impostor Book
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An Impossible Impostor

  • Author : Deanna Raybourn
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Date : 2022-02-15
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780593197301

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While investigating a man claiming to be the long-lost heir to a noble family, Veronica Speedwell gets the surprise of her life in this new adventure from the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award–nominated author Deanna Raybourn. London, 1889. Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian beau Stoker are summoned by Sir Hugo Montgomerie, head of Special Branch. He has a personal request on behalf of his goddaughter, Euphemia Hathaway. After years of traveling the world, her eldest brother, Jonathan, heir to Hathaway Hall, was believed to have been killed in the catastrophic eruption of Krakatoa a few years before. But now a man matching Jonathan’s description and carrying his possessions has arrived at Hathaway Hall with no memory of his identity or where he has been. Could this man truly be Jonathan, back from the dead? Or is he a devious impostor, determined to gain ownership over the family's most valuable possessions—a legendary parure of priceless Rajasthani jewels? It's a delicate situation, and Veronica is Sir Hugo's only hope. Veronica and Stoker agree to go to Hathaway Hall to covertly investigate the mysterious amnesiac. Veronica is soon shocked to find herself face-to-face with a ghost from her past. To help Sir Hugo discover the truth, she must open doors to her own history that she long believed to be shut for good.

100 Edible   Healing Flowers Book

100 Edible Healing Flowers

  • Author : Margaret Roberts
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House South Africa
  • Date : 2014-02-19
  • Category : Gardening
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781775841524

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Margaret Roberts is a well-known proponent of the use of natural products to enhance health and wellbeing. In 100 Edible & Healing Flowers, she encourages readers to create a garden of flowers that can be used in celebrations, in the kitchen, and also to produce medicines and cosmetics. In this hands-on, practical book, Margaret instructs how and when to plant, grow and harvest flowers, and supplies recipes that harness the medicinal, cosmetic and edible nature of these plants. The accessible, down-to-earth text is spiced with personal anecdotes and information about the historical use of flowers in herbalism. Colourful photographs aid identification, and Margaret’s delicate line drawings add an appealing touch of whimsy to this elegant book. An indispensable guide for anyone interested in health, wellness, organic gardening and using flowers to enhance their cooking and health.

Outreach Book


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1995
  • Category : Farm produce
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : MINN:30000011061508

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Pumpkins Book


  • Author : AGRIHORTICO
  • Publisher : AGRIHORTICO
  • Date : 2019-05-24
  • Category : Gardening
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN :

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Scientific name of common pumpkins, which are rounded with smooth skin and yellow colour, is Cucurbita pepo. Scientific name of large cultivars of pumpkins and squashes (giant pumpkins) is Cucurbita maxima. Scientific name of winter cultivars of pumpkins and squashes is Cucurbita moschata. Pumpkins are actually a group of squash plants, fruits of which may be small-, medium- or large-sized with round or elongated shape and with smooth or ribbed skin. Fruit colour varies from green to greenish yellow to deep yellow to orange to red color. Fruit has a thick shell which contains seeds and pulp. Numerous pumpkin cultivars are available in the market that varies in shape, size and colour of flesh. Most parts of the pumpkin are edible, including the fleshy shell, pumpkin seeds, the young leaves, and the pumpkin flowers.