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Beneath a Marble Sky

Beneath a Marble Sky

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In 1632, the Emperor of Hindustan, consumed by grief over the death of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, ordered the building of a grand mausoleum to symbolize the greatness of their love. Against scenes of unimaginable wealth and power, there were murderous sibling rivalries and cruel despotism. In Beneath a Marble Sky, Princess Jahanara tells the story of how the Taj Mahal came to be, and describes her own life as an agent in its creation and as a witness to the fateful events surrounding its completion. As a princess and a mother, a sister and a daughter, Jaharana faces impossible choices and discovers the real meaning of her regal birthright.
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (Trivia-On-Books)

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (Trivia-On-Books)

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Can you call yourself a fan of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson? The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, written by Jonas Jonasson, follows the travels of Allan Karlsson. Allan Karlsson currently resides in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, Karlsson decides that the nursing home is not the last place he wants to see before he dies. Therefore, he climbs out of his bedroom window at the nursing home and heads towards the bus stop. There, he meets a young man also waiting for the bus. This young man asks Karlsson to watch his suitcase while he runs to the restroom. While gone, the bus arrives, leaving Karlsson with the suitcase, alone. Karlsson boards the bus, suitcase in hand, and the adventure begins. Jonasson, at 47 years old, writes his first novel of a 100-year-old man being chased by gangsters and the police, while fleeing with a suitcase full of cash. Take the challenge yourself and share it with family and friends for a time of trivia fun! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Why you'll love Trivia-On-Books Trivia-on-Books is an independently quiz-formatted trivia to your favorite books readers, students, and fans alike can enjoy. Whether you're looking for new materials or simply can't get enough of your favorite book, Trivia-on-Books is an unofficial solution to provide a unique approach that is bothinsightful and educational. Promising quality and value, don't hesitate to grab your copy of Trivia-on-Books!
Shoe Dog

Shoe Dog

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In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands. Young, searching, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his Plymouth Valiant, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year, 1963. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In this age of start-ups, Knight’s Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is more than a logo. A symbol of grace and greatness, it’s one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. Now, in a memoir that’s surprising, humble, unfiltered, funny, and beautifully crafted, he tells his story at last. It all begins with a classic crossroads moment. Twenty-four years old, backpacking through Asia and Europe and Africa, wrestling with life’s Great Questions, Knight decides the unconventional path is the only one for him. Rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, something new, dynamic, different. Knight details the many terrifying risks he encountered along the way, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors, the countless doubters and haters and hostile bankers—as well as his many thrilling triumphs and narrow escapes. Above all, he recalls the foundational relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike, with his former track coach, the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman, and with his first employees, a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers. Together, harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the redemptive, transformative power of sports, they created a brand, and a culture, that changed everything.