The Great Mistake

Author: Peter Beale

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752495040

Category: History

Page: 217

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On 4 September 1944, the British 11th Armoured Division entered Antwerp, capturing the docks intact. Basing his account on official war diaries, unit histories and personal recollections, Peter Beale examines the background, considers the actions taken and forgone between 4 and 26 September and reviews their effects on subsequent operations.
The Great Mistake

Author: Christopher Newfield

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421427034

Category: Education

Page: 445

View: 648

A powerful, hopeful critique of the unnecessary death spiral of higher education, The Great Mistake is essential reading for those who wonder why students have been paying more to get less and for everyone who cares about the role the higher education system plays in improving the lives of average Americans.
The Great Mistake

Author: Mary Roberts Rinehart

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9789049981358

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Illness, jealousy, and murder poison the atmosphere in an ultrawealthy community Pat comes from the village of Beverly, a charming country suburb whose inhabitants hate everything about the patch of gaudy mansions that have sprung up around it. The gaudiest of all belongs to Maud Wainwright, a bullish old widow whose famous dining room table has room for an even hundred. Orphaned and near destitute, Pat goes to work for Mrs. Wainwright, finding her stubborn, crude, and utterly charming. Even more pleasant is her son, Tony, a clever young rake whose only defect is his vicious, gold-digging wife. It is a happy position, but soon the tragedy that has always haunted Pat returns. First Mrs. Wainwright falls ill, then a servant is nearly murdered by the pool, and finally, someone is found dead on the grounds. When a woman has room at her table for one hundred friends, Pat soon learns, she must also make room for a few enemies.
The Great Mistake Mysteries 3-Book Bundle

Author: Sylvia McNicoll

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459741904

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 592

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Anxious young Stephen Noble and his friend Renée are the dogwalking detectives! This special three-book bundle collects the first three book in The Great Mistake Mysteries. Includes The Great Mistake Mystery Dogwalker Stephen Nobel has a habit of overanalyzing things. When the bomb squad searches his school and a car crashes into the building, Stephen can’t leave it alone. But now his new friend Renée and his furry clients Ping and Pong are wrapped up in a dangerous mystery with a real criminal! The Artsy Mistake Mystery Renée and Stephen team up when Renée’s brother Attila is accused of stealing the outdoor art that’s been disappearing all over the neighbourhood. Convinced that Attila is innocent, Renée and Stephen set out to find the truth about the missing art. The Snake Mistake Mystery In the third Great Mistake Mystery, Stephen and Renée investigate a recent robbery that has been pinned on the Noble Dogwalking Agency. The crime involves a missing python and a key that Stephen says he lost. Stephen and Renée need to solve this case or the Noble Dogwalking Agency will go under!
Einstein's Greatest Mistake

Author: David Bodanis

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780544808584

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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“What Bodanis does brilliantly is to give us a feel for Einstein as a person. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that does this as well” (Popular Science). In this “fascinating” biography, the acclaimed author of E=mc2 reveals that in spite of his indisputable brilliance, Albert Einstein found himself ignored by most working scientists during the final decades of his life, his ideas opposed by even his closest friends (Forbes). How did this happen? Einstein revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos with his general theory of relativity, and helped lead us into the atomic age. This book goes beyond his remarkable intellect and accomplishments to examine the man himself, from the skeptical, erratic student to the world’s greatest physicist to the fallen-from-grace celebrity. An intimate biography that “imparts fresh insight into the genius—and failures—of the 20th century’s most celebrated scientist,” Einstein’s Greatest Mistake reveals what we owe Einstein today—and how much more he might have achieved if not for his all-too-human flaws (Publishers Weekly). Named a Science Book of the Year by the Sunday Times and one of the Top Five Science Books of 2016 by ABC News Australia, this unique book “offers a window onto Einstein’s achievements and missteps, as well as his life—his friendships, his complicated love life (two marriages, many affairs) and his isolation from other scientists at the end of his life” (BookPage).
The Great Mistake

Author: Jonathan Lee

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780593081013

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

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An exultant novel of New York City at the turn of the twentieth century, about one man's rise to fame and fortune, and his mysterious murder—“engrossing” (Wall Street Journal), “immersive” (The New Yorker), and “seriously entertaining” (The Sunday Times, London). Andrew Haswell Green is dead, shot at the venerable age of eighty-three, when he thought life could hold no more surprises. The killing—on Park Avenue in broad daylight, on Friday the thirteenth—shook the city. Born to a struggling farmer, Green was a self-made man without whom there would be no Central Park, no Metropolitan Museum of Art, no Museum of Natural History, no New York Public Library. But Green had a secret, a life locked within him that now, in the hour of his death, may finally break free. A work of tremendous depth and piercing emotion, The Great Mistake is the story of a city transformed, a murder that made a private man infamous, and a portrait of a singular individual who found the world closed off to him—yet enlarged it.
Wanting Enlightenment Is a Big Mistake

Author: Seung Sahn

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834825628

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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A major figure in the transmission of Zen to the West, Zen Master Seung Sahn was known for his powerful teaching style, which was direct, surprising, and often humorous. He taught that Zen is not about achieving a goal, but about acting spontaneously from "don’t-know mind." It is from this "before-thinking" nature, he taught, that true compassion and the desire to serve others naturally arises. This collection of teaching stories, talks, and spontaneous dialogues with students offers readers a fresh and immediate encounter with one of the great Zen masters of the twentieth century.
The Big Mistake

Author: B. A. Hoena

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781406275667

Category: Ack (Fictitious character : Hoena)

Page: 34

View: 900

Boys will love this series of early chapter books featuring Capstone's popular comic book characters Eek and Ack, two aliens from the Great Goo Galaxy. In these low-level, science-fiction adventures, Eek & Ack explore their universe, always getting into outrageous, funny situations
The Big Mistake

Author: Duncan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493172696

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 367

The Big Mistake is a story about the dangers of playing with matches and not heeding sound advice. One animal finds a cigarette and a match; convinces three others to join him; and, carelessly starts a forest fire that could possibly destroy an entire town. Due to quick thinking and fast action, Freddie Frog saves the city and the forest, becoming an unsung hero!
Lay Low and Don't Make the Big Mistake

Author: Brian Harris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684834917

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 138

View: 457

A guide for goldbricks with better things to do than their jobs covers such essential topics as the art of calling in sick, the no-sweat job search, and how to jazz up a shabby resume+a7. Original. 50,000 first printing.
The Snake Mistake Mystery

Author: Sylvia McNicoll

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459739741

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 926

In the third Great Mistake Mystery, Stephen and Renée investigate a recent robbery that has been pinned on the Noble Dogwalking Agency. The crime involves a missing python and a key that Stephen says he lost. Stephen and Renée need to solve this case or the Noble Dogwalking Agency will go under!