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Defying Fate
  • Author : SM Reine
  • Publisher : SM Reine
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 9781484053935
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Elise Kavanagh has exorcised demons, slain gods, and come back from the dead. And she’s done it all with the help of James Faulkner: a powerful witch, and the only person Elise has ever loved or trusted. But now the worst has happened. The Treaty protecting humanity from war between angels and demons has fallen. Elise has been taken by her greatest enemy and imprisoned in madness. And James may be responsible for it…

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    Defying Fate
  • Author : Regine Abel
  • Publisher : ISBN Canada
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1989761615
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • No more secrets. No more lies. For the past eight years, Tevek has searched for his missing mother and sister. But as a top technological mind of Guldar, he is closely watched. And as one of the secret leaders of the rebellion, he must tread carefully. When the Emperor sends him on an urgent mission that will allow him to reunite with his family, the last thing he expects is to cross paths again with the breathtaking Veredian weapons expert that had captured his heart the very first time he saw her. Ashara cannot believe the Goddess' twisted sense of humor. Her entire life, she has waited to meet her soulmate, and he's not only a freaking Guldan but also the son of one of the cruelest slavers to have oppressed her people. And yet, he's everything she could want: smart, strong, heroic, drop-dead gorgeous, and completely crazy about her. However, his bloodline soon becomes the least of their concerns as countless assassins escalate their efforts to eliminate Tevek and thwart the prophecy surrounding him. As every dark secret is revealed, families and friendships tested, and alliances reshaped, will Ashara be forced to choose between her mate and her people in this final showdown to defy Fate?

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    Defying Destiny
  • Author : Luann Lewis
  • Publisher : eXtasy Books
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 9781487435493
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • After finding a new life in Sana Mundi, David Morse must travel further into the future to obtain a cure for his newborn son. On that expedition, he makes a horrifying discovery and returns to his current time determined to do everything he can to change the course of fate. This journey takes him to a different land where the inhabitants live rugged lives and deplore the people living according to the World Rules. David must infiltrate their community and befriend their dazzling female leader in order to stop the violent plans. When she finds him to be an attractive mate, he is torn between wanting to save his city and wanting to remain faithful to the love of his life.

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    Defying Fate
  • Author : Maurice Carême
  • Publisher : ARC Publications
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 1904614485
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  • Genre : Books
  • 'Defying Fate', like most of Maurice Careme's poetry, is marked by its fluency and ease of access. Here are poems that charm at first sight, short, seductive to the eye and ear, satisfyingly metrical and given to rhyme."

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    Defying Fate
  • Author : Maurice Carême
  • Publisher : ARC Publications
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105124167821
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  • Genre : Books
  • 'Defying Fate', like most of Maurice Careme's poetry, is marked by its fluency and ease of access. Here are poems that charm at first sight, short, seductive to the eye and ear, satisfyingly metrical and given to rhyme."

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    Defying Fate
  • Author : Heidi Lis
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 1514125005
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  • Genre : Books
  • Sometimes love can turn ugly. Sometimes love can hurt. Sometimes the best thing to do is escape! Leaving everything behind Izzy Parker survived the hell that had been her life. Driving as far west as she could, to get away from her evil past she ended up in Washington State. Izzy's new life is turned upside down when she meets her Harley-riding neighbor Braxton Ryles. Larger than life Braxton is a biker with a mouth to go with it. Owning his own shop, he controls most things in his life. Living and loving hard, the only thing that means anything to him is his daughter Eve. Upon hearing they had a new neighbor move in, his curiosity gets the better of him when his daughter won't stop talking about her. The instant their eyes meet, chemistry takes over and ignites into an inferno of lust. His sense of humor and her blushing tendencies seem to sizzle whenever they are together. The only problem is they both have troubled pasts, evil ex's that want to rip their new found happiness apart. One-ex wants revenge; the other seeks vengeance. What happens when their new found love collides with the ones who threaten to take it all away? Can love survive? Or will their pasts burn their dreams of a future to ashes? Love will be tested, hearts will break, and the horrors of the past will reveal a secret Izzy is desperate to keep hidden. *Intended for mature audiences*

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    Defying Destiny
  • Author : Luann Lewis
  • Publisher : Extasy Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 1487435487
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  • Genre : Books
  • When destiny rides in like a storm, can the power of love change the outcome of the future? After finding a new life in Sana Mundi, David Morse must travel further into the future to obtain a cure for his newborn son. On that expedition, he makes a horrifying discovery and returns to his current time determined to do everything he can to change the course of fate. This journey takes him to a different land where the inhabitants live rugged lives and deplore the people living according to the World Rules. David must infiltrate their community and befriend their dazzling female leader in order to stop the violent plans. When she finds him to be an attractive mate, he is torn between wanting to save his city and wanting to remain faithful to the love of his life.

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    Delphi Complete Works of P. C. Wren (Illustrated)
  • Author : P. C. Wren
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Pages : 7789
  • ISBN : 9781801700771
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • P. C. Wren was an English author of adventure fiction, who is best remembered today for his enduring 1924 classic ‘Beau Geste’. It concerns the adventures of three brothers that enlist in the French Foreign Legion, based partly on the author’s own military experiences. Inspired by the works of Marryat, Ballantyne, Henty and Haggard, Wren’s novels demonstrate an inventive, humorous and thrilling taste for adventure, which has captivated readers for over a century. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Wren’s complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Wren’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels * All 26 novels, with individual contents tables * Features rare novels and stories * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Special series contents tables for the ‘Beau Geste’ and ‘Sinbad’ books * Rare short story collections digitised here for the first time * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the stories * Easily locate the stories you want to read * Ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Beau Geste Series The Sinbad Books The Novels Father Gregory (1913) Snake and Sword (1914) The Wages of Virtue (1916) Driftwood Spars (1916) Cupid in Africa (1920) Beau Geste (1924) Beau Sabreur (1926) Beau Ideal (1928) Soldiers of Misfortune (1929) Mysterious Waye (1930) The Mammon of Righteousness (1930) Valiant Dust (1932) Action and Passion (1933) Beggars’ Horses (1934) Sinbad the Soldier (1935) Explosion (1935) Spanish Maine (1935) Fort in the Jungle (1936) Bubble Reputation (1936) The Man of a Ghost (1937) Worth Wile (1937) Cardboard Castle (1938) Paper Prison (1939) The Disappearance of General Jason (1940) Two Feet from Heaven (1940) The Uniform of Glory (1941) The Shorter Fiction Dew and Mildew (1912) In the Midst of Life (1914) Stepsons of France (1917) The Young Stagers (1917) Good Gestes (1929) Flawed Blades (1933) Port o’ Missing Men (1934) Rough Shooting (1938) Odd – But Even So (1941) The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

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    The Stories of the Foreign Legion
  • Author : P. C. Wren
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Pages : 655
  • ISBN : EAN:8596547008477
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • This unique and meticulously edited collection includes: STEPSONS OF FRANCE:_x000D_ Ten little Legionaries_x000D_ À la Ninon de L'Enclos_x000D_ An Officer and—a Liar_x000D_ The Dead Hand_x000D_ The Gift_x000D_ The Deserter_x000D_ Five Minutes_x000D_ "Here are Ladies"_x000D_ The MacSnorrt_x000D_ "Belzébuth"_x000D_ The Quest_x000D_ "Vengeance is Mine..."_x000D_ Sermons in Stones_x000D_ Moonshine_x000D_ The Coward of the Legion_x000D_ Mahdev Rao_x000D_ The Merry Liars_x000D_ GOOD GESTES:_x000D_ What's in a Name_x000D_ A Gentleman of Colour_x000D_ David and His Incredible Jonathan_x000D_ The McSnorrt Reminiscent_x000D_ Mad Murphy's Miracle_x000D_ Buried Treasure_x000D_ If Wishes were Horses_x000D_ The Devil and Digby Geste_x000D_ The Mule_x000D_ Low Finance_x000D_ Presentiments_x000D_ Dreams Come True_x000D_ FLAWED BLADES: Tales from the Foreign Legion_x000D_ No. 187017_x000D_ Bombs_x000D_ Mastic--and Drastic_x000D_ The Death Post_x000D_ E Tenebris_x000D_ Nemesis_x000D_ The Hunting of Henri_x000D_ PORT O' MISSING MEN: Strange Tales of the Stranger Regiment_x000D_ The Return of Odo Klemens_x000D_ The Betrayal of Odo Klemens_x000D_ The Life of Odo Klemens_x000D_ Moon-rise_x000D_ Moon-shadows_x000D_ Moon-set_x000D_ Percival Christopher Wren (1875-1941) was an English writer, mostly of adventure fiction. He is remembered best for Beau Geste, a much-filmed book of 1924, involving the French Foreign Legion in North Africa. This was one of 33 novels and short story collections that he wrote, mostly dealing with colonial soldiering in Africa. While his fictional accounts of life in the pre-1914 Foreign Legion are highly romanticized, his details of Legion uniforms, training, equipment and barrack room layout are generally accurate, which has led to unproven suggestions that Wren himself served with the legion.

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    Kick It
  • Author : Lauren Renz
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN : 9781491744352
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Seventeen-year-old Avery Framer and her best friends have always loved soccer; in fact, that is what brought them all together. While attending high school, Avery and her soccer mates revel in the thrill of competition, crazy adventures off the field, and in the inseparable bond they share. But when tragedy strikes on an icy November night, Avery's world is suddenly turned upside down. Now left to struggle through shock, uncertainty, and the darkness of feelings she has never experienced before, Avery attempts to find her footing while trying to make sense of her hot, new coach's flirting, the end of her high school career, and friendships that seem to grow more complicated with each passing day. But despite her best efforts to move forward with her life, it is not long before she ends up pushing away the one thing she has always known. Left embroiled in a battle between honoring her past and stepping into a new future, Avery must learn to trust her heart and rely on her inner-strength before she will ever be able to find her place in the world. In this poignant tale, a teenage girl is forced to deal with fate's unimaginable twists and turns. And she comes to realize that no matter what is thrown her way- it is how she deals with life's many bumps on and off the field, that matters in the end.

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    Hegel
  • Author : Raymond Plant
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9781136526251
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • First published in 1973 this volume demonstrates the interconnection between Hegel's political and metaphysical writings. This book provides a point of entry into Hegel's system of ideas. Condemned unread, and when read far too often misunderstood, Hegel's thought has once more begun to make its impact on contemporary ideas with many of today's most important social and political thinkers.

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    Political Thinkers
  • Author : Geraint Parry
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 1476
  • ISBN : 9781000420517
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • Originally published between 1973 and 1981, this Allen and Unwin series published single authored volumes on nine key political philosophers ranging from Aristotle to Karl Marx. Volume titles are: Volume I: Hegel by Raymond Plant Volume II: Edmund Burke by Frank O'Gorman Volume III: Karl Marx by Michael Evans Volume IV: John Stuart Mill by R. J. Halliday Volume V: Bentham by James Steintrager Volume VI: Hobbes: Morals and Politics by D.D. Raphael Volume VII: Aristotle by John B. Morrall Volume VIII: John Locke by Geraint Parry Volume IX: Plato by Robert Hall Volumes also available individually at £65.00

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    Trinity - Defying Destiny
  • Author : Kylie Price
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 1922524042
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  • Genre : Books
  • "Let's go chew on someone's face. What else is there to do on a Saturday night?" As Trinity and her friends adjust to the life of the supernatural, they find not all is as it t seems when the real monsters are exposed. Alliances are forged in the face of battle, but what they once fought to protect becomes the very thing that now hunts them. Doubt and confusion wars within Trinity's mind as she tries to unravel the path set before her. Lust consumes her, and fear cripples her judgement, forcing her into a series of rash decisions that could tear everything apart. Fate has many plans for Trinity. Will she find the strength to defy them all?

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    Viva La Liberta!
  • Author : Anthony Arblaster
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 0860916189
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  • Genre : Music
  • An impassioned guide to opera's political dimension. Viva la Liberta! puts politics back into opera, uncovering the political dimension of an art form all too often considered purely aesthetic. Taking us on a tour of 200 years of great opera, fromThe Marriage of Figaro to Nixon in China, Arblaster reveals opera's full vitality and passion for liberty.

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    Engines of Destiny
  • Author : Gene Deweese
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781471106156
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the Star Trek feature film GENERATIONS, engineer Montgomery Scott was on board the Enterprise-B when Captain James T. Kirk was lost in the course of a mission to save the lives of dozens of refugees - among them an enigmatic woman called Guinan. One year later Scott is propelled seventy-five years into the future to the Enterprise-D where he once again encounters Guinan, now the bartender on the flagship captained by Jean-Luc Picard. Struggling to adjust to life in the twenty-fourth century, Scott hatches an audacious plan to go back in time and rescue Jim Kirk. But his attempt to save his old friend has disastrous consequences for the timeline and Scott, Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise-D all find themselves in an alternate twenty-third century in which the Federation no longer exists and the Borg have assimilated humanity. The key to restoring the timeline and saving the human race lies with Guinan - the very person who might be responsible for the timeslip in the first place…

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    France and Indochina
  • Author : Kathryn Robson,Jennifer Yee
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780739155172
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • At the intersection of literary, cultural, and postcolonial studies, this volume looks at French perceptions of 'Indochina' as they are conveyed through a variety of media including cinema, literature, art, and historical or anthropological writings. The volume is long awaited, as France's memory of 'Indochina' is understudied compared to its relationship with its former colonies in West and North Africa. The book has contemporary urgency as the makeup of France's immigrant population changes and grows to include Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotioan populations.

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    Into the Dying Light
  • Author : Katy Rose Pool
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 467
  • ISBN : 9781250211804
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  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • In Into the Dying Light, the jaw-dropping conclusion to the Age of Darkness trilogy, hearts will shatter, cities will fall, and a god will rise. "A successful ending to a brilliant trilogy about human hope and connection." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review and Best Book of the Month "Solidifies Katy Rose Pool's status as one of the best fantasy writers of the 21st century." —Popsugar on As the Shadow Rises Following the destruction of the City of Mercy, an ancient god has been resurrected and sealed inside Beru's body. Both are at the mercy of the Prophet Pallas, who wields the god’s powers to subjugate the Six Prophetic Cities. But every day, the god grows stronger, threatening to break free and sow untold destruction. Meanwhile, far away from Pallas Athos, Anton learns to harness his full powers as a Prophet. Armed with the truth about how the original Prophets killed the god, Anton leads Jude, Hassan, and Ephyra on a desperate quest to the edge of the world. With time running out, the group’s tenuous alliance is beset by mounting danger, tumultuous romance, and most of all by a secret that Anton is hiding: a way to destroy the god at the price of an unbearable sacrifice. But the cost of keeping that secret might be their lives—and the lives of everyone in the Six Prophetic Cities. The Age of Darkness trilogy is perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Children of Blood and Bone, and An Ember in the Ashes.

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    Catalogue of Insurance Publications, American and Foreign
  • Author : Spectator Company (New York, N.Y.)
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : UOM:39015066547970
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  • Genre : Insurance
  • Read and download full book Catalogue of Insurance Publications, American and Foreign

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    The Case of Mr. Crump
  • Author : Ludwig Lewisohn
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9780374504489
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "We have here, then a novelistic document of life, of the inferno of a marriage. ... --a marriage that should never have been contracted nor would have been save for the man's weakness and youthful inexperience."--Preface, p. vii.

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    The Odyssey
  • Author : Homer
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Pages : 445
  • ISBN : 9780806145556
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  • Genre : Foreign Language Study
  • One of the two major ancient Greek epics, Homer’s Odyssey, has been a classic of Western Literature for centuries. This new translation into spare, elegant blank verse is certain to attract the same praise and admiration as Herbert Jordan’s translation of Homer’s Iliad. In keeping with the style of his Iliad, Jordan renders the Odyssey line-for-line in iambic pentameter, a pleasing five-beat meter as used by Shakespeare and by his contemporary George Chapman, the first great translator of Homer into English verse. Jordan deftly pilots Homer’s dactyls and extended metaphors, capturing the essence of the poet’s meanings while avoiding an overly literal or colloquial style. This edition features maps of the Aegean region and Odysseus’ travels, explanatory notes, a pronunciation glossary of nouns, and an index of similes. E. Christian Kopff’s introduction parses the Odyssey’s meaning and intent, and contextualizes the poem within the larger epic tradition. Readers never tire of the story of Odysseus’ return home from the Trojan War. This lively and energetic rendition invites twenty-first-century readers and students of Homer’s epic to experience these adventures as if for the first time.

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    Bloodwitch (Book 1)
  • Author : Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780307980748
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The first book in an urban fantasy series about loyalty, power, and the rules of survival. Vampires are the only guardians Vance Ehecatl has ever known since he was abandoned by his shapeshifter family. He is grateful to them for generously providing for all of his needs and for offering him a home in the powerful empire of Midnight. But when an act of violence forces Vance from his sheltered life, he’s startled to meet Malachi Obsidian, a fellow shapeshifter with conflicting ideas about Midnight and its leader, Mistress Jeshickah. Malachi claims Vance is a bloodwitch, who Jeshickah and her trainers, Jaguar and Taro, are trying to control. Vance doesn't know anything about the rare and destructive magic Malachi says he possesses, and he can't believe Jeshickah would use it to hurt others. But when his friends begin falling ill, Vance starts to realize his perfect world may not be as flawless as it seems. Now Vance must decide who to trust—the vampires he's always relied upon, or the shapeshifters who despise them. Praise for Bloodwitch, Book 1 in the Maeve’ra trilogy: "Edgy world building, with cultures and societies based loosely on real history, is compelling. This book is highly recommended for Atwater-Rhodes fans and urban fantasy or alternate reality readers." —VOYA "A satisfying read." —SLJ "Plenty of fun ahead for the author’s many fans." —Kirkus "Atwater-Rhodes made a splash with her first novel, In the Forests of the Night (1999). Since then she has continued writing lush fantasies of fully realized, well conceived worlds, and the first volume in the new Maeve’ra series is no exception." —Booklist

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    The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy
  • Author : Bruce Krajewski,Joshua Heter
  • Publisher : Open Court Publishing
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780812699685
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • The Man in the High Castle is an Amazon TV show, based on the Philip K. Dick novel, about an “alternate present” (beginning in the 1960s) in which Germany and Japan won World War II, with the former Western US occupied by Japan, the former Eastern US occupied by Nazi Germany, and a small “neutral zone” between them. A theme of the story is that in this alternative world there is eager speculation, fueled by the illicit newsreel, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, about how the world would have been different if America had won the war. In The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy, twenty-two professional thinkers look at philosophical issues raised by this ongoing enterprise in “alternative history.” One question is whether it really made a profound difference that the Allies won the war, and exactly what differences in everyday life we may expect to arise from an apparent historical turning point. Could it be that some dramatic historical events have only superficial consequences, while some unnoticed occurrences lead to catastrophic results? Another topic is the quest for truth in a world of government misinformation, and how dissenting organizations can make headway.

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    Shadowed Destiny
  • Author : Rita Gallagher
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780307480828
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Fleeing the squalor of the New York docks and the brutalities of her cruel stepfather, Amy Fitzgerald is adopted by a wealthy Maine shipowner and grows to womanhood haunted by the bitter past that threatens her future love.

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    The Spectator
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UOM:39015086693523
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  • Genre : Insurance
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    The Ripple Effect
  • Author : Thirteen O'Clock Press
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781326208141
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Join over 20 authors from around the world, some of the best working in the indie fiction scene today, as they ready themselves to divulge the terrifying prophesied truth that surrounds the topic of climate change and its effects on our fragile planet. ALL PROCEEDS will be donated to Greenpeace, so tell your friends, spread the word, and help us raise lots of money for this worthwhile cause.

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    In Search of the Way
  • Author : Wejen Chang
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN : 9780748669578
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  • Genre : Law
  • Wejen Chang brings a fresh perspective to the most prominent Chinese classical philosophers - Confucius, Laozi, Mozi, Zhuangzi, Mencius, Xunzi, Lord Shang and Han Fei. These thinkers founded or influenced the Confucian, Daoist, Mohist and Legalist schools of thought, and their ideas continue to guide China's thinking and behaviour today. He shows how these thinkers addressed the key question of how philosophical thinking can serve humanity and society. Chang systematically presents their different solutions and evaluates them according to reason and experience, helping you to understand the philosophical roots of law and Chinese law in particular.

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    Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind
  • Author : Max J. Lee
  • Publisher : Mohr Siebeck
  • Pages : 694
  • ISBN : 9783161496608
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  • Genre : Religion
  • "Max J. Lee examines the philosophies of Platonism and Stoicism during the Greco-Roman era and their rivals including Diaspora Judaism and Pauline Christianity on how to transform a person's character from vice to virtue. He describes each philosophical school's respective teachings on diverse moral topoi such as emotional control, ethical action and habit, character formation, training, mentorship, and deity." --provided by publisher

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    Culinary Chronicles of the Court Flower: Volume 2
  • Author : Miri Mikawa
  • Publisher : J-Novel Club
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781718302648
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  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The Declaration of Stability—a ceremony where the four highest-ranking consorts of the rear palace compete for the new emperor’s favor—draws near. In an attempt to pacify the consorts as they prepare for the ceremony, the food-loving princess Rimi, along with the cuisinology scholar Shusei, are appointed as the consorts’ cooks. Rimi finds herself hard at work dealing with the womens’ strong personalities. Emperor Shohi also starts to approach Rimi frequently under the pretext of wanting to see the Quinary Dragon. Shusei is happy that Shohi has become interested in women, but at the same time, he feels conflicted somehow. That’s when the priceless treasure required for the ceremony is suddenly stolen!

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    In Between Times
  • Author : Cláudia S. Monteiro
  • Publisher : Cláudia S. Monteiro
  • Pages : 698
  • ISBN : 9789403652368
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  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Priceskan wakes up in enemy’s territory, but somehow a thousand years in the past. She’s safe for now, but she needs to find a way to get back to her timeline, where she’s the Crown Princess of the whole magic people, without meddling too much in the past affairs. Only that everything goes awry and what happens is exactly the opposite, especially as the first person she meets in the past is the ancestor of the king who’s after her, Prince Podron. No matter how hard she wants to push him away, he keeps on sticking to her, and together they go on a journey to make Priceskan’s secret wish come true: going back to her timeline. However, Prince Podron isn’t the only person she meets along the way, nor the only life she’ll meddle with, and messing with the flow of history seems to be unavoidable. Will Priceskan be able to find her way back? Is what she knows of the past the truth?

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    Jack of Hearts
  • Author : Ricardo Bare
  • Publisher : Bell Bridge Books
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 9781611942781
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Slave. Loner. Assassin. Some boys throw their hearts away. Jack let a witch take his. He surrendered it long ago to the Lady of Twilight so that he would never feel heartache--or anything else--again. But there was a price. The Lady transformed him into a callous hunter forced to do her bidding, and now she's commanded him to chase down and kill a thieving wizard named Moribrand. Love, hope, and human connection are concepts he can no longer comprehend, painful weaknesses he chose to cast aside. But when Jack meets a beautiful girl trapped in a mirror, the impossible happens--he feels an echo of his distant heart, and the sensation staggers him. Cassandra, a spellbound girl who can only communicate through her mirror image, awakens something in him more dangerous, more impossible, than he ever imagined: a memory of who he once was and how it felt to care about another human being. She challenges his loyalty to the Lady and shows him his heart might be worth saving. What will it take for Jack to take his heart back from a witch, who has no intention of giving it up?

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    Iron and Gold
  • Author : S.J.A. Turney
  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Pages : 463
  • ISBN : 9781800321311
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The wolves of Odin land in Italy, and the tantalising scent of gold is in the air... AD 1043. Having escaped Constantinople with their lives – barely – but not their ship, Halfdan and the wolves of Odin are now mercenaries in the Byzantine army, sailing to Apulia in Italy to help retake territory from the Normans. But cracks are beginning to show among the tight-knit wolves. Gunnhild, having forsaken the fate woven for her by the Norns in order to continue her journey with Halfdan, has lost her ability to communicate with the goddess Freyja, and so glimpse the future. And Ketil the Icelander, having watched his ship, the Sea Wolf, stolen from him yet again, grows resentful, as seemingly every decision Halfdan makes leads them further from his original promise of riches and renown. But aboard their ship is an official with secret orders for the general in charge of the Italian campaign, Maniakes. The orders will throw everything into chaos, and put a fork in the path of the wolves of Odin. Each will have a choice to make: loyalty to themselves, or to the pack? The thrilling third instalment in the Wolves of Odin series, with a gripping hunt across a war-torn Italy. Perfect for fans of Giles Kristian and Bernard Cornwell.

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    The Greek Myths
  • Author : Robert Graves
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 832
  • ISBN : 9781101580509
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Robert Graves, classicist, poet, and unorthodox critic, retells the Greek legends of gods and heroes for a modern audience And, in the two volumes of The Greek Myths, he demonstrates with a dazzling display of relevant knowledge that Greek Mythology is “no more mysterious in content than are modern election cartoons.” His work covers, in nearly two hundred sections, the creation myths; the legends of the births and lives of the great Olympians; the Theseus, Oedipus, and Heracles cycles; the Argonaut voyage; the tale of Troy, and much more. All the scattered elements of each myth have been assembled into a harmonious narrative, and many variants are recorded which may help to determine its ritual or historical meaning, Full references to the classical sources, and copious indexes, make the book as valuable to the scholar as to the general reader; and a full commentary on each myth explains and interprets the classical version in the light of today’s archaeological and anthropological knowledge.

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    The Agatha Christie Collection (30 books, Illustrated)
  • Author : Agatha Christie
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : PKEY:SMP2200000097026
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Agatha Christie was an English writer known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Guinness World Records lists Christie as the best-selling fiction writer of all time, her novels having sold more than two billion copies. Most of Christie's books and short stories have been adapted for television, radio, video games, and graphic novels. More than 30 feature films are based on her work. Contents: Part 1. Hercule Poirot. Detective novels The Mysterious Affair at Styles The Murder on the Links Part 2. Hercule Poirot. Poirot Investigates The Adventure of the Western Star The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor The Adventure of the Cheap Flat The Mystery of the Hunters Lodge The Million Dollar Bond Robbery The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan The Kidnapped Prime Minister The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman The Case of the Missing Will Part 3. Hercule Poirot. Poirot's Early Cases The Affair at the Victory Ball The Adventure of the Clapham Cook The Cornish Mystery The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly The Double Clue The King of Clubs The LeMesurier Inheritance The Lost Mine The Plymouth Express The Chocolate Box The Submarine Plans The The Veiled Lady Market Basing Mystery Part 4. Mr. Quin & Satterthwaite The Coming of Mr Quin. Part 5. Colonel Race The Man in the Brown Suit Part 6. Superintendent Battle The Secret of Chimneys Part 7. Tommy and Tuppence The Secret Adversary

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    They Don't Wash Their Socks
  • Author : Kathlyn Gay
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 74
  • ISBN : 9780802735584
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Have you ever wondered what the story is behind the strange sports superstitions you hear about? Gay's collection of superstitions in sports runs the gamut from fishing to football, from amateur players to professionals, from individuals to teams, and from ancient times to the present.

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    Palliative Psychology
  • Author : E. Alessandra Strada
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780190662257
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Palliative Psychology provides clinical, evidence-based training in palliative and end of life care for clinical psychologists to accomplish specific therapeutic goals. Chapters provide a clear road map for approaching assessment and treatment by reviewing the use of psychotropic medications for patients with advanced and terminal illness, basic but important aspects of pain medication, in depth psychological and psychiatric assessment for patients with advanced illness and their caregivers, and assessment tools, highlighting the specific clinical contexts for their use. The volume also includes evidence-based psychotherapy models that have been shown effective in treating various manifestations of psychological distress in patients and caregivers. In addition to clinical topics, Palliative Psychology addresses crucial and often sensitive professional issues, including communication and collaboration with medical providers and issues of stress and burnout. Psychologists will learn how to best communicate the results of their assessments and treatment plan goals to other care providers in order to foster collaboration and better position themselves as advocates for their patients. Insight-oriented and practical suggestions will help clinicians manage the emotional intensity of this work and channel the therapeutic potential of their emotional reactions into their work with patients and caregivers.

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    Von Neumann's War
  • Author : John Ringo,Travis Taylor,Travis S. Taylor
  • Publisher : Baen Books
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9781416520757
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • With the planet Mars rapidly changing from red to gray, scientists send a probe to investigate the situation, and discover that the planet is being used as a staging ground for an invasion of Earth by a robotic race intent on destroying human civilization

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    Agatha Christie complete collection. 25+ Novels and short stories (Vol. 1) - Hercule Poirot: Detective Novels (The Mysterious Affair at Styles, The Murder on the Links, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd), Poirot Investigates, Poirot's Early Cases, Mr. Quin & Satterthwaite (The Coming of Mr Quin), Colonel Race (The Man in the Brown Suit), Superintendent Battle (The Secret of Chimneys) and others
  • Author : Agatha Christie
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Pages : 1574
  • ISBN : PKEY:SMP2200000101198
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Agatha Christie was an English writer known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Guinness World Records lists Christie as the best-selling fiction writer of all time, her novels having sold more than two billion copies. Most of Christie's books and short stories have been adapted for television, radio, video games, and graphic novels. More than 30 feature films are based on her work. The second volume will include the following masterpieces written by Agatha Christie: The Big Four; The Mystery of the Blue Train; The Seven Dials Mystery; The Murder at the Vicarage; Giant's Bread; The Sittaford Mystery; Peril at End House; Lord Edgware Dies; Murder on the Orient Express. Contents: Part 1. Hercule Poirot. Detective novels The Mysterious Affair at Styles The Murder on the Links The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Part 2. Hercule Poirot. Poirot Investigates The Adventure of the Western Star The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor The Adventure of the Cheap Flat The Mystery of the Hunters Lodge The Million Dollar Bond Robbery The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan The Kidnapped Prime Minister The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman The Case of the Missing Will Part 3. Hercule Poirot. Poirot's Early Cases The Affair at the Victory Ball The Adventure of the Clapham Cook The Cornish Mystery The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly The Double Clue The King of Clubs The LeMesurier Inheritance The Lost Mine The Plymouth Express The Chocolate Box The Submarine Plans The Veiled Lady Market Basing Mystery Part 4. Mr. Quin & Satterthwaite The Coming of Mr Quin Part 5. Colonel Race The Man in the Brown Suit Part 6. Superintendent Battle The Secret of Chimneys

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    Inferno
  • Author : Max Hastings
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 9780307957184
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : History
  • From one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences. World War II involved tens of millions of soldiers and cost sixty million lives—an average of twenty-seven thousand a day. For thirty-five years, Max Hastings has researched and written about different aspects of the war. Now, for the first time, he gives us a magnificent, single-volume history of the entire war. Through his strikingly detailed stories of everyday people—of soldiers, sailors and airmen; British housewives and Indian peasants; SS killers and the citizens of Leningrad, some of whom resorted to cannibalism during the two-year siege; Japanese suicide pilots and American carrier crews—Hastings provides a singularly intimate portrait of the world at war. He simultaneously traces the major developments—Hitler’s refusal to retreat from the Soviet Union until it was too late; Stalin’s ruthlessness in using his greater population to wear down the German army; Churchill’s leadership in the dark days of 1940 and 1941; Roosevelt’s steady hand before and after the United States entered the war—and puts them in real human context. Hastings also illuminates some of the darker and less explored regions under the war’s penumbra, including the conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland, during which the Finns fiercely and surprisingly resisted Stalin’s invading Red Army; and the Bengal famine in 1943 and 1944, when at least one million people died in what turned out to be, in Nehru’s words, “the final epitaph of British rule” in India. Remarkably informed and wide-ranging, Inferno is both elegantly written and cogently argued. Above all, it is a new and essential understanding of one of the greatest and bloodiest events of the twentieth century.

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    The Cunning of Uncertainty
  • Author : Helga Nowotny
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9780745687650
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Education
  • Uncertainty is interwoven into human existence. It is a powerful incentive in the search for knowledge and an inherent component of scientific research. We have developed many ways of coping with uncertainty. We make promises, manage risks and make predictions to try to clear the mists and predict ahead. But the future is inherently uncertain - and the mist that shrouds our path an inherent part of our journey. The burning question is whether our societies can face up to uncertainty, learn to embrace it and whether we can open up to a constantly evolving future. In this new book, Helga Nowotny shows how research can thrive at the cusp of uncertainty. Science, she argues, can eventually transform uncertainty into certainty, but into certainty which remains always provisional. Uncertainty is never completely static. It is constantly evolving. It encompasses geological time scales and, at the level of human experience, split-second changes as cells divide. Life and death decisions are taken in the blink of the eye, while human interactions with the natural environment may reveal their impact over millennia. Uncertainty is cunning. It appears at unexpected moments, it shuns the straight line, takes the oblique route and sometimes the unexpected short-cut. As we acknowledge the cunning of uncertainty, its threats retreat. We accept that any scientific inquiry must produce results that are provisional and uncertain. This message is vital for politicians and policy-makers: do not be tempted by small, short-term, controllable gains to the exclusion of uncertain, high-gain opportunities. Wide-ranging in its use of examples and enriched by the author’s experience as President of the European Research Council, one of the world’s leading funding organisations for fundamental research. The Cunning of Uncertainty is a must-read for students and scholars of all disciplines, politicians, policy-makers and anyone concerned with the fundamental role of knowledge and science in our societies today.