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Operation Trinity (The 39 Clues: The Cahill Files, Book 1)
  • Author : Clifford Riley
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9780545060486
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A brand new adventure from the world of The 39 Clues!For 500 years, the Cahills have been the most powerful family in the world. For 500 years, they've protected the source of their power - the 39 Clues. And for 500 years, they've kept their secrets silent. Until now.This extraordinary stand-alone novel cracks open the Cahill vault to tell the story of the most coveted piece of artwork in the world, a masterpiece that has been the target of seven separate theft attempts: Jan van Eyck’s altarpiece at Ghent. OPERATION TRINITY chronicles the first Vesper attack on the altarpiece in the 1600s, then jumps to WWII and young Grace Cahill’s desperate bid to save the masterwork from the Nazis. The final piece of the novel tells the story of Ian and Natalie Kabra’s first solo operation and features an 11th hour appearance by Grace Cahill on her final mission.History will never be the same.

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    The Emperor's Codes
  • Author : Michael Smith
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781611450170
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  • Genre : History
  • Utilizing declassified information, Michael Smith sheds light on the brilliant, eccentric group of code breakers who turned the tide of World War II.

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    The Mandate of Heaven and The Great Ming Code
  • Author : Jiang Yonglin
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780295801667
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  • Genre : History
  • After overthrowing the Mongol Yuan dynasty, Zhu Yuanzhang, the founder of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), proclaimed that he had obtained the Mandate of Heaven (Tianming), enabling establishment of a spiritual orientation and social agenda for China. Zhu, emperor during the Ming’s Hongwu reign period, launched a series of social programs to rebuild the empire and define Chinese cultural identity. To promote its reform programs, the Ming imperial court issued a series of legal documents, culminating in The Great Ming Code (Da Ming lu), which supported China’s legal system until the Ming was overthrown and also served as the basis of the legal code of the following dynasty, the Qing (1644-1911). This companion volume to Jiang Yonglin’s translation of The Great Ming Code (2005) analyzes the thought underlying the imperial legal code. Was the concept of the Mandate of Heaven merely a tool manipulated by the ruling elite to justify state power, or was it essential to their belief system and to the intellectual foundation of legal culture? What role did law play in the imperial effort to carry out the social reform programs? Jiang addresses these questions by examining the transformative role of the Code in educating the people about the Mandate of Heaven. The Code served as a cosmic instrument and moral textbook to ensure “all under Heaven” were aligned with the cosmic order. By promoting, regulating, and prohibiting categories of ritual behavior, the intent of the Code was to provide spiritual guidance to Chinese subjects, as well as to acquire political legitimacy. The Code also obligated officials to obey the supreme authority of the emperor, to observe filial behavior toward parents, to care for the welfare of the masses, and to maintain harmonious relationships with deities. This set of regulations made officials the representatives of the Son of Heaven in mediating between the spiritual and mundane worlds and in governing the human realm. This study challenges the conventional assumption that law in premodern China was used merely as an arm of the state to maintain social control and as a secular tool to exercise naked power. Based on a holistic approach, Jiang argues that the Ming ruling elite envisioned the cosmos as an integrated unit; they saw law, religion, and political power as intertwined, remarkably different from the “modern” compartmentalized worldview. In serving as a cosmic instrument to manifest the Mandate of Heaven, The Great Ming Code represented a powerful religious effort to educate the masses and transform society.

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    Valentino
  • Author : Valentino Garavani
  • Publisher : Editions Assouline
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1614282935
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  • Genre : Art
  • The emperor not only of fashion but also of l art de vivre, Valentino Garavani is in a class all his own. At the Emperor s Table is an invitation into his refined world of graceful and cultured living. The remarkable collection of table settings and objets d art housed in his five residences, in Gstaad, London, Rome, New York, and Paris, as well as on his yacht, evoke the grandeur in which he lives and are presented in this first-ever edition with photographs by Oberto Gili. Recipes by Mr. Garavani s personal chefs are also included and bring readers one step closer to discovering his extraordinary surroundings."

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    Constantine the Emperor
  • Author : David Stone Potter
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 9780190231620
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : History
  • With a critical eye aimed at earlier accounts of Constantine's life, the author aims to provide the most comprehensive, authoritative and readable account of the Roman emperor's extraordinary life.

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    The Emperor's Codes
  • Author : Michael Smith
  • Publisher : Biteback Publishing
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781849546249
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Political Science
  • The extraordinary wartime exploits of the British codebreakers based at Bletchley Park continue to fascinate and amaze. In The Emperor's Codes Michael Smith tells the story of how Japan's wartime codes were broken, and the consequences for the Second World War. He describes how the Japanese ciphers were broken and the effect on the lives of the codebreakers themselves. Using material from recently declassified British files, privileged access to Australian secret official histories and interviews with British, American and Australian codebreakers, this is the first full account of the critical role played by Bletchley Park and its main outposts around the world.

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    Last Gate of the Emperor
  • Author : Kwame Mbalia,Prince Joel Makonnen
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9781338665871
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • From Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel David Makonnen comes an Afrofuturist adventure about a mythical Ethiopian empire. Sci-fi and fantasy combine in this epic journey to the stars. Yared Heywat lives an isolated life in Addis Prime -- a hardscrabble city with rundown tech, lots of rules, and not much to do. His worrywart Uncle Moti and bionic lioness Besa are his only family... and his only friends. Often in trouble for his thrill-seeking antics and wisecracking sense of humor, those same qualities make Yared a star player of the underground augmented reality game, The Hunt for Kaleb's Obelisk. But when a change in the game rules prompts Yared to log in with his real name, it triggers an attack that rocks the city. In the chaos, Uncle Moti disappears. Suddenly, all the stories Yared's uncle told him as a young boy are coming to life, of kingdoms in the sky and city-razing monsters. And somehow Yared is at the center of them. Together with Besa and the Ibis -- a game rival turned reluctant ally -- Yared must search for his uncle... and answers to his place in a forgotten, galaxy-spanning war.

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    The Emperor's New Clothes
  • Author : H. C. Andersen
  • Publisher : Katrin Agency
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 9788771073096
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Books
  • The tale of the emperor and his court, who allow themselves to be swindled by two impostors until a child tells the truth. The famous and much-loved Danish author Hans Christian Andersen celebrated his 200 anniversary the year 2005. On this occasion we have published five of his best tales retold for children aged 3-9 years and with new illustrations: Tinderbox, The Little Match Girl, The Nightingale, The Emperor's New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling. Hans Christian Andersen wrote The Emperors New Clothes in 1844.

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    When the Emperor Was Divine
  • Author : Julie Otsuka
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780307430212
  • Reader Reviews : 71
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the bestselling, award-winning author of The Buddha in the Attic, this commanding debut novel paints a portrait of the Japanese incarceration camps that is both a haunting evocation of a family in wartime and a resonant lesson for our times. On a sunny day in Berkeley, California, in 1942, a woman sees a sign in a post office window, returns to her home, and matter-of-factly begins to pack her family's possessions. Like thousands of other Japanese Americans they have been reclassified, virtually overnight, as enemy aliens and are about to be uprooted from their home and sent to a dusty incarceration camp in the Utah desert. In this lean and devastatingly evocative first novel, Julie Otsuka tells their story from five flawlessly realized points of view and conveys the exact emotional texture of their experience: the thin-walled barracks and barbed-wire fences, the omnipresent fear and loneliness, the unheralded feats of heroism. When the Emperor Was Divine is a work of enormous power that makes a shameful episode of our history as immediate as today's headlines. Don’t miss Julie Otsuka’s new novel, The Swimmers, coming in February 2022!

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    The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China
  • Author : Peter Schwieger
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780231538602
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  • Genre : Religion
  • A major new work in modern Tibetan history, this book follows the evolution of Tibetan Buddhism's trülku (reincarnation) tradition from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, along with the Emperor of China's efforts to control its development. By illuminating the political aspects of the trülku institution, Schwieger shapes a broader history of the relationship between the Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China, as well as a richer understanding of the Qing Dynasty as an Inner Asian empire, the modern fate of the Mongols, and current Sino-Tibetan relations. Unlike other pre-twentieth-century Tibetan histories, this volume rejects hagiographic texts in favor of diplomatic, legal, and social sources held in the private, monastic, and bureaucratic archives of old Tibet. This approach draws a unique portrait of Tibet's rule by reincarnation while shading in peripheral tensions in the Himalayas, eastern Tibet, and China. Its perspective fully captures the extent to which the emperors of China controlled the institution of the Dalai Lamas, making a groundbreaking contribution to the past and present history of East Asia.

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    The Emperor of Ocean Park
  • Author : Stephen L. Carter
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 843
  • ISBN : 9780307279934
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Fiction
  • After the death of his father, the flamboyant and controversial Judge Oliver Garland, Talcott must unravel the truth about his father's life, a quest that brings him face to face with old scandals and family secrets.

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    The Emperor's Code
  • Author : Gordon Korman
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 0545152941
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Brothers and sisters
  • Tensions run high in the explosive eighth book of The 39 Clues, the #1 New York Times bestselling series. As the race to find the 39 Clues builds to its explosive finish, Amy and Dan must explore the ancient culture of (SORRY-TOO TOP SECRET TO REVEAL) and steal a clue guarded by thousands of the world's best-trained soldiers. It's the most dangerous clue search yet . . . and it may mean the end for Amy and Dan.

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    The Emperor of Law
  • Author : Kaius Tuori
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 9780191092251
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  • Genre : History
  • In the days of the Roman Empire, the emperor was considered not only the ruler of the state, but also its supreme legal authority, fulfilling the multiple roles of supreme court, legislator, and administrator. The Emperor of Law explores how the emperor came to assume the mantle of a judge, beginning with Augustus, the first emperor, and spanning the years leading up to Caracalla and the Severan dynasty. While earlier studies have attempted to explain this change either through legislation or behaviour, this volume undertakes a novel analysis of the gradual expansion and elaboration of the emperor's adjudication and jurisdiction: by analysing the process through historical narratives, it argues that the emergence of imperial adjudication was a discourse that involved not only the emperors, but also petitioners who sought their rulings, lawyers who aided them, the senatorial elite, and the Roman historians and commentators who described it. Stories of emperors settling lawsuits and demonstrating their power through law, including those depicting 'mad' emperors engaging in violent repressions, played an important part in creating a shared conviction that the emperor was indeed the supreme judge alongside the empirical shift in the legal and political dynamic. Imperial adjudication reflected equally the growth of imperial power during the Principate and the centrality of the emperor in public life, and constitutional legitimation was thus created through the examples of previous actions - examples that historical authors did much to shape. Aimed at readers of classics, Roman law, and ancient history, The Emperor of Law offers a fundamental reinterpretation of the much debated problem of the advent of imperial supremacy in law that illuminates the importance of narrative studies to the field of legal history.

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    The Emperor of Scent
  • Author : Chandler Burr
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781588362605
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • For as long as anyone can remember, a man named Luca Turin has had an uncanny relationship with smells. He has been compared to the hero of Patrick Süskind’s novel Perfume, but his story is in fact stranger, because it is true. It concerns how he made use of his powerful gifts to solve one of the last great mysteries of the human body: how our noses work. Luca Turin can distinguish the components of just about any smell, from the world’s most refined perfumes to the air in a subway car on the Paris metro. A distinguished scientist, he once worked in an unrelated field, though he made a hobby of collecting fragrances. But when, as a lark, he published a collection of his reviews of the world’s perfumes, the book hit the small, insular business of perfume makers like a thunderclap. Who is this man Luca Turin, they demanded, and how does he know so much? The closed community of scent creation opened up to Luca Turin, and he discovered a fact that astonished him: no one in this world knew how smell worked. Billions and billions of dollars were spent creating scents in a manner amounting to glorified trial and error. The solution to the mystery of every other human sense has led to the Nobel Prize, if not vast riches. Why, Luca Turin thought, should smell be any different? So he gave his life to this great puzzle. And in the end, incredibly, it would seem that he solved it. But when enormously powerful interests are threatened and great reputations are at stake, Luca Turin learned, nothing is quite what it seems. Acclaimed writer Chandler Burr has spent four years chronicling Luca Turin’s quest to unravel the mystery of how our sense of smell works. What has emerged is an enthralling, magical book that changes the way we think about that area between our mouth and our eyes, and its profound, secret hold on our lives.

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    The Emperor's Code (The 39 Clues, Book 8)
  • Author : Gordon Korman
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9780545349734
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Tensions run high in the explosive 8th book of 39 Clues, the #1 New York Times bestselling series. One belief has sustained fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, on their hunt for the 39 Clues: They are the good guys. But then a shocking discovery about their parents shatters everything Amy and Dan think they know, dividing the two siblings for the first time ever. When Dan disappears in a country of more than a billion people, Amy has to make a terrible choice - find the next Clue . . . or find her younger brother.

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    Genghis Khan, the Emperor of All Men
  • Author : Harold Lamb
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : UVA:X000333925
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  • Genre : Mongols
  • Traces the life of the chief of the small Mongol tribe who established a vast empire from Peking to the Black Sea in the twelfth century.

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    The Emperor of All Maladies
  • Author : Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 9781439170915
  • Reader Reviews : 105
  • Genre : History
  • An assessment of cancer addresses both the courageous battles against the disease and the misperceptions and hubris that have compromised modern understandings, providing coverage of such topics as ancient-world surgeries and the development of present-day treatments. Reprint. Best-selling winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Includes reading-group guide.

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    Fearless Tarot
  • Author : Elliot Adam
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780738766874
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  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Transcend your fear of negative cards with this beginner-friendly guide to the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot. Using his engaging and easy-going style, Elliot Adam teaches you how to move through the shadows and into the light no matter what card you pull. We’ve all been there: hoping for the best as we draw a card...but oh no, it’s the Devil! This book shows you that fear won’t prevail—every card can become something positive. Elliot helps you find the courage to tackle any reading by explaining both upright and reversed meanings in a constructive way. His approach features unique spreads and interpretations, and he encourages you to use your inner wisdom to start an uplifting dialogue with your deck. Fearless Tarot provides everything you need to read tarot without fear.

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    The Emperor's New Clothes
  • Author : Pioneer Valley Books
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1584535199
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book The Emperor's New Clothes

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    The Great Ming Code / Da Ming lu
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780295804002
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  • Genre : History
  • Imperial China’s dynastic legal codes provide a wealth of information for historians, social scientists, and scholars of comparative law and of literary, cultural, and legal history. Until now, only the Tang (618–907 C.E.) and Qing (1644–1911 C.E.) codes have been available in English translation. The present book is the first English translation of The Great Ming Code (Da Ming lu), which reached its final form in 1397. The translation is preceded by an introductory essay that places the Code in historical context, explores its codification process, and examines its structure and contents. A glossary of Chinese terms is also provided. One of the most important law codes in Chinese history, The Great Ming Code represents a break with the past, following the alien-ruled Yuan (Mongol) dynasty, and the flourishing of culture under the Ming, the last great Han-ruled dynasty. It was also a model for the Qing code, which followed it, and is a fundamental source for understanding Chinese society and culture. The Code regulated all the perceived major aspects of social affairs, aiming at the harmony of political, economic, military, familial, ritual, international, and legal relations in the empire and cosmic relations in the universe. The all-encompassing nature of the Code makes it an encyclopedic document, providing rich materials on Ming history. Because of the pervasiveness of legal proceedings in the culture generally, the Code has relevance far beyond the specialized realm of Chinese legal studies. The basic value system and social norms that the Code imposed became so thoroughly ingrained in Chinese society that the Manchus, who conquered China and established the Qing dynasty, chose to continue the Code in force with only minor changes. The Code made a considerable impact on the legal cultures of other East Asian countries: Yi dynasty Korea, Le dynasty Vietnam, and late Tokugawa and early Meiji Japan. Examining why and how some rules in the Code were adopted and others rejected in these countries will certainly enhance our understanding of the shared culture and indigenous identities in East Asia.

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    Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor
  • Author : Xiran Jay Zhao
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781665900720
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Percy Jackson meets Tristan Strong in this hilarious, action-packed middle grade contemporary fantasy that follows a young boy as he journeys across China to seal the underworld shut and save the mortal realm. Zachary Ying never had many opportunities to learn about his Chinese heritage. His single mom was busy enough making sure they got by, and his schools never taught anything except Western history and myths. So Zack is woefully unprepared when he discovers he was born to host the spirit of the First Emperor of China for a vital mission: sealing the leaking portal to the Chinese underworld before the upcoming Ghost Month blows it wide open. The mission takes an immediate wrong turn when the First Emperor botches his attempt to possess Zack’s body and binds to Zack’s AR gaming headset instead, leading to a battle where Zack’s mom’s soul gets taken by demons. Now, with one of history’s most infamous tyrants yapping in his headset, Zack must journey across China to heist magical artifacts and defeat figures from history and myth, all while learning to wield the emperor’s incredible water dragon powers. And if Zack can’t finish the mission in time, the spirits of the underworld will flood into the mortal realm, and he could lose his mom forever.

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    The Emperor's New Clothes
  • Author : Joseph L. Graves Jr.,Joseph L. Graves
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 0813533023
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  • Genre : Science
  • "Graves' answers could revise the ways in which humans interact with one another."--"Choice." "A fine start for thinking about race at the dawn of the millennium."--"American Scientist."

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    The Emperor
  • Author : Ryszard Kapuscinski
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 9780547539218
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : History
  • This account of the rise and fall of Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie is “an unforgettable, fiercely comic, and finally compassionate book” (Salman Rushdie, Man Booker Prize–winning author). After Haile Selassie was deposed in 1974, Ryszard Kapuściński—Poland’s top foreign correspondent—went to Ethiopia to piece together a firsthand account of how the emperor governed his country, and why he finally fell from power. At great risk to himself, Kapuściński interviewed members of the imperial circle who had gone into hiding. The result is this remarkable book, in which Selassie’s servants and closest associates share accounts—humorous, frightening, sad, grotesque—of a man living amidst nearly unimaginable pomp and luxury while his people teetered between hunger and starvation. It is a classic portrait of authoritarianism, and a fascinating story of a forty-four-year reign that ended with a coup d’état in 1974.

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    The Emperor's Wolves
  • Author : Michelle Sagara
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781488056482
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • At the Emperor’s command Multiple races carefully navigate the City of Elantra under the Dragon Emperor’s wing. His Imperial Wolves are executioners, the smallest group to serve in the Halls of Law. The populace calls them assassins. Every wolf candidate must consent to a full examination by the Tha’alani, one of the most feared and distrusted races in Elantra for their ability to read minds. Most candidates don’t finish their job interviews. Severn Handred, the newest potential recruit, is determined to face and pass this final test—even if by doing so he’s exposing secrets he has never shared. When an interrogation uncovers the connections to a two-decade-old series of murders of the Tha’alani, the Wolves are commanded to hunt. Severn’s first job will be joining the chase. From the High Halls to the Tha’alani quarter, from the Oracles to the Emperor, secrets are uncovered, tensions are raised and justice just might be done…if Severn can survive. The Wolves of Elantra Book 1: The Emperor’s Wolves

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    Enigma of the Emperors
  • Author : Ben-Ami Shillony
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9789004213999
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  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • This important new and original study on the institution of the Japanese emperors focuses on the enigma of the institution itself, namely, the extraordinary continuity of the Japanese dynasty, which is unknown anywhere else in the world, yet which is now at risk on account of more recent laws of succession.

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    The Black Book of Buried Secrets
  • Author : Mallory Kass,Inc. Scholastic,Rick Riordan
  • Publisher : Scholastic Press
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 0545285046
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A guide to the characters and situations in "The 39 Clues" outlines the Cahills' secrets, including hidden facts, strategies, agents, lost founders, secret bases, and scandals, as well as information about all branches of the family.

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    All the Emperor's Men
  • Author : J. C. N. Coulston
  • Publisher : Oxbow Books Limited
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1842173006
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  • Genre : History
  • Trajan's Column, set up in the heart of Rome, was completed in 113 CE to commemorate the emperor Trajan's wars across the Danube. Its reliefs provide a uniquely detailed picture of the army at war in perfect harmony with Trajan who in his own lifetime and forever after was accounted 'The Best of Emperors'. The sculptures are a panegyric to military achievement of the troops and to leadership by their emperor, but, much more than this, they have exerted an enormous influence on modern perceptions of Roman art, architecture, warfare, politics, religion, ethnography and geography. The central purpose of the book is to provide definitive answers to questions which have been asked about Trajan's Column since the first studies of the 16th century. How were the reliefs planned and executed? Can they be used as a reliable historical source for Trajan's reign? How accurate is their depiction of the Roman army at war? What does the Column reveal about the political balance between emperor and army, and about Rome's attitude to the 'barbarian'? The Column's pedestal reliefs depicted more than 600 captured barbarian trophies, and its 200m helical frieze represents 2600 human figures engaged in frontier warfare. Never before has this vast mass of material been studied in detail, in its entirety, using modern methods of recording, comparison and analysis. The author was granted unprecedented access by the Rome authorities to scaffolding erected around the Column for conservation studies, allowing detailed photographic evidence to be collected as well as the chance to study the whole monument at close hand. The resulting book will be of interest to researchers and students of Roman imperial history, art, and the city of Rome.

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    Eavesdropping on the Emperor
  • Author : Peter Kornicki
  • Publisher : Hurst Publishers
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 9781787386204
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  • Genre : History
  • When Japanese signals were decoded at Bletchley Park, who translated them into English? When Japanese soldiers were taken as prisoners of war, who interrogated them? When Japanese maps and plans were captured on the battlefield, who deciphered them for Britain? When Great Britain found itself at war with Japan in December 1941, there was a linguistic battle to be fought—but Britain was hopelessly unprepared. Eavesdropping on the Emperor traces the men and women with a talent for languages who were put on crash courses in Japanese, and unfolds the history of their war. Some were sent with their new skills to India; others to Mauritius, where there was a secret radio intercept station; or to Australia, where they worked with Australian and American codebreakers. Translating the despatches of the Japanese ambassador in Berlin after his conversations with Hitler; retrieving filthy but valuable documents from the battlefield in Burma; monitoring Japanese airwaves to warn of air-raids—Britain depended on these forgotten ‘war heroes’. The accuracy of their translations was a matter of life or death, and they rose to the challenge. Based on declassified archives and interviews with the few survivors, this fascinating, globe-trotting book tells their stories.

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    The Emperor's Riddle
  • Author : Kat Zhang
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781481478625
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • During a family trip to China, eleven-year-old Mia Chen and her older brother Jake follow clues and solve riddles in hopes of finding their missing Aunt Lin and, perhaps, a legendary treasure.

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    Justinian's Institutes
  • Author : Justinian I (Emperor of the East)
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 0801494001
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • Read and download full book Justinian's Institutes

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    The Linguist and the Emperor
  • Author : Daniel Meyerson
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 9780345448729
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : History
  • Recounts the dramatic story of the race between Napoleon and linguist Jean-Francois Champollion to break the code of the Rosetta Stone, from its discovery and the early efforts to secure it, to the impact the stone had on the lives of everyone who encountered it. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 14,000 first printing.

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    The Emperor's Blades
  • Author : Brian Staveley
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 493
  • ISBN : 9780765336408
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The children of an assassinated emperor try to stay alive and avenge their father's death while continuing down their individual life-paths, one in a monastery, another training with elite soldiers, and one appointed a minister determined to prove herself to her people.

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    Into the Gauntlet
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN : 9780545090681
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Amy and Dan Cahill learn an ultimate truth that reveals the Madrigal Mission's importance and the danger that their nefarious family members pose to the entire world.

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    The 39 Clues #6 In Too Deep
  • Author : Jude Watson
  • Publisher : Scholastic Australia
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781921989230
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Could Amy and Dan's biggest enemy be . . . a friend? Book 6 challenges everything you thought you knew about the Clues race. A hint from their parents' past puts Amy and Dan on the trail of secrets their grandmother Grace would NEVER have wanted them to know. Awful memories begin to crowd in on Amy, just as her enemies circle closer. How far would she go to protect Dan? How much of a Cahill is she prepared to be? Perhaps Grace was right - some secrets are better left buried.

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    The Roman Family in the Empire
  • Author : Michele George
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN : 9780191514951
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  • Genre : History
  • This volume contains a series of articles that examine the Roman family in Italy and the empire using a wide range of evidence and considering a number of critical issues. Its focus on regional differences in family structure, forms of marriage, and kinship patterns make it the first publication to include targeted study of the family in the Roman provinces. The chapters cover Roman Egypt, Judaea, Spain, Gaul, North Africa, and Pannonia, and make use of both conventional textual sources and epigraphic evidence and material that is less frequently treated, including the medical writers and the Justinianic receipts.

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    Emperor Huizong
  • Author : Patricia Buckley Ebrey
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 707
  • ISBN : 9780674727687
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • China was the most advanced country in the world when Huizong ascended the throne in 1100 CE. Artistically gifted, he guided the Song Dynasty toward cultural greatness but is known to posterity as a political failure who lost the throne to Jurchen invaders and died their prisoner. In this comprehensive biography, Patricia Ebrey corrects the prevailing view of Huizong as decadent and negligent, recasting him as a ruler ambitious in pursuing glory for his flourishing realm. After a rocky start trying to overcome political animosities at court, Huizong turned his attention to the good he could do. He greatly expanded the court's charitable ventures, founding schools, hospitals, orphanages, and paupers' cemeteries. Surrounding himself with poets, painters, and musicians, he built palaces, temples, and gardens of unsurpassed splendor. Often overlooked, however, is the importance of Daoism in Huizong's life. He treated spiritual masters with great deference, wrote scriptural commentaries, and urged his subjects to adopt his beliefs and practices. This devotion to the Daoist vision of sacred kingship eventually alienated the Confucian mainstream and compromised Huizong's ability to govern. Ebrey's lively biography adds new dimensions of understanding to a passionate, paradoxical ruler who, many centuries later, inspires both admiration and disapproval.

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    The Hands of the Emperor
  • Author : Victoria Goddard
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 902
  • ISBN : 1988908140
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • A middle-class tribesman from a proverbially remote province of the Empire, Cliopher Mdang has persisted against all odds to end up as unofficial head of the world's government. He is perhaps a year or two off a very well-deserved retirement. It is not quite the ideal moment to start transforming the world's society, but then again, when is?

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    Storm Warning
  • Author : Linda Sue Park
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9780545060493
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When Amy and Dan learn the truth about the Madrigals and Grace Cahill's alternate will, these discoveries lead to the revelation of a secret about their family and a showdown with the man in black who has been following them.