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The Many Deaths of the Black Company
  • Author : Glen Cook
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 789
  • ISBN : 9780765324016
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The fourth and final omnibus of novels from Cook's Black Company series, thiscollection includes "Water Sleeps" and "Soldiers Live."

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    The Return of the Black Company
  • Author : Glen Cook
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 9781429985475
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Let me tell you who I am, on the chance that these scribblings do survive. . . "I am Murgen, Standardbearer of the Black Company, though I bear the shame of having lost that standard in battle. I am keeping these Annals because Croaker is dead, One-Eye won't, and hardly anyone else can read or write. I will be your guide for however long it takes the Shadowlanders to force our present predicament to its inevitable end. . ." The Return of the Black Company comprises the novels Bleak Seasons and She is the Darkness—the third omnibus volume of Glen Cook's fantasy epic Chronicles of the Black Company. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    The Books of the South: Tales of the Black Company
  • Author : Glen Cook
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 673
  • ISBN : 9780765320667
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In a second omnibus of tales featuring the Black Company, the survivors of the devastating battle at the Tower of Charm are hounded by the predatory Shadowmasters throughout a risky march to the south. Original.15,000 first printing.

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    Soldiers Live
  • Author : Glen Cook
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9781429911115
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Glen Cook's epic fantasy noir Chronicles of the Black Company continues with Soldiers Live. When sorcerers and demigods go to war, those wars are fought by mercenaries, "dog soldiers," grunts in the trenches. And the stories of those soldiers are the stories of Glen Cook's hugely popular "Black Company" novels. If the Joseph Heller of Catch-22 were to tell the story of The Lord of the Rings, it might read like the Black Company books. There is nothing else in fantasy like them. Now, at last, Cook brings the "Glittering Stone" cycle within the Black Company series to an end . . . but an end with many other tales left to tell. As Soldiers Live opens, Croaker is military dictator of all the Taglias, and no Black Company member has died in battle for four years. Croaker figures it can't last. He's right. For, of course, many of the Company's old adversaries are still around. Narayan Singh and his adopted daughter--actually the offspring of Croaker and the Lady--hope to bring about the apocalyptic Year of the Skulls. Other old enemies like Shadowcatcher, Longshadow, and Howler are also ready to do the Company harm. And much of the Company is still recovering from the fifteen years many of them spent in a stasis field. Then a report arrives of an evil spirit, a forvalaka, that has taken over one of their old enemies. It attacks them at a shadowgate--setting off a chain of events that will bring the Company to the edge of apocalypse and, as usual, several steps beyond. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Chronicles of the Black Company
  • Author : Glen Cook
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN : 9781466831087
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Darkness wars with darkness as the hard-bitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must. They bury their doubts with their dead. Then comes the prophecy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more... This omnibus edition comprises The Black Company, Shadows Linger, and The White Rose—the first three novels in Glen Cook's bestselling fantasy series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Port of Shadows
  • Author : Glen Cook
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781250174567
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Glen Cook, the father of Grimdark, returns to the Chronicles of the Black Company with a military fantasy adventure in Port of Shadows. The soldiers of the Black Company don’t ask questions, they get paid. But being “The Lady’s favored” is attracting the wrong kind of attention and has put a target on their backs--and the Company’s historian, Croaker, has the biggest target of all. The one person who was taken into The Lady’s Tower and returned unchanged has earned the special interest of the court of sorcerers known as The Ten Who Were Taken. Now, he and the company are being asked to seek the aid of their newest member, Mischievous Rain, to break a rebel army. However, Croaker doesn’t trust any of the Taken, especially not ones that look so much like The Lady and her sister... The Chronicles of the Black Company #1 The Chronicles of The Black Company #2 The Books of the South #3 The Return of The Black Company #4 The Many Deaths of the Black Company At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    The Black Company
  • Author : Glen Cook
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 0812521390
  • Reader Reviews : 60
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The tough mercenaries of the Black Company risk their lives and their souls as they set out to find the White Rose, a mystical figure who embodies the very essence of good. Reissue.

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    Water Sleeps
  • Author : Glen Cook
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN : 0812555341
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The survivors of the Black Company regroup to rescue their fellow comradesinarms, who are being held prisoner in the underworld, but the journey is extremely dangerous. Reprint.

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    Working God's Mischief
  • Author : Glen Cook
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN : 9780765334206
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A latest entry in the series that includes Surrender to the Will of the Night features a savagely changed human race in the aftermath of defeated kings and lost leaders who are replaced by new rulers in a world that is gradually being overtaken by ice. 15,000 first printing.

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    Annals of the Black Company
  • Author : Glen Cook
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 2832
  • ISBN : 9781250305619
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this action-packed fantasy series, darkness wars with darkness as the hard-bitten mercenaries of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must. They bury their doubts with their dead. More than a million books in this timeless epic fantasy in print! “With the Black Company series Glen Cook single-handedly changed the face of fantasy.” --Steven Erikson The Annals of the Black Company discounted ebundle includes: The Black Company, Shadows Linger, The White Rose, Shadow Games, Dreams of Steel, The Silver Spike, Bleak Seasons, She Is The Darkness, Water Sleeps, Soldiers Live Other Tor books by Glen Cook Instrumentalities of the Night The Tyranny of the Night Lord of the Silent Kingdom Surrender to the Will of the Night Working God's Mischief At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Deadly Quicksilver Lies
  • Author : Glen Cook
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781101537671
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A damsel in a dress was Garrett’s weakness, especially when she had equipment in all the right places. Still, Garrett wasn’t sure it was worth his life to take on Maggie Jenn, the ex-king’s ex-mistress, as his client. Not in a kingdom where the biggest con artists weren’t human, magic could beat any weapon, and the local killers were built like tanks. It seemed like a simple missing person’s case: a vanished teenage daughter, a distraught mother trying to track her down. But when a guy as well-connected as the Rainmaker was gunning to see Garrett permanently removed from the case, he knew he’d have to call in some big favors just to keep his head on his shoulders, let alone to find a kid who probably didn’t want to be found.

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    The Black Book of Communism
  • Author : Stéphane Courtois,Nicolas Werth,Andrzej Paczkowski,Jean-Louis Panné,Karel Bartosek,Jean-Louis Margolin
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 920
  • ISBN : 0674076087
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : History
  • Collects and analyzes seventy years of communist crimes that offer details on Kim Sung's Korea, Vietnam under "Uncle Ho," and Cuba under Castro.

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    The White Rose
  • Author : Glen Cook
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781466831025
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • She is the last hope of good in the war against the evil sorceress known as the Lady. From a secret base on the Plains of Fear, where even the Lady hesitates to go, the Black Company, once in service to the Lady, now fights to bring victory to the White Rose. But now an even greater evil threatens the world. All the great battles that have gone before will seem a skirmishes when the Dominator rises from the grave. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    The Black Company Campaign Setting
  • Author : Robert J. Schwalb,Owen K. C. Stephens,Scott Gearin
  • Publisher : Green Ronin Pub
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 1932442383
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Games
  • The Black Company Campaign SettingA Mythic Vistas Campaign Setting for the d20 SystemWritten by Robert J Schwalb and Owen KC StephensCover by Wayne Reynolds320 page hardbackMSRP: $44.95GRR1409ISBN: 1-932442-38-3In 1984, Glen Cook introduced the world to the Black Company. Readers followed the Company's service to the Lady, watched as they battled the Dominator, and traveled with them to find their origins in fabled Khatovar. Now, 20 years later, the world of the Black Company is finally yours to explore in this campaign setting for the popular d20 System.The Black Company Campaign Setting is suitable for games set in any era in the novels, during either the Books of the North or the Books of the South. Moreover, it is suitable for any style of play, from low-magic fantasy to epic excitement. Players can take part in the Lady's consolidation of the Empire in the north, become embroiled in the intrigues of Taglios, and even lead armies at the Tower of Charm. They might take the role of unsavory thieves in Oar, or face Kina in an epic showdown. Players can explore the time before the novels, or even pick up where the novels left off. The Black Company Campaign Setting has it all, promising new worlds of excitement for fans of the series both new and old.Characters take the role of powerful wizards, terrifying berserkers, or dastardly thieves, taking advantage of new skills and feats to achieve the heights of power as generals or as the terrible Taken. For campaigns set within the novels, this new sourcebook details everyone's favorite characters in the novels from Sleepy and Croaker, to the enigmatic Raven, and the terrifying Lady. With new classes, monsters, setting information, mass combat rules, and an all-new magic system, this book gives you everything you need to play from 1st to epic levels and beyond. Relive favorite moments of the novels, or tell your own stories, but watch out... 'cause the Black Company is looking for you!

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    Shadows Linger
  • Author : Glen Cook
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 0812508424
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Black Company, courageous mercenaries serving the Lady, battles the evil rebel forces falsely professing to follow the White Rose, a long-dead heroine, and discovers the mute girl they rescued is the true White Rose reborn

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    The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #1
  • Author : V. Ram
  • Publisher : Boom! Studios
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781646684250
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • A powerful new series for fans of The Wicked + The Divine and The Dreaming from Ram V (Justice League Dark) and Filipe Andrade (Captain Marvel) that explores the fine line between living and dying in Mumbai through the lens of magical realism. * With humanity on the verge of discovering immortality, the avatar of Death is fired and relegated to the world below to live out her now-finite days in the body of twenty-something Laila Starr in Mumbai. * Struggling with her new-found mortality, Laila has found a way to be placed in the time and place where the creator of immortality will be born... * But will Laila take her chance to permanently reverse the course of (future) history...or does a more shocking fate await her?

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    Death
  • Author : Todd May
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781317488484
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • The fact that we will die, and that our death can come at any time, pervades the entirety of our living. There are many ways to think about and deal with death. Among those ways, however, a good number of them are attempts to escape its grip. In this book, Todd May seeks to confront death in its power. He considers the possibility that our mortal deaths are the end of us, and asks what this might mean for our living. What lessons can we draw from our mortality? And how might we live as creatures who die, and who know we are going to die? In answering these questions, May brings together two divergent perspectives on death. The first holds that death is not an evil, or at least that immortality would be far worse than dying. The second holds that death is indeed an evil, and that there is no escaping that fact. May shows that if we are to live with death, we need to hold these two perspectives together. Their convergence yields both a beauty and a tragedy to our living that are inextricably entwined.Drawing on the thoughts of many philosophers and writers - ancient and modern - as well as his own experience, May puts forward a particular view of how we might think about and, more importantly, live our lives in view of the inescapability of our dying. In the end, he argues, it is precisely the contingency of our lives that must be grasped and which must be folded into the hours or years that remain to each of us, so that we can live each moment as though it were at once a link to an uncertain future and yet perhaps the only link we have left.

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    The Book Thief
  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN : 9780307433848
  • Reader Reviews : 2620
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

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    Shadow Games
  • Author : Glen Cook
  • Publisher : Tor Fantasy
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781466831032
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • After the devastating battle at the Tower of Charm, Croaker leads the greatly diminished Black Company south, in search of the lost Annals. The Annals will be returned to Khatovar, eight thousand miles away, a city that may exist only in legend...the origin of the first Free Companies. Every step of the way the Company is hounded by shadowy figured and carrion-eating crows. As they march every southward, through bug infested jungle, rivers dense with bloodthirsty pirates, and cities, dead and living, haunted by the passage of the Company north, their numbers grow until they are thousands strong. But always they are watched--by the Shadowmasters--a deadly new enemy: twisted creature that deal in darkness and death: powerful, shadowy creatures bent on smothering the world in their foul embrace. This is the first round in a deadly game, a game that the Black Company cannot ea hope to win. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    She Is The Darkness
  • Author : Glen Cook
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN : 0812555333
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Croaker, Lady, Murgen the annalist, the sorcerer One-Eye, and their fellow mercenary warriors in the hire of the city of Taglia discover their situation is not what it seems

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    Dreams of Steel
  • Author : Glen Cook
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781466831124
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Dreams of Steel is Book 5 in Glen Cook's fantasy masterpiece, The Chronicles of the Black Company. Croaker has fallen and, following the Company's disastrous defeat at Dejagore, Lady is one of the few survivors—determined to avenge the Company and herself against the Shadowmasters, no matter what the cost. But in assembling a new fighting force from the dregs and rabble of Taglios, she finds herself offered help by a mysterious, ancient cult of murder—competent, reliable, and apparently committed to her goals. Meanwhile, far away, Shadowmasters conspire against one another and the world, weaving dark spells that reach into the heart of Taglios. And in a hidden grove, a familiar figure slowly awakens to find himself the captive of an animated, headless corpse. Mercilessly cutting through Taglian intrigues, Lady appears to be growing stronger every day. All that disturbs her are the dreams which afflict her by night—dreams of carnage, of destruction, of universal death, unceasing... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Bleak Seasons
  • Author : Glen Cook
  • Publisher : Tor Fantasy
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781466831063
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Let me tell you who I am, on the chance that these scribblings do survive....I am Murgen, Standard bearer of the Black Company, though I bear the shame of having lost that standard in battle. I am keeping these Annals because Croaker is dead. One-Eye won't, and hardly anyone else can read or write. I will be your guide for however long it takes the Shadowlanders to force our present predicament to its inevitable end..." So writes Murgen, seasoned veteran of the Black Company. The Company has taken the fortress of Stormgard from the evil Shadowlanders, lords of darkness from the far reaches of the earth. Now the waiting begins. Exhausted from the siege, beset by sorcery, and vastly outnumbered, the Company have risked their souls as well as their lives to hold their prize. But this is the end of an age, and great forces are at work. The ancient race known as the Nyueng Bao swear that ancient gods are stirring. the Company's commander has gone mad and flirts with the forces of darkness. Only Murgen, touched by a spell that has set his soul adrift in time, begins at last to comprehend the dark design that has made pawns of men and god alike. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    They Both Die at the End
  • Author : Adam Silvera
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN : 9780062457813
  • Reader Reviews : 34
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day. #1 New York Times bestseller * 4 starred reviews * A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * A Kirkus Best Book of the Year * A Booklist Editors' Choice * A Bustle Best YA Novel * A Paste Magazine Best YA Book * A Book Riot Best Queer Book * A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year * A BookPage Best YA Book of the Year On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day. In the tradition of Before I Fall and If I Stay, They Both Die at the End is a tour de force from acclaimed author Adam Silvera, whose debut, More Happy Than Not, the New York Times called “profound.” Plus don't miss The First to Die at the End: #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Silvera returns to the universe of international phenomenon They Both Die at the End in this prequel. New star-crossed lovers are put to the test on the first day of Death-Cast’s fateful calls.

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    The Year of Magical Thinking
  • Author : Joan Didion
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780307279729
  • Reader Reviews : 3845
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion that explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage—and a life, in good times and bad—that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then pneumonia, then complete septic shock. She was put into an induced coma and placed on life support. Days later—the night before New Year’s Eve—the Dunnes were just sitting down to dinner after visiting the hospital when John Gregory Dunne suffered a massive and fatal coronary. In a second, this close, symbiotic partnership of forty years was over. Four weeks later, their daughter pulled through. Two months after that, arriving at LAX, she collapsed and underwent six hours of brain surgery at UCLA Medical Center to relieve a massive hematoma. This powerful book is Didion’ s attempt to make sense of the “weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness ... about marriage and children and memory ... about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself.

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    Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 9780309142397
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Law
  • Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.

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    The War of the Worlds
  • Author : H. G. Wells
  • Publisher : First Avenue Editions ™
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 9781467776219
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When a meteorite lands in Surrey, the locals don't know what to make of it. But as Martians emerge and begin killing bystanders, it quickly becomes clear—England is under attack. Armed soldiers converge on the scene to ward off the invaders, but meanwhile, more Martian cylinders land on Earth, bringing reinforcements. As war breaks out across England, the locals must fight for their lives, but life on Earth will never be the same. This is an unabridged version of one of the first fictional accounts of extraterrestrial invasion. H. G. Wells's military science fiction novel was first published in book form in 1898, and is considered a classic of English literature.

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    All the Pretty Horses
  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9780307481306
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The first volume in the Border Trilogy, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road All the Pretty Horses is the tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself at the end of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for himself. With two companions, he sets off for Mexico on a sometimes idyllic, sometimes comic journey to a place where dreams are paid for in blood. Look for Cormac McCarthy's new novel, The Passenger.

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    Another Day in the Death of America
  • Author : Gary Younge
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781568589763
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Social Science
  • A timely chronicle of what is now an ordinary day in America, where gun violence regularly takes the lives of children and teens, and leaves shattered families in its wake. Winner of the 2017 J. Anthony Lukas PrizeShortlisted for the 2017 Hurston/Wright Foundation AwardFinalist for the 2017 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in JournalismLonglisted for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non Fiction On an average day in America, seven children and teens will be shot dead. In Another Day in the Death of America, award-winning journalist Gary Younge tells the stories of the lives lost during one such day. It could have been any day, but he chose November 23, 2013. Black, white, and Latino, aged nine to nineteen, they fell at sleepovers, on street corners, in stairwells, and on their own doorsteps. From the rural Midwest to the barrios of Texas, the narrative crisscrosses the country over a period of twenty-four hours to reveal the full human stories behind the gun-violence statistics and the brief mentions in local papers of lives lost. This powerful and moving work puts a human face-a child's face-on the "collateral damage" of gun deaths across the country. This is not a book about gun control, but about what happens in a country where it does not exist. What emerges in these pages is a searing and urgent portrait of youth, family, and firearms in America today.

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    Who Fears Death
  • Author : Nnedi Okorafor
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780008288723
  • Reader Reviews : 45
  • Genre : Fiction
  • An award-winning literary author enters the world of magical realism with her World Fantasy Award-winning novel of a remarkable woman in post-apocalyptic Africa. Now optioned as a TV series for HBO, with executive producer George R.R. Martin!

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    Sweet Silver Blues
  • Author : Glen Cook
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 0451450701
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • It should have been a simple job. But for Garrett, a human detective in a world of gnomes, tracking down the woman to whom his dead pal Danny left a fortune in silver is no slight task. Even with the aid of Morley, the toughest half-elf around, Garrett isn't sure he'll make it out alive from a land where magic can be murder, the dead still talk, and vampires are always hungry for human blood.

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    Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 483
  • ISBN : 9780309459549
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Medical
  • Drug overdose, driven largely by overdose related to the use of opioids, is now the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States. The ongoing opioid crisis lies at the intersection of two public health challenges: reducing the burden of suffering from pain and containing the rising toll of the harms that can arise from the use of opioid medications. Chronic pain and opioid use disorder both represent complex human conditions affecting millions of Americans and causing untold disability and loss of function. In the context of the growing opioid problem, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched an Opioids Action Plan in early 2016. As part of this plan, the FDA asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to convene a committee to update the state of the science on pain research, care, and education and to identify actions the FDA and others can take to respond to the opioid epidemic, with a particular focus on informing FDA's development of a formal method for incorporating individual and societal considerations into its risk-benefit framework for opioid approval and monitoring.

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    Discipline and Punish
  • Author : Michel Foucault
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780307819291
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Social Science
  • In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.

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    The Image of the City
  • Author : Kevin Lynch
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0262620014
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Architecture
  • The classic work on the evaluation of city form. What does the city's form actually mean to the people who live there? What can the city planner do to make the city's image more vivid and memorable to the city dweller? To answer these questions, Mr. Lynch, supported by studies of Los Angeles, Boston, and Jersey City, formulates a new criterion—imageability—and shows its potential value as a guide for the building and rebuilding of cities. The wide scope of this study leads to an original and vital method for the evaluation of city form. The architect, the planner, and certainly the city dweller will all want to read this book.

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    The Book of the Courtier
  • Author : conte Baldassarre Castiglione
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 526
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105004698630
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Courtesy
  • Read and download full book The Book of the Courtier

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    Darkwar
  • Author : Glen Cook
  • Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9781597803755
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The world grows colder with each passing year, the longer winters and ever-deepening snows awaking ancient fears within the Dengan Packstead, fears of invasion by armed and desperate nomads, attack by the witchlike and mysterious Silth, able to kill with their minds alone, and of the Grauken, that desperate time when intellect gives way to buried cannibalistic instinct, when meth feeds upon meth. For Marika, a young pup of the Packstead, loyal to pack and family, times are dark indeed, for against these foes, the Packstead cannot prevail. But awakening within Marika is a power unmatched in all the world, a legendary power that may not just save her world, but allow her to grasp the stars themselves. From Glen Cook, author of the Black Company and Dread Empire novels, comes Darkwar, collecting for the first time, the stunning science fantasy epic that originally appeared as Doomstalker, Warlock, and Ceremony.

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    The Silver Spike
  • Author : Glen Cook
  • Publisher : Tor Fantasy
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781466831049
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • ...embedded in the trunk of the scion of the godtree, it contains the essence of the maddest of the Ten Who Were Taken...The Dominator. Defeated by the Lady and cast from this world, all that was left of him was a foul trace of lingering evil. But the graveyard that was once the Barrowland contains more secrets than dead. All who would possess the power of the Dominator are drawn to the spike. A foolhardy band of thieves is the first to reach it, and a rapacious and malign spirit is unleashed on an unwary world. The forces gather, sides are drawn, and mortal men can only die as the Dark Lords battle for domination. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    The Masque of the Red Death
  • Author : Edgar Allan Poe
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : PKEY:SMP2300000064254
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • "The Masque of the Red Death", originally published as "The Mask of the Red Death: A Fantasy", is an 1842 short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. The story follows Prince Prospero's attempts to avoid a dangerous plague, known as the Red Death, by hiding in his abbey. He, along with many other wealthy nobles, hosts a masquerade ballwithin seven rooms of the abbey, each decorated with a different color. In the midst of their revelry, a mysterious figure disguised as a Red Death victim enters and makes his way through each of the rooms. Prospero dies after confronting this stranger, whose "costume" proves to contain nothing tangible inside it; the guests also die in turn. Poe's story follows many traditions of Gothic fiction and is often analyzed as an allegory about the inevitability of death, though some critics advise against an allegorical reading. Many different interpretations have been presented, as well as attempts to identify the true nature of the titular disease. The story was first published in May 1842 in Graham's Magazineand has since been adapted in many different forms, including a 1964 film starring Vincent Price.

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    V for Vendetta Book & Mask Set
  • Author : ALAN. MOORE
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9781779511737
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  • Genre : Books
  • In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It's a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil. The inspiration for the hit 2005 movie starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving, this amazing graphic novel is packaged with a collectable reproduction of the iconic V mask.

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    Year of Wonders
  • Author : Geraldine Brooks
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 0142000787
  • Reader Reviews : 221
  • Genre : Great Britain
  • In 1666, a young woman comes of age during an extraordinary year of love and death. Inspired by the true story of Eyam, a "plague village" in the rugged hill country of England, "Year of Wonders" is a richly detailed evocation of a singular moment in history, written by the author of "Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women."