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The Dark Design

By Philip Jose Farmer
  • ISBN Code: : 1429949147
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
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A New York Times bestsesller, The Dark Design is the third novel in Hugo and Nebula award-winning science fiction legend Philip José Farmer's Riverworld series. Milton Firebrass, once Mark Twain's enemy and now his greatest ally, plans to build a giant airship that can fly to the North Pole of Riverworld. Once there, he hopes to learn the secret of the mysterious tower that dominates the landscape and find the answer to his most urgent question: could the tower contain the Ethicals, the enigmatic beings that created Riverworld? Meanwhile, Jill Gulbirra is challenged for the job of piloting the airship by none other than Cyrano de Bergerac. As if there were not enough challenges facing the crew, they soon suspect there is an agent of the Ethicals among their number, plotting their destruction.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • Category : History
  • Members : 743
  • Pdf File: the-duke-illustrated-edition.pdf

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Includes over 100 maps of the actions, engagements and battles of the entire Peninsular War. “Philip Guedalla wrote “The Duke” in 1931, when the exploits of the First Duke of Wellington were still generally known to his audience....In a brisk but witty narrative, Guedalla retraces the life and long career of Arthur Wesley, later Duke of Wellington. Wesley’s unpromising youth provides no foreshadowing of his future greatness...Guedalla rescues Wellington’s highly successful apprenticeship in arms in India from historical obscurity; only Jac Weller has covered that period better. Wellington’s successes in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo have been well-documented and Guedalla does not place undue emphasis on this portion of his career. Guedalla does carry the narrative forward into Wellington’s long career in government and in politics after Waterloo, where, despite long and faithful public service, he might fairly be said to have outlived his times. Wellington spent a military lifetime defeating the more rabid effects of the French Revolution; as a politician, he found himself often out of synch with the much more peaceful English Revolution that followed. It is Guedalla’s gift as an historian to place Wellington in the context of his times and especially of his social class as a member of the Anglo-Irish nobility. His extensive research into Wellington’s correspondence has produced a wealth of quotes that help provide a flavor of the man. Guedalla avoids the temptation to speculate; Wellington’s worlds and actions are allowed to speak for him. We come away with a sense of Wellington as a strict, disciplined, methodical, and confident military officer endowed with both an enormous amount of common sense about people and politics and with distinct pride and ambition about his own career. This book is highly recommended to students of the life of the Duke of Wellington.-D. S. Thurlow.

Wait For Me

By Kathryn Kaleigh
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  • Publisher : KST Publishing Inc
  • Book Code : 1647910587
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 979
  • Pdf File: wait-for-me.pdf

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Trapped for the long months of the siege, the residents of Vicksburg retreat into hiding. Isabella Quinn must focus above all else on surviving. But her past unexpectedly grasps her attention. Benjamin Richardson must protect civilians without distraction. What will they do to survive the siege? An enchanting and spellbinding historical romance set against the backdrop of the American Civil War.

Bad Girl Blues

By Michael Kilian
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 150402012X
  • Total of Pages : 295
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 389
  • Pdf File: bad-girl-blues.pdf

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A former fashion photographer encounters murder and corruption in New Orleans It’s too hot to sleep. It’s too hot to be up. This is New Orleans in the summer. And as dawn breaks on a sweltering July morning, André Derain awakens to a scream from his courtyard as a man is stabbed just below his window. Acting on impulse, Derain leaps out the window, in the buff, and chases the attacker down the alleyway, but the man with the knife gets away. By the time Derain returns to the courtyard, the victim has died. It’s just another day in the French Quarter. He should have known better than to get involved. Derain’s act of naked courage lands him in the middle of the police investigation, which turns out to be much bigger than this onetime fashion photographer can handle. With nothing but a zoom lens and charm to spare, Derain will learn that in the Crescent City, corruption runs as deep and muddy as the river itself. Bad Girl Blues is the 1st book in the Andy Derain Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Blush of Dawn

By Don Liddick
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  • Publisher : Laurel Highlands Publishing
  • Book Code : 1941087426
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 590
  • Pdf File: blush-of-dawn.pdf

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The people of the Scaur live under the strict rule of King Zandelkar or face punishment at the hands of the King’s enforcers, the ululaku. When the mother of twins, Adera and Kif, disobeys the King’s Law, justice comes swiftly, leaving the young twins alone in an unkind world. They grow up navigating injustice while having to fight the wrongness that robbed Adera and Kif of their family.

The Ice

By Stephen J. Pyne
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  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Book Code : 0295805234
  • Total of Pages : 456
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 194
  • Pdf File: the-ice.pdf

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�The Ice is a compilation of more about ice than you knew you wanted to know, yet sheer compelling significance holds attention page by page. . . . Pyne conveys a view of Antarctica that interweaves physical science with humanistic inquiry and perception. His audacity as well as his presentation warrant admiration, for the implications of The Ice are vast.��New York Times Book Review

Gournia, Vasiliki, and Other Prehistoric Sites on the Isthmus of Hierapetra, Crete

By Harriet Boyd Hawes,Blanche A. Williams,Richard B. Seager,Edith H. Hall
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  • Publisher : INSTAP
  • Book Code : 162303387X
  • Total of Pages : 154
  • Category : History
  • Members : 343
  • Pdf File: gournia-vasiliki-and-other-prehistoric-sites-on-the-isthmus-of-hierapetra-crete.pdf

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This volume presents the primary archaeological report about the excavation of the Late Minoan I town of Gournia in eastern Crete, directed by Harriet Boyd Hawes at the beginning of the 20th century. This second edition presents exactly the same information and images as the first edition, but in a smaller, more user friendly format than the original elephantine book. Plans, pottery, and small finds among many other topics on the Bronze Age archaeology of eastern Crete are all included, just as in the first edition.

Personal Branding for Entrepreneurial Journalists and Creative Professionals

By Sara Kelly
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1315437554
  • Total of Pages : 222
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 397
  • Pdf File: personal-branding-for-entrepreneurial-journalists-and-creative-professionals.pdf

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Personal Branding for Entrepreneurial Journalists and Creative Professionals outlines and describes the complete process of building and growing a successful personal brand. Focused on the independent journalist or creative professional in the new digital marketplace, Sara Kelly gives readers the ability to create the sort of personal brand that not only stands out, but remains relevant for years to come. Features such as exercises and worksheets will guide readers in creating the various components of their personal brand, and case studies of real-world branding scenarios will allow readers to analyze the practical aspects of implementing a personal brand. Covering theory and practice, this text is a powerful resource for modern journalists, multimedia storytellers, and content creators hoping to ply their talents online and beyond.

Toward a Feminist Rhetoric

By Gertrude Buck
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  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
  • Book Code : 9780822990611
  • Total of Pages : 287
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 564
  • Pdf File: toward-a-feminist-rhetoric.pdf

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The nature of Gertrude Buck, professor of English at Vassar College from 1897 until her death in 1922, is well-known to anyone interested in the history of composition. Her writing is less well-known, much of it now out of print. JoAnn Campbell gathers together for the first time the major work of this innovative thinker and educator, including her most important articles on rhetorical theory; The Social Criticism of Literature, a forerunner of reader-response literary theory; selections from her textbooks on argumentative and expository writing; poetry; fiction; her play Mother-Love, and unpublished reports and correspondence from the English department at Vassar. In her introduction, Campbell describes the masculine rhetorical tradition within which Buck wrote and taught. Her theories of language and composition quietly challenged the dominant rhetorics issuing from Harvard and Amherst. An unusually productive scholar, Buck wrote textbooks for her female students that affirmed women’s intellectual abilities and trained them to participate in political debate. In the Vassar English Department she found a community of women among whom she could practice and develop her theories regarding rhetoric, pedagogy, and the role of the individual in society.