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A Prisoner of Birth

By Jeffrey Archer
  • ISBN Code: : 1429934492
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
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International bestseller and master storyteller Jeffrey Archer returns with a tale of fate and fortune, redemption and revenge with A Prisoner of Birth. Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig never should have met. One evening, Danny, an East End cockney who works as a garage mechanic, takes his fianceé up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister posed to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation. A few hours later Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to twenty-two years in prison, thanks to irrefutable testimony from Spencer, the prosecution's main witness. Danny spends the next few years in a high-security prison while Spencer Craig's career as a lawyer goes straight up. All the while Danny plans to escape and wreak his revenge. Thus begins Jeffrey Archer's poignant novel of deception, hatred and vengeance, in which only one of them can finally triumph while the other will spend the rest of his days in jail. But which one will triumph? This suspenseful novel takes the listener through so many twists and turns that no one will guess the ending, even the most ardent of Archer's many, many fans.

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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
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  • Total of Pages : 336
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  • Total of Pages : 128
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Book Code : 9781429953856
  • Total of Pages : 480
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Spring 1994, Washington, D.C. - While the Clinton Administration grapples with its domestic policies, a sinister plot is being masterminded six thousand miles away in Baghdad. By using $100 million as bait and spinning a deadly web of corruption, forgery, and terror, Saddam Hussein seeks to embarrass the U.S. with the ultimate revenge: to steal a treasured historical document and then destroy it before the world's media-on July 4, 1994. As the countdown to Independence Day begins, two agents stand in the way of his nearly flawless plan: Scott Bradley, a rising star in the CIA who is desperate to prove his patriotism, and Hannah Kopec, the stunning Mossad operative who has already lost o much that she fears nothing and trusts no one. Their unrelenting quest to prevent what would undoubtedly be the most humiliating day in U.S. history takes them across four continents and climaxes in a dramatic, triple-twist ending. Ingeniously plotted and as up-to-the-minute as today's headlines, Honor Among Thieves resonates with the brilliant pace that is the trademark of master storyteller Jeffrey Archer.

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  • Book Code : 1443406430
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Total of Pages : 336
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “If you’re a fan like I am this is definitely the book for you.” —Pete Davidson, actor, producer, and cast member on Saturday Night Live “Danny’s incredible life story shows that even though we may fall down at some point in our lives, it’s what we do when we stand back up that really counts.” —Robert Rodriguez, creator of Spy Kids, Desperado, and Machete Discover the full, fascinating, and inspirational true story of Danny Trejo’s journey from crime, prison, addiction, and loss—it’s “enough to make you believe in the possibility of a Hollywood ending” (The New York Times Book Review). On screen, Danny Trejo the actor is a baddie who has been killed at least a hundred times. He’s been shot, stabbed, hanged, chopped up, squished by an elevator, and once, was even melted into a bloody goo. Off screen, he’s a hero beloved by recovery communities and obsessed fans alike. But the real Danny Trejo is much more complicated than the legend. Raised in an abusive home, Danny struggled with heroin addiction and stints in some of the country’s most notorious state prisons—including San Quentin and Folsom—from an early age, before starring in such modern classics as Heat, From Dusk till Dawn, and Machete. Now, in this funny, painful, and suspenseful memoir, Danny takes us through the incredible ups and downs of his life, including meeting one of the world’s most notorious serial killers in prison and working with legends like Charles Bronson and Robert De Niro. An honest, unflinching, and “inspirational study in the definition of character” (Kevin Smith, director and actor), Trejo reveals how he managed the horrors of prison, rebuilt himself after finding sobriety and spirituality in solitary confinement, and draws inspiration from the adrenaline-fueled robbing heists of his past for the film roles that made him a household name. He also shares the painful contradictions in his personal life. Although he speaks everywhere from prison yards to NPR about his past to inspire countless others on their own road to recovery and redemption, he struggles to help his children with their personal battles with addiction, and to build relationships that last. Redemptive and painful, poignant and real, Trejo is a portrait of a magnificent life and an unforgettable and exceptional journey.

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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Book Code : 1466817461
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 824
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Fourth Estate Jeffrey Archer Richard Armstrong narrowly escaped Hitler's atrocities in Eastern Europe on his courage and his wits—skills that served him well in peacetime. Having turned a struggling Berlin newspaper into a success story seemingly overnight, Armstrong made a name for himself—and more than a few enemies along the way...Meanwhile, young Keith Townsend enters the international arena, armed with a world-class education and a sense of entitlement to match. Charged with growing his father's newspaper business into a global media force, he and Armstrong are bound to become sworn rivals—until they arrive at the edge of collapse and will do whatever it takes to stay alive in the game...or die trying.

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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1429949031
  • Total of Pages : 352
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On the heels of the international bestseller Only Time Will Tell, Jeffrey Archer picks up the sweeping story of the Clifton Chronicles.... Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German U-boat, drowning almost the entire crew. An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw. When Bradshaw dies in the night, Harry seizes on the chance to escape his tangled past and assumes his identity. But on landing in America, he quickly learns the mistake he has made, when he discovers what is awaiting Bradshaw in New York. Without any way of proving his true identity, Harry Clifton is now chained to a past that could be far worse than the one he had hoped to escape.

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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1647672201
  • Total of Pages : 325
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 552
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She, who had been transported to a different world, had an extremely good life and directly became the queen of a nation with women's rights. She had seventy-two concubines in the Three Palaces and Six Palaces and was extremely elegant and unrestrained ...However, she was only handsome for two seconds. In the blink of an eye, she had become the ruler of a nation that had perished!Allegedly, the enemy kingdom's evildoer would kill without batting an eye ...Yet, she was alive and kicking.It was said that the prisoners of war would end up miserable, but she was a beauty, and her mouth was full of oil."Won't you wipe the corners of your mouth?" The beauty had a helpless look on her face as she used a handkerchief to wipe away the bits of meat around the corner of her mouth. She looked at the chicken leg in her hands and smiled even more charmingly.It was said that even the ruler of a country of death found it difficult to avoid these types of situations: taking poison, taking medicine, cutting off one's neck, and killing him!However, why did that certain prince, who was in charge of her life and death, throw her onto the bed? What else could he say to make her give birth to a monkey for him?No!A warrior could be killed but not humiliated!However, in the end, Ao Jiao was still pushed to the side by his powerful attack. She shouted out the slogan of "Ya Lai Die" every night, and lived a happy life of hugging two people a year and hugging three people for three years!

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  • Publisher : Europa Editions
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  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0544556445
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Fort Breendonk was built in the early 1900s to protect Antwerp, Belgium, from possible German invasion. Damaged at the start of World War I, it fell into disrepair . . . until the Nazis took it over after their invasion of Belgium in 1940. Never designated an official concentration camp by the SS and instead labeled a "reception" camp where prisoners were held until they were either released or transported, Breendonk was no less brutal. About 3,600 prisoners were held there—just over half of them survived. As one prisoner put it, "I would prefer to spend nineteen months at Buchenwald than nineteen days at Breendonk." With access to the camp and its archives and with rare photos and artwork, James M. Deem pieces together the story of the camp by telling the stories of its victims—Jews, communists, resistance fighters, and common criminals—for the first time in an English-language publication. Leon Nolis's haunting photography of the camp today accompanies the wide range of archival images. The story of Breendonk is one you will never forget.

Prisoner of the Vatican

By David I. Kertzer
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  • Publisher : HMH
  • Book Code : 0547347162
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : History
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A Pulitzer Prize winner’s “fascinating” account of the political battles that led to the end of the Papal States (Entertainment Weekly). From a National Book Award–nominated author, this absorbing history chronicles the birth of modern Italy and the clandestine politics behind the Vatican’s last stand in the battle between the church and the newly created Italian state. When Italy’s armies seized the Holy City and claimed it for the Italian capital, Pope Pius IX, outraged, retreated to the Vatican and declared himself a prisoner, calling on foreign powers to force the Italians out of Rome. The action set in motion decades of political intrigue that hinged on such fascinating characters as Garibaldi, King Viktor Emmanuel, Napoleon III, and Chancellor Bismarck. Drawing on a wealth of secret documents long buried in the Vatican archives, David I. Kertzer reveals a fascinating story of outrageous accusations, mutual denunciations, and secret dealings that will leave readers hard-pressed to ever think of Italy, or the Vatican, in the same way again. “A rousing tale of clerical skullduggery and topsy-turvy politics, laced with plenty of cross-border intrigue.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

A Prisoner of the Khaleefa: Twelve Years Captivity at Omdurman

By Charles Neufeld
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465608184
  • Total of Pages : 365
  • Category : Omdurman (Sudan)
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Within seventy-two hours of my arrival in Cairo from the Soudan, I commenced to dictate my experiences for the present volume, and had dictated them from the time I left Egypt, in 1887, until I had reached the incidents connected with my arrival at Omdurman as the Khaleefa’s captive, when I became the recipient of a veritable sheaf of press-cuttings, extracts, letters, private and official, new and old, which collection was still further added to on the arrival of my wife in Egypt, on October 13. My first feelings after reading the bulk of these, and when the sensation of walking about free and unshackled had worn off a little, was that I had but escaped the savage barbarism of the Soudan to become the victim of the refined cruelty of civilization. Fortunately, maybe, my rapid change from chains and starvation to freedom and the luxuries I might allow myself to indulge in, brought about its inevitable result—a reaction, and then collapse. While ill in bed I could, when the delirium of fever had left |2|me, and I was no longer struggling for breath and standing room in that Black Hole of Omdurman, the Saier, find it in my heart to forgive my critics, and say, “I might have said the same of them, had they been in my place and I in theirs.” But the inaccuracies written and published in respect to my nationality, biography, and, above all, the astounding inaccuracies published in connection with my capture and the circumstances attending it, necessitate my offering a few words to my readers by way of introduction; but I shall be as brief and concise as possible. I have, both directly and indirectly, been blamed for, or accused of, the loss of arms, ammunition, and monies sent by the Government to the loyal Sheikh of the Kabbabish, Saleh Bey Wad Salem. Some have gone so far as to accuse me of betraying the party I accompanied into the hands of the dervishes; a betrayal which led eventually to the virtual extermination of the tribe and the death of its brave chief. The betrayal of the caravan I accompanied did lead to this result; it also led me into chains and slavery. According to one account, I arrived at Omdurman on the 1st or 7th of March (both dates are given in the same book), 1887; yet, at this time, to the best of my recollection, the General commanding the Army of Occupation in Egypt, General Stephenson, was trying in Cairo to persuade me to abandon my projected journey into Kordofan. In a very recent publication, in the preface to which the authors ask their readers to point out any inaccuracies, I am credited with arriving as a captive at Omdurman in |3|1885, when at this time I was attached as interpreter to the Gordon Relief Expedition, and stood within a few yards of General Earle at the battle of Kirbekan when he was killed. It is probable I was the last man he ever spoke to.

The Incarnation, Birth and Infancy of Jesus Christ

By Saint Alphonsus de Liguori,Aeterna Press
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  • Publisher : Aeterna Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 469
  • Category : Religion
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Adam, our first parent, sins; ungrateful for the great benefits conferred on him, he rebels against God, by a violation of the precept given him not to eat of the forbidden fruit. On this account God is obliged to drive him out of the earthly paradise in this world, and in the world to come to deprive not only Adam, but all the descendants of this rebellious creature, of the heavenly and everlasting paradise which he had prepared for them after this mortal life. Aeterna Press

Kierkegaard, Eve and Metaphors of Birth

By Alison Assiter
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1783483261
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Philosophy
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A highly original rereading of Kierkegaard through the concept of birthing, highlighting a speculative hypothesis about the nature of Being in Kierkegaard’s work.

Crime and Punishment around the World [4 volumes]

By Graeme R. Newman
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313351341
  • Total of Pages : 1586
  • Category : Social Science
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This comprehensive, detailed account explores crime and punishment throughout the world through the eyes of leading experts, local authors and scholars, and government officials. • Four volumes covering Africa, the Americas, Asia/Pacific, and Europe • More than 200 essays written by academics, government officials, and independent experts • Four world maps and sixteen regional maps depicting distribution of murder rates, prison, corporal punishment, and death penalty rates • A "Learn More" section in each chapter that lists 4–6 recommended readings • Quick reference information at the start of each entry providing at a glance a country's type of legal system, use or prohibition of capital and corporal punishment, and levels of serious crimes such as murder and human trafficking

The Trauma Of Birth

By Rank, Otto
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136343881
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Medical
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First Published in 1999. This text outlines developments in psycho-analysis, from the consistent application of the method created by Freud and from the dotrine based on the method. The authors seek to gain a general and wider knowledge of the Unconscious.

Legacy of a War

By Ellen Frey-Wouters
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000106470
  • Total of Pages : 472
  • Category : History
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A survey examines American attitudes toward the Vietnam War and the experiences and ideas that turned most people against the war.

A TWIST IN THE TALE

By JEFFREY ARCHER Translated From ENGLISH to MARATHI By LEENA SOHONI
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  • Publisher : MEHTA PUBLISHING HOUSE
  • Book Code : 9353175631
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Fiction
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NO ONE CAN WEAVE A WEB OF SUSPENSE, DELIVER A JOLT OF SURPRISE, OR TEACH A LESSON IN LIVING LIKE BESTSELLING AUTHOR JEFFREY ARCHER. FROM AFRICA TO THE MIDDLE EAST, AND FROM LONDON TO BEIJING, ARCHER TAKES US TO PLACES WE`VE NEVER SEEN AND INTRODUCES US TO PEOPLE WE`LL NEVER FORGET. MEET THE PHILANDERING HUSBAND WHO THINKS HE`S COMMITTED THE PERFECT MURDER; THE SELF-ASSURED CHESS CHAMPION WHO PLAYS A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN FOR STAKES FAR HIGHER THAN CASH; AND THE FINANCE MINISTER WHO NEEDS TO CRACK THE SECRETS OF A SWISS BANK. JEFFREY ARCHER`S COLLECTION OF TWELVE SPELLBINDING STORIES WILL SWEEP YOU ON A JOURNEY OF THWARTED AMBITION, UNDYING PASSION, AND UNSWERVING HONOR THAT YOU`LL NEVER FORGET. कार्लाचा खून होतो... एक इन्शुरन्स एजंट मेन्झीस आणि तिचा प्रियकर कॅसानोव्हा तिच्या खुनाच्या आधी वेगवेगळ्या वेळी तिच्याकडे आलेले असतात...कुणी केलेला असतो खून?...भ्रष्टाचाऱ्यांचं पितळ उघडं पाडणारा नायजेरियाचा अर्थमंत्री इग्नेशियस एका स्विस बँकेच्या चेअरमनकडून त्या बँकेतील खात्यांचे तपशील प्राप्त करण्यासाठी त्याच्या डोक्याला पिस्तूल लावतो... मल्टाव्हियाच्या राजाकडून जेराल्डला सोन्याचा एक रत्नजडित हार बक्षीस म्हणून मिळतो...काय होतं त्या हाराचं? धक्कादायक शेवट असलेल्या कथा

Birth of Intelligence

By Daeyeol Lee
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190908343
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Psychology
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What is intelligence? How did it begin and evolve to human intelligence? Does a high level of biological intelligence require a complex brain? Can man-made machines be truly intelligent? Is AI fundamentally different from human intelligence? In Birth of Intelligence, distinguished neuroscientist Daeyeol Lee tackles these pressing fundamental issues. To better prepare for future society and its technology, including how the use of AI will impact our lives, it is essential to understand the biological root and limits of human intelligence. After systematically reviewing biological and computational underpinnings of decision making and intelligent behaviors, Birth of Intelligence proposes that true intelligence requires life.