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The End of October

By Lawrence Wright
  • ISBN Code: : 0525658661
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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An Instant New York Times Bestseller From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower—a riveting thriller and “all-too-convincing chronicle of science, espionage, action and speculation” (The Wall Street Journal) At an internment camp in Indonesia, forty-seven people are pronounced dead with acute hemorrhagic fever. When epidemiologist Henry Parsons travels there on behalf of the World Health Organization to investigate, what he finds will have staggering repercussions. Halfway across the globe, the deputy director of U.S. Homeland Security scrambles to mount a response to the rapidly spreading pandemic leapfrogging around the world, which she believes may be the result of an act of biowarfare. And a rogue experimenter in man-made diseases is preparing his own terrifying solution. As already-fraying global relations begin to snap, the virus slashes across the United States, dismantling institutions and decimating the population. With his own wife and children facing diminishing odds of survival, Henry travels from Indonesia to Saudi Arabia to his home base at the CDC in Atlanta, searching for a cure and for the origins of this seemingly unknowable disease. The End of October is a one-of-a-kind thriller steeped in real-life political and scientific implications, filled with the insight that has been the hallmark of Wright’s acclaimed nonfiction and the full-tilt narrative suspense that only the best fiction can offer.

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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307790711
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
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  • Pdf File: saints-and-sinners.pdf

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  • Publisher : Vintage
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  • Total of Pages : 480
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  • Total of Pages : 224
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  • Book Code : 1529215323
  • Total of Pages : 198
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300252404
  • Total of Pages : 384
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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Book Code : 0307592448
  • Total of Pages : 352
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  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Book Code : 0385690193
  • Total of Pages : 336
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0385352077
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : History
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  • Total of Pages : 200
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300216033
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
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  • Total of Pages : 320
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  • Total of Pages : 336
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1416531785
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : History
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Ever since its first publication in 1992, The End of History and the Last Man has provoked controversy and debate. Francis Fukuyama's prescient analysis of religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and war is as essential for a world fighting fundamentalist terrorists as it was for the end of the Cold War. Now updated with a new afterword, The End of History and the Last Man is a modern classic.

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  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Book Code : 164622065X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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Wolf Hall meets The Favourite in this beguiling debut novel that brilliantly brings to life the residents of a small English town in the grip of the seventeenth-century witch trials and the young woman tasked with saving them all from themselves. "This is an intimate portrait of a clever if unworldly heroine who slides from amused observation of the 'moribund carnival atmosphere' in the household of a 'possessed' child to nervous uncertainty about the part in the proceedings played by her adored tutor to utter despair as a wagon carts her off to prison." —Alida Becker, The New York Times Book Review England, 1643. Puritanical fervor has gripped the nation. And in Manningtree, a town depleted of men since the wars began, the hot terror of damnation burns in the hearts of women left to their own devices. Rebecca West, fatherless and husbandless, chafes against the drudgery of her days, livened only occasionally by her infatuation with the handsome young clerk John Edes. But then a newcomer, who identifies himself as the Witchfinder General, arrives. A mysterious, pious figure dressed from head to toe in black, Matthew Hopkins takes over the Thorn Inn and begins to ask questions about what the women on the margins of this diminished community are up to. Dangerous rumors of covens, pacts, and bodily wants have begun to hang over women like Rebecca—and the future is as frightening as it is thrilling. Brimming with contemporary energy and resonance, The Manningtree Witches plunges its readers into the fever and menace of the English witch trials, where suspicion, mistrust, and betrayal run amok as a nation's arrogant male institutions start to realize that the very people they've suppressed for so long may be about to rise up and claim their freedom.

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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
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  • Total of Pages : 468
  • Category : History
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Allan Wildman presents the first detailed study of the Army's collapse under the strains of war and of the front soldiers' efforts to participate in the Revolution. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The End of the Maoist Era: Chinese Politics During the Twilight of the Cultural Revolution, 1972-1976

By Frederick C Teiwes,Warren Sun
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317457013
  • Total of Pages : 729
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 871
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This book launches an ambitious reexamination of the elite politics behind one of the most remarkable transformations in the late twentieth century. As the first part of a new interpretation of the evolution of Chinese politics during the years 1972-82, it provides a detailed study of the end of the Maoist era, demonstrating Mao's continuing dominance even as his ability to control events ebbed away. The tensions within the "gang of four," the different treatment of Zhou Enlai and Deng Xiaoping, and the largely unexamined role of younger radicals are analyzed to reveal a view of the dynamic of elite politics that is at odds with accepted scholarship. The authors draw upon newly available documentary sources and extensive interviews with Chinese participants and historians to develop their challenging interpretation of one of the most poorly understood periods in the history of the People's Republic of China.

Public Opinion and the End of Appeasement in Britain and France

By Daniel Hucker
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317073533
  • Total of Pages : 349
  • Category : History
  • Members : 421
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The 1930s policy of appeasement is still fiercely debated by historians, critics and contemporary political commentators, more than 70 years after the signing of the 1938 Munich Agreement. What is less well-understood, however, is the role of public opinion on the formation of British and French policy in the period between Munich and the outbreak of the Second World War; not necessarily what public opinion was but how it was perceived to be by those in power and how this contributed to the policymaking process. It therefore fills a considerable gap in an otherwise vast literature, seeking to ascertain the extent to which public opinion can be said to have influenced the direction of foreign policy in a crucial juncture of British and French diplomatic history. Employing an innovative and unique methodological framework, the author distinguishes between two categories of representation: firstly, 'reactive' representations of opinion, the immediate and spontaneous reactions of the public to circumstances and events as they occur; and secondly, 'residual' representations, which can be defined as the remnants of previous memories and experiences, the more general tendencies of opinion considered characteristic of previous years, even previous decades. It is argued that the French government of Édouard Daladier was consistently more attuned to the evolution of 'reactive' representations than the British government of Neville Chamberlain and, consequently, it was the French rather than the British who first pursued a firmer policy towards the European dictatorships. This comparative approach reveals a hitherto hidden facet of the diplomatic prelude to the Second World War; that British policy towards France and French policy towards Britain were influenced by their respective perceptions of public opinion in the other country. A sophisticated analysis of a crucial period in international history, this book will be essential reading for scholars of the origins of World War II, the political scenes of late 1930s Britain and France, and the study of public opinion and its effects on policy.

Big Data in Bioeconomy

By Caj Södergård,Tomas Mildorf,Ephrem Habyarimana,Arne J. Berre,Jose A. Fernandes,Christian Zinke-Wehlmann
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030710696
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 210
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This edited open access book presents the comprehensive outcome of The European DataBio Project, which examined new data-driven methods to shape a bioeconomy. These methods are used to develop new and sustainable ways to use forest, farm and fishery resources. As a European initiative, the goal is to use these new findings to support decision-makers and producers – meaning farmers, land and forest owners and fishermen. With their 27 pilot projects from 17 countries, the authors examine important sectors and highlight examples where modern data-driven methods were used to increase sustainability. How can farmers, foresters or fishermen use these insights in their daily lives? The authors answer this and other questions for our readers. The first four parts of this book give an overview of the big data technologies relevant for optimal raw material gathering. The next three parts put these technologies into perspective, by showing useable applications from farming, forestry and fishery. The final part of this book gives a summary and a view on the future. With its broad outlook and variety of topics, this book is an enrichment for students and scientists in bioeconomy, biodiversity and renewable resources.

The End of the Middle Ages

By A. Mary F. Robinson
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 455
  • Category : History
  • Members : 305
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"The End of the Middle Ages" by A. Mary F. Robinson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Power, Law and the End of Privateering

By J. Lemnitzer
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137318635
  • Total of Pages : 254
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 512
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This book offers an exciting new take on the relationship between law and power. The 1856 Declaration of Paris marks the precise moment when international law became universal, and was an aggressive and successful British move to end privateering forever – then the United States' main weapon in case of war with Britain.

Calumet "K"

By Henry Kitchell Webster,Samuel Merwin
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 1513288563
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 486
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Calumet “K” (1904) is a novel by Henry Kitchell Webster and Samuel Merwin. Written as a collaborative effort between the two natives of Evanston, Illinois, Calumet “K” is a story of invention, struggle, and personal redemption. A favorite novel of writer and philosopher Ayn Rand, Calumet “K” launched the careers of two of the Midwest’s most popular authors of the early twentieth century. The contract for the two million bushel grain elevator, Calumet K, had been let to MacBride & Company, of Minneapolis, in January, but the superstructure was not begun until late in May, and at the end of October it was still far from completion. Ill luck had attended Peterson, the constructor, especially since August. MacBride, the head of the firm, disliked unlucky men, and at the end of three months his patience gave out, and he telegraphed Charlie Bannon...” Predating Ayn Rand’s bestselling novels of individualism and invention by several decades, Calumet “K” is a story of man and machine, of the determination and manpower required for every advancement in human history. In the grand scheme of things, the construction of a massive grain elevator in a little-known Midwestern town might seem minor, but the drama that ensues from Charlie Bannon’s arrival is a story with much larger implications. As he struggles to succeed through willpower and grit, Bannon goes up against nature, big business, and political unrest in order to achieve his goal. As the grain elevator rises with unprecedented speed, as the day of the contract’s fulfillment grows near, Bannon and his allies find themselves pushed to the brink. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Samuel Merwin and Henry Kitchell Webster’s Calumet “K” is a classic of American literature reimagined for modern readers.

The Story of Rome from the Earliest Times to the End of the Republic

By Arthur Gilman
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 274
  • Category : History
  • Members : 619
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"The Story of Rome from the Earliest Times to the End of the Republic" by Arthur Gilman. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Meaning Of Sports

By Michael Mandelbaum
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  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Book Code : 0786738847
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 525
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In The Meaning of Sports, Michael Mandelbaum, a sports fan who is also one of the nation's preeminent foreign policy thinkers, examines America's century-long love affair with team sports. In keeping with his reputation for writing about big ideas in an illuminating and graceful way, he shows how sports respond to deep human needs; describes the ways in which baseball, football and basketball became national institutions and how they reached their present forms; and covers the evolution of rules, the rise and fall of the most successful teams, and the historical significance of the most famous and influential figures such as Babe Ruth, Vince Lombardi, and Michael Jordan. Whether he is writing about baseball as the agrarian game, football as similar to warfare, basketball as the embodiment of post-industrial society, or the moral havoc created by baseball's designated hitter rule, Mandelbaum applies the full force of his learning and wit to subjects about which so many Americans care passionately: the games they played in their youth and continue to follow as adults. By offering a fresh and unconventional perspective on these games, The Meaning of Sports makes for fascinating and rewarding reading both for fans and newcomers.

The October Faction: Supernatural Dreams

By Steve Niles
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  • Publisher : IDW Publishing
  • Book Code : 1684065860
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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 344
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With their former leader and father retired, the rest of the Allan family adjusts to the new status quo and brings the monster-hunting business into the modern era. But a sinister and powerful new evil stirs... one that could tear the family apart! The town of Gristlewood is under attack from the most powerful being it has ever seen. Vivian and Geoff take the lead in fighting the evil, but can they even begin to match its power? Or will this be the end of the October Faction?

Title 45 Public Welfare Parts 1200 to End (Revised as of October 1, 2013)

By Office of The Federal Register, Enhanced by IntraWEB, LLC
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  • Publisher : IntraWEB, LLC and Claitor's Law Publishing
  • Book Code : 0160921163
  • Total of Pages : 901
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 318
  • Pdf File: title-45-public-welfare-parts-1200-to-end.pdf

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45 CFR Public Welfare

Sixteenth International Seaweed Symposium

By Joanna M. Kain (Jones),Murray T. Brown,Marc Lahaye
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9401144494
  • Total of Pages : 668
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 433
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Book Short Summary:

The papers presented in this volume reflect continuing worldwide interest in marine algae and range from results using cutting-edge laboratory techniques to simple but important field observations. Many of the contributors frequently publish in their own languages.

Title 49 Transportation Part 1200 to End (Revised as of October 1, 2013)

By Office of The Federal Register, Enhanced by IntraWEB, LLC
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  • Publisher : IntraWEB, LLC and Claitor's Law Publishing
  • Book Code : 0160921465
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  • Category : Law
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49 CFR Transportation

Title 42 Public Health Part 482 to End (Revised as of October 1, 2013)

By Office of The Federal Register, Enhanced by IntraWEB, LLC
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  • Publisher : IntraWEB, LLC and Claitor's Law Publishing
  • Book Code : 0160921090
  • Total of Pages : 898
  • Category : Law
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  • Pdf File: title-42-public-health-part-482-to-end.pdf

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42 CFR Public Health