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Iron Kissed

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“Expect to be spellbound”* by Patricia Briggs’s #1 New York Times bestselling series starring Mercy Thompson. Being a lowly “walker” in a world of vampires, werewolves, and fae once kept her safe. But Mercy’s bark—and bite—are not so harmless any more… Though Mercy can shift her shape into that of a coyote, her loyalty never wavers. So when her former boss and mentor, Zee, asks for her help, she’s there for him. A series of murders has rocked a fae reservation, and Zee needs her unique gifts, namely her coyote sense of smell, to sniff out the killer. But when Zee is accused of murdering the suspect Mercy outed, he’s left to rot behind bars by his own kind. Now it’s up to Mercy to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not. Mercy’s loyalty is under pressure from other directions, too. Werewolves are not known for their patience, and if Mercy can’t decide between the two she cares for, Sam and Adam may make the choice for her... *Lynn Viehl, New York Times bestselling author

Soul Taken

Soul Taken Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patricia Briggs
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0593100123
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Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, must face her greatest fears in this chilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. The vampire Wulfe is missing. Since he’s deadly, possibly insane, and his current idea of “fun” is stalking me, some may see it as no great loss. But, warned that his disappearance might bring down the carefully constructed alliances that keep our pack safe, my mate and I must find Wulfe—and hope he’s still alive. As alive as a vampire can be, anyway. But Wulfe isn’t the only one who has disappeared. And now there are bodies, too. Has the Harvester returned to the Tri-Cities, reaping souls with his cursed sickle? Or is he just a character from a B horror movie and our enemy is someone else? The farther I follow Wulfe’s trail, the more twisted—and darker—the path becomes. I need to figure out what’s going on before the next body on the ground is mine.

Blood Bound

Blood Bound Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patricia Briggs
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101208554
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Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs Summary

“Kick-ass were-coyote auto mechanic Mercedes Thompson” (Publishers Weekly) has leapt to the forefront of today’s urban fantasy heroes, thanks to bestselling author Patricia Briggs. Now, Mercy finds herself in the middle of a bloodbath—with only one way out... Mercy has friends in low places—and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind. But this new vampire is hardly ordinary—and neither is the demon inside of him. When the undead and the werewolves sent to find him don’t return, the local vampire queen turns to Mercy for help. A coyote is no match for a demon, but Mercy is determined to get her friends back—including the two werewolves circling around her heart.

Silence Fallen

Silence Fallen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patricia Briggs
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698195817
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Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs Summary

In the #1 New York Times bestselling Mercy Thompson novels, the coyote shapeshifter has found her voice in the werewolf pack. But when Mercy’s bond with the pack—and her mate—is broken, she’ll learn what it truly means to be alone... Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form, Mercy escapes—only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe... Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which. Ancient powers stir, and Mercy must be her agile best to avoid causing a war between vampires and werewolves, and between werewolves and werewolves. And in the heart of the ancient city of Prague, old ghosts rise...

Frost Burned

Frost Burned Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patricia Briggs
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101619651
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Patricia Briggs “has reached perfection”* in this #1 New York Times bestseller, as Mercy Thompson faces a shapeshifter’s biggest fear... Mercy’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Alpha werewolf Adam Hauptman has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more... After a traffic accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can’t reach Adam—or anyone else in the pack. They’ve all been abducted. Mercy fears Adam’s disappearance may be related to the political battle the werewolves have been fighting to gain acceptance from the public—and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outmatched and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely. *The Nocturnal Library

Mein Kampf

Mein Kampf Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adolf Hitler
Editor: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9390504872
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Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler Summary

‘MEIN KAMPF’ is the autobiography of Adolf Hitler gives detailed insight into the mission and vision of Adolf Hitler that shook the world. This book is the merger of two volumes. The first volume of MEIN KAMPF’ was written while the author was imprisioned in a Bavarian fortress. The book deals with events which brought the author into this blight. It was the hour of Germany’s deepest humiliation, when Napolean has dismembered the old German Empire and French soldiers occupied almost the whole of Germony. The books narrates how Hitler was arrested with several of his comrades and imprisoned in the fortress of Landsberg on the river Lech. During this period only the author wrote the first volume of MEIN KAMPF. The Second volume of MEIN KAMPF was written after release of Hitler from prison and it was published after the French had left the Ruhr, the tramp of the invading armies still echoed in German ears and the terrible ravages had plunged the country into a state of social and economic Chaos. The beauty of the book is, MEIN KAMPF is an historical document which bears the emprint of its own time. Moreover, Hitler has declared that his acts and ‘public statements’ constitute a partial revision of his book and are to be taken as such. Also, the author has translated Hitler’s ideal, the Volkischer Staat, as the People’s State. The author has tried his best making German Vocabulary easy to understand. You will never be satisfied until go through the whole book. A must read book, which is one of the most widely circulated and read books worldwide.

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George Orwell
Editor: epubli
ISBN: 3753145130
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"Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel", often published as "1984", is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated. The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking. Big Brother, the leader of the Party, enjoys an intense cult of personality despite the fact that he may not even exist. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent and skillful rank-and-file worker and Outer Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters into a forbidden relationship with a colleague, Julia, and starts to remember what life was like before the Party came to power.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeannette Walls
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416550607
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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls Summary

MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family. The memoir was also made into a major motion picture from Lionsgate in 2017 starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

The Book Thief

The Book Thief Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Markus Zusak
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307433846
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Summary

#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.

Heir of Fire

Heir of Fire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah J. Maas
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1619630664
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Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas Summary

Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak-but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life-and her future-forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed? The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Times best-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.

The Road

The Road Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cormac McCarthy
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307267458
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy Summary

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.

The Hob's Bargain

The Hob's Bargain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patricia Briggs
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101207914
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The Hob's Bargain by Patricia Briggs Summary

#1 New York Times bestselling author Patrica Briggs presents a tale of beauty meets beast in this romantic fantasy novel. Hated and feared, magic was banished from the land. But now, freed from the spells of the wicked bloodmages, magic-both good and evil-returns. And Aren of Fallbrook feels her own power of sight strengthen and grow... Overcome by visions of mayhem and murder, Aren vows to save her village from the ruthless raiders who have descended upon it-and killed her family. With the return of wildlings to the hills and forests, she strikes a bargain with the Hob, a magical, human-like creature imbued with the power of the mountains. But the Hob is the last of his kind. And he will exact a heavy price to defend the village-a price Aren herself must pay...

Paradise lost

Paradise lost Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Milton
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Paradise Lost is John Milton's elaboration of Genesis into an epic poem. The poem begins with Milton's invocation to a muse for help. The action switches to hell, where Satan and his followers have been banished from heaven after trying to rebel against God. Bitter, they try to make the best of things by building the palace Pandemonium, all the while plotting whether to get revenge against God by war or trickery. After much debate, they finally decide to try to sabotage the new world of earth and mortal man that God has created. Satan sets off for earth, and meets his offspring, Sin and Death, at the gate of hell. They let him pass, and he journeys onward. Meanwhile, God sees Satan approaching earth and predicts the fall of man. When no one else does, God's Son offers to sacrifice himself to save man.

The Help

The Help Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kathryn Stockett
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440697663
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The Help by Kathryn Stockett Summary

The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...

Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephenie Meyer
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316032832
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In the explosive finale to the epic romantic saga, Bella has one final choice to make. Should she stay mortal and strengthen her connection to the werewolves, or leave it all behind to become a vampire? When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved? To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs. This astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic. It's here! #1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with the highly anticipated companion, Midnight Sun: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view. "People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time "A literary phenomenon." -- The New York Times

The Mandaean Book of John

The Mandaean Book of John Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles G. Häberl,James F. McGrath
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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The Mandaean Book of John by Charles G. Häberl,James F. McGrath Summary

Given the degree of popular fascination with Gnostic religions, it is surprising how few pay attention to the one such religion that has survived from antiquity until the present day: Mandaism. Mandaeans, who esteem John the Baptist as the most famous adherent to their religion, have in our time found themselves driven from their historic homelands by war and oppression. Today, they are a community in crisis, but they provide us with unparalleled access to a library of ancient Gnostic scriptures, as part of the living tradition that has sustained them across the centuries. Gnostic texts such as these have caught popular interest in recent times, as traditional assumptions about the original forms and cultural contexts of related religious traditions, such as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, have been called into question. However, we can learn only so much from texts in isolation from their own contexts. Mandaean literature uniquely allows us not only to increase our knowledge about Gnosticism, and by extension all these other religions, but also to observe the relationship between Gnostic texts, rituals, beliefs, and living practices, both historically and in the present day.

Shifting Shadows

Shifting Shadows Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patricia Briggs
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101609508
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Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs Summary

Shapeshifter Mercy Thompson has friends in high places—and in low, dark, scary ones. And in this must-have collection of short stories, you’ll meet new faces and catch up with old acquaintances—in all their forms... Includes the new stories... “Silver” “Roses in Winter” “Redemption” “Hollow” …and reader favorites “Fairy Gifts” “Gray” “Seeing Eye” “Alpha and Omega” “The Star of David” “In Red, with Pearls” “One of the best urban fantasy anthologies I’ve ever read.”—The BiblioSanctum


Americanah Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Editor: Knopf Canada
ISBN: 0345807464
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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Summary

WINNER 2013 – National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction FINALIST 2014 – Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction FINALIST 2014 – Andrew Carnegie Medal for Fiction LONGLISTED 2015 – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award A searing new novel, at once sweeping and intimate, by the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun: a story of love and race centered around a man and woman from Nigeria who seemed destined to be together--until the choices they are forced to make tear them apart. Ifemelu--beautiful, self-assured--left Nigeria 15 years ago, and now studies in Princeton as a Graduate Fellow. She seems to have fulfilled every immigrant's dream: Ivy League education; success as a writer of a wildly popular political blog; money for the things she needs. But what came before is more like a nightmare: wrenching departure from family; humiliating jobs under a false name. She feels for the first time the weight of something she didn't think about back home: race. Obinze--handsome and kind-hearted--was Ifemelu's teenage love; he'd hoped to join her in America, but post 9/11 America wouldn't let him in. Obinze's journey leads him to back alleys of illegal employment in London; to a fake marriage for the sake of a work card, and finally, to a set of handcuffs as he is exposed and deported. Years later, when they reunite in Nigeria, neither is the same person who left home. Obinze is the kind of successful "Big Man" he'd scorned in his youth, and Ifemelu has become an "Americanah"--a different version of her former self, one with a new accent and attitude. As they revisit their shared passion--for their homeland and for each other--they must face the largest challenges of their lives. Spanning three continents, entering the lives of a richly drawn cast of characters across numerous divides, Americanah is a riveting story of love and expectation set in today's globalized world.

The Mercy Thompson Collection Books 1-5

The Mercy Thompson Collection Books 1-5 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patricia Briggs
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101539011
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The Mercy Thompson Collection Books 1-5 by Patricia Briggs Summary

Patricia Briggs presents a collection that includes the first five novels in her #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series. By day, Mercy Thompson is a car mechanic in the sprawling Tri-Cities of Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a coyote shapeshifter with some unusual talents, Mercy’s found herself maintaining a tenuous harmony between the human and the not-so-human on more than one occasion... This collection includes: MOON CALLED BLOOD BOUND IRON KISSED BONE CROSSED SILVER BORNE

The Iron Dream

The Iron Dream Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Norman Spinrad
Editor: Gateway
ISBN: 0575117222
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The Iron Dream is a metafictional 1972 alternate history novel by Norman Spinrad. The book has a nested narrative that tells a story within a story. On the surface, the novel presents an unexceptional science fiction action tale entitled Lord of the Swastika. This is a pro-fascist narrative written by an alternate history version of Adolf Hitler, who in this timeline emigrated from Germany to America and used his modest artistic skills to become first a pulp-SF illustrator and later a science fiction writer in the L. Ron Hubbard mold (telling lurid, purple-prosed adventure stories under a thin SF-veneer). Spinrad seems intent on demonstrating just how close Joseph Campbell's Hero with a Thousand Faces-and much science fiction and fantasy literature- an be to the racist fantasies of Nazi Germany. The nested narrative is followed by a faux scholarly analysis by a fictional literary critic, Homer Whipple, of New York University.

Paper Towns

Paper Towns Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Green
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101010932
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Paper Towns by John Green Summary

Winner of the Edgar Award The #1 New York Times Bestseller Publishers Weekly and USA Today Bestseller Millions of Copies Sold Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificent Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. When their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Margo has disappeared. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Embarking on an exhilarating adventure to find her, the closer Q gets, the less he sees the girl he thought he knew. #1 Bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars John Green crafts a brilliantly funny and moving coming-of-age journey about true friendship and true love.

When Demons Walk

When Demons Walk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patricia Briggs
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101133937
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When Demons Walk by Patricia Briggs Summary

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson series and the Alpha and Omega novels comes the fourth novel set in the world of Sianim... Sham had spent most of her young life as a sorceress and thief, stealing from Southwood’s nobility to survive. Now Sham must face the greatest test of her skills. A killer has struck Southwood, claiming the lives of nobles. Lord Kerim, Reeve of Southwood, turns to Sham for help. Posing as his mistress, she delves behind castle walls to find the killer. But this murderer is no mortal—and Sham must use all of her magical wisdom to send the demon away. Because the city of Southwood has nowhere to hide—and no time to run...

Iron Heart

Iron Heart Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nina Varela
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006282399X
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Critically acclaimed author Nina Varela delivers a stunning sequel to the richly imagined queer epic fantasy Crier’s War, which SLJ called “perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass.” For too long, Automae have lorded over the kingdom of Rabu, oppressing its human citizens. But the human revolution has risen, and at its heart is Ayla. Once a handmaiden, now a fugitive, Ayla narrowly escaped the palace of Lady Crier, the girl she would’ve killed if she hadn’t fallen in love first. Now Ayla has pledged her allegiance to Queen Junn, who can help accomplish the human rebellion’s ultimate goal: destroy the Iron Heart. Without its power, the Automae will be weakened to the point of extinction. Ayla wants to succeed, but can’t shake the strong feelings she’s developed for Crier. And unbeknownst to her, Crier has also fled the palace, taking up among traveling rebels, determined to find and protect Ayla. Even as their paths collide, nothing can prepare them for the dark secret underlying the Iron Heart.

Sophie's World

Sophie's World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jostein Gaarder
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466804270
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Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder Summary

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

Discipline and Punish

Discipline and Punish Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michel Foucault
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307819299
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Discipline and Punish by Michel Foucault Summary

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.

Gathering Blue

Gathering Blue Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lois Lowry
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 054734578X
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Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry Summary

Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever. As she did in THE GIVER, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kira’s plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.


Messenger Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lois Lowry
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0547345895
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Messenger by Lois Lowry Summary

Strange changes are taking place in Village. Once a utopian community that prided itself on its welcome to new strangers, Village will soon be closed to all outsiders. As one of the few people able to travel through the dangerous Forest, Matty must deliver the message of Village’s closing and try to convince Seer’s daughter to return with him before it’s too late. But Forest has become hostile to Matty as well, and he must risk everything to fight his way through it, armed only with an emerging power he cannot yet explain or understand. This ebook includes a sample chapter of SON.

My Love is Blind (2017 Edition - PDF)

My Love is Blind (2017 Edition - PDF) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tan Guan Heng
Editor: Asiapac Books Pte Ltd
ISBN: 981170712X
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My Love is Blind (2017 Edition - PDF) by Tan Guan Heng Summary

“Perhaps I will write about my own life as a blind person,” Choon Guan said. “I’ll entitle it My Love is Blind. The word blind will embrace your name, Lin.” His big eyes widened and lit up, sparkling and full of tenderness. His lips moved in a soundless whisper: “My Love is Lin.” Tan Guan Heng lost his sight at the age of 28. In his first novel, he paints a nostalgic picture of Singapore on the brink of independence. With biting honesty and ironic humour, this novel brings to life the world of the blind and their sighted helpers. More than twenty years after its first publication in 1995, My Love is Blind has retained its enduring appeal as one of Singapore’s most extraordinary and memorable novels. Asiapac Books is pleased to launch a special edition of this groundbreaking novel, updated with an epilogue and a new foreword by Dr. Tommy Koh, and an afterword by literary critic, Gwee Li Sui.

Women and Men After Christendom

Women and Men After Christendom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fran Porter
Editor: Authentic Media Inc
ISBN: 184227905X
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Women and Men After Christendom by Fran Porter Summary

This book explores the way that gender relationships changed under Christendom and then after Christendom, challenging us to rethink gender relations in both church and society. Fran Porter goes beyond the personal aspects of gender identity to structural, philosophical and theological considerations; and offers a paradigm for gender relationships different to the oppositional models that currently prevail. "This is an accessible read about the complex topic of gender, Christendom and post Christendom. For those seeking to explore the history of gender relationships in the church from the first century this is an excellent introduction." Dianne Tidball, East Midland Baptist Association, UK "Through careful handling of the argument, Fran Porter helps us to glimpse that vision of what the new community of Christ, the new kin-work he inaugurated, could look like - and how the church, in the way she is in the world, can be radical good news for men and women everywhere." Sian Murray Williams, Tutor in Worship Studies at Bristol Baptist College

The Queen Will Betray You

The Queen Will Betray You Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah Henning
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The breathtaking sequel to Sarah Henning's The Princess Will Save You--a brilliantly-executed YA fantasy homage to The Princess Bride KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE CROWN... After a thousand years of political stability, the realm of The Sand and Sky is up for grabs. Four kingdoms, four rulers vying for the ultimate prize, sovereignty over the entire continent: A ruthless old king spinning webs, whose schemes encompass generations. A widowed queen whose only credo is all kings must die. A runaway queen whose unexpected return upends everyone’s plans. And a prince-in-waiting determined to wait no more. Standing against them are a dispossessed princess and her stable boy love with a surprising claim of his own. Their only hope in the face of unspeakable betrayals, enemies hidden in the shadows, and insurmountable odds is the power of true love... The Kingdoms of Sand & Sky Trilogy Book 1: The Princess Will Save You Book 2: The Queen Will Betray You Book 3: The King Will Kill You Praise for The Princess Will Save You “Full of inconceivable wit, daring adventure, and cunning political machinations...It’s as if Sarah Henning looked into my soul that yearned for a book like The Princess Bride and said—as you wish. And yes, this is a kissing book.”—Ashley Poston, author of Heart of Iron “A breakneck fantasy adventure.... Swoony romance, sword fights, a great cast of characters and some clever parallels to a story about another princess who won’t be made a bride makes The Princess Will Save You a strong contender for my favorite novel of the year.”—Emily Hall Schroen, Main Street Books, St. Charles, Missouri At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Place and Space in the Medieval World

Place and Space in the Medieval World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Meg Boulton,Jane Hawkes,Heidi Stoner
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This book addresses the critical terminologies of place and space (and their role within medieval studies) in a considered and critical manner, presenting a scholarly introduction written by the editors alongside thematic case studies that address a wide range of visual and textual material. The chapters consider the extant visual and textual sources from the medieval period alongside contemporary scholarly discussions to examine place and space in their wider critical context, and are written by specialists in a range of disciplines including art history, archaeology, history, and literature.

Therapeutic RNA Nanotechnology

Therapeutic RNA Nanotechnology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kirill A. Afonin,Morgan Chandler
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Therapeutic RNA Nanotechnology by Kirill A. Afonin,Morgan Chandler Summary

This collection of research articles and reviews covers the latest work in the design, delivery, dynamic abilities, and immune stimulation of RNA nanoparticles which have driven the utilization of their immunomodulatory properties. The unknown immune properties of nucleic acid nanoparticles have been a major hurdle in their adaptation until the works herein began assessing their structure-activity relationships. This collection chronologically follows the path of investigating the recognition of design components to implementing them into nucleic acid nanostructures. RNA nanotechnology is an emerging platform for therapeutics with increasing clinical relevance as this approach becomes more widely used and approved for the treatment of various diseases. The latest research aims to take advantage of RNA’s modular nature for the design of nanostructures which can interact with their environments to communicate programmed messages with intracellular pathways. In doing so, nanoparticles can be used to elicit or elude responses by the immune system as desired in conjunction with their therapeutic applications.

President McKinley

President McKinley Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert W. Merry
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451625464
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Acclaimed historian Robert Merry resurrects the presidential reputation of William McKinley in a “measured, insightful biography that seeks to set the record straight…a deft character study of a president” (The New York Times Book Review) whose low place in the presidential rankings does not reflect the stamp he put on America’s future role in the world. Republican President William McKinley transformed America during his two terms as president (1897 – 1901). Although he does not register large in either public memory or in historians’ rankings, in this revealing account, Robert W. Merry offers “a fresh twist on the old tale…a valuable education on where America has been and, possibly, where it is going” (The National Review). McKinley settled decades of monetary controversy by taking the country to a strict gold standard; in the Spanish-American war he kicked Spain out of the Caribbean and liberated Cuba from Spain; in the Pacific he acquired Hawaii and the Philippines; he developed the doctrine of “fair trade”; forced the “Open Door” to China; forged our “special relationship” with Great Britain. He expanded executive power and managed public opinion through his quiet manipulation of the press. McKinley paved the way for the bold and flamboyant leadership of his famous successor, Teddy Roosevelt, who built on his accomplishments (and got credit for them). Merry writes movingly about McKinley’s admirable personal life, from his simple Midwestern upbringing to his Civil War heroism to his brave comportment just moments before his death by assassination. “As this splendid revisionist narrative makes plain….The presidency is no job for a political amateur. Character counts, sometimes even more than charisma” (The Wall Street Journal). Lively, definitive, and eye-opening, President McKinley resurrects this overlooked president and places him squarely on the list of one of the most important.

The Rise of Abraham Cahan

The Rise of Abraham Cahan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Seth Lipsky
Editor: Schocken
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Part of the Jewish Encounters series The first general-interest biography of the legendary editor of the Jewish Daily Forward, the newspaper of Yiddish-speaking immigrants that inspired, educated, and entertained millions of readers; helped redefine journalism during its golden age; and transformed American culture. Already a noted journalist writing for both English-language and Yiddish newspapers, Abraham Cahan founded the Yiddish daily in New York City in 1897. Over the next fifty years he turned it into a national newspaper that changed American politics and earned him the adulation of millions of Jewish immigrants and the friendship of the greatest newspapermen of his day, from Lincoln Steffens to H. L. Mencken. Cahan did more than cover the news. He led revolutionary reforms—spreading social democracy, organizing labor unions, battling communism, and assimilating immigrant Jews into American society, most notably via his groundbreaking advice column, A Bintel Brief. Cahan was also a celebrated novelist whose works are read and studied to this day as brilliant examples of fiction that turned the immigrant narrative into an art form. Acclaimed journalist Seth Lipsky gives us the fascinating story of a man of profound contradictions: an avowed socialist who wrote fiction with transcendent sympathy for a wealthy manufacturer, an internationalist who turned against the anti-Zionism of the left, an assimilationist whose final battle was against religious apostasy. Lipsky’s Cahan is a prism through which to understand the paradoxes and transformations of the American Jewish experience. A towering newspaperman in the manner of Horace Greeley and Joseph Pulitzer, Abraham Cahan revolutionized our idea of what newspapers could accomplish. (With 16 pages of black-and-white illustrations.)

No Hamlets

No Hamlets Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andreas Höfele
Editor: Oxford University Press
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No Hamlets is the first critical account of the role of Shakespeare in the intellectual tradition of the political right in Germany from the founding of the Empire in 1871 to the 'Bonn Republic' of the Cold War era. In this sustained study, Andreas Höfele begins with Friedrich Nietzsche and follows the rightist engagement with Shakespeare to the poet Stefan George and his circle, including Ernst Kantorowicz, and the literary efforts of the young Joseph Goebbels during the Weimar Republic, continuing with the Shakespeare debate in the Third Reich and its aftermath in the controversy over 'inner emigration' and concluding with Carl Schmitt's Shakespeare writings of the 1950s. Central to this enquiry is the identification of Germany and, more specifically, German intellectuals with Hamlet. The special relationship of Germany with Shakespeare found highly personal and at the same time highIy political expression in this recurring identification, and in its denial. But Hamlet is not the only Shakespearean character with strong appeal: Carl Schmitt's largely still unpublished diaries of the 1920s reveal an obsessive engagement with Othello which has never before been examined. Interest in German philosophy and political thought has increased in recent Shakespeare studies. No Hamlets brings historical depth to this international discussion. Illuminating the constellations that shaped and were shaped by specific appropriations of Shakespeare, Höfele shows how individual engagements with Shakespeare and a whole strand of Shakespeare reception were embedded in German history from the 1870s to the 1950s and eventually 1989, the year of German reunification.


不平等的審判:心理學與神經科學告訴你,為何司法判決還是這麼不公平 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: 亞當.班福拉多(Adam Benforado)
Editor: 臉譜
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不平等的審判:心理學與神經科學告訴你,為何司法判決還是這麼不公平 by 亞當.班福拉多(Adam Benforado) Summary

懷疑並非正義之敵,盲目的確信才是。 完整討論受害者、嫌疑人、法官、檢察官、證人、專家、群眾……刑事判決中各個行動者的視角如何受限, 藉助最新科學研究成果,直探人性誤區,提出解決之道!】 ★《紐約時報》(The New York Times)暢銷書 ★Audible.com暢銷書排行榜第一名 ★《好讀》(Goodreads)每月選書 ★2016正義社會媒體獎(Media for a Just Society Awards)決選名單 ★2015《更大的善》(Greater Good)年度選書 ★2015 綠袋子典範法律寫作獎(Green Bag Exemplary Legal Writing) 獲獎書 ★20th 美好人生年度書獎(Annual Books for a Better Life Awards)決選名單 【編輯觀點】 本書就像精彩的犯罪推理短篇小說集——但書中情節卻都是真人真事。針對司法體制,作者提出了我們最在乎的問題:「正義究竟該如何達成?」當書中討論受害者標籤、法官角色定位、不同背景的大眾對同一案件的歧異立場時,令人立即想起的是臺灣社會每每發生重大刑案後,輿論熱議甚至社會對立究竟所為何來、該如何解套;藉著對證人記憶、犯罪心理等的深入剖析,作者也揭露了人類心與腦的運作實際上如何恆常地偏離認知的常軌,而我們又可根據最新科學進展,如何有效修正偏失的司法準星。 除了討論司法正義,更難能可貴的是書中也積極探討:面對社會上層出不窮的犯罪,什麼樣的心態和做法,才能真正促進未來的安全?有限的資源該如何分配,才能使社會安全最大化?當新聞上出現慘絕人寰的刑案,我們恨不得能立即斬奸除惡,平復社會秩序;那麼,這本書中的深刻思索和洞見,便是一盞明燈,指引我們找到臺灣社會迫切需要的解答。 | 獨立思辨,深化理解 書末〈讀者指南〉收錄十八個專為本書設計的討論主題,可於讀書會及課堂討論中使用,強化閱讀深度,激發對話火花。 | 王志弘 裝幀設計 ●人類與生俱來的限制,如何阻礙我們實現真正的正義? 性侵被害者來到警局,準備從眼前的五個人當中指認出犯人。在這五人裡,她明明看見真正攻擊她的人,卻指認出無辜的懷特。她對自己指認結果的確信,讓懷特平白坐了二十八年的冤牢,還錯放真正的凶手繼續犯案。其實,根據上千件針對記憶的研究和真實案例,平均每三位遭到指認的嫌犯裡,就有一人是無辜的——人類的記憶原本就有盲點,而司法制度又使得盲點的後果更加嚴重。 湯普森遭控謀殺,死刑定讞。他幾度命懸一線,直到律師在湯普森同時期的另一件搶劫案中找出塵封多年的血液證據,證明了他的無罪。九年來,搶劫案的檢察官刻意隱瞞了這項證據,可是,這不是因為檢察官顢頇殘酷,反而是因為他一心伸張正義,希望能不辱使命地制裁犯罪,而制度的缺失也給了他知情不報的機會。 當一個損害造成時,我們想要找到罪犯,並且藉著處罰來重整道德秩序,這種欲望有時候違背了我們對於公平的承諾。在我們的心靈深處,究竟存在著什麼樣的本能,讓這一切不平等的審判得以發生? 我們以為事實昭然若揭,卻不知道自己只看得見自己相信的事。 我們以為義憤填膺是在守護最重要的價值, 但立意善良的好人,卻可能促成令人遺憾的不正義。 人的大腦與心理究竟有哪些運作機制,刑事程序又出了什麼問題, 使得整個司法體制不但無法主持正義,反而危及了社會中最弱勢的那群人? 在這本擲地有聲的著作中, 法學教授亞當.班福拉多從刑事判決中各種參與者的角度出發, 運用眾多歷史判例、最新科學研究成果及大量法庭實際案件, 完整揭露人類認知與心理上的特質是如何與充滿漏洞的法律制度互相加乘, 從而產生各種不公不義的後果。 同時,他也針對司法制度的實際操作層面,提出諸多務實可行的修正, 以期透過關鍵處的改革,避免不正義的發生, 使我們終能達成法律之前的真正平等。 【本書特色】 1.作者專為臺灣讀者撰寫序言。 2.作者具有豐富律師實務及司法研究經驗,每章皆聚焦司法判決中的於一種行動者,涵蓋法庭眾生相,不偏於特定角色,讀者可透過本書關照司法審判全局。 3.引用大量最新科學研究,專從心理學和神經科學的角度立論,闡明錯誤判決背後的運作機制,並提出務實的改革之道。 4.本書篇章皆以生動的實際案例作為開端,針對審判不公的形成原因層層推敲、抽絲剝繭,使法律知識猶如小說般易讀易懂。作者能深入淺出地論述抽象理論或概念,並能針對專業名詞做簡明易懂的解說,傳遞知識的同時,處處啟發讀者深度思考。 5.書末特別收錄作者對談,幫助讀者清楚掌握全書要旨;並收錄十八道精心為本書撰寫的討論題目,幫助讀書會或課堂討論的帶領人,針對相關議題進行更深入的意見交流。 【名人推薦】 李茂生 國立臺灣大學法律學院教授 周偉航(人渣文本) 專欄作家 邱太三 法務部部長 紀岳君 《徐自強的練習題》紀錄片導演 翁國彥 律師 高榮志 民間司法改革基金會執行長 蔡崇隆 《島國殺人紀事》系列紀錄片導演 賴芳玉 律師 羅秉成 臺灣冤獄平反協會理事長 ●邱太三 法務部部長 幾個世紀以來,不論英美或大陸法系國家,都希望所創設的司法制度與訴訟程序能夠有助於發現真實,而審判的公正與否往往又必須植基在正確的事實上,但在偵審過程中,都是人與人之間的關係、人的變數大大影響到真實的發現。本書係以心理學及神經科學觀點深入剖析人的變數,由於得出的結論令人憂心,作者也因此提出了改革方法:新的科技可以取代人的記憶,例如監視器及錄音錄影設備的運用,而新的檢驗技術可以讓物證更有證明力,例如DNA 及毒化的檢驗。藉助新的科技與技術,相信可以降低人的變數帶來的可能影響。本書的論述鞭辟入裡,特予推薦。 ●紀岳君 《徐自強的練習題》紀錄片導演 拍攝「徐自強的練習題」紀錄片時曾一度因製作困難,而轉向與臺灣實境遊戲設計師合作,想要套用日本「逆轉裁判」的遊戲概念構思臺灣版的「法庭實境遊戲」。我們希望讓觀眾透過角色扮演參與審判,讓觀眾扮演律師、檢察官、法官、陪審團等角色,在遊戲過程中體會冤案故事。雖然計畫尚未實踐,但沒想到本書作者更前衛地提出要以「虛擬審判」方式改善現代法庭審判的弊病,這引起我強烈的好奇心一路把書看完。 ●翁國彥 律師 現代刑事司法制度從來不曾完美。它只是各種制度中瑕疵比較少的一個,終究要由人類操作,結果就是參與者永遠無法避免在決定過程中,摻入不自覺的誤解、偏見、操弄與自以為是的道德感。在我實際參與刑事辯護的經驗中,最讓人感到恐懼的法官,通常不是打混摸魚、顢頇糊塗之輩,而是辦案非常認真,卻自以為可以全能地懲罰惡棍、實現正義,因為他們經常無法意識到自己判決內隱藏的冤罪風險。如同本書作者所言,懷疑並非正義之敵,盲目的確信才是;如果你還是相信我們的法院判決不會出錯,你真的應該閱讀這本書,確認你抱持的這份價值,是否只是出於盲目的確信。 ●羅秉成 臺灣冤獄平反協會理事長 本書從心理學與神經科學的跨域視野,經由多宗確鑿的冤案分析,批判司法錯誤所造成的判決不正義,質疑「我們的司法制度有足夠的彈性可以回應神經科學的新發展嗎?」這不單是美國司法要面對的問題,凡是以「人」為主體參與法庭活動的司法制度,都無可迴避「人性與心理」的共通問題。作者巧思以心理學、神經科學、法學的不同專業領域的知識為「經」,再以受害人、嫌疑人、證人、專家、律師、檢警、法官各種訴訟程序中的角色為「緯」,穿梭交織成一幅冤案地圖,照見隱藏於案件卷宗的錯誤因子,使之無所遁形,深具啟示意義。 出版社 臉譜 (城邦)


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