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Author : Owen Matthews
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2013-08-01
Page : 400
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1408833980
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The Russian Empire once extended deep into America: in 1818 Russia's furthest outposts were in California and Hawaii. The dreamer behind this great Imperial vision was Nikolai Rezanov ? diplomat, adventurer, courtier, millionaire and gambler. His quest to plant Russian colonies from Siberia to California led him to San Francisco, where he was captivated by Conchita, the fifteen-year-old daughter of the Spanish Governor, who embodied his dreams of both love and empire. From the glittering court of Catherine the Great to the wilds of the New World, Matthews conjures a brilliantly original portrait of one of Russia's most eccentric Empire-builders.


Author : Sierra Simone
Publisher : Waterhouse Press
Release : 2019-09-24
Page : 300
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1642631418
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"A passionate work of romantic suspense from a USA Today bestselling author!" ~BookBub Senior Detective Cat Day has one hard and fast rule about dating: no cops. They live hard and die young—a truth she’s faced every day since her fiancé’s tragic death several years ago. But when rookie Jace Sutton shows up to work the same burglary investigation, she feels desire she hasn’t felt in years. Jace knows what he wants the minute Detective Day strolls onto his crime scene in heels and a pencil skirt tailored by God himself. He wants to thaw the legendary Ice Queen, and it only takes one hot, dirty night for Jace to realize he wants more. Much, much more. But more is the last thing Cat wants from any cop—especially a playboy rookie like Jace. As the burglary investigation heats up and he repeatedly puts himself in danger, Cat must ask herself if Jace will be as reckless with her heart as he is with his life. ***** Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.


Author : Paul Blustein
Publisher : PublicAffairs
Release : 2009-09-22
Page : 640
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 0786746203
Description :


As a linchpin of global capitalism, the World Trade Organization is both revered and reviled. In this book, financial journalist Paul Blustein tells the surprisingly entertaining and compelling story of how the WTO is sliding into dysfunctionality—which poses a new and grave menace to globalization itself. In more than seven years of global talks the WTO has struggled and failed to resolve contentious differences between rich and developing nations. Now, with a worldwide recession underway, the WTO's failure is contributing to a rise in protectionism—a sign that the world may not be so flat after all. Misadventures of the Most Favored Nations recounts, in vivid detail, how the highstakes negotiations went awry. At risk, Blustein argues, is the fate of the system that for six decades has opened the global economy and kept it from splintering.


Author : Nathan Rabin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-06-11
Page : 261
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1451626886
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A writer's journey with the fan bases of Phish and Insane Clown Posse describes his unexpected discovery of how both groups have tapped the human need for community, a finding that coincided with his diagnosis of bipolar disorder.


Author : Ben Manley
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2019-09-19
Page :
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1529029325
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The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Year. Children's Book of the Week in both the Times and Guardian. The Misadventures of Frederick is a funny, joyful story about friendship and the delights of outdoor adventures (even for the accident-prone) – wonderfully written by the talented Ben Manley and beautifully illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, creator of Plumdog and Blue Kangaroo. In a mansion surrounded by lakes and forests, Frederick is bored. He leads a very sheltered life: and when Emily invites him to play outside he has no choice but to refuse – what if he hurts himself? Much better to stay safely indoors. But Emily is not one to take no for an answer . . . A series of brilliantly funny and evocative letters between Frederick and Emily tell this unique story which weaves together the colourful, adventurous world of Emily with Frederick's drab life of boredom and safety.


Author : Sylvia Smith
Publisher : Canongate Books
Release : 2009-11-26
Page : 256
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1847677428
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Misadventures is a unique ensemble of mishaps and anecdotes revealing the ups and downs of one woman's life in twentieth-century London. Sylvia Smith's deadpan patter belies the startling complexities, humour and darkness at the heart of this remarkable memoir.


Author : Lang Leav
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release : 2013-09-17
Page : 176
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 1449456464
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The journey from love to heartbreak to finding love again is personal yet universal. Lang Leav's evocative love poetry speaks to the soul of anyone who is on this journey. Leav has an unnerving ability to see inside the hearts and minds of her readers. Her talent for translating complex emotions with astonishing simplicity has won her a cult following of devoted modern poetry fans from all over the world. Forget the dainty, delicate love poems of yore; these little poems pack a mighty punch. Lang Leav is a poet and internationally exhibiting artist. Her work expresses the intricacies of love and loss. Love & Misadventure is her first poetry collection.


Author : Owen Matthews
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2020-06-23
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0525436111
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A thrilling debut set at the height--and in the heart--of Soviet power, with intricately plotted machinations, secrets and surveillance, corrupt politicos and puppet masters in the Politburo, and one devastating weapon. It is the dawn of the 1960s. In order to investigate the gruesome death of a brilliant young physicist, KGB officer Major Alexander Vasin must leave Moscow for Arzamas-16, a top secret research city that does not appear on any map. There he comes up against the brightest, most cutthroat brain trust in Russia who, on the orders of Nikita Khrushchev himself, are building a nuclear weapon with 3,800 times the destructive potential of the Hiroshima bomb. RDS-220 is a project of such vital national importance that, unlike everyone else in the Soviet Union, the scientists of Arzamas-16 are free to think and act, live and love as they wish, so long as they complete the project and prove to their capitalist enemies that the USSR now commands the heights of nuclear supremacy.


Author : Owen Matthews
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-03-21
Page : 448
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1408857804
Description :


'The most formidable spy in history' IAN FLEMING 'His work was impeccable' KIM PHILBY 'The spy to end spies' JOHN LE CARRÉ Born of a German father and a Russian mother, Richard Sorge moved in a world of shifting alliances and infinite possibility. In the years leading up to and during the Second World War, he became a fanatical communist – and the Soviet Union's most formidable spy. Combining charm with ruthless manipulation, he infiltrated and influenced the highest echelons of German, Chinese and Japanese society. His intelligence proved pivotal to the Soviet counter-offensive in the Battle of Moscow, which in turn determined the outcome of the war itself. Drawing on a wealth of declassified Soviet archives, this is a major biography of one of the greatest spies who ever lived.


Author : Junot Daz
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2008
Page : 339
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1594483299
Description :


Living with an old-world mother and rebellious sister, an urban New Jersey misfit dreams of becoming the next J. R. R. Tolkien and believes that a long-standing family curse is thwarting his efforts to find love and happiness. A first novel by the author of the collection, Drown. Reprint.


Author : Scott Hildreth
Publisher : Waterhouse Press
Release : 2020-05-19
Page : 240
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1642631973
Description :


Devin “Bone” Wallace is fresh out of prison and under orders from his parole office to find employment or be re-incarcerated. Devin’s not exactly a “people person” and he’s got zero computer skills, but that doesn’t stop him from applying at one of the most prestigious real estate firms on Florida’s Gulf Coast. High-end real estate broker Teddi Mack’s life is selling eight-figure beachfront mansions to elite clients. In desperate need of an office receptionist, Teddi’s right-hand woman interviews a stunningly handsome tattooed biker who doesn’t mince his words. Despite his unconventional appearance for such a role, she hires him on the spot. Devin ends up using his connections to help Teddi with a listing she’s on the verge of losing, and the two fall fast for each other in the process. But Teddi would be risking her social and professional status being with a guy like Devin, and Devin’s had other plans all along. Will these two opposites attract strongly enough to ride off into the sunset together? Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.


Low

Author : Jeet Thayil
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2020-01-21
Page : 324
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0571356435
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Ullis went to the bathroom and carefully unfolded the business card and placed it on the sink. Then he rolled up a note and snorted the last of his wife's ashes. Following the death of his wife, Dominic Ullis escapes to Bombay in search of oblivion and a dangerous new drug, Meow Meow. So begins a glorious weekend of misadventure as he tours the teeming, kaleidoscopic city from its sleek eyries of high-capital to the piss-stained streets, encountering a cast with their own stories to tell, but none of whom Ullis - his faculties ever distorted - is quite sure he can trust. Heady, heartbroken and heartfelt, Low is a blazing joyride through the darklands of grief towards obliteration - and, perhaps, epiphany. 'Jeet Thayil delights not just in pushing the bounds of possibility, but in smashing them to smithereens.' John Burnside


Author : Owen Matthews
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2010-07-23
Page : 320
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780802777621
Description :


On a mid-summer day in 1937, a car pulled up to the house of the Bibikov family in Chernigov in the heart of the Ukraine. Boris, the father, kissed his two daughters and wife goodbye and disappeared inside the car. His family never saw him again. His wife would later vanish, leaving the young Lyudmila and Lenina alone to drift across the vast Russian landscape as the Wehrmacht advanced in WWII. In the early 1960s Owen Matthews' father, Mervyn, moved to Moscow to work for the British embassy after a childhood in Wales dreaming of Russia. He fell in with the KGB, and in love with Lyudmila, and before he could disentangle himself from the former he was ordered to leave the country. For the next six years, Mervyn tried desperately to get Lyudmila out of Russia, and when he finally succeeded they married. Decades on from these events, their son, now Newsweek's bureau chief in Moscow, pieces together the tangled threads of his family's past and present-the extraordinary files that record the life and death of his grandfather at the hands of Stalin's secret police; his mother's and aunt's perilous journey to adulthood; his parents' Cold War love affair and the magnet that has drawn him back to the Russia-to present an indelible portrait of the country over the past seven decades and an unforgettable memoir about how we struggle to define ourselves in opposition to our ancestry only to find ourselves aligning with it.


Author : Lauren Rowe
Publisher : Waterhouse Press
Release : 2018-02-27
Page : 192
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1947222791
Description :


Straitlaced freshman Zooey Cartwright has arrived at UCLA determined to have a heck of a lot more fun in college than she did in high school. What’s the first item on Zooey’s agenda before classes start in two days? Losing her pesky V card. She’s definitely not looking for a boyfriend, so where can Zooey find the right guy to do the deed and move along without a backward glance? At a party thrown by a bunch of football players, of course. Enter Tyler Caldwell. A beast on the field and off, cocky as heck, and often wearing T-shirts with sayings like “God’s Gift to Womankind,” Tyler is most definitely not boyfriend material. After a make-out session with Tyler leaves Zooey entirely unsatisfied, she is determined never to see him again. But her schedule lands her in not one but two of his classes, and it doesn’t take long before Tyler and Zooey have reached an arrangement for Tyler to teach Zooey exactly what she wants to know―and a whole lot more she never bargained for. Can Zooey surrender her body to this bad boy without giving him her heart, too? ***** Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.


Author : Carolyn Hennesy
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2013-06-11
Page : 288
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1619630311
Description :


Pandy has recaptured six of the great Evils that she "accidentally" let loose, and now our foursome--Pandy, Alcie, Iole, and Homer--is on the hunt for the worst of them all: Fear. The team must journey into the dreaded underworld for their final adventure. Meanwhile, Hera, who knows where Pandy is heading, has been wreaking havoc in the shadowy world. And infamously vile villains like Tantalus, Sisyphus, and The Danaids have been freed from their eternal punishments . . . and they're in Pandy's way! Will Pandy be able to defeat Hera once for all and find the location of Fear? It all comes together in the exciting conclusion to the Mythic Misadventures series!


Author : Natasha Saulnier
Victorine Saulnier
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2015-02-03
Page : 224
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1629149934
Description :


When the Saulnier sisters suffer one disappointment too many in their native France, they decide to pack up and try their luck in America. As journalists they have the run of the country, following stories that take them to places where most Americans have never been—from the back roads of Appalachia to an underground village of homeless people in the New York City subway system. Tight on time, and even tighter on budget, the Saulnier sisters slid easily into a drive-thru diet. Along the way they dined on: • Nathan’s Famous hot dogs at the annual hot dog eating contest in Coney Island • Snapping Turtle Soup as prepared by the Native American elders of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe • Cheesy Grits from the Armadillo Diner in Texas • And Burgers, burgers, burgers everywhere! As the Saulnier sisters adopted the American way of eating, their relationship to food shortly changes; they soon gain weight—and lose their self-esteem. This new diet is especially hard on Victorine, who temporarily abandons her vegetarianism. It’s not until they meet a couple running an organic farm in upstate New York that they realize how far they’ve strayed from their native food values—and learn that you can eat well in America, too.


Author : Carolyn Hennesy
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2011-02-01
Page : 336
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1599902435
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Pandora and her friends are off to Persia to track down the fifth evil, Rage. Though they have camels to help them travel across the desert, mysterious sandstorms and frightening strangers keep them from moving quickly. And they are down one team member with Alcie stuck in the underworld (but not for long). The underworld's coolest teenager, Persephone returns Alcie to her friends. With their team back in full force, Pandy & Co begin asking everyone they meet about the evil. And a boy named Douban thinks he knows where Rage is hiding. He tells the tale of an evil genie who has cursed his family. Now the genie is trapped in a lamp and there's a good chance the evil is trapped in there with him.


Author : Kate DiCamillo
Publisher : Candlewick Press
Release : 2009-09-08
Page : 224
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0763649422
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The #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestseller -- now in a digest edition (Age 7 and up) Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who adored him completely. And then, one day, he was lost. . . . Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. Along the way, we are shown a miracle -- that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again. This beloved classic is now available in an accessible digest edition with black-and-white interior illustrations.


Author : Helen Hardt
Publisher : Waterhouse Press
Release : 2018-06-05
Page : 192
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1947222163
Description :


Heather Myles isn’t exactly thrilled to accompany her groupie roommate to an Emerald Phoenix concert. The aspiring screen writer would rather be home with a good book. After Susie pleads with her, though, Heather relents. What the heck? Maybe a change of scenery is just what she needs to combat her desolation over getting turned down by yet another small production company. After the performance, Jett Draconis, lead singer and guitarist for the band, isn’t up for the party scene. He’s grown tired of being mauled by horny devotees…until an auburn-haired goddess catches his eye. Though she initially rebuffs his advances, he’s determined not to take no for an answer. Sparks erupt between him and Heather, but Jett knows better than to fall in love. A secret from his past could destroy him—and everyone close to him—if he does. ***** Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.


Author : Vivienne Lorret
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2019-07-30
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0062685538
Description :


The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule: Never fall in love with a client, which shouldn't be a problem when one’s faking an engagement to the rogue across the street . . . Ainsley Bourne needs the family business to succeed. But one obstacle stands in her way—Reed Sterling, the huge, handsome, former prize fighter and owner of the gaming hell across the street. His scandalous customers scare off all her marriage-minded patrons and since the devilish brute has no intention of relocating, she sets out to ruin his unsavory establishment. Yet when a vile suitor from her past reappears, Ainsley hastily claims an attachment to the first man who comes to mind . . . Mr. Sterling, to be exact. Reed doesn’t know who is more surprised by Miss Bourne’s declaration. She clearly hates him, and he’d never admit their arguments simmer with unrequited attraction. Something about the pleading look in her eyes calls to Reed, and against his better judgment, he quickly plays the part of the besotted fiancé. Pretending to be in love requires a convincing charade. But with each tantalizing touch and every scandalous kiss, Ainsley starts to wonder if Reed was ever really the enemy at all.