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Author : C. L. Clark
Publisher : Orbit
Release : 2021-03-23
Page : 544
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0316542679
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"A perfect military fantasy: brutal, complex, human and impossible to put down." - Tasha Suri, author of Empire of Sand In an epic fantasy unlike any other, two women clash in a world full of rebellion, espionage, and military might on the far outreaches of a crumbling desert empire. Touraine is a soldier. Stolen as a child and raised to kill and die for the empire, her only loyalty is to her fellow conscripts. But now, her company has been sent back to her homeland to stop a rebellion, and the ties of blood may be stronger than she thought. Luca needs a turncoat. Someone desperate enough to tiptoe the bayonet's edge between treason and orders. Someone who can sway the rebels toward peace, while Luca focuses on what really matters: getting her uncle off her throne. Through assassinations and massacres, in bedrooms and war rooms, Touraine and Luca will haggle over the price of a nation. But some things aren't for sale.


Author : Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release : 2014-07-29
Page : 500
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0812974492
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Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.


Author : Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher : Ember
Release : 2017-04-25
Page : 320
Category : Long-distance runners
ISBN 13 : 0385742525
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Louis Zamperini, a clever young delinquent turned Olympic runner, became an airman when the war came. In 1943 his plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean, where sharks, a sinking raft, thirst, starvation, and enemy aircraft, tested his will and endurance.


Author : Sohrab Ahmari
Publisher : Convergent Books
Release : 2021
Page : 320
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0593137175
Description :


We've pursued and achieved the modern dream of defining ourselves--but at what cost? The New York Post op-ed editor makes a compelling case for seeking the inherited traditions and ideals that give our lives meaning. "Ahmari's tour de force makes tradition astonishingly vivid and relevant for the here and now."--Rod Dreher, bestselling author of Live Not by Lies and The Benedict Option As a young father and a self-proclaimed "radically assimilated immigrant," opinion editor Sohrab Ahmari realized that when it comes to shaping his young son's moral fiber, today's America comes up short. For millennia, the world's great ethical and religious traditions taught that true happiness lies in pursuing virtue and accepting limits. But now, unbound from these stubborn traditions, we are free to choose whichever way of life we think is most optimal--or, more often than not, merely the easiest. All that remains are the fickle desires that a wealthy, technologically advanced society is equipped to fulfill. The result is a society riven by deep conflict and individual lives that, for all their apparent freedom, are marked by alienation and stark unhappiness. In response to this crisis, Ahmari offers twelve questions for us to grapple with--twelve timeless, fundamental queries that challenge our modern certainties. Among them: Is God reasonable? What is freedom for? What do we owe our parents, our bodies, one another? Exploring each question through the life and ideas of great thinkers, from Saint Augustine to Howard Thurman and from Abraham Joshua Heschel to Andrea Dworkin, Ahmari invites us to examine the hidden assumptions that drive our behavior and, in so doing, to live more humanely in a world that has lost its way.


Author : Dale Smith
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2017-03-04
Page : 152
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 1459738276
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The Hill Times: Best Books of 2017 What if it is not our political system that is broken, but our understanding of it? Everybody thinks that it’s the system that’s broken in politics; but what if it’s not the system that’s broken but rather our understanding of it? What if everyone’s proposals to make the system “more democratic” only wind up making things worse, and weaken our systems of accountability so much as to make them meaningless? What if it’s our own ignorance that is killing democracy in this country? Dale Smith looks at the critical gaps in civic literacy that have become endemic within Canadian political culture, wading through buzzwords and meaningless proposals to suggest real solutions. Designed for the lay reader, The Unbroken Machine seeks to explore our lack of civic literacy and show how our system of democracy should work — if only we were to engage with it the way it was meant to be.


Author : Django Wexler
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013-07-02
Page : 624
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1101609516
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Set in an alternate nineteenth century, muskets and magic are weapons to be feared in the first “spectacular epic” (Fantasy Book Critic) in Django Wexler’s Shadow Campaigns series. Captain Marcus d’Ivoire, commander of one of the Vordanai empire’s colonial garrisons, was serving out his days in a sleepy, remote outpost—until a rebellion left him in charge of a demoralized force clinging to a small fortress at the edge of the desert. To flee from her past, Winter Ihernglass masqueraded as a man and enlisted as a ranker in the Vordanai Colonials, hoping only to avoid notice. But when chance sees her promoted to command, she must lead her men into battle against impossible odds. Their fate depends on Colonel Janus bet Vhalnich. Under his command, Marcus and Winter feel the tide turning and their allegiance being tested. For Janus’s ambitions extend beyond the battlefield and into the realm of the supernatural—a realm with the power to reshape the known world and change the lives of everyone in its path.


Author : N. K. Jemisin
Publisher : Orbit
Release : 2015-08-04
Page : 512
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 031622930X
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At the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter in this "intricate and extraordinary" Hugo Award winning novel of power, oppression, and revolution. (The New York Times) This is the way the world ends. . .for the last time. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. Read the first book in the critically acclaimed, three-time Hugo award-winning trilogy by NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.


Author : K. A. Doore
Publisher : Tor Books
Release : 2019-03-19
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0765398567
Description :


A novice assassin is on the hunt for someone killing their own in K. A. Doore's The Perfect Assassin, a breakout high fantasy beginning the Chronicles of Ghadid series. Divine justice is written in blood. Or so Amastan has been taught. As a new assassin in the Basbowen family, he’s already having second thoughts about taking a life. A scarcity of contracts ends up being just what he needs. Until, unexpectedly, Amastan finds the body of a very important drum chief. Until, impossibly, Basbowen’s finest start showing up dead, with their murderous jaan running wild in the dusty streets of Ghadid. Until, inevitably, Amastan is ordered to solve these murders, before the family gets blamed. Every life has its price, but when the tables are turned, Amastan must find this perfect assassin or be their next target. “The Perfect Assassin is a thrilling fantastical mystery that had me racing through the pages.” —S. A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass “Full of rooftop fights, frightening magic, and nonstop excitement and mystery, I absolutely loved it from start to finish!” — Sarah Beth Durst The Chronicles of Ghadid #1: The Perfect Assassin #2: The Impossible Contract (coming in November 2019) #3: The Unconquered City (coming in June 2020) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Author : Andrea Stewart
Publisher : Orbit
Release : 2020-09-08
Page : 448
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0316541443
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An emperor fights to reclaim her power and her place on the throne in this "utterly absorbing" fantasy tale of magic, mystery, and revolution (Emily Duncan). The emperor's reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire's many islands. Lin is the emperor's daughter and spends her days trapped in a palace of locked doors and dark secrets. When her father refuses to recognise her as heir to the throne, she vows to prove her worth by mastering the forbidden art of bone shard magic. Yet such power carries a great cost, and when the revolution reaches the gates of the palace, Lin must decide how far she is willing to go to claim her birthright - and save her people. "One of the best debut fantasy novels of the year." —BuzzFeed News "An amazing start to a new trilogy." —Culturess "It grabs you by the heart and the throat from the first pages and doesn't let go." —Sarah J. Maas "Epic fantasy at its most human and heartfelt . . . inventive, adventurous and wonderfully written." —Alix E. Harrow "Utterly absorbing. I adored it." —Emily Duncan "A thoroughly fantastic read." —Kevin Hearne "Stewart's debut is sharp and compelling. It will hook readers in and make them fiercely anticipate the rest of the series." —Booklist "Groundbreaking epic fantasy for a new age." —Tasha Suri "Begins with a spark of intrigue that ignites into a thrilling adventure." —Hafsah Faizal


Author : Maia Szalavitz
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2016-04-05
Page : 320
Category : Self-Help
ISBN 13 : 1466859563
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER More people than ever before see themselves as addicted to, or recovering from, addiction, whether it be alcohol or drugs, prescription meds, sex, gambling, porn, or the internet. But despite the unprecedented attention, our understanding of addiction is trapped in unfounded 20th century ideas, addiction as a crime or as brain disease, and in equally outdated treatment. Challenging both the idea of the addict's "broken brain" and the notion of a simple "addictive personality," The New York Times Bestseller, Unbroken Brain, offers a radical and groundbreaking new perspective, arguing that addictions are learning disorders and shows how seeing the condition this way can untangle our current debates over treatment, prevention and policy. Like autistic traits, addictive behaviors fall on a spectrum -- and they can be a normal response to an extreme situation. By illustrating what addiction is, and is not, the book illustrates how timing, history, family, peers, culture and chemicals come together to create both illness and recovery- and why there is no "addictive personality" or single treatment that works for all. Combining Maia Szalavitz's personal story with a distillation of more than 25 years of science and research,Unbroken Brain provides a paradigm-shifting approach to thinking about addiction. Her writings on radical addiction therapies have been featured in The Washington Post, Vice Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, in addition to multiple other publications. She has been interviewed about her book on many radio shows including Fresh Air with Terry Gross and The Brian Lehrer show.


Author : Alex Caan
Publisher :
Release : 2020-08
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781800321120
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Author : Billy Joe DuPree
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2010-05-25
Page : 290
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN 13 : 1440191581
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The Unbroken Line is the riveting story of how truly heartless the business of professional football was and is from the poor pension plans and inadequate medical benefits to the greed of union leadership which the authors argue takes advantage of and turns its back on the very individuals who make the game great. At no time in the annals of sports has the timing of a book been more important. This unique story provides a fascinating inside look at how a group of players and one attorney strategically outwitted the NFL and the Players Union leadership to score an historic and crucial victory for players rights. The year was 1982, a few courageous men stood up to their powerful administrative adversaries when no one else would during the most turbulent time in the history of professional football. What was at stake then and now again in 2010 is the players ability to earn salaries and benefits that are in line with their contributions to their teams. The authors, former Pro Bowl tight end Billy Joe DuPree and highly respected attorney Spencer Kopf, not only reveal the successful plan that began the end of player exploitation, but they also skillfully compare the peril players faced in 1982 to the heart wrenching situations of present-day, retired union members. An SMI Book, imprint of iUniverse, Inc.


Author : Don Christie
Publisher : Xulon Press
Release : 2002-09-01
Page : 212
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1591602432
Description :


This book is all about experiencing the awesome WHOLENESS power of God through a life of discipleship and prayer. The book is a call to get back to the simple basics of the Bible using the wholeness and oneness principles as a guide. In a few of the later chapters the book explores some simple, but remarkable number patterns such as the mathematical constants for light, time, gravity, creation fire, and many more, all of which were encoded in the Psalms 3000 years ago, about 2,900 years before they were known. These simple number patterns such as 19 for electricity, 27 for light, 29 for creation fire, and 38 for gravity, all have 'key words' in the first few verses of the Psalm number that is the same exact number of the math constant. The book also explores a few (ELS) or what is called Equidistant Lette! r Sequences to show hidden codes in the Bible. There also is a unique matrix code for the World Trade Center attack included. Many more interesting Bible numbers that equal modern day scientific theory and fact are found in the Tabernacle of Moses and other places in the Bible. The book brings out the wholeness principles contained in the Bible and how to apply them to your life. The book also validates the fact that the Bible contains the simple mathematical evidence for the existence of God with patterns of numbers that are way beyond chance.


Author : Johanne Hildebrandt
Publisher : AmazonCrossing
Release : 2016-10-01
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781503939080
Description :


In this grand saga of love, war, and magic set in the tenth century, young Sigrid is destined to be the mother of the king of the Nordic lands that would become Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and England. A devout believer in the old Nordic gods, Sigrid is visited regularly in her dreams by the goddess Freya, who whispers to her of the future. Though Sigrid is beautiful, rich, arrogant, and matchlessly clever, her uncanny ability to foresee the future and manipulate the present guides her through dangerous politics as a bloody war between Vikings and Christians rages on. Sigrid's father wants her to marry Erik, a local king, to secure the peace between the Goths and the Swedes. Thinking she is doing Freya's will, she accepts the marriage offer, only to find that her destiny lies not with Erik but with Sweyn, a warrior who dreams of dethroning Harald Bluetooth, the legendary ruler of Denmark. Will Sigrid sacrifice her will for the greatest Viking kingdom of all time, or will she follow her heart at the risk of losing everything?


Author : Alex Caan
Publisher : Hera books Ltd
Release : 2020-03-18
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1912973197
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Millie didn’t get time to think. The car door was pulled open and she was dragged out, her screams loud and raw, as she kicked and fought. She called out for Oscar, again and again, screaming for help. But he never came. It was the wedding of the year. Millie Beaumont marrying billionaire playboy Oscar Hayat, the eyes of the world watching. But the dream turns into a nightmare when Millie and Oscar are brutally abducted while on honeymoon. Millie is killed, her body dumped in London. Oscar is still missing... Enter DS Moomy Khan and DI Sarah Heaton - not your typical police officers. Moomy is running from her own troubled past, while Sarah is having to live with the hard choices she has made. Yet they will stop at nothing to find Millie’s murderers and track down Oscar. Only a family as high profile as the Hayats have enemies lurking in every corner - have they taken the ultimate revenge, or is someone else behind the death and kidnapping? And can Moomy and Sarah find Oscar - before time runs out and he suffers the same fate as his wife? The first book in the gripping, fast-paced new Khan and Heaton crime series, The Unbroken will thrill fans of A.A. Dhand, Angela Marsons and Robert Bryndza. Readers are loving The Unbroken: ‘Wow, this was such a great read!... There were so many twists to this story - every time I thought I knew who did it, there was another revelation...a new series to look out for’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘What a gritty start to a new series with a pair of kick-ass detectives...I had no idea how the plot was going to unravel and I was gripped as a result of it...Fast paced and addictive’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘This book is remarkably well written and plotted... easy to read and addictive...a tense whodunnit complete with surprises and twists. This is my first Alex Caan novel, but it definitely won't be my last.’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘I absolutely loved it...The story flows, the action is fast paced and the characters are all relatable in some way, three dimensional and believable...An absolutely gripping, engaging, engrossing read, I could not put this down, really look forward to the next book in the series and where is leads Sarah and Moomy.’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘A fast paced, exciting read, with interesting characters.’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘a compulsive tale with plenty of twists and turns. I found the narrative engrossing...Moomy is a great character, loud, abrasive and effective...you can’t help but warm to her.’ Reader review ‘a hard-hitting plot that is fast paced and gripping. Loved it - excellent and explosive; cannot wait for the next one. A roller coaster blockbuster’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘Alex is a master at writing. This thriller had me on the edge of my seat...I finished it in a day.’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘An absolutely amazing story...Very informative and insightful. Loved it’ Reader review ‘Wow!!...mysterious, suspenseful and full of delicious and devious surprises...Loved it!’ Angela Marsons, author of the D.I. Kim Stone series A chillingly authentic, bang-on-trend thriller - one you'd be a fool to miss Lisa Hall, Number 1 bestselling author of Between You and Me


Author : Kathryn Klein
Publisher : Getty Publications
Release : 1997-01-01
Page : 176
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 0892363819
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Housed in the former 16th-century convent of Santo Domingo church, now the Regional Museum of Oaxaca, Mexico, is an important collection of textiles representing the area’s indigenous cultures. The collection includes a wealth of exquisitely made traditional weavings, many that are now considered rare. The Unbroken Thread: Conserving the Textile Traditions of Oaxaca details a joint project of the Getty Conservation Institute and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) of Mexico to conserve the collection and to document current use of textile traditions in daily life and ceremony. The book contains 145 color photographs of the valuable textiles in the collection, as well as images of local weavers and project participants at work. Subjects include anthropological research, ancient and present-day weaving techniques, analyses of natural dyestuffs, and discussions of the ethical and practical considerations involved in working in Latin America to conserve the materials and practices of living cultures.


Author : Dale Smith
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2017-03-04
Page : 152
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 1459738268
Description :


Everybody thinks that it’s the system that’s broken in politics; but what if it’s not the system that’s broken but rather our understanding of it? The Unbroken Machine seeks to explore our lack of civic literacy and show how our system of democracy should work.


Author : Case Lane
Publisher : Case Lane
Release : 2015-10-31
Page : 412
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1311986103
Description :


Our dependence on Internet connectivity literally comes back to haunt us in this gripping thriller in the Life Online series.to prevent the greatest technology threat ever seen from starting a world war in this gripping thriller in the Life Online series.  What if your last text triggered the next world war? In the near future, the dead live on as virtual holograms interacting with humans through an omnipresent cyber Network. In Washington, DC, heartbroken U.S. President Arturo Solar is recklessly communicating with an illegal copy of his dead daughter's digital conscience. But his mourning is shattered when terrifying, undetectable drones appear all over the world, and in outer space. Global militaries are left defense-less against the advanced machines capable of targeting and disarming any perceived threat. But where did the drones come from? And who is in control? To his shock, President Solar realizes a connection no one else can see, and scrambles to rally the world's last known thinkers to save the world from inevitable war. Kade Laltanca, the brilliant, beautiful, no-nonsense Commander of UN Special Command, is called back to DC to find and fix an inconceivable cyber conflict. Kade rallies a global team of technologists, intelligence agents and diplomats to search the world for clues to stopping the cyber glitch. But without the help of rogue technologists, their greatest enemies and biggest rivals, global law enforcement may stand no chance on their own. The team must risk the entire infrastructure of global cybersecurity to align with rogue techs and their unpredictable friends in the battle for humanity's survival. Criss-crossing the world from the Amazon rainforest to the heat of Cape Canaveral and the bitter winter cold in Moscow, The Unbroken Line is a thrilling future fiction international adventure from earth to outer space. This is Book 2 in the unprecedented Life Online speculative science fiction thriller series about our battle to survive in the world we are now creating as we come to grips with the disturbing consequence of humanity's dependence on programmed machines, and the visionary benefits of the technology. Each Life Online book can be read independently. The Life Online Series #1 The Motion Clue #2 The Unbroken Line #3 The Probable Cause #4 The Downward Shift


Author : Matsime Simon Mohapi
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2011-06-22
Page : 125
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 9781462889068
Description :


“Before 1652 there were no labourers, no workers, no servants and no servitude. All that was, was labour of love. Black people worked their own farms. They were Masters on their own right. The African land and its wealth gave our great grand parents the right to be Masters. Black children are the children of Masters! They have the right to know that the great are only great because we are on our knees! They have the right to know because knowledge is power! They must know that horrible accidents happened in South Africa after 1652. Historical accidents did occur! Historical accidents which were deliberate and were designed to put the destiny of a South African Black child in suffering and poverty forever. Then there was no poverty and no million orphans. There were million cattle and million hectors of land. There was human dignity the meaning of which was freedom from fear, hatred, and poverty.” Matsime Simon Mohapi, from: The Unbroken Chains of Apartheid – South Africa.


Author : Henri Parens
Harold P. Blum
Publisher : Jason Aronson, Incorporated
Release : 2008-02-28
Page : 208
Category : Psychology
ISBN 13 : 1461631939
Description :


The contributors to this volume are keenly aware that mental health professionals, while well trained to identify and treat psychopathology, are insufficiently informed or cognizant of human resilience, of how, and of what, intrapsychic, interpersonal, and psychosocial factors are operative in adaptive coping with and recovering from trauma. These authors, several of whom themselves were subjected to severe trauma, address the matter of resilience from the vantage point of their own personal and clinical experiences.