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Pride of Carthage

By David Anthony Durham
  • ISBN Code: : 0307276996
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 592
  • Category : Fiction
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This epic retelling of the legendary Carthaginian military leader’s assault on the Roman empire begins in Ancient Spain, where Hannibal Barca sets out with tens of thousands of soldiers and 30 elephants. After conquering the Roman city of Saguntum, Hannibal wages his campaign through the outposts of the empire, shrewdly befriending peoples disillusioned by Rome and, with dazzling tactics, outwitting the opponents who believe the land route he has chosen is impossible. Yet Hannibal’s armies must take brutal losses as they pass through the Pyrenees mountains, forge the Rhone river, and make a winter crossing of the Alps before descending to the great tests at Cannae and Rome itself. David Anthony Durham draws a brilliant and complex Hannibal out of the scant historical record–sharp, sure-footed, as nimble among rivals as on the battlefield, yet one who misses his family and longs to see his son grow to manhood. Whether portraying the deliberations of a general or the calculations of a common soldier, vast multilayered scenes of battle or moments of introspection when loss seems imminent, Durham brings history alive.

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion. Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars were fought for them, and won by them. One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical apprenticeship for a spear to protect his little brother, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where ten armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable. Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Like his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by an ancient text called The Way of Kings. Troubled by over-powering visions of ancient times and the Knights Radiant, he has begun to doubt his own sanity. Across the ocean, an untried young woman named Shallan seeks to train under an eminent scholar and notorious heretic, Dalinar's niece, Jasnah. Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallan's motives are less than pure. As she plans a daring theft, her research for Jasnah hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war. The result of over ten years of planning, writing, and world-building, The Way of Kings is but the opening movement of the Stormlight Archive, a bold masterpiece in the making. Speak again the ancient oaths: Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before Destination. and return to men the Shards they once bore. The Knights Radiant must stand again. Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson The Cosmere The Stormlight Archive The Way of Kings Words of Radiance Edgedancer (Novella) Oathbringer The Mistborn trilogy Mistborn: The Final Empire The Well of Ascension The Hero of Ages Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series Alloy of Law Shadows of Self Bands of Mourning Collection Arcanum Unbounded Other Cosmere novels Elantris Warbreaker The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians The Scrivener's Bones The Knights of Crystallia The Shattered Lens The Dark Talent The Rithmatist series The Rithmatist Other books by Brandon Sanderson The Reckoners Steelheart Firefight Calamity At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

And Only to Deceive

By Tasha Alexander
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061739235
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 643
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From gifted new writer Tasha Alexander comes a stunning novel of historical suspense set in Victorian England, meticulously researched and with a twisty plot that involves stolen antiquities, betrayal, and murder And Only to Deceive For Emily, accepting the proposal of Philip, the Viscount Ashton, was an easy way to escape her overbearing mother, who was set on a grand society match. So when Emily's dashing husband died on safari soon after their wedding, she felt little grief. After all, she barely knew him. Now, nearly two years later, she discovers that Philip was a far different man from the one she had married so cavalierly. His journals reveal him to have been a gentleman scholar and antiquities collector who, to her surprise, was deeply in love with his wife. Emily becomes fascinated with this new image of her dead husband and she immerses herself in all things ancient and begins to study Greek. Emily's intellectual pursuits and her desire to learn more about Philip take her to the quiet corridors of the British Museum, one of her husband's favorite places. There, amid priceless ancient statues, she uncovers a dark, dangerous secret involving stolen artifacts from the Greco-Roman galleries. And to complicate matters, she's juggling two very prominent and wealthy suitors, one of whose intentions may go beyond the marrying kind. As she sets out to solve the crime, her search leads to more surprises about Philip and causes her to question the role in Victorian society to which she, as a woman, is relegated.

The Other Lands

By David Anthony Durham
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0385532113
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 415
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“David Anthony Durham has serious chops. I can’t wait to read whatever he writes next." —George R. R. Martin David Anthony Durham’s gripping Acacia Trilogy continues with an epic novel where loyalties are tested, new worlds are discovered, and battle lines are being drawn. A few years have passed since Queen Corinn has usurped control of the Known World—and she now rules with an iron fist. With plans to expand her empire, she sends her brother, Dariel, on an exploratory mission across the sea to The Other Lands. There, he discovers an alliance of tribes that have no interest in being ruled by Queen Corinn and the Akarans. In fact, Dariel’s arrival ignites a firestorm that once more exposes The Known World to a massive invasion, one unlike anything they have yet faced . . .

My Beautiful Rose: Novelindo Publishing

By Dyah Utami
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  • Publisher : Novelindo Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 113
  • Pdf File: my-beautiful-rose.pdf

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Stephanie Rosè Anderson. Wanita berumur 21 tahun. Bersekolah di New York University dan terdaftar sebagai mahasiswa jurusan kedokteran. Dia mempunyai keluarga yang sayang kepadanya. Dia juga mempunyai sahabat yang begitu setia di sampingnya, Lily. Namun, semua kehidupan normal Stephanie di ambang kehancuran. Dirinya mengalami masalah yang datang terus kepadanya. Tangisan dan rasa benci ikut serta di dalamnya. Kehidupannya berubah 360 derajat dalam waktu sekejap. Semuanya berubah ketika seseorang hadir di dalam hidupnya. Lucas. _____ "Aku akan melakukan apapun agar aku bisa mendapatkannya." -Lucas- _____ "Apa yang ingin kamu bicarakan denganku? Bukankah urusan kita sudah selesai?" -Stephanie-

Vergemeinschaftung in Zeiten der Zombie-Apokalypse

By Michael Dellwing,Martin Harbusch
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  • Publisher : Springer-Verlag
  • Book Code : 3658017228
  • Total of Pages : 375
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 438
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TV-Serien haben in den letzten Jahren explosionsartig an kultureller Bedeutung gewonnen. Sie haben den Film als führendes Unterhaltungsmedium und damit auch als Mittel zur sozialen Distinktion längst abgelöst. Literatur-, Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaften haben diesen Bedeutungsgewinn erkannt und parallel dazu Fernsehforschung zu einem neuen Schwerpunkt entwickelt, besonders im englischsprachigen Raum. Dieser Band möchte einen Beitrag dazu leisten, die bestehenden Beschäftigungen der Fernsehforschung an die Sozialwissenschaft anzubinden und die Diskussion im deutschsprachigen Raum befördern. Dabei wählt er einen Zugang über eine thetische Eingrenzung, um die sozialwissenschaftliche Komponente der Untersuchungen zu betonen: Er nimmt sich den in den letzten Jahren immer populärer werdenden Figuren von Zombies, Vampiren, Aliens, Geistern, Monstern und anderen fantastischen Anderen an. Im besonderen Verhältnis zu sonstigen sozialen Bedeutungen und Identitäten, die in soziologischer Perspektive immer als konstruiert erscheinen, bietet die Beschäftigung mit fantastischen Anderen hier eine Chance: Denn im Spiegel des Fantastischen und Irrealen kann das Eigene in seiner Konstruiertheit offensichtlich gemacht werden.

Die Hugo Awards 2001 – 2017

By Hardy Kettlitz
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  • Publisher : Memoranda Verlag
  • Book Code : 3948616272
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 221
  • Pdf File: die-hugo-awards-2001-2017.pdf

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Der Hugo Award ist weltweit der wichtigste und bekannteste Preis für Science-Fiction-Werke.Er wird seit 1953 von den Mitgliedern der World Science Fiction Convention während einer feierlichen Zeremonie in zahlreichen, Gelegentlich wechselnden Kategorien vergeben. In diesem dritten Band der Reihe werden die ausgezeichneten Werke und die Preisträger aus dem Zeitraum 2001 bis 2017 gewürdigt und einzeln vorgestellt, und zwar nicht nur die bedeutenden Romane oder Filme, sondern auch Illustratoren, Herausgeber, Podcasts und Fans. Ein großartiges Lesebuch wie auch ein äußerst nützliches Nachschlagewerk für alle, die sich für die Science Fiction interessieren!

Opening Doors: Life and Work of Joseph Schumpeter

By Robert Loring Allen
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351501526
  • Total of Pages : 369
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 408
  • Pdf File: opening-doors.pdf

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"The author puts this book in the best possible context by referring to the ""magisterial and paradoxical Dr. Schumpeter"". A figure in a rare class with John Maynard Keynes, Friedrich von Hayek, and Alfred Marshall, the work of Joseph Schumpeter is equalled only in monumental significance by his personal trials and tribulations. The work is divided into two volumes - the first covering his career in Europe and the second his life and achievements in America.Walt Rostow, in his Foreword, sums up Robert Loring Allen's achievement in biography and intellectual history thus: ""In dealing with Schumpeter's life, Allen exhibits a rare consciousness of the extraordinary complexity and only limited penetrability of the human personality Schumpeter's closely interwoven personal and professional life unfolds, Allen develops without dogmatism a pattern of linkages for the reader to contemplate. In a splendid final passage, he provides a memorable summation.""What makes this enormous effort so successful is the linkage of the personal and the professional, the biographical with the intellectual. Indeed, it is Schumpeter's single-minded determination to explain within a single, formal theory, the dynamics of capitalism that bridges the gap in space, time, and personality. To his books The Theory of Economic Development, and Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy, both published by Transaction, is now added the specific contexts in which these and his other works were written.The author of this biography, like the subject himself, is a masterful student of the craft of economics, and its place within the larger social science contexts that Schumpeter worked. In this work, we are introduced into the main current of European and American social science alike. The title of the book, Opening Doors, derives from Schumpeter's life long aim to appeal to inquiring minds to move through such doors in an effort to create the social science of the"

Baumschlager Eberle Architekten 2010–2020

By Dietmar Eberle,Eberhard Tröger
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  • Publisher : Birkhäuser
  • Book Code : 303562044X
  • Total of Pages : 616
  • Category : Architecture
  • Members : 877
  • Pdf File: baumschlager-eberle-architekten-2010-2020.pdf

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In den vergangenen Jahren haben Baumschlager Eberle Architekten ihren internationalen Erfolgskurs fortgesetzt. In den Jahren 2010–2020 entstanden über 600 Bauten, Projekte und Wettbewerbe, darunter Wohnbauten, Krankenhäuser, Firmenzentralen, Hochschulbauten, und nicht zuletzt das Haus 2226, das ganz ohne Klimatechnik auskommt. Das Buch dokumentiert in Form eines kommentierten Werkverzeichnisses in chronologischer Reihenfolge alle Projekte, Wettbewerbe und Studien dieser Jahre. Über 50 realisierte Bauten werden ausführlicher behandelt. 14 der wichtigsten davon werden vertieft mit vielen Bildern, Plänen, Materialien und einem detaillierten Text präsentiert. Darüber hinaus befassen sich drei Essays und drei Interviews mit den zentralen Themen Dichte, Ressourcen und Open Building.

Father Night

By Eric Van Lustbader
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  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Book Code : 1466800712
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 355
  • Pdf File: father-night.pdf

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New from Eric Van Lustbader, the author of The Bourne Legacy and The Bourne Betrayal, comes Father Night, the thrilling fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Jack McClure series. A tidal wave of reform is sweeping across the Middle East. Many lurk in the shadows, eager to seize power--giants of a vast criminal underworld, fueled by revenge and vengeance. Their wars know no end. Their power knows no bounds. At the center of it all are two men who are inches away from holding the world in their hands: one is known as Dyadya Gourdjiev and the other is known only as the Syrian. Department of Defense special agent Jack McClure has followed this trail of shadows and lies right into the arms of Gourdjiev's alluring, powerful granddaughter, Annika Dementiev. The lovers are in Moscow when news of Dyadya's failing health draws a slew of vultures--circling, anxious to seize the empire of secrets he spent a lifetime building. Jack and Annika find themselves locked in battle to ensure his safety...but when it comes to Dyadya, nothing is as it seems. Alli Carson, the child of a dead US president, has become Jack's surrogate daughter. While Jack is in Russia, Alli is targeted by a cyber-stalker who knows more about her than anyone should. With no one to trust but her friend, Vera Bard, Alli is determined to discover the truth, but her path forces her to come face-to-face with the nightmarish terror of her past. As these two stories play out, Secretary of Defense Dennis Paull, with the help of detectives Nona Hendryx and Alan Frain, follows a trail of lies, corruption, and secret pacts that begins with Washington D.C.'s Head of Detectives. All paths collide at the feet of one man, an old legend adapting to an ever-changing landscape... a man history might have forsaken, but whose heinous evil is still very much alive: Father Night. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

THE END - NEMESIS

By G. Michael Hopf
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  • Publisher : Luzifer-Verlag
  • Book Code : 3958352685
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 686
  • Pdf File: the-end-nemesis.pdf

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Die beiden wichtigsten Tage deines Lebens sind der Tag, an dem du geboren wurdest, und der Tag, an dem du herausfindest, warum. – Mark Twain Lexi ist eine außergewöhnliche Frau, gefangen in einem durchschnittlichen Leben. Der frühe Tod ihres Vaters und die Lieblosigkeit ihrer Mutter haben ihre Spuren hinterlassen. Trost findet sie nur in oberflächlichen Freundschaften und Beziehungen. Die einzige Person, die sie liebt und der sie vertraut, ist ihre jüngere Schwester Casey, doch auch das Verhältnis zu ihr ist angespannt. Ohne einen wirklichen Sinn im Leben zu finden wechselte Lexi ziellos von Job zu Job – bis zu jenem verhängnisvollen Tag, an dem die Lichter ausgingen. In den frühen Morgenstunden wurden die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika Ziel einer spektakulären, verheerenden Attacke. Ein Super-EMP zerstörte das gesamte Energienetz und machte beinahe jedes elektrisch betriebene Gerät nutzlos. Millionen Menschen fanden im unmittelbaren Chaos danach den Tod, und Millionen weitere sahen sich einem Schicksal gegenüber, das noch weitaus schlimmer als der Tod sein würde. In dieser neuen Welt, in der die Infrastruktur verwüstet und die Regierung handlungsunfähig geworden ist, findet Lexi endlich zu ihrer Bestimmung. Doch zu welchem Preis?

Acacia 3

By David Anthony Durham
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  • Publisher : Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
  • Book Code : 3641084768
  • Total of Pages : 864
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 820
  • Pdf File: acacia-3.pdf

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Der krönende Abschluss der mehrfach preisgekrönten Trilogie Dariel Akkaran, der jüngere Bruder der mächtigen Königin von Acacia, hält sich noch immer in den Fernen Landen auf, um dort endlich ein uraltes Unrecht aus der Welt zu schaffen: die seit Generationen währende Verschleppung von Kindersklaven aus Acacia als Tribut an die Fernen Lande. Dariels Schwester Mena reist derweil in den fernen Norden, um sich einer Invasion durch die gefürchteten Auldek in den Weg zu stellen. Vom Erfolg ihrer beider Missionen hängt das Schicksal der ganzen Welt ab.