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Kushiel's Dart

By Jacqueline Carey
  • ISBN Code: : 1429910909
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 704
  • Category : Fiction
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A nation born of angels, vast and intricate and surrounded by danger... a woman born to servitude, unknowingly given access to the secrets of the realm... Born with a scarlet mote in her left eye, Phédre nó Delaunay is sold into indentured servitude as a child. When her bond is purchased by an enigmatic nobleman, she is trained in history, theology, politics, foreign languages, the arts of pleasure. And above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze. Exquisite courtesan, talented spy... and unlikely heroine. But when Phédre stumbles upon a plot that threatens her homeland, Terre d'Ange, she has no choice. Betrayed into captivity in the barbarous northland of Skaldia and accompanied only by a disdainful young warrior-priest, Phédre makes a harrowing escape and an even more harrowing journey to return to her people and deliver a warning of the impending invasion. And that proves only the first step in a quest that will take her to the edge of despair and beyond. Phédre nó Delaunay is the woman who holds the keys to her realm's deadly secrets, and whose courage will decide the very future of her world. Not since Dune has there been an epic on the scale of Kushiel's Dart-a massive tale about the violent death of an old age and the birth of a new. It is a novel of grandeur, luxuriance, sacrifice, betrayal, and deeply laid conspiracies. A world of cunning poets, deadly courtiers, deposed rulers and a besieged Queen, a warrior-priest, the Prince of Travelers, barbarian warlords, heroic traitors, and a truly Machiavellian villainess... all seen through the unflinching eyes of an unforgettable heroine. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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This Open Access book, building on research initiated by scholars from the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Global Heritage and Development (CHGD) and ICOMOS Netherlands, presents multidisciplinary research that connects water to heritage. Through twenty-one chapters it explores landscapes, cities, engineering structures and buildings from around the world. It describes how people have actively shaped the course, form and function of water for human settlement and the development of civilizations, establishing socio-economic structures, policies and cultures; a rich world of narratives, laws and practices; and an extensive network of infrastructure, buildings and urban form. The book is organized in five thematic sections that link practices of the past to the design of the present and visions of the future: part I discusses drinking water management; part II addresses water use in agriculture; part III explores water management for land reclamation and defense; part IV examines river and coastal planning; and part V focuses on port cities and waterfront regeneration. Today, the many complex systems of the past are necessarily the basis for new systems that both preserve the past and manage water today: policy makers and designers can work together to recognize and build on the traditional knowledge and skills that old structure embody. This book argues that there is a need for a common agenda and an integrated policy that addresses the preservation, transformation and adaptive reuse of historic water-related structures. Throughout, it imagines how such efforts will help us develop sustainable futures for cities, landscapes and bodies of water.

Slavery and Its Aftermath

By Peter I. Rose
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  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Book Code : 0202368904
  • Total of Pages : 458
  • Category : African Americans
  • Members : 928
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Lee’s Lieutenants: A Study In Command

By Douglas Southall Freeman
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Book Code : 178625946X
  • Total of Pages : 874
  • Category : History
  • Members : 167
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Following the critical success of R. E. Lee: A Biography, for which he won the 1935 Pulitzer Prize, author Douglas Southall Freeman expanded his study of the Confederacy with the critically acclaimed three-volume Lee’s Lieutenants: A Study in Command, originally published in 1942, 1943, and 1944. Together, the three volumes present a unique combination of military strategy, biography, and Civil War history, and shows how armies actually work. Published during World War II, it had a great influence on American military leaders and strategists. Lee’s Lieutenants: A Study in Command established Freeman as the pre-eminent military historian in the country, and led to close friendships with United States generals George Marshall and Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers

By Julian Cheng,Niloy K. Dutta
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1482282976
  • Total of Pages : 340
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 577
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Since first coming into existence in the early 90s, the vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) has made several quantum leaps in performance. The performance of VCSELs now exceeds that of edge-emitting lasers in many respects, and offers a superior optical beam and much easier monolithic integrability. As the VCSEL technology improves furth

Protected

By Christine DePetrillo
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  • Publisher : Christine DePetrillo
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 916
  • Pdf File: protected.pdf

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Tech geek and former soldier, Ghared Timms, can’t believe his best friend and brother in battle, Deo Lazitter, is still alive. He’d been there when the news of the man’s death had been announced. He’d held Deo’s sister, Darina, in his arms as they’d both lamented. He’d been missing his buddy for years. Now a former associate of the late Mikale Warres has produced Deo’s dog tags and claims to have been working undercover with Deo inside Warres’s organization. Ghared promises to find Deo no matter what it takes. Even if it means going undercover himself. Warres’s step-sister, Sasha Boisette, is looking for an ally. She can’t bring down an entire organization obsessed with continuing Mikale’s mission, especially when that organization is expecting her to lead them. When a new recruit shows up at headquarters, however, he may be just the man she needs. If she can trust him. Staying protected is hard when your heart wants to risk it all.

Americans from Africa

By Peter I. Rose
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351532243
  • Total of Pages : 488
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 759
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Americans from Africa seeks to convey varying perspectives on the "Black Experience" in the United States and its controversial history. This volume, Slavery and Its Aftermath, deals with four major issues: the extent of African influences on the lives of those enslaved and brought to America, beginning with an essay on "Africanisms in Everyday Life" by Melville J. Herskovits; the impact of slavery on personality and social structure, sometimes called "The Elkins Debate;" similarities and differences in life for African Americans in the South and in the North; and matters of community, class, and family, including the full text of the "Moynihan Report" and several pointed critiques.In addition to the commentaries by and on the works of Herskovits, Elkins, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan, other contributors to Volume I include Kenneth B. Clark, Mina Caulfield Davis, E. Franklin Edwards, Eugene Genovese, Ulf Hannerz, Charles S. Johnson, Leroi Jones, and Charles Keil.The second volume, Old Memories, New Moods, contains essays on the roots of black protest; the background and character of the Civil Rights Movement; interpretations of the impact and significance of Black Power, and varied views on changing self-images of being African American.

Democracy, Dialogue, and Community Action

By Spoma Jovanovic
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  • Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
  • Book Code : 161075509X
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 426
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On November 3, 1979, five protest marchers in Greensboro, North Carolina, were shot and killed by the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party. There were no police present, but television crews captured the shootings on video. Despite two criminal trials, none of the killers ever served time for their crimes, exposing what many believed to be the inadequacy of judicial, political, and economic systems in the United States. Twenty-five years later, in 2004, Greensboro residents, inspired by post-apartheid South Africa, initiated a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to take public testimony and examine the causes, sequence of events, and consequences of the massacre. The TRC was to be a process and a tool by which citizens could feel confident about the truth of the city's history in order to reconcile divergent understandings of past and current city values, and it became the foundation for the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the United States. Spoma Jovanovic, who worked alongside other community members to document the grassroots effort to convene the first TRC in the United States, provides a resource and case study of how citizens in one community used their TRC as a way to understand the past and conceive the future. This book preserves the historical significance of a people's effort to seek truth and work for reconciliation, shows a variety of discourse models for other communities to use in seeking to redress past harms, and demonstrates the power of community action to promote participatory democracy.

Mighty Stonewall

By Frank E. Vandiver
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  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Book Code : 9780890963913
  • Total of Pages : 547
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 797
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Presents a comprehensive biography of Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson and traces his life and military career from his childhood and entrance into West Point, years of teaching at the Virginia Military Institute, Civil War campaigns, and death after the Battle of Chancellorsville in May of 1963.

Lee's Lieutenants

By Douglas Southall Freeman
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 0743213467
  • Total of Pages : 912
  • Category : History
  • Members : 473
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Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command is the most colorful and popular of Douglas Southall Freeman's works. A sweeping narrative that presents a multiple biography against the flame-shot background of the American Civil War, it is the story of the great figures of the Army of Northern Virginia who fought under Robert E. Lee. The Confederacy won resounding victories throughout the war, but seldom easily or without tremendous casualties. Death was always on the heels of fame, but the men who commanded -- among them Jackson, Longstreet, and Ewell -- developed as leaders and men. Lee's Lieutenants follows these men to the costly battle at Gettysburg, through the deepening twilight of the South's declining military might, and finally to the collapse of Lee's command and his formal surrender in 1865. To his unparalleled descriptions of men and operations, Dr. Freeman adds an insightful analysis of the lessons learned and their bearing upon the future military development of the nation. Accessible at last in a one-volume edition abridged by noted Civil War historian Stephen W. Sears, Lee's Lieutenants is essential reading for all Civil War buffs, students of war, and admirers of the historian's art as practiced at its very highest level.

Feather Your Tingaling

By Cecil Browne
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  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 1780889631
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 730
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This collection of short stories from the Caribbean and England brings to life characters who are part of Caribbean folklore. Some serious, others delightfully humorous, the characters will remain with the reader for a long time. This book is essential reading for those interested in Caribbean folklore and history.

Women’s Rights, Racial Integration, and Education from 1850–1920

By M. Noraian
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230101445
  • Total of Pages : 189
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 549
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This historical biography examines Sarah Raymond Fitzwilliam's abolitionist roots growing up on a stop of the Underground Railroad, her training at a 'normal school,' her tenure as a teacher, principal and the nation's first city school superintendent (Bloomington, Illinois 1874-1892).

Adverse Drug Reactions

By Jack Uetrecht
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9783642006630
  • Total of Pages : 556
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 170
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This book provides the current state of knowledge of basic mechanisms of adverse drug reactions (ADRs). The main focus is on idiosyncratic drug reactions because they are the most difficult to deal with. It starts with a general description of the major targets for ADRs followed by a description of what are presently believed to be mediators and biochemical pathways involved in idiosyncratic drug reactions. There is also a description of several examples of ADRs that serve to illustrate specific aspects of ADR mechanisms. Eventually the book shows that ultimately better methods are needed to predict which drug candidates are likely to cause ADRs and which patients are at increased risk. But at present research seems to be far from this goal.