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Midnight Empire

By Andrew Croome
  • ISBN Code: : 1742698867
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
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A tight, tense, heartstopping novel of modern warfare, where the stakes are high and the price is life in the tradition of le Carre's Absolute Friends

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  • Pdf File: the-christopher-lee-film-encyclopedia.pdf

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In a career that spanned eight decades, Christopher Lee (1922–2015) appeared in more than 200 roles for film and television. Though he is best known for his portrayal of Dracula in films of the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s—as well as his appearances in the Lord of the Rings trilogy—Lee also appeared in many other films, including The Three Musketeers, The Man with the Golden Gun, and Star Wars. The Christopher Lee Film Encyclopedia encompasses all of the films in the distinguished actor’s prolific career, from his early roles in the 1940s to his work in some of the most successful film franchises of all time. This reference highlights Lee’s iconic roles in horror cinema as well as his non-horror films over the years, including The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. The entries in this book feature: Cast and crew information Synopsis Critical evaluation Newspaper and magazine reviews DVD availability Many of the entries also feature Sir Christopher’s recollections about the production, as well as the actor’s insights about his directors and fellow costars. Appendices in this volume include discussions of Lee’s significant work on radio and television, as well as film shorts, screen tests, films in which he is mentioned, films from which he was cut, and unrealized projects. A film-by-film review of the actor’s cinematic output. The Christopher Lee Film Encyclopedia will appeal to this legend’s many devoted fans.

Homeland and Philosophy

By Robert Arp
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  • Publisher : Open Court
  • Book Code : 0812698835
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Philosophy
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In Homeland and Philosophy, 23 philosophers tackle the issues that Showtime's award winning show, Homeland, asks us to consider. The show, which centers on Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody's release from an al-Qaeda prison, and CIA Agent Carrie Mathison's distrust of his intentions, asks questions of identity, what it means to be a terrorist, the conditions and effects of brainwashing, lying for the greater good, and whether or not courage is a virtue. But these questions are only a few among many that are explored in the shadowy spy-filled world of Homeland. Through the lenses of Rawls, Kant, Arendt, Foucault, Heidegger, Sartre, and Kierkegaard, among others, Homeland and Philosophy considers the ethics of drone warfare; whether or not Carrie Mathison's personality changes and psychological disorder make her an interesting character study in the metaphysics of personhood; at what point is privacy only an illusion; and concepts of torture, punishment, and discipline. Nicholas Brody is a Marine, a terrorist, a double agent, a congressman, a father, a husband, a lover, and a friend...but who is Nicholas Brody?

Military Robots

By Jai Galliott
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317096010
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : History
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Philosophers have wrestled over the morality and ethics of war for nearly as long as human beings have been waging it. The death and destruction that unmanned warfare entails magnifies the moral and ethical challenges we face in conventional warfare and everyday society. Intrinsically linked are questions and perennial problems concerning what justifies the initial resort to war, who may be legitimately targeted in warfare, who should be permitted to serve the military, the collateral effects of military weaponry and the methods of determining and dealing with violations of the laws of war. This book provides a comprehensive and unifying analysis of the moral, political and social questions concerning the rise of drone warfare.

British Women Poets of the Long Eighteenth Century

By Paula R. Backscheider,Catherine E. Ingrassia
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  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Book Code : 1421446731
  • Total of Pages : 833
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Ethics and the Future of Spying

By Jai Galliott,Warren Reed
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317590554
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Political Science
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This volume examines the ethical issues generated by recent developments in intelligence collection and offers a comprehensive analysis of the key legal, moral and social questions thereby raised. Intelligence officers, whether gatherers, analysts or some combination thereof, are operating in a sea of social, political, scientific and technological change. This book examines the new challenges faced by the intelligence community as a result of these changes. It looks not only at how governments employ spies as a tool of state and how the ultimate outcomes are judged by their societies, but also at the mind-set of the spy. In so doing, this volume casts a rare light on an often ignored dimension of spying: the essential role of truth and how it is defined in an intelligence context. This book offers some insights into the workings of the intelligence community and aims to provide the first comprehensive and unifying analysis of the relevant moral, legal and social questions, with a view toward developing policy that may influence real-world decision making. The contributors analyse the ethics of spying across a broad canvas – historical, philosophical, moral and cultural – with chapters covering interrogation and torture, intelligence’s relation to war, remote killing, cyber surveillance, responsibility and governance. In the wake of the phenomena of WikiLeaks and the Edward Snowden revelations, the intelligence community has entered an unprecedented period of broad public scrutiny and scepticism, making this volume a timely contribution. This book will be of much interest to students of ethics, intelligence studies, security studies, foreign policy and IR in general.

Redder than Blood

By Tanith Lee
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  • Publisher : Astra Publishing House
  • Book Code : 0698404661
  • Total of Pages : 353
  • Category : Fiction
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You’ve rarely seen your favorite fairy tale characters quite like this. In 1983, Tanith Lee captivated readers with Red as Blood, a collection of short stories featuring twisted and dark retellings of Grimms’ fairy tales. Earning a World Fantasy Award, plus a Nebula Award nomination for its titular story, Red as Blood uniquely challenged the fantasy genre. And now Lee returns with a companion collection! Redder Than Blood features three brand-new and sixteen previously published stories that irreverently reshape popular fairy tales, including Sleeping Beauty, The Frog Prince, Swan Lake, Beauty and the Beast, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Snow White, and more. Don’t miss this newest volume of stories encompassing twenty-five years of a master fantasist’s remarkable career.

A Tempest of Discovery

By Sarah M. Cradit
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“Absolutely riveting!” "Cradit's delivery of mystery and intrigue is flawless." "Be still my heart. Nicolas Deschanel is back and better than ever." “A must for any Fantasy, Supernatural and Thriller fans.” Nicolas Deschanel spent three decades holding court as the princeling of New Orleans and heir to his family's dynasty, pleasure his only obligation. A dance with rock bottom leads him back to his family, and redemption in contrite service. Here, his life intersects with Lauren, whom he loves and respects, but knows he doesn’t deserve. She approaches their working relationship with the same careful pragmatism she affords his misplaced affection. Nicolas forces his feelings aside so they can launch their first mission together, which sends his cousin Charlotte to Paris to investigate siblings causing supernatural trouble. She’s only there to observe, but Charlotte’s fearlessness leads her perilously close to one of the siblings, enigmatic philanthropist Lawrence Henry. Her vague reports home keep Nicolas and Lauren in the dark, allowing them to shift their focus to something confidential—and perilous. But a violent, unexpected threat leaves Nicolas and Lauren in stunning defeat. While they tend their wounds and reassess, Charlotte’s inability to resist Lawrence’s allure leads her beyond her family’s aid. When the dust settles in both New Orleans and Paris, chilling truths will surface in the aftermath. Truths that will change the lives of the Deschanels forever. From the USA Today bestselling author of The House of Crimson & Clover series comes a dazzling paranormal romance series, Midnight Dynasty. New and long-time fans alike will fall in love with our consummate bad boy as he leads the Deschanels through their greatest trial yet. "No shortage of drama, danger, twists and turns as the story progresses towards what turns out to be an explosive finale that has me completely hooked - I really NEED to know what happens next after the complete surprise that knocked me sideways at the end of this book." Dive into the secret, ancient, powerful world of two New Orleans families, the Deschanels and the Sullivans... Midnight Dynasty Series: A Tempest of Discovery A Storm of Revelations A Torrent of Deceit More to come… The Saga of Crimson & Clover: A sprawling dynasty. An ancient bloodline. A world of magic and mayhem. Welcome to the Saga of Crimson & Clover, where all series within are linked but can be equally enjoyed on their own. Series List: The House of Crimson & Clover Series The Seven Series The Midnight Dynasty Series Vampires of the Merovingi Series Visit www.sarahmcradit.com for the latest information, news, and updates.

Crimson & Clover: The Shorts

By Sarah M. Cradit
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  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
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Enter the secretive, ancient, powerful world of the Deschanels and Sullivans of New Orleans. Where witches are found in high society, and vampires aren’t just myth. The enigmatic world of Crimson & Clover comes to vivid life in this collection of eleven standalone short stories. You’ll find everything in this collection, from unlikely encounters with vampires, to the beauty—and tragedy—of first love. Mischief abounds with witches consumed by the lure of special powers, and fantasies are fulfilled at an invite-only den of hedonism. The stories range from low heat to high heat, from happily ever afters to promises of better days ahead. If you’re a fan of The House of Crimson & Clover or The Seven, this collection will serve as a wonderful complement to that experience. If this is your introduction to the world, you’ll find a whole world waiting for you to explore. Included in this Collection: Banshee (Giselle Deschanel) Dark Blessing (The Landry Triplets) Bayou’s Edge (The Landry Triplets) The Menagerie (Oriana’s Den of Iniquities) Fire & Ice (Remy and Fleur Fontenot) Pandora’s Box (Jasper and Pandora Broussard) Surrender (Anasofiya and Oz) The Ephemeral (Autumn and Gabriel) Flourish (Anne Fontaine) Shame (Jonathan St. Andrews) A Band of Heather (Colleen and Noah) The Saga of Crimson & Clover A sprawling dynasty. An ancient bloodline. A world of magic and mayhem. Welcome to the Saga of Crimson & Clover, where all series within are linked but can be equally enjoyed on their own. Series List The House of Crimson & Clover Series: Dive into the secretive, ancient, powerful world of the Deschanels & Sullivans. The Midnight Dynasty Series: There's no place like home. Vampires of the Merovingi Series: From the ashes of the sorcerer kings rose an empire. The Seven Series: Seven siblings. Seven years. Seven spellbinding novels. Visit www.sarahmcradit.com for the latest information, news, and updates. Search terms: Louisiana, bayou, Maine, island, isolation, witches, wizards, New Orleans, family of witches, Southern, wealthy families, sorcery, magic, coming of age, bestseller, bestselling, USA Today bestseller, love triangle, bad boy, shaman, healer, storm, dark fantasy, fantasy, historical romance, Norwegian mythology

The Seven Series Books 5-7

By Sarah M. Cradit
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  • Publisher : Sarah M. Cradit
  • Book Code : N.a
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The Seventies. New Orleans. The seven Deschanel siblings live with their long-suffering mother in an historic Garden District mansion. Each of them unique. Each of them born with a gift. In some cases, a gift they wish they could give back. When August Deschanel died, he left his wife, Irish Colleen, with more than seven children to raise. She inherited a job she was never prepared for: bringing up his heirs in a world she doesn't understand. She’d never seen true magic, not before marrying into the most prominent—and mysterious—family in New Orleans. Now, she can’t escape it. Her youngest, a prophet, predicted the death of one of their own in 1970, and the tragedies didn’t end there. As the remaining six Deschanel children head into their futures, some will struggle to leave the past behind... while others shrink in terror from what lays ahead. Charles, the playboy heir apparent. Augustus, the family fixer. Colleen, the unfailing pragmatist. Madeline, the bleeding heart. Evangeline, the genius. Maureen, the dreamer. Elizabeth, the tortured one. Dive into the last three books of The Seven in this exclusive collection. Seven Siblings. Seven Years. Seven Spellbinding Novels. The Seven Series Nineteen Seventy Nineteen Seventy-Two Nineteen Seventy-Three Nineteen Seventy-Four Nineteen Seventy-Five Nineteen Seventy-Six Nineteen Eighty The Saga of Crimson & Clover A sprawling dynasty. An ancient bloodline. A world of magic and mayhem. Welcome to the Saga of Crimson & Clover, where all series within are linked but can be equally enjoyed on their own. Series List The House of Crimson & Clover Series: Dive into the secretive, ancient, powerful world of the Deschanels & Sullivans. The Midnight Dynasty Series: There's no place like home. Vampires of the Merovingi Series: From the ashes of the sorcerer kings rose an empire. The Seven Series: Seven siblings. Seven years. Seven spellbinding novels. Visit www.sarahmcradit.com for the latest information, news, and updates. Search terms: witches, wizards, family of witches, New Orleans, Louisiana, Southern Gothic, complex characters, wealthy families, sorcery, magic, paranormal romance, romance, love triangle, forbidden love, first love, Norway, lore, fate, plantation, playboy, bestseller, bestselling, USA Today bestseller, historical, the seventies

Kingdom of the White Sea: The Trilogy

By Sarah M. Cradit
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  • Publisher : Storyville Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 2186
  • Category : Fiction
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A crown woven together by lies. A kingdom with the power to unravel them. The bestselling epic fantasy trilogy, Kingdom of the White Sea, in a single collection. When the cruel usurper king demands the firstborn daughters from every lordship in the realm, the lords and ladies have no choice but to obey, or invite war. The four young women, though, have their own plan. One that will send the realm into a chaos that will change the lives and futures of everyone in it. This collection includes all three books in the trilogy—and over half a million words of treachery, bravery, and redemption: The Kingless Crown- 610 pages The Broken Realm- 690 pages The Hidden Kingdom- 736 pages "This is the new series Game of Thrones fans have been waiting for!"- Melanie, Melanie's Muses "A riveting tale of suspense, secrets, and magic you won't want to put down."- International Bestselling Author Rebecca L. Garcia "One word. PHENOMENAL. A must read! Completely sucked me in from page one. 10/10!"- Aubrie Nixon, Fantasy Author of Secret of Souls "The first of an epic series that will no doubt have a cult following. Simply superb."- Award Winning Author Julieanne Lynch "Cradit has no doubt established herself in the epic fantasy genre with this novel. I cannot wait to return to the Kingdom of the White Sea. I'm hooked!" —Greg Wilkey, Bestselling Author of YA and NA Fiction "Captivating like gold. Mesmerizing like diamonds. A new fantasy to trail blazes like Sarah J Maas and Leigh Bardugo!"- Laura, The Literary Vixen and #NerdGirlVixen

First Love

By Sarah M. Cradit
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Dive into the secretive, ancient, powerful world of the Deschanels and Sullivans... Five tales of first love, from New Orleans to Portland to the rolling highlands of Scotland. St. Charles at Dusk follows the forbidden but powerful love story of Oz and Adrienne. Oz foolishly falls for his best friend’s younger sister, Adrienne, putting in motion a series of events that will upend the lives of both families forever. When Adrienne’s family is killed in a tragic accent in the bayou, Oz is left with all questions and no answers when Adrienne’s body is not among those recovered. Those closest to him insist his need to dwell on the past is killing him, but it isn’t until Oz finally accept she’s gone, years later, that he gets the phone call. It’s Adrienne. With no memory of anything, except a name. Oz. In Surrender, a story that tales place years before the events of St. Charles at Dusk, Anasofiya ends up at the prom with one of her best friends, Oz, after her date rudely abandons her at the dance. What she initially sees as an act of mercy leads to a night that she will never forget. Then, in Pandora’s Box, we meet Jasper and Pandora. Jasper is a peculiar young man from a peculiar New Orleans family, who’s interest is piqued by Pandora’s eccentric tastes and unusual passions—things frowned upon by her proud blueblood family. Their unlikely bond changes both their worlds forever, and a serious of tumultuous events will tear them apart and then, in an unlikely twist of fate, find them in the same city once more, this time Paris. The Ephemeral takes readers to Portland where New Orleans native Autumn is attending college. Going to school so far from home was a bold and defiant choice, but it doesn’t lead to the serenity she was seeking. Her past and future will collide in an irreversible way when the mysterious Gabriel appears... Finally, finish the collection with A Band of Heather. Colleen arrives in Scotland, eager to pursue her dreams of a life in medicine, despite her homesickness. She writes to her sister of the sweeping, gothic charms of Edinburgh, and the peculiar—and strangely familiar—professor’s aide, Noah, who dislikes her from day one. On a whim, Noah proposes a getaway to the Highlands for the holiday weekend and Collen accepts, against her better judgment, setting off a chain of events that will put everything Colleen knows into question. Jump into the First Love set today and discover part of the magic of the world of the Saga of Crimson & Clover.

Nineteen Seventy-Five: A New Orleans Family Witches Saga

By Sarah M. Cradit
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Seven Siblings. Seven Years. Seven Spellbinding Novels. 1975. New Orleans. The Deschanel siblings are far from children now, some having kids of their own, others settling into the possibility, as they make choices that will shape their futures forever. Charles, the playboy, finds new meaning as a father, and swears off his old life, littered with indiscretions. Augustus, the fixer, sees his marriage further dissolve just as he learns his wife is pregnant. Colleen, the adherent, is head over heels in love in Scotland, but worries their relationship won’t hold up once he learns her dark secret. Evangeline, the genius, escapes to New England, letting her education be the balm of choice for her broken spirit. Maureen, the haunted, discovers her true purpose as a mother, but fears her arranged marriage will create the instability that drives her daughter down a path too similar to hers. Elizabeth, the anguished, recovers from the damage wrought by her past choices, and finds penance in helping Augustus with his own struggles. But, for the first time, she will have to do it without her lifeline, Connor, who has been sent away by his parents. As the family progresses through the seventies, they’ll discover the power of secrets, lies, and a fate they cannot escape, no matter how wealthy or powerful they are. Search terms: witches, wizards, family of witches, New Orleans, Louisiana, Southern Gothic, complex characters, wealthy families, sorcery, magic, paranormal romance, romance, love triangle, forbidden love, first love, Norway, lore, fate, plantation, playboy, bestseller, bestselling, USA Today bestseller, historical, the seventies

The Dusk Trilogy

By Sarah M. Cradit
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Dive into the secretive, ancient, powerful world of the Deschanels and Sullivans... St. Charles at Dusk follows the forbidden but powerful love story of Oz and Adrienne. Oz Sullivan foolishly falls for his best friend’s younger sister, Adrienne Deschanel, putting in motion a series of events that will upend the lives of both families forever. When Adrienne’s family is killed in a tragic accent in the bayou, Oz is left with all questions and no answers when Adrienne’s body is not among those recovered. Those closest to him insist his need to dwell on the past is killing him, but it isn’t until Oz finally accept she’s gone, years later, that he gets the phone call. It’s Adrienne. With no memory of anything, except a name. Oz. In Flourish, the story continues by giving voice to Adrienne’s half-sister she came to know during her lost years in the bayou, Anne Fontaine. Anne’s domineering mother has passed away, leaving Anne free to finally seek the answers she’s always wanted about her father’s wealthy and powerful family—the Deschanels. She throws all her late mother’s cautions to the wind and travels to New Orleans, where her encounters with her half-brother, Deschanel heir Nicolas, will lead to a most unusual adventure. Finally, in Banshee, Adrienne was not the only Deschanel daughter whose story continued on after the accident. Her older sister, Giselle, finds herself with an unusual new lease on life, bound by limitations, and ultimately, a cost to all those she seeks to aid her in her newfound ghastly powers. Jump into the Dusk Trilogy today and discover the magic that launched the world of the Saga of Crimson & Clover.