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Her Dark Curiosity

By Megan Shepherd
  • ISBN Code: : 0062128078
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Inspired by The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this tantalizing sequel to Megan Shepherd's gothic suspense novel The Madman's Daughter explores the hidden natures of those we love and how far we'll go to save them from themselves. Perfect for fans of Libba Bray. Back in London after her trip to Dr. Moreau's horrific island, Juliet is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget her father's legacy. But soon it's clear that someone—or something—hasn't forgotten her, as people close to Juliet start falling victim to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes. Has one of her father's creations also escaped the island? As Juliet strives to stop a killer while searching for a serum to cure her own worsening illness, she finds herself once more in a world of scandal and danger. Her heart torn in two, her past bubbling to the surface, and her life threatened by an obsessive killer—Juliet will be lucky to escape alive.

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350036404
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 603
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John le Carré and the Cold War explores the historical contexts and political implications of le Carré's major Cold-War novels. The first in-depth study of le Carré this century, this book analyses his work in light of key topics in 20th-century history, including containment of Communism, decolonization, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban missile crisis, the Cambridge spy-ring, the Vietnam War, the 70s oil crisis and Thatcherism. Examining The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1974), Smiley's People (1979) and other novels, this book offers an illuminating picture of Cold-War Britain, while situating le Carré's work alongside that of George Orwell, Graham Greene and Ian Fleming. Providing a valuable contribution to contemporary understandings of both British spy fiction and post-war fiction, Toby Manning challenges the critical consensus to reveal a considerably less radical writer than is conventionally presented.

The Victorian Era in Twenty-First Century Children’s and Adolescent Literature and Culture

By Sara K. Day,Sonya Sawyer Fritz
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351376276
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 397
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Victorian literature for audiences of all ages provides a broad foundation upon which to explore complex and evolving ideas about young people. In turn, this collection argues, contemporary works for young people that draw on Victorian literature and culture ultimately reflect our own disruptions and upheavals, particularly as they relate to child and adolescent readers and our experiences of them. The essays therein suggest that we struggle now, as the Victorians did then, to assert a cohesive understanding of young readers, and that this lack of cohesion is a result of or a parallel to the disruptions taking place on a larger (even global) scale.

The Glendower Legacy

By Thomas Gifford
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1453266089
  • Total of Pages : 311
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 105
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Ancient treason threatens to ignite a new skirmish in the Cold War It’s January, 1778, and William Davis is standing guard for the Continental Army at Valley Forge when he witnesses something sickening: an American selling intelligence to the British. The meeting goes wrong, three men die, and William flees the scene, leaving a swatch of his uniform behind. The next day he’s arrested, tried, and executed for treason as part of a monstrous cover-up to protect the identity of the officer who tried to sell out the American Revolution: General George Washington himself. Two centuries later, a descendent of Davis finds evidence of Washington’s betrayal. Before he can announce his findings, he’s murdered by KGB agents hoping to use the information to embarrass the United States. But the crucial document vanishes, and the only man who can secure it is Nat Underhill, a Harvard professor who truly must publish or perish.

The Legacy of Heorot

By Larry Niven,Jerry Pournelle,Steven Barnes
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  • Publisher : Baen Books
  • Book Code : 1625797559
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 503
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BOOK ONE IN THE CLASSIC HEOROT SERIES FROM GENRE LEGENDS LARRY NIVEN, JERRY POURNELLE, AND STEVEN BARNES The two hundred colonists on board the Geographic have spent a century in cold sleep to arrive here: Avalon, a lush, verdant planet lightyears from Earth. They hope to establish a permanent colony, and Avalon seems the perfect place. And so they set about planting and building. But their very presence has upset the ecology of Avalon. Soon an implacable predator stalks them, picking them off one by one. In order to defeat this alien enemy, they must reevaluate everything they think they know about Avalon, and uncover the planet's dark secrets. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About The Legacy of Heorot: "Page-turning action and suspense, good characterization and convincing setting . . . may be the best thing any of those authors has written.”—The Denver Post “Outstanding! . . . The best ever, by the best in the field . . . the ultimate combination of imagination and realism.”—Tom Clancy “Well written, action-packed, and tension filled . . . makes Aliens look like a Disney nature film."—The Washington Post “Spine-tingling ecological tale of terror.”—Locus About sequel Beowulf's Children: "Few writers have a finer pedigree than those here. . . . As one might suspect Beowulf's Children is seamless . . . absorbing, substantial . . . masterful novel."—Los Angeles Times "Panoramic SF adventure at its best."—Library Journal About Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle: "Possibly the greatest science fiction novel I have ever read."—Robert A. Heinlein on The Mote in God's Eye About Larry Niven: “Larry Niven’s RINGWORLD remains one of the all-time classic travelogues of science fiction — a new and amazing world and fantastic companions.”—Greg Bear "Our premier hard SF writer.”—The Baltimore Sun "The scope of Larry Niven's work is so vast that only a writer of supreme talent could disguise the fact as well as he can."—Tom Clancy "Niven is a true master."—Frederik Pohl About Jerry Pournelle: "Jerry Pournelle is one of science fiction's greatest storytellers."—Poul Anderson "Jerry Pournelle's trademark is first-rate action against well-realized backgrounds of hard science and hardball politics."—David Drake "Rousing . . . The Best of the Genre"—The New York Times "On the cover . . . is the claim 'No. 1 Adventure Novel of the Year.' And well it might be."—Milwaukee Journal on Janissaries About Steven Barnes: “Brilliant, surprising, and devastating.”—David Mack “Sharp, observant and scary.”—Greg Bear "Profound and exhilarating."—Maurice Broaddus, author of The Knights of Breton Court “Barnes gives us characters that are vividly real people, conceived with insight and portrayed with compassion and rare skill and then he stokes the suspense up to levels that will make the reader miss sleep and be late for work.”—Tim Powers “[Barnes] combines imagination, anthropology and beautiful storytelling as he takes readers to the foot of the Great Mountain, today known as Mount Kilimanjaro.”—Durham Triangle Tribune on Great Sky Woman

Never Too Late for Love

By Marie Ferrarella
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1459259327
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 229
  • Pdf File: never-too-late-for-love.pdf

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LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER ARE YOU THE MOTHER OF THE BRIDE… Globe-trotting Margo McCloud had only come home for her daughter's wedding. But after meeting the groom's handsome, widowed father, Margo felt like a jittery bride herself. Bruce Reed's chivalry breathed freshness into her world-weary soul. And for one brief moment this single mom wondered if her daughter didn't know best about love. OR THE BRIDE? CEO Bruce Reed thought his life was full—until he met the flirtatious mother of the bride. Her sultry voice permeated his dreams, and soon he wanted her to be more than just his in-law. But could he convince stubborn Margo that it was never too late for love? LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER Where the bridal bouquet goes from daughter to mom!

Origins of the Cold War 1941-1949

By Martin McCauley
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317362489
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : History
  • Members : 221
  • Pdf File: origins-of-the-cold-war-1941-1949.pdf

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Origins of the Cold War 1941-1949 covers the formative years of the momentous struggle which developed between two superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States. It not only involved these titans but also the rest of the globe; many proxy wars were fought much to the detriment of the developing world. In a clear, concise manner, this book explains how the Cold War originated and developed between 1941 and 1949. The fourth edition is revised, updated and expanded to include new material on topics such as the culture wars and Stalin’s view of Marxism. The introduction looks at the various approaches which have been adopted to analyse the Cold War and the challenges to arrive at a theory which can explain it. The book explores questions such as: - Who was responsible for the Cold War? - Was it inevitable or could it have been avoided? - Was Stalin genuinely interested in a post-war agreement? Illustrated with maps and figures and containing a chronology and who’s who of key individuals, Origins of the Cold War 1941-1949 incorporates the most recent scholarship, theories and information to provide students with an invaluable introduction to a fascinating period that shaped today's world.

The Cold War

By Konrad H. Jarausch,Christian Ostermann,Andreas Etges
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Book Code : 3110492679
  • Total of Pages : 317
  • Category : History
  • Members : 155
  • Pdf File: the-cold-war.pdf

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The traces of the Cold War are still visible in many places all around the world. It is the topic of exhibits and new museums, of memorial days and historic sites, of documentaries and movies, of arts and culture. There are historical and political controversies, both nationally and internationally, about how the history of the Cold War should be told and taught, how it should be represented and remembered. While much has been written about the political history of the Cold War, the analysis of its memory and representation is just beginning. Bringing together a wide range of scholars, this volume describes and analyzes the cultural history and representation of the Cold War from an international perspective. That innovative approach focuses on master narratives of the Cold War, places of memory, public and private memorialization, popular culture, and schoolbooks. Due to its unique status as a center of Cold War confrontation and competition, Cold War memory in Berlin receives a special emphasis. With the friendly support of the Wilson Center.

Remembering the Cold War

By David Lowe,Tony Joel
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317912586
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : History
  • Members : 773
  • Pdf File: remembering-the-cold-war.pdf

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Remembering the Cold War examines how, more than two decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cold War legacies continue to play crucial roles in defining national identities and shaping international relations around the globe. Given the Cold War’s blurred definition – it has neither a widely accepted commencement date nor unanimous conclusion - what is to be remembered? This book illustrates that there is, in fact, a huge body of ‘remembrance,’ and that it is more pertinent to ask: what should be included and what can be overlooked? Over five sections, this richly illustrated volume considers case studies of Cold War remembering from different parts of the world, and engages with growing theorisation in the field of memory studies, specifically in relation to war. David Lowe and Tony Joel afford careful consideration to agencies that identify with being ‘victims’ of the Cold War. In addition, the concept of arenas of articulation, which envelops the myriad spaces in which the remembering, commemorating, memorialising, and even revising of Cold War history takes place, is given prominence.

The Legacy of Copper Creek

By R.C. Ryan
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  • Publisher : Forever
  • Book Code : 1455572292
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 438
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When Love Walks Through the Door . . . Like all MacKenzie men, Whit respects three things: hard work, his family, and the wild beauty of the Montana land he calls home. The solitude of the high country is a welcome respite to a loner like Whit. So when a powerful spring snowstorm hits as he's tending the herd, Whit heads to one of the family's isolated cabins. The cold winds don't trouble him. The gorgeous mystery woman waiting inside does. All Cara Walton wanted was a chance to clear her head. And the forgotten cabin on the outskirts of the MacKenzie ranch seemed like the perfect place to do just that-until Whit arrives. The rugged cowboy quickly melts Cara's defenses and she's powerless to resist his strong arms or his tender touch. She desperately wants to trust him, but there's so much Whit doesn't know, so much she hasn't told him. She lost everything once-can she find the courage to risk her heart again?

HEIR TO A DESERT LEGACY

By Maisey Yates,Yoko Iwasaki
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  • Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative
  • Book Code : 4596262004
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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 222
  • Pdf File: heir-to-a-desert-legacy.pdf

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【A story by New York Times bestselling author becomes a comic!】Chloe secretly carried and gave birth as the surrogate mother of her half sister, the queen of a desert country. However, as Chloe waited for her sister to pick up her baby, her sister and her husband perished in an accident. To Chloe, who is a dedicated researcher and has never given any thought to love or marriage, the child they left behind is her only blood relative. She’s determined to raise the child with all her love, no matter how difficult it might be. But then Sayid, the younger brother of the late sheikh, who is now serving as regent, appears at her door. With a cold, stern expression, he informs her that he has come to collect his country’s future ruler and is prepared to take the baby by force. Now the only way for Chloe to stay by her child’s side is to marry Sayid! She will do anything for her child?even wed Sayid in a loveless marriage. But will her heart be able to withstand the charm hidden under Sayid’s serious facade?

A Diplomatic Meeting

By James Cooper
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  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Book Code : 0813154596
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : History
  • Members : 442
  • Pdf File: a-diplomatic-meeting.pdf

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Drawing on a host of recently declassified documents from the Reagan-Thatcher years, A Diplomatic Meeting: Reagan, Thatcher, and the Art of Summitry provides an innovative framework for understanding the development and nature of the special relationship between British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and American president Ronald Reagan, who were known as "political soulmates." James Cooper boldly challenges the popular conflation of the leaders' platforms, and proposes that Reagan and Thatcher's summitry highlighted unique features of domestic policy in their respective countries. Summits, therefore, were a significant opportunity for the two world leaders to further their own domestic agendas. Cooper uses the relationship between Reagan and Thatcher to demonstrate that summitry politics transcended any distinction between foreign policy and domestic politics—a major objective of Reagan and Thatcher as they sought to consolidate power and implement their domestic economic programs in a parallel quest to reverse notions of their countries' "decline." This unique and significant study about the making of the Reagan-Thatcher relationship uses their key meetings as an avenue to explore the fluidity between the domestic and international spheres, a perspective that is underappreciated in existing interpretations of the leaders' relationship and Anglo-American relations and, more broadly, in the field of international affairs.

Eight Skulls of Teversham

By SR Sutton
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1665583479
  • Total of Pages : 254
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 148
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This story is centered on the seventh century and is based primarily in Scotland. It concentrates on witchcraft and the ancient art of divination and folklore. The main character, Eric Butterworth, was seeking revenge after his entire family was killed by witches. Only he survived the horrific event, and he swore to pursue them and destroy their wickedness. But would he be a match for such powerful magic that had existed for thousands of years, and what was the secret that the witches possessed for all those years? The answers lay with eight witches in caves in the highlands of Scotland.