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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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  • Pdf File: the-book-of-laughter-and-forgetting.pdf

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Rich in its stories, characters, and imaginative range, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is the novel that brought Milan Kundera his first big international success in the late 1970s. Like all his work, it is valuable for far more than its historical implications. In seven wonderfully integrated parts, different aspects of human existence are magnified and reduced, reordered and emphasized, newly examined, analyzed, and experienced.

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, Second Edition

By Joyce G. Saricks
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Book Code : 0838990630
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 147
  • Pdf File: the-readers-advisory-guide-to-genre-fiction-second-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Experienced librarian and coach Ruth Metz outlines a focused and results-oriented plan for achieving the best results from staff members through a coaching style of management.

Gardens Of The Moon

By Steven Erikson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1409083101
  • Total of Pages : 768
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 907
  • Pdf File: gardens-of-the-moon.pdf

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Acclaimed by writers, critics and readers alike, here is the opening chapter in what has been hailed a landmark of epic fantasy. A novel in which grand design, a dark and complex mythology, wild and wayward magic and a host of enduring characters combine with thrilling, powerful storytelling to resounding effect. Bled dry by interminable warfare, infighting and bloody confrontations with Lord Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii, the vast, sprawling Malazan empire simmers with discontent. Even its imperial legions yearn for some respite. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his Bridgeburners and for Tattersail, sole surviving sorceress of the Second Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities of Genabackis, still holds out - and Empress Lasseen's ambition knows no bounds. However, it seems the empire is not alone in this great game. Sinister forces gather as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand...

The Other Lands

By David Anthony Durham
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0385532113
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 246
  • Pdf File: the-other-lands.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“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 : 817
  • Pdf File: my-beautiful-rose.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer-Verlag
  • Book Code : 3658017228
  • Total of Pages : 375
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 685
  • Pdf File: vergemeinschaftung-in-zeiten-der-zombie-apokalypse.pdf

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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
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Memoranda Verlag
  • Book Code : 3948616272
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 580
  • Pdf File: die-hugo-awards-2001-2017.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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 : 798
  • Pdf File: opening-doors.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"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
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Birkhäuser
  • Book Code : 303562044X
  • Total of Pages : 616
  • Category : Architecture
  • Members : 842
  • Pdf File: baumschlager-eberle-architekten-2010-2020.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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.