Book Title : Eight Lives Down

eight lives down

Release Date : 2010-12-07
ISBN Code : 9781407039626
Book Author : Chris Hunter
Book Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 512

Book Summary :

SEARING HEAT You have the most dangerous job in the world's most dangerous place. You are responsible for bomb disposal in the British sector of Iraq.You are the last defence against oblivion. And it's already a hundred degrees in the shade. , COLD FEAR You are up against some of the most sophisticated bombmakers in the world. They don't play by the rules of the Geneva Convention. Nothing but your own wits will save you. You're on your own. SILENCE Now is the moment of truth. All you can hear is the sound of your own blood pounding through your veins. This could be your last moment on earth. IT'S JUST YOU AND THE BOMB

Book Title : Eight Lives

eight lives

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ISBN Code : 9781438403793
Book Author : Rajmohan Gandhi
Book Publisher : SUNY Press
Total Pages : 369

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This book was written by a Hindu, the grandson of Mohandas K. Gandhi. His intent, in writing on eight Muslims and their influence on India in the twentieth century, is to reduce the gulf between Hindu and Muslims. Focusing on figures viewed as heroes by sub-continent Muslims, he shows that they can be admired by Hindus as well—that they need not be frozen in Hindu minds as foes. Here is a fascinating account of twentieth-century India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh told through biographical sketches of eight men: Sayyid Ahmed Khan (1817-1898), Fazlul Huq (1873-1962), Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948), Muhammad Iqbal (1876-1938), Muhammad Ali (1878-1931), Abul Kalam Azad (1888-1958), Liaqat Ali Khan (1895-1951), and Zakir Husain (1897-1969).

Book Title : Into Dust

into dust

Release Date : 2011-09-15
ISBN Code : 9781409051541
Book Author : Jonathan Lewis
Book Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 304

Book Summary :

The Minister for Defence is blown to smithereens in his car on a lonely road in the Brecon Beacons, where he has a weekend hideaway. DI Ned Bale is on the crime scene within seconds, but neither he nor forensics can work out how on earth the crime was committed, let alone who did it, or with what motive. That is until one fingerprint is found on one tiny fragment of the explosive timing device. The fingerprint of Ned Bale's closest ally in the Force, dog handler Kate Baker. But how on earth could her fingerprint be on a terrorist's bomb. Far away on bomb disposal duty in Afghanistan, Kate has to be questioned. But Kate herself has become involved with someone extremely plausible, attractive and dangerous. The mystery which unravels through this gripping thriller is completely unexpected.

Book Title : The British Approach to Counterinsurgency

the british approach to counterinsurgency

Release Date : 2012-10-19
ISBN Code : 9781137284686
Book Author : P. Dixon
Book Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 442

Book Summary :

This timely and critical volume questions the effectiveness of Britain's 'hearts and minds' approach, challenging conventional counterinsurgency thinking by drawing on the expertise of regional and thematic specialists.

Book Title : The American Way of War

the american way of war

Release Date : 2010-07-01
ISBN Code : 9781608461110
Book Author : Tom Engelhardt
Book Publisher : Haymarket Books
Total Pages : 232

Book Summary :

“One of my favorite websites.”—Bill Moyers “Tom Engelhardt is a national treasure and always worth reading.”—Juan Cole “Indispensable.”—Tony Karon “TomDispatch is indispensable and irreplaceable.”—Andrew Bacevich “TomDispatch is essential reading.”—Amy Goodman Tom Engelhardt, creator of the vital website TomDispatch.com, takes a scalpel to the American urge to dominate the globe. Tracing developments from 9/11 to late last night, this is an unforgettable anatomy of a disaster that is yet to end. Since 2001, Tom Englehardt has written regular reports for his popular site TomDispatch that have provided badly needed insight into US militarism and its effects, both at home and abroad. When others were celebrating the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, he warned of the enormous dangers of both occupations. In The American Way of War, Engelhardt documents Washington’s ongoing commitment to military bases to preserve—and extend—its empire; reveals damning information about the American reliance on air power, at great cost to civilians in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan; and shows that the US empire has deep historical roots that precede the Bush administration—and continue today into the presidency of Barack Obama. Tom Engelhardt created and runs TomDispatch.com, a project of The Nation Institute, where he is a fellow. He is the author of a highly praised history of American triumphalism in the Cold War, The End of Victory Culture, and of a novel, The Last Days of Publishing, as well as a collection of his TomDispatch interviews, Mission Unaccomplished.

Book Title : Nine Lives Too Many

nine lives too many

Release Date : 2004-01-01
ISBN Code : 0975275682
Book Author : John F. Rooney
Book Publisher : John F. Rooney
Total Pages : 282

Book Summary :

In this mesmerizing thriller, Denny Delaney, a cop struggling with alcoholism, is on the hunt for a terrorist nicknamed Felix the Cat, who stages nine ingenious strikes that demoralize the country.

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Release Date : 2017-09-05
ISBN Code : 9785457520011
Book Author : Гэри Чепмен
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages : 300

Book Summary :

Как выразить любовь вашему спутнику. Любовь можно проявлять по-разному. Доктор Гэри Чепмен утверждает, что существует пять языков любви: Слова поощрения; Время; Подарки; Помощь; Прикосновения.

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Release Date : 2017-09-05
ISBN Code : 9785040426270
Book Author : Джефф Кинни
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages :

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Мальчишки не ведут личный дневник. Или же ведут?Грег Хэффли учится в школе, и его жизнь нелегка. К доске вызывают именно в тот день, когда он... ну, что-то там не доделал. А на переменах и после уроков его окружают рослые, страшные, злые старшеклассники. Девчонки над ним хихикают и замечают даже малюсенький, вскочивший за ухом прыщик. Никто не понимает, насколько тяжела жизнь Грега: ни родители, ни близкие друзья.Когда друг Грега Роули внезапно становится популярным, Грег пытается воспользоваться его популярностью и извлечь для себя выгоду. Однако Грег, сам того не желая, своими поступками вызывает цепочку событий, из-за которых дружбе мальчиков придётся пройти испытание на прочность.

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Release Date : 2016-08-30
ISBN Code : 9785389117389
Book Author : Дэвид Митчелл
Book Publisher : Азбука-Аттикус
Total Pages : 640

Book Summary :

Современная классика, монументальный шедевр, вошедший, как и многие другие книги Митчелла, в шортлист Букеровской премии. В 2012 году роман был экранизирован Томом Тыквером и братьями Вачовски (в ролях Том Хэнкс, Хэлли Берри, Хью Грант, Джим Бродбент, Бен Уишоу, Хьюго Уивинг, Сьюзен Сарандон), став, при бюджете свыше 100 миллионов долларов, самым дорогим независимым фильмом в истории кинематографа. «Облачный атлас» подобен зеркальному лабиринту, в котором перекликаются, наслаиваясь друг на друга, шесть голосов: нотариуса середины девятнадцатого века, возвращающегося в США из Австралии; молодого композитора, вынужденного торговать душой и телом в Европе между мировыми войнами; журналистки в Калифорнии 1970-х, раскрывающей корпоративный заговор; мелкого издателя — нашего современника, умудрившегося сорвать банк на бандитской автобиографии «Удар кастетом» и бегущего от кредиторов; клона-прислуги из предприятия быстрого питания в Корее — стране победившего киберпанка; и гавайского козопаса на закате цивилизации.

Book Title : Roman Lives

roman lives

Release Date : 1999-10-07
ISBN Code : 9780192825025
Book Author : Plutarch
Book Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
Total Pages : 551

Book Summary :

The companion volume to Plutarch's Greek Lives published in Oxford World's Classics in 1998, Roman Lives is a newly translated selection from Plutarch's rich, elegant and learned Lives, valued throughout the ages for their historical value and their charm. The lives included are those of Marcus Cato, Aemilius Paullus, The Gracchi, Marius, Sulla, Pompey, Julius Caesar and Anthony. Closely annotated with bibliographies, maps and an index, this is the ideal edition for all students of classical history.

Book Title : Eight Days To Live

eight days to live

Release Date : 2008-01-10
ISBN Code : 9781467093651
Book Author : Sharon C. Dear
Book Publisher : AuthorHouse
Total Pages : 284

Book Summary :

Ashley Washington, a thirty-two-year-old woman who aspires to become a published writer, decides she has had just about enough of her life as she can stand. After falling out with close friends because of something she did, the tragic loss of her mother, along with a list of unfortunate events, Ashley feels compelled to end her life. With eight days before her death, Ashley reveals her reasons for deciding to kill herself while planning every detail up to the very last moment. Ashley finds herself reviewing her life among a husband, three of her best girl friends, an ex-boyfriend who broke her heart, and another male she also considers a best friend. Just as Ashley discovers a reason to live, she finds it’s too late to escape her decision.

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Release Date : 2011
ISBN Code : 5170752504
Book Author : Джордж Р. Р. Мартин
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 765

Book Summary :

Эпическая, чеканная сага о мире Семи Королевств. О мире суровых земель вечного холода и радостных земель вечного лета

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Release Date : 2018-01-11
ISBN Code : 9785040938919
Book Author : Гомер
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

«Одиссея» – классическая поэма, написанная Гомером, состоит из 12.110 стихов. Она уникальна уже тем, что дошла до наших дней в первозданном виде. Эта поэма – подлинное откровение стихотворной мысли древней Эллады....После Троянской войны большинство уцелевших греческих вождей возвращались морем в Трою. Но после многочисленных перипетий остаться в живых удалось только избранным. Одного из них – хитроумного царя Одиссея – море носило по свету целых десять лет...Иллюстрации Елены Одарич.

Book Title : Metes and Bounds

metes and bounds

Release Date : 2014-04-01
ISBN Code : 9781480497986
Book Author : Jay Quinn
Book Publisher : Open Road Media
Total Pages : 201

Book Summary :

In Metes and Bounds, surf, sand, and sex meet in the macho world of construction workers. For narrator Matt, “the greatest comfort of surfing comes in the sureness and instinct.” Matt is not just coming of age, he’s coming out, and in the sun-bleached world of the North Carolina beaches his burgeoning sexuality can toss as many curves as a wave. Through his longings and self-discovery, Matt knows he cannot let others triumph over being the man he knows to be. As he says, “Being a surfer meant you got out, faced your own fears, and did it.” So too does Matt, in this stirring, memorable novel. Jay Quinn’s Lambda-nominated books transcend the traditional gay novel, exploring universal issues of marriage, aging parents, addiction, and attraction, all while presenting unique characters and page-turning drama.

Book Title : Facilitator s Guide Eight Habits of the Heart for Educators

facilitator s guide eight habits of the heart for educators

Release Date : 2007
ISBN Code : 9781412950466
Book Author : Clifton L. Taulbert
Book Publisher : Corwin Press
Total Pages : 54

Book Summary :

At the end of a long, hard day's work, Esther can stand in the barn doorway and survey her beautiful Perry Farm with a sense of contentment. She lost her father in the Civil War, and she, her mother and her sister are three women alone. Yet she could not be happier with her hands in the soil and her heart in the land. She plans to marry a handsome farm-hand and rule over her little kingdom like a queen.Yet dark days are ahead. With deepest sorrow, she loses her mother to the wracking coughing disease of tuberculosis. Esther and her sister Lara suddenly face a crushing debt on their farm, too mountainous to overcome. A greedy neighbor shoves a mortgage deed in front of Esther, forcing her to sign. What will happen to her? How will she take care of Lara? With no home or family, the Perry sisters are orphaned and alone. On the final afternoon of owning her farm, Esther greets a strange guest. The haughty woman and her grand carriage are out of place in a farm town like Bayview, Maine. She introduces herself as Lucia Curtis and informs them she is their aunt. Esther and Lara are shocked - their mother never mentioned a sister. Aunt Curtis has an incredible proposal: she will take the Perry girls to Portland, Maine and give them a place to live for six months. Farewell to Perry Farm, and a new life awaits Esther and Lara in Portland. There will be cousins to meet, an uppity social circle to move amongst, and a handsome architect proclaimed as the most eligible bachelor in the city. Yet Aunt Curtis has her own plans for Esther. Will Esther be able to overcome her sorrows and find a new happiness in Portland? Can she attract Henry Vallencourt's admiration before he makes an ill match? And what of her mysterious uncle and the secrets behind the locked bedchamber?

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Release Date : 2014
ISBN Code : 517080086X
Book Author : Уильям Голдинг
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 317

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Release Date : 2015-03-12
ISBN Code : 9785457242982
Book Author : Дональд Трамп
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages : 3150

Book Summary :

Книга одного из самых успешных застройщиков Нью-Йорка Дональда Трампа вводит читателя в мир большого бизнеса, показывая, как заключают и проводят сделки, строят небоскребы, игорные заведения, как преодолевают бюрократические препоны. Трамп рассказывает о масштабных проектах, которые наложили заметный отпечаток на облик Нью-Йорка и Атлантик-Сити, живо, иронично описывает эпизоды из собственной жизни, попутно раскрывая секреты искусства заключения крупных сделок.Книга адресована широкому кругу читателей.