The Four Swans (Poldark, Book 6) by Winston Graham

By Winston Graham

The 6th ebook within the mythical Poldark saga. Cornwall, 1795: even though Ross Poldark - now whatever of a warfare hero - turns out safe in his hard-won prosperity, a brand new predicament faces him within the surprising infatuation of a tender naval officer for his spouse Demelza. All 4 girls - the 4 swans - whose lives contact Ross' face a situation in those years. For his vast Demelza, his outdated love Elizabeth, for his friend's new spouse Caroline and for the sorrowful Morwenna Chynoweth, those are instances of pressure and clash.

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Mark Twain: Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain

By Mark Twain

“Mark Twain was once the 1st really American author, and we all due to the fact are his heirs.”
--William Faulkner

A impressive amalgam of remembrance and reportage, through turns satiric, celebratory, nostalgic, and depression, existence at the Mississippi conjures up the nice river that Mark Twain knew as a boy and younger guy and the only he revisited as a mature and profitable writer. Written among the ebook of his maximum novels, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, TwainÂ’s wealthy portrait of the Mississippi marks a particular transition within the lifetime of the river and the state, from the increase years previous the Civil warfare to the sober occasions that it.

Library of the US Paperback Classics function authoritative texts drawn from the acclaimed Library of the United States sequence and brought via todayÂ’s such a lot wonderful students and writers. every one booklet includes a designated chronology of the authorÂ’s lifestyles and profession, and essay at the selection of the textual content, and notes.

The contents of this Paperback vintage are drawn from Mark Twain: Mississippi Writings, quantity quantity five within the Library of the US sequence. it's joined within the sequence via six better half volumes, collecting the accumulated works of Mark Twain.

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Band of Sisters by Cathy Gohlke

By Cathy Gohlke

Maureen O'Reilly and her more youthful sister flee eire in wish of saying the lifestyles promised to their father over 20 years ahead of. After surviving the pains of Ellis Island, Maureen learns that their benefactor, Colonel Wakefield, has died. His relations, refusing to possess his Civil struggle debt, casts her out. by myself, impoverished, and at risk of deportation, Maureen connives to procure employment in a popular division shop. yet she quickly discovers that the dependent facade hides a mystery that threatens each weak lady within the city.Despite her family's disapproval, Olivia Wakefield determines to honor her father's debt yet can't locate Maureen. unforeseen aid comes from an area businessman, whom Olivia starts to determine as greater than an best friend, at the same time she fears the secrets and techniques he's hiding. As girls commence disappearing from the shop, Olivia rallies influential girls in her circle to assist Maureen take a stand opposed to injustice and struggle for the lives in their becoming band of sisters. yet can both lady open her middle to divine top or the affection it will probably convey?

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The Adaptive Character of Thought by John R. Anderson

By John R. Anderson

This crucial quantity examines the phenomena of cognition from an adaptive point of view. instead of adhering to the common perform in cognitive psychology of attempting to expect habit from a version of cognitive mechanisms, this ebook develops a couple of versions that effectively are expecting habit from the constitution of our environment to which cognition is customized. The method -- referred to as rational research -- consists of specifying the information-processing objectives of the approach, the constitution of our surroundings, and the computational constraints at the process, permitting predictions approximately habit to be made through selecting what habit will be optimum below those assumptions. The Adaptive personality of Thought applies this system in nice aspect to 4 cognitive phenomena: reminiscence, categorization, causal inference, and challenge solving.

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Dawn of Empire (Eskkar Saga, Book 2) by Sam Barone

By Sam Barone

3 thousand years sooner than the start of Christ and the realm is ruled via savage tribes of barbarians who despise the 1st farmers and townsfolk attempting to settle the land.

In the Tigris Valley, the 1st primitive farmers try and carry civilization to a depressing international. yet each few years Barbarians sweep in raping, killing and burning. This time the folks of Orak are going to struggle, yet their army commanders flee because the enemy military ways, leaving merely Eskkar a lowly lieutenant responsible. yet Eskkar has one virtue: he is aware the barbarians larger than somebody: he was one himself yet fled a vendetta.

Eskkar is given Trella, a slave lady as a gift for his loyalty. They shape a partnership cast on mutual wish and braveness; he together with his skill to command males and his army services, she together with her perception into the minds of the townsfolk. jointly they rally the folks. What follows is an orgy of conflict, bloodshed and intercourse that's easily unputdownable.

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The Templar Magician (Templars, Book 2) by P. C. Doherty

By P. C. Doherty

2011 Retail ePub. publication 2 of two within the Templars series.

Murder and mayhem set on the time of the secretive Templar Order.

The 12 months is 1152, and Jerusalem continues to be within the fingers of the Crusaders, even if the lofty beliefs of earlier than have now been changed through refined power-play. in the meantime, in England, King Stephen is waging bloody struggle opposed to Henry Fitzempress. The Templar Order, now fifty years outdated, is a filthy rich strength, glittering with tempting riches. in contrast history of bloodshed, Robert de Payens, grandson of Eleanor, one of many co-founders of the Temple, and Englishman Edward Sendal locate themselves stuck up in a homicide secret while Raymond, count number of Tripoli, is brutally assassinated. Who might have desired to homicide Raymond, and is it attainable that the reply may possibly lie in the hallowed ranks of the Templar order itself?

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Island of Demons by Nigel Barley

By Nigel Barley

Many males dream of operating away to a tropical island and dwelling surrounded via attractiveness and unique exuberance. Walter Spies did greater than dream. He truly did it. within the Nineteen Twenties and 30s, Walter Spies — ethnographer, choreographer, movie maker, traditional historian and painter — remodeled the conception of Bali from that of a distant island to turn into the positioning for Western fantasies approximately Paradise and it underwent an inflow of overseas viewers. the wealthy and well-known flocked to Spies' condo in Ubud and his lifestyles and paintings cast a hyperlink among critical teachers and the visionaries from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Charlie Chaplin, Noel Coward, Miguel Covarrubias, Vicki Baum, Barbara Hutton and so forth sought to event the imaginative and prescient Spies provided whereas Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, the main anthropologists in their day, tried to seize the key of this tantalizing and enigmatic tradition. Island of Demons is an engaging historic novel, blending anthropology, the historical past of principles and humour. It bargains a special perception into that advanced and multi-hued international that used to be so quickly to be swept away, exploring either its rules and the bigger than lifestyles characters that inhabited it.

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The Reprisal by Laudomia Bonanni

By Laudomia Bonanni

Within the bitterly chilly iciness of 1943, the Italian nation-state is torn aside via violence as partisans salary a guerrilla battle opposed to the occupying German military and their neighborhood fascist allies. in the middle of this clash, a ragtag team of fascist supporters captures a lady within the overdue phases of being pregnant. Suspecting her of being in league with the partisans, they rapidly placed her on “trial” by means of improvising a struggle tribunal one evening within the choir stalls of the deserted monastery that serves as their hide-out. This sham courtroom convicts the lady and sentences her to die—but now not till her baby has been born. whilst a tender seminarian visits the monastery and attempts to dissuade the fascist band from executing their sentence, the absurd tragedy of the woman’s destiny is forged in stark reduction. The child’s delivery techniques, an unnerving anticipation unfolds, and pressure mounts ominously one of the characters and inside their person psyches.

Based on a few incidents that came about in Abruzzo through the struggle, Laudomia Bonanni’s compact and tragic novel explores the overpowering conflicts among ideology and neighborhood, justice and vengeance. the tale is embedded within the merciless fact of Italian fascism, yet its subject matters of revenge, sacrifice, and violence come to be common, added in prose that's straight away lyrical and brutal.
In her local Italy, Bonanni, a author of journalism and significant prose in addition to fiction, is hailed as one of many most powerful proponents of post-war realism, and this can be the 1st of her novels to be made to be had to Anglophone readers. Translators Susan Stewart and Sara Teardo render Bonanni’s singular style—both sparse and emotive, frank and poetic—into readable, evocative English.

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Memnon by Scott Oden

By Scott Oden

He lived within the shadow of kings. One depended on him together with his empire; the opposite feared his each move...Memnon of Rhodes (375-333 BCE) walked within the footsteps of giants. As a soldier, sailor, statesman, and common, he was once, within the phrases of Diodorus of Sicily, "outstanding in braveness and strategic grasp." a modern of Demosthenes and Aristotle, Memnon rose from humble origins to command the full of western Asia in a time of strife and slaughter. To his personal humans, he was once a traitor, to his opponents, a mercenary. yet, to the King of Kings, his majesty Darius III of Persia, Memnon was once one guy able to protecting Asia Minor from the emerging strength of the barbaric Macedonians. In a battle pitting Greek opposed to Greek, Memnon proved his caliber past degree. His enemies fought for glory and gold; Memnon fought for anything extra, for loyalty, for honor, and for responsibility. He fought for the affection of Barsine, a girl of outstanding good looks and beauty. such a lot of all, he fought for the promise of peace. during the deathbed reminiscences of a mysterious girl, the lifetime of Memnon unfolds with incredible readability. it's a list of his triumphs and tragedies, his loves and lossess, and of the decision that drove him to face opposed to the main popular determine of the traditional world-the formidable younger conqueror known as Alexander the good.

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Eisenhower: Soldier and President by Stephen E. Ambrose

By Stephen E. Ambrose

In response to the copyright web page the is a condensed model of a quantity paintings initially released as : Eisenhower. © 1983–© 1984.

Stephen E. Ambrose attracts upon large resources, an extraordinary measure of scholarship, and diverse interviews with Eisenhower himself to provide the fullest, richest, such a lot target rendering but of the soldier who grew to become president.

He provides us a masterly account of the eu conflict theater and Eisenhower's brilliant management as Allied splendid Commander. Ambrose's recounting of Eisenhower's presidency, the 1st of the chilly struggle, brings to lifestyles a guy and a rustic suffering from concerns as varied as civil rights, atomic guns, communism, and a brand new international position.

Along the way in which, Ambrose follows the thirty fourth President's relatives with the folk closest to him, so much of all Mamie, his son John, and Kay Summersby, in addition to Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, Harry Truman, Nixon, Dulles, Khrushchev, Joe McCarthy, and certainly, the entire American and global leaders of his time.

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