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Level 26

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Law enforcement personnel categorize murderers on a scale of twenty-five levels of evil-from the naïve opportunists starting out at Level 1 to the organized, premeditated torture murderers who inhabit Level 25. But to an elite unnamed investigations group assigned to hunt down the world's most dangerous killers, headed by Steve Dark, a new category of killer is being defined....

Dark Origins

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Author: Dave Gross,Graeme Davis,Richard Lee Byers,Chris A Jackson
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Dark Origins by Dave Gross,Graeme Davis,Richard Lee Byers,Chris A Jackson Book Resume:

The Ancient Ones are coming to consume our world, and only the bold investigators of Arkham Horror stand in their way, in this chilling collection of eldritch novellas. Hour of the Huntress by Dave Gross – the mysterious disappearance of dilettante Jenny Barnes’ beloved sister triggers a frantic search through Arkham’s darkest shadows. The Dirge of Reason by Graeme Davis – for federal agent Roland Banks, investigating a bizarre incident exposes him to the supernatural horrors of Arkham. Ire of the Void by Richard Lee Byers – the astronomer and professor Norman Withers finds himself the subject of a strange creature’s gaze when he agrees to assist in a fellow scientist’s weird experiment. The Deep Gate by Chris A Jackson – sailor Silas Marsh must return to Innsmouth and confront his harrowing nightmares when he stumbles on a tome foretelling the end of the world.

DISNEY'S DARK ORIGINS

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Author: Jeffrey Roberts
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DISNEY'S DARK ORIGINS by Jeffrey Roberts Book Resume:

This book explores the dark origin tales that many of the most beloved Disney Princess fairy tales are based. Many readers may be interested to know that some of these tales are rooted in true stories. These original fairy tales were allegories for good, clean living based on that time period. Others were cautionary tales of what may befall someone who doesn't follow the rules or disobeys society's laws. The Disney versions of these stories still contain dark elements despite an intended young audience. Attempted murder, actual murder, and sexual assault are prevalent in many of these tales, yet they are held up as great children's stories. Despite all these elements, some have even won Academy Awards for best song or best picture. One cannot overstate the success of The Disney Corporation and the impact it has had on young children and adults all over the world even with these dark elements in them.

The Mighty Captain Marvel Vol. 3

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Author: Margaret Stohl
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The Mighty Captain Marvel Vol. 3 by Margaret Stohl Book Resume:

Collects Captain Marvel (2017) #125-129. As Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers has traveled to almost every inch of the planet — and beyond! Now she’s heading somewhere uncharted! Join Carol on her new cosmic journey through a realm where up is down...and good is evil! As Carol chases down the the truth about her Kree friend Bean, she’ll come face to face with the darkest being in this or any galaxy. You’d think a familiar face would be comforting, but this Peter Quill doesn’t seem to be in a friendly mood. It’s Carol vs. Peter, and the prize is — the Reality Stone! But will the unmatched power of this unearthed artifact be enough to pull Carol back to reality, or is this merely the first step in a much larger quest?

Dark Prophecy

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Author: Anthony E. Zuiker,Duane Swierczynski
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Dark Prophecy by Anthony E. Zuiker,Duane Swierczynski Book Resume:

Steve Dark is a man with a unique talent for catching serial killers. Now he's on a mission to embrace his destiny, unbound by authorities, moral or otherwise, and supported by a mysterious benefactor with unknown goals of her own.

Venom

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Author: Zeb Wells
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Venom by Zeb Wells Book Resume:

On the unlikely day when an embittered, washed-up journalist met a spurned symbiotic organism from an alien planet, one of Spider-Man's greatest enemies was born... a force of evil and vengeance like no other in the Marvel Universe - VENOM! But is it as simple as that? Discover the true, twisted roots that gave rise to a lifetime of malevolence for Eddie Brock and the symbiote! Writer Zeb Wells (Amazing Spider-Man) and artist Angel Medina (Sensational Spider-Man) shed a little light on one of Marvel's darkest monsters! Venom Dark Origin (2008) #1-5.

Malfunction

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Author: Nina Croft
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Investigator Sgt. Logan Farrell has never been convinced the human race deserves saving. But it looks like he’s got the job anyway. It’s been five hundred years since humans fled the remnants of a dying Earth in search of a new home. Twenty-four ships, each carrying ten thousand Chosen Ones. All sleeping peacefully...until people start dying in cryo. Malfunction or murder? Hopefully, the former—a serial killer in the fleet would be drastic for morale. But Logan is determined to find the truth. Unfortunately, he’s got a new partner—and he works best alone. Katia Mendoza, hot-shot homicide detective, has been woken from cryo to assist with the investigation. But is she really interested in solving the case, or does she have her own agenda? Before he can answer that question, they become targets themselves. Nothing like a few near misses with death to bring a couple together, and Logan finds himself falling for the alluring detective. But he doesn’t know that Katia is hiding a secret. It’s not only humans who fled the dying Earth. Each book in the Dark Desires Origins series is BEST ENJOYED IN ORDER: Book 1: Malfunction Book 2: Deception Book 3: Insurrection

Dark Revelations

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Author: Anthony E. Zuiker,Duane Swierczynski
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Dark Revelations by Anthony E. Zuiker,Duane Swierczynski Book Resume:

Q: I AM TERRIFYING AND FEAR INSPIRING, AND THE PHYSICAL WORLD CANNOT TOUCH ME. WHEN I’M FINISHED, YOU MAY NOT EVEN REMEMBER ME. WHAT AM I? A: A NIGHTMARE. It is well-known among law enforcement personnel that murderers can be categorized as belonging to one of twenty-five levels of evil—from the naive opportunists at Level 1 to the premeditated torture murderers of Level 25. What almost no one knows—except for the elite investigative group headed by Steve Dark—is that a new category of killer has emerged. Now a new Level 26 killer called Labyrinth is causing a worldwide media sensation by committing crimes so depraved, they’re creating a global panic. Only Dark can stop the killer—if he can solve Labyrinth’s most complex and terrifying riddle. THE REVELATIONS ARE HERE. ARE YOU READY TO PLAY?

Personal Effects

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Author: J. C. Hutchins,Jordan Weisman
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Griffin
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Personal Effects by J. C. Hutchins,Jordan Weisman Book Resume:

Want to try it yourself? Call the phone number shown on book's cover: 212-629-1951 and listen to the voicemail message for main character Zach Taylor. Personal Effects follows the extensive notes of therapist Zach Taylor's investigation into the life and madness of Martin Grace, an accused serial killer who claims to have foreseen, but not caused, his victims' deaths. Zach's investigations start with interviews and art sessions, but then take him far from the hospital grounds—and often very far from the reality that we know. The items among Grace's personal effects are the keys to understanding his haunted past, and finding the terrifying truth Grace hoped to keep buried: • Call the phone numbers: you'll get a character's voicemail. • Google the characters and institutions in the text: you'll find real websites • Examine the art and other printed artifacts included inside the cover: if you pay attention, you'll find more information than the characters themselves discover Personal Effects, the ultimate in voyeuristic storytelling, represents a revolutionary step forward in changing the way people interact with novels.

Dark Mirror

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Author: Sara Lipton
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Dark Mirror by Sara Lipton Book Resume:

In Dark Mirror, Sara Lipton offers a fascinating examination of the emergence of anti-Semitic iconography in the Middle Ages The straggly beard, the hooked nose, the bag of coins, and gaudy apparel—the religious artists of medieval Christendom had no shortage of virulent symbols for identifying Jews. Yet, hateful as these depictions were, the story they tell is not as simple as it first appears. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, Lipton argues that these visual stereotypes were neither an inevitable outgrowth of Christian theology nor a simple reflection of medieval prejudices. Instead, she maps out the complex relationship between medieval Christians' religious ideas, social experience, and developing artistic practices that drove their depiction of Jews from benign, if exoticized, figures connoting ancient wisdom to increasingly vicious portrayals inspired by (and designed to provoke) fear and hostility. At the heart of this lushly illustrated and meticulously researched work are questions that have occupied scholars for ages—why did Jews becomes such powerful and poisonous symbols in medieval art? Why were Jews associated with certain objects, symbols, actions, and deficiencies? And what were the effects of such portrayals—not only in medieval society, but throughout Western history? What we find is that the image of the Jew in medieval art was not a portrait of actual neighbors or even imagined others, but a cloudy glass into which Christendom gazed to find a distorted, phantasmagoric rendering of itself.

Wolverine

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Author: Daniel Way
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Wolverine by Daniel Way Book Resume:

After the stunning revelations of the last volume, Daken now knows that he is merely a pawn and that his hatred of his father, Wolverine, is based upon a lie. Now, Daken and Wolverine - father and son - unite to track down the most fearsome being Daken has ever known. But they're not the only ones looking for him. Plus, Daken battles the X-Men for possession of the deadly Muramasa Blade! Collects Wolverine: Origins #31-36.

Stepping through Origins

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Author: Jefferson Holdridge
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Since the eighteenth century, landscape has played complex psychological and political roles in the narrative of Irishness, entailing questions of memory, family, home, exile, and forgiveness. In Stepping through Origins, Holdridge explores the interplay of these concepts in literature. For Irish writers from Swift to Heaney, the Irish landscape has remained not only a reflection of Irish troubles but, much like aesthetic experience, a space in which the bitterness of family or national life can be understood, if not entirely overcome. Through deft analysis of works by leading Irish writers including Lady Morgan, Yeats, Joyce, Louis MacNeice, and Elizabeth Bowen, Holdridge expands and enriches our understanding of how landscape has served as a palimpsest for both family and country, connecting personal with collective memory, localized places with their regions, and individual with national identity.

Batman, Superman, and Philosophy

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Author: Nicolas Michaud
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Batman, Superman, and Philosophy by Nicolas Michaud Book Resume:

Batman or Superman? Which of these heroic figures is morally superior? Which is more dramatically effective? Which is more democratic? Which shows us the better way to fight crime? Who is a morally better person? Whose actions lead to the better outcomes? Superman vs. Batman and Philosophy tries to decide “for” and “against” these two superheroes by comparing their contrasting approaches to a wide range of issues. Twenty-six philosophers evaluate Superman vs. Batman in order to decide which of them “wins” by various different criteria. Some of the writers say that Superman wins, others say Batman, and others give the result as a tie. Since both Batman, the megalomaniacal industrialist, and Superman, the darling of the media, sometimes operate outside the law, which of them makes the better vigilante—and how do they compare with Robin Hood, the anonymous donor, the Ninja, and the KKK? Which of them comes out better in terms of evolutionary biology? Which of the heroes works more effectively to resist oppression? Does Superman or Batman function better as a force for embodied intelligence? Who does more to really uphold the law? Which one is better for the environment? Which of these two supernormal guys makes a better model and inspiring myth to define our culture and our society? Is Batman or Superman the more admirable person? Who conforms more closely to Nietzsche’s Übermensch? Which one makes the more rational choices? Who makes the better god? Who is more self-sacrificing in pursuit of other people’s welfare? Who goes beyond the call of duty? Which one does better at defining himself by resolving his internal conflicts? Whose explicit code of morality is superior? Which superhero gives us more satisfying dramatic conflict? (And why does a battle between the two make such a compelling drama?) Which of our two candidates comes closer to Christ? Which has the sounder psychological health? Whose overall consequences are better for the world? Which one more perfectly exemplifies C.S. Lewis’s concept of chivalry? What’s the deeper reason Batman is so successful in videogames whereas Superman isn’t? What are the advantages and disadvantages of having the two extraordinary heroes work together? Is either superhero logically or metaphysically possible? How can each of them be diagnosed as psychotic? How do they compare in masking their real identity? Whose motives are more worthy? Which one is more self-aware? Superman vs. Batman and Philosophy comes out at the same time as the movie Batman v Superman. The book cannot discuss what goes on in the movie, yet it also can’t avoid doing so, since by sheer probability, many of the controversial issues between the two superheroes will be the same in both. The book will therefore naturally fit in with the numerous raging controversies that the movie unleashes.

Re-Orienting the Fairy Tale

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Author: Mayako Murai,Luciana Cardi
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
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Re-Orienting the Fairy Tale by Mayako Murai,Luciana Cardi Book Resume:

New approaches to decenter Eurocentric perspectives in fairy tales and lift up storytelling cultures across the globe.

God and the Between

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Author: William Desmond
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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God and the Between by William Desmond Book Resume:

An original work which rethinks the question of God in a constructive spirit, drawing its conclusions by considering ideas received from both philosophy and religion. Makes an important new contribution to the ongoing scholarly debates surrounding the intersection of philosophy and religion Suggests that this junction is not just dictated by religion having to prove its credentials to rational philosophy, but that it is also a matter of philosophy wondering if religion is the ultimate partner in dialogue Includes discussion of a wide range of significant thinkers, both traditional and contemporary, such as Plotinus, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, and Nietzsche and his successors Completes a trilogy of works by William Desmond, complementing its companion volumes, Being and the Between and Ethics and the Between.

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication

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Author: Jane Jackson
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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication by Jane Jackson Book Resume:

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication provides a comprehensive historical survey of language and intercultural communication studies with a critical assessment of past and present theory, research, and practice, as well as an insight into future directions. Drawing on the expertise of leading scholars from diff erent parts of the world, this second edition offers updated chapters by returning authors and many new contributions on a broad range of topics, including reflexivity and criticality, translanguaging, and social justice in relation to intercultural communication. With an emphasis on contemporary, critical perspectives, this handbook showcases the varied range of issues, perspectives, and approaches that characterise this increasingly important field in today’s globalised world. Offering 34 chapters with examples from a variety of languages and international settings, this handbook is an indispensable resource for students and scholars working in the fields of intercultural communication, applied linguistics, TESOL/ TEFL, and communication studies.

Double Trouble

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Author: Eran Dorfman
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Double Trouble by Eran Dorfman Book Resume:

The double, doppelgänger, is mostly understood as a peculiar figure that emerged in nineteenth-century Romantic and gothic literature. Far from being a merely esoteric entity, however, this book argues that the double, although it mostly goes unnoticed, is a widespread phenomenon that has significant influence on our lives. It is an inherent key element of human subjectivity whose functions, forms, and effects have not yet gained the serious consideration they merit. Drawing on literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis, and combining a personal story with theoretical interventions, Double Trouble develops a novel understanding of the double and human subjectivity in the last two centuries. It begins with the singular and narcissistic double of Romanticism and gradually moves to the multiple doubles implicated by Postmodernism. The double is what defies unicity and opens up the subject to multiplicity. Consequently, it gradually emerges as a bridge between the I and the Other, identity and difference, philosophy and literature, theory and praxis.

The Literary Exception and the Rule of Law

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Author: Johan Van Der Walt
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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The Literary Exception and the Rule of Law by Johan Van Der Walt Book Resume:

Addressing the influential analysis of law and literature, this book offers a new perspective on their relationship. The law and literature movement that has gained global prominence in the course of last decades of the twentieth and the first decades of the twenty-first centuries has provided the research and teaching of law with a considerable body of new and valuable knowledge and understanding. Most of the knowledge and insights generated by the movement concern either a thematic overlap between legal and literary discourses – suggesting they deal with the same moral concerns – or a rhetorical, semiotic or general linguistic comparability or ‘sameness’ between them – imputing to both the same or very similar narrative structures. The Literary Exception and the Rule of Law recognises the wealth of knowledge generated by this approach to the relationship between law and literature, and acknowledges its debt to this genre of scholarship. It nevertheless also proposes, on the basis of a number of revealing phenomenological inquiries, a different approach to law and literary studies: one that emphasises the irreducible difference between law and literature. It does so with the firm believe that a regard for the very different and indeed opposite discursive trajectories of legal and literary language allows for a more profound understanding of the unique and indeed separate roles that the discourses of law and literature generally play in the sustenance of relatively stable legal cultures. This important rethinking of the relationship between law and literature will appeal to scholars and students of legal theory, jurisprudence, philosophy, politics and literary theory.

Song of the Dragon

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Author: Tracy Hickman
Publisher: Penguin
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Song of the Dragon by Tracy Hickman Book Resume:

Once humans had magic and an alliance with dragons. Now they and the other races have been enslaved by the Rhonas Empire-the elves-and can't even remember the world the way it used to be. But thanks to the intervention of one determined dwarf and the human slave warrior known as Drakis, all of that is about to change.

World's Best Whiskies

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Author: Dominic Roskrow
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
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World's Best Whiskies by Dominic Roskrow Book Resume:

Revised and Updated. Whisky is one of the world’s most revered spirits, with connoisseurs spending a great deal of money and time on the appreciation of rare expressions and limited edition bottles. In addition, many whisky connoisseurs travel direct to the source to see and experience the world’s best distilleries at first hand. Since the publication of the first edition in 2010, many changes have occurred in the world of whisky which are fully explored in this completely new edition. Over 200 of the 750 whiskies are updated, along with over 20 of the 38 features to reflect the ‘new world of whisky’, from the growing US single malt craft distillery movement (including Balcones in Texas), Japan (Yoichi),Taiwan (Kavalan), India (Paul John), Australia (Overeem), France (Warengem) and Sweden (Mackmyra, Spirit of Hven). Aimed at beginners as well as connoisseurs, the book encompasses everything you need to know to increase your appreciation of this complex and fascinating spirit. Iconic distilleries such as Lagavulin, Highland Park and Glenrothes in Scotland are fully explored alongside the bourbon innovators of Kentucky such as Woodford Reserve and Maker’s Mark. From global brands to tiny craft distillers, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the best dram the world over.

Acquired Tastes

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Author: Benjamin R. Cohen,Michael S. Kideckel,Anna Zeide
Publisher: MIT Press
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Acquired Tastes by Benjamin R. Cohen,Michael S. Kideckel,Anna Zeide Book Resume:

How modern food helped make modern society between 1870 and 1930: stories of power and food, from bananas and beer to bread and fake meat. The modern way of eating—our taste for food that is processed, packaged, and advertised—has its roots as far back as the 1870s. Many food writers trace our eating habits to World War II, but this book shows that our current food system began to coalesce much earlier. Modern food came from and helped to create a society based on racial hierarchies, colonization, and global integration. Acquired Tastes explores these themes through a series of moments in food history—stories of bread, beer, sugar, canned food, cereal, bananas, and more—that shaped how we think about food today. Contributors consider the displacement of native peoples for agricultural development; the invention of Pilsner, the first international beer style; the “long con” of gilded sugar and corn syrup; Josephine Baker’s banana skirt and the rise of celebrity tastemakers; and faith in institutions and experts who produced, among other things, food rankings and fake meat.

DC Comics Year By Year New Edition

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Author: Alan Cowsill,Alex Irvine,Matthew K. Manning,Michael McAvennie,Melanie Scott,Daniel Wallace
Publisher: Penguin
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DC Comics Year By Year New Edition by Alan Cowsill,Alex Irvine,Matthew K. Manning,Michael McAvennie,Melanie Scott,Daniel Wallace Book Resume:

The most comprehensive guide to the history of DC Comics ever published - now fully updated In 1938, Superman led the charge. The world's first Super Hero was soon followed by his Justice League teammates Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, Shazam! and Green Lantern. These heroes, and their Super-Villainous foes such as Lex Luthor and The Joker, became the foundation of DC Comics. You can trace these characters' evolution, and learn about the company and creators who made them the enduring pop culture icons they are today in DC Comics Year By Year: A Visual Chronicle - the most comprehensive, chronological history of DC Comics ever published. Fully updated, this best-selling, visually stunning book details the debuts and careers of every major hero and villain in the DC Universe. It also chronicles the company's fascinating 85-year history, highlighting its publishing milestones and expansion into movies and television, alongside the real-world events that shaped the times. Created in full collaboration with DC Comics and written by leading comics historians Matthew K. Manning, Daniel Wallace, Mike McAvennie, Alex Irvine, Alan Cowsill and Melanie Scott, the new edition brings the DC Comics story right up to date, covering recent landmark events such as Rebirth, Dark Nights: Metal, Doomsday Clock and Heroes in Crisis. DC Comics Year By Year: A Visual Chronicle is guaranteed to keep fans enthralled for hours on end. TM © DC Comics

Freedom and Capitalism in Early Modern Europe

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Author: Philipp Robinson Rössner
Publisher: Springer Nature
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Freedom and Capitalism in Early Modern Europe by Philipp Robinson Rössner Book Resume:

This book hinges upon ideas and discourses variously known under labels such as “Mercantilism” and “Cameralism”. Often viewed as antithesis of capitalism, inclusive institutions and good economy in the “West”, this book re-assembles them and builds them into a coherent origin story of modern capitalism. It explores the field of intellectual and conceptual history, especially the history of Renaissance and Mercantilism in a longer history of capitalism. Rather than hindrances, the author argues that Mercantilist and Cameralist political economies presented essential stepping stones of modern capitalism, in Britain and beyond. This book will be of interest to academics and students in general economic history, the history of capitalism, economic development and the history of economic thought.

The Devil’s Due (A Sherlock Holmes Adventure, Book 3)

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Author: Bonnie MacBird
Publisher: HarperCollins
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The Devil’s Due (A Sherlock Holmes Adventure, Book 3) by Bonnie MacBird Book Resume:

After Art in the Blood and Unquiet Spirits, Holmes and Watson are back in the third of Bonnie MacBird’s critically acclaimed Sherlock Holmes Adventures, written in the tradition of Conan Doyle himself.

The Mighty Captain Marvel Vol. 1

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Author: Margaret Stohl
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
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The Mighty Captain Marvel Vol. 1 by Margaret Stohl Book Resume:

Collects The Mighty Captan Marvel (2016) #0-4. Behold the mightiest, fightiest super hero there is! Captain Marvel returns to her helm as Alpha Flight commander with the world cheering her on. She's the biggest hero in the world - but has Captain Marvel become someone Carol Danvers no longer recognizes?

Turkish Intelligence and the Cold War

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Author: Egemen Bezci
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Turkish Intelligence and the Cold War by Egemen Bezci Book Resume:

Turkish Intelligence and the Cold War examines the hitherto unexplored history of secret intelligence cooperation between three asymmetric partners – specifically the UK, US and Turkey – from the end of the Second World War until the Turkey's first military coup d'état on 27 May 1960. The book shows that our understanding of the Cold War as a binary rivalry between the two blocs is too simple an approach and obscures important characteristics of intelligence cooperation among allies. Egemen Bezci shows that a pragmatic approach offers states new opportunities to protect national interests, by conducting ''intelligence diplomacy' to influence crucial areas such as nuclear weapons and to exploit cooperation in support of their own strategic imperatives. This study not only reveals previously-unexplored origins of secret intelligence cooperation between Turkey and West, but also contributes to wider academic debates on the nature of the Cold War by highlighting the potential agency of weaker states in the Western Alliance.

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2020

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Author: Jim Murray
Publisher: Dram Good Books Ltd
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Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2020 by Jim Murray Book Resume:

This is the most comprehensive and thoroughly researched guide to the world’s whiskies ever produced. Honest, forthright and proudly independent, Jim Murray has, for this 17th edition, tasted and rated over 4,500 whiskies, shedding light on more than 1,800 Scottish single malts, nearly 400 blended Scotches and in excess of 900 American whiskies. Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible provides an unrivalled and invaluable source of reference to the consumer, the whisky industry and the drinks trade alike. In terms of whisky, this is the gospel!

Ultra Libris

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Author: Rowland Lorimer
Publisher: ECW Press
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Ultra Libris by Rowland Lorimer Book Resume:

Reflecting cultural, political, and technological changes, this detailed exploration of Canadian book publishing displays trends of the industry from the last 50 years. Against the backdrop of historical highlights, the book dives into modern events in book publishing, focusing on the explosion of national book publishing in the 1970s and detailing the sparring match between the industry and government during the 1970s through the 1990s. While industry and government policy both aimed at national survival in the face of globalization, the book documents how, beginning in the mid-1990s, Ontario established an emphasis on financial stability for the cultural sector accompanied by stimulants to encourage participation in domestic and international markets. This new vision laid the foundation for and anticipated the growing recognition of the creative economy worldwide. Coinciding with that recognition came an embrace of technology not just as a business catalyst, but also as a transformative medium for expression with the potential to change the nature of both book publishing and human understanding. Finally, the text concludes with a discourse on the future of books and book publishing, not only in Canada but in the world as a whole.

Atomic Noir

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Author: Lou Boxer,Duane Swierczynski
Publisher: Booktango
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Atomic Noir by Lou Boxer,Duane Swierczynski Book Resume:

In a world made cynical by the experience of World War II, brooding private dicks and fiery femme fatals no longer cut it. A new style of crime fiction emerged, with more realistic themes and characters, and more world-wise attitudes. That new style can only be called Atomic Noir. In this volume, featuring stories handpicked by NoirCon founder Lou Boxer and acclaimed author Duane Swierczynski, four of today's most promising crime fiction talents pay tribute to the often underrated writers who addressed the secret fears and desires of Americans in the postwar period.

Sunset

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Author: Christos N. Gage
Publisher: Image Comics
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Sunset by Christos N. Gage Book Resume:

"SOMETIMES ALL YOU CAN DO IS GO OUT WITH GUNS BLAZING. In the noir tradition of Chandler and Spillane comes SUNSET, a two-fisted tale of revenge and redemption. On the surface, Nick Bellamy looks like any other veteran retiree left behind by a modern world. In reality, Nick is a former enforcer, who stole a fortune and years of freedom from his former mob boss. Now, in the twilight of his life, Nick will lose everything he cares about except two things: revenge and the chance to die with his guns blazing. Writer CHRISTOS GAGE (Avengers Academy, GI Joe: Cobra) and artist JORGE LUCAS (THE DARKNESS) promise to hit hard with Minotaur Press's first original graphic novel that will make and make you forget all about your Prius and organic whole-grain trans-fat-free diet."

Revolver

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Author: Duane Swierczynski
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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Revolver by Duane Swierczynski Book Resume:

Three generations torn apart--by bullets fired fifty years ago. Philadelphia, 1965: Two street cops--one black, one white--are gunned down in a corner bar. One of the fallen officers, Stan Walczak, leaves behind a 12-year-old boy, Jimmy. Philadelphia, 1995: Homicide detective Jim Walczak learns that his father's alleged killer, Terrill Lee Stanton, has been sprung from prison. Jim stalks the ex-con, hoping to finally learn the truth. Philadelphia, 2015: Jim's daughter Audrey, a forensic science student, re-opens her grandfather's murder for a research paper. But as Audrey digs deeper, she comes to realize that Stanton probably didn't pull the trigger--and her father may have made a horrible mistake...

Point and Shoot

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Author: Duane Swierczynski
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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Point and Shoot by Duane Swierczynski Book Resume:

FUN & GAMES AND HELL & GONE COME FULL CIRCLE IN THE HARDIE SERIES' ASTONISHING CONCLUSION. Charlie Hardie finds himself in a steel box, tubes and wires attached to his body, trapped inside a satellite parked in orbit 500 miles above the Earth. He's got a year's supply of food, air, water, and no communication back to Earth, and must complete his 12 months' duty or his wife and son will have an "accident." But when someone all-too-familiar docks on the satellite, informs Hardie he's sitting in a veritable zero-G vault containing the world's most dangerous secrets, and forces a crash-landing in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Hardie must decide whether he's come face-to-face with the partner he needs to save his family--or with his nemesis. After years of exile, Hardie's arming up....and heading home.

21st Century Dead

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Author: Christopher Golden
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Griffin
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21st Century Dead by Christopher Golden Book Resume:

The Stoker-award winning editor of the acclaimed, eclectic anthology The New Dead returns with 21st Century Dead, and an all-new lineup of authors from all corners of the fiction world, shining a dark light on our fascination with tales of death and resurrection... with ZOMBIES! The stellar stories in this volume includes a tale set in the world of Daniel H. Wilson's Robopocalypse, the first published fiction by Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter, and a tale of love, family, and resurrection from the legendary Orson Scott Card. This new volume also includes stories also from other award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors, such as: Simon R. Green, Chelsea Cain, Jonathan Maberry, Duane Swiercyznski, Caitlin Kittredge, Brian Keene, Amber Benson, John Skipp, S. G. Browne, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Hollywood screenwriter Stephen Susco, National Book Award nominee Dan Chaon, and more!

Fun and Games

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Author: Duane Swierczynski
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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Fun and Games by Duane Swierczynski Book Resume:

The first of three explosive pulp thrillers arriving back-to-back from cult crime fiction sensation and Marvel Comics scribe Duane Swierczynski. Charlie Hardie, an ex-cop still reeling from the revenge killing of his former partner's entire family, fears one thing above all else: that he'll suffer the same fate. Languishing in self-imposed exile, Hardie has become a glorified house sitter. His latest gig comes replete with an illegally squatting B-movie actress who rants about hit men who specialize in making deaths look like accidents. Unfortunately, it's the real deal. Hardie finds himself squared off against a small army of the most lethal men in the world: The Accident People. It's nothing personal-the girl just happens to be the next name on their list. For Hardie, though, it's intensely personal. He's not about to let more innocent people die. Not on his watch.

Hell and Gone

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Author: Duane Swierczynski
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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Hell and Gone by Duane Swierczynski Book Resume:

The second of three high-energy thrillers arriving back-to-back from cult crime fiction sensation Duane Swierczynski. Left for dead after an epic shootout that blew the lid off a billion-dollar conspiracy, ex-cop Charlie Hardie quickly realizes that when you're dealing with The Accident People, things can get worse. Drugged, bound and transported by strange operatives of unknown origin, Hardie awakens to find himself captive in a secret prison that houses the most dangerous criminals on earth. And then things get really bad. Because this isn't just any prison. It's a Kafkaesque nightmare that comes springloaded with a brutal catch-22: Hardie's the warden. And any attempt to escape triggers a "death mechanism" that will kill everyone down here--including a group of innocent guards. Faced with an unworkable paradox, and knowing that his wife and son could be next on the Accident People's hit list, Hardie has only one choice: fight his way to the heart of this hell hole and make a deal with the Devil himself.

The Merlin Prophecy

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Author: Jeff Berg
Publisher: iUniverse
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The Merlin Prophecy by Jeff Berg Book Resume:

Centuries ago, in a remote countryside sanctuary at the edge of the rainforest in South Wales, Merlinus—more commonly called Merlin—took his very first breath. The boy grew to be a bright and curious young man. With his future at his feet, even he couldn’t have predicted how his life would change in a heartbeat, the night he watched a falling star land, in awe. Unable to resist touching the liquid contents within it’s core, Merlin finds himself under attack by the alien substance. He awakens … changed. Endowed with special powers, the young man begins a new life as a demigod in pursuit of making his world a better place. As his control grows, so does his fame; the young magician soon earns the favor of Pope Urban II, who grants him a generous gift—and great responsibility. Many years later he begins experiencing vivid nightmares of futuristic events. In the twilight of his exceptionally long life, he sees himself as a young man once more. He knows what it means and what must be done. He witnesses his own rebirth in 2013, as the first human clone of the twenty-first century. Can he use this new life to do more good, or will the inherent dangers of this strange, new world overwhelm even his ambitions?

Revelations of the Fallen

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Author: D.E. Phoenix
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Revelations of the Fallen by D.E. Phoenix Book Resume:

Revelation of the fall: The Blasphemy of Astrial Belthromoto The name of the book is called Revelation of the Fallen: The Blasphemy of Astrial Belthromoto. The story begins at the end of creation, the end of our lives in this universe and the destruction of them by a being called Eversor. The main character Astrial is a fallen angel telling the story from his perspective beyond the creation of this universe and into a reality where the a Creator of all Creator resides. He was the angel of intelligence and the most high scribe before he fell himself. He takes you through his torment by Evil and how he is forced to chose between these world that he doesn't really belong to. He shares insight into how evil was born and most importantly how everything we think we know about good and evil is really motivated by agendas. He introduces you to the four Eternals that have a lot to with how this story plays out. He then gives you insight into the war in heaven, the fall of the angels and how a small decision by a being led to this obsession with man. He gives you the history of the earth and the makers of mankind and their civilizations that still exist today. He leads you out of the garden of Eden and shows you the very rocky relationship between Adam and eve. Astrial finally leads you into the final wars of mankind when there was ordered a mass exodus from this planet leaving us totally alone.

Philosophical Approaches to Cormac McCarthy

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Author: Christopher Eagle
Publisher: Routledge
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Philosophical Approaches to Cormac McCarthy by Christopher Eagle Book Resume:

This book is the first edited collection to explore the role of philosophy in the works of Cormac McCarthy, significantly expanding the scope of philosophical inquiry into McCarthy’s writings. There is a strong and growing interest amongst philosophers in the relevance of McCarthy’s writings to key debates in contemporary philosophy, for example, debates on trauma and violence, on the relationship between language and world, and the place of the subject within history, temporality, and borders. To this end, the contributors to this collection focus on how McCarthy’s writings speak to various philosophical themes, including violence, war, nature, history, materiality, and the environment. Emphasizing the form of McCarthy’s texts, the chapters attend to the myriad ways in which his language effects a philosophy of its own, beyond the thematic content of his narratives. Bringing together scholars in contemporary philosophy and McCarthy Studies, and informed by the release of the Cormac McCarthy Papers, the volume reflects on the theoretical relationship between philosophical thinking and literary form. This book will appeal to all scholars working in the rapidly-growing field of McCarthy Studies, Philosophy and Literature, and to philosophers working on a wide range of problems in ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, Philosophy of Nature, and Philosophy of Film across ancient, modern, and contemporary philosophy.

Amazonian Dark Earths

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Author: Johannes Lehmann,Dirse C. Kern,Bruno Glaser,William I. Woods
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Amazonian Dark Earths by Johannes Lehmann,Dirse C. Kern,Bruno Glaser,William I. Woods Book Resume:

Dark Earths are a testament to vanished civilizations of the Amazon Basin, but may also answer how large societies could sustain intensive agriculture in an environment of infertile soils. This book examines their origin, properties, and management. Questions remain: were they intentionally produced or a by-product of habitation. Additional new and multidisciplinary perspectives by leading experts may pave the way for the next revolution in soil management in the humid tropics.

Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins--Jester Lavorre

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Author: Sam Maggs
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
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Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins--Jester Lavorre by Sam Maggs Book Resume:

This is the first in a series of original graphic novels telling the origin story of Critical Role's The Mighty Nein. Jester Lavorre had an unconventional upbringing, even for one born in cosmopolitan Nicodranas. Daughter of the famed Ruby of the Sea, she had many opportunities for mischief as a small child, of which she took full advantage! Dive into the mystery of Jester's early years, her first meeting with the Traveler, and the fateful events that set her on a path to eventually join the Mighty Nein. Jester's story is brought to life by writer Sam Maggs (Captain Marvel; The Unstoppable Wasp) with art by Hunter Severn Bonyun, in direct consultation with Laura Bailey! This digital book is ready to take its place in your Critical Role library!