Top Secret (Clandestine Operations Series, Book 1) by W. E. B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth IV

By W. E. B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth IV

From the number 1 long island Times–bestselling writer, a brand-new sequence in regards to the chilly War—and a distinct breed of warrior.

In the 1st weeks after international warfare II, a squeaky-clean new moment lieutenant named James D. Cronley Jr. is noticed and recruited for a brand new company that would ultimately be reworked into anything known as the CIA. One battle can have ended, yet one other one has already all started, opposed to an enemy that's higher, smarter, and extra vicious: the Soviet Union.

The Soviets have hit the floor working, and Cronley's activity is to aid frustrate them, harass them, and secret agent on them any method he can. His recruiter thinks he has the capability to develop into an asset—though, in fact, he can also screw up spectacularly. And in his first task, it feels like that's precisely what may perhaps ensue. He's obtained seven days to extract an important piece of knowledge from a Soviet agent, yet Cronley's controlled to rile up his more suitable officials (he turns out to have a expertise for it), and if he fails, it can be one of many shortest intelligence careers in history.

There are enemies everywhere—and, as Cronley is ready to determine, a few of them even put on an identical uniform he does.

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Safe Harbor (Hubbard's Point, Book 2) by Luanne Rice

By Luanne Rice

After each typhoon there's a position to come to--if you've got the braveness to keep on with your heart...

New York occasions bestselling writer Luanne Rice has touched the hearts and lives of readers in all places with robust stories of affection and loss...and love regained. In an unforgettable novel set on her liked Connecticut seashore, she weaves a undying story...

Artist Dana Underhill has constantly been a unfastened spirit, touring the area, filling her canvases with the mysterious shades of the seas she and her sister have sailed due to the fact that youth. Then on a relaxed, moonlit evening an inexplicable "accident" happens and Dana is termed domestic to Hubbard's element to turn into a mom to her younger nieces, a problem in contrast to any she's ever identified.

As Dana and the women fight to start a brand new life--and to discover the reality approximately what occurred to Dana's sister and brother-in-law--help is available in the individual of an previous youth pal. Sam Trevor is now a tall, extraordinary marine biologist, and he's been in love with Dana for years. even supposing she can't start to reflect on beginning her center back, jointly Dana and Sam will detect that Hubbard's aspect is the heart of unending mysteries--and never-ending chances. And as Dana rediscovers her ardour as an artist and a lady, she's going to locate greater than a lifetime's percentage of solutions, magic, and love within the merely secure harbor there is.

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Word Nerd: Dispatches from the Games, Grammar, and Geek by John D. Williams Jr.

By John D. Williams Jr.

Starting his profession on a lark as a contract contributor to SCRABBLE information, John D. Williams fell down a rabbit gap inhabited through avid gamers, geeks, and the grammar police. For twenty-five years, because the govt director of the nationwide SCRABBLE organization, Williams served because the professional spokesperson for the sport, and because the intermediary among legions of fanatical word-game lovers and the respectable model. Now observe Nerd takes readers contained in the byzantine, dog-eat-dog international of most sensible match avid gamers, making a piquant (seven-letter note, sixty eight points!) paintings that's half pop-cultural historical past, half anthropological learn. certainly, what Christopher visitor did for the area of puppy indicates in his movie top in convey, Williams does for the area of aggressive notice video games during this humorous and completely saw memoir.

As readers will observe, be aware Nerd explores anagrams, palindromes, the highest-scoring SCRABBLE performs of all time, the start of the area SCRABBLE Championship, in addition to a few of the extra colourful figures that inhabit this lifestyle. Die-hard note fanatics will locate useful tips about how best avid gamers see their forums and racks to come back up with the simplest play, how they organize, and the psychology of event pageant. these uninitiated within the mysteries of SCRABBLE mania will discover a pleasant, madcap memoir approximately the entire enjoyable humans have with language and the way phrases form our lives and tradition in unforeseen ways.

Whether reminiscing approximately earlier nationwide champions, detailing the talk over efforts to purge the respectable SCRABBLE gamers Dictionary of all offensive phrases, opining at the variety of vowelless phrases which are allowable (cmw for a Welsh deep-walled basin or nth for the final word degree), noting how lengthy it takes a be aware to get right into a dictionary, or explaining why there stay extra male than lady champions, Williams crafts a loving tribute to phrases and the video games humans play with them. note Nerd will fascinate either amateurs and professional specialists alike.

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The White King: A Novel by György Dragomán

By György Dragomán

A world sensation, this startling and heartbreaking debut introduces us to precocious eleven-year-old Djata, whose lifestyles within the totalitarian kingdom he calls house is approximately to alter forever.

Djata doesn’t understand what to make of the 2 males who lead his father away someday, nor does he comprehend why his mom bursts into tears whilst he brings her tulips on her marriage ceremony anniversary. He does recognize that he needs to learn how to fill his father’s sneakers, even if between his acquaintances he's nonetheless a boy: struggling with with local bullies, taking part in football on radioactive grass, having irrelevant crushes, sneaking into mystery screening rooms, and capturing at stray cats together with his gun-happy grandfather. however the random brutality of Djata’s international is tempered by way of the hilarious absurdity of the occasions he unearths himself in, by means of his enduring religion in his father’s go back, and by means of moments of unforeseen attractiveness, desire, and kindness.
established as a chain of interconnected tales propelled by way of the power of Dragomán’s riveting prose, the chapters of The White King jointly light up the fun and humiliations of starting to be up, whereas portray a multifaceted and unforgettable portrait of existence in an oppressive kingdom and its human expense. And as within the works of Mark Haddon, David Mitchell, and Marjane Satrapi, Djata’s child’s-eye view lends energy and immediacy to his tale, making us chortle and pain in acceptance and reminding us all of our shared humanity.

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Radiation Risks in Perspective by Kenneth L. Mossman

By Kenneth L. Mossman

Public misperception of radiological chance constantly directs restricted assets towards handling minimum or maybe phantom dangers at nice expense to govt and without measurable gain to total public health and wellbeing. The public’s lack of ability to appreciate small theoretical dangers arrived at via inherently doubtful formulae, coupled with an irrational push to do away with all hazard with out contextual realizing of total profit, ends up in a forfeiture of priceless advances in expertise in prefer of an phantasm of defense. Radiation dangers in standpoint makes use of normal innovations underlying radiological probability as a version to light up the basic difficulties in public belief, response, and coverage whilst confronted with attainable overall healthiness dangers. providing 3 designated subject matters, the writer summarizes the factors for the failure of the present process and proposes equipment for correction. starting with a dialogue of the equipment used to degree hazard, the writer weighs the nebulous evaluate of hazard with using a quantifiable evaluation of damaging dose, which makes use of real numbers that the general public can comfortably comprehend and that call makers can hopefully use to enact coverage and degree luck. Secondly, the writer addresses the contextual balancing of price as opposed to gain while prioritizing expenditure, in particular emphasizing that it really is irrelevant to research and speak about person hazards with out regard to the presence of alternative hazards. ultimately, the writer analyzes the public’s tendency to push towards 0 chance tolerance, an extremist technique that ends up in unreasonable regulations on applied sciences, over the top regulatory compliance charges, and the last word lack of items and prone. With certain motives and illustrative case stories, Radiation dangers in standpoint deals scientists, legal professionals, engineers, coverage makers, and public health and wellbeing pros, the talents they want for a rational overview of threat.

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Five Skies by Ron Carlson

By Ron Carlson

Cherished tale author Ron Carlson's first novel in thirty years, 5 Skies is the tale of 3 males accrued excessive within the Rocky Mountains for a building venture that's to final the summer season. Having participated in a brilliant betrayal in la, the enormous, silent Arthur Key drifts into paintings as a wood worker in southern Idaho. right here he's employed, besides the shiftless and fascinating Ronnie Panelli, to construct a stunt ramp beside a cavernous void. the 2 may be led through Darwin Gallegos, the foreman of the neighborhood ranch who's jam-packed with a primeval rage at God, at guy, at life.

As they recreation upon this easy, grand undertaking, the 3 show themselves in carefully resonant, profound methods. And in a voice of impressive intimacy and beauty, Carlson's novel unearths itself as a narrative of biblical, virtually religious strength. A bellwether go back from one in every of our best craftsmen, 5 Skies is certain to be essentially the most praised and adored novels of the yr.

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Exit Ghost (Nathan Zuckerman, Book 9) by Philip Roth

By Philip Roth

Like Rip Van Winkle returning to his fatherland to discover that every one has replaced, Nathan Zuckerman comes again to long island, town he left 11 years earlier than. on my own on his New England mountain, Zuckerman has been not anything yet a author: no voices, no media, no terrorist threats, no ladies, no information, no projects except his paintings and the long-lasting of outdated age.

Walking the streets like a revenant, he fast makes 3 connections that explode his conscientiously secure solitude. One is with a tender couple with whom, in a rash second, he bargains to switch houses. they'll flee post-9/11 big apple for his kingdom shelter, and he'll go back to urban existence. yet from the time he meets them, Zuckerman additionally desires to change his solitude for the erotic problem of the younger girl, Jamie, whose attract attracts him again to all that he inspiration he had left in the back of: intimacy, the colourful play of center and body.

The moment connection is with a determine from Zuckerman's formative years, Amy Bellette, spouse and muse to Zuckerman's first literary hero, E. I. Lonoff. The as soon as impossible to resist Amy is now an outdated lady depleted through sickness, guarding the reminiscence of that grandly austere American author who confirmed Nathan the solitary route to a writing vocation.

The 3rd connection is with Lonoff's would-be biographer, a tender literary hound who will do and say approximately something to get to Lonoff's “great secret." all of sudden concerned, as he by no means sought after or meant to be concerned back, with love, mourning, wish, and animosity, Zuckerman performs out an inside drama of shiny and poignant possibilities.

Haunted through Roth's prior paintings The Ghost author, go out Ghost is an awesome jump into yet one more section during this nice writer's insatiable dedication to fiction.

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Homo Novus - A human without illusions by Ulrich J. Frey, Charlotte Störmer, Kai P. Willführ

By Ulrich J. Frey, Charlotte Störmer, Kai P. Willführ

Converging proof from disciplines together with sociobiology, evolutionary psychology and human biology forces us to undertake a brand new notion of what it potential to be a human. As loved innovations equivalent to loose will, naïve realism, people as creation's final touch fall and our ethical roots in ape workforce dynamics develop into clearer, we need to take depart of many innovations which have been crucial to defining our humanness. What emerges is a brand new human, the homo novus, a man or woman with out illusions. prime authors from many various fields discover those concerns through addressing various illusions and delivering facts for the necessity, regardless of massive reluctance, to relinquish a few of our so much loved principles approximately ourselves

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Modèle réduit by Danielle Mémoire

By Danielle Mémoire

Existant un vaste corpus, on se suggest, dans un optimal temps, d’examiner les stipulations sous lesquelles en prélever un fragment assez décemment lengthy pour en faire un livre. Il est décidé, dans un moment temps, que c’est en cet examen même que consistera le livre. Le second venu, toutefois, de s’y mettre, on se retrouve faisant tout autre selected : d’anciennes histoires qu’on évoque, ou prolonge, de nouvelles qu’on esquisse. L’examen sera pour une autre fois, le prélèvement pour un autre livre, le tout, sans doute, pour jamais.

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Nostromo (Oxford World's Classics) (2007 Edition) by Joseph Conrad

By Joseph Conrad

'I have heard no finish of stories of his power, his audacity, his fidelity...incorruptible! it really is certainly a reputation of honour for the Capataz of the Cargadores of Sulaco.'

One of the best political novels in any language, Nostromo enacts the institution of contemporary capitalism in a distant South American province locked among the Andes and the Pacific. within the harbourtown of Sulaco, a shiny solid of characters is stuck up in a civil struggle to choose even if its fabulously prosperous silver mine, funded through American funds yet owned by means of a third-generation English immigrant, will be preserved from the palms of venal politicians. Greed and corruption seep into the lives of every person, and Nostromo, the principled Capataz, is proven to the limit.

Conrad's evocation of the nice Latin-American landscapes, the ferocity of its politics, and participants swept up in imperial goals hasn't ever been bettered. This variation deals new insights into Conrad's masterpiece.

Readership: Readers and scholars of the novel,twentieth-century literature, the heritage of the unconventional, the political novel, Conrad.

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