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V2

V2

V2

Author: ,

Publisher: Random House Canada

Isbn 10: 0735275181

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 352

Number of Views: 1486

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The gripping new thriller from the bestselling author of Munich and Fatherland. "The first rocket will hit London in five minutes. You have six minutes to stop the second." Rudi Graf has dreamt since childhood of sending a rocket to the moon. Instead, along with his friend Werner von Braun, he has helped create the world's most sophisticated weapon--the V2 ballistic missile, capable of delivering a one-ton warhead at three times the speed of sound. In a desperate gamble to avoid defeat, Hitler orders 10,000 to be built. Now, in the winter of 1944, Graf finds himself in a bleak seaside town in Occupied Holland. Haunted and disillusioned, he's tasked with firing the V2s at London. Nobody understands the volatile, deadly machine better than he does. Kay Caton-Walsh is an officer in the WAAF. She has experienced at first-hand the horror of a V2 strike. As the rockets rain down, she joins a unit of WAAFs on a mission to newly-liberated Belgium. Armed with little more than a slide rule and a few equations, the hope is that Kay and her colleagues can locate and destroy the launch sites. But at this stage in the war it's hard to know who, if anyone, you can trust. For every action on one side, there is an equal and opposite reaction on the other. As the death toll soars, the separate stories of Graf and Kay ricochet off one another, until in a final explosion of violence their destinies are forced together.


Munich

Munich

Munich

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Random House Canada

Isbn 10: 0735273537

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 304

Number of Views: 1084

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September 1938 Hitler is determined to start a war. Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace. The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place there. Munich. As Chamberlain’s plane judders across the Channel and the Fürher’s train steams relentlessly south from Berlin, two young men travel with secrets of their own. Hugh Legat is one of Chamberlain’s private secretaries, Paul Hartmann a German diplomat and member of the anti-Hitler resistance. Great friends at Oxford before Hitler came to power, they haven’t seen one another since they were last in Munich together six years earlier. Now, as the future of Europe hangs in the balance, their paths are destined to cross again. When the stakes are this high, who are you willing to betray? Your friends, your family, your country or your conscience?


Gravity's Rainbow

Gravity's Rainbow

Gravity's Rainbow

Author: Thomas Pynchon

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 1101594659

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 768

Number of Views: 664

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Winner of the 1974 National Book Award “A screaming comes across the sky. . .” A few months after the Germans’ secret V-2 rocket bombs begin falling on London, British Intelligence discovers that a map of the city pinpointing the sexual conquests of one Lieutenant Tyrone Slothrop, U.S. Army, corresponds identically to a map showing the V-2 impact sites. The implications of this discovery will launch Slothrop on an amazing journey across war-torn Europe, fleeing an international cabal of military-industrial superpowers, in search of the mysterious Rocket 00000, through a wildly comic extravaganza that has been hailed in The New Republic as “the most profound and accomplished American novel since the end of World War II.”


Lustrum

Lustrum

Lustrum

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Random House

Isbn 10: 1409021319

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 464

Number of Views: 701

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Rome, 63 BC. In a city on the brink of acquiring a vast empire, seven men are struggling for power. Cicero is consul, Caesar his ruthless young rival, Pompey the republic's greatest general, Crassus its richest man, Cato a political fanatic, Catilina a psychopath, Clodius an ambitious playboy. The stories of these real historical figures - their alliances and betrayals, their cruelties and seductions, their brilliance and their crimes - are all interleaved to form this epic novel. Its narrator is Tiro, a slave who serves as confidential secretary to the wily, humane, complex Cicero. He knows all his master's secrets - a dangerous position to be in. From the discovery of a child's mutilated body, through judicial execution and a scandalous trial, to the brutal unleashing of the Roman mob, Lustrum is a study in the timeless enticements and horrors of power.


Archangel

Archangel

Archangel

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Random House

Isbn 10: 1409021246

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 432

Number of Views: 1673

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_______________________________________ 'With Archangel, Robert Harris confirms his position as Britain's pre-eminent literary thriller writer' The Times 'He has a talent for heart-poundingly tense story-telling, and an ability to conjure up atmospheres almost palpable with menace' Sunday Times _______________________________________ Deadly secrets lurk beneath the Russian ice Historian Fluke Kelso is in Moscow attending a conference on recently unclassified Soviet papers, when an old veteran of the Soviet secret police visits his hotel room in the dead of night. He tells Kelso about a secret notebook belonging to Josef Stalin, stolen on the night of his death. Though Kelso expects little, he agrees to investigate. But in the new Russia, swirling with dark money and falling into the grip of anonymous oligarchs, a man seeking the truth is a dangerous quantity. Eyes are turning his way. Kelso must survive the violent political intrigue and decadence of Moscow before he can venture to the icy north. There, in the vast forests surrounding the White Sea port of Archangel, Kelso's quest soon becomes a terrifying encounter with Russia's unburied past - and Stalin's last secret.


On the Horizon

On the Horizon

On the Horizon

Author: Lois Lowry

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Isbn 10: 0358129389

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 80

Number of Views: 1623

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From two-time Newbery medalist and living legend Lois Lowry comes a moving account of the lives lost in two of WWII’s most infamous events: Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. With evocative black-and-white illustrations by SCBWI Golden Kite Award winner Kenard Pak. Lois Lowry looks back at history through a personal lens as she draws from her own memories as a child in Hawaii and Japan, as well as from historical research, in this stunning work in verse for young readers. On the Horizon tells the story of people whose lives were lost or forever altered by the twin tragedies of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. Based on the lives of soldiers at Pearl Harbor and civilians in Hiroshima, On the Horizon contemplates humanity and war through verse that sings with pain, truth, and the importance of bridging cultural divides. This masterful work emphasizes empathy and understanding in search of commonality and friendship, vital lessons for students as well as citizens of today’s world. Kenard Pak’s stunning illustrations depict real-life people, places, and events, making for an incredibly vivid return to our collective past. In turns haunting, heartbreaking, and uplifting, On the Horizon will remind readers of the horrors and heroism in our past, as well as offer hope for our future.


The Cicero Trilogy

The Cicero Trilogy

The Cicero Trilogy

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Random House

Isbn 10: 1473539617

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1542

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This epic trilogy by Robert Harris includes his bestselling novels: Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator Imperium - Compellingly written in Tiro's voice, Imperium takes us inside the violent, treacherous world of Roman politics, to describe how one man - clever, compassionate, devious, vulnerable - fought to reach the top. Lustrum - From the discovery of a child's mutilated body, through judicial execution and a scandalous trial, to the brutal unleashing of the Roman mob, Lustrum is a study in the timeless enticements and horrors of power. Dictator - Riveting and tumultuous, Dictator encompasses some of the most epic events in human history yet is also an intimate portrait of a brilliant, flawed, frequently fearful yet ultimately brave man – a hero for his time and for ours. This is an unforgettable collection from a master storyteller.


The Fear Index

The Fear Index

The Fear Index

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Random House

Isbn 10: 1409039129

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 1829

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___________________________ SOON TO BE A SKY ORIGINAL DRAMA Meet Alex Hoffmann: among the secretive inner circle of the ultra-rich, he is something of a legend. Based in Geneva, he has developed a revolutionary system that has the power to manipulate financial markets. Generating billions of dollars, it is a system that thrives on panic - and feeds on fear. And then, in the early hours of one morning, while he lies asleep, a sinister intruder breaches the elaborate security of his lakeside home. So begins a waking nightmare of paranoia and violence as Hoffmann attempts - with increasing desperation - to discover who is trying to destroy him - before it's too late ...


The Second Sleep

The Second Sleep

The Second Sleep

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Random House Canada

Isbn 10: 0735275149

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 352

Number of Views: 1645

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From the international bestselling author of Fatherland and Munich, a gripping mystery and a fascinating cautionary tale. "All civilizations consider themselves invulnerable; history warns us that none is." 1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote English village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artefacts--coins, fragments of glass, human bones--which the old parson used to collect. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death? As Fairfax is drawn more deeply into the isolated community, everything he believes--about himself, his faith and the history of his world--is tested to destruction.


The Top of the World

The Top of the World

The Top of the World

Author: Ethel M. Dell

Publisher: Good Press

Isbn 10:

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 332

Number of Views: 1697

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"The Top of the World" by Ethel M. Dell. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Moonraker

Moonraker

Moonraker

Author: Ian Fleming

Publisher: Good Press

Isbn 10:

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 178

Number of Views: 1291

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"Moonraker" by Ian Fleming. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


The Historians

The Historians

The Historians

Author: Cecilia Ekbäck

Publisher: HarperCollins

Isbn 10: 1443459496

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 464

Number of Views: 1604

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“The Historians blends a fascinating historical intrigue with the quick pace and excitement of a thriller.” — Ellen Keith, author of The Dutch Wife The Secret History meets The Alice Network in this riveting tale of murder and conspiracy in Sweden during WWII by critically acclaimed author Cecilia Eckbäck. It is 1943 and Sweden’s neutrality in the war is under pressure. Laura Dahlgren, the bright, young right-hand of the chief negotiator to Germany, is privy to these tensions, even as she tries to keep her head down in the mounting fray. However, when Laura’s best friend from university, Britta, is discovered murdered in cold blood, Laura is determined to find the killer. Prior to her death, Britta sent a report on the racial profiling in Scandinavia to the secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jens Regnell. In the middle of negotiating a delicate alliance with Hitler and the Nazis, Jens doesn’t understand why he’s received the report. When the pursuit of Britta’s murderer leads Laura to his door, the two join forces to get at the truth. But as Jens and Laura attempt to untangle the mysterious circumstance surrounding Britta’s death, they only become more mired in a web of lies and deceit. This trail will lead to a conspiracy that could topple their nation’s identity—a conspiracy some in Sweden will try to keep hidden at any cost.


Conclave

Conclave

Conclave

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Random House Canada

Isbn 10: 0735272662

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 480

Number of Views: 1546

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The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and twenty Cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next seventy-two hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.


Eyes for the Allies: A Novel of World War II Espionage in Eastern France

Eyes for the Allies: A Novel of World War II Espionage in Eastern France

Eyes for the Allies: A Novel of World War II Espionage in Eastern France

Author: Chris Santner

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

Isbn 10: 168470216X

Category: History

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1946

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Set in the rural French farmland and forest west of Verdun, this World War II story is filled with intrigue, action, and romance. Alphonse DeBoy and his three grandchildren—Aurélie, Josette, and Luc—have been supplying food to their American visitor, Maj. Mark Dornier, for close to a year from their farm just outside Les Petites Islettes east of Verdun. Dornier parachuted into the Forêt Domaniale de Lachalade in October 1943, and he’s been living at a World War I French artillery camp. He’s waiting for a second British officer, Lt. Alex Ryder, to join him. Ryder is in love with a secretary, Polly Berson, who is really a captain in the SOE. She also happens to be the cousin of Aurélie, Josette and Luc. To complicate things further, Josette and Aurélie develop feelings for Dornier. As Dornier gathers information on German defensive positions, the Nazis have developed several weapons to slow down the Allies when they invade, leaving it to the SOE and its operatives to gather intelligence on the weapons.


Postmodern Paradigm and Salman Rushdie’S Fiction

Postmodern Paradigm and Salman Rushdie’S Fiction

Postmodern Paradigm and Salman Rushdie’S Fiction

Author: Dr Shaikh Suhel Samad

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

Isbn 10: 1482885255

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 314

Number of Views: 416

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The book highlights postmodern fiction and more so Rushdies fiction, which is concerned with: 1. A preoccupation with viability of systems and representations 2. The decentring of the subject and the inscription of multiple fictive selves 3. Narrative fragmentation, narrative reflexivity, and narratives which double-back on their own presuppositions 4. An open-ended play with formal divides challenging the presuppositions of literary realism 5. Abolition of the cultural divide between high and popular forms of culture, embracing all in a mlange 6. The displacement of the real by simulacra in Baudrillardian sense 7. Incredulity toward the metanarratives as Lyotard puts it


Trauma, Postmodernism and the Aftermath of World War II

Trauma, Postmodernism and the Aftermath of World War II

Trauma, Postmodernism and the Aftermath of World War II

Author: P. Crosthwaite

Publisher: Springer

Isbn 10: 0230594727

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 222

Number of Views: 771

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The first sustained study of the relationship between Anglo-American postmodernist fiction and the Second World War, Crosthwaite demonstrates that postmodernism has not abandoned history but has rather reformulated it in terms of trauma that is traceable, time and again, to the catastrophes of the 1940s.


Understanding William Gibson

Understanding William Gibson

Understanding William Gibson

Author: Gerald Alva Miller, Jr.

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

Isbn 10: 1611176344

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 168

Number of Views: 1095

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Gerald Alva Miller Jr.’s Understanding William Gibson is a thoughtful examination of the life and work of William Gibson, author of eleven novels and twenty short stories. Gibson is the recipient of many notable awards for science fiction writing including the Nebula, Hugo, and Philip K. Dick awards. Gibson’s iconic novel, Neuromancer, popularized the concept of cyberspace. With his early stories and his first trilogy of novels,Gibson became the father figure for a new genre of science fiction called “cyberpunk” that brought a gritty realism to its cerebral plots involving hackers and artificial intelligences. This study situates Gibson as a major figure in both science fiction history and contemporary American fiction, and it traces how his aesthetic affected both areas of literature. Miller follows a brief biographical sketch and a survey of the works that influenced him with an examination that divides Gibson’s body of work into early stories, his three major novel trilogies, and his standalone works. Miller does not confine his study to major works but instead also delves into Gibson’s obscure stories, published and unpublished screenplays, major essays, and collaborations with other authors. Miller’s exploration starts by connecting Gibson to the major countercultural movements that influenced him (the Beat Generation, the hippies, and the punk rock movement) while also placing him within the history of science fiction and examining how his early works reacted against contemporaneous trends in the genre. These early works also exhibit the development of his unique aesthetic that would influence science fiction and literature more generally. Next a lengthy chapter explicates his groundbreaking Sprawl Trilogy, which began with Neuromancer. Miller then traces Gibson’s aesthetic transformations across his two subsequent novel trilogies that increasingly eschew distant futures either to focus on our contemporary historical moment as a kind of science fiction itself or to imagine technological singularities that might lie just around the corner. These chapters detail how Gibson’s aesthetic has morphed along with social, cultural, and technological changes in the real world. The study also looks at such standalone works as his collaborative steampunk novel, his attempts at screenwriting, his major essays, and even his experimental hypertext poetry. The study concludes with a discussion of Gibson’s lasting influence and a brief examination of his most recent novel, The Peripheral, which signals yet another radical change in Gibson’s aesthetic.


A Columbus of Space

A Columbus of Space

A Columbus of Space

Author: Garrett Serviss

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

Isbn 10: 1625790171

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 162

Number of Views: 1089

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Includes an Afterword by Rob GodwinNow with an Historical Essay by Ron MillerIncludes the original illustrations Featured in Ron Millers _The Conquest of Space Book Series.Ó One of the earliest science fiction novels to feature an atomic-powered spacecraft, Garrett Serviss' 1894 classic describes a thrilling trip to Venus, where his astronauts face both danger and romance. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).


A Journey to the Center of the Earth

A Journey to the Center of the Earth

A Journey to the Center of the Earth

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

Isbn 10: 1625790406

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 207

Number of Views: 928

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More than 200 notes and annotations by Ron Miller introducing the reader to Vernes scienceFeatures full-page illustrations by Ron MillerAccompanied by special chapter heads and appendicesIncludes Detailed mapsNew translationNow with an Historical Afterword by Ron Miller Featured in Ron Millers _The Conquest of Space Book Series.Ó A special edition of Jules Verne's masterpiece, edited, expanded, corrected and illustrated by Ron Miller, with a text newly translated from the original French. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).


The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Author: H.G. Wells

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

Isbn 10: 1625790465

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 167

Number of Views: 945

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Features H.G. Wells prequel, _The Crystal EggÓIncludes a non-fiction essay, _The Things that Live on Mars,Ó by H.G. WellContains the original illustrations by Alvim Correa and W.R. LeighNow with an Historical Afterword by Ron Miller Featured in Ron Millers _The Conquest of Space Book Series.Ó At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).