The Crown of Thorns

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ISBN:1513638084

Total Pages:570

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In a time where mystical beings are hunted, Cathleen Spurlock is forced to keep her magical abilities hidden from the rest of the world. By doing so, she is viewed as a highly skilled human and able to become a top ranked investigator that is respected by all. After years of struggling with her horrific past, she can finally see the perfect life she has always wanted in her near future. That is until the gods need her to embark on a dangerous journey that could reveal her darkest secret or worse, get her killed. When she meets Hendrick, a powerful, mysterious Dragonvire- half vampire and half dragon warrior of the gods- who saves her from a malicious demon, her decision is made. Now, she is duty-bound to help him solve a kidnapping. Together, they hope to save the fallen warrior and stop a monstrous premonition from happening that could destroy all their lives. They just have to survive the demons, the hunters, the chompers, and the grave. Can it be done?

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The Coldest Grave

Author:Tosha Y. Miller

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ISBN:151366686X

Total Pages:470

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A devastated land. A conflict between magic and chaos. One woman who can save the world. A century ago, the world was torn apart by a bloody war. And the world never recovered. No truce holds between the magical Unnaturals or the magicless Naturals, and each group seems determined to exterminate the other. Daughter of a forgotten goddess, Cat Spurlock has just found Hendrick, the love of her life. But Hendrick is a Dragonvire, and to mate with him she must become his Queen. If that weren’t enough, her power is growing, and poses as much of a threat to herself as to others.She hopes her skills are enough for the responsibility and the battle to come. The Unnaturals number one enemy are the Hunters, who intend to perform a blood curse that will rid the entire world of magic and destroy everyone. Part of their curse requires the life of Cat’s mom. All Cat has to do is to unite clashing factions of Unnaturals, form a ragtag army, get them inside a fortified city, and stop hundreds of Hunters from achieving their purpose. That’s not too hard, is it? And how is a girl supposed to save the world when her mate is so sexily distracting? This novel contains violence, adult language, and strong/triggering conduct.Urban Fantasy Novel 18+

The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844

Author:Frederick Engels

Publisher:BookRix

ISBN:3730964852

Total Pages:466

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The Condition of the Working Class in England is one of the best-known works of Friedrich Engels. Originally written in German as Die Lage der arbeitenden Klasse in England, it is a study of the working class in Victorian England. It was also Engels' first book, written during his stay in Manchester from 1842 to 1844. Manchester was then at the very heart of the Industrial Revolution, and Engels compiled his study from his own observations and detailed contemporary reports. Engels argues that the Industrial Revolution made workers worse off. He shows, for example, that in large industrial cities mortality from disease, as well as death-rates for workers were higher than in the countryside. In cities like Manchester and Liverpool mortality from smallpox, measles, scarlet fever and whooping cough was four times as high as in the surrounding countryside, and mortality from convulsions was ten times as high as in the countryside. The overall death-rate in Manchester and Liverpool was significantly higher than the national average (one in 32.72 and one in 31.90 and even one in 29.90, compared with one in 45 or one in 46). An interesting example shows the increase in the overall death-rates in the industrial town of Carlisle where before the introduction of mills (1779–1787), 4,408 out of 10,000 children died before reaching the age of five, and after their introduction the figure rose to 4,738. Before the introduction of mills, 1,006 out of 10,000 adults died before reaching 39 years old, and after their introduction the death rate rose to 1,261 out of 10,000.

Good Wives

Author:Louisa May Alcott

Publisher:Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN:8726587475

Total Pages:191

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After "Little Women's" immediate commercial and critical success readers demanded to know more about Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. In "Good Wives", Louisa May Alcott follows the dinamic life of the beloved March sisters and their further character development. The novel together with its sequels "Little Men", and "Jo's Boys", has been one of the most widely read in the world. It has inspired numerous adaptations including a 2019 movie starring Emma Watson with six Academy Award nominations. Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet.Having grown up in poverty, May Alcott was a passionate advocate for women's rights and abolitionist. She is best known as the author of the March Family Series: "Little Women", "Good Wives", "Little Men" and "Jo's Boys". The story of the March sisters has inspired numerous adaptations including a 2019 movie starring Emma Watson with six Academy Award nominations.

Discriminating Taste

Author:S. Margot Finn

Publisher:Rutgers University Press

ISBN:0813576873

Total Pages:288

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For the past four decades, increasing numbers of Americans have started paying greater attention to the food they eat, buying organic vegetables, drinking fine wines, and seeking out exotic cuisines. Yet they are often equally passionate about the items they refuse to eat: processed foods, generic brands, high-carb meals. While they may care deeply about issues like nutrition and sustainable agriculture, these discriminating diners also seek to differentiate themselves from the unrefined eater, the common person who lives on junk food. Discriminating Taste argues that the rise of gourmet, ethnic, diet, and organic foods must be understood in tandem with the ever-widening income inequality gap. Offering an illuminating historical perspective on our current food trends, S. Margot Finn draws numerous parallels with the Gilded Age of the late nineteenth century, an era infamous for its class divisions, when gourmet dinners, international cuisines, slimming diets, and pure foods first became fads. Examining a diverse set of cultural touchstones ranging from Ratatouille to The Biggest Loser, Finn identifies the key ways that “good food” has become conflated with high status. She also considers how these taste hierarchies serve as a distraction, leading middle-class professionals to focus on small acts of glamorous and virtuous consumption while ignoring their class’s larger economic stagnation. A provocative look at the ideology of contemporary food culture, Discriminating Taste teaches us to question the maxim that you are what you eat.

No Dogs in China

Author:William Kinmond

Publisher:University of Toronto Press

ISBN:1487590873

Total Pages:228

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In 1949 the bamboo curtain clattered down over one-fifth of the people of the world. In one sudden twist of history, a vast community that had been militarily and politically allied with the West was transmuted into the ideological foe of everything the free world stands for. With the surprise intervention by Red China in Korea, a new alignment of world powers was confirmed and the bamboo curtain had been fastened down securely. If the people of China were inadequately known in the years before the Red Revolution, all free intercourse between East and West was now interrupted completely. Chinese life could be described only by released westerners who had viewed it through prison bars, or it had to be interpreted from the incredibly distorted releases of the communist propaganda bureaus. Suddenly, in 1956, China offered to open its doors to western reporters wishing to come and see what was really happening in their country. In the spring of 1957, William Kinmond, Staff Reporter for the Toronto Globe and Mail, entered Red China with assurances that he might travel where he wished and report what he liked—or disliked. This is his report on China at this moment in history.

Children of Wrath

Author:Paul Grossman

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1429988940

Total Pages:336

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Willi Kraus, the celebrated WWI and detective, returns in this prequel story about how he became the most famous Jewish Detective in Germany in the days of the Weimar Republic In Paul Grossman's Children of Wrath Willi Kraus tackles the case of the Kinderfresser, the vicious Child-Eater of Berlin. Turning the clock back two years from The Sleepwalkers, the story starts out in the fall of 1929, the last days of prosperity. Berlin is deep in the throes of a giddy rush to forget its troubled past. But the same day the stock market crashes in New York, the dark underside of the German capital flushes to the surface in the form of a burlap sack spewed by floodwaters from the city sewer system. When Willi is called to investigate and discovers the sack is full of children's bones with teeth marks on them--and a bible with a single phrase circled in red: children of wrath--he fears he's run into "something darker than he's ever known."

All Things Considered

Author:G. K. Chesterton

Publisher:Read Books Ltd

ISBN:1473369487

Total Pages:227

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This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1908. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Scale

Author:E. Summerson Carr,Michael Lempert

Publisher:Univ of California Press

ISBN:0520965434

Total Pages:276

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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Wherever we turn, we see diverse things scaled for us, from cities to economies, from history to love. We know scale by many names and through many familiar antinomies: local and global,micro and macroevents to name a few. Even the most critical among us often proceed with our analysis as if such scales were the ready-made platforms of social life, rather than asking how, why, and to what effect are scalar distinctions forged in the first place. How do scalar distinctions help actors and analysts alike make sense of and navigate their social worlds? What do these distinctions reveal and what do they conceal? How are scales construed and what effects do they have on the way those who abide by them think and act? This pathbreaking volume attends to the practical labor of scale-making and the communicative practices this labor requires. From an ethnographic perspective, the authors demonstrate that scale is practice and process before it becomes product, whether in the work of projecting the commons, claiming access to the big picture, or scaling the seriousness of a crime.

Brotherhood of Fear

Author:Paul Grossman

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1466840919

Total Pages:320

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Paris, 1933. A refugee with no papers, no legal status, and few resources, Willi Kraus lives in fear of deportation back to Nazi Germany. His reputation as a top sleuth however precedes him, and he's soon enlisted to work as a private eye—if under shady circumstances. Despite his apparent good fortune he finds himself a stranger in a very strange land. France is gripped by a fog of disillusionment, anxious about the tides of fascism rising along her borders. Seduced by a sultry but troubled young French girl and befriended by France's most flamboyant financier, Willi finds himself unwittingly drawn into a murder mystery whose trail points towards the highest halls of power. Without a badge, working alone, he gradually gets the impression he's being led into a maze. By whom and for what purpose? To escape this web of intrigue he must learn to navigate not only the grand salons of Paris but her seediest alleys and darkest canals, her smokiest nightclubs—a landscape as disorienting as a hall of mirrors, where sex, politics, money and love are often just tricks of the eye...in Paul Grossman's Brotherhood of Fear.

Dragon Shift

Author:Clarissa Gosling

Publisher:Prinsenhof Publications

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Half-bear-shifter half-dragon in a world where dragons are thought extinct, Birgith must face the ultimate test of her shifting ability to be accepted as an adult in the Bear-shifter clan. If Birgith manifests any sign that she has dragon blood she will be killed immediately and her dragon family hunted, as they are feared by all four clans in the continent of Kaitstud. But when the test comes, she is unable to shift at all. So she is exiled and classed as a human, with all the restrictions on her that designation entails. Leaving behind everything she’s ever known, Birgith sets out on a perilous journey away from her forest home to make peace with her dual heritage. A journey to find her hidden dragon family. A journey that puts her life and theirs at risk. Or that will help her embrace who she truly is. The first in an exciting new series for readers who love magic, adventure and strong female characters. Preorder now so you don’t miss out!

The Sleepwalkers

Author:Paul Grossman

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:9781429949460

Total Pages:320

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Berlin, 1932. In the final weeks of the Weimar Republic, as Hitler and his National Socialist party angle to assume control of Germany, beautiful girls are seen sleepwalking through the streets. Then, a young woman of mysterious origin, with her legs bizarrely deformed, is pulled dead from the Havel River. Willi Kraus, a high ranking detective in Berlin's police force, begins a murder investigation. A decorated World War I hero and the nation's most famous detective, Willi also is a Jew. Despite his elite status in the criminal police, he is disturbed by the direction Germany is taking. Working urgently to identify the dead woman and solve the murder, Willi finds his superiors diverting him at every turn, and is forced to waste precious time on a politically-sensitive missing person case. Colleagues seem to avoid him; a man on a streetcar stops him from reading a newspaper over his shoulder; he is uncomfortably aware of being watched. But he persists, and soon enters the dangerous Berlin underworld of debauched nightclubs, prostitutes with secrets to hide, and a hypnotist with troubling connections. As he moves through darkness closer to the truth, Willi begins to understand that much more than the solution to a murder is at stake. What he discovers will mean that his life, the lives of his friends and family, and Germany itself will never be the same The Sleepwalkers is a powerful, dramatic debut thriller of a nation's unstoppable corruption, featuring a good man trapped between his duty to serve and his grave doubts about what, and who, he serves.