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A Concise History of Sunnis And Shi'is

The 1400-year-old schism between Sunnis and Shi'is has rarely been as toxic as it is today, feeding wars and communal strife in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan and many other countries, with tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran escalating. In this richly layered and engrossing account, John McHugo reveals how this great divide occurred. Charting the story of Islam from the lifetime of..

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A Little History of Literature

A much-loved author brings the world of literature alive for all ages This 'little history' takes on a very big subject: the glorious span of literature from Greek myth to graphic novels, from The Epic of Gilgamesh to Harry Potter. John Sutherland is perfectly suited to the task. He has researched, taught, and written on virtually every area of literature, and his infectious passion for books and ..

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Aegypt (Fantasy Masterworks)

There is more than one history of the world. Before science defined the modern age, other powers, wondrous and magical, once governed the universe, their lore perfected within a lost capital of hieroglyphs, wizard-kings, and fabulous monuments. In the 1970s, a historian named Pierce Moffett moves to the New England countryside to write a book about Aegypt, driven by an idea he dare not believe: ..

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After Tamerlane: The Rise and Fall of Global Empires, 1400-2000

Tamerlane, the Ottomans, the Mughals, the Manchus, the British, the Soviets, the Japanese and the Nazis.All built empires they hoped would last forever: all were destined to fail. But, as John Darwin shows in his magnificent book, their empire building created the world we know today.From the death of Tamerlane in 1405, last of the ‘world conquerors’, to the rise and fall of European empires, and ..

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Aftershock: A Journey into Eastern Europe's Broken Dreams Stoc momentan epuizat

Aftershock: A Journey into Eastern Europe's Broken Dreams

In this unique, panoramic account of faded dreams, journalist John Feffer returns to Eastern Europe a quarter of a century after the fall of communism, to track down hundreds of people he spoke to in the initial atmosphere of optimism as the Iron Curtain fell – from politicians and scholars to trade unionists and grass roots activists.What he discovers makes for fascinating, if sometimes disturbin..

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Alphaprints Magical Creatures (editie cartonata)

Alphaprints Magical Creatures is an Alphaprints board book with a sparkly cover and embossing throughout. Young children will love to discover the fantasy creatures, with a lighthearted rhyming couplet that tells you something about each of them. An engaging and interesting book for children and adults alike. ..

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Appeal

In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company. They have been accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it. But chemical company owner, Carl Trude..

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Archipelago: Italy Since 1945

'An enjoyable, highly readable history that manages to bring murky, often fiendishly complex events into the light' Sunday TimesItaly emerged from the Second World War in ruins. Divided, invaded and economically broken, it was a nation that some claimed had ceased to exist. By the 1960s, Italy could boast the fastest-growing economy in the world, as rural society disappeared almost overnight.In Th..

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Associate

It's a deadly game of blackmail. And they're making him play.Kyle McAvoy is one of the outstanding legal students of his generation: he's good looking, has a brilliant mind and a glittering future ahead of him. But he has a secret from his past, a secret that threatens to destroy his entire life.One night that secret catches up with him in the form of a deeply compromising video of the incident th..

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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

'I couldn’t put down this thriller . . . the perfect book to read by the fire this winter.' Bill Gates, '5 books I loved in 2018'WINNER OF THE FINANCIAL TIMES/MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it ..

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Beneath the Earth

In this collection of twelve dark, unerring and surprising short stories, John Boyne explores the extremities of the human condition in all its brilliance and brutality. The secrets we keep and the ways in which they shape us, the impossibility of shared loss, the lengths we will go to in order to protect our families and the distance we will run to protect ourselves. Drawing on a host of ent..

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Bleachers

High school All-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable football dynasty. As Coach Rake's 'boys' sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal ..

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Boy at the Top of the Mountain

THE UNFORGETTABLE NEW WORLD WAR TWO NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS Pierrot knows nothing about the Nazis when he is sent to live with his aunt in a mysterious house at the top of a mountain. But this is no ordinary house, and this is no ordinary time. It is 1935, and this is the Berghof. Taken under Hitler's wing, Pierrot is swept up into a dangerous new world o..

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Centauri Device (SF Masterworks)

A brilliant space opera from one of the great stylists of SF. John Truck was to outward appearances just another lowlife spaceship captain. But he was also the last of the Centaurans - or at least, half of him was - which meant that he was the only person who could operate the Centauri Device, a sentient bomb which might hold the key to settling a vicious space war. M. John Harrison's clas..

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Chamber

Adam Hill e in primul lui an de practica la o firma de avocati din Chicago. Se ofera voluntar sa preia un caz pe care nu il vrea nimeni. Nici chiar viitorul client - un rasist care nu se sfieste de trecutul lui violent si care isi asteapta condamnarea la moarte pentru uciderea a doi copii evrei in 1967. De ce vrea Adam, un novice, sa il apere? Raspunsul se gaseste intr-un secret vechi de 20 de a..

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Client

An eleven-year-old has discovered a secret that not even an adult should know. A US State Senator is dead, and Mark Sway is the only one who knows where the body is hidden. The FBI want him to tell them where it is, at whatever cost to Mark and his family. The killer wants him silenced forever. Reggie Love has been practising law for less than five years. Only she can save Mark from these twin t..

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Cold War (John Lewis Gaddis)

A brilliantly arresting historical work, John Lewis Gaddis's The Cold War takes us as never before to the time when the world stood on the brink of destruction.In 1945 war came to an end. But a whole new terror was only just beginning...Here is the truth behind every spy thriller you've read: why America and the Soviet Union became locked in a deadly stalemate; how close we came to nuclear catastr..

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Deep (SF Masterworks)

A strange and compelling tale of alien warfare from the WORLD FANTASY AWARD-wining author of LITTLE, BIG. For many generations the Just have been at war with the Protectors. In their strange world, supported by a huge pillar poised in the vast and mysterious Deep, ritual bloodshed and sorcery have obsessed the inhabitants since the beginning of time. Half human, half machine, sexless and h..

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Dragon Waiting

Autorul (nascut in 1957) a scris primul roman in 1980. A primit World Fantasy Award si Philip K. Dick Award...

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Engine Summer (SF Masterworks)

A powerfully moving quest for truth in a post-apocalyptic landscape from the WORLD FANTASY AWARD-winning author of LITTLE, BIG. In the drowsy tranquility of Little Belaire, the Truthful Speakers lead lives of peaceful self-sufficiency ignoring the depopulated wilderness beyond their narrow borders. It is a society untouched by pain or violence and the self-destroying 'Angels' of the past are ..

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Everything Under (Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018)

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018'Daisy Johnson is a new goddamn swaggering monster of fiction' Lauren Groff‘Weird and wild and wonderfully unsettling… Dive in for just a moment and you’ll emerge gasping and haunted’ Celeste NgIt’s been sixteen years since Gretel last saw her mother, half a lifetime to forget her childhood on the canals. But a phone call will soon reunite them, and bring t..

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Firm

When Mitchell McDeere qualified third in his class at Harvard, offers poured in from every law firm in America. Bendini, Lambert and Locke were a small, well-respected firm, but their offer exceeded Mitch's wildest expectations: a fantastic salary, a new home, and the keys to a brand new BMW. It was his dream job – but it was to become his worst nightmare. Unravelling a complex trail of se..

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Firm (25th Anniversary edition)

When Mitchell McDeere qualified third in his class at Harvard, offers poured in from every law firm in America. Bendini, Lambert and Locke were a small, well-respected firm, but their offer exceeded Mitch's wildest expectations: a fantastic salary, a new home, and the keys to a brand new BMW. It was his dream job – but it was to become his worst nightmare. Unravelling a complex trail of se..

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Ford County

Culegere de povestiri despre Sudul SUA - crime din Ford County ..

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France: A History: from Gaul to de Gaulle

I can still feel, as if it were yesterday, the excitement of my first Channel crossing (as a child of nearly 7) in September 1936; the regiment of porters, smelling asphyxiatingly of garlic in their blue-green blousons; the raucous sound all around me of spoken French; the immense fields of Normandy strangely devoid of hedges; then the Gare du Nord at twilight, the policemen with their képis and t..

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Grendel (Fantasy Masterworks)

A brilliantly-executed retelling of BEOWULF from the point of view of the monster, Grendel, with a new introduction by Adam Roberts. When Grendel is drawn up from the caves under the mere, where he lives with his bloated, inarticulate hag of a mother, into the fresh night air, it is to lay waste Hrothgar's meadhall and heap destruction on the humans he finds there. What else can he do? For he..

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How to Train Your Parents

Moving to a new area and a new school, Louis is horrified to discover his parents changing into ultra-competitive parents, wanting him and his younger brother to get straight As at school and join all sorts of after-school clubs and activities like the other kids in the area. Suddenly Louis's life is no longer his own - until he meets Maddy, who claims to have trained her parents to ignore her- Bu..

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India: A History

A new edition of the most authoritative and highly-regarded single-volume history of India. Fully revised to include the most recent research and to cover events from partition to the present day.In ‘India: A History’ five millennia of the sub-continent’s history are interpreted by one of our finest writers on India and the Far East. This definitive work combines narrative pace and skill with soci..

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Into the Woods: How Stories Work and Why We Tell Them

'The best book on the subject I've read. Quite brilliant' Tony Jordan, creator/writer, Life on Mars, HustleWe all love stories. But why do we tell them? And why do all stories function in an eerily similar way? John Yorke, creator of the BBC Writers' Academy, has brought a vast array of drama to British screens. Here he takes us on a journey to the heart of storytelling, revealing that there truly..

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Iraq: A History

Cities, scripts, literature, the rule of law – all were born in Iraq. That so many see this ancient land as nothing more than a violent backwater steeped in chaos is a travesty. This is the place where, for the first 5,000 years of human history, all innovations of worth emerged. It was the cradle of civilization.In this unrivalled study, John Robertson details the greatness and grandeur of Iraq’s..

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Jolley-Rogers and the Pirate Pipe Stoc momentan epuizat

Jolley-Rogers and the Pirate Pipe

One morning the townspeople of Dull-on-Sea wake to find that their town is overrun with rats. Big rats, small rats, fierce rats, hungry rats - it is an infestation! Just when everyone is at their wit's end, a nautical stranger who plays the pipe turns up and offers to get rid of the rodent problem - for a fee. Once that rats have gone, the greedy mayor refuses to pay - so the Pirate Piper plays a..

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Love Speaks Its Name: Gay and Lesbian Love Poems (editie cartonata)

From Sappho to Shakespeare to Cole Porter – a marvellous and wide-ranging collection of classic gay and lesbian love poetry. The poets represented here include Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, Gertrude Stein, Federico García Lorca, Djuna Barnes, Constantine Cavafy, Elizabeth Bishop, W. H. Auden, and James Merrill. Their poems of love are among the most perceptive, the most passionate, the wittiest, and t..

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Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune of 1871

One of the most dramatic chapters in the history of nineteenth-century Europe, the Commune of 1871 was an eclectic revolutionary government that held power in Paris across eight weeks between 18 March and 28 May. Its brief rule ended in `Bloody Week' - the brutal massacre of as many as 15,000 Parisians, and perhaps even more, who perished at the hands of the provisional government's forces. By the..

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Menus That Made History: Over 2000 years of menus from Ancient Egyptian food for the afterlife to Elvis Presley's wedding breakfast

'An absolutely riveting book - reading it makes you intelligent, full of brilliant anecdotes - and very hungry indeed.' - Richard Curtis'This brilliantly conceived and well-researched book is a source of real delight.' - Dr Annie Gray, BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet'Superbly written, a complete joy to read, and just about the perfect present for anyone even vaguely interested in food.' - Mark D..

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My Parents Are Out of Control

Louis doesn't think much of it when his mum and dad ask him for tips on how to be cool. In fact, he thinks it's pretty funny watching them bump fists and use words like 'safe', 'sick' and 'wicked'. Until Dad turns up outside Louis's new school dressed like a rapper, that is . . .Suddenly they're trying to friend Louis and all his classmates on Facebook, and wearing baseball caps backwards - IN PUB..

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Old Man's War (Winner of the 2006 Locus Award for Best First Novel) Stoc momentan epuizat

Old Man's War (Winner of the 2006 Locus Award for Best First Novel)

The universe is a dangerous place in John Scalzi's Old Man's War, the first in The Old Man's War series.At seventy-five years old, John Perry is after a fresh start – so, naturally, he joins the army. Earth's military machine can transform elderly recruits, restoring their lost youth. But in return, its Colonial Defence Force demands two years of hazardous service in space. This is how Perry finds..

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On Grand Strategy

'A training manual for our troubled times ... It makes sense of our world, but is also capable of beautifully crafted pithy historical judgements. ... It is a book that cares about liberty, choice and a moral compass, that warns against hubris' Roger Boyes, The TimesJohn Lewis Gaddis, the distinguished historian and acclaimed author of The Cold War, has for almost two decades co-taught the grand s..

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Partner

L-au rapit dintr-un orasel brazilian. Isi schimbase numele si infatisarea, dar ei erau convinsi ca au pus mana pe cine trebuie. Cu patru ani inainte, se numea Patrick S. Lanigan. In 1992 a murit intr-un accident de masina si are un mormant. Fusese partener intr-o firma de avocatura cu mare dever, avea o sotie frumoasa si o fetita. La sase saptamani dupa ce a murit, din firma au disparut 90 milio..

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