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Carlo Ginzburg's brilliant and timely new essay collection takes a bold stand against naive positivism and allegedly sophisticated neo-skepticism. It looks deeply into questions raised by decades of post-structuralism: What constitutes historical truth? How do we draw a boundary between truth and fiction? What is the relationship between history and memory? How do we grapple with the historical conventions that inform, in different ways, all written documents? In his answers, Ginzburg peels away layers of subsequent readings and interpretations that envelop every text to make a larger argument about history and fiction. Interwoven with compelling autobiographical references, Threads and Traces bears moving witness to Ginzburg's life as a European Jew, the abiding strength of his scholarship, and his deep engagement with the historian's craft.
In this relentlessly gripping thriller, Compton Crook Award winner Tamara Siler Jones weaves together her unique blend of fantasy, forensics, and suspense to create a world terrorized by a killer out of our darkest nightmares. Now one man must follow a trail of savaged victims to save an innocent life hanging by the slimmest of hopes. ... One by one, young men in the kingdom's outer reaches are vanishing into the dark. So far, two bodies have washed up on the local riverbank. But Dubric Byerly, head of security at Castle Faldorrah, soon realizes there are countless more victims...for it's his curse to be forever haunted by the ghosts of those whose deaths demand justice. The latest to vanish is Braoin, a seventeen-year-old painter whose mother came to Dubric's aid when he most needed it. All Dubric knows is that the boy is still alive. But time is running out, and it isn't only Braoin's life hanging in the balance. If Dubric can't untangle the twisted web of clues and lies and find his way to the killer, one of his own pages will be the next to die. ...
This book contains three novellas: Threads of Time by Greg Benford, The Marathon Photograph by Clifford Simak, Riding the Torch by Norman Spinrad and an Introduction by Robert Silverberg. In "Threads of Time," Gregory Benford introduces the reader to a crisis at a moon station, where a mysterious domelike structure has been discovered and threatens all who try to approach it. Veteran science fiction writer Clifford D. Simak gives us "The Marathon Photograph," the story of two scientists who stumble on time travelers from four hundred million years in the past. And Norman Spinrad in "Riding the Torch" creates for us a world long sick of its own evil, which dies only to be reborn, with a second chance to redeem itself.
Web 2.0 a widespread series of developments in the way websites are designed and accessed, and more widely known as social networking sites is a new and exciting way for websites to work. The extent to which Web 2.0 sites (such as Wikipedia, FaceBook, and YouTube) also rely on user-generated content adds to their immediacy, excitement and relevance. Web 2.0 sites do, however, come with their own set of risks risks to users, to their confidential information, and to associated parties. It is not unusual, when technology is evolving so quickly, and is subject to such rapid take up, for such security risks to be bypassed to the detriment of users. This book is probably the first book on this subject to be published; it has its origins in the detailed research which we did into Web 2.0: Trends, Benefits and Risks during Autumn 2008 and provides organizations with core guidance on how to ensure that their websites remain secure and comply with the rapidly evolving regulatory requirements that cover personal data and computer security. Key features of this guide include: benefits and risks of Web 2.0 technologies; making Web 2.0 sites secure; and ensuring Web 2.0 sites are compliant.
From the bestselling author of The Circle, The Med, The Gulf, The Passage, Tomahawk, China Sea, Black Storm, and The Command ... a heart-stopping thriller of danger and conspiracy at the highest levels of command and government. Medal of Honor winner Commander Dan Lenson wonders who proposed that he be assigned to the White House military staff. It's a dubious honor-- serving a president the Joint Chiefs hate more than any other in modern history. Lenson reports to the West Wing to direct a multi-service team working to interdict the flow of drugs from Latin America. Never one to just warm a chair, he sets out to help destroy the Cartel-- and uncovers a troubling thread of clues that link cunning and ruthless drug lord Don Juan Nunez to an assault on a nuclear power plant in Mexico, an obscure Islamic relief agency in Los Angeles, and an air-cargo company's imminent flight plan across the United States. Lenson has to battle civilian aides and his own distaste for politics to derail a terrorist strike over the Mexican border. His punishment for breaking the rules is to be sent to the East Wing... as the military aide carrying the nuclear "football," the locked briefcase with the secret codes for a nuclear strike, for a president he suspects is having an affair with his wife. And something else is going on beneath the day-to-day turmoil and backstabbing. As his marriage deteriorates and his frustration with Washington builds, Lenson becomes an unwitting accomplice in a dangerous and subversive conspiracy. The U.S. military is responsible for its Commander in Chief's transportation and security. If someone felt strongly enough about it... it would be easy for the president to die.
In his electrifying thrillers The Warriors of God and Mercy Mission, William Christie brought readers into the shadowy world of covert warfare and international intrigue. Now, he returns with a chillingly timely novel that has America taking the war to the enemy--and the enemy taking terror to America. . . In the war on terrorism, the Secretary of Defense assembles an elite new armed forces group made up of the best from the special forces, intelligence, and technological communities. A team designed for this new war--to move undetected in foreign countries, strike, and disappear. To fight terror where it lives and breathes--in the shadows. Led by hardened veteran Master Sergeant Edwin Storey, the unit is ready for action when a plot to assassinate the president is discovered. But an even greater threat lies ahead, as Storey and his team must race to stop a devastating attack that stands to cripple national security and cause the deaths of thousands--dwarfing the destruction of 9/11. . . All too credible in its details. A genuine page-turner. --Publishers Weekly on The Warriors of God William Christie is a former Marine Corps infantry officer. He is the author of the acclaimed novels, Mercy Mission and Warriors of the Gods. He lives in North Carolina.
New York Times bestselling author Jim DeFelice's unconventional hero, FBI Special Agent Andy Fisher, returns in a chilling novel of international terror within our national borders. North Korean scientists have developed a new weapon -- the "E Bomb. " It can render useless any electronic system within a ten-mile radius. Andy Fisher isn't sure such a device actually exists, but when a terrorist group claims to have acquired it -- along with a cache of deadly sarin gas -- he isn't going to take any chances. The threat is more immediate than Fisher suspects: the terrorists are already proceeding toward their objective. With the lives of millions hanging in the balance, as well as the leadership of the free world, Fisher races against the clock to stop a nightmarish plague from being unleashed. . . .
The Threat Matrix is the story of a small group of FBI agents who believed that they could confront a new generation of international terrorists like al Qaeda without sacrificing America's moral high ground. At the heart of this classic good versus evil battle are decades of tensions between the FBI and the CIA, which repeatedly fell short as America's eyes overseas. Given unprecedented access, thousands of pages of once secret documents, and hundreds of interviews, Garrett M. Graff takes us inside the FBI and its attempt to protect America. From the corridors of the Hoover Building to the cells of Gitmo and the mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan, Graff tells the true story of how a generation of FBI agents taught themselves to confront threats no one had ever seen before. Brilliantly reported and suspensefully told, The Threat Matrix peers into the darkest corners of this secret war and will change your view of the FBI forever.
As a nurse and special advocate for children, Samantha Rochard is used to danger in small-town Serenity, Arkansas. But when she suspects a little boy is in jeopardy from his powerful father, the danger turns on her. Her only source of protection? The handsome police officer who broke her heart five years ago. Yet after John Waltham comes to her rescue in more ways than one, Samantha must trust in him-and the Lord-to watch over her...and save one sweet little boy.
Pages full of indecipherable codes are all that stand between DEA agent Brock Martin and drugs crossing the border. But if he wants to crack the case, he'll have to work with Texas Ranger Gisella Hernandez. Brock feels the case is way too dangerous for a female agent-especially one who refuses to admit she needs protection. Yet as they work together under the most dangerous threat of exposure, Brock discovers Gisella is stronger than she seems. And that his cowboy heart isn't so tough, after all.
Submarine commander Alexi Novskoyy has been sprung from prison by a multibillion-dollar organization with a very special mission in mind. The company has designed a new submarine-the Vepr- which they will use to wreak havoc on international trade. To test its new weapon, Alexi must Sink a cruise ship carrying the entire brass of the U.S. Navy-effectively decapitating the American fleet. The legendary USS Devilfish is called in to stop the catastrophe, only to be ambushed by the ultra-advanced Vepr. With the Devilfish down, the Navy sends Captain "Kelly" McKee and the newest sub in the U.S. arsenal to hunt down and destroy the super sub. What they don't realize is that Alexi has his own plans, which have him heading straight for the shores of America.
"Jonathan Grave, my favorite freelance peacemaker, problem-solver, and tough-guy hero, is back-and in particularly fine form. " -Jeffery DeaverIn his most terrifying thriller yet, New York Times bestselling author John Gilstrap exposes the darkest threat to America's freedom, a secret society of merciless killers, watching and waiting to strike. . . The first victims are random. Ordinary citizens, fired upon at rush hour by unseen assassins. Caught in the crossfire of one of the attacks, rescue specialist Jonathan Grave spies a gunman getting away-with a mother and her young son as hostages. To free them, Grave and his team must enter the dark heart of a nationwide conspiracy. But their search goes beyond the frenzied schemes of a madman's deadly ambitions. This time, it reaches all the way to the highest levels of power. . . Praise for John Gilstrap's Thrillers"A GREAT HERO. A PULSE-POUNDING STORY. " -Joseph Finder"TAUT, ACTION-PACKED, AND IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT DOWN. " -Tess Gerritsen "ADDICTIVELY READABLE. . . RIVETING AND FLAWLESSLY CRAFTED. " -Publishers Weekly"SURPRISING AND SATISFYING. " -The Denver Post
Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi master, Qui-Gon are given a mission to settle a dispute between two neighboring planets. The particular planet where this takes place prides themselves on constant work. However, there has been sabotage lately. Who is really responsible?
About Florida's endangered species of black bear.
The quintessential Southern writer, O'Connor wrote fiercely comic, powerful fiction. This anthology includes the masterpieces "Wise Blood", "The Violent Bear it Away", and "Everything that Rises Must Converge".
Enter a world where nothing is what it seems. Where your closest friend could be your greatest enemy. Kevin Parson is driving his car late one summer day when, suddenly, his cell phone rings. A man who identifies himself as Slater speaks in a breathy voice: You have exactly three minutes to confess your sin to the world. Refuse, and the car you're driving will blow sky high. Kevin panics. Who would make such a call? What sin? Kevin ditches the car. Precisely three minutes later, a massive explosion sets his world on a collision course with madness. From the #1 best-selling fiction author comes a powerful story of good, evil, and all that lies between.
The world has collapsed, and there are no heroes any more.But when a lone gunman reluctantly accepts the mantel of protector to a young boy and his dying mother against the forces that pursue them, a hero may yet arise.File Under: Science Fiction [ Three For All | Apocalyptic Wasteland | A Journey Home | Fear the Weir ]
The novel opens as a theatre programme, with this telling credit: 'Illumination by HERCULE POIROT.' Light must be shed, indeed, on the fateful dinner party staged by the famous actor Sir Charles Cartwright for thirteen guests. It will be a particularly unlucky evening for the mild-mannered Reverend Stephen Babbington, whose martini glass, sent for chemical analysis after he chokes on its contents and dies, reveals no trace of poison. Just as there is no apparent motive for his murder. The first scene in a succession of carefully staged killings, but who is the director? The New York Times: 'Makes for uncommonly good reading.'
The Civil War truly hits home when Susanna's father is called to help the Confederate Army. Twelve-year-old Susanna is placed in charge of the family's South Carolina plantation and her two younger brothers. Then the Yankee soldiers invade their island, forcing Susanna and her brothers Neddie and Samuel to escape to their other home in Charleston. When a fire destroys their Charleston home, Susanna decides nothing will stop them from finding their father. Throughout the dangerous journey, Susanna can't help but question the traditions her family and most Southerners have been fighting to protect. Maybe it's time to stop going with the flow, and go up against the tide.
Helen and Bill Thayer, accompanied by their part-wolf, mostly Husky dog, Charlie, set out to live among wild wolf packs -- first in the Canadian Yukon and then in the Arctic. When they set up camp within 100 feet of a wolf den, they were greeted with apprehension. But they establish trust over time because the wolves accept Charlie as the alpha male of the newly arrived "pack." Readers travel with the Thayers as they learn about wolf family structure, view the intricacies of the hunt, the wolves' finely honed survival skills, and playfulness.
After their home is destroyed by a bom, 10-year-old Sandy and 13-year-olds Tess and Ivy move with their father to a farmhouse in the country. They meet a mysterious Belgian refugee, Emile, who works on an adjoining farm and is an expert on raising pigeons. Emile teaches them to raise and train homing pigeons, though he remains secretive about his own life and situation. The children devise a plot to unmask a Black Marketeer, using one of their pigeons to relay a crucial message. This is a lovely period piece, with well-drawn characters, lots of British ironic humor, and plenty of lore about pigeons.
Boo! It's finally Halloween. Baby Bear is trick-or-treating with Mama Bear and Papa Bear. The door is open at the very scary house. Maybe they should go inside. But is that a Tee-Hee-Hee coming from behind the bush? Could it be that the three bears are in for a Halloween trick? Goldilocks gets a visit from the three bears in this spooky companion book to The Three Bears' Christmas.
An actor, recently divorced, at loose ends in New York; a woman, no less lonely, perhaps even more desperate than the man: they meet by chance in an all-night diner and are drawn to each other on the spot. Roaming the city streets, hitting its late-night dives, dropping another coin into yet another jukebox, these two lost souls struggle to understand what it is that has brought them, almost in spite of themselves, together. They are driven--from moment to moment, from bedroom to bedroom--to improvise the most unexpected of love stories, a tale of suspense where risk alone offers salvation. Georges Simenon was the most popular and prolific of the twentieth century's great novelists. Three Bedrooms in Manhattan--closely based on the story of his own meeting with his second wife--is his most passionate and revealing work.
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