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Byzantine Warship vs Arab Warship

by Angus Konstam

This engaging study pits the the Byzantine dromōn against the Arabic shalandī in the prolonged struggle for mastery in the Mediterranean in the four centuries after 630 AD.For four hundred years the Byzantine Empire's naval forces vied with the warships of the Islamic world for mastery of the Mediterranean. At the heart of this confrontation were the fighting vessels of the two powers, the Byzantine dromōn and the Arabic shalandī, both oared warships. In those four centuries of warfare between two major maritime powers, both the Byzantines and the Arabs left us records of their doctrine and tactics, as well as of how their ships were built. Featuring full-colour artwork and rigorous analysis from an authority on naval warfare, this enthralling book offers a glimpse of the long-lost world of war at sea in the age of Byzantium.

Byzantium's Crown

by Susan Shwartz

Byzantium lies at the intersection of East and West, in the heart of the most opulent empire the world has ever known. Warrior Prince Marric has to fight for his right to defend his position as heir of the kingship. Last in the powerful line of kings descended from Alexander the Great, he is ordained by the gods of the people to rule alongside his beloved and wise sister, Alexa. But a sorcerer of dark magic has usurped the throne and Marric is exiled. To win back his rule, he must learn the arts of magic in order to defeat the dark sorcerer. In the land of Egypt, amidst the slave markets and the luxurious perfumed villas of the wealthy, he encounters a silver-haired slave girl who can teach him the arts of magic, for Marric knows that he cannot vanquish his enemy with sword and strength alone.

C# 3.0 in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition

by Ben Albahari Joseph Albahari

This top-selling compact C# reference is thoroughly revised to reflect the latest features of the C# 3. 0 language and . NET 3. 0 base class libraries, and completely reorganized to meet the reference needs of programmers in the new world of on-line documentation. The third edition provides a thorough reference to the language and core framework in one accessible volume. It serves both as a cover-to-cover read for intermediate to advanced programmers, and as a reference for all C# programmers. This edition serves both as a cover- to-cover read for intermediate-to-advanced programmers, as well as a reference for all C# programmers.

C# 5.0 in a Nutshell

by Ben Albahari Joseph Albahari

When you have a question about C# 5.0 or the .NET CLR, this bestselling guide has precisely the answers you need. Uniquely organized around concepts and use cases, this updated fifth edition features a reorganized section on concurrency, threading, and parallel programming--including in-depth coverage of C# 5.0's new asynchronous functions. Shaped by more than 20 expert reviewers, including Microsoft's Eric Lippert, Stephen Toub, Chris Burrows, and Jon Skeet, this book has all you need to stay on track with C# 5.0. It's widely known as the definitive reference on the language. Get up to speed on C# language basics, including syntax, types, and variables Explore advanced topics such as unsafe code and type variance Dig deep into LINQ via three chapters dedicated to the topic Learn about code contracts, dynamic programming, and parallel programming Work with .NET features, including reflection, assemblies, memory management, security, I/O, XML, collections, networking, and native interoperability "C# 5.0 in a Nutshell is one of the few books I keep on my desk as a quick reference." --Scott Guthrie, Microsoft "Whether you're a novice programmer or an expert who wants to improve your knowledge of modern asynchronous programming techniques, this book has the information you need to get the job done in C#." --Eric Lippert, Microsoft

C# 5.0 Programmer's Reference

by Rod Stephens

Stay ahead of the game with this comprehensive guide to the C# programming languageWell-known C# expert Rod Stephens gives novice and experienced developers a comprehensive tutorial and reference to standard C#. This new title fully covers the latest C# language standard, C# 5.0, as well as its implementation in the 2013 release of Visual Studio. The author provides exercises and solutions; and his C# Helper website will provide readers and students with ongoing support. This resource is packed with tips, tricks, tutorials, examples, and exercises and is the perfect professional companion for programmers who want to stay ahead of the game.Author Rod Stephens is a well-known programming authority and has written more than 25 programming books covering C#, Java, VB, and other languages. His books have sold more than 150,000 copies in multiple editions. This book's useful exercises and solutions are designed to support training and higher education adoptions.Learn the full range of C# programming language featuresQuickly locate information for specific language features in the reference sectionFamiliarize yourself with handling data types, variables, constants, and much moreExperiment with editing and debugging code and using LINQBeginning through intermediate-level programmers will benefit from the accessible style of C# 5.0 Programmer's Reference and will have access to its comprehensive range of more advanced topics. Additional support and complementary material are provided at the C# Helper website, Stay up-to-date and improve your programming skills with this invaluable resource.

C++ All-in-One For Dummies

by Jeff Cogswell John Paul Mueller

Get ahead of the C++ curve to stay in the game C++ is the workhorse of programming languages and remains one ofthe most widely used programming languages today. It'scross-platform, multi-functional, and updates are typicallyopen-source. The language itself is object-oriented, offering youthe utmost control over data usage, interface, and resourceallocation. If your job involves data, C++ proficiency makes youindispensable.C++ All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition is yournumber-one handbook to C++ mastery. Author John Paul Mueller is arecognized authority in the computer industry, and your ultimateguide to C++. Mueller takes you through all things C++, includinginformation relevant to the 2014 update.Learn how to work with objects and classesConquer advanced programming and troubleshootingDiscover how lambda expressions can make your code more conciseand readableSee Standard Library features, such as dynamic arrays, inactionOnline resources include source code from examples in the bookas well as a C++ GNU compiler. If you need to learn C++, this isthe fastest, most effective way to do it. C++ All-in-One ForDummies, 3rd Edition will get you up and running quickly, soyou can get to work producing code faster and better than ever.

C.B. Macpherson

by William Leiss

Focusing on two key themes - property and the state - Leiss tracks Macpherson's analysis of the contradictions of liberal-democracy through all of his writings, beginning with his 1935 M.A. thesis supervised by Harold Laski at LSE. His concluding chapter critically examines the core of Macpherson's political philosophy - the distinction between extractive and developmental powers - against the background of social change in the democracies of the West in the period since the end of the Second World War.

C. C. Poindexter

by Carolyn Meyer

The complicated lives of C. C.'s family and friends fall into new patterns the summer she is fifteen.

C++ Cookbook

by Jeff Cogswell Christopher Diggins Ryan Stephens Jonathan Turkanis

Despite its highly adaptable and flexible nature, C++ is also one of the more complex programming languages to learn. Once mastered, however, it can help you organize and process information with amazing efficiency and quickness. The C++ Cookbook will make your path to mastery much shorter. This practical, problem-solving guide is ideal if you're an engineer, programmer, or researcher writing an application for one of the legions of platforms on which C++ runs. The algorithms provided in C++ Cookbook will jump-start your development by giving you some basic building blocks that you don't have to develop on your own. Less a tutorial than a problem-solver, the book addresses many of the most common problems you're likely encounter--whether you've been programming in C++ for years or you're relatively new to the language. Here are just some of the time-consuming tasks this book contains practical solutions for: Reading the contents of a directory Creating a singleton class Date and time parsing/arithmetic String and text manipulation Working with files Parsing XML Using the standard containers Typical of O'Reilly's "Cookbook" series, C++ Cookbook is written in a straightforward format, featuring recipes that contain problem statements and code solutions, and apply not to hypothetical situations, but those that you're likely to encounter. A detailed explanation then follows each recipe in order to show you how and why the solution works. This question-solution-discussion format is a proven teaching method, as any fan of the "Cookbook" series can attest to. This book will move quickly to the top of your list of essential C++ references.

The C.E.O. & The Secret Heiress

by Mary Anne Wilson

The heiress has a secret...Out to prove she was more than just a pretty face and the daughter of a very wealthy man, Brittany Lewis eagerly agreed to take a job redecorating the Just For Kids day-care center-under an alias. But when she pulled the wool over the handsome C.E.O. Matt Terrell's eyes, she never expected the job would come with the fringe benefit of a steamy office romance. Now that she had snagged the job-and the man-how could she tell Matt he wasn't falling for simple "B. J. Smythe," but for an enigmatic heiress instead?Just for Kids: A corporate day-care center where love abound...and families are made!

C.H. Admirand Bundle

by C. H. Admirand

Get swept away with C.H. Admirand, a storyteller with "amazing flair...Readers will be left panting."--RT Book Reviews (4 stars). "Poignant...well written and just plain delightful."--Romance Junkies "Guaranteed to sizzle in your hands."--Long and Short Reviews Welcome to Pleasure, Texas, where the cash-strapped Garahan boys have found that desperate times call for desperate measures... Discover this sizzling Secret Life of Cowboys trilogy and get all three books for one low price. About the Books in this Bundle 1. Tyler When Tyler Garahan said he'd do anything to save his family's ranch, he never thought that would include taking a job as a stripper at a local ladies' club. But the club's fiery redheaded bookkeeper Emily Langley soon captures Tyler's attention, and for her, he'll swallow his pride...but as it turns out, his beautiful boss may need him just as much as he needs her. 2. Dylan Dylan Garahan might be an old hand at lassoing fillies, but one night at the Lucky Star club, he ends up wrapping his rope around the untamable Ronnie DelVecchio. She's wily and beautiful... and she's his new boss. Dylan's had his heart broken before, and Ronnie has had her fill of men she can't trust. Can this handsome rancher convince her to get off her high horse? 3. Jesse Jesse Garahan has plenty of Irish charm, but having had his heart demolished twice, he's sworn off women forever. Until the fateful day he meets Danielle Brockway and her tiny daughter on their way to their new home in Pleasure, Texas. Fiercely protective of her little girl, Danielle isn't about to let Jesse get anywhere close enough to hurt either of them, no matter how much longing she sees in his eyes...

C Is for Coeds

by Alison Tyler

A Is For Amour, B Is For Bondage, C Is For Co-Eds and D Is For Dress-Up kick off a new series from Alison Tyler and Cleis Press. From Amour to Zippers, this alphabetical extravaganza of erotic delights features 26 hot volumes of explicit, playful stories.Campus cuties suddenly away from home explore new sexual delights in this charming collection. With stories like "College Reunion" by Andrea Dale and "While She Was Dancing" by Thomas S. Roche, who's got time to study?

"C" Is for Cupcake

by Carolyn Haywood

The first grade taught by Mrs. Wilkins in this book is an exciting place. Mrs. Wilkins is a teacher who is game for any activity that her pupils suggest, and Carolyn Haywood is just the writer to make sure that she never remains unchallenged for long. Most of the escapades concern Christie's pet rabbit named Cupcake, but further complications abound. Christie first takes Cupcake to school when the rest of the class is bringing baked goods to sell on Cupcake Day. Despite the confusion, the white rabbit quickly becomes the unofficial mascot of the room. Other animals also enter Mrs. Wilkins's life. At various times she must cope with a Siamese cat on the rampage and a Belgian rabbit named Cinnamon Bun. The climax comes, however, when baby rabbits arrive during breakfast at which the first graders are entertaining their daddies. First grade today is made for the irrepressible children created by Carolyn Haywood. Warm and funny, her story of their year's doings captures the spirit of the modern school.

C.J.'s Fate

by Kay Hooper

Before suchNew York Timesbestselling thrillers asBlood DreamsandSleeping with Fear, Kay Hooper made her mark with novels uniquely blending romance and suspense. In this new edition ofC. J. 's Fate, Hooper delivers a funny, sexy, heartfelt story about breaking free, taking chances--and finding the last thing you're looking for. Librarian C. J. Adams thinks marriage is a fine tradition--for somebody else. The love of her life is history, and in her experience, few men compare with the daring heroes who...

C. L. R. James's Caribbean

by Paul Buhle Paget Henry

For more than half a century, C. L. R. James (1901-1989)--"the Black Plato," as coined by the London Times--has been an internationally renowned revolutionary thinker, writer, and activist. Born in Trinidad, his lifelong work was devoted to understanding and transforming race and class exploitation in his native West Indies, as well as in Britain and the United States. In C. L. R. James's Caribbean, noted scholars examine the roots of both James's life and oeuvre in connection with the economic, social, and political environment of the West Indies. Drawing upon James's observations of his own life as revealed to interviewers and close friends, this volume provides an examination of James's childhood and early years as colonial literatteur and his massive contribution to West Indian political-cultural understanding. Moving beyond previous biographical interpretations, the contributors here take up the problem of reading James's texts in light of poststructuralist criticism, the implications of his texts for Marxist discourse, and for problems of Caribbean development.

The C List

by Rachel Bown

"This is not a 'misery memoir'. Neither is it an, 'I've got cancer and it's the best thing that's ever happened to me' book. It is about the daft and sometimes funny things that happen to people living with cancer and useful tips for making the best of it." Rachel Bown is a marketing director and single mother of two, who was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer at the age of 45. With a taboo-breaking sense of humor, Rachel shares her experiences and the lists she made to help gain some control over what quickly became an unpredictable life. Both funny and poignant, she vividly describes her battle with cancer and the often absurd situations she finds herself in--from a brutally flippant surgeon to her latest fashion accessory, a colostomy bag, to embarking on a project to build a 40ft-banana giraffe on the roof of her house. Colon cancer is the second-biggest cancer killer in the US, but there is still a shockinging low level of public awareness about it. Rachel offers you all the nuggets of information she picked up from hundreds of sources along the way, including questions you should ask your surgeon, the best treats whilst on chemo, things to look out for in a blood test, and how not to react when someone tells you they have cancer.

The C List

by Rachel Bown

"This is not a 'misery memoir'. Neither is it an, 'I've got cancer and it's the best thing that's ever happened to me' book. It is about the daft and sometimes funny things that happen to people living with cancer and useful tips for making the best of it." Rachel Bown is a marketing director and single mother of two, who was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer at the age of 45. With a taboo-breaking sense of humor, Rachel shares her experiences and the lists she made to help gain some control over what quickly became an unpredictable life. Both funny and poignant, she vividly describes her battle with cancer and the often absurd situations she finds herself in--from a brutally flippant surgeon to her latest fashion accessory, a colostomy bag, to embarking on a project to build a 40ft-banana giraffe on the roof of her house. Colon cancer is the second-biggest cancer killer in the US, but there is still a shockinging low level of public awareness about it. Rachel offers you all the nuggets of information she picked up from hundreds of sources along the way, including questions you should ask your surgeon, the best treats whilst on chemo, things to look out for in a blood test, and how not to react when someone tells you they have cancer.

C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy

by Jeff Sharlet

Jeff Sharlet is the only journalist to have reported from inside the C Street House, the Fellowship residence known simply by its Washington, DC address. The house has lately been the scene of notorious political scandal, but more crucially it is home to efforts to transform the very fabric of American democracy. And now, after laying bare its tenants' past in The Family, Sharlet reports from deep within fundamentalism in today's world, revealing that the previous efforts of religious fundamentalists in America pale in comparison with their long-term ambitions. When Barack Obama entered the White House, headlines declared the age of culture wars over. In C Street, Sharlet shows why these conflicts endure and why they matter now - from the sensationalism of Washington sex scandals to fundamentalism's long shadow in Africa, where Ugandan culture warriors determined to eradicate homosexuality have set genocide on simmer. We've reached a point where piety and corruption are not at odds but one and the same. Reporting with exclusive sources and explosive documents from C Street, the war on gays in Uganda, and the battle for the soul of America's armed forces - waged by a 15,000-strong movement of officers intent on "reclaiming territory for Christ in the military" - Sharlet reveals not the last gasp of old-time religion but the new front lines of fundamentalism.

C. W. Gortner: History's Great Queens 2-Book Bundle

by C. W. Gortner

In two stunning novels, C. W. Gortner brings to life two of history's most intriguing and courageous women: Catherine de Medici, the last legitimate descendant of the illustrious Medici family of Italy, and Juana of Castile, daughter of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand of Spain, who would be the last queen to inherit her country's throne. THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICICatherine de Medici has been expelled from her native Florence and betrothed to Henri, son of François I of France. In an unfamiliar realm, she strives to create a role for herself through her patronage of the famous clairvoyant Nostradamus and her own innate gift as a seer. But in her fortieth year, Catherine is widowed, left alone with six young children in a kingdom torn apart by the ambitions of a treacherous nobility. Relying on her tenacity, wit, and uncanny gift for compromise, Catherine seizes power, intent on securing the throne for her sons, unaware that if she is to save France, she may have to sacrifice her ideals, her reputation, and the secret of her embattled heart.THE LAST QUEENBorn amid her parents' struggle to unify and strengthen their kingdom, Juana, at the age of sixteen, is sent to wed Philip, heir to the Habsburg Empire. There, she finds unexpected love and passion with her dashing young husband, and at first she is content with her children and her married life. But when tragedy strikes and she becomes heir to the Spanish throne, Juana finds herself plunged into a battle for power against her husband that grows to involve the major monarchs of Europe. Besieged by foes on all sides, Juana vows to secure her crown and save Spain from ruin, even if it costs her everything.Includes an excerpt from C. W. Gortner's much-anticipated new novel featuring Isabel of Castile, The Queen's Vow.

A Cab Called Reliable

by Patti Kim

When Ahn Joo is nine years old, and has lived in America for two years, her mother takes her younger brother, and flees their home and her drunken, violent husband, leaving Ahn Joo alone with him. This book is the story of the next few years of Ahn Joo's life, and how she copes with having been abandoned by her mother.


by Clive Barker

THE NIGHTMARE HAD BEGUN... Boone now knew for sure there was no place on this earth for him, no happiness here, not even with Lori. He would let Hell claim him, let Death take him there. But Death itself seemed to shrink from him. No wonder, if he had indeed been the monster who had shattered and violated and shredded so many others' lives. And Decker had shown him the proof the hellish photographs where the victims were forever stilled, splayed in the last obscene moment of their torture. Boone's only refuge now was Midian that awful, legendary place which gathered to itself in its monstrous embrace the half-dead.

The Cabal (Kirk McGarvey Series #14)

by David Hagberg

In Washington, CIA operative Todd Van Buren meets with a Washington Post investigative reporter who has uncovered strong evidence that a powerful lobbyist has formed a shadowy group called the Friday Club, a cabal whose members include high-ranking men inside the government: a White House adviser, a three star general at the Pentagon, deputy secretaries at the State Department, Homeland Security, the FBI and even the CIA. That afternoon Van Buren, son-in-law of the legendary spy Kirk McGarvey, is brutally gunned down and that evening, the reporter and his family are killed, all traces of the shadow group erased. A grief-stricken McGarvey is drawn into the most far-reaching and bizarre investigation of his career, the stakes of which could destabilize the US government and shake the foundations of the world financial order.

The Cabala and The Woman of Andros

by Thornton Wilder

Featuring an illuminating new foreword by Penelope Niven and a revealing afterword by Tappan Wilder, this reissue of two early books by Thornton Wilder reintroduces the reader to the author's first novel, The Cabala, and to The Woman of Andros, one of the inspirations for his Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town.A young American student spends a year in the exotic world of post-World War I Rome. While there, he experiences firsthand the waning days of a secret community (a "cabala") of decaying royalty, a great cardinal of the Roman Church, and an assortment of memorable American ex-pats. The Cabala, a semiautobiographical novel of unforgettable characters and human passions, launched Wilder's career as a celebrated storyteller and dramatist.The Woman of Andros, Wilder's best-selling novel, published in 1930, is set on the obscure Greek island of Brynos before the birth of Christ, and explores Everyman questions of what is precious about life and how we live, love, and die. Eight years later, Wilder would pose the same questions on the stage in a play titled Our Town, also set in an obscure location, this time a village in New Hampshire. The Woman of Andros is celebrated for some of the most beautiful writing in American literature.


by Lou Ureneck

Inspired by his From the Ground Up blog for the New York Times, a beautifully written memoir about building and brotherhood Confronted with the disappointments and knockdowns that can come in middle age--job loss, the death of his mother, a health scare, a divorce--Lou Ureneck needed a project that would engage the better part of him and put him back in life's good graces. City-bound for a decade, Lou decided he needed to build a simple post-and-beam cabin in the woods. He bought five acres in the hills of western Maine and asked his younger brother, Paul, to help him. Twenty years earlier the brothers had built a house together. Now Lou saw working with Paul as a way to reconnect with their shared history and to rediscover his truest self. As the brothers--with the help of Paul's sons--undertake the challenging construction, nothing seems to go according to plan. But as they raise the cabin, Ureneck eloquently reveals his own evolving insights into the richness and complexity of family relationships, the healing power of nature, and the need to root oneself in a place one can call home. With its exploration of the satisfaction of building and of physical labor, Cabin will also appeal to readers of Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Matthew Crawford's Shop Class as Soulcraft, and Tracy Kidder's House. .

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