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The Eighth Court

by Mike Shevdon

The Eighth Court has been established, but petty rivalries and old disputes threaten its stability. The mongrels that make up the court are not helping, and Blackbird enlists the help of the warders to keep the peace.Has Blackbird bitten off more than she can chew, and can the uneasy peace between the courts continue under such tension and rivalry?File Under: Urban Fantasy [ A New Dawn | Uneasy Alliances | Eight Into One | End Of An Era ]

The Eighth Day

by Thornton Wilder

On a Sunday afternoon in 1902 in Coaltown, Illinois, mine manager Breckenridge Lansing is shot and killed at a target practice. John Ashley, a longtime family friend, is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. On his way to the execution a mysterious rescue party takes over the prisoner's railway car and spirits him away. This sprawling novel lays bare the lives of the Ashley and Lansing families, each marked with tragedy yet sustained by hope. Wilder sees this story as part of the vast weave of human history. The novel examines large philosophical themes - faith, hope, love, and the meaning of life. The intricate plot is powered by two questions: who really killed Breckenridge Lansing? And who were the rescuers who saved John Ashley's life?

The Eighth Day

by John Case

"And on the Seventh Day, He rested. " -Genesis, 2: 2-3 From the New York Times bestselling author of The Genesis Code and The Syndrome, here is a spellbinding new thriller of international intrigue, religious prophecy, cutting-edge science, and unrelenting suspense. For Danny Cray, a struggling artist and part-time private investigator, the offer is too good to be true. A wealthy, enigmatic lawyer, Jude Belzer, would like to retain Danny for a little damage control. His client, an elusive billionaire named Zerevan Zebet, is the target of a vicious campaign in the Italian press that threatens to destroy his reputation. Belzer wants Danny to find out who is responsible-and he will pay handsomely. Danny's only lead is the meager estate of a recently deceased professor of religious studies, a man so deeply terrified that he buried himself alive in the basement of an isolated farmhouse. Belzer swears that if Danny can get at the late professor's files, the conspiracy against his own reclusive client will unravel. It's the perfect assignment, in a way, and Danny can sure use the money. But the more he probes, the more apparent it becomes that nothing is what it seems. There is something he isn't being told. Something that's not quite right. Something dark, fast, and sinister that's coming at him from behind. From the powerful world of Washington, D. C. , to the ancient grandeur of Rome, from the mysteries of Istanbul to the high-stakes drama of Silicon Valley, The Eighth Day is a briskly paced, globe-trotting thriller of electrifying suspense. Packed with unexpected reversals and astonishing twists of plot, this is John Case's most gripping novel to date.

The Eighth Day

by Tom Avitabile

A chemical engineer sets in motion a horrendous explosion killing hundreds of commuters and himself.Hollywood's hottest sex symbol assassinates a sitting senator.A grandmother stages a sophisticated attack on a train causing massive damage.An airplane full of Silicon Valley's brightest is blown up while refueling.A series of deadly, unrelated events or the unlikely start of an insidious new terror network?As Science Advisor to the President, William "Wild Bill" Hiccock is tasked with assembling a team to identify and stop the threat, whether homegrown or foreign. His team - a retired Navy admiral, a wise-guy computer hacker sprung from federal prison, and his ex-wife, a leading behavioral psychologist - must identify and destroy their elusive adversary who always seems to be a step ahead.

Eighth Day: A Cassidy James Mystery

by Kate Calloway

Eighth in the series.

Eighth Grade Bites #1

by Heather Brewer

Vlad has to keep his vampire urges under control while dealing with the pressures of middle school. Thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod really hates junior high. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret: His mother was human, but his father was a vampire. With no idea of the extent of his powers, Vlad struggles daily with his blood cravings and his enlarged fangs. When a substitute teacher begins to question him a little too closely, Vlad worries that his cover is about to be blown. But then he faces a much bigger problem: He's being hunted by a vampire killer.Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.

Eighth Grade Hero? (Junior High #6)

by Kate Kenyon

THIS IS THE WORST IDEA THEY EVER HAD. When Jason Anthony performs a daring karate move at school, gullible Jennifer and determined Nora see a chance to turn him from class nerd to class hero. Without telling him, they enter him in a karate competition. Stunned by the news, Jason confesses he's a karate klutz. But the two girls won't give up. There's only one problem. Jason is hopeless. Can anything save them?

Eighth-Grade Math Minutes (One Hundred Minutes to Better Basic Skills)

by Doug Stoffel

Eighth grade is an extremely important year in math for students. It is often the final year for students to solidify their basic math skills before moving on to the abstract world of algebra and geometry. The focus of Eighth-Grade Math Minutes is math fluency--teaching students to solve problems effortlessly and rapidly.

Eighth Grade to the Rescue (Junior High #5)

by Kate Kenyon

HER SECRET CRUSH ISN'T A SECRET ANYMORE. Nora Ryan is puzzled by the strange, secretive behavior of her best friend, Jennifer Mann. Then she sees Jennifer with Tony Hendrix, the 16-year-old brother of their classmate, Denise. The two girls know that Tony thinks of Jennifer as a friend. But it isn't hard to figure out that Jennifer thinks of him as something more. With the help of the eighth grade, Nora and Denise concoct a wild plan to distract Jennifer before her heart is broken. But will the project. Make Class Nerd Jason Anthony Over, really work? No one expects the results they get!

The Eighth Menorah

by Lauren L. Wohl Laura Hughes

Hanukkah is a few weeks away, and Sam can't wait to celebrate with his family, especially his grandma. At Sunday school, everyone in his class is busy making clay menorahs to give as Hanukkah gifts! Sam likes how his menorah is turning out, but he's worried--his family already has seven menorahs! Will they want another one? His teacher reassures him that his parents will love it, but Sam is determined to solve this problem on his own and find the perfect home for his menorah.This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

The Eighth Trumpet

by Jon Land

A killer proves he can penetrate the world's finest security systems, and an undercover op must come out of retirement before the President enters the crosshairs$25,000 a week buys an impressive security system, and America's billionaires have the best they can get. Round-the-clock guards, electrified fences, and bulletproof glass protect their mansions--but they are no longer enough. Three of the nation's most powerful businessmen have died in seemingly impossible ways: one electrocuted, one blown up in his sleep, and the third hacked to death in an impenetrable room. The security service chief contacts an old special-forces colleague, Jared Kimberlain, who quit the life when he lost his taste for clandestine ops. He's spent the last years trying to undo the wrongs he did when he lived without a conscience. Kimberlain doesn't care about the troubles of billionaires, but their security was as good the President's--and he could be next. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jon Land including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

The Eighth Veil

by Frederick Ramsay

The Eighth Veil is a mystery set in the year 28 CE in Jerusalem during the feast of Tabernacles. A murdered servant girl is found in the palace of King Herod Antipas. The Prefect, Pontius Pilate is in attendance. The populace is still buzzing over the brutal death of one of their Prophets, John, known familiarly as the Baptizer, and scandal is in the air. Pilate wants no trouble and insists an independent investigation into the murder be made. Antipas will have none of Pilate's men in the palace and Pilate doesn't trust Antipas. Gamaliel, the chief rabbi and head of the Sanhedrin is coerced by Pilate to do the detective work. Gamaliel is a Talmudic scholar, not a sleuth, and at first struggles. But as he learns more of the dead girl's background and that of the other major players in the drama, particularly Menahem, Antipas' foster brother, he soon becomes eon over to the process and, Sherlockian-like, begins to fit the pieces together. Or, as his "Watson" Loukas says, strips the veils from his personal Salome. The girl turns out not to be the mere servant everyone assumed, in spite of his impatience with the pace and direction of the investigation Pilate is rewarded and the fascinating, little told but critically entwined, histories of Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Herod the Great, Anthony and Augustus Caesar, and the Battle of Actium suddenly seems more relevant to the Gospel narratives than anyone might have previously imagined. Meanwhile, the figure of Jesus, the rabbi from Nazareth, with his ragged band of enthusiasts and his habit of annoying Caiaphas, the High Priest, moves enigmatically in the background.

Eighty Days Amber

by Vina Jackson

Another scorching entry in Vina Jackson's Eighty Days series delves into the backstory of Luba, the mysterious, blond Russian beauty who danced her way into mischief in the original trilogyIn her youth, Russian dancer Luba fell for a bad man: a handsome but dangerous rare amber dealer who would disappear for months on end but expect Luba to drop everything when he called. Despite all this, Luba could not deny her attraction to the seductive Chey, but their passionate, turbulent relationship came to an end when Luba discovered a shocking secret about her lover and fled from Russia. From elite private clubs in New Orleans to the London mansion of enigmatic rock star Viggo Franck, Luba embarks on a journey of self-discovery, embracing the exciting, enticing experiences that her life as a dancer brings. Her adventures introduce her to a fiery, flame-haired violinist, Summer, whom readers will know from the original Eighty Days trilogy, and Lauralynn, a woman with decidedly dark desires. But can this new life ever truly satisfy Luba, or will she forever crave the one man she knows isn't good for her?

Eighty Days Yellow

by Vina Jackson

The international bestseller that takes readers on a daring new adventure in erotic romanceCaught in a frustrating relationship with a man who can't accept her for who she is, passionate, flame-haired violinist Summer Zahova finds release in her music. She spends her afternoons playing for money in the London Underground, lost in the works of Vivaldi or Mendelssohn. When her violin is damaged beyond repair, Summer receives a surprising proposition from Dominik, a university professor with powerful desires, who has been captivated by Summer ever since he heard her perform. Dominik will replace her priceless violin, but only if she agrees to play for him in a private concert. Unable to deny the chemistry between them, Dominik and Summer embark on an intense affair full of daring twists and turns, as unpredictable as it is thrilling. For Summer it is a chance to finally embrace her long-denied dark side, but she'll soon learn that where there's pleasure there must be pain. Can a relationship born of such all-consuming passion ever really survive? Exhilarating, seductive, and tantalizingly bold, Eighty Days Yellow will leave you breathless for more.Now available: the next two books in the Eighty Days Trilogy--Eighty Days Blue and Eighty Days Red

Eileen Chang

by Kam Louie

Eileen Chang has just been "rediscovered" outside China. But to date, there has been no book written in any language apart from Chinese that analyses her work. As well as being the first such book, the essays collected in here are written by scholars who are all, like Chang, bilingual and bicultural. The approach taken by the contributors in this essay is also multi-disciplinary, with theories and methodologies taken from areas ranging across many areas such literary, gender, historical and film studies. The book therefore should appeal to readers who want to find out more about a China that is beyond political rhetoric, where ordinary human feelings take precedence over concerns about the 'rise of China' and its place in the global village.

Einstein

by Walter Isaacson

By the author of the acclaimed bestseller Benjamin Franklin, this is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk -- a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate -- became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a morality and politics based on respect for free minds, free spirits, and free individuals. These traits are just as vital for this new century of globalization, in which our success will depend on our creativity, as they were for the beginning of the last century, when Einstein helped usher in the modern age.

Einstein and Religion

by Max Jammer

The philosophy of religion and the quest for spiritual truth preoccupied Albert Einstein--so much that it has been said "one might suspect he was a disguised theologian." Nevertheless, the literature on the life and work of Einstein, extensive as it is, does not provide an adequate account of his religious conception and sentiments. Only fragmentarily known, Einstein's ideas about religion have been often distorted both by atheists and by religious groups eager to claim him as one of their own. But what exactly was Einstein's religious credo? In this fascinating book, the distinguished physicist and philosopher Max Jammer offers an unbiased and well-documented answer to this question.The book begins with a discussion of Einstein's childhood religious education and the religious atmosphere--or its absence--among his family and friends. It then reconstructs, step by step, the intellectual development that led Einstein to the conceptions of a cosmic religion and an impersonal God, akin to "the God of Spinoza." Jammer explores Einstein's writings and lectures on religion and its role in society, and how far they have been accepted by the general public and by professional theologians like Paul Tillich or Frederick Ferré. He also analyzes the precise meaning of Einstein's famous dictum "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind," and why this statement can serve as an epitome of Einstein's philosophy of religion. The last chapter deals with the controversial question of whether Einstein's scientific work, and in particular his theory of relativity, has theologically significant implications, a problem important for those who are interested in the relation between science and religion. Both thought-provoking and engaging, this book aims to introduce readers, without proselytizing, to Einstein's religion.

Einstein and the Quantum

by A. Douglas Stone

Einstein and the Quantum reveals for the first time the full significance of Albert Einstein's contributions to quantum theory. Einstein famously rejected quantum mechanics, observing that God does not play dice. But, in fact, he thought more about the nature of atoms, molecules, and the emission and absorption of light--the core of what we now know as quantum theory--than he did about relativity.A compelling blend of physics, biography, and the history of science, Einstein and the Quantum shares the untold story of how Einstein--not Max Planck or Niels Bohr--was the driving force behind early quantum theory. It paints a vivid portrait of the iconic physicist as he grappled with the apparently contradictory nature of the atomic world, in which its invisible constituents defy the categories of classical physics, behaving simultaneously as both particle and wave. And it demonstrates how Einstein's later work on the emission and absorption of light, and on atomic gases, led directly to Erwin Schrödinger's breakthrough to the modern form of quantum mechanics. The book sheds light on why Einstein ultimately renounced his own brilliant work on quantum theory, due to his deep belief in science as something objective and eternal.A book unlike any other, Einstein and the Quantum offers a completely new perspective on the scientific achievements of the greatest intellect of the twentieth century, showing how Einstein's contributions to the development of quantum theory are more significant, perhaps, than even his legendary work on relativity.

Einstein: A Biography

by Jurgen Neffe Shelley Frisch

interesting book. There several German and Austrian names in the text but the book is absolutely intriguing.

Einstein for Dummies

by Carlos I. Calle

Genius demystified, the Dummies way! In 1905, Albert Einstein revolutionized modern physics with his theory of relativity. He went on to become a twentieth-century icon-a man whose name and face are synonymous with "genius." Now, at last, ordinary readers can explore Einstein's life and work in this new For Dummies guide. Physicist Carlos Calle chronicles Einstein's career and explains his work-including the theories of special and general relativity-in language that anyone can understand. He shows how Einstein's discoveries affected everything from the development of the atom bomb to the theory of quantum mechanics. He sheds light on Einstein's personal life and beliefs, including his views on religion and politics. And he shows how Einstein's work continues to affect our world. today, from nuclear power to space travel to artificial intelligence.

Einstein in 90 Minutes

by John Gribbin Mary Gribbin

Brief biography and description of Einstein's contributions.

Einstein in Love

by Dennis Overbye

In Einstein in Love, Dennis Overbye has written the first profile of the great scientist to focus exclusively on his early adulthood, when his major discoveries were made. It reveals Einstein to be very much a young man of his time-draft dodger, self-styled bohemian, poet, violinist, and cocky, charismatic genius who left personal and professional chaos in his wake. Drawing upon hundreds of unpublished letters and a decade of research, Einstein in Love is a penetrating portrait of the modern era's most influential thinker.

Einstein Intersection

by Neil Gaiman Samuel R. Delany

The Einstein Intersection won the Nebula Award for best science fiction novel of 1967. The surface story tells of the problems a member of an alien race, Lo Lobey, has assimilating the mythology of earth, where his kind have settled among the leftover artifacts of humanity. The deeper tale concerns, however, the way those who are "different" must deal with the dominant cultural ideology. The tale follows Lobey's mythic quest for his lost love, Friza. In luminous and hallucinated language, it explores what new myths might emerge from the detritus of the human world as those who are "different" try to seize history and the day.

The Einstein Intersection

by Samuel R. Delany

The Einstein Intersection won the Nebula Award for best science fiction novel of 1967. The surface story tells of the problems a member of an alien race, Lo Lobey, has assimilating the mythology of earth, where his kind have settled among the leftover artifacts of humanity. The deeper tale concerns, however, the way those who are "different" must deal with the dominant cultural ideology. The tale follows Lobey's mythic quest for his lost love, Friza. In luminous and hallucinated language, it explores what new myths might emerge from the detritus of the human world as those who are "different" try to seize history and the day.

The Einstein of Money

by Joe Carlen

Warren Buffett--widely considered the most successful investor of all time--has repeatedly acknowledged Benjamin Graham, a man he personally studied and worked under, as the primary influence on his investment approach. Indeed, there is a direct line between the record-shattering investing performance of Buffett (and other value investors) and Graham's life. In six books and dozens of papers, Graham--known as the "Dean of Wall Street"--left an extensive account of an investing system that, as Buffett can attest, actually works! This biography of Benjamin Graham, the first written with access to his posthumously published memoirs, explains Graham's most essential wealth-creation concepts while telling the colorful story of his amazing business career and his multifaceted, unconventional personal life. The author distills the best from Graham's extensive published works and draws from personal interviews he conducted with Warren Buffett, Charles Brandes, and many other top US and global value investors as well as Graham's surviving children and friends, weaving Graham's transformational ideas into the narrative of a momentous life and legacy. Warren Buffett once said, "No one ever became poor by reading Graham." By the same token, no one will ever become uninspired by reading Carlen's lively account of Benjamin Graham's fascinating life and time-tested techniques for generating wealth.

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