Typhon Pact 3 Rough Beasts of Empire

Author: David R. George III
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439191651
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Still on Romulus in pursuit of his goal of reunifying the Vulcans and Romulans, Spock finds himself in the middle of a massive power struggle. In the wake of the assassination of the Praetor and the Senate, the Romulans have cleaved in two. While Empress Donatra has led her nascent Imperial Romulan State to establish relations with the Federation, Praetor Tal’aura has guided the original Romulan Star Empire toward joining the newly formed Typhon Pact. But numerous factions within the two Romulan nations vie for power and undivided leadership, and Machiavellian plots unfold as forces within and without the empires conduct high-stakes political maneuvers. Meanwhile, four years after Benjamin Sisko returned from the Celestial Temple, circumstances have changed, his hopes for a peaceful life on Bajor with his wife and daughter beginning to slip away. After temporarily rejoining Starfleet for an all-hands-on-deck battle against the Borg, he must consider an offer to have him return for a longer stint. Beset by troubling events, he seeks spiritual guidance, facing demons new and old, including difficult memories from his time in the last Federation-Tzenkethi war.

First Love and Other Sorrows

Author: Harold Brodkey
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480427977
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the vein of John Cheever and J. D. Salinger, this powerful collection of short stories chronicles the loss of innocence, the harsh cruelty of social distinctions, and the anguish of young love First Love and Other Sorrows is the hauntingly beautiful debut collection of short stories from American master Harold Brodkey. Written when the author was in his twenties, these strong, affecting tales recall the intoxicating joy of young, springtime love, while lamenting the betrayal of dreams and false ideals in the glaring light of reality. Set in the Midwest during the 1950s, First Love and Other Sorrows centers around a Jewish family that has recently lost its patriarch—and with him the world of privilege. Through the eyes of a son, a sister, and a mother—each one struggling to find a foothold in both family and society—these stories explore class prejudice, obsessive love, and the tragic foibles and emotional truths of being human. First Love and Other Sorrows is masterful fiction from an extraordinary literary artist.

The Daughter of Siena

Author: Marina Fiorato
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312604327
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As the wards of the city of Siena in 1729 Tuscany prepare for an annual horse race where rivalries run high, young Pia Tolomei nurtures a secret, forbidden love for a rider of an opposing ward. By the best-selling author of The Botticelli Secret and The Glassblower of Murano. 75,000 first printing.

Charlemagne

Author: Matthias Becher
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300107586
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Charlemagne--ruler of the vast Frankish kingdom from 768 to his death in 814 and Holy Roman emperor from the year 800--is considered the father of Europe. He founded the first empire in western Europe after the fall of Rome, and his court at Aix-la-Chapelle was a center of classical learning and a focus of the Carolingian Renaissance. This book is a splendid introduction to Charlemagne’s life and legend. Matthias Becher describes Charlemagne’s rise to emperor and traces his political and military maneuvering against the Saxons, the Lombards, and others, as Charlemagne incorporated these lands into his own realm. Becher points out that under Charlemagne, jury courts were introduced, the laws of the Franks revised and written down, new coinage introduced, weights and measures reformed, and a Frankish grammar begun. Charlemagne tried to give his kingdom a spiritual basis by referring to antique traditions, says Becher, and he explores the tensions that existed in Charlemagne’s court between modern ideas and traditional thinking. He concludes by discussing Charlemagne’s kinship network, the evolving arrangements for his succession, the effects of his reign, and his posthumous fame. Concise, insightful, and eminently readable, this biography of Charlemagne provides a wealth of information about a remarkable man and his times.

Pieter Hugo

Author: Ralf Beil
Publisher: Prestel
ISBN: 9783791383842
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A comprehensive survey of the acclaimed photographer Pieter Hugo and his mesmerizing work, this book features images from each of his major series throughout his prolific career. Pieter Hugo's images are unflinching and unforgettable. Beginning with -Looking Aside, - his series of portraits of marginalized people, Hugo has striven to capture the African continent with empathy and impartiality. Whether confronting the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda, documenting electrical waste dumps in Ghana, or photographing in Nigeria's dynamic film industry, Nollywood, Hugo treats his subjects with reverence and awe. Including examples of his most recent series taken in the U.S. and China, this book offers stunning reproductions of Hugo's work in color and black-and-white, accompanied by the photographer's personal commentary. Bringing together more than a decade of work that has elicited fulsome praise, this volume lets readers appreciate Pieter Hugo's extraordinary oeuvre.

Pomodoro Technique Illustrated

Author: Staffan Nöteberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781934356500
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Originally developed by Francesco Cirillo, the Pomodoro technique will help you work in focused sprints throughout the day. It shows you how to organize your work to accomplish more in less time. You don't need for expensive software or fancy planners. You can get started with nothing more than paper, a pencil, and a kitchen timer.--Publisher

Munich Re

Author: Johannes Bähr
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406698239
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Die Münchener Rück stieg schon bald nach ihrer Gründung im Jahr 1880 zum Weltmarktführer auf. Johannes Bähr und Christopher Kopper legen nun die erste Geschichte des Unternehmens vor, die von den Anfängen bis in die 1980er Jahre reicht. Bis heute ist Munich Re einer der beiden weltweit führenden Rückversicherer. Gleichwohl ist in der breiten Öffentlichkeit wenig über dieses Unternehmen bekannt. Dieses Buch zeigt, wie sich der Umgang mit Risiken wandelte und wie Versicherer auf Großkatastrophen und technologische Umwälzungen reagierten. Es bietet zugleich eine Geschichte der Globalisierung und verdeutlicht, welche Rückschläge und Hindernisse es in diesem Prozess gab. Eingehend wird auch die Rolle des Unternehmens im Dritten Reich behandelt.

The Science and Art of Riding in Lightness Understanding Training Induced Problems Their Avoidance and Remedies English Translation of Medizinisch

Author: Robert Stodulka
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780933316478
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A biomechanical problem-solving approach to training challenges. Every action of rider has an impact on the health and well-being of the horse either positive or negative, looseness or tension. But what are the causes? The Science and Art of Riding with Lightness reveals the interplay between the biomechanics of the horse and the dressage exercises in a coherent manner. It will become clear which training mistakes cause which problems in the horse's way of going and which training and the physical-therapeutic measures that can be taken to correct problems. With this knowledge, the vet can assess and treat problems in an appropriate manner and advise the rider more fittingly with regard to the training of the horse. Likewise, the dedicated rider can find valuable supportive suggestions and ideas in the training and correction of his horse, from Dr. Stodulka's unique gift of being both a master rider, and equine vet well verse in allopathic medicine and alternative therapies. With this knowledge, the veterinarian will be able to assess training-induced disorders and to recommend better and more successful therapies and advise the rider with a view to training optimization. Small errors often have huge consequences. Only the rider who knows what they are can rectify them.

Out of This Century

Author: Peggy Guggenheim
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780233005522
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This is the fascinating autobiography of a society heiress who became the bohemian doyenne of the art world. Written in her own words it is the frank and outspoken story of her life and loves: her stormy relationships with such men as Max Ernst and Jackson Pollock, and her discovery of new artists. Known as 'the mistress of modern art', Peggy Guggenheim was a passionate collector and major patron. She amassed one of the most important collections of early twentieth century European and American art embracing cubism, surrealism and expressionism. A must read for anyone with an interest in these major-league artists, this seminal period of art history, and the ultimate self-invented woman.