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Author(s): Dennis Lehane
Categories: Fiction > Mystery & Detective, Fiction > Suspense, Literary Collections > American
Publisher: William Morrow
Publish date: 2012-10-02
ISBN-10: 0060004878
ISBN-13: 9780060004873
Language: English
Description: Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when... more...
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 04:56:10 GMT
Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories (Penguin Classics) (by Ryunosuke Akutagawa) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/rashomon-and-seventeen-other-stories-penguin-classics
Author(s): Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Categories: Fiction > Classics, Fiction > Short Stories (single author), Literary Collections > General
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publish date: 2009-03-03
ISBN-10: 0140449701
ISBN-13: 9780140449709
Language: English
Description: One of Penguin Classics's most popular translations- now also in our elegant black spine dress
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Wed, 20 Mar 2019 05:32:02 GMT
Pines (by Blake Crouch) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/pines
Author(s): Blake Crouch
Categories: Fiction > Fantasy, Fiction > Horror, Fiction > Mystery & Detective, Fiction > Science Fiction, Fiction > Thrillers
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Publish date: 2012-08-21
ISBN-10: 1612183956
ISBN-13: 9781612183954
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:04:03 GMT
Hellenistic Oratory: Continuity and Change (by Christos Kremmydas, Kathryn Tempest) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/hellenistic-oratory-continuity-and-change
Author(s): Christos Kremmydas, Kathryn Tempest
Categories: Fiction > Classics, History > Ancient, Literary Collections > General, Philosophy > History & Surveys
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish date: 2013-07-12
ISBN-10: 019965431X
ISBN-13: 9780199654314
Language: English
Description: Hellenistic oratory remains an elusive subject as not one Greek speech has survived from the end of the fourth century BC until the beginning of the first century AD. This collection of fourteen interdisciplinary essays offers a wide-ranging study of the different ways in which Hellenistic oratory can be approached. Written by a team of leading scholars in the field, it examines the different kinds of evidence which shed light on the dynamic character of oratory during the Hellenistic period. All essays stress the pervasive influence of Hellenistic oratory and survey its different manifestations in diverse literary genres and socio-political... more...
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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:52:17 GMT
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (by Max Brooks) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/world-war-z-an-oral-history-of-the-zombie-war
Author(s): Max Brooks
Categories: Fiction > Horror, Fiction > Science Fiction, Fiction > Thrillers, Fiction > War & Military, Literary Collections > American
Publisher: Broadway
Publish date: 2007-10-16
ISBN-10: 0307346617
ISBN-13: 9780307346612
Language: English
Description: “The end was near.” —Voices from the Zombie War The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have... more...
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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:26:02 GMT
Their Cemetery Sown With Corn: An Englishman's Stand Against the Nazi Storm (by Frank Binder, Michael Rines) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/their-cemetery-sown-with-corn-an-englishmans-stand-against-the-nazi-storm
Author(s): Frank Binder, Michael Rines
Categories: Fiction > Historical
Publisher: Claymore Press
Publish date: 2013-01-19
ISBN-10: 1781590834
ISBN-13: 9781781590836
Language: English
Description: In this ‘factional’ novel, lost for more than 70 years, hero John Arnold is a post graduate student at Bonn University in the early 1930s. He is caught up in the insidious rise of the Nazis in the village where he lodges. His position is complicated by his love of Germany itself, as well as by his increasing fondness for two women; Tilde, the maid of the house where he lodges, and Rachel, a beautiful and powerful Jewish woman. Being semi-autobiographical, Their Cemetery Sown With Corn has intense authenticity. Binder captures the atmosphere of the time and place, and his narrative explains how the Nazis achieved their grip over a fraught and... more...
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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:52:05 GMT
Relative Chronology in Early Greek Epic Poetry (by Øivind Andersen, Dag T. T. Haug) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/relative-chronology-in-early-greek-epic-poetry
Author(s): Øivind Andersen, Dag T. T. Haug
Categories: Fiction > Classics, History > Ancient, Poetry > Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2012-02-13
ISBN-10: 0521194970
ISBN-13: 9780521194976
Language: English
Description: This book sets out to disentangle the complex chronology of early Greek epic poetry, which includes Homer, Hesiod, hymns and catalogues. The preserved corpus of these texts is characterised by a rather uniform language and many recurring themes, thus making the establishment of chronological priorities a difficult task. The editors have brought together scholars working on these texts from both a linguistic and a literary perspective to address the problem. Some contributions offer statistical analysis of the linguistic material or linguistic analysis of subgenres within epic, others use a neoanalytical approach to the history of epic themes or... more...
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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:36:13 GMT
The Odd Women (Oxford World's Classics) (by George Gissing) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-odd-women-oxford-worlds-classics
Author(s): George Gissing
Categories: Fiction > Classics, Fiction > Historical, Literary Collections > General, Literary Criticism > General
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2002-10-26
ISBN-10: 019283312X
ISBN-13: 9780192833129
Language: English
Description: A novel of social realism, The Odd Women reflects the major sexual and cultural issues of the late nineteenth century. Unlike the "New Woman" novels of the era which challenged the idea that the unmarried woman was superfluous, Gissing satirizes that image and portrays women as "odd" and marginal in relation to an ideal. Set in a grimy, fog-ridden London, Gissing's "odd" women range from the idealistic, financially self-sufficient Mary Barfoot to the Madden sisters who struggle to subsist in low paying jobs and little chance for joy. With narrative detachment, Gissing portrays contemporary society's blatant ambivalence towards its own period of... more...
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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:34:04 GMT
Paper Universe (Star Trek) (by Andrew Pang) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/paper-universe-star-trek
Author(s): Andrew Pang
Categories: Art > Sculpture, Crafts & Hobbies > General, Fiction > Media Tie-In, Fiction > Science Fiction
Publisher: Star Trek
Publish date: 2000-08
ISBN-10: 0671042157
ISBN-13: 9780671042158
Language: English
Description: Toys are getting increasingly expensive and complicated. Upon the creation of interactive games, the promise was held out that you could travel to other worlds, but it was still lust a promise. You couldn't reach out, touch, feel, and truly interact with those places. Wouldn't it be great to be able to create a starship from something as vivid as your own imagination? A ship that you could hold, but was lust a simple, inexpensive piece ofpaper? You could create and command a fleet of starships in lust minutes. An ancient art form can give you the ability to hold a piece of the final frontier in your own hands. "Star Trek: Paper Universe" presents... more...
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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 04:22:11 GMT
Dane's Storm (by Mia Sheridan) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/danes-storm
Author(s): Mia Sheridan
Categories: Fiction > Romance
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publish date: 2018-07-01
ISBN-10: 1721931457
ISBN-13: 9781721931453
Language: English
Description: A gripping, exquisitely romantic new standalone by New York Times bestselling author Mia Sheridan. Dane was her first kiss and the only man she ever loved . . . until their marriage crashed and burned. Now Audra has built a quiet life for herself running a flower shop she's put her whole heart into. But Audra is left reeling when an unexpected circumstance brings Dane back into her world. He's still as breathtaking as he ever was, and he still affects her more than any man she's ever known. Yet learning to trust him again could be a matter of life and death . . . When Dane offers to fly his ex-wife from California to Colorado to help correct a... more...
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Sun, 17 Mar 2019 22:12:05 GMT
Rebel Hard (Hard Play) (Volume 2) (by Nalini Singh) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/rebel-hard-hard-play-volume-2
Author(s): Nalini Singh
Categories: Fiction > Romance
Publisher: TKA Distribution
Publish date: 2018-09-18
ISBN-10: 1942356676
ISBN-13: 9781942356677
Language: English
Description: New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh continues her Hard Play series with a sweet, sexy romance featuring big, fat, OTT weddings, a meddling grandma, and a too-serious hero who needs to be unbuttoned… Nayna Sharma agreed to an arranged marriage in the hope it would heal the fractures in her beloved family… only to realize too late that a traditional marriage is her personal nightmare. Panicked, she throws caution to the winds, puts on the tiniest dress she can find, and ends up in the arms of a tall, rough-edged hunk of a man who has abs of steel—and who she manages to mortally insult between one kiss and the next. Abandoned... more...
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Sun, 17 Mar 2019 22:06:04 GMT
Strength (by Amy Daws) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/strength-1
Author(s): Amy Daws
Categories: Fiction > Romance
Publisher: Stars Hollow Publishing
Publish date: 2018-09-10
ISBN-10: 1944565221
ISBN-13: 9781944565220
Language: English
Description: He thought getting a second chance at life was difficult, but resisting the spark he feels with her will test all of his strength. Vi Harris comes with baggage most men can’t handle. A famous ex footballer for a father and four professional footballing brothers. Brothers she helped raise after their mother died. Dating isn’t easy when the infamous Harris Brothers not only play defence on the pitch, but block most love interests from getting too close to their sister. Hayden Clarke isn’t the guy you take home to meet your parents. He’s brooding, troubled, and just survived the darkest days of his life. Which is why a distraction like Vi... more...
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Sun, 17 Mar 2019 22:06:02 GMT
Snatched (Outlaw Warriors) (Volume 1) (by Cathleen Ross) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/snatched-outlaw-warriors-volume-1
Author(s): Cathleen Ross
Categories: Fiction > Romance
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publish date: 2018-08-29
ISBN-10: 1726305430
ISBN-13: 9781726305433
Language: English
Description: "Gritty and addictive, with blistering sex, Snatched is my all time favorite Cathleen Ross romance!" – Christina Phillips, author of the Viking Bastards MC series Club Enforcer Troy DeLance is hellbent on revenge—eye-for-an-eye and all that—so he kidnaps his prospect's sister as payback for a betrayal. If he has to tie Stacey Martin to his bed to make sure she stays, so be it. All the better if she likes it. Stacey will do anything to save her brother. Even if it means surrendering in ways she never imagined to her beastly kidnapper. But as their relationship heats up, neither realizes that someone else is plotting... more...
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Sun, 17 Mar 2019 22:02:06 GMT
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (by V.S. Pritchett) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-oxford-book-of-short-stories
Author(s): V.S. Pritchett
Categories: Drama > General, Fiction > Anthologies (multiple authors), Literary Collections > American
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish date: 1981-05-28
ISBN-10: 0192141163
ISBN-13: 9780192141163
Language: English
Description: V.S. Pritchett has chosen some forty stories written in the English language to produce a collection that successfully displays the wealth and variety of an art that spans some 200 years
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Sun, 17 Mar 2019 11:56:18 GMT
A Short History of Indians in Canada: Stories (by Thomas King) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-short-history-of-indians-in-canada-stories
Author(s): Thomas King
Categories: Fiction > Historical, Fiction > Short Stories (single author), Literary Collections > American
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
Publish date: 2013-09-01
ISBN-10: 0816689814
ISBN-13: 9780816689811
Language: English
Description:  Winner of the McNally Robinson Aboriginal Book of the Year and the Aboriginal Fiction Book of the Year—a collection of twenty short stories told in Thomas King's classic, wry, irreverent, and allegorical voice.
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Sun, 17 Mar 2019 11:42:14 GMT
The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. 1: Books 1-2 (by Euclid, Thomas L. Heath) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-thirteen-books-of-the-elements-vol-1-books-1-2
Author(s): Euclid, Thomas L. Heath
Categories: Fiction > General, Mathematics > Geometry
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publish date: 1956-06-01
ISBN-10: 0486600882
ISBN-13: 9780486600888
Language: English
Description: Volume 1 of 3-volume set containing complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements plus critical apparatus analyzing each definition, postulate, and proposition. Covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid's ideas; commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations, and historical notes. Vol. 1 includes Introduction, Books I and II of Elements, lines, angles, intersections, etc.
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Sun, 17 Mar 2019 06:22:08 GMT
The Decadent Gardener (Dedalus Literary Concept Books) (by Medlar Lucan, Durian Gray) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-decadent-gardener-dedalus-literary-concept-books
Author(s): Medlar Lucan, Durian Gray
Categories: Fiction > General, Literary Criticism > General
Publisher: Dedalus Limited
Publish date: 1998-02-01
ISBN-10: 1873982828
ISBN-13: 9781873982822
Language: English
Description: "There is an odd,subversive book called The Decadent Gardener by Medlar Lucan and Durian Gray. The introduction describes the decadent gardening ethos thus:'In the garden, the decadent seeks to create a moment of beauty, which should be allowed to fall into decay and ruin.'Gardening,Lucan and Gray believe, is 'little more than systematic violence in pursuit of beauty', and the gardener is first and foremost a sadist. These two, the Kropotkin and De Sade of horticulture, understand that'nowhere are sex and death more intimately bound together than in the garden.' For them the garden is a place of 'agony, self-doubt and betrayal.' They remind us... more...
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Sun, 17 Mar 2019 04:26:15 GMT
Creative Business: The Making of Addictive Stories (by Paul Nero, Neeta Patel) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/creative-business-the-making-of-addictive-stories
Author(s): Paul Nero, Neeta Patel
Categories: Business & Economics > Management, Business & Economics > Marketing, Business & Economics > Sales & Selling, Business & Economics > Skills, Fiction > General
Publisher: Financial Times Management
Publish date: 2003-02
ISBN-10: 0273656716
ISBN-13: 9780273656715
Language: English
Description: What do Elvis Presley, Dungeons and Dragons, Agatha Christie, Coronation Street and Star Wars have in common? They are enduring and successful business properties -- transferring through time, across media. Whether it's a book, TV show, computer game, film or song, and whether it's 50 years old or was created last week, some stories, characters and phenomena are fleeting in our collective conscience and some pass the test of time. Just how have these stories adapted as the years go by? What works? What doesn't? And why? And just what's in store for new content as it competes to build a loyal audience? Creative Business takes a broad view of some... more...
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Sun, 17 Mar 2019 02:56:11 GMT
Watching the Dark: DCI Banks 20 (by Peter Robinson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/watching-the-dark-dci-banks-20
Author(s): Peter Robinson
Categories: Fiction > Mystery & Detective
Publisher: Hodder Paperback
Publish date: 2013
ISBN-10: 1444704893
ISBN-13: 9781444704891
Language: English
Description: 2013 HODDER PUBLISHERS SOFTCOVER
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Sun, 17 Mar 2019 01:42:08 GMT
The Trouble with Post-Blackness (by Houston Baker Jr., K. Merinda Simmons) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-trouble-with-post-blackness
Author(s): Houston Baker Jr., K. Merinda Simmons
Categories: Fiction > General, Literary Collections > Essays
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish date: 2015-02-03
ISBN-10: 0231169345
ISBN-13: 9780231169349
Language: English
Description: An America in which the color of one's skin no longer matters would be unprecedented. With the election of President Barack Obama in 2008, that future suddenly seemed possible. Obama's rise reflects a nation of fluid populations and fortunes, a society in which a biracial individual could be embraced as a leader by all. Yet complicating this vision are shifting demographics, rapid redefinitions of race, and the instant invention of brands, trends, and identities that determine how we think about ourselves and the place of others. This collection of original essays confronts the premise, advanced by black intellectuals, that the Obama... more...
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Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:22:19 GMT
High Impact Speeches: How to Create & Deliver Words That Move Minds (by Richard Heller) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/high-impact-speeches-how-to-create-and-deliver-words-that-move-minds
Author(s): Richard Heller
Categories: Business & Economics > Business Communication, Business & Economics > Human Resources & Personnel Management, Business & Economics > Management, Business & Economics > Skills, Fiction > General
Publisher: Financial Times Management
Publish date: 2003-04
ISBN-10: 0273662023
ISBN-13: 9780273662020
Language: English
Description: Sooner or later, we all find ourselves in front of an audience with nothing more to rely on than the power of our words. To lead today is to be a great persuader. We need the ability to mobilise ideas, appeal to values and inspire action. To find the right words, and the memorable words, to carry an audience and change things.In the business world it is no longer enough for executives to be good at making things or selling them or keeping costs down. They are also expected to explain things and persuade people to do things, and so crafting good speeches has become an essential business skill and a component of any successful career. A good speech... more...
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Fri, 15 Mar 2019 06:06:10 GMT
The Roman Paratext: Frame, Texts, Readers (by Professor Laura Jansen) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-roman-paratext-frame-texts-readers
Author(s): Professor Laura Jansen
Categories: Fiction > Classics, Literary Collections > General, Literary Criticism > Medieval
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2014-05-12
ISBN-10: 1107024366
ISBN-13: 9781107024366
Language: English
Description: What is a paratext, and where can we find it in a Roman text? What kind of space does a paratext occupy, and how does this space relate to the text and its contexts? How do we interpret Roman texts 'paratextually'? And what does this approach suggest about a work's original modes of plotting meaning, or the assumptions that underpin our own interpretation? These questions are central to the conceptual and practical concerns of the volume, which offers a synoptic study of Roman paratextuality and its exegesis within the broad sphere of Roman studies. Its contributions, which span literary, epigraphic and visual culture, focus on a wide variety of... more...
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Fri, 15 Mar 2019 03:36:07 GMT
The Life and Death of Yukio Mishima (by Henry Scott Stokes) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-life-and-death-of-yukio-mishima
Author(s): Henry Scott Stokes
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Literary, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Fiction > General
Publisher: Cooper Square Press
Publish date: 2000-08-08
ISBN-10: 0815410743
ISBN-13: 9780815410744
Language: English
Description: Novelist, playwright, film actor, martial artist, and political commentator, Yukio Mishima (1925-1970) was arguably the most famous person in Japan at the time of his death. Henry Scott Stokes, one of Mishima's closest friends, was the only non-Japanese allowed to attend the trial of the men involved in Mishima's spectacular suicide. In this insightful and empathetic look at the writer, Stokes guides the reader through the milestones of Mishima's meteoric and eclectic career and delves into the artist's major works and themes. This biography skillfully and compassionately illuminates the achievements and disquieting ideas of a brilliant and deeply... more...
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Thu, 14 Mar 2019 06:16:07 GMT
The Casual Vacancy (by J.K. Rowling) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-casual-vacancy
Author(s): J.K. Rowling
Categories: Fiction > General, Literary Collections > General
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publish date: 2012-09-27
ISBN-10: 0316228532
ISBN-13: 9780316228534
Language: English
Description: When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…. Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town’s council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? Blackly... more...
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Wed, 13 Mar 2019 18:16:02 GMT
The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers, 3rd Edition (by Christopher Vogler) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-writers-journey-mythic-structure-for-writers-3rd-edition
Author(s): Christopher Vogler
Categories: Fiction > General, Performing Arts > Film & Video, Reference > General
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Publish date: 2007-11-01
ISBN-10: 193290736X
ISBN-13: 9781932907360
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Mon, 11 Mar 2019 11:56:04 GMT
Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places (by Ursula K. Le Guin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/dancing-at-the-edge-of-the-world-thoughts-on-words-women-places
Author(s): Ursula K. Le Guin
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Women, Fiction > Science Fiction, Literary Collections > Essays, Literary Criticism > General, Social Science > Women's Studies
Publisher: Grove Pr
Publish date: 1989-01-01
ISBN-10: 080211105X
ISBN-13: 9780802111050
Language: English
Description: Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Place by Le Guin, Ursula K.
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Mon, 11 Mar 2019 03:12:02 GMT
The Arabian Nights: An Encyclopedia (Two Volume Set) (by Ulrich Marzolph) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-arabian-nights-an-encyclopedia-two-volume-set
Author(s): Ulrich Marzolph
Categories: Fiction > General, History > World, Reference > Encyclopedias, Social Science > General
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Publish date: 2004-08-24
ISBN-10: 1576072045
ISBN-13: 9781576072042
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sun, 10 Mar 2019 14:56:02 GMT
The Key to Rebecca (by Ken Follett) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-key-to-rebecca
Author(s): Ken Follett
Categories: Fiction > Espionage/Intrigue, Fiction > Mystery & Detective
Publisher: NAL Trade
Publish date: 2003-02-04
ISBN-10: 0451207793
ISBN-13: 9780451207791
Language: English
Description: Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than fifteen years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written.   A brilliant and ruthless Nazi master agent is on the loose in Cairo. His mission is to send Rommel’s advancing army the secrets that will unlock the city’s doors. In all of Cairo, only two people can stop him. One is a down-on-his-luck English officer no one will listen to. The other is a vulnerable young Jewish girl….  
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Sun, 10 Mar 2019 14:55:08 GMT
Dante's Deadly Sins: Moral Philosophy In Hell (by Raymond Angelo Belliotti) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/dantes-deadly-sins-moral-philosophy-in-hell
Author(s): Raymond Angelo Belliotti
Categories: Fiction > General, Philosophy > Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish date: 2011-11-15
ISBN-10: 047067105X
ISBN-13: 9780470671054
Language: English
Description: Dante’s Deadly Sins is a unique study of the moral philosophy behind Dante’s master work that considers the Commedia as he intended, namely, as a practical guide to moral betterment. Focusing on Inferno and Purgatorio, Belliotti examines the puzzles and paradoxes of Dante’s moral assumptions, his treatment of the 7 deadly sins, and how 10 of his most powerful moral lessons anticipate modern existentialism. Analyzes the moral philosophy underpinning one of the greatest works of world culture Summarizes the Inferno and Purgatorio, while underscoring their moral implications Explains and evaluates Dante’s understanding of the... more...
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Sat, 09 Mar 2019 07:48:22 GMT
The Rule of Law (by Tom Bingham) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-rule-of-law
Author(s): Tom Bingham
Categories: Fiction > General, Law > International, Reference > General
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publish date: 2011-02-01
ISBN-10: 014103453X
ISBN-13: 9780141034539
Language: English
Description: "The Rule of Law" is a phrase much used but little examined. The idea of the rule of law as the foundation of modern states and civilizations has recently become even more talismanic than that of democracy, but what does it actually consist of? In this brilliant short book, Britain's former senior law lord, and one of the world's most acute legal minds, examines what the idea actually means. He makes clear that the rule of law is not an arid legal doctrine but is the foundation of a fair and just society, is a guarantee of responsible government, is an important contribution to economic growth and offers the best means yet... more...
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Sat, 09 Mar 2019 07:02:07 GMT
xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths (by Kate Bernheimer) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/xo-orpheus-fifty-new-myths
Author(s): Kate Bernheimer
Categories: Fiction > Anthologies (multiple authors), Fiction > Short Stories (Anthologies), Literary Collections > American
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish date: 2013-09-24
ISBN-10: 0143122428
ISBN-13: 9780143122425
Language: English
Description: Fifty leading writers retell myths from around the world in this dazzling follow-up to the bestselling My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me. Icarus flies once more. Aztec jaguar gods again stalk the earth. An American soldier designs a new kind of Trojan horse—his cremains in a bullet. Here, in beguiling guise, are your favorite mythological figures alongside characters from Indian, Punjabi, Inuit, and other traditions.   Aimee Bender retells the myth of the Titans.   Madeline Miller retells the myth of Galatea.   Kevin Wilson retells the myth of Phaeton, from Ovid’s Metamorphoses.... more...
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Sat, 09 Mar 2019 05:16:02 GMT
Sugarlicious (by Meaghan Mountford) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/sugarlicious
Author(s): Meaghan Mountford
Categories: Fiction > Romance, Cooking > Baking
Publisher: Harlequin
Publish date: 2012-02-07
ISBN-10: 0373892543
ISBN-13: 9780373892549
Language: English
Description: With a dab of bright icing and a sprinkle of color, you can transform drab sugar cookies into glowing planets, plain marshmallows into scary zombies and simple cake pops into blooming flowers. Meaghan Mountford, creator of the blog The Decorated Cookie and the Edible Crafts editor of CraftGossip.com, shares her secrets for producing adorable, edible art. Full of beautiful color photos and illustrated step-by-step directions, this guide will demystify professional techniques so that anyone can learn how to pipe icing like a pro and have fun with fondant. With the lively inspiration and foolproof directions in this book, you can discover how to... more...
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Sat, 09 Mar 2019 00:12:05 GMT
Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida (Penguin Classics) (by Various) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/russian-short-stories-from-pushkin-to-buida-penguin-classics
Author(s): Various
Categories: Fiction > Anthologies (multiple authors), Fiction > Classics, Fiction > Short Stories (Anthologies), Literary Collections > General
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publish date: 2006-07-25
ISBN-10: 0140448462
ISBN-13: 9780140448467
Language: English
Description: This original anthology of short stories covers two centuries of Russian literary tradition, from the early nineteenth century to the collapse of the Soviet Union and beyond, and includes not only well-known classics but also modern masterpieces—many of them previously censored. First time in Penguin Classics Features an introduction to the history of the Russian short story, prefaces to the individual writers, chronology, explanatory notes, and suggestions for further reading
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Fri, 08 Mar 2019 18:16:08 GMT
Alex: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy (by Pierre Lemaitre) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/alex-the-commandant-camille-verhoeven-trilogy
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
Categories: Fiction > Mystery & Detective, Fiction > Suspense
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Publish date: 2013-09-03
ISBN-10: 1623650003
ISBN-13: 9781623650001
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Fri, 08 Mar 2019 05:56:05 GMT
Race and Popular Fantasy Literature: Habits of Whiteness (Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature) (by Helen Young) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/race-and-popular-fantasy-literature-habits-of-whiteness-routledge-interdisciplinary-perspectives-on-literature
Author(s): Helen Young
Categories: Fiction > Science Fiction, Literary Collections > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2015-09-01
ISBN-10: 1138850233
ISBN-13: 9781138850231
Language: English
Description: This book illuminates the racialized nature of twenty-first century Western popular culture by exploring how discourses of race circulate in the Fantasy genre. It examines not only major texts in the genre, but also the impact of franchises, industry, editorial and authorial practices, and fan engagements on race and representation. Approaching Fantasy as a significant element of popular culture, it visits the struggles over race, racism, and white privilege that are enacted within creative works across media and the communities which revolve around them. While scholars of Science Fiction have explored the genre’s racialized... more...
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Fri, 08 Mar 2019 04:56:07 GMT
Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence (by Susan Schneider) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/science-fiction-and-philosophy-from-time-travel-to-superintelligence-1
Author(s): Susan Schneider
Categories: Fiction > Science Fiction, Philosophy > General
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish date: 2016-03-07
ISBN-10: 1118922611
ISBN-13: 9781118922613
Language: English
Description: Featuring numerous updates and enhancements, Science Fiction and Philosophy, 2nd Edition, presents a collection of readings that utilize concepts developed from science fiction to explore a variety of classic and contemporary philosophical issues. Uses science fiction to address a series of classic and contemporary philosophical issues, including many raised by recent scientific developments Explores questions relating to transhumanism, brain enhancement, time travel, the nature of the self, and the ethics of artificial intelligence Features numerous updates to the popular and highly acclaimed first edition, including new... more...
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Thu, 07 Mar 2019 11:16:13 GMT
Russian Magic Tales from Pushkin to Platonov (Penguin Classics) (by Elizabeth Chandler, Robert Chandler, Sibelan Forrester, Anna Gunin, Olga Meerson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/russian-magic-tales-from-pushkin-to-platonov-penguin-classics
Author(s): Elizabeth Chandler, Robert Chandler, Sibelan Forrester, Anna Gunin, Olga Meerson
Categories: Fiction > Anthologies (multiple authors), Fiction > Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology, Fiction > Short Stories (Anthologies), Literary Collections > General
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publish date: 2013-06-25
ISBN-10: 0141442239
ISBN-13: 9780141442235
Language: English
Description: For fans of fairy tales and the literary supernatural: a unique collection of Russian short stories from the last 200 years   In these folk tales, young women go on long and perilous quests, wicked stepmothers turn children into geese, and tsars ask dangerous riddles, with help or hindrance from magical dolls, cannibal witches, talking skulls, stolen wives, and brothers disguised as wise birds. Some of the stories here were collected by folklorists during the last two centuries, while the others are reworkings of oral tales by four of the greatest writers in Russian literature: Nadezhda Teffi, Pavel Bazhov, Andrey... more...
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Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:52:15 GMT
Getting Started with Flex 3: An Adobe Developer Library Pocket Guide for Developers (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly)) (by Emily Kim, Jack D. Herrington) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/getting-started-with-flex-3-an-adobe-developer-library-pocket-guide-for-developers-pocket-reference-oreilly
Author(s): Emily Kim, Jack D. Herrington
Categories: Computers > Programming, Fiction > General, Reference > General, Computers > Web Design, Computers > Development
Publisher: Adobe Developer Library
Publish date: 2008-07-04
ISBN-10: 0596520646
ISBN-13: 9780596520649
Language: English
Description: Discover how easy RIA development can be with this one-of-a-kind handbook from the Adobe Developer Library. Several clear, step-by-step mini-tutorials teach you about web services, event handling, designing user interfaces with reusable components, and more. After finishing this guide, you'll be able to build Flash applications ranging from widgets to full-featured RIAs using the Flex SDK and Flex Builder 3.0. With Getting Started with Flex 3, you will: Walk through sample RIA projects and see examples of amazing applications people have built with Flex Work with ActionScript 3.0 and the... more...
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Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:14:44 GMT
GRAND BATTERY: A Guide and Rules for Napoleonic Wargames (by Jonathan Sutherland, Diane Canwell) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/grand-battery-a-guide-and-rules-for-napoleonic-wargames
Author(s): Jonathan Sutherland, Diane Canwell
Categories: Fiction > Fantasy, History > Military, History > World
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2011-06
ISBN-10: 1844159418
ISBN-13: 9781844159413
Language: English
Description: How would you have fared as one Napoleon's marshals, or in command of a division of redoutable British redcoats under Wellington? Grand Battery offers you the chance to find out. This book includes all the rules you need to play miniature wargames set in the Napoleonic Wars, plus plenty of useful background information you need to get started.The book provides a concise historical overview of the events and battles of the period, and includes sections on the weapons and tactics of the various armies. The buyer's guide gives an up-to-date survey of the wealth of ranges of miniatures available and advice on which are compatible with which.... more...
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Tue, 05 Mar 2019 10:56:10 GMT
The Lotus Sutra: A Contemporary Translation of a Buddhist Classic (by Gene Reeves) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-lotus-sutra-a-contemporary-translation-of-a-buddhist-classic
Author(s): Gene Reeves
Categories: Fiction > Religious
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Publish date: 2008-12-02
ISBN-10: 0861715713
ISBN-13: 9780861715718
Language: English
Description: The Lotus Sutra is regarded as one of the world's great religious scriptures and most influential texts. It's a seminal work in the development of Buddhism throughout East Asia and, by extension, in the development of Mahayana Buddhism throughout the world. Taking place in a vast and fantastical cosmic setting, the Lotus Sutra places emphasis on skillfully doing whatever is needed to serve and compassionately care for others, on breaking down distinctions between the fully enlightened buddha and the bodhisattva who vows to postpone salvation until all beings may share it, and especially on each and every being's innate capacity to become a buddha.... more...
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Mon, 04 Mar 2019 11:22:05 GMT
Proust, Music, and Meaning: Theories and Practices of Listening in the Recherche (Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature) (by Joseph Acquisto) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/proust-music-and-meaning-theories-and-practices-of-listening-in-the-recherche-palgrave-studies-in-modern-european-literature
Author(s): Joseph Acquisto
Categories: Fiction > General, Literary Criticism > European
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2017-03-31
ISBN-10: 3319476408
ISBN-13: 9783319476407
Language: English
Description: This book is about reading Proust’s novel via philosophical and musicological approaches to “modern” listening. It articulates how insights into the way we listen to and understand classical music inform the creation of literary meaning. It asks: are we to take at face value the ideas about art that the novel contains, or are those part of the fiction? Is there a difference between what the novel says and what it does, and how can music provide a key to answering that question? According to this study, Proust asks us to temporalize our interpretation by recognizing the distance between initial and... more...
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Sun, 03 Mar 2019 19:42:08 GMT
Sisi: Empress on Her Own: A Novel (by Allison Pataki) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/sisi-empress-on-her-own-a-novel-1
Author(s): Allison Pataki
Categories: Fiction > Sagas, Literary Collections > American
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Publish date: 2017-02-07
ISBN-10: 0812989333
ISBN-13: 9780812989335
Language: English
Description: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of Philippa Gregory, Paula McLain, and Daisy Goodwin comes a sweeping and powerful novel by Allison Pataki. Sisi tells the little-known story of Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary, the Princess Diana of her time, in an enthralling work of historical fiction that is also a gripping page-turner. Married to Emperor Franz Joseph, Elisabeth—fondly known as Sisi—captures the hearts of her people as their “fairy queen,” but beneath that dazzling persona lives a far more complex figure. In mid-nineteenth-century Vienna, the halls of the Hofburg Palace buzz not only with imperial waltzes and... more...
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Sun, 03 Mar 2019 15:42:10 GMT
Writing a Screenplay (Pocket Essential series) (by John Costello) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/writing-a-screenplay-pocket-essential-series
Author(s): John Costello
Categories: Fiction > General, Language Arts & Disciplines > Reference, Performing Arts > Film & Video
Publisher: Pocket Essentials
Publish date: 2006-06-01
ISBN-10: 1904048315
ISBN-13: 9781904048312
Language: English
Description: The recent explosion of unsolicited material written for the film industry has largely produced a mountain of wasted paper. The few who achieve success do so because they have shed the blood, sweat, and tears necessary to master the elaborate art and craft of screenwriting. This volume navigates a relatively painless path through the screenwriting labyrinth and offers an easy to digest step-by-step guide to writing a script from inception to completion. Areas addressed include research and development; genre; story and plot; audience; character; dialogue; and drafts. A glossary of commonly used jargon to... more...
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Sat, 02 Mar 2019 18:26:06 GMT
Thought Forms (by Annie Besant, C.W. Leadbeater) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/thought-forms
Author(s): Annie Besant, C.W. Leadbeater
Categories: Fiction > Classics, Body, Mind & Spirit > New Thought, Religion > Theosophy
Publisher: Quest Books
Publish date: 1999-02-01
ISBN-10: 0835600084
ISBN-13: 9780835600088
Language: English
Description: What do ideas look like? This clairvoyant view of the shape, color, and atmospheric effect of mental energy includes black-and-white drawings and color plates to convey a graphic representation of the power of thought. Prominent Theosophists Annie Besant and C. W. Leadbeater were pioneers in asserting that thoughts are, indeed, things. Originally released in 1901, Thought-Forms is a seminal work on what thoughts “look” like. It had an impact far beyond the circle of its primary readers and greatly influenced leading artists such as Piet Mondrian and Wassily Kandinsky. Simple in style and clearly written, Thought-Forms... more...
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Sat, 02 Mar 2019 16:26:05 GMT
To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition (by Harper Lee) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/to-kill-a-mockingbird-50th-anniversary-edition
Author(s): Harper Lee
Categories: Fiction > Classics, Literary Collections > American, Reference > General
Publisher: Harper
Publish date: 2010-05-11
ISBN-10: 0061743526
ISBN-13: 9780061743528
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Tue, 26 Feb 2019 16:31:03 GMT
The Batman Filmography (by Mark S. Reinhart) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-batman-filmography
Author(s): Mark S. Reinhart
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels > History & Criticism, Fiction > Science Fiction, Literary Collections > General, Performing Arts > Film & Video
Publisher: McFarland
Publish date: 2013-07-31
ISBN-10: 0786468912
ISBN-13: 9780786468911
Language: English
Description: This is a complete reference work to the history of Batman big screen works, from the 1940s serials through the campy 1960s TV show and film, and up through the series of Warner Bros. summer blockbusters that climaxed with Christopher Nolan's 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises. Chapters on each Batman feature include extensive film and production credits, a production history, and a critical analysis of the movie relative to the storied history of the Batman character. The book also examines the Batman-related works and events that took place in the years between the character's film exploits.
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Tue, 26 Feb 2019 15:56:10 GMT
The Summer We Got Free (by Mia McKenzie) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-summer-we-got-free
Author(s): Mia McKenzie
Categories: Fiction > Lesbian, Literary Collections > American
Publisher: Black Girl Dangerous Press
Publish date: 2012-11-19
ISBN-10: 0988628600
ISBN-13: 9780988628601
Language: English
Description: At one time a wild young girl and a brilliant artist, Ava Delaney changes dramatically after a violent event that rocks her entire family. Once loved and respected in their community and in their church, they are ostracized by their neighbors, led by their church leader, and a seventeen-year feud between the Delaneys and the church ensues. Ava and her family are displaced from the community even as they continue to live within it, trapped inside their creaky, shadowy old house. When a mysterious woman arrives unexpectedly for a visit, her presence stirs up the past and ghosts and other restless things begin to emerge. And something is reignited in... more...
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Tue, 26 Feb 2019 07:32:07 GMT
The Infatuations (by Javier Marias) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-infatuations
Author(s): Javier Marias
Categories: Fiction > Romance, Fiction > Suspense, Literary Collections > General
Publisher: Knopf
Publish date: 2013-08-13
ISBN-10: 0307960722
ISBN-13: 9780307960726
Language: English
Description: The award-winning, internationally best-selling Spanish writer joins the Knopf list with an immersive, provocative novel propelled by a seemingly random murder that we come to understand--or do we?--through one woman's ever-unfurling imagination, meditations, and infatuations. At the Madrid café where she stops for breakfast each day before work, María Dolz finds herself drawn to a couple who is also there every morning. Though she can hardly explain it, observing what she imagines to be their unblemished life lifts her out of the doldrums of her own existence. But what begins as mere observation turns into an increasingly complicated... more...
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Tue, 26 Feb 2019 06:56:02 GMT
The Eternal Flame: Orthogonal Vol. 2 (by Greg Egan) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-eternal-flame-orthogonal-vol-2
Author(s): Greg Egan
Categories: Fiction > Science Fiction, Literary Collections > American
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Publish date: 2012-08-26
ISBN-10: 159780293X
ISBN-13: 9781597802932
Language: English
Description: Greg Egan’s The Clockwork Rocket introduced readers to an exotic universe where the laws of physics are very different from our own, where the speed of light varies in ways Einstein would never allow, and where intelligent life has evolved in unique and fascinating ways. Now Egan continues his epic tale of alien beings embarked on a desperate voyage to save their world . . . . The generation ship Peerless is in search of advanced technology capable of sparing their home planet from imminent destruction. In theory, the ship is traveling fast enough that it can traverse the cosmos for generations–and still return home... more...
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Tue, 26 Feb 2019 06:52:05 GMT
Writing Your Dissertation: The bestselling guide to planning, preparing and presenting first-class work (How to Series) (by Derek Swetnam) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/writing-your-dissertation-the-bestselling-guide-to-planning-preparing-and-presenting-first-class-work-how-to-series
Author(s): Derek Swetnam
Categories: Business & Economics > Skills, Fiction > General, Language Arts & Disciplines > Literacy
Publisher: How To Books
Publish date: 2000-04-01
ISBN-10: 185703662X
ISBN-13: 9781857036626
Language: English
Description: Gives you the tools to produce a first class dissertation This book gives you the confidence, tools and techniques to produce a first-class dissertation. It offers practical guidelines to planning realistic timetables and structuring every aspect of your work. Find out how to avoid common mistakes and the best way to present your work, and even how to assess your dissertation in the same way as a university or college tutor does.
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Mon, 25 Feb 2019 04:36:05 GMT