Fuga Dai Morti Whisky Tango Foxtrot Vol 1

Autore: Wj Lundy
Editore: Babelcube Inc.
ISBN: 1633395464
Grandezza: 27,72 MB
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"Fuga dai Morti" è un'introduzione al mondo apocalittico del sergente Brad Thompson. La radio si spegne mentre i militari sono di pattuglia in Afghanistan, da soli nel deserto. Con la sua unità e la base distrutte, il sergente Brad Thompson si trova improvvisamente isolato e al comando di un manipolo di uomini, cercando di sopravvivere nella desolazione afgana. La popolazione locale è stata infettata da uno strano morbo che trasforma le persone in animali rabbiosi. Battendosi per tenere insieme il suo team e unire i sopravvisuti, il sergente Thompson dovrà combattere per trovare la strada verso la salvezza.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Autore: David Shafer
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241972779
Grandezza: 23,28 MB
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David Shafer's acclaimed Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: A brilliant, visionary and deeply human cyber-thriller Deep in the forest near Burma's border with China, a young woman sees something she wasn't supposed to see. In Portland, Oregon, a troubled young man crashes his bicycle on his way to work - and then gets fired. In New York, a famous self-help author goes on daytime TV - and suddenly conceives 'a book that would take him beyond talk shows'. What connects these three people - though they don't know it yet - is that they have come to the attention of the Committee, a global cabal that seeks to privatize all information. And each of them will, in their different ways, come to take part in the secret resistance struggle spearheaded by a scarily clever hacktivist collective - a struggle built on radical politics, classic spycraft and eye-popping technology. Along the way, they are forced to confront their own demons, reconsider their values, and contemplate the meaning of love, family, friendship and community. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is at once a page-turning thriller, a deeply absorbing psychological novel, and a visionary exploration of the possibilities and hazards of our online lives. 'A paranoid, sarcastic and clattering pop thriller that reads as if it were torn from the damp pages of Glenn Greenwald's fever journal ... Reading [Shafer's] prose is like popping a variant of the red pill in The Matrix: everything gets a little crisper' New York Times 'Genius techno-thriller à la Neal Stephenson, powered by social-media info-conspiracy à la Dave Eggers' Time 'A stylish, absorbing, sharply modern hybrid of techno-thriller and psychodrama that bristles with wit and intellect' Maggie Shipstead, author of Seating Arrangements 'A fine example of what happens when big, brainy ideas are successfully mated with good old-fashioned plot thrust ... The next time the Fiction is Dead brigade demand to know why novels deserve a place in popular culture, the constant reader might well cite this book as Exhibit A for the defence' Irish Times 'Exciting, funny, moving and thought-provoking' Irish Independent

The Rising

Autore: Brian Keene
ISBN: 9781621050926
Grandezza: 68,26 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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Original publication and copyright date: 2003.

Gardens In The Dunes

Autore: Leslie Marmon Silko
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439127891
Grandezza: 31,17 MB
Formato: PDF
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A sweeping, multifaceted tale of a young Native American pulled between the cherished traditions of a heritage on the brink of extinction and an encroaching white culture, Gardens in the Dunes is the powerful story of one woman’s quest to reconcile two worlds that are diametrically opposed. At the center of this struggle is Indigo, who is ripped from her tribe, the Sand Lizard people, by white soldiers who destroy her home and family. Placed in a government school to learn the ways of a white child, Indigo is rescued by the kind-hearted Hattie and her worldly husband, Edward, who undertake to transform this complex, spirited girl into a “proper” young lady. Bit by bit, and through a wondrous journey that spans the European continent, traipses through the jungles of Brazil, and returns to the rich desert of Southwest America, Indigo bridges the gap between the two forces in her life and teaches her adoptive parents as much as, if not more than, she learns from them.

The Blinded Man

Autore: Arne Dahl
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1448137535
Grandezza: 64,87 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 5560
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THE FIRST INTERCRIME THRILLER, TO BE BROADCAST ON BBC FOUR SPRING 2013 Sweden's elite are under attack. Two rich and powerful men have been murdered, and in the face of mounting panic - and media hysteria - a task force has been created to catch the killer. To his surprise, Detective Paul Hjelm, currently under investigation for misconduct after shooting a man who took the staff of an immigration office hostage, is summoned to join the new team. But the killer has left no clues, even removing the bullets from the crime scenes, and Hjelm and his new teammates face a daunting challenge if they are to uncover the connection between the victims and catch the murderer before he kills again.

Vital Signs

Autore: Barbara Wood
Editore: Turner
ISBN: 9781596528642
Grandezza: 63,74 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Moving through the exotic settings of California, Hawaii, and Africa, Barbara Wood weaves a rich and compelling story of three women's lives and the challenges they face in their careers and in their relationships. In the late 1960s, three bright, ambitious women struggling to make a place in a man's world meed in medical school. Each has a past she wants to forget, and each has a dream she needs to fulfill. Mickey Long — Disfigured from birth, Mickey turns to plastic surgery to heal herself and others afflicted with her special pain. Sondra Mallone — Abandoned by her natural parents, Sondra becomes a missionary doctor to forgotten souls crying out for love. Ruth Shapiro — After discovering the miracle of motherhood, Ruth opens a pioneering fertility clinic that offers new hope to those who once had none. In the years that lie ahead — years of triumph and tragedy, joy and sorrow, love and loneliness — each woman will find, in their unique bond of friendship, the courage and strength to succeed.

A Universe Of Books

Autore: Peter Whitfield
Editore: Wychwood Press
Grandezza: 23,85 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1913
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This survey ranges over world literature, examining key texts in science, religion, history, fiction and poetry, displaying the vastness of the intellectual universe which books have created.

Nemesis Miss Marple

Autore: Agatha Christie
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007422628
Grandezza: 75,47 MB
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Vista: 9178
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A message from a dead acquaintance prompts a bus tour to an unknown crime...

The Fashion Of Football

Autore: Paolo Hewitt
Editore: Mainstream Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781845960506
Grandezza: 80,42 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 4134
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In THE FASHION OF FOOTBALL, this relationship is brilliantly brought to life for the very first time. Entertaining and informative, the journey starts with the abolition of the maximum wage in the early '60s and focuses on key names, including George Best and Bobby Moore. There are new interviews with '70s footballers such as Steve Perryman, Alan Hudson and Mike Summerbee, as well as with a wider range of famous names, like the tailor Dougie Hayward, who designed Bobby Moore's suits. As well as documenting this unique history, the authors also talk to players such as Millwall's Darren Ward and examine in depth the huge impact that England captain David Beckham has had on his contemporaries. The book does not just focus on the players, however. It also charts the many influential street fashions that have emanated from the terraces over the years, notably the widespread popularity of the Skinhead in the late '60s and the birth of the Casual in the mid-'70s. To that end, the authors have unearthed many fascinating testimonies from fans of all persuasions, including the singer Kevin Rowland, the writer Irvine Welsh and members of Cardiff's notorious Soul Crew. THE FASHION OF FOOTBALL is a unique book: an amalgamation of history and entertainment mixed into one riveting read. It is brought to life by photographs taken by the great Terry O'Neill...

Uncommon People

Autore: Eric Hobsbawm
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780220537
Grandezza: 49,79 MB
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A fascinating collection of essays concerning working men and women. These 26 essays range over the history of working men and women between the late 18th century and the present day. They include Hobsbawm's pioneering studies in labour history and social protest - the formation of the British working class, labour custom and traditions, the political radicalism of 19th century shoemakers, male and female images in revolutionary movements, the machine-breakers, revolution and sex, peasants and politics, the rules of violence, the common-sense of Tom Paine. There are more recent reflections: on the May Day holiday; the Vietnam War; socialism and the avantgarde; Mario Puzo, the Mafia and the Sicilian bandit Salvatore Guiliano; and the cultural consequences of Christopher Columbus. There are tributes to some of jazz's legendary figures - Count Basie, Sidney Bechet and Dike Ellington - anf the tragic blues-singer Billie Holiday.