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Empire of Lies

By Raymond Khoury
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  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Isbn : 125021095X
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
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Empire of Lies is a sweeping thriller in the tradition of The Man in the High Castle, Fatherland, and Underground Airlines from New York Times bestselling author Raymond Khoury. “The best what-if thriller for a long, long time—makes you think, makes you sweat, and makes you choose, between what is and what might have been.”—Lee Child Istanbul, 1683: Mehmed IV, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, is preparing to lay siege to Vienna, capital of the Holy Roman Empire, when a mysterious visitor arrives in his bedroom—naked, covered in strange tattoos—to deliver a dangerous, world-changing message. Paris, 2017: Ottoman flags have been flying over the great city for three hundred years, ever since its fall—along with all of Europe—to the empire’s all-conquering army. Notre Dame has been renamed the Fatih Mosque. Public spaces are segregated by gender. And Kamal Arslan Agha, a feted officer in the sultan’s secret police, is starting to question his orders. Rumors of an impending war with the Christian Republic of America, attacks by violent extremists, and economic collapse have heightened surveillance and arrests across the empire. Tasked with surveying potential threats, Kamal has a heavy caseload—and conscience. When a mysterious stranger—naked, covered in strange tattoos—appears on the banks of the Seine, Kamal is called in to investigate. But what he discovers is a secret buried in the empire’s past, a secret the Sultan will do anything to silence. With the mysterious Z Protectorate one step behind, Kamal, together with Nisreen—a fierce human rights lawyer—is caught up in a race across the empire and time itself—a race that could change their world, or destroy it. Empire of Lies is being published as "The Ottoman Secret" in the UK. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • Reads : 760
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Book Summary:

Collecting Black Panther (2018) #1-6. A bold new direction for the Black Panther! For years, T’Challa has protected Wakanda from all invaders. Now, he will discover that his kingdom is much bigger than he ever dreamed. Across the vast Multiverse lies an empire founded in T’Challa’s name. Readers caught a glimpse of it in MARVEL LEGACY #1. Now learn the truth behind the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda! A Panther story unlike any other begins with T’Challa as a stranger in a strange land — with no memory of his past, only the suffering of a present spent toiling in the Vibranium mines. But all hope is not lost. A rebellion is growing — and they have a plan. But who will lead these lost citizens? Where is the Black Panther? And what is the M’Kraan Shard?

Be Well

By Eugene R. Furnace
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1481732366
  • Pages : 137
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Reads : 563
  • File Pdf: be-well.pdf

Book Summary:

Simply stated, we need YOU! We need you to be who you are without the chains and lies that prevent you from becoming and living the gift you are to yourself and to the world. Be Well was designed to help you meet yourself, live your journey, and live with the best health and wellness you possibly can. Throughout this book, you and I will discuss basic information about the dimensions of well-being. We will consider Scripture and science in our search for some of the best practices in health and wellness, but our conversation will be easy to understand, easy to follow, and have ideas for practical use. Start your journey Today, building your E.M.P.I.R.E. of Health and Wellness so that all of you, not just pieces and parts, experiences the fullness of well-being.

In Truth

By Matthew Fraser
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1633886255
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 474
  • File Pdf: in-truth.pdf

Book Summary:

From ancient Rome to the current Internet age, this sweeping history of ideas explores how different epochs wrestled with the issue of truth and lies.From the ancient Greeks and Romans to the modern era, how have people determined what is true? How have those with power and influence sought to control the narrative? Are we living in a post-truth era, or is that notion simply the latest attempt to control the narrative? The relationship between truth and power is the key theme.Moving through major historical periods, the author focuses on notable people and events, from well-known leaders like Julius Caesar and Adolf Hitler to lesser-known individuals like Procopius and Savonarola. He notes distinct parallels in history to current events. Julius Caesar's publication of his Gallic Wars and Civil Wars was an early exercise in political spin not unlike what we see today. During the English Civil War and the Enlightenment, pamphleteering coupled with the new power of the printing press challenged the status quo, as online and social media does in our time. And "fake news" was already being used by German chancellor Otto von Bismarck in nineteenth-century Europe and by the "yellow journalism" of American newspaper magnates William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer near the turn of the twentieth century.The author concludes optimistically, noting that we are debating and discussing truth more fiercely today than in any previous era. The determination to arrive at the truth, despite the manipulations of the powerful, bodes well for the future of democracy.

The Nepal Compact

By Bishnu Pathak, Ph.D.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cook Communication
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 149
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 827
  • File Pdf: the-nepal-compact.pdf

Book Summary:

Nepal Compact is an integral part of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The MCC is a grant agency established by the United States (US) to reduce global poverty. The objectives of the study are to: examine the cause and patterns; identify the grant areas, and evaluate controversial issues of the MCC. The state-of-the-art paper is prepared based upon literature review, archival research, and lesson-learned centric approach from yesterday, studies the axiomatic truth of the Nepal Compact today, and interprets how potential Cold War-II initiates from the geostrategic land Nepal tomorrow. The study method led to snowball techniques. The ratification of the Nepal Compact formally ended a chaotic five-year-long saga. But, its politico-diplomatic controversy spread in all tiers and professions even at the grassroots level. Large sections of Nepali people protest the assistance of the US and India in Nepal. There are many opportunities and a few are doubtful dilemmas in the MCC.

Colors of Veracity

By Vera Schwarcz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Isbn : 0824838750
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 159
  • File Pdf: colors-of-veracity.pdf

Book Summary:

In Colors of Veracity, Vera Schwarcz condenses four decades of teaching and scholarship about China to raise fundamental questions about the nature of truth and history. In clear and vivid prose, she addresses contemporary moral dilemmas with a highly personal sense of ethics and aesthetics. Drawing on classical sources in Hebrew and Chinese (as well as several Greek and Japanese texts), Schwarcz brings deep and varied cultural references to bear on the question of truth and falsehood in human consciousness. An attentiveness to connotations and nuance is apparent throughout her work, which redefines both the Jewish understanding of emet (a notion of truth that encompasses authenticity) and the Chinese commitment to zhen (a vision of the real that comprises the innermost sincerity of the seeker’s heart-mind). Works of art, from contemporary calligraphy and installations to fake Chinese characters and a Jewish menorah from Roman times, shed light light on the historian’s task of giving voice to the dread-filled past. Following in the footsteps of literary scholar Geoffrey Hartman, Schwarcz expands on the “Philomela Project, which calls on historians to find new ways of conveying truth, especially when political authorities are bent on enforcing amnesia of past traumatic events. Truth matters, even if it cannot be mapped in its totality. Veracity is shown again and again to be neither black nor white. Schwarcz’ accomplishment is a subtle depiction of “fractured luminosity,” which inspires and sustains the moral conviction of those who pursue truth against all odds.

Ren of Atikala: The Empire of Dust

By David Adams
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : David Adams
  • Isbn : 131044532X
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 941
  • File Pdf: ren-of-atikala.pdf

Book Summary:

I am Ren of Atikala. Warlord. Conqueror. Murderer. I have many stories yet to tell, but this one is the most bloody. There was a time I thought I was a God. Something greater than inconsequential mortals; better than my kobold kin, better than elves and dwarves and everyone. Peerless. Indefatigable. Monomaniacal in my quest for superiority. Everything I had done to lead me to this point ultimately hurt me. Death was my shadow and I cast it everywhere I went. It grew larger and larger, sucking in everyone around me and swallowing them whole. Then it fell on me. This is the story about why I am not a hero. Book three of the Kobolds series. The Kobolds series: #1: Ren of Atikala#2: Ren of Atikala: The Scars of Northaven#3: Ren of Atikala: The Empire of Dust#4: Ren of Atikala: The Exile Other stories set in Drathari, the World of Shattered Dreams: - Sacrifice- The Pariahs- The Pariahs: Freelands- The Pariahs: Elfholme- The Pariahs: The Abyss (coming soon!)

What Is Mathematics? The Greatest Detective Story Never Told

By Dr. Thomas Stark
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 1716922127
  • Pages :
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Reads : 712
  • File Pdf: what-is-mathematics-the-greatest-detective-story-never-told.pdf

Book Summary:

So, you know what mathematics is, right? Well, if you do, you’re a smarter person than Nobel laureates Albert Einstein and Eugene Wigner, who were baffled by what mathematics is and how it relates to science and the world. Wigner wrote a famous paper entitled “The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences.” No scientist has ever explained why mathematics is so uncannily appropriate to describing Nature. Galileo said, “The Book of Nature is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is impossible to humanly understand a word; without these, one is wandering in a dark labyrinth.” Do you want to escape from the dark labyrinth? Then you must discover what mathematics really is. The answer will blow your mind. Guaranteed. Come on the greatest detective adventure of them all, where you do nothing but exercise pure deduction. Come and be a cosmic Sherlock Holmes. Put on your deerstalker and practice the pristine science of deduction. Determining the true nature of mathematics is the No. 1 problem facing humanity. To explain mathematics is to explain reality itself.

Echoes and Empires

By Morgan Rhodes
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0593351681
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 225
  • File Pdf: echoes-and-empires.pdf

Book Summary:

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Falling Kingdoms series comes the first book in a brand-new duology about forbidden magic and dangerous secrets, for readers of Victoria Aveyard and Margaret Rogerson. Josslyn Drake knows only three things about magic: it’s rare, illegal, and always deadly. So when she’s caught up in a robbery gone wrong at the Queen’s Gala and infected by a dangerous piece of magic—one that allows her to step into the memories of an infamously evil warlock—she finds herself living her worst nightmare. Joss needs the magic removed before it corrupts her soul and kills her. But in Ironport, the cost of doing magic is death, and seeking help might mean scheduling her own execution. There’s nobody she can trust. Nobody, that is, except wanted criminal Jericho Nox, who offers her a deal: his help extracting the magic in exchange for the magic itself. And though she’s not thrilled to be working with a thief, especially one as infuriating (and infuriatingly handsome) as Jericho, Joss is desperate enough to accept. But Jericho is nothing like Joss expects. The closer she grows to Jericho and the more she sees of the world outside her pampered life in the city, the more Joss begins to question the beliefs she’s always taken for granted—beliefs about right and wrong, about power and magic, and even about herself. In an empire built on lies, the truth may be her greatest weapon.

Stalin and Mao

By Lucien Bianco
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press
  • Isbn : 9882370659
  • Pages : 476
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 870
  • File Pdf: stalin-and-mao.pdf

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China's ascent to the ranks of the world's second largest economic power has given its revolution a better image than that of its Russian counterpart. Yet the two have a great deal in common. Indeed, the Chinese revolution was a carbon copy of its predecessor, until Mao became aware, not so much of the failures of the Russian model, but of its inability to adapt to an overcrowded third-world country. Yet, instead of correcting that model, Mao decided to go further and faster in the same direction. The aftershock of an earthquake may be weaker, but the Great Leap Forward of 1958 in China was far more destructive than the Great Turn of 1929 in the Soviet Union. It was conceived with an idealistic end but failed to take all the possibilities into account. China's development only took off after--and thanks to--Mao's death, once the country turned its back on the revolution. Lucien Bianco's original comparative study highlights the similarities: the all-powerful bureaucracy; the over-exploitation of the peasantry, which triggered two of the worst famines of the 20th century; control over writers and artists; repression and labor camps. The comparison of Stalin and Mao that completes the picture, leads the author straight back to Lenin and he quotes the observation by a Chinese historian that, "If at all possible, it is best to avoid revolutions altogether."

Elusive Peace

By PENGUIN GROUP (UK)
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0141906138
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 386
  • File Pdf: elusive-peace.pdf

Book Summary:

Ehud Barak's election as Prime Minister of Israel on 17th May 1999 and his determination to conclude a peace deal with the Palestinians inspired both Israeli voters and the international community. So where did it all go wrong? How did it end, less than two years later, in the total failure of Barak's peace efforts, his defeat at the polls and ejection from office? How did he open the way not to peace, but to Ariel Sharon? Drawing on exclusive interviews with all the major international figures involved, this book traces the history of the Middle East peace process from Barak's election, through the peace talks at Camp David to the current Road Map. It illuminates the characters of Clinton, Arafat, Sharon and many others, and offers many insights into one of the most complex political political situations in the world today.

The Death of Management: Restoring Value to the U.S. Economy

By Jack Buffington
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 0313362130
  • Pages : 188
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 246
  • File Pdf: the-death-of-management.pdf

Book Summary:

Management as we know it has been the driver of business growth in U.S. economies for a couple of centuries. Yet the practice of management is no longer focused on creating real value. Instead, it is now all about using sophisticated financial techniques-and practices like outsourcing and downsizing, among others—to improve profitability. Such addition through subtraction results in higher profits in the short term but puts the corporation and its employees at risk in the long term—not to mention the entire U.S. economy. Innovation and productivity improvement, corporate manager Jack Buffington argues, are lost arts in American business. So is getting back to basics the answer? Buffington's provocative thesis: Management as we know it probably can't be repaired. It must be replaced. Asian economies, meanwhile, are growing by leaps and bounds thanks in part to short-term, ill-advised decisions made by U.S. managers. Local companies and divisions of multinational organizations in emerging countries are on track to eventually overtake those of the West, putting our job base and prosperity at peril. If we want to bring manufacturing jobs back here to the U.S., corporate managers must seek productivity and innovation improvements in U.S. operations. Jack Buffington knows all too well how quickly things can go downhill for U.S. businesses. Turned into a relentless cost-cutter by the forces of globalization and Wall Street's expectations for short-term gains, he—like thousands of other U.S. executives—has watched some of the companies he's worked for disappear for want of real value. Whereas America once prized managers who displayed skill in optimizing the interplay of capital, labor, and technology to grow a company, today's professional manager is rewarded more often for being a cost cutter than an innovator. Fortunately, this book not only outlines the problem, it outlines the solution as well by establishing a 21st-century definition of management that will succeed in today's global economy. Rather than angling to produce a penny more of earnings per share to please the financiers, corporate managers will see once again how to use their ingenuity to produce products, services, and business processes that not only provide generous profits but sustain a business—and its jobs—for years to come. By heeding Buffington's call, the U.S. can rekindle its zeal for innovation, leading to an era in which consumers, workers, investors, and managers all prosper.