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With the Lightnings, Second Edition

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Now with a new Afterword by David Drake A Friendship Forged in Hell! Daniel Leary is a lieutenant in the Republic of Cinnabar Navy with no money and no pro ...

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  • Editeur: Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • ISBN: 1625790775
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 153
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Détails: Now with a new Afterword by David Drake A Friendship Forged in Hell! Daniel Leary is a lieutenant in the Republic of Cinnabar Navy with no money and no prospects since he quarreled with his ruthless, politically powerful father. Adele Mundy is a scholar with no money and no prospects since her family was massacred for conspiring against the Government of Cinnabar. Kostroma is a wealthy planet which depends on diplomacy to stay independent in a galaxy whose two great powers, Cinnabar and the Alliance, battle for supremacy. In a few hours, diplomacy is going to fail Kostroma. Daniel, Adele, and the scratch crew they gather aren't much to stand in the way of a powerful invasion fleet, but just possibly they're enough. Men and women who hold courage cheap and honor more dear than life itself face impossible odds in a novel of color, intrigue and slashing action. From the corridors of a treason-ridden palace through the perils of unknown seas and hellish jungles to a final blazlng climax in space, the heroes never bow and the action never flags. They have nothing on their side but each other¾and heaven help whatever tries to stand in their way! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).


With the Lightnings

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A Friendship Forged in Hell! Daniel Leary is a lieutenant in the Republic of Cinnabar Navy with no money and no prospects since he quarreled with his ruthl ...

  • L'auteur : David Drake
  • Editeur: Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • ISBN: 1618242377
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A Friendship Forged in Hell! Daniel Leary is a lieutenant in the Republic of Cinnabar Navy with no money and no prospects since he quarreled with his ruthless, politically powerful father. Adele Mundy is a scholar with no money and no prospects since her family was massacred for conspiring against the Government of Cinnabar. Kostroma is a wealthy planet which depends on diplomacy to stay independent in a galaxy whose two great powers, Cinnabar and the Alliance, battle for supremacy. In a few hours, diplomacy is going to fail Kostroma. Daniel, Adele, and the scratch crew they gather aren't much to stand in the way of a powerful invasion fleet, but just possibly they're enough. Men and women who hold courage cheap and honor more dear than life itself face impossible odds in a novel of color, intrigue and slashing action. From the corridors of a treason-ridden palace through the perils of unknown seas and hellish jungles to a final blazlng climax in space, the heroes never bow and the action never flags. They have nothing on their side but each other¾and heaven help whatever tries to stand in their way! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).


The Lightnings of God

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God longs to make Himself known to all people—and He wants to use you to do it! Whether or not you believe it, God has given all believers the ability to ...

  • L'auteur : Joe Oden
  • Editeur: Destiny Image Publishers
  • ISBN: 0768453569
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 208
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: God longs to make Himself known to all people—and He wants to use you to do it! Whether or not you believe it, God has given all believers the ability to walk in the same miracle-power as Jesus. Only two simple things are required: faith and preparation. The Lightnings of God offers profound insight for both. Joe Oden has trained thousands of people to walk in the fullness of their God-ordained destinies by operating in the miraculous. He shares true stories of everyday encounters where signs, wonders, and miracles impact real people. In this powerful book, Joe imparts… Confidence for laying hands on the sick, and expecting healing. Strategy on positioning yourself for encounters with the fire of God. Boldness to prophesy and move in prophetic evangelism. Hunger for a prayer life filled with Holy-Spirit power. Practical tools for releasing God-encounters to the people around you. So arise and claim your destiny as a vessel through which the Holy Spirit can release The Lightnings of God!


The Far Side of the Stars

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While the Republic of Cinnabar is at peace with the Alliance, warriors like Lt. Daniel Leary and Signals Officer Adele Mundy must find other work¾like esc ...

  • L'auteur : David Drake
  • Editeur: Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • ISBN: 1618244000
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 448
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: While the Republic of Cinnabar is at peace with the Alliance, warriors like Lt. Daniel Leary and Signals Officer Adele Mundy must find other work¾like escorting a pair of wealthy nobles on an expedition to the back of beyond! The Princess Cecile, the corvette in which they carved their reputations in letters of fire, has been sold as a private yacht, but she still has her guns, her missiles, and her veteran crew. Daniel and Adele will need all of those things as they face winged dragons, an Alliance auxiliary cruiser, jealous lovers, and a mysterious oracle which really does foresee the future. That won't be enough, though, when they penetrate a secret Alliance base and find a hostile fleet ready for a war that will sweep Cinnabar out of a strategically crucial arm of the galaxy. Preventing that will involve skill, courage, and more luck than a sane man could even pray for; and it will require a space battle on a scale that a tiny corvette like the Princess Cecile has no business being involved in. But she'll be in the middle of it anyway, because Daniel, Adele, and their Cinnabar crew would never turn their backs on a fight! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). Praise for the Lt. Leary Series: "Please more Lt. Leary soon!" ¾Andre Norton "Updating dashing Horatio Hornblower tactics and vintage John Wayne heroics with . . . formidably battle-hardened female NCOs, Drake gives . . . a full measure of appealing derring-do." ¾Publishers Weekly "Drake's [With the Lightnings] once again demonstrates the author's talent for arcane politics and vivid battle scenes . . . a pair of clever and resourceful protagonists . . . action-packed space opera. . . ." ¾Library Journal "Drake . . . creates two strong protagonists . . . [With the Lightnings] is an intelligent page-turner . . . the launching of a new futuristic space-navy saga." ¾Booklist ". . . vintage Drake, fast paced, heroic, and ending in a rousing climax. Drake remains one of the best of the military SF writers." ¾Science Fiction Chronicle "[With the Lightnings is] his best and most fun novel . . . I'd love to see a sequel." ¾Philadelphia Weekly Press "[Drake] couldn't write a bad action scene at gunpoint, and his sense of humor infuses the characters here [in Lt. Leary, Commanding] with agreeable qualities. . . . Grand fun for lovers of action in high space. ¾Roland Green


Lt. Leary Commanding

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Into Harm's Way! Lieutenant Daniel Leary of the Republic of Cinnabar Navy commands the corvette Princess Cecile; his friend Signals Officer Adele Mundy has ...

  • L'auteur : David Drake
  • Editeur: Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • ISBN: 1618242369
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 448
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Into Harm's Way! Lieutenant Daniel Leary of the Republic of Cinnabar Navy commands the corvette Princess Cecile; his friend Signals Officer Adele Mundy has the latest in spy apparatus and the skill to prowl the most tightly guarded database. All they lack are enemies, and fate is about to supply that need in abundance! A hostage uses the Princess Cecile to regain his freedom-and his throne! An ally intrigues with enemies of Cinnabar-knowing the plot can only be safeguarded by destroying the Princess Cecile! A pirate chief joins in a cutthroat battle with a rival-and the Princess Cecile is a pawn! Daniel, Adele, and their crack crew must battle bureaucrats and traitors, the winds of a barren desert and the strains of a voyage never before attempted. If they succeed at every stage, their reward will be the chance to fight another enemy: one which can blow them and a hundred ships like theirs to vapor! DEATH IS ALWAYS AN OPTION BUT DEFEAT CAN NEVER BE Action, color and heroics merge with the gritty realities of war and politics in a story that never slows down. Indeed, how could it slow down, with LT. LEARY, COMMANDING At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).


Lightning

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz’s brilliantly thrilling novel of suspense. In the midst of a raging blizzard, lightning struck on the ni ...

  • L'auteur : Dean Koontz
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440619883
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 384
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz’s brilliantly thrilling novel of suspense. In the midst of a raging blizzard, lightning struck on the night Laura Shane was born. And a mysterious blond-haired stranger showed up just in time to save her from dying. Years later, in the wake of another storm, Laura will be saved again. For someone is watching over her. Is he the guardian angel he seems? The devil in disguise? Or the master of a haunting destiny beyond all time and space? “A gripping novel…fast-paced and satisfying.”—People


Thunder And Lightnings

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When Andrew's family moves house, he strikes up an unexpected friendship with his neighbour Victor. There isn't a thing Victor doesn't know about the RAF p ...

  • L'auteur : Jan Mark
  • Editeur: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141361867
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 256
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: When Andrew's family moves house, he strikes up an unexpected friendship with his neighbour Victor. There isn't a thing Victor doesn't know about the RAF planes flying overhead and the two boys are soon busy tracking their movements. Then Andrew discovers that Victor's beloved Lightnings are due to be scrapped... Thunder and Lightnings won the Carnegie Medal in 1976.


The Lightning Boys

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“A good read both to aviators in general and to the Lightning fraternity in particular” (Royal Air Force Historical Society). According to a recent int ...

  • L'auteur : Richard Pike
  • Editeur: Grub Street Publishers
  • ISBN: 1909166367
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: “A good read both to aviators in general and to the Lightning fraternity in particular” (Royal Air Force Historical Society). According to a recent international study, the Lightning is the fifth most popular military aircraft of all time. With over twenty individual stories from former Lightning pilots, this book relates the highs and lows, the dramas and the demands of those who operated this iconic aircraft until its sharp end. Tales include the recollections of an aerobatic display pilot, an implausible yet true account of telepathic communication, and an extraordinary episode in which a Lightning pilot on an exchange program with the French Air Force became embroiled in a mid-air collision. An unverified, but likely genuine, world record is also revealed in one of the chapters. In addition to the original photographs that accompany the text, the renowned aviation artist Chris Stone, a former Lightning pilot himself, has provided a unique sketch as well as copies of some of his paintings, offering a look at this amazing aircraft that will appeal to the general reader as well as the enthusiast.


The Way to Glory

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Lieutenant Leary and Adele Mundy are Back in This Blazing Sequel to The Far Side of the Stars. Violence racks Cinnabar. The fleets of the tyrannical Allian ...

  • L'auteur : David Drake
  • Editeur: Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • ISBN: 1618244620
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 416
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Lieutenant Leary and Adele Mundy are Back in This Blazing Sequel to The Far Side of the Stars. Violence racks Cinnabar. The fleets of the tyrannical Alliance are on the move, and at home class riots threaten to rip apart not only society but the Republic of Cinnabar Navy. Lt. Daniel Leary has earned promotion, but the needs of the Republic and the RCN require that he serve under an officer whose paranoia has already led him to execute crewmen out of hand. Signals Officer Adele Mundy has repeatedly proved her skills and loyalty as Cinnabar's most accomplished intelligence agent, but now elements within the Republic want to draw her into a conspiracy like the one that led to her parent's massacre. Leary and Mundy battle their way from riot-torn streets to spies in an outlying base and an anarchic planet where violence is the only law, but if they succeed at every stage, one test still remains: a space battle against an overwhelming Alliance force. Even for Daniel Leary it will be a difficult fight to win¾and almost impossible to survive. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).


Redliners

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They were the toughest fighters in the galaxy- until they got used up. The mission: redemption-or death, The troops were walking dead already, so there was ...

  • L'auteur : David Drake
  • Editeur: Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • ISBN: 1618241516
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 384
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: They were the toughest fighters in the galaxy- until they got used up. The mission: redemption-or death, The troops were walking dead already, so there wasn't much of a downside. Major Arthur Farrell and the troops of Strike Force Company C41 had seen too much war with the alien Kalendru. They had too many screaming memories to be fit for combat again, but they were far too dangerous to themselves and others to be returned to civilian life. The bureaucracy that administered human affairs arranged a final mission with the same ruthless efficiency as it conducted the war against the Kalendru. C41 would guard a colony being sent to a hell planet. If the troops succeeded, they might be ready to return to human society. When the mission went horribly wrong, Art Farrell and his troops found their lives on the line as never before, protecting civilians to whom bureaucratic injustice was a new experience. And there was one more thing... A story of soldiers and civilians, of hope and, possibly, redemption. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).


Year of Lightning

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Fifteen-year-old twins Malcolm and Valentine Gilbert never imagined an old house across the street could be so much trouble, but a secret machine inside ha ...

  • L'auteur : Ryan Dalton
  • Editeur: North Star Editions, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1631630520
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 344
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Fifteen-year-old twins Malcolm and Valentine Gilbert never imagined an old house across the street could be so much trouble, but a secret machine inside has woken up, and its power is growing. When the twins discover a connection between the house and the storms, their situation goes from mysterious to crazy-stupid dangerous.


Ball Lightning

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Three-Body Trilogy, Cixin Liu's Ball Lightning is the story of what happens when the beauty of scientific ...

  • L'auteur : Cixin Liu
  • Editeur: Tor Books
  • ISBN: 0765394081
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 352
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: From the New York Times bestselling author of the Three-Body Trilogy, Cixin Liu's Ball Lightning is the story of what happens when the beauty of scientific inquiry runs up against the drive to harness new discoveries with no consideration of their possible consequences. When Chen’s parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of this mysterious natural phenomenon. His search takes him to stormy mountaintops, an experimental military weapons lab, and an old Soviet science station. The more he learns, the more he comes to realize that ball lightning is just the tip of an entirely new frontier. While Chen’s quest for answers gives purpose to his lonely life, it also pits him against soldiers and scientists with motives of their own: a beautiful army major with an obsession with dangerous weaponry, and a physicist who has no place for ethical considerations in his single-minded pursuit of knowledge. "Wildly imaginative."—Barack Obama on The Three-Body Problem trilogy Tor books by Cixin Liu The Remembrance of Earth's Past #1 The Three-Body Problem #2 The Dark Forest #3 Death's End At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Though Hell Should Bar the Way

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A NEW NOVEL IN THE NATIONALLY BEST-SELLING RCN MILITARY SF SERIES. David Drake, Dean of Military Science Fiction, returns with another entry in his best-se ...

  • L'auteur : David Drake
  • Editeur: Baen Books
  • ISBN: 1625796323
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 416
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A NEW NOVEL IN THE NATIONALLY BEST-SELLING RCN MILITARY SF SERIES. David Drake, Dean of Military Science Fiction, returns with another entry in his best-selling RCN series. FROM WEALTH AND POWER, TO POVERTY AND INSULTS! Roy Olfetrie planned to be an officer in the Republic of Cinnabar Navy, but when his father was unmasked as a white-collar criminal he had to take whatever he was offered. What is offered turns out to be a chance to accompany Captain Daniel Leary and Lady Adele Mundy as they go off to start a war that will put Roy at the sharp end. Duty snatches Roy from the harem of a pirate chief to a world of monsters, from interstellar reaches in a half-wrecked starship to assassination attempts at posh houses. Roy has the choice of making friends or dying friendless; of meeting betrayal and responding to it; of breaking his faith or keeping it at the risk of his life. Pirates, politics, and spies--and waiting for Roy if he survives all the rest, a powerful warship. The action doesn't slow--nor can Roy, for if he does the only question is which of the many threats will be the one to catch and kill him. But Captain Leary himself has given Roy a chance, and Roy is determined make the most of it—THOUGH HELL SHOULD BAR THE WAY. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About David Drake’s RCN series: “[R]ousing old-fashioned space opera.”—Publishers Weekly “The fun is in the telling, and Mr. Drake has a strong voice. I want more!”—Philadelphia Weekly Press “[S]pace opera is alive and well. This series is getting better as the author goes along…character development combined with first-rate action and memorable world designs.”—SFReader.com “Drake deftly weaves a web of political machinations and intrigue that vividly depicts the costs of war. Fans of Patrick O'Brian's Maturin and Aubrey novels will enjoy this intricate, rousing space opera.” —Publishers Weekly About David Drake: “[P]rose as cold and hard as the metal alloy of a tank…rivals Crane and Remarque…”—Chicago Sun-Times “Drake couldn’t write a bad action scene at gunpoint.”—Booklist RCN series: With the Lightnings Lt. Leary, Commanding The Far Side of the Stars The Way to Glory Some Golden Harbor When the Tide Rises In the Stormy Red Sky What Distant Deeps The Road of Danger The Sea Without a Shore Death's Bright Day Though Hell Should Bar the Way


Weave the Lightning

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Empire. Revolution. Magic. Gerrit is the son of Bourshkanya’s Supreme-General. Despite his powerful storm-affinity and the State’s best training, he ca ...

  • L'auteur : Corry L. Lee
  • Editeur: Solaris
  • ISBN: 1786182688
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 528
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Empire. Revolution. Magic. Gerrit is the son of Bourshkanya’s Supreme-General. Despite his powerful storm-affinity and the State’s best training, he can’t control his magic. To escape the brutal consequences, he flees. Celka is a travelling circus performer, hiding both her link to the underground and her storm-affinity from the prying eyes of the secret police. But Gerrit’s arrival threatens to expose everything: her magic, her family, and the people they protect. The storms have returned, and everything will change.


Stealing God's Thunder

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“We forget, living in this era of heavily patented research and closely guarded results, how wonderfully exciting the scientific world used to be. In Ste ...

  • L'auteur : Philip Dray
  • Editeur: Random House
  • ISBN: 1588364615
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: “We forget, living in this era of heavily patented research and closely guarded results, how wonderfully exciting the scientific world used to be. In Stealing God’s Thunder, the story of Benjamin Franklin’s invention of the lightening rod and the resulting consequences, that sense of wonder and excitement and even fear comes beautifully to life. Philip Dray does a remarkable job of illuminating the ever-fascinating Franklin and, more than that, the way that he, and his invention, helped create the new scientific world.” –Deborah Blum, author of Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection Stealing God’s Thunder is a concise, richly detailed biography of Benjamin Franklin viewed through the lens of his scientific inquiry and its ramifications for American democracy. Today we think of Benjamin Franklin as a founder of American independence who also dabbled in science. But in Franklin’s day it was otherwise. Long before he was an eminent statesman, he was famous for his revolutionary scientific work, especially his experiments with lightning and electricity. Pulitzer Prize finalist Philip Dray uses the evolution of Franklin’s scientific curiosity and empirical thinking as a metaphor for America’s struggle to establish its fundamental values. Set against the backdrop of the Enlightenment and America’s pursuit of political equality for all, Stealing God’s Thunder recounts how Franklin unlocked one of the greatest natural mysteries of his day, the seemingly unknowable powers of electricity and lightning. Rich in historic detail and based on numerous primary sources, Stealing God’s Thunder is a fascinating original look at one of our most beloved and complex founding fathers.


American Lightning

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It was an explosion that reverberated across the country—and into the very heart of early-twentieth-century America. On the morning of October 1, 1910, t ...

  • L'auteur : Howard Blum
  • Editeur: Crown
  • ISBN: 0307410269
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 352
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: It was an explosion that reverberated across the country—and into the very heart of early-twentieth-century America. On the morning of October 1, 1910, the walls of the Los Angeles Times Building buckled as a thunderous detonation sent men, machinery, and mortar rocketing into the night air. When at last the wreckage had been sifted and the hospital triage units consulted, twenty-one people were declared dead and dozens more injured. But as it turned out, this was just a prelude to the devastation that was to come. In American Lightning, acclaimed author Howard Blum masterfully evokes the incredible circumstances that led to the original “crime of the century”—and an aftermath more dramatic than even the crime itself. With smoke still wafting up from the charred ruins, the city’s mayor reacts with undisguised excitement when he learns of the arrival, only that morning, of America’s greatest detective, William J. Burns, a former Secret Service man who has been likened to Sherlock Holmes. Surely Burns, already world famous for cracking unsolvable crimes and for his elaborate disguises, can run the perpetrators to ground. Through the work of many months, snowbound stakeouts, and brilliant forensic sleuthing, the great investigator finally identifies the men he believes are responsible for so much destruction. Stunningly, Burns accuses the men—labor activists with an apparent grudge against the Los Angeles Times’s fiercely anti-union owner—of not just one heinous deed but of being part of a terror wave involving hundreds of bombings. While preparation is laid for America’s highest profile trial ever—and the forces of labor and capital wage hand-to-hand combat in the streets—two other notable figures are swept into the drama: industry-shaping filmmaker D.W. Griffith, who perceives in these events the possibility of great art and who will go on to alchemize his observations into the landmark film The Birth of a Nation; and crusading lawyer Clarence Darrow, committed to lend his eloquence to the defendants, though he will be driven to thoughts of suicide before events have fully played out. Simultaneously offering the absorbing reading experience of a can’t-put-it-down thriller and the perception-altering resonance of a story whose reverberations continue even today, American Lightning is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction.


Thunder & Lightning

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  • L'auteur : Lauren Redniss
  • Editeur: Random House
  • ISBN: 0679644725
  • Genre: Nature
  • Nombre de pages: 272
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Note: This eBook file contains many richly detailed full-color images and makes use of unconventional page layouts. Because of this, readers will be required to zoom in on each page to read the text and see the finer detail of the artwork. [It has not been optimized for devices that display only in black and white.] From the National Book Award finalist Lauren Redniss, author of Radioactive, comes a dazzling fusion of storytelling, visual art, and reportage that grapples with weather in all its dimensions: its danger and its beauty, why it happens and what it means. WINNER OF THE PEN/E. O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, KIRKUS REVIEWS, AND SHELF AWARENESS Weather is the very air we breathe—it shapes our daily lives and alters the course of history. In Thunder & Lightning, Lauren Redniss tells the story of weather and humankind through the ages. This wide-ranging work roams from the driest desert on earth to a frigid island in the Arctic, from the Biblical flood to the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Redniss visits the headquarters of the National Weather Service, recounts top-secret rainmaking operations during the Vietnam War, and examines the economic impact of disasters like Hurricane Katrina. Drawing on extensive research and countless interviews, she examines our own day and age, from our most personal decisions—Do I need an umbrella today?—to the awesome challenges we face with global climate change. Redniss produced each element of Thunder & Lightning: the text, the artwork, the covers, and every page in between. She created many of the images using the antiquated printmaking technique copper plate photogravure etching. She even designed the book’s typeface. The result is a book unlike any other: a spellbinding combination of storytelling, art, and science. Praise for Thunder & Lightning “[An] aesthetically charged and deeply researched account . . . a wild rainstorm of a book, pelting the reader with ideas and inspiration.”—Nature “A gorgeous and illuminating illustrated study of weather in all its tempestuous variety . . . Redniss’s combo of fact, folklore, and vibrant etched copperplate prints enthralls.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Eerily beautiful . . . Contains plenty of scientific explanation (including more than a few nods toward global warming), but also far-flung personal stories that illuminate the beauty, wonder and chaos inherent in the elements.”—The New York Times “Magical . . . Redniss has . . . shown us how human beings live with nature—fighting, coexisting, taming, predicting via leech barometer and radar and intuition.”—The New York Times Book Review “[A] twenty-first-century genius . . . The reader willing to put herself fully in Redniss’s hands will be rewarded with a delicious feeling of being enveloped by a phenomenon that eclipses the chiming trivialities of daily life.”—Elle “Redniss is one of the most creative science writers of our time—her combination of beautiful artwork, reporting, and poetic prose brings science to life in ways that words alone simply cannot.”—Rebecca Skloot “Redniss combines her own dual punch of expressive art and impressive erudition to give an entirely new take on all that happens above our heads.”—Adam Gopnik “A strange and wonderful thing, the work of a first-class mind that refuses to submit to any categories or precedent.”—Dave Eggers


Seven Surrenders

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*2018 LOCUS AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL CATEGORY* From 2017 John W. Campbell Award winner, Ada Palmer, the second book of Terra Ignota, a ...

  • L'auteur : Ada Palmer
  • Editeur: Tor Books
  • ISBN: 1466858753
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 400
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: *2018 LOCUS AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL CATEGORY* From 2017 John W. Campbell Award winner, Ada Palmer, the second book of Terra Ignota, a political SF epic of extraordinary audacity “A cornucopia of dazzling, sharp ideas set in rich, wry prose that rewards rumination with layers of delight. Provocative, erudite, inventive, resplendent.” —Ken Liu, author of The Grace of Kings In a future of near-instantaneous global travel, of abundant provision for the needs of all, a future in which no one living can remember an actual war...a long era of stability threatens to come to an abrupt end. For known only to a few, the leaders of the great Hives, nations without fixed locations, have long conspired to keep the world stable, at the cost of just a little blood. A few secret murders, mathematically planned. So that no faction can ever dominate, and the balance holds. And yet the balance is beginning to give way. Mycroft Canner, convict, sentenced to wander the globe in service to all, knows more about this conspiracy the than he can ever admit. Carlyle Foster, counselor, sensayer, has secrets as well, and they burden Carlyle beyond description. And both Mycroft and Carlyle are privy to the greatest secret of all: Bridger, the child who can bring inanimate objects to life. Shot through with astonishing invention, Ada Palmer's Seven Surrenders is the next movement in one of the great SF epics of our time. “Seven Surrenders veers expertly between love, murder, mayhem, parenthood, theology, and high politics. I haven't had this much fun with a book in a long time.” —Max Gladstone, author of Three Parts Dead Terra Ignota 1. Too Like the Lightning 2. Seven Surrenders 3. The Will to Battle At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


When the Tide Rises

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THE TIDE OF WAR IS RISING-AND THE SHARKS ARE CLOSING IN! When the Republic of Cinnabar doesn't have enough battleships to deal with all the crises in its w ...

  • L'auteur : David Drake
  • Editeur: Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • ISBN: 1618246496
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 368
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: THE TIDE OF WAR IS RISING-AND THE SHARKS ARE CLOSING IN! When the Republic of Cinnabar doesn't have enough battleships to deal with all the crises in its war with the Alliance, it sends the next best thing: Commander Daniel Leary and his friend, the spy Adele Mundy. This time they're off to help the Bagarian cluster in its rebellion against the Alliance, but they'll quickly find that the worst threats to the rebels are the treacherous politicians leading them. Leary and Mundy use electronic espionage, sub-machine guns, and shipkilling missiles to outwit political rivals, put down mutiny, and capture an Alliance fortress. When all else fails, they'll strike for the heart of the Alliance¾and then throw their tiny corvette into a major fleet action in order to turn the tide. A cascade of non-stop action as only David Drake can write it! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). PRAISE FOR THE RCN-DANIEL LEARY SERIES When the Tide Rises: "David Drake just keeps getting better. When the Tide Rises is a smart, funny, exciting adventure of Leary and Mundy, a wonderful read. Part of the fun is seeing how Drake manages the history into true story, in this case, of course, Lord Cochrane in Chile. Daniel Leary's hobby of botany allows David Drake to devise strange and lovely creatures, imaginary worlds that seem as real as our own."¾Cecilia Holland Some Golden Harbor: ". . . rousing old-fashioned space opera. . . . Drake . . . creates vivid characters you can care about. Patrick O'Brian and Bernard Cornwell fans as well as military SF readers will be well rewarded."¾Publishers Weekly The Way to Glory: "The fun is in the telling, and Mr. Drake has a strong voice. I want more!"-Philadelphia Weekly Press ". . . this series is getting better as the author goes along . . . character development combined with first-rate action and memorable world-design."¾SFReader.com The Far Side of the Stars: "Readers who have been entranced by the previous adventures of Daniel Leary and Adele Mundy will sigh with relief to see them again."¾Booklist ". . . the best space opera novels in recent years . . . Leary is a great protagonist . . . the outer space John Wayne."¾The Midwest Book Review Lt. Leary, Commanding: "Please more Lt. Leary soon!" ¾Andre Norton "[Drake] couldn't write a bad action scene at gunpoint, and his sense of humor infuses the characters here with agreeable qualities. . . . Grand fun for lovers of action in high space."-Booklist With the Lightnings: "Updating clashing Horatio Hornblower tactics and vintage John Wayne heroics . . . . Drake gives . . . a full measure of appealing derring-do."¾Publishers Weekly "Drake's latest novel once again demonstrates the author's talent for arcane politics and vivid battle scenes . . . a pair of clever and resourceful protagonists . . . action-packed space opera. . . ." ¾Library Journal ". . . vintage Drake, fast paced, heroic, and ending in a rousing climax. Drake remains one of the best of the military SF writers."¾Science Fiction Chronicle


The Natural Genesis

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Egyptologist Gerald Massey challenged readers in A Book of the Beginnings to consider the argument that Egypt was the birthplace of civilization and that t ...

  • L'auteur : Gerald Massey
  • Editeur: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1602068496
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 568
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Egyptologist Gerald Massey challenged readers in A Book of the Beginnings to consider the argument that Egypt was the birthplace of civilization and that the widespread monotheistic vision of man and the metaphysical was, in fact, based on ancient Egyptian mythos. In The Natural Genesis, Massey delivers a sequel, delving deeper into his compelling polemic. In Volume I, he offers a more intellectual, fine-tuned analysis of the development of society out of Egypt. From the simplest signs (numbers, the cross) to the grandest archetypes (darkness, the mother figure), Massey carefully and confidently lays the cultural and psychosocial bricks of Evolutionism. British author GERALD MASSEY (1828-1907) published works of poetry, spiritualism, Shakespearean criticism, and theology, but his best-known works are in the realm of Egyptology, including A Book of the Beginnings and Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World.