Voices in the Night

Voices in the Night
Author: Steven Millhauser
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-04-14
ISBN 10: 0385351607
ISBN 13: 9780385351607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voices in the Night Book Review:

From the Pulitzer and Story Prize winner: sixteen new stories—provocative, funny, disturbing, enchanting—that delve into the secret lives and desires of ordinary people, alongside retellings of myths and legends that highlight the aspirations of the human spirit. Beloved for the lens of the strange he places on small town life, Steven Millhauser further reveals in Voices in the Night the darkest parts of our inner selves to brilliant and dazzling effect. Here are stories of wondrously imaginative hyperrealism, stories that pose unforgettably unsettling what-ifs, or that find barely perceivable evils within the safe boundaries of our towns, homes, and even within our bodies. Here, too, are stories culled from religion and fables: Samuel, who hears the voice of God calling him in the night; a young, pre-enlightenment Buddha, who searches for his purpose in life; Rapunzel and her Prince, who struggle to fit the real world to their dream. Heightened by magic, the divine, and the uncanny, shot through with sly and winning humor, Voices in the Night seamlessly combines the whimsy and surprise of the familiar with intoxicating fantasies that take us beyond our daily lives, all done with the hallmark sleight of hand and astonishing virtuosity of one of our greatest contemporary storytellers.

The Copyright Wars

The Copyright Wars
Author: Peter Baldwin
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN 10: 0691169098
ISBN 13: 9780691169095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Copyright Wars Book Review:

Today's copyright wars can seem unprecedented. Sparked by the digital revolution that has made copyright—and its violation—a part of everyday life, fights over intellectual property have pitted creators, Hollywood, and governments against consumers, pirates, Silicon Valley, and open-access advocates. But while the digital generation can be forgiven for thinking the dispute between, for example, the publishing industry and Google is completely new, the copyright wars in fact stretch back three centuries—and their history is essential to understanding today’s battles. The Copyright Wars—the first major trans-Atlantic history of copyright from its origins to today—tells this important story. Peter Baldwin explains why the copyright wars have always been driven by a fundamental tension. Should copyright assure authors and rights holders lasting claims, much like conventional property rights, as in Continental Europe? Or should copyright be primarily concerned with giving consumers cheap and easy access to a shared culture, as in Britain and America? The Copyright Wars describes how the Continental approach triumphed, dramatically increasing the claims of rights holders. The book also tells the widely forgotten story of how America went from being a leading copyright opponent and pirate in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to become the world’s intellectual property policeman in the late twentieth. As it became a net cultural exporter and its content industries saw their advantage in the Continental ideology of strong authors’ rights, the United States reversed position on copyright, weakening its commitment to the ideal of universal enlightenment—a history that reveals that today’s open-access advocates are heirs of a venerable American tradition. Compelling and wide-ranging, The Copyright Wars is indispensable for understanding a crucial economic, cultural, and political conflict that has reignited in our own time.

Shout at the Moon He s a Radio Star She s a Top Designer They Had Everything Then Disaster Ripped Their Life Apart

Shout at the Moon   He s a Radio Star  She s a Top Designer  They Had Everything  Then Disaster Ripped Their Life Apart
Author: Russ Kane
Publsiher: Kings Road Publishing
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2012-08-31
ISBN 10: 1782195890
ISBN 13: 9781782195894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shout at the Moon He s a Radio Star She s a Top Designer They Had Everything Then Disaster Ripped Their Life Apart Book Review:

He's a radio star, she's a model.They had everything. Then disaster ripped their life apart.Russ Kane is familiar to millions across Greater London as the voice of Capital Radio's Flying Eye. He and his wife Sally appear to be a 'perfect couple' who seem to have it all. Yet behind this public image lies a private history of tragedy that would have broken any but the most profound relationship.When, shortly after their wedding, Sally was told she was expecting twins, their life seemed complete. Little did they know that the birth would almost kill mother and children and that, unbelievably, Russ would be simultaneously involved in a life-threatening car accident.Just as their life finally seemed to be getting back on track, sally was diagnosed with breast cancer - she was about to face a two-year ordeal that was to, once again throw their lives into chaos.Written with extraordinary candour, their individual brands of humour and page-turning tension, Shout at the Moon is, above all, a story of the triumph of the human spirit to rise above overwhelming odds.'True tonic for the heart' - Vanessa Feltz, Daily Express'An amazing couple. It's real inspiration' - Lorraine Kelly, GMTV'It's the story of a modern-age miracle...I am proud to know them' - Chris Tarrant

General Digest of the Decisions of the Principal Courts in the United States England and Canada

General Digest of the Decisions of the Principal Courts in the United States  England  and Canada
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1889
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924071301265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

General Digest of the Decisions of the Principal Courts in the United States England and Canada Book Review:

The Country

The Country
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1877
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951000745827Z
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Country Book Review:

War Peace and All that Jazz

War  Peace  and All that Jazz
Author: Joy Hakim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2002-09
ISBN 10: 9780195153354
ISBN 13: 0195153359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War Peace and All that Jazz Book Review:

Chronicles the history of the United States from the end of World War I through the Great Depression, to the end of World War II.

Extreme Indifference

Extreme Indifference
Author: Stephanie Kane
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2003-11-11
ISBN 10: 0743253698
ISBN 13: 9780743253697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extreme Indifference Book Review:

A naked girl in handcuffs and a dog collar stumbles out of the woods, collapsing at the side of the road. She's University of Colorado coed Amy Lynch, a daughter of wealth and privilege, who was last seen at a local bar. What happened to Amy? And why has she been found in handcuffs belonging to ambitious federal judge Glenn Ballard, a man with an impeccable personal reputation? When Amy dies before she can identify her attacker, the charges against the judge become murder in the first degree under circumstances of extreme indifference. Ballard could call in some superstar lawyer to defend him. So why does he instead choose his former law student Jackie Flowers for this difficult, high-profile case? Jackie's life is tough enough already. She has dyslexia and sometimes feels like Alice in Wonderland as she fights her daily battles in what for her is a topsy-turvy world. But she got through law school on her wits, was tough enough to work for the public defender's office, and had the guts to hang out her own shingle. She now shares a set of offices in a Gothic Victorian mansion in Denver with a motley crew of lawyers, none of them overachievers. Jackie has her stellar investigator, Pilar Perez, to assist her, and now she has her high-powered new client. Would a federal judge jeopardize his reputation and career for a few hours of lust? Jackie wants to believe he's telling the truth, but can she? Ballard's is not the only case on Jackie's calendar. Her longtime client, professional arsonist Ted Wolsky, is about to get the "big bitch" -- life in prison with no chance of parole -- if she can't prove he's innocent of burning a warehouse. Ted has his weaknesses, but he doesn't deserve to go down for life. And he claims he's innocent of this latest charge. On top of everything else, Jackie's young neighbor, Lily, who has a very special place in Jackie's heart, has reached a pivotal point in her childhood. She needs Jackie's help, but Jackie's work may stand in the way. With its riveting authenticity, colorful characters, and penetrating questions about justice and the law, Extreme Indifference will confirm author Stephanie Kane as one of the most appealing and entertaining of the new generation of legal thriller writers. Fans of Perri O'Shaughnessy and Lisa Scottoline will rejoice as Stephanie Kane joins the club.

Punch

Punch
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1959
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UTEXAS:059172131855222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Illustrated Sporting New Yorker

The Illustrated Sporting New Yorker
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1876
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044092840206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illustrated Sporting New Yorker Book Review:

Down the Columbia

Down the Columbia
Author: Lewis Ransome Freeman
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 383
Release: 1921
ISBN 10: 1465516549
ISBN 13: 9781465516541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Down the Columbia Book Review:

Up in Maine

Up in Maine
Author: Holman Francis Day
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 209
Release: 1900
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044080903750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Turnaround

Turnaround
Author: William Bratton,Peter Knobler
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-03-04
ISBN 10: 0307560848
ISBN 13: 9780307560841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turnaround Book Review:

When Bill Bratton was sworn in as New York City's police commissioner in 1994, he made what many considered a bold promise: The NYPD would fight crime in every borough...and win. It seemed foolhardy; even everybody knows you can't win the war on crime. But Bratton delivered. In an extraordinary twenty-seven months, serious crime in New York City went down by 33 percent, the murder rate was cut in half--and Bill Bratton was heralded as the most charismatic and respected law enforcement official in America.. In this outspoken account of his news-making career, Bratton reveals how his cutting-edge policing strategies brought about the historic reduction in crime. Bratton's success made national news and landed him on the cover of Time. It also landed him in political hot water. Bratton earned such positive press that before he'd completed his first week on the job, the administration of New York's media-hungry mayor Rudolph Giuliani, threatened to fire him. Bratton gives a vivid, behind-the-scenes look at the sizzle and substance, and he pulls no punches describing the personalities who really run the city. Bratton grew up in a working-class Boston neighborhood, always dreaming of being a cop. As a young officer under Robert di Grazia, Boston's progressive police commissioner, he got a ground-level view of real police reform and also saw what happens when an outspoken, dynamic, reform-minded police commissioner starts to outshine an ambitious mayor. He was soon in the forefront of the community policing movement and a rising star in the profession. Bratton had turned around four major police departments when he accepted the number one police job in America. When Bratton arrived at the NYPD, New York's Finest were almost hiding; they had given up on preventing crime and were trying only to respond to it. Narcotics, Vice, Auto Theft, and the Gun Squads all worked banker's hours while the competition--the bad guys--worked around the clock. Bratton changed that. He brought talent to the top and instilled pride in the force; he listened to the people in the neighborhoods and to the cops on the street. Bratton and his "dream team" created Compstat, a combination of computer statistics analysis and an unwavering demand for accountability. Cops were called on the carpet, and crime began to drop. With Bratton on the job, New York City was turned around. Today, New York's plummeting crime rate and improved quality of life remain a national success story. Bratton is directly responsible, and his strategies are being studied and implemented by police forces across the country and around the world. In Turnaround, Bratton shows how the war on crime can be won once and for all.

The Postal Record

The Postal Record
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1922
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89062205034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Postal Record Book Review:

The North Pole

The North Pole
Author: Robert Edwin Peary,Theodore Roosevelt
Publsiher: New York : F.A. Stokes
Total Pages: 373
Release: 1910
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112109056900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The North Pole Book Review:

Press Summary Illinois Information Service

Press Summary   Illinois Information Service
Author: Illinois. Information Service
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112053965056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Press Summary Illinois Information Service Book Review:

Purgatory

Purgatory
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781429954105
ISBN 13: 1429954108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Purgatory Book Review:

On July 19, 2001, following a conviction for perjury, international bestselling author Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in prison. Prisoner FF8282, as Archer is now known, spent the first three weeks in the notorious HMP Belmarsh, a high-security prison in South London, home to murderers, terrorists and some of Britain's most violent criminals. On the last day of the trial, his mother dies, and the world's press accompany him to the funeral. On returning to prison, he's placed on the lifer's wing, where a cellmate sells his story to the tabloids. Prisoners and guards routinely line up outside his cell to ask for his autograph, to write letters, and to seek advice on their appeals. For twenty-two days, Archer was locked in a cell with a murderer and a drug baron. He decided to use that time to write an hour-by-hour diary, detailing the worst three weeks of his life. When A Prison Diary was published in England, it was condemned by the prison authorities, and praised by the critics.

Gibbens Butcher Genealogy

Gibbens Butcher Genealogy
Author: Alvaro Franklin Gibbens
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1894
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89066149022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gibbens Butcher Genealogy Book Review:

Pitching In A Pinch Or Baseball From The Inside

Pitching In A Pinch   Or  Baseball From The Inside
Author: Christy Mathewson
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2013-04-16
ISBN 10: 144654771X
ISBN 13: 9781446547717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pitching In A Pinch Or Baseball From The Inside Book Review:

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Cringeworthy

Cringeworthy
Author: Melissa Dahl
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-02-13
ISBN 10: 0735211647
ISBN 13: 9780735211643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cringeworthy Book Review:

New York magazine's "Science of Us" editor explains the compelling psychology of awkwardness, and asks: what if the moments that make us feel most awkward are actually valuable? Have you ever said goodbye to someone, only to discover that you're both walking in the same direction? Or had your next thought fly out of your brain in the middle of a presentation? Or accidentally liked an old photo on someone's Instagram or Facebook, thus revealing yourself to be a creepy social media stalker? Melissa Dahl, editor of New York magazine's "Science of Us" website, has. After a lifetime of cringing, she became intrigued by awkwardness: a universal but underappreciated emotion. In this witty and compassionate book, Dahl explores the oddest, cringiest corners of our world. She chats with strangers on the busy New York City subway, goes on awkward friend dates using a "Tinder-for-friendship" app, takes improv comedy lessons, and even reads aloud from her (highly embarrassing!) middle school diary to a crowd of strangers. After all of that, she realizes: Awkward moments are opportunities to test yourself. When everyone else is pretending to have it under control, you can be a little braver and grow a little bigger--while remaining true to your awkward self. And along the way, you might find that awkward moments unite us in our mutual human ridiculousness.

Mammals and Birds as Bioindicators of Trace Element Contaminations in Terrestrial Environments

Mammals and Birds as Bioindicators of Trace Element Contaminations in Terrestrial Environments
Author: Elżbieta Kalisińska
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 708
Release: 2019-03-01
ISBN 10: 3030001210
ISBN 13: 9783030001216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mammals and Birds as Bioindicators of Trace Element Contaminations in Terrestrial Environments Book Review:

The population explosion that began in the 1960s has been accompanied by a decrease in the quality of the natural environment, e.g. pollution of the air, water and soil with essential and toxic trace elements. Numerous poisonings of people and animals with highly toxic anthropogenic Hg and Cd in the 20th century prompted the creation of the abiotic environment, mainly in developed countries. However, the system is insufficient for long-term exposure to low concentrations of various substances that are mainly ingested through food and water. This problem could be addressed by the monitoring of sentinels – organisms that accumulate trace elements and as such reflect the rate and degree of environmental pollution. Usually these are long-lived vertebrates – herbivorous, omnivorous and carnivorous birds and mammals, especially game species. This book describes the responses of the sentinels most commonly used in ecotoxicological studies to 17 trace elements.