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A Thief in the Night

By E. W. Hornung
  • ISBN Code: : 1480403059
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 142
  • Category : Fiction
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The third installment in the irresistible adventures of A. J. Raffles, the thief who gives crime a good name For weeks, Bunny Manders has scoured the sporting papers, looking for word of his vanished friend—the cricketer, playboy, and gentleman thief A. J. Raffles. A mysterious message lures Bunny to a darkened side street, where he finds Raffles in filthy clothes, with an unkempt beard. The amateur cracksman has been lying low in the empty townhouse of a vacationing colonel—what better place to take a Rest Cure? He invites Bunny to stay with him, but when the colonel returns unexpectedly, the public school duo is forced to contemplate a crime beyond reason: murder. Pushed to the very brink of disaster, the quick-footed Raffles recovers in style. In these classic stories, England’s most honorable thief and his loyal companion elude criminologists, cops, and ruthless professional villains, stealing whatever they want—and doing it with flair. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

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On September 14, 1989, Joseph Wesbecker entered a Louisville, Kentucky printing plant and shot twenty people with an automatic rifle before turning the gun on himself. Wesbecker had been severely depressed and was taking Prozac, and the families of the victims sued Prozac's manufacturer, Eli Lilly, on the grounds that the popular antidepressant had caused Wesbecker's deranged mental state. The resulting trial instigated unprecedented research into the mind of a "spree killer" — and raised provocative questions about the delicate, dangerous balance pharmaceutical companies must oversee between the public good and the bottom line. In this absorbing book, John Cornwell interweaves the Wesbecker trial with a provocative exploration of issues of identity and personality. He takes us beyond the courtroom and into the laboratories and boardrooms of the corporations who daily make life-and-death decisions concerning the public welfare. The result is a timely, compelling look at what it means and what can happen when science gives us the ability to manipulate who we are and how we behave.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
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  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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A twelve-year-old grave thief gets caught up in a royal heist in this compelling middle-grade fantasy in the vein of Kelley Armstrong's A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying. Twelve-year-old Spade is a grave thief. With his father and brother, he digs up the recently deceased to steal jewels, the main form of trade in Wyndhail. Digging graves works for Spade -- alone in the graveyard at night, no one notices his limp or calls him names. He's headed for a lifetime of theft when his father comes up with the audacious plan to rob a grave in the Wyndhail castle cemetery. Spade and his brother get caught in a royal trap, and Spade must find the master of the Woegon: a deadly creature that is stalking the castle by night. Along the way, he meets Ember, the queen's niece, and together they race to solve the mystery of the legendary Deepstones and their connection to the Woegon, the queen, a missing king and the mysterious pebble Spade finds in the Wyndhail cemetery. This is a fantastic story of friendship, bravery, grief and acceptance.

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Thieves in the Night : Chronicle of an Experiment was written in 1946. Originally intended to be the first of a trilogy, Koestler later concluded that the book stood on its own and plans for further novels made redundant. Based on the author's own experiences in a kibbutz, it sets up a stage in describing the historical roots of the conflict between Arabs and Jewish settlers in the British ruled Palestine. The book tackles many subjects, such as Zionism and idealism. Koestler was Zionist early in life, but later abandoned the idea. The title is a Biblical reference, quoted on the title page: "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night." (2 Peter 3:10)

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  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 237
  • Pdf File: like-a-thief-in-broad-daylight.pdf

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The latest book from "the most despicable philosopher in the West" (New Republic) considers the new dangers and radical possibilities set in motion by advances in Big Tech. In recent years, techno-scientific progress has started to utterly transform our world--changing it almost beyond recognition. In this extraordinary new book, renowned philosopher Slavoj Žižek turns to look at the brave new world of Big Tech, revealing how, with each new wave of innovation, we find ourselves moving closer and closer to a bizarrely literal realization of Marx's prediction that "all that is solid melts into air." With the automation of work, the virtualization of money, the dissipation of class communities, and the rise of immaterial, intellectual labor, the global capitalist edifice is beginning to crumble, more quickly than ever before--and it is now on the verge of vanishing entirely. But what will come next? Against a backdrop of constant socio-technological upheaval, how could any kind of authentic change take place? In such a context, Žižek argues, there can be no great social triumph--because lasting revolution has already come into the scene, like a thief in broad daylight, stealing into sight right before our very eyes. What we must do now is wake up and see it. Urgent as ever, Like a Thief in Broad Daylight illuminates the new dangers as well as the radical possibilities thrown up by today's technological and scientific advances, and their electrifying implications for us all.

Morning and Evening Meditations from the Word of God

By Michael J. Akers
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1490829180
  • Total of Pages : 768
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 145
  • Pdf File: morning-and-evening-meditations-from-the-word-of-god.pdf

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There are many devotional books available containing brief, daily inspirations that benefit all who read them. This book is different in two respects. The first is obvious: it contains two readings per day—732 in all. The second, more important difference is that the author wanted to do more than offer inspiration; this would make this book no different than so many others. The messages in the book are study sketches in that the content is not only inspirational, but also educational, challenging, and encouraging. Most of these writings were based on author Michael J. Akers’s teaching of adult Bible studies for more than thirty years and learning what really brought adults to want to deepen their knowledge and application of the Word of God.

God's Bankers

By Gerald Posner
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1439109869
  • Total of Pages : 752
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 260
  • Pdf File: god-s-bankers.pdf

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A deeply reported, New York Times bestselling exposé of the money and the clerics-turned-financiers at the heart of the Vatican—the world’s biggest, most powerful religious institution—from an acclaimed journalist with “exhaustive research techniques” (The New York Times). From a master chronicler of legal and financial misconduct, a magnificent investigation nine years in the making, God’s Bankers traces the political intrigue of the Catholic Church in “a meticulous work that cracks wide open the Vatican’s legendary, enabling secrecy” (Kirkus Reviews). Decidedly not about faith, belief in God, or religious doctrine, this book is about the church’s accumulation of wealth and its byzantine financial entanglements across the world. Told through 200 years of prelates, bishops, cardinals, and the Popes who oversee it all, Gerald Posner uncovers an eyebrow-raising account of money and power in one of the world’s most influential organizations. God’s Bankers has it all: a revelatory and astounding saga marked by poisoned business titans, murdered prosecutors, and mysterious deaths written off as suicides; a carnival of characters from Popes and cardinals, financiers and mobsters, kings and prime ministers; and a set of moral and political circumstances that clarify not only the church’s aims and ambitions, but reflect the larger tensions of more recent history. And Posner even looks to the future to surmise if Pope Francis can succeed where all his predecessors failed: to overcome the resistance to change in the Vatican’s Machiavellian inner court and to rein in the excesses of its seemingly uncontrollable financial quagmire. “As exciting as a mystery thriller” (Providence Journal), this book reveals with extraordinary precision how the Vatican has evolved from a foundation of faith to a corporation of extreme wealth and power.

The Rights of War and Peace

By Hugo Grotius
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1602061270
  • Total of Pages : 436
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 364
  • Pdf File: the-rights-of-war-and-peace.pdf

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The Rights of War and Peace establishes a system of international law based on the concept of natural law. Natural law, as Grotius describes it, is law that applies to all people, regardless of country or nationality. This law establishes concepts like "justifiable war" and "natural justice." Grotius discusses situations under which countries should go to war, and then further explains the proper way in which wars should be prosecuted. There are, he says, certain rules in warfare that must be observed, regardless of whether the parties involved have signed any specific agreement to do so. Philosophy and law students, as well as those with an interest in international politics, will be amazed at how modern many of Grotius's ideas seem and intrigued by this foray into international law that still has repercussions in the world today. HUGO GROTIUS (1583-1645) was born in the city of Delft in the Dutch Republic. Staggeringly intelligent, he entered the University of Leiden at age eleven and graduated at age fifteen. He was a philosopher and Christian apologist now remembered for his work in establishing a philosophical basis for international law.

The Rapture: from the Ground Up

By Richard L. Guthrie
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1490831614
  • Total of Pages : 492
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 570
  • Pdf File: the-rapture.pdf

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The Pre-Tribulational Rapture theory of the end times is the most prevalent and well-known end time scenario of the Bible. It is well entrenched and established in most fundamental churches. The Pre-Tribulational Rapture has been popularized by the Left Behind book and movie series. However, consider the following: What if the blessed hope was not a promise of the Rapture? What if the wrath the Church was not appointed to had nothing to do with the Tribulation? What if the Rapture is not and cannot be an imminent event? What if the Antichrist will not and cannot rule over the entire world? What if the Church is not missing during any portion of the book of Revelation? What if the falling away in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 is only a reference to the end time apostasy of the Church predicted by Jesus? What if only unbelievers enter into the Millennial Kingdom? What if Enoch is no more a representation of a Pre-Tribulational Rapture than Elijah is a representation of a Post-Tribulational Rapture? What if the time at which both the Rapture and the Second Coming will occur is unknown? What if Jesus, Paul, and Daniel presented the exact same end-time scenario? What if a literal interpretation of Scripture reveals a Post-Tribulational Rapture? In a detailed and thorough analysis of Scripture, The Rapture: From the Ground Up explores these and many more questions related to the end-time events surrounding the Rapture in a step-by-step approach. This eschatological study is unsurpassed in detail for the knowledgeable Bible student and yet remains basic, simple, and straightforward for the novice. Using a literal interpretation of Scripture, the Post-Tribulational Rapture is the undeniable result of such a diligent and literal study of Gods Word.

Thief in the Night

By Stephen Wade
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Book Code : 0750957603
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 347
  • Pdf File: thief-in-the-night.pdf

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London ,1885: A group of seven amateur criminologists based at the Septimus Club in Piccadilly set out to investigate a series of mysterious crimes committed in the capital.The group – a professor, a Lord, an ex-jockey, an actress, a talented rogue, a Scotland Yard detective and a society lady become embroiled in the murder of an artist, plots hatched by Russian anarchists and an attempted assassination. In these, their first six adventures, the Society take on some challenging cases, relishing the thrill of the chase as enemies mount against them and old vendettas return.This collection is a treat for all fans of vintage crime fiction

Revelation: An Introduction and Study Guide

By Stephen D. Moore
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0567696812
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 480
  • Pdf File: revelation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This study guide explores the origins and reception history of the Book of Revelation and its continuing fascination for readers from both religious and secular backgrounds. Stephen D. Moore examines the transcultural impact Revelation has had, both within and beyond Christianity, not only on imaginings of when and how the world will end, but also on imaginings of the risen Jesus, heaven and hell, Satan, the Antichrist, and even Mary the mother of Jesus. Moore traces Revelation's remarkable reception through the ages, with special emphasis on its twentieth and twenty-first century appropriations, before resituating the book in its original context of production: Who wrote it, where, when, why, and modelled on what? The study guide culminates with a miniature commentary on the entire text of Revelation, weaving together liberationist, postcolonial, feminist, womanist, queer, and ecological approaches to the book in order to discern what it might mean for contemporary readers and communities concerned with issues of social justice.

"Yea, Has God Said...?"

By John Grimley
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1098004655
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 589
  • Pdf File: yea-has-god-said.pdf

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Throughout one's life, from its beginning to its end, one is constantly bombarded with "spin" by those who desire to promote products and push ideas, philosophies, and a multitude of faiths whether religious or secular. There is only one work, even since the beginning of time, which is free of "spin" and tells it exactly as it was and is now: God's inspired Word, the Bible. Right from the very beginning, Eve put three "spins" on what God had told Adam. She deleted the word "freely," she added the phrase, "neither shall you touch it," and altered the word "surely" to "less." Yet it was Lucifer, the fallen archangel in the guise of a serpent who put into motion the ultimate "spin" on God's word: "Yea, has God said...?" From then on, this question has played havoc with every society down through the ages. Any question of doubt concerning God's word always opposes truth and reality. This book has been written to put forth a definitive answer to this insidious question. In fact, this question begs for an answer and not just a rhetorical one. The questions raised concerning God's word itself, creation, salvation, eschatology, morality, death, and more are in this book and are answered with a resounding: "Yes, God has said!"

The Greatest Lie Jesus Never Told

By James H. Orion
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1638749116
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 177
  • Pdf File: the-greatest-lie-jesus-never-told.pdf

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For years the author considered himself a pretribulationist. It was the only theory he was exposed to. However, after several thousands of hours of independent research, he believes the church will undergo persecution and see the Antichrist. One thing that people do not realize is, it is very easy to read any book or Bible and decimate its contents and assume outcomes with no regard for hermeneutics and chronology. The author truly believes The Greatest Lie Jesus Never Told will be an incredible reference and promises that the contents will be 100 percent biblical, pertinent, and chronological. Some people shy away from prophecy because the subject matter is difficult, therefore eliminated. But I believe the entire Bible is the breathed Word of God, and prophecy is just as important or even more important and relevant as any other part of the Holy Bible. Revelation 22:19 states, "And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life." Any reading, regardless of the subject matter, if it is written on a level that is difficult to understand, is not worth the paper it is printed on. May you be blessed from the moment you open this book, and may the Holy Spirit fall upon you and enlighten you to God's holy word that we will recognize his signs and prepare for what lies ahead as the Greatest Lie Jesus Never Told enlightens your spirit.