Tatiana and Alexander
Author: Paullina Simons
Publisher: Harper Collins
“This has everything a romance glutton could wish for: a bold, talented, and dashing hero, a heart-stopping love affair!”—Daily Mail (London) Paullina Simons’s internationally bestselling blockbuster The Bronze Horseman told the heart-soaring tale of a young Russian woman’s transcendent love affair with a Red Army soldier during the siege of Leningrad in the dark days of World War Two. The epic story continues in Tatiana and Alexander—a novel of the enduring power of love and commitment against the devastating forces of war and the equally dangerous forces of keeping the peace. A sweeping, intensely compelling romantic historical saga, Tatiana and Alexander is a Russian Thorn Birds and a truly unforgettable reading experience.
Excerpt from Terminal Index for Use With McNeill's Code The mutilation of a cipher word takes place, for the most part, either with respect to its initial or terminal syllable. Inasmuch as the cipher words are arranged in Paris I. And II. Of mcneill's Code in an absolutely alpha botical order, provided the termination only of the word is infected, very little inconvenience is experienced, but if the commencement of the word is incorrectly transmitted much valuable time may be lost before the precise cipher word is located. To meet this difficulty, and assist in quickly determining the possible alternatives of any mutilated word, the Terminal Index has been compiled. By its aid, together with, on the one hand, either a little discrimination of the Morse signals involved, or on the other the context of the message already translated, the actual cipher word origin. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
This book comprises the main results of the Scenario (Support on Common European Strategy for sustainable natural and induced technological hazards mitigation) project, funded as a Specific Support Action under the VI FP. This book addresses three main needs: first, it constitutes an assessment of the situation of Europe as far as natural na-tech risks are considered; second, it suggests future research themes to be opened of widened so as to tackle new and emerging threats as well as changes in the potential response to risk governance, in order to improve the way scientific and technical expertise informs decision making regarding all fields of mitigation, ranging from structural to non structural measures, such as training, education and land use planning.
This volume is the first translation of Romano Bilenchi’s 1940 masterpiece to appear in English. This is surprising since The Conservatory of Santa Teresa is much more than an invaluable historical document of life in provincial Tuscany around the time of the First World War. It is truly one of the most important works of fiction published in Italy under Fascism. In telling of the pre-adolescent Sergio’s encounter with the larger world of sex, politics, and the violence and cruelty of adult life, Bilenchi succeeds in representing a universal paradigm, that of the clash of innocence with experience. But what makes Sergio’s trajectory unique is that he goes through it in the company of three extraordinary women who are at once femmes fatales and benevolent guides: his mother, his aunt, and his tutor, all almost unbearably beautiful, as least in Sergio’s eyes. These women, plus the dazzling landscape of the Sienese countryside as captured by Bilenchi, make Sergio’s journey an enviable even if sometimes painful and bewildering experience.
Author: Stefan Rochfort
Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform
"Wake up man, you just slept through Armageddon," she said, roughly shaking the deadweight Saladin by the shoulders. He came awake with the bleary eyed reluctance of a teenage boy being torn from a wet dream into a hangover. --- The coroner surveyed the charred collection of bones and pronounced it, with astounding professional accuracy, dead. What the coroner failed to ascertain with accuracy was the true cause of death. On the file it all looked very convincing "Death by incineration", but in fact the onus for Rutherford's death lay with a man whose cranium he had recently sawn into. --- Athena is an info-merc. She gets paid to sift. Intelligent software crafted in her fibre-optic nest, her sift engines and AI spiders have gained her a healthy profit. A client has just made the mistake of paying her too well for a score. Curiosity overtakes caution and drops her hard into an adventure that stretches from the madness within, to the drug-induced climax of the human species. A fast epic, God Shock follows Athena inside an institute where reality is detuned; through a hidden city where pleasure has been tweaked into a weapon against the frightening assault of boredom; to the beautiful and twisted landscape of a diseased intranet; all the way to the threshold of her sanity. Luckily her sense of humor is well intact. --- 'From thought-provoking to cynical to downright funny... all-in-all God Shock is a good mind-bending trip.' - Locus Magazine
Music and Song
Author: Tim Murphey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Shows how teachers can 'tune in' to students and use their musical interests to enhance their learning.
Explores the components of e-commerce (including EDI). Shows the risks involved when using an e-commerce system. Provides controls for protecting an e-commerce site (e.g., securing financial transactions and confidential transactions). Provides COSO compliant audit approach. Provides risk/control tables and checklists. Technical topics are discussed in simple user-friendly language.
The Summer Garden
Author: Paullina Simons
Publisher: Harper Collins
The epic and monumental love story Paullina Simons began with her adored international bestseller The Bronze Horseman comes to a breathtaking conclusion. The Summer Garden is the third volume in Simons’s magnificent trilogy—a Russian Thorn Birds—which follows a love that survived the terrible siege of Leningrad during World War Two, a heartbreaking separation and a glorious reunion in America, only to be supremely tested by the hatred, fear, and uncertainty of the Cold War. You will never forget the lovers Tatiana and Alexander and their story of enduring love and commitment, and you will cherish every moment spent in The Summer Garden.
Author: Paullina Simons
From the bestselling, acclaimed author of Tully and The Bronze Horseman comes the unforgettable love story between a college-bound young woman and a traveling troubadour on his way to war—a moving, compelling novel of love lost and found set against the stunning backdrop of Eastern Europe. Chloe is just weeks away from heading off to college and starting a new life far from her home in Maine when she embarks on a great European adventure with her boyfriend and two best friends. Their destination is Barcelona, but first they must detour through the historic cities of Eastern Europe to keep an old family promise. Here, in this fledgling post-Communist world, Chloe meets a charming American vagabond named Johnny, who carries a guitar, an easy smile—and a lifetime of secrets. From Treblinka to Trieste, from Karnikava to Krakow, from Vilnius to Venice, the unlikely band of friends and lovers traverse the old world on a train trip that becomes a treacherous journey into Europe’s and Johnny’s darkest past—a journey that jeopardizes Chloe’s plans for the future and all she ever thought she wanted. But the lifelong bonds Chloe and her friends share are about to be put to the ultimate test—and whether or not they reach Barcelona, they can only be certain that their lives will never be the same again. A sweeping, beautiful tale that mesmerizes and enchants, Lone Star will linger long in the memory once the final page is turned.