Star Wars Book

Star Wars


  • Author : Fantasy Flight Games
  • Publisher : Fantasy Flight Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2014-05-22
  • Genre: Games
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 1616617802

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Star Wars Excerpt :

Take on the sinister Galactic Empire as a member of the Rebel Alliance! The 464-page Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook provides everything you and your friends need to wage guerrilla warfare across the Star Wars galaxy, face down legions of stormtroopers, or steal secret plans and restricted codes. No matter what role you play in the Rebellion, the fate of the galaxy rests in your hands while custom dice help create an immersive narrative with each and every check.

The Genesis of Rebellion Book

The Genesis of Rebellion


  • Author : Steven Pfaff
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107193734

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The Genesis of Rebellion Excerpt :

Reveals how poor governance and everyday forms of organization resulted in mutiny amongst seamen during the Age of Sail.

The Climate of Rebellion in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire Book

The Climate of Rebellion in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire


  • Author : Sam White
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139499491

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The Climate of Rebellion in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire Excerpt :

The Climate of Rebellion in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire explores the serious and far-reaching impacts of Little Ice Age climate fluctuations in Ottoman lands. This study demonstrates how imperial systems of provisioning and settlement that defined Ottoman power in the 1500s came unraveled in the face of ecological pressures and extreme cold and drought, leading to the outbreak of the destructive Celali Rebellion (1595–1610). This rebellion marked a turning point in Ottoman fortunes, as a combination of ongoing Little Ice Age climate events, nomad incursions and rural disorder postponed Ottoman recovery over the following century, with enduring impacts on the region's population, land use and economy.

German Science in the Age of Empire Book

German Science in the Age of Empire


  • Author : Moritz von Brescius
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 429
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108427326

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A path-breaking study of national, imperial and indigenous interests at stake in a controversial German expedition to British India.

Crisis and Rebellion in the Ottoman Empire Book

Crisis and Rebellion in the Ottoman Empire


  • Author : Aysel Yildiz
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-01-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786721471

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Crisis and Rebellion in the Ottoman Empire Excerpt :

In 1807 the reformist Sultan Selim III was overthrown in a palace coup enacted by the elite special forces of the day-the Janissaries. The Ottomans were bankrupt and had been forced to make peace with Napoleon after Austerlitz, but it was Selim III's efforts to reform an empire that had suffered successive military defeats, and to reform along the lines of modern principles-with an end to the privileged 'feudal' position of many in elite Ottoman civil-military society-which sealed his fate. This book seeks to situate Turkey's reactionary revolutions of 1807 into a wider European context, that of the French Revolution and the outbreaks of revolutionary activity in the German states, Britain and the US. The Ottoman Empire was an interconnected and crucial part of this early-modern world, and therefore, Aysel Yildiz argues, must be analyzed in relation to its European rivals. Focusing on the uprising, and the socio-economic and political conditions which caused it, this book re-orientates Ottoman history towards Western Europe, and re-situates the late-Ottoman Empire as a key battle-ground of political ideas in the modern era.

The Book Thief Book
Score: 4.5
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The Book Thief


  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307433848

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

Spire Book

Spire


  • Author : Grant Howitt
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Games
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0996376569

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Lord of the Flies Book
Score: 3.5
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Lord of the Flies


  • Author : William Golding
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2012-09-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571290581

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A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

The Rebel Book
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

The Rebel


  • Author : Albert Camus
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-09-19
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307827838

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By one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of our century, The Rebel is a classic essay on revolution. For Albert Camus, the urge to revolt is one of the "essential dimensions" of human nature, manifested in man's timeless Promethean struggle against the conditions of his existence, as well as the popular uprisings against established orders throughout history. And yet, with an eye toward the French Revolution and its regicides and deicides, he shows how inevitably the course of revolution leads to tyranny. As old regimes throughout the world collapse, The Rebel resonates as an ardent, eloquent, and supremely rational voice of conscience for our tumultuous times. Translated from the French by Anthony Bower.

The Core of the Sun Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Core of the Sun


  • Author : Johanna Sinisalo
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802190239

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From the author of the Finlandia Award-winning novel Troll: A Love Story, The Core of the Sun further cements Johanna Sinisalo’s reputation as a master of literary speculative fiction and of her country’s unique take on it, dubbed “Finnish weird.” Set in an alternative historical present, in a “eusistocracy”—an extreme welfare state—that holds public health and social stability above all else, it follows a young woman whose growing addiction to illegal chili peppers leads her on an adventure into a world where love, sex, and free will are all controlled by the state. The Eusistocratic Republic of Finland has bred a new human sub-species of receptive, submissive women, called eloi, for sex and procreation, while intelligent, independent women are relegated to menial labor and sterilized so that they do not carry on their "defective" line. Vanna, raised as an eloi but secretly intelligent, needs money to help her doll-like sister, who has disappeared. Vanna forms a friendship with a man named Jare, and they become involved in buying and selling a stimulant known to the Health Authority to be extremely dangerous: chili peppers. Then Jare comes across a strange religious cult in possession of the Core of the Sun, a chili so hot that it is rumored to cause hallucinations. Does this chili have effects that justify its prohibition? How did Finland turn into the North Korea of Europe? And will Vanna succeed in her quest to find her sister, or will her growing need to satisfy her chili addiction destroy her? Johanna Sinisalo’s tautly told story of fight and flight is also a feisty, between-the-lines social polemic—a witty, inventive, and fiendishly engaging read.

A Nearly Normal Family Book
Score: 4
From 27 Ratings

A Nearly Normal Family


  • Author : M.T. Edvardsson
  • Publisher : Celadon Books
  • Release Date : 2019-06-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250204424

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"...A compulsively readable tour de force." —The Wall Street Journal New York Times Book Review recommends M.T. Edvardsson’s A Nearly Normal Family and lauds it as a “page-turner” that forces the reader to confront “the compromises we make with ourselves to be the people we believe our beloveds expect.” (NYTimes Book Review Summer Reading Issue) M.T. Edvardsson’s A Nearly Normal Family is a gripping legal thriller that forces the reader to consider: How far would you go to protect the ones you love? In this twisted narrative of love and murder, a horrific crime makes a seemingly normal family question everything they thought they knew about their life—and one another. Eighteen-year-old Stella Sandell stands accused of the brutal murder of a man almost fifteen years her senior. She is an ordinary teenager from an upstanding local family. What reason could she have to know a shady businessman, let alone to kill him? Stella’s father, a pastor, and mother, a criminal defense attorney, find their moral compasses tested as they defend their daughter, while struggling to understand why she is a suspect. Told in an unusual three-part structure, A Nearly Normal Family asks the questions: How well do you know your own children? How far would you go to protect them?