Alliance in Blood
Author: Ariel Tachna
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Can a desperate wizard and a bitter, disillusioned vampire find a way to build the partnership that could save their world?
Author: Nuria Roca
Publisher: Barrons Juveniles
Discusses the various facets of the spring season, including activities and celebrations, through simple questions and answers.
The Cyprus Conspiracy
Author: Brendan O'Malley, Ian Craig
It has been 25 years since Greek colonels staged a coup on Cyprus, ousting Greek-Cypriot leader Archbishop Makarios, and Turkey retaliated by invading and seizing a third of the island. The island remains split in two, policed by the United Nations. Henry Kissinger claimed he could do nothing to stop this because of the Watergate crisis. The Cyprus Conspiracy provides crucial evidence that this was no failure of American foreign policy, revealing for the first time the explosive strategic reasons why Washington had to divide the island.
Author: David Weber, Eric Flint
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
AMERICAN FREEDOM AND JUSTICE VS. THE TYRANNIES OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY The new government in central Europe, called the Confederated Principalities of Europe, was formed by an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians led by Mike Stearns who were transplanted into 17th-century Germany by a mysterious cosmic accident. The new regime is shaky. Outside its borders, the Thirty Years War continues to rage. Within, it is beset by financial crisis as well as the political and social tensions between the democratic ideals of the 20th-century Americans and the aristocracy which continues to rule the roost in the CPE as everywhere in Europe. Worst of all, the CPE has aroused the implacable hostility of Cardinal Richelieu, the effective ruler of France. Richelieu has created the League of Ostend in order to strike at the weakest link in the CPE's armor¾its dependence on the Baltic as the lifeline between Gustav Adolf's Sweden and the rest of his realm. The greatest naval war in European history is about to erupt. Like it or not, Gustavus Adolphus will have to rely on Mike Stearns and the technical wizardry of his obstreperous Americans to save the King of Sweden from ruin. Caught in the conflagration are two American diplomatic missions abroaRebecca Stearns' mission to France and Holland, and the embassy which Mike Stearns sent to King Charles of England headed by his sister Rita and Melissa Mailey. Rebecca finds herself trapped in war-torn Amsterdam; Rita and Melissa, imprisoned in the Tower of London. And much as Mike wants to transport 20th-century values into war-torn 17th-century Europe by Sweet Reason, still he finds comfort in the fact that Julie, who once trained to be an Olympic marksman, still has her rifle . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
"Theatre for Big, Small and Tiny Kids" is a collection of four plays by Sînziana Popescu translated from Romanian - "Life Like a Fairytale", "Slipping into a Plum", "Mr. Chocolate Man" and "When the Toys Say Bye" - to be performed for young audiences on a professional stage or by children in their own classrooms or children's theatre groups. In "Life Like a Fairytale" a child and an actor find out why the characters from The World of Fairytales are disappearing and how they can save them. The text came first in The "Camil Petrescu" Contest, section "Theatre for children and youngsters" organized by The Ministry of Culture and Cults in 1996. The play had its premiere on the stage of Targu-Mures National Theatre in 1997, directed by Kincses Elemer. The script was also produced and broadcasted by The National Radio Theatre in 1999, directed by Mihai Lungeanu. In "Slipping into a Plum" a little boy learns from a plum’s core how to befriend his older brother. "Slipping into a Plum" was awarded the first prize at The National Radio Script Writing Contest, Theatre for Children Section, organized by The Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company in 1999. The comedy was produced and broadcasted by The National Theatre Radio in 2000, directed by Mircea Albulescu. In "Mr. Chocolate Man" a gluttonous little girl discovers on her own what happens with the kids who are taking sweets from strangers. The play was awarded the Grand Prize at the Playwriting Contest of the International Festival of Puppets and Marionettes –"Gulliver", Galati 2006. The radio version was produced and broadcasted by The National Radio Theatre in 2002, directed by Mihai Lungeanu. "Mr. Chocolate Man" was produced at "I.D.Sarbu" Theatre from Petrosani, directed by Rodica Baitan, in 2010, and at the Municipal Theatre of Baia Mare, directed by Oana Leahu, in 2013. In "When the Toys Say Bye" the toys of a spoiled boy take their fate into their own small paws, wings or hands and run away in the world. This play was awarded the Grand Prize at the Drama Contest of the International Theatre Festival – "100, 1,000, 1,000,000 Stories", organized by the "Ion Creanga" Theatre in 2007. The musical comedy "When the Toys Say Bye" had the premiere at the "Ion Creanga" Theatre in 2008, directed by Attila Vizauer, music by George Marcu.
Many statements made by historians are quantitative statements, involving the use of measurable historical evidence. The historian who uses quantitative methods to analyse and interpret such information needs to be well acquainted with the particular methods and techniques of analysis and to be able to make the best use of the data that are available. There is an increasing need for training in such methods and in the interpretation of the large volume of literature now using quantitative techniques. Dr Floud’s text, which is relevant to all branches of historical inquiry, provides a straightforward and intelligible introduction for all students and research workers. The simpler and more useful techniques of descriptive and analytical statistics are described, up to the level of simple linear regression. Historical examples are used throughout, and great attention is paid to the need to ensure that the techniques are consistent with the quality of the data and with the historical problems they are intended to solve. Attention is paid to problems of the analysis of time series, which are of particular use to historians. No previous knowledge of statistics is assumed, and the simple mathematical techniques that are used are fully and clearly explained, without the use of more mathematical knowledge than is provided by an O-level course. A bibliography is provided to guide historians towards the most useful further reading. This student friendly text was first published in 1973.
Imagining the Modern
Author: Rebecca Bryant
This book argues that two conflicting styles of nationalist imagination led to the violent rending of Cyprus in 1974 and sustained that division over decades. Based on research in both southern and northern Cyprus, the work demonstrates how the conflict emerged through Cypriots' encounters with modernity under British colonialism, and through a consequent reimagining of the body politic in a new world in which Cypriots were defined as part of a European periphery. Few accounts have considered both communities with the depth and balance that Rebecca Bryant brings to her study. The book describes how Muslims and Christians in Cyprus were transformed into Turks and Greeks, and what it meant epistemologically, ontologically and politically when they were.
Author: Tim Willocks
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Furgul is a puppy born in a slave camp for racing greyhounds, and he has a terrible secret--he is himself only part greyhound. When the cruel owner of the camp recognizes Furgul's impure origins he takes Furgul to be killed, but Furgal manages a spectacular escape. Now Furgul must confront the indifference, complexity, warmth, and ferocity of the greater world, a world in which there seem to be two choices: live the comfortable life of a pet and sacrifice freedom or live the life of a free dog, glorious but also dangerous, in which every man will turn his hand against you. In the best tradition of The Call of the Wild and Watership Down, novelist Tim Willocks offers his first tale for young adults, an allegorical examination of human life through a dog's eyes, infused with heart, heroism, and the mysteries of the spirit. From the Hardcover edition.
The funniest book about travel you will ever read: a travel guide to the fictional European republic 'Molvania', birthplace of the polka and whooping cough. The text and design draw on the standard travel guide format and include: background information on the destination, including cultural details, useful phrases, holidays, and calendar of events; accommodation and restaurant listings; activities and excursions; as well as text break-outs, colour photos and maps throughout.
Author: Suzanne de Nimes
Publisher: Orion Publishing Company
"This is the provocative story of one young woman's sexual awakening and her discovery of the three sensual passions of her life: men, women and the camera ... a passion which takes her from the world of glamour modeling to the wilder experiences (off and on camera) in the world of film making. Sensual, erotic and explicit."--P.  of cover.
Today's high-profile evangelical men's ministries focus almost entirely on how men can overcome addictive behaviors through teaching, mutual encouragement, and discipline. While this approach is helpful for the unsnared, it crushes men already captive to pornography. This book exposes the demonic energy behind three delusions common to Christian men addicted to pornography: - "My compulsions originate internally rather than externally, so I can't deny who I am," - "I deserve to act out this way because God made me with these irresistible compulsions," and - "I can temporarily indulge in pornography and then return unchanged to the point where I fell away." Using the testimony of his own deliverance from pornography addiction, a seminary-trained pastor pleads for the church to exercise its rightful authority in spiritual warfare to drive out the unclean spirits that masquerade as our own thoughts.