Agency of Fear: Opiates and Political Power in America (Rev) by Edward Jay Epstein

By Edward Jay Epstein

President Bush has made the warfare opposed to medicinal drugs the number 1 factor at the modern American political time table. during this revised variation of his vintage ebook, on hand for the 1st time in paperback, Edward Jay Epstein argues that the president has followed the tactic of his forbear, Richard Nixon, in utilizing the medication conflict in charge foreigners for the difficulty in America's towns, and to supply a smokescreen for unrelated political task designed to strengthen govt strength. the medicine crackdown has noticeable a virtually hundredfold elevate within the federal funds for narco-politics within the fifteen years seeing that corporation of worry was once first released, whereas data on drug-running were massaged. Epstein issues out that, regardless of the large budgets and public family members brouhaha, drug importation, as measured opposed to wholesale cost, has in reality grown.

Show description

Continue Reading

CCDP Cisco Internetwork Design Study Guide by Todd Lammle

By Todd Lammle

Seeking to strengthen your occupation as a community fashion designer or integrator? here is the examine advisor you must arrange for the Cisco Internetwork layout examination, the ultimate step within the Cisco qualified layout expert software. With complete insurance of every Cisco examination target, this examine consultant gives you the products on the most important layout concerns - from CANs, MANs, and WANs to computer protocols and SNA. The CD contains test-preparation software program with hundreds of thousands of perform questions.

Show description

Continue Reading

The Lightning Keeper: A Novel (P.S.) by Starling Lawrence

By Starling Lawrence

This can be the tale of an not likely love on the sunrise of the electrical age in the US. In 1914, Toma Pekocevic is a penniless immigrant in ny lately escaped from the bloody politics of the Balkans that has claimed such a lot of his relatives. he's additionally a talented inventor who designs a innovative water turbine whereas operating with Harriet Bigelow, scion of a proud Connecticut iron-making dynasty now fallen on not easy occasions. Their appeal is fast and overwhelming, yet each situation is opposed to them. Toma's invention is all he has after wasting Harriet to a prosperous flesh presser, yet he's made up our minds to win her again, atmosphere the level for a disagreement which may swap not just his lifestyles however the process clinical development.

Show description

Continue Reading

Fortune's Favorites by Colleen McCullough

By Colleen McCullough

They have been blessed via the gods at beginning with wealth and privilege. In a time of cataclysmic upheaval, a daring new iteration of Romans vied for greatness amid the disintegrating remnants in their cherished Republic. yet there has been person who towered above all of them -- an excellent and gorgeous boy whose ambition was once unequaled, whose love was once legend and whose glory used to be Rome's. A boy they'd at some point name "Caesar."

Show description

Continue Reading

Galveston Rose by Mary Powell

By Mary Powell

Vibrant, opinionated, and independent—that’s Galveston widow Rose Parrish. Seventy-six years outdated and in failing well-being, Rose is coming to grips along with her lifestyles. She lives on my own in a stately domestic as soon as energetic; her merely partners are her housekeeper, Pearl, her monetary consultant, Captain J.J. Broussard, and a tender clinical scholar, Jesse Martin.

Mary Powell weaves the separate tales of those humans very important to Rose right into a poignant and sometimes funny story of “the stable lifestyles” and “the stable death.”

Preparing for the inevitable, Rose sells all her inventory to fund her final event; she alters her will to go away Jesse cash to complete clinical tuition and to offer her apartment and its worthwhile antiques to the captain. The captain persuades Rose that they could construct the main fascinating nightclub and eating place that Galveston has visible in a long time. within the technique, his unsavory previous involves light.

For the subject matter of her new membership, Mason Rouge, Rose researches the heritage of Galveston and the lifetime of Jean Lafitte, the pirate who first confirmed Galveston as a middle for smuggling. Maison Rouge, Rose’s final event, is a loving tribute to the Galveston of the prior in addition to the future.

Powell’s wealthy descriptions of island existence, the sometimes-raging climate, and the island’s uniquely lively previous vividly convey Galveston to existence as a personality all its own.

Show description

Continue Reading

Last Call: A Novel of Suspense (Jack Swyteck) by James Grippando

By James Grippando

A child from Miami's meanest streets, Theo Knight misplaced his mom to a violent crime. He was once on loss of life Row for a homicide he did not devote while legal professional Jack Swyteck proved him blameless. Now they're top acquaintances. Theo is a semi-respectable and profitable bar proprietor, however the earlier, with its dangers and its terrors, has come knocking on his again door. An escaped convict from the outdated local wishes sanctuary, and in go back he's supplying details: the id of the killer who left Theo's mother mendacity lifeless on the street on a scorching South Florida night. Theo desires justice, however the solutions should not uncomplicated. He and Jack needs to now piece jointly a twenty-year-old conspiracy of greed and corruption that is pointing towards the city's such a lot elite and robust. And digging via a background that Theo has struggled his complete lifestyles to disregard may well wake up a few very determined, very lethal snoozing canines.

Show description

Continue Reading

Midnight Brunch (Casa Dracula Series, Book 2) by Marta Acosta

By Marta Acosta

What is a lady to do whilst she discovers she's the most direction at the menu? Hip, humorous Milagro de los Santos thinks she's eventually came across love and a house on the California ranch of superb Oswald provide and his urbane family, who've a unprecedented genetic affliction that a few name vampirism. yet Milagro is bewildered whilst she's excluded from an historic and mysterious middle of the night rite whose members contain Oswald's unfriendly mom and dad, a creepy family members elder, and Milagro's ex-lover, the robust and decadent Ian Ducharme. What skeletons are the vampires protecting of their fashion designer closets? whilst Milagro's lifestyles is threatened via a rogue friend, she flees to the wasteland to conceal. rather than solitude, she encounters an egomaniacal actor, a partying heiress, a sly tabloid reporter, and a lavish spa packed with darkish secrets and techniques -- all of which would aid her give you the chance domestic.

Show description

Continue Reading

International women in science : a biographical dictionary by Catharine Manya Colton Haines, Helen M. Stevens

By Catharine Manya Colton Haines, Helen M. Stevens

A accomplished biographical advisor to the medical achievements, own lives, and struggles of girls scientists from round the globe.

• A–Z entries from Madge Gertrude Adam to Audrey wooden, overlaying disciplines corresponding to psychology, astronomy, physics, medication, agriculture, paleontology, and more

• Contributions from a few ladies scientists working towards today

• images of scientists corresponding to Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Maria Montessori

• complete, end-of-entry bibliographies, an inventory of girls scientists through strong point, and a accomplished index

Show description

Continue Reading