The Gemini Virus

Author: Wil Mara
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780765363930
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In the wake of a pandemic virus that rapidly spreads throughout the world killing millions of people, Dennis and Andi Jensen flee the ensuing panic and escape to the mountains while scientist Cara Porter makes a potentially fatal mistake in her laboratory. By the author of Wave. 12,500 first printing.

Odysseus

Author: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781468311044
Size: 70.12 MB
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Following the life and adventures of Odysseus, bestselling author Valerio Massimo Manfredi's master­ful novel breathes new life into another titanic figure of antiquity. In Ithaca, a young prince begins a journey that begins on the small, rocky and will soon lead him to the edges of the ancient world. So begins the epic story of Odysseus, a story of love, war, courage, violence, and heroism. In this thrilling novel, Manfredi reimagines the classic Greek stories, from the trials of Hercules to the fall of mighty Troy.

Working With Emotional Intelligence

Author: Daniel Goleman
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553903217
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Do you have what it takes to succeed in your career? The secret of success is not what they taught you in school. What matters most is not IQ, not a business school degree, not even technical know-how or years of expertise. The single most important factor in job performance and advancement is emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is actually a set of skills that anyone can acquire, and in this practical guide, Daniel Goleman identifies them, explains their importance, and shows how they can be fostered. For leaders, emotional intelligence is almost 90 percent of what sets stars apart from the mediocre. As Goleman documents, it's the essential ingredient for reaching and staying at the top in any field, even in high-tech careers. And organizations that learn to operate in emotionally intelligent ways are the companies that will remain vital and dynamic in the competitive marketplace of today—and the future.

The Elusive Embrace

Author: Daniel Mendelsohn
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0375706976
Size: 30.51 MB
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Blending elements of personal history and social commentary, a classical scholar and critic explores the meaning of passion and the mysteries of sexual identity and homosexuality, as he ranges from the ancient works of Sappho, Ovid, and Catullus to the cultural icons and institutions of the modern day. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Gender And The City In Euripides Political Plays

Author: Daniel Adam Mendelsohn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199278046
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The first full-length study of Children of Herakles and Suppliant Women to appear in fifty years, Gender and the City in Euripides' Political Plays uses fresh insights into the Greek conception of gender and the Athenian ideology of civic identity to demonstrate at last the formal elegance and intellectual complexity of two works that are still dismissed as artistic failures within the poet's oeuvre.

Riding The Bullet

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743204670
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From international bestseller Stephen King the first ebook ever published—a novella about a young man who hitches a ride with a driver from the other side. Riding the Bullet is “a ghost story in the grand manner” from the bestselling author of Bag of Bones, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, and The Green Mile—a short story about a young man who hitches a ride with a driver from the other side.

Goodbye To Berlin

Author: Christopher Isherwood
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811220249
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Isherwood's classic story of Berlin in the 1930s - and the inspiration for Cabaret - now in a stand-alone edition. First published in 1934, Goodbye to Berlin has been popularized on stage and screen by Julie Harris in I Am a Camera and Liza Minelli in Cabaret. Isherwood magnificently captures 1931 Berlin: charming, with its avenues and cafés; marvelously grotesque, with its nightlife and dreamers; dangerous, with its vice and intrigue; powerful and seedy, with its mobs and millionaires — this was the period when Hitler was beginning his move to power. Goodbye to Berlin is inhabited by a wealth of characters: the unforgettable and “divinely decadent”Sally Bowles; plump Frau¨lein Schroeder, who considers reducing her Bu¨steto relieve her heart palpitations; Peter and Otto, a gay couple struggling to come to terms with their relationship; and the distinguished and doomed Jewish family, the Landauers.

1947

Author: Elisabeth Åsbrink
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590518969
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"The year 1947 marks a turning point in the twentieth century. Peace with Germany becomes a tool to fortify the West against the threats of the Cold War. The CIA is created, Israel is about to be born, Simone de Beauvoir experiences the love of her life, an ill George Orwell is writing his last book, and Christian Dior creates the hyper-feminine New Look as women are forced out of jobs and back into the home."--Provided by publisher.