Andrea Vernon And The Corporation For Ultrahuman Protection


Andrea Vernon always thought she would spend her life living in Paris writing thought-provoking historical novels all day and sipping wine on the Seine all night. But the reality is she's drowning in debt, has no prospects, and is forced to move back to Queens, where her parents remind her daily that they are very interested in grandchildren. Then, one morning, she is kidnapped, inter

Transculturation: Cities, Space and Architecture in Latin America (Critical Studies 27) (v. 27)

Transculturation: Cities, Spaces and Architectures in Latin America explores the critical potential inherent in the notion of "transculturation" in order to understand contemporary architectural practices and their cultural realities in Latin America. Despite its enormous theoretical potential and its importance within Latin American cultural theory, the term transculturation had neve

Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics

In 1936, against a backdrop of swastikas flying and storm troopers looming, an African American son of sharecroppers set three world records and won an unprecedented four gold medals, single-handedly crushing Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy. The story of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games is that of a high-profile athlete giving a performance that transcends sports. But it is also the int

Great Presidents (The Great Courses Lectures) free ebook

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Great Presidents (The Great Courses Lectures)

Product Description: Course Lecture Titles 1. American Presidency 2. G. Washington-Rise of a Patriot 3. G. Washington-American Liberator 4. G. Washington-First President 5. G. Washington-American Icon 6. T. Jefferson-Pen of Freedom 7. T. Jefferson-Party Leader 8. T. Jefferson-Expansionist President 9. T. Jefferson-Agonies of a Second Term 10. Andrew Jackson-Hero of New Republic 11. Andrew Jacks

Al Jaffee's Mad Life: A Biography free ebook

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Al Jaffee's Mad Life: A Biography

Jaffee's inventive work has enlivened the pages of MAD magazine since 1955. To date, he has pickled three generations of American kids in the brine of satire, and he continues to bring millions of childhoods to untimely ends with the knowledge that parents are hypocrites, teachers are dummies, politicians are liars, and life isn't fair.

Jaffee's work for MAD

Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings free ebook

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Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings

The groundbreaking trans-genre work of Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) has been insinuating itself into the structure, stance, and very breath of world literature for well over half a century. Multi-layered, self-referential, elusive, and allusive writing is now frequently labeled Borgesian. Umberto Eco's international bestseller, The Name of the Rose, is, on one level, an

To Try Men's Souls (Audiobook) free ebook

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To Try Men's Souls (Audiobook)

Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen have turned their sharp eye for detail on the Revolutionary War. Their story follows three men with three very different roles to play in history: General George Washington, Thomas Paine, and Jonathan Van Dorn, a private in Washington's army. The action focuses on one of the most iconic events in American history: Washington crossing the Delaware.