Category: Nonfiction

  • Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century

    By Graham Robb

    A clean exam of this forbidden background indicates the profound results of homosexual tradition on sleek lifestyles.

    The 19th century was once a golden age for these humans identified variously as sodomites, Uranians, monosexuals, and homosexuals. lengthy ahead of Stonewall and homosexual satisfaction, there has been this kind of factor as homosexual tradition, and it was once famous all through Europe and the US.

    Graham Robb, great biographer of Balzac, Hugo, and Rimbaud, examines how homosexuals have been handled by means of society and reveals a story of bizarre tolerance. He describes the lives of homosexual women and men: how they found their sexuality and approved or disguised it; how they got here out; how they made touch with like-minded humans. He additionally incorporates a interesting research of the encrypted homosexuality of such recognized nineteenth-century sleuths as Edgar Allan Poe's Auguste Dupin and Sherlock Holmes himself (with glances ahead in time to Batman and J. Edgar Hoover). ultimately, Strangers addresses an important questions of homosexual tradition, together with the riddle of its dating to faith: Why have been homosexuals created with emotions that the writer supposedly condemns?

    This is a landmark paintings, packed with tolerant knowledge, clean examine, and surprises. sixteen pages of illustrations.

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  • Turning the Tide: How a Small Band of Allied Sailors Defeated the U-boats and Won the Battle of the Atlantic

    The usa skilled its so much harrowing army catastrophe of worldwide battle II now not in 1941 at Pearl Harbor yet within the interval from 1942 to 1943, in Atlantic coastal waters from Newfoundland to the Caribbean. Sinking service provider ships with impunity, German U-boats threatened the lifeline among the USA and Britain, pretty much denying the Allies their springboard onto the eu Continent--a loss that might have successfully price the Allies the war.

    In Turning the Tide, writer Ed Offley tells the gripping tale of ways, in the course of a twelve-week interval within the spring of 1943, a handful of battle-hardened American, British, and Canadian sailors became the tide within the Atlantic. utilizing broad archival examine and interviews with key survivors, Offley areas the reader on the center of the main decisive maritime conflict of global conflict II.

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  • Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season

    By Nick Heil

    "A dramatic tale, ably and convincingly informed . . . A chilling examine the precarious line among luck and tragedy."―Kirkus Reviews

    On may possibly 15, 2006, a tender British climber named David Sharp lay loss of life close to the pinnacle of Mount Everest whereas 40 different climbers walked prior him on their technique to the summit. per week later, Lincoln corridor, a professional Australian climber, used to be left for lifeless close to an identical spot. Hall's loss of life was once stated worldwide, however the subsequent day he was once discovered alive after spending the evening at the top mountain with out nutrition and no protect.

    If David Sharp's demise was once surprising, it was once not often singular: ten others died trying to achieve the summit that 12 months. during this meticulous inquiry into what went flawed, Nick Heil tells the total tale of the deadliest yr on Everest because the notorious season of 1996. As extra climbers test the summit every year, Heil exhibits how more and more dicy expeditions and unscrupulous clothes shops threaten to show Everest right into a lethal circus.

    Written by means of an skilled climber, Dark Summit is either a riveting account of a infamous mountaineering season and a troubling research into even if the pursuit of the last word climbing prize has spiraled out of control.

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  • An Introduction to Design Patterns in C++ with Qt 4

    By Alan Ezust

    Learn C++, styles, and Qt four Cross-Platform Development

    Master C++ and layout styles jointly, utilizing the world's best open resource framework for cross-platform improvement: Qt four.

    An creation to layout styles in C++ with Qt 4 is an entire educational and reference that assumes no past wisdom of C, C++, items, or styles. you will stroll via each middle idea, one step at a time, studying via an in depth selection of Qt 4.1-tested examples and workouts.

    By the time you are performed, you will be growing multithreaded GUI purposes that entry databases and manage XML files--applications that run on structures together with home windows, Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X. better of all, you can be writing code that is effective, reusable, and chic.

    • Learn items quickly: periods, inheritance, polymorphism, and more
    • Master robust layout styles
    • Discover effective high-level programming thoughts utilizing libraries, generics, and containers
    • Build graphical functions utilizing Qt widgets, types, and views
    • Learn complex concepts starting from multithreading to reflective programming
    • Use Qt's integrated sessions for having access to MySQL data
    • Includes a whole C++ language reference
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  • Training Kit (Exam 70-461) Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (MCSA) (Microsoft Press Training Kit)

    By Itzik Ben-Gan

    Ace your practise for Microsoft Certification examination 70-461 with this 2-in-1 education equipment from Microsoft Press. paintings at your individual velocity via a chain of classes and sensible workouts, after which verify your abilities with perform checks on CD–featuring a number of, customizable checking out thoughts.

    Maximize your functionality at the examination via studying tips to:

    • Create database gadgets
    • Work with facts
    • Modify information
    • Troubleshoot and optimize queries

    For buyers who buy an booklet model of this name, directions for downloading the CD records are available within the e-book.

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  • Until the Cows Come Home: And Other Expressions About Animals (It's Just An Expression)

    Carry your horses!
    Don't permit the cat out of the bag.
    Don't count number your chickens ahead of they are hatched.

    Have you ever heard those loopy expressions? humans use them even if there are no animals round! that is simply because those sentences are idioms--phrases that suggest anything assorted than what the phrases in them really say. yet do not enable idioms get your goat. Let's discover numerous idioms related to animals and determine what humans really mean once they use them.
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  • Le nouveau dictionnaire visuel : Français-Anglais-Espagnol-Allemand-Italien

    By Jean-Claude Corbeil

    Québec Amérique a créé Le Visuel en 1982. Ce dictionnaire a connu depuis une carrière impressionnante avec des ventes qui dépassent les 6 000 000 d'exemplaires. Traduit en 26 langues et présent sur tous les continents, il est devenu le symbole d'un savoir-faire à travers le monde. Le Nouveau Dictionnaire visuel témoigne de cette expérience en offrant un contenu encore plus riche et plus spectaculaire. Il est, sans conteste, le plus complet et le plus fiable jamais publié. Ici, l'adage qui dit qu'une photo vaut mille mots prend tout son sens. Voici, à l'heure de los angeles mondialisation et de l'Intemet, l'édition multilingue du Nouveau Dictionnaire visuel qui donne un accès privilégié et simultané à cinq langues parlées en Occident.
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  • Awakening Your Psychic Powers: Open Your Inner Mind And Control Your Psychic Intuition Today (Edgar Cayce Guides)

    By Henry Reed

    We all have psychic reviews with out even knowing it. you can now harness the facility of your inborn psychic awareness.

    In his lifetime, American visionary Edgar Cayce brought hundreds of thousands to the wonders of psychic information. Now his rigorously preserved writings are illuminated through famous psychologist Henry Reed, Ph.D. within the phrases and spirit of Edgar Cayce, this consultant provides you with the information you must construct a starting place for ESP and release the secrets and techniques of heightened expertise, including:

    -Psychic sensitivity-a usual a part of perception
    -Exercises to improve your psychic intuition
    -Experimenting with clairvoyance, telepathic recommendation, and open channeling
    -Meditation and spotting the styles that may swap your life

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