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  • Download Top 10: New York City: Your Guide to the 10 Best of by Eleanor Berman PDF

    By Eleanor Berman

    Drawing at the similar criteria of accuracy because the acclaimed DK Eyewitness shuttle publications, DK best 10 long island urban makes use of interesting images and perfect cartography to supply a competent and worthwhile trip spouse. Dozens of most sensible 10 lists offer important details on each one vacation spot, in addition to insider tips, from warding off the crowds to checking out the freebies. The DK best 10 publications take the determine of making plans any journey.
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  • Download Tom Paine's Iron Bridge: Building a United States by Edward G. Gray PDF

    By Edward G. Gray

    “Fascinating and critical: grey provides us Paine as we've by no means noticeable him before…as dedicated to development a brand new order as he used to be to ripping down the old.” (Kathleen DuVal - Wall road Journal)

    “Ed grey deftly unearths Paine as a polymath who designed leading edge bridges in addition to radical politics. Vividly written and wealthy with perception, Tom Paine’s Iron Bridge illuminates the nexus of politics, technology, and aesthetics within the Age of Revolutions.” (Alan Taylor, writer of the Pulitzer Prize–winning the interior Enemy)

    “If you suggestion not anything extra may be stated of Thomas Paine, you have been fallacious. Ed Gray’s new publication is a game-changer. An iron bridge, a unified economic system, a legislative center of the union: Ed grey demonstrates as by no means prior to Paine’s higher vision.” (Ray Raphael, writer of A People’s historical past of the yank Revolution)

    “In his enticing new ebook, Edward grey introduces us to Thomas Paine, the visionary nation-builder. Paine’s layout for an iron bridge to go beyond the hot nation’s divisions was once in its method as innovative as his demand an self sufficient American republic in universal Sense.” (Harvey J. Kaye, writer of Thomas Paine and the Promise of America)

    “Americans are looking to see the nation’s early life as a time of countless chance, and so did Thomas Paine. yet Edward Gray’s engrossing account of Paine’s lifelong fixation on bridge-building reminds us host of human vices, from spiritual bigotry to political and sectional bias, have been continually there, ready as patiently because the wolf on the door.” (Woody Holton, writer of Abigail Adams)

    “Another gem from considered one of America's such a lot ingenious historians.” (Gordon S. wooden, writer of The Radicalism of the yankee Revolution)

    The little-known tale of the architectural venture that lay on the middle of Tom Paine’s political blueprint for the United States.

    In a letter to his spouse Abigail, John Adams judged the writer of good judgment as having “a larger hand at flattening than building.” Adams’s dismissive comment has contributed to shaping the present view of Tom Paine ever due to the fact that. yet, as Edward G. grey exhibits during this clean, illuminating paintings, Paine was once a builder. He had a transparent imaginative and prescient of luck for his followed nation. It was once embodied in an architectural undertaking that he spent a decade making plans: an iron bridge to span the Schuylkill River at Philadelphia.

    When Paine arrived in Philadelphia from England in 1774, town used to be thriving as America’s greatest port. however the seasonal hazards of the rivers dividing the area have been changing into a drawback to the city’s endured development. Philadelphia wanted a pragmatic connection among the wealthy grain of Pennsylvania’s backcountry farms and its port at the Delaware. The iron bridge used to be Paine’s solution.

    The bridge was once a part of Paine’s resolution to the valuable political problem of the recent kingdom: the way to maintain a republic as huge and as geographically fragmented because the usa. The iron development used to be Paine’s fantastic reaction to the age-old problem of bridge know-how: tips to construct a constitution robust adequate to resist the consistent battering of water, ice, and wind.

    The convergence of political and technological layout in Paine’s plan used to be Enlightenment genius. And Paine drew different giants of the interval as buyers: Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and for a time his nice ideological opponent, Edmund Burke. Paine’s dream eventually used to be a casualty of the vicious political crosscurrents of revolution and the yankee penchant for bridges of inexpensive, considerable wooden. yet his leading edge iron layout turned the version for bridge building in Britain because it led the area into the commercial revolution.
    8 pages of illustrations
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  • Download The Right Way to Lose a War: America in an Age of Unwinnable by Dominic Tierney PDF

    By Dominic Tierney

    Why has the USA stopped successful wars?

    For approximately a century, up till the top of worldwide warfare II in 1945, the United States loved a Golden Age of decisive army triumphs. after which abruptly, we stopped successful wars. The many years for the reason that were a dismal Age of disasters and stalemates-in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan-exposing our lack of ability to alter path after battlefield setbacks.

    In this provocative e-book, award-winning student Dominic Tierney finds how the U.S. has struggled to conform to the hot period of intractable guerrilla conflicts. therefore, so much significant American wars have become army fiascos. And whilst battlefield catastrophe moves, Washington is not able to disengage from the quagmire, with grave effects for millions of U.S. troops and our allies.

    But there's a greater method. Drawing on interviews with dozens of most sensible generals and policymakers, Tierney indicates how we will be able to use 3 key steps-surge, speak, and leave-to stem the tide of losses and withdraw from unsuccessful campaigns with no compromising our middle values and interests.

    Weaving jointly compelling tales of army disaster and heroism, this is often an unparalleled, well timed, and crucial guidebook for our new period of unwinnable conflicts. how one can Lose a battle illuminates not just how Washington can deal with the hardest trouble of all-battlefield failure-but additionally how the US can once more go back to the trail of victory.
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  • Download Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign by Leslie H. Gelb PDF

    By Leslie H. Gelb

    “Fluent, well-timed, provocative. . . . choked with gritty, smart, particular suggestion on overseas coverage ends and skill. . . . Gelb’s plea for better strategic considering is really correct and necessary.” — the hot York occasions ebook Review

    “Few american citizens recognize the internal international of yankee international policy—its feuds, follies, and fashions—as good as Leslie H. Gelb. . . . energy ideas builds on that life of event with strength and is a witty and acerbic primer.” — the recent York Times

    Power ideas is the provocative account of ways to contemplate and use America’s energy on the planet, from Pulitzer Prize winner Leslie H. Gelb, one of many nation’s prime overseas coverage minds and practitioners.
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  • Download Point of Origin (Kay Scarpetta, Book 9) by Patricia Cornwell PDF

    By Patricia Cornwell

    A farmhouse destroyed by way of fire
    A physique among the ruins

    Dr Kay Scarpetta, leader medical expert and consulting pathologist for the federal legislations enforcement organisation ATF, is termed out to a farmhouse in Virginia which has been destroyed via hearth. within the ruins of the home she reveals a physique which tells a narrative of a violent and grisly murder.

    The fireplace has come whilst one other much more incendiary horror: Carrie Grethen, a killer who approximately destroyed the lives of Scarpetta and people closest to her, has escaped from a forensic psychiatric health center. Her whereabouts is unknown, yet her final vacation spot isn't, for Carrie has began to speak with Scarpetta, conveying her lethal - if cryptic - plans for revenge.

    Chillingly mesmeric in tone, labyrinthine in constitution, element of starting place is Patricia Cornwell at her such a lot staggering.
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  • Download The Rivers Run Dry (Raleigh Harmon, Book 2) by Sibella Giorello PDF

    By Sibella Giorello

    Whilst a regimen case turns lethal, forensic geologist Raleigh Harmon unearths her profession at the rocks and her lifestyles at stake.

    Special Agent Raleigh Harmon is sweet at her activity, yet no longer pretty much as good at bureau politics. As one of many few women at the crew, she reveals herself in a wierd land whilst she's transferred from Richmond to drought–stricken Seattle. whilst a hiker without notice is going lacking and a ransom observe arrives, Raleigh realizes there's no time for transitions. Vowing to discover the lacking university woman, she needs to depend on her forensic geology abilities to discover the reality, leaving no stone unturned.

    Gritty and poetic, with an evocative feel of position, a unusual solid of characters, a fast–twisting plot, and a compelling, complex heroine, this beautifully crafted secret will continue you studying compulsively as wish runs brief, the clock runs down, and the rivers run dry.
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  • Download The Face of Fear by Dean Koontz PDF

    By Dean Koontz

    Graham Harris is a proficient clairvoyant, and through a tv interview, he 'sees' a homicide being dedicated. He understands that the killer is the guy the police have named the Butcher - the slayer of 9 younger ladies. studying of the psychic id, the Butcher starts off to stalk this 'witness' to his crime, and traps Harris and his female friend at evening in an enormous forty-two-storey company construction, looking them relentlessly from ground to floor...
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  • Download The Chairman: A Novel (Christian Gillette Series, Book 1) by Stephen Frey PDF

    By Stephen Frey

    No one is aware the darkish aspect of “The Street” higher than grasp storyteller Stephen Frey, writer of such riveting novels as Shadow Account and The Day dealer. Now, in his such a lot formidable paintings to this point, Frey proves that no author can positioned a high-powered hero at higher chance, nor supply readers extra exciting rewards.
    A towering legend between long island inner most fairness partnerships, Everest Capital is aptly named. while its founder meets an premature demise, thirty-six-year-old megastar Christian Gillette will get the head activity. yet with the ability and status come hazards. The day he narrowly escapes a fiery explosion that consumes his limo and takes blameless lives, Gillette immediately is aware how severe these hazards are.

    It comes as no shock to him that he has enemies on the planet of multibillion—dollar offers. yet now that he controls Everest, he’s not likely to permit these enemies hold him from taking the firm–and himself–to even better heights. Gillette hasn't ever hesitated to be competitive, even ruthless, in his pursuit of good fortune. This time might be no exception.

    But for you to forge the alliances essential to in attaining his targets, Gillette forsakes a cardinal rule: by no means belief a person. the one certainties are the insidious crusade of company sabotage which could price Gillette his activity and the relentless assassination makes an attempt which could price him his existence. to wreck a dangerous conspiracy of greed, he’ll be pressured to walk–then run–an ever-blurring line among loyalty and betrayal, assault and retreat, survival and destruction . . . within the final online game of revenue and loss.

    With The Chairman, Stephen Frey presides with intensified ability over the industry he has so dramatically cornered–sharpening his patented model of hard-boiled high-finance intrigue to its keenest leading edge yet.

    From the Hardcover edition.
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  • Download Silicon Valley (Images of America) by Sam Shueh PDF

    By Sam Shueh

    Nestled on the south finish of San Francisco Bay, there lies a fertile valley. Cradled by means of the traditional Diablo and Santa Cruz Mountain levels, the area spans a lot of the Santa Clara Valley, curling north from Menlo Park into Palo Alto. At its jap gateway lies Milpitas and within the south is the Evergreen quarter, within the shadow of Mount Hamilton. the center of the valley is San Jose. for a few years, each one spring, fruit timber produced flower blossoms so far as the attention may perhaps see. After international conflict II, veterans again domestic, attended neighborhood engineering colleges, and fast turned engaged in electronics and aeronautics improvement. the invention of semiconductors and laptop and net applied sciences extensively altered the world, sped its momentum, and earned it its title—the Silicon Valley—now arguably the world's preeminent middle for technological advances. just like the seismic waves that created the sector, the valley's monetary peaks and plunges have formed the lives of its citizens, yet they proceed to appear to the long run, constructing new applied sciences to boost mankind.
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