Author: Robert Harris
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2006-09-19
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0743293878

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From the bestselling author of Fatherland and Pompeii, comes the first novel of a trilogy about the struggle for power in ancient Rome. In his “most accomplished work to date” (Los Angeles Times), master of historical fiction Robert Harris lures readers back in time to the compelling life of Roman Senator Marcus Cicero. The re-creation of a vanished biography written by his household slave and righthand man, Tiro, Imperium follows Cicero’s extraordinary struggle to attain supreme power in Rome. On a cold November morning, Tiro opens the door to find a terrified, bedraggled stranger begging for help. Once a Sicilian aristocrat, the man was robbed by the corrupt Roman governor, Verres, who is now trying to convict him under false pretenses and sentence him to a violent death. The man claims that only the great senator Marcus Cicero, one of Rome’s most ambitious lawyers and spellbinding orators, can bring him justice in a crooked society manipulated by the villainous governor. But for Cicero, it is a chance to prove himself worthy of absolute power. What follows is one of the most gripping courtroom dramas in history, and the beginning of a quest for political glory by a man who fought his way to the top using only his voice—defeating the most daunting figures in Roman history.

The Fear Index

The Fear Index
Author: Robert Harris
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-01-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307957955

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At the nexus of high finance and sophisticated computer programming, a terrifying future may be unfolding even now. Dr. Alex Hoffmann’s name is carefully guarded from the general public, but within the secretive inner circles of the ultrarich he is a legend. He has developed a revolutionary form of artificial intelligence that predicts movements in the financial markets with uncanny accuracy. His hedge fund, based in Geneva, makes billions. But one morning before dawn, a sinister intruder breaches the elaborate security of his lakeside mansion, and so begins a waking nightmare of paranoia and violence as Hoffmann attempts, with increasing desperation, to discover who is trying to destroy him. Fiendishly smart and suspenseful, The Fear Index gives us a searing glimpse into an all-too-recognizable world of greed and panic. It is a novel that forces us to confront the question of what it means to be human—and it is Robert Harris’s most spellbinding and audacious novel to date.

After 69 CE Writing Civil War in Flavian Rome

After 69 CE   Writing Civil War in Flavian Rome
Author: Lauren Donovan Ginsberg,Darcy A. Krasne
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 499
Release: 2018-12-17
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9783110584745

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The fall of Nero and the civil wars of 69 CE ushered in an era scarred by the recent conflicts; Flavian literature also inherited a rich tradition of narrating nefas from its predecessors who had confronted and commemorated the traumas of Pharsalus and Actium. Despite the present surge of scholarly interest in both Flavian literary studies and Roman civil war literature, however, the Flavian contribution to Rome’s literature of bellum ciuile remains understudied. This volume shines a spotlight on these neglected voices. In the wake of 69 CE, writing civil war became an inescapable project for Flavian Rome: from Statius’s fraternas acies and Silius’s suicidal Saguntines to the internecine narratives detailed in Josephus’s Bellum Iudaicum and woven into Frontinus’s exempla, Flavian authors’ preoccupation with civil war transcends genre and subject matter. This book provides an important new chapter in the study of Roman civil war literature by investigating the multi-faceted Flavian response to this persistent and prominent theme.

Constitution of Imperium

Constitution of Imperium
Author: Ronnie D. Lipschutz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2015-12-03
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781317262114

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The title of this book is a play upon several important concepts and forces in the ongoing debate about American empire. Since September 11, 2001, the Bush administration and its counsels in the U.S. Department of Justice have been both constituting an empire of American hegemony and, in so doing, violating the spirit and the law of the American Constitution at home and abroad. The U.S. Constitution has been doing work in the "nonsovereign" spaces of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Abu Ghraib, Baghdad, and CIA black detention sites around the world. The reach of this constitution is becoming visible in National Security Agency surveillance and data mining of electronic communications between the United States and the rest of the world and in a myriad of other regulatory and legal demands made by the United States both of its citizens and of those living in and traveling among other countries. And, in testing the limits of its wished-for powers, the Bush administration seeks to constitute an imperium that, by its own definition, would be nowhere subject to the long-assumed checks of either the U.S. Constitution, Congress, the courts, or international law, for it operates outside of the boundaries of American sovereignty in defiance of the international community and the United Nations, and in violation of the law of nations. This book is the latest and perhaps sharpest entry in the burgeoning literature of American empire since Hardt and Negri. Its focus on the legal and institutional aspects of empire sets it apart from the literature on this subject.


Author: Robert Harris
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2015-10-08
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781446409107

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‘Laws are silent in times of war.’ Cicero There was a time when Cicero held Caesar’s life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant figure and Cicero’s life is in ruins. Exiled, separated from his wife and children, his possessions confiscated, his life constantly in danger, Cicero is tormented by the knowledge that he has sacrificed power for the sake of his principles. His comeback requires wit, skill and courage – and for a brief and glorious period, the legendary orator is once more the supreme senator in Rome. But politics is never static and no statesman, however cunning, can safeguard against the ambition and corruption of others. Riveting and tumultuous, DICTATOR encompasses some of the most epic events in human history yet is also an intimate portrait of a brilliant, flawed, frequently fearful yet ultimately brave man – a hero for his time and for ours. This is an unforgettable tour de force from a master storyteller.


Author: Ross Watson,Owen Barnes
Publsiher: Fantasy Flight Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-09-07
Genre: Games
ISBN: 1589947789

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Deathwatch is a roleplaying game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, where you take on the role of a member of the Adeptus Astartes - the devout, bio-engineered super-soldiers also known as Space Marines. Only the most exceptional candidates from the fighting forces of the Adeptus Astartes are invited to join the Deathwatch, and take on a new oath to safeguard the Imperium from the darkest of threats. United in this newly forged brotherhood, all Deathwatch Marines must learn to put aside their differences and work together to succeed in the most extraordinary operations - whether facing the threat of total annihilation when confronted by implacable alien foes, or fighting against the foul daemon menace that crawls forth hungrily from beyond the Warp. Deathwatch offers a brand-new roleplaying experience by focusing on elite, special-missions style action at the furthest fringes of Imperial space, involving some of the greatest heroes and deadliest opponents the Warhammer 40,000 universe has to offer!

Wildwood Imperium

Wildwood Imperium
Author: Colin Meloy
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2015-02-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780857863324

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A young girl's midnight s�ance awakens a long-slumbering malevolent spirit . . . A band of runaway orphans allies with an underground collective of saboteurs and plans a daring rescue of their friends, imprisoned in the belly of an industrial wasteland . . . Two old friends draw closer to their goal of bringing together a pair of exiled toy makers in order to reanimate a mechanical boy prince . . . As the fate of Wildwood hangs in the balance. The third book in the Wildwood Chronicles is a rich, moving, and dazzling story, by turns funny and profound. Both Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis are at the height of their gifts with Wildwood Imperium

Word Index of In Parenthesis by David Jones

Word Index of In Parenthesis by David Jones
Author: Douglas Lochhead
Publsiher: Sackville, N.B. : Harrier Editions
Total Pages: 684
Release: 1983
Genre: Charities
ISBN: STANFORD:36105039446971

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The Histories of Caius Cornelius Tacitus

The Histories of Caius Cornelius Tacitus
Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 453
Release: 1855
Genre: Rome
ISBN: HARVARD:32044024168247

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Books and Pamphlets Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals

Books and Pamphlets  Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1949
Genre: American literature
ISBN: PSU:000052000546

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C Cornelii Taciti Opera ad fidem optimorum exemplarium recensuit A R Carson De vita et scriptis Cornelii Taciti e praefatione G Brotier MS notes

C  Cornelii Taciti Opera  ad fidem optimorum exemplarium recensuit A  R  Carson   De vita et scriptis Cornelii Taciti  e praefatione G  Brotier   MS  notes
Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 499
Release: 1843
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: BL:A0017703375

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A Handlist to James Joyce s Ulysses

A Handlist to James Joyce s Ulysses
Author: Wolfhard Steppe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2020-02-17
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781317959823

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First published in 1986, this book provides a handlist to James Joyce’s Ulysses, or a complete alphabetical index to the critical reading text, that is, the text on the right-hand pages in the critical edition of 1984 and all its future reprintings. The list is an unedited compilation to meet immediate needs of orientation for the new original text of Ulysses.

Consumers Imperium

Consumers  Imperium
Author: Kristin L. Hoganson
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-03-15
Genre: History
ISBN: 0807888885

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Histories of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era tend to characterize the United States as an expansionist nation bent on Americanizing the world without being transformed itself. In Consumers' Imperium, Kristin Hoganson reveals the other half of the story, demonstrating that the years between the Civil War and World War I were marked by heightened consumption of imports and strenuous efforts to appear cosmopolitan. Hoganson finds evidence of international connections in quintessentially domestic places--American households. She shows that well-to-do white women in this era expressed intense interest in other cultures through imported household objects, fashion, cooking, entertaining, armchair travel clubs, and the immigrant gifts movement. From curtains to clothing, from around-the-world parties to arts and crafts of the homelands exhibits, Hoganson presents a new perspective on the United States in the world by shifting attention from exports to imports, from production to consumption, and from men to women. She makes it clear that globalization did not just happen beyond America's shores, as a result of American military might and industrial power, but that it happened at home, thanks to imports, immigrants, geographical knowledge, and consumer preferences. Here is an international history that begins at home.

Agent of the Imperium

Agent of the Imperium
Author: Marc Miller
Publsiher: Baen Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-11-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781625797988

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TO SAVE THE GALAXY, A DEAD HERO MUST RISE AGAIN! NEWLY REVISED AND EXPANDED NOVEL SET IN THE TRAVELLER UNIVERSE FROM LEGENDARY GAME DESIGNER MARC MILLER Jonathan Bland is a Decider, empowered by the Emperor himself to deal with the inevitable crises of an empire. In the service of the Empire, he has killed more people than anyone in the history of Humanity, to save a hundred times as many. He died centuries ago, but they reactivate his recorded personality whenever a new threat appears. When the crisis is over, they expect he will meekly return to oblivion. He has other ideas. The chronicle of Bland reveals secrets of the history of the star-spanning Third Imperium and spans 400 years from early Imperium (about year 300) through the mid-post Civil War period (about year 700) touching known and unknown events you may have encountered in your own reading of the Imperium: everyday events, political intrigue, deadly dangers, Arbellatra, Capital, Encyclopediopolis, the Karand's Palace, and a Tigress-class Dreadnought. If you know the Traveller science-fiction role-playing game, then some of this is already familiar; if not, no matter—this story introduces the vast human-dominated interstellar empire of the far future in ways only the designer and chronicler of this particular universe can.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends  and Influence People
Author: Dale Carnegie
Publsiher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-10-12
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9788194790891

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Do you feel stuck in life, not knowing how to make it more successful? Do you wish to become more popular? Are you craving to earn more? Do you wish to expand your horizon, earn new clients and win people over with your ideas? How to Win Friends and Influence People is a well-researched and comprehensive guide that will help you through these everyday problems and make success look easier. You can learn to expand your social circle, polish your skill set, find ways to put forward your thoughts more clearly, and build mental strength to counter all hurdles that you may come across on the path to success. Having helped millions of readers from the world over achieve their goals, the clearly listed techniques and principles will be the answers to all your questions.