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Hannibal the Carthaginian (eBook, ePUB)
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Hannibal was a Punic Carthaginian military commander, generally considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. His father, Hamilcar Barca, was the leading Carthaginian commander during the First Punic War, his younger brothers were Mago and Hasdrubal, and he was brother-in-law to Hasdrubal the Fair. Hannibal lived during a period of great tension in the Mediterranean, when the Roman Republic established its supremacy over other great powers such as Carthage, the Hellenistic kingdoms of Macedon, Syracuse, and the Seleucid empire. One of his most famous achievements was at the outbreak of the Second Punic War, when he marched an army, which included war elephants, from Iberia over the Pyrenees and the Alps into northern Italy. In his first few years in Italy, he won three dramatic victories?Trebia, Trasimene, and Cannae, in which he distinguished himself for his ability to determine his and his opponent´s strengths and weaknesses, and to play the battle to his strengths and the enemy´s weaknesses?and won over many allies of Rome. Hannibal occupied much of Italy for 15 years, but a Roman counter-invasion of North Africa forced him to return to Carthage, where he was decisively defeated by Scipio Africanus at the Battle of Zama. Scipio had studied Hannibal´s tactics and brilliantly devised some of his own, and finally defeated Rome´s nemesis at Zama, having previously driven Hasdrubal, Hannibal´s brother, out of the Iberian Peninsula. Often regarded as one of the greatest military strategists in history, Hannibal would later be considered one of the greatest generals of antiquity, together with Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Scipio, and Pyrrhus of Epirus. Plutarch states that, when questioned by Scipio as to who was the greatest general, Hannibal is said to have replied either Alexander or Pyrrhus, then himself, or, according to another version of the event, Pyrrhus, Scipio, then himself. Military historian Theodore Ayrault Dodge once famously called Hannibal the ´´father of strategy´´, because his greatest enemy, Rome, came to adopt elements of his military tactics in its own strategic arsenal. This praise has earned him a strong reputation in the modern world, and he was regarded as a great strategist by men like Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Stand: Jan 21, 2019
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Stone Cold (eBook, ePUB)
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Stone Cold by David Baldacci is the third exhilarating thriller in the bestselling Camel Club series. Oliver Stone and the Camel Club are back. Set on exposing the real story behind the closed doors of America´s leaders, they draw upon their vast experience to seek justice and the truth. Now they must face their most dangerous adventure yet - a war on two fronts. Casino king Jerry Bagger is hunting Annabelle Conroy, the elite con-artist who cheated him out of millions. Stone and his colleagues must draw on all their resources if they are to protect Annabelle from a terrible fate. Yet all their skills may not be enough when a deadly new opponent rips off the veneer of Stone´s own mysterious past. An unstoppable killer intent on one goal: the death of Oliver Stone. Stone Cold is followed by Divine Justice and Hell´s Corner .

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Stand: Jan 21, 2019
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Aristophanes: Peace (eBook, PDF)
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This is the first volume dedicated to Aristophanes´ comedy Peace that analyses the play for a student audience and assumes no knowledge of Greek. It launches a much-needed new series of books each discussing a comedy that survives from the ancient world. Six chapters highlight the play´s context, themes, staging and legacy including its response to contemporary wartime politics and the possible staging options for flying. It is ideal for students, but helpful also for scholars wanting a quick introduction to the play. Peace was first performed in 421 BC, perhaps only days before the signing of a peace treaty that ended ten years of fighting between Athens and Sparta (the Archidamian War). Aristophanes celebrates this prospect with an imaginative fantasy involving his hero´s flight on a gigantic dung-beetle to Olympus, the rescue of the goddess Peace from her imprisonment in a cave, and her return to a Greece weary of ten years of war. Like most of the poet´s comedies, this play is heavy on fantasy and imagination, light on formal structure, being an exuberant farce that champions the opponents of War and celebrates the delights of the return to country life with its smells, food and drink, its many pleasures and none of the complications that war brings in its wake.

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Stand: Jan 21, 2019
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Aristophanes: Peace (eBook, ePUB)
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This is the first volume dedicated to Aristophanes´ comedy Peace that analyses the play for a student audience and assumes no knowledge of Greek. It launches a much-needed new series of books each discussing a comedy that survives from the ancient world. Six chapters highlight the play´s context, themes, staging and legacy including its response to contemporary wartime politics and the possible staging options for flying. It is ideal for students, but helpful also for scholars wanting a quick introduction to the play. Peace was first performed in 421 BC, perhaps only days before the signing of a peace treaty that ended ten years of fighting between Athens and Sparta (the Archidamian War). Aristophanes celebrates this prospect with an imaginative fantasy involving his hero´s flight on a gigantic dung-beetle to Olympus, the rescue of the goddess Peace from her imprisonment in a cave, and her return to a Greece weary of ten years of war. Like most of the poet´s comedies, this play is heavy on fantasy and imagination, light on formal structure, being an exuberant farce that champions the opponents of War and celebrates the delights of the return to country life with its smells, food and drink, its many pleasures and none of the complications that war brings in its wake.

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Stand: Jan 21, 2019
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The Autumn Bride (eBook, ePUB)
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~Chosen as one of the best romances of 2013 by NPR and Library Journal~ From the beloved, award-winning Anne Gracie comes this brand-new series about four young women on the verge of destitution—until a daring act changes their fortune and transforms each of them into a glowing bride. For fans of Mary Balogh, Julia Quinn, and Stephanie Laurens... Governess Abigail Chantry will do anything to save her sister and two dearest friends from destitution, even if it means breaking into an empty mansion in the hope of finding something to sell. Instead of treasures, though, she finds the owner, Lady Beatrice Davenham, bedridden and neglected. Appalled, Abby rousts Lady Beatrice´s predatory servants and—with Lady Beatrice´s eager cooperation—the four young ladies become her ´´nieces;” neatly eliminating the threat of disaster for all concerned! It´s the perfect situation, until Lady Beatrice´s dashing and arrogant nephew, Max, Lord Davenham, returns from the Orient—and discovers an impostor running his household... A romantic entanglement was never the plan for these stubborn, passionate opponents—but falling in love may be as inevitable as the falling of autumn leaves... *Mary Jo Putney

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Stand: Jan 21, 2019
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Austerity (eBook, PDF)
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A timely and incisive look at austerity measures that succeed?and those that don?tFiscal austerity is hugely controversial. Opponents argue that it can trigger downward growth spirals and become self-defeating. Supporters argue that budget deficits have to be tackled aggressively at all times and at all costs. In this masterful book, three of today?s leading policy experts cut through the political noise to demonstrate that there is not one type of austerity but many.Looking at thousands of fiscal measures adopted by sixteen advanced economies since the late 1970s, Austerity assesses the relative effectiveness of tax increases and spending cuts at reducing debt. It shows that spending cuts have much smaller costs in terms of output losses than tax increases. Spending cuts can sometimes be associated with output gains in the case of expansionary austerity and are much more successful than tax increases at reducing the growth of debt. The authors also show that austerity is not necessarily the kiss of death for political careers as is often believed, and provide new insights into the recent cases of European austerity after the financial crisis.Bringing needed clarity to one of today?s most challenging subjects, Austerity charts a sensible approach based on data analysis rather than ideology.

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Stand: Jan 21, 2019
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True Love and Other Disasters (eBook, ePUB)
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True Love and Other Disasters is a deliciously romantic rom-com from New York Times bestseller Rachel Gibson - perfect for fans of Jill Shalvis, Jo Watson and Christina Lauren. Heartache, hockey and heavenly bodies - get ready for another red-hot read from Rachel Gibson When money-bags Virgil Duffy leaves his widow a stash of cash and his beloved ice-hockey team in his will, team captain Ty ´Saint´ Savage is furious. The Chinooks are set to win the biggest prize of the season, and a beautiful young ex-stripper taking over the reins is the last thing he needs. Even if Faith, former playmate of the year, is the sexiest woman he´s ever laid on. Soon tensions are mounting between the Saint and the Sinner from Vegas - but maybe Ty´s forgotten the first rule of play: never underestimate your opponent...

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Stand: Jan 21, 2019
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Why Civil Resistance Works (eBook, ePUB)
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For more than a century, from 1900 to 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts in achieving their stated goals. By attracting impressive support from citizens, whose activism takes the form of protests, boycotts, civil disobedience, and other forms of nonviolent noncooperation, these efforts help separate regimes from their main sources of power and produce remarkable results, even in Iran, Burma, the Philippines, and the Palestinian Territories.Combining statistical analysis with case studies of specific countries and territories, Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan detail the factors enabling such campaigns to succeed and, sometimes, causing them to fail. They find that nonviolent resistance presents fewer obstacles to moral and physical involvement and commitment, and that higher levels of participation contribute to enhanced resilience, greater opportunities for tactical innovation and civic disruption (and therefore less incentive for a regime to maintain its status quo), and shifts in loyalty among opponents´ erstwhile supporters, including members of the military establishment. Chenoweth and Stephan conclude that successful nonviolent resistance ushers in more durable and internally peaceful democracies, which are less likely to regress into civil war. Presenting a rich, evidentiary argument, they originally and systematically compare violent and nonviolent outcomes in different historical periods and geographical contexts, debunking the myth that violence occurs because of structural and environmental factors and that it is necessary to achieve certain political goals. Instead, the authors discover, violent insurgency is rarely justifiable on strategic grounds.

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Stand: Jan 21, 2019
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The Instigator (Redtails Hockey, #4) (eBook, ePUB)
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He´s an instigator on and off the ice... Derek Flaherty can goad any opponent into throwing down his gloves with a few well-chosen words. Off the ice, he can talk a woman into dropping her inhibitions in seconds. His Redtails teammates love him...when they don´t want to gag him. From the moment he sees Sophie, Derek discovers what it´s like to be struck dumb. For two seconds. Then he does what he does best. He charms his way into her bed. But can he charm his way into her life? Who´s about to take a slapshot to the heart... Sophie Tsoukalos is well acquainted with chaos. As a waitress in her parents´ bar and favorite aunt of her four sisters´ kids, she´s used to dealing with drunks and toddlers. But she´s never met a man like Derek. His panty-dropping smile entices her to let loose and invite him into her bed. She never expected this playboy to want to stay. But when he pushes for more than she´s prepared to give, will Sophie give him heart? Or let him slip through her fingers?

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Stand: Jan 21, 2019
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The Patron (The Race, #6) (eBook, ePUB)
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After the assassination of Graf Heinrich Von Zimmer´s father, his life and his family´s dynasty are under threat. Someone wants control of the board and Heinrich is in their way. In the deadliest game of chess, will Heinrich outwit his opponents or face annihilation?

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Stand: Jan 21, 2019
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