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Misery

Novelist Paul Sheldon has plans to make the difficult transition from writing historical romances featuring heroine Misery Chastain to publishing literary fiction. Annie Wilkes, Sheldon’s number one fan, rescues the author from the scene of a car accident. The former nurse takes care of him in her remote house, but becomes irate when she discovers that the author has killed Misery off in his latest book. Annie keeps Sheldon prisoner while forcing him to write a book that brings Misery back to life.
Source: stephenking.com

A Mischief in the Snow

A Mischief in the Snow by Margaret Miles
**A winter of discontent..**.
January 1766. A dangerous mishap brings young widow Charlotte Willett unexpectedly to bleak and marshy Boar Island, a few miles from the village of Bracebridge and home to two eccentric elderly women. Some say that arrogant, unpopular Alexander Godwin — the only villager to regularly call upon the island’s two residents — hopes to inherit the cavernous house when its owner finally passes on.
But when Alexander is brutally murdered after the town’s annual winter fête, Charlotte and her neighbor Richard Longfellow can’t help but wonder who among Alexander’s detractors might be responsible. Is his death connected to his activities on Boar Island — or to the unearthly trickery rumored to take place there? Could the rivalry over a beautiful young woman have sparked a more dangerous passion? And will the answers reveal themselves before death strikes Boar Island again?

Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics
Get ready to change the way you think about economics.
Nobel laureate Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans—predictable, error-prone individuals. *Misbehaving* is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth—and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world.
Traditional economics assumes rational actors. Early in his research, Thaler realized these Spock-like automatons were nothing like real people. Whether buying a clock radio, selling basketball tickets, or applying for a mortgage, we all succumb to biases and make decisions that deviate from the standards of rationality assumed by economists. In other words, we misbehave. More importantly, our misbehavior has serious consequences. Dismissed at first by economists as an amusing sideshow, the study of human miscalculations and their effects on markets now drives efforts to make better decisions in our lives, our businesses, and our governments.
Coupling recent discoveries in human psychology with a practical understanding of incentives and market behavior, Thaler enlightens readers about how to make smarter decisions in an increasingly mystifying world. He reveals how behavioral economic analysis opens up new ways to look at everything from household finance to assigning faculty offices in a new building, to TV game shows, the NFL draft, and businesses like Uber.
Laced with antic stories of Thaler’s spirited battles with the bastions of traditional economic thinking, *Misbehaving* is a singular look into profound human foibles. When economics meets psychology, the implications for individuals, managers, and policy makers are both profound and entertaining.
Shortlisted for the *Financial Times* & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
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### Recensione
Wildly disruptive (Michael Lewis *Bloomberg*)
Gripping… a novelised intellectual history, replete with heroes and villains, triumphs and disasters, conflicts and comradeship… Thaler is a brilliant scholar, endlessly curious, empirically inclined and public spirited (*Guardian*)
*Misbehaving *gives us the story behind some of the most important insights in modern economics. If I had to be trapped in an elevator with any contemporary intellectual, I’d pick Richard Thaler (Malcolm Gladwell)
A long, genial, often humorous account of the progress of Behavioural Economics by one of its most gifted practitioners. Kahneman has described Thaler as lazy; he meant it as a compliment because Thaler’s laziness means he concentrates only on the really important questions that get him out of bed in the morning… this is important stuff (Bryan Appleyard *Sunday Times*)
Robust enough intellectually to be a serious work of social science and a proper record of an important intellectual movement, *Misbehaving* is also fun for the general reader… a good book about an important topic (Daniel Finkelstein *The Times*)
Professor Thaler’s entertaining book provides an important reminder of both the challenges and opportunities that come from working across the sometimes artificial boundaries between academic disciplines (Jonathan A. Knee *New York Times*)
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Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics
Get ready to change the way you think about economics.
Nobel laureate Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans—predictable, error-prone individuals. *Misbehaving* is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth—and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world.
Traditional economics assumes rational actors. Early in his research, Thaler realized these Spock-like automatons were nothing like real people. Whether buying a clock radio, selling basketball tickets, or applying for a mortgage, we all succumb to biases and make decisions that deviate from the standards of rationality assumed by economists. In other words, we misbehave. More importantly, our misbehavior has serious consequences. Dismissed at first by economists as an amusing sideshow, the study of human miscalculations and their effects on markets now drives efforts to make better decisions in our lives, our businesses, and our governments.
Coupling recent discoveries in human psychology with a practical understanding of incentives and market behavior, Thaler enlightens readers about how to make smarter decisions in an increasingly mystifying world. He reveals how behavioral economic analysis opens up new ways to look at everything from household finance to assigning faculty offices in a new building, to TV game shows, the NFL draft, and businesses like Uber.
Laced with antic stories of Thaler’s spirited battles with the bastions of traditional economic thinking, *Misbehaving* is a singular look into profound human foibles. When economics meets psychology, the implications for individuals, managers, and policy makers are both profound and entertaining.
Shortlisted for the *Financial Times* & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

The Mirror of the Sea

First published in 1906, *The Mirror of the Sea* was the first of Joseph Conrad’s two autobiographical memoirs. Discussing it, he called the book “a very intimate revelation. . . . I have attempted here to lay bare with the unreserve of a last hour’s confession the terms of my relation with the sea, which beginning mysteriously, like any great passion the inscrutable Gods send to mortals, went on unreasoning and invincible, surviving the test of disillusion, defying the disenchantment that lurks in every day of a strenuous life; went on full of love’s delight and love’s anguish, facing them in open-eyed exultation without bitterness and without repining, from the first hour to the last.”

Mirror Mirror

SUMMARY: The year is 1502, and seven-year-old Bianca de Nevada lives perched high above the rolling hills and valleys of Tuscany and Umbria at Montefiore, the farm of her beloved father, Don Vicente. But one day a noble entourage makes its way up the winding slopes to the farm — and the world comes to Montefiore. In the presence of Cesare Borgia and his sister, the lovely and vain Lucrezia — decadent children of a wicked pope — no one can claim innocence for very long. When Borgia sends Don Vicente on a years-long quest, he leaves Bianca under the care — so to speak — of Lucrezia. She plots a dire fate for the young girl in the woods below the farm, but in the dark forest salvation can be found as well … A lyrical work of stunning creative vision, Mirror Mirror gives fresh life to the classic story of Snow White — and has a truth and beauty all its own.

Mirror Image

The Cold War is over. And chaos is setting in. The new President of Russia is trying to create a new democratic regime. But there are strong elements within the country that are trying to stop him: the ruthless Russian Mafia, the right wing nationalists, and those nefarious forces that will do whatever it takes to return Russia back to the days of the Czar.

Op-Center, the newly founded but highly successful crisis management team, begins a race against the clock and against the hardliners. Their task is made even more difficult by the discovery of a Russian counterpart . . . but this one’s controlled by those same repressive hardliners.

The Minority Report

SUMMARY: The popular sci fi author’s classic short story, “The Minority Report”–now a major motion picture starring Tom Cruise and produced by Dreamworks–takes place in a future world where scientists predict criminal behavior before it happens. This volume features the title story plus 17 others.

The Minimum JavaScript You Should Know When You Code React & Redux

Well, okay, the title is a bit exaggerated. It should probably read “The RECOMMENDED JavaScript You Should Know When You Code React & Redux”. But then again, it will be less click-baity, less controversial, and most certainly generate less sales!
That aside, if you pick this book, chances are your team is migrating to React/ Redux or your architecture team has decided that the React/ Redux is the “strategic” UI framework to adopt for the enterprise.
You searched on Google for “react redux tutorial” and you found lots of JavaScript syntaxes alien (probably because you’re from a Java/ C# background and the last time you coded JavaScript was a tiny validation script using JQuery in 2008). But that’s no biggie! You embrace the virtue of continuous learning. You brag about: “I’m a polyglot developer yo!”. And then, you decided to get several books on JavaScript: probably Eloquent JavaScript, JavaScript Allonge or even Understanding ES6. But Argh! they are all too verbose. Most of all, you are NOT a programming noob! You know what variables and conditional constructs are. You simply don’t have time to waste on these basics. Well, I’ve been there too buddy. And that’s why I wrote this pocket book (aka cheatsheet) to prep people like you transition quickly from basic JavaScript & intermediate programming knowledge to being able to productively follow through React/ Redux tutorials on the web.
Godspeed!

Mine

A psychopathic female fugitive provokes a mother’s vengeance in this terrifying thriller by the New York Times–bestselling author of Gone South and Boy’s Life.   Back in the 1960s, Mary Terrell shot and killed a man. A former member of the fanatical Storm Front Brigade—a splinter group of the notorious Weathermen—Terrell has stayed one step ahead of the FBI for decades. Living with numerous identities and menial jobs, Terrell’s only constants in life have been LSD, psychotic delusions of motherhood, and murderous rage. The sixties are long gone, but Mary is still out there. Now, provoked by a message she reads in Rolling Stone, she’s convinced that the surviving leader of her old band of radicals wants to build a life with her. So one night, Mary sneaks into the maternity ward of an Atlanta hospital. Laura Clayborne has a successful career and now, a newborn baby. She’s the type of person who is sensitive to suffering and injustice. But the kidnapping of her infant son has brought out a white-hot fury. She’s not going to sit and wait while the FBI investigates. She’s going after Mary herself—headlong and relentless—on a twisting and violent cross-country pursuit to get her child back. But to track a madwoman, Laura will have to think like one . . . A Bram Stoker Award winner, this “expertly constructed novel of suspense and horror” (Publishers Weekly) from the author of Swan Song, Speaks the Nightbird, and other acclaimed works is “feverishly exciting . . . a page-whipping thriller” (Kirkus Reviews).

Mine

That one word has never meant so much.
JANA
Ballet was my life, but after getting injured, that dream faded. I still needed fast money, so I sucked up my pride and decided to strip.
Clubs could use a virgin stripper, right?
But from the moment I saw Cole Savage, owner of the strip club I was trying to get in to, all rational thought left me.
He was dark and dangerous, and his personality screamed arrogance.
I wanted him, and by the way he looked at me, I knew he wanted me as well.
But I should keep it strictly business. That’s what I told myself anyway.
COLE
From the moment I first saw Jana, I wanted her. She needed a job at my club, but the possessive side of me rose up, demanding she was only mine. I might have just met her, but I was already so damn territorial of her.
If she wanted a job, I’d give her one, but she’d be keeping her clothes on.
I’d been celibate for years, but it was time to change that with her.
Jana would soon realize what it meant to be mine.
Warning: This is a short story featuring an over-the-top possessive hero who makes no secret that the heroine is his. It’s got dirty dancing, raunchy scenes, but is safe and has the Happily Ever After that comes with reading a Real Man story.

Minds Machines & Evolution

SUMMARY: TAKE THIS, MONKEY BOYS!James P. Hogan stands among the foremost writers of science fiction today, and is renowned for his ability to combine accurate science from the cutting edge of present-day research with living, breathing characters in fast-paced, suspenseful stories. Minds, Machines & Evolution gives Hogan’s thousands of avid readers both a solid chunk of high-quality science fiction, and a look behind the scenes, as Hogan describes how his work came to be written, with biographical details that will make this volume an essential purchase for Hogan fans everywhere.Read how a young girl raised by robots learned her true destiny. Travel back in time to learn that inventors are always misunderstood, even in the time of Og, the caveman. Learn about a political conspiracy more bizarre and sinister than any conceived by any conspiracy theory junky. And, if the idea of cloning worries you, Hogan will prove that you’re not nearly as worried as you ought to be. Plus Hogan’s thoughts on nuclearpower, artificial intelligence, and the rise of scientific mysticism. And there’s much more in this companion volume to Hogan’s Rockets, Redheads & Revolution.

MindRogue

We are Or’myr; a secretive, dwindling race of wyrm dragons. For many years, we were without a queen and directionless, until my sister was born.

She was loved.

Protected.

Until the one known as the Prophet stole her away.

Our only hope to save our queen—and our race—lies in the hands of a blind man named Randl Gage.

A man who is also one of the most wanted criminals in both Alliances…

(source: Bol.com)

Mindjacker

** She can steal your thoughts. And you won’t remember a thing.**
Quinn Hartley is a mindjacker. She invades people’s minds for a living, and she’s damned good at it.
She does it for the right reasons, too.
To nail those who are corrupt. To make scorching, drought-ridden El Diablo a better place. And perhaps most of all, to become a Tier One mindjacker so she can afford to escape impoverished, crime-ridden Downtown… and all the bad memories that come with it.
She’s so close to achieving that goal… until a routine job goes terribly wrong.
Faced with losing everything that matters to her, Quinn takes a dangerous job to prove herself to the powerful Protectorate…
… only to come face to face with an enemy more powerful than she’s ever known.

Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit

**Now a Netflix original series**
Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious serial killers and criminals.
In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases—and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.
During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle’s Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life.
As the model for Jack Crawford in *The Silence of the Lambs*, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims’ peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer’s and the victim’s actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves.
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### From Publishers Weekly
Douglas, who developed criminal profiling techniques for the FBI, teams up with novelist Olshaker to tell of his 25-year career tracking down serial killers.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
### Review
John Douglas knows more about serial killers than anybody else in the world.

The Military Philosophers

**A Dance to the Music of Time** – his brilliant 12-novel sequence, which chronicles the lives of over three hundred characters, is a unique evocation of life in twentieth-century England.
The novels follow Nicholas Jenkins, Kenneth Widmerpool and others, as they negotiate the intellectual, cultural and social hurdles that stand between them and the “Acceptance World.”

Midnight Intimacies

Legendary title, first printed in a limited edition of some 150 copies. During a lull in a wild night of lust, one woman lets her companions know some of her many varied experiences, with men, women, boys… and livestock. Later republished by Grove in an edited, yet impossible to find version, we’ve done what we could cleaning up the original (for spelling).