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The History of Magic

First published in 1913, this classic text is an invaluable source book on the history and practice of magic and occultism. The contents include: Magic of the Magi, Magic in Ancient Greece, the Kabalah, Primitive Symbolism, Mysticism, Oracles, Magical Monuments, Magic and Christianity, Pagan Magic, Kabalistic Paintings and Sacred Emblems, Sorcerers, Magic and Freemasonry, the Illuminati, and more. Illustrated.

Histology: The Big Picture

**Get the BIG PICTURE of Histology – and zero-in on what you really need to know to ace the course and board exams!**
***400 FULL-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS***
*Medical Histology: The Big Picture* is a different kind of study tool. With an emphasis on what you “need to know” versus “what’s nice to know”, and featuring more than 400 full-color illustrations and micrographs, it offers a focused, streamlined overview of human histology. You’ll find a succinct, user-friendly presentation designed to make even the most complex concepts understandable in a short amount of time.
With just right balance of information to give you the edge at exam time, this unique combination text and atlas features:
* An efficient, study-enhancing design consisting of text on the left-hand page and related illustrations on the right-hand page – allowing you to grasp individual principles, one concept at a time
* The inclusion of detail, often clinical in nature, that clarifies the link between the structural and functional applications of histology
* Review questions and answers at the end of each chapter
* A complete final exam at the end of the book
* Icons that indicate high-yield, clinically relevant concepts
* Key Structures highlighted when they first appear to indicate their importance
* More than 400 full-color illustrations and micrographs depicting essential histology
* Concise, easy-to-remember bulleted text
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His Paparazzo

Actor Colin Colton is tired of dealing with the paparazzi. One night he snaps and breaks the camera of pushy Zach Jarlson. Within a few hours, guilt sets in and he replaces it.
Colin has a contentious relationship with the press–especially Zach. Then one day, trapped in a cable car together, they discover something more….
They go from enemies to friends and lovers…and then back again, as a sex tape of the two hits the market for a cool two million. Colin thinks Zach made it, and Zach thinks it was Colin. And neither man is ready to take it lying down.
Colin tracks Zach to a cabin in the woods as heavy snow cuts off all access. Their private interlude reveals the truth–and the real culprit.
But Colin still has to convince Zach he wasn’t just a fling. Gun-shy after being outed by the press, Zach disappears from Colin’s life.
Just what does a guy have to do to convince his paparazzo he’s serious about having a real relationship?

His Last Bow

SUMMARY: “His Last Bow” is a collection of eight detective stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous literary creation, Sherlock Holmes. Contained within this collection are the following tales: The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge, The Adventure of the Cardboard Box, The Adventure of the Red Circle, The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans, The Adventure of the Dying Detective, The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot, and His Last Bow.

His Favorite Color Is Blood: Coffin Nails MC

**— When life gives you blood, make mayhem. —**
**Grim.** Assassin. Leather-clad sex god. Has the most unusual taste in men.
**Misha.** Mutilated. Afraid. Will never trust again.
Grim is a bloodthirsty killer, and he owns it. Gay in a world of outlaw bikers, he firmly stands his ground if anyone dares to cross him. He takes pleasure in showing homophobes their place and fucking his way through a life of carnage.
But there is a part of him always aching for something he cannot get. When by chance he saves the most perfect guy he’s ever met, he is not about to let him go. Even if it means he needs to smother his broken bird.
When a masked, bloodstained man rescues Misha from captivity, he doesn’t know if he should thank the menacing stranger or stab him and run. Grim is not the kind of man who takes no for an answer, and Misha might now be in more danger than when he was trapped as a sex slave.
Misha cannot deny though that Grim is as alluring as he is frightening, and once Misha realizes what power his body holds over Grim, he understands that taming the beast of a man could be within his reach.
But any possibility of a future together is like a house of cards when Zero, the sadistic crime lord who destroyed Misha’s life, sets out to get him back.
Will the ruthless biker assassin at Misha’s side be enough to conquer the monsters from his past?
**POSSIBLE SPOILERS:**
**Themes:** Outlaw motorcycle club, organized crime, assassin, chase, disability (amputee), devotee, revenge, redemption, kidnapping, road trip, fear, hurt/comfort, past abuse
**Genre:** M/M dark erotic romance, thriller
**Length: ~110,000 words (STANDALONE novel)**
**WARNING:** This book contains adult content that might be considered taboo. Strong language, violence and torture. Reader discretion advised.

Hired

‘A very discomforting book, no matter what your politics might be… very good’ Sunday Times ‘Potent, disturbing and revelatory’ Evening Standard We all define ourselves by our profession. But what if our job was demeaning, poorly paid, and tedious? Cracking open Britain’s divisions journalist James Bloodworth spends six months living and working across Britain, taking on the country’s most gruelling jobs. He lives on the meagre proceeds and discovers the anxieties and hopes of those he encounters, including working-class British, young students striving to make ends meet, and Eastern European immigrants. From the Staffordshire Amazon warehouse to the taxi-cabs of Uber, Bloodworth narrates how traditional working-class communities have been decimated by the move to soulless service jobs with no security, advancement or satisfaction. This is a gripping examination of Brexit Britain, a divided nation which needs to understand the true reality of how other people live and work before it can heal.
**Recensie(s)**

James Bloodworth’s unflinching account of life and work in the towns we have come to know as being left behind exposes the mercilessness of the low-wage economy and modern capitalism * Prospect * Hired is a refreshing antidote to the fashionable post-work theses written from steel-and-ivory towers * The Big Questions (BBC TV) * James Bloodworth pulls back the carpet and exposes the rotten floorboards of Britain’s low wage, insecure and exploitative economy, describing living and working conditions that Dickens would recognise. A wake-up call to our political elites to genuinely tackle the gross inequality at the heart of our society. * Wes Streeting, MP * A truly devastating examination of the vulnerable human underbelly of Britain’s labour market, shining a bright light on the unjust and exploitative practices that erode the morale and living standards of working-class communities. * Frank Field, MP * I emerged from James Bloodworth’s quietly devastating and deeply disturbing book convinced that the ‘gig economy’ is simply another way in which the powerful are enabled to oppress the disadvantaged * D. J. Taylor, author of Orwell: The Biography * Whatever you think of the political assertions in this book – and I disagree with many of them – this is an important investigation into the reality of low-wage Britain. Whether you are on the Right, Left or Centre, anybody who believes in solidarity and social justice should read this book. * Nick Timothy, former Chief of Staff to Theresa May * A wake-up call to us all. A very graphic and authentic journey exposing the hard and miserable working life faced by too many people living in Britain today. * Margaret Hodge, MP, former Chair, Public Accounts Committee * Unflinching… a refreshing antidote to the fashionable post-work these written from steel-and-ivory towers. * Prospect * Exceptional… Bloodworth is the best young left wing writer Britain has produced in years. * Observer * An extraordinary and unsettling journey into the way modern Britons work. It is Down and Out In Paris and London for the gig economy age. * Matthew d’Ancona, Guardian columnist and bestselling author of Post-Truth * Grim but necessary reading… Theresa May should horrify [Bloodworth] by picking up a copy of Hired and learning from it. * Spectator * A very discomforting book, no matter what your politics might be… very good * Sunday Times * Potent, disturbing and revelatory… [Bloodworth] sets out to see something we should know more about than we do, and he tells the story of what he found well. * Evening Standard *
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The Hippopotamus Pool

SUMMARY: Amelia, her husband Emerson, their 13-year-old son Ramses, and their beautiful ward Nefret return to Egypt for an exciting excavation. The dig is at an undisturbed Royal Tomb, a true find–and an irresistible temptation for art thieves, jealous colleagues, looters, the press, and the countless evil-doers. As Ramses and Nefret rub elbows with thieves and thugs, Amelia finds herself faced with a surprising new villain who is every bit as clever and resourceful as the intrepid Amelia herself.

Hindsight: True Love & Mischief in the Golden Age of Porn

HINDSIGHT is one man’s remarkably revealing story about sex and relationships, on the silver screen and in his private life. Howie Gordon (screen name Richard Pacheco) was an award-winning actor during The Golden Age of Porn, whose memoir does not duck the question, “What about love?”
With charm, passion, wit, and what may best be described as a crude elegance, Gordon’s story takes us back to the fabled Baby Boomer era, when erotic films took a dramatic step closer to mainstream entertainment in America.
His memoir recounts scenes with Marilyn Chambers, Georgina Spelvin, Seka, Annette Haven, Kay Parker and many others. This was the heyday of John Holmes, John Leslie, Jamie Gillis and Anthony Spinelli, and they are all characters in what may prove to be the finest inside story to ever come out of the fascinating world of Adult Films during its Golden Age.
Ultimately, HINDSIGHT is a surprising love story: here in a triumph over incredible odds, is an unlikely victory for true love, common sense, and the American way. Full of pictures and high spirits – this memoir is a great read, whether you know the world of porn, or are just a curious reader.
”It was the time of storytelling with an X Rating, and there’s no one better to tell this story than my friend Howie Gordon.”
– Whoopi Goldberg
“Howie Gordon writes about life as a porn star with more honesty, integrity and humor than any
other porn star, ever! You will laugh, cry, and fall in love. I hope his book gets made into a movie,
because it will be a one-of-a-kind blockbuster.”
– Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D.
Post Porn Modernist
“Mark Twain meets Don Juan—a delectable fusion of brains and balls!”
– Dr. Marianna Beck, Ph.D.
The Material Culture of Sex
(source: Bol.com)

Himmler’s War

Popular WW II era author delivers another stunning “what if” alternate history with Hitler out of the picture and Himmler in charge of a resurgent German war machine. By the author of breakout WW II alternate history game-changer, *1945.*
Only days after Normandy, Hitler is taken out of the equation and Heinrich Himmler, brutal head of the SS, assumes control of the Reich. On the Allied side, there is confusion. Should attempts be made to negotiate with the new government or should unconditional surrender still be the only option? With the specter of a German super-weapon moving closer to completion and the German generals finally allowed to fight the kind of war at which they are masters, the allies are pushed toward a course of accommodation or even defeat. Will the soldiers of the Grand Alliance find the courage and conviction to fight on in the face of such daunting odds? And can alliance leaders put into place a new plan in time to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat by the German war machine? A new and terrible battle for a free world is on.
**About *Red Inferno: 1945***
“An ensemble cast of fictional characters. . . and historical figures powers the meticulously researched story line with diverse accounts of the horrors of war, making this an appealing read for fans of history and alternate history alike.”—*Publishers Weekly*
“[E]ngrossing and grimly plausible. . .the suspense holds up literally to the last page.”—*Booklist*
**About *1945:***
“ moving and thought-provoking. . .”—*Publishers Weekly*
“Realistic. . .”—*Booklist*
**About *1942*:**
“. . .fans of Tom Clancy and Agent Jack Bauer should find a lot to like here.”—*Publishers Weekly*
“A significant writer of alternate history turns here to the popular topic of Pearl Harbor, producing. . . this rousing historical action tale.”—*Booklist*
“A high-explosive what-if, with full-blooded characters.”—John Birmingham, bestselling author of *Without Warning*
**About *1901:***
“. . .cleverly conceived. . .Conroy tells a solid what-if historical.”—*Publishers Weekly*
“. . . likely to please both military history and alternative history buffs.”—*Booklist*
(source: Bol.com)

Hilldiggers

During a war between two planets in the same solar system – each occupied by adapted humans – what is thought to be a cosmic superstring is discovered. After being cut, this object collapses into four cylindrical pieces, each about the size of a tube train. Each is densely packed with either alien technology or some kind of life. They are placed for safety in three ozark cylinders of a massively secure space station. There a female research scientist subsequently falls pregnant, and gives birth to quads. Then she commits suicide – but why?
By the end of the war one of the contesting planets has been devastated by the hilldiggers – giant space dreadnoughts employing weapons capable of creating mountain ranges. The quads have meanwhile grown up and are assuming positions of power in the post-war society. One of them will eventually gain control of the awesome hilldiggers . . .
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HIIT—High Intensity Interval Training: Get Strong & Sexy in Less Than 15 Minutes a Day

This book provides you with a full explanation of what you need to get started with the newest fitness trend and contains various guides and charts to help you with your training. Learn about the incredible benefits this HIIT training method gives you and find the workout that suits you best. The author, has developed over 20 specialized HIIT workouts with lots of illustrations and step-by-step guides on how to perform the individual exercises. Every workout in the book will have an intensity guide suggesting what level of fitness the workout is best suited to to help you find the best HIIT regime for you, whether you are a beginner or advanced! In addition, the book contains a 7-day healthy eating plan to help you with your weight loss aims, as well as sections on motivation and goal setting.
(source: Bol.com)

Highlander Unraveled

Book 6 in the USA Today Bestselling series, Highland Bound!
Emma and Logan’s scorching saga continues…
Lady Emma, wife of Laird Logan Grant, wakes up to find that she is no longer in the 16th century, but back in modern times, with the abusive husband she left behind years ago… Though she’s able to escape him for the time being, with no money and no friends, he’s bound to hunt her down. And he wants to make her pay…
Logan is trying desperately to bring his wife back to him, or to travel himself to modern times… Life without Emma is not worth living, and he’s willing to move heaven and earth to find her.
Will Fate bring them back together? Is their love doomed to be a fleeting memory?

The Highest Frontier

One of the most respected writers of hard SF, it has been more than ten years since Joan Slonczewski’s last novel. Now she returns with a spectacular tour de force of the college of the future, in orbit. Jennifer Ramos Kennedy, a girl from a rich and politically influential family (a distant relation descended from the famous Kennedy clan), whose twin brother has died in an accident and left her bereft, is about to enter her freshman year at Frontera College.
Frontera is an exciting school built with media money, and a bit from tribal casinos too, dedicated to educating the best and brightest of this future world. We accompany Jenny as she proceeds through her early days at school, encountering surprises and wonders and some unpleasant problems. The Earth is altered by global warming, and an invasive alien species called ultraphytes threatens the surviving ecosystem. Jenny is being raised for great things, but while she’s in school she just wants to do her homework, go on a few dates, and get by. The world that Jenny is living in is one of the most fascinating and creative in contemporary SF, and the problems Jenny faces will involve every reader, young and old.
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey
In his book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.
Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration’s policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.

High Steaks

When the dice are loaded, the claws come out.
Rudy and Thomas have landed in Sin City, but not on all four paws. The Talking Animal Union is determined to trip up the Freelance Familiars and entangle Thomas in a game where Death holds all the cards.
But Thomas can’t focus merely on saving himself. A vampire stalks the refugees of Grantsville, and to save his friends – and his own neck – Thomas has to put more than just himself on the line.
The odds are raw and bloody in Vegas…

High Performance JavaScript

If you’re like most developers, you rely heavily on JavaScript to build interactive and quick-responding web applications. The problem is that all of those lines of JavaScript code can slow down your apps. This book reveals techniques and strategies to help you eliminate performance bottlenecks during development. You’ll learn how to improve execution time, downloading, interaction with the DOM, page life cycle, and more.
Yahoo! frontend engineer Nicholas C. Zakas and five other JavaScript experts—Ross Harmes, Julien Lecomte, Steven Levithan, Stoyan Stefanov, and Matt Sweeney—demonstrate optimal ways to load code onto a page, and offer programming tips to help your JavaScript run as efficiently and quickly as possible. You’ll learn the best practices to build and deploy your files to a production environment, and tools that can help you find problems once your site goes live.
* Identify problem code and use faster alternatives to accomplish the same task
* Improve scripts by learning how JavaScript stores and accesses data
* Implement JavaScript code so that it doesn’t slow down interaction with the DOM
* Use optimization techniques to improve runtime performance
* Learn ways to ensure the UI is responsive at all times
* Achieve faster client-server communication
* Use a build system to minify files, and HTTP compression to deliver them to the browser
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