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The 6th Target

SUMMARY: When a horrifying attack leaves one of the four members of the Women’s Murder Club struggling for her life, the others fight to keep a madman behind bars before anyone else is hurt. And Lindsay Boxer and her new partner in the San Francisco police department run flat-out to stop a series of kidnappings that has electrified the city: children are being plucked off the streets together with their nannies–but the kidnappers aren’t demanding ransom. Amid uncertainty and rising panic, Lindsay juggles the possibility of a new love with an unsolvable investigation, and the knowledge that one member of the club could be on the brink of death. And just when everything appears momentarily under control, the case takes a terrifying turn, putting an entire city in lethal danger. Lindsay must make a choice she never dreamed she’d face–with no certainty that either outcome has more than a prayer of success.

The 48 laws of power

SUMMARY: THE BESTSELLING BOOK FOR THOSE WHO WANT POWER, WATCH POWER, OR WANT TO ARM THEMSELVES AGAINST POWER . . .A moral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills three thousand years of the history of power into forty-eight well-explicated laws. As attention-grabbing in its design as it is in its content, this bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other great thinkers. Some laws require prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), some stealth (“Law 3: Conceal Your Intentions”), and some the total absence of mercy (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”) but like it or not, all have applications in real-life situations. Illustrated through the tactics of Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, P. T. Barnum, and other famous figures who have wielded — or been victimized by — power, these laws will fascinate any reader interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

That Used to Be Us

America is in trouble. We face four major challenges on which our future depends, and we are failing to meet them—and if we delay any longer, soon it will be too late for us to pass along the American dream to future generations.
In *That Used to Be Us*, Thomas L. Friedman, one of our most influential columnists, and Michael Mandelbaum, one of our leading foreign policy thinkers, offer both a wake-up call and a call to collective action. They analyze the four challenges we face—globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation’s chronic deficits, and our pattern of excessive energy consumption—and spell out what we need to do *now* to sustain the American dream and preserve American power in the world. They explain how the end of the Cold War blinded the nation to the need to address these issues seriously, and how China’s educational successes, industrial might, and technological prowess remind us of the ways in which “that used to be us.” They explain how the paralysis of our political system and the erosion of key American values have made it impossible for us to carry out the policies the country urgently needs.
And yet Friedman and Mandelbaum believe that the recovery of American greatness is within reach. They show how America’s history, when properly understood, offers a five-part formula for prosperity that will enable us to cope successfully with the challenges we face. They offer vivid profiles of individuals who have not lost sight of the American habits of bold thought and dramatic action. They propose a clear way out of the trap into which the country has fallen, a way that includes the rediscovery of some of our most vital traditions and the creation of a new thirdparty movement to galvanize the country.
*That Used to Be Us* is both a searching exploration of the American condition today and a rousing manifesto for American renewal.

That Hideous Strength

SUMMARY: The final book in C. S. Lewis’s acclaimed Space Trilogy, which includes Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra, That Hideous Strength concludes the adventures of the matchless Dr. Ransom. The dark forces that were repulsed in Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra are massed for an assault on the planet Earth itself. Word is on the wind that the mighty wizard Merlin has come back to the land of the living after many centuries, holding the key to ultimate power for that force which can find him and bend him to its will. A sinister technocratic organization is gaining power throughout Europe with a plan to “recondition” society, and it is up to Ransom and his friends to squelch this threat by applying age-old wisdom to a new universe dominated by science. The two groups struggle to a climactic resolution that brings the Space Trilogy to a magnificent, crashing close.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving LP by Janet Evanovich
When Megan Murphy discovers a floppy-eared rabbit gnawing on the hem of her skirt, she means to give its careless owner a piece of her mind, but Dr. Patrick Hunter is too attractive to stay mad at for long.
As for Patrick, he wants nothing more than to play house with Maggie—and make Thanksgiving dinner for their families.
But Megan has wept over one failed love, and she’s afraid to risk her heart again. Can the good doctor help heal her heart?

Texas Gunslingers (Images of America: Texas)

Images of America: Texas Gunslingers presents the concept of Texas as the Gunfighter Capital of the West. Indeed, after the cowboy—a Texas creation—the most colorful and romanticized frontier figure is the gunfighter. Nothing is more dramatic than life and death conflict, and the image of men in big hats and boots brandishing six-shooters and Winchesters has been portrayed in countless Western novels, movies, and television shows. Texas made an enormous contribution to gunfighter lore. Texas Rangers were responsible for the evolution of Sam Colt’s revolving pistol, key weapon of gunfighters. More shoot-outs occurred in Texas than in any other state or territory. More gunfighters were from Texas, including kill-crazy Wes Hardin and Killin’ Jim Miller, the West’s premier assassin. There were more blood feuds in Texas than in any other state. Frequently, gunplay erupted in towns such as Tascosa, El Paso, Fort Worth, and Lampasas, where four lawmen were killed in an 1873 saloon battle.

Texas Desires (The Complete Collection)

**Texas Desires: The Complete Collection**
Jamie is a true cowgirl. She’s also a woman who had her heart broken by the one man she thought would love her forever. Mason was everything she wanted, but he left her when she was most vulnerable, and she has been trying to pick up the pieces ever since.
When she runs out of gas one day, a gorgeous cowboy named Austin swoops in and rescues her. Soon after, she is pulled over on the side of the road crying, and the cowboy saves her again. Austin persuades her to go out with him and the night finds her enjoying life again, in ways she never thought possible. Mason keeps creeping into her mind, but Austin does a great job of making her feel safe.
However, when she wakes up before Austin the next day and looks around his house, she is shocked to find a surprising picture on his wall. It turns out both of them have their secrets, and it’s anybody’s guess whose will be revealed first…
Note: Parts of *Texas Desires* were previously published as *Cowboy Desires*.
Also includes Sneak Peeks at some upcoming novels!

Test of the Twins

SUMMARY: The last title in the second Dragonlance novel trilogy, now available for the first time in hardcover.The third and last title in the second Dragonlance novel trilogy will be released for the first time ever in a trade hardcover edition. Featuring the stunning art and design that graced the cover of the paperback edition, the new version of this series is a follow-up to the release of the Dragonlance novels Chronicles trilogy in hardcover in 2003. It also continues the planned release of all core Weis & Hickman titles in trade hardcover, allowing fans and collectors alike the chance to obtain the entire set.

Terrorist

Terrorist by John Updike
The terrorist of John Updike’s title is eighteen-year-old Ahmad Ashmawy Mulloy, the son of an Irish American mother and an Egyptian father who disappeared when he was three. Devoted to Allah and to the Qur’an as expounded by the imam of his neighborhood mosque, Ahmad feels his faith threatened by the materialistic, hedonistic society he sees around him in the slumping New Jersey factory town of New Prospect. Neither Jack Levy, his life-weary guidance counselor at Central High, nor Joryleen Grant, his seductive black classmate, succeeds in diverting Ahmad from what the Qur’an calls the Straight Path. Now driving a truck for a local Lebanese furniture store—a job arranged through his imam—Ahmad thinks he has discovered God’s purpose for him. But to quote the Qur’an: *Of those who plot, God is the best.*

Terracotta Warriors

Exciting investigations in north-west China are about to reveal more of the mysteries of the huge mausoleum of the Qin Emperor, a portion of which was accidently discovered in 1974 by farmers who were digging a well. The second phase of an international research project began in 2011 and is ongoing. More recently still, in March 2015, promising new excavations began in Pit 2, with exciting fresh discoveries already announced. Much new material has become available since 2008, the year of the major sell-out exhibitions in London and Paris. Terracotta Warriors seeks to examine one of China’s most famous archaeological discoveries in light of these new findings. The book begins with the discovery of the terracotta warriors and then tells the history of the Qin Dynasty and as much as is known about the construction of the 3rd century BCE mausoleum based on the work of the historian Sima Qian (145-90 BCE). He wrote that the First Emperor was buried with palaces, towers, officials, valuable artefacts and wondrous objects. According to this account, 100 flowing rivers were simulated using mercury, and above them the ceiling was decorated with heavenly bodies below which were the features of the land. The new findings and the description of the mausoleum based on the quoted historical accounts suggest that the next discoveries may surpass the size and conception of the original discovery of the terracotta warriors. In the second part, Edward Burman asks: who built it and how? He also questions the role of the terracotta warriors who may be servants and not warriors, and what their function may have been in the afterlife. In the third section, he anticipates the discoveries and describes the new methods of excavation and preservation.
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Termination

**Renaissance Italy becomes the final destination in the time travel series from the “masterful” national bestselling author of Lucasfilm’s Alien Chronicles (*Extrapolations*).**

In Renaissance-era Italy, as rival houses of nobility use deception and murder to gain power and wealth, historian and time traveler Noel Kedran struggles against the machinations of his evil twin, Leon.

Thrust into sixteenth-century Venice, Noel arrives just in time to step into a trap set by his mad double. Sentenced to torture for a crime he didn’t commit, Noel attracts the interest of a sorcerer who wants the mirror-image twins under his control. He will plunge Noel into a shadowy realm of terror, madness, and death.

There’s only one person Noel can trust to help him survive—the very twin who has pledged to destroy him.

“Chester is a world class fantasist.” —*The Best Reviews*

Term Limits

Term Limits by Vince Flynn
In a night of shattering brutality, three of Washingtons’s most powerful and unscrupulous politicians have been executed with surgical precision. Their assassins, vanishing without a trace, have delivered a shocking ultimatum to the leaders of the American government: set aside petty, partisan politics and restore power to the people, or be held to deadly account. No one, they warn, is out of their reach—not even the president.
A joint FBI-CIA task force reveals that the killers are stealth experts, elite military commandos with the proven capacity to penetrate the tightest security and neutralize any target. But no one knows exaclty who they are or when they will strike next. Only Michael O’Rourke, a former U.S. Marine and freshman congressman, holds a clue to the violence: a haunting incident in his own past with explosive implications for his country’s future.
Delivered with the dead-on impact of a sniper’s bullet, *Term Limits* is a tour de force of authenticity and suspense, an all-too-realistic and utterly compelling vision in which the ultimate American ideal—a government of the people—is taken to a devastating extreme.

The Tenth Circle: A Novel

SUMMARY: Jodi Picoult, the “New York Times” bestselling author of “Vanishing Acts, ” offers her most powerful chronicle yet of an American family with a story that probes the unbreakable bond between parent and child — and the dangerous repercussions of trying to play the hero. Trixie Stone is fourteen years old and in love for the first time. She’s also the light of her father’s life — a straight-A student; a freshman in high school who is pretty and popular; a girl who’s always looked up to Daniel Stone as a hero. Until, that is, her world is turned upside down with a single act of violence…and suddenly everything Trixie has believed about her family — and herself — seems to be a lie. For fifteen years, Daniel Stone has been an even-tempered, mild-mannered man: a stay-at-home dad to Trixie and a husband who has put his own career as a comic book artist behind that of his wife, Laura, who teaches Dante’s “Inferno” at a local college. But years ago, he was completely different: growing up as the only white boy in an Eskimo village, he was teased mercilessly for the color of his skin. He learned to fight back: stealing, drinking, robbing, and cheating his way out of the Alaskan bush. To become part of a family, he reinvented himself, channeling his rage onto the page and burying his past completely…until now. Could the young boy who once made Trixie’s face fill with light when he came to the door have been the one to end her childhood forever? She says that he is, and that is all it takes to make Daniel, a man with a history he has hidden even from his family, venture to hell and back in order to protect his daughter. “The Tenth Circle” looks at that delicate moment when a child learns that her parents don’t know all of the answers and when being a good parent means letting go of your child. It asks whether you can reinvent yourself in the course of a lifetime or if your mistakes are carried forever — if life is, as in any good comic book, a struggle to control good and evil, or if good and evil control you.

TensorFlow for Machine Intelligence: A Hands-On Introduction to Learning Algorithms

This book is a hands-on introduction to learning algorithms. It is for people who may know a little machine learning (or not) and who may have heard about TensorFlow, but found the documentation too daunting to approach. The learning curve is gentle and you always have some code to illustrate the math step-by-step.
TensorFlow, a popular library for machine learning, embraces the innovation and community-engagement of open source, but has the support, guidance, and stability of a large corporation. Because of its multitude of strengths, TensorFlow is appropriate for individuals and businesses ranging from startups to companies as large as, well, Google. TensorFlow is currently being used for natural language processing, artificial intelligence, computer vision, and predictive analytics.
TensorFlow, open sourced to the public by Google in November 2015, was made to be flexible, efficient, extensible, and portable. Computers of any shape and size can run it, from smartphones all the way up to huge computing clusters. This book starts with the absolute basics of TensorFlow. We found that most tutorials on TensorFlow start by attempting to teach both machine learning concepts and TensorFlow terminology at the same time. Here we first make sure you’ve had the opportunity to become comfortable with TensorFlow’s mechanics and core API before covering machine learning concepts.

TensorFlow for Dummies

Become a machine learning pro!

Google TensorFlow has become the darling of financial firms and research organizations, but the technology can be intimidating and the learning curve is steep. Luckily, TensorFlow For Dummies is here to offer you a friendly, easy-to-follow book on the subject. Inside, you’ll find out how to write applications with TensorFlow, while also grasping the concepts underlying machine learning—all without ever losing your cool!

Machine learning has become ubiquitous in modern society, and its applications include language translation, robotics, handwriting analysis, financial prediction, and image recognition. TensorFlow is Google’s preeminent toolset for machine learning, and this hands-on guide makes it easy to understand, even for those without a background in artificial intelligence.

* Install TensorFlow on your computer

* Learn the fundamentals of statistical regression and neural networks

* Visualize the machine learning process with TensorBoard

* Perform image recognition with convolutional neural networks (CNNs)

* Analyze sequential data with recurrent neural networks (RNNs)

* Execute TensorFlow on mobile devices and the Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

If you’re a manager or software developer looking to use TensorFlow for machine learning, this is the book you’ll want to have close by.

(source: Bol.com)

Tensorflow for Deep Learning

Learn how to solve challenging machine learning problems with Tensorflow, Google’s revolutionary new system for deep learning. If you have some background with basic linear algebra and calculus, this practical book shows you how to build—and when to use—deep learning architectures. You’ll learn how to design systems capable of detecting objects in images, understanding human speech, analyzing video, and predicting the properties of potential medicines.
*TensorFlow for Deep Learning* teaches concepts through practical examples and builds understanding of deep learning foundations from the ground up. It’s ideal for practicing developers comfortable with designing software systems, but not necessarily with creating learning systems. This book is also useful for scientists and other professionals who are comfortable with scripting, but not necessarily with designing learning algorithms.
* Gain in-depth knowledge of the TensorFlow API and primitives.
* Understand how to train and tune machine learning systems with TensorFlow on large datasets.
* Learn how to use TensorFlow with convolutional networks, recurrent networks, LSTMs, and reinforcement learning.
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### Sinossi
Learn how to solve challenging machine learning problems with Tensorflow, Google’s revolutionary new system for deep learning. If you have some background with basic linear algebra and calculus, this practical book shows you how to build—and when to use—deep learning architectures. You’ll learn how to design systems capable of detecting objects in images, understanding human speech, analyzing video, and predicting the properties of potential medicines.
*TensorFlow for Deep Learning* teaches concepts through practical examples and builds understanding of deep learning foundations from the ground up. It’s ideal for practicing developers comfortable with designing software systems, but not necessarily with creating learning systems. This book is also useful for scientists and other professionals who are comfortable with scripting, but not necessarily with designing learning algorithms.
* Gain in-depth knowledge of the TensorFlow API and primitives.
* Understand how to train and tune machine learning systems with TensorFlow on large datasets.
* Learn how to use TensorFlow with convolutional networks, recurrent networks, LSTMs, and reinforcement learning.
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Bharath Ramsundar received a BA and BS from UC Berkeley in EECS and Mathematics and was valedictorian of his graduating class in mathematics. He is currently a PhD student in computer science at Stanford University with the Pande group. His research focuses on the application of deep-learning to drug-discovery. In particular, Bharath is the lead-developer and creator of DeepChem.io, an open source package founded on TensorFlow that aims to democratize the use of deep-learning in drug-discovery. He is supported by a Hertz Fellowship, the most selective graduate fellowship in the sciences.
Reza Bosagh Zadeh is Founder CEO at Matroid and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University. His work focuses on Machine Learning, Distributed Computing, and Discrete Applied Mathematics. Reza received his PhD in Computational Mathematics from Stanford University under the supervision of Gunnar Carlsson. His awards include a KDD Best Paper Award and the Gene Golub Outstanding Thesis Award. He has served on the Technical Advisory Boards of Microsoft and Databricks.
As part of his research, Reza built the Machine Learning Algorithms behind Twitter’s who-to-follow system, the first product to use Machine Learning at Twitter. Reza is the initial creator of the Linear Algebra Package in Apache Spark and his work has been incorporated into industrial and academic cluster computing environments. In addition to research, Reza designed and teaches two PhD-level classes at Stanford: Distributed Algorithms and Optimization (CME 323), and Discrete Mathematics and Algorithms (CME 305).