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A Year in Provence

**The bestselling, much-loved classic account of an English couple enjoying the fruits of French rural living – an irresistible feast of humour and heart.**
Peter Mayle and his wife did what most of us only imagine doing when they made their long-cherished dream of a life abroad a reality: throwing caution to the wind, they bought a glorious two hundred year-old farmhouse in the Lubéron Valley and began a new life.
In a year that begins with a marathon lunch and continues with a host of gastronomic delights, they also survive the unexpected and often hilarious curiosities of rural life. From mastering the local accent and enduring invasion by bumbling builders, to discovering the finer points of boules and goat-racing, all the earthy pleasures of Provençal life are conjured up in this enchanting portrait.
**’One of the most successful travel books of all time… Mayle created a new travel genre’ *Guardian***
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******Delightful’ *Washington Post*
‘Engaging, funny and richly appreciative’ *New York Times Book Review*
‘Stylish, witty, delightfully readable’* Sunday Times*
‘I really loved this book’ Julia Child
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The Yankee Years

Twelve straight playoff appearances. Six American League pennants. Four World Series titles. This is the definitive story of a dynasty: the Yankee years
When Joe Torre took over as manager of the New York Yankees in 1996, the most storied franchise in sports had not won a World Series title in eighteen years. The famously tough and mercurial owner, George Steinbrenner, had fired seventeen managers during that span. Torre’s appointment was greeted with Bronx cheers from the notoriously brutal New York media, who cited his record as the player and manager who had been in the most Major League games without appearing in a World Series
Twelve tumultuous and triumphant years later, Torre left the team as the most beloved and successful manager in the game. In an era of multimillionaire free agents, fractured clubhouses, revenue-sharing, and off-the-field scandals, Torre forged a team ethos that united his players and made the Yankees, once again, the greatest team in sports. He won over the media with his honesty and class, and was beloved by the fans.
But it wasn’t easy.
Here, for the first time, Joe Torre and Tom Verducci take us inside the dugout, the
clubhouse, and the front office in a revelatory narrative that shows what it really took to keep the Yankees on top of the baseball world. The high-priced ace who broke down in tears and refused to go back to the mound in the middle of a game. Constant meddling from Yankee executives, many of whom were jealous of Torre’s popularity. The tension that developed between the old guard and the free agents brought in by management. The impact of revenue-sharing and new scouting techniques, which allowed other teams to challenge the Yankees’ dominance. The players who couldn’t resist the after-hours temptations of the Big Apple. The joys of managing Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, and the challenges of managing Alex Rodriguez and Jason Giambi. Torre’s last year, when constant ultimatums from the front office, devastating injuries, and a freak cloud of bugs on a warm September night in Cleveland forced him from a job he loved.
Through it all, Torre kept his calm, kept his players’ respect, and kept winning.
And, of course, *The Yankee Years* chronicles the amazing stories on the diamond. The stirring comeback in the 1996 World Series against the heavily favored Braves. The wonder of 1998, when Torre led the Yanks to the most wins in Major League history. The draining and emotional drama of the 2001 World Series. The incredible twists and turns of the epic Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series against the Red Sox, in which two teams who truly despised each other battled pitch by pitch until the stunning extra-inning home run.
Here is a sweeping narrative of Major League Baseball in the Yankee era, a book both grand in its scope and fascinating in its details.

Yahweh Dio Della Guerra

“Una lettura spassionata delle Bibbia rivela che Yahweh, i suoi atteggiamenti, le sue scelte, i suoi comportamenti schizofrenici, d ovrebbero essere oggetto di un’analisi attenta e approfondita condotta dalla psichiatria invece che dalla teologia” Mauro Biglinoautore di 5 best seller con oltre 100.000 copie venduteDio ordina il massacro di intere popolazioni. Arde per la brama di fama e potere. Sottomette con la forza Abramo e Mosè per conquistare nuove terre. Usa la terribile e potente Arca dell’Alleanza per uccidere 30.000 Israeliti in una sola battaglia.Favole d’altri tempi? Questo è ciò che riporta la Bibbia che hai in casa, il libro che, secondo la Chiesa, è ispirato dallo Spirito Santo ed è il veicolo unico tramite cui si può percorrere la via che porta alla salvezza eterna.Eppure ci sono 200 parti che rivelano chiaramente e inconfutabilmente che Yahweh, quindi Dio, non è un “vero” Dio ma un guerriero in cerca di un regno da sottomettere e desideroso di conquistare la terra di Canaan. La sua ferocia e la spietatezza gli sono valse l’appellativo di “Signore degli Eserciti”.”Uccideteli, uccideteli tutti!” gridava ai suoi, lanciandoli a compiere razzie e massacri.L’immagine rassicurante veicolata dalla tradizione canonica della divinità buona e compassionevole stride con il profilo del brutale assassino protagonista del racconto del Vecchio Testamento. Gli episodi terrificanti e reiterati, sebbene scuotano coscienze e animi, sono incontestabili, inconfutabili e descritti in modo chiaro e inoppugnabile.Anche se la verità dei fatti non piace, la soluzione non è negarla o chiudere gli occhi. Essa non svanisce o muta sostanza soltanto perché ignorata.Ecco alcuni argomenti che stai per approfondire:Mosè, Giosuè, Davide e Salomone erano generali assassini di Yahweh: l’ordine impartito era perentorio: “uccidete tutti!”Perché nel 1234, il Concilio di Tarragona ordinò di consegnare ai vescovi, entro 8 giorni, tutte le traduzioni della Bibbia in circolazione per poi bruciarle?Perchè la Chiesa ha emanato una direttiva secondo la quale il nome di Dio YHWH non deve essere né usato né pronunciato?Il legame inquietante fra la vita del Re babilonese Hammurabi e le vicende di Mosè (con 5 secoli di differenza temporale!)Davvero il Diluvio Universale è solo Biblico?Abramo non era ebreo, quindi chi era?Yahweh promette ad Abramo ricchezze, terre immense e agi a dismisura (ma non doveva essere dei poveri il regno dei cieli?)Dove si è svolta la vera storia delle Genesi? (Non in Palestina…)Se gli Angeli sono creature di puro spirito con le ali che non richiedono cibo e acqua perché nella Genesi si sporcano, sudano, cenano, si lavano e camminano come gli uomini?Le vicende complete di Yahweh, Abramo e Isacco che giocano a Risiko con il mondoPerché Giacobbe, sotto la guida da Yahweh, massacrò a più riprese i suoi consanguineiSe Dio-Yahweh è misericordioso perché i suoi nemici vengono decapitati, le loro teste sono conficcate in picche e mostrate come trofeo di battaglia? (La traduzione è indiscutibile)L’Arca dell’alleanza: l’arma in grado di uccidere 30.000 Israeliti in una sola battagliaLa bibbia conferma l’esistenza dei Giganti (di cui Dio aveva paura!): ecco le prove inconfutabili

Xoxo

XOXO by Lucy Felthouse
XOXO contains six kinky erotic stories set around February the 14th. Whether you’re relaxing at home or celebrating with someone special this Valentine’s day, these provocative stories will certainly set the mood.
Girls’ Day Out – Lucy Felthouse
Best friends Adriana and Sarah are not happy. Their husbands, Joey and Brent, are away at an overnight conference on Valentine’s Day, and have packed their wives off to a spa for the day to make up for it. The girls would have preferred to spend the day with their husbands, but are determined to make the most of the unexpected treat. But it soon becomes apparent that things aren’t quite what they seem.
So Oft Beguiled – Nicole Gestalt
Feeling left behind by the world Cupid gets dragged into the 21st Century and introduced to the world of online dating.
Be My Valentine – White Knightro
A spicy yet romantic tale about a man loving his wife and putting her pleasures first.
Porn Interrupted – Victoria Blisse
Pete’s Valentine’s night of surfing for porn is interrupted by an unexpectedly sexy phone call.
Valentine – Vanessa de Sade
Valentine runs away to join the circus but finds a fulfilment she didn’t expect….
The Spoon – Rigel Madsong
A chance meeting, lunch and the magic of a spoon lead the way to romance.

Xone of Contention

***New York Times* bestselling author of *Zombie Lover***
A wild and wonderful new magical adventure that leads from Xanth to Earth – and back again!
A cataclysmic cloud hangs over the enchanted land of land of Xanth. Three courageous couples must venture into the O-Xone, a cybernetic interface between Xanth and our own world, to rescue the enchanted realm from destruction.
A xany new fantasy xaga from the Master of Merriment, *Xone of Contention *is chock-filled with danger, excitement and xillions of laughs!
After a year filled with harrowing adventures, all Breanna of the Black Wave and her newfound love Justin Tree want is a little time to get to know each other better, and explore the wonders of the enchanted land of Xanth. But their incipient idyll is soon shattered by a stunning discovery. A climatic catastrophe is causing a massive meltdown that threatens to inundate the ancient forests of Xanth.
The only way to avert this dire disaster is to undertake a voyage into the distant mists of the past, to find the moment when this ghastly greenhouse effect began. And the only people who can safely make that journey are those unaffected by Xanth’s magic – normal, ordinary humans from our own world.
So Breanna and Justin turn for help to the Demon X(A/N)th (a.k.a. Nimby) and his lovely consort Chlorine. Together, they devise a daring plan. Making use of the O-Xone, a magical computer network that links the worlds of Xanth and Earth, Nimby and Chlorine make contact with Pia and Edsel, a young couple from Earth who are working on a Xanth game, and arrange to exchange bodies with them.
But an unexpected surprise awaits them on their arrival. The Demon Earth has challenged the Demon Xanth to a deadly duel for the highest possible stakes – dominion over both worlds. While Pia and Edsel range through the farthest reaches of time and space to save Xanth from destruction, Nimby must learn to live by the strange rules of our world, and defeat his ancient enemy without the benefit of his own awesome powers.
Brimming with magic, merriment, laughter and love, *Xone of Contention* is a rousing new fantasy saga in the grand Xanth tradition.

Xenocide

Xenocide (Ender Quintet Series #3) by Orson Scott Card
The war for survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the hearts of a child named Gloriously Bright.
On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequininos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought.
Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus that kills all humans it infects, but which the pequininos require in order to become adults. The Startways Congress so fears the effects of the descolada, should it escape from Lusitania, that they have ordered eh destruction of the entire planet, and all who live there. The Fleet is on its way, a second xenocide seems inevitble.

Xcode 4

**Everything you need to know to design, code, and build amazing apps**Xcode 4 is Apple’s newest version of the popular development suite for creating bleeding-edge OS X and iOS apps. Written by an experienced developer and Apple-focused journalist, this book not only covers developing for OS X but also for the entire family of iOS devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You’ll explore the newest tools for compiling, debugging, and finding and fixing common code errors so that you can look forward to improved, smooth-running code that is developed more efficiently than ever.
* Takes you step-by-step through the process of developing OS X and iOS applications using Xcode 4
* Examines the benefits of Xcode 4, Apple’s updated, free, object oriented programming environment
* Helps you tame the complex Xcode environment so you can develop amazing apps
This book gets you up to speed on all the remarkable new features and redesigned user interface of Xcode 4 so you can get started creating phenomenal apps today.
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The Wyrmling Horde: The Seventh Book of The Runelords

The Saga of the Runelords is written in the finest tradition of Tolkien and other works that rise above the fantasy genre to special and individual heights.
Now the epic story continues: at the end of *Worldbinder,* Fallion Orden, son of Gaborn, was imprisoned on a strange and fantastic world that he created by combining two alternate realities. It’s a world brimming with dark magic, ruled by a creature of unrelenting evil who is gathering monstrous armies from a dozen planets in a bid to conquer the universe. Only Fallion has the power to mend the worlds, but at the heart of a city that is a vast prison, he lies in shackles. The forces of evil are growing and will soon rage across the heavens. Now, Fallion’s allies must risk everything in an attempt to free him from the wyrmling horde.
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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### Sinossi
The Saga of the Runelords is written in the finest tradition of Tolkien and other works that rise above the fantasy genre to special and individual heights.
Now the epic story continues: at the end of *Worldbinder,* Fallion Orden, son of Gaborn, was imprisoned on a strange and fantastic world that he created by combining two alternate realities. It’s a world brimming with dark magic, ruled by a creature of unrelenting evil who is gathering monstrous armies from a dozen planets in a bid to conquer the universe. Only Fallion has the power to mend the worlds, but at the heart of a city that is a vast prison, he lies in shackles. The forces of evil are growing and will soon rage across the heavens. Now, Fallion’s allies must risk everything in an attempt to free him from the wyrmling horde.
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
### L’autore
**David Farland** is the author of the bestselling Runelords series, including *Chaosbound* and *Worldbinder*. He also writes science-fiction as David Wolverton. He won the 1987 Writers of the Future contest, and has been nominated for a Nebula Award and a Hugo Award. Farland also works as a video game designer, and has taught writing seminars around the U.S. and Canada. He lives in Saint George, Utah.

Wyrd Sisters

Witches are not by nature gregarious, and they certainly don’t have leaders. Granny Weatherwax was the most highly regarded of the leaders they didn’t have. But even she found that meddling in royal politics was a lot more difficult than certain …

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Learn about your favorite SuperStar John Cena and how he became the World Heavyweight Champion. Read about his finishing and signature moves and signature foreign objects, nicknames, signature taunts and managers. All WWE programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans, wrestling moves, trademarks, logos and copyrights are the exclusive property of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. © 2009 World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)

**Wuthering Heights**… Raised together on the Yorkshire moors, Heathcliff and Catherine become lovers and soul mates so utterly inseparable that their destiny seems inevitable. But when Catherine’s desire for social status results in her marriage to Heathcliff’s wealthy rival, Heathcliff is consumed by revenge. And no one in his path will be spared. Admired for its stark originality and condemned for its fiendish affront to the senses, Wuthering Heights polarized critics. For generations of readers since, its themes of gender inequality, religious hypocrisy, social climbing, and the violent extremes of romantic obsession resonate to this day.
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The Wrong Side of Goodbye (Harry Bosch Series) (English Edition)

**Only Harry Bosch can uncover LA’s darkest secrets in this new gripping thriller from global bestseller Michael Connelly.**
*’What do you want me to do?’ Bosch asked again.*
*’I want you to find someone for me,’ Vance said. ‘Someone who might not have ever existed.’*
Harry Bosch is working as a part-time detective in the town of San Fernando outside of Los Angeles, when he gets the invitation to meet with the ageing aviation billionaire Whitney Vance. When he was eighteen Vance had a relationship with a Mexican girl called Vibiana Duarte, but soon after becoming pregnant she disappeared.
Now, as he reaches the end of his life, Vance wants to know what happened to Vibiana and whether there is an heir to his vast fortune. And Bosch is the only person he trusts to undertake the assignment.
Harry’s aware that with such sums of money involved, this could be a dangerous undertaking – not just for himself, but for the person he’s looking for – but as he begins to uncover Vibiana’s tragic story, and finds uncanny links to his own past, he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth.
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This is storytelling at its best from one of America’s greatest living crime writers (*DAILY EXPRESS*)
Thriller of the Week (*MAIL ON SUNDAY, EVENT*)
Immensely satisfying…. A compelling homage to Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe and Los Angeles (*DAILY MAIL*)
Harry Bosch is one of American crime fiction’s great detectives (*IRISH TIMES*)
Promises more very good things… A novel to keep, not throw away (*THE TIMES*)
### Descrizione del libro
**The gripping new Harry Bosch thriller from global bestseller Michael Connelly. ****Read by Titus Welliver, star of BOSCH.**

Writers Workshop of Horror

brWriters Workshop of Horror focuses solely on honing the craft of writing. It includes solid advice, from professionals of every publishing level, on how to improve one’s writing skills. The volume edited by Michael Knost includes contributions by a dream-team of nationally known authors and storytellers, many Bram Stoker Award winners. Contributors to this work include#58; Clive Barker, Joe R. Lansdale, F. Paul Wilson, Ramsey Campbell, Thomas F. Monteleone, Deborah LeBlanc, Gary A. Braunbeck, Brian Keene, Elizabeth Massie, Tom Piccirilli, Jonathan Maberry, Tim Waggoner, Mort Castle, G. Cameron Fuller, Rick Hautala, Scott Nicholson, Michael A. Arnzen, J.F. Gonzalez, Michael Laimo, Lucy A. Snyder, Jeff Strand, Lisa Morton, Jack Haringa, Gary Frank, Jason Sizemore, Robert N. Lee, Tim Deal, Brian Yount, Brian J. Hatcher, and others. Here is what certain industry publications have already said about this exceptional project#58; ldquo;A veritable treasure trove of information for aspiring writersmdash;straight from the mouths of today’s top horror scribes!rdquo; mdash; Rue Morgue Magazine. ldquo;Packing more knowledge and sound advice than four yearsrsquo; worth of college courses . . . Itrsquo;s focused on the root of your evil, the writing itself.rdquo; mdash; Fangoria Magazine.

Write Great Code, Volume 1

If you’ve asked someone the secret to writing efficient, well-written software, the answer that you’ve probably gotten is “learn assembly language programming.” By learning assembly language programming, you learn how the machine really operates and that knowledge will help you write better high-level language code. A dirty little secret assembly language programmers rarely admit to, however, is that what you really need to learn is machine organization, not assembly language programming. Write Great Code Vol I, the first in a series from assembly language expert Randall Hyde, dives right into machine organization without the extra overhead of learning assembly language programming at the same time. And since Write Great Code Vol I concentrates on the machine organization, not assembly language, the reader will learn in greater depth those subjects that are language-independent and of concern to a high level language programmer. Write Great Code Vol I will help programmers make wiser choices with respect to programming statements and data types when writing software, no matter which language they use.
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Wrath of a Mad God

> The celebrated *New York Times* bestselling master of fantasy returns with the thrilling conclusion to his enthralling, explosive Darkwar Saga . . .
*Wrath of a Mad God*
Book three of The Darkwar Saga
*”At this very moment, a dome of black energy is being expanded in a vale in the far north. This is not merely an invasion, but the beginning of a colonization, a process that will end with the complete annihilation of every life-form on this world.”*
The Darkwar rages upon Midkemia and Kelewan, bringing bleak days of destruction and despair. To save the future of both worlds, the powerful sorcerer Pug and select members of the secretive Conclave of Shadows must journey deep into the dangerous realm of the bloodthirsty Dasati, there to carry out an audacious mission that has little, if any, chance of succeeding.
In Midkemia, young warriors Tad and Zane, and their fellow soldiers, protect the Kingdom from raiders. And Pug’s beloved wife, Miranda, finds herself a prisoner of the Dasati and, even more ominously, of Pug’s nemesis, the evil sorcerer Leso Varen.
Salvation may come from a friend thought long dead, an unlikely ally whose remarkable powers will be sorely needed in the momentous battle to come . . . a final, fevered onslaught against the most malevolent agents of evil ever known.

The Worst Hard Time

In a tour de force of historical reportage, Timothy Egan’s National Book Award–winning story rescues an iconic chapter of American history from the shadows.

The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, Timothy Egan tells of their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black dust blizzards, crop failure, and the death of loved ones. Brilliantly capturing the terrifying drama of catastrophe, he does equal justice to the human characters who become his heroes, “the stoic, long-suffering men and women whose lives he opens up with urgency and respect” (New York Times). In an era that promises ever-greater natural disasters, The Worst Hard Time is “arguably the best nonfiction book yet” (Austin Statesman Journal) on the greatest environmental disaster ever to be visited upon our land and a powerful reminder about the dangers of trifling with nature.

This e-book includes a sample chapter of SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER.

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