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Big Girls Rock

Plus sized beauty Candi Newton has a wonderful life. At night she works at The Dirty Thirty, a rowdy rock-and -roll bar. She even gets to sing and wow the crowds with her electric vocals. Everything changes the night Nick Ortiz swaggers into her world. Will this sexy rock ‘n roll bartender be knocked off her feet? Or will her insecurities prevent her from having the love of a lifetime?

The Big Four

**Famed private eye Hercule Poirot tackles international intrigue and espionage in this classic Agatha Christie mystery.**
Framed in the doorway of Hercule Poirot’s bedroom stands an uninvited guest, coated from head to foot in dust. The man stares for a moment, then he sways and falls. Who is he? Is he suffering from shock or just exhaustion? Above all, what is the significance of the figure 4, scribbled over and over again on a sheet of paper?
Poirot finds himself plunged into a world of international intrigue, risking his life—and that of his “twin brother”—to uncover the truth.
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Big Data: Principles and best practices of scalable realtime data systems

**Summary**
*Big Data* teaches you to build big data systems using an architecture that takes advantage of clustered hardware along with new tools designed specifically to capture and analyze web-scale data. It describes a scalable, easy-to-understand approach to big data systems that can be built and run by a small team. Following a realistic example, this book guides readers through the theory of big data systems, how to implement them in practice, and how to deploy and operate them once they’re built.
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
**About the Book**
Web-scale applications like social networks, real-time analytics, or e-commerce sites deal with a lot of data, whose volume and velocity exceed the limits of traditional database systems. These applications require architectures built around clusters of machines to store and process data of any size, or speed. Fortunately, scale and simplicity are not mutually exclusive.
*Big Data* teaches you to build big data systems using an architecture designed specifically to capture and analyze web-scale data. This book presents the Lambda Architecture, a scalable, easy-to-understand approach that can be built and run by a small team. You’ll explore the theory of big data systems and how to implement them in practice. In addition to discovering a general framework for processing big data, you’ll learn specific technologies like Hadoop, Storm, and NoSQL databases.
This book requires no previous exposure to large-scale data analysis or NoSQL tools. Familiarity with traditional databases is helpful.
**What’s Inside**
* Introduction to big data systems
* Real-time processing of web-scale data
* Tools like Hadoop, Cassandra, and Storm
* Extensions to traditional database skills
**About the Authors**
**Nathan Marz** is the creator of Apache Storm and the originator of the Lambda Architecture for big data systems. **James Warren** is an analytics architect with a background in machine learning and scientific computing.
**Table of Contents**
1. A new paradigm for Big Data
##### PART 1 BATCH LAYER
1. Data model for Big Data
2. Data model for Big Data: Illustration
3. Data storage on the batch layer
4. Data storage on the batch layer: Illustration
5. Batch layer
6. Batch layer: Illustration
7. An example batch layer: Architecture and algorithms
8. An example batch layer: Implementation
##### PART 2 SERVING LAYER
1. Serving layer
2. Serving layer: Illustration
##### PART 3 SPEED LAYER
1. Realtime views
2. Realtime views: Illustration
3. Queuing and stream processing
4. Queuing and stream processing: Illustration
5. Micro-batch stream processing
6. Micro-batch stream processing: Illustration
7. Lambda Architecture in depth
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The Big Con

The scam of supply-side economics is clearly and convincingly explained in “a classic of political journalism” (Michael Lewis).

Jonathan Chait has written for a range of publications, from the Wall Street Journal to the Washington Post, and considers himself a moderate. But he’s convinced that American politics has been hijacked.

Over the past three decades, a fringe group of economic hucksters has corrupted and perverted our nation’s policies, Chait argues, revealing in The Big Con how these canny zealots first took over the Republican Party, and then gamed the political system and the media so that once-unthinkable policies—without a shred of academic, expert, or even popular support—now drive the political agenda, regardless of which party is in power. The principle is supposedly “small government”—but as he demonstrates, the government is no smaller than it was in the days of Ronald Reagan; it’s simply more debt-ridden and beholden to wealthy elites.

Why have these ideas succeeded in Washington even as the majority of the country recognizes them for the nonsense they are? How did a clique of extremists gain control of American economic policy and sell short the country’s future? And why do their outlandish ideas still determine policy despite repeated electoral setbacks? Explaining just how things work in Washington, DC, and distinguishing between short-term volatility in the “political weather” and the long-term, radical shift in the “political climate,” Chait presents a riveting drama of greed and deceit that should be read by every concerned citizen.

��Chait is both very serious and seriously funny as he traces the rise of conservatism over the past thirty years.” —Michael Kinsley

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Big Bosoms And Square Jaws: The Biography of Russ Meyer, King of the Sex Film

What do you need to make money making movies? The answer, according to cult hero, creator of the sexploitation film, and the man the *Wall Street Journal* once dubbed the King Leer of Hollywood, Russ Meyer, is: “big bosoms and square jaws.” In the first candid and fiendishly researched account of the late cinematic instigator’s life, Jimmy McDonough shows us how Russ Meyer used that formula to turn his own crazed fantasies into movies that made him a millionaire and changed the face of American film forever.
Bringing his anecdote—and action—packed biographical style to another renegade of popular culture, *New York Times *bestselling author of *Shakey *Jimmy McDonough offers a wild, warts-and-all portrait of Russ Meyer, the director, writer, producer, and commando moviemaking force behind such sexploitation classics as *Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Vixen*, and *Beyond the Valley of the Dolls*. This former WWII combat photographer immortalized his personal sexual obsession (women with enormous breasts, of course) upon the silver screen, turning his favorite hobby into box-office gold when this one-man movie machine wrote, directed, and produced a no-budget wonder called *The Immoral Mr. Teas* in 1959. The modest little film pushed all preexisting limits of on-screen nudity, and with its success, the floodgates of what was permitted to be shown on film were thrust open, never to be closed again. Russ Meyer ignited a true revolution in filmmaking, breaking all sex, nudity, and violence taboos. In a career that spanned more than forty years, Meyer created a body of work that has influenced a legion of filmmakers, fashionistas, comic book artists, rock bands, and even the occasional feminist.
Rich with wicked and sometimes shocking observations and recollections from Meyer’s friends (such as colleague Roger Ebert and fellow filmmaker John Waters), lovers and leading ladies (some of whom played both roles with equal vigor), a cadre of his grizzled combat buddies, moviemakers inspired by him, and critics and fans alike, *Big Bosoms and Square Jaws* tells the voluptuous story of Meyer’s very singular life and career: his troubled youth, his war years, his volatile marriages, his victories against censorship, and his clashes with the Hollywood establishment. In his new biography of a true maverick, Jimmy McDonough blows the lid off the story of Russ Meyer, from beginning to his recent tragic demise, creating in the process a vivid portrait of a past America.

Big Book of Pain: Torture & Punishment Through History

Big Book of Pain: Torture & Punishment Through History by Mark P. Donnelly, Daniel Diehl
For millennia, mankind has devised ingenious and diabolical means of inflicting pain on fellow human beings. This deplorable but seemingly universal trait has eaten away at mankind’s very claim to civilisation. Despite how repugnant the practice of torture appears to us today, for at least 3,000 years it formed part of most legal codes throughout Europe and the Far East. The Big Book of Pain is an exploration of the systematic use throughout the ages of various means of punishment, torture, coercion and torment. It takes the reader into the Ancient Roman Coliseum, the medieval dungeon, the Inquisitional interrogation, the auto-da-fe, the witch-trial, and the worst of prisons. It is a shocking and compelling study of the shameful methods and motives of the torturer and the executioner, and of the heinous duty they have performed through the ages.

Big Bad-Ass Book of Cocktails

This comprehensive collection of cocktail recipes will be an essential resource for both professional bartenders and the average party host. Want to serve up perfect martinis at your next social gathering? Cosmos for the classy ladies? Sex on the Beach for those who want to sound risqué? A Shirley Temple for the thirteen-year-olds counting down the days to twenty-one? Big Bad-Ass Book of Cocktails is the complete guide to these classic drinks as well as trendy concoctions featured at bars and nightclubs.

What exactly is in a Long Island Iced Tea? By reputation alone, this drink can be intimidating to produce on your own. Big Bad-Ass Book of Cocktails breaks down the mystery behind this intoxicating tea” and all of your favorite drinks. In an easy-to-follow format and featuring a fun four-color design, this is perfect for beginners and will become that trusted and tattered handbook behind the bar for professionals.

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The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories

This classic collection includes the title story, acclaimed as Asimov’s single finest Robot tale, and now made into a Hollywood movie starring Robin Williams. Each of the eleven stories here sparkle with characteristic Asimov inventiveness and imagination.
**Content**
“Feminine Intuition” (1969)
“Waterclap” (1970)
“That Thou Art Mindful of Him” (1974)
“Stranger in Paradise” (1974)
“The Life and Times of Multivac” (1975)
“The Winnowing” (1976)
“The Bicentennial Man (1976)
“Marching In” (1976)
“Old-Fashioned” (1976)
“The Tercentenary Incident” (1976)
“Birth of a Notion (1976)
Cover Illustration: Peter Rauch

The Bible Book

Learn more about the ideas and beliefs key to the teachings of the most widely printed religious book of all time, in this perfect introduction to The Bible.

The Bible Book features breakdowns of some of the most well-known passages ever written from The Bible*.* Looking at more than 100 of the most important Old and New Testament stories through beautiful and easy-to-follow spreads, The Bible Book profiles key figures, from Adam and Eve to Peter and Paul, locations, such as Jerusalem and Rome and essential theological theories, like the Trinity, to help create a clear insight into Christianity. Packed with biblical quotes, flowcharts and infographics explaining significant concepts clearly and simply, The Bible Book is perfect for anyone with an interest in religion.

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Beyond the Breakwater

In Beyond the Breakwater, Sheriff Reese Conlon and Doctor Tory King face the challenges of personal change as they define their lives and future together. Tory’s pregnancy forces her to examine her personal needs and goals while Reese struggles with her escalating anxieties over conditions she cannot control. Twenty-year-old Brianna Parker makes a sacrifice for love that threatens not just her happiness, but her life, when she returns home as the newest member of the Sheriff’s department. A life-threatening accident, a suspicious fire, and the appearance of more than one woman vying for Bri’s attentions makes one Provincetown summer a time of transformation as each woman learns the true meaning of love, friendship, and family.
### About the Author
Radclyffe is a two-time recipient of the Alice B. award for lesbian fiction and has written numerous best-selling lesbian romances (Safe Harbor and its sequel Beyond the Breakwater, Innocent Hearts, Love’s Melody Lost, Love’s Tender Warriors, Tomorrow’s Promise, Passion’s Bright Fury, Love’s Masquerade, shadowland, and Fated Love), as well as two romance/intrigue series: the Honor series (Above All, Honor, Honor Bound, Love & Honor, and Honor Guards) and the Justice series (Shield of Justice, the prequel A Matter of Trust, In Pursuit of Justice, and Justice in the Shadows). She also selected and contributed to Infinite Pleasures: an Anthology of Lesbian Erotica, ed Seaman and Dunn (2004)
She lives with her partner, Lee, in Philadelphia, PA where she both writes and practices surgery full-time. She states, “I began reading lesbian fiction at the age of twelve when I found a copy of Ann Bannon’s Beebo Brinker. Not long after, I began collecting every book with lesbian content I could find. The new titles come much faster now than they did in the decades when a new book or two every year felt like a gift, but I still treasure every single one. These works are our history and our legacy, and I am proud to contribute in some small way to those archives.”

Beyond the Blue Event Horizon

In Book Two of the Heechee Saga, Robinette Broadhead is on his way to making a fortune by bankrolling an expedition to the Food Factory–a Heechee spaceship that can graze the cometary cloud and transfor the basic elements of the universe into untold quantities of food. But even as he gambles on the breakthrough technology, he is wracked with the guilt of losing his wife, poised forever at the ”event horizon” of a black hole where Robin had abaondoned her. As more and more information comes back from the expedition, Robin grows ever hopeful that he can rescue his beloved Gelle-Klara Moynlin. After three and a years, the factory is discovered to work, and a human is found aboard. Robin’s suffering may be just about over….
THE HEECHEE SAGA
Book One: Gateway
Book Two: Beyond the Blue Event Horizon
Book Three: Heechee Rendezvous
Book Four: The Annals of the Heechee

From the Paperback edition.
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Beyond Me: Sex on the Beach

CAN FUN IN THE SUN TURN INTO LASTING LOVE?
Spring break in Key West with my besties was supposed to be casual fun. But I never expected to meet him. Sex and frolic? Yes! A relationship? No. But his hot blue eyes and confident manner drew me in. And when he let me see the man behind the mask, I fell hard, foolishly believing there could be a future for us. Of course, I never considered our relationship might be based on lies…or that his betrayal could rock my foundation and make me question everything I believed in…
OR WILL A LIFE BUILT ON LIES RUIN EVERYTHING?
The moment I saw her I knew I had to have her. She hooked me with her cool eyes and don’t-touch-me attitude. I had it all—money, social status, and looks. I could get any girl I wanted…until her. When my friends challenged me with a bet to get her into bed by the end of the week, I couldn’t pass it up. But sex wasn’t supposed to turn into love. She wasn’t supposed to change me, push me, and make me want more for myself. She wasn’t supposed to wreck me in all ways. And now, if I can’t turn my lies into truth, I just might lose her forever…
***Not suitable or intended for readers under 17 years old***
REVIEWS:
“I loved this book, I very much enjoyed getting to know James and Quinn, and I wanted to step into their world of sun and water and love. This book made spring break even more fun, even with the intense feelings, I want to head to Florida now! I give this book 5 huge sunny and sandy stars!» –Sizzling Book Blog
“Jennifer Probst does it again in Beyond Me with another amazing hit. From the first chapter I was captivated immediately and couldn’t put it down. The chemistry between
James and Quinn had my heart racing, soaring, and dropping on more than one occasion. I found myself lost in their story, not wanting it to end.” – NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author Kelly Elliott
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Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future

SUMMARY: Nietzsche’s mature masterpiece, Beyond Good and Evil considers the origins and nature of Judeo-Christian morality; the end of philosophical dogmatism and beginning of perspectivism; the questionable virtues of science and scholarship; liberal democracy, nationalism, and women’s emancipation. A superb new translation by Marion Faber, this highly annotated edition is complemented by a lucid introduction by one of the most eminent of Nietzsche scholars, Robert C. Holub.

Beyond Everlight

**For Kenna Carter, life is simple. Kill the monsters, close the breaches, collect a pay-check and keep her secret safe…until fate decides to be a bitch…**
Kenna Carter is one of the chosen. Branded by fate as Fearless, she and her companions patrol the night and keep the city of Lindrealm free from otherworld denizens. Any pocket of darkness, any nook or cranny can spawn a breach, allowing hungry monsters from the Evernight to come crawling though. A reluctant treaty with Erebus and his clan of dark djinn offers protection from the worst of the monsters, and maintains the balance needed to keep Lindrealm safe. But fate has other plans for Kenna.
One night, one mission, and her life is thrown off course.
Broken and filled with despair, Kenna finds herself in Erebus’s world, a place of eternal darkness and enchantments. A prisoner or a guest, she isn’t quite sure, but with the help of a guardian angel and a talking gargoyle she hopes to find out just where she fits in the grand scheme of things, because Kenna has a secret destiny. One that she is about to discover could require the ultimate sacrifice. But when the time comes, will Kenna make the right choice?

Beyond Bullet Points

Beyond Bullet Points, Fourth Edition “Throw away those room-emptying, left-brain slides–and use Atkinson’s book to turn your PowerPoint presentation into an epic.” –Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind Think beyond bullet points–and amplify the impact of your message! Now in its fourth edition, this popular classic illuminates an innovative, step-by-step methodology designed to unlock the amazing visual story waiting to be released from your message. Communications expert Cliff Atkinson shows how to apply classic storytelling tenets and practical, research-based guidelines as you work with Microsoft PowerPoint–for memorable, meaningful, and persuasive visual stories. Change your approach–and transform your results! Find your story thread Create an emotional connection to increase your impact. Cut through the clutter Distill your message and get right to the point. Bring your story to life Storyboard your ideas, find your natural voice, and deliver a compelling presentation!

Bewitched & Betrayed

**From the national bestselling author of *The Trouble with Demons* comes another fantasy adventure with a beloved, bold heroine.**
Raine Benares is a seeker. She finds lost things and missing people—usually alive. But now she’s been bonded with the Saghred, a soul-stealing stone of unlimited power, and must hunt down its escapees. Especially since one of them is also hunting her…