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The Confession

**An innocent man is about to be executed.**
**Only a guilty man can save him.**
For every innocent man sent to prison, there is a guilty one left on the outside. He doesn’t understand how the police and prosecutors got the wrong man, and he certainly doesn’t care. He just can’t believe his good luck. Time passes and he realizes that the mistake will not be corrected: the authorities believe in their case and are determined to get a conviction. He may even watch the trial of the person wrongly accused of his crime. He is relieved when the verdict is guilty. He laughs when the police and prosecutors congratulate themselves. He is content to allow an innocent person to go to prison, to serve hard time, even to be executed.
Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.
Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; Donté is four days away from his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what’s right and confess.
But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that they’re about to execute an innocent man?

*From the Hardcover edition.*
(source: Bol.com)

The Confession of Brother Haluin

SUMMARY: On his deathbed, Brother Haluin confesses to a shocking act in his past–and then recovers. To atone, Haluin determines to make a journey of expiation with Brother Cadfael and embarks on an arduous journey that leads to discoveries of deceit, betrayal, revenge . . . and murder. “Each addition to the series is a joy”.–USA Today.

A Confederacy of Dunces

*Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found [here](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21417799-a-confederacy-of-dunces)*
**”A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head. The green earflaps, full of large ears and uncut hair and the fine bristles that grew in the ears themselves, stuck out on either side like turn signals indicating two directions at once. Full, pursed lips protruded beneath the bushy black moustache and, at their corners, sank into little folds filled with disapproval and potato chip crumbs.”**
Meet Ignatius J. Reilly, the hero of John Kennedy Toole’s tragicomic tale, *A Confederacy of Dunces*. This 30-year-old medievalist lives at home with his mother in New Orleans, pens his magnum opus on Big Chief writing pads he keeps hidden under his bed, and relays to anyone who will listen the traumatic experience he once had on a Greyhound Scenicruiser bound for Baton Rouge. (“Speeding along in that bus was like hurtling into the abyss.”) But Ignatius’s quiet life of tyrannizing his mother and writing his endless comparative history screeches to a halt when he is almost arrested by the overeager Patrolman Mancuso–who mistakes him for a vagrant–and then involved in a car accident with his tipsy mother behind the wheel. One thing leads to another, and before he knows it, Ignatius is out pounding the pavement in search of a job.
Over the next several hundred pages, our hero stumbles from one adventure to the next. His stint as a hotdog vendor is less than successful, and he soon turns his employers at the Levy Pants Company on their heads. Ignatius’s path through the working world is populated by marvelous secondary characters: the stripper Darlene and her talented cockatoo; the septuagenarian secretary Miss Trixie, whose desperate attempts to retire are constantly, comically thwarted; gay blade Dorian Greene; sinister Miss Lee, proprietor of the Night of Joy nightclub; and Myrna Minkoff, the girl Ignatius loves to hate. The many subplots that weave through *A Confederacy of Dunces* are as complicated as anything you’ll find in a Dickens novel, and just as beautifully tied together in the end. But it is Ignatius–selfish, domineering, and deluded, tragic and comic and larger than life–who carries the story. He is a modern-day Quixote beset by giants of the modern age. His fragility cracks the shell of comic bluster, revealing a deep streak of melancholy beneath the antic humor. John Kennedy Toole committed suicide in 1969 and never saw the publication of his novel. Ignatius Reilly is what he left behind, a fitting memorial to a talented and tormented life.

A Concrete Approach to Abstract Algebra

A Concrete Approach to Abstract Algebra by W. W. Sawyer
Brief, clear, and well written, this introduction to abstract algebra bridges the gap between the solid ground of traditional algebra and the abstract territory of modern algebra. The only prerequisite is high school–level algebra.
Author W. W. Sawyer begins with a very basic viewpoint of abstract algebra, using simple arithmetic and elementary algebra. He then proceeds to arithmetic and polynomials, slowly progressing to more complex matters: finite arithmetic, an analogy between integers and polynomials, an application of the analogy, extending fields, and linear dependence and vector spaces. Additional topics include algebraic calculations with vectors, vectors over a field, and fields regarded as vector spaces. The final chapter proves that angles cannot be trisected by Euclidean means, using a proof that shows how modern algebraic concepts can be used to solve an ancient problem. Exercises appear throughout the book, with complete solutions at the end.

A Concrete Approach to Abstract Algebra

Brief, clear, and well written, this introduction to abstract algebra bridges the gap between the solid ground of traditional algebra and the abstract territory of modern algebra. The only prerequisite is high school–level algebra.
Author W. W. Sawyer begins with a very basic viewpoint of abstract algebra, using simple arithmetic and elementary algebra. He then proceeds to arithmetic and polynomials, slowly progressing to more complex matters: finite arithmetic, an analogy between integers and polynomials, an application of the analogy, extending fields, and linear dependence and vector spaces. Additional topics include algebraic calculations with vectors, vectors over a field, and fields regarded as vector spaces. The final chapter proves that angles cannot be trisected by Euclidean means, using a proof that shows how modern algebraic concepts can be used to solve an ancient problem. Exercises appear throughout the book, with complete solutions at the end.

(source: Bol.com)

Concealed in Death

**The incomparable J. D. Robb presents the latest moving and suspenseful novel in the #1 *New York Times* –bestselling Eve Dallas series.**

In a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, there are two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. He summons his wife immediately—and by the time she’s done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved.
The place once housed a makeshift shelter for troubled teenagers, back in the mid-2040s, and Eve tracks down the people who ran it. Between their recollections and the work of the force’s new forensic anthropologist, Eve begins to put names and faces to the remains. They are all young girls. A tattooed tough girl who dealt in illegal drugs. The runaway daughter of a pair of well-to-do doctors. They all had their stories. And they all lost their chance for a better life.
Then Eve discovers a connection between the victims and someone she knows. And she grows even more determined to reveal the secrets of the place that was called The Sanctuary—and the evil concealed in one human heart.
**

Conan and the Demons of Khitai #4

The ultimate battle begins as King Conan crosses blades with the demonic swordsman who has been terrorizing the kingdom of Khitai from his haunted monastery. While these two warriors engage in mortal combat, an even greater evil reveals itself: a darkness that threatens to consume first the Far East, and then the world, unless Conan can make the necessary sacrifice to end its reign of misery. Superstar artist Pat Lee provides the cover for this final installment of the tale that explores King Conan’s travels to the exotic eastern lands of Khitai.

Conan and the Demons of Khitai

Set many years in the future from the award-winning ongoing series, Conan and the Demons and Khitai marks Conan’s first appearance as King in Dark Horse’s best-selling comics revival of the legendary fantasy hero. When King Conan receives an invitation from the Eastern kingdom of Khitai to open trade in precious jewels and spices, he decides that he will travel into this long-mysterious land. Yet to do so is perilous, as those who have requested his company may have far more devious intentions, and beasts unseen by Western eyes lurk amidst the shadows.

Con Te Non Ho Paura

Cosa esiste di più logorante della fiducia infranta?
Il futuro incerto e il cuore in mille pezzi, Callie non crede più a nessuno, tanto meno alla famiglia che nel momento del bisogno l’ha abbandonata a se stessa. Soprattutto, non ha più alcuna speranza in quello che è stato e continua a essere, suo malgrado, un pensiero costante e quotidiano: Nicolas Allister. Di una bellezza mozzafiato, carismatico imprenditore di successo, l’uomo dei suoi sogni adolescenziali è la mano che dona e quella che priva. E a lei sembra voler togliere ogni cosa, perfino la libertà di ricostruirsi un futuro lontano dal passato e dalla maledetta notte che ha sconvolto la sua esistenza.
Eppure… Eppure Nicolas non è così autoritario come sembra e il suo dispotismo appare più un’arma di difesa contro la paura. Già, ma paura di cosa?
A pochi passi dall’abbandonare tutto, i pensieri si fanno per un attimo più lucidi, e sarà proprio in quel momento che Callie e Nicolas capiranno che la realtà, a volte, è più semplice di una vita tutta da rifare.
LIBRO CONCLUSIVO.
Della stessa autrice:
Resta con me
Cantami d’amore
Reality Love
Love Me
Se il nostro amore non basta

Con Il Cuore a Pezzi

Una donna di ghiaccio, una persona dal cuore gelido, senza emozioni o tentennamenti: questa è Grace Turner per tutti. Ogni azione, ogni pensiero, è calcolato fino allo sfinimento. Party, ricchezza e un’insana dose di egocentrismo caratterizzano le sue giornate, e Carter lo sa, lo sa fin troppo bene. Perché Grace è stata l’unica donna in grado di piegarlo, di spezzarlo, di rubare il suo cuore e poi stringerlo in una morsa di menzogne. Dopo il difficile addio, i loro mondi del tutto agli antipodi sembrano destinati a non incontrarsi mai più, e Carter, medico a Rio de Janeiro, è ben intenzionato a fare in modo che questo accada. Tuttavia, quando Grace piomba in Brasile con una notizia sconvolgente, e che riguarda entrambi, Carter capisce che fuggire dai propri sentimenti è impossibile. Fidarsi ancora di lei è surreale. Fuori discussione. Ma non ha fatto i conti con la caparbietà di Grace.
“Non è questo il bello e il brutto dell’amore? L’imprevedibilità. Non c’è mai nulla di pianificato o deciso, e anche se ci provi, lui decide per te.”
LIBRO AUTOCONCLUSIVO.
Spin off di Con te non ho paura.
Altri libri dell’autrice:
Resta con me (2014)
Cantami d’amore (2015)
Reality Love (2016)
Love Me (2016)
Se il nostro amore non basta (2016)
Con te non ho paura (2017)
Resto con te (2017)
**
### Sinossi
Una donna di ghiaccio, una persona dal cuore gelido, senza emozioni o tentennamenti: questa è Grace Turner per tutti. Ogni azione, ogni pensiero, è calcolato fino allo sfinimento. Party, ricchezza e un’insana dose di egocentrismo caratterizzano le sue giornate, e Carter lo sa, lo sa fin troppo bene. Perché Grace è stata l’unica donna in grado di piegarlo, di spezzarlo, di rubare il suo cuore e poi stringerlo in una morsa di menzogne. Dopo il difficile addio, i loro mondi del tutto agli antipodi sembrano destinati a non incontrarsi mai più, e Carter, medico a Rio de Janeiro, è ben intenzionato a fare in modo che questo accada. Tuttavia, quando Grace piomba in Brasile con una notizia sconvolgente, e che riguarda entrambi, Carter capisce che fuggire dai propri sentimenti è impossibile. Fidarsi ancora di lei è surreale. Fuori discussione. Ma non ha fatto i conti con la caparbietà di Grace.
“Non è questo il bello e il brutto dell’amore? L’imprevedibilità. Non c’è mai nulla di pianificato o deciso, e anche se ci provi, lui decide per te.”
LIBRO AUTOCONCLUSIVO.
Spin off di Con te non ho paura.
Altri libri dell’autrice:
Resta con me (2014)
Cantami d’amore (2015)
Reality Love (2016)
Love Me (2016)
Se il nostro amore non basta (2016)
Con te non ho paura (2017)
Resto con te (2017)

Computer Vision with OpenCV 3 and Qt5

**Blend the power of Qt with OpenCV to build cross-platform computer vision applications**
#### Key Features
* ● Start creating robust applications with the power of OpenCV and Qt combined
* ● Learn from scratch how to develop cross-platform computer vision applications
* ● Accentuate your OpenCV applications by developing them with Qt
#### Book Description
Developers have been using OpenCV library to develop computer vision applications for a long time. However, they now need a more effective tool to get the job done and in a much better and modern way. Qt is one of the major frameworks available for this task at the moment.
This book will teach you to develop applications with the combination of OpenCV 3 and Qt5, and how to create cross-platform computer vision applications. We’ll begin by introducing Qt, its IDE, and its SDK. Next you’ll learn how to use the OpenCV API to integrate both tools, and see how to configure Qt to use OpenCV. You’ll go on to build a full-fledged computer vision application throughout the book.
Later, you’ll create a stunning UI application using the Qt widgets technology, where you’ll display the images after they are processed in an efficient way. At the end of the book, you’ll learn how to convert OpenCV Mat to Qt QImage. You’ll also see how to efficiently process images to filter them, transform them, detect or track objects as well as analyze video. You’ll become better at developing OpenCV applications.
#### What you will learn
* ● Get an introduction to Qt IDE and SDK
* ● Be introduced to OpenCV and see how to communicate between OpenCV and Qt
* ● Understand how to create UI using Qt Widgets
* ● Learn to develop cross-platform applications using OpenCV 3 and Qt 5
* ● Explore the multithreaded application development features of Qt5
* ● Improve OpenCV 3 application development using Qt5
* ● Build, test, and deploy Qt and OpenCV apps, either dynamically or statically
* ● See Computer Vision technologies such as filtering and transformation of images, detecting and matching objects, template matching, object tracking, video and motion analysis, and much more
* ● Be introduced to QML and Qt Quick for iOS and Android application development
#### Who this book is for
This book is for readers interested in building computer vision applications. Intermediate knowledge of C++ programming is expected. Even though no knowledge of Qt5 and OpenCV 3 is assumed, if you’re familiar with these frameworks, you’ll benefit.
#### Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Qt and OpenCV
2. Creating our first Qt and OpenCV project
3. Creating a comprehensive Qt+OpenCV project
4. Mat and Qimage
5. The Graphics View Framework
6. Image Processing in OpenCV
7. Features and Descriptors
8. Multi-Threading
9. Video Analysis
10. Debugging and Testing
11. Static Linking and Deployment
12. Computer Vision Apps for Android and iOS
**
### Sinossi
**Blend the power of Qt with OpenCV to build cross-platform computer vision applications**
#### Key Features
* ● Start creating robust applications with the power of OpenCV and Qt combined
* ● Learn from scratch how to develop cross-platform computer vision applications
* ● Accentuate your OpenCV applications by developing them with Qt
#### Book Description
Developers have been using OpenCV library to develop computer vision applications for a long time. However, they now need a more effective tool to get the job done and in a much better and modern way. Qt is one of the major frameworks available for this task at the moment.
This book will teach you to develop applications with the combination of OpenCV 3 and Qt5, and how to create cross-platform computer vision applications. We’ll begin by introducing Qt, its IDE, and its SDK. Next you’ll learn how to use the OpenCV API to integrate both tools, and see how to configure Qt to use OpenCV. You’ll go on to build a full-fledged computer vision application throughout the book.
Later, you’ll create a stunning UI application using the Qt widgets technology, where you’ll display the images after they are processed in an efficient way. At the end of the book, you’ll learn how to convert OpenCV Mat to Qt QImage. You’ll also see how to efficiently process images to filter them, transform them, detect or track objects as well as analyze video. You’ll become better at developing OpenCV applications.
#### What you will learn
* ● Get an introduction to Qt IDE and SDK
* ● Be introduced to OpenCV and see how to communicate between OpenCV and Qt
* ● Understand how to create UI using Qt Widgets
* ● Learn to develop cross-platform applications using OpenCV 3 and Qt 5
* ● Explore the multithreaded application development features of Qt5
* ● Improve OpenCV 3 application development using Qt5
* ● Build, test, and deploy Qt and OpenCV apps, either dynamically or statically
* ● See Computer Vision technologies such as filtering and transformation of images, detecting and matching objects, template matching, object tracking, video and motion analysis, and much more
* ● Be introduced to QML and Qt Quick for iOS and Android application development
#### Who this book is for
This book is for readers interested in building computer vision applications. Intermediate knowledge of C++ programming is expected. Even though no knowledge of Qt5 and OpenCV 3 is assumed, if you’re familiar with these frameworks, you’ll benefit.
#### Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Qt and OpenCV
2. Creating our first Qt and OpenCV project
3. Creating a comprehensive Qt+OpenCV project
4. Mat and Qimage
5. The Graphics View Framework
6. Image Processing in OpenCV
7. Features and Descriptors
8. Multi-Threading
9. Video Analysis
10. Debugging and Testing
11. Static Linking and Deployment
12. Computer Vision Apps for Android and iOS
### L’autore
**Amin Ahmadi Tazehkandi** is an Iranian developer and a computer vision expert. He completed his computer software engineering studies in Iran and has worked for numerous software and industrial companies, including Paxan (Turkey) and Petroleum Software (UK). Amin is a passionate blogger and a longtime volunteer and supporter of the Computer Vision community. He currently resides in Vienna, Austria, where he continues to research, develop, and write about cross-platform computer vision software development.

Computer Graphics Programming in OpenGL with Java

This book is appropriate for both the computer science undergraduate course in 3D graphics programming using OpenGL and for professionals who are interested in mastering 3D graphics skills. It has been designed in a 4-color, “teach-yourself” format with numerous examples that the reader can run just as presented. The book is unique because it teaches OpenGL programming in Java, using JOGL – a standard Java “wrapper” for OpenGL’s native C calls. Includes companion files with source code and images.
**eBook Customers:** Companion files are available for downloading with order number/proof of purchase by writing to the publisher at [email protected]
For instructions on running NVIDIA Nsight with JOGL, click here: http://athena.ecs.csus.edu/~gordonvs/night.html
**Features:**
* Covers OpenGL 4.0+ shader programming using Java.
* Includes companion files with code, images from the book, and more
* Illustrates every technique with complete running code examples. Everything needed to install JOGL and run every example is provided.
* Includes every GLSL programmable pipeline stage (vertex, tessellation, geometry, and fragment) — with examples.
* Underlying OpenGL C calls are always exposed – the reader learns them.
NOTE: Instructions for MAC users are available by writing [email protected]
**