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From Socrates to Sartre

A challenging new look at the great thinkers whose ides have shaped our civilization

From Socrates to Sartre presents a rousing and readable introduction to the lives, and times of the great philosophers. This thought-provoking book takes us from the inception of Western society in Plato’s Athens to today when the commanding power of Marxism has captured one third of the world. T. Z. Lavine, Elton Professor of Philosophy at George Washington University, makes philosophy come alive with astonishing clarity to give us a deeper, more meaningful understanding of ourselves and our times.

From Socrates to Sartre discusses Western philosophers in terms of the historical and intellectual environment which influenced them, and it connects their lasting ideas to the public and private choices we face in America today.

From Socrates to Sartre formed the basis of from the PBS television series of the same name.

From the Paperback edition.

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From Russia with love: a James Bond novel

SUMMARY: Every major foreign government organization has a file on British secret agent James Bond. Now, Russia’s lethal SMERSH organization has targeted him for elimination. SMERSH has the perfect bait in the irresistible Tatiana Romanova, who lures 007 to Istanbul promising the top-secret Spektor cipher machine. But when Bond walks willingly into the trap, a game of cross and double-cross ensues, with Bond both the stakes and the prize.

From Pack to Pride

Previously Published

When a wolf shifter joins a pride of lions, the fur flies. When Adrian is sent to live with the lion pride for his own safety, little does he know that the pride alpha is already culling him from the pack. With one picture, Talan knew Adrian was his mate. Now he has six months to persuade Adrian to stay in his pride forever and keep a psychotic wolf from killing him.

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From Italy With Love

‘This epic road-trip is full of glamour, romance and sizzling sexual tension, but at its heart is a truly heart-warming tale of self discovery – you’ll not want to miss a moment of it.’ – Chick Lit Love Home-loving Laurie thinks she’s happy – she has a safe, reliable boyfriend and working in her local library is what she thought she always wanted. That is until she inherits a vintage Ferrari from her eccentric Uncle Miles and the conditions of the inheritance are far from simple. To keep the car Laurie will have to drive across Europe with the gorgeous but unreliable Cameron Matthews as her guide… and Cam’s motives for helping are not all that altruistic. Cam isn’t particularly thrilled about escorting his late pal Miles’ dull mouse of a niece on this wild goose chase but all he has to do is get Laurie safely to Italy and he’s sure the Ferrari is his. But Uncle Miles had a few tricks up his sleeve and the route he’s planned takes Cam and Laurie on a road trip they’ll never forget. From sampling the delights of the Loire Valley to the breathtaking beauty of Lake Garda, this is one journey that has more twists and turns than either of them could ever have imagined…

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From Dead to Worse

From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series #8) by Charlaine Harris
Psychic cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse finds herself in the middle of big trouble of the supernatural kind in this novel in the #1 *New York Times* bestselling series.
After the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina, and the manmade horror of the explosion at the vampire summit, Sookie Stackhouse is safe but dazed, yearning for things to get back to normal. But her boyfriend Quinn is among the missing. And things are changing, whether the Weres and vamps in her corner of Louisiana like it or not. In the ensuing battles, Sookie faces danger, death…and once more, betrayal by someone she loves. And when the fur has finished flying and the cold blood ceases flowing, her world will be forever altered…

From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing Children’s Book

The revised edition of From Cover to Cover offers a fresh, up-to-date look at some of the best examples of children’s literature today and also includes practical advice on how to write clearly articulated, reasoned opinions so that others can learn about books they have not yet read.A brief, updated introduction explains how children’s books evolve from manuscripts into bound books, the importance of the many different parts of a book (jacket flaps, title page, copyright, etc.), and changes in the children’s book industry, such as the creation of two new major genre awards. In addition, the author demonstrates how to think about and critically evaluate several different genres of children’s books.Included are sections about books of information (and the author’s responsibility to document sources); traditional literature (myths, legends, tall tales, folktales); poetry, verse, rhymes, and songs; picture books; easy readers and traditional books; and fiction and graphic novels. There is also a concluding chapter on how to write reviews that are both descriptive and analytical, as well as a segment on children’s literature blogs.From Cover to Cover is an invaluable resource for all professionals who wish to write book evaluations that go beyond a simple personal response.

From a Buick 8

SUMMARY: Years after his police trooper father is killed in the line of duty, young Ned Wilcox starts investigating a mysterious vintage vehicle, kept locked in the station barracks, in the hope of uncovering the sinister secrets surrounding it.

Frightened Man

London in 1900 is a sprawling, chaotic web of change and expansion, perfect for a man like Denton, an American with a violent past seeking anonymity as an outsider. But his notoriety as the author of several dark novels—and the well-known story that, decades before, he had gunned down four men in the American West—sometimes brings unwanted visitors to his door. When a terrified man shows up one evening and says that he is being pursued by the long-gone Jack the Ripper, Denton dismisses him as one more victim of London’s lunacy. But then the mutilated body of a teenaged prostitute named Stella Minter is found in London’s East End. . . .        Disappointed by the lack of police concern, Denton determines to pursue the murderer, even after it’s clear that he’s become the next target. As Denton begins to peel away the layers of the lurid and horrifying murder, he finds himself exploring the dark underbelly of the bursting metropolis, a place so vast that Denton is forced to follow nothing but his instincts through the maze of London—its pubs, its police offices, its dark alleys and disreputable neighborhoods—to find a murderer who is himself an agent of the city’s cancerous growth. And along the way Denton is lucky enough to find an ally in a woman with a past as haunted and a spirit as independent as his own.        Kenneth Cameron has brought turn-of-the-century London vividly to life in this intelligent and compelling crime novel. The Frightened Man delves far deeper than the mere circumstances of a murder to investigate the unseen—the secrets harbored in London’s immeasurable streets and in the dark side of human nature.

Friend Request: The most addictive psychological thriller you’ll read this year

*****THE *SUNDAY TIMES & *NO.1 EBOOK BESTSELLER*****
‘Twisty and gripping’ Erin Kelly
‘I read it in one go’ Marian Keyes
‘I loved it’ Rachel Abbott
**Loved FRIEND REQUEST? Laura Marshall’s sensational new thriller, THREE LITTLE LIES, is available now in hardback, ebook and audio.**
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**Maria Weston wants to be friends with me **
Maybe that had been the problem all along: Maria Weston had wanted to be friends with me, but I let her down.
She’s been hovering at the edge of my consciousness for all of my adult life, although I’ve been good at keeping her out, just a blurred shadow in the corner of my eye, almost but not quite out of sight.
Maria Weston wants to be friends.
But Maria Weston has been dead for more than twenty-five years.
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THE ADDICTIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER THAT EVERYONE’S RAVING ABOUT – perfect for fans of *He Said/She Said*, *The Couple Next Door* and *I See You*.
**’The twist is genuinely unexpected . . . **This is an obvious choice if you enjoyed *The Girl on the Train**Independent*
‘I **couldn’t put it down**!’ *Jenny Blackhurst, author of The Foster Child*
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‘A mystery with a **genius premise**’ *Stylist*
‘A **devour-in-one-sitting** must’ *Heat*
‘Tightly plotted, and with a **fabulous twist**’ *Sunday Mirror*
‘**Gripping **. . . loved it from start to finish’ *Goodreads Reviewer*
‘Twisty and gripping . . . **You must read this**!’ *Emma Kavanagh, author of Falling*
‘**Twists and turns** and real life scenarios make this a **fantastic thriller**’ *Amazon Reviewer*
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### Recensione
**A read-it-in-one-sitting thriller** . . . **Twisty** and **gripping** but always relatable, *Friend Request *is the ultimate it-could-happen-to-you read (*Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said*)
### Descrizione del libro
A pulse-pounding psychological thriller for fans of *The Girl on the Train*, *I See You* and *The Darkest Secret*

Friend Request

***THE SUNDAY TIMES & NO.1 EBOOK BESTSELLER***

‘Twisty and gripping’ Erin Kelly
‘I read it in one go’ Marian Keyes
‘I loved it’ Rachel Abbott

Loved FRIEND REQUEST? Laura Marshall’s sensational new thriller, THREE LITTLE LIES, is available now in hardback, ebook and audio.

*****

Maria Weston wants to be friends with me

Maybe that had been the problem all along: Maria Weston had wanted to be friends with me, but I let her down.

She’s been hovering at the edge of my consciousness for all of my adult life, although I’ve been good at keeping her out, just a blurred shadow in the corner of my eye, almost but not quite out of sight.

Maria Weston wants to be friends.

But Maria Weston has been dead for more than twenty-five years.

*****

THE ADDICTIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER THAT EVERYONE’S RAVING ABOUT – perfect for fans of He Said/She Said, The Couple Next Door and I See You.

‘The twist is genuinely unexpected . . . This is an obvious choice if you enjoyed The Girl on the Train**Independent

‘I couldn’t put it down!’ Jenny Blackhurst, author of The Foster Child

‘A mystery with a genius premise’ Stylist

‘A devour-in-one-sitting must’ Heat

‘Tightly plotted, and with a fabulous twist’ Sunday Mirror

‘Gripping . . . loved it from start to finish’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘Twisty and gripping . . . You must read this!’ Emma Kavanagh, author of Falling

‘Twists and turns and real life scenarios make this a fantastic thriller’ Amazon Reviewer

**Recensie(s)**

An incredible debut novel that’s not to be missed! Fantastic writing that instantly drew me in. I simply couldn’t put it down – such a fast-paced, exciting thriller with some unexpected twists and turns. I loved it! * Hollie Overton, Sunday Times bestselling author of Baby Doll * I couldn’t put it down! * Jenny Blackhurst, author of the number one ebook bestseller How I Lost You * Fabulous! Twisty and gripping with huge depth and heart. These characters and the danger they face will stay with you long after the final page. You must read this! * Emma Kavanagh, author of Falling * Laura Marshall ramps up the tension page by page until it’s impossible to know who to trust. It’s a book that should make everybody realise how vulnerable social media can make them. I loved it! * Number one kindle bestseller, Rachel Abbott * Brilliant * Sunday Times bestseller, Jenny Colgan * A read-it-in-one-sitting thriller . . . Twisty and gripping but always relatable, Friend Request is the ultimate it-could-happen-to-you read * Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said *
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French Polished Murder

French Polished Murder by Elise Hyatt
**You don’t stumble upon a series like the Daring Finds novels every day… **
Divorced mom, Candyce “Dyce” Dare is the owner of the furniture refinishing store Daring Finds. When she discovers decades-old letters inside an antique piano she’s renovating, she becomes distracted by an investigation that puts her at odds with the letter-writer’s very powerful local family.

FreeSWITCH 1.8 (English Edition)

**Build a robust, high-performance telephony system with FreeSWITCH**
## About This Book
* Learn how to install and configure a complete telephony system of your own, from scratch, using FreeSWITCH 1.6
* Get in-depth discussions of important concepts such as dialplan, user directory, NAT handling, and the powerful FreeSWITCH event socket
* Discover expert tips from the FreeSWITCH experts, including the creator of FreeSWITCH—Anthony Minessale
## Who This Book Is For
This book is for beginner-level IT professionals and enthusiasts who are interested in quickly getting a powerful telephony system up and running using FreeSWITCH. It would be good if you have some telephony experience, but it’s not a must.
## What You Will Learn
* Build a complete WebRTC/SIP VoIP platform able to interconnect and process audio and video in real time
* Use advanced PBX features to create powerful dialplans
* Understand the inner workings and architecture of FreeSWITCH
* Real time configuration from database and webserver with mod_xml_curl
* Integrate browser clients into your telephony service
* Use scripting to go beyond the dialplan with the power and flexibility of a programming language
* Secure your FreeSWITCH connections with the help of effective techniques
* Deploy all FreeSWITCH features using best practices and expert tips
* Overcome frustrating NAT issues
* Control FreeSWITCH remotely with the all-powerful event socket
* Trace packets, check debug logging, ask for community and commercial help
## In Detail
FreeSWITCH is an open source telephony platform designed to facilitate the creation of voice and chat-driven products, scaling from a soft-phone to a PBX and even up to an enterprise-class soft-switch. This book introduces FreeSWITCH to IT professionals who want to build their own telephony system.
This book starts with a brief introduction to the latest version of FreeSWITCH. We then move on to the fundamentals and the new features added in version 1.6, showing you how to set up a basic system so you can make and receive phone calls, make calls between extensions, and utilize basic PBX functionality.
Once you have a basic system in place, we’ll show you how to add more and more functionalities to it. You’ll learn to deploy the features on the system using unique techniques and tips to make it work better.
Also, there are changes in the security-related components, which will affect the content in the book, so we will make that intact with the latest version. There are new support libraries introduced, such as SQLite, OpenSS, and more, which will make FreeSWITCH more efficient and add more functions to it. We’ll cover these in the new edition to make it more appealing for you.
## Style and approach
This easy-to-follow guide helps you understand every topic easily using real-world examples of FreeSWITCH tasks. This book is full of practical code so you get a gradual learning curve.
**
### Sinossi
**Build a robust, high-performance telephony system with FreeSWITCH**
## About This Book
* Learn how to install and configure a complete telephony system of your own, from scratch, using FreeSWITCH 1.6
* Get in-depth discussions of important concepts such as dialplan, user directory, NAT handling, and the powerful FreeSWITCH event socket
* Discover expert tips from the FreeSWITCH experts, including the creator of FreeSWITCH—Anthony Minessale
## Who This Book Is For
This book is for beginner-level IT professionals and enthusiasts who are interested in quickly getting a powerful telephony system up and running using FreeSWITCH. It would be good if you have some telephony experience, but it’s not a must.
## What You Will Learn
* Build a complete WebRTC/SIP VoIP platform able to interconnect and process audio and video in real time
* Use advanced PBX features to create powerful dialplans
* Understand the inner workings and architecture of FreeSWITCH
* Real time configuration from database and webserver with mod_xml_curl
* Integrate browser clients into your telephony service
* Use scripting to go beyond the dialplan with the power and flexibility of a programming language
* Secure your FreeSWITCH connections with the help of effective techniques
* Deploy all FreeSWITCH features using best practices and expert tips
* Overcome frustrating NAT issues
* Control FreeSWITCH remotely with the all-powerful event socket
* Trace packets, check debug logging, ask for community and commercial help
## In Detail
FreeSWITCH is an open source telephony platform designed to facilitate the creation of voice and chat-driven products, scaling from a soft-phone to a PBX and even up to an enterprise-class soft-switch. This book introduces FreeSWITCH to IT professionals who want to build their own telephony system.
This book starts with a brief introduction to the latest version of FreeSWITCH. We then move on to the fundamentals and the new features added in version 1.6, showing you how to set up a basic system so you can make and receive phone calls, make calls between extensions, and utilize basic PBX functionality.
Once you have a basic system in place, we’ll show you how to add more and more functionalities to it. You’ll learn to deploy the features on the system using unique techniques and tips to make it work better.
Also, there are changes in the security-related components, which will affect the content in the book, so we will make that intact with the latest version. There are new support libraries introduced, such as SQLite, OpenSS, and more, which will make FreeSWITCH more efficient and add more functions to it. We’ll cover these in the new edition to make it more appealing for you.
## Style and approach
This easy-to-follow guide helps you understand every topic easily using real-world examples of FreeSWITCH tasks. This book is full of practical code so you get a gradual learning curve.
### L’autore
**Anthony Minessale II**
Anthony Minessale II is the primary author and founding member of the FreeSWITCH open source softswitch. He has spent almost 20 years working with open source software. In 2001, he spent a great deal of time as an Asterisk developer and authored numerous features and fixes to that project. Anthony started coding a new idea for an open source voice application in 2005. The FreeSWITCH project was officially opened to the public on January 1, 2006. In the years that followed, Anthony has actively maintained and led software development for this project.

Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism

From the fiery intellectual provocateur— and one of our most fearless advocates of gender equality—a brilliant, urgent essay collection that both celebrates modern feminism and challenges us to build an alliance of strong women and strong men. 
Ever since the release of her seminal first book, *Sexual Personae, *Camille Paglia has remained one of feminism’s most outspoken, independent, and searingly intelligent voices. Now, for the first time, her best essays on the subject are gathered together in one concise volume. Whether she’s calling for equal opportunity for American women (years before the founding of the National Organization for Women), championing a more discerning standard of beauty that goes beyond plastic surgery’s quest for eternal youth, lauding the liberating force of rock and roll, or demanding free and unfettered speech on university campuses and beyond, Paglia can always be counted on to get to the heart of matters large and small. At once illuminating, witty, and inspiring, these essays are essential reading that affirm the power of men and women and what we can accomplish together.
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### Recensione
“Fiercely erudite, freewheeling and sex-drenched . . . Paglia is a fearless public intellectual and more necessary than ever.” —*The New York Times*
“Polemical, thought-provoking, enraging, funny, and brave. And today [Paglia’s essays] sound prescient.” —*VICE *
“Compelling. . . . Thought-provoking. . . . Put[s] an intellectual spin on lowbrow entertainment and turn[s] more obtuse academic topics into something relatable and enthralling.” —*BUST*

“Inspirational in its tone and its message that freedom belongs to both sexes. . . . Paglia is a brilliant thinker on culture and human nature.” —*The New Criterion*
“[Paglia] is one of the most fascinating (and individualistic) writers on feminism and gender extant.” —*Buffalo News
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“Feminist and culture critic Paglia is at her feisty, full-throated best in this series of short manifestos that spans her career. . . . One does not have to agree with her theories about masculinity, femininity, and sex to enjoy Paglia’s bracing intellect and scrappy attitude.” —*Publishers Weekly
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 “The best single-volume introduction to Paglia’s thought. . . . Presented in a stunning prose style. . . . No one with the slightest interest in its issues can afford to overlook Paglia’s treatment of them here, which compels the consideration of her shrillest critic and ardent devotee alike.” —*American Conservative
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“Impressive. . . . [Paglia] uses new insight to dissect issues relating to feminism. . . . She argues for feminism to become an umbrella of people with differing political views, sexual orientations, and religions who seek to strengthen women. . . . Intriguing and thought provoking for readers interested in different perspectives of feminism.” —*Library Journal*
### Sinossi
From the fiery intellectual provocateur— and one of our most fearless advocates of gender equality—a brilliant, urgent essay collection that both celebrates modern feminism and challenges us to build an alliance of strong women and strong men. 
Ever since the release of her seminal first book, *Sexual Personae, *Camille Paglia has remained one of feminism’s most outspoken, independent, and searingly intelligent voices. Now, for the first time, her best essays on the subject are gathered together in one concise volume. Whether she’s calling for equal opportunity for American women (years before the founding of the National Organization for Women), championing a more discerning standard of beauty that goes beyond plastic surgery’s quest for eternal youth, lauding the liberating force of rock and roll, or demanding free and unfettered speech on university campuses and beyond, Paglia can always be counted on to get to the heart of matters large and small. At once illuminating, witty, and inspiring, these essays are essential reading that affirm the power of men and women and what we can accomplish together.

Free Trader Box Set: Books 7-9

The exciting final three volumes of the Free Trader in one package! New enemies abound from the southern tip to the northernmost settlement and onward into space. Braden, Micah, the Golden Warrior, and Fealona lead the charge against those who would tear the fabric of a rebuilt society.
Book 7 – Southern Discontent: A raid to steal the lightning spears from the town of Livestel drives a wedge between the Wolfoids and humanity. Braden and Micah partner with Bounder and Gray Strider as they trail the raiders to recover what was lost.
Book 8 – The Great Cat Rebellion: The Golden Warrior has had enough. Seeing into the human mind has forced him to take action. He galvanizes the Hillcats with a goal of nothing less than establishing lasting peace throughout all of Vii.
Book 9 – Return to the Traveler: If humanity ever wants to return to space, they need the spaceship Traveler to be safe. Braden takes it upon himself to pacify the ship and take the first step in humanity’s return to Earth. Of course, he won’t go alone as his friends volunteer to help.
Join the Free Trader as he travels with friends and family on a search for what matters most.
And the follow-on series…
Cygnus Space Opera (set in the Free Trader Universe)
Book 1 – Cygnus Rising
Book 2 – Cygnus Expanding
Book 3 – Cygnus Arrives

Free Live Free

”Free Live Free,” said the newspaper ad, and the out-of-work detective Jim Stubb, the occultist Madame Serpentina, the salesman Ozzie Barnes, and the overweight prostitute Candy Garth are brought together to live for a time in Free’s old house, a house scheduled for demolition to make way for a highway.

Free drops mysterious hints of his exile from his homeland, and of the lost key to his return. And so when demolition occurs and Free disappears, the four make a pact to continue the search, which ultimately takes them far beyond their wildest dreams.

This is character-driven science fiction at its best by a writer whom, at the time of its first publication, the Chicago Sun-Times called ”science fiction’s best genuine novelist.”

At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

(source: Bol.com)