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The Winter King: A Novel of Arthur

**From Bernard Cornwell, the international bestselling author and master of historical fiction.** **In the Dark Ages, a legendary warrior arises to unite a divided land . . .** Uther, the High King of Britain, is dead. His only heir is the infant Mordred. Yet each of the country’s lesser kings seek to claim the crown for themselves. While they squabble and spoil for war, a host of Saxon armies gather, preparing for invasion. But no one has counted on the fearsome warlord Arthur. Handed power by Merlin and pursuing a doomed romance with the beautiful Guinevere, Arthur knows he will struggle to unite the country – let alone hold back the Saxon enemy at the gates. Yet destiny awaits him . . . **The first of Bernard Cornwell’s Warlord Chronicles, *The Winter King* is a brilliant retelling of the Arthurian legend, combining myth, history and thrilling battlefield action.**
**’Of all the books I have written these are my favourites’** **Bernard Cornwell**
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**’Spellbinding realism’ *The Times** ** *
### Recensione
That every Cornwell novel is better than the last, devotees have long taken for granted ( *The Times Literary Supplement* )
Bernard Cornwell writes with gritty realism ( *Daily Telegraph* )
Spellbinding ( *The Times* )
### Sinossi
**From Bernard Cornwell, the international bestselling author and master of historical fiction.** **In the Dark Ages, a legendary warrior arises to unite a divided land . . .** Uther, the High King of Britain, is dead. His only heir is the infant Mordred. Yet each of the country’s lesser kings seek to claim the crown for themselves. While they squabble and spoil for war, a host of Saxon armies gather, preparing for invasion. But no one has counted on the fearsome warlord Arthur. Handed power by Merlin and pursuing a doomed romance with the beautiful Guinevere, Arthur knows he will struggle to unite the country – let alone hold back the Saxon enemy at the gates. Yet destiny awaits him . . . **The first of Bernard Cornwell’s Warlord Chronicles, *The Winter King* is a brilliant retelling of the Arthurian legend, combining myth, history and thrilling battlefield action.**
**’Of all the books I have written these are my favourites’** **Bernard Cornwell**
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**’Spellbinding realism’ *The Times** *

Windows Server 2016: Domain Infrastructure

**The in-depth, authoritative reference for intermediate to advanced IT professionals.**
Windows Server 2016: Domain Infrastructure by William Stanek provides solutions, workarounds, tips, and insights for IT pros working with Windows Server 2016. This exhaustive and comprehensive work provides a deep dive into the operating system that will teach you how to squeeze every last bit of power and make the most of the features and programs available.
Inside this superbly organized guide, packed with expert advice, you’ll find hundreds of timesaving solutions for managing and maintaining Windows Server 2016. Topics covered in this book include:
Designing Active Directory Infrastructure
Managing and maintaining Accounts
Configuring Account Policies
Troubleshooting and resetting Accounts
Planning OUs, Domains and Forests
Managing Operations Masters and Global Catalogs
Delegating Authentication
Managing Domain and Forest Trusts
Managing Replication and Revising Site Design
Diagnosing and Resolving Trusts and Authentication Issues
Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
Deploying Read-only Domain Controllers
Monitoring and Troubleshooting Replication
Creating and Managing GPOs
Managing Group Policy Inheritance and Processing
Maintaining and Troubleshooting Group Policy
And Much, Much More!!
This book, Windows Server 2016: Domain Infrastructure, is designed to be used with other volumes in the Tech Artisans Library for Windows Server 2016, which together provide a definitive resource for all of the core features and enhancements in the operating system. Windows Server expert William Stanek doesn’t just show you the steps you need to follow, he tells you how features work, why you would want to configure them, and how you can optimize them to meet your needs.
Windows Server 2016 is Microsoft’s most powerful, versatile and fully featured operating system yet. Get this book and the others in the Tech Artisans Library to conquer it from the inside out. **
### Sinossi
**The in-depth, authoritative reference for intermediate to advanced IT professionals.**
Windows Server 2016: Domain Infrastructure by William Stanek provides solutions, workarounds, tips, and insights for IT pros working with Windows Server 2016. This exhaustive and comprehensive work provides a deep dive into the operating system that will teach you how to squeeze every last bit of power and make the most of the features and programs available.
Inside this superbly organized guide, packed with expert advice, you’ll find hundreds of timesaving solutions for managing and maintaining Windows Server 2016. Topics covered in this book include:
Designing Active Directory Infrastructure
Managing and maintaining Accounts
Configuring Account Policies
Troubleshooting and resetting Accounts
Planning OUs, Domains and Forests
Managing Operations Masters and Global Catalogs
Delegating Authentication
Managing Domain and Forest Trusts
Managing Replication and Revising Site Design
Diagnosing and Resolving Trusts and Authentication Issues
Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
Deploying Read-only Domain Controllers
Monitoring and Troubleshooting Replication
Creating and Managing GPOs
Managing Group Policy Inheritance and Processing
Maintaining and Troubleshooting Group Policy
And Much, Much More!!
This book, Windows Server 2016: Domain Infrastructure, is designed to be used with other volumes in the Tech Artisans Library for Windows Server 2016, which together provide a definitive resource for all of the core features and enhancements in the operating system. Windows Server expert William Stanek doesn’t just show you the steps you need to follow, he tells you how features work, why you would want to configure them, and how you can optimize them to meet your needs.
Windows Server 2016 is Microsoft’s most powerful, versatile and fully featured operating system yet. Get this book and the others in the Tech Artisans Library to conquer it from the inside out.
### L’autore
William Stanek, a recent nominee for a Lifetime Achievement award and past recipient of multiple awards recognizing his outstanding contributions and excellence in writing, was Microsoft Press’s leading writer for technical professionals for nearly 20 years and frequently contributed to Microsoft whitepapers and technical training documentation. Recently, William branched out and formed his own company, Stanek & Associates, to bring his many works for IT professionals to the world.

Windows Group Policy Troubleshooting

Find out how to isolate, understand, and solve problems encountered when managing users and PCs on Windows. Learn from a Microsoft MVP with many years’ experience supporting Windows users with their Group Policy issues. This book will help you face the complexity of real world hardware and software systems and the unpredictability of user behavior, so you can get to the heart of the problem and set it right. *Windows Group Policy Troubleshooting*  is your best-practice guide to Group Policy, showing you all that it can achieve, and how to repair problems when they occur. **What You’ll Learn** * Understand how Group Policy works * Take a simple step-by-step approach to troubleshooting problems * Apply Group Policy in Office applications * Absorb advanced Group Policy advice * See expert tips and tricks related to Group Policy
**Who This Book Is For** IT pros and system administrators are the audience for this book.

The Whorehouse Oracle

Triad brothers Tyron, Smythe, and Artim are sent back to Planet X in hopes of finding the whereabouts of the Shifter King. Along the way, Tyron plans to also seek out a rumored oracle, who could turn the tide in their war against the Xakarrians. Told not to follow myths and legends, Tyron looks anyway, knowing the oracle is out there and closer than many realize.

Khal has also been hidden away in Kazru’s whorehouse, made to sell his body to pay for Kazru’s protection. When the males he’d seen in his visions come for him, Khal wonders if it’s too good to be true. Feeling dirty and unclean, he doesn’t think he’s worthy enough to be claimed by a triad of Kannomite warriors, but in his heart, he hopes for just that.

None of them realize just how much they need the other until boundaries are tested and limits passed. Once the dust settles, they’ll either be bound for life, or their link will be severed forever.

(source: Bol.com)

A Werewolf Among Us

People – ordinary people – were afraid of Baker St. Cyr. Patiently the cyberdetective would explain that the computer half of his investigatory symbiosis did not “take over” when his human half joined with it. “A cyberdetective is part man and part computer, meshed as completely as the two can ever be. The highly microminiaturized components of the bio-computer remember and relate things in a perfectly mathematical manner that a human mind could never easily grasp, while the human half of the symbiote gives a perception of emotions and emotional motivations that the bio-computer could never comprehend. Together we make a precise and thorough detective unit.”

Warlock

1972 Paperback. A Lancer Science Fiction Original. Never before published

The Voice of Reason: Essays in Objectivist Thought

Between 1961, when she gave her first talk at the Ford Hall Forum in Boston, and 1981, when she gave the last talk of her life in New Orleans, **Ayn Rand** spoke and wrote about topics as varied as education, medicine, Vietnam, and the death of **Marilyn Monroe**. In **The Voice of Reason** , these pieces, written in the last decades of Rand’s life, are gathered in book form for the first time. With them are five essays by **Leonard Peikoff** , Rand’s longtime associate and literary executor. The work concludes with Peikoff’s epilogue, “My Thirty Years With Ayn Rand: An Intellectual Memoir,” which answers the question “What was Ayn Rand really like?” Important reading for all thinking individuals, Rand’s later writings reflect a life lived on principle, a probing mind, and a passionate intensity. This collection communicates not only Rand’s singular worldview, but also the penetrating cultural and political analysis to which it gives rise.

The Visitor

**” *The Visitor* offers an efficient mix of hard-boiled style with lots of lip and a revival of the classic locked-room mystery. . .Tight plotting, pace and high mileage.” ( *Guardian* )** Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cooke have a lot in common.
Both were army high-flyers. Both were aquainted with Jack Reacher. Both were forced to resign from the service. **Now they’re both dead.** Found in their own homes, naked, in a bath full of paint.
Apparent victims of an army man. A loner, a smart guy with a score to settle, a ruthless vigilante. **A man just like Jack Reacher.** **Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, The Visitor is 4th in the series.** **
### Recensione
“Swift and brutal.”— *The New York Times*
“Reacher is one of the more interesting suspense heroes to come along in a while.”— *San Antonio Express News*
“A superior series.”— *The Washington Post Book World*
“A great read.”— *St. Petersburg Times*
“Spectacular…muscular, energetic prose and pell-mell pacing.”— *The Seattle Times*
“Jack Reacher, the wandering folk hero of Child’s superb line of thrillers faces a baffling puzzle in his latest adventure…a brain-teasing puzzle that gets put together piece by fascinating piece…and a central character with Robin Hood-like integrity and an engagingly eccentric approach to life.”— *Publishers Weekly*
“Deeply satisfying…plan to stay up long past bedtime and do some serious hyperventilating toward the end.”— *Kirkus Reviews*
“This fourth Reacher thriller is easily the best. The plot is a masterpiece. Reacher belongs at the same table with…Parker’s Spenser.”— *Booklist*
“With numerous plot twists and turns, Child puts Reacher through his paces brilliantly, arriving at an unusual solution. Highly recommended.”— *Library Journal*
### Descrizione del libro
Lee Child’s unputdownable thriller starring Jack Reacher features a chilling serial killer.

Villain

They ask me what it’s like to live with the people I’ve hunted down for years, under one roof. They ask me if the guilt lets me sleep at night. They ask me how the hateful, fearful stares make me feel.
*Powerful* , is what I say, because I know no other way of being. And I might be breaking on the inside, but I will never let them see.
My family is with me. I vowed to protect them and all the other innocent beings from the Council’s wrath. Now, I need to do whatever it takes to succeed, even if it means being a villain for the rest of my life.

Venera Dreams

Somewhere in the Mediterranean lies the mysterious archipelago of Venera, a city-state drenched in erotic romanticism, fuelled by atavistic ritual, and suffused with surreal adventure and intrigue. Outside forces repeatedly attempt to steal its most closely guarded treasure: the secret of the sacred spice vermilion, and its power to alter consciousness and perhaps even reality. Venera Dreams chronicles the city-state’s mythic history through antiquity, Roman times, the Renaissance, the Victorian era, the twentieth century, the present, and the far future.

The Vanished Man

The *New York Times* bestselling author of *The Skin Collector* delivers a brilliant thriller that pits forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme and his partner, Amelia Sachs, against an unstoppable killer with one final, horrific trick up his sleeve. *The Los Angeles Times* calls his novels “thrill rides between covers.” *The New York Times* hails them as “dazzling,” and *The Times* of London crowns him “the best psychological thriller writer around.” Now Jeffery Deaver, America’s “master of ticking-bomb suspense” *(People)* delivers his most electrifying novel yet. It begins at a prestigious music school in New York City. A killer flees the scene of a homicide and locks himself in a classroom. Within minutes, the police have him surrounded. When a scream rings out, followed by a gunshot, they break down the door. The room is empty. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are brought in to help with the high-profile investigation. For the ambitious Sachs, solving the case could earn her a promotion. For the quadriplegic Rhyme, it means relying on his protégée to ferret out a master illusionist they’ve dubbed “the conjurer,” who baits them with gruesome murders that become more diabolical with each fresh crime. As the fatalities rise and the minutes tick down, Rhyme and Sachs must move beyond the smoke and mirrors to prevent a terrifying act of vengeance that could become the greatest vanishing act of all.

The Valley of Bones

Anthony Powell’s universally acclaimed epic *A Dance to the Music of Time* offers a matchless panorama of twentieth-century London. Now, for the first time in decades, readers in the United States can read the books of *Dance* as they were originally published—as twelve individual novels—but with a twenty-first-century twist: they’re available only as e-books. World War II has finally broken out, and *The Valley of Bones* (1964) finds Nick Jenkins learning the military arts. A stint at a training academy in Wales introduces him to the many unusual characters the army has thrown together, from the ambitious bank clerk-turned-martinet, Gwatkin, to the hopelessly slovenly yet endearing washout, Bithel. Even during wartime, however, domestic life proceeds, as a pregnant Isobel nears her term and her siblings’ romantic lives take unexpected turns—their affairs of the heart lent additional urgency by the ever-darkening shadow of war. “Anthony Powell is the best living English novelist by far. His admirers are addicts, let us face it, held in thrall by a magician.”– *Chicago* *Tribune* “A book which creates a world and explores it in depth, which ponders changing relationships and values, which creates brilliantly living and diverse characters and then watches them grow and change in their milieu. . . . Powell’s world is as large and as complex as Proust’s.”–Elizabeth Janeway, *New York* *Times* “One of the most important works of fiction since the Second World War. . . . The novel looked, as it began, something like a comedy of manners; then, for a while, like a tragedy of manners; now like a vastly entertaining, deeply melancholy, yet somehow courageous statement about human experience.”–Naomi Bliven, *New Yorker* “The most brilliant and penetrating novelist we have.”–Kingsley Amis

Vagabond

In a sequel to The Archer’s Tale, young Thomas of Hookton has his first experience of naval warfare during the Hundred Years War while pursuing his father’s murderer, a man who also stole the Holy Grail from the Hookton family’s ancient church. Reprint. **

The Ultimate Guide to Raised Beds

Using a raised bed is a great way to get started with growing a vegetable garden. But if you’re just getting started, the question is: how to build a raised garden bed?
This book answers the question by providing a variety of methods for constructing a raised garden bed. Written by a veteran urban gardener, the book shares many tips about raised bed gardening, such as:
*constructing attractive front yard vegetable garden beds;
*how to build raised beds with a tight budget;
*shaping a bed that fits more plants per linear foot than the usual rectangular bed; and even
*creating a bed that will self-water and self-fertilize.
From describing the benefits of raised beds, to illustrating efficient ways to design your plantings – including a variety of ways to incorporate vertical supports – this book (50+ pages) about how to build raised beds shows you how to grow vegetables in the most space-, time- and money-saving ways possible.
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Emily Josephine has been studying, teaching and writing on the subject of natural health and nutrition since the late 1990s. A health nut and a homesteader, she can be found, at various times, harvesting fresh produce from her garden, managing the household finances, making fresh milk yogurt and kefir, and homeschooling her son. Her passion is to help others create the most healthy, fulfilling life possible, while working tirelessly to improve her own.

U.S. Army Guerrilla Warfare Handbook

They can be swift, silent, and deadly. That’s why armed guerrillas are feared by even the largest, best-equipped fighting forces. No tank, rocket-propelled grenade, or infantry battalion can match the guerrilla team’s ability to exact brutality with precision, instill fear in enemy hearts, and viciously deflate morale. From the snows of Korea to the jungles of Southeast Asia to the mountains of Afghanistan, the U.S. Army has employed guerrilla tactics to deadly effect. Those tactics and techniques, being used today by U.S. soldiers, are laid out in the *U.S. Army Guerrilla Warfare Handbook*.
Employing small, heavily-armed, and well-oiled fire teams, guerrilla warfare has played an invaluable role in the success of nearly every U.S. campaign for decades. Here, its methods are detailed: raids and ambushes, demolition, counterintelligence, mining and sniping, psychological warfare, communications, and much more. This is an inside look at the guerrilla strategies and weapons that have come to be feared by enemies and respected by allies. Not another outside perspective or commentary on unconventional warfare, this is the original—of use to soldiers in the field and to anyone with an interest in military tactics.

The Two Towers

Building on the story begun in The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring, this is the second part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring an exclusive cover image from the film, the definitive text, and a detailed map of Middle-earth. Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in the battle with an evil spirit in the Mines of Moria; and at the Falls of Rauros, Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape the rest of the company were attacked by Orcs. Now they continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin – alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go. To celebrate the release of the first of Peter Jackson’s two-part film adaptation of The Hobbit, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, this second part of The Lord of the Rings is available for a limited time with an exclusive cover image from Peter Jackson’s award-winning trilogy. **