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Explorations: Introduction to Astronomy

The eighth edition of Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy strives to share with students a sense of wonder about the universe and the dynamic, ever-changing science of astronomy. Written for students of various educational backgrounds, Explorations emphasizes current information, a visually exciting art package, accessible writing, and accuracy. The new edition also features the most complete technology support package offered with any astronomy text.

The eighth edition of Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy strives to share with students a sense of wonder about the universe and the dynamic, ever-changing science of astronomy. Written for students of various educational backgrounds, Explorations emphasizes current information, a visually exciting art package, accessible writing, and accuracy. The new edition also features the most complete technology support package offered with any astronomy text.

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Excel 2019 Power Programming with VBA

**Maximize your Excel experience with VBA** *Excel 2019 Power Programming with VBA*  is fully updated to cover all the latest tools and tricks of Excel 2019. Encompassing an analysis of Excel application development and a complete introduction to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), this comprehensive book presents all of the techniques you need to develop both large and small Excel applications. Over 800 pages of tips, tricks, and best practices shed light on key topics, such as the Excel interface, file formats, enhanced interactivity with other Office applications, and improved collaboration features.  Understanding how to leverage VBA to improve your Excel programming skills can enhance the quality of deliverables that you produce—and can help you take your career to the next level. * Explore fully updated content that offers comprehensive coverage through over 900 pages of tips, tricks, and techniques * Leverage templates and worksheets that put your new knowledge in action, and reinforce the skills introduced in the text * Improve your capabilities regarding Excel programming with VBA, unlocking more of your potential in the office
*Excel 2019 Power Programming with VBA*  is a fundamental resource for intermediate to advanced users who want to polish their skills regarding spreadsheet applications using VBA. **
### Sinossi
**Maximize your Excel experience with VBA** *Excel 2019 Power Programming with VBA*  is fully updated to cover all the latest tools and tricks of Excel 2019. Encompassing an analysis of Excel application development and a complete introduction to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), this comprehensive book presents all of the techniques you need to develop both large and small Excel applications. Over 800 pages of tips, tricks, and best practices shed light on key topics, such as the Excel interface, file formats, enhanced interactivity with other Office applications, and improved collaboration features.  Understanding how to leverage VBA to improve your Excel programming skills can enhance the quality of deliverables that you produce—and can help you take your career to the next level. * Explore fully updated content that offers comprehensive coverage through over 900 pages of tips, tricks, and techniques * Leverage templates and worksheets that put your new knowledge in action, and reinforce the skills introduced in the text * Improve your capabilities regarding Excel programming with VBA, unlocking more of your potential in the office
*Excel 2019 Power Programming with VBA*  is a fundamental resource for intermediate to advanced users who want to polish their skills regarding spreadsheet applications using VBA.
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**Become a power user with VBA** Take your Excel skills to the next level by harnessing the power of the VBA language. This comprehensive resource will help you automate data processes and develop full featured Excel programs. Fully updated for the newest release of Excel, this one-of-a-kind resource presents everything you need to develop both large and small Excel applications. This book was designed with you in mind, giving you straight facts without hype or unnecessary explanations. This book offers tips, tricks and practical examples complete with all the code and sample templates you need to start your journey from humble data analyst to Excel programming pro. **THIS BOOK SHOWS YOU HOW TO:** * Go beyond recording simple macros * Dynamically manipulate workbooks and worksheets * Automate pivot table and chart features * Manage external data and wrangle external files * Send emails directly from Excel * Create your own Excel Ribbon interface * Develop and distribute your own Excel Add-ins

**Maximize your Excel experience with VBA** *Excel 2019 Power Programming with VBA*  is fully updated to cover all the latest tools and tricks of Excel 2019. Encompassing an analysis of Excel application development and a complete introduction to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), this comprehensive book presents all of the techniques you need to develop both large and small Excel applications. Over 800 pages of tips, tricks, and best practices shed light on key topics, such as the Excel interface, file formats, enhanced interactivity with other Office applications, and improved collaboration features.  Understanding how to leverage VBA to improve your Excel programming skills can enhance the quality of deliverables that you produce—and can help you take your career to the next level. * Explore fully updated content that offers comprehensive coverage through over 900 pages of tips, tricks, and techniques * Leverage templates and worksheets that put your new knowledge in action, and reinforce the skills introduced in the text * Improve your capabilities regarding Excel programming with VBA, unlocking more of your potential in the office
*Excel 2019 Power Programming with VBA*  is a fundamental resource for intermediate to advanced users who want to polish their skills regarding spreadsheet applications using VBA. **
### Sinossi
**Maximize your Excel experience with VBA** *Excel 2019 Power Programming with VBA*  is fully updated to cover all the latest tools and tricks of Excel 2019. Encompassing an analysis of Excel application development and a complete introduction to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), this comprehensive book presents all of the techniques you need to develop both large and small Excel applications. Over 800 pages of tips, tricks, and best practices shed light on key topics, such as the Excel interface, file formats, enhanced interactivity with other Office applications, and improved collaboration features.  Understanding how to leverage VBA to improve your Excel programming skills can enhance the quality of deliverables that you produce—and can help you take your career to the next level. * Explore fully updated content that offers comprehensive coverage through over 900 pages of tips, tricks, and techniques * Leverage templates and worksheets that put your new knowledge in action, and reinforce the skills introduced in the text * Improve your capabilities regarding Excel programming with VBA, unlocking more of your potential in the office
*Excel 2019 Power Programming with VBA*  is a fundamental resource for intermediate to advanced users who want to polish their skills regarding spreadsheet applications using VBA.
### Dalla quarta di copertina
**Become a power user with VBA** Take your Excel skills to the next level by harnessing the power of the VBA language. This comprehensive resource will help you automate data processes and develop full featured Excel programs. Fully updated for the newest release of Excel, this one-of-a-kind resource presents everything you need to develop both large and small Excel applications. This book was designed with you in mind, giving you straight facts without hype or unnecessary explanations. This book offers tips, tricks and practical examples complete with all the code and sample templates you need to start your journey from humble data analyst to Excel programming pro. **THIS BOOK SHOWS YOU HOW TO:** * Go beyond recording simple macros * Dynamically manipulate workbooks and worksheets * Automate pivot table and chart features * Manage external data and wrangle external files * Send emails directly from Excel * Create your own Excel Ribbon interface * Develop and distribute your own Excel Add-ins

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Evil Genius

Cadel Piggott has a genius IQ and a fascination with systems of all kinds. At seven, he was illegally hacking into computers. Now he’s fourteen and studying for his World Domination degree, taking classes like embezzlement, misinformation, forgery, and infiltration at the institute founded by criminal mastermind Dr. Phineas Darkkon. Although Cadel may be advanced beyond his years, at heart he’s a lonely kid. When he falls for the mysterious and brilliant Kay-Lee, he begins to question the moral implications of his studies for the first time. But is it too late to stop Dr. Darkkon from carrying out his evil plot?

An engrossing thriller with darkness and humor, freaks and geeks, *Evil Genius* explores the fine line between good and evil in a strange world of manipulations and subterfuge where nothing is as it seems.
(20070701)
### From Booklist
*Starred Review* Is it possible to cultivate readers’ affection for a character who has been trained from his tenderest years to dismiss evil as a “loaded word”? Australian writer Jinks, author of the Crusades-era Pagan series, successfully meets the challenge in this very different novel. She devises gradations of wrongdoing so steep that her antihero’s adversaries leave him (almost) smelling like a rose. At age seven, child prodigy Cadel Piggott lands in a shrink’s office for illegal computer hacking, where psychologist Thaddeus Roth delivers startling counsel: “Next time, don’t get caught.” Thaddeus is an agent of Cadel’s real father, a brilliant crook who, from behind bars, manages to place Cadel at the secretive Axis Institute for World Domination. By 13, Cadel is earnestly studying “Infiltration, Misinformation, and Embezzlement,” but as he increasingly relies on an outside friendship, he privately plots to extricate himself from the paterfamilias.Comic-book fans will enjoy the school’s aspiring villains (including one who floors foes with deadly B.O.), but this is more than a campy set-piece. Cadel’s turnabout is convincingly hampered by his difficulty recognizing appropriate outlets for rage, and Jinks’ whiplash-inducing suspense writing will gratify fans of Anthony Horowitz’s high-tech spy scenarios. Although some of the technical concerns of evil geniuses (firewalls, tax shelters, nanotechnology) may stymie less-patient readers, most will press on, riveted by the chilling aspects of a child trapped in adult agendas that, iceberglike, hide beneath the surface. Mattson, Jennifer
*Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved*
### Review
* “As an alternative thriller that shows the good side of evil, Jinks sets up a compelling world of lies, deceit, and betrayal that will have lovers of mystery or computer-based investigation on the edge as they devour this page-turner.”– *School Library Journal* 7/1/07 (starred)

( *School Library Journal* 20070402)

* “Carried along by much peeling back of layers of deception and repeated thickenings of plot, this hefty but engrossingly complex tale features a young super-brain being groomed for world domination…Jinks fills out the cast with brilliantly conceived friends and adversaries.  His emotional maturity realistically lagging behind his intellectual development Cadel ides right up there with Artemis Fowl as a sympathetic anti-villain.” — *Kirkus Reviews* (April 1, 2007 – starred review)

( *Kirkus* )

* “Jinks has created an intricate, well-constructed and layered reality in this hefty novel, and as the complex deceptions that have shaped Cadel’s life come to light, his emotional unraveling and awakening will likely engross readers.” — *Publishers Weekly* (April 2, 2007 – starred review)

( *Publishers Weekly* )

Cadel Piggott has a genius IQ and a fascination with systems of all kinds. At seven, he was illegally hacking into computers. Now he’s fourteen and studying for his World Domination degree, taking classes like embezzlement, misinformation, forgery, and infiltration at the institute founded by criminal mastermind Dr. Phineas Darkkon. Although Cadel may be advanced beyond his years, at heart he’s a lonely kid. When he falls for the mysterious and brilliant Kay-Lee, he begins to question the moral implications of his studies for the first time. But is it too late to stop Dr. Darkkon from carrying out his evil plot?

An engrossing thriller with darkness and humor, freaks and geeks, *Evil Genius* explores the fine line between good and evil in a strange world of manipulations and subterfuge where nothing is as it seems.
(20070701)
### From Booklist
*Starred Review* Is it possible to cultivate readers’ affection for a character who has been trained from his tenderest years to dismiss evil as a “loaded word”? Australian writer Jinks, author of the Crusades-era Pagan series, successfully meets the challenge in this very different novel. She devises gradations of wrongdoing so steep that her antihero’s adversaries leave him (almost) smelling like a rose. At age seven, child prodigy Cadel Piggott lands in a shrink’s office for illegal computer hacking, where psychologist Thaddeus Roth delivers startling counsel: “Next time, don’t get caught.” Thaddeus is an agent of Cadel’s real father, a brilliant crook who, from behind bars, manages to place Cadel at the secretive Axis Institute for World Domination. By 13, Cadel is earnestly studying “Infiltration, Misinformation, and Embezzlement,” but as he increasingly relies on an outside friendship, he privately plots to extricate himself from the paterfamilias.Comic-book fans will enjoy the school’s aspiring villains (including one who floors foes with deadly B.O.), but this is more than a campy set-piece. Cadel’s turnabout is convincingly hampered by his difficulty recognizing appropriate outlets for rage, and Jinks’ whiplash-inducing suspense writing will gratify fans of Anthony Horowitz’s high-tech spy scenarios. Although some of the technical concerns of evil geniuses (firewalls, tax shelters, nanotechnology) may stymie less-patient readers, most will press on, riveted by the chilling aspects of a child trapped in adult agendas that, iceberglike, hide beneath the surface. Mattson, Jennifer
*Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved*
### Review
* “As an alternative thriller that shows the good side of evil, Jinks sets up a compelling world of lies, deceit, and betrayal that will have lovers of mystery or computer-based investigation on the edge as they devour this page-turner.”– *School Library Journal* 7/1/07 (starred)

( *School Library Journal* 20070402)

* “Carried along by much peeling back of layers of deception and repeated thickenings of plot, this hefty but engrossingly complex tale features a young super-brain being groomed for world domination…Jinks fills out the cast with brilliantly conceived friends and adversaries.  His emotional maturity realistically lagging behind his intellectual development Cadel ides right up there with Artemis Fowl as a sympathetic anti-villain.” — *Kirkus Reviews* (April 1, 2007 – starred review)

( *Kirkus* )

* “Jinks has created an intricate, well-constructed and layered reality in this hefty novel, and as the complex deceptions that have shaped Cadel’s life come to light, his emotional unraveling and awakening will likely engross readers.” — *Publishers Weekly* (April 2, 2007 – starred review)

( *Publishers Weekly* )

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Every Tool’s a Hammer

**A *NEW YORK TIMES* BESTSELLER**
**“An imperative how-to for creativity.” —Nick Offerman**
**Adam Savage—star of Discovery Channel’s *Mythbusters* and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech—shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality.**
*Every Tool* ’ *s a Hammer* is a chronicle of my life as a maker. It’s an exploration of making and of my own productive obsessions, but it’s also a permission slip of sorts from me to you. Permission to grab hold of the things you’re interested in, that fascinate you, and to dive deeper into them to see where they lead you.
Through stories from forty-plus years of making and molding, building and break­ing, along with the lessons I learned along the way, this book is meant to be a toolbox of problem solving, complete with a shop’s worth of notes on the tools, techniques, and materials that I use most often. Things like: **In Every Tool There Is a Hammer** —don’t wait until everything is perfect to begin a project, and if you don’t have the exact right tool for a task, just use whatever’s handy; **Increase Your Loose Tolerance** —making is messy and filled with screwups, but that’s okay, as creativity is a path with twists and turns and not a straight line to be found; **Use More Cooling Fluid** —it prolongs the life of blades and bits, and it prevents tool failure, but beyond that it’s a reminder to slow down and reduce the fric­tion in your work and relationships; **Screw Before You Glue** —mechanical fasteners allow you to change and modify a project while glue is forever but sometimes you just need the right glue, so I dig into which ones will do the job with the least harm and best effects.
This toolbox also includes lessons from many other incredible makers and creators, including: Jamie Hyneman, Nick Offerman, Pixar director Andrew Stanton, Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro, artist Tom Sachs, and chef Traci Des Jardins. And if everything goes well, we will hopefully save you a few mistakes (and maybe fingers) as well as help you turn your curiosities into creations.
I hope this book inspires you to build, make, invent, explore, and—most of all—enjoy the thrills of being a creator.

**A *NEW YORK TIMES* BESTSELLER**
**“An imperative how-to for creativity.” —Nick Offerman**
**Adam Savage—star of Discovery Channel’s *Mythbusters* and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech—shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality.**
*Every Tool* ’ *s a Hammer* is a chronicle of my life as a maker. It’s an exploration of making and of my own productive obsessions, but it’s also a permission slip of sorts from me to you. Permission to grab hold of the things you’re interested in, that fascinate you, and to dive deeper into them to see where they lead you.
Through stories from forty-plus years of making and molding, building and break­ing, along with the lessons I learned along the way, this book is meant to be a toolbox of problem solving, complete with a shop’s worth of notes on the tools, techniques, and materials that I use most often. Things like: **In Every Tool There Is a Hammer** —don’t wait until everything is perfect to begin a project, and if you don’t have the exact right tool for a task, just use whatever’s handy; **Increase Your Loose Tolerance** —making is messy and filled with screwups, but that’s okay, as creativity is a path with twists and turns and not a straight line to be found; **Use More Cooling Fluid** —it prolongs the life of blades and bits, and it prevents tool failure, but beyond that it’s a reminder to slow down and reduce the fric­tion in your work and relationships; **Screw Before You Glue** —mechanical fasteners allow you to change and modify a project while glue is forever but sometimes you just need the right glue, so I dig into which ones will do the job with the least harm and best effects.
This toolbox also includes lessons from many other incredible makers and creators, including: Jamie Hyneman, Nick Offerman, Pixar director Andrew Stanton, Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro, artist Tom Sachs, and chef Traci Des Jardins. And if everything goes well, we will hopefully save you a few mistakes (and maybe fingers) as well as help you turn your curiosities into creations.
I hope this book inspires you to build, make, invent, explore, and—most of all—enjoy the thrills of being a creator.

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Eugenie Grandet

This classic work of social satire, carnal desire, greed, and obsession is both an exquisitely drawn portrayal of private life and an extraordinary document of post-revolutionary France. Many people (among them Henry James) have considered Honoré de Balzac to be the greatest of all novelists. Eugénie Grandet, his spare, classical story of a girl whose life is blighted by her father’s hysterical greed, goes a long way to justifying that opinion. One of the most magnificent of his tales of early nineteenth-century French provincial life, this novel is the work of a writer on whom nothing was lost, and who represents most fully the ability of the human animal to understand and illuminate its own condition. In a gloomy house in provincial Saumur, the miser Grandet lives with his wife and daughter, Eugénie, whose lives are stifled and overshadowed by his obsession with gold. Guarding his piles of glittering treasures and his only child equally closely, he will let no one near them. But when the arrival of her handsome cousin, Charles, awakens Eugénie’s own desires, her passion brings her into a violent collision with her father that results in tragedy for all.

This classic work of social satire, carnal desire, greed, and obsession is both an exquisitely drawn portrayal of private life and an extraordinary document of post-revolutionary France. Many people (among them Henry James) have considered Honoré de Balzac to be the greatest of all novelists. Eugénie Grandet, his spare, classical story of a girl whose life is blighted by her father’s hysterical greed, goes a long way to justifying that opinion. One of the most magnificent of his tales of early nineteenth-century French provincial life, this novel is the work of a writer on whom nothing was lost, and who represents most fully the ability of the human animal to understand and illuminate its own condition. In a gloomy house in provincial Saumur, the miser Grandet lives with his wife and daughter, Eugénie, whose lives are stifled and overshadowed by his obsession with gold. Guarding his piles of glittering treasures and his only child equally closely, he will let no one near them. But when the arrival of her handsome cousin, Charles, awakens Eugénie’s own desires, her passion brings her into a violent collision with her father that results in tragedy for all.

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Essential TypeScript

Work with Typescript and get the most from this versatile open source language. Author **Adam Freeman** begins this book by describing Typescript and the benefits it offers, and goes on to show you how to use TypeScript in realistic scenarios, going in-depth to give you the knowledge you need.
Starting from the nuts-and-bolts and building up to the most advanced and sophisticated features, you will learn how TypeScript builds on the JavaScript type system to create a safer and more productive development experience and understand how TypeScript can be used to create applications using popular frameworks, including Node.js, Angular, React, and Vue.js.
Each topic is covered clearly and concisely and is packed with the details you need to learn to be truly effective. The most important features are given a no-nonsense in-depth treatment and chapters include common problems and details of how to avoid them.
**What You Will Learn**
* Gain a solid understanding of the TypeScript language and tools
* Use TypeScript for client- and server-side development
* Extend and customize TypeScript
* Debug and unit test your TypeScript code

**Who This Book Is For**
Developers who want to start using TypeScript, for example to create rich web applications using Angular, React, or Vue.js
**Adam Freeman** is an experienced IT professional who has held senior positions in a range of companies, most recently serving as chief technology officer and chief operating officer of a global bank. Now retired, he spends his time writing and long-distance running.

Work with Typescript and get the most from this versatile open source language. Author **Adam Freeman** begins this book by describing Typescript and the benefits it offers, and goes on to show you how to use TypeScript in realistic scenarios, going in-depth to give you the knowledge you need.
Starting from the nuts-and-bolts and building up to the most advanced and sophisticated features, you will learn how TypeScript builds on the JavaScript type system to create a safer and more productive development experience and understand how TypeScript can be used to create applications using popular frameworks, including Node.js, Angular, React, and Vue.js.
Each topic is covered clearly and concisely and is packed with the details you need to learn to be truly effective. The most important features are given a no-nonsense in-depth treatment and chapters include common problems and details of how to avoid them.
**What You Will Learn**
* Gain a solid understanding of the TypeScript language and tools
* Use TypeScript for client- and server-side development
* Extend and customize TypeScript
* Debug and unit test your TypeScript code

**Who This Book Is For**
Developers who want to start using TypeScript, for example to create rich web applications using Angular, React, or Vue.js
**Adam Freeman** is an experienced IT professional who has held senior positions in a range of companies, most recently serving as chief technology officer and chief operating officer of a global bank. Now retired, he spends his time writing and long-distance running.

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Eona

**Read Alison Goodman’s blogs and other content on the Penguin Community.**
Eon has been revealed as Eona, the first female Dragoneye in hundreds of years. Along with fellow rebels Ryko and Lady Dela, she is on the run from High Lord Sethon’s army. The renegades are on a quest for the black folio, stolen by the drug-riddled Dillon; they must also find Kygo, the young Pearl Emperor, who needs Eona’s power and the black folio if he is to wrest back his throne from the selfstyled “Emperor” Sethon. Through it all, Eona must come to terms with her new Dragoneye identity and power – and learn to bear the anguish of the ten dragons whose Dragoneyes were murdered. As they focus their power through her, she becomes a dangerous conduit for their plans. . . .
Eona, with its pulse-pounding drama and romance, its unforgettable fight scenes, and its surprises, is the conclusion to an epic only Alison Goodman could create.
### About the Author
Alison Goodman, in addition to the Eon/Eona duology, is also the author of *Singing the Dogstar Blues* and the adult science fiction thriller *Killing the Rabbit*. She lives with her husband and their hyperactive Jack Russell terrier in Australia.

**Read Alison Goodman’s blogs and other content on the Penguin Community.**
Eon has been revealed as Eona, the first female Dragoneye in hundreds of years. Along with fellow rebels Ryko and Lady Dela, she is on the run from High Lord Sethon’s army. The renegades are on a quest for the black folio, stolen by the drug-riddled Dillon; they must also find Kygo, the young Pearl Emperor, who needs Eona’s power and the black folio if he is to wrest back his throne from the selfstyled “Emperor” Sethon. Through it all, Eona must come to terms with her new Dragoneye identity and power – and learn to bear the anguish of the ten dragons whose Dragoneyes were murdered. As they focus their power through her, she becomes a dangerous conduit for their plans. . . .
Eona, with its pulse-pounding drama and romance, its unforgettable fight scenes, and its surprises, is the conclusion to an epic only Alison Goodman could create.
### About the Author
Alison Goodman, in addition to the Eon/Eona duology, is also the author of *Singing the Dogstar Blues* and the adult science fiction thriller *Killing the Rabbit*. She lives with her husband and their hyperactive Jack Russell terrier in Australia.

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Enemies: A History of the FBI

**The hidden history of the FBI and its hundred-year war against terrorists, spies, and anyone it deemed subversive—including even American presidents.**
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***NEW YORK TIMES*  BESTSELLER • NOW A SHOWTIME ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES**
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**“Turns the long history of the FBI into a story that is as compelling, and important, as today’s headlines.”—Jeffrey Toobin, author of* American Heiress** *
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* Enemies *is the first definitive history of the FBI’s secret intelligence operations, from an author whose work on the Pentagon and the CIA won him the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

We think of the FBI as America’s police force. But secret intelligence is the Bureau’s first and foremost mission. The FBI’s secret intelligence and surveillance techniques have created a tug-of-war between national security and civil liberties, a tension that strains the very fabric of a free republic.  * Enemies*  is the story of how presidents have used the FBI to conduct political warfare—and how it has sometimes been turned against them. And it is the story of how the Bureau became the most powerful intelligence service the United States possesses.
**Named One of the Best Books of the Year by *The Washington Post,* New York  *Daily News,* and  *Slate** *
“Pulitzer Prize–winning author Tim Weiner has written a riveting inside account of the FBI’s secret machinations that goes so deep into the Bureau’s skulduggery, readers will feel they are tapping the phones along with J. Edgar Hoover. This is a book that every American who cares about civil liberties should read.” **—Jane Mayer, author of *Dark Money** *
“Outstanding.” **— *The New York Times** *
“Absorbing . . . a sweeping narrative that is all the more entertaining because it is so redolent with screw-ups and scandals.” **— *Los Angeles Times** *
“Fascinating.” **— *The Wall Street Journal** *
“Important and disturbing . . . with all the verve and coherence of a good spy thriller.” ***—The New York Times Book Review** *
“Exciting and fast-paced.” **— *The Daily Beast** ** *

**The hidden history of the FBI and its hundred-year war against terrorists, spies, and anyone it deemed subversive—including even American presidents.**
* * *
***NEW YORK TIMES*  BESTSELLER • NOW A SHOWTIME ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES**
****
**“Turns the long history of the FBI into a story that is as compelling, and important, as today’s headlines.”—Jeffrey Toobin, author of* American Heiress** *
**
* Enemies *is the first definitive history of the FBI’s secret intelligence operations, from an author whose work on the Pentagon and the CIA won him the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

We think of the FBI as America’s police force. But secret intelligence is the Bureau’s first and foremost mission. The FBI’s secret intelligence and surveillance techniques have created a tug-of-war between national security and civil liberties, a tension that strains the very fabric of a free republic.  * Enemies*  is the story of how presidents have used the FBI to conduct political warfare—and how it has sometimes been turned against them. And it is the story of how the Bureau became the most powerful intelligence service the United States possesses.
**Named One of the Best Books of the Year by *The Washington Post,* New York  *Daily News,* and  *Slate** *
“Pulitzer Prize–winning author Tim Weiner has written a riveting inside account of the FBI’s secret machinations that goes so deep into the Bureau’s skulduggery, readers will feel they are tapping the phones along with J. Edgar Hoover. This is a book that every American who cares about civil liberties should read.” **—Jane Mayer, author of *Dark Money** *
“Outstanding.” **— *The New York Times** *
“Absorbing . . . a sweeping narrative that is all the more entertaining because it is so redolent with screw-ups and scandals.” **— *Los Angeles Times** *
“Fascinating.” **— *The Wall Street Journal** *
“Important and disturbing . . . with all the verve and coherence of a good spy thriller.” ***—The New York Times Book Review** *
“Exciting and fast-paced.” **— *The Daily Beast** ** *

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Enclave

New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20’s. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighboring enclave has been decimated by the tunnel monsters —or Freaks— who seem to be growing more organized, the elders refuse to listen to warnings. And when Deuce and Fade are exiled from the enclave, the girl born in darkness must survive in daylight – guided by Fade’s long-ago memories – in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs. Ann Aguirre’s thrilling young adult novel is the story of two young people in an apocalyptic world – facing dangers, and feelings, unlike any they’ve ever known.

New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20’s. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighboring enclave has been decimated by the tunnel monsters —or Freaks— who seem to be growing more organized, the elders refuse to listen to warnings. And when Deuce and Fade are exiled from the enclave, the girl born in darkness must survive in daylight – guided by Fade’s long-ago memories – in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs. Ann Aguirre’s thrilling young adult novel is the story of two young people in an apocalyptic world – facing dangers, and feelings, unlike any they’ve ever known.

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Empire From the Ashes

WE HAVE A JOB FOR YOU …
Just a routine day in lunar orbit. That’s all Lieutenant Commander Colin Maclntyre, USN, expected. Only a simple training mission to test a new survey instrument intended for the first manned American-Russian interstellar flight.
What he got was just a bit different.
First, there was the fact that Earth didn’t actually have a Moon.
Then there was the three thousand-kilometer diameter alien starship pretending it was the Moon. And the millennia-old cybernetic intelligence that shanghaied him to serve as its crew.
Colin might have been forgiven for thinking that those were enough surprises for any one man, but there were a few other small problems.
Like the deadly mutiny which had been raging longer than the human race had existed on Earth … and still wasn’t over.
Or like the millions of other starships, crewed by genocidal aliens dedicated to the extermination of all possible competing life forms, which just happened to be headed straight towards Earth.
Or like the interstellar empire whose aid offered humanity’s only hope for survival… except for the minor fact that its last emperor and all of his subjects had died forty-five thousand years ago.
Add in the occasional homicidal terrorist, religious fanatics convinced that the only good Maclntyre was a dead Maclntyre, a bic-weapon capable of killing every living thing on any planet, a super-bomb which could take out whole worlds, a starship drive which could destroy complete solar systems, and the need to organize the entire planet Earth— and all of its warring, mutually murderous factions—for a probably hopeless last-ditch defense, and Colin was convinced that things were just about as bad as they could possibly get.
Until he found out whose job it had just become to fix all those problems, of course….
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WE HAVE A JOB FOR YOU …
Just a routine day in lunar orbit. That’s all Lieutenant Commander Colin Maclntyre, USN, expected. Only a simple training mission to test a new survey instrument intended for the first manned American-Russian interstellar flight.
What he got was just a bit different.
First, there was the fact that Earth didn’t actually have a Moon.
Then there was the three thousand-kilometer diameter alien starship pretending it was the Moon. And the millennia-old cybernetic intelligence that shanghaied him to serve as its crew.
Colin might have been forgiven for thinking that those were enough surprises for any one man, but there were a few other small problems.
Like the deadly mutiny which had been raging longer than the human race had existed on Earth … and still wasn’t over.
Or like the millions of other starships, crewed by genocidal aliens dedicated to the extermination of all possible competing life forms, which just happened to be headed straight towards Earth.
Or like the interstellar empire whose aid offered humanity’s only hope for survival… except for the minor fact that its last emperor and all of his subjects had died forty-five thousand years ago.
Add in the occasional homicidal terrorist, religious fanatics convinced that the only good Maclntyre was a dead Maclntyre, a bic-weapon capable of killing every living thing on any planet, a super-bomb which could take out whole worlds, a starship drive which could destroy complete solar systems, and the need to organize the entire planet Earth— and all of its warring, mutually murderous factions—for a probably hopeless last-ditch defense, and Colin was convinced that things were just about as bad as they could possibly get.
Until he found out whose job it had just become to fix all those problems, of course….
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Economics: A Crash Course

Not long ago, economic theories were generally based on a narrow set of principles. Then the continuing boom–bust cycle combined with the failure of the best economic minds to ensure that prosperity spreads down through the economy has left a series of very obvious question marks, and the orthodoxy has been challenged from inside and outside the profession. It now seems clear that human beings and the planet have to be brought into the analysis. The first chapter goes right back to the debate about the purposes for which money was originally invented. The Big Ideas chapter builds up a picture of the key ideas that have driven economic theories. Economics and People derives insights into the way that money and economics works from the way that people actually behave. Economics and the Planet covers some of the economic insights that have come from those whose expertise has been biological or environmental.

Not long ago, economic theories were generally based on a narrow set of principles. Then the continuing boom–bust cycle combined with the failure of the best economic minds to ensure that prosperity spreads down through the economy has left a series of very obvious question marks, and the orthodoxy has been challenged from inside and outside the profession. It now seems clear that human beings and the planet have to be brought into the analysis. The first chapter goes right back to the debate about the purposes for which money was originally invented. The Big Ideas chapter builds up a picture of the key ideas that have driven economic theories. Economics and People derives insights into the way that money and economics works from the way that people actually behave. Economics and the Planet covers some of the economic insights that have come from those whose expertise has been biological or environmental.

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Echoes of Honor

BACK FROM HELL
For eight bloody years, the Star Kingdom of Manticore and its allies have taken the war to the vastly more powerful People’s Republic of Haven, and Commodore Honor Harrington has been in the forefront of that war.
But now Honor has fallen, captured by the Peep Navy, turned over to the forces of State Security … and executed on the interstellar network’s nightly news.
The Manticoran Alliance is stunned and infuriated by Honor’s death and grimly resolved to avenge it. Yet their military is over-extended and the People’s Republic is poised to take (he offensive once more, this time with a new strategy, new weapons, a new command team, and a whole new determination to win. The war is about to enter a phase of unprecedented ferocity . . . and the Alliance is on the short end of the stick.
But even as powerful Peep fleets hurtle towards their objectives, neither they nor the Alliance are aware of events occurring on a distant, isolated, inescapable prison planet called Hell. For what no one knows, not even State Security, is that Honor Harrington is not dead. She and a handful of her people are trapped on Hell, and determined to disprove the Peep boast that no one can ever escape it. Honor Harrington is going home, and taking her people with her… even if she has to conquer Hell to do it.
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### Sinossi
BACK FROM HELL
For eight bloody years, the Star Kingdom of Manticore and its allies have taken the war to the vastly more powerful People’s Republic of Haven, and Commodore Honor Harrington has been in the forefront of that war.
But now Honor has fallen, captured by the Peep Navy, turned over to the forces of State Security … and executed on the interstellar network’s nightly news.
The Manticoran Alliance is stunned and infuriated by Honor’s death and grimly resolved to avenge it. Yet their military is over-extended and the People’s Republic is poised to take (he offensive once more, this time with a new strategy, new weapons, a new command team, and a whole new determination to win. The war is about to enter a phase of unprecedented ferocity . . . and the Alliance is on the short end of the stick.
But even as powerful Peep fleets hurtle towards their objectives, neither they nor the Alliance are aware of events occurring on a distant, isolated, inescapable prison planet called Hell. For what no one knows, not even State Security, is that Honor Harrington is not dead. She and a handful of her people are trapped on Hell, and determined to disprove the Peep boast that no one can ever escape it. Honor Harrington is going home, and taking her people with her… even if she has to conquer Hell to do it.
At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (DRM Rights Management).
### L’autore
With over eight million copies of his books in print and thirty titles on the  *New York Times*  bestseller list,  **David Weber**  is the science fiction publishing phenomenon of the new millennium. In the hugely popular Honor Harrington series, the spirit of C.S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower and Patrick O’Brian’s  *Master and Commander* lives on—into the galactic future. Books in the Honor Harrington and Honorverse series have appeared on twenty-one bestseller lists, including those of  *The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times* , and  *USA Today.*  While Weber is best known for his spirited, modern-minded space operas, he is also the creator of the Oath of Swords fantasy series and the Dahak saga, a science fiction and fantasy hybrid. Weber has also engaged in a steady stream of best-selling collaborations including his Starfire Series with Steve White, which produced the  *New York Times* bestseller  *The Shiva Option* , among others *.* Weber’s collaboration with alternate history master Eric Flint led to the best-selling  *1634: The Baltic War.* His Honorverse collaborations with Flint in the Crown of Slave series are also highly popular, with latest entry,  *Cauldron of Ghosts,* becoming a  *New York Times* bestseller. **His planetary adventure novels with military science fiction ace and multiple national best-selling author John Ringo includes* March to the Stars* and *We Few.* Finally, Weber’s teaming with Linda Evans and Joelle Presby produced the Multiverse series, including latest entry,  *The Road to Hell*. David Weber makes his home in South Carolina with his wife and children.

BACK FROM HELL
For eight bloody years, the Star Kingdom of Manticore and its allies have taken the war to the vastly more powerful People’s Republic of Haven, and Commodore Honor Harrington has been in the forefront of that war.
But now Honor has fallen, captured by the Peep Navy, turned over to the forces of State Security … and executed on the interstellar network’s nightly news.
The Manticoran Alliance is stunned and infuriated by Honor’s death and grimly resolved to avenge it. Yet their military is over-extended and the People’s Republic is poised to take (he offensive once more, this time with a new strategy, new weapons, a new command team, and a whole new determination to win. The war is about to enter a phase of unprecedented ferocity . . . and the Alliance is on the short end of the stick.
But even as powerful Peep fleets hurtle towards their objectives, neither they nor the Alliance are aware of events occurring on a distant, isolated, inescapable prison planet called Hell. For what no one knows, not even State Security, is that Honor Harrington is not dead. She and a handful of her people are trapped on Hell, and determined to disprove the Peep boast that no one can ever escape it. Honor Harrington is going home, and taking her people with her… even if she has to conquer Hell to do it.
At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (DRM Rights Management). **
### Sinossi
BACK FROM HELL
For eight bloody years, the Star Kingdom of Manticore and its allies have taken the war to the vastly more powerful People’s Republic of Haven, and Commodore Honor Harrington has been in the forefront of that war.
But now Honor has fallen, captured by the Peep Navy, turned over to the forces of State Security … and executed on the interstellar network’s nightly news.
The Manticoran Alliance is stunned and infuriated by Honor’s death and grimly resolved to avenge it. Yet their military is over-extended and the People’s Republic is poised to take (he offensive once more, this time with a new strategy, new weapons, a new command team, and a whole new determination to win. The war is about to enter a phase of unprecedented ferocity . . . and the Alliance is on the short end of the stick.
But even as powerful Peep fleets hurtle towards their objectives, neither they nor the Alliance are aware of events occurring on a distant, isolated, inescapable prison planet called Hell. For what no one knows, not even State Security, is that Honor Harrington is not dead. She and a handful of her people are trapped on Hell, and determined to disprove the Peep boast that no one can ever escape it. Honor Harrington is going home, and taking her people with her… even if she has to conquer Hell to do it.
At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (DRM Rights Management).
### L’autore
With over eight million copies of his books in print and thirty titles on the  *New York Times*  bestseller list,  **David Weber**  is the science fiction publishing phenomenon of the new millennium. In the hugely popular Honor Harrington series, the spirit of C.S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower and Patrick O’Brian’s  *Master and Commander* lives on—into the galactic future. Books in the Honor Harrington and Honorverse series have appeared on twenty-one bestseller lists, including those of  *The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times* , and  *USA Today.*  While Weber is best known for his spirited, modern-minded space operas, he is also the creator of the Oath of Swords fantasy series and the Dahak saga, a science fiction and fantasy hybrid. Weber has also engaged in a steady stream of best-selling collaborations including his Starfire Series with Steve White, which produced the  *New York Times* bestseller  *The Shiva Option* , among others *.* Weber’s collaboration with alternate history master Eric Flint led to the best-selling  *1634: The Baltic War.* His Honorverse collaborations with Flint in the Crown of Slave series are also highly popular, with latest entry,  *Cauldron of Ghosts,* becoming a  *New York Times* bestseller. **His planetary adventure novels with military science fiction ace and multiple national best-selling author John Ringo includes* March to the Stars* and *We Few.* Finally, Weber’s teaming with Linda Evans and Joelle Presby produced the Multiverse series, including latest entry,  *The Road to Hell*. David Weber makes his home in South Carolina with his wife and children.

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Earthworks

Out of Africa comes a dead man walking upon the water – a portent of the political adventures into which j Knowle Noland, ex-convict, ex-travellerand captain of the 80,000-ton freighter Trieste Star, is about to tumble headlong.
Choked, disease-ridden towns, robots and prison gangs tending the bare, poison drenched countryside are all characteristic of Knowle’s world; only in Africa is the soil still fertile and the people still relatively vital. On the coast of Africa, near Walvis Bay, Knowle runs his freighter aground; and there he meets Justine and the destructive destiny that purges him of guilt and frees him from hallucination.
Cover Illustration: Karel Thole

Out of Africa comes a dead man walking upon the water – a portent of the political adventures into which j Knowle Noland, ex-convict, ex-travellerand captain of the 80,000-ton freighter Trieste Star, is about to tumble headlong.
Choked, disease-ridden towns, robots and prison gangs tending the bare, poison drenched countryside are all characteristic of Knowle’s world; only in Africa is the soil still fertile and the people still relatively vital. On the coast of Africa, near Walvis Bay, Knowle runs his freighter aground; and there he meets Justine and the destructive destiny that purges him of guilt and frees him from hallucination.
Cover Illustration: Karel Thole

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Dust and Decay

Six months have passed since the terrifying battle with Charlie Pink-eye and the Motor City Hammer in the zombie-infested mountains of the Rot and Ruin. It’s also six months since Benny Imura and Nix Riley saw something in the air that changed their lives. Now, after months of rigorous training with Benny’s zombie-hunter brother Tom, Benny and Nix are ready to leave their home forever and search for a better future. Lilah the Lost Girl and Benny’s best friend Lou Chong are going with them. Sounds wonderful. Except that everything that can go wrong does. And not everyone in Benny’s small band of travellers will make it out alive.

Six months have passed since the terrifying battle with Charlie Pink-eye and the Motor City Hammer in the zombie-infested mountains of the Rot and Ruin. It’s also six months since Benny Imura and Nix Riley saw something in the air that changed their lives. Now, after months of rigorous training with Benny’s zombie-hunter brother Tom, Benny and Nix are ready to leave their home forever and search for a better future. Lilah the Lost Girl and Benny’s best friend Lou Chong are going with them. Sounds wonderful. Except that everything that can go wrong does. And not everyone in Benny’s small band of travellers will make it out alive.

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