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The Last Decadent - 204 pp
In Paris, the refuge of all scorned artists, young Alexandre Guilbert struggles to live a bohemian life, skirting the fringes of madness, living on charity and helping others, indulging every whim from cross-dressing to public nudity. Painter and photographer, husband and lover, creator and destroyer, his excesses and extravagances border on the absurd. His need for identity without personality inspires the outrage of proper society, and he cannot survive his own freedom. But will he leave a legacy, despite all efforts to the contrary?

The decline of the West - 620 pp
Written by Oswald Spengler in 1918.
According to Spengler, the meaningful units for history are not epochs but whole cultures which evolve as organisms. He recognizes eight high cultures: Babylonian, Egyptian, Chinese, Indian, Mexican (Mayan/Aztec), Classical (Greek/Roman), Arabian, Western or "European-American." Cultures have a lifespan of about a thousand years. The final stage of each culture is, in his word use, a 'civilisation'. The book also presents the idea of Muslims, Jews and Christians, as well as their Persian and Semitic forebears, being Magian; Mediterranean cultures of the antiquity such as Ancient Greece and Rome being Apollonian; and the modern Westerners being Faustian. According to the theory, the Western world is actually ending and we are witnessing the last season - "winter time" - of the Faustian civilization. In Spengler's depiction, Western Man is a proud but tragic figure because, while he strives and creates, he secretly knows the actual goal will never be reached.

Exodus Lost - 344 pp
This book reopens cold cases from antiquity and applies cutting-edge science, classical scholarship, and tenacity to solve them. The adventure begins with Aztec and Mayan chronicles of an epic voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. By mapping the details within these texts, the author tracks down their lost homeland and corroborates the local traditions of an ocean-crossing long before Columbus. This discovery leads to new insights into the origins of Mexican and Western civilizations, the Bible (including new archaeological evidence for two major biblical events), the alphabet, and much more. Enter a world of exploration and discovery, mystery and revelation. Beautifully illustrated with 126 photos, maps, and engravings.

Posted on 30 Jan 2014 10:35:16 GMT
Last edited by the author on 30 Jan 2014 11:13:54 GMT
Time One: Discover How the Universe Began - 449 pp
Author Colin Gillespie comes up with a strikingly simple answer to the most perplexing question of them all: How did the universe begin? Using forty-seven classic problems of philosophy and cosmology as clues, the narrator and a detective lead the reader to a single elegant solution that reveals the very instant time begins and explains how real time works. Serious science, written as detective fiction, it takes an iconoclastic look at contemporary physics, notably relativity, quantum mechanics and string theory.

Ten Discoveries: The Adventures of a Lost Scientist - 105 pp
by Alan Hall PhD
This is Part One of my official autobiography. This documents my time at the research bench and spans a period of some 35 years. It's packed with stories about my times at various academic institutions and the people who I've known. This tale does contain some science but it's written in a way that should be easy to understand.

Cool Numbers - 65 pp
by Alan Hall, PhD
Hidden deep inside the Amazonian jungle, there are tribes that happily exist in a `world without numbers'. These so-called `primitives' can get along just fine without the need to count above 5 - apparently they have no money and don't actually need it. Moreover, scientists who have traveled to study this race of subsistence farmers have emerged with `glazed over faces' as though they have entered a magical realm that is devoid of even the most basic mathematical skills. This poses a question - `what have numbers and mathematics done for us?'

Ghosts in the Void: Electrons, Rays and Waves - 111 pp
by Alan Hall PhD
Basic information about the electron is discussed as is the force we know as electricity. Going on from here, the basic physics of magnetism and radio waves are also covered. Each section is self-contained and is accompanied by a comprehensive list of pertinent references. The document also contains anecdotes concerning curious experiments and accidents relating to a number of electrical pioneers.

Posted on 30 Jan 2014 10:43:30 GMT
Last edited by the author on 30 Jan 2014 10:55:26 GMT
Brief Lives - 378 pp
about the production of a new play that a small company puts on. Each of the chapters gives a brief account of the experience of someone involved in the production or is interested in it. Two interludes look at the subject of the play from different angles from the main narrative.

What Goes on Tour - 272 pp
What goes on tour, stays on tour is the old adage - but what happens when the likelihood of tour secrets being divulged becomes a real possibility? With his marriage already under severe strain, Steve Sinclair is desperate to embark on the annual Scotland v England golf tour to Portugal. But with the trip being organised by twice-divorced, arrogant and promiscuous London banker Myles Cavendish, tensions in his and several of the others players' homes are already running high.

Posted on 30 Jan 2014 11:09:58 GMT
Children's Book About Twins: A Kids Picture Book About Twins With Photos and Fun Facts - 28 pp
This delightful picture book for children from about 4-10 contains a variety of fun facts about twins and contains wonderful graphic images to accompany the story. It offers interesting facts, in simple language, and although appropriate for all these ages, for the 4 year old to early second grade probably will need to be viewed with a parent. Students will encounter new words and concepts.

Children's Book About Sea Life and Marine Animals: A Kids Picture Book About Sea Life and Marine Animals With Photos and Fun Facts - 32 pp
Read more about the stony coral, stingray, jellyfish, starfish, sea otters, killer whales, and penguins.

Posted on 30 Jan 2014 16:16:59 GMT
Little Egret says:
Death Knock (An Inspector Jim Meldrum Thriller) by Frederic Lindsay

Posted on 30 Jan 2014 16:38:03 GMT
Scarlet Lady says:
Thank you for posting the links

Posted on 30 Jan 2014 16:51:13 GMT
Ange says:
Thanking all freebie hunters.x

Posted on 30 Jan 2014 18:53:42 GMT
For Love of Livvy (Book 1) (the Esposito series)

After her favorite aunt is found dead and an alarming box is mysteriously left on the doorstep of her aunt's house now legally hers, Lavinia Esposito wants explanations. But, having cleared the package of explosives, the local cops are dumbounded by the precious stones which came without an explanation, just an address, her Aunt Livvy's. Frustrated by the cops' refusal to share their theories, criminal justice instructor Lavinia Esposito, a.k.a. Vinnie, takes investigation matters into her own hands. Vinnie is soon dragged into situations beyond her control, finding herself in hot water with the law, the crooks, and her Italian father. Willing to put her life at risk to find out what really happened to her beloved Aunt Livvy, and why jewels would be addressed to her aunt, Vinnie plunges ahead with her usual tenacity, bravery, and keen wits to solve and survive this mystery.

Posted on 30 Jan 2014 19:09:20 GMT
Jay Robin says:
Never Go Back

The rules are simple.
If a relationship ends then that's it.
It's over.
Never go back!

Break the rules and it'll just end in tears.

Although Jackson Burrows, thought Samantha was worth breaking the rules for. Could it be that she really is the only woman for him? If so, it would mean breaking all the rules that he has always adhered to.........

........and the rules are simple

Never go back!

Posted on 30 Jan 2014 19:14:58 GMT
Jay Robin says:
Susanna and the Spy

What if the man you loved was a smuggler--or a spy?

Jobless and nearly destitute, Susanna Ward intends only to find work as a governess. She certainly has no intention of contacting her family, who cast off her father and scorned her mother years ago. But a chance encounter with a figure from her past suggests that her estranged grandfather was murdered, and that his death was connected to a local ring of smugglers, led by a mysterious figure who calls himself Captain Clark.

When Captain Clark himself appears at her door, wounded and in need of her help, Susanna must decide where her true loyalties lie. And she must also discover the truth of her grandfather's death. Otherwise the man she is rapidly falling in love with may be hanged for treason and murder.

Posted on 30 Jan 2014 19:34:07 GMT
Jay Robin says:
A Brilliant Plan

Book 1 in the Calendar Moonstone mystery series

Meet Calendar Moonstone, acclaimed creator of jewelry for the rich, the royals and the famous. And compulsive part-time cat burglar whenever there are rare diamonds whispering her name.
It was planned as a routine Thanksgiving part-time job: get in, crack the safe, fetch the diamonds. Instead Calendar finds the dead body of a night watchman and by sheer chance becomes involved to find the murderer and the stolen jewels. She gets teamed up with a cute police detective and a not so cute insurance investigator who sees Calendar behind almost every jewelry heist ever committed.
To stay out of jail, Calendar has to use all her wits, skills and charm. And must solve a century old jewelry mystery.

Posted on 30 Jan 2014 22:04:35 GMT
Puzzler says:
It's 3 a.m. you are alone in bed. A noise wakes you. It is the sound of the front door opening. There is an intruder in your house. What do you do? Confront them or hide?

Mark Baines has been offered one million pounds to carry out a `favour' for a voice on his answer-phone. What is the `favour'? Is he prepared to risk everything for the money? Will he actually have a choice?

They will do anything to get what they want.

They won't take 'no' for an answer.

Everyone has their price...

Blackmail, murder, conspiracy and money laundering: Integration is a fast-paced, British, crime thriller set in Southampton.
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