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Lombard Street in London is the original district of finance, the birthplace of the money market, and the model for Wall Street. This 1873 classic endeavors to explain the money market to investors - from the theory of a national reserve to the principles of credit and lending. This book chronicles the history and purpose of Lombard Street, the foundation of today's world economy.Show more
An in-depth look at the philosophical issues behind HBO's Game of Thrones television series and the books that inspired it George R.R. Martin's New York Times bestselling epic fantasy book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO television show adapted from it, have earned critical acclaim and inspired fanatic devotion. This book delves into the many philosophical questions that arise in this complex, character-driven series, including: Is it right for a "good" king to usurp the throne of a "bad" one and murder his family? How far should you go to protect your family and its secrets? In a fantasy universe with medieval mores and ethics, can female characters reflect modern feminist ideals? Timed for the premiere of the second season of the HBO Game of Thrones series Gives new perspectives on the characters, storylines, and themes of Game of Thrones Draws on great philosophers from ancient Greece to modern America to explore intriguing topics such as the strange creatures of Westeros, the incestuous relationship of Jaime and Cersei Lannister, and what the kings of Westeros can show us about virtue and honor (or the lack thereof) as they play their game of thrones Essential reading for fans, Game of Thrones and Philosophy will enrich your experience of your favorite medieval fantasy series.Show more
Lightspeed: Year One compiles fiction published by the online science fiction magazine Lightspeed in its first year. Produced by Skyboat Media, and under the direction of Grammy and Audie Award-winning narrator and producer Stefan Rudnicki, the Lightspeed podcast features audiobook-style recordings of the stories published each month in Lightspeed. 'The Cassandra Project' by Jack McDevitt, read by Stefan Rudnicki'Amaryllis' by Carrie Vaughn, read by Gabrielle de Cuir'The Zeppelin Conductors' Society Annual Gentlemen's Ball' by Genevieve Valentine, read by Rosalyn Landor'No Time like the Present' by Carol Emshwiller, read by Judy Young'More Than the Sum of His Parts' by Joe Haldeman, read by Stefan Rudnicki'How to Become a Mars Overlord' by Catherynne Valente, read by Robin Sachs'Amid the Words of War' by Cat Rambo, read by Don Leslie'Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain' by Yoon Ha Lee, read by Stefan Rudnicki'The Taste of Starlight' by John Fulz, read by Kristoffer Tabori'Tight Little Stitches on a Dead Man's Back' by Joe R. Lansdale, read by Stefan Rudnicki'Hwang's Billion Brilliant Daughters' by Alice Sola Kim, read by Cassandra Campbell'Standard Loneliness Package' by Charles Yu, read by Christian Rummel'The Silence of the Asonu' by Ursula K. Le Guin, read by Gabrielle de Cuir'Jenny's Sick' by David Tallerman, read by Mirron Willis'Black Fire' by Tanith Lee, read by Rosalyn Landor'Elephants of Posnan' written and read by Orson Scott CardShow more
Originally published in a 1892 edition of Strand Magazine, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle was one of twelve short stories to be included in the first Sherlock Holmes collection, the 1892 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. In this tale, Holmes and Watson investigate two cases-one involving a Christmas goose and a hat and the other, the theft of the Blue Carbuncle, a priceless jewel. The cases are quickly revealed to be intertwined, and the spirit of the holidays influences the tale's end. This recording of The Adventures of the Blue Carbuncle was recorded as part of Dreamscape's Classic Christmas Stories: A Collection of Timeless Holiday Tales.Show more
Originally published in the 1876 Christmas edition of The Graphic, Christmas at Thompson Hall is a Victorian tale concerning the proper Mr. and Mrs. Brown and their journey from southern France to Thompson Hall to celebrate Christmas with their relatives-a trip that becomes a comedy of errors once Mr. Brown's throat condition, a malady that almost prevented the trip entirely, worsens. This recording of Christmas at Thompson Hall was recorded as part of Dreamscape's Classic Christmas Stories: A Collection of Timeless Holiday Tales.Show more
Acquired Tastes, originally published as Expensive Habits, is a celebration of life’s extravagances. It explores an aspect of human nature that, although dormant in hard economic times, is capable of erupting with the hint of good fortune and the drop of a credit card. It samples the luxuries of Havana cigars, Parisian hotels, bespoke London tailoring, hand-made shoes, the proper color for a stretch limousine, and weighs the cost versus the pleasure of keeping a mistress. The proper way to eat true caviar is explained while providing the listener with hours of pure, unadulterated escapism. “This delightful celebration of the little (and not-so-little) extravagances that make life worth living scintillates with wit, brio, and trenchant observations on the best and the second-rate.”—Publishers WeeklyShow more
Three young women have been brutally assaulted and murdered in the city of Philadelphia. Lieutenant William Fogarty, a time-toughened cop hardened by personal tragedy, is shocked by the brutality of the crimes. His only lead comes from medical examiner Josef Tanaka. Half Japanese and half American, Tanaka, a skilled practitioner of the martial arts, claims to recognize the method used in the attacks: a karate strike known as nukite, or spear hand. Fogarty has nowhere else to turn. An unlikely combination, Fogarty and Tanaka, forced together by circumstance and neither completely trusting the other, conduct a desperate hunt, trawling the city streets of Philadelphia and into the dangerous underbelly of the killing arts. Pursuing the Mantis, a creature who uses the flesh of his victims in a sadistic, macabre ritual of self-purification, Fogarty and Tanaka endanger the lives of those closest to them as they inch perilously close to the precipice of their own worst fears and weaknesses. “Creepy, crawly, and, from time to time, a bit scary.”—Kirkus ReviewsShow more
On a summer's day in June 1761, astronomers all over the world cast their eyes to the sky to witness a rare astronomical event: the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. It was one of the most important collaborations of scientific history, as by racing to different points around the world and comparing results, these men hoped to unlock the key to one of the most pressing questions of the Enlightenment: the distance between the earth and the sun, which would allow them to calculate the dimensions of our solar system. For the first time, scientists from across the globe came together - despite politics, wars, trade disputes, terrible weather and bitter rivalry - to measure the universe. Transits of Venus come in pairs, eight years apart - the next one will be June 2012, and won't occur again until December 2117. We will therefore be the last people for more than a century to see a phenomenon that inspired scientists from all over the world to work together for the first time in the history of mankind. A thrilling adventure story, an inspiring tale of Enlightenment science, and a hugely informative slice of intellectual history with Britain at its centre, Chasing Venus is this decade's Longitude.Show more
Few were disappointed when Raoul Vernet was found with his head bashed in, dead in a pool of his own blood. On vacation in England, the Belgian seducer comes to visit Matilda, an old flame from a few years before. She agrees despite suspicions that Vernet has been deploying his legendary charm on another member of the family: young Rosie, who has returned from her Swiss boarding school carrying a child. None of the family members were in the house when Raoul was killed, but all were within a fog-choked London mile. Rosie calls in the brilliant Inspector Cockrill to clear the family's name, but what he finds is a twisted clan of seven people, each as likely to laugh at a murder as commit one.Show more
In honor of the 50th anniversary of C. S. Lewis' death, celebrated Oxford don Dr. Alister McGrath presents us with a compelling and definitive portrait of the life of C. S. Lewis, the author of the well-known Narnia series. For more than half a century, C. S. Lewis’ Narnia series has captured the imaginations of millions. In C. S. Lewis — A Life, Dr. Alister McGrath recounts the unlikely path of this Oxford don, who spent his days teaching English literature to the brightest students in the world and his spare time writing a bestselling fantasy series for children. Dr. McGrath uses his extensive research and thorough examination in chronological order of Lewis’ correspondence and archival materials to present a new picture of Lewis’s life. This definitive biography paints a portrait of an eccentric thinker who became a compelling, though reluctant, prophet for our times. You won’t want to miss this fascinating portrayal of a creative genius who inspired generations.Show more
With riches accumulated from an American crime spree, Professor Moriarty proceeds to annihilate his enemies. He murders the leaders of Europe's underworld one by one, then prepares his most hideous revenge for his arch-enemy, Sherlock Holmes. Will he succeed in this most terrible plan? In this vivid, suspenseful novel of London underworld crime, John Gardner has created another brilliant novel in his acclaimed series pitting the Napoleon of Crime, James Moriarty, against mystery fiction's Great Detective, Sherlock Holmes.Show more
Catch the holiday spirit with this magical collection of beloved Christmas tales. Christmas favorites from Mark Twain, O. Henry, Willa Cather, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bret Harte and others are lovingly recorded and presented here in one enchanting volume. | This collection includes: | The Fir Tree, by Hans Christian Andersen | The Burglar's Christmas, by Willa Cather | The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, by Arthur Conan Doyle | How Santa Claus Came to Simpson's Bar, by Bret Harte | The Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry | A Christmas Inspiration, by Lucy Maud Montgomery | Christmas in Poganuc, by Harriet Beecher Stowe | Christmas at Thompson Hall, by Anthony Trollope | Susie's Letter from Santa, by Mark Twain |Show more
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