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John Keay - The Honourable Company: A History of the English East India Company

The most infamous of the trading companies established by the great European powers, the English East India Company was the world's greatest trading power. For more than two centuries, they dominated world trade, raised armies and demolished nations. Now comes this major new book--a surprise hit in England. Photos and maps.

Publisher: Scribner
Published: May 1, 1994
Pages: 474
ISBN: 0025611690

Mervyn Peake - The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy

First published between 1946 and 1959, this trilogy consists of "Titus Groan", "Gormenghast" and "Titus Alone". Gormenghast is a vast crumbling castle to which the 77th Earl, Titus Groan, is lord and heir. It is also a cobwebbed kingdom of Byzantine government and age-old ritual.

Publisher: Overlook Hardcover
Published: Oct 27, 2011
Pages: 960
ISBN: 9781590207178

Bernard Lee DeLeo - HARD CASE VII: Red Waves (John Harding Series) (Volume 7)

John Harding’s Monster Squad join in a bloody violent strike against Isis and their enablers with help from Nick McCarty’s Unholy Trio. CIA Director Paul Gilbrech and Assistant Director Denny Strobert decide to unleash their killers to make a bloody statement, after word reaches Strobertmore...John Harding’s Monster Squad join in a bloody violent strike against Isis and their enablers with help from Nick McCarty’s Unholy Trio. CIA Director Paul Gilbrech and Assistant Director Denny Strobert decide to unleash their killers to make a bloody statement, after word reaches Strobert about an Isis plot to assault the largest cruise ship ever built, the Starlight of the Seas. With the fate of thousands in a high-stakes gamble on the high seas, the two teams not only launch against pirates from terrorist nations recruited by Isis and the Muslim Brotherhood, they attack an enemy nation’s port hosting the pirates. The teams bond to fight a series of battles in a no holds barred, merciless defense of a nation in jeopardy. After heavy losses to the Unholy Trio and the Monster Squad, Isis gambles on a huge shock assault to regain momentum in our homeland. Unfortunately, for the throat slitting cowards, John Harding and Nick McCarty wage war without rules of engagement except one - mutilate, torture, and kill your enemy.

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Published:
Pages: 444
ISBN: 1530301904

Bernard Lee DeLeo - Hard Case VI: The Killer Inside (John Harding) (Volume 6)

John Harding and his Monster Squad, after a bloody interlude defending their newly formed Oaktown Cartel, get word of a kidnapped Navy Seal. The violent kidnapping intervention leads to at sea combat preventing the nuclear devastation of the Northwestern seaboard, complete with helicopter kill missionsmore...John Harding and his Monster Squad, after a bloody interlude defending their newly formed Oaktown Cartel, get word of a kidnapped Navy Seal. The violent kidnapping intervention leads to at sea combat preventing the nuclear devastation of the Northwestern seaboard, complete with helicopter kill missions against Isis compounds. Already signed to fight as a fill in at the Mandalay Bay Arena against new UFC phenomenon, The Berserker, Harding discovers a New York Russian mobster plans to target his family. The Dark Lord reaches inward for the killer inside to survive with no mercy asked and none given.

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Published:
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1515235580

Bernard Lee DeLeo - HARD CASE V: Blood and Fear (John Harding) (Volume 5)

A Bulgarian arms dealer known as The Ghost moves into Harding s turf with sights on controlling the ports. Supplying terrorist cells with electromagnet pulse weapons capable of blacking out major cities, The Ghost puts a bounty on Harding s West Coast Avengers. Flooding the area with Boko Harammore...A Bulgarian arms dealer known as The Ghost moves into Harding s turf with sights on controlling the ports. Supplying terrorist cells with electromagnet pulse weapons capable of blacking out major cities, The Ghost puts a bounty on Harding s West Coast Avengers. Flooding the area with Boko Haram Nigerian gangsters, and assassins imported to cause havoc amongst the population hits a snag. The terrorist arms dealer s forces ram head on into an unimpressed Monster Squad of killers they never dreamed existed in politically correct America.

Publisher: RJ Parker Publishing, Inc.
Published:
Pages: 360
ISBN: 1507742932

Bernard Lee DeLeo - Hard Case IV: A Violent Life (John Harding Series Book 4)

A Violent Life blends horror, humor, terror, and cage fighting as John Harding's crew of killers battle against a deadly bio weapon attack. They know thousands of lives hang in the balance, and they have no qualms about doing anything it takes to stop it.

The approaching
more...A Violent Life blends horror, humor, terror, and cage fighting as John Harding's crew of killers battle against a deadly bio weapon attack. They know thousands of lives hang in the balance, and they have no qualms about doing anything it takes to stop it.

The approaching holidays find John Harding's West Coast Murderers' Row crew in the usual Las Vegas double duty mission. John takes on a rising star in the UFC world nicknamed Rattler, because of snake fast striking ability. On the flip side, Denny Strobert turns the crew loose on a lady drug queen, Victoria Lydia Voltaire. She plans to use her drug network to aid and supply a Muslim Brotherhood offshoot setting up terrorist cells across the country.

Thanks to Lynn Montoya, nicknamed Cruella Deville, the crew gets a bonus when she initiates a plan to lure the Muslim Brotherhood gang readying to be dispersed across the nation into a public trap. A successful sting leads out in spiraling directions with terrorist plots involving Alexi Fiialkov's container shipping line. Soon, the crew launches a rescue mission for Fiialkov's granddaughter, and entraps the architect of a weaponized anthrax threat. The kid gloves are off, and the bodies begin piling up.

Add in a taste of what happens when Murderers' Row decides to end an infamous start of the 'Knockout Game' in Oakland, and another excursion to help their 'Hollywood Bounty Hunters' reality show favorites take down a deadly assassin returning to our shores - all happening around the holidays, and a dreaded return visit by the in-laws to the Harding household. It's business and humor as usual, but with a final cage rematch like no other.

This is the 4th book in a 5 book series. Hard Case V: Blood and Fear coming February 14, 2015. Pre-order at bit.ly/HARDCASE-BOOK-5. FREE for KindleUnlimited members.

"Jack Reacher fans, say hello to John Harding, in a new series you won't put down: He grew up mean, running away from his alcoholic father at the age of 14. With a little help in the form of a new identity, the runaway becomes John Harding. While in special ops overseas, he's recruited by CIA agent Denny Strobert, who sees something besides a knack for languages and combat skills: he knows he's found a killer."
- Kindle Nation Daily

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"Bernard Lee DeLeo is one of the purest writing talents I have ever had the pleasure of reading - a brilliant writing talent that I can only envy."- ★★★★★ by James Byron Huggins - New York Times Bestselling Author


Publisher: RJ Parker Publishing, Inc.
Published: Mar 1, 2014
Pages: 325

David Weber - Hell's Foundations Quiver (Safehold)

Hell's Foundations Quiver: the latest novel in David Weber's New York Times-bestselling Safehold series begun with Off Armageddon Reef, By Schism Rent Asunder, By Heresies Distressed, A Mighty Fortress and Like a Mighty Army.TURNING OF THE TIDECenturies ago, the human race fought its firstmore...Hell's Foundations Quiver: the latest novel in David Weber's New York Times-bestselling Safehold series begun with Off Armageddon Reef, By Schism Rent Asunder, By Heresies Distressed, A Mighty Fortress and Like a Mighty Army.TURNING OF THE TIDECenturies ago, the human race fought its first great war against an alien race-and lost. A tiny population of human beings fled to distant Safehold. Centuries later, their descendants have forgotten their history; for them, life has been an eternal Middle Ages, ruled by the Church of God Awaiting, whose secret purpose is to prevent the re-emergence of industrial civilization.But not all of Safehold's founders were on board with this plan. Those dissidents left behind their own secret legacies. One of those is Merlyn Athrawes, cybernetic avatar of one of Earth's long-dead defenders, now reawakened after a thousand years to restart human progress and reclaim our place in the universe. Merlyn has intervened in the small Safeholdian realm of Charis, seeding it with ideas and innovations and helping it to rise to challenge the hegemony of the Church.It's been a long and bloody fight, but aided by a stream of inventions--breech-loading rifles, signal rockets, claymore mines, new approaches to manufacturing and supply-Charis and its few allies seem to have finally gained the upper hand. Now major realms have begun to consider switching sides.To all these ends, Merlyn Athrawes has been everywhere, under multiple disguises and wielding hidden powers. The secret of who and what he is has been closely held. But a new player has arrived, one who knows many secrets-including Merlyn's own.

Publisher: Tor Books
Published: Oct 13, 2015
Pages: 784
ISBN: 0765321874

David Weber - Like a Mighty Army (Safehold)

For centuries, the world of Safehold, last redoubt of the human race, lay under the unchallenged rule of the Church of God Awaiting. The Church permitted nothing new—no new inventions, no new understandings of the world.What no one knew was that the Church was an elaborate fraud—a high-techmore...For centuries, the world of Safehold, last redoubt of the human race, lay under the unchallenged rule of the Church of God Awaiting. The Church permitted nothing new—no new inventions, no new understandings of the world.What no one knew was that the Church was an elaborate fraud—a high-tech system established by a rebel faction of Safehold’s founders, meant to keep humanity hidden from the powerful alien race that had destroyed old Earth.Then awoke Merlyn Athrawes, cybernetic avatar of a warrior a thousand years dead, felled in the war in which Earth was lost. Monk, warrior, counselor to princes and kings, Merlyn has one purpose: to restart the history of the too-long-hidden human race.And now the fight is thoroughly underway. The island empire of Charis has declared its independence from the Church, and with Merlyn’s help has vaulted forward into a new age of steam-powered efficiency. Fending off the wounded Church, Charis has drawn more and more of the countries of Safehold to the cause of independence and self-determination. But at a heavy cost in bloodshed and loss—a cost felt by nobody more keenly that Merlyn Athrawes.The wounded Church is regrouping. Its armies and resources are vast. The fight for humanity’s future isn’t over, and won’t be over soon…David Weber’s Like a Mighty Army is the hotly anticipated seventh volume in the New York Times bestselling Safehold series.

Publisher: Tor Books
Published: Feb 18, 2014
Pages: 672
ISBN: 0765321564

David Weber - Midst Toil and Tribulation (Safehold)

After centuries of stasis, the island kingdom of Charis began to defy the edicts of the Church of God Awaiting -- egged on, some say, by the mysterious warrior-monk Merlin Athawes. Now, in the wars and intrigues that have cascaded from Charis's declaration of independence, the populous Republic ofmore...After centuries of stasis, the island kingdom of Charis began to defy the edicts of the Church of God Awaiting -- egged on, some say, by the mysterious warrior-monk Merlin Athawes. Now, in the wars and intrigues that have cascaded from Charis's declaration of independence, the populous Republic of Siddermark is sliding into chaos. King Cayleb of Charis, his queen Sharleyan, and Merlin will have their hands full trying to stave off wholesale starvation in Siddermark while at the same time shipping in enough land combat units to fend off the "volunteers" from the Church's Temple Lands. And there are those who remeber how dependent Church power is on money from Siddermark... and who wonder what will happen if Siddermark starves.Bursting with vivid invention and the sweep of lived history, Midst Toil and Tribulation will build this series' audience to a new level.

Publisher: Tor Books
Published: Sep 18, 2012
Pages: 608
ISBN: 0765321556

David Weber - How Firm a Foundation (Safehold)

The Charisian Empire, born in war, has always known it must fight for its very survival. What most of its subjects don’t know even now, however, is how much more it’s fighting for. Emperor Cayleb, Empress Sharleyan, Merlin Athrawes, and their innermost circle of most trusted advisers domore...The Charisian Empire, born in war, has always known it must fight for its very survival. What most of its subjects don’t know even now, however, is how much more it’s fighting for. Emperor Cayleb, Empress Sharleyan, Merlin Athrawes, and their innermost circle of most trusted advisers do know. And because they do, they know the penalty if they lose will be far worse than their own deaths and the destruction of all they know and love.For five years, Charis has survived all the Church of God Awaiting and the corrupt men who control it have thrown at the island empire. The price has been high and paid in blood. Despite its chain of hard-fought naval victories, Charis is still on the defensive. It can hold its own at sea, but if it is to survive, it must defeat the Church upon its own ground. Yet how does it invade the mainland and take the war to a foe whose population outnumbers its own fifteen to one? How does it prevent that massive opponent from rebuilding its fleets and attacking yet again?Charis has no answer to those questions, but needs to find one…quickly. The Inquisition’s brutal torture and hideous executions are claiming more and more innocent lives. Its agents are fomenting rebellion against the only mainland realms sympathetic to Charis. Religious terrorists have been dispatched to wreak havoc against the Empire’s subjects. Assassins stalk the Emperor and Empress, their allies and advisers, and an innocent young boy, not yet eleven years old, whose father has already been murdered. And Merlin Athrawes, the cybernetic avatar of a young woman a thousand years dead, has finally learned what sleeps beneath the far-off Temple in the Church of God Awaiting’s city of Zion.The men and women fighting for human freedom and tolerance have built a foundation for their struggle in the Empire of Charis with their own blood, but will that foundation be firm enough to survive?

Publisher: Tor Books
Published: Sep 13, 2011
Pages: 608

David Weber - A Mighty Fortress (Safehold)

Young Cayleb Ahrmahk has accomplished things few people could even dream of. Not yet even thirty years old, he’s won the most crushing naval victories in human history. He’s smashed a hostile alliance of no less than five princedoms and won the hand of the beautiful young Queen Sharleyan ofmore...Young Cayleb Ahrmahk has accomplished things few people could even dream of. Not yet even thirty years old, he’s won the most crushing naval victories in human history. He’s smashed a hostile alliance of no less than five princedoms and won the hand of the beautiful young Queen Sharleyan of Chisholm. Cayleb and Sharleyan have created the Charisian Empire, the greatest naval power in the history of Safehold, and they’ve turned Charis into a place of refuge for all who treasure freedom.Their success may prove short-lived. The Church of God Awaiting, which controls most of Safehold, has decreed their destruction. Mother Church’s entire purpose is to prevent the very things to which Charis is committed. Since the first attempt to crush the heretics failed, the Church has no choice but to adopt some of the hated Charisian innovations for themselves. Soon a mighty fleet will sail against Cayleb, destroying everything in its path.But there are still matters about which the Church knows nothing, including Cayleb and Sharleyan’s adviser, friend, and guardian— the mystic warrior-monk named Merlin Athrawes. Merlin knows all about battles against impossible odds, because he is in fact the cybernetic avatar of a young woman named Nimue Alban, who died a thousand years before. As Nimue, Merlin saw the entire Terran Federation go down in fire and slaughter at the hands of a foe it could not defeat. He knows that Safehold is the last human planet in existence, and that the stasis the Church was created to enforce will be the human race’s death sentence if it is allowed to stand.The juggernaut is rumbling down on Charis, but Merlin Athrawes and a handful of extraordinary human beings stand in its path. The Church is about to discover just how potent the power of human freedom truly is.At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

Publisher: Tor Books
Published: Apr 8, 2010
Pages: 720

David Weber - By Heresies Distressed (Safehold)

Now the battle for the soul of the planet Safehold has begun.The Kingdom of Charis and the Kingdom of Chisholm have joined together, pledged to stand against the tyranny of a corrupt Church. The youthful Queen Sharleyan of Chisholm has wed King Cayleb of Charis, forging a single dynasty, a singlemore...Now the battle for the soul of the planet Safehold has begun.The Kingdom of Charis and the Kingdom of Chisholm have joined together, pledged to stand against the tyranny of a corrupt Church. The youthful Queen Sharleyan of Chisholm has wed King Cayleb of Charis, forging a single dynasty, a single empire, dedicated to the defense of human freedom. Crowned Empress of that empire, Sharleyan has found in Cayleb s arms the love she never dared hope for in a marriage of state. In Cayleb s cause, his defiance of the ruthless Group of Four who govern mother Church, she has found the task to which she can commit her mind and her courage. It is a cause for which she was born. Yet there are things Sharleyan still does not know. Secrets Cayleb has not been permitted to share, even with her. Secrets like the true story of humanity on Safehold. Like the intricate web of lies, deception, and fabricated religion which have chained humanity for almost a thousand years. Like the existence of the genocidal alien Gbaba, waiting to complete mankind s destruction should humans ever attract their attention once more. Like the existence of a young woman, Nimue Alban, nine hundred years dead, whose heart, mind, and memories live on within the android body of the warrior-monk she knows as Merlin.And so Empress Sharleyan faces the the great challenge of her life unaware of all that task truly entails...or of how the secrets the man who loves her cannot share may threaten all they have achieved between them...and her own life.

Publisher: Tor Books
Published: Jul 7, 2009
Pages: 496

David Weber - By Schism Rent Asunder (Safehold)

The world has changed. The mercantile kingdom of Charis has prevailed over the alliance designed to exterminate it. Armed with better sailing vessels, better guns and better devices of all sorts, Charis faced the combined navies of the rest of the world at Darcos Sound and Armageddon Reef, and brokemore...The world has changed. The mercantile kingdom of Charis has prevailed over the alliance designed to exterminate it. Armed with better sailing vessels, better guns and better devices of all sorts, Charis faced the combined navies of the rest of the world at Darcos Sound and Armageddon Reef, and broke them. Despite the implacable hostility of the Church of God Awaiting, Charis still stands, still free, still tolerant, still an island of innovation in a world in which the Church has worked for centuries to keep humanity locked at a medieval level of existence. But the powerful men who run the Church aren’t going to take their defeat lying down. Charis may control the world’s seas, but it barely has an army worthy of the name. And as King Cayleb knows, far too much of the kingdom’s recent good fortune is due to the secret manipulations of the being that calls himself Merlin—a being that, the world must not find out too soon, is more than human. A being on whose shoulders rests the last chance for humanity’s freedom. Now, as Charis and its archbishop make the rift with Mother Church explicit, the storm gathers. Schism has come to the world of Safehold. Nothing will ever be the same.

Publisher: Tor Books
Published: Jul 22, 2008
Pages: 512

David Weber - Off Armageddon Reef

Humanity pushed its way to the stars - and encountered the Gbaba, a ruthless alien race that nearly wiped us out. Earth and her colonies are now smoldering ruins, and the few survivors have fled to distant, Earth-like Safehold, to try to rebuild.  But the Gbaba can detect the emissions of anmore...Humanity pushed its way to the stars - and encountered the Gbaba, a ruthless alien race that nearly wiped us out. Earth and her colonies are now smoldering ruins, and the few survivors have fled to distant, Earth-like Safehold, to try to rebuild.  But the Gbaba can detect the emissions of an industrial civilization, so the human rulers of Safehold have taken extraordinary measures: with mind control and hidden high technology, they've built a religion in which every Safeholdian believes, a religion designed to keep Safehold society medieval forever. 800 years pass. In a hidden chamber on Safehold, an android from the far human past awakens. This "rebirth" was set in motion centuries before, by a faction that opposed shackling humanity with a concocted religion. Via automated recordings, "Nimue" - or, rather, the android with the memories of Lieutenant Commander Nimue Alban - is told her fate: she will emerge into Safeholdian society, suitably disguised, and begin the process of provoking the technological progress which the Church of God Awaiting has worked for centuries to prevent.   Nothing about this will be easy. To better deal with a medieval society, "Nimue" takes a new gender and a new name, "Merlin."  His formidable powers and  access to caches of hidden high technology will need to be carefully concealed.  And he'll need to find a base of operations, a Safeholdian country that's just a little more freewheeling, a little less orthodox, a little more open to the new.  And thus Merlin comes to Charis, a mid-sized kingdom with a talent for naval warfare. He plans to make the acquaintance of King Haarahld and Crown Prince Cayleb, and maybe, just maybe, kick off a new era of invention.  Which is bound to draw the attention of the Church…and, inevitably, lead to war. It's going to be a long, long process.  And it's going to be the can't-miss SF epic of the decade.

Publisher: Tor Books
Published: Jan 9, 2007
Pages: 608

Gloria Loring - Coincidence Is God's Way of Remaining Anonymous: Reflections on Daytime Dramas and Divine Intervention

"I loved Gloria's autobiography about coincidence. It is thoughtful, thought provoking, and inspirational." —Dr. Daniel Amen, New York Times bestselling author Ten million daily viewers loved her as Liz Chandler on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. Yet while the cameras rolled andmore..."I loved Gloria's autobiography about coincidence. It is thoughtful, thought provoking, and inspirational." —Dr. Daniel Amen, New York Times bestselling author Ten million daily viewers loved her as Liz Chandler on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. Yet while the cameras rolled and the fictional plotline for Days unfolded each day, Loring was quietly wrestling with her own real-life dramas—the diagnosis of her young son's diabetes, the unraveling of her marriage, and a nagging inner voice from childhood that told her something was wrong. Coincidence Is God's Way of Remaining Anonymous is Loring's spiritual exploration of how coincidence helped her make sense of life's challenges and uncertainties.   Coincidence helped her raise $1 million for diabetes research; it arrived in the form of mysterious letters during her separation and eventual divorce from actor-writer Alan Thicke; and it helped her discover and then heal from the trauma of long-forgotten childhood sexual abuse. It also brought her a chance encounter with the man she is married to today.With eloquence and humor, Loring takes readers on a quest for a deeper understanding of life's journey and the role coincidence plays in all of our lives, revealing that even the most difficult circumstances can be beneficial. Her experiences may be just the evidence readers need to begin watching more closely what they are attracting and what they are running from in their own lives. While coincidences may appear to come out of the blue, Loring suggests that we can all play a starring role in their appearance. "For years, I'd been waiting for someone else to make (my life) better. You'd have thought I was starring in "The Perils of Pauline." In truth, I wasn't a victim, I was a volunteer. . . . Coincidence gave me an experience of the lesson I needed to learn: You don't have to wait for someone to save you." From Coincidence Is God's Way of Remaining Anonymous

Publisher: HCI
Published: Oct 2, 2012
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0757316484
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