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The 12 stories in this collection are: "A Scandal in Bohemia" "The Adventure of the Red-­Headed League" "A Case of Identity" "The Boscombe Valley Mystery" "The Five Orange Pips" "The Man with the Twisted Lip" "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" "The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb" "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor" "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet" "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches"

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In Rome, the assassination of the Pope on Christmas Day sets off a massive investigation that stretches across the globe. But behind the veil of Rex Deus-­the Templar cabal that silently wields power in the twenty-­first century-­the plot has only just begun.
When retired Army Ranger Lt. Col. John Holliday uncovers the true motive behind the pontiff's murder, he must unravel a deadly design to extend the Templar influence to the highest levels of power.
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This pamphlet was first published before the American Revolution. Inciting the people against the British rule, it gained immense popularity amongst the inhabitants of the colony. It contributed greatly to the revolution as it evoked the masses to rise against injustice. An outline for the constitution was also proposed in the pamphlet.

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Creative Evolution is a 1907 book by French philosopher Henri Bergson. Its English translation appeared in 1911. The book provides an alternate explanation for Darwin's mechanism of evolution, suggesting that evolution is motivated by an ?­lan vital, a "vital impetus" that can also be understood as humanity's natural creative impulse. The book was very popular in the early decades of the twentieth century, before the Neodarwinian synthesis was developed.

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Adam Smith FRSE (baptised June 5, 1723 O.­S. / June 16 N.­S. – July 17, 1790) was a Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneering political economist. He is also the founder of economics. One of the key figures of the intellectual movement known as the Scottish Enlightenment, he is known primarily as the author of two treatises: The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759), and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776). The latter was one of the earliest attempts to systematically study the historical development of industry and commerce in Europe, as well as a sustained attack on the doctrines of mercantilism. Smith's work helped to create the modern academic discipline of economics and provided one of the best-­known intellectual rationales for free trade, capitalism, and libertarianism. Adam Smith is now depicted on the back of the Bank of England ?­20 note.

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HOWARD MARKS Once upon a time, opium (the main ingredient of heroin) was easily available over the chemist's counter. The secret of happiness, about which philosophers have disputed for so many ages, could be bought for a penny, and carried in the waistcoat pocket: portable ecstasies could be corked up in a pint bottle. Paradise? So thought Thomas de Quincey, but he soon discovered that 'nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium'.

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The story is a blending of the romance and adventure of the middle ages with nineteenth century men and women; and they are creations of flesh and blood, and not mere pictures of past centuries. The story is about Jack Winthrop, a newspaper man. Mr. MacGrath's finest bit of character drawing is seen in Hillars, the broken down newspaper man, and Jack's chum.

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This epic of urban life tells of small- town heroine Carrie Meeber, adrift in an indifferent Chicago. Setting out, she has nothing but a few dollars and an unspoiled beauty. Hers is a story of struggle? from sweatshop to stage success?­and of the love she inspires in an older, married man whose obsession with her threatens to destroy him.

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Дискус Медиа представляет карманный путеводитель по самому большому острову Греции в серии Nelles Pockets немецкого издательства Nelles Verlag.
На 96 страницах книги подробно описываются история и достопримечательности Крита и его городов, приводится обновленная информация о работе музеев, ресторанов и других учреждений туристической индустрии. Отдельные главы посвящены критской и греческой кухне, культурной жизни и прочим особенностям жизни и времяпровождения на острове. Книга рассчитана как на организованных туристов в составе групп, так и в особенности на тех, кто предпочитает знакомиться с новыми городами и весями самостоятельно. Несмотря на переводной характер издания, текст и содержание книги максимально адаптированы для российских путешественников. Путеводитель богато иллюстрирован, снабжен подробными картами.

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Suellen Ocean's "Secret Genealogy" is a "how-­to" genealogical reference book for those who want to trace their ancestry back hundreds, perhaps thousands of years by following historical trails. European and American surnames and history are discussed in a fun manner even though the book weaves through the serious topics of the Inquisition, the Diaspora, Slave Trading and Secret Societies.

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