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Robinson

Barbarians

Stephen P. Kershaw
Authors:
Stephen P. Kershaw

'And now what will become of us without barbarians?Those people were a sort of solution.' 'Waiting for the Barbarians' C. P. CavafyHistory is written by the victors, and Rome had some very eloquent historians. Those the Romans regarded as barbarians left few records of their own, but they had a tremendous impact on the Roman imagination. Resisting from outside Rome's borders or rebelling from within, they emerge vividly in Rome's historical tradition, and left a significant footprint in archaeology.Rome's history, as written by the Romans, follows a remarkable trajectory from its origins as a tiny village of refugees from a conflict zone to a dominant superpower, before being transformed into the medieval and Byzantine worlds. But throughout this history, Rome faced significant resistance and rebellion from peoples whom it regarded as barbarians. Gibbon saw the Roman Empire as one of the highest points of human achievement destroyed by barbarian invaders: Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Goths, Vandals, Huns, Picts and Scots. To others, as Rome was ravaged, new life was infused into an expiring Italy. Gibbon's 'decline and fall' has been reappraised as transformation, through religious and cultural revolution. Based both on ancient historical writings and modern archaeological research, this new history takes a fresh look at the Roman Empire, through the personalities and lives of key opponents of Rome's rise, dominance and fall - or transformation. These include: Brennus, the Gaul who sacked Rome; the Plebs, those barbarous insiders and internal resistors; Hannibal; Viriathus, the Iberian shepherd and skilled guerilla; Jugurtha and the struggle to free Africa; the Germanic threat from the Cimbri and the Teutones; Spartacus, the gladiator; Vercingetorix and rebellion in Gaul; Cleopatra; Boudicca, the Queen of the Iceni and the scourge of Rome; the Great Jewish Revolt; Alaric the Goth and the Sack of Rome; Attila the Hun, 'Born to Shake the Nations'; and the Vandals and the fall of Rome.

Moon Travel

Moon Machu Picchu (Fourth Edition)

Ryan Dubé
Authors:
Ryan Dubé
Orbit

The Sisters of the Winter Wood

Rena Rossner
Authors:
Rena Rossner

'LUSCIOUS AND HYPNOTIC . . . A gripping, powerful story of family, sisterhood. I gulped it down! - Madeline Miller, author of Song of Achilles and Circe'An incredible achievement - A rich literary fairytale' Robert Dinsdale, author of The ToymakersEvery family has a secret . . . and every secret tells a story. In a remote village surrounded by forests on the border of Moldova and Ukraine, sisters Liba and Laya have been raised on the honeyed scent of their Mami's babka and the low rumble of their Tati's prayers. But when a troupe of mysterious men arrives, Laya falls under their spell - despite their mother's warning to be wary of strangers. And this is not the only danger lurking in the woods.As dark forces close in on their small village, Liba and Laya discover a family secret passed down through generations. Faced with a magical heritage they never knew existed, the sisters realise the old fairy tales are true . . . and could save them all.Captivating and boldly imaginative, Rena Rossner's debut invites you to enter a magical world of secrets, family ties and fairy tales weaving through history. Perfect for fans of The Bear and the Nightingale, Uprooted and The Night Circus.'A graceful, poetic, deeply moving novel . . . a simply gorgeous book in every sense' Louisa Morgan'The kind of book that Neil Gaiman and Naomi Novik might have cooked up together' Rob Dinsdale'A stunning tapestry of a story unlike anything I've ever read. Laya and Liba are going to stick with me for a long, long time' Sara Holland, author of Everless'An elegant tapestry of the love between sisters, the value of faith and family, and knowing one's true friends in times of peril' J. Kathleen Cheney'Full of heart, history and enchantment' Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Abacus

Young Jane Young

Gabrielle Zevin
Authors:
Gabrielle Zevin
Little, Brown Young Readers US

Little & Lion

Brandy Colbert
Authors:
Brandy Colbert

When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn't sure if she'll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support.But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new...the same girl her brother is in love with. When Lionel's disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself - or worse.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

Lola Levine and the Halloween Scream

Monica Brown
Authors:
Monica Brown
Little, Brown Young Readers US

Lola Levine and the Vacation Dream

Monica Brown, Angela Dominguez
Contributors:
Monica Brown, Angela Dominguez
Little, Brown US

Monsters of the Ivy League

Steve Radlauer, Ellis Weiner, Randy Jones
Contributors:
Steve Radlauer, Ellis Weiner, Randy Jones

If, like most Americans, you think an Ivy League diploma paves the way to Nobel Prizes, Wall Street riches, and a life of prosperity and happiness, think again. Consider these "distinguished" alumni:* John Fairbanks (Dartmouth AB, 1946), embezzler* Amy Bishop (Harvard Ph.D., 1993), mass murderer* Eliot Spitzer (Princeton BA, 1981; Harvard JD, 1984), disgraced NY governor and patron of prostitutes* Cardinal Bernard F. Law (Harvard BA, 1952), protector of abusive priests* Jeffrey Skilling (Harvard MBA, 1979), felonious Enron CEO* Madison Grant (Yale BA, 1887; Columbia LL.B.), eugenicist* Ann Coulter (Cornell BA, 1984), professional bully* Jonah Lehrer (Columbia BA, 2003), plagiarist* Theodore Kaczynski (Harvard BA, 1962), the UnabomberIn 85 brief profiles of murderers, rapists, racists, cheaters, lying politicians, slavers, oligarchs, war criminals, traitors, forgers, kiddie-porners, and other moral reprobates, MONSTERS OF THE IVY LEAGUE effectively--and entertainingly!--bursts the bubble of America's obsession with elite colleges.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

Lola Levine Meets Jelly and Bean

Monica Brown, Angela Dominguez
Contributors:
Monica Brown, Angela Dominguez

The Levines are finally going to get a pet--a furry one that is. They are excited about adopting a kitty, but they don't get very far in the process when Ben starts sneezing. Oh no, he's allergic! Luckily, the Levines adopt a puppy instead, but potty-training the puppy is harder than it looks. Since the first book in the series, Lola Levine Is Not Mean!, Lola has been asking her parents for a new pet. Now it's finally happening! And in true Lola fashion, we can expect a few mishaps, a bunch of funny moments and a cute new pet all wrapped in one adorable book.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

Lola Levine Is Not Mean!

Monica Brown, Angela Dominguez
Authors:
Monica Brown, Angela Dominguez

Meet Lola Levine--a biracial bicultural second grader, who isn't afraid to be herself, in this first book in a new chapter book series. Lola loves writing in her diario, and playing soccer with her team, the Orange Smoothies. But when a soccer game at recess gets too "competitive," Lola accidentally hurts her classmate. Now everyone is calling her Mean Lola Levine! Lola feels terrible, but with the help of those who love her most, she learns how to navigate the 2nd grade in true Lola fashion--with humor and the power of words. In this first book in a series, Lola's big heart will ring true to young readers.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

Lola Levine: Drama Queen

Monica Brown, Angela Dominguez
Authors:
Monica Brown, Angela Dominguez
Little, Brown Young Readers US

Lola Levine And The Ballet Scheme

Monica Brown, Angela Dominguez
Contributors:
Monica Brown, Angela Dominguez

When new girl Bella, a ballet dancer, walks into Lola's class at Northland Elementary, all she can see is pink everywhere--pink ribbons, pink sweatshirt, and pink tennis shoes! Pink is Lola's least favorite color. But when Lola and Bella start off on the wrong foot, and an argument happens in class, they are forced to try each other's favorite interests. After a day on the soccer field and an attempt at pirouettes, it turns out that ballerinas and soccer players have more in common than Lola ever thought possible. Can Lola put her opinions aside and make her first real friend who is a girl? With Monica Brown's fun text and Angela Dominguez's adorable illustrations, Lola will experience first hand the knowledge of walking in someone else's shoes.

Da Capo Lifelong Books

Mayim's Vegan Table

Jay Gordon, Mayim Bialik
Authors:
Jay Gordon, Mayim Bialik

While she's an actress with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, at the end of the day Mayim Bialik is a mom, one who knows what it's like to be a busy parent with little time to spend in the kitchen. She shares the concerns of parents everywhere: when it comes to nutrition and feeding your family, you want healthy meals, but also food that everyone,kids and parents,can enjoy, and a balanced lifestyle that's inexpensive and fuss-free. Not only does Mayim's Vegan Table share more than 100 easy plant-based recipes for dishes that are as good to eat as they are good for you, but Mayim has also teamed up with pediatrician Jay Gordon to offer: Basic nutritional information about a plant-based diet The real deal on raising kids on a plant-based diet (myths and misperceptions, debunked) Vegan family essentials (including a list of what to always keep in the pantry) Tips and strategies for easy meal planning and healthy eating out And, of course, the food: you'll find recipes for Mayim's favourite breakfasts, snacks, lunches, dinners, and desserts, including kid-approved meals like build-your-own tacos and mac n cheez, Mediterranean and Asian-inspired salads that parents will love, comfort-food classics like kugel and matzoh ball soup, and many more.

Sphere

The White Room

Martyn Waites
Authors:
Martyn Waites

Newcastle, 1946. 19-year-old Jack Smeaton returns from the trenches, his hair turned white by the trauma of WWII. He seeks solace in socialism, falling under the spell of the young T. Dan Smith, visionary future leader of the city council, architect of tower blocks and sculpted concrete. Meanwhile, the future of Monica Blacklock, victim of a childhood of abuse, seems unremittingly bleak. A chance encounter with a handsome young man on the banks of the river Tyne looks set to change her life for the better. But handsome, psychopathic Brian Mooney has plans for Monica. In fact, Brian has plans for lots of people... A masterfully contrived fusion of fiction and real life crime, The White Room is a gripping tale of passion and violence, desire and revenge, spanning four tumultuous decades.

Little, Brown

The Beatles - All These Years - Extended Special Edition

Mark Lewisohn
Authors:
Mark Lewisohn

This extended special edition of Mark Lewisohn's magisterial book Tune In is a true collector's item, featuring hundreds of thousands of words of extra material, as well as many extra photographs. It is the complete, uncut and definitive biography of the Beatles' early years, from their family backgrounds through to the moment they're on the cusp of their immense breakthrough at the end of 1962.Designed, printed and bound in Great Britain, this high-quality edition consists of two beautifully produced individual hardbacks printed on New Langely Antique Wove woodfree paper, with red-and-white head and tail bands and red ribbon marker. The two books will sit within a specially designed box and lid featuring soft touch and varnish finishes. The whole product comes shrinkwrapped for extra protection. Mark Lewisohn's biography is the first true and accurate account of the Beatles, a contextual history built upon impeccable research and written with energy, style, objectivity and insight. This extended special edition is for anyone who wishes to own the complete story in all its stunning and extraordinary detail. This is genuinely, and without question, the lasting word from the world-acknowledged authority.

Little, Brown

The Beatles - All These Years

Mark Lewisohn
Authors:
Mark Lewisohn
Basic Books

El Iluminado

Ilan Stavans, Steve Sheinkin
Authors:
Ilan Stavans, Steve Sheinkin

When young Rolando Pérez falls to his death from a cliff outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, the mysteries immediately begin to accumulate. Was he pushed or did he jump? What are the documents that Rolando was willing sacrifice himself to protect from his family, the police, and the Catholic Church? And what does a colourful concha pastry have to do with any of this?In the midst of the investigation, Professor Ilan Stavans arrives in Santa Fe to give a lecture about the area's long-buried Jewish history. He's looking forward to relaxing afterwards with an evening of opera, but his presentation on crypto-Jews" attracts unexpected attention, and soon Ilan is drawn into a desperate race to find the long-lost documents that might hold the key to Rolando's death. Ilan's detective work leads him to taco joints, desert ranches, soaring cathedrals, and, finally, deep into the region's past, where he encounters another young man: Luis de Carvajal, aka El Iluminado," a sixteenth-century religious dissenter. In a tale of martyrdom that eerily echoes Rolando's, Carvajal fled Spain for colonial Mexico at the height of the Spanish Inquisition, searching for his religious heritage,a hunt for which he, like Rolando, would pay the ultimate price.In El Iluminado , esteemed literary critic Ilan Stavans and author and illustrator Steve Sheinkin present a secret history of religion in the Americas, showing how thousands of European refugees have left a trail of ghostly footprints,and troves of mysteries,across the American Southwest.

Da Capo Press

When Your Sex Drives Don't Match

Sandra Pertot
Authors:
Sandra Pertot

Do your partner's sexual needs, expectations, or desires vary widely from your own? While the differences between the two of you can be confusing and stressful, a break-up doesn't have to be imminent. Now, for the first time, When Your Sex Drives Don't Match introduces the ten libido types , from the emotionally intimate Sensual type to the physically passionate Erotic libido. Longtime sex therapist Dr. Sandra Pertot presents her ground-breaking, highly practical discoveries and insights about: How your libido types affect both you and your partner Quizzes and exercises to help pinpoint the basis of your concerns, and how to remedy them Rational ways for couples to understand, manage, and overcome sexual incompatibilities Understanding and overcoming the Cycle of Misunderstanding that causes so much conflict Tips on building and maintaining your intimate relationship. With clear, straightforward diagnostic tools and remedies, When Your Sex Drives Don't Match will help you and your partner identify, understand, and work through your problems for a mutually satisfying sex life.

Virago

Rebecca

Daphne Du Maurier
Authors:
Daphne Du Maurier

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . .Working as a lady's companion, the orphaned heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Life begins to look very bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. Whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to his brooding estate, Manderley, on the Cornish Coast, the new Mrs de Winter finds Max a changed man. And the memory of his dead wife Rebecca is forever kept alive by the forbidding Mrs Danvers . . . Not since Jane Eyre has a heroine faced such difficulty with the Other Woman. An international bestseller that has never gone out of print, Rebecca is the haunting story of a young girl consumed by love and the struggle to find her identity.

by Nora Roberts

The Witness: Chapter 1

Chapter One of Nora Roberts' thrilling romance, The Witness.