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By Peter Clines
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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Isbn : 193486188X
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
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The second novel in Peter Clines' bestselling Ex series. It's been two years since the plague of ex-humans decimated mankind. Two years since the superheroes St. George, Cerberus, Zzzap, and Stealth gathered Los Angeles’s survivors behind the walls of their fortress, the Mount. Since then, the heroes have been fighting to give the Mount’s citizens hope, and something like a real life. But now supplies are growing scarce, the zombies are pressing in . . . and the heroes are wondering how much longer they can hold out. Then hope arrives in the form of a surviving US Army battalion--and not just any battalion. The men and women of the Army's Project Krypton survived the outbreak because they are super-soldiers, created before mankind's fall to be better, stronger, faster than normal humans--and their secure base in Arizona beckons as a much needed refuge for the beleaguered heroes and their charges. But a dark secret lies at the heart of Project Krypton, and those behind it wield an awesome and terrifying power.

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  • File Pdf: industrial-organization-in-canada.pdf

Book Summary:

Using state-of-the-art empirical techniques, contributors address the policy challenges raised by globalization, the internet and other technological advances, innovation, and the rise of security measures in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Chapters are organized around five themes: recent developments and policy challenges, Canadian firms in the information age, research and development and innovation, regulation and industrial performance, and securing trade and investment opportunities. The only substantive research volume on this subject in two decades, Industrial Organization in Canada is a welcome resource for policy makers, researchers, and academics concerned with industrial policy issues in contemporary Canada. Contributors include Ajay Agrawal (University of Toronto), Doug Allen (Simon Fraser University), Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia), John Baldwin (Statistics Canada), Zhiqi Chen (Carleton University), Jean-Étienne de Bettignies (Queen's University), Marc Duhamel (Industry Canada), James Gaisford (University of Calgary), Avi Goldfarb (University of Toronto), Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada), Kathryn Harrison (University of British Columbia), Patrick Joly (Industry Canada), William Kerr (University of Saskatchewan), Kevin Koch (PricewaterhouseCoopers), Donald G. McFetridge (Carleton University), Peter W. B. Phillips (University of Saskatchewan), Mohammed Rafiquzzaman (Industry Canada), Someshwar Rao (Institute for Research on Public Policy), Thomas W. Ross (University of British Columbia), Camille Ryan (University of Saskatchewan), Michel Sabbagh (Industry Canada), Guofu Tan (University of Southern California), Henry Thille (Guelph University), Johannes Van Biesebroeck (K.U. Leuven, Belgium), and Lasheng Yuan (University of Calgary).

Dispatches from the Frontlines

By Howard J. Wiarda
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Isbn : 0761862773
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 682
  • File Pdf: dispatches-from-the-frontlines.pdf

Book Summary:

Dispatches from the Frontlines analyzes some of the world’s most contentious hotspots. It focuses on such compelling global issues as Third World development, the role of the state, corporatism, and foreign aid. This is a thought-provoking book for anyone interested in foreign policy, comparative politics, and international affairs.

The Asterisk

By Vern Nicholson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Asterisk Press
  • Isbn : 1732593833
  • Pages : 259
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 751
  • File Pdf: the-asterisk.pdf

Book Summary:

The NFL’s affirmative action to protect less athletic and immobile quarterbacks over decades has resulted in a ripple effect of change to every defensive position on the field. Dominant athletes have had to conform to greater subjective on-field enforcement or face massive fines. The Asterisk uses comparison analysis, player statistics, and first-hand sources to give compelling insight on the more than two decade’s worth of cheating and rule manipulation that precipitated a spillover of success for the New England Patriots in today's NFL. The Asterisk is a fact-based analysis that highlights the unscrupulous factors elevating the Patriots to so-called G.O.A.T. status: - The manipulation of rules to protect less athletic quarterbacks in the NFL for decades - Massive cheating by the patriots over the better part of a decade and the eventual cover-up - Rules that are biased against more mobile quarterbacks who are endangered on the field The Author takes you on a riveting journey on the history of the NFL and gives the reader stunning truths about the nefarious factors that has propelled the Patriots to dominance in the League.

Women of History

By Various
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  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 281
  • File Pdf: women-of-history.pdf

Book Summary:

Women of History is a book published in 1890, and which contains various short writings on famous women of the past. Included are Lucretia, Sappho, Aspasia of Pericles, Xantippe, Aspasia of Cyrus, Cornelia, The Mother of the Gracchi, Portia, Octavia, Cleopatra, Mariamne, Julia Domna, Zenobia, Valeria, Eudocia, Hypatia, The Wife of Maximus, The Lady Rowena, Olga, The Lady Elfrida, The Countess of Tripoli, Jane, Countess of Mountfort, Laura de Sade, The Countess of Richmond, Elizabeth Woodville, Joan of Arc, Jane Shore, Catharine of Arragon, Anne Boleyn, Margaret Roper, Elizabeth Lucas, Gaspara Stampa, Anne Askew, Queen Elizabeth, Lady Jane Grey, Tarquinia Molza, Mary, Queen of Scots, Gabrielle D'Estrees, Anne, Duchess of Pembroke, Esther Inglis, Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle, Lady Pakington, Noor Mahal, Pocahontas, Lucy Hutchinson, Lady Fanshawe, Dorothy Osborne, Catherine Philips, Madame de Maintenon, Countess de Grammont, Mademoiselle de la Valliere, Madame Dacier, Lady Masham, Anne Killigrew, Queen Anne, Esther Johnson, Esther Vanhomrigh, Mary Astell, Madame des Ursins, Lady Grizel Jerviswoode, Madame de Pontchartrain, Elizabeth Halkett, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Madame du Deffand, Phœbe Bentley, Marquise du Chatelet, Lady Huntingdon, Maria Theresa, Meta Moller, Elizabeth Blackwell, Lætitia Barbauld, Hannah More, Anna Seward, Catherine Cockburn, Elizabeth Berkeleigh, Caroline Herschel, Madame D'Arblay, Madame Roland, Marie Antoinette, Sarah Siddons, Mrs Grant, Elizabeth Inchbald, Elizabeth Hamilton, Countess de Vemieiro, Joanna Baillie, Josephine, Anne Radcliffe, Miss Edgeworth, Charlotte Corday, Madame de Stael, Madame de la Rochejaquelein, Madame Recamier, Mary Brunton, Felicia Hemans, Augustina Saragoza, and Charlotte Bronte.