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WHAT'S IN THE BOX? EVERYONE'S DYING TO KNOW. An international crisis threatens to plunge the world into war at the dawn of the Twentieth Century, but the British Foreign Office finds itself blinded by the bizarre deaths of crucial agents and informants as it struggles to stave off the coming conflagration. For help, they turn to an unconventional outsider, Inspector Jenkins of Scotland Yard, who soon finds himself on the trail of a mysterious man with a deadly black box and a host of devoted accomplices. Innocents transform into monsters. Men of God become agents of destruction. Good men rise from the flames of damnation to become soldiers in the coming apocalypse. The Man with the Black Box is a terrifying examination of the corruptibility of mankind, a riveting twist on the classic battle of good versus evil, and a fantasy thriller of historic proportions.
From volunteers ready to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border to the hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children who have marched in support of immigrant rights, the United States has witnessed a surge of involvement in immigration activism. In The Latino Threat, Leo R.
Chavez critically investigates the media stories about and recent experiences of immigrants to show how prejudices and stereotypes have been used to malign an entire immigrant population—and to define what it means to be an American.
Pundits—and the media at large—nurture and perpetuate the notion that Latinos, particularly Mexicans, are an invading force bent on reconquering land once considered their own. Through a perceived refusal to learn English and an "out of control" birthrate, many say that Latinos are destroying the American way of life. But Chavez questions these assumptions and offers facts to counter the myth that Latinos are a threat to the security and prosperity of our nation. His breakdown of the "Latino threat" contests this myth's basic tenets, challenging such well-known authors as Samuel Huntington, Pat Buchanan, and Peter Brimelow. Chavez concludes that citizenship is not just about legal definitions, but about participation in society. Deeply resonant in today's atmosphere of exclusion, Chavez's insights offer an alternative and optimistic view of the vitality and future of our country.
Lontano dai riflettori i robotici italiani, tra i più bravi e creativi del mondo, stanno sviluppando macchine intelligenti che presto potrebbero trasformare le nostre vite, rendendo realtà quello che fino a poco tempo fa era considerato fantascienza: robot domestici in grado di farci compagnia, di aiutarci nelle faccende di casa e di prendersi cura di noi; robot operai capaci di lavorare fianco a fianco con i loro colleghi umani; robot soccorritori che possono salvarci da incendi, alluvioni o terremoti; robot chirurghi per curarci o robot da indossare per darci forza e resistenza. Riccardo Oldani racconta le moltissime eccellenze italiane della robotica, all’avanguardia nel mondo e sconosciute ai più, e delinea un prossimo futuro in cui le macchine pensanti saranno sempre più a contatto con noi, nelle fabbriche come a casa, nelle scuole o in ufficio.
Note to Reader: This is a Summary & Analysis of Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins. You are encouraged to buy the full version. The main character, the girl on the train is Rachel, a lonely, alcoholic woman who rides the train to London every morning, keeping up the pretense that she still has a job. From the train she can see the house she had shared with her husband, Tom. He lives there now with his new wife and their daughter. It’s too painful for Rachel to look at her former home, so she looks four doors down to the home of an apparently happy couple. She has named them Jess and Jason, and has invented stories about their lives and feels as though she has a relationship with them. One morning she sees Jess kissing another man and the next day Jess has been reported missing. Rachel is certain she has vital information about the case, but the police have labeled her as an unreliable witness. Throughout the book the readers realize that Rachel’s blackouts are hiding dark truths about the night the woman Rachel calls Jess went missing. Get your copy today
In June 1986 the police in Jersey County, Illinois accepted Paula Sims's story of a masked kidnapper who snatched her baby girl Lorelei from her bassinet. Three years later her second newborn daughter suffered an identical fate and this time the police were unable to stop searching until they had discovered the whole, horrifying truth. This is the full terrifying story of twisted sexuality and hate seething below the surface of a seemingly normal family, and of the massive investigation and nerve shattering trial that made the unthinkable a reality. Written by the lawyer who won the case and the reporter who covered its entirety, the reader is given a unique close-up of the riveting drama that unfolds, painting a dark picture of the depraved family who lived with a murderous secret.