This is a remarkable work by Vitruvius Pollio that was created during the classical period and that influenced greatly the further development of the architecture. A number of outstanding sciences of Renaissance referred in their works to this book. The book includes not only data on architecture but also a great number of digressions from this topic. For example, here it is possible to find the paragraphs about different kinds of contemporary art which are also as valuable as the information about architecture ingenuously. When talking about the architecture itself, the author pays great attention to the construction of siege and defend devices, for instance, catapults and tortoises. The book also contains information about divining water and using building materials.
The novel "Gadfly" written by Ethel Lillian Voynich Boole was enormously popular in the Soviet Union after the second world war.
This is the story of revolt and revolution, the story of love and betrayal, dark secrets and atonement. All these themes are finely incorporated in author’s controversial theme of the criticism of the church. With all this the book became one of the best political novels of the world literature.
The novel set in Italy in the 1800’s within the Italian Risorgimento. The author consulted with the Marucelliana Library of Florence and the State Archives & Civic Museum of Bologna during writing the book.
She was close friend of Sidney Rosenblum, his girlfriend. With the last money of him they moved to Italy. There under the influence of bright Mediterranean sun, southern hot climate, memories of his childhood and powerful Catholic religion, he gave a full background, remembering and conjuring up the memories of the past. He was not angry learning about she published his story. And the story turned out to be a great success, it touched people’s mind amazingly.
Later Ethel Lilian Voynich wrote some other books, but no one of them gave her such success, as the novel “Gadfly”, which has become a specimen of political novel with love, betrayals and the final but unfortunately late insight into the truth.
By her wits, blood, and sacrifice, so far Drew has survived the intensive training on the Isle of Night. As a second-year Acari, her ultimate goal is to become a Watcher, and now she has a shot at her first mission. Except nothing is as it seems. The vampire Alcántara is as sinister as he is sexy, Ronan is more distant than ever, and it turns out there are other vampires out there. Bad ones. Ancient, bloodthirsty, and powerful, these undead are really old school. They’ve captured one of the Watcher vamps and are torturing him for information. The only chance to save him is to infiltrate a major summit the baddies are holding on their own island. There will be mortals there, serving as butlers, maids, and various hired help. Drew had better brush up on her skills as a serving girl, because she’s about to go undercover… But, when their vampire prisoner turns out to be a gorgeous bad boy, Drew’s first mission quickly turns into more than she bargained for…
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
You all had a best friend at one point in your life; someone you could watch silly movies with; someone who shared their candy; someone who didnât laugh when you told them you wanted to be a superhero, astronaut, or pro-wrestler. And even if you drifted apart later in life, that best friend still had a strong influence on you as a childâ¦but whereâd the friendship start? What was happening in your life when that friend came along and dragged you off to the movies or the park or a rickety old tree house? In the case of a young girl named Marie, the friendship began with a chance meeting after her mom sent her outside to play on a beautiful summer day. That day forms the basis of the first of three interlocked short stories contained within this volume. Each story focuses on an element of Marieâs life, from meeting a new friend to her burgeoning awareness of her momâs mental illness. While this later theme is explored in the graphic novel the road to god knowsâ¦, Marie is only 8 years old at the time of these three stories. As a result, she is only just beginning to be aware of the world around her and her place in it. Each story stands on its own but, when taken together, they demonstrate that childhood, like most aspects of life, can have its ups and downs. Being a child can be fun, scary, and magical; but sometimes the things that seem very little at the time can have a profound effect on you later on in life. Thatâs certainly true for Marie and her experiences in these stories help bear that out. Later, in the road to god knowsâ¦, we see just how significant some of those events can be. In addition, this collection includes a large amount of supporting material. Concept and thumbnail art give a peek behind the curtain and show how each story was put together. Von Allan also discusses where each storyâs inspiration came from and how ideas form. Lastly, he shows each step from story outline to completed script.
CIA superagent Mitch Rapp is back in action in Vince Flynn's high-velocity "New York Times" bestseller. Newly appointed CIA director Dr. Irene Kennedy is the target of an inside plot to destroy her and prematurely end the American President's term. To make matters worse, Saddam Hussein is close to entering the nuclear arms race -- something Israel has vowed to stop. With the haunting specter of World War III looming, the President calls on his secret weapon
FROM ELEVEN TO EIGHT THE NIGHT WAS COLD AND LOVE WAS IN THE AIR. YOU'RE ON MY MIND LIKE SUGAR AND SPICE. LIKE A WATERFALL YOU RAN THROUGH MY MIND. GIVING ME THE JOY OF LIFE AND TWICE AS NICE. IF YOU STAY WITH ME UNTIL 11 I'LL SEND YOU TO HEAVEN. BUT KNOWING YOU YOU'LL STAY UNTIL 2. IF YOU'RE STILL THERE BY 8 WE KNOW I WAS GREAT!!!! © Copyright 1998 VASCO M. RESENDES PUBLISH, IN CAPTURED MOMENTS 1999