420 Characters

Author: Lou Beach
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547617933
Size: 13.62 MB
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A first volume of prose by the acclaimed artist and illustrator best known for his daily stand-alone stories published online features selections that represent his lyrical and whimsically surreal style and are accompanied by original collage artwork.

Fahrenheit 451

Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451673310
Size: 21.40 MB
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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.

Character Analysis

Author: Wilhelm Reich
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374509808
Size: 57.93 MB
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The German psychologist describes his theories of psychoanalysis and the biological and psychological bases of neuroses

Indian Killer

Author: Sherman Alexie
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802143570
Size: 11.78 MB
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While a serial killer stalks and scalps white men in Seattle, John Smith, a Native American adopted into a white family, becomes dissatisfied with his life, and, as the killer searches for his next victim, John descends into the madness of Seattle's homeless.

The Character Of Harms

Author: Malcolm K. Sparrow
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139470132
Size: 77.82 MB
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How should we deal with societal ills such as crime, poverty, pollution, terrorism, and corruption? The Character of Harms argues that control or mitigation of 'bad' things involves distinctive patterns of thought and action which turn out to be broadly applicable across a range of human endeavors, and which need to be better understood. Malcolm Sparrow demonstrates that an explicit focus on the bads, rather than on the countervailing goods (safety, prosperity, environmental stewardship, etc.) can provide rich opportunities for surgically efficient and effective interventions - an operational approach which he terms 'the sabotage of harms'. The book explores the institutional arrangements and decision-frameworks necessary to support this emerging operational model. Written for reflective practitioners charged with risk-control responsibilities across the public, private, and non-governmental sectors, The Character of Harms makes a powerful case for a new approach to tackling the complex problems facing society.

The Book Thief

Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780307433848
Size: 35.97 MB
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The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.

Wolf Hall

Author: Hilary Mantel
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805080686
Size: 38.10 MB
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Assuming the power recently lost by the disgraced Cardinal Wolsey, Thomas Cromwell counsels a mercurial Henry VIII on the latter's efforts to marry Anne Boleyn against the wishes of Rome and many of his people, a successful endeavor that comes with a dangerous price. By the Hawthornden Prize-winning author of Eight Months on Ghazzah Street. 40,000 first printing.