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The Lady Is a Spy: Virginia Hall, World War II Hero of the French Resistance (Scholastic Focus)
The Lady Is a Spy: Virginia Hall, World War II Hero of the French Resistance (Scholastic Focus)
The Lady Is a Spy is the audacious and riveting true story of Virginia Hall, America's greatest spy and unsung hero, brought to vivid life by acclaimed author Don Mitchell.

When Hitler invaded Poland, Virginia Hall was traveling in Europe. Which was dangerous enough, but as fighting erupted,
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Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History
Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History
Eric Hobsbawm's works have had a nearly incalculable effect across generations of readers and students, influencing more than the practice of history but also the perception of it. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, of second-generation British parents, Hobsbawm was orphaned at age fourteen in 1931. Living with an uncle in Berlin, he...
Game Theory: A Critical Introduction
Game Theory: A Critical Introduction
As ever there are people and cats to thank. There is also on this occasion electronic mail. The first draft of this book took shape in various cafeterias in Florence during YV’s visit to Europe in 1992 and matured on beaches and in restaurants during SHH’s visit to Sydney in 1993. Since then the mail wires between Sydney and Norwich, or...
Quantum Information And Computing (Quantum Probability and White Noise Analysis)
Quantum Information And Computing (Quantum Probability and White Noise Analysis)
This volume constitutes the proceedings of the international conference on "Quantum Information 2003" held in Tokyo University of Science/Tokyo (Japan) from 1 to 3 November 2003, in International Institute for Advanced Studies/Kyoto (Japan) from 5 to 7 November 2003, in University of Waseda/Tokyo (Japan) from 29 to 31 October 2003, in...
Migrants Before the Law: Contested Migration Control in Europe
Migrants Before the Law: Contested Migration Control in Europe
This book traces the practices of migration control and its contestation in the European migration regime in times of intense politicization. The collaboratively written work brings together the perspectives of state agents, NGOs, migrants with precarious legal status, and their support networks, collected through multi-sited fieldwork...
Scene of the Cybercrime: Computer Forensics Handbook
Scene of the Cybercrime: Computer Forensics Handbook

"Cybercrime and cyber-terrorism represent a serious challenge to society as a whole." - Hans Christian Krüger, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Crime has been with us as long as laws have existed, and modern technology has given us a new type of criminal activity: cybercrime. Computer and
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The Paradigm of Simias: Essays on Poetic Eccentricity (Trends in Classics - Supplementary Volumes)
The Paradigm of Simias: Essays on Poetic Eccentricity (Trends in Classics - Supplementary Volumes)
This book's concern is with notoriously obscure ancient poets-riddlers, whom it argues to have been an essential, albeit necessarily marginal, element of the literary landscape of Antiquity, which, in addition, exerted subtle yet lasting influence on European culture. The three first essays in this book trace a direct line of influence...
Lectures in Game Theory for Computer Scientists
Lectures in Game Theory for Computer Scientists

Game playing is a powerful metaphor that fits many situations where interaction between autonomous agents plays a central role. Numerous tasks in computer science, such as design, synthesis, verification, testing, query evaluation, planning, etc. can be formulated in game-theoretic terms. Viewing them abstractly as games reveals the...

Empire: A New History of the World
Empire: A New History of the World

A dazzling new history of the world told through the ten major empires of human civilization.

Eminent historian Paul Strathern opens the story of Empire with the Akkadian civilization, which ruled over a vast expanse of the region of ancient Mesopotamia, then turns to the immense Roman Empire,...

Cubism (Art of Century)
Cubism (Art of Century)

Les Demoiselles d’Avignon: five young women that changed modern art forever. Faces seen simultaneously from the front and in profile, angular bodies whose once voluptuous feminine forms disappear behind asymmetric lines-with this painting, Picasso revolutionised the entire history of painting. Cubism was thus born in 1907....

Castles and Fortified Cities of Medieval Europe: An Illustrated History
Castles and Fortified Cities of Medieval Europe: An Illustrated History

During the Middle Ages, castles and other fortified buildings were a common feature of the European landscape. As central powers rose and fell, the insecurity of the time inspired a revival of fortification techniques first introduced in the Roman Empire. Despite limitations in construction techniques and manpower, medieval fortifications...

The Birth of Modern Belief: Faith and Judgment from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment
The Birth of Modern Belief: Faith and Judgment from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment

An illuminating history of how religious belief lost its uncontested status in the West

This landmark book traces the history of belief in the Christian West from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, revealing for the first time how a distinctively modern category of belief came into being. Ethan Shagan focuses...

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