Author: Sven Hassel
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
A sobering portrait of the absurdity of the Nazi regime and the atrocities committed by Hitler's secret police. 'Frighteningly vivid, a most strongly felt piece of writing' IRISH TIMES After months of fighting a savage war on the Eastern Front, the 27th Penal Regiment - men considered little more than criminals - are joined by German reserves. A garrison has been attacked and occupied by Russian troops. The German soldiers have been slaughtered. Sven Hassel and his comrades are ordered to get behind Russian lines and massacre those responsible. But this is only the beginning... Because then the orders change: the regiment are sent to Hamburg, where their next assignment is guard duty for the mercilessly cruel Gestapo...
Julius Caesar's Disease
Author: Francesco Maria Galassi, Hutan Ashrafian
It is generally accepted as a historical fact that Julius Caesar suffered from epilepsy, an illness which in classical times was sometimes associated with divinely bestowed genius. The ancient sources describe several episodes when, sometimes at critical junctures, one of the most famous military commanders in history was incapacitated by his illness referred to as morbus comitialis. But does the evidence really fit with the diagnosis of epilepsy? And if it was not epilepsy that afflicted Caesar, then what was it? These are the questions that doctors Galassi and Ashrafian seek to answer by applying modern medical knowledge to the symptoms and circumstances described by contemporary historians and commentators of Caesar’s life (which include the great man himself). The result is a fascinating piece of historical-pathological detective work that challenges received wisdom about one of the most famous men of all time.
Author: Fik Meijer
An analysis of the private and public lives of ancient Rome's gladiators explores how they were both despised for their lowly status and hero-worshipped for their skills and courage, chronicling how tens of thousands of gladiators perished publicly over the course of six hundred years. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
BLAME! Academy and So On is a spin-off series of BLAME! set in the same "City" as BLAME! and is a parody / comedy about various characters in the main BLAME! storyline set in a traditional Japanese school environment. Various elements of the main BLAME! story are parodied, including the relationship between Killy and Cibo, and Dhomochevsky and Iko. Irregularly published in Afternoon and compiled as BLAME! Gakuen and So On September 19, 2008, this is its first official English language release in either digital or print.
Author: Guido Della Valle, Marcello Gigante
Author: Laurelin Paige, Kayti McGee, Laurelin McGee
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Welcome to the sexy, crazy, wildly unpredictable world of modern matchmaking, where fixing up strangers is part of the job—but falling in love is an occupational hazard... HE'S THE PERFECT CATCH. Blake Donovan is tall, handsome, rich, and successful—so why would a guy like him need a matchmaker? Andrea Dawson has no idea, but a job is a job. After being blackballed from a career in marketing, Andrea agreed to use her unique profiling skills to play matchmaker out of pure desperation. But when she meets her highly eligible—and particular—first client face to face, she wonders what she's gotten herself into... IS SHE HIS PERFECT MATCH? Blake knows exactly the kind of woman he's looking for—and it's the total opposite of Andrea. Though smart and undeniably sexy, she is simply too headstrong for a man who's used to being in charge. Still, Blake's blood pressure rises whenever she's near him. How can he explain the smoldering attraction that sizzles between them? And how can Andrea deny she's feeling it, too? Maybe, just maybe, they've finally met their match...
A collection of documents from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries documenting how Orthodox priests and lay Russians converted the Aleutian people of Kodiak Island and in the Yukon Delta in Alaska. Demonstrates how the Christians correlated traditional Orthodox Christian doctrine with the beliefs of the Alaska Natives.