New: The Senate Torture Report

The Special Extensive Edition of the Official Torture Report of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Central Intelligence Agency Interrogation and Detention Program, including also the additional views, minority views & additional minority views.

“A portrait of depravity that is hard to comprehend and even harder to stomach.” – The New York Times

“The Senate intelligence committee’s report is a landmark in accountability … It is one of the most shocking documents ever produced by any modern democracy about its own abuses of its own highest principles.” – The Guardian

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“When I get a little money, I buy books. If any is left, I buy food and clothes.” — Erasmus

Tell the truth till it hurts! The Delicious Memoirs of Daniel Curzon…

“Angry, bitter, with chips on both shoulders, Daniel Curzon is also ferociously honest and very funny.” - Ian Young “He has been everywhere, he has met everyone, and now that he has your attention, he is going to let you know exactly what he has been thinking about them all these years. The result is a blunt, hilarious, page-turning ride that is, to use the cliché, impossible to put down.” - Philip Clark
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“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” — Ernest Hemingway

Accidental Brownie - A Childhood Memoir

Told with humor and intelligence and a keen eye for universal truths about being young, these are stories that will delight readers and remind them of another part of life when everything seemed so much more mysterious and yet so very much simpler. - William Souder, author of Under a Wild Sky (Pulitzer Prize finalist)
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“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” — Joyce Carol Oates

A Fantastic Story: Excelling Adventure, Action and...

“From the start it is clear that Rose has some shadowy talents and has experienced a troubled upbringing, but Shadow’s Voice is a good story of an unlikely heroine finding her way in the world that Natalie has created. The enigmatic magic that Rose seems eager to be rid of is excellently described and well fleshed-out….” amazon five stars!
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Steve Dennison's Ultimative Thriller

… a freelance journalist, ex-barrister, ex-cop, hurries to Texas to save his former girlfriend Jenny Bell from the executioner’s deadly injection, he has no conception of the perils awaiting him. Jenny, a sex-obsessed Englishwoman living in America, is on death-row for the murder of three soldiers. Dennison finds out about a plot to railroad Jenny and seeks proof of her innocence while exposing the real killer. Matters worsen when…
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The Shakespear Sisters: Christmas Crime

… too late to prevent the brutal murder of a former beauty queen with an inquisitive nature and a fatal attraction for the wrong men. It is a race that will pit them against corrupt officials and that will test Mark’s closest friendship. It will become a race for Ariel’s life…

“I am simply a ‘book drunkard.’ Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” — L. M. Montgomery

Foreword’s 2013 Book of the Year Award Finalist

“Halfway to the Stars will thrill an audience seeking entertainment untouched by editorial censors. This is stand-up comedy at its literary best, with controversial pieces included to strike the strongest blow where needed. Race, gender, religion, culture, and… are all targets in Curzon’s cable car chaos.”Julia Ann Charpentier – Clarion/Foreword Reviews Five Stars
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“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” — Oscar Wilde

The moving story of an Arab woman’s brave journey...

“If a movie were made of Halima Alaiyan’s dramatic life of dislocation, disappointment, and transformation, it would challenge credulity…” Thomas BeVier, in Foreword Reviews – Fall Issue 2014. Barely a year old, she flees Palestine with her parents. She grows up as an exile in Egypt, feeling the constraints of Islamic tradition on women. At sixteen, following an arranged marriage, she embarks on an even more restricted and isolated life in Saudi Arabia…
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The Shakespear Sisters: Crime Consortium

Who polices the police? The suspended commander of an elite police unit is found dead. It soon becomes clear that it was a hit for hire and that there is no shortage of suspects. Was he killed by someone he had investigated? Or by some of the people he accepted bribes from to protect them from investigation? Or by one of the people he had embroiled to help him in his protection racket?
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“The one way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in literature as in a perpetual orgy.” — Gustave Flaubert

The Long-Awaited Memoirs of a World Dancer

“The Sunshineboy describes those years in vivid pictures with valuable references to the world of stage and theatre in Vienna at that time. Hans-Christian, has given readers an insight into the perception of gender issues in post war Austria through describing touchingly his brave acts of defiance and the beautiful path he has chosen of healing and forgiving.” Liz King - the prominent dancer, choreographer and pioneer of the Austrian dance scene.
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“My alma mater was books, a good library…. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.” — Malcolm X

along all the streets of all the 'New Yorks'...

As Frank and Layla search for love, for commitment in the village of New York, in the village of their hearts, they encounter the likes of bloated Botero type characters oddly real and traveling as if in a blimp through the village… and, Hakim Luqman: the character that pinpricks the blimp into its soft landing into the world of Memo and Burcu…
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“I cannot live without books.” — Thomas Jefferson

Award-winning novels on the Belgian Congo and Rwanda-Urundi…

The African Quatuor of Albert Russo includes the author’s award-winning novels set in the former Belgian Congo and Rwanda-Urundi, with historical facts which will surprise the readers who are only aware of the often distorted reports they gather in today’s media… – James Baldwin’s words to the author, penned the year of his death: «I like your work very much indeed. It has a very gentle surface and a savage under-tow. You’re a dangerous man.»
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“Reading brings us unknown friends.” — Honoré de Balzac

Zapinette’s gems of insouciant wit tend to become infectious…

“Be warned, Zapinette’s gems of insouciant wit tend to become infectious. This wise-child’s deceptively worldly innocence takes the entire gamut of human endeavor in its compass. Hardly anyone or any¬thing escapes unscathed. Michael Jackson, Vittorio de Sica, Freddy Mercury, Mao Zedong, Bill and Hill, the Pope, Fidel Castro, and even Jesus of Nazareth all come under Zapinette’s delightfully zany fire…”The Literary Review
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“A good book is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility what human nature is of what happens in the world. It’s a creator of inwardness.” — Susan Sontag

A gripping first-hand account on the last days of dictatorship…

“When we read the book each time it’s the same emotion, we think ourselves in the spot. We are held in suspense throughout the story, a unique testimony. This is factual, written in a journalistic style at times and some¬times as a script for a documentary.” - Marie-Eve Raguenaud, MSF 1997-2009
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“Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” — Mark Twain

Sometimes, a story is ‘really’ presented in such a way that it shifts what was once fiction...

A heart that beats from the mechanisms of divinity and reveals that EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL. But, before arrival, as James Marcus, a fallen man in a fallen marriage in Toronto, Canada, I had to make a supreme choice: to leave all as I knew in search of… Aspendos…
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“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” — Jorge Luis Borges

Chiron Academic Press
Chiron Academic Press is the young prestigiuous academic brand of Wisehouse, with focus in the field of Management and Leadership, Computer Science and Digital Economy, Basic Research, Society and History, as well as academic text books and dissertations.

The Clouds Economy - by Matt Mayevsky

The Clouds Economy, is one of the most synthetic compendia concerning the concept of CC in a broad and comprehensive way from both the individual and business user’s perspective. The Clouds Economy discovers the complex world of the future market in which we participate today. It is a compass of knowledge and information orienting a user in the possibilities of Cloud services.
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“Waziristan remains a mystery and a puzzle for most of the world. Reports of violence and terrorism are frequently associated with its name. For people living here, life has become a hell of uncertainty. A drone strike could kill them or their family members one day, a suicide bomber the next or action by the Pakistan army the day after. Is this all there is to Waziristan? Ghulam Qadir Khan, sets out to show us the true face of Waziristan. He takes us to the heart of this society…. Unlike the previous authors, Ghulam Qadir is the only one from the area itself…” Professor Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University, Washington D.C.

l'Aleph
Editorial L’Aleph was founded in 2006 with the aim at publishing primarily works of trans-national writers in different world languages without boarders. L’Aleph was inaugurated in cooperation with the Else-Lasker Schüler Society and the Exil-Archiv based in Wuppertal with a strong commitment to writers’ empowerment.


Elementá

 

Elementá was founded with the aim at publishing primarily works of talented writers with entrepreneurial and experimental spirit. Elementá was established with a strong commitment to the empowerment of passionate writers of very different genres. Elementá is an exploration by writers and readers in the multiverse of books.

 

“Suddenly you are transported to post WWII San Francisco. A vague presence of eucalyptus and mist fill your mind. A sensory overload for the returning service men and woman. All are wounded in some way. All are seeking to heal. You are drawn into this extraordinary story of ordinary people seeking redemption…” - Geoff, Geoffrey F. Hughes, Eugene, Oregon, USA

 

“POETS CAN’T SING is an engrossing and entertaining read. Set in post WWII San Francisco, a motley collection of vivid characters, with three wounded veterans and a caring nurse at the core, are caught up in a series of dangerous misadventures and life-threatening challenges. Greed and cruelty block the way. Of what use, then, are love and compassion?” – Bill Bowler, Coordinating Editor, Bewildering Stories

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