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Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic
Tom Holland
1400078970
March 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
After a palace coup demolished the reign of King Tarquin of Rome in 509 B.C., a republican government flourished, providing every person an opportunity to participate in political life in the name of liberty. As Holland, a novelist and adapter of Herodotus' Histories for British radio, points out in this lively re-creation of the republic's rise and fall, the seeds of destruction were planted in the very soil in which the early republic flourished. It was more often members of the patrician classes who had the resources to achieve political success. Such implicit class distinctions in an ostensibly classless society also gave rise to a new group of rulers who acted like monarchs. Holland chronicles the rise to power of such leaders as Sulla Felix, Pompey, Cicero and Julius Caesar. Some of these leaders, such as...


The Sleeper in the Sands
Tom Holland
0349112231
July 2001
Paperback
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The Sooterkin
Tom Gilling
1402890214

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The Bone Hunter
Tom Holland
0349115222
May 2002
Paperback
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SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
“Fascinating and original… unforgettable.”

From the Publisher
1878. The golden days of dinosaur discoveries. In the still–Wild West, fossils of monstrous size are being uncovered by America’s two greatest bone hunters, Professors Marsh and Cope. Caught in the bitterest of feuds, their rivals steal or destroy each other’s findings, clashing murderously in the treacherous Wyoming Badlands. Back in New York, Marsh and Cope are sniffing out tantalizing rumors of the ultimate find. Also lured by the rumors are enigmatic English scientist Captain Dawkins and Miss Lilian Prescott, a naïve but willful heiress. Drawn into a web of corruption and murder, they are forced on a desperate hunt for a cache of mysterious fossils — a quest...


Essential Thinkers: Descartes (Discourse on Method: Meditations on the First Philosophy: The Principles of Philosophy)
Descartes
0760762414
January 2005
Hardcover
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The 12-Week Triathlete: Train for a Triathlon in Just Three Months
Tom Holland
1592331262
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Imagine being able to compete in a triathlon in just three short months! You can, with this all-encompassing, easy-to-use training program! The 12-Week Triathlete gives the most exciting, encouraging, and up-to-date exercise information for the fitness enthusiast. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned triathlete, this book offers a complete program that will help you strengthen, tone-up, and both physically and mentally prepare for the big day. It will appeal to both men and women and includes: 12 weekly training programs nutrition information logs sport specific question & answer sidebars (biking, running, and swimming) information on weight-training, endurance training, speed work, and more basic questions about competing: Can you eat during a race? How do you line up your bike so you can jump right on it?...


Persian Fire
Tom Holland
0385513119
May 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
After chronicling the fall of the Roman Republic in Rubicon, historian Holland turns his attention further back in time to 480 B.C., when the Greeks defended their city-states against the invading Persian empire, led by Xerxes. Classicists will recall such battles as Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis, which raises the question: why do we need another account of this war, when we already have Herodotus? But just as Victor David Hanson and Donald Kagan have reframed our understanding of the Peloponnesian War by finding contemporary parallels, Holland recasts the Greek-Persian conflict as the first clash in a long-standing tension between East and West, echoing now in Osama bin Laden's pretensions to a Muslim caliphate. Holland doesn't impose a modern sensibility on the ancient civilizations he describes, and he...


Confederate Colonel and Cherokee Chief: The Life of William Holland Thomas
E. Stanly Godbold
1572331615
December 1990
Paperback
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Rescue of Santo Tomas: Manila, WWII: The Flying Column: 100 Miles to Freedom
Robert B. Holland
1563119110
November 2003
Hardcover
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Slave of My Thirst
Tom Holland
067154053X
July 1998
Paperback
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From Library Journal
These days, what can a writer do to make his vampire novel stand out from the pack? In Lord of the Dead (LJ 1/96), Holland made Lord Byron one, and he brings his vampire Byron back in this new novel, narrated in part by Bram Stoker. Like Stoker's masterpiece, this book is arranged as a series of letters, journal, and diary entries. Stoker here plays Doctor Watson to a Doctor John Eliot's Sherlock Holmes. The book's opening section, though, comes right out of the movie Gunga Din, complete with a deadly battle atop a tower against the forces of Kali. But in this novel, those forces are not thugs but zombies, and Kali is not just a statue but a supernatural power who summons Jack the Ripper into the book. Holland mixes all of these associations together and serves up an entertaining concoction all his own. Literary...


Deliver Us from Evil
Tom Holland
0751518611
July 2001
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Tapas Made Easy
Tomas Garcia
1843308274
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A follow-up to the best-selling Sushi Made Easy, which received high praise from The New York Times. Here is the perfect introduction to tapas, the world’s most civilized bar food. Beautifully designed and with excellent photography throughout, these uncomplicated, delectable, and authentic recipes are presented so that any home chef can easily master them. This delicious collection features a varied collection of tempting treats—from Spanish staples such as skewered sausage slices, tortilla Espanola, and patatas bravas, to newer innovations using international ingredients such as smoked salmon, papaya, avocado, and curry paste. It’s the ideal cookbook for bringing home the special pleasures of Spanish cuisine.


A Conspiracy of Violence: Chaloner's First Exploit in Restoration London
Susanna Gregory
0316731102
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
At the start of this rapidly paced if sometimes confusing first in a new historical series from Gregory (A Deadly Brew), ex-government spy Thomas Chaloner returns from a mission in Holland after Charles II takes the throne in 1660. When spymaster John Thurloe's post-boy, Charles Stewart, is abruptly slain, Chaloner, hoping to impress his former boss, chases the lad's killers through London's raunchiest slums, eventually landing in White Hall, where the king is holding his annual "Touching Ceremony" to heal the sick. Amid England's worsening relations with Holland, Chaloner's Dutch girlfriend, Metje, incriminates him, and he finds himself at an "important crossroads," with options of spying for the king, hunting rumored treasure buried in the Tower or returning home to Buckinghamshire to live quietly. Some obvious...


Contours of Pauline Theology
Tom Holland
185792469X
Nov 2004
Hardcover
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In the Moon of Red Ponies
James Lee Burke
0743537203
June 2004
Audio
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From Publishers Weekly
Narrator Stechschulte does an excellent job giving voice to the many eccentric characters in Burke's fourth novel starring former Texas Ranger Billy Bob Holland, last heard from in Bitterroot (2001). Billy Bob and his private investigator wife, Temple, have relocated to a ranch in Missoula, Mont. Not long after he hangs his attorney's shingle, Billy Bob receives a visit from ex-biker/rodeo clown Wyatt Dixon, who he helped send to jail for life in Bitterroot. Wyatt, free on a technicality, once buried Temple alive before spending time in federal prison. Now a born again Christian, he wants Holland to represent his horse-trading business. Here Stechschulte's talent truly shines. His portrayal of Wyatt's vacuous politeness is unnerving. Billy Bob doesn't trust him, nor does the listener. But should we? This is just...


Banquete De Sangre
Tom Holland
8408025406
Mar 1998
(Hardcover) - Spanish
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Lord of the Dead: The Secret History of Byron
Tom Holland
0671024116
July 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Lord Byron as a vampire? That notion may not explain the aberrant behavior of the much-revered Romantic poet, but it definitely provides a racy foundation for Holland's engaging and sophisticated debut novel. The story begins in London in the present, as lovely young Rebecca Carville petitions her lawyer for the keys to the family crypt, where she hopes to find the sole existing copy of Byron's memoirs. Instead, she finds Byron himself, who proceeds to tell her the story of how he became a vampire during his journey to Greece. The first half of Byron's account remains within the conventions of the horror genre, as the great poet desperately fights the efforts of the powerful Greek vardoulacha, who eventually drains his blood. Once Byron begins to explore his new nature, however, Holland embarks on a remarkable...

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