Sleepwalkers

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0857389823
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (857 users)

Download or read book Sleepwalkers written by Tom Grieves and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-08-02 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ben is your average married man: wife, two kids, steady job. Toby is your average schoolboy: fifteen years old, sweet-natured and shy. Two people, two separate, unremarkable lives. Except for their dreams. Dreams of violence. Dreams of rage. Dreams of torture. Dreams that are always followed - the next morning - by scratches, scars, pain. When their dreams and doubts become too powerful to ignore, one fact will become clearer than any other: that the truth they are running towards is the very thing that they should be running away from.

The Sleepwalkers

Publisher : Health Communications, Inc.
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ISBN : 0757315887
Pages : 338 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (757 users)

Download or read book The Sleepwalkers written by J. Gabriel Gates and published by Health Communications, Inc.. This book was released on 2011-10-03 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A chilling and masterfully crafted teen horror novel guaranteed to keep the pages turning, the mind reeling, and the lamp on any reader's bedside table on long after midnight. Privileged and popular Caleb Mason is celebrating his high school graduation when he receives a mysterious, disturbing letter from his long-lost childhood playmate, Christine. Caleb and his jokester friend Bean decide to travel to his tiny hometown of Hudsonville, Florida, to find her. Upon arrival, they discover the town has taken a horrifying turn for the worse. Caleb's childhood home is abandoned and his father has disappeared. Children are going missing. The old insane asylum has reopened, and Christine is locked inside. Her mother, a witch, is consumed with madness, and Christine's long-dead twin sister whispers clues to Caleb through the static of an a.m. radio. The terrifying prophesies of the spirits are coming to pass. Sixteen clocks are ticking; sixty-six murdered souls will bring about the end of the world. As Caleb peels back layer after layer of mystery, he uncovers a truth more horrible than anything he had imagined, a truth that could only be uttered by the lips of the dead.

The Sleepwalkers

Publisher : St. Martin's Press
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ISBN : 9781429949460
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (949 users)

Download or read book The Sleepwalkers written by Paul Grossman and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2010-10-12 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Berlin, 1932. In the final weeks of the Weimar Republic, as Hitler and his National Socialist party angle to assume control of Germany, beautiful girls are seen sleepwalking through the streets. Then, a young woman of mysterious origin, with her legs bizarrely deformed, is pulled dead from the Havel River. Willi Kraus, a high ranking detective in Berlin's police force, begins a murder investigation. A decorated World War I hero and the nation's most famous detective, Willi also is a Jew. Despite his elite status in the criminal police, he is disturbed by the direction Germany is taking. Working urgently to identify the dead woman and solve the murder, Willi finds his superiors diverting him at every turn, and is forced to waste precious time on a politically-sensitive missing person case. Colleagues seem to avoid him; a man on a streetcar stops him from reading a newspaper over his shoulder; he is uncomfortably aware of being watched. But he persists, and soon enters the dangerous Berlin underworld of debauched nightclubs, prostitutes with secrets to hide, and a hypnotist with troubling connections. As he moves through darkness closer to the truth, Willi begins to understand that much more than the solution to a murder is at stake. What he discovers will mean that his life, the lives of his friends and family, and Germany itself will never be the same The Sleepwalkers is a powerful, dramatic debut thriller of a nation's unstoppable corruption, featuring a good man trapped between his duty to serve and his grave doubts about what, and who, he serves.

The Sleepwalkers

Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 0141394544
Pages : 592 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (141 users)

Download or read book The Sleepwalkers written by Arthur Koestler and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2017-02-23 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arthur Koestler's extraordinary history of humanity's changing vision of the universe In this masterly synthesis, Arthur Koestler cuts through the sterile distinction between 'sciences' and 'humanities' to bring to life the whole history of cosmology from the Babylonians to Newton. He shows how the tragic split between science and religion arose and how, in particular, the modern world-view replaced the medieval world-view in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. He also provides vivid and judicious pen-portraits of a string of great scientists and makes clear the role that political bias and unconscious prejudice played in their creativity.

The Sleepwalkers' Ballad

Publisher : Trafford Publishing
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ISBN : 1466989165
Pages : 190 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (466 users)

Download or read book The Sleepwalkers' Ballad written by Yolanda Ortal-Miranda and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2008-11-24 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This story of love, idealism, courage and betrayals takes place against the turmoil of the end of Batistas government and first three years of Castros. Besides the real-life characters of Batista, Castro and Che Guevara, the Revolution itself is an important character, making this work both a screenplay and a presentation of documented historical facts. Riveting parts of this story include the attack on the Presidential Palace; the guerrilla presence in La Sierra; Castros victory; the Agrarian, Monetary, and Housing Reforms; the government takeover of all banks and private businesses; the emergence of a strong underground movement; and the Bay of Pigs Invasion, with the often glossed-over involvement of President Kennedy. Much of the story is presented through unbiased dialogue and dramatizations of actual events. Two real-life characters, Echeverra and Manoln Guillotwho became significant figures in Cuban historyexemplify the struggle for freedom and justice against both regimes. Parallel to the socio-political drama is the development of the love story between the two protagonists, Mara and Alfredo. Alfredo believes in Castros promises of a just Revolution and joins Castro in La Sierra, rising to the rank of Comandante. Disenchanted as he witnesses Castros dictatorial behavior once in power, e.g., appointing himself Prime Minister, removing President Urrutia from office, and betraying the promises of a just Agrarian Reform, Alfredo and Mara once again join an underground movement, now against Castro, with Manoln Guillot functioning as Chief of Intelligence of the MRR, the strongest anti-Castro movement in the Island. After the failure of the invasion, Alfredo makes an unsuccessful attempt on Castros life. Immediately imprisoned, Alfredo is submitted to endless tortures and humiliations, but he never reveals the identity of Carlos (one of the noms de guerre of Manoln Guillot). At the end, a fascinating confrontation between the tyrant, Fidel Castro, and the idealistic Alfredo, reveals the strengths and flaws of two very different human beings.

The Sleepwalkers

Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN : 0307789160
Pages : 656 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

Download or read book The Sleepwalkers written by Hermann Broch and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2011-07-20 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With his epic trilogy, The Sleepwalkers, Hermann Broch established himself as one of the great innovators of modern literature, a visionary writer-philosopher the equal of James Joyce, Thomas Mann, or Robert Musil. Even as he grounded his narratives in the intimate daily life of Germany, Broch was identifying the oceanic changes that would shortly sweep that life into the abyss. Whether he is writing about a neurotic army officer (The Romantic), a disgruntled bookkeeper and would-be assassin (The Anarchist), or an opportunistic war-deserter (The Relaist), Broch immerses himself in the twists of his characters' psyches, and at the same time soars above them, to produce a prophetic portrait of a world tormented by its loss of faith, morals, and reason.

The Sleepwalkers

Publisher : Griffith Publishing LLC
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ISBN : 099637261X
Pages : 246 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (996 users)

Download or read book The Sleepwalkers written by B. B. Griffith and published by Griffith Publishing LLC. This book was released on 2016-05-11 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Is it still a crime if you commit it in your sleep? Ethan Barret is on trial for attempted murder. The problem is, he doesn't remember doing it. His hands committed the crime, but he was asleep the whole time. Ethan Barret is also only twelve years old. Gordon Pope is down on his luck. He was one of the best child-psychiatrists in the country before his divorce. Now he's broke, bored, and spiraling into depression. He agrees to be an expert witness in Ethan's case because he needs the extra cash for drinking money. What he doesn't know is that he's about to be thrown into a race against time to save the boy, and himself, before it's too late for both of them. The Sleepwalkers is a riveting thriller that will change the way you think about sleep--and dreams--forever.

Polar Bear Pirates and Their Quest to Engage the Sleepwalkers

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 0857081624
Pages : 180 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (857 users)

Download or read book Polar Bear Pirates and Their Quest to Engage the Sleepwalkers written by Adrian Webster and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-12-05 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Conquer complacency and transform your team into a happy, winning crew. Polar Bear Pirates are highly focused, successful characters, they can’t help but motivate everyone around them and just like you; they love to have some fun. In their latest quest, they take on the Sleepwalkers, the workplace zombies who are with you in body but never take a step beyond the ordinary because their minds have drifted into sleep mode. Going through the motions, thinking the same old stuff and delivering the same results, they stand out like beacons of disappointment. Sleepwalkers can be found orbiting Planet Complacency. This place is in the arch enemy of success! It is a huge planet, more powerful than the inhospitable Rock Bottom, it appears to be a comfortable, safe and popular place to be. Yet this silent assassin is responsible for snuffing out millions of dreams and kidnapping untold potential. Stepping Beyond Ordinary The Polar Bear Pirates’ mission is to re-awaken dormant talent and release untapped potential. Join them and meet a cast of amazing characters, from Neg Ferrets and Bloaters, to Amps and Vamps. One thing’s for sure, you’ll come out the other side inspired and ready to get the best out of your team and the people around you. Polar Bear Pirates shows you how to motivate everyday people to deliver extraordinary results.

Dance of the Sleepwalkers

Publisher : Popular Press
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ISBN : 9780879725693
Pages : 226 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (725 users)

Download or read book Dance of the Sleepwalkers written by Frank M. Calabria and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author draws upon the humanities and social sciences to analyze the meaning and significance of this form of aberrant play. Dance of the Sleepwalkers is descriptive of a freak form of amusement but, more importantly, it identifies the posture of Americans living in modern times, the automaton!

Summary of Christopher Clark’s The Sleepwalkers by Swift Reads

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Pages : 35 pages
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Download or read book Summary of Christopher Clark’s The Sleepwalkers by Swift Reads written by Swift Reads and published by Swift Reads. This book was released on 2019-06-28 with total page 35 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christopher Clark’s The Sleepwalkers (2012) is an expansive account of the days, months, and years leading up to World War I. Clark’s central contention is that scholars’ continuous preoccupation with the question of who was responsible for starting the war stems from an erroneous understanding of the events... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

The Sleepwalkers

Publisher : Harper Collins
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ISBN : 0062199226
Pages : 736 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (62 users)

Download or read book The Sleepwalkers written by Christopher Clark and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2013-03-19 with total page 736 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History) The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 is historian Christopher Clark’s riveting account of the explosive beginnings of World War I. Drawing on new scholarship, Clark offers a fresh look at World War I, focusing not on the battles and atrocities of the war itself, but on the complex events and relationships that led a group of well-meaning leaders into brutal conflict. Clark traces the paths to war in a minute-by-minute, action-packed narrative that cuts between the key decision centers in Vienna, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Paris, London, and Belgrade, and examines the decades of history that informed the events of 1914 and details the mutual misunderstandings and unintended signals that drove the crisis forward in a few short weeks. Meticulously researched and masterfully written, Christopher Clark’s The Sleepwalkers is a dramatic and authoritative chronicle of Europe’s descent into a war that tore the world apart.

The Evolution of Forensic Psychiatry

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0199393443
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (199 users)

Download or read book The Evolution of Forensic Psychiatry written by Dr Robert Sadoff and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2015-06-15 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dr. Robert Sadoff's The Evolution of Forensic Psychiatry is extraordinarily unique in that it is not intended to be a textbook or a guide to forensic psychiatry. Instead, this book is a fascinating mix of historical beginnings, current developments, representative subspecialties of psychiatry, and several allied disciplines and their impact on forensic psychiatry. Furthermore, it also includes neuroscientific research and how it translates to civic and criminal case work. Judges, attorneys, law professors and a police scientist all weigh in on the influence of the interdisciplinary research these forensic scientists have had on the justice system. Featuring case examples and research conducted by the professionals who have had the greatest influence on the growth of the field of forensic psychiatry, they lead the discussion on the various aspects and issues of the discipline's impact on the criminal justice system. Dr. Sadoff and his team have set out to improve the phases of criminal procedures as they impact our community at large.

The Sleepwalkers' Ball

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Pages : 222 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

Download or read book The Sleepwalkers' Ball written by Alan Bilton and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A romantic comedy that follows the lives of a man and a woman trying to find each other in time.

Theories of Consciousness

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1134670362
Pages : 317 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (134 users)

Download or read book Theories of Consciousness written by William Seager and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2002-01-31 with total page 317 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most remarkable fact about the universe is that certain parts of it are conscious. Somehow nature has managed to pull the rabbit of experience out of a hat made of mere matter. Making its own contribution to the current, lively debate about the nature of consciousness, Theories of Consciousness introduces variety of approaches to consciousness and explores to what extent scientific understanding of consciousness is possible. Including discussion of key figures, such as Descartes, Foder, Dennett and Chalmers, the book covers identity theories, representational theories, intentionality, externalism, and the new information-based theories.

Decision Advantage

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0197508065
Pages : 368 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (197 users)

Download or read book Decision Advantage written by Jennifer E. Sims and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2022-08-02 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A history of winning intelligence practices from the Spanish Armada to Cyberwar that offers timeless, practical lessons we ignore at our peril. According to conventional wisdom, strategic surprise and other intelligence failures are both inevitable and ultimately irrelevant because, at least in international politics and war, military muscle matters more than brains. In Decision Advantage, Jennifer E. Sims counters this argument by investigating the history of intelligence through centuries of international conflict, including the 16th Century's Spanish Armada, two US Civil War battles, the hunt for President Lincoln's assassin, and key diplomatic crises before the two World Wars. Sims dives deep into these events to show that the competitive pursuit of intelligence advantage has been a measurable, buildable, and consequential form of power that can help competitors win against otherwise stronger opponents. From these observations, the author develops a general guide to building intelligence readiness, whether for war, diplomacy, or international manhunts. Refuting arguments that intelligence is a sideshow because intentions are unknowable and predictions risky, she redefines success as gaining information advantages over an adversary, prescribes four practical pathways for gaining them, and confirms what seems to be simple common sense: smart competitors know how to learn, and the ones who learn best tend to win. Thinking of intelligence in this way, Sims argues, adds a moral character to an enterprise that is too often mired in excessive secrecy and tyrannical agendas. By "lifting the veil" on international politics, Decision Advantage shows how good intelligence can lessen the likelihood of wars of misperception and folly.

New York Magazine

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Pages : 130 pages
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Download or read book New York Magazine written by and published by . This book was released on 1992-05-04 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.