The House of Order: Stories

The House of Order, the first collection of composite stories by John Paul Jaramillo, presents a stark vision of American childhood and family, set in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico. Manito Ortiz sorts family truth from legend as broken as the steel industry and the rusting vehicles that line Spruce Street. The only access to his lost family’s story is his uncle, the unreliable Neto Ortiz.

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Thor, T.2: Victoire (Thor, Volume I & Miniseries)

Ceux qui l’avaient parié ont gagné ! Le film Thor a embrasé les salles obscures en avril dernier. La première expérience cinématographique du Dieu du Tonnerre a été un énorme succès. Côté librairie, le premier volume paru dans la collection Deluxe, a lui aussi suscité un véritable engouement. Le deuxième tome est donc très attendu. Il nous présente la suite et la fin de la savoureuse saga de J.M. Straczynski et Olivier Coipel, dans laquelle Loki nous dévoile ses plans.
Nous découvrirons aussi ce que vient faire Bor, le grand-père de Thor et nous comprendrons le rôle que va jouer le terrible Docteur Fatalis. En décembre, Thor retombera entre les mains expertes d’Olivier Coipel dans la série publiée en kiosque, il sera aussi le principal protagoniste de Fear Itself, le dernier crossover Marvel. Le Dieu du Tonnerre n’a pas fini de faire parler de lui !

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Military Intelligence Blunders and Cover-Ups

The events of 9/11 and the war on terrorism and the daily crises in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—behind them lie some of the most shocking failures and misuse of military intelligence in history. In this updated edition of Colonel Hughes-Wilson’s controversial book, the long-serving professional military intelligence officer explores and exposes the often disastrous misunderstanding and mishandling of crucial intelligence by politicians and seasoned generals in recent times. Modern military history records major catastrophes in the air, at sea, and on the battlefield that originate in lapses of military judgment—from the crushing defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo to Stalin’s Operation Barbarossa to Yom Kippur. The reason frequently lies in the failure of the decision makers in power to understand and appreciate fully intelligence information. So it was that American bureaucratic bungling and interservice rivalries collaborated with the Japanese in their devastating attack on Pearl Harbor—despite the fact that the U.S. was monitoring Japan’s top-secret radio traffic. So, too, the Viet Cong’s Tet Offensive of 1968 took the world’s most technologically advanced army completely by surprise. This book discloses the lapses, errors, miscalculations, and underestimations of military intelligence that have shaped our wars and defined our times.

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The Viking Prince (The Joe Kubert Library)

When an amnesiac Viking warrior washed up on the shores of a fishing village in fifth century Iceland, the villagers guessed from his garb that he was royalty, and so they called him Jon, after a legendary prince. Only Thorvald, ruler of a nearby town, realized that he was in fact both royalty and a threat to his own power — and so, Thorvald plotted to kill Jon. While dodging Thorvald’s attempts on his life, Jon also battled giants, sea monsters, witches and more.

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New Daughters of the Oracle: The Return of Female Prophetic Power in Our Time

In the eighties and nineties, portrait-painter Virginia Adair travelled the world over to interview 43 randomly selected female psychics of our time. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Adair visited psychics not only in the US and Europe, but as far afield as Argentina, Turkey, Crete, the former Yugoslavia, Thailand, Singapore and India to compile her unique record. In the process, she discovered that a revolution was a-borning — the re-ascension to power of the psychic energies of women. In 1999, the author’s account of her voyage of discovery into the female psyche was published as Women of a Higher Nature. New Paradigm is now re-issuing a new and revised edition as New Daughters of the Oracle.

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Homing

From Umuzi’s site:

A finely crafted short story collection, comprising fourteen stories, the themes of which range the terrain of human experience – loneliness, madness and murder, betrayal, loss and longing – by a writer set to become one of South Africa’s most significant voices. Many of the stories slyly detonates acts of violence: a young boy being confronted by a wounded gangster in the pristine corridors of a library; or when a man lies inexplicably bleeding on a pavement. The writing is precise and controlled.

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