Author : Tom Holland
ISBN : 9780748131051
Genre : History
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The Roman Republic was the most remarkable state in history. What began as a small community of peasants camped among marshes and hills ended up ruling the known world. Rubicon paints a vivid portrait of the Republic at the climax of its greatness - the same greatness which would herald the catastrophe of its fall. It is a story of incomparable drama. This was the century of Julius Caesar, the gambler whose addiction to glory led him to the banks of the Rubicon, and beyond; of Cicero, whose defence of freedom would make him a byword for eloquence; of Spartacus, the slave who dared to challenge a superpower; of Cleopatra, the queen who did the same. Tom Holland brings to life this strange and unsettling civilization, with its extremes of ambition and self-sacrifice, bloodshed and desire. Yet alien as it was, the Republic still holds up a mirror to us. Its citizens were obsessed by celebrity chefs, all-night dancing and exotic pets; they fought elections in law courts and were addicted to spin; they toppled foreign tyrants in the name of self-defence. Two thousand years may have passed, but we remain the Romans' heirs.
Category: History


Author : Steven Saylor
ISBN : 9781849019897
Genre : Fiction
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A story of murder and duplicity during the Roman civil war featuring Gordianus the Finder. Caesar and his troops have crossed teh Rubicon and ar marching on Rome. Pompey his rival, is preparing to flee south with his loyal troops, leaving the city unguarded and ungoverned. Before Pompey leaves Rome, however, his cousiin and protege is found dead, garotted in Gordianus's garden. Enraged, Pompey demands that Gordianus discover and name the killer. With one son a trusted aide of Caesar and his son-in-law held as hostage by Pompey, Gordianus faces a personal crisis: he must learn the secrets of the dead man and reveal a murderer to protect his own family from being crushed by the opposing forces that will forever change the Roman world.
Category: Fiction

Schwerdtfegers Rubicon

Author : Heiko Mallau
ISBN : 9783735756831
Genre : Fiction
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Dieser Krimi schildert ein perfektes Verbrechen vor dem Hintergrund der gesellschaftlichen Realität des Deutschlands von heute.
Category: Fiction

Die Rubicon Verschw Rung

Author : James Swallow
ISBN : 9783641195144
Genre : Fiction
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Finde den Verräter. Kämpfe ums Überleben. Vertraue niemandem. Marc Dane ist Agent beim Britischen Geheimdienst. Er ist der Typ am Computer, der Technikexperte jenseits der Action. Als er nach einem brutalen Anschlag auf sein Team als einziger Überlebender zurückbleibt, kämpft er plötzlich an vorderster Front. Nicht nur muss er sein Land vor einer düsteren Bedrohung retten, er muss auch seine eigene Unschuld beweisen. Völlig auf sich allein gestellt, bleibt ihm nichts anderes übrig, als die Hilfe der toughen Agentin Lucy Keyes anzunehmen. Keyes weiß, was es bedeutet, niemandem vertrauen zu können. Und sie verfügt über all jene Fähigkeiten, ohne die Dane den bevorstehenden Kampf nicht überleben kann.
Category: Fiction


Author : Jack McKinney
ISBN : 0345353056
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 31.72 MB
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Optera! Birthplace of the Flowers of Life and their agents of retribution, the Invid . . . nexus for an unfolding of events that had left the galaxy reshaped and redefined . . . and now the focal point of the Sentinels' long campaign to liberate the Quadrant from the Regent's tyranny. Edwards is on his way to Optera, in flight from Tirol with his prisoner Lynn-Minmei and a handful of Invid Inorganics under his control. So too are Breetai's Zentraedi -- closing on the very world the Imperative bade them defoliate generations ago -- and the renegade forces of Tesla, mutated beyond recognition by the fruits of the Flower. The Sentinels themselves are not far behind. However, they have Peryton to deal with first -- a godforsaken planet cursed by fate and time itself. But what awaits Rick, Lisa, and the Human Sentinels there is a mere primer for what is to come: the realization that they have journeyed across the galaxy . . . to wage war against each other!
Category: Fiction


Author : D.W. Buffa
ISBN : 9781943818600
Genre : Fiction
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It could happen... Bobby Hart, an idealistic young senator from California, thinks that he's escaped the political spotlight when he decides not to run for president. Then, on a secret mission to Germany, he discovers that there is going to be an assassination. He doesn't know who is the target, who is behind the plan, or where it will take place. All he knows is that it will happen before the election. And that it operates under the code name "Rubicon". Rubicon, Hart remembers, is the river Caesar crossed with his army when he decided to seize power in Rome. For Caesar it meant that there was no turning back for a republic on its way to becoming an empire. But crossing the Rubicon meant the beginning of an era in Rome. Could it mean the end of something else today? As events pile up before the predicted attack, it becomes clear that "Rubicon" isn't just about the election. It's a plot to steal the country. Now Hart is in a race against time to find out who is behind the conspiracy and how to stop it before it's too late and democracy in America is changed forever. A blistering indictment of our current political climate, Rubicon is an intelligent, action-packed thriller that will change the way readers think about the next election.
Category: Fiction


Author : Anthony K. Campbell
ISBN : UOM:39015032285499
Genre : Biology
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Category: Biology

Crossing The Rubicon

Author : Michael C. Ruppert
ISBN : 0865715408
Genre : History
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The long-awaited exposé of 9/11 and Peak Oil - by the "Godfather of 9/11 research."
Category: History

When A Unicorn Crosses The Rubicon

Author : Lloyd Goulbourne
ISBN : 9781483454054
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In When a Unicorn Crosses the Rubicon, author Lloyd Goulbourne introduces us to friends and neighbors Angie and Taylor. They seem to have almost everything going for them during their senior year of high school. Like many teens, Angie and Taylor believe they are almost fully prepared to undertake the next scripted challenges in life-until life changes their plans. You will share their pain as both Angie and Taylor must overcome personal tragedy and face their demons as well as the ones created by their families with explosive results. As you meet the characters in When a Unicorn Crosses the Rubicon, they may seem familiar to you. You may know someone like Angie, Taylor, and the others. You may even see some of yourself in them. In the face of tragedy, they demonstrate strength as well as vulnerability, just like many of those we encounter every day.

The Rubicon

ISBN : 9781450053570
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 76.37 MB
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We make decisions everyday. Some are life altering and once made, cannot be undone. How many times have we been at major decision making junctures in ours lives? Whether or not or have a child? Which job offer to take? Should I get married? These are decisions that have forever changed our lives and altered our existence. Most of the time we forget about the choices that were available once we get on with our lives. Eventhough we may wish, at times, our decisions had been different, our lives have been forever altered. Some people believe in fate and what will be, will be. Still others fancy themselves masters of their own souls. Most of us are somewhere in between. We grope at life ́s decisions struggling to always make the right one. If we could know the future and exactly how each decision we make will pan out over our lifetime, then the process of picking the right road would be much easier. "THE RUBICON" presents a road that has a schceduled end -a predetermined result-a means to an end that is a roller coaster ride of happiness, joy and peace no matter what your circumstances are. "THE RUBICON" offers an understanding of why we exist and offers a poignant yet livable standard. There is no place on earth like living in the Master ́s Plan serving out His purpose for your life. You are created to give God praise and glory through your gifts and your talents. "THE RUBICON" beckons you to open up your awareness and see like you have never seen before- with the eyes of your understanding. "THE RUBICON" calls to your spirit to free itself from the bondage and oppression of ignorance and associate itself with the liberty that can only come from the God who created it. "THE RUBICON" challenges you to choose this day whom you will serve. Stop taking your knowledge from creation and link your soul to the all-knowing One-The Creator-The Alpha and the Omega-The Beginning and The End. The One who had no beginning who always was and always will be. Connect yourself to the source of life and allow His wisdom to flow to you and through you with eternal waves of glory. Our God is Holy and once you stand in His presence and begin to see Him as He is, then His holy presence becomes enough for you. You will want His presence more and more! It ́s one thing to be hungry for power and quite another thing to be satisfied by God ́s presence. "THE RUBICON" offers you a peek at what it feels like when He comes. Taste and see that He is Good.
Category: Self-Help