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Kissing Galileo

Kissing Galileo

Kissing Galileo

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Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10: 1942874464

Category: Fiction

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Her professor just saw her mostly naked. Awkwardness is guaranteed to ensue. Proceeds for the month of release go to College Track (501c3), providing college scholarships and resources for vulnerable / limited resource populations. At collegetrack.org What do you do when your freakishly smart and wickedly sarcastic Research Methods professor sees you mostly naked? You befriend him, of course. ‘Kissing Galileo’ is the second book in the Dear Professor series, is 60k words, and can be read as a standalone. A shorter version of this story (40k words) was entitled ‘Nobody Looks Good Naked’ and was available via Penny Reid’s newsletter for free over the course of 2018-19.


Kissing Tolstoy

Kissing Tolstoy

Kissing Tolstoy

Author: Penny Reid

Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10: 1942874359

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1394

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What do you do when you discover that your super-hot blind date from months ago is now your super-hot Russian Lit professor? You overthink everything and pray for a swift end to your misery, of course! ‘Kissing Tolstoy’ is the first book in the Dear Professor series, is 46k words, and can be read as a standalone. A shorter version of this story (28k words) was entitled ‘Nobody Looks Good in Leather Pants’ and was available via Penny Reid’s newsletter for free over the course of 2017.


The Hooker and the Hermit

The Hooker and the Hermit

The Hooker and the Hermit

Author: Penny Reid ,LH Cosway

Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10: 1942874006

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 339

Number of Views: 1255

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Book #1 in the USA Today Bestselling Series New York's Finest Blogging as *The Socialmedialite* April 22 LADIES AND GENTS! I have an announcement! You know that guy I featured on my blog a few months ago? The really, really hot Irish rugby player who plays the position of 'hooker' in the RLI (Rugby League International)? The one with the anger management issues, the body of a gladiator and the face of a movie star? The one with the questionable fashion choices leading me to ask whether he was the lovechild of a leprechaun and a hobbit? Ronan Fitzpatrick? Yeah, that guy. Well, I have a confession to make... THE HERMIT Annie Catrel, social media expert extraordinaire at Davidson & Croft Media and clandestine celebrity blogger, can make anyone shine in the court of public opinion. She is the Socialmedialite, anonymous creator of New York's Finest and the internet's darling. Virtual reality is Annie's forte, but actual reality? Not so much. THE HOOKER Ronan Fitzpatrick, aka the best hooker the world of rugby has seen in decades, despises the media--social or otherwise. The press has spun a web of lies depicting him as rugby's wild and reckless bad boy. Suspended from his team, Ronan has come to Manhattan to escape the drama, lay low, fly under the radar. Only, Ronan isn't easy to overlook, and he can't escape the notice of the Socialmedialite... THE PLAN When Ronan is sent to Davidson & Croft Media to reshape his public image, he never expects to cross paths with shy but beautiful Annie, nor does he expect his fierce attraction to her. He couldn't be happier when her boss suggests pairing them together. What lengths will Annie take to keep her virtual identity concealed? And what happens when the hooker discovers who the hermit really is? The Hooker and the Hermit is a collaboration between authors L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid, is a full length 110k word novel, and is a standalone.


Making Darkness Light

Making Darkness Light

Making Darkness Light

Author: Joe Moshenska

Publisher: Basic Books

Isbn 10: 1541620690

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 464

Number of Views: 1441

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An innovative and elegant new biography of John Milton from an acclaimed Oxford professor John Milton was once essential reading for visionaries and revolutionaries, from William Blake to Ben Franklin. Now, however, he has become a literary institution—intimidating rather than inspiring. In Making Darkness Light, Oxford professor Joe Moshenska rediscovers a poet whose rich contradictions confound his monumental image. Immersing ourselves in the rhythms and textures of Milton’s world, we move from the music of his childhood home to his encounter with Galileo in Florence into his idiosyncratic belief system and his strange, electrifying imagination. Making Darkness Light will change the way we think about Milton, the place of his writings in his life, and his life in history. It is also a book about Milton’s place in our times: about our relationship with the Western canon, about why and how we read, and about what happens when we let someone else’s ideas inflect our own.


The Cad and the Co-Ed

The Cad and the Co-Ed

The Cad and the Co-Ed

Author: Penny Reid,L.H. Cosway

Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10: 1942874294

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 654

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Keeping a secret this big is going to take lots of balls. Specifically, rugby balls. THE CAD Bryan Leech is a cad. Or, he *was* a cad. No one is quite certain. Once the quintessential playboy, Bryan claims he’s done with wild parties and weekend benders. No more one night stands leading to mornings he can’t remember; no more binges and blackouts; no more exploits plastered all over the tabloids and rag sheets. According to Bryan, he’s cleaning up his act. The only problem is, no one believes him. THE CO-ED Eilish Cassidy never thought she’d be a mother at nineteen or still in college at twenty-four. Cut off from every member of her family except her favorite cousin, she’s finally managed put her life back together. Stronger and wiser, Eilish enters her last semester of university determined to stand on her own. Now she just needs to find an internship. The only problem is, her best option—by far—places her directly in the path of her son’s father, and he doesn’t remember her at all. THE PLAN Bryan is determined to prove he’s changed. Eager to settle down with the right woman, he’s got his sights set on the gorgeous redhead who seems terribly familiar. Eilish is determined to hide her secret. She’ll do anything to keep her child safe, even if that means ignoring her own wishes and desires. But what happens when Bryan starts to remember? And what will it take for Bryan to convince the girl he forgot that she’s unforgettable?


Live and Let Grow

Live and Let Grow

Live and Let Grow

Author: Penny Reid

Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10: 1942874758

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 573

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Alice is in love with her best friend. Now all she needs to do is tell him. Best buds Milo Manganiello and Alice Hooper have been the one constant in each other's lives for over fifteen years. The charismatic and compassionate physics professor was there when Alice got married, and he was there ten years later when she got divorced. Likewise, the candid and kind computer science professor has always been there for Milo. She babysits his apartment and plethora of houseplants when he's traveling and they share breakfast together every day he's in town. Alice wasn't always in love with Milo, but the feeling has grown, and when Milo returns from his latest globe-trotting adventure, Alice decides it's time to spill the seeds. Does Alice have the grit to confess? And will feelings take root? Or is hers a love destined never to bloom? 'Live And Let Grow' is a 14k word (short) contemporary romance of long-suffering unrequited love and can be read as a standalone.


Galileo

Galileo

Galileo

Author: Ann McMan

Publisher: Bywater Books

Isbn 10: 1612941605

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 222

Number of Views: 1856

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Tim Donovan is a Catholic priest with a guilty conscience—though not in the way you’d guess. And Katherine Donne is a Parisian socialite who long ago kicked her self-respect to the curb—for good and for ill. And much closer, we have a group of men whose fortunes, graying temples and positions in life are distinguished and enviable. But their morals? Anything but. And that’s where Evan Reed comes in. Evan (short for Evangeline) is a highly principled political operative with an imperfect past, tasked with uncovering compromising material on a rotten judge up for nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court before he can be rushed through confirmation. Evan knows it won't be simple to find damaging information against the judge because he's been vetted many times before. When Evan pulls the string after an interview with a cryptic madman, she finds herself struggling to solve a puzzle that gets more complex by the hour. And where crime, money, conscience, and greed come together, danger is sure to lurk. In this sequel to Dust, Ann McMan takes the reader on an intense journey into a world that lies just beneath the thin veneer of civilization—a world teeming with power struggles and warped desires, and a subculture of promises made, kept, and broken. As Evan pushes further into peril, her personal life sparks into flame with the increasing presence of the ravishing Julia Donne, a book publisher with a progressive bent and troubling questions about her late father. McMan’s specialty of intertwining a hot romance into heart-pounding suspense just keeps getting better and better.


A Man in Love

A Man in Love

A Man in Love

Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard

Publisher: Random House

Isbn 10: 1448155983

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 672

Number of Views: 400

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An electrifying story about love and new life from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard. * Karl Ove Knausgaard's dazzling new novel, The Morning Star, is available to pre-order now * This is a book about leaving your wife and everything you know. It is about fresh starts, about love, about friendship. It is also about the earth-shattering experience of becoming a father, the mundane struggles of family life, ridiculously unsuccessful holidays, humiliating antenatal music classes, fights with quarrelsome neighbours, the emotional strains of childrens' birthday parties and pushing a pram around Stockholm when all you really want to do is write. This is a book about one man's life but, somehow, about everyone else's too. 'Compelling, rewarding...breathtaking' Observer


Galileo's Dream

Galileo's Dream

Galileo's Dream

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson

Publisher: Spectra

Isbn 10: 0345519663

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 544

Number of Views: 943

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At the heart of a provocative narrative that stretches from Renaissance Italy to the moons of Jupiter is the father of modern science: Galileo Galilei. To the inhabitants of the Jovian moons, Galileo is a revered figure whose actions will influence the subsequent history of the human race. From the summit of their distant future, a charismatic renegade named Ganymede travels to the past to bring Galileo forward in an attempt to alter history and ensure the ascendancy of science over religion. And if that means Galileo must be burned at the stake, so be it. From Galileo’s heresy trial to the politics of far-future Jupiter, Kim Stanley Robinson illuminates the parallels between a distant past and an even more remote future—in the process celebrating the human spirit and calling into question the convenient truths of our own moment in time.


Galileo

Galileo

Galileo

Author: John L. Heilbron

Publisher: OUP Oxford

Isbn 10: 0191625027

Category: Science

Number of Pages: 528

Number of Views: 1307

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Just over four hundred years ago, in 1610, Galileo published the Siderius nuncius, or Starry Messenger, a 'hurried little masterpiece' in John Heilbron's words. Presenting to the world his remarkable observations using the recently invented telescope - of the craters of the moon, and the satellites of Jupiter, observations that forced changes to perceptions of the perfection of the heavens and the centrality of the Earth - the appearance of the little book is regarded as one of the greatest moments in the history of science. It was also a point of change in the life of Galileo himself, propelling him from professor to prophet. But this is not the biography of a mathematician. Certainly he spent the first half of his career as a professor of mathematics and has been called 'the divine mathematician'. Yet he was no more (or less) a mathematician than he was a musician, artist, writer, philosopher, or gadgeteer. This fresh lively new biography of the 'father of science' paints a rounded picture of Galileo, and places him firmly within the rich texture of late Renaissance Florence, Pisa, and Padua, amid debates on the merits of Ariosto and Tasso, and the geometry of Dante's Inferno - debates in which the young Galileo played an active role. Galileo's character and career followed complex paths, moving from the creative but cautious humanist professor to a 'knight errant, quixotic and fearless', with increasing enemies, and leading ultimately and inevitably to a clash with a pope who was a former friend.


Margherita Sarrocchi's Letters to Galileo

Margherita Sarrocchi's Letters to Galileo

Margherita Sarrocchi's Letters to Galileo

Author: Meredith K. Ray

Publisher: Springer

Isbn 10: 1137596031

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 98

Number of Views: 1842

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This book examines a pivotal moment in the history of science and women’s place in it. Meredith Ray offers the first in-depth study and complete English translation of the fascinating correspondence between Margherita Sarrocchi (1560-1617), a natural philosopher and author of the epic poem, Scanderbeide (1623), and famed astronomer, Galileo Galilei. Their correspondence, undertaken soon after the publication of Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius, reveals how Sarrocchi approached Galileo for his help revising her epic poem, offering, in return, her endorsement of his recent telescopic discoveries. Situated against the vibrant and often contentious backdrop of early modern intellectual and academic culture, their letters illustrate, in miniature, that the Scientific Revolution was, in fact, the product of a long evolution with roots in the deep connections between literary and scientific exchanges.


Dust

Dust

Dust

Author: Ann McMan

Publisher: Bywater Books

Isbn 10: 1612941281

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 176

Number of Views: 1814

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When it comes to finding dirt, Evan Reed is the best in the business. She’s a “dust-buster”—a paid operative hired by political campaigns to vet candidates for national office. She’s also a foul-mouthed and cranky ex-Catholic—attempting to raise a 14-year-old daughter on her own. When she is hired to investigate the background of a squeaky-clean and charismatic junior senator who might just be the next president—the last thing she expects to uncover is a murder. Evan’s life is further complicated when she meets the senator’s reclusive wife—who seems to be hiding a few secrets of her own. Bywater Books First Edition: May 2018 Dust was originally published in 2011 by Nuance Books, a division of Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company, Fairfield, California


Beard in Hiding

Beard in Hiding

Beard in Hiding

Author: Penny Reid

Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10: 1942874790

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1542

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Propositioning the Iron Wraiths’ money man seemed like a good idea at the time… Diane Donner—recently divorced pillar of polite society—is craving danger. She’s tired of playing it safe and she knows just the sexy criminal motorcycle man to proposition for a good time. Problem is, she doesn’t actually know his name. Jason “Repo” Doe never takes risks. So when the queen of local commerce walks into his club, looking to get risky and frisky, Jason knows the smartest thing to do is save himself a headache while saving the new divorcee from her worst impulses. But then one thing leads to another, and the memory of just-one-night doesn’t feel like enough. Theirs is a story with no future, because how can a dangerous criminal win (and keep) a queen? ‘Beard In Hiding’ is book #4.5 in the Winston Brothers series, is a full length contemporary romantic comedy about two lost souls in their 40s, and is a companion novel to the Winston Brothers and Solving for Pie series. If you want to get the full immersive Green Valley world experience, I recommend reading ‘Truth or Beard,’ ‘Beard Science,’ ‘Engagement and Espionage,’ and ‘Marriage and Murder’ beforehand. ‘Beard In Hiding’ contains spoilers for these four books (in specific).


The Player and the Pixie

The Player and the Pixie

The Player and the Pixie

Author: Penny Reid,LH Cosway

Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10: 1942874189

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 326

Number of Views: 1975

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USA TODAY BESTSELLER How can someone so smokin’ hot be so bad in bed? I mean, Sean Cassidy is absolute rubbish. RUBBISH. He is the epitome of walking, talking false advertising and I want a refund! Plus he’s an arsehole. So… what is wrong with me that I can’t stop thinking about him? THE PIXIE Lucy Fitzpatrick doesn’t like rugby. As the little sister of Ireland’s most infamous rugby player, Lucy can’t seem to escape the championship-sized shadow cast by her big brother, or her mother’s frequent attempts to micromanage her future. Her rainbow hair is as free-spirited as her quest for inner peace, yet overbearing expectations keep bringing her down. And when she’s down, her compulsive little problem lands her in seriously big trouble. THE PLAYER Sean Cassidy is a cold-hearted brute… or so he’s been told. Frequently. By everyone. His blonde locks, baby blues, and rock hard bod make ladies all over the world over drool with desire. As the rugby world’s second most infamous player, he should be basking in his success. But Sean has never been content settling for second place, and his frequent confrontations with Lucy’s big brother leave him cold. And when he’s cold, hiscompulsive little problem lands him in the lap of Lucy Fitzpatrick. THE PLAN Sean has a problem only Lucy can solve. Lucy has a problem only Sean can fix. The solution seems obvious: you scratch my back, and I’ll bail you out of jail. But when their business arrangement unexpectedly leaves Sean scorching hot and Lucy on the precipice of inner peace, can they convince the world—and Lucy’s big brother in particular—that this is the real deal? Either way, both the Player and the Pixie are about to teach each other some pretty monumental lessons about family, life, but most importantly, love. The Pixie and the Player is a full-length, romantic comedy novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the second book in the Rugby Series.


Homecoming King

Homecoming King

Homecoming King

Author: Penny Reid

Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10: 1942874715

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1710

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Rex "TW" McMurtry’s perpetual single-hood wouldn't bother him so much if all his ex-girlfriends didn't keep marrying the very next person they dated, especially when so many of those grooms are his closest friends. He may be a pro-football defensive end for the Chicago Squalls, but the press only wants to talk about how he's always a groomsman and never a groom. Rex is sick of being the guy before the husband, and he’s most definitely sick of being the best man at all their weddings. Bartender Abigail McNerny is the gal-pal, the wing-woman, the she-BFF. She's dated. Once. And once was more than enough. Privy to all the sad stories of her customers, ‘contentment over commitment’ is her motto, and Abby is convinced no one on earth could ever entice her into a romantic relationship . . . except that one guy she’s loved since preschool. The guy who just walked into her bar. The guy who doesn’t recognize her. The guy who is drunk and needs a ride home. The guy who has a proposition she should definitely refuse.


The Judas Kiss

The Judas Kiss

The Judas Kiss

Author: David Hare

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Isbn 10: 0571297552

Category: Performing Arts

Number of Pages: 128

Number of Views: 1617

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Oscar Wilde's philosophy leads him on a path to destruction. The Judas Kiss describes two pivotal moments: the day Wilde decides to stay in England and face imprisonment, and the night when the lover for whom he risked everything betrays him. With a burning sense of outrage, David Hare presents the consequences of an uncompromisingly moral position in a world defined by fear and conformity. Originally produced in the West End and on Broadway, this new edition coincides with a 2012 revival. 'Superbly written... Hare has taken a history and pieced it together with heroic grace... Vastly rich, sophisticated and heartbreaking.' Time Out, New York


SPACE

SPACE

SPACE

Author: Penny Reid

Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10: 1942874383

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1616

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All she wants is forgiveness, and all he wants is revenge . . . From the New York Times Bestselling Author Penny Reid One week. Private cabin. Famous physicist. Still an unrepentant slacker. What’s the worst that could happen? Mona’s meticulously planned allotment of relaxation is thrown into chaos by the unscheduled appearance of her older brother’s band of friends, including the one person she'd hoped to never face again. Abram still makes her feel entirely too much, which is one of the reasons she disappeared after their one week together. But now, trapped on a mountain of snow and things unspoken, Mona will have to find a way to coexist with Abram, chaos and all. Laws of Physics parts 1 (MOTION) & 2 (SPACE) end with a cliffhanger. Part 1 (MOTION) will be released February 11, 2019 Part 2 (SPACE) will be released March 11, 2019. Part 3 (TIME) will be released April 15, 2019


Beard Necessities

Beard Necessities

Beard Necessities

Author: Penny Reid

Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10: 1942874456

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 899

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Billy Winston’s family is going to see him happy and in love if it’s the last thing they do. No one deserves a happily-ever-after quite as much as the second oldest Winston brother and his lady love, Claire McClure (aka Scarlet St. Claire). Cruelty and circumstance tore them apart almost twenty years ago. Secrecy and bitterness kept them separated. But you know who’s tired of their separation and stubbornness? Everyone. Especially Billy Winston’s family. And now they’re going to do something about it. Well-meaning interference means the star-crossed lovers can’t stop tripping over each other in the hills of Tuscany, the catacombs of Rome, and the waterways of Venice. Billy and Claire find themselves thrown together and at the mercy of the Winston siblings’ shenanigans. But will their forced proximity bring them together? Or push them even further apart? This second-chance romance brings back the entire Winston gang, playing cupid in one last story of love, hi-jinks, and family collusion. BEARD NECESSITIES is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, and can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s probably best read after books 0.5, 2, 3, 5, and 6 of the Winston Brothers series.


Marriage and Murder

Marriage and Murder

Marriage and Murder

Author: Penny Reid

Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10: 1942874669

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1069

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The Devil is in the details . . . Cletus Byron Winston wishes to marry Jennifer Anne Donner-Sylvester (aka The Banana Cake Queen) posthaste! He’s spent the last year wanting nothing more than for the celebrations to be brief, libations flowing, and BYOB (bring your own blueberries). His future mother-in-law has other plans, plans his intended has been willing to indulge, much to Cletus’s chagrin. Therefore, so must he. To a point. But truth be told, he wouldn’t mind if the meddlesome matriarch disappeared, at least until the nuptials are over. On the night of Cletus and Jenn’s long-awaited engagement party, just when the surly schemer is of a mind to take matters into his own hands, a shocking event upends everyone’s best laid plans and sends the small hamlet of Green Valley into complete disarray. The final months leading up to Cletus and Jenn’s matrimonial bliss are plagued with chaos and uncertainty. Will Cletus and Jenn finally make it to the altar? Or will murder and mayhem derail their happily-ever-after? And most importantly, who done it? ‘Marriage and Murder’ is the second book in the cozy mystery series Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries. It is best read after Winston Brothers #3, ‘Beard Science’ (which can be read as a standalone) and Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries #1, ‘Engagement and Espionage.’


MOTION

MOTION

MOTION

Author: Penny Reid

Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10:

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1676

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Forced to lie to protect her sister . . . From the New York Times Bestselling Author, Penny Reid One week. Home alone. Girl genius. Unrepentant slacker. Big lie. What’s the worst that could happen? Mona is a smart girl and figured everything out a long time ago. She had to. She didn’t have a choice. When your parents are uber-celebrities and you graduate from high school at fifteen, finish college at eighteen, and start your PhD program at nineteen, you don’t have time for distractions outside of your foci. Even fun is scheduled. Which is why Abram, her brother’s best friend, is such an irritant. Abram is a talented guy, a supremely gifted musician, and has absolutely nothing figured out, nor does he seem to care. He does what he feels, when he feels, and—in Mona’s opinion—he makes her feel entirely too much. Laws of Physics parts 1 (MOTION) & 2 (SPACE) end with a cliffhanger. Part 1 (MOTION) will be released February 11, 2019 Part 2 (SPACE) will be released March 11, 2019. Part 3 (TIME) will be released April 15, 2019 New adult, college, YA Romance in College, College Crush Romance, College Romance, Young Adult Romance Novels, Coming of Age Romance, friendship, romantic comedy series, comedy, comedy series, funny romance, laugh romance, modern romance, urban romance, USA today, New York Times bestseller, USA today bestseller, smart romance, something funny to read, lighthearted romance, light romance, hot romance, Penny Reid, Penny Reid Romance, romantic comedies, rom com, hilarious, romance series, romance books, beach reads, funny, female, stories, sensual, sensual romance, hot guy, racy, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, sassy, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, sparks, loyalty, swoon, emotional journey, female protagonist, story, stories, love story, romance love, quirky romance, smart heroine, nerdy, nerd, nerd romance, nerdy heroine, geek romance, geeks, geeky romance, geeky heroine, nerdy girl, rockstar, rockstar romance, rockstar hero, famous hero, celebrity, celebrity hero For fans of: Emma Chase, Julia Kent, Mariana Zapata, Sally Thorne, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kristen Callihan, Helen Hoang, Alice Clayton


Totally Folked

Totally Folked

Totally Folked

Author: Penny Reid

Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10: 1942874723

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1945

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One unforgettable night leads to an unlikely shared connection, and unlikely connections never go unnoticed by the good folks in Green Valley, Tennessee. . . Jackson James follows the rules. He has to. He’s a sheriff’s deputy in a super small town with a super big personality. However, strict adherence to the law during the day has been enjoyably balanced by rakish rules at night. Jackson, typically happy to protect and serve (and serve, and serve), starts questioning the value of wayward evenings when getting laid starts to feel more like being waylaid. Could it be that Green Valley’s most eligible—and notorious—bachelor longs for something (and someone) real? Mega movie star Raquel Ezra follows only one rule: always leave them wanting more. Studio execs, reporters, audiences, fans, lovers—no one can get enough of the smart, savvy, and sexy bombshell. But when “generous offers” begin to feel more like excessive demands, years of always leaving has the elusive starlet longing for something (and perhaps someone) lasting. When Raquel abruptly returns to the quirky Tennessee hamlet, her path crosses with the delectable deputy with whom she spent one unforgettable night. Unfortunately, scandal and intrigue soon follow. Raquel and Jackson must decide which is more important: following their rules? Or, at long last, finding something real. TOTALLY FOLKED is a standalone, contemporary romantic comedy novel and book #1 in the Good Folk: Modern Folktales series.


Live and Let Grow

Live and Let Grow

Live and Let Grow

Author: Penny Reid

Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10: 1942874758

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 626

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Alice is in love with her best friend. Now all she needs to do is tell him. Best buds Milo Manganiello and Alice Hooper have been the one constant in each other's lives for over fifteen years. The charismatic and compassionate physics professor was there when Alice got married, and he was there ten years later when she got divorced. Likewise, the candid and kind computer science professor has always been there for Milo. She babysits his apartment and plethora of houseplants when he's traveling and they share breakfast together every day he's in town. Alice wasn't always in love with Milo, but the feeling has grown, and when Milo returns from his latest globe-trotting adventure, Alice decides it's time to spill the seeds. Does Alice have the grit to confess? And will feelings take root? Or is hers a love destined never to bloom? 'Live And Let Grow' is a 14k word (short) contemporary romance of long-suffering unrequited love and can be read as a standalone.


Marriage of Inconvenience

Marriage of Inconvenience

Marriage of Inconvenience

Author: Penny Reid

Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10: 194287426X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 797


Dr. Strange Beard

Dr. Strange Beard

Dr. Strange Beard

Author: Penny Reid

Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10: 1942874332

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 350

Number of Views: 719

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From the NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, & USA TODAY bestselling series Hunches, horse races, and heartbreak Ten years after Simone Payton broke his heart, all Roscoe Winston wants is a doughnut. He’d also like to forget her entirely, but that’s never going to happen. Roscoe Winston remembers everything—every look, every word, every single unrequited second—and the last thing he needs is another memory of Simone. Unfortunately, after one chance encounter, Simone keeps popping up everywhere he happens to be . . . Ten years after Roscoe Winston dropped out of her life, all Simone Payton wants is to exploit him. She’d also like some answers from her former best friend about why he ghosted her, but if she never gets those answers, that’s a-okay. Simone let go of the past a long time ago. Seriously, she has. She totally, totally has. She is definitely not still thinking about Roscoe. Nope. She’s more than happy to forget he exists. But first, she needs just one teeny-tiny favor . . . Dr. Strange Beard is a full-length romantic comedy novel, can be read as a stand-alone, and is the fifth book in the USA TODAY bestselling Winston Brothers series. ***** Read the entire Winston Brothers series! Beauty and the Mustache Book #0.5 USA Today Bestseller Truth or Beard Book #1 USA Today Bestseller Grin and Beard It #2 USA Today Bestseller Beard Science #3 USA Today Bestseller Beard in Mind #4 USA Today Bestseller Dr. Strange Beard #5 New York Times Bestseller Beard with Me #5.5 (Coming September 2019) Beard Necessities #6 (Coming October 2019) ***** Topics: contemporary romance, romantic comedy, southern romance, small town, series, geek romance, nerdy girl romance, nerdy girl, geek girl, romantic comedy series, comedy, comedy series, funny romance, laugh romance, modern romance, urban romance, Tennessee, Tennessee romance, USA today, new york times bestselling author, USA today bestseller, USA Today bestseller, small town romance, friends to lovers romance, enemies to lovers romance, smart romance, something funny to read, lighthearted romance, light romance, hot romance, Penny Reid, penny reid romance, beard romance, bearded, wanderlust romance, romance novel, romance book, romantic comedy books, romance for adults, romance books, funny romance, funny romance, funny books, comedy books free, rom com, hilarious, romance series, romance books, beach reads, new adult, college, funny, female, stories, sensual, sensual romance, alpha male, hot guy, racy, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, bearded hero, sassy, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, mistaken identity romance, sparks, loyalty, swoon, interracial romance, African American heroine, childhood friends to lovers, second chance romance, virgin romance, bearded brothers, saga


The Cad and the Co-Ed

The Cad and the Co-Ed

The Cad and the Co-Ed

Author: Penny Reid,L.H. Cosway

Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10: 1942874294

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1678

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Keeping a secret this big is going to take lots of balls. Specifically, rugby balls. THE CAD Bryan Leech is a cad. Or, he *was* a cad. No one is quite certain. Once the quintessential playboy, Bryan claims he’s done with wild parties and weekend benders. No more one night stands leading to mornings he can’t remember; no more binges and blackouts; no more exploits plastered all over the tabloids and rag sheets. According to Bryan, he’s cleaning up his act. The only problem is, no one believes him. THE CO-ED Eilish Cassidy never thought she’d be a mother at nineteen or still in college at twenty-four. Cut off from every member of her family except her favorite cousin, she’s finally managed put her life back together. Stronger and wiser, Eilish enters her last semester of university determined to stand on her own. Now she just needs to find an internship. The only problem is, her best option—by far—places her directly in the path of her son’s father, and he doesn’t remember her at all. THE PLAN Bryan is determined to prove he’s changed. Eager to settle down with the right woman, he’s got his sights set on the gorgeous redhead who seems terribly familiar. Eilish is determined to hide her secret. She’ll do anything to keep her child safe, even if that means ignoring her own wishes and desires. But what happens when Bryan starts to remember? And what will it take for Bryan to convince the girl he forgot that she’s unforgettable?


Just Folking Around

Just Folking Around

Just Folking Around

Author: Penny Reid

Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10:

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1159

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Raquel Ezra loves to fish. With so many fish in the sea, she’s never had a problem baiting the hook or reeling them in. Raquel is a good actress, she can be anyone’s fantasy for a single night as long as they agree to be hers. Which is why she doesn’t think twice about spending an evening in nowhere Tennessee with a smokin’ hot, well-mannered, and intriguing sheriff’s deputy by the name of Jackson James. One night? No strings? A sexy game of chess? No problem. Except, when the time comes, Raquel discovers that reality might just be better than any fantasy, and maybe she’s not ready to release this catch. JUST FOLKING AROUND is a 16k words, contemporary romance, and is the prequel to TOTALLY FOLKED, book #1 in the Good Folk: Modern Folktales series.


Neanderthal Seeks Extra Yarns

Neanderthal Seeks Extra Yarns

Neanderthal Seeks Extra Yarns

Author: Penny Reid

Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10:

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 495

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A comprehensive collection of all short stories, deleted scenes, and special features from the WALL STREET JOURNAL & USA TODAY BESTSELLING Knitting in the City series. Includes: **Janie and Quinn** -Deleted (love) Scene from ‘Neanderthal Seeks Human’ (new) -Interview with Janie and Quinn (shared on a blog 2014) -Short entitled, ‘Neanderthal Seeks Honeymoon’ (shared in ‘Scenes from the City,’ free or $.99 limited release 2015) -Short entitled, ‘Neanderthal Seeks Baby, part 1’ (shared in newsletter, 2016) -Short entitled, ‘Neanderthal Seeks Baby, part 2’ (shared in newsletter, 2017) **Elizabeth and Nico** -Deleted Scene from ‘Friends Without Benefits,’ Original Opening (new) -Deleted Scene from ‘Friends Without Benefits,’ Not so nice Nico (new) -Deleted Scene from ‘Friends Without Benefits,’ Hunting an Elk (new) -Deleted Scene from ‘Friends Without Benefits,’ Original Confrontation (new) -Short entitled, ‘Most-Definitely-With Benefits’ (shared in ‘Scenes from the City,’ free or $.99 limited release 2015) **Sandra and Alex** -Short entitled, ‘Hacking the Hacker’ (shared in ‘Scenes from the City,’ free or $.99 limited release 2015) -Short entitled, ‘The Junior Hackers Society’ (new) **Ashley and Drew** -Deleted Scene from ‘Beauty and the Mustache’ Furry Purse (shared on a blog 2014) -Deleted Scene from ‘Beauty and the Mustache’ Eavesdropping (shared on a blog 2014) -Short entitled, ‘A Winston Christmas’ (shared in newsletter 2015) -Short entitled, ‘Beauty and the Beard’ (shared in ‘Scenes from the City,’ free or $.99 limited release 2015) **Fiona and Greg** -Deleted Scene from ‘Ninja at First Sight’ Greg’s Point of View (new) -Extra feature, Greg’s Valentine’s letter to Fiona (shared on a blog 2016) **Marie and Matt** -Short entitled, ‘Dirty Talk is for Parties’ (shared on a blog 2017) **Kat and Dan** -Extra feature, Dan’s Creative Curse Words (new) -Novella entitled, ‘Scenes from the Hallway’ (shared 2018, free limited release) -Extra feature, Dan’s Valentines Letter to Kat (shared on a blog 2018) -Deleted Scene from ‘Marriage of Inconvenience’ Crying Material (shared on a blog 2018) -Deleted Scene from ‘Marriage of Inconvenience’ Astronaut Specialist (new)


Beard in Hiding

Beard in Hiding

Beard in Hiding

Author: Penny Reid

Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10: 1942874790

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 788

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Propositioning the Iron Wraiths’ money man seemed like a good idea at the time… Diane Donner—recently divorced pillar of polite society—is craving danger. She’s tired of playing it safe and she knows just the sexy criminal motorcycle man to proposition for a good time. Problem is, she doesn’t actually know his name. Jason “Repo” Doe never takes risks. So when the queen of local commerce walks into his club, looking to get risky and frisky, Jason knows the smartest thing to do is save himself a headache while saving the new divorcee from her worst impulses. But then one thing leads to another, and the memory of just-one-night doesn’t feel like enough. Theirs is a story with no future, because how can a dangerous criminal win (and keep) a queen? ‘Beard In Hiding’ is book #4.5 in the Winston Brothers series, is a full length contemporary romantic comedy about two lost souls in their 40s, and is a companion novel to the Winston Brothers and Solving for Pie series. If you want to get the full immersive Green Valley world experience, I recommend reading ‘Truth or Beard,’ ‘Beard Science,’ ‘Engagement and Espionage,’ and ‘Marriage and Murder’ beforehand. ‘Beard In Hiding’ contains spoilers for these four books (in specific).


Beard With Me

Beard With Me

Beard With Me

Author: Penny Reid

Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10: 1942874448

Category: FICTION|Literary|

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1490

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Beard With Me’ is the origin story of Billy Winston and Scarlet St. Claire (aka Claire McClure) and is just the beginning of their epic love story. No one is better at surviving than Scarlet St. Claire and making the best out of circumstances beyond her control is Scarlet’s specialty. In an apocalyptic situation, she’d be the last person on earth, hermitting like a pro, singing along to her CD Walkman, and dancing like no one is watching. Scarlet is clever, Scarlet is careful, and Scarlet is smart . . . except when it comes to Billy Winston. No one is better at fighting than Billy Winston and raging against his circumstances—because nothing is beyond his control—is Billy’s specialty. In an apocalyptic situation, he’d be the first person on earth to lead others to safety, overcome catastrophe, or die trying. Billy is fearless, Billy is disciplined, and Billy is honorable . . . except when it comes to Scarlet St. Claire.


TIME

TIME

TIME

Author: Penny Reid

Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10: 1942874391

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 632

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From the New York Times Bestselling Author Penny Reid A (brokenhearted) physicist. Now an infamous (who is LITERALLY EVERYWHERE!! UGH!) musician. The worst has already happened. Mona has learned that she has nothing figured out and plans are meaningless. After leaving her in Aspen, Abram is now breaking sales-records, rising to rock star fame almost overnight. Mona can’t seem to escape him. He is literally everywhere, or at least images of him are. Just when she thinks things can't get any more confusing, Abram returns . . . What happens next? Only TIME will tell.


Engagement and Espionage

Engagement and Espionage

Engagement and Espionage

Author: Penny Reid

Publisher: Cipher-Naught

Isbn 10: 194287460X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1229

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2021 Publisher's Weekly FINALIST: Adult Fiction Shortlisted, Selfies Awards 2021 Swoon Awards WINNER: Best Romantic Suspense Jennifer Sylvester made her deal with the devil . . . and now they’re engaged! But all is not well in Green Valley. A chicken choker is on the loose, 61 dead birds most “fowl” need plucking, and no time remains for Jennifer and her devilish fiancé. Desperate to find a spare moment together, Jenn and Cletus’s attempts to reconnect are thwarted by one seemingly coincidental disaster after another. It’s not long before Cletus and Jenn see a pattern emerge and the truth becomes clear. Sabotage! Will an undercover mission unmask the culprit? Or are these love-birds totally plucked? ‘Engagement and Espionage’ is the first book in the Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries series, is a full-length cozy mystery, and is a spin-off of Penny Reid’s Winston Brothers series. This novel is best read after ‘Beard Science,’ Winston Brothers #3.


The Fourteenth Goldfish

The Fourteenth Goldfish

The Fourteenth Goldfish

Author: Jennifer L. Holm

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Isbn 10: 0307974367

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 208

Number of Views: 1490

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Believe in the possible . . . with this "warm, witty, and wise" New York Times bestselling novel from three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm. A perfect read about a child's relationship with her grandfather! Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer. Science can change the world . . . but can it go too far? Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day a strange boy shows up. He’s bossy. He’s cranky. And weirdly enough . . . he looks a lot like Ellie’s grandfather, a scientist who’s always been slightly obsessed with immortality. Could this pimply boy really be Grandpa Melvin? Has he finally found the secret to eternal youth? With a lighthearted touch and plenty of humor, Jennifer Holm celebrates the wonder of science and explores fascinating questions about life and death, family and friendship, immortality . . . and possibility. And don’t miss the much-anticipated sequel, The Third Mushroom! "Warm, witty and wise"—The New York Times "Awesomely strange and startlingly true-to-life. It makes you wonder what's possible." -- Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me SUNSHINE STATE AWARD FINALIST!


Can't Help Falling

Can't Help Falling

Can't Help Falling

Author: Cara Bastone

Publisher: HQN Books

Isbn 10: 1488056013

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 384

Number of Views: 1458

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The more you resist, the deeper you’ll fall Serafine St. Romain doesn’t need her psychic powers to know she’s no longer in Tyler Leshuski’s good graces. True, she did tear him to pieces when he asked her out, accusing him of being shallow and selfish. Despite the energy crackling between them, the gorgeous sports writer is a no-strings, no-kids kind of guy. And Serafine, raised in the foster system, intends to be a foster parent herself. She won’t compromise that dream, even for a man as annoyingly appealing as Tyler. In a simpler world, Tyler would already have gotten Serafine out of his system. For him, women equal fun. Not this kind of bone-deep, disconcerting desire. Life gets even more complicated when he becomes the guardian of his much younger sister. Suddenly, he’s way out of his depth. Serafine’s the only person who can connect with Kylie. He can’t jeopardize that for a fling. But maybe…just maybe…he’s finally ready to risk everything on forever.


Flirting with Forever

Flirting with Forever

Flirting with Forever

Author: Cara Bastone

Publisher: HQN Books

Isbn 10: 1488077754

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 384

Number of Views: 1014

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Sometimes you get a second chance at a first impression Mary Trace is bright, bubbly and back in the dating pool in her midthirties. All of her closest friends are in love, and she refuses to miss out on romance. So when a regular customer at her trendy Brooklyn boutique wants to set Mary up on a blind date with her son, she gives a hesitant yes. John Modesto-Whitford is gorgeous and well-groomed, so maybe dinner won’t be a total bust—until he drops a less-than-flattering comment about Mary’s age. Desperate to be nothing like his snake of a politician father, public defender John Modesto-Whitford prides himself on his honesty and candor. But his social awkwardness and lack of filter just blew it with the most beautiful woman he’s ever dated. Luckily, Mom’s machinations keep Mary and John running into each other all summer long, and soon they resort to fake dating to get her to back off. When their pretense turns to real friendship—and some surprisingly hot chemistry—can these two stubborn individuals see past their rocky start to a rock-solid future together?


Galileo Engineer

Galileo Engineer

Galileo Engineer

Author: Matteo Valleriani

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Isbn 10: 9048186455

Category: History

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 692

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Galileo Galilei (1564–1642), his life and his work have been and continue to be the subject of an enormous number of scholarly works. One of the con- quences of this is the proliferation of identities bestowed on this gure of the Italian Renaissance: Galileo the great theoretician, Galileo the keen astronomer, Galileo the genius, Galileo the physicist, Galileo the mathematician, Galileo the solitary thinker, Galileo the founder of modern science, Galileo the heretic, Galileo the courtier, Galileo the early modern Archimedes, Galileo the Aristotelian, Galileo the founder of the Italian scienti c language, Galileo the cosmologist, Galileo the Platonist, Galileo the artist and Galileo the democratic scientist. These may be only a few of the identities that historians of science have associated with Galileo. And now: Galileo the engineer! That Galileo had so many faces, or even identities, seems hardly plausible. But by focusing on his activities as an engineer, historians are able to reassemble Galileo in a single persona, at least as far as his scienti c work is concerned. The impression that Galileo was an ingenious and isolated theoretician derives from his scienti c work being regarded outside the context in which it originated.


Galileo in Rome

Galileo in Rome

Galileo in Rome

Author: William R. Shea,Mariano Artigas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Isbn 10: 0190292210

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 272

Number of Views: 1394

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Galileo's trial by the Inquisition is one of the most dramatic incidents in the history of science and religion. Today, we tend to see this event in black and white--Galileo all white, the Church all black. Galileo in Rome presents a much more nuanced account of Galileo's relationship with Rome. The book offers a fascinating account of the six trips Galileo made to Rome, from his first visit at age 23, as an unemployed mathematician, to his final fateful journey to face the Inquisition. The authors reveal why the theory that the Earth revolves around the Sun, set forth in Galileo's Dialogue, stirred a hornet's nest of theological issues, and they argue that, despite these issues, the Church might have accepted Copernicus if there had been solid proof. More interesting, they show how Galileo dug his own grave. To get the imprimatur, he brought political pressure to bear on the Roman Censor. He disobeyed a Church order not to teach the heliocentric theory. And he had a character named Simplicio (which in Italian sounds like simpleton) raise the same objections to heliocentrism that the Pope had raised with Galileo. The authors show that throughout the trial, until the final sentence and abjuration, the Church treated Galileo with great deference, and once he was declared guilty commuted his sentence to house arrest. Here then is a unique look at the life of Galileo as well as a strikingly different view of an event that has come to epitomize the Church's supposed antagonism toward science.


Seeing Galileo

Seeing Galileo

Seeing Galileo

Author: Charles Jason Peter Lee

Publisher: Gylphi Limited

Isbn 10: 1780240007

Category:

Number of Pages: 72

Number of Views: 635


Life Of Galileo

Life Of Galileo

Life Of Galileo

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Isbn 10: 1472538048

Category: Drama

Number of Pages: 288

Number of Views: 531

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Along with Mother Courage, the character of Galileo is one of Brecht's greatest creations, immensely live, human and complex. Unable to resist his appetite for scientific investigation, Galileo's heretical discoveries about the solar system bring him to the attention of the Inquisition. He is scared into publicly abjuring his theories but, despite his self-contempt, goes on working in private, eventually helping to smuggle his writings out of the country. As an examination of the problems that face not only the scientist but also the whole spirit of free inquiry when brought into conflict with the requirements of government or official ideology, Life of Galileo has few equals. Written in exile in 1937-9 and first performed in Zurich in 1943, Galileo was first staged in English in 1947 by Joseph Losey in a version jointly prepared by Brecht and Charles Laughton, who played the title role. Printed here is the complete translation by Brecht scholar John Willett. The much shorter Laughton version is also included in full as an appendix, along with Brecht's own copious notes on the play making this the most trusted scholarly edition of the text.


The Trial of Galileo, 1612-1633

The Trial of Galileo, 1612-1633

The Trial of Galileo, 1612-1633

Author: Thomas F. Mayer

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Isbn 10: 1442605219

Category: History

Number of Pages: 224

Number of Views: 1344

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This unique reader allows students to examine Galileo's trial as a legal event and, in so doing, to learn about seventeenth-century European religion, politics, diplomacy, bureaucracy, culture, and science. Noted scholar of the trial Thomas F. Mayer has translated correspondence, legal documents, transcripts, and excerpts from Galileo's work to give students the opportunity to critically analyze primary sources relating to Galileo's trial. To help contextualize the trial, Mayer provides an introduction that details Galileo's life and work, the Council of Trent, the role of the papacy, and the Roman Inquisition, and gives a clear explanation of how a trial before the Inquisition would have been conducted. Each primary source begins with a headnote, questions to guide students through each source, and suggested readings. The book includes a comprehensive cast of characters, a map of Galileo's Rome, a chronology of Galileo's life, and a list of secondary readings.


The Galileo Project

The Galileo Project

The Galileo Project

Author: Paddy Kelly

Publisher: Fiction4All

Isbn 10:

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1685

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In 1999 several billion internationally are invested in counter measures to combat the much anticipated, widely dreaded world-wide Y2K computer virus. Amidst these counter measures several banks in New York and London take the daring precaution of secretly stashing several billion in cash in armored cars in secret locations around the cities in anticipation of their computers collapsing at midnight on New Year’s Eve. When the virus doesn’t materialize and the armored vans are recalled the next day all but one of them returns. Along with the two guards assigned to babysit the £600,000,000, van № 1989 has vanished. The crime is never solved. Eighteen years later, when the body of one of the guards is dredged out of the Thames the case is reopened. Inspector Harold Morrissey of the London Metropolitan Police Service and NYPD homicide detective Frank Mahone, accidently thrown into the mix via a U.S.-U.K. exchange program, are tasked with finding out what happened to the armored car and the two guards. What appears to be a standard murder-grand larceny case is even more complicated when they find the van in a different location a week later. With the all money still in it. Technology is not inherently evil. But some men are!