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release date: Oct 31, 2017
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H.P. Lovecraft - The Complete Omnibus Collection - Supplement a: Collaborations and Ghostwritings

This supplement to the two-volume Pulp-Lit Omnibus Collection of the work of H.P. Lovecraft presents all the works of weird fiction which he ghostwrote or on which he collaborated with another author.

Highlights of this volume include:
- Under the Pyramids, with Harry Houdini;
- The Mound, with Zealia Bishop;
- Two Black Bottles, with Wilfred Blanch Talman;
- The Horror in the Burying-Ground, with Hazel Heald;
- The Disinterment, with Duane W. Rimel;
- The Night Ocean, with Robert Barlow;
- In the Walls of Eryx, with Kenneth J. Sterling;
- The Electric Executioner, with Adolphe de Castro;
- The Diary of Alonzo Typer, with William Lumley;
- And over 20 more.

Although none of them rise to the level of quality of Lovecraft's own by-lined work, the majority of these collaborations are still wonderful stories. They have a real contribution to make to the meta-story of Lovecraft's creative life; and they reveal aspects to Lovecraft's personality and especially his sense of humor that his more serious works seldom allow us to glimpse.


The reason for this is easily understood. When writing or revising a story for another writer, Lovecraft was able to fully relax. He knew (or thought he knew) that these stories would not affect his reputation as a literary figure; his name was not on them. So the terrible tension that dogged him throughout his literary life, the tension that kept him in a state of virtual creative paralysis for the last several years of his life, fell away like an old cloak, and his real style -- his relaxed, chatting-with-friends style -- was able to shine through.

In these collaborative stories we get to see glimpses of Lovecraft's wry humor, kindly and benevolent but edged with a gently sardonic erudition. We also get to roll in the kind of over-the-top campiness that one just doesn't see in most of his bylined stuff (after "Herbert West, Reanimator," that is) to the point where one wonders if he's secretly engaging in a little self-parody.

One of the reasons Lovecraft's output was so scant was that his almost obsessive perfectionism and severe self-criticism kept him diligently polishing and perfecting his own stories long past the point at which it made sense to continue doing so. This he could certainly not afford to do in a work-for-hire job that would pay him only $15 or $20. So in these anonymized stories we get to see Lovecraft's work as it might have appeared in his second or third drafts -- rough, sometimes unsubtle, often crammed with all-too-familiar buzzwords like "eldritch" and "cyclopean," yet eminently, fundamentally, and wonderfully Lovecraftian.

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release date: Jul 16, 2009
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American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes (Volume 2)
American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes is a unique casebook that encourages citizens and students of the Constitution to think critically about the fundamental principles and policies of the American constitutional order. In addition to its distinguished authorship, the book has two prominent features that set it apart from other books in the field: an emphasis on the social, political, and moral theory that provides meaning to constitutional law and interpretation, and a comparative perspective that situates the American experience within a world context that serves as an invaluable prism through which to illuminate the special features of our own constitutional order. While the focus of the book is entirely on American constitutional law, the book asks students to consider what, if anything, is unique in American constitutional life and what we share with other constitutional democracies. Each chapter is preceded by an introductory essay that highlights these major themes and also situates the cases in their proper historical and political contexts. This new edition offers updated and expanded treatment of a number of important and timely topics including, the death penalty, privacy, affirmative action, and school segregation. Volume 2 of this text focuses on civil rights and basic freedoms and includes separate chapters on race and gender.
release date: May 02, 2017
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The Perfect Omelet: Essential Recipes for the Home Cook

A charmingly illustrated ode to omelets with step-by-step techniques and 100 recipes

The omelet is at once simple and complex, delicious at any time. John Finn’s mother was certainly a fan―she spent years searching for the perfect technique and has passed her knowledge, and her passion, to her son. Here Finn provides instructions for four master recipes―the classic French omelet nature, an American diner omelet, a frittata, and a dessert omelet―and delectable variations on each, including:

  • Omelet Bonne Femme (potatoes, bacon, and onion)
  • Many Mushrooms Omelet
  • Tortilla with Caramelized Onions and Serrano Ham
  • Chocolate Soufflé Omelet  

Omelettier John Finn leaves no eggshell unturned and provides readers with everything they need to find their way to their own perfect omelet.

Over 60 hand-drawn b&w illustrations
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release date: Jul 16, 2009
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American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes (Volumes 1 and 2)
American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes is a unique casebook that encourages citizens and students of the Constitution to think critically about the fundamental principles and policies of the American constitutional order. In addition to its distinguished authorship, the book has two prominent features that set it apart from other books in the field: an emphasis on the social, political, and moral theory that provides meaning to constitutional law and interpretation, and a comparative perspective that situates the American experience within a world context that serves as an invaluable prism through which to illuminate the special features of our own constitutional order. While the focus of the book is entirely on American constitutional law, the book asks students to consider what, if anything, is unique in American constitutional life and what we share with other constitutional democracies. Each chapter is preceded by an introductory essay that highlights these major themes and also situates the cases in their proper historical and political contexts. This new edition offers updated and expanded treatment of a number of important and timely topics, including gerrymandering and campaign finance, the death penalty, privacy, affirmative action, and school segregation.

The new edition offers:

· Updated and expanded treatment of key cases on gerrymandering and campaign finance

· Expanded discussion of the Court's work federalism and the commerce clause

· Discussions of the Court's new cases on the death penalty, including a discussion of the controversy within the Court about the propriety of citing foreign case law

· An expanded discussion of the Court's recent work in the area of privacy, including the Court's decisions with regard to partial birth abortions and same sex marriages

· An expanded section on the Court's continuing efforts to develop a coherent takings clause jurisprudence

· Full coverage of new developments and cases concerning affirmative action an
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release date: Nov 04, 2017
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MAGA 2020 & Beyond
MAGA 2020 & Beyond tells the tales of a prosperous future where society has righted itself.
 
FOREWORD by Milo Yiannopoulos
 
FICTION
 
45 by Brad Torgerson When a Secret Service agent interrupts an assassin claiming to be from the future, neither one of them is ready for their assumptions to be challenged.  
 
M.A.G.A.I. When the latest AI program takes President Trump's command literally, interesting things happen.
 
The Man in the Bubble A famous actor discovers that he must learn to get along with Trump supporters, or be left out in the cold.
 
Where is Barry? As co-workers gather to watch the 2020 election returns, everyone is ready to celebrate. Everyone, except for Barry...
 
The Last Hippie After a 100-year separation, both coasts are being reincorporated into the Union. US troops have been dispatched to relocate the few survivors. One guy doesn't want to go, and he has his finger on a damn big button.
 
Aunties Magnificent Bricks Jada is forced to accompany her aunt to the 50th Anniversary of the Restoration and learns there is much more to her Aunt Hilde, and to history, than she'd ever imagined. 
 
Winning Is What We Do The Great Border Wall is under attack by unknown forces. Fortunately, President Trump has a secret weapon and his disposal: Barron.
 
Pitch Session An inside view of Hollywood responding to a Trump re-election.
 
Mad Dog Moon "Mad Dog" Mattis is unleashed on ISIS.
 
Exile Bill215 was born and raised inside the walls of the perfect Community. Three months ago, his girlfriend left for the "outside." Does he have the courage to follow?
 
An "Out"-standing Chanukah Eddie turns to his uncle for advice on how to come out to his family before he goes off to college. 
 
Dolus Magnus: The Great Hoax An aspiring scientist has a crisis of faith over his discovery he's been a part of the climate change hoax. 
 
Equality On the historic date of Feb. 25th, 2036, Libby's life changes when she is thrust on the road to empowerment and self-reliance by a gun-toting "ammosexual" granny.
 
The Great Joke A joke turns into so much more.
 
The Magic of MAGA The Chosen One returns, but her great Antagonist knows she is coming and has arrayed all his magical forces against her. 
 
An Afternoon With Grandpa A 1/4 century from now, a grandfather attempts to pass his wisdom on to his granddaughter, only to learn that the world has passed him by.
 
Winning The Internet A twitter response to a reporter's tweet..
 
The Pope's Vision History, and divine inspiration rhyme in this story.
 
Infected Three elderly, country-club women, are victims of an alien infection that causes honesty and sparks an effort toward truthism that ushers an end to spin, deception and lies.
 
Free Falling While Canada suffers under the totalitarian grip of social justice, one man still holds on to the American Dream. 
 
Cleaning the Rolls Andy has a new job in the election integrity business and business is great, but what's the backhoe for?
 
The New Wall Meet tough US border patrol agent, Nor. Her mission: to protect the New Wall that guards the US from Canadian refugees and the dangerous extremists hiding among them.
 
Insurance For Life An innovative variation of life insurance offers new hope ...
 
The Many Faces of Trump A 5th grade field trip challenges a boy's opinion about the long dead president.
 
The Six Grandfathers Native American spirits return to take back the land that was stolen a century ago from the Sioux Nation.
 
ESSAYS
 
Father Cincinnatus by Ivan Throne is on the idea of Trump as the father figure America needs. 
 
The Downfall of Delusional America: Assessing the Legacy of Trump by John C. Wright Insights on an America divided by political correctness.
 
On Greatness An essay on greatness in individuals, leaders and groups.
 
Scales in the Balance A look at Trumps probable effect on the balance of conservatives and liberals on the Supreme Court.
 
Moral Rights Essay summarizing how the anthology came about.
release date: Jan 10, 2018
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Planetary: Mercury
MERCURY! Innermost of worlds, blasted by the sun by day and frozen by night, Mercury remains an enigma. Mythical Mercury was also the messenger and trickster, and known for blazing speed and wit. Here are thirteen tales of science-fiction and the fantastic featuring Mercury. Throughout history, the planets of our solar system have meant many things to many people; Planetary Fiction explores the themes associated with these heavenly bodies as well as their astronomical, mythological, and in some cases even alchemical significance. Included in this volume are In the Palace of Promised Immortality by John C. Wright Schubert to Rachmaninoff by Benjamin Wheeler The Element of Transformation by L. Jagi Lamplighter In Tower of the Luminious Sages by Corey McCleery The Haunted Mines of Mercury by Joshua M. Young Quicksilver by J.D. Beckwith Ancestors Answer by Bokerah Brumley Last Call by Lou Antonelli Deceptive Appearances by Declan Finn mDNA by Misha Burnett The Star of Mercury by A.M. Freeman Cucurbita Mercurias by Dawn Witzke The Wanderer by David Hallquist
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release date: Jun 01, 2017
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Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian Barbarian: The Complete Weird Tales Omnibus
This collection contains all of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian stories published during his lifetime, contextualized with biographical details of their author. This pulp-size softcover is the same physical size and layout as the original 1930s pulp magazines in which the stories first ran. This softcover edition includes a searchable, sharable interactive PDF edition of the book as downloadable bonus content. Excerpt from Introduction: "When the first Conan of Cimmeria story appeared in the pages of Weird Tales magazine in December 1932, nothing quite like it had ever before appeared in print.Author Robert E. Howard had been writing stories broadly similar to it for half a decade; but it was with Conan, and the Hyborian Age storyworld in which he was placed, that Howard finally fully doped out the sub-genre that would become known as “sword and sorcery,” of which Howard is today considered the founding father. "Conan’s origins date back to an experiment in 1926 titled “The Shadow Kingdom,” featuring the character Kull, exile of Atlantis. The idea — Howard’s great innovation — was, at its core, historical fiction set in a pre-historical period. That pre-historical period — being, of course, lost in the mists of time — could contain anything Howard might like to include: evil races of sentient snake-things, sorcerers, undead creatures, demons walking upon the earth, anything. "In other words, Howard was creating a secular mythology. "And as with any mythology, secular or no, there would be a hero, a Ulysses or a Theseus, an exceptional man of legend striding through that myth-world, sword in hand, righting wrongs and slaying supernatural monsters and, along the way, providing metaphorical insight onto his world and ours. "At the same time, he was finding success with another historical-fiction-fusion innovation: The grim, savage English Puritan Solomon Kane. Kane’s world was the skull-strewn chaos of Europe and north Africa during the Thirty Years War, in the early 1600s. Little enough is known about specific events during that dark time that it was possible to take historical liberties with it as a storyworld, so that it could accommodate dark magic, walking skeletons, vampires, magic staffs, and, of course, N’Longa the witch-doctor. "Howard quickly realized he was onto something with Solomon Kane. The first Solomon Kane story, “Red Shadows,” appeared in August 1928 in Weird Tales, and readers loved it. Here was a dark, brooding world of menace and witchcraft connected pseudo-genealogically to their own. It was easy for readers to “take the ride” — to suspend their disbelief and envision Kane’s adventures as a part of the real world. "But, perhaps the connection with the real world was too close. The countries of 1630s Europe are well known; the causes of the conflict fully understood. There was only so much Howard could do in Solomon Kane’s world. Moreover, Solomon Kane is just a hard character to root for. Unlike Kull, he is, not to put too fine a point on it, really not a sane man. "So it makes perfect sense that after the shadowy, prehistoric world of Kull and the dark, necromantic world of Solomon Kane, Howard would combine these two precursors to develop a world that was far enough into the distant past to be free of actual historical constraints — like Kull’s — yet close enough to the present to still exist as echoes and legends in the world’s mythologies. "And so Howard created The Hyborian Age, circa 10,000 B.C. And to play the role of our avatar as we explore this shadowy, almost-historical world, he gave us Conan the Cimmerian - to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet."
release date: Oct 19, 2020
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Lean Warehousing
Knowledge for Warehouse Managers. This book applies the lean manufacturing theory specifically to the world of warehousing. This 156-page soft cover book has nine parts, dealing with the why of getting lean and how it works, as well as storage, materials handling, tools, consumables, construction and leadership. The last part on implementation has a series of checklists. This reader friendly text combines the best of lean theory with practical tips that can be applied in your warehouse.
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release date: Jan 15, 2016
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H.P. Lovecraft, The Complete Omnibus Collection, Volume I: 1917-1926
This is Volume One of a two-volume omnibus set comprising the complete fictional works of Howard Phillips Lovcecraft. Every story written for publication under his own name is included in this set, from 1917 through 1935. (Poems, ghost-written material and stories written in collaboration with other writers are not included.) Highlights of this volume include: • Dagon • The Doom that Came to Sarnath • The Music of Erich Zann • Herbert West, Reanimator • The Hound • The Lurking Fear • The Rats in the Walls • The Shunned House • The Horror at Red Hook • In the Vault • The Call of Cthulhu • The Strange High House in the Mist • The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
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release date: Feb 23, 2004
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American Constitutional Law: Liberty, Community, and the Bill of Rights (Volume 2)
A course on constitutional law and civil liberties can be—and is—nothing less than an extended inquiry into the meaning of America. American Constitutional Law: Volume 2 Liberty, Community, and the Bill of Rights, newly revised by Donald P. Kommers, John E. Finn, and Gary J. Jacobsohn, is a casebook made for such an inquiry. True to the liberal arts tradition from which it emerges, it goes beyond the facts and rulings of the great cases in American constitutional law to engage important issues of political theory and the nature of our constitutional democracy. Although the focus is on American constitutional law, Kommers, Finn, and Jacobsohn break new ground by incorporating comparative materials that enrich the study of the American Constitution by challenging the reader to assess American constitutional values in light of other traditions and understandings of constitutional governance. In an era of constitutional globalization, this new edition of a distinguished text is essential to an appreciation of tradition and diversity. Volume 2 focuses on civil rights and basic freedoms and includes separate chapters on race and gender.
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