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Yo, Julia
Solo una mujer puede forjar una dinastía.192 d.C. Varios hombres luchan por un imperio, pero Julia, hija de reyes, madre de césares y esposa de emperador, piensa en algo más grande: una dinastía. Roma está bajo el control de Cómodo, un emperador loco. El Senado se conjura para terminar con el tirano y los gobernadores militares más poderosos podrían dar un golpe de Estado: Albino en Britania, Severo en el Danubio o Nigro en Siria. Cómodo retiene a sus esposas para evitar su rebelión y Julia, la mujer de Severo, se convierte así en rehén.De pronto, Roma arde. Un incendio asola la ciudad. ¿Es un desastre o una oportunidad? Cinco hombres se disponen a luchar a muerte por el poder. Creen que la partida está a punto de empezar. Pero para Julia la partida ya ha empezado. Sabe que solo una mujer puede forjar una dinastía.
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Ya nadie llora por mi
El inspector Dolores Morales está dado de baja en la Policía Nacional desde hace años y ahora trabaja como detective privado investigando adulterios para una clientela de pocosrecursos desde su agencia establecida en un shopping center venido a menos en Managua. Pero un acontecimiento imprevisto va a sacarle de la rutina: ha desaparecido la hijastra de uno de los hombres más poderosos del país y Morales recibe el encargo de encontrarla.Pronto la desaparición de la joven se revela como la punta de un iceberg que oculta las cloacas del sistema político y social del país. Es ese el momento en que Morales comprende que lo que debe descubrir no es sólo el paradero de la muchacha, sino las verdaderas razones por las que ha desaparecido.Con un extraordinario manejo del humor y la ironía, y la maestría narrativa que caracterizan toda su obra, Sergio Ramírez regresa al género negro con uno de sus personajes más memorables, que ya protagonizó El cielo llora por mí (2008). Sexo, dinero, corrupción y tramas de poder son las claves de este caso policial en el que nadie resulta del todo inocente.
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Y Julia reto a los dioses
Cuando el enemigo es tu propio hijo… ¿existe la victoria?Mantenerse en lo alto es mucho más difícil que llegar. Julia está en la cúspide de su poder, pero la traición y la división familiar amenazan con echarlo todo a perder. Para colmo de males, el médico Galeno diagnostica que la emperatriz padece lo que él, en griego, llama karkinos, y que los romanos, en latín, denominan cáncer. El enfrentamiento brutal entre sus dos hijos aboca la dinastía de Julia al colapso. En medio del dolor físico y moral que padece la augusta, cualquiera se hubiera rendido. Se acumulan tantos desastres que Julia siente que es como si luchara contra los dioses de Roma. Pero, en medio del caos, una historia de amor más fuerte que la muerte, una pasión capaz de superar pruebas imposibles emerge al rescate de Julia. Nada está perdido. La partida por el control del imperio continúa.
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X-Men Epic Collection
Chris Claremont reunites with Dave Cockrum for another run of X-Men classics! They put the all-new, all-different mutants they made famous into an action-packed pressure cooker through Arcade, Dr. Doom and Garokk that blows its top with the return of Magneto in an anniversary extravaganza! Next, it's the immortal “Kitty's Fairy Tale,” a storybook fantasy that introduced Kitty's loyal pet dragon, the lovable Lockheed! Brent Anderson draws a double-sized annual teaming the X-Men with the FF against the barbarian Arkon! And, just because we love ya, we’re including Avengers Annual #10, featuring the iconic first appearance of Rogue! Also featuring guest-appearances by Spider-Woman and Dazzler, the fan-favorite Savage Land saga from Marvel Fanfare and rare X-Men stories from Bizarre Adventures!
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With the Fire on High
Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela.The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness.Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.
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Who were the brothers Grimm
Known as the keepers of modern-day fairy tales, The Brothers Grimm are as legendary as their stories. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were born in 1780s Germany and were inseparable throughout their childhood. While pursuing their law degrees, the two became fascinated with folktales and folk songs. Together, they researched and published centuries of folklore in their famous early nineteenth-century compilation, Children’s and Household Tales. Thanks to the Brothers Grimm, German folk tales like “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Little Red Ridinghood,” and “Hansel and Gretel" are enjoyed by children everywhere.
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Who was Winston Churchill
Born into aristocracy, Churchill cut his teeth as a young army officer in British India, the Sudan, and the Second Boer War. He rose in the ranks to First Lord of the Admiralty and was a staunch opponent of the encroaching German Nazis. Churchill served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also a historian, a writer, and an artist. He is the only British Prime Minister to have won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.
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Who was Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking was born exactly three hundred years after the death of the scientist Galileo, so maybe it was written in the stars that he would become a famous scientist in his own right. Although he was diagnosed with a neurological disease at age 21, Stephen did not let the illness define his life. Known for his groundbreaking work in physics, and identified by his wheelchair and computerized voice system, Stephen continued his research until his death in 2018. He is best known for his black hole theories and his best-selling book A Brief History of Time. Stephen Hawking is an example of a person who had a great mind, but an even greater spirit.
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Who was Mother Teresa
Born a humble girl in what is now Albania, Agnes Bojaxhiu lived a charitable life. She pledged herself to a religious order at the age of 18 and chose the name Sister Teresa, after the patron saint of missionaries. While teaching in India, where famine and violence had devastated the poor, Teresa shed her habit and walked the streets of Calcutta tending to the needs of the destitute. Her charity work soon expanded internationally, and her name remains synonymous with compassion and devotion to the poor.
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Who was Louis Braille
Louis Braille certainly wasn't your average teenager. Blind from the age of four, he was only fifteen when in 1824 he invented a reading system that converted printed words into columns of raised dots. Through touch, Braille opened the world of books to the sightless, and almost two hundred years later, no one has ever improved upon his simple, brilliant idea.
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Who was Louis Armstrong
If not for a stint in reform school, young Louis Armstrong might never have become a musician. It was a teacher at the Colored Waifs Home who gave him a cornet, promoted him to band leader, and saw talent in the tough kid from the even tougher New Orleans neighborhood called Storyville. But it was Louis Armstrong's own passion and genius that pushed jazz into new and exciting realms with his amazing, improvisational trumpet playing. His seventy-year life spanned a critical time in American music as well as black history.
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Who was Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was a gifted painter, talented musician, and dedicated scientist and inventor, designing flying machines, submarines, and even helicopters.  Yet he had a hard time finishing things, a problem anyone can relate to.  Only thirteen paintings are known to be his; as for the illustrated encyclopedia he intended to create, all that he left were thousands of disorganized notebook pages.  Here is an accessible portrait of a fascinating man who lived at a fascinating time—Italy during the Renaissance.
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Who was Jane Austen
Although Jane Austen's works were first published anonymously and brought her little personal recognition, today they are rarely out of print and have inspired movies, television shows and mini-series, literary anthologies, and many other adaptations all around the world. Her writing—principally her five novels—is a critique of the British landed gentry at the end of the eighteenth century, and often a comment on the pursuit of a "good match" in matters of marriage. Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma, and Northhanger Abbey remain her most famous works. Who Was Jane Austen? reveals the life of this most private author
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Who was J.R.R. Tolkien
Best known for his epic Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien was born in British-occupied South Africa. His early life was full of action and adventure. Tolkien spent his childhood roaming the British countryside with his family and could read and write by age four. He was naturally gifted with languages and used this skill as a signals officer in World War I as well as in his fantasy writing. By creating alternate universes and inventing languages in his work he demonstrated that imaginary realms were not just for children. Fondly remembered as the “Father of High Fantasy,” Tolkien’s books have inspired blockbuster movies and legions of fans.
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Who was Helen Keller
At age two, Helen Keller became deaf and blind. She lived in a world of silence and darkness and she spent the rest of her life struggling to break through it. But with the help of teacher Annie Sullivan, Helen learned to read, write, and do many amazing things. This inspiring illustrated biography is perfect for young middle-grade readers. Black-and-white line drawings throughout, sidebars on related topics such as Louis Braille, a timeline, and a bibliography enhance readers' understanding of the subject.
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Who was Frida Kahlo
You can always recognize a painting by Kahlo because she is in nearly all--with her black braided hair and colorful Mexican outfits. A brave woman who was an invalid most of her life, she transformed herself into a living work of art. As famous for her self-portraits and haunting imagery as she was for her marriage to another famous artist, Diego Rivera, this strong and courageous painter was inspired by the ancient culture and history of her beloved homeland, Mexico. Her paintings continue to inform and inspire popular culture around the world.
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Who was Eleanor Roosevelt
For a long time, the main role of First Ladies was to act as hostesses of the White House...until Eleanor Roosevelt.  Born in 1884, Eleanor was not satisfied to just be a glorified hostess for her husband, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  Eleanor had a voice, and she used it to speak up against poverty and racism.  She had experience and knowledge of many issues, and fought for laws to help the less fortunate.  She had passion, energy, and a way of speaking that made people listen, and she used these gifts to campaign for her husband and get him elected president-four times!  A fascinating historical figure in her own right, Eleanor Roosevelt changed the role of First Lady forever.
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Who was Charles Dickens
As a child, Charles Dickens worked in a shoe polish factory where his gritty surroundings inspired some of the most memorable characters and settings in literary history. Known for his masterful storytelling in books like Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, and A Christmas Carol, Dickens toured the globe as one of the most famous people of his era. Widely considered the greatest writer of the Victorian age, Dickens’s literary masterpieces continue to amuse and inspire writers and readers alike.
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Who was Charles Darwin
As a young boy, Charles Darwin hated school and was often scolded forconducting “useless” experiments. Yet his passion for the natural world was so strong that he suffered through terrible seasickness during his five-year voyage aboard The Beagle. Darwin collected new creatures from the coasts of Africa, South America, and the Galapagos Islands, and expanded his groundbreaking ideas that would change people's understanding of the natural world. About 100 illustrations and a clear, exciting text will make Darwin and his theory of evolution an exciting discovery for every young reader.
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Who was Alexander The Great
When Alexander was a boy in ancient Macedon, he already had grand ambitions. He complained that his father, the great king of Macedon, wasn't leaving anything for him to conquer! This, of course, was not the case. King Alexander went on to control most of the known world of the time. His victories won him many supporters, but they also earned him enemies. This easy-to-read biography offers a fascinating look at the life of Alexander and the world he lived in.
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