Rubicon

Author: Steven Saylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849019894

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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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.

Rubicon

The Last Years of the Roman Republic

Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307427519

Category: History

Page: 464

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A vivid historical account of the social world of Rome as it moved from republic to empire. In 49 B.C., the seven hundred fifth year since the founding of Rome, Julius Caesar crossed a small border river called the Rubicon and plunged Rome into cataclysmic civil war. Tom Holland’s enthralling account tells the story of Caesar’s generation, witness to the twilight of the Republic and its bloody transformation into an empire. From Cicero, Spartacus, and Brutus, to Cleopatra, Virgil, and Augustus, here are some of the most legendary figures in history brought thrillingly to life. Combining verve and freshness with scrupulous scholarship, Rubicon is not only an engrossing history of this pivotal era but a uniquely resonant portrait of a great civilization in all its extremes of self-sacrifice and rivalry, decadence and catastrophe, intrigue, war, and world-shaking ambition.

Schwerdtfegers Rubicon

Ein Hamburg-Krimi

Author: Heiko Mallau

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3735756832

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Dieser Krimi schildert ein perfektes Verbrechen vor dem Hintergrund der gesellschaftlichen Realität des Deutschlands von heute.

Die Rubicon-Verschwörung

Thriller

Author: James Swallow

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641195144

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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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.

Crossing the Rubicon

The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil

Author: Michael C. Ruppert

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550923188

Category: History

Page: 512

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The long-awaited expose of 9/11 and Peak Oil - by the "Godfather of 9/11 research."

Rubicon

Author: D.W. Buffa

Publisher: Polis Books

ISBN: 1943818606

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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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.

Die Rubicon-Mission

Thriller

Author: James Swallow

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 364122604X

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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»Die britische Antwort auf Jason Bourne.« Daily Mail Eine skrupellose serbische Gang, die Geld mit gefälschten Atomwaffen macht. Ein in Ungnade gefallener russischer General, dem eine echte in die Hände fällt. Ein rachsüchtiger somalischer Warlord mit einer Mission, für die er die Welt in Schutt und Asche legen würde. Eine überforderte geheime Regierungsorganisation ohne die Mittel, ihn zu stoppen. Nur ein Mann sieht vorher, was auf die Welt zukommt: der britische Agent Marc Dane. Doch wird er in der Lage sein, die Katastrophe zu verhindern?

Bis zum Rubicon

Roman aus Julius Cäsar's Jugendleben. 4

Author: Julius Gundling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 223

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The Rubicon

Author: E. F. Benson

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473372917

Category: Fiction

Page: 333

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A classic story of the people who move and shake in the tense, polite and sometimes dangerous world of a quiet village in Edwardian Britain. This classic novel, originally published in 1894, is being republished here together with a new introductory biography of the author.

Rubicon

Author: Dan Capel

Publisher: Boom! Studios

ISBN: 1613982690

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 136

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Five paramilitary Navy SEAL operators defend the residents of a remote mountain farming village in Afghanistan from attacks by marauding Taliban. Led by the war-weary Hector, the operators and villagers form mutual bonds of honor and respect leading up to a climactic battle where the 'Lions of Panjshir' are desperately outnumbered.

Rubicon

Jack Randall #7

Author: Randall Wood

Publisher: TensionBookworks

ISBN: 1938825748

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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In book three of The Twelve Shepherds Saga we discover that the mission of the Shepherds is more than just the pursuit of justice. The corruption and unscrupulousness of those in power have resulted in a public outcry that can no longer be ignored. With the help of the press the people themselves apply pressure on those in office, and as a result the mission reaches a turning point. The Shepherds now target the root of the problem, knowing that when crossing that line, there is no turning back.

Rubicon

Aurora Resonant Book Two

Author: G. S. Jennsen

Publisher: Hypernova Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 479

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“We are you—the you that you could have been.” The Anaden Directorate has ruled Amaranthe for millennia, subjugating species and galaxies in a neverending quest for control and order. For as many millennia, the anarchs have rebelled, defiantly claiming their own freedom yet without hope of winning it for everyone. Now, an alliance with humans offers a tantalizing chance to at last defeat their immortal masters. But can they trust an ally who looks suspiciously like the enemy? Humanity is the genetic recreation of the Anadens, but genetics aren’t everything. Humans like to make their own destiny, and they have overcome great challenges to achieve unprecedented peace and prosperity. But have their trials prepared them for the enemy they now face? “The battle for the heart and soul of Amaranthe will be joined, and we must be unafraid.” Amidst the chaos of an escalating war, Caleb’s bond with the mysterious diati grows ever more powerful, even as Alex’s forays into the hidden dimensions of the universe lead them to unfathomable places. But when the anarchs are pushed to the breaking point and the AEGIS fleet is dealt a devastating blow, Miriam Solovy must find a way to defeat a foe wielding superior technology, firepower and numbers, or else more than one civilization will be lost. * Our universe is but a snowglobe—an experiment born of desperation and hope. The true universe is unfathomably vast, teeming with life and untold wonders. And it is enslaved. Created by ancient aliens in a daring gambit to understand the nature of the enemy, humanity is now asked to be the savior of a universe not their own. If they are to succeed, they must rise above not only their fractious past but the sins of their genetic ancestors to boldly embrace a future they never dared imagine possible.


The Rubicon

Calling All Witches, Warlocks, Satanists, Necromancers, Astrologists, and Psychics

Author: CELESTINE ODOMS

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450053572

Category: Self-Help

Page: 80

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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.

Rubicon

Author: Jack McKinney

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN: 9780345353054

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

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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!

Skipping across the Rubicon

Author: Martin Seibel

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN: 1458218872

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

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At sixty-nine, widower Maxfield Porter looks and feels like anything but a senior citizen. Even so, under pressure from his son and daughter-in-law, he agrees to sell his comfortable home and move to Amberfields, a retirement community. He finds it difficult to fit into this new environment; he feels like an ancient Eskimo who has been put out on an ice floe to join his ancestors –until a chance meeting brings new meaning to his life, his ice floe melts and palm trees grow in Amberfields. Marion Wade is also a new resident of Amberfields. She is a widow with whom Max feels an instant rapport. As they get to know each other they discover shared interests and a level of comfort that neither has known for a long time. But before they can commit, Marion must face the demon that has plagued her since the death of her husband and Max has to confront the machinations of his overly ambitious daughter-in-law and, if possible, save his son’s marriage. What begins as a promising relationship between these two seniors turns into a complex and challenging struggle in which they learn that love alone doesn’t always conquer all.

Crossing the Rubicon

the patterns and problems of migration of tribal women workers

Author: Sudha Bhandari Anand

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 183

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Crossing the Rubicon

Coalition Politics Welsh Style

Author: John Osmond

Publisher: Institute of Welsh Affairs

ISBN: 9781904773269

Category: Coalition governments

Page: 128

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Cyfrol yn adrodd hanes dau fis hynod o gyffrous ac anarferol ym myd gwleidyddiaeth Cymru; yn cynnwys cyfweliadau â'r prif ffigurau a fu ynglŷn â'r trafodaethau. -- Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru

ARMAGEDDON's SONG 'CROSSING THE RUBICON'

Author: ANDY FARMAN

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326181971

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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The European war is a long way from the fighting that is consuming the Pacific. The ANZACs and the US 5TH Mechanised Division are too few in number to defend Australia's coastline. Fear of China's nuclear arsenal has left the allies with limited friends, and there is trouble at home, in the West. Now that war in Europe has reached its bloody end and the men came home to less than gratitude from the politicians. In the Pacific all eyes are on the Spratly Islands as the Allies combat the Chinese 3rd and 6th Armies. The aftermath in Europe may have left the US and the ANZACs standing alone, or has it? Soldiers have more honour than politicians at the end of the day. A reckoning is coming.