The Second Sleep

From the internationally best-selling author of Fatherland and the Cicero Trilogy--a chilling and dark new thriller unlike anything Robert Harris has done before. 1468.

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0525656707

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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From the internationally best-selling author of Fatherland and the Cicero Trilogy--a chilling and dark new thriller unlike anything Robert Harris has done before. 1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artefacts--coins, fragments of glass, human bones--which the old parson used to collect. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death? Fairfax becomes determined to discover the truth. Over the course of the next six days, everything he believes--about himself, his faith, and the history of his world--will be tested to destruction.

V2

As the death toll soars, the separate stories of Graf and Kay ricochet off one another, until in a final explosion of violence their destinies are forced together.

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing

ISBN: 9780593342350

Category: Fiction

Page: 614

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From the best-selling author of Fatherland and Munich comes a WWII thriller about a German rocket engineer, a former actress turned British spy, and the Nazi rocket program. It's November 1944--Willi Graf, a German rocket engineer, is launching Nazi Germany's V2 rockets at London from Occupied Holland. Kay Connolly, once an actress, now a young English Intelligence officer, ships out for Belgium to locate the launch sites and neutralize the threat. But when rumors of a defector circulate through the German ranks, Graf becomes a suspect. Unknown to each other, Graf and Connolly find themselves on opposite sides in the hunt for the saboteur. Their twin stories play out against the background of the German missile campaign, one of the most epic and modern but least explored episodes of the Second World War. Their destinies are on a collision course.

Fatherland

Fatherland is set in an alternative world where Hitler has won the Second World War.

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099527898

Category: Alternative histories (Fiction)

Page: 386

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"Rejacketed reissue Fatherland is set in an alternative world where Hitler has won the Second World War. It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler's 75th birthday. Xavier March, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei, is called out to investigate the discovery of a dead body in a lake near Berlin's most prestigious suburb. As March discovers the identity of the body, he uncovers signs of a conspiracy that could go to the very top of the German Reich. And, with the Gestapo just one step behind, March, together with an American journalist, is caught up in a race to discover and reveal the truth - a truth that has already killed, a truth that could topple governments, a truth that will change history.

Enigma

March 1943, the Second World War hangs in the balance, and at Bletchley Park a brilliant young codebreaker is facing a double nightmare. The Germans have unaccountably changed their U-boat Enigma code, threatening a massive Allied defeat.

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409021599

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Bletchley Park: the top-secret landmark of World War Two, where a group of young people were fighting to defeat Hitler, and win the war. March 1943, the Second World War hangs in the balance, and at Bletchley Park a brilliant young codebreaker is facing a double nightmare. The Germans have unaccountably changed their U-boat Enigma code, threatening a massive Allied defeat. And as suspicion grows that there may be a spy inside Bletchley, Jericho's girlfriend, the beautiful and mysterious Claire Romilly suddenly disappears.

Congressional Serial Set

After the second sleep it will no longer be necessary . ... If all the worms are not
sleeping , feed them as usual until nearly all sleep , then sprinkle paddy - husk
ash over them in the manner already described , and put on fresh leaves ; those
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Munich

Soon to be a Netflix film starring Jeremy Irons _________________________ MUNICH, SEPTEMBER 1938 Hitler is determined to start a war.

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473519691

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 546

Now available: THE SECOND SLEEP, Robert Harris's latest novel _________________________ MUNICH, SEPTEMBER 1938 Hitler is determined to start a war. Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace. They will meet in a city which forever afterwards will be notorious for what is about to take place. As Chamberlain’s plane judders over the channel and the Fuhrer’s train steams south, two young men travel with their leaders. Former friends from a more peaceful time, they are now on opposing sides. As Britain’s darkest hour approaches, the fate of millions could depend on them - and the secrets they’re hiding. Spying. Betrayal. Murder. Is any price too high for peace? ‘A brilliantly constructed spy novel’ Observer ‘Grips from start to finish ... Superb’ Mail on Sunday


Why Can t We Sleep

If the time allotted to sleep was to become more and more fixed from the early
nineteenth century, so was the very form of sleep itself. ... Rather than one single
consolidated block, humans had a first and then a second sleep. Retiring around
9 ...

Author: Darian Leader

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241984440

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

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From the brilliant psychoanalyst behind Strictly Bipolar and What is Madness, a short and fascinating guide to the history of human sleep - and why we can't seem to sleep any more One in four adults sleeps badly. Sleeping pill prescriptions have increased dramatically over the last three decades, as have the incidence of sleep clinics. Sleep used to be a natural state, easy as breathing, but increasingly it is an insecure commodity. ...Isn't it? Our relationship to sleep surfaces and resurfaces throughout human history, each time telling us something new about our indivudual and collective psychology. From the industrial revolution to blue-light on our phones, from the ancient art of dream interpretation to the modern science of Freud, sleep is connected to wider social patterns, to shifting norms and expectations. Weaving together cultural, social, economic and psychoanalytic influences, Darian Leader delves into the truth about this universal human experience.

Imperium

Lose it, and he is finished forever. Internationally acclaimed for its storytelling power and historical accuracy, Robert Harris's new novel is an epic account of the timeless struggle for power and the sudden disintegration of a society.

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099527669

Category: Biographical fiction

Page: 496

View: 208

When Tiro, the confidential secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events which will eventually propel his master into one of the most famous courtroom dramas in history. The stranger is a Sicilian, a victim of the island's corrupt Roman governor, Verres. The senator is Cicero, a brilliant young lawyer and spellbinding orator, determined to attain imperium - supreme power in the state. This is the starting-point of Robert Harris's most accomplished novel to date. Compellingly written in Tiro's voice, it takes us inside the violent, treacherous world of Roman politics, to describe how one man - clever, compassionate, devious, vulnerable - fought to reach the top.

The China Review Or Notes and Queries on the Far East

sleep , or when the worms have been fed some 27 or 28 times , their colour again
becomes white and their mouths pointed and once more they refuse to eat ; this
is the second sleep ; they must be treated in the same manner as in the first ...

Author: Nicholas Belfield Dennys

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The Mind in Sleep

Written by leading experts, it not only examines the activity of the mind during sleep but also scrutinizes methodological issues of key importance to the field.

Author: Steven J. Ellman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471525561

Category: Psychology

Page: 588

View: 508

This unique and up-to-date book provides a comprehensive history and critical account of sleep mentation research since the introduction of electrographic techniques. Written by leading experts, it not only examines the activity of the mind during sleep but also scrutinizes methodological issues of key importance to the field. Looks at the relationships between physiological and mental events as brought to light by electrographic and other controlled studies of sleep mentation. Chapters are devoted to critical reviews of REM deprivation studies, the relationships between sustained and short-lived physiological conditions and sleep mentation, clinical phenomena such as sleep-talking, nightmares and night-terrors. Rigorously organized around topics of common interest, it is a penetrating study of current developments in the field.

The Dublin Journal of Medical Science

No doubt can exist that emissions most frequently take place in this second sleep
; and although a man awakes thoroughly refreshed from his first sleep , he may
arise after having taken a second doze thoroughly prostrated . An early call or an
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The Pharmacology of Sleep

time baseline recordings were obtained and the second time was after they had
completed 6 weeks of drug use . In the first study there was a significant increase
in total sleep time , whereas in the second , sleep latency was significantly ...

Author: Anthony Kales

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540589617

Category: Medical

Page: 583

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A review of the current state of the clinical and basic science of the pharmacology of sleep. The information provided ranges from a historical perspective to current concepts of sleep mechanisms, including the interaction between pharmacology and sleep-wake regulation and between chronopahrmacology and sleep-wake rhythms. For the first time in one single volume, both the basic mechanisms of sleep, and the basic and clinical aspects of the pharmacology of sleep are dealt with in a thorough, comprehensive and authoritative manner. The chapters, written by the foremost scientific authorities in this field, integrate the latest information on the basic mechanisms of drugs as they relate to their effects on sleep.

Lustrum

The stories of these real historical figures - their alliances and betrayals, their cruelties and seductions, their brilliance and their crimes - are all interleaved to form this epic novel.

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409021319

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Rome, 63 BC. In a city on the brink of acquiring a vast empire, seven men are struggling for power. Cicero is consul, Caesar his ruthless young rival, Pompey the republic's greatest general, Crassus its richest man, Cato a political fanatic, Catilina a psychopath, Clodius an ambitious playboy. The stories of these real historical figures - their alliances and betrayals, their cruelties and seductions, their brilliance and their crimes - are all interleaved to form this epic novel. Its narrator is Tiro, a slave who serves as confidential secretary to the wily, humane, complex Cicero. He knows all his master's secrets - a dangerous position to be in. From the discovery of a child's mutilated body, through judicial execution and a scandalous trial, to the brutal unleashing of the Roman mob, Lustrum is a study in the timeless enticements and horrors of power.

Selling Hitler

But that was just the beginning of the story. . .

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409021955

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 720

His classic account of The Hitler Diaries. Spring 1983: it seemed that one of the most startling discoveries of the century had been made, and that one of the world's most sought after documents had finally come to light - the private diaries of Adolf Hitler.What followed was a fiasco of fakery, greed, the duping of experts, and the exchange of extraordinary sums of money for world-wide publishing rights. But that was just the beginning of the story. . .

The Weight of Innocence

I was too tired to resist anymore for the day. We headed to the back of the train
toward our sleeping car. We went through two cars and the first sleeping car. (
Ours was the second.) We opened the door at the back of that car to find that we
were ...

Author: J. A. De Yoe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477119116

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

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The Weight of Innocence by J. A. De Yoe Eleven-year-old Robin, and his younger brothers, Peter and Paul, play hooky from school and steal some coke out of mischief, thinking it would remain their secret. But they are caught and charged with breaking and entering, vandalism and theft, as well as truancy. Their mother is furious when she finds out. Robin thinks the worst is over. He thought wrong. Their nightmare is only beginning A compelling and at times heart wrenching read, The Weight of Innocence reveals the terrible consequences when the law treats boyish pranks like a full-blown adult crimeit can alter and destroy the direction of the future.

The North American Hom opathic Journal

If he omitted this , or lost his second sleep , he felt weary all day , and thus this
strange custom had become a necessity for him . The author inquired and found
that the head of the bed was directed to the south , the feet to the north . He
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Therapy in Sleep Medicine E Book

However, 12 had an increase in the frequency of obstructive events associated
with either gastroesophageal reflux or an upper respiratory infection at the time of
the second sleep study, which normalized on repeat PSG studies. Central ...

Author: Teri J. Barkoukis

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455723304

Category: Medical

Page: 816

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Therapy in Sleep Medicine, by Drs. Teri J. Barkoukis, Jean K. Matheson, Richard Ferber, and Karl Doghrami, provides the clinically focused coverage you need for rapid diagnosis and effective treatment of sleep disorders. A multidisciplinary team of leading authorities presents the latest on sleep breathing disorders (including obstructive sleep apnea), neuropharmacology, parasomnias, neurologic disorders affecting sleep, sleep therapy for women, sleep therapy in geriatric patients, controversies, and future trends in therapy in a highly illustrated, easy-to-follow format. Diagnose and treat patients effectively with complete coverage of the full range of sleep disorders. Find diagnostic and treatment information quickly and easily thanks to a highly illustrated, easy-to-read format that highlights key details. Stay current on discussions of hot topics, including sleep breathing disorders (including obstructive sleep apnea), neuropharmacology, parasomnias, neurologic disorders affecting sleep, sleep therapy for women, sleep therapy in geriatric patients, controversies, and future trends in therapy. Tap into the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of leading authorities for well-rounded, trusted guidance.

Sleep Disorders

CHAPTER 1 Normal sleep maximum is at about 11pm. or about 'I6 h after waking
up in the morning, and then decreases during sleep with a minimum at ... This
explains why the second sleep period (at night) can be delayed until 1 or 2 am.

Author: Sue Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199234337

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 132

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Sleep dysfunction is one of the primary symptoms reported by patients with psychiatric disorders, and specifically those suffering from anxiety and depressive disorders. Conversely, primary insomnia and other sleep disorders produce symptoms of mood disturbance that are quite similar to those reported by patients with psychiatric disorders. Because of this overlap in the symptoms and treatments for insomnias and psychiatric disorders, it is important for clinicians to be able toaccurately identify the root cause of sleep dysfunction in individual patients in order to optimize treatment.Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library series, this concise pocketbook provides clinicians with an overview of current understanding of sleep physiology, the pathophysiology of sleep disturbance, and the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.

Advanced Subsidiary Psychology

Second cycle Then there is 25 minutes in Stage 2 again , followed by a brief
move through Stage 3 , and into 30 minutes of Stage 4 , which is deep sleep .
After moving back to Stage 2 , the second sleep cycle ends with another period of
10 ...

Author: Christine Brain

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780174900573

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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The first book of two, Advanced Subsidiary Psychology seeks to develop an understanding of the principles of Psychology and to illustrate these by reference examples relevant to students' own interests and experience. Fully in line with the AS Edexcel specifications, Book 1 covers the first three units of the award and provides a thorough preparation for the AS examination.