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The Crooked Maid

A novel by Dan Vyleta

Vienna, 1948.The war is over, and as the first stage of  denazification draws to a close, the citizens of Vienna struggle to rebuild their lives amidst the rubble. Anna Beer returns to the city she fled nine years earlier upon discovering her husband's infidelity. She has come back to find him and, perhaps, to forgive him, only to learn that she will first have to find him. Traveling on the same train is eighteen-year-old Robert Seidel, a schoolboy summoned home to his stepfather's sickbed and the secrets of his family's past.

As Anna and Robert navigate a damaged, unrecognizable city, they cross paths with a war-widowed American journalist, a hunchbacked young servant girl, and a former POW whose primary purpose is to survive, by any means. Meanwhile, in the shells of burned-out houses and beneath the bombed-out ruins, a ghost of a man, his head wrapped in a red scarf, battles demons from his past and hides from a future deeply uncertain for all.

Available under document code number 62542  and on display in the new arrival stand.

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Social Media Marketing

What are the impact of Facebook and Twitter on marketing strategy? Check out this series available on CVE. 

Social Media Marketing, video II

As consumers and brands explore the digital world, social media evolves. How are brands to leverage online influences, loyalty and marketing campaigns? How to respond to the consumer? What happens to the notion of privacy in a world of constant accountability, and what will be the future of social media marketing?

Source: CVE

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Our Changing Planet

USA - Broward Education Communications Network - 2009
Serie : Earth and Space (28 min)

The planet Earth is constantly changing. This program focuses on what the planet Earth is made of inside and out (crust, lava, magma). The planet is made of different types of rock: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. Wind, water and weather tear down the surface of the land creating earthquakes, tidal waves, physical and chemical weathering, volcanoes, erosion, acid rain, mountain formation.

This program shows different types of shores and the effect it has in our daily lives as well as the theory of plate tectonics.

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The world as it is

by Chris Hedges
Available under the Cote 62084

The World As It Is is a collection of Hedges essays originally published by Truthdig, the Webby Award-winning progressive news website. Hedges lyrically and fearlessly dissects the most controversial issues of the day: America’s wars of self-destruction in Iraq and Afghanistan, the decay of American empire (at home and abroad), Israel’s ghettoization of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, and the failure of American liberalism. His essays draw on his extraordinary experiences as a journalist but also his conviction that the centers of power in America have been seized and hijacked by corporations, something the American media pays deference to.

Source : http://www.truthdig.com/worldasitis

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Buried

by Ken Wylie
Available under the cote 62159

On January 20, 2003, at 10:45 a.m., a massive avalanche released from Tumbledown Mountain in the Selkirk Range of British Columbia. Tonnes of snow carried 13 members of two guided backcountry skiing groups down the 37-degree incline of a run called La Traviata and buried them. After a frantic hour of digging by remaining group members, an unthinkable outcome became reality. Seven people were dead.

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