O'Henry wrote with realistic detail on his first-hand experiences both in Texas and in New York City.During his more than thirteen years in Austin,he worked in a variety of occupations.Some of his experiences as a pharmacist , draftsman , reporter would figure in his short stories. He became the champion of the ordinary people of the city evoking their tragedies and aspirations with humor and artistry,an arresting opening and twist of plot.
THE GOOGLE STORY is the definitive account of the populist media company powered by the world?s most advanced technology that in a few short years has revolutionized access to information about everything for everybody everywhere.
In 1998, Moscow-born Sergey Brin and Midwest-born Larry Page dropped out of graduate school at Stanford University to, in their own words,change the world through a search engine that would organize every bit of information on the Web for free...
Angels & Demons
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
An ancient secret brotherhood. A devastating new weapon of destruction. An unthinkable target.
In Angels and Demons World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization -- the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. Together they embark on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and the most secretive vault on earth...the long-forgotten Illuminati lair.
Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
From the bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code comes the gripping story of the ultimate code. It's powerful, dangerousand unbreakable . . . When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant and beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage . . . not by guns or bombs, but by a code so ingeniously complex that if released would cripple U.S. intelligence. Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in. Betrayed on all sides, she finds herself fighting not only for her country but for her life, and in the end, for the life of the man she loves.