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A Maiden's Grave

A Maiden's Grave [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101209356
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Publisher: Penguin
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A Maiden's Grave by , Book Resume:

A bus full of children is taken hostage in this “screaming hit” (The New York Times Book Review) from the bestselling author of The Never Game and The Bone Collector. Along a windswept Kansas road, eight vulnerable girls and their helpless teachers are forced off a school bus and held hostage in an abandoned slaughterhouse. The madman who has them at gunpoint has a simple plan: One hostage an hour will die unless the demands are met. Called to the scene is Arthur Potter, the FBI’s best hostage negotiator. He has a plan. But so does one of the hostages—a beautiful teacher who’s willing to do anything to save the lives of her students. Now the clock is ticking as a chilling game of cat and mouse begins.


Warmaidens [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0525647872
Author: Kelly Coon
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Warmaidens by Kelly Coon Book Resume:

“A dark, delectable, and utterly unique series that readers will want to drown in.” —Laura Sebastian, New York Times bestselling author of the Ash Princess series Warmaidens is the action-packed conclusion to the heartwrenching Gravemaidens fantasy duology. Kammani and the maidens are now going to war against the ruler who tried to entomb them. Just a few moons after escaping the tomb in Alu, Kammani and the other runaway maidens have found refuge in the city-state of Manzazu. There, Kammani has become a respected healer, especially among the warriors she’s brought back from the brink of death. Now that the nightmares of Alu are fading, she can finally decide whether or not to take Dagan’s hand in marriage. But when an assassin murders a healer he believes is Kammani and attempts to kill the displaced queen of Alu, the maidens realize they’ve been found. Hungry for revenge, Manzazu’s queen wants to strike back at Alu with her fiercest weapons—her scorpion warrior maidens—but Kammani knows that war harms more than it heals. To save the innocents and any chance of a future with Dagan, Kammani must take down Alu’s ruler before their lives burn up in the flames of war.

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0812988647
Author: Denis Johnson
Publisher: Random House
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The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson Book Resume:

Twenty-five years after Jesus’ Son, a haunting new collection of short stories on mortality and transcendence, from National Book Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Denis Johnson NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Dwight Garner, The New York Times • Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air • Chicago Tribune • Newsday • New York • AV Club • Publishers Weekly “Ranks with the best fiction published by any American writer during this short century.”—New York “A posthumous masterpiece.”—Entertainment Weekly NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • NPR • The Boston Globe • New York Public Library • Kirkus Reviews • Bloomberg The Largesse of the Sea Maiden is the long-awaited new story collection from Denis Johnson. Written in the luminous prose that made him one of the most beloved and important writers of his generation, this collection finds Johnson in new territory, contemplating the ghosts of the past and the elusive and unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe assert themselves. Finished shortly before Johnson’s death, this collection is the last word from a writer whose work will live on for many years to come. Praise for The Largesse of the Sea Maiden “An instant classic.”—Newsday “Exceptional luminosity . . . hits a powerful vein.”—The New York Times Book Review “Grace and oblivion are inextricably yoked in these transcendent stories. . . . [Johnson’s] gift is to extract the beauty in all that brokenness.”—The Wall Street Journal “Nobody ever wrote like Denis Johnson. Nobody ever came close. . . . We’re just left with this miraculous book, these perfect stories, the last words from one of the world’s greatest writers.”—NPR

Death of a Blue Movie Star

Death of a Blue Movie Star [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307569403
Author: Jeffery Deaver
Publisher: Bantam
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Death of a Blue Movie Star by Jeffery Deaver Book Resume:

From the bestselling author of the Bone Collector novels, soon to be an NBC series Twenty-one-year-old Rune is an aspiring filmmaker, but so far her only break has been scoring a job as an underpaid production assistant in Manhattan. Still, she's always on the lookout for the perfect topic for her own film—and she thinks she's found it when she witnesses the bombing of a triple-X movie theater in Times Square. Rune's got a great hook for her documentary: She plans to film it through the eyes of Shelly Lowe, the porn star whose movie was playing at the theater when it exploded. But just hours after Rune films a poignant Shelly reflecting on her dreams of becoming a serious actress, a second bomb silences the beautiful film star forever. Was Shelly in the wrong place at the wrong time—or was she the bomber's target all along? Rune vows to find out the truth behind the death of this blue movie star. But as she struggles to finish shooting her film, Rune's labor of love may be her final masterpiece—as a shooting of a more lethal kind threatens to write an ending to this story that no one wants to see. . . .

199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die

199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0316473790
Author: Loren Rhoads
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
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199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die by Loren Rhoads Book Resume:

A hauntingly beautiful travel guide to the world's most visited cemeteries, told through spectacular photography and their unique histories and residents. More than 3.5 million tourists flock to Paris's Pÿ Lachaise cemetery each year. They are lured there, and to many cemeteries around the world, by a combination of natural beauty, ornate tombstones and crypts, notable residents, vivid history, and even wildlife. Many also visit Mount Koya cemetery in Japan, where 10,000 lanterns illuminate the forest setting, or graveside in Oaxaca, Mexico to witness Day of the Dead fiestas. Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery has gorgeous night tours of the Southern Gothic tombstones under moss-covered trees that is one of the most popular draws of the city. 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die features these unforgettable cemeteries, along with 196 more, seen in more than 300 photographs. In this bucket list of travel musts, author Loren Rhoads, who hosts the popular Cemetery Travel blog, details the history and features that make each destination unique. Throughout will be profiles of famous people buried there, striking memorials by noted artists, and unusual elements, such as the hand carved wood grave markers in the Merry Cemetery in Romania.

Death and the Maidens

Death and the Maidens [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1448212529
Author: Janet Todd
Publisher: A&C Black
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Death and the Maidens by Janet Todd Book Resume:

1816 was the fateful year when the Romantic poet Shelley and his lover Mary shared a hectic creative and sexual menage in Switzerland with Lord Byron. This intense period drew from the men some of the greatest poetry of the age; from Mary, it elicited the seminal figures of Frankenstein and his Creature. But for other women close to Shelley it was a time of tragedy. At the heart of the story are Fanny Wollstonecraft and Harriet Westbrook, women whose lives were literally overwhelmed by him – and who both committed suicide before the year was out. "Not only a splendid work of feminist history, this is an important addition to late 18th- and early 19-century literary criticism." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Mistress of the Art of Death

Mistress of the Art of Death [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0143181297
Author: Ariana Franklin
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin Book Resume:

In medieval Cambridge, four children have been murdered. The Catholic townsfolk blame their Jewish neighbors, so to save them from the rioting mob, the Cambridge Jews are placed under the protection of the king. King Henry II is no friend of the Jews—or anyone, really—but he believes in law and order, and he desperately needs the taxes he receives from Jewish merchants. Hoping scientific investigation will catch the true killer, Henry calls on his cousin, the King of Sicily—whose subjects include the best medical experts in Europe—and asks for his finest "master of the art of death," the earliest form of medical examiner. The Italian doctor chosen for the task is a young prodigy from the University of Salerno, an expert in the science of anatomy and the art of detection. But her name is Adelia; the king has been sent a "mistress of the art of death." In a backward and superstitious country like England, Adelia faces danger at every turn. As she examines the victims and retraces their last steps, Adelia must conceal her true identity in order to avoid accusations of witchcraft. Along the way, she’s assisted by one of the king’s tax collectors, Sir Rowley Picot, a man with a personal stake in the investigation. A former Crusader knight, Rowley may be a needed friend ... or the fiend for whom they are searching. As Adelia’s investigation takes her along Cambridge’s shadowy river paths, and behind the closed doors of its churches and nunneries, the hunt intensifies and the killer prepares to strike again...

The Secret History of MI6

The Secret History of MI6 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101443464
Author: Keith Jeffery
Publisher: Penguin
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The Secret History of MI6 by Keith Jeffery Book Resume:

The authorized history of the world's oldest and most storied foreign intelligence service, drawing extensively on hitherto secret documents Britain's Special Intelligence Service, commonly called MI6, is not only the oldest and most storied foreign intelligence unit in the world - it is also the only one to open its archives to an outside researcher. The result, in this authorized history, is an unprecedented and revelatory look at an organization that essentially created, over the course of two world wars, the modern craft of spying. Here are the true stories that inspired Ian Fleming's James Bond's novels and John le Carré George Smiley novels. Examining innovations from invisible ink and industrial-scale cryptography to dramatic setbacks like the Nazi sting operations to bag British operatives, this groundbreaking history is as engrossing as any thriller - and much more revealing. "Perhaps the most authentic account one will ever read about how intelligence really works." -The Washington Times

Maiden Voyage: A Titanic Story

Maiden Voyage: A Titanic Story [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1338226703
Author: Sarah Jane
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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Maiden Voyage: A Titanic Story by Sarah Jane Book Resume:

A story of secrets, sisterhood, and adventure aboard the Titanic!

Batavia's Graveyard

Batavia's Graveyard [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 140004510X
Author: Mike Dash
Publisher: Crown
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Batavia's Graveyard by Mike Dash Book Resume:

From the bestselling author of Tulipomania comes Batavia’s Graveyard, the spellbinding true story of mutiny, shipwreck, murder, and survival. It was the autumn of 1628, and the Batavia, the Dutch East India Company’s flagship, was loaded with a king’s ransom in gold, silver, and gems for her maiden voyage to Java. The Batavia was the pride of the Company’s fleet, a tangible symbol of the world’s richest and most powerful commercial monopoly. She set sail with great fanfare, but the Batavia and her gold would never reach Java, for the Company had also sent along a new employee, Jeronimus Corneliszoon, a bankrupt and disgraced man who possessed disarming charisma and dangerously heretical ideas. With the help of a few disgruntled sailors, Jeronimus soon sparked a mutiny that seemed certain to succeed—but for one unplanned event: In the dark morning hours of June 3, the Batavia smashed through a coral reef and ran aground on a small chain of islands near Australia. The commander of the ship and the skipper evaded the mutineers by escaping in a tiny lifeboat and setting a course for Java—some 1,800 miles north—to summon help. Nearly all of the passengers survived the wreck and found themselves trapped on a bleak coral island without water, food, or shelter. Leaderless, unarmed, and unaware of Jeronimus’s treachery, they were at the mercy of the mutineers. Jeronimus took control almost immediately, preaching his own twisted version of heresy he’d learned in Holland’s secret Anabaptist societies. More than 100 people died at his command in the months that followed. Before long, an all-out war erupted between the mutineers and a small group of soldiers led by Wiebbe Hayes, the one man brave enough to challenge Jeronimus’s band of butchers. Unluckily for the mutineers, the Batavia’s commander had raised the alarm in Java, and at the height of the violence the Company’s gunboats sailed over the horizon. Jeronimus and his mutineers would meet an end almost as gruesome as that of the innocents whose blood had run on the small island they called Batavia’s Graveyard. Impeccably researched and beautifully written, Batavia’s Graveyard is the next classic of narrative nonfiction, the book that secures Mike Dash’s place as one of the finest writers of the genre.

Death and the Maiden (Routledge Revivals)

Death and the Maiden (Routledge Revivals) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317745469
Author: Ken Dowden
Publisher: Routledge
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Death and the Maiden (Routledge Revivals) by Ken Dowden Book Resume:

A remarkable number of Greek myths concern the plight of virgins – slaughtered, sacrificed, hanged, transformed into birds, cows, dear, bears, trees, and punished in Hades. Death and the Maiden, first published in 1989, contextualises this mythology in terms of geography, history and culture, and offers a comprehensive theory firmly grounded in an ubiquitous ritual: pubescent girls’ rites of passage. By means of comparative anthropology, it is argued that many local ceremonies are echoed throughout the whole range of myths, both famous and obscure. Further, Professor Dowden examines boys’ rites, as well as the renewal of entire communities at regular intervals. The first full-length work in English devoted to passage-rites in Greek myth, Death and the Maiden is an important contribution to the exciting developments in the study of the interrelation between myth and ritual: from it an innovative view on the origination of many Greek myths emerges.

Death and the Maiden

Death and the Maiden [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062562371
Author: Samantha Norman,Ariana Franklin
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Death and the Maiden by Samantha Norman,Ariana Franklin Book Resume:

“Superb...an appropriate homage”—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times The much-anticipated final installment in Ariana Franklin’s popular Mistress of the Art of Death historical mystery series, finished by the author’s daughter after her death. England. 1191. After the death of her friend and patron, King Henry II, Adelia Aguilar, England’s vaunted Mistress of the Art of Death, is living comfortably in retirement and training her daughter, Allie, to carry on her craft—sharing the practical knowledge of anatomy, forensics, and sleuthing that catches murderers. Allie is already a skilled healer, with a particular gift for treating animals. But the young woman is nearly twenty, and her father, Rowley, Bishop of Saint Albans, and his patron, the formidable Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, have plans to marry Allie to an influential husband . . . if they can find a man who will appreciate a woman with such unusual gifts. When a friend in Cambridgeshire falls ill, Allie is sent to Ely, where her path will cross with Lord Peverill, a young aristocrat who would be a most suitable match for the young healer. But when Allie arrives, all is chaos. A village girl has disappeared—and she’s not the first. Over the past few months, several girls from the villages surrounding Ely have vanished. When the body of one of the missing is discovered, Allie manages to examine the remains before burial. The results lead her to suspect that a monstrous predator is on the loose. Will her training and her stubborn pursuit of the truth help her find the killer...or make her the next victim? A richly detailed, twisty thriller, Death and the Maiden is historical mystery at its finest—and a superb final episode in Ariana Franklin’s much-loved, much-acclaimed series.

The Book of Thel (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)

The Book of Thel (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8074847721
Author: William Blake
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The Book of Thel (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake) by William Blake Book Resume:

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Book of Thel (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional table of contents. The Book of Thel is a poem by William Blake, dated 1789 and probably composed in the period 1788 to 1790. It is illustrated by his own plates, and is relatively short and easy to understand, compared to his later prophetic books. The metre is a fourteen-syllable line. It was preceded by Tiriel, which Blake left in manuscript. A few lines from Tiriel were incorporated into The Book of Thel. Most of the poem is in unrhymed verse. This book consists of eight plates executed in illuminated printing. Sixteen copies of the original print of 1789-1793 are known. Three copies bearing a watermark of 1815 are more elaborately colored than the others. William Blake (1757 – 1827) was a British poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver, who illustrated and printed his own books. Blake proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination over the rationalism and materialism of the 18th-century. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.

Human Hair and the Sikhs: Preserving the Homo Sapeien Heritage

Human Hair and the Sikhs: Preserving the Homo Sapeien Heritage [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1482849372
Author: Shabeg Singh Dhunda
Publisher: Partridge Publishing
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Human Hair and the Sikhs: Preserving the Homo Sapeien Heritage by Shabeg Singh Dhunda Book Resume:

Man is the climax of evolution. It took approximately two million years for man to be what he is today and it is only in the last two thousand years that man has started mutilating his hair. The neglect of this precious natural asset at the altar of vanity poses a grave threat of the survival of mankind. The symptoms are emerging inestimably and the fate of the human race in another two thousand years into the future will not be hard to imagine. This suicidal path has to be reversed. The Sikhs are the only known community of the human race caring for this perspective of the human civilisational evolution.

Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare Studies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780838638712
Author: Leeds Barroll
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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Shakespeare Studies by Leeds Barroll Book Resume:

Annual publication including essays and reviews of new books which deal with Shakespeare and his age

Matthias Claudius

Matthias Claudius [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780838636862
Author: Herbert Rowland
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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Matthias Claudius by Herbert Rowland Book Resume:

"This book contributes to the current revision of Matthias Claudius's image by, illuminating the complex of ideas that lies at the core of his thought and relating them to his art and the broader concerns that were most important to him. Claudius has long had a firm place in the canon of German literature as a naive and soulful poet of folklife, nature, and religious faith. Over the past two decades, however, a growing body of scholarship has uncovered aspects of his life and work that demand reconsideration of his traditional image. This volume represents an attempt to contribute to the revision." "This volume elucidates the ideas central to Claudius's thought and views them in connection with both his work and important issues of the time. Over and against the traditional image of Claudius the study projects a more accurate and balanced, indeed, a substantially new vision of the poet and man."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Grave Diggers

The Grave Diggers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1468933566
Author: Cole Figene
Publisher: Booktango
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The Grave Diggers by Cole Figene Book Resume:

The Grave Diggers: A DNA wonder drug is created in order to make people wiser, more attractive and successful. The drug is invented by Jim Below at Berkeley CA during 1993. 25 years green at the time of the discovery. He begs his Physics Department to publish his findings of a revolutionary drug. He calls it Figene (Future Infusion of Genetic Evolution). Jim aims to capture the lives of famous people through grave digging. Then combine their bone matter into a new wonder drug. Yet as soon as he publishes his idea, the FBI, and the Russian Mafia are after his discovery. At the same time in Russia, Larissa Puskin comes up with the idea of DNA re-composition. She too is chased by the F.S.B. and Alexus Murgosky. He heads the Mafia family who race to steal Figene. The Feds investigate, and Jim cuts a deal; they receive a cut of the profits without FDA approval. On the other side of World, Larissa Puskin presents the same idea. She provides a paper to the University of Moscow. Her problem is, the Physics and Genetics Department will not release her findings to the public. Their enemy Alexus Murgosky, a Russian Mafia Boss, sets to put their drug "Figene" on the Black Market to keep the prices high. What follows next is Jim's and Larissa's journey into deciding whether they want money or peace of mind. Both fall into an emotional quicksand. During their grave robberies both realize they will either bank on the Love of each other or betray the other. Will she and Jim dig up famous people to re-incarnate Napoleon Bonaparte, Claude Monet's, Ludwig Von Beethoven or Julius Caesar? Or will they set each other to keep Figene? As time races on, and the Russian Mafia closes in, humor, tragedy, hope and love are themes prevalent. Yet unknown to the customers of this drug, their lives will be changed forever. Set in 2016 Paris, with trips to many parts of the World, a race of money, murder, and suspense set the characters towards tough choices and ends.

The Witching Hour - A Collection of Victorian Tales Concerning Witchcraft and Wizardry

The Witching Hour - A Collection of Victorian Tales Concerning Witchcraft and Wizardry [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1447480570
Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
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The Witching Hour - A Collection of Victorian Tales Concerning Witchcraft and Wizardry by Various Authors Book Resume:

A collection of Victorian tales of witchcraft and wizardry, penned by some of the finest female authors of the era. Including work by Pauline Mackie, Anna Kingsford, Lady Wilde, and Miss Mary Lewis.

Myths and Legends of Japan

Myths and Legends of Japan [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1602063699
Author: Frederick Hadland Davis
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
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Myths and Legends of Japan by Frederick Hadland Davis Book Resume:

Nowadays Japan is seen as a modern and technologically innovative place, but in 1913, when Myths and Legends of Japan was first published, its culture seemed strange and exotic to the average Westerner. With this collection, F. Hadland Davis uses folklore to bring Japanese civilization to life and introduce this alien society to a Western audience. Davis arranges myths into 31 categories, including heroes and warriors, legends of Mount Fuji, animal legends, superstitions, and legends of the sea. Each chapter contains numerous examples of the genre, making for a volume packed with stories that will entertain both the Japan enthusiast and the mythology buff. FREDERICK HADLAND DAVIS is also the author of The Persian Mystics: Jalalu'd-Din Rumi (1907) and The Persian Mystics: Jami (1908), both available from Cosimo.

The Works of Horace

The Works of Horace [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Horace
Publisher: Good Press
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The Works of Horace by Horace Book Resume:

"The Works of Horace" by Horace. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.