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In this masterful, highly original approach to modern Chinese history, Jonathan D. Spence shows us the Chinese revolution through the eyes of its most articulate participants--the writers, historians, philosophers, and insurrectionsists who shaped and were shaped by the turbulent events of this century. By skillfully combining literary materials with more conventional sources of political and social history, Spence provides an unparalleled look at China and her people and offers valuable insight into the continuing conflict between the implacable power of the state and the strivings of China's artists, writers, and thinkers.
Gate of the Sun is the first magnum opus of the Palestinian saga. After their country is torn apart in 1948, two men remain alone in a deserted makeshift hospital in the Shatila camp on the outskirts of Beirut. We enter a vast world of displacement, fear, and tenuous hope. Khalil holds vigil at the bedside of his patient and spiritual father, a storied leader of the Palestinian resistance who has slipped into a coma. As Khalil attempts to revive Yunes, he begins a story, which branches into many. Stories of the people expelled from their villages in Galilee, of the massacres that followed, of the extraordinary inner strength of those who survived, and of love. Khalil--like Elias Khoury--is a truth collector, trying to make sense of the fragments and various versions of stories that have been told to him. His voice is intimate and direct, his memories are vivid, his humanity radiates from every page. Khalil lets his mind wander through time, from village to village, from one astonishing soul to another, and takes us with him. Gate of the Sun is a Palestinian Odyssey. Beautifully weaving together haunting stories of survival and loss, love and devastation, memory and dream, Khoury humanizes the complex Palestinian struggle as he brings to life the story of an entire people.
Being shot down over Ploesti, Roger Two Hawks and O'Brien only survived. They were in a foreign land where men carried bows and arrows. They had entered a parallel universe, through a gate in the atmosphere. They must get out. O'Brien was dead. Would the nightmare begin or what?
Dan Beauchamp, a young man from London, or as it's better known, New Istanbul, sails across the Atlantic to the land of opportunity, the Aztec Empire which stretches across the continent.
Maddie Campbell was not your ordinary thief. A beautiful young widow and mother, she liked to think her wealthy victims were merely "donating" to the many others of the mining community who had been left with nothing. Maddie was quite good at what she did...until a former lawman arrived in Eden to investigate the recent spate of crimes. He didn't need to say a word; his piercing gaze arrested her on the spot. Despite her efforts to throw him off track, he was determined to draw out all her secrets in the most exquisite ways- soft caresses, passionate kisses, and exploration of her most intimate places. But when confronted with the truth, would he choose love or the law?
She thought the evil lived outside the walls. She was wrong.Amy Christine Parker's deliciously chilling prose creates a fast-paced, nerve-fraying contemporary thriller that questions loyalties and twists truths.In the Community, life seems perfect. Lyla Hamilton believes she is one of the chosen. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Pioneer invited her family to join the Community and escape the evil in the world. They've thrived under his strict, charismatic leadership. Now seventeen, Lyla knows certain facts are not to be questioned:Pioneer is her leader.Will is her Intended.The end of the world is near.Pioneer has visions of the imminent destruction of humanity. He says his chosen must prepare to fight off the unchosen people, who will surely seek refuge in the Silo, the underground shelter where the Community will wait out the apocalypse.Lyla loves her family and friends, but a chance encounter with an unchosen boy has her questioning Pioneer, the Community--everything. She needs time to figure out the truth. But with Pioneer's deadline for the end of days fast approaching, time is the one thing she doesn't have.From the Hardcover edition.
When Trixie and Honey explore an abandoned gatehouse, they discover more than dust and spiderwebs. Stuck in the dirt floor is a huge diamond! Could a ring of jewel thieves be hiding out in Sleepyside?
From the moment sixteen-year-old Madison Grant is abducted, an unthinkable terrorist plot is set in motion--pitting Special Agent Kelly Jones against her most powerful adversary yet. The kidnapper's ransom demands aren't monetary. . . they come at a cost that no American can afford to pay. As Kelly's fiancé, Jake Riley, races to find Madison, Kelly is assigned to another disturbing case: the murder and dismemberment of a senator. At first the two cases don't appear to be related. But as Kelly navigates her way through the darkest communities of America--from skinheads to biker gangs to border militias--she discovers a horrible truth. A shadowy figure who calls himself The Gatekeeper is uniting hate groups, opening the door to the worst homegrown attack in American history.
This chilling NYT bestseller from Anthony Horowitz, "a master of edge-of-your-seat writing" (Booklist, starred) is "an exhilarating read" (Kirkus) that "should attract a strong following" (PW) As punishment for a crime he didn't really commit, Matt was given a choice: go to jail or go live with an old woman named Mrs. Deverill in a remote town called Lesser Malling. He should have chosen jail. A strange and sinister plan is coming together made in Lesser Malling, with Matt at the center of it all. People who try to help him disappear . . . or die. It all ties to an evil place named Raven's Gate - a place whose destiny is horrifyingly intertwined with Matt's own.
With their mother still missing after going through a Civil War time portal in their spooky house, and their father in jail under a false accusation, Xander, David, and their younger sister continue to try to bring their mother back, now with the help of an old relative who has turned up unexpectedly.
The book reveals the college admission process in behind-the-scenes detail. The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college.
The first comprehensive analysis of a Middle Eastern intellectual tradition, it examines a system of knowledge that replaced the intellectual and methodological conventions of Islamic historiography only at the very end of the nineteenth century.
Imagine a whole series of separate universes, made to suit the whims of a race of super-beings. Imagine these universes with their own laws, cultures, creatures and ecologies--all existing solely to please the fancies of their individual master. Then imagine one such universe constructed as a diabolical trap to destroy a single person--the man called Robert Wolff, one of the race of universe-makers, and once of Earth. When the satanic Master-Lord, Urizen, kidnaps Wolff's wife, he forces Wolff to enter the deadly universe of ambushes, filled with every kind of tortuous snare that the evil mind of the Master-Lord can devise. Wolff has only his courage and his wits with which to combat this cosmic maze--unless he can perform a miracle, he and Chryseis are doomed. The GATES OF CREATION is the fabulous second adventure in Philip Jose" Farmer's World of Tiers Series.
For all those spellbound by the tale of Prince Tristan, heir to the throne of Eutracia, his twin sister Princess Shailiha, the ancient wizard Wigg, and the fate of their enchanted land, there is indeed more--much more--to be told. For three centuries, Eutracia was a kingdom at peace, ruled by a benevolent monarchy...
The fifth in a series of recovers of classic Dragonlance novel tales.
De Cleyre (1866-1912) was one of the late-19th-century American freethinkers, anarchists and sex radicals who are excluded not only from the canon in general, but even from the most progressive textbook anthologies. Delamotte (English, Arizona State U. ) puts into context her thoughts on freeing thought, fated fruit, sex slavery, and refashioning the mind. Then she offers a selection from the hundreds of poems, sketches, essays, lectures, pamphlets, translations, and short stories she penned during her short life. Only names are indexed. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
A band of war-weary soldiers have uncovered a plot that may tear the very fabric of reality forever. To save their own lives and to prevent a long-banished race of monsters from unleashing an army of horrors upon the waking world, they must reach the very heart of Dal Quor. To stop the cataclysm in time, they must fight their way to . From the Paperback edition.
From the author of The Chosen comes a work of nonfiction that chronicles the stormy lives of a Jewish father, Solomon Slepak, an infelxible old-guard Bolshevik, and his son, Volodya, who became an internationally renowned "refusenik" hero during the 18 years of his persecution for attempting to leave the Soviet Union. Potok tells their story with deep understanding and empathy.
"REMARKABLE . . . A WONDERFUL STORY."--The Boston GlobeThe father is a high-ranking Communist officer, a Jew who survived Stalin's purges. The son is a "refusenik," who risked his life and happiness to protest everything his father held dear. Now, Chaim Potok, beloved author of the award-winning novels The Chosen and My Name is Asher Lev, unfolds the gripping true story of a father, a son, and a conflict that spans Soviet history. Drawing on taped interviews and his harrowing visits to Russia, Potok traces the public and privates lives of the Slepak family: Their passions and ideologies, their struggles to reconcile their identities as Russians and as Jews, their willingness to fight--and die--for diametrically opposed political beliefs."[A] vivid account . . . [Potok] brings a novelist's passion and eye for detail to a gripping story that possesses many of the elements of fiction--except that it's all too true."--San Francisco ChronicleFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
Every serious student of the occult is familiar with this all-powerful text. Within it lie the secrets of eternity, the forbidden knowledge of the dark unknown. Every journey into the shadows requires careful, measured steps-a proficient execution of the necessary rituals and spells, and an understanding and appreciation of the history of the world beyond. The Gates of the Necronomicon is an invaluable companion to the Mad Arab's original work. In it are essential keys to the nuance and complexities of the ancient grimoire, enabling all who dare to pass through the magical gates that separate the body, mind, and spirit; the past and future; the living and dead. The journey begins . . .
The Gates of Vensunor is a 280 page conventional fantasy novel first published in 1997 and written by Carol Heller. It is the first book of Heller's fantasy series entitled The Shunlar Chronicles; The Sands of Kalaven (a novel alredy in the Bookshare collection) is its sequel. Avon's summary reads as follows: A warrior whose fierceness is matched only by her beauty, Shunlar's services are available to anyone in the depraved city who pays her price. But an assignment from the powerful merchant wizard, Lord Creedath. is leading the brave and bold mercenary into the foul heart of poisonous plots, binding her in Creedath's chains. Yet it is only in peril and desperate activity that Shunlar will uncover the startling truth about her ancestry, find the strength to counter Creedath's horrific schemes, and, ultimately, discover her true love.
Back Cover: Ellie Warne, a young American photojournalist, finds herself in Jerusalem in 1947. She unwittingly becomes a pawn in a political chess game when she photographs some ancient scrolls discovered by Bedouins. Who would guess that a few innocent photos could entangle her in such a desperate web of intrigue and peril? David Meyer seems to love her dearly, but Moshe Sachar has a purpose and commitment in life that intrigues her more than she can say. Through it all, Ellie discovers a people, a spirit, and a person who profoundly change the direction of her life.
The first three legendary Witch World novels from one of the most popular sci-fi authors of our time.
Ed Morgan stayed home to care for the Triangle M after his folks passed away, while his younger brother, Ben, spent four years in prison for armed robbery. When Ed arrives to meet his recently released brother, he finds Ben near death. Ben's last request of Ed is that he find the 50-thousand dollars he buried in Diablo Canyon and split it with his lover, Honey Travers. But, of course, nothing is as simple as taking Ben's map and digging up the loot. A half-dozen other people have claims on the money, including Spur Gowdy, a gunfighter without a conscience. Complicating it all is Ed's reluctant--but growing--affection for Honey Travers.
When Tom is studying a black hole, he discovers increased sunspot activity. As he studies more, he discovers that a new project designed by an experimental scientist and backed by a businessman is causing instability in stars. Tom and his friends face great danger and lots of opposition to keep the sun from going supernova and destroying life on earth as we know it.
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