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Her Dark Curiosity

Written By: Megan Shepherd
  • ID Book : 0062128078
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 533
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : her-dark-curiosity.pdf

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Inspired by The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this tantalizing sequel to Megan Shepherd's gothic suspense novel The Madman's Daughter explores the hidden natures of those we love and how far we'll go to save them from themselves. Perfect for fans of Libba Bray. Back in London after her trip to Dr. Moreau's horrific island, Juliet is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget her father's legacy. But soon it's clear that someone—or something—hasn't forgotten her, as people close to Juliet start falling victim to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes. Has one of her father's creations also escaped the island? As Juliet strives to stop a killer while searching for a serum to cure her own worsening illness, she finds herself once more in a world of scandal and danger. Her heart torn in two, her past bubbling to the surface, and her life threatened by an obsessive killer—Juliet will be lucky to escape alive.

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  • Isbn : 1101939761
  • Pages : 240
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  • File Pdf: the-secret-horses-of-briar-hill.pdf

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  • Pages : 252
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  • File Pdf: music-divided.pdf

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 1501361783
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 457
  • File Pdf: adaptation-in-young-adult-novels.pdf

Book Summary:

Adaptation in Young Adult Novels argues that adapting classic and canonical literature and historical places engages young adult readers with their cultural past and encourages them to see how that past can be rewritten. The textual afterlives of classic texts raise questions for new readers: What can be changed? What benefits from change? How can you, too, be agents of change? The contributors to this volume draw on a wide range of contemporary novels – from Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series and Megan Shepherd's Madman's Daughter trilogy to Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones – adapted from mythology, fairy tales, historical places, and the literary classics of Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among others. Unpacking the new perspectives and critiques of gender, sexuality, and the cultural values of adolescents inherent to each adaptation, the essays in this volume make the case that literary adaptations are just as valuable as original works and demonstrate how the texts studied empower young readers to become more culturally, historically, and socially aware through the lens of literary diversity.

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  • File Pdf: grim-lovelies.pdf

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
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  • Pages : 288
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  • File Pdf: oaths-of-legacy.pdf

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  • File Pdf: life-as-we-knew-it.pdf

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  • File Pdf: moon-of-the-crusted-snow.pdf

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  • Pages : 352
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  • File Pdf: a-calling-for-charlie-barnes.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Isbn : 1368053246
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  • File Pdf: the-inheritance-games.pdf

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  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
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  • File Pdf: a-christmas-legacy.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1504057066
  • Pages : 462
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 442
  • File Pdf: the-cold-war-thrillers.pdf

Book Summary:

Two explosive novels set in the perilous days when the world stood on the brink of chaos—from the New York Times–bestselling author of Enemy at the Gates. For almost fifty years after World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union played a dangerous game in the shadows. And from those shadows would emerge unsung heroes who would fight for freedom . . . The Strasbourg Legacy: Investigating the possible Soviet theft of US munitions, CIA agent Matt Corcoran hears rumors that German communists and Aryan terrorists are conspiring to assassinate political leaders. But far more ominous is the underground cadre of surviving Nazi officers bent on starting the Fourth Reich . . . The Tashkent Crisis: As tensions rise between the superpowers, the Soviets deliver an ultimatum: surrender unconditionally or a devastating secret weapon will kill millions of Americans. Now a Special Forces team led by Col. Joe Safcek must infiltrate a secret Soviet base and destroy the mystery weapon. But the closer they get, the more Safcek realizes it may already be too late . . . With these “furious-paced” novels of “timeclock suspense” William Craig takes readers back to a time when the Cold War could have started burning with a single spark (Kirkus Reviews).

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  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • File Pdf: midnight-beauties.pdf

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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
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  • Pages : 180
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  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Science
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By James A. Michener
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Isbn : 0804151520
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 809
  • File Pdf: legacy.pdf

Book Summary:

In this sweeping novel inspired by the Iran-Contra affair, master storyteller James A. Michener conjures the triumphs and tragedies of one family and their dynamic role in the history of the United States and its founding document. Over a tense weekend of reflection, Major Norman Starr of the National Security Council prepares to appear before a congressional committee to publicly account for his covert actions. Hoping to learn something from his proud, troubled heritage, Starr looks for guidance in the lives of his ancestors: all-Americans who weren’t always right. From a framer of the Constitution to a slave owner, from a Supreme Court justice to a courageous suffragist, each recalls an important legacy that Starr must somehow reconcile with his own perilous dilemma. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Legacy “Michener has left his own legacy. . . . [He] is an educator, not just in history but in ethics, and like any good educator, he’s not afraid to confront a complex world.”—Edward Rutherfurd, Chicago Tribune “Michener tells interesting stories about the Constitution, even if they are fiction. He brings the document alive. . . . Each tale is told with the Michener flair.”—United Press International “An impressive amount of historical drama . . . Captivating historical vignettes [are] woven skillfully within Starr’s talks with his loving wife and loyal attorney.”—Kirkus Reviews “A revealing book . . . about the forging of the Constitution and the crises that shaped it.”—Associated Press

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  • Publisher : Penguin
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  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • File Pdf: saga-boy.pdf

Book Summary:

SHORTLISTED for the 2021 Speaker's Book Award LONGLISTED for the 2021 Toronto Book Award The triumph of Saga Boy is the triumph of Blackness everywhere--the irrepressible instinct for survival in a world where Blacks are prey." --Ian Williams, Giller Prize-winning author of Reproduction An enthralling, deeply personal account of a young immigrant's search for belonging and Black identity amid the long-lasting effects of cultural dislocation. Antonio Michael Downing's memoir of creativity and transformation is a startling mash-up of memories and mythology, told in gripping, lyrical prose. Raised by his indomitable grandmother in the lush rainforest of southern Trinidad, Downing, at age 11, is uprooted to Canada when she dies. But to a very unusual part of Canada: he and his older brother are sent to live with his stern, evangelical Aunt Joan, in Wabigoon, a tiny northern Ontario community where they are the only Black children in the town. In this wilderness, he begins his journey as an immigrant minority, using music and performance to dramatically transform himself. At the heart of his odyssey is the longing for a home. He is re-united with his birth parents who he has known only through stories. But this proves disappointing: Al is a womanizing con man and drug addict, and Gloria, twice abandoned by Al, seems to regard her sons as cash machines. He tries to flee his messy family life by transforming into a series of extravagant musical personalities: "Mic Dainjah," a punk rock rapper, "Molasses," a soul music crooner and finally "John Orpheus," a gold chained, sequin- and leather-clad pop star. Yet, like his father and grandfather, he has become a "Saga Boy," a Trinidadian playboy, addicted to escapism, attention, and sex. When the inevitable crash happens, he finds himself in a cold, stone jail cell. He has become everything he was trying to escape and must finally face himself. Richly evocative, Saga Boy is a heart-wrenching but uplifting story of a lonely immigrant boy who overcomes adversity and abandonment to reclaim his Black identity and embrace a rich heritage.

Encountering Enchantment: A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens, 2nd Edition

By Susan Fichtelberg
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1440834512
  • Pages : 392
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 846
  • File Pdf: encountering-enchantment.pdf

Book Summary:

The most current and complete guide to a favorite teen genre, this book maps current releases along with perennial favorites, describing and categorizing fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction titles published since 2006. • Encompasses a wide selection of speculative fiction genres to suit a broad spectrum of readers in grades 6–12 • Identifies award-winning titles, grade levels, book club potential, and alternative media formats and provides complete bibliographic information for each title • Includes interviews with prominent authors that convey the perspectives of the creators of the worlds into which readers are drawn • Covers some children's literature and some adult novels that are popular with young adults • Offers a detailed subject index with an extensive number of access points

The First Cold War

By Donald E. Davis,Eugene P. Trani
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Isbn : 0826263453
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 119
  • File Pdf: the-first-cold-war.pdf

Book Summary:

In The First Cold War, Donald E. Davis and Eugene P. Trani review the Wilson administration’s attitudes toward Russia before, during, and after the Bolshevik seizure of power. They argue that before the Russian Revolution, Woodrow Wilson had little understanding of Russia and made poor appointments that cost the United States Russian goodwill. Wilson later reversed those negative impressions by being the first to recognize Russia’s Provisional Government, resulting in positive U.S.–Russian relations until Lenin gained power in 1917. Wilson at first seemed unsure whether to recognize or repudiate Lenin and the Bolsheviks. His vacillation finally ended in a firm repudiation when he opted for a diplomatic quarantine having almost all of the ingredients of the later Cold War. Davis and Trani argue that Wilson deserves mild criticism for his early indecision and inability to form a coherent policy toward what would become the Soviet Union. But they believe Wilson rightly came to the conclusion that until the regime became more moderate, it was useless for America to engage it diplomatically. The authors see in Wilson’s approach the foundations for the “first Cold War”—meaning not simply a refusal to recognize the Soviet Union, but a strong belief that its influence was harmful and would spread if not contained or quarantined. Wilson’s Soviet policy in essence lasted until Roosevelt extended diplomatic recognition in the 1930s. But The First Cold War suggests that Wilson’s impact extended beyond Roosevelt to Truman, showing that the policies of Wilson and Truman closely resemble each other with the exception of an arms race. Wilson’s intellectual reputation lent credibility to U.S. Cold War policy from Truman to Reagan, and the reader can draw a direct connection from Wilson to the collapse of the USSR. Wilsonians were the first Cold War warriors, and in the era of President Woodrow Wilson, the first Cold War began.

I Let My Brother Kill My Mother

By Karif Battle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Theoretical Fiends
  • Isbn : 1734759941
  • Pages : 102
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 419
  • File Pdf: i-let-my-brother-kill-my-mother.pdf

Book Summary:

Yea, I know, incomprehensible, but hear me out, there’s more to it than that. Let me ask you something: What are your thoughts on the supernatural? You know, ghosts and shnit like that. Interesting. What do you know about the 1990s? Right on. Come a little closer. I have one more question and it’s crucial. You bothered by stories containing gangs, sex, violence and family trauma? Brilliant. Let me tell you about a lost boy named Fox.

The Glendower Legacy

By Thomas Gifford
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1453266089
  • Pages : 311
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 906
  • File Pdf: the-glendower-legacy.pdf

Book Summary:

Ancient treason threatens to ignite a new skirmish in the Cold War It’s January, 1778, and William Davis is standing guard for the Continental Army at Valley Forge when he witnesses something sickening: an American selling intelligence to the British. The meeting goes wrong, three men die, and William flees the scene, leaving a swatch of his uniform behind. The next day he’s arrested, tried, and executed for treason as part of a monstrous cover-up to protect the identity of the officer who tried to sell out the American Revolution: General George Washington himself. Two centuries later, a descendent of Davis finds evidence of Washington’s betrayal. Before he can announce his findings, he’s murdered by KGB agents hoping to use the information to embarrass the United States. But the crucial document vanishes, and the only man who can secure it is Nat Underhill, a Harvard professor who truly must publish or perish.

The Victorian Era in Twenty-First Century Children’s and Adolescent Literature and Culture

By Sara K. Day,Sonya Sawyer Fritz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351376276
  • Pages : 252
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 555
  • File Pdf: the-victorian-era-in-twenty-first-century-children-s-and-adolescent-literature-and-culture.pdf

Book Summary:

Victorian literature for audiences of all ages provides a broad foundation upon which to explore complex and evolving ideas about young people. In turn, this collection argues, contemporary works for young people that draw on Victorian literature and culture ultimately reflect our own disruptions and upheavals, particularly as they relate to child and adolescent readers and our experiences of them. The essays therein suggest that we struggle now, as the Victorians did then, to assert a cohesive understanding of young readers, and that this lack of cohesion is a result of or a parallel to the disruptions taking place on a larger (even global) scale.

HEIR TO A DESERT LEGACY

By Maisey Yates,Yoko Iwasaki
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative
  • Isbn : 4596262004
  • Pages :
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 886
  • File Pdf: heir-to-a-desert-legacy.pdf

Book Summary:

【A story by New York Times bestselling author becomes a comic!】Chloe secretly carried and gave birth as the surrogate mother of her half sister, the queen of a desert country. However, as Chloe waited for her sister to pick up her baby, her sister and her husband perished in an accident. To Chloe, who is a dedicated researcher and has never given any thought to love or marriage, the child they left behind is her only blood relative. She’s determined to raise the child with all her love, no matter how difficult it might be. But then Sayid, the younger brother of the late sheikh, who is now serving as regent, appears at her door. With a cold, stern expression, he informs her that he has come to collect his country’s future ruler and is prepared to take the baby by force. Now the only way for Chloe to stay by her child’s side is to marry Sayid! She will do anything for her child?even wed Sayid in a loveless marriage. But will her heart be able to withstand the charm hidden under Sayid’s serious facade?

HEIR TO A DESERT LEGACY

By Maisey Yates,Yoko Iwasaki
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative
  • Isbn : 4596263809
  • Pages :
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 213
  • File Pdf: heir-to-a-desert-legacy.pdf

Book Summary:

【A story by New York Times bestselling author becomes a comic!】Chloe secretly carried and gave birth as the surrogate mother of her half sister, the queen of a desert country. However, as Chloe waited for her sister to pick up her baby, her sister and her husband perished in an accident. To Chloe, who is a dedicated researcher and has never given any thought to love or marriage, the child they left behind is her only blood relative. She’s determined to raise the child with all her love, no matter how difficult it might be. But then Sayid, the younger brother of the late sheikh, who is now serving as regent, appears at her door. With a cold, stern expression, he informs her that he has come to collect his country’s future ruler and is prepared to take the baby by force. Now the only way for Chloe to stay by her child’s side is to marry Sayid! She will do anything for her child?even wed Sayid in a loveless marriage. But will her heart be able to withstand the charm hidden under Sayid’s serious facade?

Compromises

By Agnes Repplier
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 145
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 950
  • File Pdf: compromises.pdf

Book Summary:

The following is a collection of essays written by Agnes Repplier about marriage. Titles include The Luxury of Conversation, A Quaker Diary, and Marriage in Fiction.

Never Too Late for Love

By Marie Ferrarella
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1459259327
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 547
  • File Pdf: never-too-late-for-love.pdf

Book Summary:

LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER ARE YOU THE MOTHER OF THE BRIDE… Globe-trotting Margo McCloud had only come home for her daughter's wedding. But after meeting the groom's handsome, widowed father, Margo felt like a jittery bride herself. Bruce Reed's chivalry breathed freshness into her world-weary soul. And for one brief moment this single mom wondered if her daughter didn't know best about love. OR THE BRIDE? CEO Bruce Reed thought his life was full—until he met the flirtatious mother of the bride. Her sultry voice permeated his dreams, and soon he wanted her to be more than just his in-law. But could he convince stubborn Margo that it was never too late for love? LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER Where the bridal bouquet goes from daughter to mom!

Origins of the Cold War 1941-1949

By Martin McCauley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317362489
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 397
  • File Pdf: origins-of-the-cold-war-1941-1949.pdf

Book Summary:

Origins of the Cold War 1941-1949 covers the formative years of the momentous struggle which developed between two superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States. It not only involved these titans but also the rest of the globe; many proxy wars were fought much to the detriment of the developing world. In a clear, concise manner, this book explains how the Cold War originated and developed between 1941 and 1949. The fourth edition is revised, updated and expanded to include new material on topics such as the culture wars and Stalin’s view of Marxism. The introduction looks at the various approaches which have been adopted to analyse the Cold War and the challenges to arrive at a theory which can explain it. The book explores questions such as: - Who was responsible for the Cold War? - Was it inevitable or could it have been avoided? - Was Stalin genuinely interested in a post-war agreement? Illustrated with maps and figures and containing a chronology and who’s who of key individuals, Origins of the Cold War 1941-1949 incorporates the most recent scholarship, theories and information to provide students with an invaluable introduction to a fascinating period that shaped today's world.

The Legacy of Heorot

By Larry Niven,Jerry Pournelle,Steven Barnes
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baen Books
  • Isbn : 1625797559
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 167
  • File Pdf: the-legacy-of-heorot.pdf

Book Summary:

BOOK ONE IN THE CLASSIC HEOROT SERIES FROM GENRE LEGENDS LARRY NIVEN, JERRY POURNELLE, AND STEVEN BARNES The two hundred colonists on board the Geographic have spent a century in cold sleep to arrive here: Avalon, a lush, verdant planet lightyears from Earth. They hope to establish a permanent colony, and Avalon seems the perfect place. And so they set about planting and building. But their very presence has upset the ecology of Avalon. Soon an implacable predator stalks them, picking them off one by one. In order to defeat this alien enemy, they must reevaluate everything they think they know about Avalon, and uncover the planet's dark secrets. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About The Legacy of Heorot: "Page-turning action and suspense, good characterization and convincing setting . . . may be the best thing any of those authors has written.”—The Denver Post “Outstanding! . . . The best ever, by the best in the field . . . the ultimate combination of imagination and realism.”—Tom Clancy “Well written, action-packed, and tension filled . . . makes Aliens look like a Disney nature film."—The Washington Post “Spine-tingling ecological tale of terror.”—Locus About sequel Beowulf's Children: "Few writers have a finer pedigree than those here. . . . As one might suspect Beowulf's Children is seamless . . . absorbing, substantial . . . masterful novel."—Los Angeles Times "Panoramic SF adventure at its best."—Library Journal About Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle: "Possibly the greatest science fiction novel I have ever read."—Robert A. Heinlein on The Mote in God's Eye About Larry Niven: “Larry Niven’s RINGWORLD remains one of the all-time classic travelogues of science fiction — a new and amazing world and fantastic companions.”—Greg Bear "Our premier hard SF writer.”—The Baltimore Sun "The scope of Larry Niven's work is so vast that only a writer of supreme talent could disguise the fact as well as he can."—Tom Clancy "Niven is a true master."—Frederik Pohl About Jerry Pournelle: "Jerry Pournelle is one of science fiction's greatest storytellers."—Poul Anderson "Jerry Pournelle's trademark is first-rate action against well-realized backgrounds of hard science and hardball politics."—David Drake "Rousing . . . The Best of the Genre"—The New York Times "On the cover . . . is the claim 'No. 1 Adventure Novel of the Year.' And well it might be."—Milwaukee Journal on Janissaries About Steven Barnes: “Brilliant, surprising, and devastating.”—David Mack “Sharp, observant and scary.”—Greg Bear "Profound and exhilarating."—Maurice Broaddus, author of The Knights of Breton Court “Barnes gives us characters that are vividly real people, conceived with insight and portrayed with compassion and rare skill and then he stokes the suspense up to levels that will make the reader miss sleep and be late for work.”—Tim Powers “[Barnes] combines imagination, anthropology and beautiful storytelling as he takes readers to the foot of the Great Mountain, today known as Mount Kilimanjaro.”—Durham Triangle Tribune on Great Sky Woman

A Cold Treachery

By Charles Todd
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Isbn : 0553901222
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 465
  • File Pdf: a-cold-treachery.pdf

Book Summary:

“Stunning . . . the tragic sweep of Todd’s historical mysteries grows more expansive with each novel.”—The New York Times Book Review Called out into the teeth of a violent blizzard, Inspector Ian Rutledge faces one of the most savage murders he’s ever encountered. He might have expected such unspeakable carnage on the World War I battlefields where he’d lost much of his soul—and his sanity—but not in an otherwise peaceful farm kitchen in remote Urskdale. Someone has murdered the Elcott family without the least sign of struggle. But when the victims are tallied, the local police are in for another shock: One child is missing. Now the Inspector must race to save a young boy before he’s silenced by the merciless elements—or the even colder hands of the killer who hides in the blinding snow. Praise for A Cold Treachery “Todd’s Ian Rutledge mysteries are among the most intelligent and affecting being written these days.”—Washington Post Book World “Brilliant.”—Chicago Tribune “Traditional mystery lovers who prefer their whodunits enriched with psychological insight will heartily embrace A Cold Treachery. . . . A superb effort.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Brilliantly conceived and elegantly executed.”—Strand magazine

An Eye at the Top of the World

By Pete Takeda
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Isbn : 0786732873
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 219
  • File Pdf: an-eye-at-the-top-of-the-world.pdf

Book Summary:

"Pete Takeda's true-life thriller injects us into the heart of the Himalayas, where a forgotten CIA operation lost almost four pounds of plutonium at the source of the Ganges River. With millions of lives possibly at stake, high adventure doesn't come any more gripping than this"--Jeff Long, P. [4] of cover.

Uncertain Empire

By Joel Isaac,Duncan Bell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199826137
  • Pages : 314
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 127
  • File Pdf: uncertain-empire.pdf

Book Summary:

Historians have long understood that the notion of "the cold war" is richly metaphorical, if not paradoxical. The conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union was a war that fell ambiguously short of war, an armed truce that produced considerable bloodshed. Yet scholars in the rapidly expanding field of Cold War studies have seldom paused to consider the conceptual and chronological foundations of the idea of the Cold War itself. In Uncertain Empire, a group of leading scholars takes up the challenge of making sense of the idea of the Cold War and its application to the writing of American history. They interrogate the concept from a wide range of disciplinary vantage points--diplomatic history, the history of science, literary criticism, cultural history, and the history of religion--highlighting the diversity of methods and approaches in contemporary Cold War studies. Animating the volume as a whole is a question about the extent to which the Cold War was an American invention. Uncertain Empire brings debates over national, global, and transnational history into focus and offers students of the Cold War a new framework for considering recent developments in the field.

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