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By Cartsand Chau
  • ISBN Code: : 1499064543
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 214
  • Category : Drama
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In my book Reborn, I describe events that take me back to relive the occasional traumatic memories I experienced during the war in Vietnam as a frightened child. Plus, the experiences of living in the United States, I often flashed back to these horrible events throughout my daily life; brought into the awareness of the wildest crimes, mainly violence against woman. I witnessed mass murder, countless victims, and all the shocking realities of the entire central highland I knew as a child no longer exists! The whole area literally destroyed; blown completely off the map! I speak out as a woman that for years has suppressed the conflict between the will to deny these tragic events. From silence, I reveal numerous stories about horrible things; things that no one really wants to hear.

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Hunted by magic, beset by evil, the Nightwalkers face their darkest hour yet. And when the unthinkable happens, only one legendary male has the power, the will, to save them: Adam. . . For 400 Years He Was Lost To Her, But He Is Hers Tonight. . . From their first tantalizing touch, Jasmine knows he is different. What other lover could unlock her tight control, flood vampire senses jaded by a lifetime of decadent self indulgence? Centuries ago, when he disappeared without a trace, she had given up hope of ever fulfilling the promise of incomparable passion. But here he is, against the very laws of nature, ready to bring down their most vicious enemy, ready to bring her blood to the boiling point. . .if she will only let him. Pleasure rules the night. Praise for The Nightwalkers "A lush narrative sure to please readers who have longed for new gothic and darkly romantic tales." --Booklist on Gideon "Frank's Nightwalker series depicts an engrossing alternate world, drawn in prose that is lush and lyrical." --Linda Howard

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

By W. Y. Evans-Wentz
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199839514
  • Total of Pages : 354
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 872
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The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow unprepared for their teachings. Now, in the form of the ever-popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, these teachings are constantly being discovered and rediscovered by Western readers of many different backgrounds--a phenomenon which began in 1927 with Oxford's first edition of Dr. Evans-Wentz's landmark volume. While it is traditionally used as a mortuary text, to be read or recited in the presence of a dead or dying person, this book--which relates the whole experience of death and rebirth in three intermediate states of being--was originally understood as a guide not only for the dead but also for the living. As a contribution to the science of death and dying--not to mention the belief in life after death, or the belief in rebirth--The Tibetan Book of the Dead is unique among the sacred texts of the world, for its socio-cultural influence in this regard is without comparison. This fourth edition features a new foreword, afterword, and suggested further reading list by Donald S. Lopez, author of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Lopez traces the whole history of the late Evans-Wentz's three earlier editions of this book, fully considering the work of contributors to previous editions (C. G. Jung among them), the sections that were added by Evans-Wentz along the way, the questions surrounding the book's translation, and finally the volume's profound importance in engendering both popular and academic interest in the religion and culture of Tibet. Another key theme that Lopez addresses is the changing nature of this book's audience--from the prewar theosophists to the beat poets to the hippies to contemporary exponents of the hospice movement--and what these audiences have found (or sought) in its very old pages.

The Aeneid

By Virgil
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1775414892
  • Total of Pages : 541
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 751
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Aeneas appears in The Illiad in vague snatches and starts as a traveling warrior of great piety who was loosely connected to the foundation of Rome. Virgil weaves these fragments into a powerful myth about the founding of Rome in The Aeneid. Aeneas travels from his native Troy to Italy then wages victorious war upon the Latins.

The Lohvian Cycle I

By Alan Burt Akers
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  • Publisher : Mushroom eBooks
  • Book Code : 1843198894
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 605
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On the magnificent and mysterious, beautiful and terrible world of Kregen, a planet orbiting Antares four-hundred light-years from Earth, much may be achieved and much lost. Far more than merely a strong sword arm is required for victory. Far more than a cunning and devious brain is needed to secure success. Having won his princess, Delia of Delphond, Delia of the Blue Mountains, and having become the Emperor of Vallia with Delia at his side as Empress, Dray Prescot has renounced the crown and throne. Any thoughts of a quiet life are foolish, as he well knows. Among the many problems besetting him, the most important are uniting the lands of Paz and beating off the viciously hostile raiders from over the curve of the sea, the feared and hated Shanks. Scorpio Reborn:Sent by the Star Lords to save a life from a fire, Dray Prescot finds himself utterly helpless in a strange land. Confused and unable to move, he is cared for by Mevancy, a woman with a strange and wonderful secret. But why have the Star Lords left him there? Who is he expected to protect, and how is he supposed to do it? Flying a kite one moment, battling through an inferno the next, Prescot is flung headlong into fresh adventures under the mingled streaming lights of the Suns of Scorpio. Scorpio Assassin:The Star Lords require that a high spirited lady called Kirsty be queen, and have ordered Leone killed so that she cannot return through reincarnation. With the aid of the kregoinya Mevancy nal Chardaz and of the kregoinye Caspar the Peaker, and with the assistance of Trylon Kuong and of Llodi the Voice, Prescot decides to risk all to defy the all-powerful Star Lords... Scorpio Invasion:Dray Prescot must answer to the Star Lords for his disobedience. But the Star Lords argue over him and Dray is dropped accidentally in a walled garden. He is lost. Even the Star Lords don't know where he is. He knows he is on the splendid if horrific planet of Kregen, and in the continent of Loh, but nothing is familiar. He must find his way back to Makilorn, and from there to Tarankar to train an army to repel the Shanks...

You've Been Warned

By Henry Miranda
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781462817320
  • Total of Pages : 115
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 158
  • Pdf File: you-ve-been-warned.pdf

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Book Review The Bible warns us of the deceptions of Satan. He can transform himself into an Angel of light. That could be deceiving, if we weren't in the word of God. Only spiritual maturity and insight can protect us from Satan, the master of deceit. You've been warned, is a biblical account of scripture with layman understanding. Author Henry Miranda, explains, in his point of view, what various scripture mean. This is a good read for those struggling with their faith, or have doubt the existence of God. Anyone can understand this book. The reason I added the insert is because of my own personal belief in its truth. We go through our daily lives often never considering the beauty around us, or how it got there, but then neither do we consider the reason so many bad things happen. We may ask why and often blame God for our misfortune, when in reality its the master of deceit thats to blame. This author expresses his devotion to the living word and gets a big Kudos, but it needs a bit of editing. Reviewer: Deanna

Between Past and Future

By Sorin Antohi,Vladimir Tismaneanu
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  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Book Code : 9789639116719
  • Total of Pages : 414
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 492
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"The list of contributors is impressive withnot a single dull chapter...; the editors are to be congratulated for making available such a stimulating and timely, if not timeless, collection" - Slavic Review "[T]his is a book that will serve many intellectual tastes and interests, and that will certainly prove thought provoking for anyone who reads it... I recommend it to anybody who wants to witness the analythical depth and span with which the meaning of 1989 can be approached." - Extremism & Democracy The tenth anniversary of the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe provides the starting point for this thought-provoking analysis. Between Past and Future reflects upon the past ten years and considers what lies ahead for the future. An international group of distinguished academics and public intellectuals, including former dissidents and active politicians, engage in a lively exchange on the antecedents, causes, contexts, meanings and legacies of the 1989 revolutions. At a crossroads between past and future, the contributors to this seminal volume address all the crucial issues -- liberal democracy and its enemies, modernity and discontent, economic reforms and their social impact, ethnicity, nationalism and religion, geopolitics, electoral systems and political power, European integration and the tragic demise of Yugoslavia. Based on the results of recent research on the ideologies behind one of the most dramatic systematic transformations in world history, and including contributions from some of the world's leading experts, Between Past and Future is an essential reference book for scholars and students of all levels, policy-makers, journalists and the general reader interested in the past and future prospects of Central & Eastern Europe

The Silkworm

By Robert Galbraith
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  • Publisher : Mulholland Books
  • Book Code : 0316206911
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 368
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Private investigator Cormoran Strike must track down a missing writer -- and a sinister killer bent on destruction -- in this "wonderfully entertaining" mystery (Harlan Coben, New York Times Book Review) that inspired the acclaimed HBO Max series C.B. Strike. When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days -- as he has done before -- and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, he discovers that Quine's disappearance is no coincidence. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published, it would ruin lives -- meaning that almost everyone in his life would have motives to silence him. When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, Strike must race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any he has encountered before . . . A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, The Silkworm is the second in J. K. Rowling's highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant, Robin Ellacott.

How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself

By Robert Paul Smith
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  • Publisher : Tin House Books
  • Book Code : 0982504845
  • Total of Pages : 130
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 523
  • Pdf File: how-to-do-nothing-with-nobody-all-alone.pdf

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The classic guidebook to everything from paper airplanes to spool tanks to slingshots is back in print, and is as fun, inventive, and charming as ever. How to Do Nothing literally tells "how to do nothing with nobody all alone by yourself"—real things, fascinating things, the things that you did when you were a kid, or your parents did when they were kids. This is a book to free your kid from video games for a few hours, a handbook on the avoidance of boredom, a primer on the uses of solitude, a child's declaration of independence. If you don't remember how to make a spool tank, what to do with an old umbrella, whether "pennies" come before or after "spank the baby" in mumbly-peg, or how to make rubber-band guns, slings, or clamshell bracelets, it's OK because Robert Paul Smith has collected all of this and more in How to Do Nothing. It's a book for kids, but parents are not prohibited from reading it.

Harvard on the Beach

By George Gordon Byron,Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,Christopher Marlowe,Benjamin Franklin,John Woolman,William Penn,Plato,Epictetus,Marcus Aurelius,Francis Bacon,John Milton,Thomas Browne,Ralph Waldo Emerson,Robert Burns,Saint Augustine,Thomas à Kempis,Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides,Aristophanes,Marcus Tullius Cicero,Pliny the Younger,Adam Smith,Charles Darwin,Plutarch,Virgil,Miguel de Cervantes,John Bunyan,Izaak Walton,Aesop,Wilhelm Grimm,Jacob Grimm,Hans Christian Andersen,John Dryden,Richard Brinsley Sheridan,David Garrick,Oliver Goldsmith,Percy Bysshe Shelley,Robert Browning,Dante Alighieri,Alessandro Manzoni,Homer,Richard Henry Dana,Edmund Burke,John Stuart Mill,Thomas Carlyle,Pedro Calderón de la Barca,Pierre Corneille,Jean Racine,Molière,Gotthold Ephraim Lessing,Friedrich von Schiller,Philip Sidney,Ben Jonson,Abraham Cowley,Joseph Addison,Richard Steele,Jonathan Swift,Daniel Defoe,Samuel Johnson,David Hume,Sydney Smith,Samuel Taylor Coleridge,William Hazlitt,Leigh Hunt,Charles Lamb,Thomas De Quincey,Thomas Babington Macaulay,William Makepeace Thackeray,John Ruskin
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 24696
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 692
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Get smarter on the sun! Whether that be on the beach or in the deck chair on your terrace or backyard. _x000D_ The Harvard Classics in 51 volumes include the essential works of world literature, showing the progress of man from antics to modern age. In addition – there are 20 volumes of the greatest works of fiction. _x000D_ Content:_x000D_ The Harvard Classics:_x000D_ V. 1: Franklin, Woolman & Penn_x000D_ V. 2: Plato, Epictetus & Marcus Aurelius_x000D_ V. 3: Bacon, Milton, Browne_x000D_ V. 4: John Milton_x000D_ V. 5: R. W. Emerson_x000D_ V. 6: Robert Burns_x000D_ V. 7: St Augustine & Thomas á Kempis_x000D_ V. 8: Nine Greek Dramas _x000D_ V. 9: Cicero and Pliny_x000D_ V. 10: The Wealth of Nations_x000D_ V. 11: The Origin of Species_x000D_ V. 12: Plutarchs_x000D_ V. 13: Æneid_x000D_ V. 14: Don Quixote_x000D_ V. 15: Bunyan & Walton_x000D_ V. 16: 1001 Nights_x000D_ V. 17: Folklore & Fable_x000D_ V. 18: Modern English Drama_x000D_ V. 19: Goethe & Marlowe_x000D_ V. 20: The Divine Comedy_x000D_ V. 21: I Promessi Sposi_x000D_ V. 22: The Odyssey_x000D_ V. 23: Two Years Before the Mast_x000D_ V. 24: Edmund Burke_x000D_ V. 25: J. S. Mill & T. Carlyle_x000D_ V. 26: Continental Drama_x000D_ V. 27 & 28: English & American Essays_x000D_ V. 29: The Voyage of the Beagle_x000D_ V. 30: Scientific Papers_x000D_ V. 31: The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini_x000D_ V. 32: Literary and Philosophical Essays_x000D_ V. 33: Voyages & Travels_x000D_ V. 34: French & English Philosophers_x000D_ V. 35: Chronicle and Romance_x000D_ V. 36: Machiavelli, Roper, More, Luther_x000D_ V. 37: Locke, Berkeley, Hume_x000D_ V. 38: Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur_x000D_ V. 39: Prologues_x000D_ V. 40–42: English Poetry_x000D_ V. 43: American Historical Documents_x000D_ V. 44 & 45: Sacred Writings_x000D_ V. 46 & 47: Elizabethan Drama_x000D_ V. 48: Blaise Pascal_x000D_ V. 49: Saga_x000D_ V. 50: Reader's Guide_x000D_ V. 51: Lectures_x000D_ The Shelf of Fiction:_x000D_ V. 1 & 2: The History of Tom Jones_x000D_ V. 3: A Sentimental Journey & Pride and Prejudice _x000D_ V. 4: Guy Mannering_x000D_ V. 5 & 6: Vanity Fair_x000D_ V. 7 & 8: David Copperfield_x000D_ V. 9: The Mill on the Floss_x000D_ V. 10: Irving, Poe, Harte, Twain, Hale_x000D_ V.11: The Portrait of a Lady_x000D_ V. 12: Notre Dame de Paris_x000D_ V. 13: Balzac, Sand, de Musset, Daudet, de Maupassant_x000D_ V. 14 & 15: Goethe, Keller, Storm, Fontane_x000D_ V. 16–19: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev_x000D_ V. 20: Valera, Bjørnson, Kielland

Hyperion and the Hobbyhorse

By Arthur Lindley
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  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Book Code : 9780874135886
  • Total of Pages : 197
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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"This book constructs a paradigm for the operation of subversive comedy - what Arthur Lindley, the author, calls the Augustinian carnivalesque - by examining some of the major texts of Ricardian and Elizabethan literature." "By identifying some common characteristics of these works, Lindley argues that they must be seen in terms of a continuous, fundamentally Augustinian, Christian culture that is marked by a pervasive anti-heroic comedy that interrogates the official secular order and the role-based social identities that comprise it. Underlying this is a common attitude of Christian skepticism and a common use of carnivalesque demystification of power. In this pattern of continuity, concern with subjectivity, the mysteries of the self, and the tension between inward consciousness and outward role long antedates, say, Hamlet. Subjection, in other words, is not an Elizabethan (or Shakespearean) invention, but a constant concern of Augustinian literature going back to Confessions."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved