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Hard Rain Falling

By Don Carpenter
  • ISBN Code: : 1590173902
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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Don Carpenter’s Hard Rain Falling is a tough-as-nails account of being down and out, but never down for good—a Dostoyevskian tale of crime, punishment, and the pursuit of an ever-elusive redemption. The novel follows the adventures of Jack Levitt, an orphaned teenager living off his wits in the fleabag hotels and seedy pool halls of Portland, Oregon. Jack befriends Billy Lancing, a young black runaway and pool hustler extraordinaire. A heist gone wrong gets Jack sent to reform school, from which he emerges embittered by abuse and solitary confinement. In the meantime Billy has joined the middle class—married, fathered a son, acquired a business and a mistress. But neither Jack nor Billy can escape their troubled pasts, and they will meet again in San Quentin before their strange double drama comes to a violent and revelatory end.

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  • Pdf File: novels-in-three-lines.pdf

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A NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS ORIGINAL Novels in Three Lines collects more than a thousand items that appeared anonymously in the French newspaper Le Matin in 1906—true stories of murder, mayhem, and everyday life presented with a ruthless economy that provokes laughter even as it shocks. This extraordinary trove, undiscovered until the 1940s and here translated for the first time into English, is the work of the mysterious Félix Fénéon. Dandy, anarchist, and critic of genius, the discoverer of Georges Seurat and the first French publisher of James Joyce, Fénéon carefully maintained his own anonymity, toiling for years as an obscure clerk in the French War Department. Novels in Three Lines is his secret chef-d’oeuvre, a work of strange and singular art that brings back the long-ago year of 1906 with the haunting immediacy of a photograph while looking forward to such disparate works as Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project and the Death and Disaster series of Andy Warhol.

Strong to the Bone

By Jon Land
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  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Book Code : 0765384663
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 951
  • Pdf File: strong-to-the-bone.pdf

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Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong takes on a gang of neo-Nazis in Strong to the Bone, an action-packed novel of the critically acclaimed Caitlin Strong series by Jon Land 1944: Texas Ranger Jim Strong investigates a triple murder inside a Nazi POW camp in Texas. The Present: His daughter, fifth generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong, finds herself pursuing the killer her father never caught in the most personal case of her career—a conspiracy stretching from that Nazi POW camp to a modern-day neo-Nazi gang. A sinister movement has emerged from the shadows of history, determined to undermine the American way of life. Its leader, Armand Fisker, has an army at his disposal, a deadly bio-weapon, and a reputation for being unbeatable. But he’s never taken on the likes of Caitlin Strong and her outlaw lover, Cort Wesley Masters. To prevent an unspeakable cataclysm, Caitlin and Cort Wesley must win a war the world thought was over. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Caitlin Strong Collection, Books 1-3

By Jon Land
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  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Book Code : 1250237904
  • Total of Pages : 1776
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 947
  • Pdf File: a-caitlin-strong-collection-books-1-3.pdf

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Caitlin Strong is a fifth-generation Texas Ranger, proud to wear the badge of her father and grandfather—until a deadly shoot-out along the Mexican border causes her to question her calling. Caitlin Strong pursues justice the Ranger way in this mystery thriller series. A Caitlin Strong Collection, Books 1-3 discounted ebundle includes: Strong Enough to Die, Strong Justice, Strong at the Break “[Jon Land] packs every story with menace and peril, providing a feast for any thriller aficionado. In Caitlin Strong he’s crafted an alpha heroine who’s fresh and poignant and heaping with adrenaline . . .” --New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry The Caitlin Strong Series Strong Enough to Die Strong Justice Strong at the Break Strong Vengeance Strong Rain Falling Strong Darkness Strong Light of Day Strong Cold Dead Strong to the Bone Strong as Steel At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Reasoning Web. Web Logic Rules

By Wolfgang Faber,Adrian Paschke
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319217682
  • Total of Pages : 333
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 159
  • Pdf File: reasoning-web-web-logic-rules.pdf

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This volume contains the lecture notes of the 11th Reasoning Web Summer School 2015, held in Berlin, Germany, in July/August 2015. In 2015, the theme of the school was Web Logic Rules. This Summer School is devoted to this perspective, and provides insight into the semantic Web, linked data, ontologies, rules, and logic.

Patriots

By
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  • Publisher : Univ. of Queensland Press
  • Book Code : 0702242233
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 554
  • Pdf File: patriots.pdf

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Australia? environmental movement and those defending the unique wildlife Down Under are superbly examined in this powerful account. Charting the emergence of a new national ?reen?movement and its members?commitment to nature? survival, this exploration details the landmark environmental battles already faced as well as those lurking on the horizon.

Hard Rain

By Alessandro Portelli
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  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Book Code : 0231556233
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 290
  • Pdf File: hard-rain.pdf

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Bob Dylan’s iconic 1962 song “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” stands at the crossroads of musical and literary traditions. A visionary warning of impending apocalypse, it sets symbolist imagery within a structure that recalls a centuries-old form. Written at the height of the 1960s folk music revival amid the ferment of political activism, the song strongly resembles—and at the same time reimagines—a traditional European ballad sung from Scotland to Italy, known in the English-speaking world as “Lord Randal.” Alessandro Portelli explores the power and resonance of “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” considering the meanings of history and memory in folk cultures and in Dylan’s work. He examines how the ballad tradition to which “Lord Randal” belongs shaped Dylan’s song and how Dylan drew on oral culture to depict the fears and crises of his own era. Portelli recasts the song as an encounter between Dylan’s despairing vision, which questions the meaning and direction of history, and the message of resilience and hope for survival despite history’s nightmares found in oral traditions. A wide-ranging work of oral history, Hard Rain weaves together interviews from places as varied as Italy, England, and India with Portelli’s autobiographical reflections and critical analysis, speaking to the enduring appeal of Dylan’s music. By exploring the motley traditions that shaped Dylan’s work, this book casts the distinctiveness and depth of his songwriting in a new light.

1st and Forever

By Bob Casciola,Jon Land
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  • Publisher : Post Hill Press
  • Book Code : 1682615391
  • Total of Pages : 443
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 381
  • Pdf File: 1st-and-forever.pdf

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Against a backdrop of increasing pressures and criticism of the game itself, 1st and Forever takes a stand to contend that football is vital by showcasing the inner character of those who’ve played the game. From European refugees who carved out their legacies between yard markers, to life-changing humanitarians inspired by their on-field experiences, to Hall of Fame players whose positive influence has extended far beyond the close of their careers, 1st and Forever stitches a tale of lives bettered, defined, and enriched by a sport that is like no other. As a long-time coach and former president of the National Football Foundation, Bob Casciola has served the game he loves for decades. In 1st and Forever, he takes that service to a new level by laying out his case for why, and how, football must be saved. Through a series of inspiring tales of his own experiences and interactions with many of those—both big names and not—with whom he’s crossed paths, Bob makes a case that the future for football can be as bright as its past. 1st and Forever illuminates that the experience of the game itself is too positive and beneficial to cast aside—especially for today’s youth, who deserve the same opportunity to shine on the field as well as off it.

Chosen Before Birth

By Ruthie Burt Cornwell
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1973667584
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 322
  • Pdf File: chosen-before-birth.pdf

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Called at a young age, Ruthie began a lifelong adventure with God. Her walk in the jungles of Bolivia and Peru was not to be an easy one. While there, she soon learned to pray, trust, and wait on her omnipotent God. Ruthie invites you to join her in the many experiences of her life in Tambo, the Beni, and Tushmo. Meet Mom Jenofsky, Ruthie’s delightful companion; Raul, the neighborhood witch doctor; and many others in Chosen Before Birth.

Blood Diamonds

By Jon Land
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  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Book Code : 1429976616
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 950
  • Pdf File: blood-diamonds.pdf

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The West African country of Sierra Leone has long been known as a diamond-rich area. With civil war ripping the heart out of the country, all aspects of life there are unstable. Worst of all, guerrilla rebels, in their lust for the resource-rich land, have sunk to depravity and terrorism to evict people from the country. It's into this maelstrom of political and emotional turmoil that Ben and Danielle must go. The leader of the rebels, a fanatical and charismatic woman known only as the Dragon, is not content with ravaging her own country. She plans a final coup that will perfect her power and topple Western governments-unless Ben and Danielle can stop her in time. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Rising

By Heather Graham,Jon Land
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 1466836482
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 487
  • Pdf File: the-rising.pdf

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From acclaimed thriller-suspense novelists Heather Graham and Jon Land comes a story of action, mystery, and the endurance of young love in The Rising. Twenty-four hours. That's all it takes for the lives of two young people to be changed forever. Alex Chin has the world on a plate. A football hero and homecoming king with plenty of scholarship offers, his future looks bright. His tutor, Samantha Dixon, is preparing to graduate high school at the top of her class. She plans to turn her NASA internship into a career. When a football accident lands Alex in the hospital, his world is turned upside down. His doctor is murdered. Then, his parents. Death seems to follow him wherever he goes, and now it's after him. Alex flees. He tells Samantha not to follow, but she became involved the moment she walked through his door and found Mr. and Mrs. Chin as they lay dying in their home. She cannot abandon the young man she loves. The two race desperately to stay ahead of Alex's attackers long enough to figure out why they are hunting him in the first place. The answer lies with a secret buried deep in his past, a secret his parents died to protect. Alex always knew he was adopted, but he never knew the real reason his birth parents abandoned him. He never knew where he truly came from. Until now. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dark Light: Dawn

By Jon Land
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  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Book Code : 0765397781
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 131
  • Pdf File: dark-light.pdf

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From author Jon Land and creator Fabrizio Boccardi comes Dark Light: Dawn, a heart-pounding supernatural thriller about a deadly, global epidemic and the man who holds the power to either save the world or destroy it. Since the dawn of time good and evil have challenged the free will of man. Now the time has come for one man to choose for all human kind. With an uncanny ability to survive any combat situation, Max Younger has built a heroic life for himself as a Navy SEAL. That is, until a rogue rescue operation plunges him back into a past he thought he’d escaped forever. Waiting for him back home in New York are terrible, long-hidden truths rooted in the tragic death of his father. But the origin of those truths lie even further back than that, and Max finds himself ensnared in a sinister plot involving nothing less than the biblical apocalypse. The explosive conflagration of events reunites him with the only woman he ever loved: Victoria Tanoury a brilliant infectious disease specialist working for the World Health Organization, who’s on the front lines in a battle to stop the spread of a deadly pestilence threatening the planet. Max’s reunion with Vicky comes amid a combat mission, in which their dual quests merge in a desperate fight for survival against forces of unspeakable evil. Across the globe, inexplicably diabolic events are rising, sparked by a fearsome plan to visit the End of Days upon civilization in horrific form, as the lines between science and superstition become increasingly blurred. Max finds himself mired in a titanic struggle within his own soul, between love and hate, unsure whether his ultimate fate is to help fight the evil. . . or embrace it in the shadow of the Dawn of a Dark Light. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Three Translations of The Koran (Al-Qur'an) side by side

By Anonymous
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1405
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 252
  • Pdf File: three-translations-of-the-koran.pdf

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"Three Translations of The Koran (Al-Qur'an) side by side" is an anonymous compilation of Koran translations. The Koran is one of the most important texts ever published, but, like many ancient writings, its translations can be up to interpretation. This book shows the similarities and differences between the three most popular English translations of this religious text in a fascinating show of what can change based simply on who performs a translation.