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Swimming in a Sea of Death

By David Rieff
  • ISBN Code: : 1416554289
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 364
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Both a memoir and an investigation, Swimming in a Sea of Death is David Rieff's loving tribute to his mother, the writer Susan Sontag, and her final battle with cancer. Rieff's brave, passionate, and unsparing witness of the last nine months of her life, from her initial diagnosis to her death, is both an intensely personal portrait of the relationship between a mother and a son, and a reflection on what it is like to try to help someone gravely ill in her fight to go on living and, when the time comes, to die with dignity. Rieff offers no easy answers. Instead, his intensely personal book is a meditation on what it means to confront death in our culture. In his most profound work, this brilliant writer confronts the blunt feelings of the survivor -- the guilt, the self-questioning, the sense of not having done enough. And he tries to understand what it means to desire so desperately, as his mother did to the end of her life, to try almost anything in order to go on living. Drawing on his mother's heroic struggle, paying tribute to her doctors' ingenuity and faithfulness, and determined to tell what happened to them all, Swimming in a Sea of Death subtly draws wider lessons that will be of value to others when they find themselves in the same situation.

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At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean; its purpose, to fight China's vicious nineteenth-century Opium Wars. As for the crew, they are a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts. In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a diverse cast of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt raja to a widowed tribeswoman, from a mulatto American freedman to a freespirited French orphan. As their old family ties are washed away, they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais, or ship-brothers. An unlikely dynasty is born, which will span continents, races, and generations. The vast sweep of this historical adventure spans the lush poppy fields of the Ganges, the rolling high seas, the exotic backstreets of Canton. But it is the panorama of characters, whose diaspora encapsulates the vexed colonial history of the East itself, that makes Sea of Poppies so breathtakingly alive—a masterpiece from one of the world's finest novelists.

Rebirth: Unparalled God Emperor

By Ren ZhenXiaDeWoNiu
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1649488564
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  • Category : Fiction
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Due to an accident, he was reborn into the body of a useless beggar. He wanted to see how he would change his life, how he would go to the peak, how his life would be like a dream, how his world would be like a painting, he didn't want to be a peerless hero, he didn't want to be a prince on a white horse, he wanted to ask who was a mortal, and he swore to be an adult ...

Japan's Sea Lane Security

By Euan Graham
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134250916
  • Total of Pages : 437
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 951
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This is the first major English-language study to explore the broad and longstanding connections between Japan’s national security and the safety of its sea lanes. Tracing issues from pre-and post-1945 eras, the book explores how Japan’s concerns with sea lane protection have developed across such diverse fields as military strategy, diplomacy, trade policy, energy security, and law enforcement. Drawing upon case study material and primary research including interviews with officials and security analysts, the book presents a chronological analysis of Japan’s sea lane security. While Japan’s security policies have recently undergone relatively rapid change, a historical treatment of sea lane security issues reveals long-term continuity in security policymakers’ perceptions and responses regarding Japan's defence and foreign policy. Revealing a neglected but important aspect of Japan’s military and economic security, the book investigates why officials and analysts continue to portray the defence of Japan’s sea lanes as ‘a matter of life and death’.

Fantastic Bead of the World's Original Qi

By Mo WangJunLing
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1649205228
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 417
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A powerhouse that had been subjected to the unwritten rules, a fate that was not under his control, and he who had intertwined with the fate of the spirit pearl, could he break through the shackles of fate and reach the realm where the heavens and earth could be carefree and unfettered? If you want to know more, just look at the Primordius Soul-Pearl ...

Creating the Soul Body

By Robert E. Cox
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 159477756X
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 114
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Outlines the principles and mechanics of the soul body, the spiritual vehicle that enables individual consciousness to survive the body’s death • Shows that the ancient Vedic, Egyptian, Hebraic, and Pythagorean traditions shared and understood this spiritual practice • Reveals modern science as only now awakening to this ancient sacred science Ancient peoples the world over understood that individual consciousness is rooted in a universal field of consciousness and is therefore eternal, surviving the passing of the physical body. They engaged in spiritual practices to make that transition maximally auspicious. These practices can be described as a kind of alchemy, in which base elements are discarded and higher levels of consciousness are realized. The result is the creation of a vehicle, a soul body, that carries consciousness beyond physical death. These spiritual preparations are symbolized in the Vedic, Egyptian, and Hebraic traditions as a divine stairway or ladder, a step-by-step path of ascent in which the practitioner raises consciousness by degrees until it comes to rest in the bosom of the infinite, thereby becoming “immortal.” This spiritual process explains the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, for example, whose reincarnation is confirmed in infancy through physical and spiritual signs, indicating that the consciousness has been carried from one lifetime to the next. In Creating the Soul Body, Robert Cox maps the spiritual journey of consciousness behind this sacred science of immortality and reveals the practice of creating a soul body in detail. He also shows that this ancient spiritual science resembles advanced theories of modern science, such as wave and particle theory and the unified field theory, and reveals that modern science is only now awakening to this ancient science of “immortality.”

Mr Li's Survival Instinct is Off The Charts Again Today!

By Fourth Lady Sweetheart
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  • Publisher : Singapore New Reading Technology Pte Ltd
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 279
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 459
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Her boyfriend cheated on her, so she married a stranger to get back at him. However, her ‘broke’ husband suddenly turned out to be one of the rising stars in A Country! It was true that he did not have a car or a house, but he did have a manor, a yacht, and a private jet. They said that Su Jianxi was a seductress who wormed her way into a rich man’s lap and even made a cuckold out of him. Later, Li Tingyao personally dispelled the rumors, saying he was the one who pursued Su Jianxi, and that the child was his!

Peerless Sword Sovereign

By Hun ShiXiaoMoWang
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1636546528
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  • Category : Fiction
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Su Yang was originally the Su Family's lowest-ranked outer disciple. But due to a stroke of luck, nine Primordial Devil Swords appeared within his body. With the help of these nine demon swords, Su Yang's strength had advanced by leaps and bounds. His way of the sword was clear, he had embarked on a legendary path of martial arts!

Jesus Reveals Revelation

By Charles H. Huettner
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  • Publisher : BookLocker.com, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1609103025
  • Total of Pages : 197
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 969
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I offer you a fresh and inspired non-fiction book and Bible study guide to the “Book of Revelation / Apocalypse”. This book will take you on a spiritual journey of understanding based on Jesus’ words in the Bible that is different from traditional interpretations of this end-time prophecy. It provides an excellent way to engage with God’s word to seek the truth. This book is based on the idea that Jesus has provided the information in the Gospels that would unlock the mysteries of Revelation. Mat 24:33-34 33 so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door. 34 "Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. God gave us Revelation to show his followers “the things which must shortly take place”. Why shortly? Revelation is addressed to the end-times generation and it is only then that the revelation is to become fully revealed. Now is the time. As I guide you on this journey, I will show you the keys that will transform Revelation into an easily understood message from God. Amazingly, one key is that Revelation was written out of chronological order at God’s direction to seal it up until the end-times. This Revelation guide is filled with ideas and concepts that will keep your Bible study group engaged in “Spirited” discussion. In Chapter 9, "Are We the End-Time Generation?” I describe where we might be in biblical prophecy based on the reordered Revelation. I believe that the end-times have begun and that the baby boomer generation will see the end of it all. This makes understanding Revelation all the more important.

The Mythology of Ancient Mesopotamia

By Donald A. Mackenzie
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 403
  • Category : Social Science
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The Mythology of Ancient Mesopotamia is a comprehensive study on the mythology and history of the ancient Mesopotamia. The book starts with a historical summary of the rise and decline of Babylon and Assyria, before it moves to scholar analyses of myths and legends of Babylon and Assyria, with comparisons and parallels drawn to Greek, Egyptian, Norse, Indian, and other mythologies as well as Egyptian and Hebrew history.

The Mythology of Babylonia and Assyria

By Donald A. Mackenzie
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 403
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 461
  • Pdf File: the-mythology-of-ba.pdf

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Myths of Babylonia and Assyria is a comprehensive study on the mythology and history of the ancient Mesopotamia. The book starts with a historical summary of the rise and decline of Babylon and Assyria, before it moves to scholar analyses of myths and legends of Babylon and Assyria, with comparisons and parallels drawn to Greek, Egyptian, Norse, Indian, and other mythologies as well as Egyptian and Hebrew history._x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_