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Author : John Charles Chasteen
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2016-06-28
Page : 356
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0393283054
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Born in Blood and Fire, Fourth Edition has been extensively revised to heighten emphasis on current cultural analyses of Latin American society and facilitate meaningful connections between the Encounter and the present. Throughout the Fourth Edition, a new full-color design highlights an enriched and expanded map and illustration program. This, along with new quizzing and assessment options and a new edition of the companion reader, offers students and instructors more support than ever before.


Author : John Charles Chasteen
Publisher :
Release : 2016-05-16
Page : 256
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780393283068
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A thematic anthology of primary sources for Latin American social and cultural history, the Second Edition reader complements the table of contents of Born in Blood and Fire, Fourth Edition, and draws on newspapers, novels, magazines, and journals--many translated by Chasteen himself--to present compelling narrative accounts of life and society across Latin American history.


Author : John J. Robinson
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2009-09-15
Page : 376
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1590771486
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Its mysterious symbols and rituals had been used in secret for centuries before Freemasonry revealed itself in 1717. But where had this powerful organization come from and why had Freemasonry been attacked by the Roman Catholic Church? Robinson answers those questions and more.


Author : John Charles Chasteen
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Release : 2011
Page : 340
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780393911541
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Deeply knowledgeable about the geography, history, and culture of the region, Chasteen serves as the reader's guide as he masterfully ties together the history of more than twenty countries spanning more than six centuries. Beginning with the Encounter and ending in our current times, Chasteen tells a story filled with despair and hope, conquest and colonization, racial mixing and class construction, revolution and the formation of the republics, and the never-ending quest for sustained economic growth and social equality. Students' understanding of this much-misunderstood region will be forever changed after reading this beautifully written book.


Author : Linda Howard
Linda Jones
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2010-04-27
Page : 480
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0345520777
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When the human and the vampire worlds collide, there will be hell to pay. Luca Ambrus is a rare breed: vampire from birth, begotten by vampire parents, blood born. He is also an agent of the Council—the centuries-old cabal that governs vampirekind, preserving their secrecy and destroying those who betray them. When a cryptic summons leads him to the scene of the brutal killing of a powerful Council member, Luca begins the hunt for an assassin among his own people. But instead of a lone killer he discovers a sinister conspiracy of rogue vampires bent on subjugating the mortal world. All that stands in their way are the conduits, humans able to channel spirit warriors into the physical world to protect mankind. Chloe Fallon is a conduit—and a target of the vampire assassin who’s killing them. When Luca saves her life, an irresistible bond of trust—along with more passionate feelings—is forged between them. As more victims fall, Chloe and Luca have only each other to depend on to save the world from the reign of monsters—and salvage their own future together.


Author : H. V. Nelles
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2011
Page : 228
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780195445626
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Throughout his lively and opinionated history, award-winning author H.V. Nelles takes us on a whirlwind tour of the Canadian land and inhabitants from the earliest human occupation to the present. Canada's enduring theme, he argues, is transformation. The country has undergone several fundamental changes-from Aboriginal occupation, to French and British colonization, to the rise of an independent nation-and it is doing so yet again. Fully revised throughout, the second edition includes a new chapter that unpacks the challenges Canada has faced in the twenty-first century, from Canada-US relations post 9/11 to the geographical consequences of global warming.


Author : John J. Robinson
Publisher : M. Evans
Release : 1992-01-15
Page : 494
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1590771524
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Dungeon, Fire and Sword is a good book for all who enjoy a well-written, well-researched story of stupidity, greed, barbarity, unspeakable cruelty, deception, fraud, treachery and sanctimony... John J. Robinson has written a fascinating history of an incredible time.


Author : John Charles Chasteen
Publisher :
Release : 2016
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780393616408
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Author : Cormac McCarthy
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2007-03-20
Page : 256
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0307267458
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post


Author : John Charles Chasteen
Publisher :
Release : 2003-02-01
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780393150056
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Author : George R. R. Martin
Publisher : Tor Teen
Release : 2014-10-21
Page : 128
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1466885785
Description :


The Ice Dragon is an enchanting tale of courage and sacrifice for young readers and adults by the wildly popular author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Song of Ice and Fire series, George R.R. Martin. Lavish illustrations by acclaimed artist Luis Royo enrich this captivating and heartwarming story of a young girl and her dragon. In the world of A Song of Ice and Fire the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember. Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara's home. And only a winter child—and the ice dragon who loved her—could save her world from utter destruction. This new edition of The Ice Dragon is sure to become a collector's item for fans of HBO's megahit Game of Thrones. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Author : Stephen G. Rabe
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2015-04
Page : 304
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780190216252
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The Killing Zone: The United States Wages Cold War in Latin America, Second Edition, is a comprehensive yet concise analysis of U.S. policies in Latin America during the Cold War. Author Stephen G. Rabe, a leading authority in the field, argues that the sense of joy and accomplishment that accompanied the end of the Cold War, the liberation of Eastern Europe, and the collapse of the Soviet Union must be tempered by the realization that Latin Americans paid a ghastly price during the Cold War. Dictatorship, authoritarianism, the methodical abuse of human rights, and campaigns of state terrorism characterized life in Latin America between 1945 and 1989. Countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, and Guatemala endured appalling levels of political violence. The U.S. repeatedly intervened in the internal affairs of Latin American nations in the name of anticommunism, destabilizing constitutional governments and aiding and abetting those who murdered and tortured. Rabe supplements his strong, provocative historical narrative with stories about the fates of ordinary Latin Americans, an extensive chronology, a series of evocative photographs, and an annotated bibliography.


Author : Cora Reilly
Publisher :
Release : 2020-03-04
Page : 280
Category :
ISBN 13 :
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An Enemies-To-Lovers RomanceWhen Gianna watches her older sister being forced into an arranged marriage, she promises herself to escape a similar fate.The moment Matteo - The Blade - Vitiello sees Gianna on his brother's wedding, he wants to possess her. Her father agrees to the bond, but Gianna has no intention of marrying for any other reason than love. A few months before the wedding, Gianna runs away and begins a new life in Europe away from the mafia. But one of their best hunters and assassins is after her: Matteo. When Matteo and a couple of her father's soldiers catch her, not only her freedom is at risk, but also the life of the people with her. Gianna is taken home and forced to marry Matteo. Ridden by guilt over having dragged innocent people into her world and overcome with hatred toward Matteo, Gianna is determined to make life hell for her husband. But Matteo is a master at mind games and their struggle for power soon turns into hate-fueled nights of passion.


Author : Tom Mulcair
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2015-08-01
Page : 200
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1459732979
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Globe & Mail Non-Fiction Bestseller Toronto Star Non-Fiction Bestseller The inside story of Tom Mulcair’s rise from modest, middle-class beginnings to the threshold of power. He has been called the strongest Opposition leader in the television era; he was also known in Québec as the provincial Opposition’s “pit bull.” Here, in his own words, and for the first time, is the inside story of Tom Mulcair’s rise from modest, middle-class beginnings to the threshold of power. Discover the man behind the headlines: who he is, how he thinks, and how he comes by the values that shaped his character. Unwavering in his convictions, he shares behind-the-scenes information on the reasons why he resigned as Québec’s minister of the environment under Charest; his decision to rejoin the New Democratic Party; and what it was like working closely with Jack Layton to help spearhead the “Orange Wave” that swept the NDP into power as the Official Opposition in the 2011 federal election. Alongside this, Mulcair also sheds light on such nation-defining events as past immigration and environmental policies, the Québec Referendum, Native residential schools and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the Harper government’s Anti-Terrorism Act. In this book, Mulcair reveals his vision for the country, and his position on the issues that matter most — making Strength of Conviction an essential read for all Canadians with an interest in our nation’s future.


Author : Simcha Guterman
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-01-14
Page : 296
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9781501078156
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Simcha Guterman's, Leaves from Fire, is a firsthand account written with the deep sense of comprehension he was documenting the fate of his people. Knowing full well that his life was in danger, Simcha chronicled the occurrences of the Holocaust on long scraps of paper, as they happened right before his eyes. The events described take place in Poland, during the first years of World War II. The author stuffed long paper scraps, written in Yiddish, into bottles and hid in them in different places. One of these bottles was discovered after the war. Simcha Guterman's work has been published and translated into eight different languages, receiving high praise from critics. The book's evocative illustrations were drawn by Yaakov Guterman, the author's son.


Author : Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher : Oliver-Heber books
Release : 2022-07-26
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 :
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Jayne Erixour believes she knows everything about the universe. As a bounty hunter and assassin, she’s seen the worst dregs of humanity and every sentient species ever spat out of a hell realm. To her, there is no truth outside of her blaster’s recoil and her resolve to let no one get too close. Hadrian Scalera is on the run from the same brutal assassins who slaughtered every member of his family, both birth and foster. He has no refuge and no one he dares to call friend, as it will mean the end of them. He expects no mercy from anyone, until the day one assassin hesitates to pull the trigger. An assassin’s code is simple: Kill or be killed. No prey, no pay. Every life has a price. If Jayne doesn’t fulfill her contract and kill Hadrian, she’ll be the next target on the League’s menu. But as old enemies return to hunt them both, they quickly learn that neither will survive unless they can learn to trust each other. Yet things are never so simple and survival means only one of them can be left standing . . .


Author : Cora Reilly
Publisher : Independently Published
Release : 2019-04-12
Page : 417
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781092786423
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Remo Falcone is beyond redemption.As Capo of the Camorra he rules with a brutal hand over his territory - a territory the Chicago Outfit breached. Now Remo is out for retribution. A wedding is sacred, stealing a bride sacrilegious. Serafina is the niece of the Boss of the Outfit, and her hand has been promised in marriage for years, but kidnapped in her wedding dress on her way to church by Remo, Serafina quickly realizes that she can't hope for saving. Yet, even in the hands of the cruelest man she knows, she is determined to cling to her pride, and Remo soon understands that the woman at his mercy might not be as easy to break as he thought.A ruthless man on a quest to destroy the Outfit by breaking someone they are supposed to protect. A woman intent on bringing a monster to his knees. Two families that will never be the same.


Author : Ika Johannesson
Jon Jefferson Klingberg
Publisher : Feral House
Release : 2020-06-23
Page :
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 1627311041
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In the early 1990s, Swedish death metal revolutionized the international music scene. Suddenly, the mild-mannered Scandinavian country found itself at the forefront of a new movement with worldwide impact thanks to bands such as Entombed, Dismember, and At the Gates. The birth of black metal drove the culture to even greater extremes, featuring a rawer, darker sound and non-ironic death-worship. Soon churches in both Norway and Sweden were aflame, and be- fore long Satanism emerged as more than just an image. But how did it all start? Why did Sweden become a hotbed for such aggressive, nihilistic music? And who are the people and bands that brought it all about? Blood, Fire, Death: A Swedish Metal Story recounts the evolution of the genre from the massive amplifier walls of 1970s rock, through the church-burning Satanic 1990s, to the diverse and paradoxical manifestations of the scene today. This book focuses on the phenomena that have propelled the scene forward in an evolution that has not only been musical, but aesthetic and ideological as well. This is a story about grotesque logos and icons that invoke death and darkness, but also a story of dedication, friendship, community, and a profound love for music.


Author : JAHANARA. IMAN
Publisher :
Release : 2019
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9789845982313
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Author : David Godson
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-11-06
Page : 272
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781978359598
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The true story of innocence, conspiracy and betrayal described in this book took place in early 19th century London. Maureen Sayers - on whose journals the book is based - was born in Ireland and moved to London in 1817. This was after the death of her mother the previous year. By all accounts an intelligent and attractive young lady, Maureen was strong-willed but nevertheless retained a delightful innocence, one that would immediately place her at the mercy of the capital's sordid underbelly. After eventually escaping the clutches of her lecherous tormentors, she found work with Hannah Courtoy, caring for Hannah's husband John. During his lifetime John Courtoy became one of the richest men in England. Remarkably he amassed his fortune while working as a humble wig-maker. He achieved his wealth through many activities in addition to those of his chosen occupation. Initially he developed an employment registry, possibly the first of its kind in England. Using the money derived from this activity, he then became a prodigious money-lender, catering largely to the needs of the aristocracy, gentry, and merchants of London. As his fortune grew, he proved to be a wily investor. He was also a renowned miser. John Courtoy was born Nicolas Jacquinet in 1729, in the town of Jussey, France. He adopted the name of John Courtoy after he fled to England in 1751. When he eventually died in 1818 he was 89 years of age. John made two Wills, one in 1810, the other in 1814. The second Will was made when his mental health had allegedly become severely impaired, raising many questions as to its validity. Maureen raises several interesting observations concerning the destination of his fortune. Central to her interpretation of events is that his Last Will and Testament of 1814 was fraudulently compiled. According to Maureen's account his estate - which would be worth over £20 million in today's money - might have ended up in the wrong hands. Maureen's narrative provides sparkling insights into early 19th century London life. Whether she is recording visits to the theatre, attendance at glittering soirees or simply everyday life on the capital's putrefying streets, by immersing oneself in her story, it is possible to experience many of 19th London's fascinating qualities, both virtuous and corrupt.