It has been forty years since the United States of America abolished abortion. The long debate, which brought so much division and discord, was finally brought to an end, and two generations of citizens have reached maturity in this new normal. United States Senator Benjamin Pettus was alive when choice was the law of the land. A doctor by profession, over the past several years, he has struggled to preserve a sweeping federal healthcare law he helped create. Roberta Sheridan was born and raised in a world where terminating an unborn child is both illegal and unthinkable. A devout Christian and principled journalist, Roberta is about to discover that the past is never truly gone. Memories of Lasting Shadows takes readers into a vision of the future, where a nation comes to terms with its dark past and struggles to determine its present. A political thriller, the story navigates the D.C. area’s partisanship, oratories, protests, and Beltway maneuvering which come together to forge a vast industry of ideological conflict.

Author Michael Gryboski
Isbn 1649600909
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-10-27
Pages 246
Language English
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Two months have passed since the events of Burning Sky, and things have changed for Nathan Richards. Incensed by Kukulkan's victory and the unexpected loss of his mother, he refuses to play The Game until he knows what the stakes are-- until he meets a girl named Mavis in the field museum who died mysteriously at the Chicago Columbian Exposition, more than 100 years ago. With the help of Alyssa and his friends, he will have to immerse himself in the Chicago Expo and the deep rivalry between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla to learn Mavis's forgotten secret. This time, though, Nathan might have an advantage. Ah Puch, the Mayan god of the underworld, has offered Nathan his assistance against Kukulkan . . . no strings attached.

Author Jordan Weisman,Mel Odom
Isbn 0762442484
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2011-05-10
Pages 304
Language English
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I'm going to kill the king. A formidable nation is being destroyed by corruption at its very foundation. While clans, guilds, and cults tear at each other for control of the senate, the king rules through manipulation and fear, driven only to expand his power by any means possible. When the reckless bounty hunter Kellson is convicted of crimes he didn't commit, he escapes but hes determined to bring down the king and his decaying government. Running from the authorities, Kellson stumbles into a world thought only to be legend a world of Shadows, an infamous clan of warriors who oppose corruption in any form. Known for their elite skills as fighters and infiltrators, they take in Kellson and begin to teach him their secret skills as insurgents. But Kellson has a bigger plan; he intends to lead a rebellion...if he can master the Shadows' skills and convince them to join him.

Author Jared Griffis
Isbn 9781440198953
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-03-12
Pages 256
Language English
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This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1928 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Red Shadows' is a story that follows the adventures of the puritan explorer Solomon Kane. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard – a bookish and somewhat introverted child – was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, 'Golden Hope Christmas' and 'West is West'. In 1924 he sold his first piece – a short caveman tale titled 'Spear and Fang' – for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard's most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the 'sword and sorcery' genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Author Robert E. Howard
Isbn 1473397731
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-02-12
Pages 56
Language English
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Long Shadows at Noon is a short collection of poetry and prose that addresses the richness and tragedies of life. Life has its many rewards that are often overshadowed by the pace at which modern life has captured our minds, time and attention. The shortest and darkest day of the year is the winter solstice that occurs on the 21st of December. This dark period often seems to sneak up on us with little notice or warning and we find ourselves longing for more pleasant times. Often we reflect during the deepest days of darkness on how we let another year slip through our fingertips without enjoying the recently departed summer and autumn. Life is similar. During the dark periods of our lives we often look back at happier times and long for their return. During these dark days of the solstice and of life we must remember that each new day is a little brighter and warmer. Better times are ahead and life is far too sweet not to enjoy. Unlike other poetry books Long Shadows proceeds each poem with a short essay as to its nature and motivation for being written. Life, death, love and passion are addressed in various styles and forms. Both the simplicities and entanglements of living from a mans perspective are brought forth with an emphasis on taking a truthful and deep exploration of the soul.

Author John Marshall
Isbn 9781469116501
Genre Poetry
Year 2002-03-26
Pages 113
Language English
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Scottish spiritualist DANIEL DUNGLAS HOME (1833-1886) may well have been the most famous celebrity medium of the Victorian world, his hundreds of sances attended by some of the biggest names of his day. Though not everyone was a fan-Robert Brownings' 1864 poem "Sludge the Medium" is a thorough lashing of Home-he remains renowned to this day for never having been exposed as a fraud. It's ironic, then, that this 1877 book, is best remembered for Home's exposing of the "false prophets" and phony mediums of his day. But that doesn't come until the first third of the work. In Part I, Home explores the spiritualism of the world's oldest civilization, from the faiths of the first pagans to the spiritualist beliefs of ancient Greece and Rome. And in Part II, he discusses spiritualism in the Jewish and Christian eras, including the spiritualism of the Bible and the great seers of recent centuries. Modern paranormal debunker James Randi has noted one instance of the medium's dishonesty: though published under his own name, both this book and Home's 1864 "autobiography," Incidents in My Life, were in fact ghostwritten by Home's lawyer, W. M. Wilkinson. Whether Home was a fraud or not, though, this remains a fascinating, is biased, history of spiritualism.

Author Daniel Dunglas Home,Daniel Home
Isbn 1602068178
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Year 2007-10-01
Pages 428
Language English
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In this original work James Duncan explores the transformation of Ceylon during the mid-nineteenth century into one of the most important coffee growing regions of the world and investigates the consequent ecological disaster which erased coffee from the island. Using this fascinating case study by way of illustration, In the Shadows of the Tropics reveals the spatial unevenness and fragmentation of modernity through a focus on modern governmentality and biopower. It argues that the practices of colonial power, and the differences that race and tropical climates were thought to make, were central to the working out of modern governmental rationalities. In this context, the usefulness of Foucault's notions of biopower, discipline and governmentality are examined. The work contributes an important rural focus to current work on studies of governmentality in geography and offers a welcome non-state dimension by considering the role of the plantation economy and individual capitalists in the lives and deaths of labourers, the destabilization of subsistence farming and the aggressive re-territorialization of populations from India to Ceylon.

Author James S. Duncan
Isbn 1317117727
Genre Science
Year 2016-05-23
Pages 228
Language English
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Alone among the young girls taught by nuns at a convent school in nineteenth-century France, orphaned Herculine has neither wealth nor social connections. When she's accused of being a witch, the shy student is locked up with no hope of escape ... until her rescue by a real witch, the beautiful, mysterious Sebastiana. Swept away to the witch's manor, Herculine will enter a fantastic, erotic world to discover her true nature -- and her destiny -- in this breathtaking, darkly sensual first novel.

Author James Reese
Isbn 9780061739569
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-10-13
Pages 640
Language English
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Asylum comes the second book in an all-new creepy fantasy series praised as “darkly delightful.”* After the frightful events of last autumn, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton has settled into her role as a maid at Coldthistle House, but she has not settled into what that means for her humanity. As Louisa struggles to figure out whether she is worthy of redemption, the devilish Mr. Morningside plans a fete—one that will bring new guests to Coldthistle House. From wicked humans to Upworlders, angelic beings who look down on Mr. Morningside’s monstrous staff, all are armed with their own brand of self-righteous justice. Even a man claiming to be Louisa’s father has a role to play, though what his true motive is, Louisa cannot tell. The conflicts will eventually come to a head on the grounds of Coldthistle House—and the stakes include Louisa’s very soul. In this second book of Madeleine Roux’s suspenseful House of Furies series, illustrations from artist Iris Compiet and chilling photographs help bring to life a twisted world where the line between monsters and men is ghostly thin. *Publishers Weekly

Author Madeleine Roux
Isbn 006249872X
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2018-06-26
Pages 432
Language English
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This searing thriller is perfect for fans of Carol O’Connell and Louise Penny. Sarah Fortune is bored to death—but few know, and fewer would guess, how the beautiful and successful lawyer escapes the stultifying tedium of her career. Since the death of her unfaithful husband, she has been moonlighting as a generous mistress, offering intimate company to lonely men. Sarah is satisfied with her routine. But then she meets Charles Tysall, an important figure at her firm, whose charisma and enormous wealth conceal an implacable will and a misogynist’s mad aggression. Soon Sarah finds herself implicated in a murder when a decaying body is found off the coast. Inexorably, Sarah is hurtling toward a confrontation where there will be no escape from the shadows, no turning from the face of lethal obsession …

Author Frances Fyfield
Isbn 0062303953
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-02-04
Pages 100
Language English
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A fire destroys a New York City rare bookstore—and reveals clues to a treasure worth killing for. . . . A disgraced scholar is found tortured to death. . . . And those pursuing the most valuable literary find in history are about to cross from the harmless mundane into inescapable nightmare. From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Tropic of Night comes a breathtaking thriller that twists, shocks, and surprises at every turn as it crisscrosses centuries, from the glaring violence of today into the dark shadows of truth and lies surrounding the greatest writer the world has ever known.

Author Michael Gruber
Isbn 0061739537
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-03-17
Pages 496
Language English
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Reissued for the twentieth anniversary of Diana’s death, this sensational and controversial bestseller is an explosive account of her life, from the man who was by her side throughout its most turbulent period.

Author Patrick Jephson
Isbn 0008260125
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2017-07-27
Pages 608
Language English
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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2018 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, , language: English, abstract: The paper presents the grandeur of Great Britain in the 19th century. It analyses and shows Great Britain in the period of development together the factors that could be the reason for such a change. The rapid progress together with expansion policy and good economic situation allowed the kingdom to enter a higher technological stage. However, did such rapid progress affect the well-being of the country’s citizens? Many benefited from a multitude of patents and inventions available on the market and increased their comfort of living. Too fast industrialization and a constant construction of factories increased the level of pollution, health problems and cleanliness. The first chapter describes the historical background which presents certain conditions thanks to which England could develop. The second chapter describes the industrial revolution and the progress that characterized the Victorian times. The third chapter describes some negative effects of industrialization and people’s lives subjected to an abrupt development processes. Further, the work contains many interesting facts, descriptions of inventions and illustrations.

Author Adam Kiela
Isbn 3668841829
Genre Foreign Language Study
Year 2018-11-23
Pages 34
Language English
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CNN’s Chief National Security Correspondent reveals the invisible fronts of twenty-first century warfare and identifies the ongoing battles being waged—often without the public’s full knowledge—from disinformation campaigns to advanced satellite weaponry. The United States is currently under attack from multiple adversaries—yet most Americans have no idea of the dangers threatening us. In this eye-opening book, military and intelligence expert and seasoned reporter Jim Sciutto traces the expanding web of attacks that together amount to an undeclared but deeply dangerous war on America. With in-depth reporting from Ukraine to the South China Sea, Cuba to the earth’s atmosphere, unprecedented access to America’s Space Command, and new information from inside the intelligence agencies tracking election interference, Sciutto draws on his deep knowledge, high-level contacts, and personal experience as a journalist and diplomat to paint the most comprehensive and vivid picture of a nation targeted by a new and disturbing brand of warfare. America is engaged in a Shadow War on multiple fronts, with multiple enemies. The practitioners include America’s most familiar adversaries: Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran. But unlike conventional warfare, these conflicts are conducted in the shadows, with no formal declaration and often use multiple sources, from influential businessmen and lawyers to hackers. And it is happening today. But America is adapting and fighting back. In The Shadow War, Sciutto introduces the dizzying array of soldiers, sailors, submariners and their commanders, space engineers, computer scientists, and civilians who are on the front lines of this new kind of forever war. Intensive and disturbing, this invaluable and important work opens our eyes and makes clear that future war is here.

Author Jim Sciutto
Isbn 0062853651
Genre Political Science
Year 2019-05-14
Pages 320
Language English
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The much-anticipated second edition of the breakthrough book about recovering from online sexual addiction. As the Internet becomes a more powerful, imposing force in our lives, indeed becoming difficult to avoid, the potential for related problems also increases. This includes troubles of a sexual nature. When accessing porn no longer requires even a trip to the store, when we can view and participate in sexual activities anonymously, when younger and younger children are being exposed to sex online, when virtual interactions take over, limiting and even destroying real-time relationships, we are in crisis.Compulsive online sexual behavior is a real and growing problem. Yet the situation is not without hope. For those who are seeing signs of significant online problems in themselves or a loved one, this updated second edition of In the Shadows of the Net provides answers, understanding, and tools for recovery. With the latest statistics, discussion of recent technologies and devices, and new thinking on developing a healthy relationship with the Internet and avoiding relapse, this book offers authoritative, professional advice for achieving lasting, healthy change and healing.

Author Patrick J Carnes,David L. Delmonico,Elizabeth Griffin
Isbn 1592857868
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2009-07-30
Pages 264
Language English
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In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, an enthralling and original novel that brings to life one of Christianity's most significant figures, Martin Luther, and the tumultuous world of late medieval Germany that shaped—and was reshaped by—him, told through the fictional letters and diary entries of his youngest son, Paul. Growing up in the shadow of his strict and pious father, Paul Luther rejected Martin’s singular devotion. Unwilling to join his father's fanatical disciples, Paul became critical of his famous father's critiques, and instead turned his interest and intellect to science and medicine. Yet Martin Luther remained a presence that haunted Paul’s life and transformed his world. Shadows of My Father paints a vivid and atmospheric picture of Martin Luther, including his day-to-day life, his break with the Catholic Church, and his singular dedication in sustaining the Reformation. It is also a portrait of a rebellious son raised in a harsh religious household who turns his faith to saving lives instead of souls, eventually becoming a royal doctor. Christoph Werner vividly recreates the world of sixteenth-century Germany, a time of wars and famines when a Kaiser battles to keep an empire together, and faith and tradition clash with education and reason—giving birth to superstition and shaking the foundations of a Catholic Church already riven by internal conflict. A thoughtful, insightful lens into one of the most famous figures, one of the most profound historical events, and one of the most turbulent periods in our past, Shadows of My Father reveals an intriguing, historically accurate, and all-too-human side of Martin Luther and his lasting legacy.

Author Christoph Werner
Isbn 0062791699
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-09-26
Pages 352
Language English
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At a time when the relevance of literary theory itself is frequently being questioned, Richard Wilson makes a compelling case for French Theory in Shakespeare Studies. Written in two parts, the first half looks at how French theorists such as Bourdieu, Cixous, Deleuze, Derrida and Foucault were themselves shaped by reading Shakespeare; while the second part applies their theories to the plays, highlighting the importance of both for current debates about borders, terrorism, toleration and a multi-cultural Europe. Contrasting French and Anglo-Saxon attitudes, Wilson shows how in France, Shakespeare has been seen not as a man for the monarchy, but a man of the mob. French Theory thus helps us understand why Shakepeare’s plays swing between violence and hope. Highlighting the recent religious turn in theory, Wilson encourages a reading of plays like Hamlet, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelth Night as models for a future peace. Examining both the violent history and promising future of the plays, Shakespeare in French Theory is a timely reminder of the relevance of Shakespeare and the lasting value of French thinking for the democracy to come.

Author Richard Wilson
Isbn 1317724011
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2014-02-25
Pages 336
Language English
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Mohaghegh tracks the idea of 'chaos' into the contemporary philosophical and cultural imagination of the postcolonial world, exploring its vital role in the formation of an emergent avant-garde literature in the Middle East, concentrating on the writings of the twentieth-century Iranian new wave.

Author J. Mohaghegh
Isbn 0230114415
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2010-11-08
Pages 234
Language English
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‘These literary-critical essays are compact with wit and penetration but also have a kind of freshness about them, as if the author has never got over his first rapture of enjoyment at the sheer thisness of poetry and prose. James is in the tradition of Hazlitt, Bagehot, and Desmond MacCarthy, with a gusto worthy to succeed theirs and a philosophy well set out in his own introduction. “Literature”, he writes, “says most things itself, when it is allowed to.” Criticism like this expands that allowance and adds to its pleasure’ John Bayley, Observer ‘His outstanding talent is as a cicerone, guiding the ignorant traveller with patience, knowledge and wit round some favourite literary edifice and communicating his own admiration of it to the goggling and fascinated visitor . . . the lasting impression is of our critic’s truly amazing breadth of reference’ Times Literary Supplement ‘Mr James is hungry for – and not unworthy of – engagement with important issues. A collection of dignity and coherence . . . tellingly timely’ Sunday Times

Author Clive James
Isbn 1509822089
Genre Literary Collections
Year 2015-10-08
Pages N.A
Language English
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