Author: Nick Brandt
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Release Date: 2013-09-24
Across the Ravaged Land is the third and final volume in Nick Brandt's trilogy of books documenting the disappearing animals of eastern Africa. The book offers a darker vision of this world, still filled with a stunning beauty but now tragically tainted and fast disappearing at the hands of man. In addition to a range of starkly powerful animal portraits, Brandt introduces some new themes, as humans make an appearance for the first time. He also contributes two essays summing up his photographic odyssey, which has taken more than a decade of intensive work to complete.
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2012-11-08
It began with the breathtaking DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE... the story continues in the astounding, must-read sequel, DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living - one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers' arms to take their turn in the killing and dying. Once, the lovers lay entwined in the moon's secret temple and dreamed of a world that was a like a jewel-box without a jewel - a paradise waiting for them to find it and fill it with their happiness. This was not that world.
Author: Stephen R. Donaldson
Publisher: Del Rey
Release Date: 2012-05-16
“Covenant is [Stephen R.] Donaldson's genius!”—The Village Voice He called himself Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, because he dared not believe in this strange alternate world on which he suddenly found himself. Yet the Land tempted him. He had been sick; now he seemed better than ever before. Through no fault of his own, he had been outcast, unclean, a pariah. Now he was regarded as a reincarnation of the Land's greatest hero—Berek Halfhand—armed with the mystic power of White Gold. That power alone could protect the Lords of the Land from the ancient evil of the Despiser, Lord Foul. Except that Covenant had no idea how to use that power. . . .
Author: Mark Hebden
Publisher: House of Stratus
Release Date: 2001-01-01
This is a story of Pel's beloved Burgundy as the Promised Land. Fires are breaking out in small houses and woodland and when a local farmer's flock of sheep is poisoned, a tray of valuable rings are stolen, and the body of a woman is found, Inspector Pel has his work cut out in this exhilarating murder mystery.
On the Great Plains, boys nearing manhood have to grow up tough even if their hearts are tender. In this collection of stories based on true events from his boyhood, Gary Reiswig leads others back to the time when the last homesteaders—like his own family—arrived in the Oklahoma Panhandle to claim their pot of gold in the great land rush, the last westward thrust of Manifest Destiny. A farm boy learns to drive a tractor when he’s nine, castrate and dehorn calves at twelve. After his father points out old trails, the boy realizes that Native Americans hunted buffalo on the very land his family owns and has fenced, where they now pasture their cattle. 2 A strong-headed boy attends a box supper with his parents, and unwittingly helps a tobacco-chewing neighbor, despised by his mother, recognize her box so he can buy it. 2 A boy, small for his age, discovers unexpected danger when he visits the Grand Canyon and hikes the Bright Angel Trail. 2 A beloved uncle heads to Korea to fight in the war leaving his nephew to care for his two-door hardtop. No one has any idea how drastically this separation will alter their relationship. The stories in Land Rush provide an unforgettable glimpse into the time and place where only the strongest survived and a handshake sealed the deal. “Gary Reiswig’s strong, unsentimental voice carries us to a time—the fifties—and a place—the Oklahoma Panhandle—that is at once exotic and home with its hard, wounded, beautifully evoked mothers, fathers, and sons trying to survive one another’s love.” —Robert Lipsyte, author of The Accidental Sportswriter and The Contender
Dramatically and authentically, using eyewitness accounts where possible, this book recounts the final 13 months of the Civil War, a year in which a new U.S. Army general in chief was appointed, a new course for the war was charted, a massive new campaign was begun, the abolition of slavery was confirmed by the re-election of Abraham Lincoln, and the course of history was altered by the assassination of America’s most revered president. It was the year that the United States won the final battle and the year that the sundered nation was reunited. The book describes those events and the key figures in them.
Author: Arthur Hill
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2003-10-10
"A promise to Keep: From Athens to Afghanistan" is a memoir of discovery. It is the story of a remarkable marriage, a rich and enduring partnership that spanned many decades and many countries where the Hills witnessed some of the most significant transformations of our time. It is the story of a woman who comes into her own as she faces the challenges of expatriate life, and a man who saw the best of the world and yet sought to make it even better.
Author: David Wellington
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2010-10-07
Be careful what you search for. You just might find it . . . When a strange wolf's teeth slashed Cheyenne Clark's ankle to the bone, her old life ended, and she became the very monster that haunted her nightmares for years. Worse, the only one who can understand what Chey has become is Powell, the man - or wolf - who's doomed her to this fate. They vow to find the release to the curse, yet as the line between human and beast blurs, so too does the distinction between hunter and hunted. Because someone is on the trail of Powell and Chey, determined to get revenge - someone as deadly and as fierce as they are...
Author: Christopher Pavsek
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2013-01-29
Genre: Performing Arts
The German filmmaker Alexander Kluge has long promoted cinema's relationship with the goals of human emancipation. Jean-Luc Godard and Filipino director Kidlat Tahimik also believe in cinema's ability to bring about what Theodor W. Adorno once called a "redeemed world." Situating the films of Godard, Tahimik, and Kluge within debates over social revolution, utopian ideals, and the unrealized potential of utopian thought and action, Christopher Pavsek showcases the strengths, weaknesses, and undeniable impact of their utopian visions on film's political evolution. He discusses Godard's Alphaville (1965) against Germany Year 90 Nine-Zero (1991) and JLG/JLG: Self-portrait in December (1994), and he conducts the first scholarly reading of Film Socialisme (2010). He considers Tahimik's virtually unknown masterpiece, I Am Furious Yellow (1981–1991), along with Perfumed Nightmare (1977) and Turumba (1983); and he constructs a dialogue between Kluge's Brutality in Stone (1961) and Yesterday Girl (1965) and his later The Assault of the Present on the Rest of Time (1985) and Fruits of Trust (2009).
Being mugged at knife-point by a friendly taxi driver; suffering from frostbite on various appendages; being mauled by some of the many ravenous stray packs of dogs which roam the nation; attending weddings, hunting expeditions and beauty pageants - discover these and more mis-adventures which befell the author during his 10-month jaunt across the largest, most intriguing and exasperating country in world. Unearth for yourself the untold joys of Russia's very own International Women's Day, Maslenitsa and New Year's Eve celebrations, in a journey which stretches from Vladivostock to Murmansk, and takes in the history, architecture and customs of over 30 towns and cities en route, and includes a special detour section through China and Mongolia.
FINAL HOUR or A Hard Rain Is Falling A Dystopian Tragedy and Post Apocalyptic Survival Thriller "What's my name? Don't ask me. I'd have to trust you to tell you, and why should I do that?" The apocalypse begins while she is driving home. A cosmic disruption shreds her life. Flaming hailstones mixed with blood fall from the sky and devastate the world. The fires that follow pin her down. Yet, she cannot stay here. She musters her courage and walks across the ravaged land to the house of her parents far away, not knowing what awaits her there. She is alone and without means. She has no survival skills and hunger is a mean beast following at her heels—when a mysterious stranger steps into her life and adds to her confusion. Signs of roving gangs and murderous blood cults appear along the way. But the danger of the road is nothing. The closer she gets to her destination, the further she descends into a nightmare, until she faces a showdown with true evil. FINAL HOUR is the moving story of a young woman's voyage through a future in which lawlessness abounds and trust is a luxury. What keeps people alive in the face of universal enmity and destruction? Who will mete out just recompense when the institutions of civilization are defunct? This is a bold meditation on good and evil, on true justice and moral quandaries. Dystopian and post apocalyptic fiction in the vein of Cormac McCarthy's The Road. A harrowing tale. A thriller. Full of suspense, even without graphic sex and gore. dystopian post-apocalyptic near future teotwawki survival thriller revenge rough justice men's adventure women's adventure coming of age loneliness anorexia horror psychological thriller