Store 1084

Author: Misty McKinney
Publisher:
ISBN: 1549983229
Release Date: 2017-10-16
Genre:

It was supposed to be rumors, the story of a curse. It was all supposed to be a joke. After stepping into the haunted store, however, Catori finds herself the victim of an age old curse. Every day that passes, she's one day closer to her death. In order to survive this curse, she needs to learn the root of it. When each step leads to another life changing truth, will she truly make it out in one piece... or will the truth change her forever.

The Seat of the Soul

Author: Gary Zukav
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1536957747
Release Date: 2016-08-08
Genre:

With lucidity and elegance, Zukav explains that we are evolving from a species that pursues power based upon the perceptions of the five senses -- external power -- into a species that pursues authentic power -- power that is based upon the perceptions and values of the spirit. He shows how the pursuit of external power has produced our survival-of-the-fittest understanding of evolution, generated conflict between lovers, communities, and superpowers, and brought us to the edge of destruction.

1Q84

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Bond Street Books
ISBN: 9780385669443
Release Date: 2011-10-25
Genre: Fiction

The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and bestselling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to George Orwell's 1984. The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out an assignment. Her work is not the kind that can be discussed in public. When they get tied up in traffic, the taxi driver suggests a bizarre 'proposal' to her. Having no other choice she agrees, but as a result of her actions she starts to feel as though she is gradually becoming detached from the real world. She has been on a top secret mission, and her next job leads her to encounter the superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting. Eventually the two of them notice that they are indispensable to each other. Is it possible for them to ever meet in the real world?

Three African American Classics

Author: W. E. B. Du Bois
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486131115
Release Date: 2012-03-07
Genre: Social Science

Essential reading for students of African-American history includes autobiographies of former slaves Washington and Douglass, plus Du Bois' landmark essays, which counsel an aggressive approach to civil rights.

Great Soul

Author: Joseph Lelyveld
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307389954
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An analysis of Gandhi's accomplishments as a politician and civil rights advocate reveals his conflicted ideologies and feelings about his place in history, offering insight into his philosophies, social campaigns, and private disappointments.

Mother of 1084

Author: Mahāśvetā Debī
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015041774624
Release Date: 1997-01
Genre: Fiction

Is An Insightful Exploration Of The Complex Relationship Between The Personal And The Political.The Novel Written 1973-74. The Novel Written 1973-74, Deals With The Psychological And Emotional Trauma Of A Mother Who Awakens One Morning To The Shattering News That Her Beloved Son Is Lying Dead In The Police Morgue.

The Souls

Author: Damien Hirst
Publisher: Other Criteria
ISBN: 1906967520
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Art

In total The Souls is made up of 4 butterflies, in 80 different colourways each one in an edition of 15. Vibrant with hue, the finished effect of each image is that of a resonanty tension between the stillness of death and the trembling iridescent life that the individual butterflies convey. The Souls is therefore quintessentially Hirstian, combining the impact of visual spectacle with a powerfully eloquent confluence of medium and visual language. Each butterfly is depicted here and 4 foil blocks inserts depict the actual foiling used in the original prints. Hirst's fascination with butterflies derives in large part from the way in which these beautiful insects embody both the beauty and impermanence of life, becoming symbols of faith and mortality.

1984

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547249643
Release Date: 1983-10-17
Genre: Fiction

George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life with extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.

The Drunkard s Walk

Author: Leonard Mlodinow
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307275172
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Mathematics

An irreverent look at how randomness influences our lives, and how our successes and failures are far more dependent on chance events than we recognize.

Revelation

Author: Will Self
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9780857861016
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Bibles

The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

Climate Confusion

Author: Roy W. Spencer
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781458764621
Release Date: 2010-01
Genre: Political Science

The current frenzy over global warming has galvanized the public and cost taxpayers billons of dollars in federal expenditures for climate research. It has spawned Hollywood blockbusters and inspired major political movements. It has given a higher calling to celebrities and built a lucrative industry for scores of eager scientists. In short, ending climate change has become a national crusade. And yet, despite this dominant and sprawling campaign, the facts behind global warming remain as confounding as ever. In Climate Confusion, distinguished climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer observes that our obsession with global warming has only clouded the issue. Forsaking blindingly technical statistics and doomsday scenarios, Dr. Spencer explains in simple terms how the climate system really works, why man's role in global warming is more myth than science, and how the global warming hype has corrupted Washington and the scientific community. The reasons, Spencer explains, are numerous: biases in governmental funding of scientific research, our misconceptions about science and basic economics, even our religious beliefs and worldviews. From Al Gore to Leonardo DiCaprio, the climate change industry has given a platform to leading figures from all walks of life, as pandering politicians, demagogues and biased scientists forge a self-interested movement whose proposed policy initiatives could ultimately devastate the economies of those developing countries they purport to aid. Climate Confusion is a much needed wake up call for all of us on planet earth. Dr. Spencer's clear-eyed approach, combined with his sharp wit and intellect, bring transparency and levity to the issue of global warming as he takes on wrong-headed attitudes and misguided beliefs that have led to our state of panic. Climate Confusion lifts the shroud of mystery that has hovered here for far too long and offers an end to this frenzy of misinformation in our lives.

The Book of Souls

Author: James Oswald
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544319493
Release Date: 2014-07-01
Genre: FICTION

Twelve years after Detective Constable Tom McLean caught and imprisoned a serial killer, the body of a young woman turns up murdered in a manner similar to that used by the Christmas Killer and McLean must decide whether this is a copycat or he caught the wrong man.