The Doomed City

Author: Arkady Strugatsky,Boris Strugatsky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147322229X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6445

It is a mysterious city whose sun is switched on in the morning and switched off at night, bordered by an abyss on one side and an impossibly high wall on the other. Its inhabitants are people who were plucked from twentieth-century history at various times and places and left to govern themselves, advised by Mentors whose purpose seems inscrutable. This is life in the Experiment. Andrei Voronin, a young astronomer plucked from Leningrad in the 1950s, is a die-hard believer in the Experiment, even though his first job in the city is as a garbage collector. As increasingly nightmarish scenarios begin to affect the city, he rises through the political hierarchy, with devastating effect.

Nanjing 1937

Battle for a Doomed City

Author: Peter Harmsen

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504026241

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7141

A true story of the Sino-Japanese conflict: A “valuable account of a little-known event [and] a grim reminder of the darker side of war” (Military History Monthly). The infamous Rape of Nanjing looms like a dark shadow over the history of Asia in the twentieth century, and is among the most widely recognized chapters of World War II in China. By contrast, the story of the month-long campaign before this notorious massacre has never been told in its entirety. Nanjing 1937 by Peter Harmsen fills this gap. This is the follow-up to Harmsen’s bestselling Shanghai 1937: Stalingrad on the Yangtze, and begins where that book left off. In stirring prose, it describes how the Japanese Army, having invaded the mainland and emerging victorious from the Battle of Shanghai, pushed on toward the capital, Nanjing, in a crushing advance that confirmed its reputation for bravery and savagery in equal measure. While much of the struggle over Shanghai had carried echoes of the grueling war in the trenches two decades earlier, the Nanjing campaign was a fast-paced mobile operation in which armor and air power played major roles. It was blitzkrieg two years before Hitler’s invasion of Poland. Facing the full might of modern, mechanized warfare, China’s resistance was heroic, but ultimately futile. As in Shanghai, the battle for Nanjing was more than a clash between Chinese and Japanese. Soldiers and citizens of a variety of nations witnessed or took part in the hostilities. German advisors, American journalists, and British diplomats all played important parts in this vast drama. And a new power appeared on the scene: Soviet pilots dispatched by Stalin to challenge Japan’s control of the skies. This epic tale is told with verve and attention to detail by Harmsen, a veteran East Asia correspondent who consolidates his status as the foremost chronicler of World War II in China with this path-breaking work of narrative history.

The Doomed City; a Thrilling Tale

Author: Frank T. Searight

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781354292808

Category:

Page: 200

View: 8107

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Doomed City

Author: Jonas Winner,Edwin Miles

Publisher: Amazoncrossing

ISBN: 9781477820254

Category: Fiction

Page: 579

View: 8852

The second book in Jonas Winner's haunting Berlin Gothic series. Ten years after the death of patriarch Xavier Bentheim, long-estranged Till Anschütz returns to Berlin for the wedding of the family's youngest daughter. Till carries with him the disturbing memories and macabre secrets surrounding Xavier's death. And although he doesn't know it, his return to Berlin has set in motion a sinister plan. With Xavier Bentheim's dark legacy looming over his family's future, the tunnels beneath Berlin churn with a new evil--one that threatens to bring down not only the Bentheim family, but the entire city.

Inheriting the Land

A Commentary on the Book of Joshua

Author: E. John Hamlin

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802810410

Category: Religion

Page: 207

View: 1457

In keeping with the international character of the series, E. John Hamlin's commentary on Joshua pays more than usual attention to the fulfillment of the third part of God's promise to Abraham, "By you all the nations of the earth shall bless themselves," as well as to the roles played by non-Israelites such as Rahab and the Gibeonites. Hamlin also takes full account of issues such as war and liberation, land distribution and management, and personal fulfillment.

The Routledge Companion on Architecture, Literature and The City

Author: Jonathan Charley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317042875

Category: Architecture

Page: 420

View: 3248

This Companion breaks new ground in our knowledge and understanding of the diverse relationships between literature, architecture, and the city, which together form a field of interdisciplinary research that is one of the most innovative and exciting to have emerged in recent years. Bringing together a wide variety of contributors, not only writers, architectural and literary scholars, and social scientists, but graphic novelists and artists, the book offers contemporary essays on everything from science fiction and the crime novel, to poetry, comics and oral history. It is structured into two sections: History, Narrative and Genre, and Strategy, Language and Form. Including over ninety illustrations, the book is a must read for academics and students.

Fat City

Roman

Author: Leonard Gardner

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841212859

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 5777

»Fat City hat mich mehr bewegt als die gesamte Gegenwartsliteratur der letzten Jahre.« Joan Didion Stockton, Kalifornien, 50er Jahre. Im Lido-Box-Gym treffen Ernie Munger und Billy Tully aufeinander. Ernie steht am Anfang seiner Karriere, ist voller Hoffnungen. Billy ist am Ende, will es noch einmal wissen. Ihr Trainer, Ruben Luna, hat schon alles gesehen, er weiß, dass es im Boxen kaum etwas zu holen gibt. Zwischen verlausten Hotelbetten und Pfirsichernte, zwischen Boxring und dunklen Bars, der großen Liebe und der leidlichen Bettgesellschaft, zwischen Hoffnung und Verzweiflung beginnt und vergeht das Leben von Ernie, Billy und Ruben. »Fat City« zählt zu den großen Klassikern der amerikanischen Literatur, der Roman ist das Gegenstück zu Rocky und Co. Keine Heldengeschichte, sondern eine Verbeugung vor dem letzten Willen, der erst erwacht, wenn alle Hoffnung unter den Tisch getrunken ist. Eine Liebeserklärung an eine Zeit, in der man von der Hand in den Mund lebte, aus eigener Kraft alles erreichen und alles zerstören konnte. Gregor Hens gelingt es mit seiner Neuübersetzung meisterhaft, dem einzigartigen Californian-Working-Class-Sound, dem trotzigen Humor und der feinen Melancholie eine deutsche Stimme zu verleihen. »Laufen, kämpfen, lieben, Unkraut jäten oder Obsternte – die Protagonisten des Romans halten niemals inne, nur um nicht von ihrem Verhängnis eingeholt zu werden. Gardner erzählt das so überzeugend, dass wir uns nur an ihre Taten erinnern, nicht an ihre Niederlagen.« The New York Review of Books

Die Stadt am Ende der Zeit

Roman

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364107715X

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

View: 1155

Die unmögliche Stadt Es gibt sie wirklich, die Stadt am Ende der Zeit - zumindest behauptet das eine skurrile Kleinanzeige in einer Seattler Zeitung, die auch nur von skurrilen Menschen gelesen wird. Doch als drei dieser Leser auf die Anzeige antworten, beginnt eines der fantastischsten Abenteuer, das je erzählt wurde. Denn es gibt sie wirklich, die Stadt am Ende der Zeit. Eine Stadt, deren Technologie so weit fortgeschritten ist, dass man sie von Magie kaum mehr unterscheiden kann. Eine Stadt, in die sich die letzten Lebewesen eines sterbenden Universums geflüchtet haben. Eine Stadt, die nun Kontakt mit der Gegenwart aufnimmt – um zu retten, was wir als »Mensch« bezeichnen.

City on Fire

Roman

Author: Garth Risk Hallberg

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031770

Category: Fiction

Page: 1080

View: 7242

Von Garth Risk Hallberg - der neuen Stimme der amerikanischen Gegenwartsliteratur – der große, überwältigende Roman über New York City New York City, Neujahrsabend 1977. Ein Schneesturm zieht über die Stadt, Feuerwerk erleuchtet den Himmel und im Central Park fallen Schüsse. Die Ereignisse der Nacht bringen eine Gruppe unvergesslicher Figuren zusammen: Die schwerreichen Erben William und Regan Hamilton-Sweeney, Mercer, der am großen amerikanischen Roman schreibt, die Punk-Kids Sam und Charlie aus der Vorstadt, den besessenen Magazin-Reporter Richard und den Cop Larry. Sie alle leben und lieben hier, in der großen Stadt, die bankrott und gefährlich ist und zugleich vor Energie platzt. Als dann am 13. Juli 1977 die Lichter ausgehen, gerät New York City in den Ausnahmezustand – und nach dem Stromausfall ist kein Leben wie zuvor. Ein großer Roman über Liebe, Betrug und Vergebung, über Kunst, Wahrheit und Rock’n’Roll mitten in New York City - kunstvoll, überbordend, außergewöhnlich.

City of the Dead

Author: Daniel Blake

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439197652

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5467

Daniel Blake more than delivers on the promise of his acclaimed thriller Thou Shalt Kill, bringing back detective Franco Patrese in City of the Dead, “a blood-soaked, full-throttle descent into hell and one of the best thrillers you will read this or any other year” (Lorenzo Carcaterra). “You’re not tainted. You’re not one of them. I need you alone. . . .” The woman who contacted Franco Patrese was the ultimate New Orleans society belle: beautiful, seductive, cunning, and, in this case, desperate. The personal assistant to the city’s most powerful man, she had to meet Patrese in secret. Fearful whispers of “sacrifices” were all Patrese could glean; she didn’t live long enough to tell him any more. Patrese had come to New Orleans, buffeted by the winds of fate, bearing a pain that cops know too well. His native Pittsburgh was still in his bones, while a disaster on a tropical island had shaken his soul. In the thick, hot, exotic world of the Crescent City he began to come alive again. But now he cannot afford to be the new guy, the guy on the outside looking in. A second body has been found, just like the first: Dismembered. A snake, an axe head, a mirror. And blood. A whole lot of blood. Patrese’s partner is a devout New Orleans native with a past she keeps private. By Selma Fawcett’s side, Patrese races in the footsteps of a serial killer who seems steeped in voodoo and linked to a priestess who practices her dark arts in the clear light of day—and the glare of the media. The more he learns about the victims and their connections, the more bizarre the case becomes. Then a veteran-turned-drug dealer takes him one step further, deep into a realm in which murder is only one kind of perversion. Patrese and Selma, traveling from the French Quarter to Natchez and the bayou, don’t realize they are out of time. A tide of corruption and secrecy is rising all around them. They are the tainted ones: two good cops, targeted by a force more malevolent than any one before.

Cities of Oil

Municipalities and Petroleum Manufacturing in Southern Ontario, 1860-1960

Author: Timothy Cobban

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442663146

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

View: 8126

Cities of Oil is the first sustained historical account of the development of the early Canadian petroleum refining and manufacturing industry. In it, Timothy W. Cobban documents the industry’s development in southern Ontario, from its beginnings in the 1850s to its later expansion on the outskirts of London, to Petrolia, and finally to Sarnia. He accounts for all of the industry’s important developments and innovations, particularly the role played by municipalities in fostering its growth. Using extensive archival research, Cobban concludes that municipalities can stimulate the accelerated, sustained development of local industry sectors, thus challenging the dominant view that the influence of municipalities on economic growth is marginal. Cities of Oil demonstrates the importance of accommodating the land and infrastructure needs of industry at critical junctures, and implementing land use policies that encourage the dense clustering of industries. This book will be essential reading for those seeking a greater understanding of industrial growth in the province of Ontario.