The Doomed City

Author: Arkady Strugatsky,Boris Strugatsky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147322229X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 9604

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.

The Doomed City; a Thrilling Tale

Author: Frank T. Searight

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781354292808


Page: 200

View: 8391

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.

Nanjing 1937

Battle for a Doomed City

Author: Peter Harmsen

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504026241

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9044

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 Doom That Came to Sarnath

Author: H.P. Lovecraft

Publisher: WS via PublishDrive

ISBN: 2291002643

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

View: 4976

"The Doom that Came to Sarnath" (1920) is a fantasy short story by American writer H. P. Lovecraft. It is written in a mythic/fantasy style and is associated with his Dream Cycle. It was first published in The Scot, a Scottish amateur fiction magazine, in June 1920. According to the tale, more than 10,000 years ago, a race of shepherd people colonized the banks of the river Ai, in a land called Mnar, forming the cities of Thraa, Ilarnek, and Kadatheron (not to be confused with Kadath), which rose to great intellectual and mercantile prowess. Craving more land, a group of these hardy people migrated to the shores of a lonely and vast lake at the heart of Mnar, founding the city of Sarnath.

The Quaker City

Or, The Monks of Monk-Hall : a Romance of Philadelphia Life, Mystery, and Crime

Author: George Lippard

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Page: N.A

View: 7780

All the Women of the Bible

Author: Herbert Lockyer

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310281511

Category: Religion

Page: 321

View: 5013

Dr. Herbert Lockyer provides a convenient commentary on all the named and unnamed women of the Bible from Abi to Zipporah.

Die Schönheit der toten Mädchen


Author: Boris Akunin

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841201598

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

View: 5394

Moskau 1889: Eine Prostituierte wurde ermordet, zugegeben, auf besonders brutale Weise. Daß Fandorin, Sonderbeauftragter des Gouverneurs von Moskau, aber gleich Jack the Ripper, den berüchtigten Londoner Serienmörder, in Rußland vermutet, ist wohl ziemlich übertrieben. Und daß er deshalb den Gouverneur bittet, den Osterbesuch des Zaren in der Stadt abzusagen, das geht entschieden zu weit. Doch weitere grausame Morde scheinen Fandorins Theorie zu bestätigen. Boris Akunin genießt in seiner Heimat geradzu legendäre Popularität und wurde 2001 zum Schriftsteller des Jahres gewählt. Seine Bücher um Erast Fandorin, der inzwischen auch in Deutschland zur Kultfigur geworden ist, wurden bereits in 17 Sprachen übersetzt. "Die Lust an der Kombinatorik veranlaßte den Autor, nicht nur einen Roman zu schreiben, sondern Erast Fandorin zu einem Projekt auszuweiten, das die gesamte Bandbreite des Krimigenres enthält" Neue Zürcher Zeitung

The Aeneid

Author: Publius Vergilius Maro,Virgil

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853262630

Category: Poetry

Page: 226

View: 4386

The Aeneidis Virgil's Masterpiece. His epic poem recounts the story of Rome's legendary origins from the ashes of Troy and proclaims her destiny of world dominion. This optimistic vision is accompanied by an undertow of sadness at the price that must be paid in human suffering to secure Rome's future greatness. The tension between the public voice of celebration and the tragic private voice is given full expression both in the doomed love of Dido and Aeneas, and in the fateful clash between the Trojan leader and the Italian hero, Turnus. Hailed by T.S. Eliot as 'the classic of all Europe', Virgil's Aeneidhas enjoyed a unique and enduring influence on European literature, art and politics for the past two thousand years.

Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah

An Exegetical Commentary

Author: Richard D. Patterson

Publisher: Biblical Studies Press

ISBN: 9780737500196

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 9057

An excellent exegetical commentary. Available in Libronix format


Author: N.A

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310590566

Category: Religion

Page: 832

View: 5178

Continuing a Gold Medallion Award-winning legacy, this completely revised edition of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series puts world-class biblical scholarship in your hands. Based on the original twelve-volume set that has become a staple in college and seminary libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide, this new thirteen-volume edition marshals the most current evangelical scholarship and resources.The thoroughly revised features consist of:• Comprehensive introductions• Short and precise bibliographies• Detailed outlines• Insightful expositions of passages and verses• Overviews of sections of Scripture to illuminate the big picture• Occasional reflections to give more detail on important issues• Notes on textual questions and special problems, placed close to the texts in question• Transliterations and translations of Hebrew and Greek words, enabling readers to understand even the more technical notes• A balanced and respectful approach toward marked differences of opinion

Adara and the Red Priests

Author: Richard C. Holzgen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465327398

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

View: 2913

Adara is the main character of this sci-fantasy sword and sorcery adventure with plenty of attitude and action. With sword in hand, our larger than life heroine of the pre-flood world is befriended by an Atlantean king whose once glorious kingdom is beseeched by a horde of invaders from across the eastern sea from the hostile land laying waste of this last salvation of hope in the decaying world controlled by the fallen watchers, whose Red Priests would stop at nothing to get control of mans last haven against the hordes of barbarians and dragons from the east. In this epic good vs. evil Adara and her friends fight the host of ships, weapons, Red Priests, giant orcs, dragons, seabeasts and invading hordes. She puts her famous black metal, ancient arts of war, Amazonian skills to an inhuman test in this action packed trilogy about the Nephilim and their secret plan to create a race of Nephilim born giants to take all of mans possessions and their daughters and to devour man himself. In her sandled feet and black sword the Amazon princess will meet her enemies head-on in the fight of her life using all the skill the dark jungles of the third age can muster. A female warrior as big as Hercules or Achilles, is a story of a forgotten age that needs to be told. The first two tales are put together so that the reader may enjoy her tales to the fullest and leaving the reader to wait for the last tale leaving the avid sci-fiction fantasy fan wanting more.

Richard S. Ewell

A Soldier's Life

Author: Donald C. Pfanz

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807888524

Category: History

Page: 680

View: 805

General Richard Stoddert Ewell holds a unique place in the history of the Army of Northern Virginia. For four months Ewell was Stonewall Jackson's most trusted subordinate; when Jackson died, Ewell took command of the Second Corps, leading it at Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House. In this biography, Donald Pfanz presents the most detailed portrait yet of the man sometimes referred to as Stonewall Jackson's right arm. Drawing on a rich array of previously untapped original source materials, Pfanz concludes that Ewell was a highly competent general, whose successes on the battlefield far outweighed his failures. But Pfanz's book is more than a military biography. It also examines Ewell's life before and after the Civil War, including his years at West Point, his service in the Mexican War, his experiences as a dragoon officer in Arizona and New Mexico, and his postwar career as a planter in Mississippi and Tennessee. In all, Pfanz offers an exceptionally detailed portrait of one of the South's most important leaders.

God's Been Showing Me Stuff

Author: Paul Carter

Publisher: Holy Fire Publishing

ISBN: 1603831630


Page: 292

View: 4292

God¿s Been Showing Me Stuff is a devotional book containing over sixty pieces of writing. Each piece contains a revelation of truth given to the author by the Holy Spirit and recorded in his prayer journal. The overall theme is a celebration of the amazing love and grace of God expressed in Jesus and the power of this grace to set our spirits free. With prompts for reflection at the conclusion of each piece it is ideally suited to personal meditation as well as providing a focus for group devotional and discussion groups.