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Magic Kingdom for Sale--Sold!

By Terry Brooks
  • ISBN Code: : 0307538087
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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Here in his first non-Shannara novel, Terry Brooks has written a gripping story of mystery, magic, and adventure—sure to delight fantasy readers everywhere. Landover was a genuine magic kingdom, with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement has promised. But after he purchased it, Ben Holiday learned that there were a few details the ad had failed to mention. The kingdom was in ruin. The Barons refused to recognize a king, and the peasants were without hope. A dragon was laying waste the countryside, while an evil witch plotted to destroy everything. Ben's only followers were the incompetent Court Magician; Abernathy, the talking dog who served as Court Scribe; and the lovely Willow—but she had a habit of putting down roots in the moonlight and turning into a tree. The Paladin, legendary champion of the Kings of Landover, seemed to be only a myth and an empty suit of armor. To put the final touch on the whole affair, Ben soon learned that the Iron Mark, terrible lord of the demons, had challenged all prospective Kings of Landover to duel to the death—a duel which no human could hope to win. The task of proving his right to be King seemed hopeless. But Ben Holiday was stubborn. . . .

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  • Pdf File: fixed.pdf

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Matthew Benns takes us inside the murky world of Australia's racing industry. Dapper horse trainer Les Samba was in Melbourne for the annual yearling sales when he turned down an Italian meal with racing contacts saying: "I have got to meet a bloke." Just hours later he was laying dead, in the middle of the road with blood pouring from five bullet wounds to his head and body. Racing in Australia has a dark and dangerous underbelly. Powerful people play for high stakes in an industry worth $14 billion a year. And they don't play nicely. Yearling sales are rigged, horses doped, races fixed and taxes dodged by high rolling punters. Every day huge sums of money are made by bookies who don't want to put any of it back into the industry. Meanwhile jockeys starve and sweat themselves to the point of delirium - many dying or suffering permanent injury while racing for as little as $130 a race. Young female jockeys are raped, often by the trainers they work for. This is the true story every racing fan needs to read. It goes past the glorious image of the Melbourne Cup winner holding his hand aloft to reveal what really goes on in the dark and murky corridors of Australian racing. It tells you about the bent jockeys, cheating trainers, crooked owners and greedy bookies. Everyone wants an angle in racing, this book tells you just how often that means the race is Fixed.

The Revellers

By Louis Tracy
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1633553833
  • Total of Pages : 239
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 169
  • Pdf File: the-revellers.pdf

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Louis Tracy (1863 - 1928) was a British journalist, and prolific writer of fiction. He used the pseudonyms Gordon Holmes and Robert Fraser, which were at times shared with M.P. Shiel, a collaborator from the start of the twentieth century. Tracy is noted for his contribution to the mystery and romance genres.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By Twain Mark
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5521001956
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 833
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Mark Twain Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens. (1835 — 1910) A famous American writer, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer. Among Twain's best-known novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Prince and the Pauper, and others. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889) tells the story of a Yankee engineer from Connecticut who is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking that he is a magician. Twain was inspired to write this book by a dream in which he was a knight himself, severely inconvenienced by the weight and cumbersome nature of his armor.

Rewriting American Identity in the Fiction and Memoirs of Isabel Allende

By B. Craig
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137337583
  • Total of Pages : 218
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 305
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Moving away from territorially-bound narratives toward a more kinetic conceptualization of identity, this book represents the first analysis of the politics of American identity within the fiction and memoirs of Isabel Allende. Craig offers a radical transformation of societal frameworks through revised notions of place, temporality, and space.

The Message of the Kingdom

By Yliyah Paul
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 1452039887
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 229
  • Pdf File: the-message-of-the-kingdom.pdf

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You’ve heard the lies. Now, learn the truth - if you dare! Prepare yourself for a real eye opener! Take off your rose colored glasses before you read this one, because it is probably the most controversial and revealing book ever written! The truth is more precious than the purest gold, and it has been said: the “truth is stranger than fiction”. The latter is very true in Satan’s world of lies and deception, as will be revealed, for this book shakes the very foundations of most world religions, age old philosophies, and creation theories. However, only the emotionally mature, the truly open minded, and the intellectually brave should explore this book, for the knowledge obtained can alienate as well as enlighten those who discover these truths! There is much truth to be found in these pages, but this book was not written for the masses but for the “few who seek” and love the truth more than their own lives! We are now in The End of Days! The last five years of increase in intensity and number of hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, and floods (caused mostly by global warming!) plus a significant increase in famine, incurable diseases, terrorism, and instability in the Middle East attest to that conclusion! It’s time for the truth in religion, politics, UFO’s, extraterrestrials, creation theories, and the future of mankind and Planet, Earth! Lies and myth have been perpetuated throughout the centuries. With the dawning of a new era, it is time the predestined purpose and nature of humanity and the true identity and nature of The Creator be revealed to those who desire and seek it. The reader will discover how Satan “has deceived the whole world” through false teachers and mistranslation. Evolution and Creationism (or Creation Science) along with other scientific methods are merged into an easy to understand synthesis, for both have some validity in the creation of the universe. “The straight and narrow way” that leads to eternal life is made plain and easy to understand, and it is the same religion found in The Messiah’s message expressed nearly 2000 years ago, which, believe it or not is not and was not: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, nor most versions of Judaism! The Creator is described as all knowing and omnipotent in spirit as well as in physical and scientific terms. For example, he and his host have the power to appear and disappear as Spirit Beings, or they can choose to take physical form and travel about the universe in their “chariots of fire” via wormholes at incredible speeds. Time and space are of no consequence to The Eternal One and his Heavenly Host, for they have long ago conquered both. They rule and nurture all life in the universe and will soon return to rule Planet Earth, when “The Seed” they have planted has come into fruition. At his Messiah’s coming, his “clouds of glory” will be so numerous, “the sun will be darkened and the moon will not shed its light”! Earthquakes, floods, droughts, tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanoes, famine, disease, wars, terrorism, and economic woes will continue to increase in intensity and frequency as the Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse come to full gallop as the time of the end approaches. The author predicted the recent increase in terrorism and natural disasters with the first edition of this book in 1996, which was drafted in 1989! Time is running out for man as we know him! A relatively rare breed of human will “inherit the earth” as “The Wheat” described in Matthew 5:3-10 & 13:23 planted as his “seed of righteousness” 6,000 years ago in Adam. NOTE: This book does not call for any violence, Jihad, or “Holy War” against any government or religion. For, “those who live by the sword shall die by the sword”. Vengeance is mine says “The Most High”, and when his “Day of Indignation” has come, rest assured, vengeance will be duly executed! For, “they come from a far country, from the end of Heaven - even the Most High and the weapons of indignation to destroy the whole land” (Isaiah 13:5). “Behold, they shall come with fire and chariots like the whirlwind” (Isaiah 66:15). And what do these chariots look like? “Their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel” (Ezek 1:16). Now look again at the front cover! Get the picture - what the “clouds of glory” really look like? The reader will discover the science behind magic and the truth behind myth. This is a last chance calling for those who love truth and are found worthy to be “saved” from the coming destruction and allowed to live in the coming wonderful world and rule with the Messiah for 1000 years. This writing constitutes fulfillment of the prophecy of the “Message of the Kingdom” as correctly translated in Mark 13:10 & Matthew 24:14, which is to be published/preached into all the world” just before The End of The Age.

Compassion, Justice, and the Christian Life

By Robert D. Lupton
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  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Book Code : 1441224106
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 402
  • Pdf File: compassion-justice-and-the-christian-life.pdf

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The urban landscape is changing and, as a result, urban ministries are at a crossroads. If the Church is to be an effective agent of compassion and justice, Robert Lupton notes, we must change our mission strategies. In this compelling book, Lupton asks the tough questions about service providing and community building to help ministries enhance their effectiveness. What are the dilemmas that caring people encounter to faithfully carry out the teachings of Scripture and become personally involved with "the least of these?" What are some possible alternatives to the ways we have traditionally attempted to care for the poor? How do people, programs, and neighborhoods move towards reciprocal, interdependent relationships? To effect these types of changes will require new skill sets and resources, but the possibilities for good are great.

Living with Class

By R. Scapp,B. Seitz
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137326794
  • Total of Pages : 229
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 988
  • Pdf File: living-with-class.pdf

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A philosophical-cultural exploration, this book expands the discussion of "class" from a novel perspective. Following the current debates about wealth and class, the contributors address the social and cultural phenomena of class from a uniquely innovative philosophical approach and reconsider philosophical "givens" within the context of culture.

The View from the Cheap Seats

By Neil Gaiman
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062262289
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 546
  • Pdf File: the-view-from-the-cheap-seats.pdf

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An enthralling collection of nonfiction essays on a myriad of topics—from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories—observed in #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman’s probing, amusing, and distinctive style. An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp intellect and startling imagination that informs his bestselling fiction. Now, The View from the Cheap Seats brings together for the first time ever more than sixty pieces of his outstanding nonfiction. Analytical yet playful, erudite yet accessible, this cornucopia explores a broad range of interests and topics, including (but not limited to): authors past and present; music; storytelling; comics; bookshops; travel; fairy tales; America; inspiration; libraries; ghosts; and the title piece, at turns touching and self-deprecating, which recounts the author’s experiences at the 2010 Academy Awards in Hollywood. Insightful, incisive, witty, and wise, The View from the Cheap Seats explores the issues and subjects that matter most to Neil Gaiman—offering a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed, beloved, and influential artists of our time.

The Green Fairy Book

By Andrew Lang
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 1513286617
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 692
  • Pdf File: the-green-fairy-book.pdf

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The Green Fairy Book is a notable addition to Andrew Lang’s collection of children’s literature with international stories that include both Chinese and Spanish fables. It’s a delightful selection of the genre’s most memorable tales. Originally published in 1892, Andrew Lang combines a premier collection of children’s stories for The Green Fairy Book. Similar to his previous entries, this version features tales that have been passed down from generation to generation. Some of them include “The Blue Bird,” “The Enchanted Watch,” Little One-Eye, Little Two-Eyes, And Little Three-Eyes,” as well as “The Three Little Pigs and “The Three Bears.” This is a vibrant retelling of classic fairy tales that continue to stand the test of time. Andrew Lang is best known for his impressive series of children’s fables. The Green Fairy Book helped solidify his place a master storyteller in the juvenile genre. His compelling prose and vivid imagery make this collection a standout amongst its peers. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Green Fairy Book is both modern and readable.

Love Cures

By Laine E. Doggett
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  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Book Code : 0271058838
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : History
  • Members : 432
  • Pdf File: love-cures.pdf

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What is love? Popular culture bombards us with notions of the intoxicating capacities of love or of beguiling women who can bewitch or heal—to the point that it is easy to believe that such images are timeless and universal. Not so, argues Laine Doggett in Love Cures. Aspects of love that are expressed in popular music—such as “love is a drug,” “sexual healing,” and “love potion number nine”—trace deep roots to Old French romance of the high Middle Ages. A young woman heals a poisoned knight. A mother prepares a love potion for a daughter who will marry a stranger in a faraway land. How can readers interpret such events? In contrast to scholars who have dismissed these women as fantasy figures or labeled them “witches,” Doggett looks at them in the light of medical and magical practices of the high Middle Ages. Love Cures argues that these practitioners, as represented in romance, have shaped modern notions of love. Love Cures seeks to engage scholars of love, marriage, and magic in disciplines as diverse as literature, history, anthropology, and philosophy.

A History of Rome During the Later Republic and Early Principate

By A. H. J. Greenridge
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  • Publisher : Jovian Press
  • Book Code : 1537820478
  • Total of Pages : 874
  • Category : Architecture
  • Members : 350
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The period of Roman history on which we now enter is, like so many that had preceded it, a period of revolt, directly aimed against the existing conditions of society and, through the means taken to satisfy the fresh wants and to alleviate the suddenly realised, if not suddenly created, miseries of the time, indirectly affecting the structure of the body politic. The difference between the social movement of the present and that of the past may be justly described as one of degree, in so far as there was not a single element of discontent visible in the revolution commencing with the Gracchi and ending with Caesar that had not been present in the earlier epochs of social and political agitation. The burden of military service, the curse of debt, the poverty of an agrarian proletariate, the hunger for land, the striving of the artisan and the merchant after better conditions of labour and of trade.the separate cries of discontent that find their unison in a protest against the monopoly of office and the narrow or selfish rule of a dominant class, and thus gain a significance as much political as social.all these plaints had filled the air at the time when Caius Licinius near the middle of the fourth century, and Appius Claudius at its close, evolved their projects of reform...

An Anthropology of Biomedicine

By Margaret Lock,Vinh-Kim Nguyen
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119069149
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 826
  • Pdf File: an-anthropology-of-biomedicine.pdf

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In this fully revised and updated second edition of An Anthropology of Biomedicine, authors Lock and Nguyen introduce biomedicine from an anthropological perspective, exploring the entanglement of material bodies with history, environment, culture, and politics. Drawing on historical and ethnographic work, the book critiques the assumption made by the biological sciences of a universal human body that can be uniformly standardized. It focuses on the ways in which the application of biomedical technologies brings about radical changes to societies at large based on socioeconomic inequalities and ethical disputes, and develops and integrates the theory that the human body in health and illness is not an ontological given but a moveable, malleable entity. This second edition includes new chapters on: microbiology and the microbiome; global health; and, the self as a socio-technical system. In addition, all chapters have been comprehensively revised to take account of developments from within this fast-paced field, in the intervening years between publications. References and figures have also been updated throughout. This highly-regarded and award-winning textbook (Winner of the 2010 Prose Award for Archaeology and Anthropology) retains the character and features of the previous edition. Its coverage remains broad, including discussion of: biomedical technologies in practice; anthropologies of medicine; biology and human experiments; infertility and assisted reproduction; genomics, epigenomics, and uncertain futures; and molecularizing racial difference, ensuring it remains the essential text for students of anthropology, medical anthropology as well as public and global health.