The Devils of Cardona Book
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The Devils of Cardona

  • Author : Matthew Carr
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Date : 2016-06-14
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781101982754

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"A thrilling quest for justice... [A] novel that is as exciting as it is enlightening from its first pages to its satisfying end.” —The New York Times Book Review “A page-turner in the proper sense… Mr. Carr has written a gripping and enjoyable novel.” —The Wall Street Journal The gripping story of the dangerous high-stakes worlds of politics and religion in sixteenth-century Spain as a mysterious Muslim killer retaliates against the Catholic Church. In March 1584, the priest of Belamar de la Sierra, a small town in Aragon near the French border, is murdered in his own church. Most of the town’s inhabitants are Moriscos, former Muslims who converted to Catholicism. Anxious to avert a violent backlash on the eve of a royal visit, an adviser to King Philip II appoints local magistrate Bernardo de Mendoza to investigate. A soldier and humanist, Mendoza doesn’t always live up to the moral standards expected of court officials, but he has a reputation for incorruptibility. From the beginning, Mendoza finds almost universal hatred for the priest. And it isn’t long before he’s drawn into a complex and dangerous world in which greed, fanaticism, and state policy overlap. And as the killings continue, Mendoza's investigation is overshadowed by the real prospect of an ethnic and religious civil war. By turns an involving historical thriller and a novel with parallels to our own time, The Devils of Cardona is an unexpected and compelling read.

Black Sun Rising Book

Black Sun Rising

  • Author : Mathew Carr
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2020-06-02
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN : 9781643134253

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A riveting thriller combining real historical events and characters with a sinister detective story of eugenics, racism, and nationalist paranoia. Barcelona, summer 1909. When the scientist and explorer Randolph Foulkes is blown up in a random terrorist bomb attack, private detective Harry Lawton is hired by the man’s widow to identify the beneficiary of a large payment Foulkes had made shortly before his death. Lawton’s arrival in the Catalan capital coincides with a series of unusual killings that appear to have been carried out by a blood-drinking animal in the Ramblas district and adds another element of instability to a city already teetering on the brink of insurrection. Lawton soon meets and teams up with Esperanza Claramunt, a young anarchist whose lover was one of the victims of the “beast of the Ramblas,” and the Catalan crime reporter Bernat Mata, who has begun investigating these crimes. So what begins as a straightforward investigation into presumed marital infidelity turns into something far more sinister, as Lawton probes Foulkes’ connections to the mysterious Explorers Club, the Barcelona political police, and an eccentric Austrian hypnotist. Adrift in a city gripped by rebellion and lawlessness, Lawton enters a labyrinth of murder, corruption, political conflict, and crazed racial pseudo-science where no one’s survival is guaranteed.

Blood and Faith Book
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Blood and Faith

  • Author : Matthew Carr
  • Publisher : Hurst Publishers
  • Date : 2009
  • Category : Christianity and other religions
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN : 9781849040273

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In 1609, Philip III signed an edict denouncing the Muslims of Spain as heretics & the entire population was given three days to leave, on threat of death. In the exodus, 300,000 Muslims were deported & by 1614 Spain had successfully implemented the largest act of ethnic cleansing in European history. The author chronicles this episode.

The Darling Book

The Darling

  • Author : Heather C. Myers
  • Publisher : Heather C Myers
  • Date : 2020-11-08
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN :

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She's everything he wants. The only problem is she's his stepsister. They call me The Darling of the NHL because I'm the best player in the whole NHL. What they don't know is that I'm not really the midwestern American everyone makes me out to be. I fantasize about my stepsister. I haven't see her in years but I bring her to bed with me every night in my dreams. It's the perfect way to get through the long off-season. Until, one night, she's at my door, soaking wet, sliding off her dress in front of me. She wants me to watch. And then, she's in my lap, my hand on her heat, ready to finally feel her- When my best friend Jason walks in. And she doesn't send him away. I don't like to share but it's not like the Darling of the NHL can go public with his stepsister, even if our parents aren't together anymore. I want her in any way I can get her. And eventually, I'll have her all to myself. This sports romance features steamy MFM scenes in almost every chapter. Do not read if you want to stay cool and dry. HEA guaranteed!

The Billion Dollar Sure Thing Book
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The Billion Dollar Sure Thing

  • Author : Paul E. Erdman
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Date : 2018-11-14
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780486835532

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"A brilliant novel on international finance ... you will have serious trouble putting this book down." — Forbes "The plot is pure gold." — Business Week "Delightful glimpses into the world of supermoney." — The Wall Street Journal "A genuine thriller, an unparalleled view of the top of the money world by a man who has been there.... Do not miss this one." — Library Journal "Erdman has a remarkable talent for storytelling." — Time Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, this was the first thriller set in the world money market that was written by an actual financial expert. Paul Erdman's fast-paced, suspenseful story centers on a billion-dollar, top-secret coup intended to protect the U.S. dollar. In settings that range from Washington, D.C., to London, Paris, Moscow, and Beirut, a cast of memorable characters enact a plot that brings the world to the brink of the biggest financial explosion in history.

The Devil on Screen Book

The Devil on Screen

  • Author : Charles P. Mitchell
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Date : 2015-06-08
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 9781476605333

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The Devil has been represented in many film genres, including horror, comedy, the musical, fantasy, satire, drama, and the religious epic, and in these works has assumed many shapes and forms. This book begins with a discussion of how the devil has been portrayed on stage, how that portrayal carried over to the big screen, and what are the standard elements of a satanic plot. Each entry in the filmography includes year of production, running time, writer, editor, cinematographer, producer, and director, evaluative rating, annotated cast list, plot synopsis, overall appraisal, and a spotlight on the actor playing Satan.

A Virtue of Disobedience Book

A Virtue of Disobedience

  • Author : Asim Qureshi
  • Publisher : Unbound Publishing
  • Date : 2019-09-19
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781789650761

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‘I hope that this short thought provoking meditation on rightful responses to injustice will trigger a societal discussion for the conscience and future of liberal democracies.’ Marc Sageman, former CIA officer ‘I find Qureshi’s personal tone profound and loud, and it does what all good works of politics and anti-racism should. It makes visible the most intimate ways white power impacts us, destroy us, and has us dream about our futures.’ Yassir Morsi, author of Radical Skin, Moderate Masks ‘Drawing on an extraordinary range of influences that includes Primo Levi, Tupac Shakur, fourteenth century Islamic jurists and the Qu’ran, Qureshi weaves a moving account of his personal political journey through the horrors of the early 21st century into an inspirational call for racial and political justice and critical Islamic scholarship.’ Matthew Carr, author of Blood & Faith: The Purging of Muslim Spain In this new work of political philosophy, Asim Qureshi reflects on injustice he sees in the world around him. Covering issues from torture and extrajudicial killings, to racism and discrimination, A Virtue of Disobedience takes the reader on a journey through the history of oppression, and begins a conversation about how previous acts of resistance and disobedience, through faith and virtue, can be liberating in the range of contemporary issues communities face today.

Queen of the Air Book
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Queen of the Air

  • Author : Dean N. Jensen
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Date : 2013-06-11
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780307986580

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A true life Water for Elephants, Queen of the Air brings the circus world to life through the gorgeously written, true story of renowned trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, Queen of the Air, the most famous woman in the world at the turn of the 20th century, and her star-crossed love affair with Alfredo Codona, of the famous Flying Codona Brothers. Like today's Beyonce, Madonna, and Cher, she was known to her vast public by just one name, Leitzel. There may have been some regions on earth where her name was not a household expression, but if so, they were likely on polar ice caps or in the darkest, deepest jungles. Leitzel was born into Dickensian circumstances, and became a princess and then a queen. She was not much bigger than a good size fairy, just four-foot-ten and less than 100 pounds. In the first part of the 20th century, she presided over a sawdust fiefdom of never-ending magic. She was the biggest star ever of the biggest circus ever, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, The Greatest Show on Earth. In her life, Leitzel had many suitors (and three husbands), but only one man ever fully captured her heart. He was the handsome Alfredo Codona, the greatest trapeze flyer that had ever lived, the only one in his time who, night after night, executed the deadliest of all big-top feats, The Triple--three somersaults in midair while traveling at 60 m.p.h. The Triple, the salto mortale, as the Italians called it, took the lives of more daredevils than any other circus stunt.

The Whispering of Bones Book

The Whispering of Bones

  • Author : Judith Rock
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Date : 2013-11-05
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781101623145

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“Rich with telling detail and a deep feeling for time and place,”* Judith Rock¹s historical mysteries are "a great mix of mystery, excitement and intrigue...a truly excellent series.”** Paris, 1687. The last thing Jesuit Charles du Luc and his elderly confessor expect to find in an ancient crypt is a newly murdered body. Even more troubling, the shock of discovering the victim—a young man about to enter their order—proves too much for Charles’s companion. Vowing justice, Charles wants nothing more than to discover the killer, but is unexpectedly restrained from investigation. At the same moment, a fellow soldier has also entered the Jesuit Novice House, bringing Charles’s worst battlefield secret back to haunt him. And when another Jesuit disappears from the college of Louis le Grand and Charles himself is attacked, he begins to wonder whether there might be something more sinister afoot. All signs point to someone targeting Jesuits—and not even an ex-soldier like Charles may be able to escape... READERS GUIDE INSIDE *Margaret Frazer, national bestselling author of The Apostate’s Tale **The Big Thrill

The Rocks Book
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The Rocks

  • Author : Peter Nichols
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Date : 2015-05-26
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780698167995

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“Irresistibly sunny… Set in the brightly lit Mediterranean amid old olive trees and sexual intrigue, music and wine and beautiful women... Propulsive.” –The New York Times Book Review “The perfect book for pretending it's already beach season.” –O, The Oprah Magazine A romantic page-turner propelled by the sixty-year secret that has shaped two families, four lovers, and one seaside resort community. Set against dramatic Mediterranean Sea views and lush olive groves, The Rocks opens with a confrontation and a secret: What was the mysterious, catastrophic event that drove two honeymooners apart so suddenly and absolutely in 1948 that they never spoke again despite living on the same island for sixty more years? And how did their history shape the Romeo and Juliet–like romance of their (unrelated) children decades later? Centered around a popular seaside resort club and its community, The Rocks is a double love story that begins with a mystery, then moves backward in time, era by era, to unravel what really happened decades earlier. Peter Nichols writes with a pervading, soulful wisdom and self-knowing humor, and captures perfectly this world of glamorous, complicated, misbehaving types with all their sophisticated flaws and genuine longing. The result is a bittersweet, intelligent, and romantic novel about how powerful the perceived truth can be—as a bond, and as a barrier—even if it’s not really the whole story; and how one misunderstanding can echo irreparably through decades.

Sherman s Ghosts Book

Sherman s Ghosts

  • Author : Matthew Carr
  • Publisher : New Press, The
  • Date : 2012-03-13
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9781620970782

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This “thought-provoking” military history considers the influence of General Sherman’s Civil War tactics on American conflicts through the twentieth century (The New York Times). “To know what war is, one should follow our tracks,” Gen. William T. Sherman once wrote to his wife, describing the devastation left by his armies in Georgia. Sherman’s Ghosts is an investigation of those tracks, as well as those left across the globe by the American military in the 150 years since Sherman’s infamous “March to the Sea.” Sherman’s Ghosts opens with an epic retelling of General Sherman’s fateful decision to terrorize the South’s civilian population in order to break the back of the Confederacy. Acclaimed journalist and historian Matthew Carr exposes how this strategy, which Sherman called “indirect warfare,” became the central preoccupation of war planners in the twentieth century and beyond. He offers a lucid assessment of the impact Sherman’s slash-and-burn policies have had on subsequent wars and military conflicts, including World War II and in the Philippines, Korea, Vietnam, and even Iraq and Afghanistan. In riveting accounts of military campaigns and in the words of American soldiers and strategists, Carr finds ample evidence of Sherman’s long shadow. Sherman’s Ghosts is a rare reframing of how we understand our violent history and a call to action for those who hope to change it.

Little Bear Teddy Book

Little Bear Teddy

  • Author : Erika Cardona
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2020-05
  • Category :
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 0999163019

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Little Bear Teddy has the perfect plan of practicing his football skills on the lawn after school, but a big storm comes and ruins the neighborhood. He has to move to a home in a new city and isn't very thrilled, but it turns out that moving isn't so bad after all.

Prussian Blue Book
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Prussian Blue

  • Author : Philip Kerr
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Date : 2017-04-04
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9780698413139

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When his cover is blown, former Berlin bull and unwilling SS officer Bernie Gunther must re-enter a cat-and-mouse game that continues to shadow his life a decade after Germany’s defeat in World War 2... The French Riviera, 1956: Bernie’s old and dangerous adversary Erich Mielke, deputy head of the East German Stasi, has turned up in Nice—and he’s not on holiday. Mielke is calling in a debt and wants Bernie to travel to London to poison a female agent they’ve both had dealings with. But Bernie isn't keen on assassinating anyone. In an attempt to dodge his Stasi handler—former Kripo comrade Friedrich Korsch—Bernie bolts for the German border. Traveling by night and hiding by day, he has plenty of time to recall the last case he and Korsch worked together... Obersalzberg, Germany, 1939: A low-level bureaucrat has been found dead at Hitler’s mountaintop retreat in Bavaria. Bernie and Korsch have one week to find the killer before the leader of the Third Reich arrives to celebrate his fiftieth birthday. Bernie knows it would mean disaster if Hitler discovers a shocking murder has been committed on the terrace of his own home. But Obersalzberg is also home to an elite Nazi community, meaning an even bigger disaster for Bernie if his investigation takes aim at one of the party’s higher-ups... 1939 and 1956: two different eras about to converge in an explosion Bernie Gunther will never forget.

Effortless Attention Book

Effortless Attention

  • Author : Brian Bruya
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Date : 2010-04-09
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN : 9780262013840

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The phenomena of effortless attention and action and the challenges they pose to current cognitive models of attention and action.

Those Guys Have All the Fun Book
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Those Guys Have All the Fun

  • Author : James Andrew Miller
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Date : 2011-05-24
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN : 9780316125765

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In the exclusive behind the scenes look, sports fans can unlock the fascinating history of the channel that changed the way people watch and interact with their favorite teams. It began, in 1979, as a mad idea of starting a cable channel to televise local sporting events throughout the state of Connecticut. Today, ESPN is arguably the most successful network in modern television history, spanning eight channels in the Unites States and around the world. But the inside story of its rise has never been fully told-until now. Drawing upon over 500 interviews with the greatest names in ESPN's history and an All-Star collection of some of the world's finest athletes, bestselling authors James Miller and Tom Shales take us behind the cameras. Now, in their own words, the men and women who made ESPN great reveal the secrets behind its success-as well as the many scandals, rivalries, off-screen battles and triumphs that have accompanied that ascent. From the unknown producers and business visionaries to the most famous faces on television, it's all here.