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Book Anathema Rhodes

    Book Details:
  • Author : Iimani David
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2009-11-01
  • ISBN : 9780982349106
  • Pages : 304 pages

Download or read book Anathema Rhodes written by Iimani David and published by . This book was released on 2009-11-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anathema Rhodes: Dreams chronicles three days in the life of Jodi Rhodes ¿ a 25-year-old writer nursing the psychological lacerations of being a "rape-child" and his mother's emotional abandonment of him from birth. Despite his achievements, the man and his misery seem perennially wedded until a remarkable event unfolds to redefine his existence while altering the course of humanity. 2009 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Finalist in Literary Fiction.After a lifetime of self-medicating fails and life finally begins its tilt toward self-destruction, Jodi meets, through dreams, a special five-year-old boy who shows him how the pair may move across parallel universes to fulfill their universal purpose. As they travel thus, they encounter creatures on different planes of consciousness that are responsible for specific social and moral ills impacting and pressing mankind¿s evolution to ill-fated ends. In short time the two are faced with an astounding discovery: that there exists, on separate universal planes, two omnipotent and infinite Gods ¿ one created by the sheer force of mankind¿s collective beliefs; the other, the Source of all things. Can the pair succeed in destroying the man-made anomaly blocking man¿s reconnection to his Source? Only if Jodi can first defeat the demons within that torment him and question the legitimacy of his existence. Here, the child can help.

Book Sweet Dreams

    Book Details:
  • Author : Dylan Jones
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2020-09-29
  • ISBN : 0571353452
  • Pages : 530 pages

Download or read book Sweet Dreams written by Dylan Jones and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2020-09-29 with total page 530 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: David Bowie. Culture Club. Wham!. Soft Cell. Duran Duran. Sade. Adam Ant. Spandau Ballet. The Eurythmics. ' Excellent' Guardian ' Hugely enjoyable' Irish Times ' Dazzling' LRB 'Fascinating' New Statesman 'An absolute must-read' GQ One of the most creative entrepreneurial periods since the Sixties, the era of the New Romantics grew out of the remnants of post-punk and developed quickly alongside club culture, ska, electronica, and goth. The scene had a huge influence on the growth of print and broadcast media, and was arguably one of the most bohemian environments of the late twentieth century. Not only did it visually define the decade, it was the catalyst for the Second British Invasion, when the US charts would be colonised by British pop music - making it one of the most powerful cultural exports since the Beatles. In Sweet Dreams, Dylan Jones charts the rise of the New Romantics through testimony from the people who lived it. For a while, Sweet Dreams were made of this.

Book The Secret Society

Download or read book The Secret Society written by Robin Brown and published by Penguin Random House South Africa. This book was released on 2015-11-01 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cecil John Rhodes made a fortune from diamonds and gold, became prime minister of the Cape, and had a country named after him, but his ambitions were far greater than that. When he was still in his twenties, after a meeting with General Gordon of Khartoum, Rhodes set up a Secret Society with the aim of establishing a new world order. The society, disciplined on Jesuit-style rules, became Rhodes’s lifelong obsession, and after his death it lived on and grew under the leadership of his executor, Lord Alfred Milner. The society played a key role in the governance of Britain during the Great War and the peace terms to end it, and it was linked to appeasement initiatives involving Hitler, the Duke of Windsor and Mrs Simpson before World War II. Echoes of the Secret Society survive in different guises to this day, including the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and the Rhodes Scholarships. In The Secret Society, Robin Brown unpacks this astonishing and largely unknown history. He brings Rhodes, his companions and his successors to life by drawing from diaries and letters, and sheds new light on Rhodes’s homosexuality. Ranging from the diamond mines of Kimberley to the halls of power in Westminster, and peopled with characters such as General Gordon, Leander Starr Jameson, W.T. Stead, Olive Schreiner, the Princess Radziwill, Joseph Chamberlain and David Lloyd George, this book is a page-turner that will make you see the world, both past and present, in a different light.

Book JoJo s Guide to the Sweet Life

Download or read book JoJo s Guide to the Sweet Life written by JoJo Siwa and published by ABRAMS. This book was released on 2017-10-03 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You might recognize firecracker JoJo Siwa from Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, or maybe you fell in love with her on Dance Moms. JoJo’s nonfiction middle-grade debut is the next generation’s version of a real life Cinderella story: Nebraska girl becomes Hollywood’s belle of the ball, thanks to her spunky attitude and creative drive. Through the lens of JoJo’s personal experience and playful voice, she digs into themes such as finding your passion, keeping strong in the face of adversity, appreciating your individualism, the importance of being loyal, and never giving up. Most of all, JoJo’s story is meant to inspire young girls to find the courage and confidence to go after their dreams. Go Siwanatorz!

Book Black Dove  White Raven

Download or read book Black Dove White Raven written by Elizabeth E. Wein and published by Penguin Group. This book was released on 2015-03-31 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the beloved and acclaimed Elizabeth Wein comes a searing new novel about friendship, flying, and war. Emilia and Teo's lives changed in a fiery, terrifying instant when a bird brought down the plane their mothers were piloting. Teo's mother died immediately, but Em's survived, determined to raise Teo according to his late mother's wishes--among his own people in Ethiopia. Rhoda brings Em and Teo to Ethiopia and all three fall in love with the beautiful, peaceful country. But that peace is shattered by the threat of war with Italy, and teenage Em and Teo are drawn into the conflict. Will their love for their country and each other be their downfall . . . or their salvation?

Book Dreamers of Empire

    Book Details:
  • Author : Achmed Abdullah
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Release : 2008-02-01
  • ISBN : 1434497410
  • Pages : 386 pages

Download or read book Dreamers of Empire written by Achmed Abdullah and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2008-02-01 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Biographies of some of the greatest adventurers of the British empire: Cecil John Rhodes, Richard Francis Burton, John Nicholson, Henry Montgomery Lawrence, William Walker, and Charles George Gordon.

Book Blackwood s Magazine

Download or read book Blackwood s Magazine written by and published by . This book was released on 1977 with total page 644 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The American Oxonian

Download or read book The American Oxonian written by and published by . This book was released on 1979 with total page 776 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vol. for 1934- include Addresses and occupations of Rhodes scholars and other Oxonians (called 1934-36, Addresses and occupations of Rhodes scholars).

Book Meeting Without Knowing it

Download or read book Meeting Without Knowing it written by Alexander Bubb and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Meeting Without Knowing It compares Rudyard Kipling and W.B. Yeats in the formative phase of their careers, identifying mutual echoes in their poetry and political rhetoric and charting them against key intersections in the two men's lives.

Book Kitchener  Portrait of an Imperialist

Download or read book Kitchener Portrait of an Imperialist written by Philip Magnus and published by Plunkett Lake Press. This book was released on 2019-12-21 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Horatio Herbert Kitchener (1850-1916) was a British Field Marshal and colonial administrator famous for his military campaigns and who later played a central role in the early part of the World War I. Kitchener won fame in 1898 for winning the Battle of Omdurman and securing control of the Sudan, after which he was given the title “Lord Kitchener of Khartoum”. As Chief of Staff (1900–02) in the Second Boer War he played a key role in the conquest of the Boer Republics. His term as Commander-in-Chief (1902–09) of the army in India saw him quarrel with the Viceroy, Lord Curzon, who eventually resigned. Kitchener then returned to Egypt as its de facto administrator. In 1914, at the start of the World War I, Kitchener became Secretary of State for War. One of the few to foresee a long war, he organized the largest volunteer army in the world, and a significant expansion of materials production to fight Germany. He was idolized by the British public, appearing on recruiting posters demanding “Your country needs YOU!” that are still part of popular culture. Despite having warned of the difficulty of provisioning Britain for a long war, he was blamed for the shortage of high-explosive shells in the spring of 1915 and stripped of his control over munitions and strategy. Kitchener died in 1916 when the warship taking him to negotiations in Russia was sunk by a German mine. “Sir Philip Magnus gives us a ruthlessly objective account of [Kitchener’s] life... [His] narrative is a model of perception and clarity, and with it he blends a wealth of fascinating quoted source material, new and old. The combination is a biography to end all biographies of Lord Kitchener.” — Leon Wolff, The New York Times “A biographical masterpiece” — New Statesman “A great achievement... it will remain an indispensable work of reference... the author has conducted his historical research with industry and thoroughness... Kitchener's failings and failures have been recognised when setting out his virtues and achievements.” — Warren Perry, The Australian Quarterly “[Kitchener’s] inner flaws as well as the visible front are starkly apparent... for those who enjoy and profit from the study of personalities, motivations, and the crosscurrents which pull from all sides on men in high public office, this book will prove to be a valuable addition.” — Maj. Keith C. Nusbaum, Military Review

Book The Black Jacobins

    Book Details:
  • Author : C.L.R. James
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2023-08-22
  • ISBN : 0593687337
  • Pages : 465 pages

Download or read book The Black Jacobins written by C.L.R. James and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2023-08-22 with total page 465 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A powerful and impassioned historical account of the largest successful revolt by enslaved people in history: the Haitian Revolution of 1791–1803 “One of the seminal texts about the history of slavery and abolition.... Provocative and empowering.” —The New York Times Book Review The Black Jacobins, by Trinidadian historian C. L. R. James, was the first major analysis of the uprising that began in the wake of the storming of the Bastille in France and became the model for liberation movements from Africa to Cuba. It is the story of the French colony of San Domingo, a place where the brutality of plantation owners toward enslaved people was horrifyingly severe. And it is the story of a charismatic and barely literate enslaved person named Toussaint L’Ouverture, who successfully led the Black people of San Domingo against successive invasions by overwhelming French, Spanish, and English forces—and in the process helped form the first independent post-colonial nation in the Caribbean. With a new introduction (2023) by Professor David Scott.

Book Exploring American Folk Music

Download or read book Exploring American Folk Music written by Kip Lornell and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2012-05-29 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The perfect introduction to the many strains of American-made music

Book The Livingstone Touch

Download or read book The Livingstone Touch written by Philip Birkinshaw and published by . This book was released on 1973 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Readers  Guide to Periodical Literature

Download or read book Readers Guide to Periodical Literature written by and published by . This book was released on 1911 with total page 724 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book At the Forest s Edge

    Book Details:
  • Author : David T. Hellyer
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release : 2016-04-18
  • ISBN : 029599973X
  • Pages : 376 pages

Download or read book At the Forest s Edge written by David T. Hellyer and published by University of Washington Press. This book was released on 2016-04-18 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pediatrician David Hellyer (b. 1913) records his family history and the life experiences that led to his founding of the 600-acre Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, a wildlife sanctuary in Eatonville, Washington.

Book The Barbarian Songs

    Book Details:
  • Author : Greg Castle
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release :
  • ISBN : 1329606094
  • Pages : 118 pages

Download or read book The Barbarian Songs written by Greg Castle and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page 118 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Download or read book Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds written by Charles Mackay and published by . This book was released on 1852 with total page 660 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay, first published in 1852, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.