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Further Adventures of the Celestial Sleuth

By Donald W. Olson
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 331970320X
  • Pages : 334
  • Category : Science
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From the author of "Celestial Sleuth" (2014), yet more mysteries in art, history, and literature are solved by calculating phases of the Moon, determining the positions of the planets and stars, and identifying celestial objects in paintings. In addition to helping to crack difficult cases, these studies spark our imagination and provide a better understanding of the skies. Weather archives, vintage maps, tides, historical letters and diaries, military records and the assistance of experts in related fields help with this work. For each historical event influenced by astronomy, there is a different kind of mystery to be solved. How did the changing tides affect an army's battle plans? How did the phases of the moon affect how an artist painted a landscape? Follow these exciting investigations with a master “celestial sleuth” as he tracks down the truth and helps unravel mysteries as far back as the Middle Ages and as recent as the iconic 1945 photograph of a kiss in Times Square on VJ Day. Topics or "cases" pursued were chosen for their wide public recognition and intrigue and involve artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet; historical events such as the campaigns of Braveheart in Scotland and battles in World War II and the Korean War; and literary authors such as Chaucer, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Byron, and Edgar Allan Poe.

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 159
  • File Pdf: kissing-the-hand-of-the-dead.pdf

Book Summary:

Dr. Wayne Williams, a Botanist and conservationist, travelled the world over a forty-year period, mostly in third world countries in Latin America, eastern Europe and central Asia, where he worked for sixteen years in international development. Dealing with the omnipresence of five bloody wars on numerous assignments as an environmental and agricultural scientist, this present volume ‘Kissing the Hand of the Dead” creates an indefatigable confidence that solutions to war and violence are possible. The answer is within a massive appreciation and defense of Nature and those around us. This action lies within the paradigm to remember and honor our ancestors, learning from their historical experience. His descriptions of the joy, humor and pathos of cultural behavior are intriguing and mysterious, leading to a new means of ending war and finding new paths to peace and security.

Kissing Cooper

By Liz Kelly
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kelly Girl Productions
  • Isbn : 0986086452
  • Pages : 126
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 789
  • File Pdf: kissing-cooper.pdf

Book Summary:

Welcome to Christmas in Henderson! Kissing Cooper is a holiday addition to the Heroes of Henderson Series by USA Today Bestselling Author Liz Kelly. Scorched by an old flame, Cooper Crenshaw, Henderson High's championship-winning baseball coach, has done everything in his power to avoid coming back to town. So running into Christy-Lynn Brilhart ten minutes after his return is less like a Christmas miracle and more like Cooper's own personal Nightmare Before Christmas. Now a stylish businesswoman, Christy-Lynn may be done wearing hand-me-downs, but she sure isn't done setting Cooper's blood on fire. As the Christmas season heats up, so does his desire to get to the bottom of their abrupt breakup. Realizing the town he still loves could use his major league help, Cooper figures it's time to tie up a few loose ends. With holiday ribbon. To his bedpost. All of the books in the Heroes of Henderson Series are complete romances and do not need to be read in order. However there are always reoccurring characters and in Kissing Cooper you get a healthy dose of Vance, Brooks, and Pinks. Heroes of Henderson Books to Date: Playin' Cop Heroes of Henderson ~ Prequel (A novella) Good Cop Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 1 Bad Cop Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 2 Taming Molly Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 2.5 (A DuVal Cousins Quickie - short) Top Dog Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 3 Tempting Vivi Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 3.5 (A DuVal Cousins Novel) Kissing Cooper Heroes of Henderson ~ A Christmas Quickie UnderDog Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 4 Mr. Wrong Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 5 Mr. Wright Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 6 Mr. Wright Now Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 7

Kissing Fate

By J.E. Taylor
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : J.E. Taylor
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 226
  • File Pdf: kissing-fate.pdf

Book Summary:

Heaven screwed with the wrong girl. In their lust to destroy me, the angels made a grave mistake. They chose Zane Bradley to be the hand of their twisted justice. The guy who chose to be Death in a bid to try to save me from their wrath. It took them ten years to eradicate the memory of why he chose to become Death. Ten long years to brainwash my boyfriend into believing I am the enemy. Ten years to convince him he was justified in reaping me. I waited ten years to see him again, but this was not the reunion I had hoped for. Can I break through the wall between Heaven and his memories before he kills me? Or will I end up on the wrong side of the reaper realm, at the angels’ mercy? If Heaven wins this battle, not only will I lose all that I love, the world will understand the true meaning of End of Times.

Fierce Reads: Kisses and Curses

By Lauren Burniac
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Square Fish
  • Isbn : 1250075092
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 199
  • File Pdf: fierce-reads.pdf

Book Summary:

Beloved of readers and booksellers, our Fierce Reads program has garnered tons of enthusiastic fans since its inauguration in 2012. Now, the authors you know and love are coming together in one book! With standalone short stories from a handpicked set of FR authors, this fabulous collection will often feature characters or worlds from existing Fierce Reads titles. Extended, personal introductions from each author will make this a must-buy for fans as well as a fantastic portal for engaging new readers with the program. With a wide range of genres and subject matter, there will be something here for everyone!

Delphi Complete Works of Emile Zola (Illustrated)

By Émile Zola
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Isbn : 1909496057
  • Pages : 108888
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 644
  • File Pdf: delphi-complete-works-of-emile-zola.pdf

Book Summary:

For the first time in the English language, Delphi Classics is proud to present the complete works of the French master Émile Zola. This monumental eBook features beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and a wealth of Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Zola’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other works * The complete Rougon-Macquart cycle, as well as all the other novels and series * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Many rare novels, including the author’s scandalous first novel, appear here for the first time in digital print * The complete short stores, including Zola’s first book STORIES FOR NINON – first time in digital print * Includes Zola’s famous ‘J’ACCUSE!’, with explanatory introduction * Special criticism section, with essays by famous writers such as Henry James and James Joyce, evaluating Zola’s contribution to literature * Features a biography by Zola’s English translator – follow Zola’s literary life when fleeing France for safety in England * Also includes a special resources section, with the detailed listing of the Rougon-Macquart family tree, as well as an index of the main characters and locations in the twenty-novel series * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres CONTENTS: The Early Novels CLAUDE’S CONFESSION THE DEAD WOMAN’S WISH THE MYSTERY OF MARSEILLE THERESE RAQUIN MADELEINE FERAT The Rougon-Macquart Cycle THE FORTUNE OF THE ROUGONS THE KILL THE FAT AND THE THIN THE CONQUEST OF PLASSANS ABBE MOURET’S TRANSGRESSION HIS EXCELLENCY EUGENE ROUGON THE DRAM SHOP A LOVE EPISODE NANA PIPING HOT THE LADIES’ PARADISE THE JOY OF LIFE GERMINAL HIS MASTERPIECE THE EARTH THE DREAM THE HUMAN BEAST MONEY THE DOWNFALL DOCTOR PASCAL The Three Cities LOURDES ROME PARIS The Four Gospels FRUITFULNESS LABOUR TRUTH The Short Stories STORIES FOR NINON NEW STORIES FOR NINON PARISIAN SKETCHES THE ATTACK ON THE MILL THE FLOOD CAPTAIN BURLE THE MILLER’S DAUGHTER THE DEATH OF OLIVIER BECAILLE NAÏS MICOULIN J’Accuse ! I ACCUSE…! The Criticism ÉMILE ZOLA by Henry James THE ZOLA CONTROVERSY by G. K. Chesterton M. ZOLA by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch An Extract from ‘MY LITERARY PASSIONS’ by William Dean Howells ÉMILE ZOLA by William Dean Howells ZOLA by Henryk Sienkiewicz BORLASE AND SON by James Joyce The Biography WITH ZOLA IN ENGLAND by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly Resources THE ROUGON-MACQUART FAMILY TREE INDEX OF CHARACTERS IN THE ROUGON-MACQUART SERIES INDEX OF LOCATIONS IN THE ROUGON-MACQUART SERIES

Princess's Faithful Prince

By Mo Mo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : 1649553668
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 205
  • File Pdf: princess-s-faithful-prince.pdf

Book Summary:

Tang Qiu Ling's work elite of the century, inexplicably teleported to an unknown country, not being loved by her husband and having no memory of him was not important, what was important was how to return to the modern era. But why? Why did he get involved in an unexpected house fight and a palace fight? How was he going to deal with all of this? The 21st century workplace elites are very helpless!

Female Beauty Systems

By Christine Adams,Tracy Adams
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1443881430
  • Pages : 269
  • Category : Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Reads : 886
  • File Pdf: female-beauty-systems.pdf

Book Summary:

Female beauty systems everywhere are complex, integrating markers of class, status, power, and sexuality to perform the fundamental function of sorting individuals into categories of “more” or “less” desirable. Heirs to the tradition of courtly love, modern western female beauty systems tend to share the norm of man as pursuer, woman as pursued, having developed around the trope of the madly-desiring poet or knight supplicating his aloof and lovely lady for her favor. The apparent longevity of the courtly love tradition raises the question of whether the way in which it structures male desire in reaction to female beauty is part of a “universal” tendency, an evolutionary adaptation, despite clear evidence that female beauty systems are also, in fact, socially constructed, and reflect enormous ambivalence about the power and performance of beauty. Although modern western female beauty systems are routinely demystified and contested today, the purveyors of culture that support them—institutional, intellectual, artistic, commercial, and popular—continue as they always have to construe women as objects of male desire. Still, within this basic structure, the systems have varied greatly across time and space, with women using beauty as a form of social capital in widely differing ways. Moreover, as individuals have begun to experience their bodies as malleable and endlessly transformable, rather than unruly and unyielding, many have begun to experience beauty less as a given and more as a project. The nine essays collected here examine a number of different Western female beauty systems over the centuries, considering how women have complied with, contributed to, profited or suffered from, and resisted them.

Kissing My Old Life Au Revoir

By Eliza Watson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elizabeth Watson
  • Isbn : 0989521915
  • Pages : 235
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 114
  • File Pdf: kissing-my-old-life-au-revoir.pdf

Book Summary:

Event planner Samantha Hunter is prepared for a few challenges when escorting a group of good ole boy beer distributors to Paris, the city of haute cuisine and fine wines. However, she doesn’t foresee being passed up for a promotion because she is too professional and doesn’t knock back beers with her clients. Her focus soon switches from landing the well-deserved promotion to finding her free-spirited sister, who lives in Paris and has disappeared, leaving behind family secrets to be uncovered. A sexy puppeteer helps Samantha search for clues to her sister’s whereabouts and teaches her to embrace her inner child. And a funeral-crashing psychic demonstrates the importance of living life to the fullest. It takes Samantha’s life spiraling out of control for her to finally get a life.

Kissing the Hag

By Timothy Quigley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pixel Hall Press
  • Isbn : 0986064939
  • Pages : 142
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 452
  • File Pdf: kissing-the-hag.pdf

Book Summary:

"Kissing The Hag is a dark night of the soul, a harrowing trip into the battered heart of the narrator.... Mr. Quigley... brings us through this night, and into the day...with grace, where new life and forgiveness abide.” — Bret Lott, author of Jewel (an Oprah pick) Since the suicide of his younger brother, Julien has burrowed away from life, turning his back on family and friends. His only human contacts are the denizens of a downtown Boston homeless shelter where he works the graveyard shift. One in particular — Rosie, an Irish “hag” — helps guide Julien through a particularly dark night, as he traverses the dim caverns and blind curves of the human spirit. The single night is filled with flashbacks, interactions with shelter transients, and Irish storytelling, that Julien hopes against hope might help him find some kind of resolution and purpose. Timothy Quigley deftly interweaves Celtic mythology, Christian dogma, street smarts, New Age drunk talk and mad men’s ravings, to create a deeply compassionate portrait of a jaded, disillusioned man’s struggle to get his life back on track. "[Timothy Quigley’s fiction]... is wonderful... buoyant and lively and crackling with fascinating energies and tensions.” ~ Dr. James D'Agostino, author of Nude with Anything and Editor of The Chariton Review

The Complete Works of Ambrose Bierce. Illustrated

By Ambrose Bierce
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Isbn : PKEY:SMP2300000139686
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 459
  • File Pdf: the-complete-works-of-ambrose-bierce-illustrated.pdf

Book Summary:

Ambrose Bierce is considered a modern master of the short story. A soldier with the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861-1865), his experiences as a soldier influenced his writing. While no anthology would be complete without "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", this collection of Bierce’s stories includes ghost stories, tales of war, humorous episodes, stinging aphorisms, and political articles. The Novellas The Short Story Collections The Poetry Collection The Non-Fiction Ambrose Bierce: A Biography by Carey McWilliams

Re-Embroidering the Robe

By Suzanne Bray,Adrienne E. Gavin,Peter Merchant
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1443814946
  • Pages : 290
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 141
  • File Pdf: re-embroidering-the-robe.pdf

Book Summary:

Religious faith, myths and legends have always been present in literature. However, their role has changed over time. Since the middle of the nineteenth century, with the diminishing role of religion in European society, writers with some kind of belief system, whether religious or political, have tended to use myth in two different ways. They have either retold the old, familiar myths of the past so that they carry fresh messages relevant to a contemporary audience or created their own, new myths as modern vehicles of traditional truths. Many writers have combined the two techniques. Such is the transforming artistry which the eighteen essays in Re-Embroidering the Robe examine: the remaking or new-minting of myth, in literature from 1850 to the present day, so that what it embodies and expresses speaks powerfully to the modern reader. In widely differing ways, therefore, all of the texts analysed here compel attention.

Out of Her Shadow

By Eleanor Choukas Anderson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 9781475948318
  • Pages : 628
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 137
  • File Pdf: out-of-her-shadow.pdf

Book Summary:

Something more troubling than an unhappy marriage calls Rebecca out into a rainy night with no shoes, no plans, and four young children in tow. She arrives unexpectedly at her childhood home, a haunted nineteenth-century mansion. She knocks on the door of her past and sets a year of extraordinary events into motion. Melanie muses that self-reflection is not for the faint of heart. To find grace one must explore all facets of human nature, however dark. She brings temperance, humor and compassion to her relationships and to her work as a psychotherapist. When her place of employment, the Southeast Counseling Center, is destabilized by malevolent leadership, Melanies psyche is strained by shadows almost too deep to fathom. After the birth of her second child, Pamela gives up all hope of regaining her lost youth. A numbing mist fills her emptiness as days bleed into years, and she takes on motherhood with impeccable care. But a sleeping ghost is roused when her adolescent son is treated for depression. With a mothers empathy, Pamela faces her own demons, and in the process her passion is rekindled. With wind in her sails and fifty pounds lighter, she is on a mission to serve children, but her prospects for a new career are complicated by torn loyalties. Set in the mental health system against the vibrant backdrop of Vermont, Out of Her Shadow celebrates the feminine connection and its triumph over dark spells. Layers of despair and betrayal are eased by the love and laughter shared between sisters and their outrageous capacity to trump the law without breaking it.

Febris Erotica

By Valeria Sobol
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Isbn : 9780295990378
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 772
  • File Pdf: febris-erotica.pdf

Book Summary:

The destructive power of obsessive love was a defining subject of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Russian literature. In Febris Erotica, Sobol argues that Russian writers were deeply preoccupied with the nature of romantic relationships and were persistent in their use of lovesickness not simply as a traditional theme but as a way to address pressing philosophical, ethical, and ideological concerns through a recognizable literary trope. Sobol examines stereotypes about the damaging effects of romantic love and offers a short history of the topos of lovesickness in Western literature and medicine. Read an interview with the author: http://www.rorotoko.com/index.php/article/valeria_sobol_interview_febris_erotica_lovesickness_russian_literary_imagin/

Princes of Cotton

By Stephen Berry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Isbn : 082033670X
  • Pages : 576
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 798
  • File Pdf: princes-of-cotton.pdf

Book Summary:

A rogue, a megalomaniac, a plodder, and a depressive: the men whose previously unpublished diaries are collected in this volume were four very different characters. But they had much in common too. All were from the Deep South. All were young, between seventeen and twenty-five. All had a connection to cotton and slaves. Most obviously, all were diarists, enduring night upon night of cramped hands and candle bugs to write out their lives. Down the furrows of their fathers' farms, through the thickets of their local woods, past the familiar haunts of their youth, Harry Dixon, Henry Hughes, John Coleman, and Henry Craft arrive at manhood via journeys they narrate themselves. All would be swept into the Confederate Army, and one would die in its service. But if their manhood was tested in the war, it was formed in the years before, when they emerged from their swimming holes, sopping with boyhood, determined to become princes among men. Few books exist about the inner lives of southern males, especially those in adolescence and early adulthood. Princes of Cotton begins to remedy this shortage. These diaries, along with Stephen Berry's introduction, address some of the central questions in the study of southern manhood: how masculine ideals in the Old South were constructed and maintained; how males of different ages and regions resisted, modified, or flouted those ideals; how those ideals could be expressed differently in public and private; and how the Civil War provoked a seismic shift in southern masculinity.