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Requiem for the Phoenix

By Skip Allen
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  • Pages : 474
  • Category : Fiction
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Two years have passed since the Phoenix operation-al Qaida's secret attack on the American Heartland with a biological weapon of mass destruction. Since then, al Qaida has undergone an unexpected reversal. They broadcast a series of strange messages, offering-with one hand-an olive branch of peace and their support to help promote President Richard Samuelson's worldwide democratic reforms and bring an end to terrorism. In al Qaida's other hand, however, is their secret plot to launch the second phase of the Phoenix operation-a series of attacks comprising their most devastating wave of terror since 9/11. Aware of al Qaida's deception, the president mounts a secret multinational effort to stop the operation. Phoenix Task Force agents Matt and Annie Garret go undercover with CIA agent Ryan Daniels and risk it all to stop the attacks and destroy the al Qaida organization. As the plot unfolds across three continents, the suspense ramps up, sustained by multiple converging subplots and private agendas of world leaders, obsessed power brokers, and terrorists. In Requiem for the Phoenix, the sequel to Out of the Ashes, al Qaida stops at nothing to make America and the free world yield to their fanatical domination.

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  • File Pdf: phoenix-rising.pdf

Book Summary:

Sail. Salvage. Repeat.For as long as Toby can remember, he and his father have sailed on the Phoenix, salvaging from the junk-filled seas to stay afloat, while keeping under the radar of the authorities. His father is, after all, a wanted man.And now the Phoenix is on the trail of the ultimate prize: a salvage of solar panels that could mean they’ll never need to hunt for fuel again.Ayla is second-in-command on the rival Banshee, where she’s trained her whole life to fight?just as her mother, Captain Nell, demands. Since childhood, Ayla’s been taught the Phoenix must be destroyed. With the ship in their sights, her crew is desperate to have the precious intel, too.Toby’s sick of a life at sea, and Ayla may be his only hope. Can he turn an old feud into a new alliance that will save both their skins?Award-winning author Bryony Pearce brings the high seas to life with her rousing steampunk pirate adventure that will have you craving more.

A Dawn of Dragonfire

By Daniel Arenson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Moonclipse
  • Isbn : 0987886479
  • Pages : 350
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 152
  • File Pdf: a-dawn-of-dragonfire.pdf

Book Summary:

"Their wings thudded. Their flames roared. Thousands of dragons, warriors of Requiem, soared through wind and darkness. Their cries rose in the night: for war, for fire, and for glory." A Dawn of Dragonfire (Dragonlore, Book One): An epic fantasy for fans of A Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings The people of Requiem, an ancient kingdom, can grow wings and scales, breathe fire, and take flight as dragons. Their hearts are noble, their wisdom great, their kingdom a land of beauty and peace. This peace will soon burn. From the south, a fire rises. Birds of flame take flight. The phoenixes soar, beasts of heat and wrath, large as dragons and cruel as wildfire. Their purpose is one: destroy the land of dragons. Requiem's dragons have defeated countless enemies. Their claws are sharp and their flames bright. But how can they fight the phoenixes, creatures woven of sunfire itself? ____________ THE REQUIEM SERIES: Requiem: Dawn of Dragons Book 1: Requiem's Song Book 2: Requiem's Hope Book 3: Requiem's Prayer Requiem: Song of Dragons Book 1: Blood of Requiem Book 2: Tears of Requiem Book 3: Light of Requiem Requiem: Dragonlore Book 1: A Dawn of Dragonfire Book 2: A Day of Dragon Blood Book 3: A Night of Dragon Wings Requiem: The Dragon War Book 1: A Legacy of Light Book 2: A Birthright of Blood Book 3: A Memory of Fire Requiem: Requiem for Dragons Book 1: Dragons Lost Book 2: Dragons Reborn Book 3: Dragons Rising Requiem: Flame of Requiem Book 1: Forged in Dragonfire Book 2: Crown of Dragonfire Book 3: Pillars of Dragonfire Requiem: Dragonfire Rain Book 1: Blood of Dragons Book 2: Rage of Dragons Book 3: Flight of Dragons

The Phoenix War

By Richard L. Sanders
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Black Ocean Books, LLC
  • Isbn : 1301479403
  • Pages : 354
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 737
  • File Pdf: the-phoenix-war.pdf

Book Summary:

The threat of civil war looms over humanity. Summers races to find the isotome weapons, Nimoux is trapped, Shen awakens to a strange new life, and Calvin hunts for the true puppetmaster. Desperate to discover the deepest layer of the conspiracy before it's too late. And in the shadows, Blackmoth brews a storm of chaos, hellbent on subjecting the galaxy to the dark design of his One True God.

The Shriek of Silence

By David Patterson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Isbn : 0813194156
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 203
  • File Pdf: the-shriek-of-silence.pdf

Book Summary:

"In the Holocaust novel, silence is always a character, and the word is always its subject matter." So writes David Patterson in this profound and original study of more than thirty important writers. Contrary to existing views, he argues, the Holocaust novel is not an attempt to depict an unimaginable reality or an ineffable horror. It is, rather, an endeavor to fetch the word from silence and restore it to meaning, to resurrect the human soul, to regenerate the relation between the self and God, the self and other, the self and itself. This book is less a critical study in the usual sense than an impassioned meditation on the deeper sources of the Holocaust novel. Among the authors examined are Elie Wiesel, Arnost Lustig, Aharon Appelfeld, Katzetnik 135633, Primo Levi, Yehuda Amichai, Piotr Rawicz, A. Anatoli, Saul Bellow, I.B. Singer, Anna Langfus, Rachmil Bryks, and Ilse Aichinger. The Shriek of Silence is a first in several respects: the first to examine the Holocaust novels in their original languages, the first to articulate a theoretical basis for its approach, and the first phenomenological investigation—one that attempts to penetrate the process of creation for these novelists. Organized along conceptual lines, the book examines "the word in exile," the themes of death of the father and the child, transformations of the self, and the implications of the reader. Its philosophical foundations are Rosenzweig, Buber, Neher, and Levinas. Its critical approach is shaped by Bakhtin. The novelists of the Holocaust, in witnessing through their words, regain their voices and in so doing are reborn. By probing the depths of their struggle, Patterson's study draws us too toward a higher understanding, perhaps even our own rebirth.

Charles Munch

By D. Kern Holoman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199912572
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 426
  • File Pdf: charles-munch.pdf

Book Summary:

A mesmerizing figure in concert, Charles Munch was celebrated for his electrifying public performances. He was a pioneer in many arenas of classical music--establishing Berlioz in the canon, perfecting the orchestral work of Debussy and Ravel, and leading the world to Roussel, Honegger, and Dutilleux. A pivotal figure, his accomplishments put him on a par with Arturo Toscanini and Leonard Bernstein. In Charles Munch, D. Kern Holoman provides the first full biography of this giant of twentieth-century music, tracing his dramatic survival in occupied Paris, his triumphant arrival at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and his later years, when he was a leading cultural figure in the United States, a man known and admired by Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy. He turned to conducting only in middle age, after two decades as a violinist and concertmaster, a background which gave him special insight into the relationship between conductor and orchestra. At the podium, his bond with his musicians unleashed something in them and in himself. "A certain magic took wing that amounts to the very essence of music in concert," the author writes, as if "public performance loosed the facets of character and artistry and poetry otherwise muffled by his timidity and simple disinclination to say much." In concert, Munch was arresting, even seductive, sweeping his baton in an enormous arch from above his head down to his knee. Yet as Holoman shows, he remained a lonely, even sad figure, a widower with no children, a man who fled admirers and avoided reporters. With groundbreaking research and sensitive, lyrical writing, Charles Munch penetrates the enigma to capture this elusive musical titan.

Anime and Memory

By Dani Cavallaro
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 0786453478
  • Pages : 204
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 660
  • File Pdf: anime-and-memory.pdf

Book Summary:

The theme of memory has played a significant role in anime throughout its evolution as an art form and as popular entertainment. Anime’s handling of memory is multifaceted, weaving it into diverse symbolic motifs, narratives and aesthetic issues. This study aims to provide a detailed analysis of a range of anime titles wherein different aspects of this cultural phenomenon are articulated. It explores anime films and series that exemplify the distinctive signatures placed by particular directors or studios on the treatment of memory, while also highlighting the prominence of memory in anime with reference to specific philosophical, artistic, and historical contexts.

The Director's Voice

By Arthur Bartow
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
  • Isbn : 1559366761
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 495
  • File Pdf: the-director-s-voice.pdf

Book Summary:

Foremost stage directors describe their working process: JoAnne Akalaitis, Arvin Brown, René Buch, Martha Clarke, Gordon Davidson, Robert Falls, Zelda Fichandler, Richard Foreman, Adrian Hall, John Hirsch, Mark Lamos, Marshall W. Mason, Des McAnuff, Gregory Mosher, Harold S. Prince, Lloyd Richards, Peter Sellars, Andrei Serban, Douglas Turner Ward, Robert Woodruff, and Garland Wright.

The Ivory Thought

By Gerald Lynch
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • Isbn : 0776617575
  • Pages : 282
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 692
  • File Pdf: the-ivory-thought.pdf

Book Summary:

If one poet can be said to be the Canadian poet, that poet is Al Purdy (1918–2000). Numerous eminent scholars and writers have attested to this pre-eminent status. George Bowering described him as “the world’s most Canadian poet” (1970), while Sam Solecki titled his book-length study of Purdy The Last Canadian Poet (1999). In The Ivory Thought: Essays on Al Purdy, a group of seventeen scholars, critics, writers, and educators appraise and reappraise Purdy’s contribution to English literature. They explore Purdy’s continuing significance to contemporary writers; the life he dedicated to literature and the persona he crafted; the influences acting on his development as a poet; the ongoing scholarly projects of editing and publishing his writing; particular poems and individual books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction; and the larger themes in his work, such as the Canadian North and the predominant importance of place. In addition, two contemporary poets pay tribute with original poems.