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Born in Blood and Fire

Born in Blood and Fire
  • Author : John Charles Chasteen,Patterson Distinguished Term Professor of History John Charles Chasteen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 0393050483
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Summary : A history of Latin America spans six centuries and encompasses twenty countries as it discusses the people, events, and factors that shaped the region--including colonization, revolution, and the struggle for political and social equality.

Born in Blood and Fire

Born in Blood and Fire
  • Author : John Charles Chasteen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-05-16
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 0393283062
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Summary : A thematic anthology of primary sources for Latin American social and cultural history, the Second Edition reader complements the table of contents of Born in Blood and Fire, Fourth Edition, and draws on newspapers, novels, magazines, and journals--many translated by Chasteen himself--to present compelling narrative accounts of life and society across Latin American history.

Born in Blood and Fire

Born in Blood and Fire
  • Author : John Charles Chasteen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-06-28
  • Total pages :356
  • ISBN : 9780393283051
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Summary : Born in Blood and Fire, Fourth Edition has been extensively revised to heighten emphasis on current cultural analyses of Latin American society and facilitate meaningful connections between the Encounter and the present. Throughout the Fourth Edition, a new full-color design highlights an enriched and expanded map and illustration program. This, along with new quizzing and assessment options and a new edition of the companion reader, offers students and instructors more support than ever before.

Born in Blood

Born in Blood
  • Author : John J. Robinson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-09-15
  • Total pages :376
  • ISBN : 9781590771488
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Summary : Its mysterious symbols and rituals had been used in secret for centuries before Freemasonry revealed itself in 1717. But where had this powerful organization come from and why had Freemasonry been attacked by the Roman Catholic Church? Robinson answers those questions and more.

Fire & Blood

Fire & Blood
  • Author : George R.R. Martin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-08-04
  • Total pages :752
  • ISBN : 9781524796303
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Summary : Set 300 years before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire, FIRE AND BLOOD is the definitive history of the Targaryens in Westeros as told by Archmaester Gyldayn, and chronicles the conquest that united the Seven Kingdoms under Targaryen rule through to the Dance of the Dragons: the Targaryen civil war that nearly ended their dynasty forever.

National Rhythms, African Roots

National Rhythms, African Roots
  • Author : John Charles Chasteen,Patterson Distinguished Term Professor of History John Charles Chasteen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :257
  • ISBN : 0826329411
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Summary : When John Charles Chasteen learned that Sim?n Bolívar, the Liberator, danced on a banquet table to celebrate Latin American independence in 1824, he tried to visualize the scene. How, he wondered, did the Liberator dance? Did he bounce stiffly in his dress uniform? Or did he move his hips? In other words, how high had African dance influences reached in Latin American societies? A vast social gap separated Bolívar from people of African descent; however, Chasteen's research shows that popular culture could bridge the gap. Fast-paced and often funny, this book explores the history of Latin American popular dance before the twentieth century. Chasteen first focuses on Havana, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro, where dances featuring a "transgressive close embrace" (forerunners of today's salsa, tango, and samba) emerged by 1900. Then, digging deeper in time, Chasteen uncovers the historical experiences that molded Latin American popular dance, including carnival celebrations, the social lives of slaves, European fashions, and, oddly enough, religious processions. The relationship between Latin American dance and nationalism, it turns out, is very deep, indeed.

Wheelock's Latin 7th Edition

Wheelock's Latin 7th Edition
  • Author : Richard A. LaFleur
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-06-07
  • Total pages :608
  • ISBN : 9780061997211
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Summary : For nearly sixty years, Wheelock's Latin has remained the opitmus liber of beginning Latin textbooks. When Professor Frederic M. Wheelock's Latin first appeared in 1956, the reviews extolled its thoroughness, organization, and conciseness; one reviewer predicted that the book "might well become the standard text" for introducing students to elementary Latin. Now, nearly six decades later, that prediction has certainly proved accurate. This new edition of Wheelock's Latin has all of the features, many of them improved and expanded, that have made it the bestselling single-volume beginning Latin textbook: 40 chapters with grammatical explanations and readings drawn from the works of Rome's major prose and verse writers; Self-tutorial exercises, each with an answer key, for independent study; An extensive English–Latin/Latin–English vocabulary section; A rich selection of original Latin readings—unlike other Latin textbooks, which contain primarily made-up texts; Etymological aids, maps, and dozens of images illustrating aspects of the classical culture and mythology presented in the chapter readings. Also included are expanded notes on the literary passages, comments on vocabulary, and translation tips; new comprehension and discussion questions; and new authentic classical Latin readings, including Roman graffiti, in every chapter.

Fire in the Blood

Fire in the Blood
  • Author : Irene Nemirovsky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-10-22
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9780307370723
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Summary : A new treasure unearthed by Némirovsky’s biographers: another never-before-published novel from the author of the #1 bestselling Suite Française. This perfect gem of a novel was discovered only recently in separate archive files. A few pages were in the famous suitcase that Irène Némirovsky’s daughters saved, but the balance had been deposited with a very close friend during the war. A morality tale with doubtful morals, a story of murder, love and betrayal in rural France, Fire in the Blood, planned in 1937 and written in 1941, is set in a small village (based on Issy l’Evèque, where Suite Française was written), and brilliantly prefigures the village community in her later masterpiece. Fire in the Blood is a beautiful chamber piece which starts quietly, lyrically, but then races away with revelations and narrative twists in a story about young women forced into marriages with old men, about mothers and daughters, stepmothers and stepdaughters, youthful passions and the regrets of old age, about peasant communities and the ways they hide their secrets. Némirovsky looks at her characters, both young and old, with the same clear-eyed distance and humanity as she displayed in Suite Française, unpeeling layer after layer. As atmospheric and haunting as Sándor Márai’s Embers, and with the crystalline perfection of Chekhov, Fire in the Blood is another gripping literary find. From the Hardcover edition.

Irish Born

Irish Born
  • Author : Nora Roberts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :758
  • ISBN : 0425195899
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Summary : Collects three novels centered around three members of the Concannon family--Maggie, who is hiding from her past, Brianna, a bed-and-breakfast owner, and Shannon, who finds true love after searching for her real father.

Blood Born

Blood Born
  • Author : Linda Howard,Linda Jones
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-04-27
  • Total pages :480
  • ISBN : 9780345520777
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Summary : When the human and the vampire worlds collide, there will be hell to pay. Luca Ambrus is a rare breed: vampire from birth, begotten by vampire parents, blood born. He is also an agent of the Council—the centuries-old cabal that governs vampirekind, preserving their secrecy and destroying those who betray them. When a cryptic summons leads him to the scene of the brutal killing of a powerful Council member, Luca begins the hunt for an assassin among his own people. But instead of a lone killer he discovers a sinister conspiracy of rogue vampires bent on subjugating the mortal world. All that stands in their way are the conduits, humans able to channel spirit warriors into the physical world to protect mankind. Chloe Fallon is a conduit—and a target of the vampire assassin who’s killing them. When Luca saves her life, an irresistible bond of trust—along with more passionate feelings—is forged between them. As more victims fall, Chloe and Luca have only each other to depend on to save the world from the reign of monsters—and salvage their own future together.

Getting High

Getting High
  • Author : John Charles Chasteen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-02-09
  • Total pages :168
  • ISBN : 9781442254701
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Summary : This fascinating book traces the global history of marijuana, reaching back thousands of years. Noted historian John Charles Chasteen follows the use of the drug since Neolithic times, which makes marijuana among the first domesticated plants. Surprisingly, though, only infrequently has it been used as a recreational drug. Instead, there is a vibrant spiritual dimension to its long history that has been continually ignored. Beginning with the familiar “outbreak” of the 1960s, Chasteen unearths successive layers of marijuana’s history. Written with insight, clarity, sophistication, and good humor, this deeply informed work discusses the cultivation of cannabis and its many forms, including hemp, one of the world’s principal fiber crops. After a tour of Latin America, Africa, India, and the Muslim world, Chasteen concludes that unlike alcohol marijuana has always flourished outside the mainstream. Its principal users have been creative outsiders of many kinds—mystics, artists, musicians, free thinkers, and spiritual seekers—as well as poor laborers attracted by its low cost. Marijuana, it seems, is a mind-expanding drug after all, and Chasteen explores its rich heritage with captivating insight.

Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone
  • Author : Tomi Adeyemi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-03-13
  • Total pages :300
  • ISBN : 9781760559212
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Summary : "I read @tomi_adeyemi's brilliant novel Children of Blood and Bone while I was on vacation. It was an exhilarating read on many levels--a thrilling page-turner that's also deeply moving and incisive." John Green author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars The most anticipated fantasy of the year, soon to be a major motion picture They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. NOW WE RISE. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl, and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers - and her growing feelings for an enemy. As seen on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show Book Club PRAISE FOR CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE "Storms the boundaries of imagination" The New York Times "A brutal, beautiful tale of revolution, faith, and star-crossed love" Publisher's Weekly "Epic fantasy YA debut of magic and war" Guardian "A luxe tale of magic, adventure, and forbidden love... Fans of Leigh Bardugo and Game of Thrones will gobble this up" BuzzFeed "Adeyemi's lush world-building and consummate plotting breathes new life into a YA fantasy epic" Observer "A masterful debut." Melinda Salisbury, author of The Sin Eater's Daughter "Epic" Marie Lu, author of Legend "A phenomenon" Entertainment Weekly "A fantasy that promises to be enthralling and to totally ensnare you within its world, plot, and characters" BookRiot "Poised to be this year's big fantasy breakout... [an] epic story of family, love and magic" Stylist "A timely study on race, colorism, and power and injustice" Kirkus "Epic in scale and size... it's a whirlwind read" The Bookseller

Dungeon, Fire and Sword

Dungeon, Fire and Sword
  • Author : John J. Robinson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1992-01-15
  • Total pages :494
  • ISBN : 9781590771525
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Summary : Dungeon, Fire and Sword is a good book for all who enjoy a well-written, well-researched story of stupidity, greed, barbarity, unspeakable cruelty, deception, fraud, treachery and sanctimony... John J. Robinson has written a fascinating history of an incredible time.

Blood Will Be Born

Blood Will Be Born
  • Author : Gary Donnelly
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-02-20
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780749025267
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Summary : ‘Brilliant. An exciting new voice in Northern Irish noir’ Adrian McKinty, author of The Chain MURDER. BLACKMAIL. WELCOME TO BELFAST. DI Owen Sheen vowed never to return to Belfast, but he needs answers about his brother’s death. He is on loan from London’s Met to the Police Service of Northern Ireland, although before he can dig into the past, he must babysit DC Aoife McCusker on her first murder investigation. As the case slides into chaos, can Sheen put his personal agenda aside? And will McCusker keep her job long enough to ensure that this first case is not her last? ‘A gripping debut thriller. The story thunders to its bloody conclusion’ Stuart Neville, author of Those We Left Behind 'Blood Will Be Born is a rare find - a sucker punch to the gut that will also put a tear in your eye. Unflinching but never cynical, twisty but utterly plausible, and full of heart. I loved it. I only wish it didn't feel so timely' Catriona McPherson, author of Strangers at the Gate 'Powerful evocation of a city still under the sway of tribal warfare' The Times Crime Club 'This Belfast-set thriller is knuckleduster hard ... A page ripper' Peterborough Telegraph

Born in Fire

Born in Fire
  • Author : K. F. Breene
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-02-18
  • Total pages :436
  • ISBN : 1732798974
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Summary : Supernatural bounty hunter Reagan Somerset gets stuck working with an elder vampire, despite her many misgivings. While on the job, a host of lies, treachery, and new enemies are revealed, and the truth of her identity is threatened. With her strong level of magic, Reagan has never been afraid of anything...until now.

Problems in Modern Latin American History

Problems in Modern Latin American History
  • Author : James A. Wood
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-11-07
  • Total pages :278
  • ISBN : 9781442218611
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Summary : Now in its fourth edition, this leading reader has been updated to tighten the focus of each chapter on a major interpretive problem. This edition includes an entirely new chapter, “Historical Memory,” which allows readers to revisit the era of the Cold War from a contemporary perspective, and the chapters on nationalism and globalization have been thoroughly revised. The book continues to offer a rich variety of materials that can be tailored to the needs of individual instructors. By focusing each chapter on a single interpretive problem, the book painlessly engages students in document analysis and introduces them to historiography. With its innovative combination of primary and secondary sources and editorial analysis, this text is designed specifically to stimulate critical thinking in a wide range of courses on Latin American history since independence.

Blood, Fire, Death

Blood, Fire, Death
  • Author : Ika Johannesson,Jon Jefferson Klingberg
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-06-23
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781627311045
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Summary : In the early 1990s, Swedish death metal revolutionized the international music scene. Suddenly, the mild-mannered Scandinavian country found itself at the forefront of a new movement with worldwide impact thanks to bands such as Entombed, Dismember, and At the Gates. The birth of black metal drove the culture to even greater extremes, featuring a rawer, darker sound and non-ironic death-worship. Soon churches in both Norway and Sweden were aflame, and be- fore long Satanism emerged as more than just an image. But how did it all start? Why did Sweden become a hotbed for such aggressive, nihilistic music? And who are the people and bands that brought it all about? Blood, Fire, Death: A Swedish Metal Story recounts the evolution of the genre from the massive amplifier walls of 1970s rock, through the church-burning Satanic 1990s, to the diverse and paradoxical manifestations of the scene today. This book focuses on the phenomena that have propelled the scene forward in an evolution that has not only been musical, but aesthetic and ideological as well. This is a story about grotesque logos and icons that invoke death and darkness, but also a story of dedication, friendship, community, and a profound love for music.

Fire & Blood

Fire & Blood
  • Author : T. R. Fehrenbach
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-04-01
  • Total pages :702
  • ISBN : 9781497609730
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Summary : Mexican history comes to life in this “fascinating” work by the author of Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans (The Christian Science Monitor). Fire & Blood brilliantly depicts the succession of tribes and societies that have variously called Mexico their home, their battleground, and their legacy. This is the tale of the indigenous people who forged from this rugged terrain a wide-ranging civilization; of the Olmec, Maya, Toltec, and Aztec dynasties, which exercised their sophisticated powers through bureaucracy and religion; of the Spanish conquistadors, whose arrival heralded death, disease, and a new vision of continental domination. Author T. R. Fehrenbach connects these threads with the story of modern-day, independent Mexico, a proud nation struggling to balance its traditions against opportunities that often seem tantalizingly out of reach. From the Mesoamerican empires to the Spanish Conquest and the Mexican Revolution, peopled by the legendary personalities of Mexican history—Montezuma, Cortés, Santa Anna, Juárez, Maximilian, Díaz, Pancho Villa, and Zapata—Fire & Blood is a “deftly organized and well-researched” work of popular history (Library Journal).

Born of Blood

Born of Blood
  • Author : Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-07-06
  • Total pages :188
  • ISBN : 0999453033
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Summary : An assassin's code is simple: No prey, no pay. Every life has a price. Jayne Erixour must kill Hadrian or she's next. But as old enemies return to hunt them both, they quickly learn that neither will survive unless they trust each other. Yet things are never so simple and survival means only one of them can be left standing.

Blood Meridian

Blood Meridian
  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-08-11
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 0307762521
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Summary : "The fulfilled renown of Moby-Dick and of As I Lay Dying is augmented by Blood Meridian, since Cormac McCarthy is the worthy disciple both of Melville and Faulkner," writes esteemed literary scholar Harold Bloom in his Introduction to the Modern Library edition. "I venture that no other living American novelist, not even Pynchon, has given us a book as strong and memorable." Cormac McCarthy's masterwork, Blood Meridian, chronicles the brutal world of the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the mid-nineteenth century. Its wounded hero, the teenage Kid, must confront the extraordinary violence of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on an official mission to scalp Indians and sell those scalps. Loosely based on fact, the novel represents a genius vision of the historical West, one so fiercely realized that since its initial publication in 1985 the canon of American literature has welcomed Blood Meridian to its shelf. "A classic American novel of regeneration through violence," declares Michael Herr. "McCarthy can only be compared to our greatest writers." From the Hardcover edition.

Fire in His Blood

Fire in His Blood
  • Author : Ruby Dixon
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-01-11
  • Total pages :331
  • ISBN : 1520356684
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Summary : Years ago, the skies ripped open and the world was destroyed in fire and ash. Dragons - once creatures of legend - are the enemy. Vicious and unpredictable, they rule the skies of the ruined cities, forcing humanity to huddle behind barricades for safety.Claudia's a survivor. She scrapes by as best as she can in a hard, dangerous world. When she runs afoul of the law, she's left as bait in dragon territory. She only has one chance to survive - to somehow 'tame' a dragon and get it to obey her.Except the dragon that finds her is as wild and brutal as any other...and he's not interested in obeying.What he is interested in is a mate.