A Long Day at the End of the World

A Long Day at the End of the World Author Brent Hendricks
ISBN-10 9780374708856
Year 2013-03-12
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher FSG Originals
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A chilling memoir of the Tri-State Crematory incident In February 2002, hundreds of abandoned and decayed bodies were discovered at the Tri-State Crematory in rural Georgia, making it the largest mass desecration in modern American history. The perpetrator—a well-respected family man and a former hometown football star—had managed to conceal the horror for five years. Among the bodies found at the Tri-State Crematory was that of Brent Hendricks's father. To quell the psychic disturbance surrounding the desecration, Hendricks embarked on a pilgrimage to the crematory site in Georgia. In A Long Day at the End of the World, he reveals his very complicated relationship with the South as he tries to reconcile his love-hate feelings for the culture with his own personal and familial history there, and his fascination with the disturbed landscape. In achingly beautiful prose, Hendricks explores his fraught relationship with his father—not just the grief that surrounded his death but the uncanniness of his resurrection. It's a story that's so heart-wrenching, so unbelievable, and so sensational that it would be easy to tell it without delving deep. But Hendricks's inquiry is unrelenting, and he probes the extremely difficult questions about the love between a parent and a child, about the way human beings treat each other—in life and in death—and about the sanctity of the body. It's the perfect storm for a true Southern Gothic tale.

King Leopold s Ghost

King Leopold s Ghost Author Adam Hochschild
ISBN-10 9780330469944
Year 2011-05-13
Pages 356
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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WINNER OF THE 1999 DUFF COOPER PRIZE. 'Brilliant .. this book must be read and re-read' Neal Ascherson'. 'A hundred years ago, enlightened people in the western world were outraged by a holocaust in Africa which left millions dead. Denunciations thundered from speaker's platforms around the US and Europe. One open letter to The Times was signed by 11 peers, 19 bishops and 75 MPs. Viscount Grey, Britain's foreign secretary, declared that no overseas issue had so intensely aroused the British public for 30 years. Conan Doyle wrote a pamphlet on the Congo atrocities which sold 25,000 copies in the first week alone. Yet today not one person in a thousand could say what the fuss was all about, unless, of course, they have read this amazing book.' Tariq Ali, Financial Times 'Fascinating ... brilliant and gripping' Mail on Sunday 'An exemplary piece of history writing: urgent, vivid and compelling' Literary Review

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God Author Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN-10 0252017781
Year 1937
Pages 231
Language en
Publisher University of Illinois Press
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When Janie Starks returns home, the small Black community buzzes with gossip about the outcome of her affair with a younger man

How to Read a Novelist

How to Read a Novelist Author John Freeman
ISBN-10 9780374710576
Year 2013-10-08
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher FSG Originals
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The novel is alive and well, thank you very much For the last fifteen years, whenever a novel was published, John Freeman was there to greet it. As a critic for more than two hundred newspapers worldwide, the onetime president of the National Book Critics Circle, and the former editor of Granta, he has reviewed thousands of books and interviewed scores of writers. In How to Read a Novelist, which pulls together his very best profiles (many of them new or completely rewritten for this volume) of the very best novelists of our time, he shares with us what he's learned. From such international stars as Doris Lessing, Haruki Murakami, Salman Rushdie, and Mo Yan, to established American lions such as Don DeLillo, Norman Mailer, Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson, Philip Roth, John Updike, and David Foster Wallace, to the new guard of Edwidge Danticat, Dave Eggers, Jonathan Franzen, and more, Freeman has talked to everyone. What emerges is an instructive and illuminating, definitive yet still idiosyncratic guide to a diverse and lively literary culture: a vision of the novel as a varied yet vital contemporary form, a portrait of the novelist as a unique and profound figure in our fragmenting global culture, and a book that will be essential reading for every aspiring writer and engaged reader—a perfect companion (or gift!) for anyone who's ever curled up with a novel and wanted to know a bit more about the person who made it possible.

The Shinar Directive

The Shinar Directive Author Michael Lake
ISBN-10 0990497437
Year 2014-11-25
Pages
Language en
Publisher Defender Pub Llc
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The Shinar Directive serves as a kingdom intelligence briefing for God's people in the twenty-first century.On the ancient plains of Shinar, an evil was born: The first world king, the prototype transhuman, the ultimate despot, the Son of Perdition--Nimrod. In Babylon, the Son of Perdition devised the Shinar Directive: the enslaving of humanity and the war against the God of Heaven. God's intervention at the Tower of Babel only delayed his hellish plans. The Luciferian Elite now control three key circles of influence in the world: financial, political, and religious. However, controlling these three systems was not enough. The laborers of Mystery Babylon have been quietly planning and waiting for thousands of years for the releasing of the Watchers of Genesis 6.Now armed with developing Watcher technologies, the Elite will use transhumanism and mind control to build the Joel chapter 2 army: the army of the Antichrist. We are beginning to realize that the mark of the Beast and the image of the Beast are much more than we could have ever imagined; beyond an implant and beyond a physical mark, they will affect DNA and who we are at a molecular level!As the powers of Mystery Babylon gather to create the new Tower of Babel and prepare for the Son of Perdition's return, Heaven is issuing a clarion call to the Remnant: Know the strategies of the enemy, untangle yourself from it, and become the victorious Church! Heaven's Jewish Apostle of Love, John, reveals the coming conflict in his book of Revelation and provides the ancient Hebraic wisdom encoded in 1 John to equip the bondservants of Messiah with the tools of the kingdom to overcome the Shinar Directive!

Harvesting Minds

Harvesting Minds Author Roy F. Fox
ISBN-10 0275952037
Year 1996
Pages 210
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
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Fox's groundbreaking study explores how kids respond to the TV commercials they must watch as part of their school day. After interviewing 200 kids in rural Missouri schools that receive the Channel One broadcast, Fox concludes that such commercials influence kids' thinking, language, and behavior, shaping them into more active consumers.

Modern Death

Modern Death Author Haider Warraich
ISBN-10 9781250104595
Year 2017-02-07
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Press
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There is no more universal truth in life than death. No matter who you are, it is certain that one day you will die, but the mechanics and understanding of that experience will differ greatly in today’s modern age. Dr. Haider Warraich is a young and brilliant new voice in the conversation about death and dying started by Dr. Sherwin Nuland and Atul Gawande. Dr. Warraich takes a broader look at how we die today, from the cellular level up to the very definition of death itself. The most basic aspects of dying—the whys, wheres, whens, and hows—are almost nothing like what they were mere decades ago. Beyond its ecology, epidemiology, and economics, the very ethos of death has changed. Modern Death, Dr. Warraich’s debut book, will explore the rituals and language of dying that have developed in the last century, and how modern technology has not only changed the hows, whens, and wheres of death, but the what of death. Delving into the vast body of research on the evolving nature of death, Modern Death will provide readers with an enriched understanding of how death differs from the past, what our ancestors got right, and how trends and events have transformed this most final of human experiences.

Toward a Small Family Ethic

Toward a Small Family Ethic Author Travis N. Rieder
ISBN-10 9783319338712
Year 2016-06-23
Pages 68
Language en
Publisher Springer
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This thought-provoking treatise argues that current human fertility rates are fueling a public health crisis that is at once local and global. Its analysis and data summarize the ecological costs of having children, presenting ethical dilemmas for prospective parents in an era of competition for scarce resources, huge disparities of wealth and poverty, and unsustainable practices putting irreparable stress on the planet. Questions of individual responsibility and integrity as well as personal moral and procreative issues are examined carefully against larger and more long-range concerns. The author’s assertion that even modest efforts toward reducing global fertility rates would help curb carbon emissions, slow rising global temperatures, and forestall large-scale climate disaster is well reasoned and more than plausible. Among the topics covered: · The multiplier effect: food, water, energy, and climate. · The role of population in mitigating climate change. · The carbon legacy of procreation. · Obligations to our possible children. · Rights, what is right, and the right to do wrong. · The moral burden to have small families. Toward a Small Family Ethic sounds a clarion call for bioethics students and working bioethicists. This brief, thought-rich volume steers readers toward challenges that need to be met, and consequences that will need to be addressed if they are not.

House Next Door

House Next Door Author Anne Rivers Siddons
ISBN-10 9781416570356
Year 2007-08-17
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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An unparalleled picture of that vibrant but dark intersection where the Old and the New South collide. Thirtysomething Colquitt and Walter Kennedy live in a charming, peaceful suburb of newly bustling Atlanta, Georgia. Life is made up of enjoyable work, long, lazy weekends, and the company of good neighbors. Then, to their shock, construction starts on the vacant lot next door, a wooded hillside they'd believed would always remain undeveloped. Disappointed by their diminished privacy, Colquitt and Walter soon realize something more is wrong with the house next door. Surely the house can’t be haunted, yet it seems to destroy the goodness of every person who comes to live in it, until the entire heart of this friendly neighborhood threatens to be torn apart.

Florida Sinkholes

Florida Sinkholes Author Robert Brinkmann
ISBN-10 0813044952
Year 2013
Pages 243
Language en
Publisher
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Explains the formation of Florida's sinkholes and discusses Florida's sinkhole policies, mapping, and detection.

Mourt s Relation

Mourt s Relation Author Dwight B. Heath
ISBN-10 9780918222848
Year 1986
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Applewood Books
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Presents an account, first published in 1622, of the Pilgrim's journey to the new world.

Zenith 2016

Zenith 2016 Author Thomas Horn
ISBN-10 0984825657
Year 2013
Pages 451
Language en
Publisher Defender Pub Llc
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What even the best researchers of the Illuminati and veiled fraternities such as the Freemasons were never able to fully decipher is spelled out herein for the first time. The power at work behind global affairs and why current planetary powers are hurriedly aligning for a New Order from Chaos is exposed. Most incredibly, one learns how ancient prophets foresaw and forewarned of this time. ZENITH 2016 REVEALS FOR THE FIRST TIME: Unveiled! It started in 2012—the secret Freemasonic countdown for a Global World Leader circa 2016. Disclosed! How recent US Presidents and other global leaders are—and have been—deeply involved in the scheme to enthrone the Man of Sin. Found! The hidden connection between the years 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2019. Is it really the end!? Revealed! What the world has never heard about the End of the Mayan Calendar. The role that Pope Francis—the FINAL POPE—may play in the year 2016 during the installation of the King of the NWO. The eight-hundred-year-old prophecy of Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel and what it says about the timeframe 2012–2016. What Protestant Reformers believed about the years 2012–2016. Discover what they expected to happen...and predicted. Blood Moons and 2014, 2015, Feast days, and the comet of the century. Is God, Himself, preparing to light the first real candle of Chanukah!? The return of the Watchers and the mysterious, worldwide connection between these angelic NEPHILIM creators and the numbers 33, 2012, and 2016. Internationally acclaimed investigative author Thomas Horn uncovers what you can expect to unfold in the coming days, and, more importantly, what you can do to be prepared for the arrival of the kingdom of Antichrist.

Late Victorian Holocausts

Late Victorian Holocausts Author Mike Davis
ISBN-10 1859847390
Year 2001-01-01
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Verso
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Shows how the droughts affecting northern Africa, China, and India in the 1870s and 1890s are consistant with El Nino effects, and discusses the economic, racial, and political forces that allowed 50 million people to starve.

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness Author Matt Kish
ISBN-10 9781935639671
Year 2013-11-12
Pages 132
Language en
Publisher Tin House Books
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Following his massive--and massively successful--Moby Dick in Pictures, artist Matt Kish has set himself upon an equally impressive, and no less harrowing, task: illustrating each page of Joseph Conrad's masterpiece, Heart of Darkness. Kish’s rich, imaginative drawings and paintings mirror Conrad’s original text and serve to illuminate Marlow’s journey into the heart of the Congo, and into the depths of the human soul. Heart of Darkness is a text ripe for analysis and argument, formally and thematically; it explores matters of imperialism, racism, gender, and the duality of human nature. Kish’s illustrations add another layer, and another voice in the conversation. Heart of Darkness is an essential edition for fans and students of Conrad’s work, but is, above all, a piece of art all its own. Kish’s introduction lends context to his approach, details his relationship and struggle with Conrad’s work, and illuminates his own creative process. An index in the rear of the book catalogs the sentences and phrases that inspired each of the one hundred original pieces of art.

Sustainable Water

Sustainable Water Author Allison Lassiter
ISBN-10 9780520285361
Year 2015-07-24
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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"Water scarcity, urban population growth, and deteriorating infrastructure impact water security around the globe. As California wrestles with the most significant drought in its recorded history, struggling to secure reliable water supplies for the future, it faces all of these crises. The story of California water, its history and its future, includes cautions and solutions for any region seeking to manage water among the pressures of a dynamic society and environment. Written by leading policy makers, lawyers, economists, hydrologists, ecologists, engineers and planners, Sustainable Water reaches across disciplines, uncovering connections and intersections. The solutions and provocations put forward in this book integrate water management strategies to increase resilience in a changing world"--Provided by publisher.