Download PDF or read online The Scrolls of Udanadar Book by S. Cameron Roach and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2012-09 with total page 573 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : There is no magic, only Ka'uun-the energy of creation-provided by the planet's spirit; the urKa'uun are its users. Caught in the angst of being a teenager, Bartholomew Fix rails against what he perceives to be a pointless and mundane existence, craving some sort of adventure. He gets more than he bargains for as he is infected the bite of the Wandering Bug and compelled to seek out an agent of the Universe who transports him to another planet in need of his off-world energy. He awakens in the home of a great urKa'uun and becomes his apprentice where he learns how to use Ka'uun and none too soon for the thousand-year king is dying before his time, causing the realm to be on the brink of war. They have fought each other for ages under the slave yolk of the Perq, recently chased out of their world. The king, the one empowered with enough Ka'uun to stop the five kingdoms of men from warring with each other and keep the fearsome Urilok at bay, needs the answer that the Scrolls of Udanadar may hold on its pages. The boy is sent out with the urKa'uun's other ward, a skilled girl born of the wild-wise Duvar, to bring back the Scrolls of Udandar, containing the instructions creating the king and the kingmaker device, which can find the successor. But a simple mission is never so simple, and soon the two find themselves on a quest spanning the realm to find these items and stave off war. The adventure is at times humorous and other times fraught with danger as they face bandits, pirates, evil spirits, and an ancient enemy that rears its head. These trials force Bartholomew to grow from a naive boy concerned with the little things in his world, into a brave hero learning what is to sacrifice in order to achieve a higher goal.
Download PDF or read online British Television Drama Book by J. Bignell and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-05-12 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Featuring leading scholars of British television drama and noted writers and producers from the television industry, this new edition of British Television Drama evaluates past and present TV fiction since the 1960s, and considers its likely future.
Download PDF or read online The New York City Draft Riots Book by Iver Bernstein and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1991-10-10 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : For five days in July 1863, at the height of the Civil War, New York City was under siege. Angry rioters burned draft offices, closed factories, destroyed railroad tracks and telegraph lines, and hunted policemen and soldiers. Before long, the rioters turned their murderous wrath against the black community. In the end, at least 105 people were killed, making the draft riots the most violent insurrection in American history. In this vividly written book, Iver Bernstein tells the compelling story of the New York City draft riots. He details how what began as a demonstration against the first federal draft soon expanded into a sweeping assault against the local institutions and personnel of Abraham Lincoln's Republican Party as well as a grotesque race riot. Bernstein identifies participants, dynamics, causes and consequences, and demonstrates that the "winners" and "losers" of the July 1863 crisis were anything but clear, even after five regiments rushed north from Gettysburg restored order. In a tour de force of historical detection, Bernstein shows that to evaluate the significance of the riots we must enter the minds and experiences of a cast of characters--Irish and German immigrant workers, Wall Street businessmen who frantically debated whether to declare martial law, nervous politicians in Washington and at City Hall. Along the way, he offers new perspectives on a wide range of topics: Civil War society and politics, patterns of race, ethnic and class relations, the rise of organized labor, styles of leadership, philanthropy and reform, strains of individualism, and the rise of machine politics in Boss Tweed's Tammany regime. An in-depth study of one of the most troubling and least understood crises in American history, The New York City Draft Riots is the first book to reveal the broader political and historical context--the complex of social, cultural and political relations--that made the bloody events of July 1863 possible.
Download PDF or read online Young James Herriot Book by John Lewis-Stempel and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-08-02 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Set in Glasgow in the 1930s, Young James Herriot is the fascinating story of Herriot’s formative years at veterinary college, recounting the tales behind his calling to work with animals and his early friendships. With no modern drugs, and a lot of trial-and-error, James sets about learning how to treat the local farm animals and the pets of city folk. Accompanied by a cast of eccentric professors and an ensemble of aspiring veterinarians, this book reveals a world now lost to us, showing how life in pre-war Britain changed an enthusiastic young student named Alf Wight into the man who would charm millions of readers the world over.
Download PDF or read online Football in Fiction Book by Lee McGowan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-10-18 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Football in Fiction represents the most comprehensive historical mapping and analysis of novels related to association football (soccer). It offers a theoretically informed field guide, a scholarly cartography of football fiction’s uncertain – and until now – only partially explored terrain. Combining an extensive search for texts with up-to-date academic research, journals, surveys, catalogues, and reviews the book demonstrates a topographic perspective of the field – one that captures and establishes its breadth, depth, and distinctive identity. The book uses and adapts two distinct reading models of abstraction, in conjunction with closer textual analyses. Together they assist in realising a set of demonstrable conventions, outline a taxonomy of fictive types, establish the genre’s current state of play, and advance the football novel as a form with its own literary history and traditions. This book is a valuable resource for those studying and researching in the areas of the social and cultural aspects of football, sports fiction, sports writing, creative writing, and literary and genre studies. Furthermore, related industry professionals will find this a fascinating read, particularly football writers, fans of the sport, and those interested in sports history and cultural phenomena.
Download PDF or read online Motion Picture Series and Sequels Book by Bernard A. Drew and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-12-04 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In 1989 alone, for example, there were some forty-five major motion pictures which were sequels or part of a series. The film series phenomenon crosses all genres and has been around since the silent film era. This reference guide, in alphabetical order, lists some 906 English Language motion pictures, from 1899 to 1990, when the book was initially published. A brief plot description is given for each series entry, followed by the individual film titles with corresponding years, directors and performers. Animated pictures, documentaries and concert films are not included but movies released direct to video are.
Download PDF or read online Not Quite Supreme Book by Dennis Baker and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2010-01-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Baker argues that coordinate interpretation - a model which requires both elected and appointed officials to interpret the Charter - allows for the creation of a more robust democracy, alleviating some of the tension between constitutionalism and democracy while limiting judicial activism. Drawing on literature from Montesquieu to recent court decisions, Not Quite Supreme gives an extensive critique of both Canadian and American judicial models and explores the tensions between the separation of powers in both countries. Not Quite Supreme is a fresh and substantial contribution to the debate, advancing a new argument in support of a more diverse tradition of legal decision making in Canada that makes the constitution, rather than individual decisions of the Court, its cornerstone.
Download PDF or read online The Monied Metropolis Book by Sven Beckert and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2003-02-03 with total page 516 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This book, first published in 2001, is a comprehensive history of the most powerful group in the nineteenth-century United States: New York City's economic elite. This small and diverse group of Americans accumulated unprecedented economic, social, and political power, and decisively put their mark on the age. Professor Beckert explores how capital-owning New Yorkers overcame their distinct antebellum identities to forge dense social networks, create powerful social institutions, and articulate an increasingly coherent view of the world and their place within it. Actively engaging in a rapidly changing economic, social, and political environment, these merchants, industrialists, bankers, and professionals metamorphosed into a social class. In the process, these upper-class New Yorkers put their stamp on the major political conflicts of the day - ranging from the Civil War to municipal elections. Employing the methods of social history, The Monied Metropolis explores the big issues of nineteenth-century social change.
Download PDF or read online Catalogue of the Arizona Territorial Normal School at Tempe, Arizona, for the School Year Ending June 30 ..., and Circular for ... Book by Arizona State University and published by . This book was released on 1937 with total page 1156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
Download PDF or read online Röntgendiagnostik der Oberen Speise- und Atemwege, der Atemorgane und des Mediastinums / Roentgendiagnosis of the Upper Alimentary Tract and Air Passages, the Respiratory Organs, and the Mediastinum Book by Friedrich H.W. Heuck and published by Springer-Verlag. This book was released on 2013-03-12 with total page 498 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Dieser Handbuchband enthält Beiträge über akut auftretende Lungenveränderungen nach schwerem Trauma im Zusammenhang mit der Intensivmedizin und infolge einer Aspiration von Flüssigkeiten oder Fremdkörpern im Kindesalter, das akute Atemnotsyndrom des Erwachsenen, die Schocklunge, Fortschritte der angiographischen Diagnostik der Lungenembolie mit Hilfe der digitalen Subtraktionsangiographie sowie erstmals die radiologische Diagnostik bei Erkrankungen des Thymus im Kindes- und Erwachsenenalter. Ein sorgfältig ausgewähltes Bildmaterial belegt anschaulich den Informationswert der radiologischen Untersuchungsmethoden und zeigt gleichzeitig auch die diagnostischen und differentialdiagnostischen Schwierigkeiten auf. Dieser Handbuchband ist nicht nur für den Radiologen, sondern auch für den Pulmologen, Internisten, Chirurgen und den Facharzt benachbarter Fächer ein hervorragendes Nachschlagewerk und dürfte für lange Zeit ein Standardwerk bleiben.
Download PDF or read online Crow?s Row Book by Julie Hockley and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2014-03 with total page 413 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : For college student Emily Sheppard, the thought of spending a summer alone in New York is much more preferable than spending it in France with her parents. Just completing her freshman year at Callister University, Emily faces a quiet summer in the city slums, supporting herself by working at the campus library. During one of her jogs through the nearby cemetery while visiting her brother Bill's grave, Emily witnesses a brutal killing--and then she blacks out. When Emily regains consciousness, she realizes she's been kidnapped by a young crime boss and his gang. She is hurled into a secret underworld, wondering why she is still alive and for how long. Held captive in rural Vermont, she tries to make sense of her situation and what it means. While uncovering secrets about her brother and his untimely death, Emily falls in love with her very rich and very dangerous captor, twenty-six-year-old Cameron. She understands it's a forbidden love and one that won't allow her to return to her previous life. But love may not be enough to save Emily when no one even knows she is missing.