City of Thieves

City of Thieves
Author: David Benioff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780340977392
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City of Thieves Book Excerpt:

From the writer of the award-winning Game of Thrones series for HBO based on the books of George R. R. Martin. 'David Benioff is an exceptional storyteller . . . CITY OF THIEVES is tender, illuminating, and, be warned, often shocking.' Khaled Hosseini Four months into the siege of Leningrad, the city is starving. Seventeen-year-old Lev fears for his life when he is arrested for looting the body of a dead German paratrooper, while his charismatic cellmate, Kolya, a handsome young soldier arrested for desertion, seems bizarrely unafraid. Dawn brings, instead of an execution squad, an impossible challenge. Lev and Kolya can find a dozen eggs for an NKVD colonel to use for his daughter's wedding cake, and live. Or fail, and die. In the depths of the coldest winter in history, through a city cut off from all supplies and suffering appalling deprivation, man and boy embark on an absurd hunt. Their search will take them through desolate, lawless Leningrad and the devastated countryside surrounding it, in the captivating journey of two men trying to survive against desperate odds.

EXP CITY OF THIEVES

EXP CITY OF THIEVES
Author: David Benioff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780452295315
Category: English fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EXP CITY OF THIEVES Book Excerpt:

Seventeen-year-old Lev fears for his life when he is arrested for looting the body of a dead German paratrooper, while his charismatic cellmate Kolya, a handsome young soldier arrested for desertion, seems bizarrely unafraid. Dawn brings, instead of the execution squad, an impossible challenge. Lev and Kolya can find a dozen eggs for an NKVD colonel to use for his daughter's wedding cake, and live... Or fail, and die. In the depths of the coldest winter in history, through a city cut off from all supplies and suffering appalling deprivation, man and boy embark on an absurd hunt. Their search will take them through desolate, lawless Leningrad and the devastated countryside surrounding it, in the captivating journey of two men trying to survive against desperate odds.

City of Thieves

City of Thieves
Author: Natalie C. Anderson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2018-02-09
ISBN: 9783423740333
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City of Thieves Book Excerpt:

Ein grandios erzahlter und zugleich brandaktueller Thriller: Hochspannung vor afrikanischer Kulisse

City of Saints Thieves

City of Saints   Thieves
Author: Natalie C. Anderson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-03-09
ISBN: 1786072300
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City of Saints Thieves Book Excerpt:

The Hunger Games meets The Thief Lord in this enthralling murder mystery set in Kenya. In the shadows of Sangui City, a street-thief called Tina patiently plots her revenge. Her mother has been shot dead at the home of one of Kenya’s richest businessmen, and Tina is sure she knows who’s to blame. When a local gang asks her to steal from his home, it’s the chance Tina has been waiting for. But as she steps inside, old wounds resurface and she is caught red-handed by his son, Michael. The pair set in motion a cascade of dangerous events that could, at any moment, cost Tina her life. The desire to uncover the incredible truth about who killed her mother — and why — keeps her holding on in this fast-paced, nail-biting thriller.

In Quest of Indian Folktales

In Quest of Indian Folktales
Author: Sadhana Naithani
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2006-05-21
ISBN: 0253112028
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Quest of Indian Folktales Book Excerpt:

"[A] rare piece of scholarly detective work." -- Margaret Mills, Ohio State University In Quest of Indian Folktales publishes for the first time a collection of northern Indian folktales from the late 19th century. Reputedly the work of William Crooke, a well-known folklorist and British colonial official, the tales were actually collected, selected, and translated by a certain Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube. In 1996, Sadhana Naithani discovered this unpublished collection in the archive of the Folklore Society, London. Since then, she has uncovered the identity of the mysterious Chaube and the details of his collaboration with the famous folklorist. In an extensive four-chapter introduction, Naithani describes Chaube's relationship to Crooke and the essential role he played in Crooke's work, as both a native informant and a trained scholar. By unearthing the fragmented story of Chaube's life, Naithani gives voice to a new identity of an Indian folklore scholar in colonial India. The publication of these tales and the discovery of Chaube's role in their collection reveal the complexity of the colonial intellectual world and problematize our own views of folklore in a postcolonial world.

City of Saints Thieves

City of Saints   Thieves
Author: Natalie C. Anderson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-01-24
ISBN: 0399547606
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City of Saints Thieves Book Excerpt:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Gone Girl in this enthralling murder mystery set in Kenya. In the shadows of Sangui City, there lives a girl who doesn't exist. After fleeing the Congo as refugees, Tina and her mother arrived in Kenya looking for the chance to build a new life and home. Her mother quickly found work as a maid for a prominent family, headed by Roland Greyhill, one of the city’s most respected business leaders. But Tina soon learns that the Greyhill fortune was made from a life of corruption and crime. So when her mother is found shot to death in Mr. Greyhill's personal study, she knows exactly who’s behind it. With revenge always on her mind, Tina spends the next four years surviving on the streets alone, working as a master thief for the Goondas, Sangui City’s local gang. It’s a job for the Goondas that finally brings Tina back to the Greyhill estate, giving her the chance for vengeance she’s been waiting for. But as soon as she steps inside the lavish home, she’s overtaken by the pain of old wounds and the pull of past friendships, setting into motion a dangerous cascade of events that could, at any moment, cost Tina her life. But finally uncovering the incredible truth about who killed her mother—and why—keeps her holding on in this fast-paced nail-biting thriller.

The Thieves of Stonewood

The Thieves of Stonewood
Author: Jeremy Hayes
Publsiher: Jeremy Hayes
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2013-03
ISBN: 0991864204
Category: Fantasy fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thieves of Stonewood Book Excerpt:

Welcome to Stonewood. A large and wealthy city where thieves, thugs, and assassins lurk behind every shadow. The powerful Thieves Guild controls the underworld and only members are permitted to commit crimes within their city. This is the tale of Harcourt, a down-on-his-luck thief who desperately needs to gain a membership into the Guild. Jalanna, the love of his life has been scarred in a terrible fire and a priest claims he can heal her scars, but for a hefty price in gold. A near-impossible amount to acquire for a homeless thief without a Guild membership. Luck is not on the rogue's side as his goal slips further and further out of reach. Forces conspire against him. Then a chance encounter on a fateful night, could change Harcourt's life forever.

Desert Thieves

Desert Thieves
Author: Dan Walker
Publsiher: Oxford University Press - Children
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-08-03
ISBN: 0192747045
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desert Thieves Book Excerpt:

Author Daniel Walker, has created an imaginative world where thieves sail the skies in flying galleons - an action-packed adventure series of epic scale. Zoya DeLarose wakes amongst the smoldering wreckage of the Dragonfly, the rest of the crew are nowhere to be seen but she doesn't have time to look for them, the Aviation Army are approaching and the only option she has as a fugitive is to run. Now Zoya must put everything she's learnt as a sky thief to the test as she travels across the vast desert plains, evading capture, to find the Dragonfly's crew and defeat her enemies once and for all. The second book in an exciting new series, perfect for fans of adventure.

Study Guide City of Thieves by David Benioff SuperSummary

Study Guide  City of Thieves by David Benioff  SuperSummary
Author: SuperSummary
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2019-02-17
ISBN: 9781797034461
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide City of Thieves by David Benioff SuperSummary Book Excerpt:

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 36-page guide for "City of Thieves" by David Benioff includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 27 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 10 important quotes, discussion topics, and key themes like Male Socialization and War changes people's values and behavior.

My American Harp

My American Harp
Author: Surazeus Astarius
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN: 1365807142
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My American Harp Book Excerpt:

"My American Harp" presents 1,169 poems written 2010-2014 by Surazeus that explore what it means to be an American in the modern world of an interconnected global civilization.

City of Rogues and Schnorrers

City of Rogues and Schnorrers
Author: Jarrod Tanny
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0253223288
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City of Rogues and Schnorrers Book Excerpt:

Old Odessa, on the Black Sea, gained notoriety as a legendary city of Jewish gangsters and swindlers, a frontier boomtown mythologized for the adventurers, criminals, and merrymakers who flocked there to seek easy wealth and lead lives of debauchery and excess. Odessa is also famed for the brand of Jewish humor brought there in the 19th century from the shtetls of Eastern Europe and that flourished throughout Soviet times. From a broad historical perspective, Jarrod Tanny examines the hybrid Judeo-Russian culture that emerged in Odessa in the 19th century and persisted through the Soviet era and beyond. The book shows how the art of eminent Soviet-era figures such as Isaac Babel, Il'ia Ilf, Evgenii Petrov, and Leonid Utesov grew out of the Odessa Russian-Jewish culture into which they were born and which shaped their lives.

Figaro in London

Figaro in London
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1836
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Figaro in London Book Excerpt:

Poverty Mendicity and Crime Or The Facts Examinations c Upon which the Report was Founded

Poverty  Mendicity  and Crime  Or  The Facts  Examinations   c  Upon which the Report was Founded
Author: W. A. Miles
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 168
Release: 1839
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Begging
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poverty Mendicity and Crime Or The Facts Examinations c Upon which the Report was Founded Book Excerpt:

Prosecuting Women

Prosecuting Women
Author: Ariadne Schmidt
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN: 9004424911
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prosecuting Women Book Excerpt:

In the early modern period women played a prominent role in crime. At times they even made up half of all defendants. Female criminality was a typically urban phenomenon. Why do we find so many women before the Dutch criminal courts?

Metal Scrappers and Thieves

Metal Scrappers and Thieves
Author: Benjamin F. Stickle
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2017-07-19
ISBN: 3319575023
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metal Scrappers and Thieves Book Excerpt:

This book explores the little-known world of scrappers and metal thieves. Benjamin F. Stickle bases his study on field research collected while traversing communities with thieves and scrappers. Drawing on candid interviews, observations of criminals at work, and participation in the scrapping subculture, the volume describes the subculture of scrappers and identifies differences between scrappers and metal thieves. Through the offenders’ perspective, often quoting their candid responses, Stickle explores the motivations for metal theft as well as the techniques and methods for successfully committing theft. The book discusses how these methods and techniques are learned and identifies ways—often through the thieves’ own words—to prevent metal theft. Throughout the book, Stickle also challenges common assumptions about this community and identifies wider policy implications.

Two Thieves in Paradise

Two Thieves in Paradise
Author: Steven Service
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1365146731
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Thieves in Paradise Book Excerpt:

Battle Dragons

Battle Dragons
Author: Alex London
Publsiher: Scholastic Incorporated
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-09-21
ISBN: 9781338716542
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battle Dragons Book Excerpt:

In a modern mega-city built around dragons, one boy gets caught up in the world of underground dragon battles and a high-stakes gang war that could tear his family apart. Once, dragons nearly drove themselves to extinction. But in the city of Drakopolis, humans domesticated them centuries ago. Now dragons haul the city's cargo, taxi its bustling people between skyscrapers, and advertise its wares in bright, neon displays. Most famously of all, the dragons battle. Different breeds take to the skies in nighttime bouts between the infamous kins--criminal gangs who rule through violence and intimidation. Abel has always loved dragons, but after a disastrous showing in his dragon rider's exam, he's destined never to fly one himself. All that changes the night his sister appears at his window, entrusting him with a secret...and a stolen dragon. Turns out, his big sister is a dragon thief! Too bad his older brother is a rising star in Drakopolis law enforcement... To protect his friends and his family, Abel must partner with the stolen beast, riding in kin battles and keeping more secrets than a dragon has scales. When everyone wants him fighting on their side, can Abel figure out what's worth fighting for?

City of Thieves

City of Thieves
Author: Ian Livingstone
Publsiher: Fighting Fantasy
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2017-08-03
ISBN: 9781407181264
Category: Fantasy fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City of Thieves Book Excerpt:

PART STORY, PART GAME - PURE ADVENTURE! Are YOU brave enough to walk the dangerous, dark alleyways of Port Blacksand.' You must travel to the dark tower of demonic sorcerer Zanbar Bone, to put an end to his reign of terror. But you'll have to make it past the bloodthirsty thieves and creeping creatures of the night who lurk in Port Blacksand first. step up, hero, it's time to fight!

A Certain Ms Ball

A Certain Ms  Ball
Author: Walter J. Kastner
Publsiher: CCB Publishing
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2015
ISBN: 177143211X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Certain Ms Ball Book Excerpt:

A Certain Ms. Ball is a historical romance adventure for all those eggheads, children, and grownups who want to know how high-tech and the space age were started, who the nerds really were who advanced the arts and the sciences we take for granted today. The interfaces for DVDs, the Internet, lasers, and fiber optics to collect light from a laser source and focus it to a point for readout or for coupling to another fiber optic for communications are tiny glass spheres, some as small as 1/100 of an inch in diameter. Our two-millimeter heroine, Crystal, is born in A.D. 523 on the Arabian shore during a lightning storm. A shepherd boy finds her and keeps her until he dies as sultan. Shahrazad is his destiny, but he will have to wait. Crystal has many adventures with well-known historical figures. Our hero is reborn in 1636 and starts his search for Crystal, from her legend. As Captain Nemo he finds Crystal and his destiny. Their son remains to seek his destiny.

Thieves of Book Row

Thieves of Book Row
Author: Travis McDade
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2015-08-06
ISBN: 0190239719
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thieves of Book Row Book Excerpt:

In Thieves of Book Row, Travis McDade tells the gripping tale of the worst book-theft ring in American history, and the intrepid detective who brought it down. Both a fast-paced, true-life thriller, Thieves of Book Row provides a fascinating look at the history of crime and literary culture.