City on Fire

City on Fire
Author: Anna Rose Alexander
Publsiher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2016-04-30
ISBN: 0822981467
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City on Fire Book Excerpt:

By the mid-nineteenth century, efforts to modernize and industrialize Mexico City had the unintended consequence of exponentially increasing the risk of fire while also breeding a culture of fear. Through an array of archival sources, Anna Rose Alexander argues that fire became a catalyst for social change, as residents mobilized to confront the problem. Advances in engineering and medicine soon fostered the rise of distinct fields of fire-related expertise while conversely, the rise of fire-profiteering industries allowed entrepreneurs to capitalize on crisis. City on Fire demonstrates that both public and private engagements with fire risk highlight the inequalities that characterized Mexican society at the turn of the twentieth century.

City on Fire

City on Fire
Author: Tracy Higley
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-09-24
ISBN: 1401687539
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City on Fire Book Excerpt:

Previously released as Pompeii. As Vesuvius churns, a slave girl-turned-gladiator joins forces with an unlikely source to seek justice. In the coastal town of Pompeii, a new gladiator prepares to fight. But this gladiator hides a deadly secret: she’s a runaway Jewish slave girl named Ariella, disguised as a young boy. A savvy fighter, Ariella determines to triumph in the arena, knowing her life will be forfeit should anyone uncover the truth. Cato, a wealthy politician, moved to Pompeii after tiring of the corruption in Rome. But he soon learns that Pompeii is just as corrupt, and if he doesn’t play the game, his family could pay the price. Determined to bring about justice for the citizens of Pompeii, Cato searches for allies. But what he discovers instead is a confounding group of Christians . . . and a young female gladiator whose fame is growing daily. Political unrest reaches a boiling point as Christians are jailed and executed, and the mountain in the distance threatens to destroy the city with its river of fire. Cato and Ariella must act quickly and courageously to save their loved ones before all is lost.

Meat City on Fire and Other Assorted Debacles

Meat City on Fire and Other Assorted Debacles
Author: Angel Luis Colón
Publsiher: Down & Out Books
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2017-12-04
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meat City on Fire and Other Assorted Debacles Book Excerpt:

Angel Luis Colón invites you on a short tour of the world as a literary mix tape to that strange goth girl with the lazy eye who still wants nothing to do with you; no matter how good that fedora looks on your head. So what’s in store for your brain? Follow three major moments in the life of gambling addict and mafia muscle, Sean Clarke as he goes from softhearted kid to full blown bastard to broken old man. Thrill at the short-lived and incredibly violent courtship, marriage, and honeymoon of Hank and Annie. The set of the country’s most popular trash TV talk show is appropriately trashier than what makes the air. Beards make absolutely terrible trophies. Sometimes you’ll crawl through the fire and smoke for a chance at a semi-decent score and a way out of working in a place called “Meat City”. All that along with even more violence, revenge, Lee Van Cleef, light sex crimes, and cannibals than you can shake a stick at!

City on Fire September 11 23 Elul 5761

City on Fire  September 11  23 Elul 5761
Author: Sorah Shapiro
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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City on Fire

City on Fire
Author: Garth Risk Hallberg
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 903
Release: 2015
ISBN: 9780804172950
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City on Fire Book Excerpt:

The all-too-human individuals who live within this extraordinary first novel are: Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city's biggest fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Sam, two Long Island teenagers seduced by downtown's nascent punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter; his spunky, West Coast-transplant neighbor; and the detective trying to figure out what they all have to do with a shooting in Central Park. From post-Vietnam youth culture to the fiscal crisis, from a lushly appointed townhouse on Sutton Place to a derelict squat on East 3rd Street, this city on fire is at once recognizable and completely unexpected. And when the infamous blackout of July 13th, 1977 plunges it into darkness, each of these entangled lives will be changed, irrevocably.

The Englishman s Hebrew and Chaldee concordance of the Old Testament based on the unpubl work of W De Burgh ed by G V Wigram

The Englishman s Hebrew and Chaldee concordance of the Old Testament based on the unpubl  work of W  De Burgh  ed  by G V  Wigram
Author: George Vicesimus Wigram
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1860
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Englishman s Hebrew and Chaldee concordance of the Old Testament based on the unpubl work of W De Burgh ed by G V Wigram Book Excerpt:

The Englishman s Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament

The Englishman s Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament
Author: George V. Wigram
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1760
Release: 1866
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Englishman s Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament Book Excerpt:

Quentin Tarantino FAQ

Quentin Tarantino FAQ
Author: Dale Sherman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-02-01
ISBN: 1495025977
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quentin Tarantino FAQ Book Excerpt:

QUENTIN TARANTINO FAQ: EVERYTHING LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT THE ORIGINAL RESERVOIR DOG

Enchanted Evenings

Enchanted Evenings
Author: Geoffrey Block
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2009-10-30
ISBN: 9780199741502
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enchanted Evenings Book Excerpt:

This new second edition of Enchanted Evenings offers theater lovers an illuminating behind-the-scenes tour of some of America's best loved, most admired, and most enduring musicals. Readers will find such all-time favorites as Show Boat, Carousel, Kiss Me, Kate, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, and Phantom of the Opera. Geoffrey Block provides a documentary history of each of the musicals, showing how each work took shape and revealing, at the same time, how the American musical evolved from the 1920s to today, both on stage and on screen. The book's particular focus is on the music, offering a wealth of detail about how librettist, lyricist, composer, and director work together to shape the piece. Block also includes trenchant social commentary and lively backstage anecdotes. Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Rodgers and Hart, Kurt Weill, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Frank Loesser, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and other luminaries emerge as hardworking craftsmen under enormous pressure to sell tickets without compromising their dramatic vision. The second edition includes a greatly expanded chapter on Sondheim, a new chapter on Lloyd Webber, and two new chapters on the film adaptations of the main musicals featured in the text (including such hard to find films as the original 1936 version of Anything Goes and the 1959 film adaptation of Porgy and Bess). Packed with information, including a complete discography and plot synopses and song-by-song scenic outlines for each of the fourteen shows, Enchanted Evenings is an essential reference as well as a riveting history. "A solid and fascinating work that should become a model of how to investigate and report on the evolution of a musical. Block's research is persuasive and his writing vivid. . . Indispensable for anyone who cares to know more about Broadway musicals than Playbill can provide." --Steven Bach, The Los Angeles Times Book Review

The Charter of the City of Albany

The Charter of the City of Albany
Author: Albany
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 158
Release: 1800
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Albany (N.Y.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Charter of the City of Albany Book Excerpt:

Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema
Author: Lisa Odham Stokes,Rachel Braaten
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 652
Release: 2020-01-15
ISBN: 1538120623
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema Book Excerpt:

Hong Kong cinema began attracting international attention in the 1980s. By the early 1990s, Hong Kong had become "Hollywood East" as its film industry rose to first in the world in per capita production, was ranked second to the United States in the number of films it exported, and stood third in the world in the number of films produced per year behind the United States and India. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on directors, producers, writers, actors, films, film companies, genres, and terminology. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Hong Kong cinema.

The Clear Word

The Clear Word
Author: Jack Blanco
Publsiher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
Total Pages: 1322
Release: 1996-06
ISBN: 9780970011169
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Clear Word Book Excerpt:

This devotional paraphrase brings the thoughts expressed in the Bible into clear focus.The result is that you find not only more understanding in reading the Bible, but more joy. Perfect for devotional reading, this edition features an easier-to-use format.

Asbestos and Fire

Asbestos and Fire
Author: Rachel Maines
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-08-30
ISBN: 0813570239
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asbestos and Fire Book Excerpt:

For much of the industrial era, asbestos was a widely acclaimed benchmark material. During its heyday, it was manufactured into nearly three thousand different products, most of which protected life and property from heat, flame, and electricity. It was used in virtually every industry from hotel keeping to military technology to chemical manufacturing, and was integral to building construction from shacks to skyscrapers in every community across the United States. Beginning in the mid-1960s, however, this once popular mineral began a rapid fall from grace as growing attention to the serious health risks associated with it began to overshadow the protections and benefits it provided. In this thought-provoking and controversial book, Rachel Maines challenges the recent vilification of asbestos by providing a historical perspective on Americans’ changing perceptions about risk. She suggests that the very success of asbestos and other fire-prevention technologies in containing deadly blazes has led to a sort of historical amnesia about the very risks they were supposed to reduce. Asbestos and Fire is not only the most thoroughly researched and balanced look at the history of asbestos, it is also an important contribution to a larger debate that considers how the risks of technological solutions should be evaluated. As technology offers us ever-increasing opportunities to protect and prevent, Maines urges that learning to accept and effectively address the unintended consequences of technological innovations is a growing part of our collective responsibility.

A Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible

A Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible
Author: Nathaniel West
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 958
Release: 1853
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible Book Excerpt:

Cities and Wetlands

Cities and Wetlands
Author: Rod Giblett
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-08-11
ISBN: 1474269834
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cities and Wetlands Book Excerpt:

This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. From New Orleans to New York, from London to Paris to Venice, many of the world's great cities were built on wetlands and swamps. Cities and Wetlands is the first book to explore the literary and cultural histories of these cities and their relationships to their environments and buried histories. Developing a ground-breaking new mode of psychoanalytic ecology and surveying a wide range of major cities in North America and Europe, ecocritic and activist Rod Giblett shows how the wetland origins of these cities haunt their later literature and culture and might prompt us to reconsider the relationship between human culture and the environment. Cities covered include: Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Hamburg, London, New Orleans, New York, Paris, St. Petersburg, Toronto, Venice and Washington.

The Golden Age of Disaster Cinema

The Golden Age of Disaster Cinema
Author: Nik Havert
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-05-06
ISBN: 1476667306
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Golden Age of Disaster Cinema Book Excerpt:

From the 1950s through the 1970s, disaster movies were a wildly popular genre. Audiences thrilled at the spectacle of these films, many of which were considered glamorous for their time. Derided by critics, they became box office hits and cult classics, inspiring filmmakers around the globe. Some of them launched the careers of producers, directors and actors who would go on to create some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters. With more than 40 interviews with actors, actresses, producers, stuntmen, special effects artists and others, this book covers the Golden Age of sinking ships, burning buildings, massive earthquakes, viral pandemics and outbreaks of animal madness.

A Complete Concordance to the Bible of the Last Translation The Whole Reviewed Corrected and Much Enlarged by Clement Cotton Etc

A Complete Concordance to the Bible of the Last Translation     The Whole Reviewed  Corrected  and Much Enlarged by Clement Cotton  Etc
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1638
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Complete Concordance to the Bible of the Last Translation The Whole Reviewed Corrected and Much Enlarged by Clement Cotton Etc Book Excerpt:

A Concordance to the Canonical Books of the Old and New Testament to which are added a Concordance to the books called Apocrypha and a Concordance to the Psalter contained in the Book of Common Prayer The preface signed T B M i e Thomas B Murray The concordance to the Bible and Apocrypha compiled by T B Murray Michael Biggs and others that to the Psalter by Charles Girdlestone

A Concordance to the Canonical Books of the Old and New Testament  to which are added a Concordance to the books called Apocrypha  and a Concordance to the Psalter  contained in the Book of Common Prayer   The preface signed  T  B  M   i e  Thomas B  Murray  The concordance to the Bible and Apocrypha compiled by T  B  Murray  Michael Biggs and others  that to the Psalter by Charles Girdlestone
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1423
Release: 1859
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concordance to the Canonical Books of the Old and New Testament to which are added a Concordance to the books called Apocrypha and a Concordance to the Psalter contained in the Book of Common Prayer The preface signed T B M i e Thomas B Murray The concordance to the Bible and Apocrypha compiled by T B Murray Michael Biggs and others that to the Psalter by Charles Girdlestone Book Excerpt:

Ancestors

Ancestors
Author: Gertrude Atherton
Publsiher: The Floating Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN: 1776527127
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancestors Book Excerpt:

Although author Gertrude Atherton was born and died in her beloved home state of California, she spent a significant amount of time touring and living in Europe. In Ancestors, she puts her experience as a world traveler to good use, spinning an entertaining yarn about several aristocratic English ladies who decide to liven up their twilight years by touring the rough-and-tumble landscape of the American frontier.

Reel Knockouts

Reel Knockouts
Author: Martha McCaughey,Neal King
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 0292778376
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reel Knockouts Book Excerpt:

When Thelma and Louise outfought the men who had tormented them, women across America discovered what male fans of action movies have long known—the empowering rush of movie violence. Yet the duo's escapades also provoked censure across a wide range of viewers, from conservatives who felt threatened by the up-ending of women's traditional roles to feminists who saw the pair's use of male-style violence as yet another instance of women's co-option by the patriarchy. In the first book-length study of violent women in movies, Reel Knockouts makes feminist sense of violent women in films from Hollywood to Hong Kong, from top-grossing to direct-to-video, and from cop-action movies to X-rated skin flicks. Contributors from a variety of disciplines analyze violent women's respective places in the history of cinema, in the lives of viewers, and in the feminist response to male violence against women. The essays in part one, "Genre Films," turn to film cycles in which violent women have routinely appeared. The essays in part two, "New Bonds and New Communities," analyze movies singly or in pairs to determine how women's movie brutality fosters solidarity amongst the characters or their audiences. All of the contributions look at films not simply in terms of whether they properly represent women or feminist principles, but also as texts with social contexts and possible uses in the re-construction of masculinity and femininity.