The Devils of Cardona

The Devils of Cardona
Author: Matthew Carr
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN: 1101982756
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devils of Cardona Book Excerpt:

"A thrilling quest for justice... [A] novel that is as exciting as it is enlightening from its first pages to its satisfying end.” —The New York Times Book Review “A page-turner in the proper sense… Mr. Carr has written a gripping and enjoyable novel.” —The Wall Street Journal The gripping story of the dangerous high-stakes worlds of politics and religion in sixteenth-century Spain as a mysterious Muslim killer retaliates against the Catholic Church. In March 1584, the priest of Belamar de la Sierra, a small town in Aragon near the French border, is murdered in his own church. Most of the town’s inhabitants are Moriscos, former Muslims who converted to Catholicism. Anxious to avert a violent backlash on the eve of a royal visit, an adviser to King Philip II appoints local magistrate Bernardo de Mendoza to investigate. A soldier and humanist, Mendoza doesn’t always live up to the moral standards expected of court officials, but he has a reputation for incorruptibility. From the beginning, Mendoza finds almost universal hatred for the priest. And it isn’t long before he’s drawn into a complex and dangerous world in which greed, fanaticism, and state policy overlap. And as the killings continue, Mendoza's investigation is overshadowed by the real prospect of an ethnic and religious civil war. By turns an involving historical thriller and a novel with parallels to our own time, The Devils of Cardona is an unexpected and compelling read.

The Devil on Screen

The Devil on Screen
Author: Charles P. Mitchell
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2015-06-08
ISBN: 1476605335
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devil on Screen Book Excerpt:

The Devil has been represented in many film genres, including horror, comedy, the musical, fantasy, satire, drama, and the religious epic, and in these works has assumed many shapes and forms. This book begins with a discussion of how the devil has been portrayed on stage, how that portrayal carried over to the big screen, and what are the standard elements of a satanic plot. Each entry in the filmography includes year of production, running time, writer, editor, cinematographer, producer, and director, evaluative rating, annotated cast list, plot synopsis, overall appraisal, and a spotlight on the actor playing Satan.

A Virtue of Disobedience

A Virtue of Disobedience
Author: Asim Qureshi
Publsiher: Unbound Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-09-19
ISBN: 1789650763
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Virtue of Disobedience Book Excerpt:

‘I hope that this short thought provoking meditation on rightful responses to injustice will trigger a societal discussion for the conscience and future of liberal democracies.’ Marc Sageman, former CIA officer ‘I find Qureshi’s personal tone profound and loud, and it does what all good works of politics and anti-racism should. It makes visible the most intimate ways white power impacts us, destroy us, and has us dream about our futures.’ Yassir Morsi, author of Radical Skin, Moderate Masks ‘Drawing on an extraordinary range of influences that includes Primo Levi, Tupac Shakur, fourteenth century Islamic jurists and the Qu’ran, Qureshi weaves a moving account of his personal political journey through the horrors of the early 21st century into an inspirational call for racial and political justice and critical Islamic scholarship.’ Matthew Carr, author of Blood & Faith: The Purging of Muslim Spain In this new work of political philosophy, Asim Qureshi reflects on injustice he sees in the world around him. Covering issues from torture and extrajudicial killings, to racism and discrimination, A Virtue of Disobedience takes the reader on a journey through the history of oppression, and begins a conversation about how previous acts of resistance and disobedience, through faith and virtue, can be liberating in the range of contemporary issues communities face today.

The Savage Frontier

The Savage Frontier
Author: Matthew Carr
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2018-12-18
ISBN: 1620974282
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Savage Frontier Book Excerpt:

A sweeping historical travelogue of the contentious border of France and Spain, in the great tradition of Bruce Chatwin and Jan Morris With the Catalonia crisis making international headlines, the unique cultural and geographic region bordering Spain and France has once again moved to the center of the world’s attention. In The Savage Frontier, acclaimed author and journalist Matthew Carr uncovers the fascinating, multilayered story of the Pyrenees region—at once a forbidding, mountainous frontier zone of stunning beauty, home to a unique culture, and a site of sharp conflict between nations and empires. Carr follows the routes taken by monks, soldiers, poets, pilgrims, and refugees. He examines the people and events that have shaped the Pyrenees across the centuries, with a cast of characters including Napoleon, Hannibal, and Charlemagne; the eccentric British climber Henry Russell; Francisco Sabaté Llopart, the Catalan anarchist who waged a lone war against the Franco regime across the Pyrenees for years after the civil war; Camino de Santiago pilgrims; and the cellist Pablo Casals, who spent twenty-three years in exile only a few miles from the Spanish border to show his disgust and disapproval of the Spanish regime. The Savage Frontier is a book that will spark a new awareness and appreciation of one of the most haunting, magical, and dramatic landscapes on earth.

Blood and Faith

Blood and Faith
Author: Matthew Carr
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2017-02-17
ISBN: 1787384357
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood and Faith Book Excerpt:

In 1609, the entire Muslim population of Spain was given three days to leave Spanish territory or else be killed. In a brutal and traumatic exodus, entire families were forced to abandon the homes and villages where they had lived for generations. In just five years, Muslim Spain had effectively ceased to exist: an estimated 300,000 Muslims had been removed from Spanish territory making it what was then the largest act of ethnic cleansing in European history. Blood and Faith is a riveting chronicle of this virtually unknown episode, set against the vivid historical backdrop of Muslim Spain. It offers a remarkable window onto a little-known period in modern Europe - a rich and complex tale of competing faiths and beliefs, of cultural oppression and resistance against overwhelming odds.

The Devil s Necktie

The Devil s Necktie
Author: John Lansing
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-06-20
ISBN: 1501110292
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devil s Necktie Book Excerpt:

Retired inspector Jack Bertolino had strict rules when dealing with confidential informants. But Mia had the kind of beauty that could make a grown man contemplate leaving his wife, his job, and his kids. After a passionate night together, Mia is found murdered--and Jack is the lead suspect.

Blond Cargo

Blond Cargo
Author: John Lansing
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-04-25
ISBN: 1501110284
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blond Cargo Book Excerpt:

Jack Bertolino's son, Chris, was the victim of a brutal murder attempt and Vincent Cardona, a mafia boss, provided information that helped Jack take down the perpetrator of the crime. Jack accepted the favor knowing there'd be blowback. In "Blond Cargo" the mobster's daughter has gone missing and Cardona turned in his chit. Jack discovers that the young, blond, mafia princess has been kidnapped and imprisoned while rich, politically connected men negotiate her value as a sex slave.

Art of Estrangement

Art of Estrangement
Author: Pamela Anne Patton
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0271053836
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art of Estrangement Book Excerpt:

"Examines the influential role of visual images in reinforcing the efforts of Spain's Christian-ruled kingdoms to renegotiate the role of their Jewish minority following the territorial expansions of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries"--Provided by publisher.

The Coke Machine

The Coke Machine
Author: Michael Blanding
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN: 1101551062
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Coke Machine Book Excerpt:

The Coke Machine takes readers deep inside the Coca-Cola Company and its international franchisees to reveal how they became the number one brand in the world, and just how far they'll go to stay there. Ever since its "I'd like to teach the world to sing" commercials from the 1970s, Coca-Cola has billed itself as the world's beverage, uniting all colors and cultures in a mutual love of its caramel-sweet sugar water. The formula has worked incredibly well-making it one of the most profitable companies on the planet and "Coca-Cola" the world's second- most recognized word after "hello." However, as the company expands its reach into both domestic and foreign markets, an increasing number of the world's citizens are finding the taste of Coke more bitter than sweet. Journalist Michael Blanding's The Coke Machine probes shocking accusations about the company's global impact, including: ? Coca-Cola's history of winning at any cost, even if it meant that its franchisees were making deals with the Nazis and Guatemalan paramilitary squads ? How Coke has harmed children's health and contributed to an obesity epidemic through exclusive soda contracts in schools ? The horrific environmental impact of Coke bottling plants in India and Mexico, where water supplies have been decimated while toxic pollution has escalated ? That Coke bottlers stand accused of conspiring with paramilitaries to threaten, kidnap, and murder union leaders in their bottling plants in Colombia A disturbing portrait drawn from an award-winning journalist's daring, in-depth research, The Coke Machine is the first comprehensive probe of the company and its secret formula for greed. COKE is a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company. This book is not authorized by or endorsed by The Coca-Cola Company.

Amexica

Amexica
Author: Ed Vulliamy
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2010-10-07
ISBN: 1407074911
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amexica Book Excerpt:

Between the interiors of the USA and Mexico lies a borderland: Amexica. A terrain astride the world’s busiest frontier, teeming with migrants, factory workers, narcos, tourists, heroines and heroes, ranchers and rogues. A border both porous and harsh, criss-crossed by a million people every day. A warzone, where a grotesque pastiche of the globalised economy plays out in a tragedy of unfathomable violence as drug cartels and state forces face off. Amexica is a journey through the cartels’ reach into the borderland’s daily life: through migrant camps, drug-smuggling ‘plazas’, rehab centres, sweatshop factories and the mass-murder of women. Updated with new material ten years on it paints an essential portrait of a country under siege - and testament to people who carry on regardless. ‘Previously, to understand the ruthlessness, ambition and impact of today's global criminals, you needed to read Roberto Saviano's Gomorrah and Misha Glenny's McMafia. Now, you also need to read Vulliamy's Amexica’ The Sunday Times

A Scary Little Christmas

A Scary Little Christmas
Author: Matthew C. DuPée
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2022-06-07
ISBN: 147664540X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Scary Little Christmas Book Excerpt:

Controversial yet beloved among audiences, Christmas-themed horror movies emerged in the early 1970s and gained a notorious reputation with Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984), depicting Santa as an ax-wielding maniac. Some parents and conservative groups condemned the film, while others embraced the portrayal of Yuletide as a backdrop for fear and dread. Drawing on interviews with directors, producers, special effects artists, photographers and actors, this book celebrates the sordid, colorful history of the Christmas horror subgenre. Psycho Santa films such as Christmas Evil (1980) and 3615 code Pere Noel (1989) are examined, along with "Yule-Die" slashers like The Dorm that Dripped Blood (1982), Black Christmas (1974) and Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972). Commercial successes like Gremlins (1984) and Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) are covered, as well as more recent releases such as Better Watch Out (2016), Red Christmas (2016) and Deathcember (2019). Rare photographs, promotional materials and an annotated filmography are provided.

Belching Out the Devil

Belching Out the Devil
Author: Mark Thomas
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-03-26
ISBN: 1407022288
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Belching Out the Devil Book Excerpt:

Coca-Cola and its logo are everywhere. In our homes, our workplaces, even our schools. It is a company that sponsors the Olympics, backs US presidents and even re-brands Santa Claus. A truly universal product, it has even been served in space. From Istanbul to Mexico City, Mark travels the globe investigating the stories and people Coca-Cola's iconic advertising campaigns don't mention. Child labourers in the sugar cane fields of El Salvador. Indian workers exposed to toxic chemicals. Colombian union leaders falsely accused of terrorism and jailed alongside the paramilitaries who want to kill them. And many more... Provocative, funny and stirring, Belching Out the Devil investigates the truth behind one of the planet's biggest brands.

Plays of the Year

Plays of the Year
Author: John Courtenay Trewin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plays of the Year Book Excerpt:

The Works of John Dryden Dramatic works

The Works of John Dryden  Dramatic works
Author: John Dryden,Walter Scott
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 658
Release: 1882
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Works of John Dryden Dramatic works Book Excerpt:

The Dramatic Works of John Dryden

The Dramatic Works of John Dryden
Author: John Dryden,Walter Scott
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 678
Release: 1882
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dramatic Works of John Dryden Book Excerpt:

The Works of John Dryden

The Works of John Dryden
Author: Walter Scott
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2020-07-25
ISBN: 3752343281
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Works of John Dryden Book Excerpt:

Reproduction of the original: The Works of John Dryden by Walter Scott

The Works of John Dryden

The Works of John Dryden
Author: John Dryden
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1884
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Works of John Dryden Book Excerpt:

The works of John Dryden Vol 6

The works of John Dryden  Vol  6
Author: John Dryden
Publsiher: VM eBooks
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-02-02
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The works of John Dryden Vol 6 Book Excerpt:

able of Contents LIMBERHAM. TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN, LORD VAUGHAN, and c [ 1]. PROLOGUE. DRAMATIS PERSONÆ LIMBERHAM; KIND KEEPER. A SONG. I. II. ACT II. SCENE I. SCENE changes to Limberham's apartment. LIMBERHAM SINGING. ACT III.—SCENE I. A SONG FROM THE ITALIAN. SCENE II.—Mr Woodall's Chamber. ACT IV.—SCENE I. SCENE opens to Brainsick's Apartment. SCENE II.—Woodall and Tricksy discovered in the Garden-house. ACT V.—SCENE I. ŒDIPUS. ŒDIPUS. PREFACE. PROLOGUE. DRAMATIS PERSONÆ. ŒDIPUS. SONG TO APOLLO. ACT IV. SCENE I. ACT V.—SCENE I. EPILOGUE. CARDINAL NORFOLK. PLEBEIANS. TROILUS AND CRESSIDA: TRUTH FOUND TOO LATE. TROILUS AND CRESSIDA. THE PREFACE. DRAMATIS PERSONÆ. TROILUS AND CRESSIDA SCENE II.—Troy. SCENE II. SCENE III.—The Camp. ACT III. SCENE I. SCENE II. I. II. ACT IV. SCENE I. SCENE II. ACT V. SCENE I. SCENE II—The Camp. SPANISH FRIAR; THE DOUBLE DISCOVERY. THE SPANISH FRIAR. TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN, LORD HAUGHTON [ 1]. PROLOGUE. DRAMATIS PERSONÆ. SPANISH FRIAR: DOUBLE DISCOVERY. ACT I.—SCENE I. SCENE II. SCENE II.—A Chamber. A Table and Wine set out. SCENE III.—A Chamber. SCENE II.—Elvira's Chamber. SCENE III.—A Bed Chamber. SCENE II.—The Court. SONG. SCENE II.—The Palace-Yard. Drums and Trumpets within.

Latsploitation Exploitation Cinemas and Latin America

Latsploitation  Exploitation Cinemas  and Latin America
Author: Victoria Ruétalo,Dolores Tierney
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2009-05-07
ISBN: 1135848769
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latsploitation Exploitation Cinemas and Latin America Book Excerpt:

Exploring the much neglected area of Latin American exploitation cinema, this anthology challenges established continental and national histories and canons which often exclude exploitation cinema due to its perceived ‘low’ cultural status. It argues that Latin American exploitation cinema makes an important aesthetic and social contribution to the larger body of Latin American cinema – often competing with Hollywood and more mainstream national cinemas in terms of popularity.

The Magical State

The Magical State
Author: Fernando Coronil
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 470
Release: 1997-11-10
ISBN: 9780226116020
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magical State Book Excerpt:

In 1935, after the death of dictator General Juan Vicente Gómez, Venezuela consolidated its position as the world's major oil exporter and began to establish what today is South America's longest-lasting democratic regime. Endowed with the power of state oil wealth, successive presidents appeared as transcendent figures who could magically transform Venezuela into a modern nation. During the 1974-78 oil boom, dazzling development projects promised finally to effect this transformation. Yet now the state must struggle to appease its foreign creditors, counter a declining economy, and contain a discontented citizenry. In critical dialogue with contemporary social theory, Fernando Coronil examines key transformations in Venezuela's polity, culture, and economy, recasting theories of development and highlighting the relevance of these processes for other postcolonial nations. The result is a timely and compelling historical ethnography of political power at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary reflections on modernity and the state.