The Immortalists

The Immortalists
Author: Gabriel David
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2011-12
ISBN: 110511905X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Immortalists Book Excerpt:

He was a hedonist and a misogynist, a cynic and a narcissist. But that all changed when, on a seemingly regular day, in a seemingly normal tone, his "uncle" told him that he was immortal. The Immortalists is a story of one man's life and his transformation from materialism to spiritualism. It is an enlightening tale that shows how one man, against seemingly insurmountable odds, can make a difference in the lives of millions. Follow along on a journey that will illuminate the beauty and power of human compassion and morality.

The Immortalists

The Immortalists
Author: Chloe Benjamin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-01-09
ISBN: 1472245016
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Immortalists Book Excerpt:

'Once I started reading The Immortalists, I resented every moment I had to spend away from the book until I'd finished' Stylist 'A compelling and utterly absorbing read with virtuoso storytelling on display' Sunday Express It's 1969, and holed up in a grimy tenement building in New York's Lower East Side is a travelling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the date they will die. The four Gold children, too young for what they're about to hear, sneak out to learn their fortunes. Such prophecies could be dismissed as trickery and nonsense, yet the Golds bury theirs deep. Over the years that follow they attempt to ignore, embrace, cheat and defy the 'knowledge' given to them that day - but it will shape the course of their lives forever. Readers love The Immortalists: 'I read this book over three days and will remember it for a lifetime' ***** 'This is a book that I never wanted to finish reading. I truly enjoyed each single word of it' ***** 'A book of epic proportions. . . mystical and hugely memorable . . . I can't praise it highly enough. A must read!' ***** 'Deserves all the noise around it' ***** 'One of those books I wish I could un-read so I could read it all over again for the first time' ***** 'A perfect book club read' *****

The Immortalists

The Immortalists
Author: David M. Friedman
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-12-29
ISBN: 0061963410
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Immortalists Book Excerpt:

His historic career as an aviator made Charles Lindbergh one of the most famous men of the twentieth century, the subject of best-selling biographies and a hit movie, as well as the inspiration for a dance step—the Lindy Hop—that he himself was too shy to try. But for all the attention lavished on Lindbergh, one story has remained untold until now: his macabre scientific collaboration with Dr. Alexis Carrel. This oddest of couples—one a brilliant Nobel Prize-winning surgeon turned social engineer, the other a failed dirt farmer turned hero of the skies—joined forces in 1930 driven by a shared and secret dream: to conquer death and attain immortality. Part Frankenstein, part The Professor and the Madman, and all true, The Immortalists is the remarkable story of how two men of prodigious achievement and equally large character flaws challenged nature's oldest rule, with consequences—personal, professional, and political—that neither man anticipated.

Sex and Sexuality in Early America

Sex and Sexuality in Early America
Author: Merril D. Smith
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1998-09
ISBN: 9780814780671
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex and Sexuality in Early America Book Excerpt:

What role did sexual assault play in the conquest of America? How did American attitudes toward female sexuality evolve, and how was sexuality regulated in the early Republic? Sex and sexuality have always been the subject of much attention, both scholarly and popular. Yet, accounts of the early years of the United States tend to overlook the importance of their influence on the shaping of American culture. Sex and Sexuality in Early America addresses this neglected topic with original research covering a wide spectrum, from sexual behavior to sexual perceptions and imagery. Focusing on the period between the initial contact of Europeans and Native Americans up to 1800, the essays encompass all of colonial North America, including the Caribbean and Spanish territories. Challenging previous assumptions, these essays address such topics as rape as a tool of conquest; perceptions and responses to Native American sexuality; fornication, bastardy, celibacy, and religion in colonial New England; gendered speech in captivity narratives; representations of masculinity in eighteenth- century seduction tales, the sexual cosmos of a southern planter, and sexual transgression and madness in early American fiction. The contributors include Stephanie Wood, Gordon Sayre, Steven Neuwirth, Else L. Hambleton, Erik R. Seeman, Richard Godbeer, Trevor Burnard, Natalie A. Zacek, Wayne Bodle, Heather Smyth, Rodney Hessinger, and Karen A. Weyler.

Machines

Machines
Author: Raymond Henri
Publsiher: BHC Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-04-29
ISBN: 1643972189
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Machines Book Excerpt:

Three years after the Battle of Rift Ridge, Mink is still struggling as he adjusts to his new life as a Machinist in the high-tech world of Freeland. Two goals push him to keep going: developing his newly discovered affinity for metal and avenging his lost love. Both will require him to break the law. Mink’s unique talents are illegal to use but his skill of manipulating metal soon catches the attention of a clandestine revolutionary group, who offer to help him achieve his objectives in exchange for sharing his abilities. When a plot to destroy his former home is discovered, Mink will have no choice but to trust an unknown ally and hope that his newly acquired skills will be enough to save them before his past catches up to him.

Documentary Voice Vision

Documentary Voice   Vision
Author: Kelly Anderson,Martin Lucas
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2016-03-31
ISBN: 1317636139
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Documentary Voice Vision Book Excerpt:

Learn the creative and technical essentials of documentary filmmaking with Documentary Voice & Vision. This comprehensive work combines clear, up-to-date technical information, production techniques and gear descriptions with an understanding of how technical choices can create meaning and serve a director’s creative vision. Drawing on the authors’ years of experience as documentary filmmakers, and on interviews with a range of working professionals in the field, the book offers concrete and thoughtful guidance through all stages of production, from finding and researching ideas to production, editing and distribution. Documentary Voice & Vision will help students and aspiring filmmakers think though research and story structure, ethics, legal issues and aesthetics, as well as techniques from camera handling to lighting, sound recording and editing. The book explores a full range of production styles, from expository to impressionistic to observational, and provides an overview of contemporary distribution options. Documentary Voice & Vision is a companion text to Mick Hurbis-Cherrier’s Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production, and employs a similar style and approach to that classic text. This text is written from the perspective of documentary filmmakers, and includes myriad examples from the world of non-fiction filmmaking. A robust companion website featuring additional resources and interactive figures accompanies the book.

Obsessed Book 12 in the Vampire Journals

Obsessed  Book  12 in the Vampire Journals
Author: Morgan Rice
Publsiher: Morgan Rice
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2016-02-08
ISBN: 1632915588
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Obsessed Book 12 in the Vampire Journals Book Excerpt:

"A book to rival TWILIGHT and VAMPIRE DIARIES, and one that will have you wanting to keep reading until the very last page! If you are into adventure, love and vampires this book is the one for you!" --Vampirebooksite.com (regarding Turned) OBSESSED is Book #12—and the final book—of the bestselling series THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, which begins with TURNED (Book #1)--a free download with over 900 five star reviews! In OBSESSED, 16 year old Scarlet Paine races to save her true love, Sage, before he is killed at the hand of the Immortalists. Alienated from her friends and family—and with only one night left before Sage is wiped out—Scarlet is forced to choose whether to sacrifice it all for him. Caitlin and Caleb race desperately to save their daughter, still determined to find a way to cure Scarlet and to end vampirism for all time. Their quest leads them to one shocking secret after the next as they seek to find the ancient, lost vampire city, hidden deep beneath the Sphinx in Egypt. What they find may just change the destiny of the vampire race for all time. Yet it may still be too late. The Immortalist nation is intent on killing Scarlet and Sage, while Kyle, too, is on a murderous rampage, turning Vivian and the entire high school into his own vampire army, set on destroying the town. In OBSESSED, the shocking finale of the 12 book series THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, Scarlet and Caitlin will be left with a monumental choice—one that will change the world forever. Will Scarlet make the ultimate sacrifice to save Sage’s life? Will Caitlin give up everything to save her daughter? Will they both risk everything for love? “Morgan Rice proves herself again to be an extremely talented storyteller….This would appeal to a wide range of audiences, including younger fans of the vampire/fantasy genre. It ended with an unexpected cliffhanger that leaves you shocked.” –The Romance Reviews (regarding Loved)

The Flight of the Century

The Flight of the Century
Author: Thomas Kessner
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-07-20
ISBN: 9780199752645
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Flight of the Century Book Excerpt:

In late May 1927 an inexperienced and unassuming 25-year-old Air Mail pilot from rural Minnesota stunned the world by making the first non-stop transatlantic flight. A spectacular feat of individual daring and collective technological accomplishment, Charles Lindbergh's flight from New York to Paris ushered in America's age of commercial aviation. In The Flight of the Century, Thomas Kessner takes a fresh look at one of America's greatest moments, explaining how what was essentially a publicity stunt became a turning point in history. He vividly recreates the flight itself and the euphoric reaction to it on both sides of the Atlantic, and argues that Lindbergh's amazing feat occurred just when the world--still struggling with the disillusionment of WWI--desperately needed a hero to restore a sense of optimism and innocence. Kessner also shows how new forms of mass media made Lindbergh into the most famous international celebrity of his time, casting him in the role of a humble yet dashing American hero of rural origins and traditional values. Much has been made of Lindbergh's personal integrity and his refusal to cash in on his fame. But Kessner reveals that Lindbergh was closely allied with, and managed by, a group of powerful businessmen--Harry Guggenheim, Dwight Morrow, and Henry Breckenridge chief among them--who sought to exploit aviation for mass transport and massive profits. Their efforts paid off as commercial air traffic soared from 6,000 passengers in 1926 to 173,000 passengers in 1929. Kessner's book is the first to fully explore Lindbergh's central role in promoting the airline industry--the rise of which has influenced everything from where we live to how we wage war and do business. The Flight of the Century sheds new light on one of America's fascinatingly enigmatic heroes and most transformative moments.

The Immortalists

The Immortalists
Author: Chloe Benjamin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-01-09
ISBN: 0735213194
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Immortalists Book Excerpt:

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Washington Post • NPR • Entertainment Weekly • Real Simple • Marie Claire • New York Public Library • LibraryReads • The Skimm • Lit Hub • Lit Reactor AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A captivating family saga.”—The New York Times Book Review “This literary family saga is perfect for fans of Celeste Ng and Donna Tartt.”—People Magazine (Book of the Week) If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes. The prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in '80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality. A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.

The Price of Immortality

The Price of Immortality
Author: Peter Ward
Publsiher: Melville House
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2022-04-19
ISBN: 1612199534
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Price of Immortality Book Excerpt:

In the tradition of Jon Ronson and Tim Wu, an absorbing and revelatory journey into the American Way of Defying Death . . . As longevity medicine revolutionizes the lives of many older people, the quest to take the next step—to live as long as we choose—has spurred a scientific arms race in search of the elixir of life, funded by Big Tech and Silicon Valley. Once the stuff of Mesopotamian mythology and episodes of Star Trek, the effort to make humans immortal is becoming increasingly credible as the pace of technological progress quickens. It has also empowered a wild-eyed fringe of pseudo-scientists, tech visionaries, scam-artists, and religious fanatics who have given their lives over to the pursuit of immortality. Starting off at the Church of Perpetual Life in Florida and exploring the feuding subcultures around the cryonics industry, Peter Ward immerses himself into an eccentric world of startups, scam artists, scientific institutions, and tech billionaires to deliver this deeply reported, nuanced, and sometimes very funny exploration of the race for immortality — and the potentially devastating consequences should humanity realize its ultimate dream.

The Refiner s Fire

The Refiner s Fire
Author: John L. Brooke
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1996-05-31
ISBN: 9780521565646
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Refiner s Fire Book Excerpt:

This 1995 book presents an alternative and comprehensive understanding of the roots of Mormon religion.

The Russian Cosmists

The Russian Cosmists
Author: George M. Young
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2012-07-30
ISBN: 019997439X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Russian Cosmists Book Excerpt:

In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, a controversial school of Russian religious and scientific thinkers emerged, united in the conviction that humanity was entering a new stage of evolution and must assume a new, active, managerial role in the cosmos. The ideas of the Cosmists have in recent decades been rediscovered and embraced by many Russian intellectuals. In the first account in English of this fascinating tradition, George M. Young offers a dynamic and wide-ranging examination of the lives and ideas of the Russian Cosmists.

The Routledge Companion to Religion and Science

The Routledge Companion to Religion and Science
Author: James W. Haag,Gregory R. Peterson,Michael L. Spezio
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 652
Release: 2012-03-12
ISBN: 1136634177
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Religion and Science Book Excerpt:

The field of religion and science is one of the most exciting and dynamic areas of research today. This Companion brings together an outstanding team of scholars to explore the ways in which science intersects with the major religions of the world and religious naturalism. The collection provides an overview of the field and also indicates ways in which it is developing. Each topic is presented in a clear readable fashion, ideal for scholars but also useful for upper level undergraduates.

The Vampire Journals Books 1 12

The Vampire Journals  Books 1 12
Author: Morgan Rice
Publsiher: Morgan Rice
Total Pages: 3000
Release: 2016-05-25
ISBN: 1632916428
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire Journals Books 1 12 Book Excerpt:

“A book to rival TWILIGHT and VAMPIRE DIARIES, and one that will have you keep reading until the very last page!” –Vampirebooksite.com (re Turned) The complete VAMPIRE JOURNALS collection! Here is a bundle of books 1—12 in Morgan Rice’s series THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, the #1 bestselling series, with over 900 five star reviews! In THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, 18 year old Caitlin Paine finds herself uprooted from her nice suburb and forced to attend a dangerous New York City high school. Caitlin suddenly finds herself changing, overcome by a superhuman strength, a sensitivity to light, a desire to feed. She seeks answers to what’s happening to her, and she finds herself in the midst of a vampire war, at the wrong place at the wrong time. Traveling back in time, caught between two men as a forbidden love blossoms, Caitlin must decide if she will risk both their lives to save humanity, and to be with the one she loves. “Morgan Rice proves herself again to be an extremely talented storyteller….This would appeal to a wide range of audiences, including younger fans of the vampire/fantasy genre. It ended with an unexpected cliffhanger that leaves you shocked.” –The Romance Reviews (regarding Loved)

Born Again Bodies

Born Again Bodies
Author: R. Marie Griffith
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2004-10-04
ISBN: 0520938119
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born Again Bodies Book Excerpt:

"Fat People Don't Go to Heaven!" screamed a headline in the tabloid Globe in November 2000. The story recounted the success of the Weigh Down Workshop, the nation's largest Christian diet corporation and the subject of extensive press coverage from Larry King Live to the New Yorker. In the United States today, hundreds of thousands of people are making diet a religious duty by enrolling in Christian diet programs and reading Christian diet literature like What Would Jesus Eat? and Fit for God. Written with style and wit, far ranging in its implications, and rich with the stories of real people, Born Again Bodies launches a provocative yet sensitive investigation into Christian fitness and diet culture. Looking closely at both the religious roots of this movement and its present-day incarnations, R. Marie Griffith vividly analyzes Christianity's intricate role in America's obsession with the body, diet, and fitness. As she traces the underpinning of modern-day beauty and slimness ideals—as well as the bigotry against people who are overweight—Griffith links seemingly disparate groups in American history including seventeenth-century New England Puritans, Progressive Era New Thought adherents, and late-twentieth-century evangelical diet preachers.

The Obsolete Self

The Obsolete Self
Author: Joseph Esposito
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2021-05-28
ISBN: 0520372352
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Obsolete Self Book Excerpt:

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1987.

Beyond the Veil

Beyond the Veil
Author: Aubrey Thamann,Kalliopi M Christodoulaki
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2021-05-01
ISBN: 1800730659
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Veil Book Excerpt:

Looking at the cultural responses to death and dying, this collection explores the emotional aspects that death provokes in humans, whether it is disgust, fear, awe, sadness, anger, or even joy. Whereas most studies of death and dying treat the subject from an objective viewpoint, the scholars in this collection recognize their inherent connection with death which allows for a new and more personal form of study. More broadly, this collection suggests a new paradigm in the study of death and dying.

Theology in Global Context

Theology in Global Context
Author: Amos Yong,Peter G. Heltzel
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN: 1474281214
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theology in Global Context Book Excerpt:

Robert Cummings Neville has been a consistent advocate for the necessity of global theology. Early in his career, he realized that the philosophical framework of the West alone was inadequate for a truly global theology. Since then, he has sought to develop theology creatively and responsibly within the world context. The original essays in this volume, written in his honour by fellow theologians, participate in and model the kind of dialogical, global theology embodied in Neville's work.

Meet Your Mother

Meet Your Mother
Author: Dr. Mark Miravalle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 16
Release: 1957
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meet Your Mother Book Excerpt:

Ever wonder why so many people pay so much attention to Mary, the Mother of Jesus? From the most ancient traditions of Mary in Christianity to the “Hail Mary” pass in American football, the Mother of Jesus has pervaded most world cultures for the last two thousand years. But could the Mother of Jesus also be your mother? That’s the question explored in the exciting new book, Meet Your Mother. This easy-read pocket book on Mary covers all the major teachings about the Mother of Jesus, but is particularly written for the person who has little or no background knowledge about her. Authored by Dr. Mark Miravalle, (a professor who has taught and written about Mary for over 25 years), Meet Your Mother is the perfect little book to introduce someone to the life and truth about Jesus’ Mother, but also to renew a person’s existing knowledge and love for the woman believed to have brought Jesus into the world, and who Jesus gave personally to every human being with his dying words, “This is your mother.” Here’s an excerpt from the Introduction of Meet Your Mother: This little book is about your Mother. I know, you might not see her as that right now, but that’s the point of the book—to meet her, if you do not already know her, and if you do already know her, to love her more... Now, please consider reading on, even if you do not consider Jesus to be your best friend, and/or if you don’t presently believe Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is your spiritual mother. I would be honored if you would at least give me the chance to try to explain why I believe you do, in fact, have the most beautiful and the most perfect mother in the world – a maternal gift of love and sacrifice from the dying Jesus, personally, to you. If nothing else, you may have a new understanding of why well over 1.5 billion people living today do believe they have the Mother of Jesus as their own spiritual mother as well. And beyond Catholics and Orthodox Christians, there are millions and millions of other members of our human family, including many Protestant Christians, Muslims, and other world religions who give a special place of honor to the Mother of Jesus.

Introducation to Mariology

Introducation to Mariology
Author: Manfred Hauke
Publsiher: Catholic University of America Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2020-09-11
ISBN: 0813233372
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introducation to Mariology Book Excerpt:

In Introduction to Mariology, Fr. Manfred Hauke provides a synthesis of Mariology and the biblical fundaments and development of Marian doctrine. While it works as a comprehensive introduction suitable for courses on the subject, it is in reality a panoramic view on the entire Marian doctrine, and as such will be essential for the theological formation of seminarians, priests, theologians, and all kinds of educated Catholics. With an unparalleled bibliographic citation of Marian literature across a dozen languages, it is also a perfect gateway to further research on the subject. It begins with Biblical doctrine, which is important especially for the dialogue with Protestant denominations: Catholic Mariology can be traced in its “embryonic” state already in Holy Scripture. From there Hauke presents a historical overview of the whole development of Marian doctrine, before developing further historical details in the subsequent chapters dedicated to systematic issues. The first systematic step approaches the figure of Mary through her role in the mystery of the Covenant between God and redeemed humanity; her being “Mother of God” and companion of the Redeemer is the “fundamental principle.” Then the four established Marian dogmas are presented: divine maternity, virginity, Immaculate Conception (in a chapter on Mary’s holiness more broadly), and bodily Assumption. A close look is given to maternal mediation which includes a part dedicated to the “Mater Unitatis”. A stand alone chapter is dedicated to Marian apparitions; authentic apparitions are presented as a part of prophetic charisma. The last chapter presents the basics on Marian devotion which culminates in the consecration to Mary (as a response to her maternal mediation). Already available in Spanish, Italian, Portugese, and Korean, this landmark work is published here for the first time in English.