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Black

By Ted Dekker
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Isbn : 1418509159
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
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An Adrenaline-Laced Epic Where Dreams and Reality Collide. Fleeing assailants through deserted alleyways, Thomas Hunter narrowly escapes to the roof of a building. Then a silent bullet from the night clips his head . . . and his world goes black. From the blackness comes an amazing reality of another world where evil is contained. A world where Thomas Hunter is in love with a beautiful woman. But then he remembers the dream of being chased through an alleyway as he reaches to touch the blood on his head. Where does the dream end and reality begin? Every time he falls asleep in one world, he awakes in the other. Yet in both, catastrophic disaster awaits him . . . may even be caused by him. Some say the world hangs in the balance of every choice we make. Now the fate of two worlds hangs in the balance of one man's choices.

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Twin Soul Bodies. One was like a golden sun, making it impossible for people to look directly at it. The other was like a star in the night. It was brilliant and dazzling. Relying on his determination, he stepped into dangerous areas, trained his physical body, accompanied by his beauties. After changing his fate, he beheaded evil spirits, killed tens of thousands of demons, rose to prominence amongst the human race, and made friends with drunk brothers.

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Provides a look at the origins of the culture wars of modern America and the political and economic transformation of the U.S. republic This book tells, in clear and lively prose, how Americans struggled with modernity in both its cultural and economic forms between the start of World War I and the end of World War II, focusing on the 1920s through 1930s. This edition includes revisions that expand the scope and features increased coverage of topics that will be of great interest to new readers as well as those familiar with the subject. The Birth of Modern America, 1914-1945, Second Edition begins with a discussion of the promises and perils of the progressive era. The book goes on to look at the Great War and life on the home front and explores many paradoxes that marked the birth of Modern America. Topics covered include: the pervasive racism and nativism during and after WWI; the disillusionment with Woodrow Wilson's rhetorical idealism; the emergence of national media; the Great Depression; FDR and the New Deal; the attack on Pearl Harbor; Hollywood’s part during World War II; the United States' decision to drop "the bomb" on Japan; and more. Makes a strong contribution to understanding American society in the interwar years (1920s and 1930s) Disputes that American entry into WWII brought the New Deal to an end and argues that wartime measures foreshadowed postwar American practice Features more coverage of politics in the 1920s and 1930s Includes an Afterword covering the G.I. bill, postwar prosperity, Americans' move to the suburbs, the challenges to peace in Europe and Asia, and the Cold War The Birth of Modern America, 1914-1945 is an excellent book for undergraduate courses on the 20th Century and advanced placement courses. It will benefit all students and scholars of the Progressive Era, the Depression, 1920s and 1930s America, and America between the Wars.

Anna Held and the Birth of Ziegfeld's Broadway

By Eve Golden
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Isbn : 0813180767
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 890
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Anna Held was America's most popular musical comedy star during the two decades preceding World War I. In the colorful world of New York theater during La Belle Époque, she epitomized everything that was glamorous and provocative about turn-of-the-century Broadway. Overcoming an impoverished life as an orphan to become a music hall star in Paris, Held rocketed to fame in America. From 1896 to 1910, she starred in hit after hit and quickly replaced Lillian Russell as the darling of the theatrical world. The first wife of legendary producer Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., Held was the brains and inspiration behind his Follies. Together, they brought the Paris scene to New York, complete with lavish costumes and sets and a chorus of stunningly beautiful women, dubbed "The Anna Held Girls." While Held was known for a champagne giggle as well as for her million-dollar bank account, there was a darker side to her life. She concealed her Jewish background and her daughter from a previous marriage. She suffered through her two husbands' gambling problems and Ziegfeld's conspicuous affairs with showgirls. With the outbreak of fighting in Europe, Held returned to France to support the war effort. She entertained troops and delivered medical supplies, and was once briefly captured by the German army. Anna Held and the Birth of Ziegfeld's Broadway reveals one of the most remarkable women in the history of theater. With access to previously unseen family records and photographs, Eve Golden has uncovered the details of an extraordinary woman's life in 1900s New York.

The Black Raven Chronicles

By Michael Pezzano
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1503568733
  • Pages : 258
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 627
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Book Summary:

More than a decade after the brutal unsolved murder of his wife, Professor Eric Drake is seized by a sudden, uncontrollable urge to exact justice in her behalf. This need prompts him to adopt a mysterious alter ego called the Black Raven, behind whose dark mask and cloak he prowls the midnight alleys and rooftops of postwar London in search of the truth.

Casebook On the Men In Black

By Jim Keith
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  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Isbn : 1948803089
  • Pages : 222
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 741
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Book Summary:

According to the lore, UFO witnesses are sometimes harassed or intimidated by mysterious men dressed entirely in black. Are they government agents, sinister aliens or interdimensional creatures? Jim Keith follows up his previous books with this investigation of various Men in Black stories. Known to Ufologists as M.I.B.s, Keith chronicles the strange goings on surrounding UFO activity and often bizarre cars that they arrive in—literal flying cars! Chapters include: Black Arts; Demons and Witches; Black Lodge; Maury Island; On a Bender; The Silence Group; Overlords and UMMO; More Black Ops; Indrid Cold; M.I.B.s in a Test Tube; Green Yard; The Hoaxers; Gray Areas; You Will Cease UFO Study; Beyond Reality; The Real/Unreal Men in Black; Deciphering a Nightmare; more.

The Silents of Jesus in the Cinema (1897–1927)

By David Shepherd
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317806735
  • Pages : 292
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 213
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While Jesus has attracted the sporadic interest of film-makers since the epics of the Sixties, it is often forgotten that between the advent of motion pictures in the 1890s and the close of the "silent" era at the end of the 1920s, some of the longest, most expensive and most watched films on both sides of the Atlantic were focused on the Life and Passion of the Christ. Drawing upon rarely seen archival footage and the work of both the era’s most important directors (e.g. Alice Guy, Ferdinand Zecca, Sidney Olcott, D.W. Griffith, Carl Dreyer, and C.B. DeMille) and others who have been all but forgotten, this collection of essays offers a representative survey of the Silents of Jesus, illustrating the ways in which the earliest films and those which followed were influenced by a multiplicity of factors. Written by leading scholars in biblical and early film studies this collection explores the ways in which the Silents of Jesus were shaped not only by the performing and visual arts of the nineteenth century and the technological challenges and opportunities of a new medium and industry, but also by the artistic, theological and ideological predilections of studios and directors, and the expectations of audiences as the genre evolved. Taken together, the essays collected here offer a seminal treatment of the genesis and early evolution of the cinematic Jesus.

Ballad of the Black and Blue Mind

By Anne Roiphe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Isbn : 1609806093
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 384
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In the rarefied world of New York City psychoanalysts and their patients, Dr. Estelle Berman belongs to a dying breed. A distinguished analyst who lives and practices on the Upper West Side, she inspires devotion among her patients. But she has started falling asleep during meetings and forgetting her patients' names. Her colleagues Dr. H. and Dr. Z. observe her mental decline with the objectivity of a Greek chorus, but when it comes to the disappointments in their own lives they are far less detached. And then there are the patients themselves: Justine, a movie star with a penchant for stealing things; Edith, who writes poems in secret and eats to subdue feelings of panic; Anna, a self-harming college student whose depression baffles her parents; and Mike Wilson, a widower whose disgraced son has fled the country. Ballad of the Black and Blue Mind is a novel of psychological realities, teeming humanity, and glorious contradictions.

The Politics of Twin Peaks

By Amanda DiPaolo,James Clark Gillies
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1498578381
  • Pages : 212
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 483
  • File Pdf: the-politics-of-twin-peaks.pdf

Book Summary:

The strange and wonderful place of Twin Peaks captivated audiences for more than two decades before its long-awaited return to television in 2017. In this edited collection, the authors approach Twin Peaks from a variety of perspectives with the concept of the political at its center.

Samsara - The Wheel of Birth, Death and Rebirth

By Rebecca Harrison
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rebecca Harrison
  • Isbn : 0648706613
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 496
  • File Pdf: samsara-the-wheel-of-birth-death-and-rebirth.pdf

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Along comes a global pandemic coronavirus, COVID-19, and our world is turned upside down. Can the idea of samsara shed any light on all this terrible suffering, turmoil and change? Are we all travelling around the ever-turning cycle of samsara, being born, dying, then reborn - again, and again, and again? Does our life, the things that happen to us, and our death, have any meaning? What do Hinduism, Buddhism, and samsara tell us about suffering, life and death? Could spiritual dimensions exist or do we live in a purely material universe? What is consciousness and does it die when our bodies die? Are rebirth or reincarnation even possible? Can we have spirituality without religion? What, if anything, might spirituality or religion mean in a turbulent and unpredictable twenty-first century? Do mysticism, psychedelics, science and quantum physics offer clues to any of these questions? Take a journey with the author through the fascinating cultures of Nepal, India, Bali and Cambodia and explore their rich traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism and samsara. Part exploration of spirituality and religion, part travel adventure to places of astonishing diversity, this book will get you thinking about your own beliefs, life and death, and where those might fit in to a bigger picture.

The Toys of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Part 1

By Val Staples,Mattel,Dan Eardley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Isbn : 1506720552
  • Pages : 388
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 728
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Book Summary:

A massive, full-color digital book chronicling the quintessential toys of He-Man, She-Ra, and the other Masters of the Universe! In the 1980s, the Masters of the Universe toy lines shook the world of children's entertainment to its foundations. Now, YouTube influencer "Pixel Dan" Eardley and He-Man historian Val Staples have worked with fans worldwide to cultivate this incredible volume that contains in-depth overviews of every item in several complete toy lines, including: 1982's Masters of the Universe, 1985's Princess of Power, 1989's He-Man, 2002's Masters of the Universe relaunch, and 2008's Masters of the Universe Classics! In addition to expertly-researched documentation of the toys' development and unique variants, each entry also includes photographic reference of the heroic figures and playsets from decades of development. This phenomenal tome also features never-before-seen interviews and designer commentary from the toys' creators, offering keen insights into the genesis of a product that inspired millions of young imaginations. With over 300 pages of lovingly assembled content, this compendium is the perfect addition to any Masters of the Universe fan's collection. By the power of Grayskull, you have the power! This book is so epic the digital version had to be split into two parts! This is part one of two.

A History of Evil in Popular Culture: What Hannibal Lecter, Stephen King, and Vampires Reveal About America [2 volumes]

By Sharon Packer MD,Jody Pennington
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 0313397716
  • Pages : 825
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 953
  • File Pdf: a-history-of-evil-in-popular-culture.pdf

Book Summary:

Evil isn't simply an abstract theological or philosophical talking point. In our society, the idea of evil feeds entertainment, manifests in all sorts of media, and is a root concept in our collective psyche. This accessible and appealing book examines what evil means to us. • Includes the insights of scholars from widely different academic fields to inspect evil from various points of view, giving readers a broader perspective on the topic • Compiles expert opinions from American, American expatriate, European, Asian, and Middle Eastern contributors • Covers the portrayal of evil in many different forms of media—film, television, music, art, video games, literature, poetry—as well as in politics, current events, and the legal arena