The Devils Of Cardona

The Devils Of Cardona

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"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.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Matthew Carr
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-06-14
File : 416 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781101982754


Blood And Faith

Blood And Faith

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In 1609, Philip III signed an edict denouncing the Muslims of Spain as heretics & the entire population was given three days to leave, on threat of death. In the exodus, 300,000 Muslims were deported & by 1614 Spain had successfully implemented the largest act of ethnic cleansing in European history. The author chronicles this episode.

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Genre : Christianity and other religions
Author by : Matthew Carr
Publisher : Hurst Publishers
Release : 2009
File : 383 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781849040273


The Darling

The Darling

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She's everything he wants. The only problem is she's his stepsister. They call me The Darling of the NHL because I'm the best player in the whole NHL. What they don't know is that I'm not really the midwestern American everyone makes me out to be. I fantasize about my stepsister. I haven't see her in years but I bring her to bed with me every night in my dreams. It's the perfect way to get through the long off-season. Until, one night, she's at my door, soaking wet, sliding off her dress in front of me. She wants me to watch. And then, she's in my lap, my hand on her heat, ready to finally feel her- When my best friend Jason walks in. And she doesn't send him away. I don't like to share but it's not like the Darling of the NHL can go public with his stepsister, even if our parents aren't together anymore. I want her in any way I can get her. And eventually, I'll have her all to myself. This sports romance features steamy MFM scenes in almost every chapter. Do not read if you want to stay cool and dry. HEA guaranteed!

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Heather C. Myers
Publisher : Heather C Myers
Release : 2020-11-08
File : Pages
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The Devil On Screen

The Devil On Screen

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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.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author by : Charles P. Mitchell
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2015-06-08
File : 344 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781476605333


A Darker God

A Darker God

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When the lead actor of an amateur group is murdered in an ancient Greek amphitheater, 1920s archaeologist Laetitia Talbot is wrongly accused and must solve the case in order to clear her name. (Historical mystery). By the award-winning author of Bright Hair About the Bone. Original.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Barbara Cleverly
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2010
File : 397 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780385339919


A Virtue Of Disobedience

A Virtue Of Disobedience

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‘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.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Asim Qureshi
Publisher : Unbound Publishing
Release : 2019-09-19
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781789650761


Queen Of The Air

Queen Of The Air

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A true life Water for Elephants, Queen of the Air brings the circus world to life through the gorgeously written, true story of renowned trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, Queen of the Air, the most famous woman in the world at the turn of the 20th century, and her star-crossed love affair with Alfredo Codona, of the famous Flying Codona Brothers. Like today's Beyonce, Madonna, and Cher, she was known to her vast public by just one name, Leitzel. There may have been some regions on earth where her name was not a household expression, but if so, they were likely on polar ice caps or in the darkest, deepest jungles. Leitzel was born into Dickensian circumstances, and became a princess and then a queen. She was not much bigger than a good size fairy, just four-foot-ten and less than 100 pounds. In the first part of the 20th century, she presided over a sawdust fiefdom of never-ending magic. She was the biggest star ever of the biggest circus ever, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, The Greatest Show on Earth. In her life, Leitzel had many suitors (and three husbands), but only one man ever fully captured her heart. He was the handsome Alfredo Codona, the greatest trapeze flyer that had ever lived, the only one in his time who, night after night, executed the deadliest of all big-top feats, The Triple--three somersaults in midair while traveling at 60 m.p.h. The Triple, the salto mortale, as the Italians called it, took the lives of more daredevils than any other circus stunt.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Dean N. Jensen
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2013-06-11
File : 336 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780307986580


Black Sun Rising

Black Sun Rising

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A riveting thriller combining real historical events and characters with a sinister detective story of eugenics, racism, and nationalist paranoia. Barcelona, summer 1909. When the scientist and explorer Randolph Foulkes is blown up in a random terrorist bomb attack, private detective Harry Lawton is hired by the man’s widow to identify the beneficiary of a large payment Foulkes had made shortly before his death. Lawton’s arrival in the Catalan capital coincides with a series of unusual killings that appear to have been carried out by a blood-drinking animal in the Ramblas district and adds another element of instability to a city already teetering on the brink of insurrection. Lawton soon meets and teams up with Esperanza Claramunt, a young anarchist whose lover was one of the victims of the “beast of the Ramblas,” and the Catalan crime reporter Bernat Mata, who has begun investigating these crimes. So what begins as a straightforward investigation into presumed marital infidelity turns into something far more sinister, as Lawton probes Foulkes’ connections to the mysterious Explorers Club, the Barcelona political police, and an eccentric Austrian hypnotist. Adrift in a city gripped by rebellion and lawlessness, Lawton enters a labyrinth of murder, corruption, political conflict, and crazed racial pseudo-science where no one’s survival is guaranteed.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Mathew Carr
Publisher : Pegasus Crime
Release : 2020-06-02
File : 368 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1643134248


Too Bad To Die

Too Bad To Die

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A tense and enthralling historical thriller in which British Naval Intelligence officer Ian Fleming attempts to foil a Nazi plot to assassinate FDR, Churchill, and Stalin. November, 1943. Weary of his deskbound status in the Royal Navy, intelligence officer Ian Fleming spends his spare time spinning stories in his head that are much more exciting than his own life…until the critical Tehran Conference, when Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Josef Stalin meet to finalize the D-Day invasion. With the Big Three in one place, Fleming is tipped off that Hitler’s top assassin has infiltrated the conference. Seizing his chance to play a part in a real-life action story, Fleming goes undercover to stop the Nazi killer. Between martinis with beautiful women, he survives brutal attacks and meets a seductive Soviet spy who may know more than Fleming realizes. As he works to uncover the truth and unmask the assassin, Fleming is forced to accept that betrayal sometimes comes from the most unexpected quarters—and that one’s literary creations may prove eerily close to one’s own life. Brilliantly inventive, utterly gripping and suspenseful, Too Bad to Die is Francine Mathews’s best novel yet, and confirms her place as a master of historical fiction.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Francine Mathews
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015-03-03
File : 368 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781101626726


What S In Nonna S Frittata

What S In Nonna S Frittata

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At one family’s house, breakfast is always an adventure! Every morning Nonna makes a frittata, and each frittata is a little bit different. With her help, everyone is ready to face the day’s adventures. Nonna’s frittata starts with eggs, milk, cheese, and even more. She uses leftover food from other meals to make delicious creations every day; nothing is wasted, and there’s something new to taste with each yummy frittata. On Monday, there are Poppa’s meatballs, zucchini, and rigatoni. On Tuesday, there are peas, prosciutto, and mozzarella cheese. Asparagus, tomatoes, peppers, corn, buttery beans, sausage, and carrots—there’s no limit to what might be in Nonna’s frittatas. With leftovers and a little imagination, breakfast can be exciting! Using rhythm and rhyme, this children’s story inspires children to eat a good breakfast and have fun with family and food.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Susan Kralovic
Publisher : Archway Publishing
Release : 2020-01-09
File : 24 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781480885189