Category : History
Editor : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN : 9780547541013
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A woman’s true account of eighteen years as a Soviet prisoner: “Not even Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich matches it.”—The New York Times Book Review In the late 1930s, Eugenia Ginzburg was a wife and mother, a schoolteacher and writer, and a longtime loyal Communist Party member. But like millions of others during Stalin’s reign of terror, she was arrested—on trumped-up charges of being a Trotskyist terrorist counter-revolutionary—and sentenced to prison. With sharp detail and an indefatigable spirit, Ginzburg recounts her arrest and the eighteen harrowing years she endured in Soviet prisons and labor camps, including two in solitary confinement. Her memoir is “a compelling personal narrative of survival” (The New York Times Book Review)—and one of the most important documents of Stalin’s brutal regime. “Deeply significant…intensely personal and passionately felt.”—Time “Probably the best account that has ever been published of…the prison and camp empire of the Stalin era.”—Book World Translated by Paul Stevenson and Max Hayward

Category : Fiction
Editor : Baker Books
ISBN : 9781441261472
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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As owner of the 57th Illinois Watch Company, Mollie Knox's future looks bright until the night the legendary Great Chicago Fire destroys her beloved city. With her world crumbling around her, Mollie will do whatever it takes to rebuild in the aftermath of the devastating fire. Zack Kazmarek, an influential attorney for one of Chicago's finest department stores, is a force to be reckoned with among the city's most powerful citizens. Bold and shrewd, he's accustomed to getting exactly what he wants--until he meets Mollie Knox, the beguiling businesswoman just beyond his reach. In the tumult as the people of Chicago race to rebuild a bigger and better city, Mollie comes face-to-face with the full force of Zack's character and influence. Zack believes this may finally be his chance to win her, but can Mollie ever accept this man and his whirlwind effect on her life, especially with her treasured company on the line? " A sweet, emotion-filled romance to warm the heart and touch the soul... The cast of characters is varied and lovingly detailed, colorful and bursting with life." --Publishers Weekly "Into the Whirlwind is a delight. Elizabeth Camden shows remarkable ability to breathe life into nineteenth-century Chicago and its people. If you are a fan of historical romantic suspense, I cannot recommend this book or this author too highly."-Davis Bunn, bestselling author of Rare Earth "Camden takes readers on a breathless ride with smart, serious Mollie in the midst of tragedy and rui" -- RT Book Reviews

Category : History
Editor : Pustaka Digital Media
ISBN : PKEY:6580542406719
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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When I started translating Kalki’s Ponniyin Selvan in 2010, blissfully unaware of the depth and the magnitude of the work, several people tried to dissuade me. One potential publisher even lured me with an offer to translate another work of Kalki. Reason: there were already many translations around. Yes, there were. But most of them, though done with utmost sincerity, failed to create the emotional bond with the readers which the original author had effortlessly done in the Fifties when Ponniyin Selvan was serialised in a popular magazine. I did not rush up. I did not have a target or deadline. I let the translation work progress in its own pace. That explains the six long years I spent for this project. I read and re-read the first draft a dozen times before handing it over to my editors. There were many points of contention. There were issues where we could not reach a consensus easily. Finally the hard copy was ready for publication in 2016. The publisher had jitters and so did I. We got ready rough copies of two volumes. I gave it to two of my friends, who had read the original more than sixty times, with a mandate to read them in one go. They did and said “This is the best you can do in English.” The work culminated not when the book was released by a former Central Minister in 2016, not even when it went for three editions but when an ardent fan of Kalki sent a mail to me in 2019. “It was as if Kalki himself rendered his great work in English.”

Category : Fiction
Editor : Walter Jon Williams
ISBN : 9780983740865
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 398
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Steward is a Beta— a clone. In his memories, he’s an elite commando for an orbital policorp— but because his Alpha never did a brain-scan update, Steward’s memories are fifteen years out of date . . . and in those fifteen years, everything has changed. An interstellar war destroyed the company that held his allegiance. His wife has divorced him, along with the second wife that he can’t even remember. Most of his comrades died in a useless battle on a world called Sheol, and those who survived are irrevocably scarred. An alien race has arrived and become the center of a complex and deadly intrigue. And someone has murdered him. “Fast-moving, hard-driving, with a robust well-handled plot . . . a stirring and heartening performance.” – Kirkus Reviews “Walter Jon Williams proves that he is a master of action, character and galaxy-spanning plots.” — Fantasy Review “A combination of fast action, gritty realism, and high-tech polytechnics that is certain to be popular with Williams’ growing audience.” –Booklist. “(Williams) is a master of the intricate yet fast-paced plot— the essence of thrillers and novels of political intrigue.” –Locus

Category : Religion
Editor : Crossway
ISBN : 9781433531347
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 272
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Building on years of research, writing, and cross-cultural ministry, renowned author and theologian David Wells calls our attention to that which defines God’s greatness and gives shape to the Christian life: the holy-love of God. In God in the Whirlwind, Wells explores the depths of the paradox that God is both holy and loving, showing how his holy-love provides the foundation for our understanding of the cross, sanctification, the nature of worship, and our life of service in the world. What’s more, a renewed vision of God's character is the cure for evangelicalism’s shallow theology, with its weightless God and sentimental gospel. Written by one of evangelicalism’s most insightful minds, this book will help you stand firm in your faith despite the changing winds and raging storms of the modern world.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Harcourt on Demand
ISBN : 0156976498
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 448
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Released posthumously, Ginzburg's memoirs chronicle the eighteen years she spent in Eastern Siberia, a victim of one of Stalin's early purges, and describe the abiding love of her husband that sustained her over the years

Category : Law
Editor : Harvard University Press
ISBN : 9780674064874
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 400
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"In recounting the rich narratives of key biblical figures - from Adam and Eve to Noah, Cain, Abraham, Moses, Job, and Jesus - In the Whirlwind paints a surprising picture of the ambivalent, mutually dependent relationship between God and his peoples. Taking the Hebrew and Christian Bibles as a unified whole, Burt traces God's relationship with humanity as it evolves from complete harmony at the outset to continual struggle. In almost every case, God insists on unconditional obedience, while humanity withholds submission and holds God accountable for his promises.

Category : Religion
Editor : Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN : 9781579103194
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 446
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Category : Detention of persons
Editor : Human Rights Watch
ISBN :
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 56
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Caught in the Whirlwind: Torture and Denial of Due Process by the Kurdish Security Forces documents torture and widespread and systematic mistreatment of detainees at Asayish detention facilities in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The Asayish, security forces of the two dominant Kurdistan political parties, function outside the control of the regional government and hold hundreds of detainees, including many suspected of terrorism-related offenses. The report describes the nightmarish legal limbo of those detained by the Asayish. In the vast majority of cases that Human Rights Watch investigated during trips to Asayish detention centers from April to October 2006, the Kurdistan authorities had not charged detainees with offenses, brought them before an investigative judge, provided a mechanism by which they could challenge their detentions, or brought them to trial. The Kurdistan authorities recently made serious efforts to improve the human rights situation of detainees in Asayish custody. Asayish officials initiated a partial review of detainee cases, releasing several hundred detainees, most of whom they had held without due process, and the regional government has created two committees to investigate conditions at detention facilities. These efforts have yet to translate into any discernible improvement for most detainees, however, and fall well short of the independent and impartial judicial review of detentions that Human Rights Watch has recommended as a matter of urgency.

Category : Religion
Editor : AuthorHouse
ISBN : 9781449088569
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The new book "In Love with the Whirlwind"-"When God Takes Your Heart by Storm"-a true report of the author's pursuit of relationship with the Godhead: Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and God the Father. Susan Davis shares how God entered her life and how it was not ever the same again for her and her son. Davis' book is written to a generation that has strayed from God to other lovers-entertainment, career, and family and lost its way to its one true love. Davis wants people to think about what this life really means and what are we really supposed to be doing. She talks about life's toughest and deepest questions but does it in a light-hearted way. "I want people to see that God is real, wonderful, and waiting on us all to be in relationship with Him," shares author Susan Davis. "Because God is supernatural-when you get closer to Him you can't help but experience the supernatural and that is what happened to us." Davis playfully explores and examines issues that deals directly with the heart of Jesus, Holy Spirit, and the Father demonstrating that there is only one true life: through Christ. Everything else is a fraud. "In Love with the Whirlwind" is fun, playful, honest, real, and deep all at the same time. http://sites.advancedministry.com/lovethewhirlwind Author email: lovethewhirlwind@sbcglobal.net Facebook: in love with the whirlwind *Become a facebook fan of In Love with the Whirlwind* Book Blog: http://lovethewhirlwind.wordpress.com/ Twitter: lovethewhirlwnd