Inferno Inside You
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|Author||: Damian Asher|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
An action-packed, on-the-ground memoir of the Fort McMurray wildfire and the courage, resilience, and sacrifice of the firefighters who saved the city. In May 2016, what began as a remote forest fire quickly became a nightmare for the ninety thousand residents of Fort McMurray. A perfect combination of weather, geography and circumstance created a raging wildfire that devoured everything in its path. Winds drove the flames towards the town, forcing the entire population to evacuate. As the fire swept through neighbourhoods, it fell to the men and women of the fire department to protect the city. Born and raised in Fort McMurray, Damian Asher was a fifteen-year veteran and captain in the city’s fire department. Day after day, Damian and his crew remained on the front lines of the burning city. As embers rained down around them, they barely slept, pushing their minds and bodies to the brink as they struggled to contain the fire. As he led his crew through the smoke and the flames, Damian had little time to worry about whether the house he had built for his family was still standing. With media unable to get into the locked-down city, the world watched in hope and fear, wondering what was happening on the fiery streets. Finally, after weeks of battling the wildfire, the firefighters managed to regain control. When the smoke cleared, much of the city had been destroyed. Would things ever be the same? How would the city reunite? What would it take to rebuild life in Fort McMurray?
|Author||: Peter Jobling|
|Editor||: Troubador Publishing Ltd|
Part one of The Comedy Project – an edition which will be six parts in all. Be introduced to Dante’s world in this beautifully illustrated, modern re-imagining of his work.
|Author||: Peter Jobling and Monika Konieczna (Illustrator)|
|Editor||: Troubador Publishing Ltd|
Part one of The Comedy Project – an edition which will be six parts in all. Be introduced to Dante’s world in this beautifully illustrated, modern re-imagining of his work. Dante called his chapters songs, and this book contains the first 17 songs of The Comedy Project, which make up the first half of the Inferno inside You. Traditionally Dante’s journey is considered to be a vision of the afterlife. The reason why people today still read his Comedy is that it is relevant to our real, present-life journeys. Written as both an extraordinary saga and art book, Inferno Inside You transports readers into some of the remarkable stories which were a vital part of Dante’s imagination. The journey that begins with this book will show readers aspects of life that are hidden, and rarely touched upon by other writers. Meet leopards, three-headed dogs, and centaurs, a lion, a wolf and a monster. Uncover questions that were unique 700 years ago in the early Renaissance – and discover that they are even more relevant today. It is about people, and the greed and envy of our world – and about love.
|Author||: Earl Emerson|
|Editor||: Fawcett Books|
Six months after he and other Seattle firefighters responded to a freeway accident involving the collision of two trucks and the spill of an unknown substance, Jim Swope discovers that the firefighters who had been at the scene are beginning to succumb to unexplained accidents and ailments and that he has seven days to discover how they all had been poisoned and find an antidote. Reprint.
|Author||: Timothy E. Forck|
|Editor||: Timothy E. Forck|
Book Two of Elements Incarnate Series. Twenty years have come and gone since four elemental warriors were born to the world by the light of the Creator. Twenty years free from the tyranny of the demon Xhenidrix and his army of the undead. Peace and unity has washed over the continent as the ways of the world were rewritten by the four exceptional beings blessed with wisdom beyond fathom. Times are good, but the lingering question lurking in the back of everyone's mind is the same. Will this season of fellowship last? Firabreeze, a young woman conceived in the unexpected union of air and fire, has lived a sheltered life as the sole princess of Eurathia. When Firabreeze is plagued by strange dreams of a tropical land awash in blood-red light, reports of strange creatures begin to surge in from all around the countryside. All the while, a treacherous plot is unfolding with a foe thought long gone. Are all these events random acts of darkness, or will disaster envelop the lives of the elements incarnate once more?
|Author||: Abigail Owen|
|Editor||: Entangled: Amara|
Ruthless dragon king Ladon Ormarr must keep his throne—and his people—safe from the cruel High King at all costs. With war on the horizon, he’ll need a miracle to protect his clan. Luckily, the fates have dropped the irresistible Skylar Amon right into his lap. Or so he thought. Because the last thing this phoenix wants is him. A phoenix mate is the ticket to securing his throne, but this fiery Amon sister detests Ladon, doesn’t stick to protocols, and regularly offends his warriors and advisers. Skylar also has no intention of sticking around, nor does she believe in the whole destined-mates thing. But if it means taking out the High King who murdered her parents, she'll put up with the too-sexy-for-her-sanity Ladon...temporarily. Their mating bond may make them want to tear off their clothes, but outside the bedroom...well, Ladon is positive the fates hate him. Just as he starts to win over the mercurial phoenix, everything goes to hell when the High King makes his final move. And Ladon will burn down the world to keep the mate he is unwilling to live without. Each book in the Inferno Rising series is STANDALONE: * The Rogue King * The Blood King
|Author||: Jordan Colton|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
The Divine comedy of Dante's Inferno has been a classic within literature for centuries! Compiled in this book are etchings done by the great artist Gustaf Dore. Every etching of this infamous dream is ready to be colored and framed! This is the first of two volumes. This volume is of the Inferno and Dante's journey into the 9 levels of Hell. Enjoy the opportunity to color some of the most detailed and vivid images of this classic poem!
|Author||: Sherrilyn Kenyon|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Griffin|
The heat is on, and a new threat to humanity has risen . . . Nick has his driver's license and he's not afraid to use it. But turning sixteen isn't what he thought it would be. While other boys his age are worried about prom dates and applying for college, Nick is neck deep in enemies out to stop him from living another day. No longer sure if he can trust anyone, his only ally seems to be the one person he's been told will ultimately kill him. But life spent serving the undead is anything except ordinary. And those out to get him have summoned an ancient force so powerful even the gods fear it. As Nick learns to command and control the elements, the one he must master in order to combat his latest foe is the one most likely to destroy him. As the old proverb goes, fire knows nothing of mercy, and if Nick is to survive this latest round, he will have to sacrifice a part of himself. However, the best sacrifice is seldom the sanest move. Sometimes it's the one that leaves your enemies confused. And sometimes, you have to trust your enemy to save your friends. But what do you do when that enemy is you? Inferno is the fourth book in Sherrilyn Kenyon's Chronicles of Nick.
|Author||: Paul Levy|
|Editor||: CLAIRVIEW BOOKS|
How many times do you check something on the internet but find you are drifting aimlessly from one link to another? If you can’t not answer the phone when it rings, and you spend hours a week on social media, and you read your texts instead of kissing your loved one goodnight, and you don’t give your kids proper attention because you just have to prioritize new responses to your tweet... then this book is for you. The digital world is spreading like an inferno – a swirling, hot storm of change, possibility, addiction, passion, manipulation, creativity and abuse. It demands our attention and encourages us to be always on, with its constant updates and feedback. It is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. And it’s developing faster than our ability to deal with it. To adherents of digital living and working, any criticism is uncool, a sign of being out of touch. Refreshingly, Digital Inferno is neither simple indictment nor unqualified endorsement. Rather, it’s about holding your own in the digital realm – adapting in a healthy way to the new reality. It offers a conscious path that allows you to derive the benefits you need but also to manage the dangers. Packed with a wealth of practical advice, Digital Inferno describes numerous methods to enable you to step back from constant digital activity and virtual living, and to pay more attention to the real world. You’ll find exercises to overcome tiredness from digital contact and to develop skills to enable you to remain awake and aware. Crucially, you will be master of the digital realm: to abstain from contact when you need to, but also freely to immerse yourself when you choose to. We don’t need to shun new technology, but we do need to be armed with an understanding of its challenges, problems and limitations. This book provides the tools you will need to meet the future consciously.
|Author||: Jonathan Moeller|
|Editor||: Azure Flame Media, LLC|
CAINA AMALAS is the Ghost circlemaster of Istarinmul, leader of the Emperor's spies in the city. She has defeated powerful foes, but more dangerous enemies lie before her. A sorcerous catastrophe threatens to destroy Istarinmul, and the only the mysterious sorceress Annarah, last loremaster of lost Iramis, knows how to stop it. To rescue Annarah and save Istarinmul, Caina must brave the Inferno, the hellish fortress of the sinister Immortals. But those who enter the Inferno never return...
|Author||: Catherine Cho|
|Editor||: Henry Holt and Company|
Inferno is the riveting memoir of a young mother who is separated from her newborn son and husband when she's involuntarily committed to a psychiatric ward in New Jersey after a harrowing bout of postpartum psychosis. When Catherine Cho and her husband set off from London to introduce their newborn son to family scattered across the United States, she could not have imagined what lay in store. Before the trip’s end, she develops psychosis, a complete break from reality, which causes her to lose all sense of time and place, including what is real and not real. In desperation, her husband admits her to a nearby psychiatric hospital, where she begins the hard work of rebuilding her identity. In this unwaveringly honest, insightful, and often shocking memoir Catherine reconstructs her sense of self, starting with her childhood as the daughter of Korean immigrants, moving through a traumatic past relationship, and on to the early years of her courtship with and marriage to her husband, James. She masterfully interweaves these parts of her past with a vivid, immediate recounting of the days she spent in the ward. The result is a powerful exploration of psychosis and motherhood, at once intensely personal, yet holding within it a universal experience – of how we love, live and understand ourselves in relation to each other.
|Author||: AnnaMarie Alt|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
AN ANCIENT DARK CURSE deprives powerful, haunted Queen Rejeena of daughters to heir and further her lineage. Her cousin, Ishtabarra, plots to betray and kill her, in order to ascend to the throne. DOMINEERING WOMEN rule the island of Kriiscon, and hold men as slaves. The men battle to destroy the enforced servitude. FATE PLUNGES A MAINLAND MAN, Aarvan, into the turmoil of armed conflicts fueled by hatred and injustice. He awakens from a blow to the head with no memory, claimed as queens man, Rejeenas love slave. CONFLICTS ERUPT between Rejeena and her slave, Aarvan. He is repelled and infuriated by the way of life on Kriiscon. Seized and bound by a potent, exotic attraction, they ride a searing tidal wave of lust. As conflicts boil, and passion deepens, can they build an affinity to endure the intrigues swirling about them? CAN AARVAN SAVE THE queen when she, ignoring his warnings of danger stalking her, travels into Ishtabarras realm? ONLY BY RELYING UPON each other, their wits and courage, can Rejeena and Aarvan survive.
|Author||: Robert Conroy|
|Editor||: Ballantine Books|
The author of the best-selling 1942 imagines an alternate-history World War II in which the United States fatefully takes Churchill and Patton's controversial advice to invade Berlin to prevent Stalin's expansion into Europe. Original.
|Author||: Lola St.Vil|
|Editor||: Lola St.Vil|
Love, torture, betrayal... And a twist that will change EVERYTHING! The Guardians discover where the Triplex is located. Unfortunately, In order to retrieve it, a terrible sacrifice has to be made. Can Marcus summon up the courage required to save humanity? Will Marcus and Emmy's love survive the brutal reality of the Angel world?
|Author||: Max Hastings|
From one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences. World War II involved tens of millions of soldiers and cost sixty million lives—an average of twenty-seven thousand a day. For thirty-five years, Max Hastings has researched and written about different aspects of the war. Now, for the first time, he gives us a magnificent, single-volume history of the entire war. Through his strikingly detailed stories of everyday people—of soldiers, sailors and airmen; British housewives and Indian peasants; SS killers and the citizens of Leningrad, some of whom resorted to cannibalism during the two-year siege; Japanese suicide pilots and American carrier crews—Hastings provides a singularly intimate portrait of the world at war. He simultaneously traces the major developments—Hitler’s refusal to retreat from the Soviet Union until it was too late; Stalin’s ruthlessness in using his greater population to wear down the German army; Churchill’s leadership in the dark days of 1940 and 1941; Roosevelt’s steady hand before and after the United States entered the war—and puts them in real human context. Hastings also illuminates some of the darker and less explored regions under the war’s penumbra, including the conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland, during which the Finns fiercely and surprisingly resisted Stalin’s invading Red Army; and the Bengal famine in 1943 and 1944, when at least one million people died in what turned out to be, in Nehru’s words, “the final epitaph of British rule” in India. Remarkably informed and wide-ranging, Inferno is both elegantly written and cogently argued. Above all, it is a new and essential understanding of one of the greatest and bloodiest events of the twentieth century.
|Author||: Jessica Wise|
|Editor||: Author House|
There was evil in this world that I couldn't begin to comprehend, and the dangers I was dealing with here were just as nasty. Snake-eyed figures from the worst possible nightmares, flame-haired maidens who claimed they were you from another dimension and . . .death. The fabric of time has been angered, tampered beyond mortal hands, and the fate of the universe has been deeply questioned. All because of two girls. Well, technically one. Ally and Alison Rivers, who both share the same life, have been thrown into chaos that cannot be undone in both of their dimensions. Only time can tell how far this wildfire will spread. And only one can stop it.
|Author||: Fred Hoyle,Geoffrey Hoyle|
Cameron, a tall, testy, whisky-drinking, nationalist-minded, Scottish physicist, may not have been an astronomer, but he knew the off things in the sky when he saw them. From an Australian mountaintop where he was advising on the location of a radiotelescope he saw what looked like Mars, in the wrong spot in the sky. But it wasn't Mars at all, it was a supernova ... no, not a supernova but a quasar. Knowing what would happen, Cameron dashed home to Scotland and found himself at a crossroads of his life. In the face of total catastrophe, and of intense heat, darkness and rain, he took over as natural leader with both the north and south of the United Kingdom turning to him for help. Sir Fred Hoyle, world-renowned astrophysicist, and his son, Geoffrey Hoyle, have set their newest science fiction thriller not only in London and Scotland, but also at the University of Charlottesville, and in Australia as well. The result is an intriguing, fast-paced novel written with a wry humour and offering some fascinating glimpses of and gibes at astronomy.
|Author||: Robert M. Torrance|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
His new translation of Dantes INFERNO with a Foreword on The Poet and the Poem; an individual note briefly recapitulating each of the 34 Cantos and explaining names and terms important for the readers understanding; and an Epilogue on the ascent to the Terrestrial Paradise reflects long familiarity with this medieval classic and assumes, as the Preface emphasizes, that far from being an inaccessibly distant monument, it speaks compellingly to contemporary readers both through graphic portrayal of horrors all too familiar to our own age, and by vividly presenting its central character (who is at once the 14th-century Florentine Dante Alighieri and each one of us traveling the journey of our lifes way) as a wandering exile, and the one living person, subject to feelings ranging from tearful pity to outraged horror, in the dead world of the eternally damned. To this extent, it is in part a Human as well as of a Divine Comedy. And although it is only the first of the three major segments of that comedy of movement from the sorrows and sufferings of Hell up the steep slopes of Purgatory to the eternal bliss of the Celestial Paradise, INFERNO can be read, as it has often been read from its own time through many centuries since, as a whole in itself. Its travelers ultimately find that their long and terrifying descent to the lowest depths of the world turns suddenly into ascent up through the previously unknown opposite hemisphere to a new world where they once again see the stars. The translation, as explained in the Foreword, is an English approximation of the terza rima of the Italian original, a difficult form invented by Dante and rarely used by later poets. This is no incidental aspect of the poem, for its interlinking of rhymes throughout each canto is fundamental to its movement. No translation can of course be perfect, especially in so difficult a meter from so different a language; and some previous English-language efforts have foundered on excessively many awkward archaisms, inversions, and forced rhymes. Yet the attempt to substitute an alliterative so-called terza rima more theoretical than audible (and only discernible, if at all, by close scrutiny of the page), has proved barely distinguishable, when read aloud (as all poetry should be read), from plain prose in which some very fine translations exist with no claim to being verse. In so far as the present translation dares hope to transmit, however incompletely, integration of the poems elevated style and subject matter with the grace of its subtly fluid verse form, it might boldly hazard a claim to be the best translation of Dantes great poem yet made in English. At the very least, anyone who knowingly undertakes so forbidding, if not indeed so impossible, an endeavor must never lasciare ogni speranza (abandon all hope), as those do who enter the gates of Hell! For to convey even a little of Dantes poetic power and beauty is already much.
|Editor||: BookCaps Study Guides|
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