The Two Towers

The Two Towers
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780547952024
Available:
Release: 2012-02-15
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The second volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them Frodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in a battle in the Mines of Moria. And Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape, the rest of the company was attacked by Orcs. Now they continue the journey alone down the great River Anduin—alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go. “Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century. The book presents us with the richest profusion of new lands and creatures, from the beauty of Lothlórien to the horror of Mordor.” – Sunday Telegraph

The Two Towers

The Two Towers
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 234
ISBN: 154854745X
Available:
Release: 2017-07-04
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Two Towers: Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings By J.R.R. Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 398
ISBN: 0618346252
Available:
Release: 2003-09
Editor: Mariner Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After discovering the true nature of the One Ring, Bilbo Baggins entrusts it to the care of his young cousin, Frodo, who is charged with bringing about its destruction and thus foiling the plans of the Dark Lord.

The Two Towers

The Two Towers
Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Pages: 442
ISBN: 9780261102361
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tolkien's invention of strange people, curious incidents, miraculous doings, is poured out into this second volume of his trilogy. As the story goes on the world of the Rings grows more vast and mysterious and crowded with curious figures.

The Two Towers

The Two Towers
Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Pages: 322
ISBN: 026110358X
Available:
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This title is also available as a film as a film - Part 2 of The lord of the rings.

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
Author: Mordicai Gerstein
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9781429939959
Available:
Release: 2007-04-17
Editor: Square Fish
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center and spent an hour walking, dancing, and performing high-wire tricks a quarter mile in the sky. This picture book captures the poetry and magic of the event with a poetry of its own: lyrical words and lovely paintings that present the detail, daring, and--in two dramatic foldout spreads-- the vertiginous drama of Petit's feat. The Man Who Walked Between the Towers is the winner of the 2004 Caldecott Medal, the winner of the 2004 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Picture Books, and the winner of the 2006 Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video.

The Two Towers

The Two Towers
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien,Alan Lee
Pages: 971
ISBN: 9780007269716
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in the battle with an evil spirit in the Mines of Moria; and at the Falls of Rauros, Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape the rest of the company were attacked by Orcs. Now they continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin - alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go. JRR Tolkien's great work of imaginative fiction has been labelled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction. By turns comic and homely, epic and diabolic, the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world which is totally convincing in its detail.

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings
Author: Gary Russell
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0007135645
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The is a guide to the design of the movie, illustrating its creative development. It contains over 500 images, from the earliest pencil sketches and conceptual drawings to the paintings that shaped the look of the film. Most aspects of the film are covered, from locations and costumes to weaponry and creatures. As well as the wealth of artwork there are also photographs showing the realisation of the creative process and some stills from the film.

The Two Towers

The Two Towers
Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0007488335
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in the battle with an evil spirit in the Mines of Moria; and at the Falls of Rauros, Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape the rest of the company were attacked by Orcs.Now they continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin - alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.To celebrate the release of the first of Peter Jackson's two-part film adaptation of THE HOBBIT, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, this second part of THE LORD OF THE RINGS is available for a limited time with an exclusive cover image from Peter Jackson's award-winning trilogy.

The Two Towers

The Two Towers
Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Pages: 398
ISBN: 9780345339713
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Frodo must carry the One Ring through the ghostly borders of Mordor, Land of the Enemy, and back to the Fire that can destroy its evil powers, in the second volume in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Reissue.

The Two Towers

The Two Towers
Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1850894191
Available:
Release: 1954
Editor: Isis Large Print Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For over fifty years, J.R.R. Tolkien's peerless fantasy has accumulatedworldwide acclaim as the greatest adventure tale ever written.No other writer has created a world as distinct as Middle-earth, completewith its own geography, history, languages, and legends. Andno one has created characters as endearing as Tolkien's large-hearted, hairy-footed hobbits. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings continues toseize the imaginations of readers of all ages, and this new three-volumepaperback edition is designed to appeal to the youngest of them.In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elvensmiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it withhis own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring wastaken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, stillit remained lost to him . . .

The Maps of Tolkien s Middle earth

The Maps of Tolkien s Middle earth
Author: Brian Sibley,John Howe
Pages: 64
ISBN: 0007169701
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written by the writer and broadcaster Brian Sibley, this slipcase features Tolkien's maps of The Hobbit, Beleriand and Middle-earth. Each map is presented in a box-set illustrated by Tolkien artist John Howe, the conceptual artist employed by Peter Jackson to work on his Lord of The Rings film trilogy. The maps, presented with individual books and wallets show Tolkien's mythical lands in detail - they are also bound with fewer folds, making them suitable for portfolios or framing.

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings
Author: David Brawn
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0618257365
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Introduces the principal characters and situations from the motion picture based on the second part of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings," with brief quotations and photographs of scenes from the film.

Time Tunnel

Time Tunnel
Author: Richard Todd
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0990678504
Available:
Release: 2014-11-13
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

December 12, 2001 Three months have passed since the twin towers collapsed, killing Major Kyle Mason's newlywed bride. His Delta force unit is now in Afghanistan, on the doorstep of Osama Bin Laden's Tora Bora mountain fortress. Kyle is close to his target - within 100 meters of avenging his wife's death. As Delta closes for the kill, a corrupt Afghan warlord betrays the Americans, allowing Bin Laden to escape into Pakistan. Crushed by his failure at Tora Bora, Kyle quits Delta and disappears. Seven years later, Kyle receives a surprise visitor who recruits him for an incredible mission. Using technology at Area 51 recovered from Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, Kyle will travel back in time to stop 9/11 and save his wife. Time Tunnel: The Towers is a daring suspense story that weaves actual history with the tantalizing science of time travel to rewrite history with an alternate ending. The infusion of science with reimagined historical events in Time Tunnel: The Towers will remind readers of the works of Michael Crichton. Reviews: "An action-packed time-travel tale..." - Kirkus Reviews "A daring white-knuckle ride -- can't wait for the movie!" - Gary Nolan, Cumulus Media "The cliffhanger ending will keep readers hooked for the next installment." - Kirkus Reviews "A Michael Crichton-esque techno-roller coaster." - Stephanie O'Neill, Southern California Public Radio "Time travel, action, history and an ending that will blow your mind! Richard Todd takes us on a fantastic journey you won't be able to put down." - Richard Titus, Executive Producer, "Who Killed the Electric Car?"

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings
Author: David Brawn
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0618258116
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Mariner Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explores how the characters from the second part of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" were depicted in the film, discussing creatures including elves, hobbits, trolls, and the Uruk-hai. Packed with full-color photos and drawings, a guide to the monsters and beings of The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy contains exclusive photos of familiar creatures as well as some whose photos have never before appeared in books.

The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy

The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy
Author: Gregory Bassham,Eric Bronson
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780812698060
Available:
Release: 2013-11-13
Editor: Open Court
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Lord of the Rings is intended to be applicable to the real world of relationships, religion, pleasure, pain, and politics. Tolkien himself said that his grand tale of wizards, orcs, hobbits, and elves was aimed at truth and good morals in the actual world. Analysis of the popular appeal of The Lord of the Rings (on websites and elsewhere) shows that Tolkien fans are hungry for discussion of the urgent moral and cosmological issues arising out of this fantastic epic story. Can political power be wielded for good, or must it always corrupt? Does technology destroy the truly human? Is it morally wrong to give up hope? Can we find meaning in chance events? In The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy, seventeen young philosophy professors, all of them ardent Tolkien fans and most of them contributors to the four earlier volumes in the Popular Culture and Philosophy series, address some of these important issues and show how clues to their solutions may be found in the imaginary world of Middle-earth. The book is divided into five sections, concerned with Power and the Ring, the Quest for Happiness, Good and Evil in Middle-earth, Time and Mortality, and the Relevance

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings
Author: Jude Fisher
Pages: 68
ISBN: 0618390979
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A companion guide to the third film follows the journeys of Frodo, Sam, and Gollum as they slowly make their way into the depths of Mordor, while the scattered Fellowship members take a final stand against the forces of Sauron.

Broken Glass

Broken Glass
Author: Alex Beam
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780399592737
Available:
Release: 2021-03-30
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The true story of the intimate relationship that gave birth to the Farnsworth House, a masterpiece of twentieth-century architecture--and disintegrated into a bitter feud over love, money, gender, and the very nature of art. "An amazing story, brilliantly told."--Sebastian Smee, Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic and author of The Art of Rivalry In 1945, Edith Farnsworth asked the German architect Mies van der Rohe, already renowned for his avant-garde buildings, to design a weekend home for her outside of Chicago. Edith was a woman ahead of her time--unmarried, she was a distinguished medical researcher, as well as an accomplished violinist, translator, and poet. The two quickly began spending weekends together, talking philosophy, Catholic mysticism, and, of course, architecture over wine-soaked picnic lunches. Their personal and professional collaboration would produce the Farnsworth House, one of the most important works of architecture of all time, a blindingly original structure made up almost entirely of glass and steel. But the minimalist marvel, built in 1951, was plagued by cost overruns and a sudden chilling of the two friends' mutual affection. Though the building became world famous, Edith found it impossible to live in, because of its constant leaks, flooding, and complete lack of privacy. Alienated and aggrieved, she lent her name to a public campaign against Mies, cheered on by Frank Lloyd Wright. Mies, in turn, sued her for unpaid monies. The ensuing lengthy trial heard evidence of purported incompetence by an acclaimed architect, and allegations of psychological cruelty and emotional trauma. A commercial dispute litigated in a rural Illinois courthouse became a trial of modernist art and architecture itself. Interweaving personal drama and cultural history, Alex Beam presents a stylish, enthralling narrative tapestry, illuminating the fascinating history behind one of the twentieth-century's most beautiful and significant architectural projects.

What Were the Twin Towers

What Were the Twin Towers
Author: Jim O'Connor,Who HQ
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780451532770
Available:
Release: 2016-05-10
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discover the true story of the Twin Towers—how they came to be the tallest buildings in the world and why they were destroyed. When the Twin Towers were built in 1973, they were billed as an architectural wonder. At 1,368 feet, they clocked in as the tallest buildings in the world and changed the New York City skyline dramatically. Offices and corporations moved into the towers—also known as the World Trade Center—and the buildings were seen as the economic hub of the world. But on September 11, 2001, a terrorist attack toppled the towers and changed our nation forever. Discover the whole story of the Twin Towers—from their ambitious construction to their tragic end.

Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings
Author: James Wtorkowski
Pages: 74
ISBN: 9798633116731
Available:
Release: 2020-04-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Awakening from a dream of Gandalf the Grey battling the Balrog, Frodo Baggins and his friend Samwise Gamgee find themselves lost in the Emyn Muil near Mordor and soon become aware that they are being stalked by Gollum, the former owner of the One Ring. After capturing him, a sympathetic Frodo decides to use Gollum as a guide to Mordor, despite Sam's objections. Meanwhile, Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli pursue the Uruk-hai to save their companions Merry and Pippin. The Uruk-hai are ambushed by a group of Rohirrim, while the two Hobbits escape into Fangorn Forest and encounter Treebeard, an Ent. Aragorn's group later meets the Rohirrim and their leader �omer, who reveals that they have been exiled by their king Th�oden who is being manipulated by Saruman and his servant Gr�ma Wormtongue into turning a blind eye to Saruman's forces running rampant in Rohan. While searching for the Hobbits in Fangorn, Aragorn's group encounters Gandalf, who, after succumbing to his injuries while killing the Balrog in Moria, has been resurrected as Gandalf the White to help save Middle-earth. Aragorn's group travels to Rohan's capital city Edoras, where Gandalf releases Th�oden from Saruman's influence and Wormtongue is banished. After learning of Saruman's plans to wipe out Rohan with his Uruk-hai army, Th�oden decides to evacuate his citizens to Helm's Deep, an ancient fortress that has provided refuge to Rohan's people in times past, while Gandalf departs to acquire the aid of �omer's army. Aragorn establishes a friendship with Th�oden's niece, �owyn, who quickly becomes infatuated with him. That night, Aragorn experiences a dream of him meeting with Arwen who then tells him that he must depart with Frodo and reassures him when he doesn't feel confident enough that his path is set for him. When the refugees come under attack by Warg-riding Orcs sent by Saruman, Aragorn falls off a cliff and is presumed dead. However, he is awoken by his horse Brego and rides to Helm's Deep. That same night, Arwen is told by her father Elrond that Aragorn will not be returning. He tells her that if she remains in Middle-Earth, only death and destruction await her, even if Aragorn were to survive and become King of Gondor, and if Sauron is defeated again, she will die alone. This convinces her to reluctantly depart for Valinor. The defenders at Helm's Deep are joined by a detachment of Elves from Lothl�rien. The Uruk-hai army arrives at Helm's Deep that night and a night-long battle ensues. The Uruk-hai breach the outer wall using gunpowder-like explosives and force the remaining defenders to retreat into the inner castle. Merry and Pippin, having convinced Treebeard that they were allies, are brought to an Ent Council in Fangorn where the Ents decide not to assist in the war. Pippin then tells Treebeard to take them in the direction of Isengard, where they witness the devastation caused to the forest by Saruman's war efforts. An enraged Treebeard summons the Ents and they storm Isengard, drowning the orcs by breaking their river dam and stranding Saruman in Orthanc. At Helm's Deep, Aragorn convinces a despairing Th�oden to ride out and meet the Uruks in one last charge. Gandalf and �omer's horsemen arrive at sunrise, turning the tide of the battle. The Uruk-hai flee into Fangorn forest, which has moved closer to the battle at the urging of Treebeard, where they are destroyed. Gandalf warns that Sauron's retaliation will be terrible and swift.