Stolen Lives

Twenty Years in a Desert Jail
Author: Malika Oufkir,Michele Fitoussi
Publisher: Miramax Books
ISBN: 9780786867325
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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A gripping memoir that reads like a political thriller--the story of Malika Oufkir's turbulent and remarkable life. Born in 1953, Malika Oufkir was the eldest daughter of General Oufkir, the King of Morocco's closest aide. Adopted by the king at the age of five, Malika spent most of her childhood and adolescence in the seclusion of the court harem, one of the most eligible heiresses in the kingdom, surrounded by luxury and extraordinary privilege. Then, on August 16, 1972, her father was arrested and executed after an attempt to assassinate the king. Malika, her five younger brothers and sisters. and her mother were immediately imprisoned in a desert penal colony. After fifteen years, the last ten of which they spent locked up in solitary cells, the Oufkir children managed to dig a tunnel with their bare hands and make an audacious escape. Recaptured after five days, Malika was finally able to leave Morocco and begin a new life in exile in 1996. A heartrending account in the face of extreme deprivation and the courage with which one family faced its fate, Stolen Lives is an unforgettable story of one woman's journey to freedom.

Awakened by the Sheikh

Desert Kings, Book 4
Author: Diana Fraser
Publisher: Bay Books
ISBN: 192732310X
Category: Fiction
Page: 146
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"Trust is the missing link for the book. Both characters in the book had been hurt by trusting someone who betrayed the trust. Learning how to once again trust creates a five star book." (Amazon Review) "This is an enjoyable story about finding happiness in unexpected places. Sometimes, being inconspicuous pays off in unexpected ways. Sometimes, the truth takes time to make sense. Truth does win in the end when it is RIGHT!" (Amazon review) At 5’2” Cara Devlin is used to being overlooked... until she speaks. It had been her sexy voice that had won her the voice-overs ads and it's her velvet tones that lands her the job as translator to the King of Ma’in—a job with a salary that will ensure she can leave Ma'in and make a fresh start. A new beginning away from the country where her soon-to-be ex-husband betrayed her, and her family, for his own gain. Just one more week in Ma’in and then she’ll be free to begin a new life. Since his unfaithful wife died, King Tariq of Ma'in is devoted to three things: his children, his country and remaining single. When his brother hires him a translator he doesn't need, Tariq isn't impressed. But, when he hears Cara's seductive voice, he decides she can stay, providing she doesn't distract him from the most important meetings of his life where he intends to regain control of his country's wealth. But each day he discovers something new about Cara: qualities that break through the protective shell he'd built around himself, and language skills he can use to his own—and his country's—benefit. So long as Cara doesn't know she's being used, he should succeed. Book 4 of the Sheikh Romance Novel Series—Desert Kings Wanted: A Wife for the Sheikh (Book 1) The Sheikh's Bargain Bride (Book 2) The Sheikh's Lost Lover (Book 3) Awakened by the Sheikh (Book 4) Claimed by the Sheikh (Book 5) Wanted: A Baby by the Sheikh (Book 6)

The History, Civil and Commercial, of the West Indies

With a Continuation to the Present Time
Author: Bryan Edwards
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108024777
Category: History
Page: 530
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This groundbreaking history of the West Indies, originally published in 1793, remained a standard work, being repeatedly expanded and updated.

The Dovekeepers


Author: Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857205455
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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The lives of four sensuous, bold and remarkable women intersect in the year 70AD, in the desperate days of the siege of Masada, when supplies are dwindling and the Romans are drawing near. All are dovekeepers, and all are keepers of secrets - about who they are, where they come from, who fathered them, and whom they love. There is Yael, the assassin's daughter whose heartbreak leads to her true path in the ruins of the desert; Revka, the baker's wife who loses her dearest treasure on earth and yet finds the strength to protect her family; Aziza, the warrior's beloved who leads a secret life not even those closest to her could imagine; and Marit, beautiful witch of Moab, a woman as loyal as she is dangerous.

By the Spear

Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Rise and Fall of the Macedonian Empire
Author: Ian Worthington
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190213833
Category: History
Page: 416
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Alexander the Great, arguably the most exciting figure from antiquity, waged war as a Homeric hero and lived as one, conquering native peoples and territories on a superhuman scale. From the time he invaded Asia in 334 to his death in 323, he expanded the Macedonian empire from Greece in the west to Asia Minor, the Levant, Egypt, Central Asia and "India" (Pakistan and Kashmir) in the east. Although many other kings and generals forged empires, Alexander produced one that was without parallel, even if it was short-lived. And yet, Alexander could not have achieved what he did without the accomplishments of his father, Philip II (r. 359-336). It was Philip who truly changed the course of Macedonian history, transforming a weak, disunited, and economically backward kingdom into a military powerhouse. A warrior king par excellence, Philip left Alexander with the greatest army in the Greek world, a centralized monarchy, economic prosperity, and a plan to invade Asia. For the first time, By the Spear offers an exhilarating military narrative of the reigns of these two larger-than-life figures in one volume. Ian Worthington gives full breadth to the careers of father and son, showing how Philip was the architect of the Macedonian empire, which reached its zenith under Alexander, only to disintegrate upon his death. By the Spear also explores the impact of Greek culture in the East, as Macedonian armies became avatars of social and cultural change in lands far removed from the traditional sphere of Greek influence. In addition, the book discusses the problems Alexander faced in dealing with a diverse subject population and the strategies he took to what might be called nation building, all of which shed light on contemporary events in culturally dissimilar regions of the world. The result is a gripping and unparalleled account of the role these kings played in creating a vast empire and the enduring legacy they left behind.

The Queen of Wolves - A Vampire Dark Fantasy Epic

Book Three of The Vampyricon
Author: Douglas Clegg
Publisher: Alkemara Press
ISBN: 0985050594
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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In The Priest of Blood, a youth named Aleric became falconer, then soldier — and finally, vampyre. In The Lady of Serpents, a dark queen rose to power among the frozen towers of her kingdom. And now, she seeks the Dark Madonna from beyond the Veil. From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg comes the third book of the epic dark fantasy saga, The Vampyricon. In a world of gods and monsters, love and betrayal, handmaidens of Death, terrifying and beautiful vampyres, shapeshifting wolf women, shadow priests, epic battles, and magnificent underworld kingdoms, The Vampyricon concludes with a titanic battle fought between the Queen of Wolves and Aleric, Falconer, the priest-king of the race of vampyres. Praise for The Vampyricon: “Astonishing. Douglas Clegg writes of…nightmares with such clarity and passion you don’t end up reading his books; you end up drinking them in. The Priest of Blood is a bloody gem.” Christopher Rice, New York Times bestselling author of The Vines and Heaven's Rise. "If you like Game of Thrones and vampires, you're going to love The Vampyricon." - Robert Swartwood, USA Today bestselling author of The Serial Killer's Wife and New Avalon. "A dark tale of swords, sorcery, and vampires." -- Christine Feehan, NY Times bestselling author. "Douglas Clegg has accomplished a rarity in the horror vein...This book will sink its teeth into you" -- The Kansas City Star "Richly layered, beautifully rendered foray into a past filled with sorcery and mystery -- and a rousing good story." -- Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author Stunning...gives the iconic vampire a massive makeover. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review. Discover Douglas Clegg's fiction: Lights Out Neverland The Children’s Hour The Halloween Man You Come When I Call You The Hour Before Dark Nightmare House Bad Karma Goat Dance Breeder Afterlife Purity Dark of the Eye The Words Wild Things Red Angel Night Cage Mischief The Infinite The Abandoned The Necromancer Isis Naomi The Nightmare Chronicles The Attraction Night Asylum The Priest of Blood The Lady of Serpents The Queen of Wolves

The Mythmaker

A Study of Motif and Symbol in the Short Stories of Jorge Luis Borges
Author: Carter Wheelock
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292785704
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 202
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Readers who are intrigued, though often mystified, by the intellectual fantasies of Jorge Luis Borges will find this book a revelation, a skeleton key to one of the most fundamental and baffling aspects of Borges’s fictions: the pattern of symbolism with an inner meaning. Carter Wheelock’s study reduces a number of literary and intellectual abstractions to concrete terms, enabling the reader to understand Borges’s fantasies in ways that show them to be not so fantastic after all. Indeed, they are amazingly consistent and minutely accurate in their symbolic depiction of the magic universe of the mind. Wheelock also discusses the affinity between Borges’s philosophical idealism and his “esthetic of the intelligence,” the relationship between these and the esthetic ideas of French Symbolism, and the influence on his fictions of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Why is it that this “writer’s writer” from the Argentine—erudite, allusive, elusive—has attracted such international attention? In Wheelock’s opinion, it is because he has symbolized in his short stories the fundamental form of the human consciousness, the functioning of the imaginative (world-creating) mechanism, and the eternal battle between form and chaos. The Mythmaker is concerned with elucidating the particulars of Borges’s fictional works, but even as it does so it also reveals their universality.

The Irish Fairy Book


Author: Alfred Perceval Graves
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486148211
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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43 enchanting poems and tales by William Butler Yeats, Joseph Campbell, Lady Jane Wilde, Jeremiah Curtin, Douglas Hyde, and other distinguished writers.

A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & and Other Stage Personnel in London

1660-1800
Author: Philip H. Highfill,Kalman A. Burnim,Edward A. Langhans
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809305186
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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To be completed in 12 volumes, this monumental work here begins publica­tion with the first two volumes—Abaco to Bertie and Bertin to Byzard. When completed, it is expected that the bio­graphical dictionary will include informa­tion on more than 8,500 individuals. Hundreds of printed sources have been searched for this project, and dozens of repositories combed, and the names of personnel listed have been filtered through parish registers whenever possible. From published and unpublished sources, from wills, archives of professional societies and guilds, from records of colleges, uni­versities, and clubs, and from the contri­butions of selfless scholars, the authors have here assembled material which il­luminates theatrical and musical activity in London in the 1660–1800 period. The information here amassed will doubtless be augmented by other spe­cialists in Restoration and eighteenth-century theatre and drama, but it is not likely that the number of persons now known surely or conjectured finally to have been connected with theatrical en­terprise in this period will ever be in­creased considerably. Certainly, the contributions made here add immeasurably to existing knowledge, and in a number of instances correct standard histories or reference works. The accompanying illustrations, esti­mated to be some 1,400 likenesses—at least one picture of each subject for whom a portrait exists—may prove to be a use­ful feature of the Work. The authors have gone beyond embellishment of the text, and have attempted to list all origi­nal portraits any knowledge of which is now recoverable, and have tried to ascer­tain the present location of portraits in every medium.

The Case of the Stolen Film

The Dragon Detective Agency
Author: Gareth P. Jones
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408836858
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 272
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When Holly and her friend Archie are in LA (flown out there by the billionaire Brant Buchanan) they bump into a character from Holly's past. Petal Moses is in the middle of making the film version of her autobiography. While filming in the heart of the Californian desert, the director catches something 'dragonlike' on camera. However, before it can be properly examined, the roll of film goes missing. Realising this is a case for Dirk, Holly immediately calls him up. In no time at all, the dragon detective is up to his neck once more in a dangerous investigation involving some Californian Desert Dragons who spit poison rather than breathe fire.

Travels and Adventures of the Rev. Joseph Wolff, D.D., LL.D.

Late Missionary to the Jews and Muhammadans in Persia, Bokhara, Cashmeer, Etc.
Author: Joseph Wolff
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108053726
Category: History
Page: 616
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An invigorating 1861 account of a Jewish Christian convert's missionary work in the Middle East, India, Africa and the USA.

The Desert Hawks (Wells Fargo Trail Book #5)


Author: James Walker
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 144126194X
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Out of the Great American West, Book 5 in THE WELLS FARGO TRAIL Set in the 1870s in the desert of northern Arizona, The Desert Hawks opens with an action-filled story guaranteed to hold the interest of any Western buff. This new book entwines mystery and suspense in the lives of villains, Indians, innocent bystanders, and Zachary Cobb. Each has made choices to survive the challenges of a harsh frontier, and each must face the consequences in a tale of intriguing paths that cross unaware. Zac Cobb, an agent for the Wells Fargo Company, is on assignment in Arizona to track down the bandits robbing army payrolls and murdering the armed escorts. The tension mounts when the habits of one of the men Zac is tracking become disturbingly familiar. The leader of the outlaw gang turns out to be Julian, his embittered brother, whom Zac hasn't seen since he disappeared during the Civil War. The two brothers face off in a confrontation between good and evil as they are thrown together in an attempt to run the rapids of the Colorado River to escape a band of marauding Indians. Innocent people become entangled in the embroiled fight for survival between Zac and Julian.

Delphi Complete Works of Herodotus (Illustrated)


Author: Herodotus
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 1909496456
Category: Fiction
Page: 3491
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The Father of History deserves a place in all digital libraries. Delphiís Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Herodotus, in both Greek and English, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Herodotusí life and works * Features the complete HISTORIES, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introduction to the text, with a detailed synoptic summary of each Book * Includes Godleyís celebrated translation, previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Herodotus * Images of famous paintings that have been inspired by Herodotusí works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables * Includes a special Dual Text feature, with paragraph by paragraph access to the Greek and English translation ñ ideal for students of Classical Greek * Features a bonus biography - discover Herodotusí ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Translations THE HISTORIES The Greek Text PRONOUNCING ANCIENT GREEK CONTENTS OF GREEK TEXT Dual Text DUAL GREEK AND ENGLISH TEXT The Biography HERODOTUS by T. W. Lumb Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

The Desert King

Harlequin Comics
Author: Olivia Gates
Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
ISBN: 4596899134
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: N.A
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Josie, who’s from a prominent family, has been living in self-imposed exile in Paris after being labeled as a whore. On a lonely Christmas night, she is startled to find a stranger watching her as she entertains herself at a window. The man introduces himself as Adam. They hit it off so well that they decide to have dinner together, which leads to spending a night. After an intense night, Josie feels content but becomes enraged the moment she discovers Adam’s identity!

Ancient Egypt (eBook)


Author: Robert Byrne
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
ISBN: 0787784060
Category: History
Page: 12
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Ancient Egypt contains 12 full-color transparencies (print books) or PowerPoint slides (eBooks), 4 reproducible pages, and a richly detailed teacher's guide. Among the topics covered in this volume are the great pyramids, the gods and goddesses of Egypt, the Egyptian writing system, the Amarna period, Tutankhamon's treasure, modes of dress, and styles of architecture in ancient Egypt.

After the Silents

Hollywood Film Music in the Early Sound Era, 1926-1934
Author: Michael Slowik
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231535503
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 352
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Many believe Max Steiner's score for King Kong (1933) was the first important attempt at integrating background music into sound film, but a closer look at the industry's early sound era (1926–1934) reveals a more extended and fascinating story. Viewing more than two hundred films from the period, Michael Slowik launches the first comprehensive study of a long-neglected phase in Hollywood's initial development, recasting the history of film sound and its relationship to the "Golden Age" of film music (1935–1950). Slowik follows filmmakers' shifting combinations of sound and image, recapturing the volatility of this era and the variety of film music strategies that were tested, abandoned, and kept. He explores early film music experiments and accompaniment practices in opera, melodrama, musicals, radio, and silent films and discusses the impact of the advent of synchronized dialogue. He concludes with a reassessment of King Kong and its groundbreaking approach to film music, challenging the film's place and importance in the timeline of sound achievement.

Irish on the Inside

In Search of the Soul of Irish America
Author: Tom Hayden
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859844779
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 342
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Tom Hayden explores the losses wrought by Irish American conformism, in his own life and beyond. When David Trimble claimed recently that Irish republicans needed house-training, I felt the echo of my master's voice down through the ages, that of the Vikings, the British, and the WASPs, and knew why I am Irish. Now and then someone has to defecate on the master's rug. Tom Hayden first realized he was 'Irish on the inside' when he heard civil rights marchers in Northern Ireland singing 'We Shall Overcome' in 1969. Though his great-grandparents had been forced to emigrate to the US in the 1850s, Hayden's parents erased his Irish heritage in the quest for respectability. In this passionate book he explores the losses wrought by such conformism. Assimilation, he argues, has led to high rates of schizophrenia, depression, alcoholism and domestic violence within the Irish community. Today's Irish-Americans, Hayden contends, need to re-inhabit their history, to recognize that assimilation need not entail submission. By recognizing their links to others now experiencing the prejudice once directed at their ancestors, they can develop a sense of themselves that is both specific and inclusive: 'The survival of a distinct Irish soul is proof enough that Anglo culture will never fully satisfy our needs. We have a unique role in reshaping American society to empathize with the world's poor, for their story is the genuine story of the Irish.'