The Fog


Author: James Herbert
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447202392
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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The Fog is a powerful, classic horror novel from James Herbert, author of The Rats. It begins with a crack that rips the earth apart. Peaceful village life shattered. But the disaster is just the beginning. Out of the bottomless pit creeps a malevolent fog. Spreading through the air it leaves a deadly, horrifying trail, destined to devastate the lives of all those it encounters . . .

The Fog


Author: Scott Allie
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781593074234
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 88
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A group of Shanghai traders have come to America hoping to escape a string of weird deaths at the teeth and claws of unseen monsters, but when the strange yet familiar fog reveals that the curse has found them, even they don't know what that has to do with the terrible change coming over the Americans in this small seaside town. Teen.

The Fog


Author: Kyo Maclear
Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
ISBN: 1770494928
Category: Birds
Page: 48
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When the fog arrives on his island, a bird with a passion for people watching sets out to discover if anyone else has noticed it taking over the island.

Ghosts in the Fog: The Untold Story of Alaska's WWII Invasion


Author: Samantha Seiple
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545457475
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 224
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Few know the story of the Japanese invasion of Alaska during World War II--until now. GHOSTS IN THE FOG is the first narrative nonfiction book for young adults to tell the riveting story of how the Japanese invaded and occupied the Aleutian Islands in Alaska during World War II. This fascinating little-known piece of American history is told from the point of view of the American civilians who were captured and taken prisoner, along with the American and Japanese soldiers who fought in one of the bloodiest battles of hand-to-hand combat during the war. Complete with more than 80 photographs throughout and first person accounts of this extraordinary event, GHOSTS IN THE FOG is sure to become a must-read for anyone interested in World War II and a perfect tie-in for the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Footsteps in the Fog

Alfred Hitchcock's San Francisco
Author: Jeff Kraft,Aaron Leventhal
Publisher: Santa Monica PressLlc
ISBN: 9781891661273
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 286
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Footsteps in the Fog is a celebration of the San Francisco films of Alfred Hitchcock. The master director's familiarity with Northern California greatly influenced his decision to use Bay Area locations in several of his landmark motion pictures, and more importantly was often the source of inspiration for many of these same cinema classics. Three of Hitchcock's masterpieces were set in the San Francisco area: Shadow of a Doubt, Vertigo, and The Birds. In addition, Rebecca, Suspicion, Marnie, Topaz, Psycho, and Family Plot utilized Bay Area locations and/or were inspired by Northern California events and settings. Footsteps in the Fog examines these famous films, taking the reader on a journey around the Bay Area, while weaving together cinemagraphic intrigue, Bay Area history and lore, and the timeless elegance of San Francisco and its picturesque surroundings. Over 400 historical and contemporary photos are featured in the book, including impromptu off-camera images and shots from the films themselves—many never before seen! Footsteps in the Fog can be used as a companion to viewing the Northern California Hitchcock films, as a guide for visiting the sites and settings used in these motion pictures, and as a source of biographical information about Alfred Hitchcock's personal connections to San Francisco and the Bay Area. Hitchcock loved Northern California; he often entertained Hollywood celebrities at his ranch and vineyard outside of Santa Cruz, and frequented such San Francisco institutions as Jack's Restaurant, the Fairmont Hotel, the Top of the Mark, and the historic Bercut Brothers' Grant Market. Hitchcock fans everywhere will rejoice as they revisit and rediscover the locations and settings used in the great director's most beloved films.

Foal in the Fog


Author: Ben M. Baglio,Ann Baum
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439344159
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
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Just after Mandy witnesses a ghostly young horse disappear in the fog, she encounters a girl who has been visited by her own deceased foal, named Curiosity, leaving Mandy to wonder about this coincidental occurrence.

Ghosts in the Fog

The Untold Story of Alaska's WWII Invasion
Author: Samantha Seiple
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545296544
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 221
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Presents an account of the World War II invasion of Alaska by the Japanese and is told from the viewpoints of American civilians who were captured on the Aleutian Islands.

Notes from the Fog

Stories
Author: Ben Marcus
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1101947462
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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With these thirteen transfixing, ingenious stories, Ben Marcus gives us timely dystopian visions of alienation in a modern world--cosmically and comically apt. Never has existential catastrophe been so much fun. In "The Grow-Light Blues," a hapless, corporate drone finds love after being disfigured testing his employer's newest nutrition supplement--the enhanced glow from his computer monitor. A father finds himself outcast from his family when he starts to suspect that his son's precocity has turned sinister in the chilling "Cold Little Bird." In "Blueprints for St. Louis," two architects in a flailing marriage consider the ethics of artificially inciting emotion in mourners at their latest assignment--a memorial to a terrorist attack. In the bizarre but instantly recognizable universe of Ben Marcus's fiction, characters encounter both surreal new illnesses and equally surreal new cures. Marcus writes beautifully, hilariously, and obsessively, about sex and death, lust and shame, the indignities of the body, and the full parade of human folly. A heartbreaking collection of stories that showcases the author's compassion, tenderness, and mordant humor. Blistering, beautiful work from a modern master. A heartbreaking collection of stories that showcases the author's compassion, tenderness, and mordant humor--blistering, beautiful work from a modern master.

The Fog of Peace

A Memoir of International Peacekeeping in the 21st Century
Author: Jean-Marie Guéhenno
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815726317
Category: Political Science
Page: 331
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No small number of books laud and record the heroic actions of those at war. But the peacekeepers? Who tells their stories? At the beginning of the 1990s, the world exited the cold war and entered an era of great promise for peace and security. Guided by an invigorated United Nations, the international community set out to end conflicts that had flared into vicious civil wars and to unconditionally champion human rights and hold abusers responsible. The stage seemed set for greatness. Today that optimism is shattered. The failure of international engagement in conflict areas ranging from Afghanistan to Congo and Lebanon to Kosovo has turned believers into skeptics. The Fog of Peace is a firsthand reckoning by Jean-Marie Guéhenno, the man who led UN peacekeeping efforts for eight years and has been at the center of all the major crises since the beginning of the 21st century. Guéhenno grapples with the distance between the international community's promise to protect and the reality that our noble aspirations may be beyond our grasp. The author illustrates with personal, concrete examples—from the crises in Afghanistan, Iraq, Congo, Sudan, Darfur, Kosovo, Ivory Coast, Georgia, Lebanon, Haiti, and Syria—the need to accept imperfect outcomes and compromises. He argues that nothing is more damaging than excessive ambition followed by precipitous retrenchment. We can indeed save many thousands of lives, but we need to calibrate our ambitions and stay the course.

After the Fog


Author: Kathleen Shoop
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781469935706
Category: Fiction
Page: 418
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The sins of the mother…In the mill town of Donora, Pennsylvania, site of the infamous 1948 “killing smog,” headstrong nurse Rose Pavlesic tends to her family and neighbors. Controlling and demanding, she's created a life that reflects everything she missed growing up as an orphan. She's even managed to keep her painful secrets hidden from her loving husband, dutiful children, and large extended family. When a stagnant weather pattern traps poisonous mill gasses in the valley, neighbors grow sicker and Rose's nursing obligations thrust her into conflict she never could have fathomed. Consequences from her past collide with her present life, making her once clear decisions as gray as the suffocating smog. As pressure mounts, Rose finds she's not the only one harboring lies. When the deadly fog finally clears, the loss of trust and faith leaves the Pavlesic family—and the whole town—splintered and shocked. With her new perspective, can Rose finally forgive herself and let her family's healing begin?

The Fog

A Novel
Author: Dennis Etchison
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Horror tales, American
Page: 180
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From the depths of the earth, "the fog" comes, its slimy cloud of evil turning humans into murderous beasts.

Seeing through the Fog

Hope When Your World Falls Apart
Author: Ed Dobson
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 143470517X
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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An exploration of identity and faith, Seeing Through the Fog invites readers to a vibrant life, an expectant life, a life of joy in each new morning. Pastor Ed Dobson has spent his life preaching sermons, but this book is not a sermon. He has spent more than ten years with a debilitating illness, but this book is not about grief. He has found joy in the midst of sorrow, but this book is not about looking on the bright side. Seeing Through the Fog is about living well when you realize you can’t live forever. It is about having gratitude for each sunrise, birthday, and moment of knowing God more. It is about holding hope when circumstances hold pain. With stories, wisdom and unique content distinct from the popular film series about Ed, Seeing Through the Fog will encourage readers in their own difficulties and give them hope for their future.

Behind the Fog

How the U.S. Cold War Radiological Weapons Program Exposed Innocent Americans
Author: Lisa Martino-Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315295199
Category: Social Science
Page: 212
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Behind the Fog is the first in-depth, comprehensive examination of the United States’ Cold War radiological weapons program. The book examines controversial military-sponsored studies and field trials using radioactive "simulants" that exposed American civilians to radiation and other hazardous substances without their knowledge or consent during the Cold War. Although Western biological and chemical weapons programs have been analyzed by a number of scholars, Behind the Fog is a strong departure from the rest in that the United States radiological weapons program has been generally unknown to the public. Martino-Taylor documents the coordinated efforts of a small group of military scientists who advanced a four-pronged secret program of human-subject radiation studies that targeted unsuspecting Americans for Cold War military purposes. Officials enabled such projects to advance through the layering of secrecy, by embedding classified studies in other studies, and through outright deception. Agency and academic partnerships advanced, supported, and concealed the studies from the public at large who ultimately served as unwitting test subjects. Martino-Taylor’s comprehensive research illuminates a dark chapter of government secrecy, the military-industrial-academic complex, and large-scale organizational deviance in American history. In its critical approach, Behind the Fog effectively examines the mechanisms that allow large-scale elite deviance to take place in modern society.

In the Fog of the Seasons' End


Author: Alex La Guma
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 147860932X
Category: Fiction
Page: 181
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La Gumas powerful, firsthand account depicts the dedicated South African people who risked their lives in the underground movement against apartheid. The main characters, Beukes and Elias, are among others determined to undermine apartheids blatant oppression and demeaning tactics. The authors knack for rich descriptions and weaving the past with the present transports readers to the grind of working in an underground political organization and the challenges of confronting hardships, change, and injustice on a daily basis.

Lifting the Fog of War


Author: William A. Owens,Ed Offley
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801868412
Category: History
Page: 296
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Is the United States an exhausted superpower? Recent military operations in Iraq, Somalia, and Kosovo have resulted in defeat or stalemate. America's key weaponry is fast becoming obsolete, and its men and women in uniform are disenchanted. Yet the U.S. remains committed to a wide variety of conflicts around the world and is increasingly confronted by threats against which traditional military power will be ineffective. As Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the first Clinton administration, Admiral Bill Owens saw the challenges facing the U.S. military firsthand. In this trenchant, fascinating, and forward-looking book, Owens explains the full extent of the military crisis and proposes bold new solutions to revolutionize the armed services. Instead of spending trillions of dollars to update obsolete weapons systems, he argues, the Department of Defense should take advantage of recent advances in computing, communications, and satellite technology and bring our military into the Information Age. These changes—collectively known in defense circles as the Revolution in Military Affairs or RMA—would transform the way that America wages war, bringing about a smaller, stronger, and more flexible military better able to monitor enemy forces in real time and thereby counter the "fog of war" that has bedeviled commanders throughout history. Lifting the Fog of War offers both an insider's account of today's armed forces and a vital blueprint for a more effective and affordable military tomorrow. For the paperback edition, the author has written a new preface about the Bush administration's attitudes toward military reform.

In the Fog


Author: Richard Harding Davis
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504034686
Category: Fiction
Page: 162
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The members of an exclusive London club endeavor to solve a baffling murder in this masterpiece from the golden age of detective fiction Since the time of Shakespeare, there has been no group in London more influential than the Grill Club. A secret society whose members are drawn from the rich and the poor, the Grill is blind to politics, ideology, and wealth. The only demands made of its members are secrecy and an open mind. On a foggy night in 1897, an American diplomat tells three other club members of a recent night when he was lost in the London fog and heard a distant scream. Following the sound, he entered a strange house, where he discovered a man lying dead on a princess’s divan. The crime baffled Scotland Yard, but the men of the Grill Club will get to the bottom of it—no matter how long it takes. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Lifting the Fog: A specific guide to inattentive ADHD in adults


Author: Michael Carr
Publisher: Michael Carr
ISBN: 0473207176
Category: Medical
Page: N.A
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Although inattentive ADHD has now been recognised by the mental health community as a disorder which affects many children and adults, it's difficult to find specific information on this particular form of ADHD. There are many differences between inattentive ADHD and the hyperactive/impulsive form of ADHD, and much of the generic information about "ADHD" isn't particularly helpful for those with the inattentive ADHD. Adults with inattentive ADHD are neither impulsive or hyperactive, but often have greater problems with issues such as absent mindedness and lack of confidence. Lifting the Fog isn't just another book on ADHD is provides specific information about how inattentive ADHD affects adults and how it differs from other forms of ADHD. It also includes useful information on the different treatment options available and provides a range of practical tips for helping manage the negative effects of inattentive ADHD.

The Fog Diver


Author: Joel Ross
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062352962
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 352
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Joel Ross debuts a thrilling adventure series in which living in the sky is the new reality and a few determined slum kids just might become heroes. This Texas Bluebonnet selection—a fantasy filled with daring and hope and a wonderfully imaginative world—is perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Brandon Mull. Once the Fog started rising, the earth was covered with a deadly white mist until nothing remained but the mountaintops. Now humanity clings to its highest peaks, called the Rooftop, where the wealthy Five Families rule over the lower slopes and floating junkyards. Thirteen-year-old Chess and his friends Hazel, Bea, and Swedish sail their rickety air raft over the deadly Fog, scavenging the ruins for anything they can sell to survive. But now survival isn't enough. They must risk everything to get to the miraculous city of Port Oro, the only place where their beloved Mrs. E can be cured of fogsickness. Yet the ruthless Lord Kodoc is hot on their trail, for Chess has a precious secret, one that Kodoc is desperate to use against him. Now Chess will face any danger to protect his friends, even if it means confronting what he fears the most.

Out of the Fog

Treatment Options and Coping Strategies For Adult Attention Deficit Disorder
Author: Kevin Murphy,Ph.D. Murphy, Kevin,Suzanne Levert
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 9780786880874
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 300
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Argues that ADD or Attention-deficit disorder affects adults as well as children, discusses drug therapy and other treatments, and offers advice on improving communication and organizational skills

The Fog


Author: Shelby Nolan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479707694
Category: Fiction
Page: 502
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Crying, Rocky slid down onto the floor and John walked around to ease down beside her. Pulling her against him, they sat and listened to each other's heartbeats. "He's gone, baby." Sometimes an event happens in life that affects you so strongly it makes you wonder how the people involved in the event feel, how they handled their emotions. This book is about a woman who lost her son and is struggling to hold her marriage together without him. You must decide if The Fog is real. . . or if it's only in her mind. . .