Terror

Roman
Author: Dan Simmons
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364111361X
Category: Fiction
Page: 992
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Das große historische Epos – ein einzigartiger Roman England im Jahr 1845: Unter dem Kommando von Sir John Franklin brechen die modernsten Schiffe ihrer Zeit – die „Terror“ und die „Erebus“ – auf, um die legendäre Nord-West-Passage zu finden: den Weg durch das ewige Eis der Arktis in den Pazifik. 130 Männer nehmen an der Expedition teil. Keiner von ihnen wird je zurückkehren. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. Mit „Terror“ lässt Bestsellerautor Dan Simmons eine der geheimnisumwobensten Entdeckerfahrten der Menschheitsgeschichte lebendig werden: John Franklins Suche nach der Nord-West-Passage. Warum ist diese Expedition gescheitert? Wie konnten 130 Männer und zwei Schiffe verschwinden, ohne irgendwelche Spuren zu hinterlassen? Welchem Schrecken, welchem Terror sind sie im ewigen Eis begegnet? Aus diesen bis heute ungeklärten Fragen formt Dan Simmons eine atemberaubend spannende Geschichte, einen Roman, der Sie auf eines der größten Abenteuer mitnimmt, das es je gegeben hat ...

The Terror Compilation

Splatter-Terror-Horror von Marc Gore
Author: Marc Gore
Publisher: Twilight-Line Verlag GbR
ISBN: 3941122762
Category:
Page: 178
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Werte Freunde der Dunkelheit, bei Marc Gore wird das gehalten, was der Name verspricht, denn der Name ist Programm. Gore und Splatter sind die Noten, die Marc Gore mit dem Taktstock des Terrors dirigiert. Seine Melodie des Grauens ist nicht auf Suspense ausgelegt, sondern trifft vielmehr die harten Töne und liefert die Hintergrundmusik zu einem Tanz aus Tod und Terror. Aber Marc Gore bringt nicht einen Tanz mit feinen oder ästhetischen Bewegungen, sondern es wird der grobe Tanz der Blutpolka zelebriert. Hart und ohne Tabus. Oftmals an der Grenze des guten Geschmacks, schreibt Marc Gore relativ geradlinige Geschichten voller Terror und Gewalt, oft mit eher harten Sexszenen unterlegt. Mit seinen Geschichten sorgt er immer wieder für heftige Kontroversen. Von einem Teil der Leserschaft werden seine Splatterstories glühend verehrt, der andere Teil der Leserschaft würde ihn am liebsten seines Schreibwerkzeugs beraubt in einer isolierten Gummizelle sehen. Verehrung oder Verachtung – dazwischen gibt es Nichts! Ein Autor, dessen ganze Werke voll sind von gefräßigen Monstern, hammerschwingenden Killern, sadistischen sexuellen Ausschweifungen und endlos zelebrierten Geschmacklosigkeiten, ist nun mal nicht jedermanns Sache. Wo andere Autoren dezent zurückweichen, fängt Marc Gore erst an und will nur noch Blut (Gore) sehen. Blutrünstigste Schocks und rabiate Darstellungen von Gewalt und Sex stehen bei den goreschen Machwerken höher im Kurs als Charakter- und Landschaftsdarstellungen. Seine Kurzgeschichten sind wahrhaftige Auslebungen von Gore und Splatter, triefend vor Blut und voller Gewalt. Dennoch sind die subtilen und grauenerregenden Geschichten des Autoren voller Spannung und Unterhaltung, die sich kurzweilig lesen und erlesen lassen. Folgen Sie uns nun in eine Welt des Terrors, in der das blanke Grauen und der Wahnsinn residiert.

The Terror


Author: Dan Simmons
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407038990
Category: Fiction
Page: 944
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Stephen King hailed Dan Simmons' bestselling novel as 'a brilliant, massive combination of history and supernatural horror' and it's now a chilling 10-part AMC Original TV series from Ridley Scott. The most advanced scientific enterprise ever mounted, Sir John Franklin’s 1845 expedition in search of the fabled North-West Passage had every expectation of triumph. But for almost two years his ships HMS Terror and Erebus have been trapped in the Arctic ice. Supplies of fuel and food are running low. Scurvy, starvation and even madness beging to take their toll. And yet the real threat isn’t from the constantly shifting, alien landscape, the flesh-numbing temperatures or being crushed by the unyielding, frozen ocean. No, the real threat is far more terrifying. There is something out there in the frigid darkness. It stalks the ships and snatches men. It is a nameless thing. At once nowhere and everywhere, this terror has become the expedition’s nemesis . . . First season now available to buy on Amazon Prime Video

The Terror Enigma

9/11 and the Israeli Connection
Author: Justin Raimondo
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595296823
Category: Political Science
Page: 96
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9/11 - what did the Israelis know, and when did they know it? With information culled from mainstream sources, author Justin Raimondo shows in this eye-opening book that Israel's spies in the United States had been watching the 9/11 terrorists. As the terrorists were planning the biggest and deadliest terrorist attack in American history, Israeli agents in the U.S. were watching them 24/7 - living literally "next door to Mohammed Atta," according to one account. Did Israeli intelligence have foreknowledge of 9/11? As one law enforcement source close to the investigation told Fox News, the real question is: how could they not have known? But if they knew, then "why didn't they tell us?"

The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration


Author: Jack Goldsmith
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039333533X
Category: History
Page: 282
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A conservative head of the Office of Legal Counsel evaluates the ways in which the challenges of George W. Bush's administration tested the boundary between law and defense, in a report that charges the president with damaging his own office and compromising the ability of his successors to respond forcefully in times of crisis. Reprint.

The Terror in the French Revolution


Author: Hugh Gough
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137093129
Category: History
Page: 128
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We now live with the threat and the reality of political terror and terrorists. The French Revolution was the first occasion when a democratic government used terror as a political weapon, executing thousands of people for political crimes. What caused reasonable people to implement such a brutal regime? What did it achieve? What are its links with the terrors of the present day? This established text examines a range of key issues, analyses the terror's background and traces the course from the fall of the Bastille in 1789 to the work of the guillotine during the terror of 1793-4. It puts the terror into context and shows how circumstances and ideas interacted to create an event that has haunted the political imagination of Europe ever since. Thoroughly revised in the light of recent scholarship and debates, this new edition of an essential introduction includes: • an updated historiography section • clearly set-out definitions of the 'terror' and more detail on its workings • an entirely new chapter exploring the social and cultural policies of the Revolution • an up-to-date bibliography, organised thematically for ease of reference.

Samuel Beckett and the Terror of Literature


Author: Christopher Langlois
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 147441902X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 272
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Samuel Beckett and the Terror of Literature addresses the relevance of terror to understanding the violence, the suffering, and the pain experienced by the narrative voices of Beckett's major post-1945 works in prose: The Unnamable, Texts for Nothing, How It Is, Company, Ill Seen Ill Said, and Worstward Ho. Through a sustained dialogue with the theoretical work of Maurice Blanchot, it accomplishes a systematic interrogation of what happens in the space of literature when writing, and first of all Beckett's, encounters the language of terror, thereby giving new significance - ethical, ontological, and political - to what speaks in Beckett's texts.a a

Beyond the Terror

Essays in French Regional and Social History 1794-1815
Author: Gwynne Lewis,Colin Lucas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521893824
Category: History
Page: 292
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This collection of essays is written by Richard Cobb's friends, and is dedicated to him.

Reimagining Politics After the Terror

The Republican Origins of French Liberalism
Author: Andrew Jainchill
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 080146353X
Category: History
Page: 336
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In the wake of the Terror, France's political and intellectual elites set out to refound the Republic and, in so doing, reimagined the nature of the political order. They argued vigorously over imperial expansion, constitutional power, personal liberty, and public morality. In Reimagining Politics after the Terror, Andrew Jainchill rewrites the history of the origins of French Liberalism by telling the story of France's underappreciated "republican moment" during the tumultuous years between 1794 and Napoleon's declaration of a new French Empire in 1804. Examining a wide range of political and theoretical debates, Jainchill offers a compelling reinterpretation of the political culture of post-Terror France and of the establishment of Napoleon's Consulate. He also provides new readings of works by the key architects of early French Liberalism, including Germaine de Staël, Benjamin Constant, and, in the epilogue, Alexis de Tocqueville. The political culture of the post-Terror period was decisively shaped by the classical republican tradition of the early modern Atlantic world and, as Jainchill persuasively argues, constituted France's "Machiavellian Moment." Out of this moment, a distinctly French version of liberalism began to take shape. Reimagining Politics after the Terror is essential reading for anyone concerned with the history of political thought, the origins and nature of French Liberalism, and the end of the French Revolution.

Ending the Terror

The French Revolution After Robespierre
Author: Bronislaw Baczko,Michael Petheram
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521441056
Category: History
Page: 269
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A major assessment of a crucial moment in the history of the French Revolution - the fall of Robespierre in July 1794.

The Terror and the Triumph


Author: W. Howard Stuart
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1607917556
Category: Fiction
Page: 486
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The scrolls of Mary of Magdala have been found! Two thousand years ago, a unique child was born into a world of unimaginable disregard for human life. Vengeful gods and cruel kings ruled over the desperate masses for whom life was short, hopeless and brutal. This is the story of how that young man came to stand at the crossroads of change and then ultimately choose an untrod path to show humanity how to lift itself up from the squalor of its existence. Praise for W. Howard Stuart and his writings: "We are thrilled by the book." Barbara A. - Teacher. "I enjoyed your book immensely." Karen L. - Librarian. "What an outstanding author you are..." Lynette M. - Teacher. "Mr. Stuart's descriptions are so life like, so real..." Megan G. - Student. "Your book makes a perfect gift." Adam T. -Father. "I have never read a book so interesting." Lorraine B. - Student. Continuing praise for the writings of W. Howard Stuart: ..".fantastic..." ..".awesome..." "Thank you" ..".a great story..." ..".please write more..." ..".this book is great! ..." ..".unpredictable and exciting..." "I really enjoy your writing..." ..".I couldn't put it down..." "I am definitely going to recommend it." "GREAT JOB THANK YOU!"

The Terror of Natural Right

Republicanism, the Cult of Nature, and the French Revolution
Author: Dan Edelstein
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226184390
Category: History
Page: 337
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"Natural right - the idea that there is a collection of laws and rights based not on custom or belief but that are "natural" in origin - is typically associated with liberal politics and freedom. But during the French Revolution, this tradition was interpreted to justify the most repressive actions of the violent period known as the Terror." "In The Terror of Natural Right, Dan Edelstein argues that the revolutionaries used the natural right concept of the "enemy of the human race" - an individual who has transgressed the laws of nature and must be executed without judicial formalities - to authorize three-quarters of the deaths during the Terror. But the significance of the natural right did not end with its legal application. Edelstein argues that the Jacobins shared a political philosophy that he calls "natural republicanism," which assumed the natural state of society was a republic and that natural right provided its only acceptable laws. Ultimately, he argues that what we call the Terror was in fact only one facet of the republican theory that prevailed from Louis's trial until the fall of Robespierre"--

In Defence of the Terror

Liberty or Death in the French Revolution
Author: Sophie Wahnich
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1844679330
Category: History
Page: 144
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For two hundred years after the French Revolution, the Republican tradition celebrated the execution of princes and aristocrats, defending the Terror that the Revolution inflicted upon on its enemies. But recent decades have brought a marked change in sensibility. The Revolution is no longer judged in terms of historical necessity but rather by “timeless” standards of morality. In this succinct essay, Sophie Wahnich explains how, contrary to prevailing interpretations, the institution of Terror sought to put a brake on legitimate popular violence—in Danton’s words, to “be terrible so as to spare the people the need to be so”—and was subsequently subsumed in a logic of war. The Terror was “a process welded to a regime of popular sovereignty, the only alternatives being to defeat tyranny or die for liberty.”

The Terror Zone

The Shadowy Cavernous Pockets of the Mind Harbor an Excruciating Journey Through the Terror Zone
Author: Susan B. Haynes
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462801053
Category: Fiction
Page: 169
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Susan, a beautiful girl, was brought up in a wealthy neighborhood. She went to all the finest schools, sported only brand-name clothes, and hung with the elite in college. After graduation, she opens a great psychiatric office and continues her storybook life. Time passes, and she doesnt quite feel satisfied with the prince of her dreams. Feeling bored, lonely, and used to getting what she desires, she decides to look into child rearing. Adoption isnt enough for Susan as she is concerned that the child might not have her similar traits, so she chooses to be artificially inseminated. She paints a beautiful picture for her and her little girl, Lindsey, until one day, she wakes up and her daughter, now her only reason for living, has been snatched away by a merciless, foreboding stranger. Susan pleads for help from the Feds, the cops, even her boyfriend and her neighbors. But with absolutely no leads and only dead ends at every turn, her aid dwindles. Susan finds herself alone, losing faith in the system, and thoroughly disheartened. Weeks pass and insomnia hovers. Susans beautiful fairy-tale life spins out of control and desperation sets in. Just when she thinks she cant take any more, she gets a phone call from an anonymous stranger claiming to know where Lindsey is. Feeling unloved and ignored, she takes matters into her own hands, but being wound up and suppressed for so long turns Susan into a whirling dervish. Blustering through her small town and discovering several lost children, none of whom are Lindsey, supplies Susan with new enthusiasm and a rekindled spirit. Headstrong and on a mission, Susan uses her profession as a tool, selfishly putting her needs before those of her patients and using them as guinea pigs. Susan hires a private investigator who disappears, only to be found attached to a bridge, sporting a bomb. The detectives brother, who happens to be a cop, declares hell help Susan when he realizes her stories of mind-reading, telekinesis, psycho-suggestion, kidnapping, and murder could be less than exaggerated. Susan frantically turns to hypnosis and manipulation as a means to an end. Trying not to hurt her patients or anyone else around her, she delves deeper and deeper into their psyches. Exploiting her patients and meddling with her ruthless kidnappers life inevitably guides the veiled pieces into place. What Susan hasnt counted on was that her most feared and hated enemy has invaded her every thought, and now she fears the walls she tried so hard to build for herself are tumbling down bit by bit. Exasperated, she stumbles upon information that literally have her questioning her own sanity. She realizes shes gone too far to stop now, so while she rampages through Florida, a maniacal stranger is bowling down friends, patients, and acquaintances. Her house is burned down; her boyfriend is in the hospital; her patients are in jeopardy, jailed, or wounded; and her best friend is now also missing. Susan comes to the conclusion that the key to unconditional solace lies within her daughter and the malevolent psycho holding her hostage. Not even sure of her own mind, Susan takes a death-defying leap toward connecting with the cold-blooded monster who holds her daughter. As the monster trickles mercilessly through Susans subconscious, the dizzying migraines inevitably lead her to sances, mind-melding, and precarious liaisons that prove crucial in exacting her revenge.

The Terror


Author: Arthur Machen
Publisher: Ozymandias Press
ISBN: 1531267130
Category: Fiction
Page: 151
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Explosion at Munition Works in the Northern District: Many Fatalities. The working man told me about it, and added some dreadful details. Corpses so terribly maimed that coffins had been kept covered; faces mutilated as if by some gnawing animal. . . . I took a tram to the location of the disaster; a raw and hideous shed with a walled yard about it, and a shut gate. The roof was quite undamaged -- this had had been a strange accident. There had been an explosion of sufficient violence to kill work-people in the building, but the building itself showed no wounds or scars.

The War Against the Terror Masters

Why It Happened. Where We Are Now. How We'll Win.
Author: Michael A. Ledeen
Publisher: Truman Talley Books
ISBN: 1429976853
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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The War Against the Terror Masters is a must-read guide to the terrorist crisis. Michael A. Ledeen explains in startling detail how and why the United States was so unprepared for the September 11th catastrophe; the nature of the terror network we are fighting--including the state sponsors of that network; the role of radical Islam; and the enemy collaboration of some of our traditional Middle Eastern "allies";--and, most convincingly, what we must do to win the war. The War Against the Terror Masters examines the two sides of the war: the rise of the international terror network, and the past and current efforts of our intelligence services to destroy the terror masters in the U.S. and overseas. Ledeen's new book also visits every country in the Near East and describes the terrorist cancers in each. Among many revelations that will attract wide attention: *How the terror network survived the loss of its main sponsor, the Soviet Union. *How the FBI learned from a KGB defector--twenty years before Osama's bin Laden's murderous assault--of the existance of Arab terrorist sleeper networks inside the United States. *How moralistic guidelines straight-jacketed the FBI from even collecting a file of newspaper clippings on known terror groups operating in America. *How the internal culture of the CIA, and severe limitations on its ability to operate, blinded us to the growth of terror networks. And much more.

The Terror Courts

Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay
Author: Jess Bravin
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300189206
Category: History
Page: 448
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Soon after the September 11 attacks in 2001, the United States captured hundreds of suspected al-Qaeda terrorists in Afghanistan and around the world. By the following January the first of these prisoners arrived at the U.S. military's prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where they were subject to President George W. Bush's executive order authorizing their trial by military commissions. Jess Bravin, the Wall Street Journal's Supreme Court correspondent, was there within days of the prison's opening, and has continued ever since to cover the U.S. effort to create a parallel justice system for enemy aliens. A maze of legal, political, and moral issues has stood in the way of justice—issues often raised by military prosecutors who found themselves torn between duty to the chain of command and their commitment to fundamental American values. While much has been written about Guantanamo and brutal detention practices following 9/11, Bravin is the first to go inside the Pentagon's prosecution team to expose the real-world legal consequences of those policies. Bravin describes cases undermined by inadmissible evidence obtained through torture, clashes between military lawyers and administration appointees, and political interference in criminal prosecutions that would be shocking within the traditional civilian and military justice systems. With the Obama administration planning to try the alleged 9/11 conspirators at Guantanamo—and vindicate the legal experiment the Bush administration could barely get off the ground—The Terror Courts could not be more timely.

The Terror Dream

Myth and Misogyny in an Insecure America
Author: Susan Faludi
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 9781429922128
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and bestselling author of Backlash—an unflinching dissection of the mind of America after 9/11 In this most original examination of America's post-9/11 culture, Susan Faludi shines a light on the country's psychological response to the attacks on that terrible day. Turning her acute observational powers on the media, popular culture, and political life, Faludi unearths a barely acknowledged but bedrock societal drama shot through with baffling contradictions. Why, she asks, did our culture respond to an assault against American global dominance with a frenzied summons to restore "traditional" manhood, marriage, and maternity? Why did we react as if the hijackers had targeted not a commercial and military edifice but the family home and nursery? Why did an attack fueled by hatred of Western emancipation lead us to a regressive fixation on Doris Day womanhood and John Wayne masculinity, with trembling "security moms," swaggering presidential gunslingers, and the "rescue" of a female soldier cast as a "helpless little girl"? The answer, Faludi finds, lies in a historical anomaly unique to the American experience: the nation that in recent memory has been least vulnerable to domestic attack was forged in traumatizing assaults by nonwhite "barbarians" on town and village. That humiliation lies concealed under a myth of cowboy bluster and feminine frailty, which is reanimated whenever threat and shame looms. Brilliant and important, The Terror Dream shows what 9/11 revealed about us—and offers the opportunity to look at ourselves anew.

The Terror of History

On the Uncertainties of Life in Western Civilization
Author: Teofilo F. Ruiz
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400839421
Category: History
Page: 200
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This book reflects on Western humanity's efforts to escape from history and its terrors--from the existential condition and natural disasters to the endless succession of wars and other man-made catastrophes. Drawing on historical episodes ranging from antiquity to the recent past, and combining them with literary examples and personal reflections, Teofilo Ruiz explores the embrace of religious experiences, the pursuit of worldly success and pleasures, and the quest for beauty and knowledge as three primary responses to the individual and collective nightmares of history. The result is a profound meditation on how men and women in Western society sought (and still seek) to make meaning of the world and its disturbing history. In chapters that range widely across Western history and culture, The Terror of History takes up religion, the material world, and the world of art and knowledge. "Religion and the World to Come" examines orthodox and heterodox forms of spirituality, apocalyptic movements, mysticism, supernatural beliefs, and many forms of esotericism, including magic, alchemy, astrology, and witchcraft. "The World of Matter and the Senses" considers material riches, festivals and carnivals, sports, sex, and utopian communities. Finally, "The Lure of Beauty and Knowledge" looks at cultural productions of all sorts, from art to scholarship. Combining astonishing historical breadth with a personal and accessible narrative style, The Terror of History is a moving testimony to the incredibly diverse ways humans have sought to cope with their frightening history.

The Terror Scrolls


Author: Ferdinand Delery
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595296556
Category: Fiction
Page: 100
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Well, take a deep breath if you are about to open the cover of this book. Unless the author is totally nuts, the reading experience that you are about to buckle your seat belt for will be one unforgettable ride. Hopefully, you will have taken your pressure pills before entering the world of THE TERROR SCROLLS. You really have to snuggle down into your favorite recliner to hear some of the "cosmic" messages that the scrolls will reveal. The climate the world finds itself in this millennium is one in which all of the spiritual elements that have been brewing since the earliest of times are beginning to culminate on the world stage. Man is whipping up the perfect storm. From the smaller things in life to the monstrous deeds happening in Iraq and the Middle East, man is rushing to the destruction of the world. Knuckleheads are running things.