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Road of Bones

By Christopher Golden
  • Writer : Christopher Golden
  • Isbn : 1250274311
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 858
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An American documentarian travels a haunted highway across the frozen tundra of Siberia in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden’s Road of Bones, a “tightly wound, atmospheric, and creepy as hell” (Stephen King) supernatural thriller. Surrounded by barren trees in a snow-covered wilderness with a dim, dusky sky forever overhead, Siberia’s Kolyma Highway is 1200 miles of gravel packed permafrost within driving distance of the Arctic Circle. A narrow path where drivers face such challenging conditions as icy surfaces, limited visibility, and an average temperature of sixty degrees below zero, fatal car accidents are common. But motorists are not the only victims of the highway. Known as the Road of Bones, it is a massive graveyard for the former Soviet Union’s gulag prisoners. Hundreds of thousands of people worked to death and left where their bodies fell, consumed by the frozen elements and plowed beneath the permafrost road. Fascinated by the history, documentary producer Felix “Teig” Teigland is in Russia to drive the highway, envisioning a new series capturing Life and Death on the Road of Bones with a ride to the town of Akhust, “the coldest place on Earth”, collecting ghost stories and local legends along the way. Only, when Teig and his team reach their destination, they find an abandoned town, save one catatonic nine-year-old girl—and a pack of predatory wolves, faster and smarter than any wild animals should be. Pursued by the otherworldly beasts, Teig’s companions confront even more uncanny and inexplicable phenomena along the Road of Bones, as if the ghosts of Stalin’s victims were haunting them. It is a harrowing journey that will push Teig beyond endurance and force him to confront the sins of his past.

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  • Pdf File: the-feather-thief.pdf

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As heard on NPR's This American Life “Absorbing . . . Though it's non-fiction, The Feather Thief contains many of the elements of a classic thriller.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air “One of the most peculiar and memorable true-crime books ever.” —Christian Science Monitor A rollicking true-crime adventure and a captivating journey into an underground world of fanatical fly-tiers and plume peddlers, for readers of The Stranger in the Woods, The Lost City of Z, and The Orchid Thief. On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy of Music, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History. Home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world, the Tring museum was full of rare bird specimens whose gorgeous feathers were worth staggering amounts of money to the men who shared Edwin's obsession: the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying. Once inside the museum, the champion fly-tier grabbed hundreds of bird skins—some collected 150 years earlier by a contemporary of Darwin's, Alfred Russel Wallace, who'd risked everything to gather them—and escaped into the darkness. Two years later, Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist high in a river in northern New Mexico when his fly-fishing guide told him about the heist. He was soon consumed by the strange case of the feather thief. What would possess a person to steal dead birds? Had Edwin paid the price for his crime? What became of the missing skins? In his search for answers, Johnson was catapulted into a years-long, worldwide investigation. The gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man's relentless pursuit of justice, The Feather Thief is also a fascinating exploration of obsession, and man's destructive instinct to harvest the beauty of nature.

Military Anthropology

By Montgomery McFate
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn Code : 0190934948
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 470
  • Pdf File: military-anthropology.pdf

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In almost every military intervention in its history, the US has made cultural mistakes that hindered attainment of its policy goals. From the strategic bombing of Vietnam to the accidental burning of the Koran in Afghanistan, it has blundered around with little consideration of local cultural beliefs and for the long-term effects on the host nation's society. Cultural anthropology--the so-called "handmaiden of colonialism"--has historically served as an intellectual bridge between Western powers and local nationals. What light can it shed on the intersection of the US military and foreign societies today? This book tells the story of anthropologists who worked directly for the military, such as Ursula Graham Bower, the only woman to hold a British combat command during WWII. Each faced challenges including the negative outcomes of exporting Western political models and errors of perception. Ranging from the British colonial era in Africa to the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Military Anthropology illustrates the conceptual, cultural and practical barriers encountered by military organisations operating in societies vastly different from their own.

Sea of Sorrows

By Rich Douek
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  • Publisher : IDW Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1649360150
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reviews : 134
  • Pdf File: sea-of-sorrows.pdf

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Plunge headfirst into the icy waters of dread in this graphic novel of deep sea adventure with a horrific twist! In the aftermath of the Great War, the North Atlantic is ripe for plunder by independent salvage crews. When a former naval officer hires the SS Vagabond, he leads the ship to a sunken U-boat, and a fortune in gold. Tensions mount as the crew prepares to double cross each other, but the darkness of the ocean floor holds deeper terrors than any of them have bargained for! From the creative team behind the Bram Stoker Award-nominated horror graphic novel Road of Bones comes an all-new tale of bone-chilling terror!

The 39 Clues #5: The Black Circle

By Patrick Carman
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn Code : 054529276X
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 449
  • Pdf File: the-39-clues-5.pdf

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The highly anticipated Book Five of the #1 bestselling The 39 Clues series. A strange telegram lures fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, deep into Russia and away from the only trustworthy adult they know. Signed with the initials NRR, the telegram launches a race to uncover a treasure stolen by the Nazis and the truth about the murder of the last Russian royal family. All too soon, the treasure hunt starts to smell like a Lucian trap. But the bait might just be irresistible . . . what will Amy and Dan risk to find out what really happened on the night their parents died?

Peerless God of War

By Zi CaiDanTang
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn Code : 1649556748
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 269
  • Pdf File: peerless-god-of-war.pdf

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He pointed his finger at Qing Yun as he swallowed a mountain and river with his mouth. Tens of thousands of blood surged as his divine body connected to the heavens. The youth carried a picture of Yin and Yang; he had been reborn to kill his enemies! Red dust covered a distance of 10,000 feet, and blood dyed the heavens and earth. In the struggle for supremacy, who would be the main contender? The true essence of life and death was a secret of ten thousand years. It was to use the sea of blood to create heaven and earth, and it was to use dried up bones to become a war god of life and death. All is on the battle of life and death.

Hilary’S Secret

By Michael Sandusky
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn Code : 1514484218
  • Number of Pages : 428
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 838
  • Pdf File: hilary-s-secret.pdf

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Mike Barrier and Becki, while on a book-reading tour of I Rode the Wings of the Dawn to the Farthest Oceans in Eastern Europe, are contacted by the CIA to follow, as unsuspected tourists, a couple of suspicious interest. Their heart-pounding pursuit into Siberia finds them on the Trans-Siberian Express involved with murder. Apparently, Hilary died with a secret. A secret unbeknownst to Mike and the others that sailed on their yacht, Becki. A secret that could terrorize the entire world. An other-worldly secret. This is an intense thriller that threatens and challenges Mike and Beckis love for each other.

Going to Extremes

By Nick Middleton
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Isbn Code : 1447232275
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Category : Travel
  • Reviews : 939
  • Pdf File: going-to-extremes.pdf

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In Going to Extremes writer, presenter and Oxford geography don Nick Middleton visits Oymyakon in Siberia, where the average winter temperature is -47 degrees and 40% of the population have lost their fingers to frostbite while changing the car wheel. Next he travels to Arica Chile where there have been fourteen consecutive years without a drop of rain and so fog is people's only source of water. Going from the driest to the wettest, he visits Mawsynram in India which annually competes for the title with its neighbour Cherrapunji. However, Nick discovers even here, that during the dry season, there is water shortage and one entrepreneur has started selling it bottled. Finally his journey takes him to Dalol in Ethiopia known as the 'hell hole of creation' where the temperature remains at 94 degrees year round. Here Nick will join miners who work all day with no shade, limited water and no protective clothing. The book and series consider how and why people lives in these harsh environments. How does Nick's body react to these contrasting extremes? He looks at the geographical and meteorological conditions. He meets local characters and discovers the history of these settlements to find out how they ever became populated. He looks at the way both the population, and the flora and fauna, have adapted physically to the climate, and also considers the psychological impact of living under such conditions.

Lonesome Dove

By Larry McMurtry
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 1451606532
  • Number of Pages : 864
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 651
  • Pdf File: lonesome-dove.pdf

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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize–winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember.

Prisoner of Yakutsk

By Bhave Shreyas
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  • Publisher : One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd
  • Isbn Code : 9352011627
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 859
  • Pdf File: prisoner-of-yakutsk.pdf

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What exactly happened to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose? • In 1945, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Leader of the INA leaves Singapore to take a series of flights, and dies in Taiwan after his plane crashes near Formosa. Or so it seems. • In 1947, Mr & Mrs Singh, an illustrious army couple, both veterans of the Indian National Army, are last seen in Delhi, and then never again. • In 1949, the plane carrying the first deputy Prime Minister of India, Sardar Vallabhai Patel, mysteriously disappears for seven hours. • In 2012, following the fall of WikiLeaks, a female hacker of the notorious X group is on the run as most wanted by everyone from Interpol to the KGB • In 2015, the millionaire CEO of a Fortune 500 company suddenly resigns and vanishes from the public eye. A set of seemingly unconnected disappearances emerge to be woven into a single fabric as the answer to one leads to another… In this riveting narrative, bestselling author Shreyas Bhave, takes the reader on a thrilling adventure to solve the greatest mystery the Indian nation has known.

Britain's War: A New World, 1942-1947

By Daniel Todman
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn Code : 0190658509
  • Number of Pages : 864
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 943
  • Pdf File: britain-s-war.pdf

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The second volume of Daniel Todman's account of Great Britain and World War II The second of Daniel Todman's two sweeping volumes on Great Britain and World War II, Britain's War: A New World, 1942-1947, begins with the event Winston Churchill called the "worst disaster" in British military history: the Fall of Singapore in February 1942 to the Japanese. As in the first volume of Todman's epic account of British involvement in World War II ("Total history at its best," according to Jay Winter), he highlights the inter-connectedness of the British experience in this moment and others, focusing on its inhabitants, its defenders, and its wartime leadership. Todman explores the plight of families doomed to spend the war struggling with bombing, rationing, exhausting work and, above all, the absence of their loved ones and the uncertainty of their return. It also documents the full impact of the entrance into the war by the United States, and its ascendant stewardship of the war. Britain's War: A New World, 1942-1947 is a triumph of narrative and research. Todman explains complex issues of strategy and economics clearly while never losing sight of the human consequences--at home and abroad--of the way that Britain fought its war. It is the definitive account of a drama which reshaped Great Britain and the world.