After The Dark Import
What happened during "the Flood?" When was the Christmas Eve? Was the Middle Age a dark age? Did the Invincible Army fail? What really happened in Cuba during the Cold War? Whether sensationalism, political calculation or simple slander, historical fallacies are anchored among us even long after they have been denied. Therefore, this book includes the most important legends and lies, dazzling, pernicious and perplexing world history, and analyzes what is true, false or doubtful.
What good is a designer dress if someone puts a stake through it?It's the most important event of the season in New York's upper-crust vampire society. The Rauhnacht Grand Ball has everything you need for a night of scandal and intrigue: gala dresses, stolen boyfriends, forbidden love. Then a team of vampire hunters shows up and ruins everything The surprise attack by Van Helsings is the worst gate-crashing ever.
In Against Football, Steve Almond details why, after forty years as a fan, he can no longer watch the game he still loves. Using a synthesis of memoir, reportage, and cultural critique, Almond asks a series of provocative questions: Does our addiction to football foster a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and homophobia? What does it mean that our society has transmuted the intuitive physical joys of childhood-run, leap, throw, tackle-into a billion-dollar industry? How did a sport that causes brain damage become such an important emblem for our institutions of higher learning? There has never been a book that exposes the dark underside of America's favorite game with such searing candor.
In Alissa Nutting's novel Tampa, Celeste Price, a smoldering 26-year-old middle-school teacher in Florida, unrepentantly recounts her elaborate and sociopathically determined seduction of a 14-year-old student. Celeste has chosen and lured the charmingly modest Jack Patrick into her web. Jack is enthralled and in awe of his eighth-grade teacher, and, most importantly, willing to accept Celeste's terms for a secret relationship-car rides after dark, rendezvous at Jack's house while his single father works the late shift, and body-slamming erotic encounters in Celeste's empty classroom.
The vile face of Thanos left audiences in shock after last summer's Marvel Studios' "The Avengers" movie. but who is this eerily disturbing villain? Discover the hidden truth, as Thanos rises as the unrivaled rogue of wretchedness in this gripping tale of tragedy, deceit and destiny. Where did this demi-god of destruction come from - and more importantly, what does he want from the universe? Death has been shadowing Thanos for his entire life, watching his inner darkness grow.
In August 2010, thirty-three miners were buried alive, two thousand feet below thesurface of the earth. After seventeen tense days, just as hope was nearly gone, rescuersmade contact with the men. Joy broke out around the world-all thirty-three menwere alive But it would be long weeks before they emerged from the mine. What did the miners feel, trapped in the steamy darkness so far underground?What did they eat? How did they get along? And most important, how did they survivein those seventeen days when death lingered so near, and after, during the longwait for rescue? This amazing true story about problem-solving, community, and real-life heroes ismade kid-friendly by veteran nonfiction writer Elaine Scott.
A "good boy" will do anything for vengeance when a gang rite kills his twin sister. Will Lucas win, or follow his sister Silver into the darkness?After a hideous car wreck, Lucas wakes from a coma to find that his world is gutted. Not only is his beloved twin sister, Silver, gone forever, but Lucas is broken in body and spirit. He will never be a college athlete, and is robbed of what he now realizes was the most important bond of his life.
India is known worldwide for having developed a unique system of social stratification: the caste society. There isnâ t another aspect about Southern Asia that evokes such strong opinions and emotions. After many years of study, Agust -n P! niker submerges us in this book as if we as readers live in a society based on class, detailing the dark origins, religion, rituals and ideology, political and economic power, major social transformations over centuries, and the growing importance of ethnicity factoring into class.
Books of this importance and intelligence come along rarely. Wandering Beyond the Darkness is an absolute must-read for anyone who struggles with faith, love, and the continuum of life after death. Whether we are nineteen or ninety, we all search for understanding. For thousands of years, our religious and spiritual comprehension has been defined by a codified doctrine that was initially established by illiterate nomads living in tents.