The Mongolian Conspiracy

The Mongolian Conspiracy Author Rafael Bernal
ISBN-10 9780811220668
Year 2013-11-25
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher New Directions Publishing
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Days before a visit to Mexico City by the American President, Filiberto Garcâia is assigned to investigate a Chinese-Mongolian assassination plot, leading him into the underbelly of the city's Chinatown and a deepening conspiracy.

The Mongolian Conspiracy

The Mongolian Conspiracy Author Rafael Bernal
ISBN-10 9780811221955
Year 2013-11-25
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher New Directions Publishing
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A gripping and hilarious 1960s Mexico City noir Only a couple of days before the state visit of the President of the United States, Filiberto García — an impeccably groomed "gun for hire," ex-Mexican revolutionary, and classic anti-hero — is recruited by the Mexican police to discover how much truth there might be to KGB and FBI reports of a Chinese-Mongolian plot to assassinate the Soviet and American presidents during the unveiling of a statue. García kills various bad guys as he searches for clues in the opium dens, curio shops, and Cantonese restaurants of Mexico City’s Chinatown — clues that appear to point not to Mongolia, but to Cuba. Yet as the bodies pile up, he begins to find traces of slimy political dealings: are local gears grinding away in these machinations of an "international incident"? Pulsating behind the smokescreen of this classic noir are fierce curses, a shockingly innocent affair,smoldering dialog, and unforgettable riffs about the meaning of life, the Mexican Revolution, women, and the best gun to use for close-range killing.

Shantytown

Shantytown Author César Aira
ISBN-10 9780811221580
Year 2013-11-20
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher New Directions Publishing
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At last, a noir novel from the Argentine master of suspense and surprises Maxi, a middle-class, directionless ox of a young man who helps the trash pickers of Buenos Aires’s shantytown, attracts the attention of a corrupt, trigger-happy policeman who will use anyone — including two innocent teenage girls — to break a drug ring that he believes is operating within the slum. A strange new drug, a brightly lit carousel of a slum, the kindness of strangers, gunplay... no matter how serious the subject matter, and despite Aira’s “fascination with urban violence and the sinister underside of Latin American politics” (The Millions), Shantytown, like all of Aira’s mesmerizing work, is filled with wonder and mad invention.

Owen Lattimore and the loss of China

Owen Lattimore and the  loss  of China Author Robert P. Newman
ISBN-10 0520073886
Year 1992
Pages 669
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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Recounts groundless charges made against Lattimore, a distinguished Asian scholar, in order to find a scapegoat for the supposed loss of China to Communism

Deadly Risks

Deadly Risks Author Lew Paper
ISBN-10 0692621474
Year 2016-06-02
Pages 482
Language en
Publisher
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Deadly Risks is a thriller which provides a new slant on JFK's assassination in a gripping story that is sure to entertain. The novel revolves around a young woman's pursuit of her father's hidden past and the role he played in President Kennedy's murder. Kelly Roberts knows nothing of her father's secret life until he dies and a lawyer gives her a letter from her father with the ominous warning that she should discuss it with no one but the lawyer. When she later tries to contact the lawyer, Kelly learns that he has died suddenly -- leaving her to pursue the mystery of her father's letter without the lawyer's guidance. With twists and turns based on political reality and historical fact, Deadly Risks weaves a tale of intrigue and passion that resounds with the ring of authenticity.

The Secret World Government Or The Hidden Hand

The Secret World Government Or  The Hidden Hand Author Count Cherep-Spriridovich
ISBN-10 158509093X
Year 2000-01
Pages 203
Language en
Publisher Book Tree
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This book rants against Freemasonry, Satan, international banks, Napoleon and more. It makes a series of unsubstantiated claims against Jews and possibly substantiated ones against the Rothschilds of his time. If one can put the authors personal biases aside, there remains some good historical information about government, religion, world power and money. The publishers do not agree with the authors biased opinions, but wish to make the remaining facts available to those interested. Conspiracy buffs will enjoy it immensely. The book, in its entirety, should not be taken at face valuethe truth that exists within it must be carefully extracted.

The Mongolian Wizard

The Mongolian Wizard Author Michael Swanwick
ISBN-10 9781466823181
Year 2012-07-04
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Tor Books
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With "The Mongolian Wizard," Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Michael Swanwick launches a new fiction series at Tor.com -- beginning with this story of a very unusual international conference in a fractured Europe that never was. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Tiger Queens

The Tiger Queens Author Stephanie Thornton
ISBN-10 9780451417800
Year 2014
Pages 486
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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In the late twelfth century, across the sweeping Mongolian grasslands, brilliant, charismatic Temujin ascends to power, declaring himself the Great, or Genghis, Khan. But it is the women who stand beside him who ensure his triumph . . . After her mother foretells an ominous future for her, gifted Borte becomes an outsider within her clan. When she seeks comfort in the arms of aristocratic traveler Jamuka, she discovers he is the blood brother of Temujin, the man who agreed to marry her and then abandoned her long before they could wed. Temujin will return and make Borte his queen, yet it will take many women to safeguard his fragile new kingdom. Their daughter, the fierce Alaqai, will ride and shoot an arrow as well as any man. Fatima, an elegant Persian captive, will transform her desire for revenge into an unbreakable loyalty. And Sorkhokhtani, a demure widow, will position her sons to inherit the empire when it begins to fracture from within. In a world lit by fire and ruled by the sword, the tiger queens of Genghis Khan come to depend on one another as they fight and love, scheme and sacrifice, all for the good of their family . . . and the greatness of the People of the Felt. Praise for the novels of Stephanie Thornton 'A vivid depiction of warrior women . . . Gripping stuff!' Alex Rutherford, author of the Empire of the Moghulseries'Well-conceived and engrossing . . . exalts a historical figure of 'true grit.'' Library Journal'Exquisitely crafted . . . I couldn't put it down.' San Francisco Book Review

Conspiracy to Murder

Conspiracy to Murder Author Linda Melvern
ISBN-10 1844675424
Year 2006
Pages 380
Language en
Publisher Verso
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Conspiracy to Murder is a gripping account of the Rwandan genocide, one of the most appalling events of the twentieth century. Linda Melvern's damning indictment of almost all the key figures and institutions involved amounts to a catalogue of failures that only serves to sharpen the horror of a tragedy that could have been avoided.

The Power of Now

The Power of Now Author Eckhart Tolle
ISBN-10 9781577313113
Year 2010-10-06
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher New World Library
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To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of Eckhart Tolle's extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being, “The eternal, ever present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.” Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle uses simple language and an easy question and answer format to guide us. A word of mouth phenomenon since its first publication, The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the power to create an experience in readers, one that can radically change their lives for the better.

Ways of Going Home

Ways of Going Home Author Alejandro Zambra
ISBN-10 9781847087607
Year 2013-01-03
Pages
Language en
Publisher Granta Books
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Growing up in 1980s Chile, a young boy plays hide and seek in the suburbs of Santiago with his friends while the adults become slowly entangled in the violence of Pinochet's regime - accomplices and victims of the brutal dictatorship. As the country shudders under authoritarian rule, the boy creates stories of his own to explain the sporadic scenes of violence, the disappearances, and the deafening silence of his mother and father. Until, on the night of the Santiago earthquake, a mysterious girl named Claudia appears among the children and the boy's world is changed forever. Now, as a young man reflecting on the tragedies of his childhood, he must find the courage to confront as an adult what he could not have known as a child, and to untangle Chile's troubled past. As he struggles to begin a novel which will encompass the clash between innocence and complicity, the boundaries between fiction and reality blur, and the beautiful Claudia comes back into his life.

History Fiction or Science Chronology 1

History  Fiction or Science  Chronology 1 Author Anatoly Fomenko
ISBN-10 9782913621077
Year 2007-02
Pages 586
Language en
Publisher Mithec
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Jesus Christ was born in 1153 AD and crucified in 1186 AD. Unbelievable? Not since the release of the first volume in seven of "History: Fiction or Science?" series. This series crowns 30 years of research by Anatoly Fomenko and his colleagues. In Chapter I readers are reminded of when the contemporary chronological scale was created, who created it, and that it had major critics. The Biblical Jerusalem is identified with the mediaeval Constantinople. The New Testament was written before the Old, both exposed as referring to mediaeval events. Chapters II, III and IV contain abundant astronomical proof from the ancient Egyptian zodiacs, Ptolemy's Almagest, and the Apocalypse, demonstrating that all datings of 'ancient' eclipses are either medieval or fake. Chapters V and VI contain in-depth descriptions of the research methods used. In chapter VII readers learn more about confusion of the Antiquity and the Middle Ages. The appendices contain factual information to appease skeptics.

Transparency and Conspiracy

Transparency and Conspiracy Author Harry G. West
ISBN-10 0822330245
Year 2003-04-17
Pages 316
Language en
Publisher Duke University Press
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DIVEthnographies of alienated, often occult, responses to economic globalization./div

A Far Cry from Kensington

A Far Cry from Kensington Author Muriel Spark
ISBN-10 9780811220149
Year 2014-05-27
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher New Directions Publishing
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The fraying fringes of 1950s literary London Rich and slim, the celebrated author Nancy Hawkins takes us in hand and leads us back to her threadbare years in postwar London, where she spends her days working for a mad, near-bankrupt publisher (“of very good books”) and her nights dispensing advice at her small South Kensington rooming house. Everywhere Mrs. Hawkins finds evil: with aplomb, however, she confidently sets about putting things to order, to terrible effect.

Book of a Thousand Days

Book of a Thousand Days Author Shannon Hale
ISBN-10 9781408812990
Year 2010-05-03
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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When a beautiful princess refuses to marry the prince her father has chosen, her father is furious and locks her in a tower. She has seven long years of solitude to think about her insolence. But the princess is not entirely alone - she has her maid, Dashti. Petulant and spoilt, the princess eats the food in their meagre store as if she were still at court, and Dashti soon realises they must either escape or slowly starve. But during their captivity, resourceful Dashti discovers that there is something far more sinister behind her princess's fears of marrying the prince, and when they do break free from the tower, they find a land laid to waste and the kingdom destroyed. They were safe in the tower, now they are at the mercy of the evil prince with a terrible secret. Thrilling, captivating, and a masterful example of storytelling at its best. The princess's maid is a feisty and thoroughly modern heroine, in this wonderfully timeless story.