From Calcutta to Pekin
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 159

From Calcutta to Pekin

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1841
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Redemption Road
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 432

Redemption Road

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-05-03
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  • Publisher: Macmillan

Over 2 million copies of his books in print. The first and only author to win back-to-back Edgars for Best Novel. Every book aNew York Times bestseller. Now after five years, John Hart is back with a stunning literary thriller. Imagine: A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother. A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting. After thirteen years in prison, a good cop walks free. But for how long? And deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, the unthinkable has just happened... This is a town on the brink. This is a road with no mercy. Since his debut bestseller,The King of Lies, reviewers across the country have heaped praise on John Hart, comparing his writing to that of Pat Conroy, Cormac McCarthy and Scott Turow. With each novel Hart has climbed higher on the New York Times Bestseller list, with his last two books -The Last Child andIron House - landing squarely in the top ten. His masterful writing and assured evocation of place have won readers around the world and earned history's only consecutive Edgar Awards for Best Novel. After five years, John Hart returns withRedemption Road, his most powerful story yet.

Felice Beato
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 202

Felice Beato

In recent years Felice Beato (1832–1909) has come to be recognized as one of the major photographers of the nineteenth century, yet until now there has been no general survey of his singular life and work. Born in Venice, Italy, Beato came of age in the Ottoman capital of Constantinople. As a young apprentice in 1856, he photographed the sites of the Crimean War, thereby launching a long and remarkably adventurous career. Over the next half century he would follow in the wake of the British Empire: Egypt, Palestine, and Syria; India, where he photographed the aftermath of the Indian Mutiny; and China, where he chronicled the Second Opium War. He spent some thirty years in Japan and Burma, where he was among the first commercial photographers at the time that these countries were starting to open to the West. The text includes an engaging narrative of his life and entrepreneurial career and a thought-provoking essay on Beato and the photography of war. There is a generous selection of his photographs, including panoramas and hand-colored Japanese studies, along with captivating period ephemera, lithographs based on his work, and humorous caricatures of the artist.

Iron House
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 432

Iron House

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-07-12
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  • Publisher: Macmillan

An old man is dying. When the old man is dead they will come for him. And they will come for her, to make him hurt. John Hart has written three New York Times bestsellers and won an unprecedented two back-to-back Edgar Awards. His books have been called "masterful" (Jeffery Deaver) and "gripping" (People) with "Grisham-style intrigue and Turow-style brooding" (The New York Times). Now he delivers his fourth novel—a gut-wrenching, heart-stopping thriller no reader will soon forget. HE WOULD GO TO HELL At the Iron Mountain Home for Boys, there was nothing but time. Time to burn and time to kill, time for two young orphans to learn that life isn't won without a fight. Julian survives only bec...

The Science of Premonitions
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

The Science of Premonitions

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-05-04
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  • Publisher: Penguin

"Larry Dossey is one of America's most important thinkers. When he talks, I listen." -Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love In the New York Times bestseller, Healing Words, Dr. Dossey investigated why patients surrounded by prayer healed faster and more completely than patients who were not. Now, in The Science of Premonitions, Dossey uses cutting-edge science to make a convincing case that premonitions are real, common, and helpful. Then Dossey explores research on mindfulness and meditation to show readers how they can cultivate and take advantage of premonitions. Packed with compelling case studies and thought-provoking findings, this is a book for the skeptical mind and the believer's heart, and will be greeted warmly by "anyone who is interested in knowing about the deeper meaning of our existence." (Deepak Chopra, M.D.)

Hart's Annual Army List, Militia List, and Imperial Yeomanry List
  • Language: en

Hart's Annual Army List, Militia List, and Imperial Yeomanry List

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  • Published: 1899
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Hart's Annual Army List, Special Reserve List, and Territorial Force List
  • Language: en

Hart's Annual Army List, Special Reserve List, and Territorial Force List

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1881
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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A Pair of Shootists
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

A Pair of Shootists

In 1888, Samuel F. Cody, a twenty-one-year-old horse wrangler, met Maud Lee, a sixteen-year-old aspiring circus performer, while touring with the Wild West show cast of Adam Forepaugh's Circus. A quick rapport developed between the girl from Norristown, Pennsylvania, and the cowboy who dazzled audiences with his good looks and fancy pistol shooting. A Pair of Shootists is the exuberant and sometimes heartbreaking story of the elusive S. F. Cody and his first wife, Maud Lee. Recounting their many dramatic exploits, this biography also overturns the frequently romanticized view of Wild West shows. Living the erratic lives of touring performers, S. F. Cody — who changed his name to capitalize...

The Last Child
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

The Last Child

Winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Novel Heralded by the Washington Post as a "a magnificent creation, Huck Finn channeled through Lord of the Flies", John Hart's The Last Child is his most significant work to date, an intricate, powerful story of loss, hope, and courage in the face of evil. Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: a warm home and loving parents; a twin sister, Alyssa, with whom he shared an irreplaceable bond. He knew nothing of loss, until the day Alyssa vanished from the side of a lonely street. Now, a year later, Johnny finds himself isolated and alone, failed by the people he'd been taught since birth to trust. No one else believes that Alyssa is sti...

The Birth of Military Aviation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 356

The Birth of Military Aviation

A survey of the development of British military aviation from 1903 to 1914, revealing the consequences of its annexation by the state as a branch of armaments as an underlying cause of aircraft inadequacies on the outbreak of war.