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.

The Tiger Queens

The Tiger Queens Author Stephanie Thornton
ISBN-10 9781101607688
Year 2014-11-04
Pages 496
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 Walls.

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

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.

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

The conspiracy and death of Lin Biao

The conspiracy and death of Lin Biao Author Ming-le Yao
ISBN-10 UOM:39015008251624
Year 1983-05-12
Pages 231
Language en
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
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Translated from a Chinese manuscript secretly brought out of the country, this account chronicles the events surrounding the death of Lin Biao, Mao's chosen successor, who, in 1971, was reported killed in a plane crash while fleeing after an attempted cou

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.

The Thirteenth Tribe

The Thirteenth Tribe Author Arthur Koestler
ISBN-10 1939438187
Year 2014-05
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher
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This book traces the history of the ancient Khazar Empire, a major but almost forgotten power in Eastern Europe, which in the Dark Ages became converted to Judaism. Khazaria was finally wiped out by the forces of Genghis Khan, but evidence indicates that the Khazars themselves migrated to Poland and formed the cradle of Western Jewry. To the general reader the Khazars, who flourished from the 7th to 11th century, may seem infinitely remote today. Yet they have a close and unexpected bearing on our world, which emerges as Koestler recounts the fascinating history of the ancient Khazar Empire. At about the time that Charlemagne was Emperor in the West. The Khazars' sway extended from the Black Sea to the Caspian, from the Caucasus to the Volga, and they were instrumental in stopping the Muslim onslaught against Byzantium, the eastern jaw of the gigantic pincer movement that in the West swept across northern Africa and into Spain. Thereafter the Khazars found themselves in a precarious position between the two major world powers: the Eastern Roman Empire in Byzantium and the triumphant followers of Mohammed. As Koestler points out, the Khazars were the Third World of their day. They chose a surprising method of resisting both the Western pressure to become Christian and the Eastern to adopt Islam. Rejecting both, they converted to Judaism. Mr Koestler speculates about the ultimate faith of the Khazars and their impact on the racial composition and social heritage of modern Jewry. He produces a large body of meticulously detailed research.

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.

Ways of Going Home

Ways of Going Home Author Alejandro Zambra
ISBN-10 9781466828209
Year 2013-01-08
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Alejandro Zambra's Ways of Going Home begins with an earthquake, seen through the eyes of an unnamed nine-year-old boy who lives in an undistinguished middleclass housing development in a suburb of Santiago, Chile. When the neighbors camp out overnight, the protagonist gets his first glimpse of Claudia, an older girl who asks him to spy on her uncle Raúl. In the second section, the protagonist is the writer of the story begun in the first section. His father is a man of few words who claims to be apolitical but who quietly sympathized—to what degree, the author isn't sure—with the Pinochet regime. His reflections on the progress of the novel and on his own life—which is strikingly similar to the life of his novel's protagonist—expose the raw suture of fiction and reality. Ways of Going Home switches between author and character, past and present, reflecting with melancholy and rage on the history of a nation and on a generation born too late—the generation which, as the author-narrator puts it, learned to read and write while their parents became accomplices or victims. It is the most personal novel to date from Zambra, the most important Chilean author since Roberto Bolaño.

The Ten Thousand Things A Novel

The Ten Thousand Things  A Novel Author John Spurling
ISBN-10 9781468310030
Year 2014-04-10
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher The Overlook Press
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Winner of the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction In the turbulent final years of the Yuan Dynasty, Wang Meng is a low-level bureaucrat, employed by the government of Mongol conquerors established by the Kublai Khan. Though he wonders about his own complicity wit this regime—the Mongols, after all, are invaders—he prefers not to dwell on his official duties, choosing instead to live the life of the mind. Wang is an extraordinarily gifted artist. His paintings are at once delicate and confident; in them, one can see the wind blowing through the trees, the water rushing through rocky valleys, the infinite expanse of China’s natural beauty. But this is not a time for sitting still, and as The Ten Thousand Things unfolds, we follow Wang as he travels through an empire in turmoil. In his wanderings, he encounters, among many memorable characters, other master painters of the period, including the austere eccentric Ni Zan, a fierce female warrior known as the White Tigress who will recruit him as a military strategist, and an ugly young Buddhist monk who rises from beggary to extraordinary heights. The Ten Thousand Things is rich with exquisite observations, and John Spurling endows every description—every detail—with the precision and depth that the real-life Wang Meng brought to his painting. But it is also a novel of fated meetings, grand battles, and riveting drama, and in its seamless fusion of the epic and the intimate, it achieves a truly singular beauty. A novel that deserves to be compared to the classic Chinese novels that inspired it, The Ten Thousand Things is nothing short of a literary event.

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 Lost Book of Wonders

The Lost Book of Wonders Author Chad Brecher
ISBN-10 1944193863
Year 2017-01-30
Pages 474
Language en
Publisher
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Venice is sinking. As engineers struggle to save the city from its watery fate, a metal chest is discovered beneath the surface of a murky canal. Tossed into the waters in 1355, it contains the long-lost possessions of none other than the famed explorer Marco Polo. When the chest is brought to light, its discovery stirs an ancient society from the shadows of history. Convinced that Polo died without revealing all he found during his voyage to the East, the society will stop at nothing to collect the pieces of the puzzle Polo left behind. A continent away, another clue has emerged. While on a mission to recover looted artifacts in war-torn Iraq, Dr. Eleanor "Ellie" Griffin, an expert in pre-Biblical and Biblical archeology, happens upon an unusual wooden box. When her expedition goes horribly wrong, Ellie is left broken, but with the box. Determined to uncover the significance of this mysterious find, Ellie teams up with Alex Stone, a precocious graduate student, and soon, the two embark on a journey that takes them across the world in pursuit of the greatest treasure imaginable, a prize searched for and dreamed about since the beginning of time.

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.