Beyond Broadhall

The '86 Fix Conclusion

Author: Keith Pearson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781543146080

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Page: 308

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The concluding installment of the acclaimed time-travel novel. To read the first installment, search for 'The '86 Fix' on Amazon. After his miraculous weekend in 1986, Craig Pelling returned to a future he could never have envisaged. Even by his own hapless standards, his plans have spectacularly backfired. Everything he tried to fix is now broken, and a bleak, lonely existence is all Craig has to look forward to. Does he face that future, or does he try to seek answers? Either way, an emotional rollercoaster ride beckons. Can Craig can find closure before it ends? Or does fate have a few more twists in store for him, beyond Broadhall?

Writing and the Ancient State

Early China in Comparative Perspective

Author: Haicheng Wang

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107785871

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Writing and the Ancient State explores the early development of writing and its relationship to the growth of political structures. The first part of the book focuses on the contribution of writing to the state's legitimating project. The second part deals with the state's use of writing in administration, analyzing both textual and archaeological evidence to reconstruct how the state used bookkeeping to allocate land, police its people, and extract taxes from them. The third part focuses on education, the state's system for replenishing its staff of scribe-officials. The first half of each part surveys evidence from Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Maya lowlands, Central Mexico, and the Andes; against this background the second half examines the evidence from China. The chief aim of this book is to shed new light on early China (from the second millennium BC through the end of the Han period, ca. 220 AD) while bringing to bear the lens of cross-cultural analysis on each of the civilizations under discussion.

The Organization of the Pyramid Texts

Typology and Disposition

Author: Harold M. Hays

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004218653

Category: Social Science

Page: 712

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The oldest substantial body of religious texts from ancient Egypt consists of the Pyramid Texts. These are hieroglyphic religious texts inscribed upon the interior walls of the pyramid tombs of kings and queens beginning around 2345 BCE. This book explores the Pyramid Texts.

Wish You Well

Author: David Baldacci

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0759520127

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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David Baldacci's million-copy-plus bestseller is now a feature film available on DVD and video on demand! Precocious 12-year-old Louisa Mae Cardinal lives in the hectic New York City of 1940 with her family. Then tragedy strikes--and Lou and her younger brother, Oz, must go with their invalid mother to live on their great-grandmother's farm in the Virginia mountains. Suddenly Lou finds herself coming of age in a new landscape, making her first true friend, and experiencing adventures tragic, comic, and audacious. But the forces of greed and justice are about to clash over her new home...and as their struggle is played out in a crowded Virginia courtroom, it will determine the future of two children, an entire town, and the mountains they love.

The Royal Women of Amarna

Images of Beauty from Ancient Egypt

Author: Dorothea Arnold,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870998161

Category: Art

Page: 169

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During a brief seventeen-year reign (ca. 1353-1336 B.C.) the pharaoh Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten, founder of the world's first known monotheistic religion, devoted his life and the resources of his kingdom to the worship of the Aten (a deity symbolized by the sun disk) and thus profoundly affected history and the history of art. The move to a new capital, Akhenaten/Amarna, brought essential changes in the depictions of royal women. It was in their female imagery, above all, that the artists of Amarna departed from the traditional iconic representations to emphasize the individual, the natural, in a way unprecedented in Egyptian art. A picture of exceptional intimacy emerges from the sculptures and reliefs of the Amarna Period. Akhenaten, his wife Nefertiti, and their six daughters are seen in emotional interdependence even as they participate in cult rituals. The female principle is emphasized in astonishing images: the aging Queen Mother Tiye, the mysterious Kiya, and Nefertiti, whose painted limestone bust in Berlin is the best-known work from ancient Egypt - perhaps from all antiquity. The workshop of the sculptor Thutmose - one of the few artists of the period whose name is known to us - revealed a treasure trove when it was excavated in 1912. An entire creative process is traced through an examination of the work of Thutmose and his assistants, who lived in a highly structured environment. All was left behind when Amarna was abandoned after the death of Akhenaten and the return to religious orthodoxy.

Exhibiting War

The Great War, Museums, and Memory in Britain, Canada, and Australia

Author: Jennifer Wellington

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108509339

Category: History

Page: N.A

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What does it mean to display war? Examining a range of different exhibitions in Britain, Canada and Australia, Jennifer Wellington reveals complex imperial dynamics in the ways these countries developed diverging understandings of the First World War, despite their cultural, political and institutional similarities. While in Britain a popular narrative developed of the conflict as a tragic rupture with the past, Australia and Canada came to see it as engendering national birth through violence. Narratives of the war's meaning were deliberately constructed by individuals and groups pursuing specific agendas: to win the war and immortalise it at the same time. Drawing on a range of documentary and visual material, this book analyses how narratives of mass violence changed over time. Emphasising the contingent development of national and imperial war museums, it illuminates the way they acted as spaces in which official, academic and popular representations of this violent past intersect.

The Time Bubble

Author: Jason Ayres

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500233013

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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Charlie and Josh's interests were the same as most other teenagers: drinking, parties and girls. That was until the day they discovered the Time Bubble. It starts at a bit of fun, jumping a few seconds into the future. Soon things take a more serious turn as the leaps in time increase in duration. When a teenage girl goes missing, and the police become involved, suspicion falls on Charlie. How can he explain where she is? Will anyone believe him? As the long term dangers of the Bubble become clear, one man comes up with a solution - one that could hold the key to his own salvation. Set in a small market town in Southern England in the early 21st century, this light-hearted time travel novel has plenty to delight readers of all ages. This novel is the first part of a trilogy. Global Cooling, the second in the series, is now available.

The Poets' Corner

The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family

Author: John Lithgow

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446501999

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

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From listening to his grandmother recite epic poems from memory to curling up in bed while his father read funny verses, award-winning actor John Lithgow grew up with poetry. Ever since, John has been an enthusiastic seeker of poetic experience, whether reading, reciting, or listening to great poems. The wide variety of carefully selected poems in this book provides the perfect introduction to appeal to readers new to poetry, and for poetry lovers to experience beloved verses in a fresh, vivid way. William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, and Dylan Thomas are just a few names among Lithgow's comprehensive list of poetry masters. His essential criterion is that "each poem's light shines more brightly when read aloud." Every reader will enjoy reciting these poems with the entire family, appreciating how each one comes to life through the spoken word in this superlative poetry collection.

Camp Scoundrel

Doing what it Takes to Survive Paradise

Author: David Luddington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912601042

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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When ex-SAS soldier, Michael Purdy, comes in front of the judge for hacking the bank account of the Minister for Invalidity Benefits and wiping out his wealth, he braces himself for a prison sentence. What Michael doesn't expect, is to be put in charge of a group of offenders and sent to the Sierra Nevada Mountains to teach them survival skills.

Keats - Poems Published In 1820

Author: John Keats

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983818967

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Page: 154

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Over the course of his short life, John Keats (1795-1821) honed a raw talent into a brilliant poetic maturity. By the end of his brief career, he had written poems of such beauty, imagination and generosity of spirit, that he had - unwittingly - fulfilled his wish that he should 'be among the English poets after my death'. This wide-ranging selection of Keats's poetry contains youthful verse, such as his earliest known poem 'Imitation of Spenser'; poems from his celebrated collection of 1820 - including 'Lamia', 'Isabella', 'The Eve of St Agnes', 'Ode to a Nightingale' and 'Hyperion' - and later celebrated works such as 'La Belle Dame sans Merci'.

Angels in the Moonlight

A Prequel to the Dublin Trilogy

Author: Caimh McDonnell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995507548

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 315

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A crime thriller set in Dublin at the end of 1999, that mixes fast-paced action with a distinctly Irish acerbic wit.