Author: Patrice Sinave
Dybbuk! Le nom d'un démon voleur de corps! Mais aussi celui d'un terrible plan de guerre! Celui de l'éradication de l'humanité! C'est le fait de races extraterrestres, mais pas seulement. Des races qui ont juré la perte du genre humain et ne peuvent plus supporter les succès de celui-ci dans la galaxie! Et puis il y a ces magnifiques planètes, terra-formées par l'homme et qui sont comme de grands corps célestes qui abritent la vie. Quelles belles prises ce serait! Alors, si on a été incapable de réussir son envol dans l'univers, pourquoi ne pas en rendre responsable les humains ? Cela justifie alors de leur voler leurs mondes !... Ils sont tellement faciles à berner, dominés qu'ils sont encore par leurs vieux démons intérieurs, le racisme et le nettoyage ethnique! Mais, ne les sous-estimez quand même pas trop, les humains sont coriaces et ont plus d'un tour dans leurs sacs. Comme, par exemple, les descendants des Envoyés, les enfants de l'Empereur Simon, et, ultime botte secrète : NIRVA! Vous voulez leur prendre aussi Nirva ? Fort bien, trouvez-là et sachez que les humains vous y attendent de pied ferme.
Author: Patrice Fiest
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
"On in Two: One Mother's Quest for the "I Survived Junior Golf" T-shirt" is an inside look at what it takes to develop a junior athlete in the twenty-first century. Written in the up close and personal style of Patrice Fiest, this account takes the reader on the epic journey of Fiest and her son, Blake, as they travel the country from tournament to tournament in the pursuit of excellence. "On in Two" uncovers the trials, the tribulations, and the glory that one might expect when pursuing a dream. This book isn't just for the mother of a golfer. "On in Two" is a book for any parent who has a child with a dream, a dream to be the best in any sport. About the Author Patrice Fiest is a lover of beauty in art and antiquities. She never thought she would be swept up into the blood, sweat, and tears of junior golf, but her desire to support her son caused her to jump in wholeheartedly. The daily journal she kept of his efforts lead her to author "On in Two." Her hope is that it will be insightful to some and touching to many.
Author: Matthew Kapstein, Brandon Dotson
Early medieval Tibet remains one of the most challenging fields in Tibetan Studies overall, wherein numerous mysteries remain. The six contributions comprising the present collection shed light on major topics in history, literature and religion.
Author: Jean-Luc Nancy
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Written in a direct and accessible, almost manifesto-like style, The Truth of Democracy presents a forceful plea that we rethink democracy not as one political regime or form among others but as that which opens up the very experience of being in common. --Book Jacket.
Author: Toni Turner, Gordon Scott
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Offers advice on managing investments in both uptrending and downtrending markets, revealing how to evaluate company financial reports, recognize signals that foretell shifts in the market, and exit investments at the right time.
Author: Ian Charles Harris
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
The study of Cambodian religion has long been hampered by a lack of easily accessible scholarship. This impressive new work by Ian Harris thus fills a major gap and offers English-language scholars a booklength, up-to-date treatment of the religious aspects of Cambodian culture. Beginning with a coherent history of the presence of religion in the country from its inception to the present day, the book goes on to furnish insights into the distinctive nature of Cambodia's important yet overlooked manifestation of Theravada Buddhist tradition and to show how it reestablished itself following almost total annihilation during the Pol Pot period. Historical sections cover the dominant role of tantric Mahayana concepts and rituals under the last great king of Angkor, Jayavarman VII (1181 c. 1220); the rise of Theravada traditions after the collapse of the Angkorian civilization; the impact of foreign influences on the development of the nineteenth-century monastic order; and politicized Buddhism and the Buddhist contribution to an emerging sense of Khmer nationhood. The Buddhism practiced in Cambodia has much in common with parallel traditions in Thailand and Sri Lanka, yet there are also significant differences. The book concentrates on these and illustrates how a distinctly Cambodian Theravada developed by accommodating itself to premodern Khmer modes of thought. Following the overthrow of Prince Sihanouk in 1970, Cambodia slid rapidly into disorder and violence. Later chapters chart the elimination of institutional Buddhism under the Khmer Rouge and its gradual reemergence after Pol Pot, the restoration of the monastic order's prerevolutionary institutional forms, and the emergence of contemporary Buddhist groupings.
Author: Kevin Boyle, Juliet Sheen
This report, the first of its kind yet to be published, provides a detailed and impartial account of how the individual's right to hold beliefs is understood, protected or denied throughout the world. Consisting of accessible, short edited entries based on drafts commissioned from experts living in the countries surveyed, it exposes persecution and discrimination in virtually all world regions. The book: * provides an analysis of United Nations standards of freedom of religion and belief * covers over fifty countries, divided into regions and introduced by a regional overview * covers themes including: the relationships between belief groups and the state; freedom to manifest belief in law and practice; religion and schools; religious minorities; new religious movements; the impact of beliefs on the status of women; and the extent to which conscientious objection to military service is recognised by governments * draws on examples of accommodation and co-operation between different religions and beliefs and identifies the main challenges to be overcome if the diversity of human conviction is to be established.
Author: Thomas H. Cook
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Thomas H. Cook offers one of his most compelling novels ever in Sandrine's Case, in which a college professor falls in love with his wife all over again...while on trial for her murder. Samuel Madison always wondered what Sandrine saw in him. He was a meek, stuffy doctorate student, and she a brilliant, beautiful, bohemian with limitless talents and imagination. On the surface their relationship and marriage semed perfectly tranquil: jobs at the same small, liberal arts college, a precocious young daughter, a home filled with art and literature, and trips to some of the world's most beautiful cities and towns. And then one night Sandrine is found dead in their bed and Samuel is accused of her murder. As the truth about their often tumultuous relationship comes to light, Samuel must face a town and media convinced of his guilt, a daughter whose faith in her father has been shaken to its core, and astonishing revelations about his wife that make him fall in love with her for a second time. A searing novel about love lost and rediscovered, from one of our greatest chroniclers of the human heart.
Author: Pierre Guyotat, Stephen Barber
Eden Eden Eden is Pierre Guyotat's legendary novel of atrocity and obscenity. It is a masterpiece of literary innovation, which is taught on numerous university courses. In Guyotat's native France, the novel is highly esteemed, being hailed as 'a new landmark and starting-point for new writing' by the renowned philosopher Roland Barthes, who also writes the novel's preface. Introduced by Stephen Barber, the Eden Eden Eden is one of the most graphic accounts of queer sex ever written, and will therefore cross over into this market.
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Random House
A Wall Street crash like never before... A shocking explosion at the Wall Street stock exchange injures hundreds of people and brings devastation to one of the world’s major trading centres. A terrorist organisation claims responsibility for planting the bomb, but their motive is unclear. As federal agent Archer Carroll and trading enforcement director Caitlin Dillon investigate the attack, all the intelligence points to one thing. The terrorists don’t simply want to bring chaos to America – they want to run the entire country.
Author: Jerome Ferrari
Publisher: MacLehose Press
This sweeping generational novel, which spans the 20th century, begins with an old man considering a photograph of his long-dead siblings and mother. His bitterness about his family, with its absent father and far older brothers and sisters, is painful to him still. Yet this familial bitterness pales when compared with his profound irritation at the recent disappearance of the highly skilled barmistress Hayet from his local bar. She was, after all, a woman who knew how to make a fine home away from home for her patrons--even for lonely ones like Marcel. A succession of would-be barmen and hostesses descends on the Corsican bar in the hopes of taking Hayet's place, with disastrous and often hilarious results. But then Marcel's illegitimate grandson Matthieu and his streetwise best friend Libero return from the Parisian university where they had been studying philosophy and decide to have a go at running the bar themselves. Initially the lifelong friends are a great success, but as reality increasingly intrudes on their idyll, they begin to see before their very eyes that St. Augustine's observation that all empires must inevitably crumble applies as much to village bars as it did to the ancient Romans.
Author: Michael Edwardes
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
The Battle of Plassey, won by Robert Clive for Britain, was decisive in establishing a firm base in Bengal and from that victory the British became an imperial power whose Indian Empire was to last for nearly 200 years. Plentiful and apposite illustrations throughout this work lend humanity and colour to a study important not less in imperial than in purely military terms.
Author: Roger K. Leir
Publisher: Book Tree
The personal story of a professional physician's work involving one of the greatest breakthroughs of all time -- scientific proof that anomalous bio-electromagnetic implants of extraterrestrial origin have been removed from persons reporting alien abduction experiences. This revised and updated book includes and is supported by new scientific reports and a new photo gallery section. The evidence presented here provides enough evidence to believe that we have cosmic companions and they here with us now.