The Chosen

The Stone Dance of the Chameleon

Author: Ricardo Pinto

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409009882

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

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Carnelian is of the Masters, cruel beings who rule their kingdom from an earthly paradise hidden in a crater that is the navel of the world. Soon after he is born, Carnelian's father takes him across the sea to an island in the colourless north. Far from the Crater's rituals and pomp, their household is allowed to become a family to the boy and the world of the Masters fades to alluring fairy tale. In deepest winter, years later, a ship comes riding before the gales, three Masters her only cargo. As these giants remove their masks of gold, Carnelian is awed by the light that seems to radiate from their skin. In formal conclave they ask Carnelian's father to end his exile and return with them to oversee the election of a new God Emporer. His father's agreement feeds Carnelian's longing for the world beyond the sea, but as the days pass Carnelian watches with growing horror as the ship's needs devour his home. The Masters are indifferent, imperious, concerned only with their blood politics, their majesty. As his father becomes strangely powerless, Carnelian strives to save his people, but when the ship turns her pro towards the stormy sea he knows that he is abandoning them to famine among the ruins of his former home. This is the beginning of Carnelian's journey. The terror of the tempest yields to the weary grind along the road, the climb up the forbidding cliff wall to the Guarded Land and then the frantic rush into the deep south. Carnelian's education, which began with the starving of his people, proceeds with bitter lessons in bloodshed, intrigue and betrayal. When they finally reach the Canyon of the Three Gates, which leads into the Crater, Carnelian finds both love and treachery, but it is here within the Heaven Wall that he will set in motion the concluding events in a story already ten thousand years old.
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The Chosen

Author: Chaim Potok

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150114247X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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The story of two fathers and two sons and the pressures on all of them to pursue the religion they share in the way that is best suited to each. And as the boys grow into young men, they discover in the other a lost spiritual brother, and a link to an unexplored world that neither had ever considered before. In effect, they exchange places, and find the peace that neither will ever retreat from again.
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The Chosen

The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton

Author: Jerome Karabel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618773558

Category: Education

Page: 711

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A professor of sociology at the University of California presents the findings of his survey of admissions at Princeton, revealing a century of exclusion that cuts to the core of the American experience, while raising important questions about the stratification of higher education in America. Reprint.
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Chaim Potok's The Chosen

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791081737

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 133

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An overview of the work features a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.
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The Chosen

Author: Chaim Potok

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501142488

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A coming-of-age classic about two Jewish boys growing up in Brooklyn in the 1940s, this “profound and universal” story of what we share across cultures remains deeply pertinent today (The Wall Street Journal). It’s the spring of 1944 and fifteen-year-olds Reuven Malter and Danny Saunders have lived five blocks apart all their lives. But they’ve never met, not until the day an accident during a softball game sparks an unlikely friendship. Soon these two boys—one expected to become a Hasidic rebbe, the other at ease with secular America—are drawn into one another’s worlds despite one father’s strong opposition. Set against the backdrop of WWII and the creation of the state of Israel, The Chosen is a poignant novel about transformation and tradition, growing up and growing wise, and finding yourself—even if that might mean leaving your community.
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The Chosen

Author: Theresa Meyers

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1420130919

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The Chosen: a prophecy older than dirt and more dangerous than death. Even as they perfected steam-powered gadgetry and rounded up varmints from Hell, the Jackson brothers didn't believe in it. But when the chips are down, three brothers named for weapons aren't going out without a fight. . . A Walk On The Wild Side Attorney by day, demon-hunter by night, Remington Jackson is used to being on the sunny side of the law, even in the Wild West. But it's showdown time, and Remy and his brothers are getting desperate. They don't have the relic they need to slam the door shut on evil--so Remy is going to have to find and steal part of it. Enter China McGee, shapeshifter, thief, beauty, and current prisoner. When Remy offers her freedom in exchange for a little light-fingered help, she's pretty sure she's going to end the association with a good old-fashioned seductive double cross. But there's something about fighting through a jungle full of Mayan ruins that makes you want to settle down together. China could change. Remy might be special. But none of that matters if the devil takes them all. . . "Meyers is a genuine, fresh voice in the paranormal romance genre." --RT BookReviews on The Slayer "Meyers puts the steam in steampunk." --Cherry Adair
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The Chosen

Author: Arthur Ian Brown

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434953289

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The Chosen

Author: S. M. Stirling,David Drake

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 1618241605

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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The hottest team in military SF is hack in action¾ with Book I of a red-hot sequel to The General series! Planted by interstellar probes on hundreds of human-occupied worlds, the downloaded personalities of Raj Whitehall and the ancient battle computer known as Center work together for planetary unity. Their goal is to prepare those worlds for membership in the Second Federation of Man. But on one planet they do the opposite: on Visager they work to prevent unity. For on Visager a nation-state of vicious militarists is about to start the final war to unite their world-once that is accomplished and their technology has matured they will turn outward, bringing their fatal racist infection to the stars. John Hosten is the son of a high general of the Chosen. Jeffrey Fair is the son of an admiral of the only nation on Visager that might be capable of halting the onslaught. Through a strange twist of fate they have become as brothers united in their hatred of all that the Chosen hope to do. Only they ¾with the aid of the disembodied voices of their mentors from the stars-stand between eternal tyranny for their world and eternal war for the galaxy. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
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The Chosen

Author: Sharon Sala

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 0795345364

Category: Fiction

Page: 378

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A brush with death and a glimpse of hell had set him on the wrong journey for redemption. The voice of God tells him to “Live as I lived”, and so begins his life as The Sinner, creating his own fanatical world of salvation while the bodies of murdered homeless men pile up. January DeLena is a respected Washington, D.C. journalist. When she begins to investigate the series of murders she meets homicide detective Benjamin North. Together they discover the killer’s motive, and their love for each other. But the motive leads directly to January herself. One beautiful, yet unfortunate, detail of January’s story puts her in the path of the self-proclaimed messiah’s journey, making her the ultimate target.
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The Chosen Few

A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan

Author: Gregg Zoroya

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306824841

Category: History

Page: 400

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The never-before-told story of one of the most decorated units in the war in Afghanistan and its fifteen-month ordeal that culminated in the 2008 Battle of Wanat, the war's deadliest A single company of US paratroopers--calling themselves the "Chosen Few"--arrived in eastern Afghanistan in late 2007 hoping to win the hearts and minds of the remote mountain people and extend the Afghan government's reach into this wilderness. Instead, they spent the next fifteen months in a desperate struggle, living under almost continuous attack, forced into a slow and grinding withdrawal, and always outnumbered by Taliban fighters descending on them from all sides. Month after month, rocket-propelled grenades, rockets, and machine-gun fire poured down on the isolated and exposed paratroopers as America's focus and military resources shifted to Iraq. Just weeks before the paratroopers were to go home, they faced their last--and toughest--fight. Near the village of Wanat in Nuristan province, an estimated three hundred enemy fighters surrounded about fifty of the Chosen Few and others defending a partially finished combat base. Nine died and more than two dozen were wounded that day in July 2008, making it arguably the bloodiest battle of the war in Afghanistan. The Chosen Few would return home tempered by war. Two among them would receive the Medal of Honor. All of them would be forever changed.
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The Chosen

The History of an Idea, the Anatomy of an Obsession

Author: A. Beker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230611680

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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The Chosen explores Judaism s key defining concept and inquires why it remains the central unspoken and explosive psychological, historical, and theological problem at the heart of Jewish-Gentile relations. Crisscrossing the twin cultural and theological divides between Judaism, Christendom, and Islam, The Chosen explains how the Jews, of all people, have come to represent at once the epitome of both the good and the odious. Beker covers not only the great stories of how the Jews came to be chosen and the Christian, Muslim, and Nazi efforts to appropriate the title, but also the key role "chosenness" plays in contemporary anti-Semitism and in the current Middle East conflict over the Land of Israel and the chosen city of Jerusalem.
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The Chosen One

Author: Carol Lynch Williams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847389392

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated community without questioning the fact that her father has three wives and she has twenty brothers and sisters. That is, without questioning them much - if you don't count her secret visits to the Mobile Library on Wheels to read forbidden books, or her meetings with Joshua, the boy she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her. But when the Prophet decrees that she must marry her sixty-year-old uncle - who already has six wives - Kyra must make a desperate choice in the face of violence and her own fears of losing her family forever.
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The Promise

Author: Chaim Potok

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307826368

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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In a passionate, energetic narrative, The Promise brilliantly dramatizes what it is to master and use knowledge to make one’s own way in the world. Reuven Malter lives in Brooklyn, he’s in love, and he’s studying to be a rabbi. He also keeps challenging the strict interpretations of his teachers, and if he keeps it up, his dream of becoming a rabbi may die. One day, worried about a disturbed, unhappy boy named Michael, Reuven takes him sailing and cloud-watching. Reuven also introduces him to an old friend, Danny Saunders—now a psychologist with a growing reputation. Reconnected by their shared concern for Michael, Reuven and Danny each learns what it is to take on life—whether sacred truths or a troubled child—according to his own lights, not just established authority.
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The Chosen

Author: Arlene Hunt

Publisher: Portnoy Pub

ISBN: 9780956981301

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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After barely surviving a shooting at the high school where she is a special education teacher, Jessie Conway becomes a target for the media and a serial killer.
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The Chosen

A Novel

Author: Kristina Ohlsson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476734089

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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In her phenomenal #1 international bestseller—fifth in the critically acclaimed and award-winning Fredrika Bergman series—“one of Sweden’s best younger writers” (Los Angeles Times Magazine) delivers a tense, atmospheric mystery featuring an enigmatic killer rooted in folklore. On a cold winter’s day, a pre-school teacher is shot to death in front of parents and children at the Jewish Congregation in Stockholm. Just a few hours later, two Jewish boys go missing on their way to tennis practice, and an unexpected blizzard destroys any trace of the perpetrator. Investigative analyst Fredrika Bergman and police superintendent Alex Recht face their toughest challenge ever on the hunt for a killer as merciless as he is effective. As they struggle to pin down a lead, someone or something called the Paper Boy—a mysterious old Israeli legend of a nighttime killer—keeps popping up in the police investigation. But who was the Paper Boy really? And how could he have resurfaced in Stockholm? It is up to Fredrika to track down the elusive murderer before he claims his next victim.
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The Chosen

Author: Alex Archer

Publisher: Gold Eagle

ISBN: 1552548279

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Archaeologist Annja Creed believes there's more to the apparitions of Santo Niño—the Holy Child—luring thousands of pilgrims to Santa Fe. Other sightings of strange and anomalous creatures in the area indicate a mystery more profane than sacred—with links, perhaps, to Annja's own fate. But she is not alone in her quest to separate reliquaries from unholy minds who dare to harness sinister power. A dangerous yet enigmatic Jesuit, sworn to protect the Vatican at any cost, a brilliant young artist whose genius portrays a truth too potent for words and a famed monster hunter with a terrifying agenda are the keys to the secrets that lie in the heart of Los Alamos—and unlocking the door to the very fabric of time itself….
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The Chosen

Author: Kassandra Patti

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490778837

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 198

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Two girls. Two time periods. One menacing force. Dark energy follows them everywhere they go. Things start to spiral out of control. Strange events start to happen everywhere they went. How will these girls overcome the dark energy they feel and hear? A swirl of thrilling events spiral into chaos in a story about fate and misfortune.
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The Chosen City

Author: Nicholas Schoon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415258029

Category: Political Science

Page: 370

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There is endless talk about the need for an urban renaissance; can it happen in the real world? In this broad, challenging and highly engaging book, Nicholas Schoon argues that the foremost priority for regeneration is to make neighbourhoods and cities places where people with choices choose to live. Urban education, crime prevention and transport systems are as much in need of root and branch improvements as urban design. So too, is the way in which we allow existing towns and cities to grow into the countryside. The author surveys the last two centuries of metropolitan growth and decay, analyzes the successes and failures of recent changes in urban policy and proposes a wide range of radical measures to make the renaissance a reality. Comprehensively researched, The Chosen City is a wake up call for everyone interested and involved in urban regeneration - degree students and academics, planning and housing professionals, architects, surveyors, developers and politicians. The text is illustrated with powerful black and white images from a leading national newspaper photographer.
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The Chosen Shore

Stories of Immigrants

Author: Ellen Alexander Conley

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520239883

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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A Korean street child is adopted into an upper-middle-class suburban home. A Vietnamese monk dishes up fast food to fund a spiritual center. A woman saves for a home back in Ghana, where she will never live. All are immigrants to the United States, known to most of their fellow Americans only as statistics. The stories that statistics can't tell unfold in this book, in which twenty-three recent immigrants recall navigating the paradoxes, pitfalls, and triumphs of becoming Americans. Candid, evocative, and richly detailed, their oral histories comprise a compelling portrait of the changing face of the American population. In venues from the "San Francisco Chronicle "to the "New York Times, "Ellen Alexander Conley's fiction has been hailed as "wonderful," "impassioned," and "memorable." Conley brings the same passion and skill to her depiction of our nation's most recent arrivals. These personal histories, along with Conley's thoughtful overview of literature on immigration, give us a firsthand sense of what it means to become an American.
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