This is Athas, the unrelenting world of the Dark Sun®; a world shaped by inherently destructive magic, and ruled by intrinsic evil.
Author: Jeff Mariotte
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Beneath a crimson sun lie wastelands of majestic desolation and cities of cruel splendor, where heroes must battle the horrible monsters and vicious raiders who roam the desert, while in the cities undying sorcerer-kings crush any who dare to oppose them. This is Athas, the unrelenting world of the Dark Sun®; a world shaped by inherently destructive magic, and ruled by intrinsic evil. In such a world, the forces of good—and the heroes who emerge in this unforgiving land—fight not only for themselves, but for life of the world itself. Aric, is a half-elf with a rare natural ability with the psionic discipline known as “the Way.” When Aric is brought into a quest to search for a priceless trove weapons, he would rather keep his head down and live a simple life. But nothing is simple in the city of Nibenay with it reclusive ruler known as the Shadow King. And in a world where metal is the rarest of commodities, Aric’s “way” with metal is an even rarer talent. Enlisted by the Shadow King himself to seek out this cache of metal weaponry, Aric heads into the desert with a treacherous band of adventurers. Allegiances are tested and secrets are uncovered. But sometimes the secrets hidden by the sands of time should remain undiscovered. When Aric and his band uncover an evil perhaps greater than the Shadow King himself, it is a race against time to see who will harness its power.
Romantic fiction with supernatural undertones about love lost, found again through time travel and reincarnation.
Author: Vicki Kelly
Romantic fiction with supernatural undertones about love lost, found again through time travel and reincarnation. A retired widow who lives on a beach, and after almost getting hit by a car and saved by handsome young stranger, odd things began happening to her and she ends up finding out that she's a reincarnated queen from Kush.
Author: Michael Cameron DempseyPublish On: 2014-03-13
A British archi- tect named John Harris developed the first master plan for the
new city in 1962 which tried to marry new roads and buildings with the organic
pattern of the existing settlement.18 Pre- serving the old, raggedy Abu Dhabi was
Author: Michael Cameron Dempsey
Abu Dhabi—an obscure Middle Eastern principality that happens to be the richest city in the world. This book tells the story of Abu Dhabi’s ambitions to transform itself from a sleepy sheikhdom into a thriving international metropolis and a hub of business and leisure. It traces Abu Dhabi’s boom years from 2009 to 2011 from the perspective of a Westerner working for the Urban Planning Council, the government agency that planned and coordinated all of the massive development activity. Castles in the Sand explores the drastic changes in Abu Dhabi’s built environment, where entire islands are forested with skyscrapers and billions of dollars in infrastructure are spent on a whim—while recounting the disorienting experience of an outsider encountering a society in which foreigners outnumber locals nine to one and modernity clashes head-on with centuries of embedded tradition. General readers will find a broad introduction to Abu Dhabi, and architects and planners will gain a firsthand glimpse inside an unprecedented experiment in city-building.
Just as Western city dwellers look upon their countrified cousins as hicks, city
Arabs view their sandbound cousins with the ... The Bedu is loath to have much
to do with city folk. ... An excursion into the sand is frightful and fraught with
Author: Frederick W. Gross
Publisher: Fulton Books, Inc.
The Author A true life experience of an American expatriate who, through no fault of his, was thrown out of work during the economic recession of the seventies, who grabbed at the first life preserver tossed his way, a job in the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With a family and a dog to support, and at an age when prospective employers looked at anyone over fifty with a jaundiced eye, the odds of his landing a job were stacked against him. Answering a call from Avco International Servi
The city of Jacksonville put WJAX-AM on the air in 1925. By its twentieth
anniversary, Thomas C. Imeson, the city commissioner charged with overseeing
the station, noted with justifiable pride that not only had WJAX helped
Author: Donn R. Colee Jr.
Publisher: North Loop Books
Broadcasting touches almost every person in the United States every day. But like the air we breathe, we seldom give it a second thought. Towers in the Sand is the only comprehensive history of Florida's broadcasting industry, 1922-2016, the people who brought the stations to life, and the events that saw the state grow from boom to bust and back again to now the nation's third most populous. Over a decade in the making and fully referenced and indexed, Towers in the Sand tells stories from over eighty Florida broadcasting pioneers and current leaders, from the Keys to the Panhandle. A celebration of broadcasting's proudest moments through hard-hitting journalism and editorials, lifesaving moments through decades of hurricanes, and lighthearted moments with favorite personalities and promotions. Towers in the Sand also laments the loss of a national treasure as most stations were transformed from local community partners to lines on corporate balance sheets. As broadcasting sits at the precipice of a very uncertain future, the author hopes through this work to engage thought, conversation, and action to ensure its continued relevance in society.
... follow him. i told him he could have made it much easier on himself because
we wouldn't be following him regardless of where he went. thank God, i was
proud. We had only been home three 25 From the Sand Hills to the City and Back
Author: Dot Johns McDonald
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book is the memoir of a 79 year old woman who was a child and now is a Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. Life now is very different than that documented here. Although the present generation will look upon it as something that in their minds must be fiction. However, it is in deed non-fiction. A real story, about a real person, in real space and time. Different, yes, but nonetheless real. This story is very real to the author and those of whom and to whom she writes. Many will read and identify immediately. This story ends well. Not all stories end as well. It is that thought that gave the passion to bring the work to completion. The author, a well aged Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, satisfied with her life as she not only looks back, but as she looks forward. A life well lived, what most people desire for themselves and for that of their friends and family. Reading this book will give the insight to how that can be a reality for all.
“The people's fate was sealed; and only the strength of the Warriors would bring
them through this battle and return the City to its glory.” “The Nobles and the High
Priests did not want to give up any power to the Warriors because the ancient ...
Author: Richard Brighton
These are the collected stories of People of the Tribes, People of the Nations, settlers and those Texians, who were defenders at the Alamo. They speak of how all paths converge. The footsteps of the hesitant meet those of the brave and any day is but a moment- when a person is faced with making a stand. These stories show what led to the battle of the Alamo; and they are written in the manner in which they were told- to be read like campfire stories when the shadows of the day blend into the darkness of night. It is here where Spirits live and travelers seek their destiny.
" Many had searched for Ubar, including Lawrence of Arabia. Then in the 1980s, Nicholas Clapp, a documentary filmmaker and amateur archaeologist, stumbled on the legend of the lost city while poring over historical manuscripts.
Author: Nicholas Clapp
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
No one thought that Ubar, the most fabled city of ancient Arabia, would ever be found-if it even existed. Buried in the desert without a trace, it had become known as "the Altantis of the Sands." Many had searched for Ubar, including Lawrence of Arabia. Then in the 1980s, Nicholas Clapp, a documentary filmmaker and amateur archaeologist, stumbled on the legend of the lost city while poring over historical manuscripts. Filled with overwhelming curiosity, he led two expeditions to Arabia with a team that included space scientists and geologists. The discovery of Ubar was front-page news across the world and was heralded by Time as one of three major scientific events of the year.
36 soldiers' bodies were dumped outside the city's eastern gate. On 18 October
the Druzes appeared again in the Maydan, the straggling suburb that ran south
from the city next to the Hijaz Railway. This down-at-heel quarter was already ...
Author: James Barr
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A fascinating insight into the untold story of how British-French rivalry drew the battle-lines of the modern Middle East. In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; François Georges-Picot a diplomat with a grudge. They drew a line in the sand from the Mediterranean to the Persian frontier, and together remade the map of the Middle East, with Britain’s 'mandates' of Palestine, Transjordan and Iraq, and France's in Lebanon and Syria. Over the next thirty years a sordid tale of violence and clandestine political manoeuvring unfolded, told here through a stellar cast of politicians, diplomats, spies and soldiers, including T. E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle. Using declassified papers from the British and French archives, James Barr vividly depicts the covert, deadly war of intrigue and espionage between Britain and France to rule the Middle East, and reveals the shocking way in which the French finally got their revenge. ‘The very grubby coalface of foreign policy … I found the entire book most horribly addictive’ Independent ‘One of the unexpected responses to reading this masterful study is amazement at the efforts the British and French each put into undermining the other’ The Spectator
Even during the city's heyday, Timbuktu, wealthy from the gold and salt trades
and a center of Islamic studies, was a place of mystery and intrigue to the
civilized societies of Europe. Part of the mystery was that non—Muslims were
Author: Chris Berggren
Chris and his fellow adventurers are back from a wild, four-month stretch of world travel. Together, they climbed Mount Sinai, rode donkeys through the Valley of Kings, and partied every step of the way. The young men have become addicted to travel, and it isn't long before they are plotting their next trip this time to Timbuktu, a place of seemingly mythical proportions in the West African country of Mali. Before long, their group gets larger in number, and soon, a small army of nine is making plans to head to Africa. They don't know what to expect, but then again, they don't care. Once in Africa, they will need to navigate the desert, deal with corrupt officials, and stomach extreme images of hardship and poverty. Along the way, they find quite a bit of adventure but also quite a bit of trouble. Through it all, this group of adventure junkies finds out that the perfect place to quench their thirst for excitement is Somewhere in the Sand.
In the Mongols' westward expansion, they destroyed Islam's treasured city of
Baghdad in 1258. There, they murdered approximately one million Muslims and
burned every library and mosque. The center of Islam had now moved to Cairo.
Author: Benny Hinn
Publisher: Charisma Media
Having been born in the Middle East and raised among Arabs, Christians, and Jews, Pastor Hinn has a truly unique perspective on the Middle East. He shares personal memories of growing up in the region, scriptural prophecies pertaining to the current crisis, and his own heart regarding what he believes is on the horizon. (Practical Life)
Hieron ruled Syracuse for fiftyfour years, maintaining his city in unparalleled
peace and prosperity. He died in 215 at the age of ninetyone; for much of that
period he reigned in amicable conjunction with his son Gelon, who, however, ...
Author: Gillian Bradshaw
Publisher: Forge Books
The young scholar Archimedes has just had the best three years of his life at Ptolemy's Museum at Alexandria. To be able to talk and think all day, every day, sharing ideas and information with the world's greatest minds, is heaven to Archimedes. But heaven must be forsaken when he learns that his father is ailing, and his home city of Syracuse is at war with the Romans. Reluctant but resigned, Archimedes takes himself home to find a job building catapults as a royal engineer. Though Syracuse is no Alexandria, Archimedes also finds that life at home isn't as boring or confining as he originally thought. He finds fame and loss, love and war, wealth and betrayal-none of which affects him nearly as much as the divine beauty of mathematics. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Stephen Eric BronnerPublish On: 2005-10-07
The Holy City would be divided in two, and the Old City would become an “open” city. Any negotiated solution will undoubtedly use the Geneva Initiative as its
framework. A two-state solution amenable to Palestinians and Jews has roots in
Author: Stephen Eric Bronner
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Political Science
Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, clouds of ash blackened the skies over New York City, Washington, D.C., and rural Pennsylvania. In the wake of the destruction, the United States seemingly entered a new era marked by radical changes in the nation's discourse and in the policies of the Bush administration. With the toppling of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the invasion of Iraq, and saber rattling elsewhere, America's global war on terror began to take shape. Lofty rhetoric about expanding democracy and defending freedom filled the halls of elite power and dominated mainstream media coverage of American politics. Blood in the Sand offers both an incisive analysis and a confrontational critique of America's recent international pursuits and its dominant political culture. Stephen Eric Bronner challenges the notion that everything changed in the aftermath of 9/11. He shows instead how a criminal act served to legitimize political manipulation and invigorate traditional nationalistic enthusiasms for militarism and imperial expansion. Employing his own experiences in the Middle East, Bronner acknowledges -- but refuses to overstate -- recent progressive developments in the region. He criticizes the neo-conservative penchant for unilateral military aggression and debunks the dubious notion of fostering democracy at gunpoint. While Bronner analyzes authoritarian repression, human rights violations, shrinking civil liberties, and severe socioeconomic inequalities, Blood in the Sand is neither a narrow political diatribe nor a futile exercise in anti-American negativism. The author honors America by condemning the betrayal of the nation's finest ideals by so many of those who, hypocritically or naively, invoke those ideals the most. Bronner sheds new light on those who insist on publicly waving the flag while privately subverting that for which it stands. Blood in the Sand sounds a clarion call for revitalizing the American polity and reshaping foreign policy along democratic lines. Committed to a political renewal, Bronner urges the American people to recall what is best about their national heritage and the genuine beacon of hope it might offer other countries and other cultures.
After a few sleepless and tearfL nights, I decided to step out and explore the city.
After all, as Jethrg said, “It's land of beauty and opportunities.” I took my backpack
anr filled it with snacks, water, juice, a cap and all other items I thought would ...
They told how the bloodhungry Santa Anna, in his dictatorial takeover of Mexico,
had assigned a large number of troops under his brother-in-law, General Martin
Perfecto de Cos. He sent the general and his troops to the Mexican city of Saltillo
Author: Al Lacy
The Kane Legacy: faith, love, courage, and strength. In nineteenth-century Texas, they’re going to need it. In 1835, Alan Kane and his family come to the Circle C Ranch in Texas, little dreaming what the future holds in both blessing and danger. Beautiful Julia Miller, daughter of a Louisiana plantation owner, has captured Alan’s heart, but he hardly dares to hope for her hand. Then Colonel William Travis calls for the men of Texas to rally against Mexico’s General Santa Anna. Full of honor and courage, brothers Alan and Adam join up with Jim Bowie to do their part. The plan centers on holding a Franciscan mission known as the Alamo and soon includes Davy Crockett and his Tennessee Mounted Volunteers. As battle looms, what is God’s purpose for the Kane men? Can they share their eternal hope with men ready to die for Texas? Will brotherly bonds overcome a jealous secret in the face of death? And just what will endure of the Kane legacy? From the Trade Paperback edition.
Charlotte was a great city as it was young and vibrant with that 'new south'
attitude. The downtown area was filling up with new places to eat, shop, and live.
The unfortunate side about progress is when there has been an 'if it is old tear it
Author: Nena Jackson
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Ebook downloads to computer as a PDF. Does not download to hand-held reading devices.
Chapter 13 The ride to New York City was very pleasant . Bill held my left hand
all the way and the music was very romantic . I watched the sights along the way .
“ Are you comfortable ? ” he asked . “ Very much , thank you . I love looking at the
Author: Alice M. Drobney
Publisher: alice m.drobney
A young girl leaves the farm life she grew up in to seek a better life. Remembering her few vacations at the seashore, the lure of those memories draws her to the New Jersey shore. Elizabeth Downs finds out about romance, the wonders of real love, the horrors of war and the meaning of true friendship.
Susan's parents were professors at City College in New York City; her mother
taught courses in mental retardation, and her father had taught courses in school
administration. They had decided to stay in such a poor paying profession in