The Union Prison at Fort Delaware

A Perfect Hell on Earth

Author: Brian Temple

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786481989

Category: History

Page: 175

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Located on Pea Patch Island at the entrance to the Delaware River, Fort Delaware was built to protect Wilmington and Philadelphia in case of an attack by sea. When the Civil War broke out, Fort Delaware's purpose changed dramatically--it became a prisoner of war camp. By the fall of 1863, about 12,000 soldiers, officers, and political prisoners were being held in an area designed to hold only 4,000--and known as the Andersonville of the North, a place where terrible sickness and deprivation were a way of life despite the commanding general's efforts to keep the prison clean and the prisoners fed. Many books have been written about the Confederacy's Andersonville and its terrible conditions, but comparatively little has been written about its counterparts in the North. The conditions at Fort Delaware are fully explored, contemplating what life was like for prisoners and guards alike.

Hell on Earth

The Wildfire Pandemic

Author: David L. Porter,Lee Reeder

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466826177

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 5524


The world is burning, and it appears that we are to blame. Conditions that create large-scale fire disasters are occurring more frequently every year, spurred on by global warming. And the potential for damage, loss of life, and greater harm to the environment is staggering. As devastating fires increase throughout the western and southern United States, the number of fires in the Brazilian rain forest continues to increase as well. Vast areas of the wilderness are dying throughout the West, setting the stage for a human and environmental tragedy. David L. Porter has been covering wild fires in the west for more than twelve years. After losing his home to a wildfire in 2003, he set out to find how and why this was happening, not only in the western US, but around the world. Hell on Earth chronicles the origins of these catastrophes as well as the effects they are having on our planet. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Hell on Earth

Author: Tony Urban

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781539413172


Page: N.A

View: 3273


When civilization ends - When hundreds of millions of the dead return to eat the living - How will the remaining humans survive? One week ago there were over 300 million people living in America. Today there are less than 5000. After a man-made plague destroys the population cities burn, and the government crumbles when the dead come back to life as flesh-hungry zombies. Wim, a 30-year-old farmer, purposely kept himself cut off from other people, but when the undead arrive at his farm, intent on eating him, he's forced to venture out into the land around him and fight to save a world on which he long ago turned his back. Survivors from all walks of life - criminals and fry cooks, teenagers and soldiers - battle to survive zombies and each other as mankind races toward extinction. Book 1 in the epic "Life of Dead" zombie apocalypse saga.

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: New World #1

Author: John Arcudi,Mike Mignola

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 23

View: 1808


Following the global havoc created by the frog war, and with the B.P.R.D. now operating under strict UN oversight, our heroes face new horrors. People are once again vanishing from small towns, monsters are roaming in the woods, and a strange new creature arrives to create hell on earth.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Or The After-Death Experiences on the Bardo Plane, according to L=ama Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English Rendering

Author: W. Y. Evans-Wentz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199839514

Category: Religion

Page: 354

View: 7302


The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow unprepared for their teachings. Now, in the form of the ever-popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, these teachings are constantly being discovered and rediscovered by Western readers of many different backgrounds--a phenomenon which began in 1927 with Oxford's first edition of Dr. Evans-Wentz's landmark volume. While it is traditionally used as a mortuary text, to be read or recited in the presence of a dead or dying person, this book--which relates the whole experience of death and rebirth in three intermediate states of being--was originally understood as a guide not only for the dead but also for the living. As a contribution to the science of death and dying--not to mention the belief in life after death, or the belief in rebirth--The Tibetan Book of the Dead is unique among the sacred texts of the world, for its socio-cultural influence in this regard is without comparison. This fourth edition features a new foreword, afterword, and suggested further reading list by Donald S. Lopez, author of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Lopez traces the whole history of the late Evans-Wentz's three earlier editions of this book, fully considering the work of contributors to previous editions (C. G. Jung among them), the sections that were added by Evans-Wentz along the way, the questions surrounding the book's translation, and finally the volume's profound importance in engendering both popular and academic interest in the religion and culture of Tibet. Another key theme that Lopez addresses is the changing nature of this book's audience--from the prewar theosophists to the beat poets to the hippies to contemporary exponents of the hospice movement--and what these audiences have found (or sought) in its very old pages.

A Day in Hell

Death to Life to Hope

Author: Nancy Botsford

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1616632518

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 5482


Nine-millimeter shots rang out from every direction. The shooter stood on the corner of the cracked concrete sidewalk. He squeezed the trigger of an Uzi machine gun, anger pumping through his veins, spraying bullets into the crowd outside of the building. Matthew was hit from behind, the 9 mm bullet piercing the back of his head, instantly knocking him to the ground... dead. A Day in Hell is the riveting, true-life account of one man's descent to the bowels of hell after dying from a gunshot wound to the head in March of 1992, and the true, wholehearted prayer of love by his newly wedded wife. Matthew survived, waking up twenty-seven days later. Unbeknownst to all those surrounding him, God had pulled him from his cell in hell and said, 'It's not your time.' A Day in Hell is a story flooded with hope and inspiration as this young couple figures out how to plot their new life. Matthew and Nancy Botsford have a firsthand testimony of what the future holds without God and what it can become with Him! Their testimony offers real hope when it seems there is none to be found. You will be extremely blessed by hearing what God has done and what He will do for you! —David White, Pastor of MorningStar Fellowship Church, Wilkesboro, NC

The Jesus from Hell and His Legion of Dead Christians

Author: Tyrone Short


ISBN: 1847288553

Category: Religion

Page: 92

View: 4368


They call his name, but they do not know Him. They pray up to him, but they do not know Him. They follow him, but they do not know Him. Who do they follow? They follow the Jesus from Hell and they are his Legion of Dead Christians.