The Crown of Thorns

Author:,

Publisher:Addicus Books

ISBN:1938803507

Total Pages:300

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In the summer of 1993, James Wood brought terror to the unassuming town of Pocatello, Idaho. Little did the friendly community realize it had opened its arms to serial killer. Wood, the stranger in town, was polite and soft-spoken. He looked quite ordinary—he was a master at appearing normal. In late June, Wood abducted and murdered Jeralee Underwood, the eleven-year-old daughter of a devout Mormon family. The entire region was shocked and outraged. Now, author Terry Adams teams with lead investigator Scott Shaw and forensic psychologist Mary Brooks-Mueller to bring readers a unique perspective on this case. Shaw takes us into the heart of an exhaustive investigation, while Brooks-Mueller shows us the mind of a true sexual psychopath. Having spent years researching this case, the authors are skillful in recreating this true story about James Woods—one of the nation's most unusual serial killers. The case that rocked the Mormon Church.

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The Beasts of Tarzan

Author:Edgar Rice Burroughs

Publisher:Gateway

ISBN:0575128054

Total Pages:159

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Now that he was the rich Lord Greystoke, Tarzan became the target of greedy and evil men. His son was kidnapped, his wife had been abducted, and Tarzan was stranded on a desert island where he seemed helpless. But with the help of Sheeta, the vicious panther, and the great ape Akut, Tarzan began his escape. Together with the giant Mugambi, they reached the mainland and took up the trail of the kidnappers. Tarzan sought his wife and his child - and he sought such vengeance as only a human beast of the jungle could devise. But the men Tarzan sought had fled deep into the interior - and the trail was old and well-hidden.

In the Garden of Beasts

Author:Erik Larson

Publisher:Crown

ISBN:0307887952

Total Pages:464

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Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Nazi Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. At first Martha is entranced by the parties and pomp, and the handsome young men of the Third Reich with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Germany to a position of world prominence. Enamored of the “New Germany,” she has one affair after another, including with the suprisingly honorable first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels. But as evidence of Jewish persecution mounts, confirmed by chilling first-person testimony, her father telegraphs his concerns to a largely indifferent State Department back home. Dodd watches with alarm as Jews are attacked, the press is censored, and drafts of frightening new laws begin to circulate. As that first year unfolds and the shadows deepen, the Dodds experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance—and ultimately, horror, when a climactic spasm of violence and murder reveals Hitler’s true character and ruthless ambition. Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the period, and with unforgettable portraits of the bizarre Göring and the expectedly charming--yet wholly sinister--Goebbels, In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity. The result is a dazzling, addictively readable work that speaks volumes about why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler until Berlin, and Europe, were awash in blood and terror.

The Book of the Beast

Author:Tanith Lee

Publisher:Abrams

ISBN:146830769X

Total Pages:240

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A haunted house and a ghostly woman are the instruments that release an ancient curse upon the forgotten city of Paradys. As a savage, unholy beast prowls the city’s streets, a young student seeks to uncover the secrets that will lead to his salvation. Lee infuses this dark tale, the second volume in the series, with a dreamlike quality that hovers, like the world in The Book of the Damned, on the border of reality.

The Beast's Heart

Author:Leife Shallcross

Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN:1473668727

Total Pages:352

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'The best fairy-tale retelling I have read' - Read the Write Act 'Utterly Enchanting' - Kate Forsyth, author of Bitter Greens and The Wild Girl '5 out of 5 stars . . . magical romance at its best' - Sam Hawke, author of City of Lies ********* I am neither monster nor man - yet I am both. I am the Beast. I know why I was cursed; I know the legacy of evil I carry in my tainted blood. So how could she ever love me? My Isabeau. She opened my eyes, my mind and my heart when I was struggling just to be human. And now I might lose her forever. Lose yourself in this gorgeously rich and magical retelling of The Beauty and the Beast that finally lays bare the Beast's heart. ********* Further praise for The Beast's Heart 'What a delight! This is a beautifully crafted, deeply romantic reworking of the fairy tale. Leife Shallcross opens a brand new window onto the old story, creating a cast of engaging characters whose fates we really care about' - Juliet Marillier, author of the Blackthorn & Grim series 'Leife Shallcross weaves her words like a fairytale enchantment. The Beast's Heart is like nothing you've read. Welcome to a glorious darkness' - Angela Slatter, World Fantasy Award-winning author of The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings' 'A complex, charming, romantic, and richly detailed story about the redemptive power of love' - Readings Magazine 'Wow oh wow. I was hooked from page one . . . I think I want a Beast of my own! Honestly I think I'd give this more than 5 stars if I could' - Books and Lemon Squash book blog 'The writing was beautiful, and I was really immersed in the story from the start . . . It was a different take on a classic story, but one done with care and love and I am definitely a huge fan' - Between the Pages book blog 'This is not only the most vulnerable Beast I have come across, but also my favourite one . . . [The Beast's Heart] offered a perspective I didn't know I needed' - Violette Books book blog 'This book is so beautifully written, you'll feel the magic, the intricate storytelling, the love, all the feels that you can expect from a Beauty and the Beast retelling . . . This is a wonderful, magical and timeless book . . . There are so many parts that hit me right in the heart' - 5-star reader review 'I had a wonderful time reading this book, I think that if you're the kind of person who lives and breathes fairy-tale retellings you will most certainly enjoy this book. It's a great addition to any YA fantasy-lover's shelf' - 5-star reader review

Kingdom of the Beast

Author:M.P. Hellinger

Publisher:AuthorHouse

ISBN:9781456785635

Total Pages:264

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'A writer at the edge of sanity tries to avoid confrontation with the influences on his life. He struggles with disintegration while attempting to bring order and reason to the family history he is working on, which in its turn is anchored into a relentlessly infinite time span.' Reluctant memories of what had, should have or could never have been.

The Woman and the Beast

Author:Fred A. Wilson

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1483601072

Total Pages:610

Viewed:1814

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In the Book of Revelation (12), we read of a Woman’s flight into the Wilderness, thus, "And when the dragon saw that he was cast down to the Earth, he went in pursuit of the Woman who had given birth to the male Child. But the Woman was supplied with the two wings of a giant eagle, so that she might fly from the presence of the serpent into the wilderness, to the retreat where she is to be kept safe and fed for a time, and times, and half a time (three and one-half years, or 1,260 days)". As did Ancient Israel, our Lord Jesus had His Experience when He was led by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil. Satan tries to seduce Him to Sin, saying, “If You are the Lord Jehovah ́s Son, command these stones to be made [loaves of] bread”. Lord Jesus summed up the outcome of the Test of the Wilderness Experience, replying, “It has been written, ‘That Man shall not live and be upheld and sustained by bread alone, but by every Word that comes forth from the Mouth of the Lord Jehovah’” (Matthew 4v8-11; cf. Deuteronomy 8). In Revelation (17), however, Apostle John again describes a Woman in the Wilderness, thus, "and I saw a Woman seated on a scarlet beast that was all covered with blasphemous names, and he had seven heads and ten horns. The Woman was robed in purple and scarlet and bedecked with gold, precious stones, and pearls, [and she was] holding in her hand a golden cup full of the accursed offences and the filth of her lewdness and vice". Did the Woman fail her Test and Temptations of the Wilderness Experience? This book offers an alternative interpretation and trawls through the Holy Scriptures and the Histories of our World to trace the paths of the Woman and the scarlet beast.

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

Author:Edgar Rice Burroughs

Publisher:Gateway

ISBN:0575128070

Total Pages:158

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In the forgotten city of Opar, the bloodied sacrificial altar of the Flaming God stood above vaults piled high with the gold destined for fabled, lost Atlantis. There La, the beautiful high priestess, still dreamed of Tarzan, who had escaped her knife before. Around her, the hideous priests vowed that he should never escape again. For now Tarzan was returning, and they were waiting for him. Tarzan planned to avoid La and the priests. But he could not avoid the earthquake that struck him down in the vaults and left him without memory of his wife or home - only with what memory he had had as a child among the savage apes who reared him.

Tales of the Jazz Age (Illustrated)

Author:F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher:Osmora Incorporated

ISBN:2765904839

Total Pages:300

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Tales of the Jazz Age (1922) "The Jelly-Bean" "The Camel's Back" "May Day" "Porcelain and Pink" The Diamond as Big as the Ritz "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" "Tarquin of Cheapside" "Oh Russet Witch!" "The Lees of Happiness" "Mr. Icky" "Jemina" will original illustrations

Spirit of the Border

Author:Zane Grey

Publisher:Pinnacle Books

ISBN:0786025832

Total Pages:320

Viewed:1967

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They Came From A Settled Land--To A Place Of Beauty, Blood And War. . . Jim and Joe Downs came from Virginia--one led by the call of God, the other by a thirst for adventure. In the Ohio River Valley, the handsome young preacher and his rogue and charming brother entered a storm of Indian wars, white men's treachery, and into the wilderness of a legendary fighter whose enemies knew him as the "Deathwind. . ." In this classic novel by America's greatest Western writer, the true life and times of Lewis Wetzel--a character every bit as towering as Daniel Boone--is set against the extraordinary saga of Jim and Joe Downs. As the two brothers make very different choices, as one woman loves them both, they will both learn, win and lose in the presence of a man larger than life--fighting a war all his own. . . Over 40 Million Copies Of Zane Grey's Novels Sold

UNDERSTANDING SORCERY AND OTHER EVIL POWERS OF DARKNESS

Author:François Mpolesha Ntanta Ngudie, MPH, BS

Publisher:Page Publishing Inc

ISBN:1634172167

Total Pages:186

Viewed:963

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“God knows everything and God controls everything,” is the message that this book wants us to be reminded of. Understanding Sorcery and Other Evil Powers of Darkness tells us a personal realization of the author’s life. François Mpolesha Ntanta Ngudie narrates his personal encounter with evil, darkness, and temptations in his life’s existence starting from his childhood until his life today. He invites his readers to repent, to renounce, and to reflect upon the Word of God, that there is one only God above all and it is only in him that we should believe in. Take time to read, be inspired, and be sanctified in his goodness!

God's Revealed Word of Truth

Author:E A James

Publisher:WestBow Press

ISBN:1449714749

Total Pages:208

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Learn about God’s master plan. Yes, God has a plan! He forethought to have a holy people through Jesus Christ before the foundation of the world. God’s plan was in motion when he made the garden of Eden and placed the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and the Tree of Life in the garden with His creations, Adam and Eve. He allowed His prophets to prophesy about His plan, but He did not give them understanding, because it was not time. Now, in these last days, God has revealed His hidden wisdom. What did God plan for man? Is the new birth the beginning or the ending of man's salvation? Is God’s plan just to take man to heaven? Is the end of man’s kingdom near? What country will the beast come from? Find the answers to these questions and many more in God’s Revealed Word of Truth.

The Eyes Have It

Author:Lewis Dowell

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:9781469707426

Total Pages:108

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Phillip Donaldson is an ordinary truck driver who, when confronted with an extraordinary situation must challenge every belief, every tenet he has held dear and come to grips with an eternal truth of man's salvation and redemption being dependent on his will.

Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov

Author:John Matthews

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1510710418

Total Pages:240

Viewed:1168

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Adolphus Pringle lived a relatively normal life before he met Henry Hunter, but being the best friend of a twelve-year-old millionaire genius certainly makes life interesting. He has accompanied Henry on adventures all over the world and encountered dozens of supernatural creatures. Henry has a penchant for paranormal mysteries, and he never fails to drag his trusty sidekick, Dolf, into adventures to track down the truth in these mystical legends. Henry announces one morning that he and Dolf are going to go in search of a creature more terrifying than Dracula himself: the Beast of Snagov. The pair of supernatural investigators travel from where Bram Stoker stayed in Whitby to Transylvania. Along the way they come across some strange things such as Dracula’s daughter, Bella, and an organization called the Order of the Dragon that wants to sacrifice Henry Hunter to the Beast of Snagov. When Henry is taken, it’s up to Dolf and Bella to team up and rescue him! Will Henry survive this supernatural adventure? Get ready to discover the world of the supernatural through the eyes of our spooked narrator as he tags along on the first adventure in the Henry Hunter series! Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Varieties of Religious Experience

Author:William James

Publisher:Masterlab

ISBN:8379911628

Total Pages:618

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The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature is a book by Harvard University psychologist and philosopher William James. It comprises his edited Gifford Lectures on natural theology, which were delivered at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland in 1901 and 1902. The lectures concerned the nature of religion and the neglect of science in the academic study of religion, in James' view. Soon after its publication, the book entered the canon of psychology and philosophy and has remained in print for over a century. Keywords: religion, christianity, christ, church, classic

The Quest of the Silver Fleece

Author:W.E.B. Dubois

Publisher:Crown

ISBN:0307823210

Total Pages:400

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Originally published in 1911, The Quest of the Silver Fleece was the first novel to come from world-famous sociologist and civil-rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois. A controversial title of its time, the novel chronicles the complex interactions between Northern financing and Southern politics as it follows the story of free-spirited Zora, child of a Southern swamp, and her romance with Yankee-educated Bles, who will eventually face the opportunity to claim political power through corrupt means. In the middle of it all is the silver fleece, a crop of cotton rich with meaning and symbolism. In the tradition of other incendiary novels that explore market forces at the turn of the century, such as Frank Norris’s The Pit and Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, The Quest of the Silver Fleece was seen as an “economic study” by Du Bois, yet it was also a romantic and otherwordly saga, loosely based on the Greek myth from which it takes its name. Using literary conventions to expose and oppose America’s views on race, Du Bois presents a sprawling and provocative work that continues to engage readers and inspire debate among literary scholars today.

The Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other Tales

Author:Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher:Penguin UK

ISBN:0141973870

Total Pages:336

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With an essay by D. H. Lawrence. '... an agility astounding, a strength superhuman, a ferocity brutal, a butchery without motive, a grotesquerie in horror absolutely alien from humanity...' Horror, madness, violence and the dark forces hidden in humanity abound in this collection of Poe's brilliant tales, including - among others - the bloody, brutal and baffling murder of a mother and daughter in Paris in 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', the creeping insanity of 'The Tell-Tale Heart', the Gothic nightmare of 'The Masque of the Red Death', and the terrible doom of 'The Fall of the House of Usher'. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Lord of the Flies

Author:William Golding

Publisher:Faber & Faber

ISBN:0571290582

Total Pages:256

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A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.