Ashes Ashes

Ashes  Ashes
Author: Jo Treggiari
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN 10: 0545388805
ISBN 13: 9780545388801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ashes Ashes Book Review:

A thrilling tale of adventure, romance, and one girl's unyielding courage through the darkest of nightmares. Epidemics, floods, droughts--for sixteen-year-old Lucy, the end of the world came and went, taking 99% of the population with it. As the weather continues to rage out of control, and Sweepers clean the streets of plague victims, Lucy survives alone in the wilds of Central Park. But when she's rescued from a pack of hunting dogs by a mysterious boy named Aidan, she reluctantly realizes she can't continue on her own. She joins his band of survivors, yet a new danger awaits her: the Sweepers are looking for her. There's something special about Lucy, and they will stop at nothing to have her.

Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Publsiher: HarperPerennial
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780007241767
ISBN 13: 0007241763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angela s Ashes Book Review:

'Angela's Ashes' is the memoir of retired schoolteacher Frank McCourt. He grew up in New York in the 1930s and in Ireland in the 1940s, in a large family, with an alcoholic father. It is a story of courage and survival against apparently overwhelming odds.

Ashes to Ashes

Ashes to Ashes
Author: Tami Hoag
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2003-12-30
ISBN 10: 9780553898477
ISBN 13: 0553898477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ashes to Ashes Book Review:

“Without a doubt . . . one of the most intense suspense writers around.”—Chicago Tribune “[Tami Hoag] demonstrates just why she has become one of the hottest names in the suspense game. Bottom line: Leaves competition in the dust.”—People He performs his profane ceremony in a wooded Minneapolis park, anointing his victims, then setting the bodies ablaze. He has already claimed three lives, and he won’t stop there. Only this time there is a witness. But she isn’t talking. Enter Kate Conlan, former FBI agent turned victim/witness advocate. Not even she can tell if the reluctant witness is a potential victim or something more troubling still. Her superiors are interested only because the latest victim may be the daughter of Peter Bondurant, an enigmatic billionaire. When Peter pulls strings, Special Agent John Quinn gets assigned to the case. But the FBI’s ace profiler of serial killers is the last person Kate wants to work with, not with their troubled history. Now she faces the most difficult role of her career—and her life. For she’s the only woman who has what it takes to stop the killer . . . and the one woman he wants next. “You’ll want to lock the doors while you’re reading.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “An up-all-night read.”—The Detroit News

Ashes

Ashes
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 1416961461
ISBN 13: 9781416961468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ashes Book Review:

"As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel's little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern state"--

Jewel in the Ashes

Jewel in the Ashes
Author: Brian D. Ruppert
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-03-23
ISBN 10: 1684173388
ISBN 13: 9781684173389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewel in the Ashes Book Review:

Focusing on the ninth to the fourteenth centuries, this study analyzes the ways in which relics functioned as material media for the interactions of Buddhist clerics, the imperial family, lay aristocrats, and warrior society and explores the multivocality of relics by dealing with specific historical examples. Brian Ruppert argues that relics offered means for reinforcing or subverting hierarchical relations. The author's critical literary and anthropological analyses attest to the prominence of relic veneration in government, in lay practice associated with the maintenance of the imperial line and warrior houses, and in the promotion of specific Buddhist sects in Japan.

Legacy of Ashes

Legacy of Ashes
Author: Tim Weiner
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2008-05-20
ISBN 10: 0307455629
ISBN 13: 9780307455628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legacy of Ashes Book Review:

With shocking revelations that made headlines in papers across the country, Pulitzer-Prize-winner Tim Weiner gets at the truth behind the CIA and uncovers here why nearly every CIA Director has left the agency in worse shape than when he found it; and how these profound failures jeopardize our national security.

Ashes to Ashes

Ashes to Ashes
Author: Jenny Han,Siobhan Vivian
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-09-16
ISBN 10: 144244083X
ISBN 13: 9781442440838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ashes to Ashes Book Review:

Think Mary, Kat, and Lillia have nothing left to lose? Think again. The fiery conclusion to the Burn for Burn trilogy from New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (soon to be a major motion picture!), Jenny Han, and New York Times bestselling author of The List, Siobhan Vivian. They only meant to right the wrongs. It was about getting even. Burn for burn. But the fire they lit kept raging…Reeve ended up hurt, then Rennie ended up dead. Everything will turn to ash if they don’t stop what they started. But now that Mary knows the truth about what happened to her, will she want to? Secrets drew Lillia, Kat, and Mary together. The truth might tear them apart.

Burn for Burn

Burn for Burn
Author: Jenny Han,Siobhan Vivian
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN 10: 1442440767
ISBN 13: 9781442440760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Burn for Burn Book Review:

Three teenaged girls living on Jar Island band together to enact revenge on the people that have hurt them.

From the Ashes

From the Ashes
Author: Jesse Thistle
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN 10: 1982101237
ISBN 13: 9781982101237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Ashes Book Review:

*#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER *Winner, Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Nonfiction *Winner, Indigenous Voices Awards *Winner, High Plains Book Awards *Finalist, CBC Canada Reads *A Globe and Mail Book of the Year *An Indigo Book of the Year *A CBC Best Canadian Nonfiction Book of the Year In this extraordinary and inspiring debut memoir, Jesse Thistle, once a high school dropout and now a rising Indigenous scholar, chronicles his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is. If I can just make it to the next minute...then I might have a chance to live; I might have a chance to be something more than just a struggling crackhead. From the Ashes is a remarkable memoir about hope and resilience, and a revelatory look into the life of a Métis-Cree man who refused to give up. Abandoned by his parents as a toddler, Jesse Thistle briefly found himself in the foster-care system with his two brothers, cut off from all they had known. Eventually the children landed in the home of their paternal grandparents, whose tough-love attitudes quickly resulted in conflicts. Throughout it all, the ghost of Jesse’s drug-addicted father haunted the halls of the house and the memories of every family member. Struggling with all that had happened, Jesse succumbed to a self-destructive cycle of drug and alcohol addiction and petty crime, spending more than a decade on and off the streets, often homeless. Finally, he realized he would die unless he turned his life around. In this heartwarming and heart-wrenching memoir, Jesse Thistle writes honestly and fearlessly about his painful past, the abuse he endured, and how he uncovered the truth about his parents. Through sheer perseverance and education—and newfound love—he found his way back into the circle of his Indigenous culture and family. An eloquent exploration of the impact of prejudice and racism, From the Ashes is, in the end, about how love and support can help us find happiness despite the odds.

Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes
Author: Joyce Meyer
Publsiher: FaithWords
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-11-16
ISBN 10: 9780446548823
ISBN 13: 0446548820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beauty for Ashes Book Review:

Many people seem to have it all together outwardly, but inside they are a wreck. Their past has broken, crushed, and wounded them inwardly. They can be healed. God has a plan, and Isaiah 61 reveals that the Lord came to heal the brokenhearted. He wants to heal victims of abuse and emotional wounding. Joyce Meyer is a victim of the physical, mental, emotional, and sexual abuse she suffered as a child. Yet today she has a nationwide ministry of emotional healing to others like herself. In Beauty for Ashes she outlines major truths that brought healing in her life and describes how other victims of abuse can also experience God's healing in their lives. You will learn: * How to Deal with the Emotional Pain of Abuse * How to Understand Your Responsibility to God for Overcoming Abuse * Why Victims of Abuse Often Suffer from Other Addictive Behaviors * How to Grab Hold of God's Unconditional Love * The Importance of God's Timing in Working Through Painful Memories.

Ashes to Ashes

Ashes to Ashes
Author: Chris O'Leary
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2019-02-12
ISBN 10: 1912248360
ISBN 13: 9781912248360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ashes to Ashes Book Review:

From the ultimate David Bowie expert comes an exploration of the final four decades of his musical career, covering every song he wrote, performed or produced. From the ultimate David Bowie expert comes this exploration of the final four decades of the popstar's musical career, covering every song he wrote, performed or produced from 1976 to 2016. Starting with Low, the first of Bowie's Berlin albums, and finishing with Blackstar, his final masterpiece released just days before his death in 2016, each song is annotated in depth and explored in essays that touch upon the song's creation, production, influences and impact.

The Beautiful Ashes

The Beautiful Ashes
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Publsiher: HQN Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-03-11
ISBN 10: 1488052557
ISBN 13: 9781488052552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beautiful Ashes Book Review:

Sometimes, falling in love really is the end of the world... don’t miss this fan-favorite tale from New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost. Ivy has always seen things that she cannot explain. Strange things. Otherworldly things. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse--her hallucinations are real, and her sister is imprisoned in a realm beyond Ivy’s reach. The one person who can help her is the dangerously attractive rebel who’s bound by an ancient legacy to betray her. The fate Adrian has fought to escape is here - but he never expected the burning need he feels for Ivy. With destiny on one side and desire on the other, Adrian must help Ivy search for the powerful relic that can save her sister. Yet he knows what Ivy doesn’t: the truth about her own destiny, and a war that could destroy the world. Sooner or later, it will be Ivy on one side, Adrian on the other, and nothing but ashes in between... Originally published in 2014

Ashes

Ashes
Author: Ilsa J. Bick
Publsiher: Carolrhoda Lab ®
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN 10: 1606842315
ISBN 13: 9781606842317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ashes Book Review:

An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions. When it happens, Alex was hiking in the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom—a young soldier—and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP. For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it's now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human. Author Ilsa J. Bick crafts a terrifying and thrilling novel about a world that could be ours at any moment, where those left standing must learn what it means not just to survive, but to live amidst the devastation.

An Ember in the Ashes

An Ember in the Ashes
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2015-04-28
ISBN 10: 0698176464
ISBN 13: 9780698176461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Ember in the Ashes Book Review:

BOOK ONE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES One of Time Magazine’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time Instant New York Times bestseller From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir Amazon's Best Young Adult Book of 2015 People's Choice Award winner - Favorite Fantasy Bustle's Best Young Adult Book of 2015 “This novel is a harrowing, haunting reminder of what it means to be human — and how hope might be kindled in the midst of oppression and fear.” — The Washington Post “An Ember in the Ashes could launch Sabaa Tahir into JK Rowling territory…It has the addictive quality of The Hunger Games combined with the fantasy of Harry Potter and the brutality of Game of Thrones.”—Public Radio International "An Ember in the Ashes glows, burns, and smolders—as beautiful and radiant as it is searing."—Huffington Post “A worthy novel – and one as brave as its characters.” —The New York Times Book Review Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear. It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do. But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy. There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

Ashes

Ashes
Author: Kathryn Lasky
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-02-04
ISBN 10: 1101185236
ISBN 13: 9781101185230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ashes Book Review:

Thirteen-year-old Gabriella Schramm?s favorite pastime is reading. With Adolf Hitler slowly but unstoppably rising to power, Gaby turns to her books for comfort while the world around her changes dramatically: The streets become filled with soldiers, Gaby?s sister?s boyfriend raises his arm in a heil Hitler salute, and the Schramms? family friend Albert Einstein flees the country. When Gaby?s beloved books come under attack, she fears she may have to leave behind the fiction?and the life?she has always cherished.

Ashes to Ashes

Ashes to Ashes
Author: Richard Kluger
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2010-05-26
ISBN 10: 0307432831
ISBN 13: 9780307432834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ashes to Ashes Book Review:

No book before this one has rendered the story of cigarettes -- mankind's most common self-destructive instrument and its most profitable consumer product -- with such sweep and enlivening detail. Here for the first time, in a story full of the complexities and contradictions of human nature, all the strands of the historical process -- financial, social, psychological, medical, political, and legal -- are woven together in a riveting narrative. The key characters are the top corporate executives, public health investigators, and antismoking activists who have clashed ever more stridently as Americans debate whether smoking should be closely regulated as a major health menace. We see tobacco spread rapidly from its aboriginal sources in the New World 500 years ago, as it becomes increasingly viewed by some as sinful and some as alluring, and by government as a windfall source of tax revenue. With the arrival of the cigarette in the late-nineteenth century, smoking changes from a luxury and occasional pastime to an everyday -- to some, indispensable -- habit, aided markedly by the exuberance of the tobacco huskers. This free-enterprise success saga grows shadowed, from the middle of this century, as science begins to understand the cigarette's toxicity. Ironically the more detailed and persuasive the findings by medical investigators, the more cigarette makers prosper by seeming to modify their product with filters and reduced dosages of tar and nicotine. We see the tobacco manufacturers come under intensifying assault as a rogue industry for knowingly and callously plying their hazardous wares while insisting that the health charges against them (a) remain unproven, and (b) are universally understood, so smokers indulge at their own risk. Among the eye-opening disclosures here: outrageous pseudo-scientific claims made for cigarettes throughout the '30s and '40s, and the story of how the tobacco industry and the National Cancer Institute spent millions to develop a "safer" cigarette that was never brought to market. Dealing with an emotional subject that has generated more heat than light, this book is a dispassionate tour de force that examines the nature of the companies' culpability, the complicity of society as a whole, and the shaky moral ground claimed by smokers who are now demanding recompense

A Heart of Blood and Ashes

A Heart of Blood and Ashes
Author: Milla Vane
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 0440000513
ISBN 13: 9780440000518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Heart of Blood and Ashes Book Review:

A generation past, the western realms were embroiled in endless war. Then the Destroyer came. From the blood and ashes he left behind, a tenuous alliance rose between the barbarian riders of Parsathe and the walled kingdoms of the south. That alliance is all that stands against the return of an ancient evil—until the barbarian king and queen are slain in an act of bloody betrayal. Though forbidden by the alliance council to kill the corrupt king responsible for his parents’ murders, Maddek vows to avenge them, even if it costs him the Parsathean crown. But when he learns it was the king’s daughter who lured his parents to their deaths, the barbarian warrior is determined to make her pay. Yet the woman Maddek captures is not what he expected. Though the last in a line of legendary warrior-queens, Yvenne is small and weak, and the sharpest weapons she wields are her mind and her tongue. Even more surprising is the marriage she proposes to unite them in their goals and to claim their thrones—because her desire for vengeance against her father burns even hotter than his own…

Spirit in Ashes

Spirit in Ashes
Author: Edith Wyschogrod
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 247
Release: 1990-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780300046229
ISBN 13: 0300046227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirit in Ashes Book Review:

Contemporary phenomena of mass death--such as Hiroshima and Auschwitz--have brought with them the threat of annihilation of human life. In this provocative and disturbing book, Edith Wyschogrod shows that the various manifestations of man-made mass death form a single structure, a "death-event," which radically alters our understanding of language, time, and self. She contends that the death event has its own logic and driving force that she traces to pre-Socratic philosophy and to certain mythological motifs that recur in Western thought. "Spirit in Ashes is one book in contemporary philosophy that should be read aloud and taken to heart by any professional or intellectual who purports to have a conscience."--Carl Rasche, Journal of the American Academy of Religion "A masterful blend of scholarship, originality, and serious passion."--Robert C. Neville, Commonweal "An original, insightful, and challenging work."--Robert Burch, Canadian Philosophical Reviews

Ashes to Ashes

Ashes to Ashes
Author: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9789042003965
ISBN 13: 9042003960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ashes to Ashes Book Review:

Future historians will wonder why, despite the risks, society persisted in its warm relationship with the cigarette; by the end of the century global consumption was still rising. The 1995 symposium at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine not only examined tobacco's connection with health, but the varied attitudes towards smoking, which have included regarding it as 'manly', relaxing, fashionable - and decadent. A particular feature was a witness seminar attended not only by those who had made the initial discovery but by those with a crucial role in promoting public awareness of the dangers. And, as shown in this book, we still cannot escape the paradox that, while a considerable proportion of a country's population is hooked on the cigarette, the tobacco industry and the government are equally addicted to the profits and tax revenues it generates.

From the Ashes of History

From the Ashes of History
Author: Carlos Aguirre,Javier Villa-Flores
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2015-07-23
ISBN 10: 0990919110
ISBN 13: 9780990919117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Ashes of History Book Review:

The formation, organization, and accessibility of archives and libraries are critical for the production of historical narratives. They contain the materials with which historians and others reconstruct past events. Archives and libraries, however, not only help produce history, but also have a history of their own. From the early colonial projects to the formation of nation states in Latin America, archives and libraries had been at the center of power struggles and conflicting ideas over patrimony and document preservation that demand historical scrutiny. Much of their collections have been lost on account of accidents or sheer negligence, but there are also cases of recovery and reconstruction that have opened new windows to the past. The essays in this volume explore several fascinating cases of destruction and recovery of archives and libraries and illuminate the ways in which those episodes help shape the writing of historical narratives and the making of collective memories.