The Empire of Death

The Empire of Death
Author: Paul Koudounaris
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780500251782
ISBN 13: 0500251789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Empire of Death Book Review:

A highly illustrated exploration of approximately seventy elaborately decorated charnels, tombs, and chapels around the world where large numbers of human bones have been assembled and displayed.

Death at the Edges of Empire

Death at the Edges of Empire
Author: Shannon Bontrager
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-02
ISBN 10: 1496219074
ISBN 13: 9781496219077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death at the Edges of Empire Book Review:

Hundreds of thousands of individuals perished in the epic conflict of the American Civil War. As battles raged and the specter of death and dying hung over the divided nation, the living worked not only to bury their dead but also to commemorate them. President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address perhaps best voiced the public yearning to memorialize the war dead. His address marked the beginning of a new tradition of commemorating American soldiers and also signaled a transformation in the relationship between the government and the citizenry through an embedded promise and obligation for the living to remember the dead. In Death at the Edges of Empire Shannon Bontrager examines the culture of death, burial, and commemoration of American war dead. By focusing on the Civil War, the Spanish-Cuban-American War, the Philippine-American War, and World War I, Bontrager produces a history of collective memories of war expressed through American cultural traditions emerging within broader transatlantic and transpacific networks. Examining the pragmatic collaborations between middle-class Americans and government officials negotiating the contradictory terrain of empire and nation, Death at the Edges of Empire shows how Americans imposed modern order on the inevitability of death as well as how they used the war dead to reimagine political identities and opportunities into imperial ambitions.

Seven Deaths of an Empire

Seven Deaths of an Empire
Author: G R Matthews
Publsiher: Rebellion Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2021-06-22
ISBN 10: 1786184346
ISBN 13: 9781786184344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven Deaths of an Empire Book Review:

The Emperor is dead. Long live the Empire. General Bordan has a lifetime of duty and sacrifice behind him in the service of the Empire. But with rebellion brewing in the countryside, and assassins, thieves and politicians vying for power in the city, it is all Bordan can do to protect the heir to the throne. Apprentice Magician Kyron is assigned to the late Emperor’s honour guard escorting his body on the long road back to the capital. Mistrusted and feared by his own people, even a magician’s power may fail when enemies emerge from the forests, for whoever is in control of the Emperor’s body, controls the succession. Seven lives and seven deaths to seal the fate of the Empire.

Death of an Empire

Death of an Empire
Author: Robert Booth
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-08-16
ISBN 10: 9781429990264
ISBN 13: 1429990260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death of an Empire Book Review:

SALEM has long been notorious for the witch trials of 1692. But a hundred years later it was renowned for very different pursuits: vast wealth and worldwide trade. Now Death of an Empire tells the story of Salem's glory days in the age of sailing, and the murder that hastened its descent. When America first became a nation, Salem was the richest city in the republic, led by a visionary merchant who still ranks as one of the wealthiest men in history. For decades, Salem connected America with the wider world, through a large fleet of tall ships and a pragmatic, egalitarian brand of commerce taht remains a model of enlightened international relations. But America's emerging big cities and westward expansion began to erode Salem's national political importance just as its seafaring economy faltered in the face of tariffs and global depression. With Salem's standing as a world capital imperiled, two men, equally favored by fortune, struggled for its future: one, a progressive merchant-politician, tried to build new institutions and businesses, while the other, a reclusive crime lord, offered a demimonde of forbidden pleasures. The scandalous trial that followed signaled Salem's fall from national prominence, a fall that echoed around the world in the loss of friendly trade and in bloody reprisals against native peoples by the U.S. Navy. Death of an Empire is an exciting tale of a remarkably rich era, shedding light on a little-known but fascinating period of Ameriacn history in which characters such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, John Quincy Adams, and Daniel Webster interact with the ambitious merchants and fearless mariners who made Salem famous around the world.

Empire of Sentiment

Empire of Sentiment
Author: Joanna Lewis
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2018-01-18
ISBN 10: 1107198518
ISBN 13: 9781107198517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empire of Sentiment Book Review:

An innovative study proposing a new history of the British Empire in Africa by exploring the emotion culture of imperialism.

The Merlin Prophecy Book Two Death of an Empire

The Merlin Prophecy Book Two  Death of an Empire
Author: M. K. Hume
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 1476715157
ISBN 13: 9781476715155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Merlin Prophecy Book Two Death of an Empire Book Review:

DEATH OF AN EMPIRE— THE LEGEND OF MERLIN CONTINUES Merlin is the product of a brutal rape. Determined to uncover his father’s identity, he sets sail from Celtic Britain with his band of loyal companions. Their journey through war-ravaged France, Rome, and Ravenna to Constantinople will push their strength to the limit and shape Merlin’s reputation as a great healer. The Roman Empire is under attack. Bound by an oath to relieve suffering the talented apothecary saves thousands of warriors from total destruction. A bloodier conflict between opposing powers arises, and Merlin must use all his resolve if he wishes to survive the death of an empire. M. K. Hume has won the praise of readers and critics alike with her original take on the beloved and enduring Merlin legend. Her background in Arthurian literature lends historical accuracy to a trilogy wrought with passion, heart, and adventure.

The Empire of the Dead

The Empire of the Dead
Author: Phil Tucker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2016-12-31
ISBN 10: 9781541391956
ISBN 13: 1541391950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Empire of the Dead Book Review:

It has been two decades since the daughter of the death goddess enacted her cruel betrayal. Two decades since the other nine gods were slain, their semi-divine progeny murdered, and the disparate peoples of the Riverland forced to bend knee to their new empress and her armies of the dead.But when bandits kidnap a youth at the edges of the empire, two aged and broken heroes emerge from obscurity to attempt an unlikely rescue. Neither man relishes confronting the forces of their dread empress, but when they learn that their quarry is being held for sacrifice in the imperial city of Rekkidu, they reluctantly begin gathering a crew of uniquely talented criminals to attempt an impossible rescue.A rescue whose failure could have shattering consequences. For they are Jarek and Acharsis, the last of the demigods, long thought dead and whose return could shake the very foundations of the empire.

Ghost on the Throne

Ghost on the Throne
Author: James S. Romm
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0307456609
ISBN 13: 9780307456601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghost on the Throne Book Review:

The author of Herodotus chronicles the dramatic collapse of the late Alexander the Great's empire, providing coverage of the unsuccessful attempted reigns of his developmentally disabled brother and posthumously born son, the infighting that caused his generals to turn against one another and the ensuing war that set the stage for modern conflicts.

We Lie with Death

We Lie with Death
Author: Devin Madson
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN 10: 0316536369
ISBN 13: 9780316536363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Lie with Death Book Review:

War rages as one empire falls and another rises in its place in the action-packed sequel to Devin Madson's bold epic fantasy, We Ride the Storm. "An exciting new author in fantasy." —Mark Lawrence, author of Red Sister There is no calm after the storm. In Kisia's conquered north, former empress Miko Ts'ai is more determined than ever to save her empire. Yet, as her hunt for allies grows increasingly desperate, she may learn too late that power lies not in names but in people. Dishiva e'Jaroven is fiercely loyal to the new Levanti emperor. Only he can lead them, but his next choice will challenge everything she wants to believe about her people's future. Abandoned by his Second Swords, Rah e'Torin must learn to survive without a herd. But honor dictates he bring his warriors home—a path that could be his salvation or lead to his destruction. And sold to the Witchdoctor, Cassandra Marius' desperate search for a cure ties her fate inextricably to Empress Hana and her true nature could condemn them both. We Lie with Death is the thrilling continuation of a bold and brutal epic fantasy series, perfect for readers of Mark Lawrence, John Gwynne, and Brian Staveley. Praise for The Reborn Empire: "Imaginative worldbuilding, a pace that builds perfectly to a heart-pounding finale and captivating characters. Highly recommended." —John Gwynne, author of The Faithful and the Fallen "A complex tale of war, politics, and lust for power." —The Guardian The Reborn Empire We Ride the Storm We Lie with Death For more from Devin Madson, check out: The Vengeance Trilogy The Blood of Whisperers The Gods of Vice The Grave at Storm's End

Age of Death

Age of Death
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
Publsiher: Legends of the First Empire
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN 10: 9781944145392
ISBN 13: 1944145397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Age of Death Book Review:

DO GODS TRULY EXIST? CAN YOU KNOW THE FUTURE? AND WHAT LIES BEYOND THE VEIL OF DEATH? Winter blankets the land, and more than hope has died. Barred by the tower of Avempartha, the western army cannot invade the Fhrey homeland. So it must seek a way across the Nidwalden River before the fane obtains the secret of dragons. As time runs out for both humanity and the mystic Suri, the only chance for the living rests with the dead. Having made their fateful choice, can a handful of misfits do the impossible, or are they forever lost to an inescapable grave? As in Virgil's Aeneid, Dante's Divine Comedy, and Milton's Paradise Lost, the most epic tales transcend the world of the living. It's time to see what lies in Elan's Age of Death. From Michael J. Sullivan, New York Times, USA Today, and Washington Post bestselling author, comes the second-to-last installment in the epic fantasy series The Legends of the First Empire. These novels chronicle a pivotal point in Elan's history, when humans rise against the Fhrey, whom they once saw as gods. Set three thousand years before the Riyria tales, Legends is a standalone fantasy series independent of all other Elan stories. But if you have read the other books, Legends will reveal lies and unmask truths about historical figures.

George Romero s Empire of the Dead

George Romero s Empire of the Dead
Author: George Romero
Publsiher: Marvel Entertainment
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2014-09-03
ISBN 10: 1302379739
ISBN 13: 9781302379735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

George Romero s Empire of the Dead Book Review:

Collects George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act One #1-5.

The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch Volume One

The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch  Volume One
Author: Daniel Kraus
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN 10: 1481411403
ISBN 13: 9781481411400
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch Volume One Book Review:

"The story follows Zebulon Finch, a teenager murdered in 1896 Chicago who inexplicably returns from the dead and searches for redemption through the ages"--

Life Death and Entertainment in the Roman Empire

Life  Death  and Entertainment in the Roman Empire
Author: David Stone Potter,D. J. Mattingly
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 353
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780472085682
ISBN 13: 0472085689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Death and Entertainment in the Roman Empire Book Review:

Life, Death, and Entertainment gives those who have a general interest in Roman antiquity a starting point informed by the latest developments in scholarship for understanding the extraordinary range of Roman society. Family structure, gender identity, food supply, religion, and entertainment are all crucial to an understanding of the Roman world. As views of Roman history have broadened in recent decades to encompass a wider range of topics, the need has grown for a single volume that can offer a starting point for these diverse subjects, for readers of all backgrounds. This collection fills such a need by uniting a series of general introductions on each of these topics for the non-specialist. Each essay brings readers into contact with broadly ranging evidence, as well as with a wide variety of approaches that are needed to study basic questions about the Roman world. Essays explore the Roman family, gender definition, demography, Roman food supply, Roman religion, and the wide variety of public entertainments throughout the empire. The volume brings together an unparalleled range of methodologies and topics. It will enable the modern reader to understand the Roman world in all its complexity. The general reader will welcome this approachable and timely text. Contributors to the volume include Greg Aldrete, Hazel Dodge, Bruce W. Frier, Maud Gleason, Ann Hanson, David Mattingly, and David Potter. D. S. Potter is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Greek and Latin, University of Michigan. D. J. Mattingly is Professor of Roman Archaeology, University of Leicester.

Edgar Allan Poe and the Empire of the Dead

Edgar Allan Poe and the Empire of the Dead
Author: Karen Lee Street
Publsiher: Pegasus Crime
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 9781643134222
ISBN 13: 1643134221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edgar Allan Poe and the Empire of the Dead Book Review:

A thrilling historical mystery about mesmerism and magic, the shadows of the past, and the endurance of love—the third novel in the author’s acclaimed Poe and Dupin series. “And I prayed that I would find a way to tell my most honorable friend, the Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin, the truth about how I had finally been murdered and by whom.”—EAP Summer, 1849. When Edgar Allan Poe travels to Paris to help his dear friend hunt down the elusive criminal who bought the Dupin family to ruin during the French Revolution, the sleuthing duo are engaged by the prefect of police to recover the stolen letter of an infamous Parisian salonnière. Is the thief one of the French literary greats who attend her salons, or might it be Dupin’s own enemy who is scheming to become the Emperor of France? Poe and Dupin are quickly embroiled in a deadly cat and mouse game that takes them to the treacherous tunnels of the city’s necropolis, where few who venture into the notorious Empire of the Dead manage to return from the darkness… The third in the author’s critically acclaimed Edgar Allan Poe series, Empire of the Dead is a thrilling historical mystery about alchemy, mesmerism and magic, the shadows of the past, and the endurance of love.

Angels of Death

Angels of Death
Author: William Marsden,Julian Sher
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2010-07-30
ISBN 10: 0307370321
ISBN 13: 9780307370327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angels of Death Book Review:

The award-winning authors of The Road to Hell: How the Biker Gangs Are Conquering Canada bring us a definitive, up-to-the-minute account of the Hells Angels and the international biker network. Marsden and Sher explain how the expansion of America’s foremost motorcycle gang has allowed this once ragtag group of rebels, outcasts and felons to become one of the world’s most sophisticated criminal organizations. While the media has continued to toast the Hells Angels California leader, Sonny Barger, as an American legend, the facts tell another story – they are America’s major crime export. With an estimated 2,500 full-patch members in 25 countries, the Hells Angels have inspired a global subculture of biker gangs that are among the most feared and violent underworld players. Angels of Death takes readers to Arizona, inside the biggest American police undercover operation to infiltrate the bikers; to British Columbia where wealthy bikers dominate the organized crime pyramid; to Australia where the “bikies” shoot it out with police; to Curaçao where terrorist organizations funnel drugs to Dutch bikers; and to the streets of Oslo, Copenhagen and Helsinki where a murderous biker war saw rocket attacks and bombs turn Scandinavia into a war zone. For the first time, police officers who have infiltrated biker gangs tell their secrets – revealing the challenges, fears and horrors they’ve discovered going undercover. Sher and Marsden take the reader behind the latest headlines to tell the story of how the Hells Angels became so powerful, and how the police – with only a few successes – have tried to stop them. Excerpt from Angels of Death: Three murderous evenings, three different continents, three faces of the Angels of death: the killing of innocents, the killing of fellow bikers, and the killing of cops. Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of lives ruined, brains fried, bodies withered by the methamphetamines, cocaine and other drugs pushed by the bikers. And yet while the body count kept mounting, Sonny Barger, the Californian patriarch and international leader of the Hells Angels, was being feted by the international media as he promoted his latest bestselling book. Even the usually thoughtful British press fell for the rebel Yankee. The Times called him, “affable, big-hearted, warm.” The Independent labelled him an “American legend.” And in many ways he is.

Daughters of a Dead Empire

Daughters of a Dead Empire
Author: Carolyn Tara O’Neil
Publsiher: Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2022-02-22
ISBN 10: 1250755549
ISBN 13: 9781250755544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daughters of a Dead Empire Book Review:

"This fresh, thrilling take on Anastasia establishes that O'Neil is a debut author to watch." —Buzzfeed From debut author Carolyn Tara O'Neil comes a thrilling alternate history set during the Russian Revolution. Russia, 1918: With the execution of Tsar Nicholas, the empire crumbles and Russia is on the edge of civil war—the poor are devouring the rich. Anna, a bourgeois girl, narrowly escaped the massacre of her entire family in Yekaterinburg. Desperate to get away from the Bolsheviks, she offers a peasant girl a diamond to take her as far south as possible—not realizing that the girl is a communist herself. With her brother in desperate need of a doctor, Evgenia accepts Anna's offer and suddenly finds herself on the wrong side of the war. Anna is being hunted by the Bolsheviks, and now—regardless of her loyalties—Evgenia is too. Daughters of a Dead Empire is a harrowing historical thriller about dangerous ideals, inequality, and the price we pay for change. An imaginative retelling of the Anastasia story. A Junior Library Guild Selection

Imperial Bodies

Imperial Bodies
Author: Shana Minkin
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN 10: 1503610500
ISBN 13: 9781503610507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imperial Bodies Book Review:

At the turn of the twentieth century, Alexandria, Egypt, was a bustling transimperial port city, under nominal Ottoman and unofficial British imperial rule. Thousands of European subjects lived, worked, and died there. And when they died, the machinery of empire had to negotiate for space, resources, and control with the nascent national state. Imperial Bodies shows how the mechanisms of death became a tool for exerting both imperial and national governance. Shana Minkin investigates how French and British power asserted itself in Egypt through local consular claims of belonging manifested within the mundane caring for dead bodies. European communities corralled imperial bodies through the bureaucracies and rituals of death—from hospitals, funerals, and cemeteries to autopsies and death registrations. As they did so, imperial consulates pushed against the workings of both the Egyptian state and each other, expanding their governments' material and performative power. Ultimately, this book reveals how European imperial powers did not so much claim Alexandria as their own, as they maneuvered, manipulated, and cajoled their empires into Egypt.

Heavenly Bodies

Heavenly Bodies
Author: Paul Koudounaris
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780500251959
ISBN 13: 0500251959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heavenly Bodies Book Review:

A visual history of the remains of the saints and holy relics found in the subterranean passageways and tombs beneath Rome, featuring skeletons dressed in elaborate silks and lace, wigs, crowns jewels and armor. 10,000 first printing.

Dividing the Spoils

Dividing the Spoils
Author: Robin Waterfield
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2012-10-11
ISBN 10: 0199931526
ISBN 13: 9780199931521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dividing the Spoils Book Review:

"Dividing the spoils" revives the memory of Alexander's Successors, whose fame has been dimmed only because they stand in his enormous shadow. In fact, Alexander left things in a mess at the time of his death, with no guaranteed succession, no administration in place suitable for such an enormous realm, and huge untamed areas both bordering and within his 'empire'. The Successors consolidated the Conqueror's gains. Their competing ambitions, however, meant that consolidation inevitably led to the break-up of the empire.

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun
Author: J. G. Ballard
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-03-19
ISBN 10: 1476737533
ISBN 13: 9781476737539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empire of the Sun Book Review:

The classic, award-winning novel, made famous by Steven Spielberg's film, tells of a young boy's struggle to survive World War II in China. Jim is separated from his parents in a world at war. To survive, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him. Shanghai, 1941 -- a city aflame from the fateful torch of Pearl Harbor. In streets full of chaos and corpses, a young British boy searches in vain for his parents. Imprisoned in a Japanese concentration camp, he is witness to the fierce white flash of Nagasaki, as the bomb bellows the end of the war...and the dawn of a blighted world. Ballard's enduring novel of war and deprivation, internment camps and death marches, and starvation and survival is an honest coming-of-age tale set in a world thrown utterly out of joint.