The City

The City
Author: Dean Koontz
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2015-02-24
ISBN 10: 0345545958
ISBN 13: 9780345545954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The City Book Review:

A gifted musician relates the events of 1967 that impacted his family and friends, from his indomitable "piano man" grandfather and struggling singer single mother to the everyday saints and sinners who shaped his life.

National Geographic Readers Snakes

National Geographic Readers  Snakes
Author: Melissa Stewart
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2012-07-24
ISBN 10: 1426312997
ISBN 13: 9781426312991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Geographic Readers Snakes Book Review:

They’re SSSSLITHERY! SLIPPERY! They creep us out! But get to know them and you’ll find snakes private, quiet types who just want a cool, shady place to call home. From the tip of their forked tongues, to skin that sheds, to the rattles on certain tails, these creatures have secrets all kids will love. Cool photos and fun facts slip us inside their surprising world.

A Life in Jazz

A Life in Jazz
Author: Danny Barker,Alyn Shipton
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2016-07-27
ISBN 10: 1349099368
ISBN 13: 9781349099368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Life in Jazz Book Review:

As a musician who grew up in New Orleans, and later worked in New York with the major swing orchestras of Lucky Millinder and Cab Calloway, Barker is uniquely placed to give an authoritative but personal view of jazz history. In this book he discusses his life in music, from the children's 'spasm' bands of the seventh ward of New Orleans, through the experience of brass bands and jazz funerals involving his grandfather, Isidore Barbarin, to his early days on the road with the blues singer Little Brother Montgomery. Later he goes on to discuss New York, and the jazz scene he found there in 1930. His work with Jelly Roll Morton, as well as the lesser-known bands of Fess Williams and Albert Nicholas, is covered before a full account of his years with Millinder, Benny Carter and Calloway, including a description of Dizzy Gillespie's impact on jazz, is given. The final chapters discuss Barker's career from the late 1940s. Starting with the New York dixieland scene at Ryan's and Condon's he talks of his work with Wilbur de Paris, James P. Johnson and This is Jazz, before discussing his return to New Orleans and New Orleans Jazz Museum. A collection of Barker's photographs,

A Mercy

A Mercy
Author: Toni Morrison
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-08-11
ISBN 10: 030737307X
ISBN 13: 9780307373076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Mercy Book Review:

A powerful tragedy distilled into a small masterpiece by the Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved and, almost like a prelude to that story, set two centuries earlier. Jacob is an Anglo-Dutch trader in 1680s United States, when the slave trade is still in its infancy. Reluctantly he takes a small slave girl in part payment from a plantation owner for a bad debt. Feeling rejected by her slave mother, 14-year-old Florens can read and write and might be useful on his farm. Florens looks for love, first from Lina, an older servant woman at her new master's house, but later from the handsome blacksmith, an African, never enslaved, who comes riding into their lives . . . At the novel's heart, like Beloved, it is the ambivalent, disturbing story of a mother and a daughter – a mother who casts off her daughter in order to save her, and a daughter who may never exorcise that abandonment.

The Mercy of the Lord

The Mercy of the Lord
Author: Flora Annie Webster Steel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 311
Release: 1914
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433075752208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mercy of the Lord Book Review:

The Mercy of the Lord

The Mercy of the Lord
Author: Flora Annie Steel,R. R. Clark
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2020-02-20
ISBN 10: 1528788893
ISBN 13: 9781528788892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mercy of the Lord Book Review:

“The Mercy of the Lord” is a 1894 collection of short stories by Flora Annie Steel. Flora Annie Steel (1847 – 1929) was an English writer who notably lived in British India for 22 years and is best remembered for her books set or related to the sub-continent. Like most of her work, these tales are set in colonial India and offer a unique insight into what life was like at that time. “The Mercy of the Lord” is highly recommended for those with an interest in India's history and is not to be missed by lovers of short stories. The stories include: “The Mercy Of The Lord”, “Salt Duty”, “The Wisdom Of Our Lord Ganesh”, “The Son Of A King”, “The Birth Of Fire”, “The Gift Of Battle”, “The Value Of A Vote”, “Salt Of The Earth”, “An Appreciated Rupee”, “The Lake Of High Hope”, “Retaining Fees”, “His Chance”, etc. Other notable works by this author include: “Tales of the Punjab” (1894), “The Flower of Forgiveness” (1894), and “The Potter's Thumb” (1894). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with an essay from “The Garden of Fidelity” by R. R. Clark.

The Eagle and the Snake

The Eagle and the Snake
Author: Douglas Boyd
Publsiher: Sphere
Total Pages: 647
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780751500127
ISBN 13: 0751500127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Eagle and the Snake Book Review:

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes A Hunger Games Novel

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes  A Hunger Games Novel
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN 10: 1338635182
ISBN 13: 9781338635188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes A Hunger Games Novel Book Review:

Ambition will fuel him. Competition will drive him. But power has its price. It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute. The odds are against him. He's been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined - every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute . . . and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes.

Dream Inquiry with The Work of Byron Katie

Dream Inquiry with The Work of Byron Katie
Author: Monique Dankers- van der Spek
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 0244511047
ISBN 13: 9780244511043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dream Inquiry with The Work of Byron Katie Book Review:

Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride

Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN 10: 0763668168
ISBN 13: 9780763668167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride Book Review:

The NEW YORK TIMES best-selling porcine wonder finds herself behind the wheel in this hilarious adventure now available as an e-book. (Ages 6 - 8) Features an audio read-along! Mr. and Mrs. Watson's porcine wonder, Mercy, loves nothing more than a ride in the car. It takes a fair amount of nudging and bribing and a "You are such a good sport, darling" to get the portly pig out of the driver's seat, but once the convertible is on the road, Mercy loves the feel of the wind tickling her ears and the sun on her snout. One day the Watsons' motoring ritual takes an unexpected turn, however, when their elderly neighbor Baby Lincoln pops up in the backseat in hopes of some "folly and adventure" – and in the chaos that ensues, an exuberant Mercy ends up behind the wheel! Soon there's a policeman on her tail, a struggle for the brake, and a blissfully airborne Mercy. Of course, it's nothing that an extra helping of buttered toast can't fix! Includes an audio read along!

Grass Snakes

Grass Snakes
Author: Robert Vaughan
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2010-01
ISBN 10: 1445278049
ISBN 13: 9781445278049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grass Snakes Book Review:

A fascinating insight into the lives of Grass Snakes, 96 pages including 50 full colour photographs and illustrations which detail such topics as mating in trees to eating under water. The book also describes the difficulties faced by reptiles and amphibians in the UK today with tips on conservation and study.

The Cruelest Mercy

The Cruelest Mercy
Author: Natalie Mae
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN 10: 1984835262
ISBN 13: 9781984835260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cruelest Mercy Book Review:

In this sequel to The Kinder Poison—which People magazine proclaimed a "delicious high-stakes adventure"—the magical kingdom of Orkena is on the brink of war, and the only person who can save it is Zahru, the girl they once doomed to death. After surviving the Crossing, Zahru has sworn off adventures. While Crown Prince Jet navigates the looming threat of war, she's content to simply figure out what the future holds for them. But they're dealt a devastating blow when prince Kasta returns with a shocking claim: he's the true winner of the Crossing and the rightful heir, and he bears the gods' mark as proof. Even more surprising—he's not the only one. Somehow, Zahru possesses the very same mark, giving her equal right to the throne. The last thing she wants is to rule beside her would-be executioner, but she can't let Orkena fall into his merciless hands. So Zahru, Jet, and their allies must race against the clock to find a way to stop Kasta, because once he's crowned, there's no telling what horrors he'll unleash to win the war. Zahru will do whatever it takes to keep Kasta from taking the throne...but to stop a villain, is she willing to become one herself?

American Snakes

American Snakes
Author: Sean P. Graham
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-02-18
ISBN 10: 142142360X
ISBN 13: 9781421423609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Snakes Book Review:

“A wonderful book to read because it is replete with snake stories, personal stories, and stories about other herpetologists . . . engaging.” —Copeia Although many people fear them, snakes are as much a part of America’s rich natural heritage as redwoods, bald eagles, and grizzly bears. Found from the vast Okefenokee Swamp to high alpine meadows, from hardwood canopies to the burning bottom of the Grand Canyon, these ultimate vertebrates are ecologically pivotal predators and quintessential survivors. In this revelatory and engaging meditation on American snakes, Sean P. Graham, a respected herpetologist and gifted writer, explains the everyday lives of American snakes, from their daily routines and seasonal cycles to their love lives, hunting tactics, and defensive repertoires debunks harmful myths about snakes and explores their relationship with humans highlights the contribution of snakes to the American wilderness tells tales of “snake people”—important snake biologists with inspiring careers Neither a typical field guide nor an exhaustive reference, American Snakes is instead a fascinating study of the suborder Serpentes. Brimming with intriguing and unusual stories—of hognose snakes that roll over and play dead, blindsnakes with tiny vestigial lungs, rainbow-hued dipsadines, and wave-surfing sea-snakes—the text is interspersed with scores of gorgeous full-color images of snakes, from the scary to the sublime. This proud celebration of a diverse American wildlife group will make every reader, no matter how skeptical, into a genuine snake lover. “This thoroughly enjoyable book lets readers absorb the excitement of being a herpetologist who works with snakes while learning about the general and specific biology of the creatures.” —Quarterly Review of Biology

Snake and Sword A Novel

Snake and Sword  A Novel
Author: Percival Christopher Wren
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2020-09-28
ISBN 10: 1465606793
ISBN 13: 9781465606792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Snake and Sword A Novel Book Review:

One oppressive June evening, Lenore de Warrenne returned from church (where she had, as usual, prayed fervently that her soon-expected first-born might be a daughter), and entered her dressing-room. Here her Ayah divested her of hat, dress, and boots, and helped her into the more easeful tea-gown and satin slippers. "Bootlair wanting ishweets for dinner-table from go-down, please, Mem-Sahib," observed Ayah, the change of garb accomplished. "The butler wants sweets, does he? Give me my keys, then," replied Mrs. de Warrenne, and, rising with a sigh, she left the dressing-room and proceeded, via the dining-room (where she procured some small silver bowls, sweet-dishes, and trays), to the go-down or store-room, situate at the back of the bungalow and adjoining the "dispense-khana"—the room in which assemble the materials and ministrants of meals from the extra-mural "bowachi-khana" or kitchen. Unlocking the door of the go-down, Mrs. de Warrenne entered the small shelf-encircled room, and, stepping on to a low stool proceeded to fill the sweet-trays from divers jars, tins and boxes, with guava-cheese, crystallized ginger, kulwa, preserved mango and certain of the more sophisticated sweetmeats of the West. It was after sunset and the hamal had not yet lit the lamps, so that this pantry, a dark room at mid-day, was far from light at that time. But for the fact that she knew exactly where everything was, and could put her hand on what she wanted, she would not have entered without a light.

Innocence with bonus short story Wilderness

Innocence  with bonus short story Wilderness
Author: Dean Koontz
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-12-10
ISBN 10: 0345539656
ISBN 13: 9780345539656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innocence with bonus short story Wilderness Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Includes Dean Koontz’s short story “Wilderness”! This ebook edition contains a special preview of Dean Koontz’s The Silent Corner. In Innocence, Dean Koontz blends mystery, suspense, and acute insight into the human soul in a masterfully told tale that will resonate with readers forever. He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen. She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found. But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance—and nothing less than destiny—has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching. Praise for Innocence “A thriller that’s both chilling and fulfilling.”—People (four stars) “Laced with fantastical mysticism, it’s an allegory of nonviolence, acceptance and love in the face of adversity. . . . The narrative is intense, with an old-fashioned ominousness and artistically crafted descriptions. . . . An optimistic and unexpected conclusion [mirrors] his theme. Something different this way comes from Mr. Koontz’s imagination. Enjoy.”—Kirkus Reviews “Mystery and terror, the paranormal and romance—all combine to make Innocence a challenging and emotional experience.”—New York Journal of Books “This novel really is something special. . . . This may just be the book Dean Koontz was born to write.”—Thriller Books Journal “Entrancing . . . as speedy a chase-thriller as any Koontz . . . has ever constructed. Written in Koontz’ late mellifluent and reflective manner . . . [Innocence is] fueled by deep disgust with the world’s evils [and] hope for redemption.”—Booklist (starred review) “[An] imaginative, mystical thriller from bestseller Koontz . . . This is the most satisfying Koontz standalone in a while.”—Publishers Weekly “Masterful storyteller Koontz delivers perhaps his most eerie and unusual tale to date. The timeline in this amazing story is compact, and readers will be swept along as they try to unravel hints and clues as to the true nature of both the protagonists and the unfolding drama. Unpredictably spine-chilling and terrifying, this is a story readers won’t soon forget.”—RT Book Reviews “Elegant . . . Fans of Koontz’s previous series will be left hoping that Addison and Gwyneth, too, will return.”—Library Journal

The Snake

The Snake
Author: John Godey
Publsiher: Rosetta Books
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2013-12-12
ISBN 10: 0795333854
ISBN 13: 9780795333859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Snake Book Review:

A lethally venomous snake is on the loose in New York City in this thriller by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. On a steamy night in Central Park, a sailor returning from South Africa gets mugged. What the mugger doesn’t know is that the sailor is carrying a deadly black mamba—the most poisonous snake in the world. The sailor is murdered, the mugger is bitten, and the snake slithers off into the underbrush . . . As city authorities rush to capture the snake, the populace desperately tries to stay out of its way in this fast-moving thrill ride with plenty of bite.

Sally the Snake

Sally the Snake
Author: Michelle Boomer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2016-06-10
ISBN 10: 9780995016910
ISBN 13: 0995016917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sally the Snake Book Review:

What happens when your home is threatened? When all life is at the mercy of an unknown? Or worse, that you're being hunted? This is Sally's reality and she has to act fast before time runs out and all she knows and those she loves, are lost.

Sisters of the Snake

Sisters of the Snake
Author: Sasha Nanua,Sarena Nanua
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN 10: 0062985612
ISBN 13: 9780062985613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sisters of the Snake Book Review:

A lost princess. A mysterious puppet master. And a race against time—before all is lost. Princess Rani longs for a chance to escape her gilded cage and prove herself. Ria is a street urchin, stealing just to keep herself alive. When these two lives collide, everything turns on its head: because Ria and Rani, orphan and royal, are unmistakably identical. A deal is struck to switch places—but danger lurks in both worlds, and to save their home, thief and princess must work together. Or watch it all fall into ruin. Deadly magic, hidden temples, and dark prophecies: Sisters of the Snake is an action-packed, immersive fantasy that will thrill fans of The Wrath & the Dawn and The Tiger at Midnight.

Snake and Sword

Snake and Sword
Author: Percival Christopher Wren
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 342
Release: 1914
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B312865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The 48 Laws Of Power

The 48 Laws Of Power
Author: Robert Greene
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 463
Release: 2010-09-03
ISBN 10: 1847651348
ISBN 13: 9781847651341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 48 Laws Of Power Book Review:

'Machiavelli has a new rival, and Sun-tzu had better watch his back' - New York Times Robert Greene's laws are now famous: Law 1: Never outshine the master. Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies. Law 3: Conceal your intentions. Law 4: Always say less than necessary. At work, in relationships, on the street or on the 6 o'clock News: the 48 Laws apply everywhere. For anyone with an interest in conquest, self-defence, wealth, power or simply being an educated spectator, The 48 Laws of Power is one of the most useful and entertaining books ever; it 'teaches you how to cheat, dissemble, feign, fight and advance your cause in the modern world.' (Independent on Sunday). Robert Greene will teach you the distilled wisdom of the masters - illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures from Elizabeth I to Henry Kissinger on how to get to the top and stay there. Wry, ironic and clever, this is an indispensable and witty guide to power. The perfect gift book for the power-hungry (and who doesn't want power?); this is the Concise Edition of an international bestseller. From the internationally bestselling author of Mastery, The Art Of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies Of War.