When the Emperor Was Divine

When the Emperor Was Divine
Author: Julie Otsuka
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307430219
ISBN 13: 9780307430212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Emperor Was Divine Book Review:

The debut novel from the PEN/Faulkner Award Winning Author of The Buddha in the Attic On a sunny day in Berkeley, California, in 1942, a woman sees a sign in a post office window, returns to her home, and matter-of-factly begins to pack her family's possessions. Like thousands of other Japanese Americans they have been reclassified, virtually overnight, as enemy aliens and are about to be uprooted from their home and sent to a dusty internment camp in the Utah desert. In this lean and devastatingly evocative first novel, Julie Otsuka tells their story from five flawlessly realized points of view and conveys the exact emotional texture of their experience: the thin-walled barracks and barbed-wire fences, the omnipresent fear and loneliness, the unheralded feats of heroism. When the Emperor Was Divine is a work of enormous power that makes a shameful episode of our history as immediate as today's headlines.

When the Emperor was Divine

When the Emperor was Divine
Author: Julie Otsuka
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0385721811
ISBN 13: 9780385721813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Emperor was Divine Book Review:

A story told from five different points of view chronicles the experiences of Japanese Americans caught up in the nightmare of the World War II internment camps.

When The Emperor Was Divine

When The Emperor Was Divine
Author: Julie Otsuka
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-04-05
ISBN 10: 0241145724
ISBN 13: 9780241145722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When The Emperor Was Divine Book Review:

Longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, When the Emperor Was Divine is the critically acclaimed debut novel by bestselling writer Julie Otsuka - author of The Buddha in the Attic - in which she explores the lives of Japanese immigrants living in America during the Second World War. It is four months after Pearl Harbour and overnight signs appear all over the United States instructing Japanese Americans to report to internment camps for the duration of the war. For one family it proves to be a nightmare of oppression and alienation. Explored from varying points of view - the mother receiving the order to evacuate; the daughter on the long train journey; the son in the desert encampment; the family's return home; and the bitter release of their father after four years in captivity - it tells of an incarceration that will alter their lives for ever. Based on a true story, Julie Otsuka's powerful, deeply humane novel tells of an unjustly forgotten episode in America's wartime history. 'Honest and gloriously written, will haunt you long after you've turned the final page. Brilliant' Elle 'An intense jewel of a book written with clarity and beauty' Marie Claire 'Vindicates the suffering of the Japanese in America . . . a blistering first novel' The Times Literary Supplement 'A compelling, powerful portrait of a terrible endurance. Terrific' The Times Julie Otsuka was born and raised in California. She is the author of the novel When the Emperor Was Divine, and a recipient of the Asian American Literary Award, the American Library Association Alex Award, and a Guggenheim fellowship. Her second novel, The Buddha in the Attic, was nominated for the 2011 National Book Award. She lives in New York City.

The Buddha in the Attic

The Buddha in the Attic
Author: Julie Otsuka
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-08-23
ISBN 10: 0307700461
ISBN 13: 9780307700469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Buddha in the Attic Book Review:

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award For Fiction * National Book Award Finalist * A New York Times Notable Book A gorgeous novel by the celebrated author of When the Emperor Was Divine that tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” nearly a century ago. In eight unforgettable sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces the extraordinary lives of these women, from their arduous journeys by boat, to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; from their experiences raising children who would later reject their culture and language, to the deracinating arrival of war. Once again, Julie Otsuka has written a spellbinding novel about identity and loyalty, and what it means to be an American in uncertain times.

Peerless Divine Emperor

Peerless Divine Emperor
Author: Bing Qiang
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-12-14
ISBN 10: 164781331X
ISBN 13: 9781647813314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peerless Divine Emperor Book Review:

After being betrayed and dying, he learned a lesson from that. After rebirthing, he became stronger! Jing Yunxiao lost his body of practicing for many years because of the betrayal of his brother, but his soul passed through time and space and attached to a weak young man thousands of years ago. The teenager was thin and sick and died of bullying quickly. The soul of Jing Yunxiao occupied his body after his death. Once Jing Yunxiao had martial arts skills and mastered the ability to control all kinds of monsters and weapons, but now he is just a sick man. But thinking of the tragic experience of the young man, he was determined to make this thin body strong, so that he would never be bullied by others! This time, Jing Yunxiao will no longer trust others easily. Only becoming strong is the only way to protect herself and his lover. ☆About the Author☆ Bing Qiang, an excellent author of Internet novels, has a rich and tortuous plotline, smooth writing, and grand story background, which are loved by most readers.

For the Relief of Unbearable Urges

For the Relief of Unbearable Urges
Author: Nathan Englander
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-06-16
ISBN 10: 0571267343
ISBN 13: 9780571267347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Relief of Unbearable Urges Book Review:

Acclaimed as an astonishing debut, For the Relief of Unbearable Urges is a collection of nine delightfully irreverent stories that range from Stalin's Russia to contemporary New York. Wise and compassionate, outrageous and wrenchingly sad, they place Nathan Englander firmly in the company of Bellow, Malamud, Singer and Roth.

Eternal Divine Emperor

Eternal Divine Emperor
Author: Xi XiaQiuYe
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-11-06
ISBN 10: 1647369274
ISBN 13: 9781647369279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eternal Divine Emperor Book Review:

Ye Xing, an ordinary boy from a remote continent, was persecuted and became a useless man unable to cultivate. Luckily, he met the man who changed his fate in time,. The man in purple who called himself "Qing Tian" appeared behind him. Qing Tian said to him, "This world respects strength, and all the injustice you suffered came from your lack of strength." From then on, the invisible hand began to push the wheel of youth's fate. Adventure or conspiracy, survival or destruction? Unimportant. Ye Xing will break all shackles and control his own fate. ☆About the Author☆ Xi Xia Qiu Ye is an outstanding fantasy novel writer. He has written two novels, they are Devil Daddy In City and Eternal Divine Emperor.

Constantine Divine Emperor of the Christian Golden Age

Constantine  Divine Emperor of the Christian Golden Age
Author: Jonathan Bardill
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0521764238
ISBN 13: 9780521764230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constantine Divine Emperor of the Christian Golden Age Book Review:

"Constantine was the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity. The book explores the emperor's image as conveyed through literature, art, and architecture, and shows how Constantine reconciled the tradition of imperial divinity with his monotheistic faith. It demonstrates how the traditional themes and imagery of kingship were exploited to portray the emperor as the saviour of his people and to assimilate him to Christ. This is the first book to study simultaneously both archaeological and historical information to build a picture of the emperor's image and propaganda. It is extensively illustrated" --Provided by publisher.

Emperor Mage

Emperor Mage
Author: Tamora Pierce
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 068985613X
ISBN 13: 9780689856136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emperor Mage Book Review:

When she is sent as part of the delegation from Tortall to negotiate a peace treaty with Carthak, fifteen-year-old Daine must use her powers to communicate with animals for more than healing the Carthak emperor's dying birds.

Constantine the Emperor

Constantine the Emperor
Author: David Potter
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-08-01
ISBN 10: 0190231629
ISBN 13: 9780190231620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constantine the Emperor Book Review:

With a critical eye aimed at earlier accounts of Constantine's life, the author aims to provide the most comprehensive, authoritative and readable account of the Roman emperor's extraordinary life.

Revelation

Revelation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN 10: 0857861018
ISBN 13: 9780857861016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revelation Book Review:

The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

Raybearer

Raybearer
Author: Jordan Ifueko
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-08-18
ISBN 10: 1683357191
ISBN 13: 9781683357193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raybearer Book Review:

"A compelling, finely tuned fantasy with fantastic world building." –Shannon Hale, New York Times bestselling author "Immediately captivated me." –Buzzfeed “A bold new world.” –Seventeen “Dazzling . . . All hail Raybearer.” –Entertainment Weekly The epic debut YA fantasy from an incredible new talent—perfect for fans of Tomi Adeyemi and Sabaa Tahir Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you’ve sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy? Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince’s Council of 11. If she’s picked, she’ll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, who has always wanted to belong somewhere. But The Lady has other ideas, including a magical wish that Tarisai is compelled to obey: Kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust. Tarisai won’t stand by and become someone’s pawn—but is she strong enough to choose a different path for herself? With extraordinary world-building and breathtaking prose, Raybearer is the story of loyalty, fate, and the lengths we’re willing to go for the ones we love.

Soldier Priest and God

Soldier  Priest  and God
Author: F. S. Naiden
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2018-12-03
ISBN 10: 0190875348
ISBN 13: 9780190875343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soldier Priest and God Book Review:

"This is the first life of Alexander the Great to explore his religious experience, to put his experience in Egypt and Asia on a par with his Macedonian upbringing and Greek education, and to explain how the European conqueror became a Moslem saint"--

The Confessions of St Augustine

The Confessions of St  Augustine
Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 285
Release: 1844
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: COLUMBIA:CU72977485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Confessions of St Augustine Book Review:

City of Stairs

City of Stairs
Author: Robert Jackson Bennett
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2014-09-09
ISBN 10: 0804137188
ISBN 13: 9780804137188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City of Stairs Book Review:

An atmospheric and intrigue-filled novel of dead gods, buried histories, and a mysterious, protean city--from one of America's most acclaimed young fantasy writers. The city of Bulikov once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world, enslaving and brutalizing millions—until its divine protectors were killed. Now Bulikov has become just another colonial outpost of the world's new geopolitical power, but the surreal landscape of the city itself—first shaped, now shattered, by the thousands of miracles its guardians once worked upon it—stands as a constant, haunting reminder of its former supremacy. Into this broken city steps Shara Thivani. Officially, the unassuming young woman is just another junior diplomat sent by Bulikov's oppressors. Unofficially, she is one of her country's most accomplished spies, dispatched to catch a murderer. But as Shara pursues the killer, she starts to suspect that the beings who ruled this terrible place may not be as dead as they seem—and that Bulikov's cruel reign may not yet be over.

The Early Chinese Empires

The Early Chinese Empires
Author: Mark Edward Lewis
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-10-30
ISBN 10: 0674265424
ISBN 13: 9780674265424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Early Chinese Empires Book Review:

In 221 bc the First Emperor of Qin unified the lands that would become the heart of a Chinese empire. Though forged by conquest, this vast domain depended for its political survival on a fundamental reshaping of Chinese culture. With this informative book, we are present at the creation of an ancient imperial order whose major features would endure for two millennia. The Qin and Han constitute the "classical period" of Chinese history--a role played by the Greeks and Romans in the West. Mark Edward Lewis highlights the key challenges faced by the court officials and scholars who set about governing an empire of such scale and diversity of peoples. He traces the drastic measures taken to transcend, without eliminating, these regional differences: the invention of the emperor as the divine embodiment of the state; the establishment of a common script for communication and a state-sponsored canon for the propagation of Confucian ideals; the flourishing of the great families, whose domination of local society rested on wealth, landholding, and elaborate kinship structures; the demilitarization of the interior; and the impact of non-Chinese warrior-nomads in setting the boundaries of an emerging Chinese identity. The first of a six-volume series on the history of imperial China, The Early Chinese Empires illuminates many formative events in China's long history of imperialism--events whose residual influence can still be discerned today.

Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain

Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain
Author: A. Lee Martinez
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-03-05
ISBN 10: 0316191787
ISBN 13: 9780316191784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain Book Review:

Emperor Mollusk. Intergalactic Menace. Destroyer of Worlds. Conqueror of Other Worlds. Mad Genius. Ex-Warlord of Earth. Not bad for a guy without a spine. But what's a villain to do after he's done . . . everything. With no new ambitions, he's happy to pitch in and solve the energy crisis or repel alien invaders should the need arise, but if he had his way, he'd prefer to be left alone to explore the boundaries of dangerous science. Just as a hobby, of course. Retirement isn't easy though. If the boredom doesn't get him, there's always the Venusians. Or the Saturnites. Or the Mercurials. Or . . . well, you get the idea. If that wasn't bad enough, there's also the assassins of a legendary death cult and an up-and-coming megalomaniac (as brilliant as he is bodiless) who have marked Emperor for their own nefarious purposes. But Mollusk isn't about to let the Earth slip out of his own tentacles and into the less capable clutches of another. So it's time to dust off the old death ray and come out of retirement. Except this time, he's not out to rule the world. He's out to save it from the peril of THE SINISTER BRAIN!

Martial Supreme Emperor

Martial Supreme Emperor
Author: Ling Chen
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-11-29
ISBN 10: 1647628350
ISBN 13: 9781647628352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Martial Supreme Emperor Book Review:

He was Nie Chen, the eldest son of the Nie family. His mother and he were often bullied because he could not cultivate. After his mother died, he was expelled from the family. Worse still, the family members not only expelled him, somebody was sent to kill him secretly. Desperately, he found something mysterious but powerful from his mother's relic by accident.Finding the power, he began the cultivation process. Since then, he has changed his destiny. Because of martial arts, he achieved the peerless capital and started a path of revenge.☆About the Author☆Ling Chen, a new author of online novels, has a strong ability to write novels. His novel Martial Supreme Emperor has received high marks on Chinese literary website.

Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis Divinities and Dynastic Mothers

Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis  Divinities  and Dynastic Mothers
Author: N. Harry Rothschild
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-06-16
ISBN 10: 0231539185
ISBN 13: 9780231539180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis Divinities and Dynastic Mothers Book Review:

Wu Zhao (624–705), better known as Wu Zetian or Empress Wu, is the only woman to have ruled China as emperor over the course of its 5,000-year history. How did she—in a predominantly patriarchal and androcentric society—ascend the dragon throne? Exploring a mystery that has confounded scholars for centuries, this multifaceted history suggests that China's rich pantheon of female divinities and eminent women played an integral part in the construction of Wu Zhao's sovereignty. Wu Zhao deftly deployed language, symbol, and ideology to harness the cultural resonance, maternal force, divine energy, and historical weight of Buddhist devis, Confucian exemplars, Daoist immortals, and mythic goddesses, establishing legitimacy within and beyond the confines of Confucian ideology. Tapping into powerful subterranean reservoirs of female power, Wu Zhao built a pantheon of female divinities carefully calibrated to meet her needs at court. Her pageant was promoted in scripted rhetoric, reinforced through poetry, celebrated in theatrical productions, and inscribed on steles. Rendered with deft political acumen and aesthetic flair, these affiliations significantly enhanced Wu Zhao's authority and cast her as the human vessel through which the pantheon's divine energy flowed. Her strategy is a model of political brilliance and proof that medieval Chinese women enjoyed a more complex social status than previously known.

Black Death

Black Death
Author: Robert S. Gottfried
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN 10: 9781439118467
ISBN 13: 1439118469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Death Book Review:

A fascinating work of detective history, The Black Death traces the causes and far-reaching consequences of this infamous outbreak of plague that spread across the continent of Europe from 1347 to 1351. Drawing on sources as diverse as monastic manuscripts and dendrochronological studies (which measure growth rings in trees), historian Robert S. Gottfried demonstrates how a bacillus transmitted by rat fleas brought on an ecological reign of terror -- killing one European in three, wiping out entire villages and towns, and rocking the foundation of medieval society and civilization.