Blood from the Sky

Blood from the Sky
Author: Piotr Rawicz
Publisher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2003-01-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780300078305


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"Rawicz extended the frontier of artistic expression, by giving the unbearable a bearable frame."--from the introduction With the publication of this paperback edition of Piotr Rawicz's prizewinning Blood from the Sky, a classic of Holocaust literature emerges from many years out of print. A novel of richness and deep originality, it tells the story of Boris D., a Jewish resident of Lvov who poses as a non-Jew to evade the Nazis. Boris survives imprisonment in a death camp and moves to Paris following the war. Yet his account of his experiences is no celebration of survival; it is rather a commemoration of the horrifying deaths of countless others. Rawicz in this work has found a possible response to the events of the Holocaust: an unforgettable cry of lyric pain that transforms the horrors of history and memory into art.

Blood from the Sky

Blood from the Sky
Author: Adam Jortner
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-02-03
Genre: History
ISBN: 0813939593


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In the decades following the Revolution, the supernatural exploded across the American landscape—fabulous reports of healings, exorcisms, magic, and angels crossed the nation. Under First Amendment protections, new sects based on such miracles proliferated. At the same time, Enlightenment philosophers and American founders explicitly denied the possibility of supernatural events, dismissing them as deliberate falsehoods—and, therefore, efforts to suborn the state. Many feared that belief in the supernatural itself was a danger to democracy. In this way, miracles became a political problem and prompted violent responses in the religious communities of Prophetstown, Turtle Creek, and Nauvoo. In Blood from the Sky, Adam Jortner argues that the astonishing breadth and extent of American miracles and supernaturalism following independence derived from Enlightenment ideas about proof and sensory evidence, offering a chance at certain belief in an uncertain religious climate. Jortner breaks new ground in explaining the rise of radical religion in antebellum America, revisiting questions of disenchantment, modernity, and religious belief in a history of astounding events that—as early Americans would have said—needed to be seen to be believed.

Blood Skies Omnibus Vol. 1

Blood Skies Omnibus Vol. 1
Author: Steven Montano
Publisher: Steven Montano
Total Pages: 823
Release:
Genre: Art
ISBN:


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Vampires. Magic. War. Welcome to the world After the Black. This collected edition includes the first three novels of the Blood Skies saga — BLOOD SKIES, BLACK SCARS and SOULRAZOR — plus the all-new short story CRUCIFIX POINT. Completely re-edited and featuring exciting new cover art by Barry Currey, the BLOOD SKIES OMNIBUS is a must-have for any Dark Fantasy or Military Sci-Fi collection! BLOOD SKIES Southern Claw warlock Eric Cross is a member of Viper Squad, ordered to pursue the renegade witch called Red across a war-torn wasteland before she can betray vital secrets to the Ebon Cities. BLACK SCARS Cross and a band of unlikely allies find themselves on the trail of a recently released evil as it stalks the land in search of its ancient enemy, leaving a trail of madness and destruction in its wake. CRUCIFIX POINT Sent to investigate a series of mysterious vanishings in the wastelands, Cross and his newly-formed mercenary team learn the true fate of those killed during the massacre at Crucifix Point. SOULRAZOR Cross and his team are tasked with halting enemy activity near the remote city-state of Fane, where vampire agents have teamed up with a former Revenger to locate a deadly weapon called Soulrazor.

Blood in the Sky

Blood in the Sky
Author: Dan Brennan
Publisher:
Total Pages: 220
Release: 1953
Genre: Air pilots
ISBN:


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Modern Girls, Shining Stars, the Skies of Tokyo

Modern Girls, Shining Stars, the Skies of Tokyo
Author: Phyllis Birnbaum
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 1999-03-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780231500029


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The stunning biographical portraits in Modern Girls, Shining Stars, the Skies of Tokyo, some adapted from essays that first appeared in The New Yorker, explore the lives of five women who did their best to stand up and cause more trouble than was considered proper in Japanese society. Their lives stretch across a century and a half of explosive cultural and political transformations in Japan. These five artists-two actresses, two writers, and a painter-were noted for their talents, their beauty, and their love affairs rather than for any association with politics. But through the fearlessness of their art and their private lives, they influenced the attitudes of their times and challenged the status quo. Phyllis Birnbaum presents her subjects from various perspectives, allowing them to shine forth in all of their contradictory brilliance: generous and petulant, daring and timid, prudent and foolish. There is Matsui Sumako, the actress who introduced Ibsen's Nora and Wilde's Salome to Japanese audiences but is best remembered for her ambition, obstreperous temperament and turbulent love life. We also meet Takamura Chieko, a promising but ultimately disappointed modernist painter whose descent into mental illness was immortalized in poetry by a husband who may well have been the source of her troubles. In a startling act of rebellion, the sensitive, aristocratic poet Yanagiwara Byakuren left her crude and powerful husband, eloped with her revolutionary lover, and published her request for a divorce in the newspapers. Uno Chiyo was a popular novelist who preferred to be remembered for the romantic wars she fought. Willful, shrewd, and ambitious, Uno struggled for sexual liberation and literary merit. Birnbaum concludes by exploring the life and career of Takamine Hideko, a Japanese film star who portrayed wholesome working-class heroines in hundreds of films, working with such directors as Naruse, Kinoshita, Ozu, and Kurosawa. Angry about a childhood spent working to provide for greedy relatives, Takamine nevertheless made peace with her troubled past and was rewarded for years of hard work with a brilliant career. Drawing on fictional accounts, interviews, memoirs, newspaper reports, and the creative works of her subjects, Birnbaum has created vivid, seamless narrative portraits of these five remarkable women.

Blood from the Sky

Blood from the Sky
Author: Piotr Rawicz
Publisher:
Total Pages: 315
Release: 1964
Genre:
ISBN:


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Curious Facts in the History of Insects

Curious Facts in the History of Insects
Author: Frank Cowan
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2018-09-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 3734038901


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Reproduction of the original: Curious Facts in the History of Insects by Frank Cowan

The Last Star at Dawn

The Last Star at Dawn
Author: Oliver Johnson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-07-30
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1473211735


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In the final volume of this epic fantasy, good is pitted against evil when the worshipers of the God of Light battle the servants of Eternal Night for the future of Thrull.

The Angel of the Revolution & The Syren of the Skies

The Angel of the Revolution & The Syren of the Skies
Author: George Griffith
Publisher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 719
Release: 2018-08-19
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 8026897056


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"The Angel of the Revolution" tells the tale of a group of self-styled 'terrorists' who conquer the world through airship warfare. Led by a crippled, brilliant Russian Jew and his daughter, the 'angel' Natasha, 'The Brotherhood of Freedom' establishes a 'pax aeronautica' over the earth after a young inventor masters the technology of flight in 1903. The hero falls in love with Natasha and joins in her war against established society in general and the Russian Czar in particular. "The Syren of the Skies" continues the tale of 'The Brotherhood of Freedom,' a worldwide brotherhood of anarchists fighting the world armed with fantastical airships. They must be quick in accomplishing their goals, as a dangerous comet is heading for the Earth.