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City on Fire

City on Fire Book
Author : Antony Dapiran
Publisher : Scribe Publications
Release : 2020-03-16
ISBN : 1925938247
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A long-term resident and expert observer of dissent in Hong Kong takes readers to the frontlines of Hong Kong’s revolution. Through the long, hot summer of 2019, Hong Kong burned. Anti-government protests, sparked by a government proposal to introduce a controversial extradition law, grew into a pro-democracy movement that engulfed the city for months. Protesters fought street battles with police, and the unrest brought the People’s Liberation Army to the doorstep of Hong Kong. Driven primarily by youth protesters with their ‘Be water!’ philosophy, borrowed from hometown hero Bruce Lee, this leaderless, technology-driven protest movement defied a global superpower and changed Hong Kong, perhaps forever. In City on Fire, Antony Dapiran provides the first detailed analysis of the protests, and reveals the protesters’ unique tactics. He explains how the movement fits into the city’s long history of dissent, examines the cultural aspects of the movement, and looks at what the protests will mean for the future of Hong Kong, China, and China’s place in the world. City on Fire will be seen as the definitive account of an historic upheaval.

City on Fire

City on Fire Book
Author : Lisa Odham Stokes,Michael Hoover
Publisher : Verso
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9781859847169
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Traces the history of Hong Kong cinema in its social and historical context and discusses the plots, characters, and production techniques of a wide range of films

City on Fire

City on Fire Book
Author : Garth Risk Hallberg
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2015-10-13
ISBN : 0385353782
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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National Best Seller • Named a Best Book of the Year by: New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Vogue, The Atlantic, Newsday “A novel of head-snapping ambition and heart-stopping power—a novel that attests to its young author’s boundless and unflagging talents.” —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times New York City, 1976. Meet Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city’s great fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown’s punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter and his idealistic neighbor—and the detective trying to figure out what any of them have to do with a shooting in Central Park on New Year’s Eve. The mystery, as it reverberates through families, friendships, and the corridors of power, will open up even the loneliest-seeming corners of the crowded city. And when the blackout of July 13, 1977, plunges this world into darkness, each of these lives will be changed forever. City on Fire is an unforgettable novel about love and betrayal and forgiveness, about art and truth and rock ’n’ roll: about what people need from each other in order to live . . . and about what makes the living worth doing in the first place. From the Hardcover edition.

Private India City on Fire

Private India  City on Fire Book
Author : James Patterson,Ashwin Sanghi
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2014-11-11
ISBN : 1455560839
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When Jack Morgan opens the Mumbai branch of Private, the world's most elite detective agency, he hands the reins to top agent Santosh Wagh. Now, in this teeming metropolis of over thirteen million people where the guilty have everywhere to hide, Santosh goes on the hunt for one elusive killer. A killer who is targeting seemingly unconnected women and placing strange objects at their death scenes in a series of chilling rituals. As the Private team races to find a link that will lead them to the next victim, an unseen menace threatens to destroy the agency from within-and plunge the city into chaos. With countless lives hanging in the balance, Santosh must confront the demons of his past . . . before Private India meets an explosive end.

City on Fire

City on Fire Book
Author : Bill Minutaglio
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780060959913
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recreates the ammonium nitrate explosion that occurred off the coast of Texas City, Texas in 1947 that took the lives of seven hundred people, and injured close to five thousand others, vividly detailing this small town's heroism and courage as they filed a momentous legal claim against the United States government. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

City on Fire

City on Fire Book
Author : Walter Jon Williams
Publisher : Walter Jon Williams
Release : 2015-05-02
ISBN : 0985454334
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Award, City on Fire returns to the world-city of Metropolitan, a city dominated by plasm, the magical substance capable of both creation and destruction. With her help, Aiah’s lover Constantine has established himself in the metropolis of Caraqui, a nation dominated by corrupt officials, gangsters, and the genetically altered known as the “twisted.” Here they hope to create a revolution in the cosmic order--- but first they must fend off treachery, war, and the threat of Taikoen, the “hanged man,” a deadly creature that lives within plasm itself. Aiah must fight not only for her revolution and for her place in the world, but for Constantine’s very soul.

City on Fire

City on Fire Book
Author : Tracy Higley
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2013-09-24
ISBN : 1401687539
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Previously released as Pompeii. As Vesuvius churns, a slave girl-turned-gladiator joins forces with an unlikely source to seek justice. In the coastal town of Pompeii, a new gladiator prepares to fight. But this gladiator hides a deadly secret: she’s a runaway Jewish slave girl named Ariella, disguised as a young boy. A savvy fighter, Ariella determines to triumph in the arena, knowing her life will be forfeit should anyone uncover the truth. Cato, a wealthy politician, moved to Pompeii after tiring of the corruption in Rome. But he soon learns that Pompeii is just as corrupt, and if he doesn’t play the game, his family could pay the price. Determined to bring about justice for the citizens of Pompeii, Cato searches for allies. But what he discovers instead is a confounding group of Christians . . . and a young female gladiator whose fame is growing daily. Political unrest reaches a boiling point as Christians are jailed and executed, and the mountain in the distance threatens to destroy the city with its river of fire. Cato and Ariella must act quickly and courageously to save their loved ones before all is lost.

City on Fire

City on Fire Book
Author : Anna Rose Alexander
Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
Release : 2016-04-30
ISBN : 0822981467
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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By the mid-nineteenth century, efforts to modernize and industrialize Mexico City had the unintended consequence of exponentially increasing the risk of fire while also breeding a culture of fear. Through an array of archival sources, Anna Rose Alexander argues that fire became a catalyst for social change, as residents mobilized to confront the problem. Advances in engineering and medicine soon fostered the rise of distinct fields of fire-related expertise while conversely, the rise of fire-profiteering industries allowed entrepreneurs to capitalize on crisis. City on Fire demonstrates that both public and private engagements with fire risk highlight the inequalities that characterized Mexican society at the turn of the twentieth century.

Pompeii

Pompeii Book
Author : T. L. Higley
Publisher : B&H Books
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9781433668579
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An enslaved Jewish girl and a struggling aristocrat separately escape to Pompeii, encountering religious persecution, political corruption, and each other just before the city is destroyed by Mount Vesuvius.

City of Fire

City of Fire Book
Author : Laurence Yep
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2009-09-01
ISBN : 9781429946117
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Two-time Newbery Honor Award-winning author Laurence Yep kicks off an action-packed new fantasy trilogy with City on Fire This thrilling tale takes readers on an unforgettable journey through an alternate version of our world in 1941 -- a world filled with magical beings such as dragons in human form, tiny "lap griffins," reincarnations of legendary Chinese warriors, Japanese folk creatures, and goddesses in disguise. When her older sister dies trying to prevent the theft of one of her people's great treasures, twelve-year-old Scirye sets out to avenge her and recover the precious item. Helping her are Bayang, a dragon disguised as a Pinkerton agent; Leech, a boy with powers he has not yet discovered; and Leech's loyal companion Koko, who has a secret of his own. All have a grudge against the thieves who stole the treasure: the evil dragon Badik and the mysterious Mr. Roland. Scirye and her companions pursue the thieves to Houlani, a new Hawaiian island being created by magic. There, they befriend Pele, the volatile and mercurial goddess of volcanoes. But even with Pele on their side, they may not be able to stop Mr. Roland from gaining what he seeks: the Five Lost Treasures of Emperor Yu. Together, the treasures will give him the power to alter the very fabric of the universe. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

St John s City of Fire

St  John s  City of Fire Book
Author : Paul Butler
Publisher : Flanker Press
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN : 9781897317112
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fire tore through the heart of St. John's, Newfoundland, three times in the nineteenth century. It left behind utter destitution and an urgent need to rebuild. Survivors were forced to look inward for the strength to start afresh. St. John's: City of Fire is an historical account of these three fires. It weaves through eyewitness accounts of the conflagrations, depicting the panic and the infighting, as well as the devotion to St. John's and the determination to see the city rise again.

City of Fire

City of Fire Book
Author : James W. Kunetka
Publisher :
Release : 1979
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"In a clandestine scientific laboratory on isolated Los Alamos Mesa in northern New Mexico, the world's first three atomic bombs were created. City of Fire is the dramatic account of how Los Alamos scientists raced the clock during World War II to find the answers to great unknowns and develop the bomb before the Nazis did. Drawing on previously classified wartime files, the records of the Manhattan Project, and interviews with dozens of wartime participants, James Kunetka shows the reader what it was like to live and work in Los Alamos from 1943 to 1945"--Back cover.

City of Salem

City of Salem Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 1892
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Monrovia A City on Fire

Monrovia   A City on Fire Book
Author : Alain Kassa
Publisher : L'Aleph
Release : 2014-04
ISBN : 9789187751066
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The summer of 2013 was particularly deadly in Monrovia, Liberia's capital city, already disfigured by fourteen years of war. City on Fire was this year one of the biggest hits in vogue in Liberia. The author of this song, King O'Brian, a contemporary Liberian artist, was not referring to Monrovia troubles but to a new fashion of red wigs imported from Nigeria that caped Liberian women of all ages. This document is part of a logbook and traces the life day after day of a medical emergency team based in Monrovia in the diplomatic area of Mamba Point, one of the most affected area during this last episode of war that left at least 2,000 dead and 3,000 wounded in two months. "When we read the book each time it's the same emotion, we think our-selves in the spot. We are held in suspense throughout the story, a unique testimony. This is factual, written in a journalistic style at times and some-times as a script for a documentary." - Marie-Eve Raguenaud, MD, MSc, MSF staff 1997-2009 "A gripping first-hand account by an onsite medical humanitarian organization manager describing what humans can do to one another when social traditions and customs disappear, even when many continue to act with humanity and dignity. Not only are horrors reported, but also how dedicated humanitarian workers who don't evacuate can succeed in heroically aiding the suffering population. Included are facts about outside influences in Liberia down through the years. This short history, based on the author's personal journal, displays the courage and dedication of today's professional humanitarian volunteers and represents why MSF is my wife and my only charity." - Daniel Clarke Flynn, J.D., Former international Corporate Human Resources executive. Alain Kassa, graduated in International Relations (Paris I), is a Doctors Without Borders member since 23 years. He performs several missions in Africa, Europe and Asia. He was Head of Mission in Liberia during the last year of the conflict.

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Book
Author : Ruy Castro
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2008-12-07
ISBN : 9781596919853
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ruy Castro delves into the past and present of Rio, where even in periods of comparative calm there has always been a palpable excitement in the air - the feeling of a city on fire. In this spellbinding fifth entry in Bloomsbury's The Writer and the City series, Rio de Janeiro's vibrant history unfolds. While stiff-collared poets flirted with prim young ladies in coffeehouses during the belle époque, revolts were being plotted that almost destroyed the city. We learn how the iconic wave-patterned mosaics of Copacabana pavements were baptized with blood, and how more than a hundred years before the girl from Ipanema passed by, the girls from Ouvidor Street adopted French chic - and never really gave it up. From what is arguably the most breathtakingly beautiful city in the world, the people of Rio - the Cariocas - tell their stories: of cannibals charming European intellectuals; of elegant slaves and their shabby masters; of how a casual chat between two people drinking coffee on Avenida Rio Branco could affect world coffee markets; of an awe-inspiring beach life; of favelas, drugs, police, carnival, football, and music. With his own Carioca good humor and great storytelling gifts, Ruy Castro brings the reader thrillingly close to the flames.

Stalingrad City on Fire

Stalingrad  City on Fire Book
Author : Alexey Isaev
Publisher : Pen & Sword Military
Release : 2019-11
ISBN : 9781526742650
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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By bringing together previously unpublished Russian archive material, strategic directives and orders, after-action reports and official records of all kinds, with the vivid recollections of soldiers who were there, the author reconstructs the battle in extraordinary detail and questions common assumptions.