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Countdown City

Countdown City Book
Author : Ben H. Winters
Publisher :
Release : 2013
ISBN : 1594746265
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Losing his job in the wake of an asteroid collision that is set to decimate the planet in 74 days, Detective Hank Palace agrees to help a woman from his past find her missing husband in a world that is rapidly descending into apocalyptic chaos. By the Edgar Award-nominated author of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Original.

The Last Policeman

The Last Policeman Book
Author : Ben H. Winters
Publisher :
Release : 2013
ISBN : 1594746745
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When the Earth is doomed by an imminent asteroid collision, homicide detective Hank Palace considers the worth of his job in a world destined to end in six months and investigates a suspicious suicide that nobody else cares about.

Apocalyptic Chic

Apocalyptic Chic Book
Author : Barbara Brodman,James E. Doan
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2017-10-10
ISBN : 1683930517
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book focuses on legends and images of the apocalypse and post-apocalypse in film and graphic arts, literature and lore from early to modern times and from cultures around the world. It reflects an increasingly popular leitmotif in literature and visual arts of the modern century: humanity’s fear of extinction and quest for survival.

Countdown 1945

Countdown 1945 Book
Author : Chris Wallace
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2020-06-09
ISBN : 1982143363
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “Propulsive.” —Time * “Riveting.” —The New York Times * “Reads like a tense thriller.” —The Washington Post From Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, comes an electrifying behind-the-scenes account of the 116 days leading up to the American attack on Hiroshima. April 12, 1945: After years of bloody conflict in Europe and the Pacific, America is stunned by news of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death. In an instant, Vice President Harry Truman, who has been kept out of war planning and knows nothing of the top-secret Manhattan Project to develop the world’s first atomic bomb, must assume command of a nation at war on multiple continents—and confront one of the most consequential decisions in history. Countdown 1945 tells the gripping true story of the turbulent days, weeks, and months to follow, leading up to August 6, 1945, when Truman gives the order to drop the bomb on Hiroshima. In Countdown 1945, Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, takes readers inside the minds of the iconic and elusive figures who join the quest for the bomb, each for different reasons: the legendary Albert Einstein, who eventually calls his vocal support for the atomic bomb “the one great mistake in my life”; lead researcher J. Robert “Oppie” Oppenheimer and the Soviet spies who secretly infiltrate his team; the fiercely competitive pilots of the plane selected to drop the bomb; and many more. Perhaps most of all, Countdown 1945 is the story of an untested new president confronting a decision that he knows will change the world forever. Truman’s journey during these 116 days is a story of high drama: from the shock of learning of the bomb’s existence, to the conflicting advice he receives from generals like Dwight D. Eisenhower and George Marshall, to wrestling with the devastating carnage that will result if he gives the order to use America’s first weapon of mass destruction. But Countdown 1945 is more than a book about the atomic bomb. It’s also an unforgettable account of the lives of ordinary American and Japanese civilians in wartime—from “Calutron Girls” like Ruth Sisson in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to ten-year-old Hiroshima resident Hideko Tamura, who survives the blast at ground zero but loses her mother and later immigrates to the United States, where she lives to this day—as well as American soldiers fighting in the Pacific, waiting in fear for the order to launch a possible invasion of Japan. Told with vigor, intelligence, and humanity, Countdown 1945 is the definitive account of one of the most significant moments in history.

Kansas City Countdown

Kansas City Countdown Book
Author : Julie Miller
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2016-12-01
ISBN : 1488005966
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A seventy-two-hour countdown to save her life They may have battled in the courtroom, but KCPD detective Keir Watson isn't going to let their turbulent past stop him from protecting attorney Kenna Parker. She was attacked, escaping with her life but with no memory of who wanted to end it. And the only person she dares trust is Keir. With the clock ticking, every second grows more precious, each action more important…their feelings more intense. If Keir is going to discover Kenna's would-be killer, he has to keep his mind on the case. But his attraction to Kenna is making this self-declared bachelor reconsider just what his idea of forever could mean. The Precinct: Bachelors in Blue

World of Trouble

World of Trouble Book
Author : Ben H. Winters
Publisher :
Release : 2014
ISBN : 1594746850
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A conclusion to the series that began with the Edgar Award-winning The Last Policeman finds Detective Hank Palace holing up with his former associates in a safe house waiting for the doomsday asteroid only to confront astounding revelations. Original.

Denver Aquarius

Denver Aquarius Book
Author : Alan W. Lehmann
Publisher : FriesenPress
Release :
ISBN : 1525533274
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As America’s psychedelic sixties bled into the self-absorbed seventies, traditional churches, old psychological theories and political dogmas slid into disrepute. Natural cures, self-help books, and Eastern religions vied energetically to replace them, all to a rich soundtrack of memorable popular music. Unlike those who sought out a monastery in India, or extensive world travel to ‘find themselves’, Danny Kohl picked Denver, Colorado, where he embarked on a personal renaissance with the help of many unique new friends and acquaintances. There he discovered that life does not lose its humor in times of fear and trauma any more than it becomes frivolous when we laugh.

Entertaining Futility

Entertaining Futility Book
Author : Andrew McMurry
Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
Release : 2018-08-06
ISBN : 1623496853
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In playfully pessimistic and thought-provoking essays, author Andrew McMurry explores a vital but fundamentally perverse human practice: destroying our planet while imagining we are not. How are humans able to do this? Entertaining Futility: Despair and Hope in the Time of Climate Change investigates the discourses of hope, progress, and optimism in the era of climate change, concepts that, McMurry argues, are polite names for blind faith, greed, and wishful thinking. The itemized list of humanity’s arrogance can quickly lead to despair, so McMurry compensates by presenting the news in a darkly comic and irreverent style. McMurry believes human culture relies on a full suite of rhetorical tricks to distract us from our own demise. He investigates the role language, discourse, media, and technology play in shaping perceptions and misperceptions of our complex environmental crises. Writing in a mode that freely mixes the scholarly, fictive, poetic, and personal, McMurry draws on philosophy, history, ecology, film, science fiction, and pop culture to raise questions that are difficult to face, let alone answer. In the author’s words, “our age is utterly paralyzing unless you can crack jokes about it.” Entertaining Futility offers no easy solutions to today’s environmental calamities and, in fact, claims that perhaps the continual proposing of solutions is part of the problem. Instead, McMurry encourages readers to examine their own deeply held beliefs about the environment and the future and to look more closely at where those beliefs originate. By pulling back the curtain, he reveals the rhetorical and cultural ruses that distract us from the reality of our environmental crises.

The Highway Kind Tales of Fast Cars Desperate Drivers and Dark Roads

The Highway Kind  Tales of Fast Cars  Desperate Drivers  and Dark Roads Book
Author : Patrick Millikin
Publisher : Mulholland Books
Release : 2016-10-18
ISBN : 0316394858
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thrilling crime stories about cars, driving, and the road from the world's bestselling and critically acclaimed writers. Like fiction, cars take us into a different world: from the tony enclaves of upper crust society to the lowliest barrio; from muscle car-driving con men to hardscrabble kids on the road during the Great Depression; from a psychotic traveling salesman to a Mexican drug lord who drives a tricked-out VW Bus. We all share the roads, and our cars link us together. Including entirely new stories from Michael Connelly, C.J. Box, George Pelecanos, Diana Gabaldon, James Sallis, Ace Atkins, Luis Alberto Urrea, Sara Gran, Ben H. Winters, and Joe Lansdale, THE HIGHWAY KIND is a street-level look at modern America, as seen through one of its national obsessions.

Inside the Sun

Inside the Sun Book
Author : Alexis Marie Chute
Publisher : She Writes Press
Release : 2020-04-21
ISBN : 1684630460
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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All worlds are dying, and it’s up to one broken and dysfunctional family from Earth—the Wellsleys—to save the day. Cancer-ridden Ella celebrates her fifteenth birthday beneath an enchanted mountain, but it is what lies even farther below—the mysterious Star in the sea—that demands she grow up quickly. While Ella grapples with the sacrifice she must make and the lies she is forced to tell, her mother, Tessa, is hell-bent on protecting her. Through bizarre encounters, love-sick Tessa realizes that she is not the lonely orphan she believes. Her husband, Arden, and father-in-law, Archie, are not the only ones with magical bloodlines. This revelation changes everything. As Archie chooses to embody his unexpected ancestry, he learns that leading the charge in the ultimate battle against evil won’t be as easy as he thought. He’ll need his family—and the strange allies he has gained—by his side to give Ella enough time to set things right. Can they defeat the unstoppable Millia sands—and another unexpected foe—before everything they hold dear is destroyed? Or will their adventure tear them apart for good? The finale to The 8th Island Trilogy will hold you spellbound until the final page, and long after.