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The Life of Death

By Caleb Konkel
  • ISBN Code: : 1465366911
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 211
  • Category : Fiction
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A valley shrouded from the world. A tribe formed to direct the light side of darkness. This is where a legendary force is raised. He is the fulfillment of a prophecy that starts the infamy of Death. Raised to kill and to give life, to judge and to be judged, to life and to die. How is it that no matter where one goes there is always one that can’t be outrun? This force is never late or early when he visits precisely when it is time. Many tangle with him only to find that their time has not yet come. But when it has they are answered with this. You’ve knocked on Death’s door, now death is knocking back.

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Renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has composed a strikingly original, ingeniously conceived, and beautifully crafted history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave. How does life begin? What does it mean? What happens when we die? “All anyone can do is ask,” Lepore writes. “That's why any history of ideas about life and death has to be, like this book, a history of curiosity.” Lepore starts that history with the story of a seventeenth-century Englishman who had the idea that all life begins with an egg and ends it with an American who, in the 1970s, began freezing the dead. In between, life got longer, the stages of life multiplied, and matters of life and death moved from the library to the laboratory, from the humanities to the sciences. Lately, debates about life and death have determined the course of American politics. Each of these debates has a history. Investigating the surprising origins of the stuff of everyday life—from board games to breast pumps—Lepore argues that the age of discovery, Darwin, and the Space Age turned ideas about life on earth topsy-turvy. “New worlds were found,” she writes, and “old paradises were lost.” As much a meditation on the present as an excavation of the past, The Mansion of Happiness is delightful, learned, and altogether beguiling.

The Life and Death of Yukio Mishima

By Henry Scott Stokes
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  • Publisher : Cooper Square Press
  • Book Code : 1461624223
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Novelist, playwright, film actor, martial artist, and political commentator, Yukio Mishima (1925-1970) was arguably the most famous person in Japan at the time of his death. Henry Scott Stokes, one of Mishima's closest friends, was the only non-Japanese allowed to attend the trial of the men involved in Mishima's spectacular suicide. In this insightful and empathetic look at the writer, Stokes guides the reader through the milestones of Mishima's meteoric and eclectic career and delves into the artist's major works and themes. This biography skillfully and compassionately illuminates the achievements and disquieting ideas of a brilliant and deeply troubled man, an artist of whom Nobel Laureate Yasunari Kawabata had said, "A writer of Mishima's caliber comes along only once every two or three hundred years."

A Man of Honor: the Life and Death of Yuba Kasai

By Muzaffar A. Isani
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  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing
  • Book Code : 1482851458
  • Total of Pages : 364
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 747
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Yuba, a lowly butcher from the backwaters of society, leaves his village in the boondocks and moves to the big city. However, the move is not of his free will. He has committed an uncommon act that creates the compulsion to relocate, an act precipitated by inherent flaws of character. In any event, the move proves to be auspicious as he reaches the pinnacle of success, acquiring great wealth and a position of high respect in society. In the meantime, his past has remained concealed through his long ascent, during which period he has also managed to suppress the more vulgar traits of his character. Both, the uncommon act of his past and the vulgar traits of his character, surface at an inopportune time in his life with catastrophic results. The tragic story of a powerful man ruined by innate flaws of character is not only a fascinating indictment of the frailty of human disposition, it also lays bare the extreme ambiguity of communal values in certain societies. The premise is simple but thought-provoking.

The Life and Death of Harold Holt

By Thomas R. Frame
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  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Book Code : 1741146720
  • Total of Pages : 372
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 578
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The first full length biography of Australia's most enigmatic prime minister.

The Life and Death of Harold Holt

By Tom Frame
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  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Book Code : 1741156254
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : History
  • Members : 103
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When Harold Holt disappeared while swimming off Victoria's Cheviot Beach just before Christmas 1967, Australia was given one of its great and enduring mysteries. The death of Australia's seventeenth prime minister has remained part of popular imagination ever since. Harold Holt's death had both immediate and long-term consequences for the Australian nation. Not only did it lose a prime minister active in the rejuvenation of its social life and domestic policy, it also lost a key advocate for Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War. His disappearance created a power vacuum in conservative politics and crippled Australian foreign policy. However, behind the continuing and often macabre interest in Holt's death lies the fascinating story of a once lonely young man who set his sights on becoming prime minister while still at university. The self-made Holt never deviated from this ambition, working hard to acquire an aura of privilege and success. The Life and Death of Harold Holt is the first full-length biography of one of Australia's most enigmatic prime ministers. It presents a detailed and searching profile of a man who longed for power but found ultimately that its exercise demanded more of him than he was able to give.

The Last Tsar

By Edvard Radzinsky
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0307754626
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : History
  • Members : 377
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Russian playwright and historian Radzinsky mines sources never before available to create a fascinating portrait of the monarch, and a minute-by-minute account of his terrifying last days.

The Life and Deaths of Frankie D.

By Colleen Nelson
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1459747607
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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A fantastical novel from award-winning author Colleen Nelson, about a hundred-year-old side show and a girl with no past. Frankie doesn’t trust easily. Not others and not even herself. Found in an alley when she was a child, she has no memory of who she is or why she was left there. Recurring dreams about a hundred-year-old carnival side show, a performer known as Alligator Girl, and a man named Monsieur Duval have an eerie familiarity to them. Frankie gets drawn deeper into Alligator Girl’s world and the secrets that keep the performers bound together. But a startling encounter with Monsieur Duval when she’s awake makes Frankie wonder what’s real and what’s in her head. As Frankie’s and Alligator Girl’s stories unfold, Frankie’s life takes a sharp turn. Are the dreams her way of working through her trauma or is there a more sinister plan at work? And if there is, does she have the strength to fight it?

Between Life and Death

By Yoram Kaniuk
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  • Publisher : Restless Books
  • Book Code : 1632060930
  • Total of Pages : 224
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The final literary testament of “one of the most innovative, brilliant novelists in the Western World” (New York Times), Between Life and Death is a startling, brave, funny, and poetic autobiographical novel about the four months Yoram Kaniuk spent in a coma near the end of his life. In Between Life and Death, celebrated Israeli writer Yoram Kaniuk relives the four months during which he lay unconscious in a Tel Aviv hospital, hovering between the worlds of the living and of the dead. With an arresting, dreamlike style that blends playfulness with fearless honesty, Kaniuk attempts to penetrate his own lost consciousness. Shifting between memory and illusion, imagination and testimony, Kaniuk explores the place of death in society, his own lust for life, and the encompassing struggles of the twentieth century. He writes about the colorful characters of his childhood neighborhood, battles in the 1948 War of Independence, and his defiant voyages across the Mediterranean on ships packed with Jewish refugees from war-torn Europe. With renewed vitality at the age of seventy-four, Kaniuk announced his rebirth with Between Life and Death, and left us a treasure of world literature that is destined for immortality. “How can one even review the final work of a writer as rewarding, innovative, and rebellious as Kaniuk?... Kaniuk’s achievement is inconceivable and awe-inspiring: at the age of seventy-seven, with a broken body, after his soul almost parted from this life, he managed to pull himself together for a short while, get back to his writing desk, and recount his near-death experience.… The writing is skilful and you cannot stop turning the pages.” —Time Out “Kaniuk’s best novel to date…The author captures a rare voice, a tone which is elegiac, full of rhythm, paratactic, and irresistible in its pull.… It achieves excellence and transparent wonder.” —Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Alive

By Desmond Shen
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  • Publisher : Tusitala (RLS) Pte Ltd
  • Book Code : 9814789550
  • Total of Pages : 191
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 302
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The Snake Charmer

By Jamie James
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  • Publisher : Hachette+ORM
  • Book Code : 1401395716
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 952
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The true story of a brilliant herpetologist killed by a snake in the jungle of Burma is vividly recounted in this fascinating and harrowing biography. In the fall of 2001, star herpetologist Dr. Joe Slowinski led a team of scientists into the jungles of Burma to find rare snakes. But the expedition was cut short by a bite from a many-banded krait, the deadliest serpent in Asia. Suddenly, Joe’s life was in imminent peril. In one of the most remarkable wilderness rescue attempts of modern times, Joe’s teammates kept him alive for thirty hours by mouth-to-mouth respiration, waiting for a rescue that never came. A daredevil obsessed with venomous snakes since his youth, Joe was a study in contrasts—meticulous in his science yet reckless in his pursuit of knowledge. A brilliant biologist, he rose quickly to the top of his field, discovering a number of snake species in his brief yet exhilarating career. Part science biography and part travel literature, The Snake Charmer presents a lively introduction to the strange and fascinating world of snake science while transporting readers from the Everglades to Peru to Burma, in search of rattlesnakes, boa constrictors, kraits, and cobras.