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The Book of the Damned

By Charles Fort
  • ISBN Code: : 1625792719
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Pages : 194
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Features an introductory essay by Jack WomackLo! Welcome to the worlds of Charles Fort, chronicler of the odd, the weird, the strange, the unexpected, and the inexplicable. In words at times as beautiful as anything ever written in English, Fort reveals the marvels of an age, questions the nature of what we think we know for certain, and provides the reader with leads on how not to be fooled by shaggy dog stories. Here youll find rains of the unexpected, fish, snakes, and other items from the _super-Sargasso seaÓ of the unexplained that circles the Earth. Here are accounts of UFOs, accounts of odd animals seen at sea or on land, mysterious attacks by what appear to have been animals, mysterious appearances of things and people in places they could not be. Here Forts epic account of spontaneous combustion, lights in the sky, poltergeists, unseen. murderous wild animals, mysterious disappearances, manifestations of psychotic mania, speaking in tongues¾and, of course, the cow that gave birth to two lambs. All of this Fortean wonder is prefaced by a magnificent new introductory essay by Jack Womack, winner of the Philip K. Dick Award and lifetime Fortean. This Ebook is part of the Baen Books Charles Fort Ebook Collection At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

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  • Pdf File: islands-of-the-damned.pdf

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A remarkable eyewitness account of the most brutal combat of the Pacific War, from Peleliu to Okinawa, this is the true story of R.V. Burgin, the real-life World War II Marine Corps hero featured in HBO®'s The Pacific. “Read his story and marvel at the man...and those like him.”—Tom Hanks When a young Texan named R.V. Burgin joined the Marines 1942, he never imagined what was waiting for him a world away in the Pacific. There, amid steamy jungles, he encountered a ferocious and desperate enemy in the Japanese, engaging them in some of the most grueling and deadly fights of the war. In this remarkable memoir, Burgin reveals his life as a special breed of Marine. Schooled by veterans who had endured the cauldron of Guadalcanal, Burgin’s company soon confronted snipers, repulsed jungle ambushes, encountered abandoned corpses of hara-kiri victims, and warded off howling banzai attacks as they island-hopped from one bloody battle to the next. In his two years at war, Burgin rose from a green private to a seasoned sergeant, fighting from New Britain through Peleliu and on to Okinawa, where he earned a Bronze Star for valor. With unforgettable drama and an understated elegance, Burgin’s gripping narrative stands alongside those of classic Pacific chroniclers like Robert Leckie and Eugene Sledge—indeed, Burgin was even Sledge’s platoon sergeant. Here is a deeply moving account of World War II, bringing to life the hell that was the Pacific War.

Clarence Darrow

By John A. Farrell
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0385534515
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 488
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Drawing on untapped archives and full of fresh revelations, here is the definitive biography of America’s legendary defense attorney and progressive hero. Clarence Darrow is the lawyer every law school student dreams of being: on the side of right, loved by many women, played by Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind. His days-long closing arguments delivered without notes won miraculous reprieves for men doomed to hang. Darrow left a promising career as a railroad lawyer during the tumultuous Gilded Age in order to champion poor workers, blacks, and social and political outcasts against big business, Jim Crow, and corrupt officials. He became famous defending union leader Eugene Debs in the land­mark Pullman Strike case and went from one headline case to the next—until he was nearly crushed by an indictment for bribing a jury. He redeemed himself in Dayton, Tennessee, defending schoolteacher John Scopes in the “Monkey Trial,” cementing his place in history. Now, John A. Farrell draws on previously unpublished correspondence and memoirs to offer a candid account of Darrow’s divorce, affairs, and disastrous finances; new details of his feud with his law partner, the famous poet Edgar Lee Masters; a shocking disclosure about one of his most controversial cases; and explosive revelations of shady tactics he used in his own trial for bribery. Clarence Darrow is a sweeping, surprising portrait of a leg­endary legal mind.

The Damned

By John D. MacDonald
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 0307827178
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 596
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The Damned, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. At a ferry stop along the Rio Conchos, the line of cars waiting to cross stretches to the horizon. Because of a bureaucratic blunder, the boat has been stalled, with no relief in sight for the drivers—many of them American, many growing impatient to reach the border. That kind of tension can do funny things to a person’s head . . . to a trembling killer looking over his shoulder . . . to a married man escorting a beautiful stranger on an ill-advised sabbatical . . . to a honeymooner determined to have her love returned. Many others are waiting, too. Some are desperate for a second chance. And it’s only a matter of time until someone snaps—especially when they’ve all been pushed too far under the scorching Mexican sun. Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald “The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King “My favorite novelist of all time.”—Dean Koontz “To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut “A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best.”—Mary Higgins Clark

The Queen of the Damned

By Anne Rice
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0307575896
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 626
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In a feat of virtuoso storytelling, Anne Rice unleashes Akasha, the queen of the damned, who has risen from a six-thousand-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night. Akasha has a marvelously devious plan to “save” mankind and destroy the vampire Lestat—in this extraordinarily sensual novel of the complex, erotic, electrifying world of the undead. Look for a special preview of Anne Rice’s Prince Lestat in the back of the book. The Vampire Chronicles continue in Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, available for pre-order now. Praise for The Queen of the Damned “Mesmerizing . . . a wonderful web of dark-side mythology.”—San Francisco Chronicle “With The Queen of the Damned, Anne Rice has created universes within universes, traveling back in time as far as ancient, pre-pyramidic Egypt and journeying from the frozen mountain peaks of Nepal to the crowded, sweating streets of southern Florida.”—Los Angeles Times “Imaginative . . . intelligently written . . . This is popular fiction of the highest order.”—USA Today “A tour de force.”—The Boston Globe

FUBAR: European Theater of the Damned (Graphic Novel)

By Steve Becker
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  • Publisher : Devil's Due Digital
  • Book Code : 1617990493
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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 713
  • Pdf File: fubar.pdf

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Read and download full book FUBAR: European Theater of the Damned (Graphic Novel)

Ramses the Damned: The Reign of Osiris

By Anne Rice,Christopher Rice
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 1101970499
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 980
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The gilded adventures of Ramses the Damned, iconic creation of the legendary bestselling author, continue in this breathtakingly suspenseful tale of a titanic supernatural power unleashed on the eve of war. A pharaoh made immortal by a mysterious and powerful elixir, Ramses the Great became counselor and lover to some of Egypt's greatest and most powerful rulers before he was awakened from centuries of slumber to the mystifying and dazzling world of Edwardian England. Having vanquished foes both human and supernatural, he's found love with the beautiful heiress Julie Stratford, daughter of Lawrence Stratford, the slain archeologist who discovered his tomb. Now, with the outbreak of a world war looming, Ramses and those immortals brought forth from the mists of history by his resurrection will face their greatest test yet. Russian assassins bearing weapons of immense power have assembled under one command: all those who loved Lawrence Stratford must die. From the glowing jewels at their necks comes an incredible supernatural force: the power to bring statues to life. As Ramses and his allies, including the immortal queens Cleopatra and Bektaten, gather together to battle these threats, Ramses reveals that the great weapon may have roots in an ancient Egyptian ritual designed to render pharaohs humble before Osiris, the god of the underworld. The resulting journey will take them across storm-tossed seas and into the forests of northern Russia, where they will confront a terrifying collision of tortured political ambitions and religious fervor held in thrall to a Godlike power. But the true answers they seek will lie beyond the border between life and death, within realms that defy the imagination of even an immortal such as Ramses the Great. In Ramses the Damned: The Reign of Osiris, Anne Rice, revered and beloved storyteller ("queen of gothic lit, the maestro of the monstrous and the diva of the devious" --The Philadelphia Inquirer), in collaboration with her son, acclaimed bestselling novelist Christopher Rice ("a magician; a master" --Peter Straub), bring us another thrilling, seductive tale of high adventure, romance, history, and suspense. AN ANCHOR ORIGINAL

The Damned

By L. A. Banks
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 1429994541
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 692
  • Pdf File: the-damned.pdf

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Lilith, the consort of the Unnamed One, has released the Damned, tortured souls from all levels of Hell, to walk the streets as the living dead. A dark chaos leaks onto Earth, taking the form of a deadly contagion that not even the Neteru team can handle. One touch from these deadly creatures infects a human, driving him to madness, death...and worse. This time, Damali Richards, the Vampire Huntress (aka the millennium Neteru), Carlos, and the Guardians cannot effectively close ranks. The infection spreads to key team members and threatens to wipe out the entire squad. Even the Covenant is infected. They must track down the Chairman before members of the Neteru-Guardian team are lost and the team implodes. The only antidote is to behead Lilith. But first they must find her.

Plea Of The Damned: The Complete Series

By Avril Sabine
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  • Publisher : Cracked Acorn Productions
  • Book Code : 1925941418
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 694
  • Pdf File: plea-of-the-damned.pdf

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***This is a bundled edition of the following six stories.*** Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy/Paranormal. Word Count: 130680 Have you ever done something and immediately wished you could undo it? Jack knows that feeling very well. He's damned, bound to haunt his old school and help students until he atones for his sins. It's the last thing he wants to do. But since the alternative is an eternity in hell, he's not about to say no. Plea Of The Damned 1: Forgive Me Lucy Word Count: 24598 Each afternoon when Lucy has arrived home from school she's found a white rose on her doorstep. Most people would be thrilled to have a secret admirer. She had been for a while, but it's become annoying not knowing who's leaving them. And if that wasn't bad enough, she now has a ghost wanting to know how he can help her. She doesn't have a problem and has no idea why he's pestering her. She's absolutely certain he's got the wrong person. Plea Of The Damned 2: Forgive Me Aiden Word Count: 20752 Aiden has been waiting for years to live with his father again. He knows this time will be different. His father has promised it will be. But somehow things aren't turning out like he expected. The ghost he met can't be right. Things will improve. He just needs to figure out how to solve all the problems piling up before someone gets hurt. Plea Of The Damned 3: Forgive Me Jena Word Count: 21601 As the anniversary of her dad's death approaches, Jena is visited by a ghost who says he's there to help. All she wants from him is contact with the ghost of her dad, refusing to believe he can't help and unable to accept her life is in danger. Her life is too ordinary for her to ever be in danger. Things like that happen to others. People, like her father, who put themselves at risk to keep everyone else safe. Plea Of The Damned 4: Forgive Me Kobe Word Count: 21178 In an effort to salvage a friendship, Kobe turns up at school after dark. Things rapidly go wrong and he's held at gunpoint, along with his friend Xavier, fearing he'll lose more than a friendship. When a ghost offers to help, Kobe doesn't know if he's lost his mind, has already died or if ghosts might actually be real. And if ghosts are real, how can one help him and Xavier escape from the gunmen? Plea Of The Damned 5: Forgive Me Marti Word Count: 21705 Marti's grandad always said she'd inherit his motorbike. Yet when no will is found, she's adamant there must be one and is willing to go to any lengths to find it. Or at least she was. Plea Of The Damned 6: Forgive Me Dawson Word Count: 20846 After years of being forced to live with his aunt and uncle, Dawson is finally allowed to move in with his brother. If he can stay out of trouble, he'll get to stay. When old troubles surface, he begins to worry they'll ruin more than his chances to remain with his brother. They might risk his life. These stories were written by an Australian author using Australian spelling.

Sport of the Gods

By Matt Butts
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 332
  • Pdf File: sport-of-the-gods.pdf

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New Orleans, 1973: There's a monster on the loose, a fiendish killer terrorizing the city like a modern day Jack the Ripper. Six innocent young women have been raped and murdered and the body count is still climbing! Nick Eismann isn't covering that story: he's investigating suspicious deaths in the athletic department. But the ripper's gruesome spree becomes his top priority when the police finally come up with a suspect - because it's him!