The Secret History Of VampiresThe Secret History Of Vampires

Garlic cloves and wooden stakes are no match for centuries of the undead's mischief and seduction. Here are thirteen original and imaginative stories that reveal the vampiric truths behind certain historical happenings.

Author: Darrell Schweitzer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101043813


Page: 320

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Garlic cloves and wooden stakes are no match for centuries of the undead's mischief and seduction. Here are thirteen original and imaginative stories that reveal the vampiric truths behind certain historical happenings.

The Secret History of UsThe Secret History of Us

“Jessi Kirby’s books just keep getting better and better, and The Secret History of Us is her best yet.

Author: Jessi Kirby

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062299475


Page: 288

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“Jessi Kirby’s books just keep getting better and better, and The Secret History of Us is her best yet. It beautifully touches on all the most important things in life—love, family, friendship, memory, and bacon. I loved it.”—Morgan Matson, New York Times bestselling author of The Unexpected Everything In this gorgeously written, emotional novel that fans of Sarah Dessen will enjoy, a teenage girl must piece together the parts of her life she doesn’t remember after a severe collision leaves her with no memory of the past four years. When Olivia awakes in a hospital bed following a near-fatal car accident, she can’t remember how she got there. She figures it’s because she was in a coma for a week, but as time goes on, she realizes she’s lost more than just the last week of her life—she’s lost all memory of events that happened years ago. Gone is any recollection of starting or graduating high school; the prom; or her steady boyfriend Matt. Trying to figure out who she is feels impossible when everyone keeps telling her who she was. As Liv tries to sort out her family and friends’ perceptions of her, the one person she hasn’t heard enough from is Walker, the guy who saved her the night her car was knocked off that bridge into the bay below. Walker is the hardened boy who’s been keeping his distance and the one person that has made Liv feel like her old self…whoever that is. With feelings growing for Walker, tensions rising with Matt, and secrets she can’t help but feel are being kept from her, Olivia must find her place in a life she doesn’t remember living.

Donna Tartt s The Secret HistoryDonna Tartt s The Secret History

They also found the novel amateurish and strained , as though she were determined to Write a Novel , rather than eager to tell a story . ” James Wood also noted the punctiliousness of her plotting which threatened to stifle the vitality ...

Author: Tracy Hargreaves

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826453201


Page: 93

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This series gives readers accessible and informative introductions to 30 of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential contemporary novels. Each title includes a biography of the novelist and a full-length study of the novel.

The Secret History of Wonder WomanThe Secret History of Wonder Woman

Drawing from an astonishing trove of documents, including never-before-seen private papers, Harvard historian and New Yorkerstaff writer Jill Lepore reveals the fascinating family story that sparked the invention of the most popular female ...

Author: Jill Lepore


ISBN: 1925228118


Page: 400

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Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she also has a secret history. Drawing from an astonishing trove of documents, including never-before-seen private papers, Harvard historian and New Yorkerstaff writer Jill Lepore reveals the fascinating family story that sparked the invention of the most popular female superhero of all time. Delving into the life of Wonder Woman's eccentric creator, psychologist William Moulton Marston, Lepore uncovers her feminist origins: from the warrior princesses of the Amazon, to suffragists including Emmeline Pankhurst, and the women Marston shared his life with - his wife and his mistress. The Secret History of Wonder Womanis at once a riveting work of pop-culture history, and a crucial insight into the struggle for women's rights in the twentieth century and the troubled place of feminism today.

3 Story The Secret History of the Giant Man3 Story The Secret History of the Giant Man

... Production ;§ CLAY JAEES . , -;§ . a Design 'X MATT KIHDT :Vg 4: Publisher l; MIKE Ricalpnson 'efi ; THE B “ ~ SECRET ' *i ~- % HISTIIRY ... 5 Storyniand all characters prominently featured herein are trademarks of Matt Kindt.

Author: Matt Kindt

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 9781621151630


Page: 192

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What would it be like to stand head and shoulders above everyone else — and to keep growing? Unable to interact with a fragile world that isn't built to withstand your size? To live in a house that doesn't fit you anymore — with a wife who doesn't either? Craig Pressgang's life is well documented in his official CIA biography, Giant Man: Pillar of America, but the heroic picture it paints is only half the story. The continuous growth caused by Craig's strange medical condition brings a variety of problems as he becomes more isolated and unknowable. Told in three eras by three women with unique relationships with Craig, 3 Story follows his sad life from his birth to the present. * Kindt's Super Spy was Wizard's "Indie Book of the Year"! "[Matt Kindt's] heavy, scribbly linework, executed with a precise but unfussy care, looks like nothing else out there." -NPR

The PlotThe Plot

Presented in graphic-novel format, an examination of the 1905 plot fabricated by anti-Semitic secret police that was used to accuse Jewish leaders of wanting to take over the world discusses the contributions of such individuals as Tsar ...

Author: Will Eisner

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 0393328600


Page: 148

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Presented in graphic-novel format, an examination of the 1905 plot fabricated by anti-Semitic secret police that was used to accuse Jewish leaders of wanting to take over the world discusses the contributions of such individuals as Tsar Nicholas II, Henry Ford, and Adolph Hitler, tracing how Protocols became an internationally accepted truth and tragically succeeded far beyond propagandistic ambitions. 50,000 first printing.

The Secret History of FoodThe Secret History of Food

Exploring cultural, scientific, sexual, and culinary substructures, this essential read for all foodies, at turns both funny and fascinating, looks at the little-known history surrounding food.

Author: Matt Siegel

Publisher: Ecco

ISBN: 0062973215


Page: 320

View: 396

An irreverent, surprising, and entirely entertaining look at the little-known history surrounding the foods we know and love Is Italian olive oil really Italian, or are we dipping our bread in lamp oil? Why are we masochistically drawn to foods that can hurt us, like hot peppers? Far from being a classic American dish, is apple pie actually . . . English? "As a species, we're hardwired to obsess over food," Matt Siegel explains as he sets out "to uncover the hidden side of everything we put in our mouths." Siegel also probes subjects ranging from the myths--and realities--of food as aphrodisiac, to how one of the rarest and most exotic spices in all the world (vanilla) became a synonym for uninspired sexual proclivities, to the role of food in fairy- and morality tales. He even makes a well-argued case for how ice cream helped defeat the Nazis. The Secret History of Food is a rich and satisfying exploration of the historical, cultural, scientific, sexual, and, yes, culinary subcultures of this most essential realm. Siegel is an armchair Anthony Bourdain, armed not with a chef's knife but with knowledge derived from medieval food-related manuscripts, ancient Chinese scrolls, and obscure culinary journals. Funny and fascinating, The Secret History of Food is essential reading for all foodies.

Ultra Goes to WarUltra Goes to War

But they were broken by Station X at Bletchley Park. Ronald Lewin's classic account tells the full story behind this crucial operation by the Allies during the Second World War.

Author: Ronald Lewin

Publisher: Penguin Uk

ISBN: 0141390425


Page: 397

View: 902

A book about Ultra, the code name for the war-winning secret that did not emerge for 30 years. This is an account of how, in World War II, the Allies intercepted German radio transmissions, broke their codes and transmitted the information to the battle field. In preparing the book the author consulted more then 2,000 previously secret Ultra intercepts.

The Secret History of the Jersey DevilThe Secret History of the Jersey Devil

The first half tells the story of the little-known origins of the Leeds Devil, as the creature was originally known. In chapter 1 we address the colonial background of the story. In chapter 2 we examine the life of the primary character ...

Author: Brian Regal

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421424910


Page: 160

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A product of innuendo and rumor, as well as scandal and media hype, the Jersey Devil enjoys a rich history involving land grabs, astrological predictions, mermaids and dinosaur bones, sideshows, Napoleon Bonaparte's brother, a cross-dressing royal governor, and Founding Father Benjamin Franklin.

The Secret History of Twin PeaksThe Secret History of Twin Peaks

The Secret History of Twin Peaks enlarges the world of the original series, placing the unexplained phenomena that unfolded there into a vastly layered, wide-ranging history, beginning with the journals of Lewis and Clark and ending with ...

Author: Mark Frost

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 144729386X


Page: 356

View: 776

From the co-creator of the landmark television series Twin Peaks comes a novel that deepens the mysteries of that iconic town in ways that not only enrich the original series but readies fans for the upcoming Showtime episodes.

The Secret History of a Woman PatientThe Secret History of a Woman Patient

This seemed the perfect opportunity to give him the necessary information so that he could understand the nuances of what had happened to me so far . I started my story . ' I was sitting on the sofa ... ' The consultant looked up ...

Author: Janet Rhys Dent

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846191505


Page: 130

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Front Cover -- Contents -- About the Author -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. Discovery -- 2. Testing -- 3. The verdict -- 4. Time out -- 5. Decisions -- 6. Revelations -- 7. Inpatient -- 8. Mirrors and masks -- 9. Aftercare -- 10. Disconnected -- 11. Predictions -- 12. Soul sisters -- 13. Side-effects -- 14. One eye on the music -- 15. Outpatient -- 16. Understanding -- Afterword -- Further reading -- Back Cover

The Secret History 101 Amazing Facts You Didn t KnowThe Secret History 101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know

History", it was known by original title "The God of Illusions." 5. The novel "The Secret History" is available in print format. It is available in both paperback and hardcover forms. 6. Tartt's book "The Secret History" has ...

Author: G Whiz


ISBN: 9781498987806



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Did you know that The Secret History is Donna Tartt's first published novel? Or, did you know that before the story was given the title The Secret History, it was known by original title The God of Illusions? What are the amazing facts of The Secret History by Donna Tartt? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is a derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading and enjoyment. It is unofficial and unaffiliated with respective parties of the original title in any way. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

The Secret History of DreamingThe Secret History of Dreaming

A few hours later, lying on his own deathbed in Quincy, Massachusetts, with a thunderstorm raging outside, John Adams whispered, “Thomas Jefferson survives.” Then his heart stopped. Whether the page from Dr. Rush's future history was ...

Author: Robert Moss

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577316381


Page: 329

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The author of Conscious Dreaming and The Three "Only" Things poses arguments for understanding one's dreams in order to resolve past events and prepare for the future, explaining the practices of ancient dreaming cultures and the dream experiences of famous historical figures.

The Secret History of ExtraterrestrialsThe Secret History of Extraterrestrials

and to unearth the whole story. One of those connections was one of the most prominent and credible ufology figures in the world, with firsthand knowledge of ET contact, and he just happened to live right across the street from Dean in ...

Author: Len Kasten

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781591439592


Page: 328

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Explores the role of ETs in the military, government, technology, history, and the coming new age • Surveys contact with ETs, abductions, alien technology and exopolitics, genetic tampering by ETs, and the history behind the Nazis and UFOs • Contains interviews with Jesse Marcel, Michael Salla, Paul LaViolette, Robert Bauval, Helen Wambach, and others at the forefront of the ET-derived New Science movement The extraterrestrial presence on Earth is widening and, as we enter the Aquarian Age, will be admitted officially, causing shock and an urgent universal need to understand the social and technological changes derived from our space brothers. A primer for the explosive advances humanity will experience scientifically and spiritually in the coming years, this compendium explores the ET phenomenon and its influence on humanity past and present. The book surveys contact with ETs and abduction accounts, unexplained public and undisclosed military technology from aliens including anti-gravity devices, exopolitics (the influence of ETs in human affairs), the Iraqi Stargate, the Hybrid Project of alien interbreeding by abduction, Nazi ties to UFOS and their secret underground base in Antarctica, government cover-ups of alien interactions including Roswell, and the transformation triggered by the Hale-Bopp comet. Based on interviews with people who are witnessing the coming changes as well as those visionaries who are actually bringing them about--including John Mack, Major Jesse Marcel, Paul LaViolette, Robert Bauval, Michael Salla, and Helen Wambach--this book sketches out a breathtaking vision of the planetary revolution just around the corner.

The Secret History of Lucifer New Edition The Secret History of Lucifer New Edition

3 Similar legends did the rounds: such as the story of a student at St Andrews in Scotland who met a 'minister' who assisted him in his academic work in return for a deal signed in blood. Even Sir Francis Drake was said to have used ...

Author: Lynn Picknett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780337692


Page: 160

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In her new account of an old religion, Lynn Picknett explains that Lucifer means 'the light bringer' and was a personification of the Morning Star, the planet Venus and its goddess. 'He' was originally 'she' -- a divine representation of love, light and human warmth. The early Christian Church appropriated the name Lucifer, and it became synonymous with darkness and the Devil. Yet many great thinkers have covertly followed the old Luciferan way, most famously Leonardo da Vinci, who encrypted the symbols of his heretical beliefs in his work, visible only to those who have the key.

The Secret HistoryThe Secret History

Everyone is laughing at me—cast off by my patron so he could have my sister!” “Let's get this straight right now—I didn't sleep with Hecebolus until after he'd thrown you out.” Comito looked ready to lunge, but Antonina cleared her ...

Author: Stephanie Thornton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101607664


Page: 448

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Where Theodora went, trouble followed…. In sixth-century Constantinople, one woman, Theodora, defied every convention and all the odds and rose from common theater tart to empress of a great kingdom, the most powerful woman the Roman Empire would ever know. The woman whose image was later immortalized in glittering mosaic was a scrappy, clever, conniving, flesh-and-blood woman full of sensuality and spirit whose real story is as surprising as any ever told…. After her father dies suddenly, Theodora and her sisters face starvation and a life on the streets. Determined to survive, Theodora makes a living any way she can—first on her back with every man who will have her, then on the stage in a scandalous dramatization of her own invention. When her daring performance grants her a backdoor entry into the halls of power, she seizes the chance to win a wealthy protector—only to face heartbreak and betrayal. Ever resilient, Theodora rises above such trials and, by a twist of fate, meets her most passionate admirer yet: the emperor’s nephew. She thrives as his confidant and courtesan, but many challenges lie ahead. For one day this man will hand her a crown. And all the empire will wonder—is she bold enough, shrewd enough, and strong enough to keep it? READERS GUIDE INCLUDED

The Secret History of DemocracyThe Secret History of Democracy

The Secret History of Democracy since 1945', takes a broader view of the post1945 rise of democracy, to examine the unacknowledged shift from old-world representative institutions towards a form of what Keane calls 'monitory democracy', ...

Author: Benjamin Isakhan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230299467


Page: 252

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This book explores the intriguing idea that there is much more democracy in human history than is generally acknowledged. It establishes that democracy was developing across greater Asia before classical Athens, clung on during the 'Dark Ages', often formed part of indigenous governance and is developing today in unexpected ways.