Killers of the Flower Moon

Original Synopsis

"Killers of the Flower Moon has a total of 352 pages which are papers from writer 'David Grann'. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST "Disturbing and riveting...It will sear your soul." —Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review SHELF AWARENESS'S BEST BOOK OF 2017 Named a best book of the year by Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, NPR's Maureen Corrigan, NPR's "On Point," Vogue, Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Lit Hub's "Ultimate Best Books," Library Journal, Paste, Kirkus, and Book Browse From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances. In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the “Phantom Terror,” roamed—many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating. 2017-04-18 time of publication of the book, [-Vintage-]"

Publisher : Vintage
Pages : 352 Paper
Genre : True Crime
ISBN-10 : 0385534256
ISBN-13 : 9780385534253
Time : 2017-04-18
Author : David Grann
Size : 946 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Flower Moon

Original Synopsis

"Flower Moon has a total of 256 pages which are papers from writer 'Gina Linko'. Tally Jo and Tempest Trimble are mirror twins, so alike they were almost born the same person. Inseparable, but more than that. Connected. That is, until this summer. The twins are traveling with Pa Charlie’s carnival just like always, but there’s a new distance between them. Tempest is so caught up in her own ideas, she doesn’t seem to have space left in her life for Tally. And, more than that, Tally’s started to notice there’s something between them. Something real, growing with the phases of the moon, pushing them apart. Sparking, sputtering, wild. Dangerous. With the full moon approaching, Tally knows it’s up to her to find out what’s going on—and to beat it. If she can’t, she might just lose her sister. Forever. For fans of Savvy and A Snicker of Magic, this is a spellbinding story of friendship and family—a poignant ode to both what’s worth holding on to and what we have to let go. 2018-01-02 time of publication of the book, [-Skyhorse Publishing Inc.-]"

Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Pages : 256 Paper
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-10 : 1510722750
ISBN-13 : 9781510722750
Time : 2018-01-02
Author : Gina Linko
Size : 311 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Original Synopsis

"KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON - Summarized for Busy People has a total of 37 pages which are papers from writer 'Goldmine Reads'. This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. During the 1920s, the world's wealthiest people per capita were the Osage Indians of Oklahoma. Upon the discovery of oil underneath their lands, they built their own mansions, were driven around by chauffeurs in their own automobiles, and enrolled their children to expensive European schools. That is, until the richest of them were killed off one by one. It was evident that the primary target had been the family of one female Osage member named Mollie Burkhart—her sister was shot and her mother poisoned. The deaths in Mollie Burkhart's family mark the beginning of a series of gruesome murders, each Osage death just as suspicious as the last. Set in what remains of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty himself had secured his immense fortune—those who had the guts to uncover the mysteries of the Osage murders had their fates sealed just as well. The FBI finally took over the case when the body count rose to over two dozen. The investigation was the Bureau's first big homicide case, and they had botched it well. Young J. Edgar Hoover was director at the time, and he was desperate. He sought the help of Tom White, a former Texas Ranger, to resolve the case once and for all. White assembled a team of undercover agents, including the Bureau's sole American Indian agent. The team infiltrated the county, knowing full well that being compromised will cost them their lives. White, the agents, and the Osage come together to reveal the truth behind one of America's most sordid conspiracies throughout history. Killers of the Flower Moon sheds light on the long-kept conspiracy that ordered the murder of more than two dozens of Osage members. David Grann's narrative nonfiction is based upon several years of deep research and shocking new evidence. Each piece of information throughout the Bureau's investigation is a step deeper into an intricate web of cover-ups. More importantly, Killers of the Flower Moon illustrates the prejudice and antipathy towards Native Americans which granted the murderers and conspirators impunity all those years ago—even up to this day. Wait no more, take action and get this book now! 2017-10-03 time of publication of the book, [-Goldmine Reads-]"

Publisher : Goldmine Reads
Pages : 37 Paper
Genre : Fiction
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 :
Time : 2017-10-03
Author : Goldmine Reads
Size : 994 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Original Synopsis

"Summary of Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann has a total of 72 pages which are papers from writer 'SpeedyReads'. Wanna Read But Not Enough Time? Then, grab a SpeedyReads of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann now! Here's a sample of what you'll see in this book: Summary of Killers of the Flower Moon On the 24th of May 1921, Mollie Burkhart of the Osage settlement town of Gray Horse, Oklahoma, began dreading the worst about her elder sister, Anna Brown. Anna had vanished three days earlier, which wasn't uncharacteristic of her since she disappeared at times. Their sister, Minnie, had passed away three years ago due to a mysterious illness that the doctors had not been able to explain. *this is an unofficial summary of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. It is not endorsed, affiliated by Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI or David Grann. It is not the full book. Download And Start Reading Now - Even if it's 3 AM! Hurry, Limited Quantities Available! *Bonus Section Included* 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed or your money back! 2018-05-15 time of publication of the book, [-Createspace Independent Publishing Platform-]"

Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages : 72 Paper
Genre :
ISBN-10 : 9781719156233
ISBN-13 : 1719156239
Time : 2018-05-15
Author : SpeedyReads
Size : 198 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

Original Synopsis

"Summary of David Grann's Killers of the Flower Moon has a total of 34 pages which are papers from writer 'Sumoreads'. PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. In his fascinating book, "Killers of the Flower Moon," David Grann spins a page-turning tale of a series of suspicious murders in early 20th century Oklahoma, helping to spawn the creation of the FBI. This SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis offers supplementary material to "Killers of the Flower Moon" to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes! What does this SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis Include? An Executive Summary of the original book Editorial Review Brief chapter summaries Key takeaways & analysis from each section Brief chapter-by-chapter summaries A short bio of the the author Original Book Summary Overview In "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI," David Grann skillfully weaves the dual narratives of the FBI's origins and its earliest important case. For those seeking to gain a historical perspective of early 20th century America while diving into the thrilling, intoxicating environment of a crime spree, this book is a must-read. BEFORE YOU BUY: The purpose of this SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis is to help you decide if it's worth the time, money and effort reading the original book (if you haven't already). SUMOREADS has pulled out the essence-but only to help you ascertain the value of the book for yourself. This analysis is meant as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, "Killers of the Flower Moon." 2017-08-06 time of publication of the book, [-Createspace Independent Publishing Platform-]"

Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages : 34 Paper
Genre :
ISBN-10 : 9781974253227
ISBN-13 : 1974253228
Time : 2017-08-06
Author : Sumoreads
Size : 416 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

Summary of Killers of the Flower Moon

Original Synopsis

"Summary of Killers of the Flower Moon has a total of 102 pages which are papers from writer 'Whizbooks'. Summary of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann: Trivia Book Journalist David Grann recreates the events that tell how unsuspecting Osage families, the world's wealthiest in the 1920s, were murdered one by one by seemingly benevolent men who married into the family in order to inherit all the money gained from their land's oil deposits . Reported in the newspapers as the "Reign of Terror" or the "Osage Black Curse," Grann ties in the parallel story of how the modern FBI was created as a resulting effort to capture the murderers. What should interest us today, according to Grann, is how greed continues to threaten American Indian lives. Killers of the Flower Moon is one of Time magazine's 2017 top ten non-fiction books. Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion & discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this copy for your enjoyment. 2018-06-09 time of publication of the book, [-Blurb-]"

Publisher : Blurb
Pages : 102 Paper
Genre :
ISBN-10 : 9781388339265
ISBN-13 : 1388339269
Time : 2018-06-09
Author : Whizbooks
Size : 697 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Original Synopsis

"Analysis of David Grann's Killers of the Flower Moon by Milkyway Media has a total of 28 pages which are papers from writer 'Milkyway Media'. Killers of the Flower Moon (2017) narrates a series of murders on the Osage reservation in Oklahoma. In the 1920s, members of the Osage tribe were killed as part of a plot to deprive them of their oil wealth. Purchase this in-depth analysis to learn more. 2017-09-02 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 28 Paper
Genre :
ISBN-10 : 9781549652578
ISBN-13 : 1549652575
Time : 2017-09-02
Author : Milkyway Media
Size : 278 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

Original Synopsis

"Summary of Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann - Conversation Starters has a total of 70 pages which are papers from writer 'BookHabits'. Summary of Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann | Conversation Starters Killers of the Flower Moon is the latest novel from author David Grann. This nonfiction book is about the murder of the Osage Native American tribe in the 1920s. The Osage tribe was forced off their land by the United States government. They moved to Oklahoma and oil was discovered on their land. The oil money made them wealthy enough to buy mansions and cars. They were able to send their children to boarding schools in Europe. Then, tragedy struck. One by one, the members of the Osage tribe turned up murdered in various ways -- gunshots, poisoning, and explosions. David Grann follows the trail of who was responsible for the murders and what happened to the Osage. Killers of the Flower Moon has been called the best book released in 2017 by Entertainment Weekly, and it has been labeled as "extraordinary" by Time Magazine A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: * Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups * Foster a deeper understanding of the book * Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately * Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage to do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters. 2017-09-05 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 70 Paper
Genre :
ISBN-10 : 9781976136351
ISBN-13 : 1976136350
Time : 2017-09-05
Author : BookHabits
Size : 323 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

The Flower Moon Ball

Original Synopsis

"The Flower Moon Ball has a total of 42 pages which are papers from writer 'Lisa Thomspon'. "Speckle cannot believe her luck! Her secret wish to be chosen as a flower fairy for the Flower Moon Ball has come true! Could her butterfly be the one who wakes the flowers?"--Back cover. 2018 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 42 Paper
Genre : Butterflies
No.ID : _2mztQEACAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9781760201432
ISBN-13 : 176020143X
Time : 2018
Author : Lisa Thomspon
Size : 647 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Full Moon Lore

Original Synopsis

"Full Moon Lore has a total of 32 pages which are papers from writer 'Ellen Wahi'. Every month has a full moon, and every full moon has a story. Full Moon Lore explores the origins of each full moon's name, from the Strawberry Moon to the Wolf Moon and beyond. Told in rolling prose with delightful nighttime illustrations, this story is a sweet look at nature, seasons, and the mystery of the full moon. Includes Moon Facts and additional back matter. 2017-04-15 time of publication of the book, [-Sleeping Bear Press-]"

Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press
Pages : 32 Paper
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN-10 : 1634720679
ISBN-13 : 9781634720670
Time : 2017-04-15
Author : Ellen Wahi
Size : 916 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

Evolution of Goddess

Original Synopsis

"Evolution of Goddess has a total of 240 pages which are papers from writer 'Emma Mildon'. Bestselling spiritual author of The Soul Searcher’s Handbook, Emma Mildon—the “goddess-messenger-girlfriend who may just lead you to your inner guru” (Katie Silcox, New York Times bestselling author)—provides a fascinating, fun, and inspiring exploration of female divinity throughout history, myth, and religion to help women understand, embody, and celebrate their inner goddess. Evolution of Goddess is a practical introduction to the goddess realm, digging up the histories of long-forgotten myths of goddesses of love, war, death, the sun, the moon, and more. With this clear-eyed and spirited book, you can finally become familiarized with goddesses from a wide range of cultures throughout history, including the mermaids of the Atlantic, the empresses of ancient Egypt, the wise women of the Middle Ages, right up to the modern-day goddesses who walk amongst us today as humble light workers, educating and inspiring. Through a goddess assessment, you’ll uncover your own goddess archetype and be given rituals, meditations, and exercises to tap and embolden your own feminine superpowers. Imbue your life with healing, invigorating goddess energy, and discover ways to harness your new empowerment to improve the world. Now is the time to reconnect with the strength and holistic spirituality of our ancestors—to trace the evolution of the Goddess. 2018-07-10 time of publication of the book, [-Simon and Schuster-]"

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Pages : 240 Paper
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN-10 : 1501164082
ISBN-13 : 9781501164088
Time : 2018-07-10
Author : Emma Mildon
Size : 339 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

How Did Poetry Survive?

Original Synopsis

"How Did Poetry Survive? has a total of 472 pages which are papers from writer 'John Timberman Newcomb'. This book traces the emergence of modern American poetry at the turn of the nineteenth century. With a particular focus on four "little magazines"--Poetry, The Masses, Others, and The Seven Arts--John Timberman Newcomb shows how each advanced ambitious agendas combining urban subjects, stylistic experimentation, and progressive social ideals. While subsequent literary history has favored the poets whose work made them distinct--individuals singled out usually on the basis of a novel technique--Newcomb provides a denser, richer view of the history that hundreds of poets made. 2012-04-15 time of publication of the book, [-University of Illinois Press-]"

Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Pages : 472 Paper
Genre : Literary Criticism
No.ID : jH-VzVRU7N8C
ISBN-10 : 0252093909
ISBN-13 : 9780252093906
Time : 2012-04-15
Author : John Timberman Newcomb
Size : 667 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

In the Murmuring Trees

Original Synopsis

"In the Murmuring Trees has a total of 121 pages which are papers from writer 'R. Tirrell Leonard Jr.'. In The Murmuring Trees delves into nature, mythology and fantasy through evocative prose and poetry, taking readers to a time and place where myths were real and legends walked amongst men. It retells classic stories of gods and monsters, and mans place within natures grandeur, capturing the essence of these timeless tales while instilling in them a modern twist unique to R. Tirrell Leonard Jr. "Imaginative poems and prose of great spirit, rich creativity, and three-dimensional imagery." The Columbia Review. In The Murmuring Trees (2012) Reviewed By: The Editorial Board The Editorial Board of The Columbia Review selects new books and films of interest, as well as paid submissions and sponsored reviews from authors, publishers, directors, agents and producers. In The Murmuring Trees by R. Tirrell Leonard JR. is an imaginative volume of poems and prose of great spirit, rich creativity, and three-dimensional imagery. Readers of poetry often seek to understand not only the meaning of the words themselves, but to perceive who the poet really is. One might speculate that Leonard may be revealing himself best with the first line in the poem A Post in Furies Winds: I know I differ from the normal view This collection of poems and prose is also a unique exploration of a common sentiment love but here it is to a place, as the title of another song reads: A Magical Country Dance. One cannot miss Mr. Leonards deep love for the State of Massachusetts both its people (Contemporary and natives) and its raw physical beauty (land and coast). Most of the pieces may fit on one page, but many would serve as food for thought for a whole evening. And while the poet speaks of losing his voice, his writing comes across loud and clear with great charm and natural rythm. Adding to this volumes value for the reader are snippets of true perception and tickling humor. For example, who among us, lovers of poetry, dont remember a sleepless night made longer by the crickets singing through the open window, driving us near the brink. In particular, some of Mr. Leonards poetry attains the cloak of youthful wit, alluding to figures from the sphere of fantasy and the world of magic, which would make much of this volume easily accessible and happily enjoyable for younger readers, as well. In summary, this meticulous and beautiful collection leaves the reader shaken, elated and reflective, perhaps as the poet concludes the title poem (or close to it), In Murmurings Through Trees: Skies with lightning flashes bright and brawling, fill my mind with wonders still and installing. Indeed! 2012-11-15 time of publication of the book, [-Xlibris Corporation-]"

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Pages : 121 Paper
Genre : Poetry
No.ID : yej7rjobUmgC
ISBN-10 : 1479730920
ISBN-13 : 9781479730926
Time : 2012-11-15
Author : R. Tirrell Leonard Jr.
Size : 432 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

The Ladies' Companion to the Flower-garden

Original Synopsis

"The Ladies' Companion to the Flower-garden has a total of 351 pages which are papers from writer 'Mrs. Loudon (Jane)'. 1849 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 351 Paper
Genre : Flower gardening
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : HARVARD:32044103113676
Time : 1849
Author : Mrs. Loudon (Jane)
Size : 359 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

Moon Flower

Original Synopsis

"Moon Flower has a total of 189 pages which are papers from writer 'Michael Combe'. Mass destruction has erupted all over the world and one group is laying claim: The Darkwings. But this mysterious group will not reveal their hidden agenda nor will they cease their carnage until their unknown mission is achieved. Only the ultra-secret spy network of Monitor can possibly stop them. In this whirlwind of clashes between nations and ideals emerges Moon Flower, a survivor of one of the Darkwings plots. Alone and powerless, she tries for rescue her friend from Kraagen, a renegade dragon and Darkwing Commander who has plans for his captive in a future Darkwing scheme. It is a race against time, against military forces, against the very essence of magic itself to save the girl and the world. 2011-12-12 time of publication of the book, [-Mountainland Publishing Inc-]"

Publisher : Mountainland Publishing Inc
Pages : 189 Paper
Genre :
No.ID : vda7bX5WcjkC
ISBN-10 : 0974547654
ISBN-13 : 9780974547657
Time : 2011-12-12
Author : Michael Combe
Size : 565 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

Nightmares with Moons

Original Synopsis

"Nightmares with Moons has a total of 31 pages which are papers from writer 'P. B. Rippey'. 2007 time of publication of the book, [-Pudding House Publications-]"

Publisher : Pudding House Publications
Pages : 31 Paper
Genre :
No.ID : cZhIlzoKJ0YC
ISBN-10 : 9781589984271
ISBN-13 : 1589984277
Time : 2007
Author : P. B. Rippey
Size : 556 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

Merlin's Tour of the Universe

Original Synopsis

"Merlin's Tour of the Universe has a total of 316 pages which are papers from writer 'Neil de Grasse Tyson'. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry comes a fascinating guide to the most popular questions about the universe. In Neil de Grasse Tyson's delightful tour of the galaxies, his fictional character Merlin responds to popular astronomy questions asked by adults and children alike. Merlin, a visitor from Planet Omniscia in the Andromeda Galaxy, has been friends with many of the most important scientific figures of the past, including da Vinci, Magellan, Doppler, Einstein, and Hubble—and he often recounts his conversations with these historical figures in his explanations. Merlin's illuminating answers feature a unique combination of wit and poetry along with serious science explained in refreshingly clear, reader-friendly language. Dear Merlin: Can a person cross our galaxy in a spaceship during one human lifespan? Merlin: In 1905, Merlin's good friend Albert Einstein introduced the "Special Theory of Relativity," which predicts that time will tick slower and slower the faster you travel. Were you to embark on such an adventure you could conceivably age as little as you wish, depending of course, on your exact speed. The problem arises when you return to Earth, which will have moved several hundred thousand years into the future and everyone will have forgotten about you. A timeless book for lovers of the universe by one of its greatest lights. 2011-03-23 time of publication of the book, [-Main Street Books-]"

Publisher : Main Street Books
Pages : 316 Paper
Genre : Science
No.ID : G_58UqFp1YIC
ISBN-10 : 0307784088
ISBN-13 : 9780307784087
Time : 2011-03-23
Author : Neil de Grasse Tyson
Size : 367 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

The Flower and the Dragon on the Moon

Original Synopsis

"The Flower and the Dragon on the Moon has a total of 24 pages which are papers from writer 'Mateo Humphrey'. Once upon a time there was a baby dragon and people gave him a flower seed. It was a nice seed. The dragon's name is Mike and the flower's Jon. This is their adventure story. 2012-11-30 time of publication of the book, [-Xlibris Corporation-]"

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Pages : 24 Paper
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
No.ID : uLVWkI78NYwC
ISBN-10 : 1479739022
ISBN-13 : 9781479739028
Time : 2012-11-30
Author : Mateo Humphrey
Size : 264 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

The Handy Science Answer Book

Original Synopsis

"The Handy Science Answer Book has a total of 688 pages which are papers from writer ''. Presenting a fun and educational way to explore the wonders of the world of science, this newly updated edition poses and answers 2,200 questions, providing an abundance of original and interesting science facts. Children and adults will uncover some of the most interesting, unusual, and quirky science curiosities such as: Are cell phones dangerous to your health? Is the same strain of yeast used to make different types of beer? What is the cleanest fossil fuel? What is the largest invertebrate? Readers will find this informative and enjoyable resource is chock full of hundreds of intriguing science and technology topics, from the inner workings of the human body and outer space to math, computers, planes, trains, and automobiles. 2011-04-01 time of publication of the book, [-Visible Ink Press-]"

Publisher : Visible Ink Press
Pages : 688 Paper
Genre : Science
No.ID : k1skS4rEueUC
ISBN-10 : 1578593638
ISBN-13 : 9781578593637
Time : 2011-04-01
Author :
Size : 768 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Peach Blossom Pavillion

Original Synopsis

"Peach Blossom Pavillion has a total of 433 pages which are papers from writer 'Mingmei Yip'. A Chinese woman recalls her youthful years as a courtesan in this historical novel that offers a “vivid account of the forgotten past” (Chun Yu, author of Little Green). In a sunny California apartment, a young woman and her fiancé arrive to record her great-grandmother’s story. It is the story of a girl, Xiang Xiang, who rose from a childhood of shame to become one of the most successful courtesans in early twentieth-century China—under the name Precious Orchid. After Xiang Xiang’s father is falsely accused of a crime, he is executed, leaving his family a legacy of dishonor. Her mother’s only option is to enter a Buddhist nunnery, so she gives her daughter over to the care of her sister in Shanghai. At first, life at Peach Blossom Pavilion feels like a dream. Surrounded by exotic flowers, murmuring fountains, colorful fishponds, and bamboo groves, Precious Orchid sees herself thriving. She is schooled in music, literature, painting, calligraphy, and, to her innocent surprise, the art of pleasuring men. For the beautiful Pavilion hides its darker purpose as an elite house of prostitution. And even as she commands the devotion of China’s most powerful men, Precious Orchid never gives up on her dream to escape, reunite with her mother, avenge her father’s death, and find true love. As the richest, most celebrated Ming Ji—or “prestigious courtesan”—in all of China, she just might have her way, even if it comes with a devastating price. Sweeping in scope and stunning in its evocation of China, Peach Blossom Pavilion is a remarkable novel with an unforgettable heroine at the heart of its powerful story. “Riveting . . . A rare peek into an exotic culture that is thrilling, captivating, and moving.” —Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Dowry Bride “In the sure voice of Precious Orchid, Mingmei Yip recounts thirteen tumultuous years of Chinese history: vicious politics, pristine piety and heartrending scandal, framed in the classical arts. She writes with a painter’s fastidious eye and the irresistible energy of grand storytelling. The pages just turn themselves.” —Neal Chandler, director, Creative Writing Program of Cleveland State University “Peach Blossom Pavilion, story of the last geisha in China, is told with amazing insight as if the author had lived in the tumultuous China of a century ago. Through her beautiful, lucid prose, Mingmei brings modern Western readers into the mysterious world of the cultivated courtesan.” —Hannelore Hahn, founder and executive director, International Women’s Writing Guild 2008-06-01 time of publication of the book, [-Kensington Publishing Corp.-]"

Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
Pages : 433 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : n2bnAwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1617739081
ISBN-13 : 9781617739088
Time : 2008-06-01
Author : Mingmei Yip
Size : 885 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

The Salt God's Daughter

Original Synopsis

"The Salt God's Daughter has a total of 352 pages which are papers from writer 'Ilie Ruby'. Set in Long Beach, California, beginning in the 1970s, The Salt God’s Daughter follows Ruthie and her sister, Dolly as they carve out a life in a place filled with natural beauty, meteorological myths, and exotic folklore. Raised by a mother drawn to the ocean and guided by the moons, their heritage is a mystery and their mother often absent, forcing the two girls to confront the social and sexual mores of the time on their own, caught in the riptide of a culture that alternately glorifies and demonizes female sexuality. Ruthie's daughter, Naida, is born into this conflicting landscape with a secret she tries to keep hidden, bullied and harassed by her peers as she seeks out the father she never knew. Woven with a traditional Scottish folktale and hints of Jewish mysticism, this examines how far we’ll go to find our place in a world that is often hostile to those who are different. 2012-09-01 time of publication of the book, [-Soft Skull Press-]"

Publisher : Soft Skull Press
Pages : 352 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : BEeQ_2EO-0kC
ISBN-10 : 1593764901
ISBN-13 : 9781593764906
Time : 2012-09-01
Author : Ilie Ruby
Size : 832 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB