The gardens of hell

John Mitchel in Van Diemen's land 1850-1853

Author: John Mitchel,Peter O'Shaughnessy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 126

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Gardens of Hell

Battles of the Gallipoli Campaign

Author: Patrick Gariepy

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1612346839

Category: History

Page: 344

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Gardens of Hell examines the human side of one of the great tragedies of modern warfare, the Gallipoli campaign of the First World War. In February 1915, beginning with a naval attack on Turkey in the Dardanelles, a combined force of British, Australian, New Zealand, Indian, and French troops invaded the Gallipoli Peninsula only to face crushing losses and an ignominious retreat from what seemed a hopeless mission. Both sides in the battle suffered huge casualties, with a combined 127,000 servicemen killed during the action. Patrick Gariepy has pieced together the battle from combatantsÆ own words. Drawn from diaries and letters and from stories passed down through generations of families, these firsthand accounts offer an honest, heartfelt, and sometimes painful testimony to a doomed campaign fought by the men who lived through the fury, terror, and grief that was Gallipoli. Gardens of Hell is a sensitive acknowledgment of the enormous human cost of military folly and failure.
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A Slow Walk Through the Gardens of Hell, a CIA Man in the War in Vietnam and Laos

Author: James Louis Gardner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781879222052

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

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Lt. Face advised the CIA on the Secret War in Laos, and when the program collapsed, he became a roving intelligence officer. After being wounded while assaulting a village, he was transferred stateside to a fake mental hospital where he was told he had never been to Southeast Asia, and that the government could prove it.
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A Garden of Eden in Hell: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer

Author: Melissa Muller,Reinhard Piechocki

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330539396

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 456

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Alice Herz-Sommer was born in 1903 in Prague, the Prague of the Hapsburgs and of Franz Kafka, a family friend. Musically very gifted, by her mid-teens Alice was one of the best-known pianists in Prague. But as the Nazis swept across Europe her comfortable, bourgeois world began to crumble around her, as anti-Jewish feeling not only intensified but was legitimised. In 1942, Alice's mother was deported. Desperately unhappy, she resolved to learn Chopin's 24 Etudes - the most technically demanding piano pieces she knew - and the complex but beautiful music saved her sanity. A year later, she, too - together with her husband and their six-year-old son - was deported to a concentration camp. But even in Theresienstadt, music was her salvation and in the course of more than a hundred concerts she gave her fellow-prisoners hope in a world of pain and death. This is her remarkable story, but it is also the story of a mother's struggle to create a happy childhood for her beloved only son in the midst of atrocity and barbarism. Of 15,000 children sent to the camp, Raphael was one of the 130 who survived. Today, Alice Herz-Sommer lives in London and she still plays the piano every day.
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The Gardens of Delight

Author: Ian Watson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575114606

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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In The Gardens of Delight Ian Watson boldly lands a starship within the hallucinatory terrain of Hieronymus Bosch's painting The Garden of Earthly Delights, a medieval masterpiece which enchants and horrifies all who see it, for the picture shows what looks to be a paradise of pleasure yet it also displays a terrible hell of torments. And so the ship's psychologist, Sean Athlone, and two women companions explore the luxurious landscape of giant fruits and birds and strange towers and naked celebrating people, in quest of the godlike alien intelligence that has transformed a planet according to Bosch's vision, populating it with the colonists from a previous starship.
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Das Spiel der Götter (1)

Die Gärten des Mondes

Author: Steven Erikson

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641089778

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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Das malazanische Imperium ist ein Moloch, der sich mit Hilfe seiner Magier und Soldaten unerbittlich ausbreitet. Jetzt soll die letzte freie Stadt fallen. Doch eine ominöse Macht verweigert den Truppen der Kaiserin den letzten Sieg: Über Darujhistan schwebt aus heiterem Himmel eine riesige Festung und versetzt alle Welt in helle Aufregung ...
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The Garden and the Fire

Heaven and Hell in Islamic Culture

Author: Nerina Rustomji

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231140851

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Islamic conceptions of heaven and hell began in the seventh century as an early doctrinal innovation, but by the twelfth century, these notions had evolved into a highly formalized ideal of perfection. In tracking this transformation, Nerina Rustomji reveals the distinct material culture and aesthetic vocabulary Muslims developed to understand heaven and hell and identifies the communities and strategies of defense that took shape around the promise of a future world. Ideas of the afterworld profoundly influenced daily behaviors in Islamic society and gave rise to a code of ethics that encouraged abstinence from sumptuous objects, such as silver vessels and silk, so they could be appreciated later in heaven. Rustomji conducts a meticulous study of texts and images and carefully connects the landscape and social dynamics of the afterworld with earthly models and expectations. Male servants and female companions become otherworldly objects in the afterlife, and stories of rewards and punishment helped preachers promote religious reform. By employing material culture as a method of historical inquiry, Rustomji points to the reflections, discussions, and constructions that actively influenced Muslims' picture of the afterworld, culminating in a distinct religious aesthetic.
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The Gardens of Covington

A Novel

Author: Joan A. Medlicott

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429977906

Category: Fiction

Page: 337

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The Gardens of Covington joyously celebrates women and friendships, families and love, laughing through the tears, thinking with the head and the heart. The ladies, so real and inspiring, will make you wish they were your neighbors. If this is your first visit to the small town of Covington, you'll feel comfortably at home in the white farmhouse with the yellow shutters on Cove road that once again teems with warmth and fresh hope for today and tomorrow. If it's your second visit, you'll be thrilled to sit on the front porch once again and catch up with old friends and neighbors. Hannah, cool-headed and calm, battles to save their beloved hills from the rapacious development that has already ruined Loring Valley, only five minutes form Cove Road. Amelia, giddy with a newfound love, abandons the ladies and her photography to please her dashing new beau. And Grace is driven to prove she has an eye for business when she and her steady companion, Bob Richardson, open the Cottage Tearoom. New friends and neighbors are introduced. Eccentric Lurina Masterson, an eighty-one-year-old bride, brings tears of joy to all when, wearing her childhood dream of white satin, she married "Old Man," who is ninety-one. And George Maxwell, the ladies' closest neighbor, provides an inspired solution to preserving Covington's lush hills and valleys. Joan Medlicott writes lovingly about the complexity and tenderness of women. she writes with honesty about relationships, about love and passion, about commitment and friendship, as well as about the intricate bonds between parents and their children. As you join the ladies of Covington through their highs and their lows, their joys and their sorrows, you will not want the book to end, nor will you wish to leave their world behind you.
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The Gardens of Tantalus and Other Delusions

Author: Brian Stableford

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 143440210X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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The stories contained herein deal, directly or indirectly, with manifest delusions. By representing the delusions they feature as delusions, they promote the delusion that delusion can eventually be undermined by the strong-minded, who will thus be enabled to avoid the "bad faith" of which some existentialist philosophers seem to have lived in mortal terror. Included are historical mysteries, fantasies, and science fiction. The tales in this collection include: "The Gardens of Tantalus," "The Lost Romance," "Lucifer's Comet," "The Miracle of Zunderburg," "The Cult of Selene," "Ice and Fire," "Self-Sacrifice," "To the Bad," "Riding the Tiger," "Curiouser and Curiouser: A Kitchen Sink Drama, by Carol Lewis," "Quality Control," and "Worse Than the Disease." Never before collected into book form.
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Paradise and Hell in Islamic Traditions

Author: Christian Lange

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521506379

Category: History

Page: 228

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The Muslim afterworld, with its imagery rich in sensual promises, has shaped Western perceptions of Islam for centuries. However, to date, no single study has done justice to the full spectrum of traditions of thinking about the topic in Islamic history. The Muslim hell, in particular, remains a little studied subject. This book, which is based on a wide array of carefully selected Arabic and Persian texts, covers not only the theological and exegetical but also the philosophical, mystical, topographical, architectural and ritual aspects of the Muslim belief in paradise and hell, in both the Sunni and the Shiʿi world. By examining a broad range of sources related to the afterlife, Christian Lange shows that Muslim religious literature, against transcendentalist assumptions to the contrary, often pictures the boundary between this world and the otherworld as being remarkably thin, or even permeable.
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Corridors of Hell

Author: Bonita Wagner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462085644

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Aided by the persuasion of the demon Deception, Harry Halsey believes he can live life an way he wants with no fear of consequences. God gives Harry a trip through the corridors of hell to show him what awaits if he doesn't submit his life to Christ. Tomorrow could be too late.
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The Rock of Hell

Author: Kay Hassan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465305564

Category: Fiction

Page: 329

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It is not a personal story, it is a war novel, displaying the memories of a thousand American soldiers lived in the darkness of the war with me. It is the memories of the war time, the unlivable moments that they shared together, with all personal ruptures midst fatal disputes of locals, along with the world of myth, religion and unique quality of the mens raw nature, where all key aspects of misbehaviors explode .
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Wildflower Gardens

60 Spectacular Plants and how to Grow Them in Your Garden

Author: C. Colston Burrell,Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

ISBN: 9781889538112

Category: Gardening

Page: 111

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The accessible and colorful gardener's manual published by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden provides readers with tips on garden design, information on garden styles, an encyclopedia of sixty wildflowers, and mail-order sources for plants and seeds. Original.
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Concerning Heaven and its Wonders, and concerning Hell; being a relation of things heard and seen. Translated from the Latin [by J. W. Hancock; revised by J. Clowes. With the “preface to the first English edition” of this work, by T. Hartley].

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg,John Webster HANCOCK,Thomas HARTLEY (Rector of Winwick, Northamptonshire.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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The Monster in the Garden

The Grotesque and the Gigantic in Renaissance Landscape Design

Author: Luke Morgan

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812291875

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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Monsters, grotesque creatures, and giants were frequently depicted in Italian Renaissance landscape design, yet they have rarely been studied. Their ubiquity indicates that gardens of the period conveyed darker, more disturbing themes than has been acknowledged. In The Monster in the Garden, Luke Morgan argues that the monster is a key figure in Renaissance culture. Monsters were ciphers for contemporary anxieties about normative social life and identity. Drawing on sixteenth-century medical, legal, and scientific texts, as well as recent scholarship on monstrosity, abnormality, and difference in early modern Europe, he considers the garden within a broader framework of inquiry. Developing a new conceptual model of Renaissance landscape design, Morgan argues that the presence of monsters was not incidental but an essential feature of the experience of gardens.
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Death on the Installment Plan

Author: Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811223604

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Death on the Installment Plan is a companion volume to Louis-Ferinand Céline's earlier novel Journey to the End of Night. Published in rapid succession in the middle 1930s, these two books shocked European literatue and world consciousness. Nominally fiction but more rightly called "creative confessions," they told of the author's childhood in excoriating Paris slums, of serves in the mud wastes of World War I and African jungles. Mixing unmitigated despair with Gargantuan comedy, they also created a new style, in which invective and obscenity were laced with phrases of unforgettable poetry. Céline's influence revolutionized the contemporary approach to fiction. Under a cloud for a period, his work is now acknowledged as the forerunner of today's "black humor."
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Arianna Rose: The Gates of Hell (Part 5)

Author: Jennifer Martucci,Christopher Martucci

Publisher: Jennifer and Christopher Martucci

ISBN: 131147272X

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

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Time is running out. The countdown to the end of days has commenced. Portals between hell and earth are being opened. Evil has begun to roam the planet. And only one person can stop it before humanity is claimed by the underworld. Will Arianna make it in time to stop the final gate from opening? Or will the veil between hell and earth be stripped away, unleashing a reign of terror and violence so great humankind will fall, and darkness will rule for eternity? Find out in this final installment of the Arianna Rose series… Arianna Rose: The Gates of Hell Fiction, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal Romance, Dark Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction Romance,
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