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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Gardens Of The Moon

(Malazan Book Of The Fallen 1)

Author: Steven Erikson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409083101

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

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Bled dry by interminable warfare, infighting and bloody confrontations with Lord Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii, the vast, sprawling Malazan empire simmers with discontent. Even its imperial legions yearn for some respite. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his Bridgeburners and for Tattersail, sole surviving sorceress of the Second Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities of Genabackis, still holds out - and Empress Lasseen's ambition knows no bounds. However, it seems the empire is not alone in this great game. Sinister forces gather as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand... Conceived and written on an epic scale, Gardens of the Moon is a breathtaking achievement - a novel in which grand design, a dark and complex mythology, wild and wayward magic and a host of enduring characters combine with thrilling, powerful storytelling to resounding effect. Acclaimed by writers, critics and readers alike, here is the opening chapter in what has been hailed a landmark of epic fantasy: the awesome 'The Malazan Book of the Fallen'.
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The Gardens of Delight

Author: Ian Watson

Publisher: Gateway

ISBN: 0575114606

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9953

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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History of Paradise

The Garden of Eden in Myth and Tradition

Author: Jean Delumeau,Matthew O'Connell

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252068805

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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Explores the conviction that paradise existed in a precise although unreachable earthly location. Delving into the writings of dozens of medieval and Renaissance thinkers, from Augustine to Dante, this title presents a study of the meaning of Original Sin and the human yearning for paradise.
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The Gospel in All Lands

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Missions

Page: N.A

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The Gardens of Delight

Author: Ian Watson

Publisher: Gateway

ISBN: 0575114606

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6221

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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The New View of Hell

Showing Its Nature, Whereabouts, Duration, and how to Escape it

Author: Benjamin Fiske Barrett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Hell

Page: 215

View: 5158

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Paradise and Hell in Islamic Traditions

Author: Christian Lange

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316412059

Category: History

Page: N.A

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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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The Garden and the Fire

Heaven and Hell in Islamic Culture

Author: Nerina Rustomji

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231140843

Category: Religion

Page: 201

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Provides an analysis of how visions of the Garden and the Fire, or Heaven and Hell, within Sunni Islam changed between the seventh and thirteenth centuries, and looks at how Muslims used images to represent the Garden on Earth from the seventh to the nineteenth century.
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The Gardens of the Dead

Author: William Brodrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143112402

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

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Investigating the death of an attorney whose demise has been marked by bizarre puzzles, barrister detective Father Anselm discovers a link between the dead woman and his own choices in a difficult case that he won two years earlier. By the author of The 6th Lamentation. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
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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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A Divine Revelation of Hell

Author: Mary K. Baxter

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 1603741348

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Visions of Hell... Over a period of thirty days, God gave Mary K. Baxter visions of hell and commissioned her to tell people still alive on earth to reject sin and evil, and to choose life in Christ. Here is an account of the place and beings of hell contrasted with the glories of heaven. Follow Mary in her supernatural journey as she enters with Jesus into a gateway to hell and encounters the sights, sounds, and smells of that dark place of torment, including its evil spirits, cells, pits, jaws, and heart. Be an eyewitness to the various punishments of lost souls and hear their shocking stories. This book is a reminder that each of us needs to accept the miracle of salvation before it is too late—and to intercede for those who do not yet know Christ. Time is running out.
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The Gardens of Consolation

Author: Parisa Reza

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1609453581

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2016 Parisa Reza has written a powerful love story filled with scenes of hope and heartbreak centered around an Iranian woman named Talla, "a formidable and hard-to-forget heroine (Publisher's Weekly)," whose pursuit for a better life runs with the backdrop of a rapidly changing Iran. In the early 1920s, in the remote village of Ghamsar, Talla and Sardar, two teenagers dreaming of a better life, fall in love and marry. Sardar brings his young bride with him across the mountains to the suburbs of Tehran, where the couple settles down and builds a home. From the outskirts of the capital city, they will watch as the Qajar dynasty falls and Reza Khan rises to power as Reza Shah Pahlavi. Into this family of illiterate shepherds is born Bahram, a boy whose brilliance and intellectual promise are apparent from a very young age. Through his education, Bahram will become a fervent follower of reformer Mohammad Mosaddegh and will participate first-hand in his country's political and social upheavals.
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The Angel with One Hundred Wings

A Tale from the Arabian Nights

Author: Daniel Horch

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312284187

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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Entreated to help the young prince of Persia elope with the Sultan's mistress, alchemist Ibn Thaher works to assist the lovers despite the threat of death if they are caught and is challenged to overcome court factions that would use the impending scandal for their own ends. A first novel. 10,000 first printing.
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The Theory and Practice of Hell

The German Concentration Camps and the System Behind Them

Author: Eugen Kogon

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374529922

Category: History

Page: 343

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By the spring of 1945, the Second World War was drawing to a close in Europe. Allied troops were sweeping through Nazi Germany and discovering the atrocities of SS concentration camps. The first to be reached intact was Buchenwald, in central Germany. American soldiers struggled to make sense of the shocking scenes they witnessed inside. They asked a small group of former inmates to draft a report on the camp. It was led by Eugen Kogon, a German political prisoner who had been an inmate since 1939. The Theory and Practice of Hell is his classic account of life inside. Unlike many other books by survivors who published immediately after the war, The Theory and Practice of Hell is more than a personal account. It is a horrific examination of life and death inside a Nazi concentration camp, a brutal world of a state within state, and a society without law. But Kogon maintains a dispassionate and critical perspective. He tries to understand how the camp works, to uncover its structure and social organization. He knew that the book would shock some readers and provide others with gruesome fascination. But he firmly believed that he had to show the camp in honest, unflinching detail. The result is a unique historical document--a complete picture of the society, morality, and politics that fueled the systematic torture of six million human beings. For many years, The Theory and Practice of Hell remained the seminal work on the concentration camps, particularly in Germany. Reissued with an introduction by Nikolaus Waschmann, a leading Holocaust scholar and author of Hilter's Prisons, this important work now demands to be re-read.
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The Garden of Asia

Impressions from Japan

Author: Reginald John Farrer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Japan

Page: 296

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Sidewalk Gardens of New York

Author: Alicia Whitaker,Betsy Pinover Schiff

Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC

ISBN: 1580934641

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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Described by the New York Times as a "Champion of Gardens in New York," Betsy Pinover Schiff has been photographing urban plantings and chronicling the "greening" of the city for nearly a decade. Once limited to private spaces and elite neighborhoods, these plantings now proliferate throughout the boroughs, enhancing the streetscape throughout the city. Sidewalk Gardens of New York presents the range of possibilities- tree wells, planters and flowering baskets, lush medians that mitigate the frenzy of the street; plazas and pocket parks offering respite to pedestrians; building plantings that create a transition between public and private; community gardens; and the major parks and gardens that are newly planted along the waterfront. Informative text by horticulturalist Alicia Whitaker describes strategies for successful planting and garden design in the harsh urban environment. "Just try keeping up with her on West 10th Street between the Avenue of the Americas and Fifth Avenue. The block became a new favorite once she realized how many trees and shrubs and flowers had been planted there. Another new favorite is on Bainbridge Street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, a block with front-yard gardens and planters and well-tended tree wells. "I think I've walked every street in Manhattan and well beyond into the other boroughs," Schiff said." --The New York Times, August 15, 2015
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