Symphony for the City of the Dead

Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad

Author: M. T. Anderson

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763691003

Category: Composers

Page: 464

View: 9669

The true story of composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who wrote a symphony that roused, rallied, eulogized, and commemorated his fellow citizens--the Leningrad Symphony, which came to occupy a surprising place of prominence in the eventual Allied victory during World War 2.
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Battle for the City of the Dead

In the Shadow of the Golden Dome, Najaf, August 2004

Author: Dick Camp

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 1610602579

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9390

DIV DIVIn the spring and summer of 2004, Iraq was coming apart at the seams. Sectarian violence pitted Shiite against Sunni. American proconsul L. Paul Bremer had disbanded the Iraqi Army, placing disgruntled young men on the street without jobs or the prospect of getting one. Their anger developed into a full-blown insurgency fed by a relentless campaign by the clergy for jihad against the “occupation force.” In August, a Shiite cleric named Muqtada Al-Sadr called upon his thousands of armed followers, the Mahdi Militia, to resist the occupation. Fighting broke out in several locations, including the holy city of Najaf, the site of the largest Moslem cemetery in the world, and the Imam Ali Mosque. The U.S. forces fought in 120-degree heat through a tangle of crypts, mausoleums, and crumbling graves. The fight was brutal, pitting religious zealots against the highly motivated and disciplined U.S. Army and Marine Corps troops. It makes for a riveting account of Americans in battle./div /div
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Beautiful City of the Dead

Author: Leander Watts

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547562230

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8816

“Will keep readers turning pages deep into the night.”—The Bulletin “Poetic, wild language, as enigmatic and forceful as rock lyrics.”—Booklist Relly’s band is called Scorpio Bone. Screaming guitars, crusher drums, and a singer who looks like a golden god. Along comes a girl named Zee, with a bass guitar, a notebook full of strange lyrics, and exactly the right attitude. Zee joins Relly’s band, and immediately their sound is unbelievable; it’s like silence screaming. As the band bonds together, inexplicable things start happening and Zee begins to learn her true role in the group. She finds she is the last piece in a tetrad that, once formed, gives the group supernatural powers—each teen in the group represents one of the four elements: earth, air, water, and fire. At their first gig, she realizes that music isn’t all there is to Scorpio Bone . . .
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Women in the City of the Dead

Author: Helen Watson

Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 211

View: 9138

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Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead

Author: Sara Gran

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547548852

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6420

“Delicious and addictive.”—Salon.com “Reads . . . as if David Lynch directed a Raymond Chandler novel.”—CNN “What would you get if that punkish dragon girl Lisbeth Salander met up with Jim Sallis’s Lew Griffin walking the back streets of New Orleans? Or Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone transformed herself into a tattooed magnolia driving a 4x4? Clare DeWitt, that’s what you’d get . . . DeWitt’s mesmerizing character and memorable voice take your breath away.”—New Orleans Times-Picayune This knock-out start to a bracingly original new series features Claire DeWitt, the world’s greatest PI—at least, that's what she calls herself. A one-time teen detective in Brooklyn, she is a follower of the esoteric French detective Jacques Silette, whose mysterious handbook Détection inspired Claire’s unusual practices. Claire also has deep roots in New Orleans, where she was mentored by Silette’s student the brilliant Constance Darling—until Darling was murdered. When a respected DA goes missing she returns to the hurricane-ravaged city to find out why. “The hard-living, wisecracking titular detective bounces around post-Katrina New Orleans trying to track down a missing prosecutor in this auspicious debut of a new mystery series—and the Big Easy is every bit her equal in sass and flavor.”—Elle “Reminds me why I fell in love with the genre.”—Laura Lippman "I love this book!" -- Sue Grafton
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Cities of the Dead

Circum-Atlantic Performance

Author: Joseph Roach

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231104616

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 4742

Artfully interweaving theatrical, musical, and ritual performance along the Atlantic rim from the eighteenth century to the present, Cities of the Dead explores a rich continuum of cultural exchange that imaginatively reinvents, re-creates, and restores history. Enriched with fifty-five illustrations, including spectacular photos of New Orleans's famed Mardi Gras Indians, Joseph Roach's work employs an entirely unique approach to the study of culture. Rather than focusing on one region, Cities of the Dead describes broad cultural connections over place and time, showing through myriad examples how performance can revise the unwritten past. Through illuminating discussions of social events ranging from burials to sacrifices, from auctions to parades, encompassing regional traditions as diverse as Haitian Voudon and British funerals, the book looks at the synchretic performance traditions of Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Exploring processes of substitution, or surrogation, as enacted in performance, Roach demonstrates the ways in which we fill the voids left by death and departure. Cities of the Dead proposes a new way to think about the relationship between history and memory as well as between document and performance. It details patterns of remembrance and forgetting, of communities forging their identities and imagining their futures.
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The City of the Dead

A History of Cairo's Cemetery Communities

Author: Jeffrey A. Nedoroscik

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897895330

Category: History

Page: 135

View: 5537

Presents a comprehensive look at Cairo's City of the Dead, and includes biographies of some of the residents of the cemeteries.
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City of the Dead

Author: Daniel Blake

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439197628

Category: Fiction

Page: 407

View: 4278

Starting over in New Orleans as an FBI agent, Franco Patrise receives a warning from a beautiful woman who is found murdered days later in a style similar to the nineteenth-century ritualistic methods of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau.
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The City of the Dead

Chronicles of Aesirium

Author: Ren Cummins,Jenna Huffman,Garth Reasby,Quiana Kirkland

Publisher: Ren Cummins

ISBN: 1460951050

Category: Fiction

Page: 430

View: 908

Book Three of the Chronicles of Aesirium: The great and overwhelming Wall which enforces the exile of the people of Oldtown-Against-the-Wall also protects a substantial secret: namely, the lives and life which has also proceeded on inside the Wall. The citizens of Aesirium, protected by the Wall, are content within their relative ignorance; until a new threat reveals itself among them. Rom and her friends must investigate and defend themselves against the mysterious sandmen, following their trail out beyond the streets of Oldtown, the Wild and into the City of the Dead.
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"The City of the Dead"

A Poem Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Warwick, N. Y., July 2d, 1867, and Other Pieces, Written at Sundry Times, on Various Occasions, and for Different Purposes, Serious and Humorous

Author: Leonard Cox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 112

View: 5231

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The City of the Dead

Author: Lloyd Rose

Publisher: Bbc Publications

ISBN: 9780563538394

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 4105

Fitz, Anji, and the Doctor are in New Orleans in 2000 to relax, but find the city is a center for the occult as practitioners converge on an ancient graveyard. The Doctor is also having strange dreams of something is seeking him out. A bone artifact found on board the TARDIS may be the key to a chain of murders, but can the Doctor and his companions discover the true source of the evil? Available in October.
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Voyage to the City of the Dead

Author: Alan Dean Foster

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575131586

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1578

Far, far Upriver, where knowledge failed and fable ruled, in a frozen land of demons and monsters, the City of the Dead stood guard over a great treasure. Now the Mai, Delta-dwellers of the planet Horseye, as befitted a race of busy traders and merchants, had a great respect and love for wealth. But, a prudent species, they knew also that danger was, well, dangerous. So their thoughts turned to the Humanx couple, Lyra and Etienne Redowl, impatiently waiting permission to explore the planet. Suddenly bureaucracy was benign, permits permitted and their epic voyage up the most spectacular river chasm in the whole Humanx Commonwealth was underway...
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Walking in the City of the Dead

A Visitor's Guide

Author: Jeffrey A. Nedoroscik

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426937334

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 9980

Arm yourself with maps and all the information you need for walking through Cairos famous and ancient Islamic cemeteries, viewing their beautiful monuments, and meeting the people who call these sacred places home. Jeffrey A. Nedoroscik, the author of The City of the Dead: A History of Cairos Cemetery Communities, traces the history and growth of these burial grounds in this detailed guidebook. Whether you are an adventurous tourist or a scholar, youll have the necessary tools to develop a deeper understanding about these cemeteries and their residents. Discover how Cairos cemeteries reflect the citys explosive growth, from Fatimid times to their current role as an area of informal housing for hundreds of thousands of people. The walking tours described include detailed descriptions of major monuments, including Fatimid and Mamluke, tombs of kings and queens, and the tombs of some of Egypt's most beloved singers of the twentieth century. A special section explores the famous Cairene institutions of Moulids and the famous junk and bird markets. Stroll down the dusty streets of Cairo, learn more about the rich history of an entire region, and meet amazing people as you begin Walking in the City of the Dead.
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Poems

containing The city of the dead

Author: John Collett (poet.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 172

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The City of the Dead

And Other Poems

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American poetry

Page: 108

View: 9345

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The City of the Dead

Author: William M. Hope

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781548435455

Category:

Page: 120

View: 9082

"Now the sons of the East claimed that Samorrah was half as old as time and just as evil. This may have been a myth but the city was indeed ancient. In the days when the dark empire of Sheol ruled most of the world of men, Samorrah was. When Osiria finally threw off the yoke of the Serpent Men but then started to build her black pyramids and demon-haunted tombs filled with ancient evil in honor of those very same oppressors, Samorrah was. Long before the pretensions of the Rhodians and their empire, when Tarantium was but a fishing village on the Syrenian Sea, Samorrah was. When the ancestors of the Caldorians, Espirians and Nestrians still were living in caves, Samorrah was. Samorrah seemed like it always had existed. And when a city becomes as ancient as Samorrah it attracts all kinds of evil like a drain pulls the filthy water to itself, every temptation and perversion known to man since the fall was enclosed in her walls." This is where Thurl the Gaelg, a wandering mercenary with a regretful past, has found himself; in a degenerate city ruled by the wicked Witch Queen Semiramis and her minions, fighting for he and his friend's lives and more importantly his very soul. For a tale of high adventure come with us to the antediluvian world in "The City of the Dead".
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City of the Dead

Ed Greenwood Presents: Waterdeep

Author: Rosemary Jones

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 078695583X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6912

A haunting adventure hand-picked by Ed Greenwood... Something is causing trouble in the City of the Dead, and Sophraea Carver, born and bred next to the historic graveyard, is determined to solve the mystery before it places all of Waterdeep in peril. Set in the classic City of Splendors and presented by Forgotten Realms® campaign setting creator and celebrated author Ed Greenwood, you don't want to miss out on this exciting glimpse into what the latest edition of the Realms has to offer. From the Paperback edition.
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The Brief History of the Dead

Author: Kevin Brockmeier

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1400095956

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 2441

In an afterlife world inhabited by the recently departed who remain in the memories of the living, Marion and Phillip Byrd fall in love again, while on Earth, their daughter, Laura, is stranded alone in an Antarctic research station.
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