A 2016 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist. In September 1941, Adolf Hitler’s Wehrmacht surrounded Leningrad in what was to become one of the longest and most destructive sieges in Western history—almost three years of bombardment and starvation that culminated in the harsh winter of 1943–1944. More than a million citizens perished. Survivors recall corpses littering the frozen streets, their relatives having neither the means nor the strength to bury them. Residents burned books, furniture, and floorboards to keep warm; they ate family pets and—eventually—one another to stay alive. Trapped between the Nazi invading force and the Soviet government itself was composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who would write 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. This is the true story of a city under siege: the triumph of bravery and defiance in the face of terrifying odds. It is also a look at the power—and layered meaning—of music in beleaguered lives. Symphony for the City of the Dead is a masterwork thrillingly told and impeccably researched by National Book Award–winning author M. T. Anderson.
Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
Author: M.T. Anderson
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Presents a comprehensive look at Cairo's City of the Dead, and includes biographies of some of the residents of the cemeteries.
A History of Cairo's Cemetery Communities
Author: Jeffrey A. Nedoroscik
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
This book is about zombies and kids and people. Its a really good book. It is scary, and everything in the book is really good for reading. This is about some zombies that the army forgot to get and a good friend that gets killed trying to save a child.
Author: Connie Osko
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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.
A Visitor's Guide
Author: Jeffrey A. Nedoroscik
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
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
Author: Helen Watson
Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
In 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.
In the Shadow of the Golden Dome, Najaf, August 2004
Author: Dick Camp
Publisher: Zenith Imprint
“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
Author: Sara Gran
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
And Other Poems
Category: American poetry
comatose provides to the reader a collection of personal poetry. From arrhythmic verses detailing a failed self-help program to three-beats-per-measure verses expressing the author's unconditional love for his source of inspiration, comatose will leave the reader desperately craving more of the insightful verses contained within.
The Story of the City of the Dead
Author: Daniel Keane
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"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 Thoth 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 Hyperian, 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 Age in "The City of the Dead".
The City of the Dead
Author: William M. Hope
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: John Collett
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
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.
Ed Greenwood Presents: Waterdeep
Author: Rosemary Jones
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
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.
Author: Lloyd Rose
Publisher: Bbc Publications