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.
Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
Author: M. T. Anderson
Publisher: Candlewick Press
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
In the Shadow of the Golden Dome, Najaf, August 2004
Author: Dick Camp
Publisher: Zenith Press
“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 . . .
Author: Leander Watts
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Author: Helen Watson
Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
“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
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.
Author: Joseph Roach
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Social Science
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
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.
Author: Daniel Blake
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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.
Chronicles of Aesirium
Author: Ren Cummins,Jenna Huffman,Garth Reasby,Quiana Kirkland
Publisher: Ren Cummins
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
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
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
containing The city of the dead
Author: John Collett (poet.)
And Other Poems
Category: American poetry
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