Symphony for the City of the Dead

Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad

Author: M.T. Anderson

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763680540

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 464

View: 3823

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.
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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: 5616

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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Standley in the City of the Dead

Author: Connie Osko

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1543437915

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

View: 2342

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.
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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: 7997

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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"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: 3737

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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: 4019

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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 Imprint

ISBN: 0760340064

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 459

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.
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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: 3089

“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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The City of the Dead

And Other Poems

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American poetry

Page: 108

View: 5703

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Comatose

The Story of the City of the Dead

Author: Daniel Keane

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595298664

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 136

View: 7440

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.
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The Chronicles of Thurl

The City of the Dead

Author: William M. Hope

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542366304

Category:

Page: 140

View: 1522

"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".
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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: 4315

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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City of the Dead

Ed Greenwood Presents: Waterdeep

Author: Rosemary Jones

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 078695583X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3530

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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Die Stadt der Toten

Claire DeWitt ermittelt

Author: Sara Gran

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426411261

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8232

"Ein wildes, großartiges Buch." Tobias Gohlis, DIE ZEIT Hurrikan Katrina hat New Orleans verwüstet. Claire DeWitt soll in diesem Chaos den verschollenen Staatsanwalt Vic Willing finden. Kein Problem für die beste und verrückteste Ermittlerin der Welt! Mit Hilfe ihres Detektivhandbuchs, ihrer I-Ging-Münzen und ihrer Traumdeutungen hat Claire noch jeden Fall gelöst ...
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The City of the Dead

Author: Lloyd Rose

Publisher: Bbc Publications

ISBN: 9780563538394

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 3330

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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City of the Dead

Author: S. D. Perry

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1781161852

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5957

BRING ON THE NIGHT Leon Kennedy, a rookie cop on a new assignment, and Claire Redfield, sister of the still-missing S.T.A.R.S. member Chris, arrive at Raccoon City to discover a necropolis. A botched attempt by the Umbrella Corporation to retrieve a devastating mutagenic weapon has resulted in a horrifying viral outbreak, transforming the city's population into the living dead. And all of them are hungry. AN ORIGINAL NOVEL BASED ON THE BESTSELLING RESIDENT EVIL VIDEOGAME SERIES
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Standley and the City of the Dead

Author: Connie Osko

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781503593572

Category:

Page: 58

View: 4622

Horribly wrong scientist makes a chemical and he need to show it to a other scientists and he got on the airplane. The airplane crash and the chemical were all over the ground. It dash in the rain and in the air that's how the dead came to walk among the living.
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