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A Golden Age
  • Author : Tahmima Anam
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780061860515
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Spellbinding . . . . Anam has written a story about powerful events. But it is her descriptions of the small, unheralded moments . . . that truly touch the heart.” —San Francisco Chronicle Tahmima Anam’s deeply moving debut novel about a mother’s all-consuming love for her two children, set against the backdrop of war and terror, has led critics to comparisons with The English Patient and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Rehana Haque, a young widow transplanted to the city of Dhaka in East Pakistan, is fiercely devoted to her adolescent children, Maya and Sohail. Both become fervent nationalists in the violent political turmoil which, in 1971, transforms a brutal Pakistani civil war into a fight to the death for Bangladeshi independence. Fair-minded and intensely protective of her family, but not at all political, Rehana is sucked into the conflict in spite of herself. A story of passion and revolution, of family, friendship and unexpected heroism, A Golden Age depicts the chaos of an era and the choices everyone—from student protesters to the country’s leaders, and rickshaw wallahs to the army’s soldiers—must make. Rehana herself will face a cruel dilemma; the choice she makes is at once heartbreaking and true to the character we have come to love and respect.

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    A Golden Age
  • Author : Tahmima Anam
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9788184751406
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Spring, 1971, East Pakistan. Rehana Haque is throwing a party for her beloved children, Sohail and Maya. Her young family is growing up fast, and Rehana wants to remember this day forever. But out on the hot city streets, something violent is brewing. As the civil war develops, a war which will eventually see the birth of Bangladesh, Rehana struggles to keep her children safe and finds herself facing a heartbreaking dilemma.

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    A Golden Age
  • Author : Tahmima Anam
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN : 9781921922466
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Fiction
  • • Stunning new novel from an award-winning and internationally acclaimed writer• Prequel to The Good Muslim, A Golden Age is an unforgettable story of a country torn apart by war and the consequences for one family.• 'Tahmima Anam's unflinching examination of the agonies of post-colonial nation-building sets the intimacy of personal life against a backdrop of national and religious conflict. Delicate, heart-wrenching and poetic, this is a novel of great poise and power.' Tash Aw, author of The Harmony Silk Factory• Will attract stellar review and interview coverage in all major newspapers• The third book in the trilogy, The Salt of the Earth, will be published by Text in 2013

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    The Golden Age
  • Author : John C. Wright
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 9781429915601
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Golden Age is Grand Space Opera, a large-scale SF adventure novel in the tradition of A. E. Van vogt and Roger Zelazny, with perhaps a bit of Cordwainer Smith enriching the style. It is an astounding story of super science, a thrilling wonder story that recaptures the excitements of SF's golden age writers. The Golden Age takes place 10,000 years in the future in our solar system, an interplanetary utopian society filled with immortal humans. Within the frame of a traditional tale-the one rebel who is unhappy in utopia-Wright spins an elaborate plot web filled with suspense and passion. Phaethon, of Radamanthus House, is attending a glorious party at his family mansion to celebrate the thousand-year anniversary of the High Transcendence. There he meets first an old man who accuses him of being an impostor and then a being from Neptune who claims to be an old friend. The Neptunian tells him that essential parts of his memory were removed and stored by the very government that Phaethon believes to be wholly honorable. It shakes his faith. He is an exile from himself. And so Phaethon embarks upon a quest across the transformed solar system--Jupiter is now a second sun, Mars and Venus terraformed, humanity immortal--among humans, intelligent machines, and bizarre life forms that are partly both, to recover his memory, and to learn what crime he planned that warranted such preemptive punishment. His quest is to regain his true identity. The Golden Age is one of the major, ambitious SF novels of the year and the international launch of an important new writer in the genre. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    The Golden Age, Book 1
  • Author : Roxanne Moreil,Cyril Pedrosa
  • Publisher : First Second
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781250777034
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • A medieval saga with political intrigue reminiscent of Game of Thrones, The Golden Age is an epic graphic novel duology from Roxanne Moreil and Cyril Pedrosa about utopia and revolution. In the kingdom of Lantrevers, suffering is a way of life—unless you’re a member of the ruling class. Princess Tilda plans to change all that. As the rightful heir of late King Ronan, Tilda wants to deliver her people from famine and strife. But on the eve of her coronation, her younger brother, backed by a cabal of power-hungry lords, usurps her throne and casts her into exile. Now Tilda is on the run. With the help of her last remaining allies, Tankred and Bertil, she travels in secret through the hinterland of her kingdom. Wherever she goes, the common folk whisper of a legendary bygone era when all men lived freely. There are those who want to return to this golden age—at any cost. In the midst of revolution, how can Tilda reclaim her throne?

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    The Golden Age
  • Author : Kenneth Grahame
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433074864368
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  • Genre : Brothers and sisters
  • The adventures of five brothers and sisters growing up in rural England in the late nineteenth century.

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    The Golden Age
  • Author : Joan London
  • Publisher : Europa Editions UK
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781787700369
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Longlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2017 A moving story about transition between illness and recovery, childhood and maturity, life and death. Thirteen-year-old Frank Gold’s family escaped from Hungary and the perils of WW2 to the safety of Australia, but not long after their arrival Frank is diagnosed with polio. Sent to a sprawling children’s hospital called The Golden Age, he nds Elsa, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen, and a vocation for poetry. Frank and Elsa fall in love, fuelling one another’s rehabilitation and facing the perils of polio and adolescence hand in hand. Meanwhile Frank and Elsa’s parents must cope with their changing realities. Margaret, who has sacri ced everything to be a perfect mother, must reconcile her hopes and dreams with her daughter’s illness. Frank’s parents are isolated newcomers in a country they don’t love. Ida, a renowned pianist in Hungary, refuses to allow the western deserts of Australia to become her home, while her husband Meyer slowly begins to free himself from the past and nd his place in the Perth of the early 1950s.

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    The Golden Age
  • Author : Gore Vidal
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN : 9780375724817
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Golden Age is Vidal's crowning achievement, a vibrant tapestry of American political and cultural life from 1939 to 1954, when the epochal events of World War II and the Cold War transformed America, once and for all, for good or ill, from a republic into an empire. The sharp-eyed and sympathetic witnesses to these events are Caroline Sanford, Hollywood actress turned Washington D.C., newspaper publisher, and Peter Sanford, her nephew and publisher of the independent intellectual journal The American Idea. They experience at first hand the masterful maneuvers of Franklin Roosevelt to bring a reluctant nation into the Second World War, and, later, the actions of Harry Truman that commit the nation to a decade-long twilight struggle against Communism—developments they regard with a decided skepticism even though it ends in an American global empire. The locus of these events is Washington D.C., yet the Hollywood film industry and the cultural centers of New York also play significant parts. In addition to presidents, the actual characters who appear so vividly in the pages of The Golden Age include Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Hopkins, Wendell Willkie, William Randolph Hearst, Dean Acheson, Tennessee Williams, Joseph Alsop, Dawn Powell—and Gore Vidal himself. The Golden Age offers up U.S. history as only Gore Vidal can, with unrivaled penetration, wit, and high drama, allied to a classical view of human fate. It is a supreme entertainment that is not only sure to be a major bestseller but that will also change listeners' understanding of American history and power.

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    The Golden Age, Book 2
  • Author : Roxanne Moreil,Cyril Pedrosa
  • Publisher : First Second
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781250861429
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Following the epic cliffhanger in volume one, The Golden Age Book 2 concludes this exciting, medieval graphic novel duology. Tilda just wanted to reclaim her throne and now she has disappeared...and the only clue is the mysterious treasure of Ohman. As the rightful heir of late King Ronan, Tilda wants to deliver her people from famine and strife. But on the eve of her coronation, her younger brother, backed by a cabal of power-hungry lords, usurps her throne and casts her into exile, causing Tilda to go on the run. With the help of her last remaining allies, Tankred and Bertil, she travels throughout the hinterland of her kingdom. Wherever she goes, the common folk whisper of a legendary bygone era when all men lived freely. There are those who want to return to this golden age—at any cost. Where is Tilda, and will she be able to lead her kingdom amidst revolution?

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    Golden Age
  • Author : Wang Xiaobo
  • Publisher : Astra Publishing House
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9781662601217
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • "At the time Wang was writing, novels about the Cultural Revolution tended to be fairly conventional tales of how good people suffered nobly during this decade of madness. The system itself was rarely called into question. Wang’s book was radically different . . . The idea of how to stand up to power underlies Golden Age." —Ian Johnson, The New York Times Book Review Like Gary Shteyngart or Michel Houellebecq, Wang Xiaobo is a Chinese literary icon whose satire forces us to reconsider the ironies of history. “Apparently, there was a rumour that Chen Qingyang and I were having an affair. She wanted me to prove our innocence. I said, to prove our innocence, we must prove one of the following: 1. Chen Qingyang is a virgin; 2. I was born without a penis. Both of these propositions were hard to prove, therefore, we couldn’t prove our innocence. Infact, I was leaning more toward proving that we weren’t innocent.” And so begins Wang Er’s story of his long affair with Chen Qinyang. Wang Er, a 21-year-old ox herder, is shamed by the local authorities and forced to write a confession for his crimes but instead, takes it upon himself to write a modernist literary tract. Later, as a lecturer at a chaotic, newly built university, Wang Er navigates the bureaucratic maze of 1980’s China, boldly writing about the Cultural Revolution’s impact on his life and those around him. Finally, alone and humbled, Wang Er must come to terms with the banality of his own existence. But what makes this novel both hilarious and important is Xiaobo’s use of the awkwardness of sex as a metaphor for all that occured during the Cultural Revolution. This achievement was revolutionary in China and places Golden Age in the great pantheon of novels that argue against governmental control. A leading icon of his generation, Wang Xiaobo’s cerebral and sarcastic narrative is a reflection on the failures of individuals and the enormous political, social, and personal changes in 20thcentury China.

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    The Golden Age
  • Author : Gore Vidal
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN : PSU:000048611183
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A fictional narrative of American history from 1939 to 1954 follows the events and personalities that transformed America from a republic to an empire through the eyes of Caroline Sanford, a Washington newspaper publisher.

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    The Golden Age of Death
  • Author : Amber Benson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9780425256152
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Meet Amber Benson's "authentically original creation" (Locus)... My name is Calliope Reaper-Jones (Callie to my friends). I’m Death’s Daughter and—as of very recently—the (reluctant) head of my father’s company, Death, Inc. I was gradually learning how to be a businesswoman. Had the power suits and shoes down, though the day to day was slow going. Then I was blindsided by Enemies Unknown and sent off to I-don’t-know-where. Not a good thing. Now not only must my friends and family be frantic, but without a CEO, Death, Inc., can’t function. With the newly deceased left free to roam the Earth, it’s the zombie apocalypse come true. I’ve got to get back—for my sake and the sake of, oh, all humanity…

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    Apocalypse and Golden Age
  • Author : Christopher Star
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN : 9781421441634
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  • Genre : History
  • "This book investigates the various ways that ancient Greek and Roman authors envisioned the end of the world and the role they gave to global catastrophes, both past and future, in shaping human history"--

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    The Bones of Grace
  • Author : Tahmima Anam
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9789386057143
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Bones of Grace is a modern love story spanning continents and the interwoven fortunes of those who have and have not. On the eve of her departure to discover evidence of the near mythological walking whale Ambulocetus Natans, Zubaida Haque falls in love with a stranger she meets at a piano concert. But after a tragedy sends her back to her hometown Dhaka, she seeks solace in the figure of an old friend and makes a rash decision with disastrous consequences. In a bid to escape familial constraints, she moves to a southern port city to help a charity working on the infamous shipbreaking beaches. Here she meets Anwar, a shipbreaker whose story holds a key that unlocks for Zubaida not only the mysteries of her past but the possibilities of a new life. The third instalment of the Bengal trilogy, The Bones of Grace brings the arc of Bangladesh's tumultuous history full circle in an epic of loss and love.

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    The Golden Age
  • Author : Roxanne Moreil,Cyril Pedrosa
  • Publisher : First Second
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1250237947
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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    The Golden Age Cook Book
  • Author : Henrietta Dwight
  • Publisher : Applewood Books
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 9781429011969
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Cooking
  • Henrietta Dwight's 1898 cookbook contains recipes for the ""golden age"" in which, she hopes, vegetarianism will take over the human diet.

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    The Golden Age of Television
  • Author : Rick Marschall
  • Publisher : Smithmark Pub
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 0831739266
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  • Genre : Television broadcasting
  • A comprehensive, lavishly illustrated volume considers great shows in the early years of television--The Milton Berle Show, Your Show of Shows, I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, and The Ed Sullivan Show.

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    A Golden Age Economy
  • Author : Kim Andrew Lincoln
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Pages : 481
  • ISBN : 9781780884066
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  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • 'Our economic success – indeed, our success in all things – can only be assured if we faithfully follow the Universal Laws of Life, the Laws which form the framework of the Universe and that hold it together.'A Golden Age Economy tells the incredible story of how and why we have an economy that does not work for 99% of people, and what was done after the economic crisis to bring unparalleled prosperity to all. It unravels a dark history that enables us to see clearly why the world has been designed to fail, so that nothing works; where there is poverty, wickedness and corruption, and where everything that once was pure has been perverted and poisoned by the power elite. It reveals the evil plans of the fallen ones and unearths many of the mind-blowing secrets they have used to enslave the world for thousands of years.The book offers workable solutions to the problems it identifies, whilst the author explains what we can do to create an economy that eradicates poverty and that will benefit everyone who multiplies their talents, without causing harm to each other or our planet. It is a blueprint to help a Golden Age economy manifest.This exposé is a must-read for those who have had enough of our present economic problems and who want someone to explain to them what needs to be done to put things right. It will also appeal to politicians who care about their constituents, students of economics and anyone who wants to know how to bring more abundance – material and otherwise – into their lives.

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    China
  • Author : James C. Y. Watt
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN : 9781588391261
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Art, Chinese
  • In the great tradition of publications on Chinese art from the Metropolitan Museum, China: Dawn of a Golden Age will become an essential text for years to come. This book is the catalogue for a major exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (October 5, 2004 to January 23, 2005).

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    A Golden Age
  • Author : Martha Wickham
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1568993714
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • While on a field trip to the National Museum of American History, Emma imagines that she is her grandmother, sitting with her family listening to the radio as the end of World War II is announced.

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    The Golden Age of Science Fiction
  • Author : John Wade
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781526729262
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • John Wade grew up in the 1950s, a decade that has since been dubbed the ‘golden age of science fiction’. It was a wonderful decade for science fiction, but not so great for young fans. With early television broadcasts being advertised for the first time as ‘unsuitable for children’ and the inescapable barrier of the ‘X’ certificate in the cinema barring anyone under the age of sixteen, the author had only the radio to fall back on – and that turned out to be more fertile for the budding SF fan than might otherwise have been thought. Which is probably why, as he grew older, rediscovering those old TV broadcasts and films that had been out of bounds when he was a kid took on a lure that soon became an obsession.For him, the super-accuracy and amazing technical quality of today’s science fiction films pale into insignificance beside the radio, early TV and B-picture films about people who built rockets in their back gardens and flew them to lost planets, or tales of aliens who wanted to take over, if not our entire world, then at least our bodies. This book is a personal account of John Wade’s fascination with the genre across all the entertainment media in which it appeared – the sort of stuff he revelled in as a young boy – and still enjoys today.

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    The Golden Age of Death
  • Author : Amber Benson
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780425256152
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Meet Amber Benson's "authentically original creation" (Locus)... My name is Calliope Reaper-Jones (Callie to my friends). I’m Death’s Daughter and—as of very recently—the (reluctant) head of my father’s company, Death, Inc. I was gradually learning how to be a businesswoman. Had the power suits and shoes down, though the day to day was slow going. Then I was blindsided by Enemies Unknown and sent off to I-don’t-know-where. Not a good thing. Now not only must my friends and family be frantic, but without a CEO, Death, Inc., can’t function. With the newly deceased left free to roam the Earth, it’s the zombie apocalypse come true. I’ve got to get back—for my sake and the sake of, oh, all humanity…

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    The Golden Age of Pinehurst
  • Author : Lee Pace
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781469607917
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  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • One of the finest golf courses in America in the early 1900s was the revered Pinehurst No. 2, designed by the legendary Donald Ross and first opened in 1907. Physically and mentally demanding, the course gave players options on every hole and required them to envision and execute recovery shots from the sandy perimeters and the pine forests as well as think creatively around the intricate greens. As a result, No. 2 became a favorite of the nation's top amateurs and professionals. Unfortunately, a modernization of the course over the last four decades stripped it of much of its character. In The Golden Age of Pinehurst, Lee Pace chronicles the breathtaking restoration of No. 2 from its recent slick and monochromatic presentation back to a natural potpourri of hardpan sand, wire grass, and Sandhills pine needles. The restored No. 2--accessible for amateur play, yet challenging enough for the professional--once again stands apart for its beauty, strategic appeal, and Old World flavor.

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    Browsings
  • Author : Michael Dirda
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781605988450
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda has been hailed as "the best-read person in America" (The Paris Review) and "the best book critic in America" (The New York Observer). His latest volume collects fifty of his witty and wide-ranging reflections on a life in literature. Reaching from the classics to the post-moderns, his allusions dance from Samuel Johnson, Ralph Waldo Emerson and M. F. K. Fisher to Marilynne Robinson, Hunter S. Thompson, and David Foster Wallace. Dirda's topics are equally diverse: literary pets, the lost art of cursive writing, book inscriptions, the pleasures of science fiction conventions, author photographs, novelists in old age, Oberlin College, a year in Marseille, writer's block, and much more. As admirers of his earlier books will expect, there are annotated lists galore—of perfect book titles, great adventure novels, favorite words, books about books, and beloved children's classics, as well as a revealing peek at the titles Michael keeps on his own nightstand.Funny and erudite, Browsings is a celebration of the reading life, a fan's notes, and the perfect gift for any booklover.

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    The Golden Age of Gospel
  • Author : Horace Clarence Boyer
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0252068777
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  • Genre : Music
  • Presents the history of gospel music in the United States. This book traces the development of gospel from its earliest beginnings through the Golden Age (1945-55) and into the 1960s when gospel entered the concert hall. It introduces dozens of the genre's gifted contributors, from Thomas A Dorsey and Mahalia Jackson to the Soul Stirrers.

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    The Golden Age of Murder
  • Author : Martin Edwards
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780008105976
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Winner of the 2016 EDGAR, AGATHA, MACAVITY and H.R.F.KEATING crime writing awards, this real-life detective story investigates how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction.

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    After the Golden Age
  • Author : Carrie Vaughn
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 0765364603
  • Reader Reviews : 30
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Estranged from her super-powered parents, Celia finds her dream of a quiet life as a Commerce City accountant shattered when her identity is revealed in the course of a notorious super villain's tax-fraud trial. By the best-selling author of the Kitty Norville series. Reprint.

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    The Good Muslim
  • Author : Tahmima Anam
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780062094902
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Delicate, heart-wrenching and poetic, this is a novel of great poise and power.” —Tash Aw, author of The Harmony Silk Factory The Good Muslim is an epic story about faith, family, the rise of religious fundamentalism, and the long shadow of war from prize-winning Bangladeshi novelist Tahmima Anam. In the dying days of a brutal civil war in Bangladesh, Sohail Haque stumbles upon an abandoned building. Inside he finds a young woman whose story will haunt him for a lifetime to come. Almost a decade later, Sohail's sister, Maya, returns home after a long absence to find her beloved brother transformed. While Maya has stuck to her revolutionary ideals, Sohail has shunned his old life to become a charismatic religious leader. And when Sohail decides to send his son to a madrasa, the conflict between brother and sister comes to a devastating climax.

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    The Golden Age Shtetl
  • Author : Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN : 9780691168517
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  • Genre : History
  • Neither a comprehensive history of Eastern European Jewish life or the shtetl, Petrovsky-Shtern, professor of Jewish Studies at Northwestern University, focuses on three provinces Volhynia, Podolia, and Kiev of the then Russian Empire during what he deems the golden age period, 1790 - 1840, when the shtetl was "the unique habitat of some 80 percent of East European Jews."

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    The Golden Age of Piracy
  • Author : David Head
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9780820353272
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  • Genre : History
  • Twelve authors shed new light on the true history and enduring mythology of seventeenth– and eighteenth–century pirates in this anthology of scholarly essays. The twelve entries in The Golden Age of Piracy discuss why pirates thrived in the seas of the New World, how pirates operated their plundering ventures, how governments battled piracy, and when and why piracy declined. Separating Hollywood myth from historical fact, these essays bring the real pirates of the Caribbean to life with a level of rigor and insight rarely applied to the subject. The Golden Age of Piracy also delves into the enduring status of pirates as pop culture icons. Audiences have devoured stories about cutthroats such as Blackbeard and Henry Morgan since before Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island. By looking at the ideas of gender and sexuality surrounding pirate stories, the renewed interest in hunting for pirate treasure, and the construction of pirate myths, the contributing authors tell a new story about the dangerous men, and a few dangerous women, who terrorized the high seas. Contributors: Douglas R. Burgess, Guy Chet, John A. Coakley, Carolyn Eastman, Adam Jortner, Peter T. Leeson, Margarette Lincoln, Virginia W. Lunsford, Kevin P. McDonald, Carla Gardina Pestana, Matthew Taylor Raffety, and David Wilson.

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    101 Great Illustrators from the Golden Age, 1890-1925
  • Author : Jeff A. Menges
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9780486430812
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  • Genre : Art
  • The most comprehensive book of its kind, this gorgeous edition presents more than 500 full-color works by famous and lesser-known artists from the heyday of book and magazine illustration. Featured artists include Walter Crane, Edmund Dulac, Maxfield Parrish, Howard Pyle, Arthur Rackham, N. C. Wyeth, and many others — 101 in all. Several examples of each artist's finest illustrations are accompanied by biographical comments and career notes. Additional artists include Victorian-era illustrator Aubrey Beardsley, noted for his compelling combinations of the erotic and grotesque; American painter Harvey Dunn, one of Howard Pyle's most accomplished students; James Montgomery Flagg, famed for his U.S. Army recruitment posters; Charles Dana Gibson, creator of the iconic Gibson Girl; Charles R. Knight, a pioneer in the depiction of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures; Edward Penfield, the king of poster art; Frederic Remington, whose works document the Old West; J. Allen St. John, the principal illustrator of Edgar Rice Burroughs's adventure tales; and dozens of others.

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    Return of the Golden Age
  • Author : Edward F. Malkowski
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781620551981
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  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • The truth behind ancient myths and the return of the celestial conditions for a Golden Age of peace and abundance • Reveals the events preserved in myth that launched humanity into 12,000 years of struggle, selfishness, and false beliefs • Explores how we can initiate a new Golden Age through ancient Egyptian teachings on the creative power of our imaginations • Explains how our world system of economics, which benefits a few at the expense of the many, arose as a reaction to global catastrophe in prehistory Since the beginning of recorded history humanity has been in a continuous struggle over land and resources. It continues today despite the abundance we have created through scientific innovation and technology. Why such a struggle for resources exists has never been explained. Neither has the human drive to own, accumulate, and hoard. Edward Malkowski reveals that the answer lies in recognizing the reality behind humanity’s earliest myths. He shows that the opportunity is at hand to transcend these inherited selfish traits and return to a Golden Age of peace and abundance. Malkowski explores the hidden meaning behind stories such as the Epic of Gilgamesh, Plato’s Atlantis, and myths of a new sky and a new sun, of great floods and the death of the gods, and of the preceding Golden Age. He connects these myths to a real extinction event that occurred 12,000 years ago. He explains how the survivors--our ancestors--were catapulted from utopia into a world of scarcity, scarring the collective mind of humanity and initiating the struggle for resources in an attempt to regain our lost paradise. He shows how our world system of economics, focused on ownership and based on the false belief of separateness--benefitting a few at the expense of the many--arose as a reaction to this catastrophe. Drawing on the pre-catastrophe teachings preserved by the ancient Egyptians, Malkowski reveals that we are returning to a celestial configuration parallel to that of the past Golden Age. Through our collective DNA memory and the creative power of our imaginations, we can end our 12,000-year quest to regain paradise lost and launch a new Golden Age of unity, abundance, and equality for all humanity.

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    Golden Age
  • Author : James Maxwell
  • Publisher : 47North
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1503948412
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The discovery of a strange and superior warship sends Dion, youngest son of the king of Xanthos, and Chloe, a Phalesian princess, on a journey across the sea, where they are confronted by a kingdom far more powerful than they could ever have imagined. But they also find a place in turmoil, for the ruthless sun king, Solon, is dying. In order to gain entrance to heaven, Solon is building a tomb--a pyramid clad in gold--and has scoured his own empire for gold until there's no more to be found. Now Solon's gaze turns to Chloe's homeland, Phalesia, and its famous sacred ark, made of solid gold. The legends say it must never be opened, but Solon has no fear of foreigners' legends or even their armies. And he isn't afraid of the eldren, an ancient race of shape-shifters, long ago driven into the Wilds. For when he gets the gold, Solon knows he will live forever.

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    Golden Age
  • Author : Jane Smiley
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780385352444
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: the much-anticipated final volume, following Some Luck and Early Warning, of her acclaimed American trilogy—a richly absorbing new novel that brings the remarkable Langdon family into our present times and beyond A lot can happen in one hundred years, as Jane Smiley shows to dazzling effect in her Last Hundred Years trilogy. But as Golden Age, its final installment, opens in 1987, the next generation of Langdons face economic, social, political—and personal—challenges unlike anything their ancestors have encountered before. Michael and Richie, the rivalrous twin sons of World War II hero Frank, work in the high-stakes world of government and finance in Washington and New York, but they soon realize that one’s fiercest enemies can be closest to home; Charlie, the charming, recently found scion, struggles with whether he wishes to make a mark on the world; and Guthrie, once poised to take over the Langdons’ Iowa farm, is instead deployed to Iraq, leaving the land—ever the heart of this compelling saga—in the capable hands of his younger sister. Determined to evade disaster, for the planet and her family, Felicity worries that the farm’s once-bountiful soil may be permanently imperiled, by more than the extremes of climate change. And as they enter deeper into the twenty-first century, all the Langdon women—wives, mothers, daughters—find themselves charged with carrying their storied past into an uncertain future. Combining intimate drama, emotional suspense, and a full command of history, Golden Age brings to a magnificent conclusion the century-spanning portrait of this unforgettable family—and the dynamic times in which they’ve loved, lived, and died: a crowning literary achievement from a beloved master of American storytelling.

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    Locke & Key: The Golden Age
  • Author : Joe Hill
  • Publisher : IDW Publishing
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9781649360205
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Unlock moments from Keyhouse's long history, expanding the saga of the Locke family in this collection of stories, which includes the epic crossover with DC’s The Sandman Universe! For two hundred years, the Locke family has watched over Keyhouse, a New England mansion where reality has come unhinged and shadows are known to walk on their own. Here they have guarded a collection of impossible keys, instruments capable of unlocking both unparalleled wonder and unimaginable evil. Take a glimpse into the lives of Chamberlin Locke and his family in the early 20th century as they use the keys to fight battles big and small. From a giant spider inside Keyhouse to the killing fields of Europe during WWI and the depths of Hell, the Lockes are in a constant struggle to keep the dark forces of their world at bay. Collects three standalone tales, “Small World,” the Eisner-nominated “Open the Moon,” and the never-before-seen “Face the Music,” along with the 3-part “...In Pale Battalions Go…” and the epic 80-page crossover with The Sandman Universe, “Hell & Gone” all from the co-creators of Locke & Key, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez!

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    Secondary Superheroes of Golden Age Comics
  • Author : Lou Mougin
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN : 9781476638607
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  •  When Superman debuted in 1938, he ushered in a string of imitators--Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Captain America. But what about the many less well-known heroes who lined up to fight crooks, super villains or Hitler--like the Shield, the Black Terror, Crimebuster, Cat-Man, Dynamic Man, the Blue Beetle, the Black Cat and even Frankenstein? These and other four-color fighters crowded the newsstands from the late 1930s through the early 1950s. Most have since been overlooked, and not necessarily because they were victims of poor publication. This book gives the other superheroes of the Golden Age of comics their due.

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    The Rise of Radio, from Marconi Through the Golden Age
  • Author : Alfred Balk
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : UOM:39015062871812
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  • Genre : History
  • "This book analyzes the changing medium's social, political, and cultural impact. It casts new light on many topics, including the roles of women and African Americans, programming sources outside the Hollywood-Broadway nexus, and the arguments about Amos 'n' Andy--once the hit that jump-started radio's young networks, now a controversial remnant of a bygone era"--Provided by publisher.

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    Dreams of the Golden Age
  • Author : Carrie Vaughn
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781466815452
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Like every teen, Anna has secrets. Unlike every teen, Anna has a telepath for a father and Commerce City's most powerful businessperson for a mother. She's also the granddaughter of the city's two most famous superheroes, the former leaders of the legendary Olympiad, and the company car drops her off at the gate of her exclusive high school every morning. Privacy is one luxury she doesn't have. Hiding her burgeoning superpowers from her parents is hard enough; how's she supposed to keep them from finding out that her friends have powers, too? Or that she and the others are meeting late at night, honing their skills and dreaming of becoming Commerce City's next great team of masked vigilantes? Like every mother, Celia worries about her daughter. Unlike every mother, Celia has the means to send Anna to the best schools and keep a close watch on her, every second of every day. At least Celia doesn't have to worry about Anna becoming a target for every gang with masks and an agenda, like Celia was at Anna's age. As far as Celia knows, Anna isn't anything other than a normal teen. Still, just in case, Celia has secretly awarded scholarships at Anna's private high school to the descendants of the city's other superpowered humans. Maybe, just maybe, these teens could one day fill the gap left by the dissolution of The Olympiad....in Carrie Vaughn's Dreams of the Golden Age. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Women of the Golden Age
  • Author : Els Kloek,Nicole Teeuwen,Marijke Huisman
  • Publisher : Uitgeverij Verloren
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 9065503838
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  • Genre : Sex role
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