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City on Fire

By Don Winslow
  • ISBN Code: : 0062851187
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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From the #1 internationally bestselling author of the Cartel Trilogy (The Power of the Dog, The Cartel, and The Border), The Force, and Broken comes the first novel in an epic new trilogy. “Superb. City on Fire is exhilarating.” – Stephen King "Epic, ambitious, majestic, City on Fire is The Godfather for our generation.” – Adrian McKinty, New York Times bestselling author of The Chain Two criminal empires together control all of New England. Until a beautiful woman comes between the Irish and the Italians, launching a war that will see them kill each other, destroy an alliance, and set a city on fire. Danny Ryan yearns for a more “legit” life and a place in the sun. But as the bloody conflict stacks body on body and brother turns against brother, Danny has to rise above himself. To save the friends he loves like family and the family he has sworn to protect, he becomes a leader, a ruthless strategist, and a master of a treacherous game in which the winners live and the losers die. From the gritty streets of Providence to the glittering screens of Hollywood to the golden casinos of Las Vegas, two rival crime families ignite a war that will leave only one standing. The winner will forge a dynasty. Exploring the classic themes of loyalty, betrayal, and honor, City on Fire is a contemporary masterpiece in the tradition of The Godfather, Casino, and Goodfellas—a thrilling saga from Don Winslow, “America’s greatest living crime writer” (Jon Land, Providence Journal).

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From the turbulent 1960s until today, Hong Kong has been a city shaped by civil disobedience. The latest wave of protests in Hong Kong’s long history of public dissent culminated in the Occupy Central movement of 2014. What emerges from these grassroots movements is a unique Hong Kong identity, one shaped neither by Britain nor China. An insightful exploration of the historical and social stimuli and implications of civil disobedience, City of Protest offers a compelling look at the often-fraught relationship between politics and belonging, and a city’s struggle to assert itself.

City on Fire

By Garth Risk Hallberg
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  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Book Code : 0385682751
  • Total of Pages : 800
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 811
  • Pdf File: city-on-fire.pdf

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A big-hearted, boundary-vaulting novel that heralds a remarkable new talent: set in 1970s New York, it is a story outsized in its generosity, warmth, and ambition, its deep feeling for its characters, and its exuberant imagination. The individuals who live within this extraordinary first novel are: Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city's largest fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown's punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter; his idealistic neighbor; and the detective trying to figure out what any of them have to do with a shooting in Central Park. Their entangled relationships--which stretch from post-Vietnam youth culture to the fiscal crisis, from small-town Georgia to greater L.A.--open up the loneliest-seeming corners of the crowded city. And when the infamous blackout of July 13th, 1977 plunges this world into darkness, each of these lives will be changed forever. A novel about love and betrayal and forgiveness, about art and truth and rock'n'roll, about how the people closest to us are sometimes the hardest to reach--about what it means to be human.

City on Fire

By Bill Minutaglio
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Book Code : 0292761058
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : History
  • Members : 358
  • Pdf File: city-on-fire.pdf

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A history of the 1947 disaster that rocked a segregated Texas boomtown and revealed disturbing negligence by the private sector and the US government. First published in 2003, City on Fire is a gripping, intimate account of the explosions of two ships loaded with ammonium nitrate fertilizer that demolished Texas City, Texas, in April 1947, in one of the most catastrophic disasters in American history. “Remarkable. . . . A terrific nonfiction work that has the narrative force of an adventure novel.” —Washington Post “[Among] the greatest life-or-death tales ever told.” —Esquire “City on Fire will stand on its own as one of the finest books ever written about Texas.” —Texas Observer “Incendiary reading. . . . A harrowing mosaic about a blaze during a time of racial divisions and environmental plundering…evocatively told. . . . The book vividly details the carnage as well as some acts of heroism and selflessness.” —Publishers Weekly “Riveting . . . Reminiscent of New York City’s rise from the askes after September 11, the chronicle of Texas City’s devastation and resurrection will strike a chord with contemporary readers.” —Booklist “History at its best, at once thrilling and illuminating. The story of ambition, hubris, tragedy, and bravery . . . is as timeless today in all of America as it was back in Texas more than half a century ago.” —David Maraniss, author of Barack Obama: The Story

City on Fire

By Nick Cooper
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Book Code : 1445672057
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : History
  • Members : 943
  • Pdf File: city-on-fire.pdf

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Hull was the most severely damaged town or city in Britain during the Second World War. This book explains how the city coped.

City of Heavenly Fire

By Cassandra Clare
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1442416912
  • Total of Pages : 752
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 765
  • Pdf File: city-of-heavenly-fire.pdf

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Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series—now with a gorgeous new cover, a map, a new foreword, and exclusive bonus content! City of Heavenly Fire is a Shadowhunters novel. Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian—but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance… Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

Private India: City on Fire

By James Patterson,Ashwin Sanghi
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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 1455560839
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 419
  • Pdf File: private-india.pdf

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When Jack Morgan opens the Mumbai branch of Private, the world's most elite detective agency, he hands the reins to top agent Santosh Wagh. Now, in this teeming metropolis of over thirteen million people where the guilty have everywhere to hide, Santosh goes on the hunt for one elusive killer. A killer who is targeting seemingly unconnected women and placing strange objects at their death scenes in a series of chilling rituals. As the Private team races to find a link that will lead them to the next victim, an unseen menace threatens to destroy the agency from within-and plunge the city into chaos. With countless lives hanging in the balance, Santosh must confront the demons of his past . . . before Private India meets an explosive end.

Meat City on Fire and Other Assorted Debacles

By Angel Luis Colón
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  • Publisher : Down & Out Books
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 622
  • Pdf File: meat-city-on-fire-and-other-assorted-debacles.pdf

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Angel Luis Colón invites you on a short tour of the world as a literary mix tape to that strange goth girl with the lazy eye who still wants nothing to do with you; no matter how good that fedora looks on your head. So what’s in store for your brain? Follow three major moments in the life of gambling addict and mafia muscle, Sean Clarke as he goes from softhearted kid to full blown bastard to broken old man. Thrill at the short-lived and incredibly violent courtship, marriage, and honeymoon of Hank and Annie. The set of the country’s most popular trash TV talk show is appropriately trashier than what makes the air. Beards make absolutely terrible trophies. Sometimes you’ll crawl through the fire and smoke for a chance at a semi-decent score and a way out of working in a place called “Meat City”. All that along with even more violence, revenge, Lee Van Cleef, light sex crimes, and cannibals than you can shake a stick at!

City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg (Book Analysis)

By Bright Summaries
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  • Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
  • Book Code : 2808004486
  • Total of Pages : 54
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 462
  • Pdf File: city-on-fire.pdf

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Unlock the more straightforward side of City on Fire with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg, one of the most talked-about books of the 2015 literary season and the most expensive first novel ever published. This sprawling book follows an extensive cast of characters, from wealthy real estate magnates to destitute musicians, living in New York in the 1960s and 1970s. Set against the backdrop of major social upheaval and the burgeoning punk movement, the novel provides a compelling illustration of the city’s power and its influence on its inhabitants’ actions. Garth Risk Hallberg is an American writer known for his novels, short stories and essays. He currently lives in New York and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. Find out everything you need to know about City on Fire in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Rio de Janeiro

By Ruy Castro
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 9781596919853
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 489
  • Pdf File: rio-de-janeiro.pdf

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Ruy Castro delves into the past and present of Rio, where even in periods of comparative calm there has always been a palpable excitement in the air - the feeling of a city on fire. In this spellbinding fifth entry in Bloomsbury's The Writer and the City series, Rio de Janeiro's vibrant history unfolds. While stiff-collared poets flirted with prim young ladies in coffeehouses during the belle époque, revolts were being plotted that almost destroyed the city. We learn how the iconic wave-patterned mosaics of Copacabana pavements were baptized with blood, and how more than a hundred years before the girl from Ipanema passed by, the girls from Ouvidor Street adopted French chic - and never really gave it up. From what is arguably the most breathtakingly beautiful city in the world, the people of Rio - the Cariocas - tell their stories: of cannibals charming European intellectuals; of elegant slaves and their shabby masters; of how a casual chat between two people drinking coffee on Avenida Rio Branco could affect world coffee markets; of an awe-inspiring beach life; of favelas, drugs, police, carnival, football, and music. With his own Carioca good humor and great storytelling gifts, Ruy Castro brings the reader thrillingly close to the flames.

City on Fire de Garth Risk Hallberg (Fiche de lecture)

By Éléonore Quinaux,lePetitLittéraire.fr
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  • Publisher : lePetitLitteraire.fr
  • Book Code : 2806278791
  • Total of Pages : 30
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 715
  • Pdf File: city-on-fire-de-garth-risk-hallberg.pdf

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Décryptez City on Fire de Garth Risk Hallberg avec l’analyse du PetitLitteraire.fr ! Que faut-il retenir de City on Fire, ce bestseller sur le New York des années 70 ? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir sur cette œuvre dans une fiche de lecture complète et détaillée. Vous trouverez notamment dans cette fiche : • Un résumé complet • Une présentation des personnages principaux tels que la famille Hamilton-Sweeney et le groupe PPH • Une analyse des spécificités de l’œuvre : le mouvement punk, un roman de la ville et l’omniprésence des marques et de la musique Une analyse de référence pour comprendre rapidement le sens de l’œuvre. LE MOT DE L’ÉDITEUR : « Dans cette fiche de lecture sur City on Fire (2016), avec Éléonore Quinaux, nous fournissons des pistes pour décoder ce roman sur le mouvement punk. Notre analyse permet de faire rapidement le tour de l’œuvre et d’aller au-delà des clichés. » Laure Delacroix À propos de la collection LePetitLitteraire.fr : Plébiscité tant par les passionnés de littérature que par les lycéens, LePetitLittéraire.fr est considéré comme une référence en matière d’analyse d’œuvres classiques et contemporaines. Nos analyses, disponibles aux formats papier et numérique, ont été conçues pour guider les lecteurs à travers toute la littérature. Nos auteurs combinent théories, citations, anecdotes et commentaires pour vous faire découvrir et redécouvrir les plus grandes œuvres littéraires. LePetitLittéraire.fr est reconnu d’intérêt pédagogique par le ministère de l’Éducation.

City of Fire

By T. H. Lain
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  • Publisher : Wizards of the Coast
  • Book Code : 0786965029
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 766
  • Pdf File: city-of-fire.pdf

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In the sands of a great desert, a once-heroic paladin has turned to evil and enlisted an army of gnolls to help retrieve a powerful relic, reputed to be kept in the vaults of the City of Fire. If they find it, the world will never again be at peace. Can a party of four stop an army of hundreds?

The City of Fire

By Grace Livingston Hill
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1776672550
  • Total of Pages : 359
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 836
  • Pdf File: the-city-of-fire.pdf

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If you think the genre of Christian-oriented romance is too often dragged down by dull plots and indistinct characters, try Grace Livingston Hill's thrilling novel The City of Fire. With plenty of suspense and subtle character development, this novel turns the typical romance tale on its head.