Killing The Rising Sun

Author: Bill O'Reilly
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627790632
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Killing The Rising Sun from the Author: Bill O'Reilly. The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan. Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, FDR dies in office and Harry Truman ascends to the presidency, only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Told in the same page-turning style of Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, Killing Patton, and Killing Reagan, this epic saga details the final moments of World War II like never before.

Vanquished Nation Broken Spirit

Author: Jacob Neusner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521328326
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Vanquished Nation Broken Spirit from the Author: Jacob Neusner. Examines the development of Jewish canonical writings, looks at how the Jews adjusted to being a conquered people, and discusses Jewish emotional traditions

Song Of The Vanquished

Author: Fred W. Herman
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781426948695
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Song Of The Vanquished from the Author: Fred W. Herman. The world is not perfect; in his newest poetry collection, Song of the Vanquished, author Fred W. Herman presents a series of verses that explore these imperfections. Employing end rhyme in many of the selections, the haunting themes speak to the injustices of war, hatred, death, prejudice, bigotry, and evil. The poem “The Perfect Excuse” tackles intolerance and hate: The Perfect Excuse If their looks are not like ours, We are compelled to hate them. And if their gods are different, We are advised to kill them. And if their hair should be more curly, Or their chests appear more burly, That will make them different. So we go out and kill them. And if their speech keeps us perturbed For hours, Or their manners are not like ours, That will make them different. So we set out to kill them. And when some writers’ books are different, The mobs are urged to hate them. For writers are not like us, So the mobs are urged to lynch them.


Author: New York Free Circulating Library. Bond Street Branch
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Catalogue from the Author: New York Free Circulating Library. Bond Street Branch.


Author: Anand Neelakantan
ISBN: 938157605X
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Asura from the Author: Anand Neelakantan. The epic tale of victory and defeatÉ The story of the Ramayana had been told innumerable times. The enthralling story of Rama, the incarnation of God, who slew Ravana, the evil demon of darkness, is known to every Indian. And in the pages of history, as always, it is the version told by the victors, that lives on. The voice of the vanquished remains lost in silence. But what if Ravana and his people had a different story to tell? The story of the Ravanayana had never been told. Asura is the epic tale of the vanquished Asura people, a story that has been cherished by the oppressed outcastes of India for 3000 years. Until now, no Asura has dared to tell the tale. But perhaps the time has come for the dead and the defeated to speak. ÒFor thousands of years, I have been vilified and my death is celebrated year after year in every corner of India. Why? Was it because I challenged the Gods for the sake of my daughter? Was it because I freed a race from the yoke of caste-based Deva rule? You have heard the victorÕs tale, the Ramayana. Now hear the Ravanayana, for I am Ravana, the Asura, and my story is the tale of the vanquished.Ó ÒI am a non-entity Ð invisible, powerless and negligible. No epics will ever be written about me. I have suffered both Ravana and Rama Ð the hero and the villain or the villain and the hero. When the stories of great men are told, my voice maybe too feeble to be heard. Yet, spare me a moment and hear my story, for I am Bhadra, the Asura, and my life is the tale of the loser.Ó The ancient Asura empire lay shattered into many warring petty kingdoms reeling under the heel of the Devas. In desperation, the Asuras look up to a young saviour Ð Ravana. Believing that a better world awaits them under Ravana, common men like Bhadra decide to follow the young leader. With a will of iron and a fiery ambition to succeed, Ravana leads his people from victory to victory and carves out a vast empire from the Devas. But even when Ravana succeeds spectacularly, the poor Asuras find that nothing much has changed for them. It is when that Ravana, by one action, changes the history of the world.

History Of Canadian Catholics

Author: Terence J. Fay
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773523138
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History Of Canadian Catholics from the Author: Terence J. Fay. A history of the first 400 years of Catholic life in Canada.

The Gospel Of Mark

Author: Francis J. SDB Moloney
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441238832
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The Gospel Of Mark from the Author: Francis J. SDB Moloney. The Gospel of Mark, addressed to an early Christian community perplexed by failure and suffering, presents Jesus as suffering Messiah and Son of God. Recognizing that failure and suffering continue to perplex Christians today, world-renowned New Testament scholar and theologian Francis Moloney marries the rich contributions of traditional historical scholarship with the contemporary approach to the Gospels as narrative. Now in paperback, this commentary combines the highest-level scholarship with pastoral sensitivity. It offers an accessible and thoughtful reading of Mark's narrative to bring the Gospel's story to life for contemporary readers.

Rider S Dictionarie Corrected And With The Addition Of Above Five Hundred Words Enriched Hereunto Is Annexed A Dictionarie Etymologicall Deriving Everie Word From His Native Fountaine By F Holyoke

Author: John RIDER (Bishop of Killaloe.)
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Rider S Dictionarie Corrected And With The Addition Of Above Five Hundred Words Enriched Hereunto Is Annexed A Dictionarie Etymologicall Deriving Everie Word From His Native Fountaine By F Holyoke from the Author: John RIDER (Bishop of Killaloe.).