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A Capitol Death

A Capitol Death

Flavia Albia 7

  • Author: Lindsey Davis
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 147365873X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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A tragic accident . . . or was it? Emperor Domitian has been awarded (or rather, has demanded) yet another Triumph to celebrate two so-called victories. Preparations are going smoothly until one of the men overseeing arrangements for the celebration accidentally falls to his death from a cliff on the symbolic Capitoline Hill. But Flavia Albia suspects there's more to the incident than meets the eye, as there are plenty of people who would have been delighted to be rid of the overseer. He was an abusive swine who couldn't organise a booze-up in a winery and was caught up in a number of scams, including one surrounding the supply of imperial purple dye and a family of shellfish-boilers. As Flavia finds herself drawn into a theatrical world of carnival floats, musicians, incense and sacrificial beasts, can she see to the heart of the matter and catch those responsible for the unpopular man's untimely death? ************* Praise for Lindsey Davis and the Flavia Albia series 'Lindsey Davis has seen off all her competitors to become the unassailable market leader in the 'crime in Ancient Rome' genre . . . Davis's squalid, vibrant Rome is as pleasurable as ever' - Guardian 'Davis's prose is a lively joy, and Flavia's Rome is sinister and gloriously real' - The Times on Sunday 'For fans of crime fiction set in the ancient world, this one is not to be missed' - Booklist 'Davis's books crackle with wit and knowledge . . . She has the happy knack of making the reader feel entirely immersed in Rome' - The Times

Funeral Oration Delivered at the Capitol in Washington Over the Body of Hon. Jonathan Cilley

Funeral Oration Delivered at the Capitol in Washington Over the Body of Hon. Jonathan Cilley

With a Full Account of the Late Duel, Comprising Many Facts Never Before Published

  • Author: Levi Rodgers Reese
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Dueling
  • Page: 44
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The Strange Death of Liberal America

The Strange Death of Liberal America

  • Author: Ralph Brauer
  • Publisher: arbee999
  • ISBN: 9780275990633
  • Category: History
  • Page: 271
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Explores the decline of liberal America by asking what has become of its four cornerstones: economic justice, educational equity, voting rights, and media fairness.

The Hunger but Mainly Death Games

The Hunger but Mainly Death Games

A Parody

  • Author: Bratniss Everclean
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0575134461
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 192
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Welcome to "The Hunger But Mainly Death Games", the hilarious Hunger Games parody, and the only book brave enough to suggest that Suzanne Collins's epic trilogy was way more about death than food. Or at least this is what Bratniss Everclean discovers, when she leaves the comforts of Slum 12, Pandumb's garbage dump, to shortsightedly volunteer for a teenage death tournament. But she soon realizes there are fates worse than death ... like weirdly having to date her fellow competitor, and lifelong stalker, Pita Malarkey. Okay, okay, it's not worse than DEATH, but it's still pretty annoying. Still, with help from her agent Oofie Triptrip and her mentor, Hagridmitch, who's pretty sure he can guide Bratniss to victory in the Tri-Wizard Cup, maybe Bratniss will somehow survive this book that she's the narrator of. "The Hunger But Mainly Death Games" is the perfect book for anyone who's going through Hunger Games withdrawal and ready for a wonderfully twisted take on their favorite story and characters. This book is also for the unfortunate teens who are trapped in a Hunger Games at this very moment and could really benefit from some levity. We're here for you, assuming you brought your books into the arena.

Mask of Death and Other Stories

Mask of Death and Other Stories

Science Fiction Lengend

  • Author: Paul Ernst
  • Publisher: VM eBooks
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Table of Contents B. C. 30,000 Chapter I Chapter II Chapter III Chapter V Chapter VI Chapter VII The Solar Magnet The Great Drought Poisoned Air

Fever: Little Willie John's Fast Life, Mysterious Death, and the Birth of Soul

Fever: Little Willie John's Fast Life, Mysterious Death, and the Birth of Soul

The Authorised Biography

  • Author: Susan Whitall
  • Publisher: Titan Books
  • ISBN: 0857687964
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 240
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“Little Willie John is the soul singer's soul singer.” - Marvin Gaye “My mother told me, if you call yourself 'Little' Stevie Wonder, you'd better be as good as Little Willie John." - Stevie Wonder Little Willie John lived for a fleeting 30 years, but his dynamic and daring sound left an indelible mark on the history of music. His deep blues, rollicking rock 'n' roll, and swinging ballads inspired a generation of musicians, forming the basis for what we now know as soul music. Born in Arkansas in 1937, William Edward John found his voice in the church halls, rec centers and nightclubs of Detroit, a fertile proving ground that produced the likes of Levi Stubbs and the Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Smokey Robinson, and Hank Ballard and the Midnighters. One voice rose above the rest in those formative years of the 1950s, and Little Willie John went on to have 15 hit singles in the American rhythm & blues chart, with considerable cross-over success in pop. Some of his songs might be best known by their cover versions (“Fever” by Peggy Lee, “Need Your Love So Bad” by Fleetwood Mac and “Leave My Kitten Alone” by The Beatles) but Little Willie John's original recording of these and other songs are widely considered to be definitive. It is this sound that is credited with ushering in a new age in American music as the 1950s turned into the 60s and rock 'n' roll took its place in popular culture. The soaring heights of Little Willie John's career are matched only by the tragic events of his death, cutting short a life so full of promise. Charged with a violent crime in the late 1960s, an abbreviated trial saw Willie convicted and incarcerated in Walla Walla Washington, where he died under mysterious circumstances in 1968. In this, the first official biography of one of the most important figures in rhythm & blues history, author Susan Whitall, with the help of Little Willie John's eldest son Kevin John, has interviewed some of the biggest names in the music industry and delved into the personal archive of the John family to produce an unprecedented account of the man who invented soul music.

A Capitol Offense

A Capitol Offense

An Entertainment

  • Author: Chaim Raphael
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Detective and mystery stories
  • Page: 252
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The White House, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court

The White House, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court

Historic Self-guided Tours

  • Author: Thomas J. Carrier
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780738505572
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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In Washington, D.C., a city steeped in history--from museums and monuments to statues and stations--there are perhaps no structures as prominent as the working symbols of the United States' three-branch government: the White House, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court. Embodying our nation's complex and, at times, tumultuous history, these buildings also house invaluable pieces of our American past. A visit to these national treasures provides a lesson in both the people and events that have shaped this country. Representing the heart, soul, and strength of American independence, the White House, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court tell a fascinating true story--one that includes presidents, vice presidents, senators, justices, and political visionaries. Touring the buildings, visitors see such familiar faces as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King Jr., and Susan B. Anthony, as well as learn about lesser-known figures such as Chippewa warrior Beeshekee, Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite, and Vice Presidents Daniel Tompkins and William R. King. The paintings and portraits that adorn the walls, the statues in every corner, and the rooms themselves provide commentary on the political life of a developing nation.

The Death of Money

The Death of Money

The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System

  • Author: James Rickards
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101637242
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 384
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The next financial collapse will resemble nothing in history. . . . Deciding upon the best course to follow will require comprehending a minefield of risks, while poised at a crossroads, pondering the death of the dollar. The U.S. dollar has been the global reserve currency since the end of World War II. If the dollar fails, the entire international monetary system will fail with it. But optimists have always said, in essence, that confidence in the dollar will never truly be shaken, no matter how high our national debt or how dysfunctional our government. In the last few years, however, the risks have become too big to ignore. While Washington is gridlocked, our biggest rivals—China, Russia, and the oil-producing nations of the Middle East—are doing everything possible to end U.S. monetary hegemony. The potential results: Financial warfare. Deflation. Hyperinflation. Market collapse. Chaos. James Rickards, the acclaimed author of Currency Wars, shows why money itself is now at risk and what we can all do to protect ourselves. He explains the power of converting unreliable investments into real wealth: gold, land, fine art, and other long-term stores of value.

The Capitol Ghost

The Capitol Ghost

Featuring the Preliminary Jazzicals Synchronized Skating Team

  • Author: Sharon Whitlock
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595413420
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 188
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The Capitol Ghost is the story of ice skaters, street kids, coaches, criminals, and the ghosts that walk among them. Four children from the Preliminary Jazzicals Synchronized Skating Team enlist brainy teenager Karina Kowalski to help them hunt a ghost at the Capitol and save an elderly night watchman's honor. Karina uncovers the first clue, an ancient prayer, and begins to trace the ghost through nearly sixty years of history. But what will Karina sacrifice in her zeal to help others? A figure skating test, a father, or even her own life? At the same time, a street gang in New York City is led by teenaged poet Dayshawn Rogers. When Dayshawn's little sister is murdered, he requests help from Worldpol. Dayshawn designs a plan that Officer Chuck Zander uses to track down the murderer. But what will Dayshawn lose in his zeal to help others? A publishing deal, a father, or even his own life? Even though the two groups never meet, their lives intersect and influence not only Karina and Chuck, but also people they don't know, people in this world and the next world. The Capitol Ghost is the second novel in the Jazzicals series about synchronized skating, the world's fastest-growing ice skating sport.