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The Land of Stories: An Author's Odyssey

The Land of Stories: An Author's Odyssey

  • Author: Chris Colfer
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0316383201
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 480
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The fifth book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories! The Masked Man has captured all the royal families from the Land of Stories with the help of his army of literature's greatest villains, including the Wicked Witch of the West, the Queen of Hearts, and Captain Hook. With his sinister plan finally in motion, he is eager to destroy the families and take his place as emperor. Alex and Conner know they are no match against the Masked Man's legion of villains, but they realize that they may be in possession of the greatest weapon of all: their own imaginations! So begins the twins' journey into Conner's very own stories to gather an army of pirates, cyborgs, superheroes, and mummies as they band together for the ultimate fight against the Masked Man. Meanwhile, an even more dangerous plan is brewing--one that could change the fates of both the fairy-tale world and the Otherworld forever. Conner's tales come alive in the thrilling fifth adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling Land of Stories series.

An Author's Odyssey

An Author's Odyssey

  • Author: Chris Colfer
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0349132283
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 480
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The 5th book in the No.1 New York Times bestselling series by Chris Colfer In the highly anticipated continuation of the Land of Stories series, Conner learns that the only place to fight the Masked Man's literary army is inside his own short stories! When the twins and their friends enter worlds crafted from Conner's imagination, finding allies no one else could have ever dreamed of, the race begins to put an end to the Masked Man's reign of terror. Can the twins finally restore peace in the fairy tale world?

Alex Haley's Roots

Alex Haley's Roots

An Author's Odyssey

  • Author: Adam Henig
  • Publisher: Adam Henig
  • ISBN: 1311518622
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 89
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In 1977, following the airing of the mega hit television mini-series Roots, its author, Alex Haley, became America’s newest “folk hero. ” His book was on the Times' Best Seller's list for months, and won the Pulitzer Prize. His story had captivated a nation and then the world. From Idaho to Israel, it seemed everyone was caught-up in “Rootsmania.” Alex Haley, the ghostwriter behind The Autobiography of Malcolm X, was on his way to becoming the most successful African American author in the history of publishing until it all fell apart. What happened? Based on interviews of Haley's contemporaries, personal correspondence, legal documents, newspaper accounts, Adam Henig investigates the unraveling of one of America’s most successful yet enigmatic authors. PRAISE "Henig recounts the highs and lows of Haley’s life with sympathy, addressing the critiques honestly." Publishers Weekly's Booklife "While this 52 page book may be his first, it represents a major literary achievement. This book may renew scholar and the general public’s interest in Roots once again." - Nvasekie Konneh, Black Star News and author of The Land of My Father’s Birth "Adam Henig has created a gem... A must read for anyone interested in the interplay of politics, race and mixed blessings of fame and fortune that produced the contradictory legacy of a onetime icon." - Terry P. Wilson, Professor Emeritus of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

An Author's Odyssey

An Author's Odyssey

The Land of Stories Series

  • Author: Chris Colfer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780316383165
  • Category: JUVENILE FICTION
  • Page: 438
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In order to end the Masked Man's literary army, the twins and their friends must enter Conner's short stories, where they find allies in unexpected places.

The Cherryh Odyssey

The Cherryh Odyssey

  • Author: Edward Carmien
  • Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
  • ISBN: 0809510715
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 280
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The Cherryh Odyssey brings together a dozen essays about respected science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. Fellow author and academic Edward Carmien has gathered top voices in the field to discuss the literary life and career of Cherryh, including Burton Raffel, Jane Fancher, Janice Bogstad, Betsy Wollheim, and many others. A substantial bibliography rounds out this collection. The Cherryh Odyssey is a text fans of the author will find invaluable, as will writers new to the field, as it presents a readable yet in-depth examination of many issues relevant to this award-winning author's literary life and career. Scholars will find this blend of academic and professional voices a compelling resource for further research.

A Nonlinear Dynamics Perspective of Wolfram's New Kind of Science

A Nonlinear Dynamics Perspective of Wolfram's New Kind of Science

  • Author: Leon O. Chua
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9814317306
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 392
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Annotation This text introduces cellular automata from a rigorous nonlinear dynamics perspective. It supplies the missing link between nonlinear differential and difference equations to discrete symbolic analysis. It provides an analysis, and classification of the empirical results presented in Wolfram's 'New Kind of Science'.

Sicilian Odyssey

Sicilian Odyssey

  • Author: Francine Prose
  • Publisher: National Geographic Books
  • ISBN: 1426209088
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 192
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A blending of art and cultural criticism, travel writing, and personal narrative, Sicilian Odyssey is Francine Prose's imaginative consideration of the diverse cultural legacies found juxtaposed and entangled on the Mediterranean island of Sicily. She writes of the intensity of Sicily, the "commitment to the extreme," where the history is more colorful, the sun hotter, the cooking earthier, the violence more horrific, the carnival more raucous, the politics more Byzantine than other places on Earth, and how much the island can teach us about the triumph of beauty over violence and life over death. Prose examines architectural sites and objects and looks at the ways in which myth and actuality converge. Exploring the intact and beautiful Greek amphitheaters at Siracusa and Taormina, the cathedral at Monreale, the Roman mosaics at Piazza Armerina, and some of the masterpieces of the Baroque scattered throughout the island, Prose focuses her keen insight to imagine them in their own time, to examine the evolution and decline of the cultures that produced them, and to deconstruct powerful responses each evokes in her. Illuminated by the author's own photographs, Sicilian Odyssey brings exotic and enigmatic Sicily to life through the prism of its past. From the Hardcover edition.

The Classical Museum

The Classical Museum

A Journal of Philology, and of Ancient History and Literature

  • Author: Leonhard Schmitz
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108057772
  • Category: History
  • Page: 508
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Born near Aachen, Leonhard Schmitz (1807-90) studied at the University of Bonn, from which he received his PhD, before marrying an Englishwoman and becoming a naturalised British citizen. Made famous by the 1844 publication of his translation of Niebuhr's Lectures on the History of Rome, he became rector of the Royal High School, Edinburgh, where he taught Alexander Graham Bell. He also briefly tutored the future Edward VII (and he had previously taught Prince Albert in Bonn). This short-lived quarterly journal, which Schmitz founded and edited between 1844 and 1850, focused exclusively on aspects of classical antiquity - in contrast to the more general literary reviews that were common in the period. It illuminates the development of Classics as a specialist discipline as well as contemporary intellectual links between Britain and Germany. This fifth volume was published in 1848.

Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean

  • Author: Charles Freeman
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191509701
  • Category: History
  • Page: 784
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Egypt, Greece, and Rome is regarded as one of the best general histories of the ancient world, having sold more than 80,000 copies in its first two editions. It is written for the general reader and the student coming to the subject for the first time and provides a reliable and highly accessible point of entry to the period. Beginning with the early Middle Eastern civilizations of Sumer, and continuing right through to the Islamic invasions and the birth of modern Europe after the collapse of the Roman empire, the book ranges beyond political history to cover art and architecture, philosophy, literature, society, and economy. A wide range of maps, illustrations, and photographs complements the text. This third edition has been extensively revised to appeal to the general reader with several chapters completely rewritten and a great deal of new material added, including a new selection of images.