Born in Fire
Score: 4.5
From 296 Ratings

Born in Fire


  • Author: Nora Roberts
  • Release Date : 1994-10-01
  • Genre: Contemporary
  • File Size: 1285869 Bytes


#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the first novel in the Irish Born Trilogy—featuring three modern sisters bound by the timeless beauty of Ireland.Margaret Mary, the eldest Concannon sister, is a glass artist with an independent streak as fierce as her volatile temper. Hand-blowing glass is a difficult and exacting art, and while she may produce the delicate and the fragile, Maggie is a strong and opinionated woman, a Clare woman, with all the turbulence of that fascinating west country. One man, Dublin gallery owner Rogan Sweeney, has seen the soul in Maggie’s art, and vows to help her build a career. When he comes to Maggie’s studio, her heart is inflamed by their fierce attraction—and her scarred past is ...

Romanitas

Romanitas


  • Author: Sophia McDougall
  • Release Date : 2011-05-19
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 1979947 Bytes


In a parallel modern world, the Roman Empire stretches from India in the East to the Great Wall of Terranova in the West. A runaway slave girl with a strange gift sets out to rescue her brother and seize her freedom, while the young heir to the Imperial throne discovers a plot against his life. For all three, the only way to survive may shake the Empire to its roots.A fast-moving, compelling story, brilliantly imagined - CONN IGGULDEN[A] hugely imaginative debut - DAILY MIRRORA thoroughly good read ... vividly imagined ... elegant, lively writing - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH...

Born in Blood and Fire
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Born in Blood and Fire


  • Author : John Charles Chasteen
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393050483


Born in Blood and Fire Book Description :

A history of Latin America spans six centuries and encompasses twenty countries as it discusses the people, events, and factors that shaped the region--including colonization, revolution, and the struggle for political and social equality....

Born in Blood and Fire

Born in Blood and Fire


  • Author : John Charles Chasteen
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-05-16
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393283062


Born in Blood and Fire Book Description :

A thematic anthology of primary sources for Latin American social and cultural history, the Second Edition reader complements the table of contents of Born in Blood and Fire, Fourth Edition, and draws on newspapers, novels, magazines, and journals--many translated by Chasteen himself--to present compelling narrative accounts of life and society across Latin American history....

Born in Blood and Fire
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Born in Blood and Fire


  • Author : John Charles Chasteen
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393283051


Born in Blood and Fire Book Description :

Born in Blood and Fire, Fourth Edition has been extensively revised to heighten emphasis on current cultural analyses of Latin American society and facilitate meaningful connections between the Encounter and the present. Throughout the Fourth Edition, a new full-color design highlights an enriched and expanded map and illustration program. This, along with new quizzing and assessment options and a new edition of the companion reader, offers students and instructors more support than ever before....

Born in Blood
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Born in Blood


  • Author : John J. Robinson
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2009-09-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590771488


Born in Blood Book Description :

Its mysterious symbols and rituals had been used in secret for centuries before Freemasonry revealed itself in 1717. But where had this powerful organization come from and why had Freemasonry been attacked by the Roman Catholic Church? Robinson answers those questions and more....

Fire   Blood

Fire Blood


  • Author : George R.R. Martin
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524796303


Fire Blood Book Description :

Set 300 years before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire, FIRE AND BLOOD is the definitive history of the Targaryens in Westeros as told by Archmaester Gyldayn, and chronicles the conquest that united the Seven Kingdoms under Targaryen rule through to the Dance of the Dragons: the Targaryen civil war that nearly ended their dynasty forever....

Blood Born
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

Blood Born


  • Author : Linda Howard
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2010-04-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345520777


Blood Born Book Description :

When the human and the vampire worlds collide, there will be hell to pay. Luca Ambrus is a rare breed: vampire from birth, begotten by vampire parents, blood born. He is also an agent of the Council—the centuries-old cabal that governs vampirekind, preserving their secrecy and destroying those who betray them. When a cryptic summons leads him to the scene of the brutal killing of a powerful Council member, Luca begins the hunt for an assassin among his own people. But instead of a lone killer he discovers a sinister conspiracy of rogue vampires bent on subjugating the mortal world. All that stands in their way are the conduits, humans able to channel spirit warriors into the physical world to protect mankind. Chloe Fallon is a conduit—and a targe...

National Rhythms  African Roots

National Rhythms African Roots


  • Author : John Charles Chasteen
  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0826329411


National Rhythms African Roots Book Description :

When John Charles Chasteen learned that Sim'n Bolívar, the Liberator, danced on a banquet table to celebrate Latin American independence in 1824, he tried to visualize the scene. How, he wondered, did the Liberator dance? Did he bounce stiffly in his dress uniform? Or did he move his hips? In other words, how high had African dance influences reached in Latin American societies? A vast social gap separated Bolívar from people of African descent; however, Chasteen's research shows that popular culture could bridge the gap. Fast-paced and often funny, this book explores the history of Latin American popular dance before the twentieth century. Chasteen first focuses on Havana, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro, where dances featuring a "transgressive c...

Problems in Modern Latin American History

Problems in Modern Latin American History


  • Author : James A. Wood
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2013-11-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442218611


Problems in Modern Latin American History Book Description :

Now in its fourth edition, this leading reader has been updated to tighten the focus of each chapter on a major interpretive problem. This edition includes an entirely new chapter, “Historical Memory,” which allows readers to revisit the era of the Cold War from a contemporary perspective, and the chapters on nationalism and globalization have been thoroughly revised. The book continues to offer a rich variety of materials that can be tailored to the needs of individual instructors. By focusing each chapter on a single interpretive problem, the book painlessly engages students in document analysis and introduces them to historiography. With its innovative combination of primary and secondary sources and editorial analysis, this text is designed s...

Fire in the Blood
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Fire in the Blood


  • Author : Irene Nemirovsky
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-10-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307370723


Fire in the Blood Book Description :

A new treasure unearthed by Némirovsky’s biographers: another never-before-published novel from the author of the #1 bestselling Suite Française. This perfect gem of a novel was discovered only recently in separate archive files. A few pages were in the famous suitcase that Irène Némirovsky’s daughters saved, but the balance had been deposited with a very close friend during the war. A morality tale with doubtful morals, a story of murder, love and betrayal in rural France, Fire in the Blood, planned in 1937 and written in 1941, is set in a small village (based on Issy l’Evèque, where Suite Française was written), and brilliantly prefigures the village community in her later masterpiece. Fire in the Blood is a beautiful chamber piece whic...

Heroes on Horseback

Heroes on Horseback


  • Author : John Charles Chasteen
  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0826315984


Heroes on Horseback Book Description :

"Well-written study of 19th-century caudillismo and border politics looks at both leaders and followers during the 1893-94 Federalist War and subsequent uprisings in Uruguay. The caudillos were charismatic leaders who embodied the values and aspirations of the rural masses on both sides of the border, values represented by the 'myth of the patriada.'"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58....