The Devil s Country

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ISBN: 1503941906
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Number of pages: 304
Author: Harry Hunsicker
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

Download and read online The Devil s Country in PDF and EPUB Former Texas Ranger Arlo Baines didn’t come to the tiny West Texas town of Piedra Springs to cause trouble. After his wife and children were murdered, Arlo just wants to be left alone. Moving from place to place seems to be the only thing that eases the pain of his family’s violent end. But a chance encounter outside a bar forces him to rescue a terrified woman and her children from mysterious attackers. When the woman turns up murdered the next day—her children missing—Arlo becomes the primary suspect in exactly the same type of crime he is trying desperately to forget. Haunted by the fate of his family, and with the police questioning the existence of the dead woman’s children, Arlo decides it’s his duty to find them. The question is, just how deep will he have to sink into the dusty secrets of Piedra Springs to save them and clear his name?


Disciplining the Devil s Country

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ISBN: 0914086774
Release Date: 1987-01-01
Number of pages: 69
Author: Carole Borges
Publisher:

Download and read online Disciplining the Devil s Country in PDF and EPUB This book explores the terrain of the distance between what is and what should be. It's a healing book in the sense that it examines moments, concrete instances, of individual confrontations with the sacred. It's a harsh book at times, but, above the portraits of a struggle and desperation, a voice can be heard singing hymns of praise. Life, if we can master the art of appreciation, contains innumerable riches.


The Devil s Workshop

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ISBN: 9781101636398
Release Date: 2014-05-20
Number of pages: 400
Author: Alex Grecian
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Devil s Workshop in PDF and EPUB They thought he was gone, but they were wrong. Jack the Ripper is loose in London once more. Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad faces the most shocking case of its existence, in the extraordinary new historical thriller from the author of the acclaimed national bestsellers The Yard and The Black Country. London, 1890. A small group of the city’s elite, fed up with the murder rate, have made it their business to capture violent criminals and mete out their own terrible brand of retribution. Now they are taking it a step further: They have arranged for four murderers to escape from prison, and into the group’s hands. But the plan goes wrong. The killers elude them, and now it is up to Walter Day, Nevil Hammersmith, and the rest of Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad to hunt the convicts down before they can resume their bloody spree. But the Murder Squad may already be too late. The killers have retribution in mind, and one of them is heading straight toward a member of the Murder Squad, and his family. And that isn’t even the worst of it. During the escape, one of the killers has stumbled upon the location of another notorious murderer, one thought gone for good, but who is now prepared to join forces with them. And Saucy Jack has learned some new tricks while he’s been away.



The Devil s Pool and Other Stories

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ISBN: 0791461505
Release Date: 2004-07-15
Number of pages: 197
Author: George Sand
Publisher: SUNY Press

Download and read online The Devil s Pool and Other Stories in PDF and EPUB A new translation of Sand's most popular novella, known for its brevity, liveliness, and exemplary storytelling, together with two of Sand's most admired short stories.


The Devil s Arithmetic

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ISBN: 9781101664308
Release Date: 1990-10-01
Number of pages: 176
Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Devil s Arithmetic in PDF and EPUB "A triumphantly moving book." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review Hannah dreads going to her family's Passover Seder—she's tired of hearing her relatives talk about the past. But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the prophet Elijah, she's transported to a Polish village in the year 1942. Why is she there, and who is this "Chaya" that everyone seems to think she is? Just as she begins to unravel the mystery, Nazi soldiers come to take everyone in the village away. And only Hannah knows the unspeakable horrors that await. A critically acclaimed novel from multi-award-winning author Jane Yolen. "[Yolen] adds much to understanding the effects of the Holocaust, which will reverberate throughout history, today and tomorrow." —SLJ, starred review "Readers will come away with a sense of tragic history that both disturbs and compels." —Booklist Winner of the National Jewish Book Award An American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists"


All the Devils Are Here

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ISBN: 9781101551059
Release Date: 2011-08-30
Number of pages: 416
Author: Bethany McLean
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online All the Devils Are Here in PDF and EPUB "Hell is empty, and all the devils are here." -Shakespeare, The Tempest As soon as the financial crisis erupted, the finger-pointing began. Should the blame fall on Wall Street, Main Street, or Pennsylvania Avenue? On greedy traders, misguided regulators, sleazy subprime companies, cowardly legislators, or clueless home buyers? According to Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, two of America's most acclaimed business journalists, the real answer is all of the above-and more. Many devils helped bring hell to the economy. And the full story, in all of its complexity and detail, is like the legend of the blind men and the elephant. Almost everyone has missed the big picture. Almost no one has put all the pieces together. All the Devils Are Here goes back several decades to weave the hidden history of the financial crisis in a way no previous book has done. It explores the motivations of everyone from famous CEOs, cabinet secretaries, and politicians to anonymous lenders, borrowers, analysts, and Wall Street traders. It delves into the powerful American mythology of homeownership. And it proves that the crisis ultimately wasn't about finance at all; it was about human nature. Among the devils you'll meet in vivid detail: • Angelo Mozilo, the CEO of Countrywide, who dreamed of spreading homeownership to the masses, only to succumb to the peer pressure-and the outsized profits-of the sleaziest subprime lending. • Roland Arnall, a respected philanthropist and diplomat, who made his fortune building Ameriquest, a subprime lending empire that relied on blatantly deceptive lending practices. • Hank Greenberg, who built AIG into a Rube Goldberg contraption with an undeserved triple-A rating, and who ran it so tightly that he was the only one who knew where all the bodies were buried. • Stan O'Neal of Merrill Lynch, aloof and suspicious, who suffered from "Goldman envy" and drove a proud old firm into the ground by promoting cronies and pushing out his smartest lieutenants. • Lloyd Blankfein, who helped turn Goldman Sachs from a culture that famously put clients first to one that made clients secondary to its own bottom line. • Franklin Raines of Fannie Mae, who (like his predecessors) bullied regulators into submission and let his firm drift away from its original, noble mission. • Brian Clarkson of Moody's, who aggressively pushed to increase his rating agency's market share and stock price, at the cost of its integrity. • Alan Greenspan, the legendary maestro of the Federal Reserve, who ignored the evidence of a growing housing bubble and turned a blind eye to the lending practices that ultimately brought down Wall Street-and inflicted enormous pain on the country. Just as McLean's The Smartest Guys in the Room was hailed as the best Enron book on a crowded shelf, so will All the Devils Are Here be remembered for finally making sense of the meltdown and its consequences.


The Devil s Race track

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ISBN: 0520037804
Release Date: 1980
Number of pages: 385
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Univ of California Press

Download and read online The Devil s Race track in PDF and EPUB Mark Twain deals with the darker side of life and such themes as fate, death, bankruptcy, family misfortune, failure, and man's infinitesimal role in the cosmic order


The Devil and Daniel Webster

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ISBN: 0822203030
Release Date: 1943-10
Number of pages: 38
Author: Stephen Vincent Benét
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

Download and read online The Devil and Daniel Webster in PDF and EPUB Having promised his soul to the Devil in exchange for good fortune, Jabez Stone asks the talented lawyer Daniel Webster to get him out of the bargain.


The Devil s Dream

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ISBN: 9781101478882
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Number of pages: 384
Author: Lee Smith
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Devil s Dream in PDF and EPUB Now back in print from the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Girls. It was in 1833 or '34 that Moses Bailey brought young Kate Malone down to Cold Spring Holler to be his wife. But Moses, wanting to become a preacher like his daddy was, left Kate time and again to look after the kids while he went out in search of a sign from God. Though he warned them about the evils of playing the fiddle, a kind of music he likened to the devil's own laughter, it passed the time for his bride and children, and soon became not just a way of life for the Baileys, but a curse that would last for generations.


The Devil Finds Work

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ISBN: 9780307275950
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 127
Author: James Baldwin
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online The Devil Finds Work in PDF and EPUB Baldwin's personal reflections on movies gathered here in a book-length essay are also a probing appraisal of American racial politics. Offering an incisive look at racism in American movies and a vision of America's self-delusions and deceptions, Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and The Exorcist. Here are our loves and hates, biases and cruelties, fears and ignorance reflected by the films that have entertained us and shaped our consciousness. And here too is the stunning prose of a writer whose passion never diminished his struggle for equality, justice, and social change.


The Devils Missed Her

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ISBN: 9781499099409
Release Date: 2017-04-03
Number of pages: 270
Author: Nourie Parker
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Download and read online The Devils Missed Her in PDF and EPUB A group of journalists enters the vast South American rainforest in search of an ancient temple that is endangered by the country's ongoing guerrilla warfare. When a tragedy strikes, they quickly realize they are in for a life-or-death situation and not all of them will make it out alive. What follows is a series of events that will reveal the dark secrets one of the group members holds.


God s Country Or Devil s Playground

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ISBN: 0292755805
Release Date: 2002-11-01
Number of pages: 321
Author: Barney Nelson
Publisher: University of Texas Press

Download and read online God s Country Or Devil s Playground in PDF and EPUB The dramatic desert landscapes of the Big Bend country along the Texas-Mexico border reminded historian Walter Prescott Webb of "an earth-wreck in which a great section of country was shaken down, turned over, blown up, and set on fire." By contrast, naturalist Aldo Leopold considered the region a mountainous paradise in which even the wild Mexican parrots had no greater concern than "whether this new day which creeps slowly over the canyons is bluer or golder than its predecessors, or less so." Whether it impresses people as God's country or as the devil's playground, the Big Bend typically evokes strong responses from almost everyone who lives or visits there. In this anthology of nature writing, Barney Nelson gathers nearly sixty literary perspectives on the landscape and life of the Big Bend region, broadly defined as Trans-Pecos Texas and northern Chihuahua, Mexico. In addition to Leopold and Webb, the collection includes such well-known writers as Edward Abbey, Mary Austin, Roy Bedichek, and Frederick Olmsted, as well as a wide range of voices that includes explorers, trappers, cowboys, ranch wives, curanderos, college presidents, scientists, locals, tourists, historians, avisadores, and waitresses. Following a personal introduction by Barney Nelson, the pieces are grouped thematically to highlight the distinctive ways in which writers have responded to the Big Bend.


The Devil s River Country

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ISBN: OCLC:219926580
Release Date: 194?
Number of pages: 70
Author: George Morris
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The Devil s Pleasure Palace

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ISBN: 9781594037696
Release Date: 2015-08-11
Number of pages: 280
Author: Michael Walsh
Publisher: Encounter Books

Download and read online The Devil s Pleasure Palace in PDF and EPUB In the aftermath of World War II, America stood alone as the world’s premier military power. Yet its martial confidence contrasted vividly with its sense of cultural inferiority. Still looking to a defeated and dispirited Europe for intellectual and artistic guidance, the burgeoning transnational elite in New York and Washington embraced not only the war’s refugees, but many of their ideas as well, and nothing has proven more pernicious than those of the Frankfurt School and its reactionary philosophy of “critical theory.” In The Devil's Pleasure Palace, Michael Walsh describes how Critical Theory released a horde of demons into the American psyche. When everything could be questioned, nothing could be real, and the muscular, confident empiricism that had just won the war gave way, in less than a generation, to a central-European nihilism celebrated on college campuses across the United States. Seizing the high ground of academe and the arts, the New Nihilists set about dissolving the bedrock of the country, from patriotism to marriage to the family to military service. They have sown, as Cardinal Bergoglio—now Pope Francis—once wrote of the Devil, “destruction, division, hatred, and calumny,” and all disguised as the search for truth. The Devil's Pleasure Palace exposes the overlooked movement that is Critical Theory and explains how it took root in America and, once established and gestated, how it has affected nearly every aspect of American life and society.