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The Silence and the Scorpion

The Silence and the Scorpion Author Brian A. Nelson
ISBN-10 9781458777768
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 640
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On April 11, 2002, nearly a million Venezuelans marched on the presidential palace to demand the resignation of President Hugo Chvez, Led by Pedro Carmona and Carlos Ortega, the opposition represented a cross-section of society furious with Chvez's economic policies, specifically his mishandling of the Venezuelan oil industry. But as the day progressed, the march turned violent, sparking a military revolt that led to the temporary ousting of Chvez. Over the ensuing, turbulent 72 hours, Venezuelans would confront the deep divisions within their society and ultimately decide the best course for their country - and its oil - in the new century. An exemplary piece of narrative journalism, The Silence and the Scorpion provides rich insight into the complexities of modern Venezuela.



The Day of the Scorpion

The Day of the Scorpion Author Paul Scott
ISBN-10 OCLC:939605139
Release 2003
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Mabel Layton and her daughters are stranded in their colonial mansion awaiting Colonel Layton's return from war. As the flames of independence continue to threaten the Raj, leaders of the Indian Congress are rounded up into British prisons.



The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion Author Nancy Farmer
ISBN-10 9781471120381
Release 2013-08-01
Pages 400
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Matt is six years old when he discovers that he is different from other children and other people. To most, Matt isn't considered a boy at all, but a beast, dirty and disgusting. But to El Patron, lord of a country called Opium, Matt is the guarantee of eternal life. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself - for Matt is himself. They share the exact same DNA. As Matt struggles to understand his existence and what that existence truly means, he is threatened by a host of sinister and manipulating characters, from El Patron's power-hungry family to the brain-deadened eejits and mindless slaves that toil Opium's poppy fields. Surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards, escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But even escape is no guarantee of freedom… because Matt is marked by his difference in ways that he doesn't even suspect.



The Scorpion Fish

The Scorpion Fish Author Nicolas Bouvier
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105040047313
Release 1987-01
Pages 123
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Weakened by illness, an historian begins to believe in his encounters with hallucinations and magic, including a levitating Jesuit monk, on the island of Sri Lanka



The Scorpion Rules

The Scorpion Rules Author Erin Bow
ISBN-10 9781481442718
Release 2015-09-22
Pages 384
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In the future, the UN has brought back an ancient way to keep the peace. The children of world leaders are held hostage—if a war begins, they pay with their lives. Greta is the Crown Princess of the Pan Polar Confederacy, a superpower formed of modern-day Canada. She is also a Child of Peace, a hostage held by the de facto ruler of the world, the great Artificial Intelligence, Talis. The hostages are Talis’s strategy to keep the peace: if her country enters a war, Greta dies. The system has worked for centuries. Parents don’t want to see their children murdered. Greta will be free if she can make it to her eighteenth birthday. Until then she is prepared to die with dignity, if necessary. But everything changes when Elian arrives at the Precepture. He’s a hostage from a new American alliance, and he defies the machines that control every part of their lives—and is severely punished for it. Greta is furious that Elian has disrupted their quiet, structured world. But slowly, his rebellion opens her eyes to the brutality of the rules they live under, and to the subtle resistance of her companions. And Greta discovers her own quiet power. Then Elian’s country declares war on Greta’s and invades the prefecture, taking the hostages hostage. Now the great Talis is furious, and coming himself to mete out punishment. Which surely means that Greta and Elian will be killed...unless Greta can think of a way to save them.



The Raj Quartet Volume 3

The Raj Quartet  Volume 3 Author Paul Scott
ISBN-10 9780226029283
Release 2010-05-25
Pages 399
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India, 1943: In a regimental hill station, the ladies of Pankot struggle to preserve the genteel façade of British society amid the debris of a vanishing empire and World War II. A retired missionary, Barbara Batchelor, bears witness to the connections between many human dramas; the love between Daphne Manner and Hari Kumar; the desperate grief an old teacher feels for an India she cannot rescue; and the cruelty of Captain Ronald Merrick, Susan Layton's future husband.



Shattered Sky

Shattered Sky Author Neal Shusterman
ISBN-10 9781442451186
Release 2013-05-07
Pages 544
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In this conclusion to The Star Shards Chronicles, powerful and terrifying invaders have arrived from a parallel dimension, and only the Star Shards can prevent the destruction of the human race. Six children were conceived at the exact moment that the star Mentaras-H went supernova, and the explosion transformed their souls into living star fragments. Now the Star Shards face the ultimate battle—and the true purpose of their gifts be revealed, for it is no accident they have these powers. Once despised for their “deformities,” the Star Shards are now worshiped and feared as gods. Their power is unlimited, as is the temptation to abuse it. But a new and terrifying force has torn a wound in the universe, infecting it like a deadly, intelligent virus. Only one power exists that could conceivably prevent the extermination of the human race: the Star Shards. But only if they can put aside their titanic egos and join forces one final time. Acclaimed author Neal Shusterman’s “talent for depicting superhuman characters with human strengths and weaknesses lends depth and immediacy to a tale of cosmic proportions” (School Library Journal) in this stunning conclusion to a visionary trilogy. Originally published by Tor Fantasy in 2002.



Dragon in the Tropics

Dragon in the Tropics Author Javier Corrales
ISBN-10 0815705026
Release 2011-02-01
Pages 195
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Since he was first elected in 1999, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Frías has reshaped a frail but nonetheless pluralistic democracy into a semi-authoritarian regime—an outcome achieved with spectacularly high oil income and widespread electoral support. This eye-opening book illuminates one of the most sweeping and unexpected political transformations in contemporary Latin America. Based on more than fifteen years' experience in researching and writing about Venezuela, Javier Corrales and Michael Penfold have crafted a comprehensive account of how the Chávez regime has revamped the nation, with a particular focus on its political transformation. Throughout, they take issue with conventional explanations. First, they argue persuasively that liberal democracy as an institution was not to blame for the rise of chavismo. Second, they assert that the nation's economic ailments were not caused by neoliberalism. Instead they blame other factors, including a dependence on oil, which caused macroeconomic volatility; political party fragmentation, which triggered infighting; government mismanagement of the banking crisis, which led to more centralization of power; and the Asian crisis of 1997, which devastated Venezuela's economy at the same time that Chávez ran for president. It is perhaps on the role of oil that the authors take greatest issue with prevailing opinion. They do not dispute that dependence on oil can generate political and economic distortions—the "resource curse" or "paradox of plenty" arguments—but they counter that oil alone fails to explain Chávez's rise. Instead they single out a weak framework of checks and balances that allowed the executive branch to extract oil rents and distribute them to the populace. The real culprit behind Chávez's success, they write, was the asymmetry of political power.



Malena

Malena Author Edgardo David Holzman
ISBN-10 9780984835935
Release 2013-08-20
Pages 368
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"A story of love, tango, and tragedy set in Argentina's darkest hour."



The Scorpion s Bite

The Scorpion s Bite Author Aileen Baron
ISBN-10 9781615952519
Release 2010-05-27
Pages 160
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It is 1943 and the world is at war. Archaeologist Lily Sampson has been sent to Trans-Jordan by the OSS, along with Gideon Weil, the famous director of the American School of Archeology in Jerusalem. As part of their survey, they roam the beautiful, silent desert where the indelible presence of Lawrence of Arabia still lingers, and where the ancient Nabateans once ruled an empire from their capital in Petra. But soon Lily and Gideon are stranded in the Wadi Rum, and their Bedouin guide is murdered. Could Gideon be guilty of the crime? Then the pair learns that two oil pipelines run from Iraq through the desert to ports on the Mediterranean: one through Trans-Jordan supplying the Allies, the other through Syria supplying the Nazis. Syrians and Vichy French are raiding across the border, threatening to destroy the Trans-Jordan pipeline. Lily and Gideon’s real mission is to help safeguard the pipeline and to prevent oil from reaching the Nazis. At the same time, Lily uncovers a Nazi plot to kidnap and kill the eight-year-old King Faisal of Iraq. Can Lily and Gideon clear Gideon’s name, protect the Trans-Jordan pipeline, sabotage the Syrian line, and rescue Faisal to prevent the Nazi takeover of Iraq?



The Scorpion Code

The Scorpion Code Author Carter Hopkins
ISBN-10 1976505038
Release 2017-09-27
Pages 354
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Washington City - October, 1861. Civil war is upon us. A spy among us. A mysterious code hides a deadly secret that could change the tides of war. The key to the code, and the fate of the nation, rests in the hands of a young police officer named Levi Love. Answering President Lincoln's call, 75,000 volunteers descend upon Washington City and transform the nation's capital into a den of violence and vice. When a beautiful young woman is found dead in one of the open sewers that plague the City, Levi is ordered to investigate. The evidence leads to a mysterious code that confirms a terrifying fact - a murderous spy is hunting the nation's deepest secret. The clues soon draw Levi deep into the City's underground slave trade. There, he meets a freedman named Josiah Johnson who has information that can help crack the code and identify the Confederate spy terrorizing the City. As the murders continue, Levi and Josiah track the spy from the darkest corners of the City's brothels and alleyways to the grand ballrooms of the ruling class. Together, they must unmask the spy before the secret gets out and the high-stakes game of war is lost.



The Scorpion s Claw

The Scorpion s Claw Author Myriam J. A. Chancy
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173016585087
Release 2005
Pages 188
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Josephe, safe in Canada, watches the television images of Haiti's descent into chaos following the collapse of the Baby Doc regime. She sees an angry mob stone to death a tonton macoute, whom she recognises as the youth who molested her as a child. In her isolation, despair and guilt she begins to recreate the stories of those who were once close to her. There is her grandmother, who dies terrified over her family's future; her cousin Alphonse who flees to the USA where he hopes to escape the dark shadow of his father and a life of domestic servitude; Alphonse's half-brother, Delphi, who joins the rebels and pays the heaviest price; Josephe's best friend, Desiree, who abandons her comfortable middle-class life to join the underground and finds there both a community and the mysteries of voudun, with the power to breathe new life into her veins. Behind them all is Delphi's mother, Mami Celeste, the mambo who has lived and died four lifetimes and whose tongue can speak the whole history of Haiti. In giving voice to these individuals and interweaving the story of her own childhood connexions with them, Josephe begins to close the distance between present and past, Canada and Haiti and the painful divisions within herself.



The Scorpion s Sting Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War

The Scorpion s Sting  Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War Author James Oakes
ISBN-10 9780393239935
Release 2014-05-19
Pages 208
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Explores the Civil War and the anti-slavery movement, specifically highlighting the plan to help abolish slavery by surrounding the slave states with territories of freedom and discusses the possibility of what could've been a more peaceful alternative to the war. 17,000 first printing.



The Raj Quartet Volume 4

The Raj Quartet  Volume 4 Author Paul Scott
ISBN-10 0226743446
Release 1998-05-22
Pages 597
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Against the backdrop of the violent partition of India and Pakistan, this volume sketches one last bittersweet romance, revealing the divided loyalties of the British as they flee, retreat from, or cling to India.



Abide in the Silence

Abide in the Silence Author Dr. Joseph Murphy
ISBN-10 9781465328939
Release 2009-10-29
Pages 218
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BOOKS BY DR. JOSEPH MURPHY The Amazing Laws of Cosmic Mind Power The Cosmic Energizer: Miracle Power of the Universe The Cosmic Power Within You Great Bible Truths for Human Problems The Healing Power of Love How to Attract Money How to Pray with a Deck of Cards How to Use the Power of Prayer How to Use Your Healing Power Infinite Power for Richer Living Living Without Strain Love is Freedom Magic of Faith Mental Poisons and Their Antidotes The Miracle of Mind Dynamics Miracle Power for Infinite Riches Peace Within Yourself The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind Pray Your Way Through It Prayer is the Answer Psychic Perception: The Meaning of Extrasensory Power Quiet Moments with God Secrets of the I Ching Songs of God Special Meditations for Health, Wealth, Love, and Expression Stay Young Forever Supreme Mastery of Fear Telepsychics: The Magic Power of Perfect Living Why Did This Happen to Me? Within You is the Power Write Your Name in the Book of Life Your Infinite Power to be Rich



The Scorpion s Gate

The Scorpion s Gate Author Richard A. Clarke
ISBN-10 110120561X
Release 2005-10-25
Pages 336
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The insider whose warnings about terrorism on U.S. soil went unheeded—and whose book Against All Enemies rocketed to the top of bestseller lists—now presents his first novel: an all-too-believable story of politics, oil, espionage, and the earthshaking consequences that may lie at the end of the road ahead... Brian Douglas, working for British intelligence, is in Bahrain’s five-star Diplomat Hotel when the bomb goes off. He’s as used to carnage as one can be, after his years in Iraq. But much has changed since that war. The sheiks have been driven out of Saudi Arabia—now called Islamyah—and Iraq has become a virtual puppet of Iran, now packing nuclear heat. The coalition forces are long gone from Saddam’s homeland, after pulling out their troops and leaving the mess behind. But the mess isn’t going away, as this latest bombing suggests. And as Douglas and others try to sort out agendas and loyalties, motives and manipulations, the Middle East grows ever hotter—and this time withdrawal may not be an option...



Love Dishonor Marry Die Cherish Perish

Love  Dishonor  Marry  Die  Cherish  Perish Author David Rakoff
ISBN-10 9780385676175
Release 2013-07-16
Pages 224
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From the incomparable David Rakoff, a poignant, beautiful, witty and wise novel in verse whose scope spans the 20th Century. David Rakoff, who died in 2012 at the age of 47, built a deserved reputation as one of the finest and funniest essayists of our time. This intricately woven novel, written with humour, sympathy and tenderness, proves him the master of an altogether different art form. Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die; Cherish, Perish leaps cities and decades as Rakoff, a Canadian who became an American citizen, sings the song of his adoptive homeland--a country whose freedoms can be intoxicating, or brutal. Here the characters' lives are linked to each other by acts of generosity or cruelty. A critic once called Rakoff "magnificent," a word which perfectly describes this wonderful novel in verse.