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The Book Stad in brand
The Author Garth Risk Hallberg
The Publisher Atlas Contact
Release Date2015-10-30
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789025446307
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: ‘Een grote, duizelingwekkende debuutroman.’ – The New York Times Stad in brand is een in alle opzichten grote en grootse roman over liefde, verraad en vergiffenis, over kunst, New York en rock-’n-roll, vol personages van wie je gaat houden. Een boek om je helemaal in te verliezen. Oudejaarsavond 1976, vlak voor middernacht. New York staat op scherp. Vanuit Central Park klinkt een pistoolschot. En dan nog een. De zoektocht naar de schutter brengt een aantal onvergetelijke personages bij elkaar, uit allerlei uithoeken van de stad: Regan en William Hamilton-Sweeney, de gebrouilleerde erfgenamen van een van de grootste fortuinen van de stad; Keith en Mercer, de mannen die hen, in voor- en tegenspoed, liefhebben; Charlie en Samantha, twee tieners uit de voorsteden, aangetrokken door de New Yorkse punkscene; een obsessieve journalist; diens idealistische buurvrouw en de rechercheur die probeert te achterhalen wie van hen mogelijk betrokken is geweest bij het schietincident. Al deze levens zijn met elkaar verbonden. En wanneer het licht uitvalt tijdens de beruchte black-out van 13 juli 1977, veranderen al deze levens voorgoed.


The Book Stad in brand
The Author Garth Risk Hallberg
The Publisher
Release Date2017-07-01
Genre
Pages
ISBN 9025450423
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Stad in brand druk 2
The Author Garth Risk Hallberg
The Publisher
Release Date2015-10-01
Genre
Pages
ISBN 9025446086
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book City on Fire
The Author Garth Risk Hallberg
The Publisher Vintage
Release Date2015-10-13
Genre Fiction
Pages 944
ISBN 9780385353786
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: National Best Seller • Named a Best Book of the Year by: New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Vogue, The Atlantic, Newsday “A novel of head-snapping ambition and heart-stopping power—a novel that attests to its young author’s boundless and unflagging talents.” —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times New York City, 1976. Meet Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city’s great fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown’s punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter and his idealistic neighbor—and the detective trying to figure out what any of them have to do with a shooting in Central Park on New Year’s Eve. The mystery, as it reverberates through families, friendships, and the corridors of power, will open up even the loneliest-seeming corners of the crowded city. And when the blackout of July 13, 1977, plunges this world into darkness, each of these lives will be changed forever. City on Fire is an unforgettable novel about love and betrayal and forgiveness, about art and truth and rock ’n’ roll: about what people need from each other in order to live . . . and about what makes the living worth doing in the first place. From the Hardcover edition.


The Book City on Fire
The Author Lisa Odham Stokes
The Publisher Verso
Release Date1999
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 372
ISBN 1859842038
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Traces the history of Hong Kong cinema in its social and historical context and discusses the plots, characters, and production techniques of a wide range of films


The Book Rio de Janeiro
The Author Ruy Castro
The Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date2008-12-07
Genre Travel
Pages 256
ISBN 159691985X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Ruy Castro delves into the past and present of Rio, where even in periods of comparative calm there has always been a palpable excitement in the air - the feeling of a city on fire. In this spellbinding fifth entry in Bloomsbury's The Writer and the City series, Rio de Janeiro's vibrant history unfolds. While stiff-collared poets flirted with prim young ladies in coffeehouses during the belle époque, revolts were being plotted that almost destroyed the city. We learn how the iconic wave-patterned mosaics of Copacabana pavements were baptized with blood, and how more than a hundred years before the girl from Ipanema passed by, the girls from Ouvidor Street adopted French chic - and never really gave it up. From what is arguably the most breathtakingly beautiful city in the world, the people of Rio - the Cariocas - tell their stories: of cannibals charming European intellectuals; of elegant slaves and their shabby masters; of how a casual chat between two people drinking coffee on Avenida Rio Branco could affect world coffee markets; of an awe-inspiring beach life; of favelas, drugs, police, carnival, football, and music. With his own Carioca good humor and great storytelling gifts, Ruy Castro brings the reader thrillingly close to the flames.


The Book The city on fire and other instructive stories
The Author Frances Upcher Cousens
The Publisher
Release Date1877
Genre Bible stories, English
Pages
ISBN OXFORD:590265475
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book City of Fire
The Author Laurence Yep
The Publisher Macmillan
Release Date2009-09-01
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages 320
ISBN 1429946113
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Two-time Newbery Honor Award-winning author Laurence Yep kicks off an action-packed new fantasy trilogy with City on Fire This thrilling tale takes readers on an unforgettable journey through an alternate version of our world in 1941 -- a world filled with magical beings such as dragons in human form, tiny "lap griffins," reincarnations of legendary Chinese warriors, Japanese folk creatures, and goddesses in disguise. When her older sister dies trying to prevent the theft of one of her people's great treasures, twelve-year-old Scirye sets out to avenge her and recover the precious item. Helping her are Bayang, a dragon disguised as a Pinkerton agent; Leech, a boy with powers he has not yet discovered; and Leech's loyal companion Koko, who has a secret of his own. All have a grudge against the thieves who stole the treasure: the evil dragon Badik and the mysterious Mr. Roland. Scirye and her companions pursue the thieves to Houlani, a new Hawaiian island being created by magic. There, they befriend Pele, the volatile and mercurial goddess of volcanoes. But even with Pele on their side, they may not be able to stop Mr. Roland from gaining what he seeks: the Five Lost Treasures of Emperor Yu. Together, the treasures will give him the power to alter the very fabric of the universe. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


The Book City on Fire
The Author Bill Minutaglio
The Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date2004-01-01
Genre History
Pages 320
ISBN 9780060959913
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Recreates the ammonium nitrate explosion that occurred off the coast of Texas City, Texas in 1947 that took the lives of seven hundred people, and injured close to five thousand others, vividly detailing this small town's heroism and courage as they filed a momentous legal claim against the United States government. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.


The Book City on Fire
The Author Nick Cooper
The Publisher Amberley Publishing Limited
Release Date2017-10-15
Genre History
Pages 128
ISBN 9781445672052
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Hull was the most severely damaged town or city in Britain during the Second World War. This book explains how the city coped.


The Book City on Fire
The Author Walter Jon Williams
The Publisher Walter Jon Williams
Release Date2015-05-02
Genre Fiction
Pages 744
ISBN 9780985454333
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Award, City on Fire returns to the world-city of Metropolitan, a city dominated by plasm, the magical substance capable of both creation and destruction.& ;& ;With her help, Aiah's lover Constantine has established himself in the metropolis of Caraqui, a nation dominated by corrupt officials, gangsters, and the genetically altered known as the "twisted." Here they hope to create a revolution in the cosmic order--- but first they must fend off treachery, war, and the threat of Taikoen, the "hanged man," a deadly creature that lives within plasm itself. Aiah must fight not only for her revolution and for her place in the world, but for Constantine's very soul.


The Book City on Fire
The Author Tracy Higley
The Publisher Thomas Nelson
Release Date2013-09-24
Genre Fiction
Pages 400
ISBN 9781401687533
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Previously released as Pompeii. As Vesuvius churns, a slave girl-turned-gladiator joins forces with an unlikely source to seek justice. In the coastal town of Pompeii, a new gladiator prepares to fight. But this gladiator hides a deadly secret: she’s a runaway Jewish slave girl named Ariella, disguised as a young boy. A savvy fighter, Ariella determines to triumph in the arena, knowing her life will be forfeit should anyone uncover the truth. Cato, a wealthy politician, moved to Pompeii after tiring of the corruption in Rome. But he soon learns that Pompeii is just as corrupt, and if he doesn’t play the game, his family could pay the price. Determined to bring about justice for the citizens of Pompeii, Cato searches for allies. But what he discovers instead is a confounding group of Christians . . . and a young female gladiator whose fame is growing daily. Political unrest reaches a boiling point as Christians are jailed and executed, and the mountain in the distance threatens to destroy the city with its river of fire. Cato and Ariella must act quickly and courageously to save their loved ones before all is lost.


The Book City on Fire
The Author Anna Rose Alexander
The Publisher University of Pittsburgh Press
Release Date2016-04-30
Genre History
Pages 216
ISBN 9780822981466
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: By the mid-nineteenth century, efforts to modernize and industrialize Mexico City had the unintended consequence of exponentially increasing the risk of fire while also breeding a culture of fear. Through an array of archival sources, Anna Rose Alexander argues that fire became a catalyst for social change, as residents mobilized to confront the problem. Advances in engineering and medicine soon fostered the rise of distinct fields of fire-related expertise while conversely, the rise of fire-profiteering industries allowed entrepreneurs to capitalize on crisis. City on Fire demonstrates that both public and private engagements with fire risk highlight the inequalities that characterized Mexican society at the turn of the twentieth century.


The Book New York
The Author Edward Rutherfurd
The Publisher De Fontein Romans & Spanning
Release Date2012-07-04
Genre Fiction
Pages 799
ISBN 9789026133008
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Een roman die even indrukwekkend is als de stad zelf Er is geen stad die meer tot de verbeelding spreekt dan New York. De stad is veel bezongen, veel besproken, maar zelden zo compleet en indrukwekkend beschreven als in deze roman. Als lezer begin je je wandeling door de geschiedenis van New York in de tijd van Peter Stuyvesant en volg je steeds enkele tot de verbeelding sprekende families, zodat je de stad zich door hun ogen ziet ontwikkelen tot wat die nu is. Wandel door Central Park, over Fifth Avenue en over The Brooklyn Bridge. Lees over het New York van de Indiaanse nederzettingen van Manhattan en het Nederlandse Nieuw-Amsterdam tot de Engelse overname, van de Onafhankelijkheidsoorlog, de grote beurskrach van 1929 en de bouw van het Empire State Building tot de nadagen van 9/11. New York laat een onuitwisbare indruk achter.


The Book Kapitaal
The Author John Lanchester
The Publisher Prometheus
Release Date2012-07-11
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789044620832
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 'Een intelligent en vermakelijk verslag van onze groezelige, onzekere en gefragmenteerde samenleving die bijna religie heeft vervangen door winkelen. Lees dit boek.' the guardian wat van jou is wordt van ons - die onheilspellende mededeling ploft opeens neer op de deurmat van de huizen aan de Zuid-Londense Pepys Road: bij de op zijn kerstbonus wachtende bankier Roger Yount en zijn koopzieke vrouw Arabella, bij het piepjonge voetbalgenie Freddy Kamo en bij de stokoude weduwe Petunia Howe. Er verschijnen mysterieuze graffiti, auto's worden bekrast, op een website verschijnen dreigende filmpjes. Zullen de huizenprijzen eronder gaan lijden? Zitten de moslims erachter, of de makelaars? Er ontstaat paniek, de bewoners komen in opstand en de autoriteiten staan voor een raadsel. Kapitaal is het briljante verhaal van een straat aan de vooravond van de bankencrisis, met alle bizarre verwikkelingen van dien. John Lanchester schreef een grootse contemporaine roman over het broze evenwicht in een ogenschijnlijk tevreden straat. Kapitaal kent een verbluffende cast, met stoere Poolse klusjesmannen, onweerstaanbare Hongaarse kindermeisjes en illegale Afrikaanse parkeerwachten. John Lanchester schreef met Kapitaal zijn meest ambitieuze roman tot dusver. Het boek werd in Engeland bij verschijnen al meteen tot boek van het jaar uitgeroepen. John Lanchester (Hamburg, 1962) is een van de belangrijkste Engelse schrijvers van dit moment. Zijn boeken verschijnen wereldwijd. Familieromance, het opmerkelijke verhaal over zijn eigen moeder (een weggelopen non) en zijn jeugd in Hongkong en Hamburg, was ook in Nederland succesvol. Lanchester woont met zijn vrouw en twee kinderen in Londen. 'Een aangrijpend verhaal over het Londense leven, een pre-crash portret van hebzucht, angst en geld. Lanchester hanteert de verschillende verhaallijnen met enorme vaardigheid. Door de rijke kern van humor een genot om te lezen.' the times 'Boordevol inzicht, menselijk mededogen en smaak. In alle opzichten een kapitale prestatie.' the sunday times 'Voorzichtig en langzaam draait Lanchester de schroeven aan, hoop en wanhoop afwisselend, netjes en behendig fladderend tussen zijn personages. Net zoals Balzac heeft Lanchester de meedogenloosheid om goede mensen slechte dingen te laten overkomen, en de vaste hand om onaangename conclusies te trekken.' the daily telegraph *****


The Book City on fire September 11 23 Elul 5761
The Author Sorah Shapiro
The Publisher Targum Pr
Release Date2002-04
Genre History
Pages 263
ISBN 1568712693
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The September 11 attack on America from the vantage point of the Torah Jew. Includes tales of Divine Providence and accounts of miraculous escapes; background on the buildings, the Taliban; the victims; the Torah perspective on terrorism by 19 rabbis. With never-before-seen photos.


The Book City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg Book Analysis
The Author Bright Summaries
The Publisher BrightSummaries.com
Release Date2017-09-22
Genre Study Aids
Pages 54
ISBN 9782808004480
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Unlock the more straightforward side of City on Fire with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg, one of the most talked-about books of the 2015 literary season and the most expensive first novel ever published. This sprawling book follows an extensive cast of characters, from wealthy real estate magnates to destitute musicians, living in New York in the 1960s and 1970s. Set against the backdrop of major social upheaval and the burgeoning punk movement, the novel provides a compelling illustration of the city’s power and its influence on its inhabitants’ actions. Garth Risk Hallberg is an American writer known for his novels, short stories and essays. He currently lives in New York and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. Find out everything you need to know about City on Fire in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!


The Book Pompeii
The Author T. L. Higley
The Publisher B&H Publishing Group
Release Date2011
Genre Fiction
Pages 338
ISBN 9781433668579
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: An enslaved Jewish girl and a struggling aristocrat separately escape to Pompeii, encountering religious persecution, political corruption, and each other just before the city is destroyed by Mount Vesuvius.


The Book Private
The Author James Patterson
The Publisher Cargo
Release Date2010-12-02
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789023463764
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Als de politie het laat afweten en de media klaarstaan om je te verslinden, is er nog maar één plek waar je naartoe kunt: PRIVATE Voormalig piloot Jack Morgan neemt na de dood van zijn vader diens beveiligings- en detectivebureau Private over. Het bureau heeft vestigingen over de hele wereld en staat hoog aangeschreven vanwege zijn invloed en integriteit. De invloedrijkste personen komen naar Private om hun zaken op te laten lossen en hun geheimen zeker te stellen. Jack wordt direct na de overname geconfronteerd met nog lopende onderzoeken naar een groot gokschandaal en een seriemoordenaar die het op schoolmeisjes heeft voorzien. Dan wordt de vrouw van zijn beste vriend op gruwelijke wijze vermoord en er ontstaat een onhoudbare situatie die om onorthodoxe maatregelen vraagt.


The Book Set the City on Fire
The Author Sophia Peony
The Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date2018-03-12
Genre
Pages 368
ISBN 1986484874
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Please don't die. Please don't die. Please don't die. Leo heard the frantic whisper over and over in his head. She begged him to stay alive, and he couldn't very well disappoint her by dying. Leonardo Costa Someone tried to kill Leo, heir to the Costa family. Call it luck, call it a miracle, or simply say it wasn't his time, but Leo survived thanks to Freya. Those who tried to kill him were dealt with, swiftly and painfully, but there was someone else controlling the rats, someone close to the family. Leo had an enemy to eliminate, but when fate throws Freya back in his path, he knew he wasn't letting go. She saved his life, and it was his duty to protect her. Freya Santos Her only alibi was Leo. She couldn't remember what happened, but she knew there was no way she would have anything to do with the missing man. Right? She had no choice but to depend on Leo and play the role of a happy fiancé, even if it's temporary-very temporary. But when bullets start flying, Freya knew there was more to Leo and his family than meets the eye. Would she survive their fake engagement? Contains strong language, violence, and sexual content. Reader's discretion is advised.