The Fall of Heaven

The Pahlavis and the Final Days of Imperial Iran
Author: Andrew Scott Cooper
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 0805098984
Category: History
Page: 416
View: 4772
An immersive, gripping account of the rise and fall of Iran's glamorous Pahlavi dynasty, written with the cooperation of the late Shah's widow, Empress Farah, Iranian revolutionaries and US officials from the Carter administration In this remarkably human portrait of one of the twentieth century's most complicated personalities, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Andrew Scott Cooper traces the Shah's life from childhood through his ascension to the throne in 1941. He draws the turbulence of the post-war era during which the Shah survived assassination attempts and coup plots to build a modern, pro-Western state and launch Iran onto the world stage as one of the world's top five powers. Readers get the story of the Shah's political career alongside the story of his courtship and marriage to Farah Diba, who became a power in her own right, the beloved family they created, and an exclusive look at life inside the palace during the Iranian Revolution. Cooper's investigative account ultimately delivers the fall of the Pahlavi dynasty through the eyes of those who were there: leading Iranian revolutionaries; President Jimmy Carter and White House officials; US Ambassador William Sullivan and his staff in the American embassy in Tehran; American families caught up in the drama; even Empress Farah herself, and the rest of the Iranian Imperial family. Intimate and sweeping at once, The Fall of Heaven recreates in stunning detail the dramatic and final days of one of the world's most legendary ruling families, the unseating of which helped set the stage for the current state of the Middle East.

The Fall of Heaven

Author: Walter Mosley
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 0573601054
Category: Drama
Page: 105
View: 9316
"Based on the novel 'The tempest tales' by Walter Mosley"--P. [3].

The Fall of Heaven

Author: David Grunwell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781732582002
Page: 420
View: 7478
In the wondrous megacity of Heavensport, robots do all the work allow-ing its three-quarters of a billion inhabitants free to pursue their pas-sions.Unfortunately for Rolland Newcastle, someone's passion is to kill him. Stripped of his wealth, technology, and connections, is this the start of a worldwide purge?Rolland inherited his troubles from his ancestors, the legal owners of the beautiful planet of New Jerusalem. After cryrosleeping for 223 years, they found that technological advances had allowed squatters' ships to make the journey in just 3.5 years.Arriving 200 years later, they found an established world that didn't want them. The Fall of Heaven was just the start.

Fall of Heaven

Whymper's Tragic Matterhorn Climb
Author: Reinhold Messner
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 168051086X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: N.A
View: 5524
A classic event in mountaineering history, dramatically retold by a classic mountaineer • Ascending the Matterhorn was the 19th century equivalent of standing on Mars • A great historical story of tension and drama • Author is uniquely qualified to delve into Whymper’s complicated personality As Fall of Heaven begins, we join professional mountain guide Jean-Antoine Carrel as he tries and fails, again and again, to summit the Matterhorn—one of the most famous and iconic peaks in the Alps. Is it the “Devil’s mountain,” as the locals call it? Should he heed the village priest who warned that its summit was not meant to be climbed? Carrel is undeterred, he just needs capable climbers to join him. Enter Edward Whymper, who in 1861 at the age of 21 decided—unbeknownst to Carrel—that he would be the first to climb the Matterhorn. So the storyline is set, except that where Carrel is captivating, Whymper is utterly unsympathetic as an adventurer. He is mean and disdainful of guides, describing them as little more than porters who eat and drink too much. Despite this attitude, Whymper’s quest leads him inexorably into partnership with Carrel. The story follows their many attempts to find a route to the top of the Matterhorn, but then fate pulls them apart just as Whymper finds the line. His successful summit on July 14, 1865, in which Carrel did not take part, shocked the Victorian world with both awe and revulsion as four members of Whymper’s party died in frightening falls. Famed climber and author Reinhold Messner acknowledges that Whymper was the first man to summit the Matterhorn, the last of the great Alpine peaks to be climbed and representing the beginning of an age of alpinism based on difficulty rather than conquest. But rather than leaving a hero’s legacy, Whymper is revealed as the Captain Ahab of alpinism, a team leader who accepted no responsibility for the deaths of his teammates. Fall of Heaven is an exciting tale and an examination of the different types of men who were caught up in the adventuring spirit of the Victorian age, and the ironic fates that can follow success or failure.

Blick in die Ewigkeit

Die faszinierende Nahtoderfahrung eines Neurochirurgen
Author: Eben Alexander
Publisher: Integral
ISBN: 3641095913
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 256
View: 1831
Eine spektakuläre Reise in das Leben nach dem Tod Was geschieht, wenn wir sterben? Gibt es ein Leben nach dem Tod? Fragen, die jeden Menschen berühren und die in diesem Buch auf revolutionäre Weise neu beantwortet werden. Mit 54 Jahren erkrankt der renommierte Neurochirurg und Harvard-Dozent Eben Alexander an einer extrem seltenen Form der Hirnhautentzündung. Er fällt ins Koma. Die Ärzte stellen fest, dass sein Gehirn irreparabel geschädigt ist, und prognostizieren sein baldiges Ende. Doch Eben Alexander kehrt ins Leben zurück – und gesundet innerhalb kurzer Zeit. Minutiös berichtet der Gehirnforscher, was er während des Komas durchlebte: Begleitet von einem Engelwesen taucht er ein in eine Welt ohne Zeit und Raum, in der sich ihm die göttliche Quelle allen Seins offenbart. Hier erfährt er: Wir alle sind Teil eines universalen, unsterblichen Bewusstseins.

The Interpretation of the Apocalypse & the Chief Prophetical Scriptures Connected with it

Author: William Henry Scott (M.A., Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford.)
Publisher: N.A
Category: Judgment Day
Page: N.A
View: 3110

Long Fall from Heaven

Author: George Wier,Milton T. Burton
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
ISBN: 1935955535
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 1439
"With an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the historic underbelly of Galveston and a ringing feel for dialogue, Long Fall From Heaven carries us along on a sordid yet seamless narrative of murderous mayhem." —Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire Mysteries Cueball Boland and Micah Lanscomb—both ex-cops with troubled pasts—stumble into the path of a serial killer. The murderer leads them into the dark history of Galveston when the city was Texas’ Sin City. The killer has roots sunk deep into that history, but the FBI and the old Galveston families don’t want Cueball and Micah to solve the crimes. Listen closely. There’s an echo of another serial killer who stalked the city back during World War II. George Wier writes like he talks: Texan. In the 1990s he befriended the older novelist Milton T. Burton and the two became close friends. In 1998, Burton, worried about his health, told Wier this story and asked him to be his collaborator and principal writer. The two friends talked back and forth, and Wier wrote the novel. Meanwhile, impatient with the publishing industry, George Wier has very successfully e-published his Bill Travis Mystery Series. He plays classical violin and country fiddle, dabbles in art and photography, and is a born promoter of all that he does. This is his first trade-published novel. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Sallie. Milton T. Burton (1947-2011) authored four crime novels published by Minotaur/Thomas Dunne. Like Wier, Burton was a lifelong Texan who breathed the Texas lingo. Burton had been variously a cattleman, a political consultant, and a college history teacher. A cantankerous but generous man, he liked writing and he liked talking to his friends, especially George Wier. He died in December 2011.

When Angels Fall from Heaven

Author: David Starr
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412035554
Category: Religion
Page: 332
View: 8087
What would happen should one of God's creations decide to rebel against Him and lead others into rebellion

The Providence of God Manifested in the Rise and Fall of Empires. A Sermon Preached at St. Mary's, in Oxford, at the Assizes: ... on Thursday, July, 27. 1775. By George Horne, ...

Author: George Horne
Publisher: N.A
Page: 29
View: 7682

Fall of Heaven (Book Five of the Munkae Saga)

Author: Deano R. Gledson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535099844
Page: 228
View: 7835
The magical folk of Munkae are now widespread and prosperous, as the dust begins to settle from the long years of unrest and violence, the world is once again as it should be. But not all of the inhabitants of Munkae are happy with the way of things, a young Prince burns with ambition and will stop at nothing to bring the lands under his control, a dark force lurks behind the scenes and all the while a terrible war rages amongst the Gods of light and chaos. The people of Munkae must choose which side they are on, fight to help those they care for and perhaps align themselves with those who were once bitter enemies in order to strive for what is right. Above all else, they must take their place in the apocalyptic struggle to come, the only certainty is that there will be heavy losses on both sides.

A Paraphrase on the New Testament with Notes Doctrinal and Practical ... (and ) an Advertisement of Difficulties in the Revelations. 2. Ed

Author: Richard Baxter
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 4728


Kein Roman
Author: Donald Antrim
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644551316
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
View: 9205
Alles über meine Mutter Donald Antrim ist Schriftsteller in New York und stammt aus einer vollkommen durchgedrehten Familie. Vor allem seine Mutter machte ihm jahrelang das Leben zur Hölle – als gescheiterte Künstlerin, Kettenraucherin, Alkoholikerin. Nun ist sie nach einem langen Krebsleiden im Morphiumrausch gestorben. Donald spürt zunächst Erleichterung. Und was macht er, kaum dass sie unter der Erde ist? Er kauft sich ein Bett. Es soll sein Fluchtort werden. Doch Donald tut darin kein Auge zu ... «Ein ganz großartiges Buch.» (Roddy Doyle) «Donald Antrims Buch, mit seiner bitteren Komik, seiner Intelligenz und seinem glasklaren, sezierenden Blick auf die Menschen und vor allem sich selbst, bewahrt das Leben eines nahen, eines geliebten und gehassten Menschen in der Erzählung. Das ist ... das Höchste, was Literatur erreichen kann. Ein tiefernstes, schonungsloses und berührendes Werk.» (FAZ) «Antrims ‹Mutter› ist ein heiteres Buch, doch seine Intensität kommt aus Bitterkeit und tiefem Schmerz.» (Der Spiegel)

Himmel und Hölle

nach Gesehenem und Gehörtem
Author: Emanuel Swedenborg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783865392770
Page: 412
View: 6131

Mitternacht im Pera Palace

Die Geburt des modernen Istanbul
Author: Charles King
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843711224
Category: Social Science
Page: 544
View: 4229
WORUM GEHT ES? »Mitternacht im Pera Palace« erzählt die faszinierende Geschichte des Aufbruchs Istanbuls in die Moderne zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts. Schauplatz der rasanten Entwicklung ist das elegante Hotel Pera Palace, dessen Gäste Geschichte schrieben: Von Agatha Christie über Atatürk und Trotzki bis zu Geheimagenten aller Länder checkte ein, wer den Lauf der Welt veränderte. Ein wunderbar stimmungsvolles Porträt Istanbuls von den »Swinging Twenties« bis zum Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs. WAS IST BESONDERS? Istanbuls Aufbruch in die Moderne, mitreißend erzählt vor dem Panorama europäischer Geschichte, am Beispiel eines Grand Hotels und seiner illustren Gäste. WER LIEST? • Alle Istanbul-Fans und die, die es noch werden wollen • Leser von Geert Mak, David Abulafia und Karl Schlögel • Jeder, der kulturhistorisch interessiert ist

The rise and fall of papacy

Author: Robert Fleming
Publisher: N.A
Category: Papacy
Page: 169
View: 8948

The Rise and Fall of Rome Papal ... New edition

Author: Robert FLEMING (the Younger.)
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 6793

The Last Fall of Babylon

Author: Daniel Erasmus
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1591604095
Category: Religion
Page: 344
View: 4760

Angels and the Order of Heaven in Medieval and Renaissance Italy

Author: Meredith J. Gill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107027950
Category: Art
Page: 432
View: 2102
This book examines the role of angels in medieval and Renaissance art and religion from Dante to the Counter-Reformation.

The Derision of Heaven

A Guide to Daniel
Author: Michael Whitworth
Publisher: Start2Finish Books
ISBN: 0988512114
Category: Religion
Page: 204
View: 1941
Every day, it seems the world becomes increasingly hostile to Christianity. Values are being scuttled, faith is scorned, and God’s people are being marginalized. These difficult times pose two questions to Christians: How can we be the “light of the world” in such abject darkness? And how can God still be in control of all things? This book will help you answer these questions. More than a guide to Daniel, The Derision of Heaven is an urgent message for the exiled church. As you journey through the story and visions of Daniel, you will be awe-struck by the sovereign rule of God, emboldened to live a life that glorifies him, and encouraged to serve in the eternal Kingdom of Heaven.