The CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning British espionage novel about disgraced MI5 agents who inadvertently uncover a deadly Cold War-era legacy of sleeper cells and mythic super spies. The disgruntled agents of Slough House, the MI5 branch where washed-up spies are sent to finish their failed careers on desk duty, are called into action to protect a visiting Russian oligarch whom MI5 hopes to recruit to British intelligence. While two agents are dispatched on that babysitting job, though, an old Cold War-era spy named Dickie Bow is found dead, ostensibly of a heart attack, on a bus outside of Oxford, far from his usual haunts. But the head of Slough House, the irascible Jackson Lamb, is convinced Dickie Bow was murdered. As the agents dig into their fallen comrade's circumstances, they uncover a shadowy tangle of ancient Cold War secrets that seem to lead back to a man named Alexander Popov, who is either a Soviet bogeyman or the most dangerous man in the world. How many more people will have to die to keep those secrets buried?
The CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning British espionage novel about disgraced MI5 agents who inadvertently uncover a deadly Cold War-era legacy of sleeper cells and mythic super spies.
Author: Mick Herron
Publisher: Soho Press
Haunted by memories of the war in Vietnam and the death of his best friend Tom Bishop, Joshua Scott visits Tom's widow, Claudia, who runs the family farm in Kansas, and together they confront the past
And after that they go down to join the dead . But to him that is counted among
the living , there is still hope . For a living dog is better than a dead lion .
Ecclesiastes 9 : 3 - 4 LIVING DOGS AND DEAD LIONS CHAPTER ONE The truck
Author: R. Lanny Hunter
Publisher: Select Penguin
The uplifting book will appeal to all age groups, anyone going through change, building or enjoying a career and facing day to day struggles. Many of the short verses will resonate with readers, leaving a sense of peace and well-being.
Author: Tolu' A. Akinyemi
"A Tale of Three Lions" by H. Rider Haggard. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
“When he was quite sure that the victory was his own, the yellow-maned lion
loosed his grip and sniffed at the fallen foe. Then he licked the dead lion's eye,
and next, with his fore-feet resting on the carcass, sent up his own chant of victory
, that ...
Author: H. Rider Haggard
Publisher: Good Press
David Bevington's new introduction to this classic play includes the latest developments in performance history and theater criticism. Detailed notes make this an ideal teching text.
He hunted well that was a lion ' s death , 170 Not he that in a garment wore his
skin : So hares may pull dead lions by the beard . 159 . upon our privilege ) sc . of
absolute authority . 160 . whether ) which of the two . 164 . wan ) an alternative ...
Author: Thomas Kyd
Publisher: Manchester University Press
If you are a morani (warrior), you have your spear at the ready—you could be the hero, but you will have to wait until the morning light before you can go out and prove yourself. If it is a lion, you want to be the first to spear it—and if the lion turns on you, make sure it mauls you on your chest or stomach, on your face, shins, or throat. Any place where you can show your scars with pride, show the incontrovertible evidence of courage. A scar on your back would be a permanent reminder of cowardice, an ineradicable trace of shame. Monsters take many forms: from man-eating lions to the people who hunt them, from armed robbers to that midnight knock at the door of a cheap hotel room in Dar es Salaam. And celebrated biologist Craig Packer has faced them all. Head on. With Lions in the Balance, Packer takes us back into the complex, tooth-and-claw world of the African lion, offering revealing insights into both the lives of one of the most iconic and dangerous animals on earth and the very real risks of protecting them. A sequel to his prize-winning Into Africa—which gave many readers their first experience of fieldwork in Africa, of cooperative lions on dusty savannas, and political kidnappings on the shores of Lake Tanganyika—this new diary-based chronicle of cutting-edge research and heartbreaking corruption will both alarm and entertain. Packer’s story offers a look into the future of the lion, one in which the politics of conservation will require survival strategies far more creative and powerful than those practiced anywhere in the world today. Packer is sure to infuriate millionaires, politicians, aid agencies, and conservationists alike as he minces no words about the problems he encounters. But with a narrative stretching from far flung parts of Africa to the corridors of power in Washington, DC, and marked by Packer’s signature humor and incredible candor, Lions in the Balance is a tale of courage against impossible odds, a masterly blend of science, adventure, and storytelling, and an urgent call to action that will captivate a new generation of readers.
Over a third of the Serengeti lions—more than a thousand animals—appeared to
have suffered the same fate. I was in Minnesota when I received a long
description of the seizuring male and of three more dead lions. I called Melody on
Author: Craig Packer
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
The Man-eating lions of Tsavo
I then looked round to see if Roshan Khan was all right, as I was not sure whether
the lion had succeeded in mauling him or ... was torn to ribbons in his mad
endeavour to put as great a distance as possible between himself and the dead
Author: Luit. Col. J. H. Patterson
Publisher: Safari Media Africa
Category: Sports & Recreation
Attendants with dead lions . Kouyunjik . Marble ... Asshurbanipal on horseback
spearing lion . ) Kouyunjik Marble ... Hunting scene of Asshurbanipal in two
divisions , ( 1 ) Attendants lashing lion , ( 2 ) Asshurbanipal sacrificing . Marble
Author: Mansell W.A. and co
1 , 1877 here his brief day ; and the meanest cur retaining life wears a crown of
supreme honour which the dead lion has lost . So , when the months of the old
year are now dead , let us gratefully and prayerfully prize the first moments of the
Сhiefly after the designs of Sir Edwin Landseer, by his brother Thomas Lanseer.
CARNIVOROUS QUADRL'PEDS. 13 the Lion liberated by the Mouse, now in the
Cabinet of THOMAS FRANKLIN, Esq. 3rdly, That the study in oil of a dead Lion,
in the collection of G. \VA'I'SON TAYLOR, Esq. also believed to be from the hand
Author: T. Landseer
Publisher: Рипол Классик
Dead lions suffer , to be sure , in various ways , and the kick which insults
sometimes assumes the form of a hand which ... attempts to retain or to restore
some pieces of the mighty masters seemed to him like“ A lion who dies of an ass '
s kick ...
We purpose to mark an antithesis between the living and the dead in the matter
of practical worth , and so make the affirmation of the proverb : " A living dog is
better than a dead lion . " We are willing even to heighten the antithesis by
In an antiquated era from an unsung time, when man’s design remained in sodden soil, lions and Dragons battled for authority over earth’s lands. The fi rst war was waged by Ari the father of all lions. He, his fi ve sons and their forces fought a long victorious fi erce battle against the Dragons, but this war sadly brought Ari’s end as well. Agrim, a lion prophet born centuries after the war foretold of a leader to be born amongst lions. This leader would come during the age of man and would wield the Nuru or ‘the gift’, as its catalyst for victory delivering hope to all life. After the many wars fought against these beasts known as the Nungeda, dragons of the ancient world, their Emperor eventually retreated with his forces back to the Ice Mountains of Hursagam, hibernating, growing in numbers and preparing for their return centuries later to decimate all life upon planet earth. Over fi ve Millennia has past’s since their defeat and the fi rst of the caller’s appear during the age of man in the personage of the lion Darius. Darius is the fi rst of the foretold Diyeen, the one who despite overwhelming Odds, fi ght in the way of his creator and purpose. Will he bring hope back to lion kind and will his presence with the aid of the Nuru bring victory over the Nungeda who vows a triumphant return? This you will gage for yourself within these pages of the Temple of the Lion – The Darius Chronicles. The fi rst installment of a trilogy detailing the role lions once played in a past that has escaped the historical annals of earth’s shrouded history.
I am already dead,” Darius answers while plopping down on the floor of the cage,
absorbed in shame and depression. “You must eat so that you can rise and fight
in the human's pit of death that you might live and find escape foryour soul.
Author: Darrell Abdullah Kirk
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Dorf is all about skateboarding and so far that's worked out fine. But now that he's in a new city, the terrain has changed. He's no longer free to skateboard where he wishes, school is more difficult, and his passion for skateboarding garners him the nickname and reputation of a freak. With daring stunts he gains the grudging respect of local troublemakers, but he needs to tap into another kind of courage to effect real change. Also available in French.
As I cruised down the sidewalk on my board, I sniffed at the funky air, sang some
of the lyrics from the Dead Lions song, “Garbageville,” and I thought about Willis
Harbor. I didn't wear earbuds or have an mp3 player in my pocket. I don't do that.
Author: Lesley Choyce
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
It in “ The Lamb of God taketh away the sin volves that Christ died not for all men ,
of the world . ” He is the propitiation for but ... A dead lion never roars , but a living
| A living dog might render you good dog can bark . As a guard to the house , 1 ...
The skin of the dead lion , with its black and shaggy mane of twelve inches long ,
had a terrific appearance to Mr. Campbell ; but he had now to encounter living
lions . Indeed the party had not proceeded far in the Sneuwberg before the alarm
These unjustly neglected works, among the most enjoyable of Mark Twain's novels, follow Tom, Huck, and Jim as they travel across the Atlantic in a balloon, then down the Mississippi to help solve a mysterious crime. Both with the original illustrations by Dan Beard and A.B. Frost. "Do you reckon Tom Sawyer was satisfied after all them adventures? No, he wasn’t. It only just pisoned him for more." So Huck declares at the start of these once-celebrated but now little-known sequels to his own adventures. Tom, Huck, and Jim set sail to Africa in a futuristic air balloon, where they survive encounters with lions, robbers, and fleas and see some of the world’s greatest wonders.
They was plucky creturs; they would tackle one end of a lion that was being
gnawed at the other end by another lion. ... of dead lions couldn't look any bigger
than a person's finger nail, and he couldn't imagine how the birds could notice
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In 1950, after a fire raged through an area in south-central New Mexico, a small bear cub was found clinging to a pine tree. The cub had suffered severe burns, and the fire fighters who rescued him were amazed that he could have survived such intense heat. So tiny he fit into a shoe box, the cub was taken to a veterinarian in Santa Fe and responded well to treatment. In time, fully recovered, he became a popular character in schools and social functions. Through the effort of Elliott S. Barker and others, the Bear was named Smokey and in time became a famous national symbol for forest fire prevention and wildlife conservation, eventually contributing to an increased awareness of the need for these measures. Also included in this book are stories about the author's experiences as Forest Supervisor, State Game Warden, and as Manager and Predator Warden for Vermejo Park in New Mexico. J. Frank Dobie said: "Barker writes exactly as he talks, and his talk is genuine. He talks of deer, elk, grizzlies, and mountain lions, and of people-women as well as men-who belong to the land." Barker was of pioneer stock, his parents having arrived in Sapello, New Mexico in a covered wagon and were among the early settlers of the Northern New Mexico wilderness. He was the author of many books.
and I tried to keep up in case the old boy should stop and fight the dogs instead
of treeing , as lions usually do . Suddenly , I was greatly ... Queenie suddenly
gave a frantic howl for help , which meant that the lion was not dead . Spike loped
Author: Elliott Speer Barker
Publisher: Sunstone Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
It is a pledge he returned to Timnah , went out of the of our future victory over the
spiritual way to see his dead adversary , and could Philistines , if we can say , My
soul hath not but recall to himself his danger and been among lions .
Author: Joseph Hall (bp. of Norwich.)
Examines how scientists and zoos around the world are managing wild and captive big cats like panthers, cheetahs, tigers, and lions by radio tracking, scat examination, zoo breeding programs, and habitat conservation.
In 1994 the chief veterinary officer of the Tanzania National Park in Africa, Melody
Roelke, came face-to-face with a sick lion. It was flailing, jerking, and couldn't
stand up. The lion died later that night. Seven more lions died over the next few ...
Author: Peggy Thomas
Publisher: Lerner Publications
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction