Private Demon

A Novel of the Darkyn
Author: Lynn Viehl
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101077735
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 452
Night after night, Jema Shaw's dreams have become a haven for Thierry Durand. But his nocturnal visits have placed her in danger and brought her between two ancient enemies: the Brethren and the Darkyn.

Private Demons

Author: Robert Masello
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497637384
Category: Fiction
Page: 309
View: 1560
Everyone hides a secret from the past . . . but Lucien’s secret is inescapable. A living thing that has followed him across the world, from the horrors of Southeast Asia to the penthouse suites of the rich and famous. Everyone craves money, power, and sex . . . but Lucien can satisfy his every urge, every decadent impulse, every erotic whim—for a price. Everyone has private demons . . . but Lucien’s demon is all too real. All too powerful. All too hungry . . . for human souls.

Private demons

the life of Shirley Jackson
Author: Judy Oppenheimer
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 6132
A portrait of gifted author Shirley Jackson reveals her less-public life, including her horrifying descent into madness, and describes her work with the doctor who helped her back to sanity

Hexen, Satan, Inquisition

Die Erfindung des Hexen-Problems
Author: Stephan Quensel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658151269
Category: History
Page: 397
View: 6800
Der zweite Band einer ‚Geschichte professioneller Kontrolle’ untersucht das frühneuzeitliche (16./17. Jahrhundert) Hexen-Problem als klerikal-juristische Konstruktion. In einer noch immer mental religiös geprägten Übergangszeit entsprach diese Hexen-Problematik den ersten Schritten einer weltlichen, städtisch wie frühabsolutistischen Ordnungspolitik, in der sich die ‚Kultur’ einer entstehenden Elite von derjenigen des Volkes zu scheiden begann. Eine Geschichte, die vom klerikalen Beginn im 14. Jahrhundert über die beiden Formen der ‚normal ländlichen’ Hexerei sowie der inquisitorischen Massen-Verfolgungen bis hin zu deren Ende im 18. Jahrhundert reicht.

In the Company of Demons

Unnatural Beings, Love, and Identity in the Italian Renaissance
Author: Armando Maggi
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226501299
Category: Religion
Page: 257
View: 4537
Who are the familiar spirits of classical culture and what is their relationship to Christian demons? In its interpretation of Latin and Greek culture, Christianity contends that Satan is behind all classical deities, semi-gods, and spiritual creatures, including the gods of the household, the lares and penates.But with In the Company of Demons, the world’s leading demonologist Armando Maggi argues that the great thinkers of the Italian Renaissance had a more nuanced and perhaps less sinister interpretation of these creatures or spiritual bodies. Maggi leads us straight to the heart of what Italian Renaissance culture thought familiar spirits were. Through close readings of Giovan Francesco Pico della Mirandola, Strozzi Cigogna, Pompeo della Barba, Ludovico Sinistrari, and others, we find that these spirits or demons speak through their sudden and striking appearances—their very bodies seen as metaphors to be interpreted. The form of the body, Maggi explains, relies on the spirits’ knowledge of their human interlocutors’ pasts. But their core trait is compassion, and sometimes their odd, eerie arrivals are seen as harbingers or warnings to protect us. It comes as no surprise then that when spiritual beings distort the natural world to communicate, it is vital that we begin to listen.

Black Dog Daze

Public Life, Private Demons
Author: Andrew Robb
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
ISBN: 0522858570
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 182
View: 9084
Andrew Robb lived with an unspoken fear that what he passed off as 'not being good in the mornings' was something darker: a black dog whose daily visit lasted longer as the years passed. Worried about stigmas and letting people down, he avoided confronting the problem for four decades, the adrenaline of high-pressure and high profile jobs offering the ideal antidote. Ultimately, realising his ambitions meant having to face up to this very private demon. Andrew Robb's battle with the black dog has touched a chord with many Australians. His memoir explores the challenges of managing depression, political ambition and life in the Liberal Party. Andrew Robb's career has been devoted to the Liberal cause-as Federal Director of the Liberal Party, as Executive Director of the National Farmers Federation, during seven years in the Packer business empire, and now in parliamentary politics. His memoirs document the private struggle and the public life of the Liberal Party's chief political strategist. It offers readers an insight into one man's lifelong battle with a private demon amidst the drama and tumult of contemporary Australian politics.


A Novel of the Kyndred
Author: Lynn Viehl
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101188162
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 387
View our feature on Lynn Viehl’s Dreamveil.From the New York Times bestselling author Rowan Dietrich grew up on the streets. Now she's out to start anew, find a job-and keep her identity as a Kyndred secret, as well as her ability to "dreamveil" herself into the object of others' desires. But Rowan isn't using her gift when world-class chef Jean-Marc Dansant is stricken by her beauty and strength. And when dark secrets from her past threaten her new life and love, Rowan realizes she can't run forever...

Thinking Smarter

Author: N.A
Publisher: Steve Richfield
ISBN: 1610610733
Page: N.A
View: 5632

Life in Christ

Author: Dr. D. K. Olukoya
Publisher: The Battle Cry Christian Ministries
ISBN: 9789201648
Category: Religion
Page: 306
View: 840

Private Demons

The Tragic Personal Life of John A. Macdonald
Author: Patricia Phenix
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited
ISBN: 0771070454
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 328
View: 9417
The first book to expose the turbulent personal life of this fascinating Father of Confederation. Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald once remarked, “I had no boyhood,” an understatement if there ever was one. Indeed, John A.’s Dickensian childhood, filled with poverty, alcoholism, and the beating death of his five-year-old brother at the hands of a drunken babysitter (a friend of his father, Hugh’s), set the stage for a political power grab that has seen no equal in Canadian history. In Private Demons, bestselling author Patricia Phenix explores through Macdonald’s family journals, diaries, and never-before-seen letters the troubled man behind Canada’s most successful politician. Phenix describes a man of myriad contradictions: patient, yet prone to settle fights with his fists; ethical, yet capable of pilfering corporate profits to pay private debts; shy, yet wildly flirtatious; sociable, yet so desirous of solitude he built escape hatches into the walls of his homes. She also examines reports that Macdonald’s depression became so deep that he once attempted suicide. Ultimately, in an obsessive need to escape his childhood demons, he sacrificed friends, family members, and financial security to achieve his single greatest ambition — to design and control the destiny of Canada. Private Demons paints a vivid portrait of nineteenth-century society while exploring the amazingly tumultuous domestic life of our most famous prime minister. From the Hardcover edition.

The Non-Violent Radical

Seeing and Living the Wisdom of Jesus
Author: Charles McCollough
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621893553
Category: Religion
Page: 204
View: 4183
This book interprets the wisdom of Jesus' sayings in the gospels in words and images. McCollough examines Jesus' wisdom in the context of the political and economic world of the Roman Empire and then applies it to our own time for both personal growth and social action. Original works of art by McCollough illustrate the texts of these sayings and can be used in private reflection, worship, and educational settings. In addition, readers may use the images for newsletters, church bulletins, and program announcements. A DVD with color images of many more illustrations of the book is available from the author. The short wisdom sayings of Jesus are almost always interpreted as private or interpersonal instruction and ignore the political/economic context of his time. The result is often sentimental piety or otherworldly speculation. Yet it is hard to imagine that Jesus and his followers were blind to the tyranny of Rome and the economic exploitation of a tiny minority over the vast majority of people living desperate lives in the Roman colonies. This book uses the insights of formerly colonized Bible readers in the non-Western world to understand the postcolonial meanings of Jesus' time and our own.

Holding the Money Can

Author: Evelyn Lambert
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412071542
Page: 338
View: 7169
Until I was 65 years old, I did not know where I was born or when. I needed a birth certificate to get a marriage license.

Narratives of Sorcery and Magic, from the Most Authentic Sources

Author: Thomas Wright
Publisher: N.A
Category: Magic
Page: 420
View: 6405

Toy Monster

The Big, Bad World of Mattel
Author: Jerry Oppenheimer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470480243
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 3764
An eye-popping, unauthorized expos? of the House of Barbie From Boise to Beijing, Mattel's toys dominate the universe. Its no-fun-and-games marketing muscle reaches some 140 countries, and its iconic products have been a part of our culture for generations. Now, in this intriguing and entertaining expos?, New York Times bestselling author Jerry Oppenheimer places the world's largest toy company under a journalistic microscope, uncovering the dark side of toy land, and exploring Mattel's oddball corporate culture and eccentric, often bizarre, cast of characters. Based on exclusive interviews and an exhaustive review of public and private records, Toy Monster exposes Mattel's take-no-prisoners, shark-infested corporate style. Throughout this scrupulously reported, unauthorized portrait, you'll discover how dangerous toys are actually nothing new to Mattel, and why its fearsomely litigious approach within the brutal toy business has helped their products dominate potential rivals such as Bratz. Introduces you to the larger-than-life personalities that have shaped Mattel's eccentric world Offers an inside look- from an experienced author-at the scandals that have been a part of this iconic company Jerry Oppenheimer is also the author of Madoff with the Money, an in-depth look at Bernie Madoff the man and his billion dollar scam Engaging and accessible, Toy Monster shows you why today's toy business isn't always fun and games.

The Eternal Footman

Author: James Morrow
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 057508152X
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 618
"The Eternal Footman" completes Morrow's darkly comic trilogy about God's untimely demise. With God's skull in orbit, competing with the moon, a plague of "death awareness" spreads across the Western hemisphere. As the United States sinks into apocalypse, two people fight to preserve life and sanity. One is Nora Burkhart, a schoolteacher who will stop at nothing to save her only son, Kevin. The other is the genius sculptor Gerard Korty, who struggles to create a masterwork that will heal the metaphysical wounds of the age.

Eisiges Grab

Author: Robert Masello
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104027153
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
View: 8773
Eine karge Insel vor der Küste Alaskas. Ein schrecklicher Virus. Und ein tödlicher Fluch, der im ewigen Eis lauert ... Epidemiologe Frank Slater erhält einen ungewöhnlichen Auftrag: Auf einer kleinen Insel vor der Westküste Alaskas schmilzt das Eis. Aber mit dem Eis tauen auch die sterblichen Überreste der russischen Gemeinde auf, die 1918 der Spanischen Grippe zum Opfer fiel. Frank soll auf schnellstem Weg herausfinden, ob Gefahr besteht, dass der Virus in den im Eis konservierten Leichen überlebt hat. Doch Frank und sein Team sind nicht allein auf der Insel. Grabräuber haben es auf die Schätze in den letzten Ruhestätten der Toten abgesehen. Und dann lauert da noch etwas ganz anderes im ewigen Eis von St. Peter Island. Etwas, das für sie alle tödliche Folgen haben könnte ...

The Intellectual as Stranger

Studies in Spokespersonship
Author: Dick Pels
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134625979
Category: Philosophy
Page: 304
View: 9668
The Intellectual as Stranger explores the historical association between images of the intellectual and those of the stranger, or the outsider to society. Using detailed case-studies, Pels examines the ambiguous strangerhood of political intellectuals such as Marx, Durkheim, Sorel, Freyer and Hendrik de Man.


A Novel of the Kyndred
Author: Lynn Viehl
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101476737
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 6411
As one of the genetically enhanced Kyndred, Lilah's mind-reading powers make her vulnerable to a mysterious biotech company willing to murder to acquire her superhuman DNA. But her true fear may come from her own Kyndred brethren...

An Artist in the Rigging

The Early Work of Herman Melville
Author: William B. Dillingham
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820332607
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 176
View: 4623
An Artist in the Rigging is a study of Herman Melville's early novels--Typee, Omoo, Mardi, Redburn, and White-Jacket. The author considers these fictions from the standpoint of thematic relationship rather than of chronological development. He shows that while the five hero-narrators are separate and distinct entities, they have much in common and can be seen as representing different facets of an emergent composite hero-from the sensitive and restless young man who leaves home to search hungrily for experience, to the wanderer immersed in a deep probing of himself and his world. The hero's thirst for psychological independence--what comes to be his overriding ambition--is never satisfied, and destruction becomes inevitable, culminating in a paradoxical "apotheosis" in which the narrator-hero achieves this independence, but only at the expense of his humanity. Dillingham persuasively demonstrates the interrelated qualities of these five novels, and in so doing he shows that the young Melville was a far greater literary artist than he gave himself credit for being. This fiction constitutes a powerful achievement in richness of texture, range of effect, and depth of characterization, as An Artist in the Rigging makes clear.


The Short Life & Fast Times of John Belushi
Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451665989
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 480
View: 3152
This reissue of Bob Woodword’s classic book about John Belushi—one of the most interesting performers and personalities in show business history—“is told with the same narrative style that Woodward employed so effectively in All the President’s Men and The Final Days” (Chicago Tribune). John Belushi was found dead of a drug overdose March 5, 1982, in a seedy hotel bungalow off Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Belushi’s death was the beginning of a trail that led Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward on an investigation that examines the dark side of American show business—TV, rock and roll, and the movie industry. From on-the-record interviews with 217 people, including Belushi's widow, his former partner Dan Aykroyd, Belushi’s movie directors including Jack Nicholson and Steven Spielberg, actors Chevy Chase, Robin Williams, and Carrie Fisher, the movie executives, the agents, Belushi’s drug dealers, and those who live in the show business underground, the author has written a close portrait of a great American comic talent, and of his struggle to succeed and to survive that ended in tragedy. Using diaries, accountants’ records, phone bills, travel records, medical records, and interviews with firsthand witnesses, Woodward has followed Belushi’s life from childhood in a small town outside Chicago to his meteoric rise to fame. Bob Woodward has written a spellbinding account of rise and fall, a cautionary tale for our times, and a poignant and gentle portrait of a young man who had so much, gave so much, and lost so much.