An ex-cop takes on the mafia in the blockbuster novel that kicks off the Marseilles trilogy with what “may be the most lyrical hard-boiled writing yet” (The Nation). In Jean-Claude Izzo’s “Mediterranean noir” mysteries, the city of Marseilles is explosive, breathtakingly beautiful, and deadly. Total Chaos introduces readers to Fabio Montale, a disenchanted cop who turns his back on a police force marred by corruption and racism and, in the name of friendship, takes the fight against the mafia into his own hands. Ugo, Manu, and Fabio grew up together on the mean streets of Marseilles where friendship means everything. They promised to stay true to one another and swore that nothing would break their bond. But people and circumstances change. Ugo and Manu have been drawn into the criminal underworld of Europe’s toughest and most violent city. When Manu is murdered and Ugo returns from abroad to avenge his friend’s death, only to be killed himself, it is left to the third in this trio, Det. Fabio Montale, to ensure justice is done. Despite warnings from both his colleagues in law enforcement and his acquaintances in the underworld, Montale cannot forget the promise he once made Manu and Ugo. He’s going to find their killer no matter the consequences. “One of the masterpieces of modern noir.” —The Washington Post “Like the best noir writers—and make no mistake, he is among the best—Izzo not only has a keen eye for detail . . . but also digs deep into what makes men weep.” —Time Out New York “The holy grail of noir fiction . . . a fast paced and stylishly told modern tragedy.” —NB Magazine
The Village Voice “Total Chaos is undeniably literature . . . Part of this is due to Izzo's amazing characterization . . . Izzo takes a convention of noir—the lost soul who finds himself in vengeance—and packs it with enough realism to ...
Author: Jean-Claude Izzo
Publisher: Europa Editions
It's not just rap music. Hip-hop has transformed theater, dance, performance, poetry, literature, fashion, design, photography, painting, and film, to become one of the most far-reaching and transformative arts movements of the past two decades. American Book Award-winning journalist Jeff Chang, author of the acclaimed Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, assembles some of the most innovative and provocative voices in hip-hop to assess the most important cultural movement of our time. It's an incisive look at hip-hop arts in the voices of the pioneers, innovators, and mavericks. With an introductory survey essay by Chang, the anthology includes: Greg Tate, Mark Anthony Neal, Brian "B+" Cross, and Vijay Prashad examining hip-hop aesthetics in the wake of multiculturalism. Joan Morgan and Mark Anthony Neal discussing gender relations in hip-hop. Hip-hop novelists Danyel Smith and Adam Mansbach on "street lit" and "lit hop". Actor, playwright, and performance artist Danny Hoch on how hip-hop defined the aesthetics of a generation. Rock Steady Crew b-boy-turned-celebrated visual artist DOZE on the uses and limits of a "hip-hop" identity. Award-winning writer Raquel Cepeda on West African cosmology and "the flash of the spirit" in hip-hop arts. Pioneer dancer POPMASTER FABEL's history of hip-hop dance, and acclaimed choreographer Rennie Harris on hip-hop's transformation of global dance theatre. Bill Adler's history of hip-hop photography, including photos by Glen E. Friedman, Janette Beckman, and Joe Conzo. Poetry and prose from Watts Prophet Father Amde Hamilton and Def Poetry Jam veterans Staceyann Chin, Suheir Hammad, Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Kevin Coval. Roundtable discussions and essays presenting hip-hop in theatre, graphic design, documentary film and video, photography, and the visual arts. Total Chaos is Jeff Chang at his best: fierce and unwavering in his commitment to document the hip-hop explosion. In beginning to define a hip-hop aesthetic, this gathering of artists, pioneers, and thinkers illuminates the special truth that hip-hop speaks to youth around the globe. (Bakari Kitwana, author of The Hip-Hop Generation)
Once we've decentered the media monopolies—and, just admit it, doesn't that feel a whole lot better?—a new set of narratives, questions, themes, and art arises. That is exactly where we want to situate you for Total Chaos, pun intended.
Author: Jeff Chang
Publisher: Hachette UK
With the help of Zadkiel—the angel of mercy—the Breedline species are finally back to their safe haven when Alexander’s demon is lifted and Jem’s binding spell is removed. Soon after, they discover the demon is not destroyed. Instead, he has possessed his illegitimate half-breed son, Sebastian Crow. Using Sebastian’s life, the demon creates a new death army, threatening both humans and Breedline. As the war rages on, the covenant is forced to make choices that put everything—and everyone—at risk. Tessa Fairchild thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated with the much younger and sexy Jace Chamberlain. During the first change into her Breedline wolf, Tessa discovers she is the next Breedline queen, which brings great responsibility she is not ready for. But when she decides to take on the duty, she’s unprepared for Jace’s curse. Being born with the gene of the Chiang-shih demon, he must learn to control the beast within him. Owned by this dark side, Jace fears that when his inner beast is unleashed, he will be a danger to everyone around him. While Jem Chamberlain and his bonded mate, Mia Blackwood, plan their wedding, the death army closes in. Born as the Chiang-shih demon’s chosen son, Jem fights his own battles, searching for a way to harness his hidden powers, desperate to save the Breedline species.
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Author: Shana Congrove
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the New Teen Titans, The Titans companion is a comprehensive look back at the best-selling DC series!
TOTAL CHAOS Deathstroke TERMINATOR ZANS because ulti we'd have my alternate - reality younger mately we did Teen Titans running around in need of menwant Raven to tors , but the mentors would be bickering . become good That would play ...
Author: Glen Cadigan
Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
At an archaeological dig in present day Pompeii, Dr. Justin Edwards a specialist in Roman archaeology discovers a carved pendant the significance of which far exceeds its historical value. After grasping the pendant, Justin is inadvertently knocked unconscious and comes to before the destruction of Pompeii nearly 2,000 years earlier. Now an ex-Roman soldier named Justinian, he is inexplicably drawn to an exquisite Chinese slave girl, Feiyan, he saves from an ambush. She’s harboring a secret that involves the carved pendant but before he can find out more Vesuvius erupts. Justinian saves many lives, and then awakens in his own time. Not only has the dig been affected, the global political scene has shifted as well. Feiyan is long dead, but he recalls the pendant she wore is at another excavation site. Once there, Justin comes face-to-face with a murderous, very alive Feiyan. He races to his ancestor’s home for answers, and to resolve the mystery of the pendant and the enigma of Feiyan.
Total chaos will result in nothing; no life, no stars, no galaxies, just a mass of basic particles all at the same state. “Total order will also result in nothing, there will be no change, no evolution nothing to drive the change.
Author: C Osborne Rapley
Publisher: Clive Rapley
The essays in this collection, the fourth in a series on the problem of total war, examine the inter-war period.
The attempt to establish total control has encouraged total chaos. The failure of Ludendorff's policy ultimately led to Germany's collapse in 1918; and it followed a more fundamental breakdown of state and society in Russia the year ...
Author: Roger Chickering
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This is the story of a girl who held up the sky. It begins with a break, a flood of rain and tears. And it ends with a crown that might cost her everything she loves. This boxed set contains all three books in The Drowning Empire trilogy--over 1200 pages of magic, action, and romance! One click today and prepare to get lost in this epic fantasy retelling of the Atlantis myth! Book One, Sky Keeper Welcome to the World Below, where the keepers command the sky, but the commander of the keepers controls the empire... For centuries, the four kingdoms of the Caspian empire have remained safe and hidden below the ocean, protected from the Surface World—and from that ocean that separates them—by a great barrier maintained by magic. Aven Talavir has spent her entire life learning to be a keeper of that barrier, channeling her powers into maintaining and healing it. But now an impossibly sinister force seeks to shatter it. To stop the looming flood of destruction, Aven picks up her knives and sets off on a quest to find an ancient power that may be able to permanently heal the makeshift sky. Reaching it will mean fighting her way through dangerous politics and deadly magic, all while finding love and friendship in unexpected places— Only to realize that the greatest treachery may not lie in the breaking sky, but in the very hearts of the people around her. Book Two, Curse Breaker In the underwater empire of Caspia, a storm is brewing. Aven Talavir's efforts to unite the four kingdoms resulted in a temporary peace, but that peace is shattered all over again when she is named the controversial heir to a dying emperor's throne. The crown on her head makes her a target. One that Kai 'West' Armana would do anything to remove. One that results in an attack, and a curse on the newly crowned empress that will require an unimaginable sacrifice to undo. And that sacrifice is only the beginning. Because the world is not healed. The sky is not safe. And things that should be dead and drowned do not always stay that way. Book Three, Storm Bringer The Sky is Changed. Once upon a time, Aven Talavir lived in a sparkling empire beneath the waves, protected from the Sea-Above by a sky made of magic. Then it all fell apart. The four kingdoms of the Caspian Empire are united no longer. Aven is an empress in name only, her kingdom overtaken by her rivals, her city flooded, and her hope fading as she sets out on a desperate journey to find allies, and to take back the power she needs to mount one final effort to save her world. That power exists. She knows that now. But the cost of wielding it may be more than she can pay. The epic story that began in Sky Keeper concludes in this thrilling final book. Waters and armies will rise, kings and queens will fall, and the Empress of Sky will see her true reign begin…Or else watch everything she loves be swept away by a storming sea.
“Total anarchy? Because that isn't helpful to me.” “No. Total chaos is not my goal.” He looked like he was fighting to keep from rolling his eyes at the suggestion. Kai, on the other hand, let his roll freely and frequently as Varick ...
Author: S.M. Gaither
Publisher: S.M. Gaither
An organization that is established as an instrument or means for achieving defined objectives has been referred to as a formal organizations. Its design specifies, how goals are subdivided and reflected in subdivisions of the organization. Divisions, departments, sections, positions, jobs, and tasks make up this work structure. Thus, the formal organization is expected to behave impersonally in regard to relationship with clients or with its members. Change Management provides readers with frameworks for applying different models of change to different scenarios, offers proactive approaches to change that relate to business performance and gives practical, step-by-step guidance on handling change. The reference book covers a breadth of leadership and change management topics. It draws upon an extensive review of relevant change management literature in order to encourage a critical perspective, as well as a deeper understanding of this important subject area. This book offers the reader answers to questions including why change management tends to fail and why individuals are neglected in traditional accounts of change management. The present book has been written in a lucid style that a layman may understand it easily. The book has been written after a detailed study of concepts and assumptions of several leadership and change management styles in modern business word.
“There's this continuum between total chaos and total order,” Gene Frantz, the hub of this informal network, explained to Fortune. “About 95% of the people in TI are total order, and I thank God for them every day, because they create ...
Author: Javon Morin
Publisher: Scientific e-Resources
All through the centuries people have believed they were free to behave as they chose, whether within the constraints of moral parameters or with total abandonment to their desires. The Right-Action Ethic developed by the late Richard W. Wetherill is a lifestyle based on his discovery of a natural law of behavior. Wetherill called it the law of absolute right: Right action gets right results, whereas wrong action gets wrong results. People who apply the Right-Action Ethic think it is vital to stem the tide of wrong results washing across all levels of society here and abroad.Read about soul-level experience. Paying attention to your particular difficulty and changing the outcome is the basis of this online book. Introduction: There is a well-known saying, "As you sow, so shall you reap." History tells us that society has been sowing seeds of dissent throughout the centuries: Rulers dissent to rule, politicians dissent to be elected, ethnic groups dissent to control, parents and children dissent for the upper hand, and virtually everybody dissents to the reality of whatever is happening by emotionally taking sides politically, socially and spiritually. In the 1920s the late Richard W. Wetherill was given insight into a law of behavior existing in nature and impacting people's daily affairs without their awareness of its existence. As a result of conforming with that natural law, Wetherill was able to pursue several successful careers in his nearly seventy adult years as a teacher, training executive, author and management consultant. Wetherill called the law of behavior, the law of absolute right: Right action gets right results, whereas wrong action gets wrong results. The law clearly establishes that right begets right and wrong begets wrong. Do people know right from wrong? Some people would argue that nobody can know, because what is right for one is not right for another. Careful questioning reveals that many of those argumentative people know more about what is right than they are willing to admit. When they want to get their way, their attitude is one of "I know it's wrong, but I'm going to do it anyway."
... crises in education, healthcare, disease control and enough other social chaos to fill volumes. ... second law of thermodynamics predicts that the universe is dying—slowly and inexorably degenerating toward a state of total chaos.
Author: E. Marie Bothe
Publisher: The Alpha Publishing House
In a postmodern world, it is ironic that the lessons of "yesterday" often resonate more with leaders than those of the countless modern-day leadership "prophets."
... the way we use the word chaos: "It was just total chaos." "I can't take this chaotic relationship." "Finally, I think the chaos is over." This is an unfortunate but rather embedded definition of chaos. It has become a negative word, ...
Author: Dave Fleming
Publisher: Harper Collins