The Doomed City

Its inhabitants are people who were plucked from twentieth-century history at various times and places and left to govern themselves, advised by Mentors whose purpose seems inscrutable. This is life in the Experiment.

Author: Arkady Strugatsky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147322229X

Category: Fiction

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It is a mysterious city whose sun is switched on in the morning and switched off at night, bordered by an abyss on one side and an impossibly high wall on the other. Its inhabitants are people who were plucked from twentieth-century history at various times and places and left to govern themselves, advised by Mentors whose purpose seems inscrutable. This is life in the Experiment. Andrei Voronin, a young astronomer plucked from Leningrad in the 1950s, is a die-hard believer in the Experiment, even though his first job in the city is as a garbage collector. As increasingly nightmarish scenarios begin to affect the city, he rises through the political hierarchy, with devastating effect.

The Doomed City

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Author: John R Carling

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780342246953

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The Doomed City

THE DOOMED CITY . BY A PRESBYTER . “ He that hath ears to hear , let him
hear . ” The time has come when the disciples of Christ should be looking for the
fulfillment of the last of that series of wonderful predictions contained in the word
of ...

Author: Samuel Bradhurst Schieffelin

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The Doomed City

THE DOOMED CITY . . PART 1 - THE TRAGEDY . CHAPTER I. THE OLD
GOLDEN GATE . Midnight in San Francisco , the night of Tuesday , April 17 ,
1906 , might well have been selected for proving the claim that the metropolis of
California ...

Author: Frank Thompson Searight

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Category: Earthquakes

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The Doomed City

... descent to the foot of the ramparts , where stood the three Jews and the
trembling Vashti . “ Are you hurt ? ” she asked . “ No , but I warrant Ananus is , ”
laughed Crispus . ' For some days to come he'll have no stomach 304 The
Doomed City.

Author: John R. Carling

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Category: American fiction

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The Doomed City a Thrilling Tale Classic Reprint

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Author: Frank Thompson Searight

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ISBN: 9781330896433

Category: History

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Excerpt from The Doomed City a Thrilling Tale This story of cataclysms and prodigious misfortune is dedicated to the nation, the great state of California and its noble citizenry, and to the brave nurses, physician, soldiers and thousands of unselfish civilians who gave of their time and strength and means that loss and suffering might seem less. With sorrow for the dead, pity and sympathy for the injured, hope for those who have been stricken with poverty, and full confidence in the ability of the people of San Francisco and other unfortunate towns to replace in magnificent newness all that has been destroyed, this tragic tale of weird events following the down of the memorable 18th of April, 1906, is respectfully dedicated. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Novels by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky

As of 1998, 38 editions of the novel were published in 20 countries. The novel was first translated to English by Antonina W. Bouis.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230612010

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 24. Chapters: Noon Universe novels, Roadside Picnic, Prisoners of Power, Hard to Be a God, Disquiet, Space Apprentice, Monday Begins on Saturday, Noon: 22nd Century, Space Mowgli, The Ugly Swans, The Final Circle of Paradise, Far Rainbow, Beetle in the Anthill, The Second Invasion from Mars, The Time Wanderers, The Kid from Hell, The Doomed City, Escape Attempt, Definitely Maybe, Dead Mountaineer's Hotel, Tale of the Troika, The Land of Crimson Clouds, Search for Designation or Twenty Seventh Theorem of Ethics, The Way to Amalthea, Devil amongst people, Stalker. Excerpt: Roadside Picnic (Russian:, Piknik na obochine, IPA: ) is a short science fiction novel written by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky between January 18 and November 3 of 1971. As of 1998, 38 editions of the novel were published in 20 countries. The novel was first translated to English by Antonina W. Bouis. The preface to the first American edition of the novel (MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc, New York, 1977) was written by Theodore Sturgeon. The film Stalker directed by Andrei Tarkovsky is loosely based on the novel, with a screenplay written by the Strugatskys. The story was written by Strugatsky brothers in 1971 (the first outlines written January 18-27, 1971 in Leningrad, with the final version completed between October 28 and November 3, 1971 in Komarovo.) In 1977, the novel was first published in the United States in English. Roadside Picnic was refused publication in the Soviet Union for eight years due to government censorship and numerous delays. The heavily censored different versions published between 1980 and 2000 have little in common with the original version written by the authors. Soviet censors rewrote major plot points, changed names of characters and dialog to better reflect the...

The Doomed City

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ISBN: 9780461266535

Category: History

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The Doomed City

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The Doomed City! - Chicago during an appalling ordeal! The fire demon's carnival: the conflagrations in the West, South and North divisions: graphic sketches from the scene of the disaster is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1871. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.


The Doomed City Primary Source Edition

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Author: John R. Carling

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 9781293648896

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Nanjing 1937

Nanjing 1937 by Peter Harmsen fills this gap. This is the follow-up to Harmsen’s bestselling Shanghai 1937: Stalingrad on the Yangtze, and begins where that book left off.

Author: Peter Harmsen

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504026241

Category: History

Page: 320

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A true story of the Sino-Japanese conflict: A “valuable account of a little-known event [and] a grim reminder of the darker side of war” (Military History Monthly). The infamous Rape of Nanjing looms like a dark shadow over the history of Asia in the twentieth century, and is among the most widely recognized chapters of World War II in China. By contrast, the story of the month-long campaign before this notorious massacre has never been told in its entirety. Nanjing 1937 by Peter Harmsen fills this gap. This is the follow-up to Harmsen’s bestselling Shanghai 1937: Stalingrad on the Yangtze, and begins where that book left off. In stirring prose, it describes how the Japanese Army, having invaded the mainland and emerging victorious from the Battle of Shanghai, pushed on toward the capital, Nanjing, in a crushing advance that confirmed its reputation for bravery and savagery in equal measure. While much of the struggle over Shanghai had carried echoes of the grueling war in the trenches two decades earlier, the Nanjing campaign was a fast-paced mobile operation in which armor and air power played major roles. It was blitzkrieg two years before Hitler’s invasion of Poland. Facing the full might of modern, mechanized warfare, China’s resistance was heroic, but ultimately futile. As in Shanghai, the battle for Nanjing was more than a clash between Chinese and Japanese. Soldiers and citizens of a variety of nations witnessed or took part in the hostilities. German advisors, American journalists, and British diplomats all played important parts in this vast drama. And a new power appeared on the scene: Soviet pilots dispatched by Stalin to challenge Japan’s control of the skies. This epic tale is told with verve and attention to detail by Harmsen, a veteran East Asia correspondent who consolidates his status as the foremost chronicler of World War II in China with this path-breaking work of narrative history.

Elissa Or The Doom of Zimbabwe

... “and never shall I know a peaceful hour until we have seen the last of the towers of this doomed city and its accursed people of devil-worshippers.

Author: H. Rider Haggard

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 203

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"Elissa; Or, The Doom of Zimbabwe" 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.


The Quaker City

The last day of the Doomed city ! Streaking the east with faint grey and then with soft crimson and then with purple and gold , the day arose upon the river ...

Author: George Lippard

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Category: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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Velikiye Luki 1942 43

This illustrated title reveals the full story of the tense seven-week siege of Velikiye Luki, which saw Soviet forces striving to liberate the city in the face of a determined garrison and fierce relief efforts.

Author: Robert Forczyk

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472830709

Category: History

Page: 96

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Velikiye Luki had been an important Russian fortress city since the 13th century and had become an important rail-hub by the 19th century. In August 1941, the Germans occupied the city of 30,000 during Operation Barbarossa and made it a bulwark on the boundary between Heeresgruppe Nord and Heeresgruppe Mitte. In the winter of 1942–43, while Soviet forces were encircling Stalingrad, the Stavka (High Command) conducted a simultaneous offensive to isolate and destroy the 7,500-man German garrison in Velikiye Luki. After surrounding the city on 27 November 1942, the Soviet 3rd Shock Army gradually reduced the city to rubble, while the German garrison, sustained by Luftwaffe air lifts, hunkered down in the medieval city and awaited rescue. This illustrated title reveals the full story of the tense seven-week siege of Velikiye Luki, which saw Soviet forces striving to liberate the city in the face of a determined garrison and fierce relief efforts. Detailed analysis by renowned World War II historian Robert Forczyk is complimented by stunning and historically accurate battlescenes, maps, and bird's-eye-views to offer a comprehensive look at this gripping campaign.

Doomed Planet

Suddenly Heller spotted a small wizened face: he recognized, from other times of long ago, the Master of Palace City. Heller hit the table with the butt of ...

Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Publisher: Galaxy Press LLC

ISBN: 1592125875

Category: Fiction

Page: 355

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Fasten your seatbelts. Mission Earth is approaching climax ... And it will rock your world! Who will control Voltar? What is Earth’s ultimate fate? And what is the big mystery? The wait is over. Powerful forces are on the move. Entire planets hang in the balance. The moment of truth is finally at hand—and it’s a real blast! In the middle of it all stands Royal Officer of the Fleet, Jettero Heller, a man determined to save both Voltar and Earth from extinction. Together with an outlaw emperor and an army one hundred thousand strong, Heller lays siege to Palace City, which has fallen into the depraved and diabolical hands of Lombar Hisst. But the success of Heller’s great adventure is far from a sure thing. For in order to achieve victory, he will not only have to break the laws of Voltar—but defy the laws of physics. Here is your ticket to travel beyond the boundaries of space and time. Experience the unfolding mysteries, the violent pleasures and the biting, inescapable truths you can only find in the final reckoning of The Doomed Planet. “Marvelous satire by a master of adventure.” —Anne McCaffrey This book is intended for mature audiences.

Constantinopolis Istanbul

References to Constantinople as the doomed city, and comparisons between it and Edirne, become increasingly more frequent in the final sections ofthe epic, ...

Author: Çi_dem Kafescio_lu

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271027762

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

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"Studies the reconstruction of Byzantine Constantinople as the capital city of the Ottoman empire following its capture in 1453, delineating the complex interplay of socio-political, architectural, visual, and literary processes that underlay the city's transformation"--Provided by publisher.