Winter of the World

"This book is truly epic.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101591439

Category: Fiction

Page: 928

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"This book is truly epic. . . . The reader will probably wish there was a thousand more pages." —The Huffington Post Picking up where Fall of Giants, the first novel in the extraordinary Century Trilogy, left off, Winter of the World follows its five interrelated families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—through a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the great dramas of World War II, and into the beginning of the long Cold War. Carla von Ulrich, born of German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the Nazi tide until daring to commit a deed of great courage and heartbreak . . . . American brothers Woody and Chuck Dewar, each with a secret, take separate paths to momentous events, one in Washington, the other in the bloody jungles of the Pacific . . . . English student Lloyd Williams discovers in the crucible of the Spanish Civil War that he must fight Communism just as hard as Fascism . . . . Daisy Peshkov, a driven social climber, cares only for popularity and the fast set until war transforms her life, while her cousin Volodya carves out a position in Soviet intelligence that will affect not only this war but also the war to come.

The Winter of the World

... stubble and the early grass, The slimy pools –the dead men stank through all,
Pungent and sharp; as bodies loomed before, And as we passed, they stank:
thendulled away To thatvague fœtor, all encompassing, Infecting earth and air.

Author: Dominic Hibberd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147211423X

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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This new anthology brings together 270 poems and is the most complete and authoritative ever compiled. Arranged by year rather than by poet, it is the first to reveal how poetry developed between 1914 and 1918, and afterwards from 1919 - 1930. The poetry that came out of the First World War exposed, for the first time in history, the real horror of war. The result is an extraordinary record of passionate feelings and appalling experiences, written by men and women from widely different backgrounds, of unique and enduring importance. All the major poets are generously represented, Owen, Brooke, Sassoon, Blunden, Gurney, Graves and Rosenberg, but here too are many unfamiliar yet remarkable poems from the less familiar, Joseph Leftwich, F S Flint, 'Touchstone'; female poets: Edith Sitwell; Vera Brittain, Eleanor Farjeon; and writers not always associated with WWI poetry, Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling and Ezra Pound. Accompanying notes to the poems, historical events and the poets give precise, relevant information and suggest links to other poems, so the book as a whole forms a fascinating, moving narrative. Praise for Poetry of the Great War: An Anthology: 'This splendid anthology...immaculately crafted...wide and authorative...[is] recommended unhesitatingly to both a popular and academic readership. Choice, USA Praise for Wilfred Owen: A New Biography: 'Rich, compelling, formidably researched.' John Carey, Sunday Times

The Winter of the World

Author: Poul Anderson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575109246

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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The second Ice Age came - and civilisation was buried beneath the glaciers. Then all men became barbarians. But out of the frozen chaos three cultures emerged. The Seafolk and the Rogaviki were simple, primitive people. Ranged against them was the mighty Rahidian-Barommian Empire, a nation hungry for power, eager to exploit its superior technical knowledge. If the Empire fulfilled its ambitions, its neighbours knew they would not survive. On the day of the intended conquest they must be ready to engage the powers of science in a bloody, apocalyptic struggle for the destiny of the planet.

This Rotten World

Will our survivors make it through this Winter of Blood, or will they be buried by an avalanche of the dead? Find out in the thrilling 4th installment of This Rotten World... This Rotten World: Winter of Blood.

Author: Jacy Morris


ISBN: 9780578785806


Page: 472

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Winter falls hard on Oregon, burying the world under snow and ice. One group of survivors, stuck in a tomb of their own creation, fights to survive, while another group treks across the snowbound countryside, leaving a trail of bloody footprints in their wake... and an army of the undead. The Pacific Ocean calls. Safety calls. But as Mother Nature rakes her frozen claws across the land, the coast could hardly seem further away. Will our survivors make it through this Winter of Blood, or will they be buried by an avalanche of the dead? Find out in the thrilling 4th installment of This Rotten World... This Rotten World: Winter of Blood.

Winter of Ice and Iron

They passed finally into Pohorir itself on a day as cold and clear as any day from
the first winter of the world. The trade town of Enchar lay just to the east, at the
base of the mountains. They were still high in the mountains here, and ice had ...

Author: Rachel Neumeier

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481448994

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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In this gorgeous, dark fantasy in the spirit of Jacqueline Carey, a princess and a duke must protect the people of their nations when a terrible threat leaves everyone in danger. With the Mad King of Emmer in the north and the vicious King of Pohorir in the east, Kehara Raehema knows her country is in a vulnerable position. She never expected to give up everything she loves to save her people, but when the Mad King’s fury leaves her land in danger, she has no choice but to try any stratagem that might buy time for her people to prepare for war—no matter the personal cost. Hundreds of miles away, the pitiless Wolf Duke of Pohorir, Innisth Eanete, dreams of breaking his people and his province free of the king he despises. But he has no way to make that happen—until chance unexpectedly leaves Kehara on his doorstep and at his mercy. Yet in a land where immanent spirits inhabit the earth, political disaster is not the greatest peril one can face. Now, as the year rushes toward the dangerous midwinter, Kehera and Innisth find themselves unwilling allies, and their joined strength is all that stands between the peoples of the Four Kingdoms and utter catastrophe.

The Winter of Our Discontent

The letter itself moves seamlessly from his struggle to understand the Middle
Ages to his present dismay, the nagging sense that he, like Malory, lives in a
world where the center will not hold: “we are as unconsciously savage and as ...

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440638675

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The final novel of one of America’s most beloved writers—a tale of degeneration, corruption, and spiritual crisis A Penguin Classic In awarding John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that with The Winter of Our Discontent, he had “resumed his position as an independent expounder of the truth, with an unbiased instinct for what is genuinely American.” Ethan Allen Hawley, the protagonist of Steinbeck’s last novel, works as a clerk in a grocery store that his family once owned. With Ethan no longer a member of Long Island’s aristocratic class, his wife is restless, and his teenage children are hungry for the tantalizing material comforts he cannot provide. Then one day, in a moment of moral crisis, Ethan decides to take a holiday from his own scrupulous standards. Set in Steinbeck’s contemporary 1960 America, the novel explores the tenuous line between private and public honesty, and today ranks alongside his most acclaimed works of penetrating insight into the American condition. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by leading Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Two Novels of Far Future Apocalypse

Certainly [Anderson] put a lot of thought into this novel and he’s achieved something worthwhile and exhilarating.” — Twilight World After the nuclear holocaust of World War III, humanity has to rebuild in the midst of ...

Author: Poul Anderson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504064003

Category: Fiction

Page: 468

View: 581

Experience the end of the world as we know it in two classic novels from “one of science fiction’s most revered writers” (USA Today). Now in one volume: two post-apocalyptic adventures from the visionary mind of Grand Master of Science Fiction and Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author Poul Anderson. The Winter of the World A second Ice Age has destroyed civilization. From its ruins arises the powerful Rahidi empire, bent on seeking world domination and leaving devastation in its wake. But its invasion of the primitive Rogaviki may not go as planned, for at the head of their forces is the indomitable Donya of Hervar, a woman of courage and conviction who will not let her people perish without a fight . . . “An intriguing mystery about the Rogaviki people . . . Quite a worthwhile read. Certainly [Anderson] put a lot of thought into this novel and he’s achieved something worthwhile and exhilarating.” — Twilight World After the nuclear holocaust of World War III, humanity has to rebuild in the midst of famine, savagery, and chaos. Residual radiation has resulted in an increasing rate of mutant births. But as the human race faces its own extinction, some of the so-called abnormal children may have just what it takes to survive . . . Praise for Science Fiction Grand Master Poul Anderson “Anderson has produced more milestones in contemporary science fiction and fantasy than any one man is entitled to.” —Stephen Donaldson “The great canvas of interstellar space comes alive under Anderson’s hand as it does under no other.” —Gordon R. Dickson “One of science fiction’s most influential and prolific writers.” —The Daily Telegraph

A Winter of Words

GETTING BY Many of the men I know who are out of college and working have
accepted the world. I fear they will become what Herbert Marcuse years ago
called the “one- dimensional man.” “The government will take care of the
economy,” ...

Author: Robert Klein Engler


ISBN: 055738981X



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Winter of the Snowfox

For the briefest of moments he was aware of a colossal boom, and then the world
went silent with a sharp pain in his head. The first coherent thought Tal had was
that he must be dead. But no, he still felt pain, and that suggested that he still ...

Author: Nik Heikkilä

Publisher: Nik Heikkilä

ISBN: 0578043467

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

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They were raised for war - just not this war. Talaren Solus was brought up amidst his father's worries over a looming war of succession, trained from his youth in single combat and battlefield strategy. Rania Amoran is the last of a storied order of mystical warriors, driven by a need for vengeance that she believes beyond her reach. Meeting at Valeran's annual Harvest Tournament, an immediate and irresistible bond of friendship forms between the two. When the ruler of a neighboring nation unearths long-buried secrets of the forbidden art of necromancy, Talaren and Rania are drawn into a desperate struggle to preserve the North from his dark ambitions. Taking up arms in defense of their homeland, together they will have to confront the horrifying truth that against a foe who commands death itself, victory can prove nearly as debilitating as defeat.

The Winter of the Lions

Now Aapeli is telling stories. and Rauna is laughing, and she glides over the
snow as if on rails. and the world is set to rights. Rauna asks how he knows all
these stories. and Aapeli tells her they are the stories he can't tell his
grandchildren ...

Author: Jan Costin Wagner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140707508X

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 866

Every year since the death of his wife, Detective Kimmo Joentaa prepares a glass of milk and a bottle of vodka to arm himself against the isolation of Christmas and the harsh Finnish winter. But this Christmas Eve, his lonely routine is interrupted: first by the unepxected arrival of a damaged young woman and then by the murder of two men - one of them Joentaa's colleague on the police force.

One Winter of the Holy Spirit

Millions will be stricken down by this man of violence who will bestride the world
like a Colossus. He will arise on this coast and on yonder coast. He will arise in
the north and arise in the south. Even the very elect of God will bend at his feet.


Publisher: Berwyn Mountain Press

ISBN: 0957118503



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A Winter of Spies

They struck back blindly and ever more viciously at the Volunteers, while denying
to the world that they were striking back at all. They'd lost control of Ireland,
though they wouldn't admit it; and as the year passed, they seemed at times to be

Author: Gerard Whelan

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847174078

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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A sequel to The Guns of Easter which won the Eilís Dillon Memorial Award and a Bisto Merit Award. This books tells the exciting story of Sarah (Jimmy's young sister) and their family who are involved in the spying activities of Michael Collins during the War of Independence. Sarah, a young eleven-year-old, cannot figure out why her family is so neutral towards the war and why everybody is so secretive. A strong rebel herself, she wants to do her bit for Ireland. Then she finds out the terrible truth - and she too carries secrets which could cost her her life.

The Winter of Our Disconnect

When Crimpy Chickens still roamed the earth? I was pretty sure ... My kids cannot
imagine a world without muesli bars, or cheese strings, or yogurt you squirt from
a tube, or fruit you can roll into a single, cigarette-size cavity ripper. In my day ...

Author: Susan Maushart

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101486120

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 366

The wise and hilarious story of a family who discovered that having fewer tools to communicate with led them to actually communicate more. When Susan Maushart first announced her intention to pull the plug on her family's entire armory of electronic weaponry for six months-from the itsy-bitsiest iPod Shuffle to her son's seriously souped-up gaming PC-her three kids didn't blink an eye. Says Maushart: "Looking back, I can understand why. They didn't hear me." For any parent who's ever IM-ed their child to the dinner table, this account of one family's self-imposed exile from the Information Age will leave you LOLing with recognition. But it will also make you think. The Winter of Our Disconnect challenges readers to examine the toll that technology is taking on their own family connections, and to create a media ecology that instead encourages kids-and parents-to thrive. Indeed, as a self-confessed single mom who "slept with her iPhone," Maushart knew her family's exile from Cyburbia wasn't going to be any easier for her than for her three teenagers, ages fourteen, fifteen, and eighteen. Yet they all soon discovered that the rewards of becoming "unplugged" were more rich and varied than any cyber reality could ever be.

The Winter of Her Discontent

That damned can of World Gourmet nuts. Her reward for saving the production
from her boss's incompetence. The year before, everybody received a check in a
holiday envelope, but last year they received brightly wrapped cans of mixed nuts

Author: Chris Bauer

Publisher: Untreed Reads

ISBN: 1611872472

Category: Fiction

Page: 9

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Denise struggles through the challenges of a bad boss, a thankless job, a major winter ice storm, and squirrels invading her house. Three of her problems are solved by the unexpected intervention of the fourth. Upon reading this story, you might just think twice when opening a can of mixed nuts. A work of short, humorous horror from our Spectres line.

Lectures delivered in St Ann s church Manchester during the winter of 1867 68 in connection with the Manchester diocesan Church association

... for the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ , loved not their lives unto
the death , who in the fearless preaching of Christ ' s pure Gospel , and by the
clear testimony of a holy and loving life , shone as lights in the world , . and who
at ...

Author: Manchester diocesan Church assoc





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Eva and the Winter of 63

Desalination plants throughout the world had meant that no-one went without
water at any time and even the old-fashioned reservoir system for storing water
had been improved with the scientists' ability to control the weather within the
earth's ...

Author: Malcolm J. Brooks

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496979974

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

View: 413

A dramatic event has diminished Eva’s special powers of time-travel and she is stuck in a time-warp in the very cold winter of 1963. She is being hounded by the police who believe her to be a very dangerous Russian spy who possesses devices the like of which they have never seen before. The only people who can help her, both living and dead, make demands on Eva in return for their help in getting her safely back home to the year 2048. Their demands are far different from anything else Eva has come across in her unique 53 years of life. Has she enough of her powers to change the course of history or even solve a murder, either of which would allow her to get home again?

Running Away with the Circus or Now is the Winter of our Missing Tent

But however desolate things were, this was a part of the world I would not be
likely to see again, so I made the most of it. The Chichi Railway line was an
anachronism in the high tech world of modern Taiwan; a reminder of a simpler
but less ...

Author: Mel Atkey


ISBN: 0991695712

Category: Circus performers

Page: 204

View: 390

Running Away With the Circus (or - "Now is the Winter of Our Missing Tent"), an is full of both humour and intrigue, as you will see by its opening sentence: If some clairvoyant had told me that I'd be spending my nights in a shipping container in Taiwan, guarding seven tigers, six Chihuahuas, five bears, four sea lions, three geese, two horses and a "killer dog" named Ludwig, I'd have said "You're supposed to read the tea leaves, not smoke them." This book takes a look at what happens when people of radically different cultures try to work together. Acclaimed television producer (and composer of the musical Anne of Green Gables) Norman Campbell said, "Your lively prose astounds me... It is really great writing and observing... You are a brilliant writer! I mean it!"

The Winter of Summers

She had experienced moments that she called “lapses in time and judgment,”
which invariably occurred when there seemed to be nothing and no one in the
world to live for. In particular, how could she live without the man she loved?

Author: Nancy Salama

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1609115198

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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Having just lost her fiance, Anne reflects on her life while her younger sister visits. Recalling the deep pain of her lost love, she wonders what happens next. Eventually, Anne finds a different sort of love with a man from her past, who tells her that he has been in love with her for years. Anne learns from this new relationship that she is not who she thought she was, and decides to leave everything behind to find herself before she can commit to another. The Winter of Summers is a beautifully written novel about a lost love that haunts a woman who tries to find a future without him, setting herself on the path to self discovery. The story points out that despite having a plan for your life, things can go drastically differently. Instead of relying on others, you must focus on yourself to define who you are and what you want out of life.

1609 Winter of the Dead

... this world, one mustact manyroles. Richard was notas enthusiastic asIto go. He
was afraid thegentlemen onthetrip would treat us poorly. Why, Richard reasoned,
should we get on a ship to be treated poorly in close quarters when we could ...

Author: Elizabeth Massie

Publisher: Tor Teen

ISBN: 1466856106

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 192

View: 600

America comes of age--as seen through the eyes of its young founders Nat and Richard are two orphaned thieves on the streets of London. When John Smith offers them passage as laborers on a merchant ship bound for the New World they jump at the opportunity. What luck! The land of Virginia is rumored to be paved with gold. They will be rich! But quickly the boys learn the awful truth: blinded by greed and arrogance, the settlers of the new English colony at Jamestown are unprepared for the brutal reality of frontier life. Inadequate supplies, illness, petty squabbling, malarial summer heat, and bitter winter cold decimate the colony. Those who escape death are reduced to chewing roots and shoe leather to survive--and, in one horrific instance, cannibalizing a corpse. Yet by spring more colonists arrive, dreaming of paradise but finding a colony on the brink of starvation. Through it all Nat and Richard must fall back on their wits to survive. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.