City on Fire

City on Fire Author Lisa Odham Stokes
ISBN-10 1859847161
Release 1999
Pages 372
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Traces the history of Hong Kong cinema in its social and historical context and discusses the plots, characters, and production techniques of a wide range of films



City on Fire

City on Fire Author Garth Risk Hallberg
ISBN-10 9780385353786
Release 2015-10-13
Pages 944
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National Best Seller • Named a Best Book of the Year by: New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Vogue, The Atlantic, Newsday “A novel of head-snapping ambition and heart-stopping power—a novel that attests to its young author’s boundless and unflagging talents.” —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times New York City, 1976. Meet Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city’s great fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown’s punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter and his idealistic neighbor—and the detective trying to figure out what any of them have to do with a shooting in Central Park on New Year’s Eve. The mystery, as it reverberates through families, friendships, and the corridors of power, will open up even the loneliest-seeming corners of the crowded city. And when the blackout of July 13, 1977, plunges this world into darkness, each of these lives will be changed forever. City on Fire is an unforgettable novel about love and betrayal and forgiveness, about art and truth and rock ’n’ roll: about what people need from each other in order to live . . . and about what makes the living worth doing in the first place. From the Hardcover edition.



City on Fire

City on Fire Author Bill Minutaglio
ISBN-10 9780060959913
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 320
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Recreates the ammonium nitrate explosion that occurred off the coast of Texas City, Texas in 1947 that took the lives of seven hundred people, and injured close to five thousand others, vividly detailing this small town's heroism and courage as they filed a momentous legal claim against the United States government. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.



City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg Book Analysis

City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg  Book Analysis Author Bright Summaries
ISBN-10 9782808004480
Release 2017-09-22
Pages 54
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Unlock the more straightforward side of City on Fire with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg, one of the most talked-about books of the 2015 literary season and the most expensive first novel ever published. This sprawling book follows an extensive cast of characters, from wealthy real estate magnates to destitute musicians, living in New York in the 1960s and 1970s. Set against the backdrop of major social upheaval and the burgeoning punk movement, the novel provides a compelling illustration of the city’s power and its influence on its inhabitants’ actions. Garth Risk Hallberg is an American writer known for his novels, short stories and essays. He currently lives in New York and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. Find out everything you need to know about City on Fire in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!



City on Fire

City on Fire Author Tracy Higley
ISBN-10 9781401687533
Release 2013-09-24
Pages 400
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Previously released as Pompeii. As Vesuvius churns, a slave girl-turned-gladiator joins forces with an unlikely source to seek justice. In the coastal town of Pompeii, a new gladiator prepares to fight. But this gladiator hides a deadly secret: she’s a runaway Jewish slave girl named Ariella, disguised as a young boy. A savvy fighter, Ariella determines to triumph in the arena, knowing her life will be forfeit should anyone uncover the truth. Cato, a wealthy politician, moved to Pompeii after tiring of the corruption in Rome. But he soon learns that Pompeii is just as corrupt, and if he doesn’t play the game, his family could pay the price. Determined to bring about justice for the citizens of Pompeii, Cato searches for allies. But what he discovers instead is a confounding group of Christians . . . and a young female gladiator whose fame is growing daily. Political unrest reaches a boiling point as Christians are jailed and executed, and the mountain in the distance threatens to destroy the city with its river of fire. Cato and Ariella must act quickly and courageously to save their loved ones before all is lost.



City on Fire

City on Fire Author Anna Rose Alexander
ISBN-10 9780822981466
Release 2016-04-30
Pages 216
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By the mid-nineteenth century, efforts to modernize and industrialize Mexico City had the unintended consequence of exponentially increasing the risk of fire while also breeding a culture of fear. Through an array of archival sources, Anna Rose Alexander argues that fire became a catalyst for social change, as residents mobilized to confront the problem. Advances in engineering and medicine soon fostered the rise of distinct fields of fire-related expertise while conversely, the rise of fire-profiteering industries allowed entrepreneurs to capitalize on crisis. City on Fire demonstrates that both public and private engagements with fire risk highlight the inequalities that characterized Mexican society at the turn of the twentieth century.



City on Fire

City on Fire Author Walter Jon Williams
ISBN-10 9780985454333
Release 2015-05-02
Pages 744
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Nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Award, City on Fire returns to the world-city of Metropolitan, a city dominated by plasm, the magical substance capable of both creation and destruction.& ;& ;With her help, Aiah's lover Constantine has established himself in the metropolis of Caraqui, a nation dominated by corrupt officials, gangsters, and the genetically altered known as the "twisted." Here they hope to create a revolution in the cosmic order--- but first they must fend off treachery, war, and the threat of Taikoen, the "hanged man," a deadly creature that lives within plasm itself. Aiah must fight not only for her revolution and for her place in the world, but for Constantine's very soul.



Private India City on Fire

Private India  City on Fire Author James Patterson
ISBN-10 9781455560837
Release 2014-11-11
Pages 384
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When Jack Morgan opens the Mumbai branch of Private, the world's most elite detective agency, he hands the reins to top agent Santosh Wagh. Now, in this teeming metropolis of over thirteen million people where the guilty have everywhere to hide, Santosh goes on the hunt for one elusive killer. A killer who is targeting seemingly unconnected women and placing strange objects at their death scenes in a series of chilling rituals. As the Private team races to find a link that will lead them to the next victim, an unseen menace threatens to destroy the agency from within-and plunge the city into chaos. With countless lives hanging in the balance, Santosh must confront the demons of his past . . . before Private India meets an explosive end.



Meat City on Fire and Other Assorted Debacles

Meat City on Fire and Other Assorted Debacles Author Angel Luis Colón
ISBN-10
Release 2017-12-04
Pages 226
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Angel Luis Colón invites you on a short tour of the world as a literary mix tape to that strange goth girl with the lazy eye who still wants nothing to do with you; no matter how good that fedora looks on your head. So what’s in store for your brain? Follow three major moments in the life of gambling addict and mafia muscle, Sean Clarke as he goes from softhearted kid to full blown bastard to broken old man. Thrill at the short-lived and incredibly violent courtship, marriage, and honeymoon of Hank and Annie. The set of the country’s most popular trash TV talk show is appropriately trashier than what makes the air. Beards make absolutely terrible trophies. Sometimes you’ll crawl through the fire and smoke for a chance at a semi-decent score and a way out of working in a place called “Meat City”. All that along with even more violence, revenge, Lee Van Cleef, light sex crimes, and cannibals than you can shake a stick at!



City on Fire

City on Fire Author Nick Cooper
ISBN-10 9781445672052
Release 2017-10-15
Pages 128
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Hull was the most severely damaged town or city in Britain during the Second World War. This book explains how the city coped.



The city on fire and other instructive stories

The city on fire  and other instructive stories Author Frances Upcher Cousens
ISBN-10 OXFORD:590265475
Release 1877
Pages
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The city on fire and other instructive stories has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The city on fire and other instructive stories also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The city on fire and other instructive stories book for free.



Pompeii

Pompeii Author T. L. Higley
ISBN-10 9781433668579
Release 2011
Pages 338
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An enslaved Jewish girl and a struggling aristocrat separately escape to Pompeii, encountering religious persecution, political corruption, and each other just before the city is destroyed by Mount Vesuvius.



Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Author Ruy Castro
ISBN-10 159691985X
Release 2008-12-07
Pages 256
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Ruy Castro delves into the past and present of Rio, where even in periods of comparative calm there has always been a palpable excitement in the air - the feeling of a city on fire. In this spellbinding fifth entry in Bloomsbury's The Writer and the City series, Rio de Janeiro's vibrant history unfolds. While stiff-collared poets flirted with prim young ladies in coffeehouses during the belle époque, revolts were being plotted that almost destroyed the city. We learn how the iconic wave-patterned mosaics of Copacabana pavements were baptized with blood, and how more than a hundred years before the girl from Ipanema passed by, the girls from Ouvidor Street adopted French chic - and never really gave it up. From what is arguably the most breathtakingly beautiful city in the world, the people of Rio - the Cariocas - tell their stories: of cannibals charming European intellectuals; of elegant slaves and their shabby masters; of how a casual chat between two people drinking coffee on Avenida Rio Branco could affect world coffee markets; of an awe-inspiring beach life; of favelas, drugs, police, carnival, football, and music. With his own Carioca good humor and great storytelling gifts, Ruy Castro brings the reader thrillingly close to the flames.



City of Fire

City of Fire Author Laurence Yep
ISBN-10 1429946113
Release 2009-09-01
Pages 320
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Two-time Newbery Honor Award-winning author Laurence Yep kicks off an action-packed new fantasy trilogy with City on Fire This thrilling tale takes readers on an unforgettable journey through an alternate version of our world in 1941 -- a world filled with magical beings such as dragons in human form, tiny "lap griffins," reincarnations of legendary Chinese warriors, Japanese folk creatures, and goddesses in disguise. When her older sister dies trying to prevent the theft of one of her people's great treasures, twelve-year-old Scirye sets out to avenge her and recover the precious item. Helping her are Bayang, a dragon disguised as a Pinkerton agent; Leech, a boy with powers he has not yet discovered; and Leech's loyal companion Koko, who has a secret of his own. All have a grudge against the thieves who stole the treasure: the evil dragon Badik and the mysterious Mr. Roland. Scirye and her companions pursue the thieves to Houlani, a new Hawaiian island being created by magic. There, they befriend Pele, the volatile and mercurial goddess of volcanoes. But even with Pele on their side, they may not be able to stop Mr. Roland from gaining what he seeks: the Five Lost Treasures of Emperor Yu. Together, the treasures will give him the power to alter the very fabric of the universe. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



The Great Chicago Fire and the Myth of Mrs O Leary s Cow

The Great Chicago Fire and the Myth of Mrs  O Leary s Cow Author Richard F. Bales
ISBN-10 9781476604763
Release 2002-10-15
Pages 350
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The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 swallowed up more than three square miles in two days, leaving thousands homeless and 300 dead. Throughout history, the fire has been attributed to Mrs. O'Leary, an immigrant Irish milkmaid, and her cow. On one level, the tale of Mrs. O'Leary's cow is merely the quintessential urban legend. But the story also represents a means by which the upper classes of Chicago could blame the fire's chaos on a member of the working poor. Although that fire destroyed the official county documents, some land tract records were saved. Using this and other primary source information, Richard F. Bales created a scale drawing that reconstructed the O'Leary neighborhood. Next he turned to the transcripts--more than 1,100 handwritten pages--from an investigation conducted by the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners, which interviewed 50 people over the course of 12 days. The board's final report, published in the Chicago newspapers on December 12, 1871, indicates that commissioners were unable to determine the cause of the fire. And yet, by analyzing the 50 witnesses' testimonies, the author concludes that the commissioners could have determined the cause of the fire had they desired to do so. Being more concerned with saving their own reputation from post-fire reports of incompetence, drunkenness and bribery, the commissioners failed to press forward for an answer. The author has uncovered solid evidence as to what really caused the Great Chicago Fire.



The description of the city of New York

The description of the city of New York    Author James Hardie
ISBN-10 UOM:39015069451733
Release 1827
Pages 360
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The Life of Toussaint L Ouverture the Negro Patriot of Hayti

The Life of Toussaint L Ouverture  the Negro Patriot of Hayti Author John Relly Beard
ISBN-10 9781469607887
Release 2012-12-01
Pages 310
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Toussaint L'Ouverture (1743-1803) won international renown in the Haitian fight for independence. He led thousands of former slaves into battle against French, Spanish, and English forces, routing the Europeans and seizing control of the entire island of Hispaniola. L'Ouverture became governor and commander-in-chief of Haiti before officially acknowledging French rule in 1801, when he submitted a newly written constitution to Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and the French legislature for ratification. In response, Bonaparte sent an army to depose L'Ouverture, who was taken prisoner in June of 1802 and shipped to France, where he died of pneumonia in April 1803. The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture (1853) was first published in London on the fiftieth anniversary of L'Ouverture's death and remained the authoritative English-language history of L'Ouverture's life until the late twentieth century. Throughout the text, John Relly Beard compares L'Ouverture to famously successful white generals, argues for his supremacy, and states that his ultimate failure to liberate Haiti and untimely death are the products of unfortunate circumstances--not an indictment of his character or leadership abilities. A DOCSOUTH BOOK. This collaboration between UNC Press and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library brings classic works back into print. DocSouth Books editions are selected from the digital library of Documenting the American South and are unaltered from the original publication. The DocSouth series uses digital technology to offer e-books and print-on-demand publications, providing affordable and accessible editions to a new generation of scholars, students, and general readers.