The Last Pictures

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Author: Trevor Paglen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520275004

Category: Art

Page: 193

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Chronicles the project that attempts to explain what happened to the human civilizations far in the future after they have disappeared.

The Last 72

Essays on Living the Last 72 Hours of Life

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Author: Mustafa Tabanli

Publisher: Blue Dome Press

ISBN: 1935295977

Category: Self-Help

Page: 132

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This book is the compilation of the best submissions to the essay contest, Last 72, organized by Everest Productions and The Fountain in 2010. As you read along, you will witness an inmate regretting his past life and taking shelter into hopes for God’s mercy, a mother ready to move the entire planet to mobilize for her autistic child when she would not be around for him any more, an immigrant’s thankfulness for a naval officer who saved his mother from the sea, and many other touchy stories and answers for a shaky question.

The Last Secret Of The Temple

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Author: Paul Sussman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140704124X

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

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The bestselling, pulse-pounding archaeological thriller that's a must-read for all fans of Dan Brown and Clive Cussler. Jerusalem, 70 AD. As the legions of Rome besiege the Holy Temple, a boy is given a secret that he must guard with his life. Southern Germany, December 1944. Six emaciated prisoners drag a mysterious crate deep into a disused mine. They too give their lives to keep the secret safe - they are murdered by their Nazi guards. Egypt, Valley of the Kings, present day. A body is discovered among some ruins. It appears to be an open-and-shut case but the more Inspector Yusuf Khalifa of the Luxor police uncovers about the dead man, the more uneasy he becomes. And his investigation turns out to be anything but routine. Khalifa doesn't know it yet, but he is on the trail of an extraordinary long-lost artifact that could, in the wrong hands, turn the Middle East into a blood bath. It's a dangerous path he's taking - and to make matters worse, he's not alone... From ancient Jerusalem, the Crusades, Cathar heretics and coded medieval manuscripts to the Holocaust, hidden Nazi treasure and the murderous present-day, The Last Secret of the Temple is a thrilling, rollercoaster ride of adventure in search of a two thousand year-old mystery and a pulse-pounding race against time.

Das letzte Bild der Sara de Vos

Roman

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Author: Dominic Smith

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843714894

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Ein eleganter Pageturner um ein Gemälde aus dem 17. Jahrhundert Sara de Vos ist 1631 die erste Malerin, die in die Meistergilde in Amsterdam aufgenommen wird. Dreihundert Jahre später ist nur ein einziges ihrer Gemälde erhalten geblieben. Das Bild hängt über dem Bett eines reichen, etwas ruhelosen New Yorker Anwalts. Ohne böse Absichten kopiert eine junge Australierin das Bild. Doch die Kopie wird in Umlauf gebracht, mit erschütternden Konsequenzen. Jahrzehnte später treffen die beiden Bilder, die Fälscherin und der Anwalt noch einmal aufeinander ... „Wie der Autor drei Zeitläufte und Städte verbindet ist so brillant wie fesselnd.“ The Washington Post „Smiths Roman erinnert uns daran, dass die Wahrheiten, denen wir vertrauen, wertvoll bleiben, auch wenn sie ungenau sind.“ The Chicago Tribune „Ein Roman über Liebe und Sehnsucht, über Authentizität und ethische Grauzonen, vor allem aber über die Malerei als ein Weg, Trauer in Schönheit zu verwandeln.“ Lauren Groff, Autorin von „Licht und Zorn“ „Hinreißende Erzählkunst. Mit einer fast greifbaren Kenntnis der vielen Verästellungen des menschlichen Herzens. Dieser Roman hält Sie nachts wach, anfangs, weil Sie unbedingt weiterlesen wollen, dann weil Sie bewusst langsamer lesen, um das Ende hinauszuzögern.“ The Boston Globe

The Last Flower

A Parable in Pictures

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Author: James Thurber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781888683455

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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The Last of the Whampoa Breed

Stories of the Chinese Diaspora

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Author: Pang-Yuan Chi,David Der-wei Wang

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231509057

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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Whampoa Military Academy was China's first modern military institution. For decades the "Spirit of Whampoa" was invoked as the highest praise to all Chinese soldiers who guarded their nation heroically. But of all the battles these soldiers have fought, the most challenging one was the civil war that resulted in the "great divide" of China in the mid-twentieth century. In 1949 the Communists exiled a million soldiers and their families to compounds in Taiwan and cut off communication with mainland China for forty years. The Last of the Whampoa Breed tells the stories of the exiles written by their descendants, many of whom have become Taiwan's most important authors. The book is an important addition to the vastly underrepresented literature of Taiwan in translation and sheds light on the complex relationship between Taiwan and the People's Republic of China. Western readers will not at first recognize the experiences of these soldiers who were severed from a traditional past only to face unfulfilled promises and uncertain futures. Many of the exiles were doomed to live and die homeless and loveless. Yet these life stories reveal a magnanimous, natural dignity that has transcended prolonged mental suffering. "I Wanted to Go to War" describes the sadly ineffectual, even comic attempts to "recapture the mainland." The old soldier in "Tale of Two Strangers" asks to have his ashes scattered over both the land of his dreams and the island that has sheltered him for forty years. Some of the stories recount efforts to make peace with life in Taiwan, as in "Valley of Hesitation," and the second generation's struggles to find a place in the native island society as in "The Vanishing Ball" and "In Remembrance of My Buddies from the Military Compound." Narrating the homeland remembered and the homeland in reality, the stories in this book affirm that "we shall not let history be burned to mere ashes."

The Last Fighting Tommy

The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009

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Author: Harry Patch,Richard van Emden

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0747593361

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The extraordinary and moving story of a man, now aged 108, whose life has spanned six monarchs and twenty Prime Ministers .

The Last Two Years

A Difficult Journey of Mind, Body and Soul as Seen Through the Prism of an Ovarian Cancer Survivor's Husband

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Author: Arthur Marsicano

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595856713

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

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As the writer's wife fights advanced ovarian cancer, pancreatitis and possible liver cancer, they turn to friends, family and their very different religious beliefs for strength, support and insight. During a dramatic two-year period their lives intersect with others experiencing tragedy, and they draw strength, inspiration and even joy from all of them-every single one of them. Jean Marsicano's life was threatened by ovarian cancer-known to many as the silent killer-and she was joined by her husband, her "Rock," as they focused on fighting the evil which had invaded her body. They counted their blessings, asked if their lives had meaning, and in the face of great adversity, they enjoyed life. Jean survived The Last Two Years thanks to three physicians-"Pal" and "Mitch" who supplied support and direction when they needed it most, and Dr. Goodman, a brilliant young physician who delivered Jean's medical care with skill, wisdom and compassion. As The Last Two Years end, they find hope in the face of continuing uncertainty and joy in friends, family and the beaches of South Carolina. And they realize "God was There," and will always be there with them.

Rune Johansen: My Last Pictures

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Forlaget Press

ISBN: 9788232800858

Category: Photography

Page: 256

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My Last Pictures presents photographs from Norwegian photographer Rune Johansen (born 1957), whose beloved Hasselblad camera was stolen in 2014. The snapshots of Norwegian life captured by that camera are presented in this monograph, marking the end of an era in his career.

Guinness World Records 2019

Deutschsprachige Ausgabe

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Author: Guinness World Records Ltd.

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473554650

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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- Mit Spannung erwartet: Guinness World Records 2019 - Neue atemberaubende Rekorde - Ideales Geschenk für Kinder ab 8 Jahren und die ganze Familie Der Bestseller unter den Rekord-Büchern ist zurück: Das Guinness Buch der Rekorde fasziniert seine Leser mit den besten neuen Rekorden und den beliebtesten Rekord-Klassikern. Die größte Sandburg, der längste Slackline-Gang über Wasser, der höchste Basketball-Wurf, der am häufigsten von Auge zu Auge gerollte Fußball, die beeindruckendsten LEGO®-Modelle, der lauteste Apfelbiss - den Ideen und Themen sind in diesem Buch keine Grenzen gesetzt. Verrückte Einfälle, unglaubliche Fakten und spektakuläres Fotomaterial bringen Kinder und Erwachsene zum Staunen, Schaudern, Gruseln und Lachen. Ein Weihnachtsgeschenk mit garantiertem Wow-Effekt! Technische Voraussetzungen: Der Titel ist optimiert für die Nutzung auf Tablet-Geräten (Kindle Fire, iPad und Android) und über die entsprechenden Apps auf dem Smartphone. Reguläre e-Ink-Reader sind für die Wiedergabe grundsätzlich ungeeignet.

The Last Rock Star Book

Or: Liz Phair, A Rant

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Author: Camden Joy

Publisher: Verse Chorus Press

ISBN: 1891241850

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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Camden Joy’s hero can’t wrap up the quickie biography of rock star Liz Phair he’s been commissioned to write. Instead, the shaky author finds himself recounting the troubled events of his own life. His ex-girlfriend (who just might be the illegitimate daughter of dead Rolling Stone Brian Jones), Liz Phair (whom he’s never met), and a mystery girl seen looting a shop in an old newspaper photo all start to blur together in his mind. If only he could get closer to his subject before the assignment spins out of control, maybe he’d have a shot at the distinction he feels he deserves . . . First published in 1998, The Last Rock Star Book has become an underground cult classic.

The Last Girl

A Crime Novel

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Author: Jane Casey

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 125003034X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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"Maeve Kerrigan [is] a fascinating and plausible character...What she has is persistence, integrity and emotional intelligence, and a very deft way of insinuating herself into a reader's affections."—The Irish Independent (UK) Vast wealth offers London defense attorney Philip Kennford a lot of things: a gorgeous house with a pool in the backyard, connections in the top echelons of society, a wardrobe worthy of Milan runways. But his money doesn't provide a happy marriage, or good relationships with his twin daughters...and it does nothing to protect his family when someone brutally murders his wife and daughter in their own home. When Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan arrives at the scene, the two survivors—Philip and his second favorite daughter, Lydia—both claim to have seen nothing, but it's clear right away that this is an unhappy family accustomed to keeping secrets. Maeve soon finds herself entangled in a case with a thousand leads that all seem to point nowhere, and it doesn't help that her boss, whom she trusts more than almost anyone, is starting to make decisions that Maeve finds questionable at best. In The Last Girl, Jane Casey once again demonstrates her ability to write vivid, three-dimensional characters and spin a gripping, unpredictable mystery.

The Last King

A Maceo Redfield Novel

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Author: Nichelle D. Tramble

Publisher: One World/Strivers Row

ISBN: 0307536599

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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“After two years of drifting I finally knew there was only one place that could offer me a shot at peace, and that was my hometown. The city was my crossroads, the crooked man with the slanted grin, my temptation, and I wanted to beat it. I wanted to win. . . .” Two years after leaving Oakland, Maceo Redfield returns to the city, where NBA All-Star Cornelius “Cotton” Knox has become tangled up in the murder of a local call girl. What could easily become a story for the tabloids turns personal when Maceo realizes that his estranged friend Holly Ford has also been linked to the crime. Maceo’s guilt at disappearing, coupled with a heartfelt plea for help from his Aunt Cissy, becomes a potent combination for a man seeking redemption. Taking it upon himself to clear his friend, Maceo stays one step ahead of the police as he traverses the dark corners of the San Francisco Bay Area. And in his quest for the truth, Maceo teams with a sultry con artist named Sonny Boston, “an eight-cylinder chick with bodies in her past.” While navigating the shifting alliances of a territory war, Maceo must also fight off an unseen enemy, a ruthless man with connections to Oakland, who came to town with two things in mind: destroying Holly and eliminating anybody who gets in his way. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Last Great Fight

The Extraordinary Tale of Two Men and How One Fight Changed Their Lives Forever

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Author: Joe Layden

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 142992053X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Meticulously researched, wonderfully written; the untold story of a legendary fight and the two warriors who would never be the same again It is considered by many to be the biggest upset in the history of boxing: James "Buster" Douglas knocked out then-undefeated Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson in the 10th round in 1990 when the dominating and intimidating Tyson was considered invincible. THE LAST GREAT FIGHT takes readers not only behind the scenes of this epic battle, but inside the lives of two men, their ambitions, their dreams, the downfall of one and the rise of another. Using his exclusive interviews with both Tyson and Douglas, family members, the referee, the cutmen, trainers and managers to the commentators and HBO staff covering the fight in Tokyo, Layden has crafted a human drama played out on a large stage. This is a compelling tale of shattered dreams and, ultimately, redemption.

The Last Harvest

Truck Farmers in the Deep South

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Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9781930066496

Category: Photography

Page: 100

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Compelling black-and-white photographs document the disappearing livelihood of the southern truck farmer in a collection that pays tribute to the dignity of local ways in the face of globalism and urban expansion.

Big Thicket People

Larry Jene Fisher's Photographs of the Last Southern Frontier

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Author: Thad Sitton,C.E. Hunt

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292777825

Category: Photography

Page: 156

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Living off the land—hunting, fishing, and farming, along with a range of specialized crafts that provided barter or cash income—was a way of life that persisted well into the twentieth century in the Big Thicket of southeast Texas. Before this way of life ended with World War II, professional photographer Larry Jene Fisher spent a decade between the 1930s and 1940s photographing Big Thicket people living and working in the old ways. His photographs, the only known collection on this subject, constitute an irreplaceable record of lifeways that first took root in the southeastern woodlands of the colonial United States and eventually spread all across the Southern frontier. Big Thicket People presents Fisher's photographs in suites that document a wide slice of Big Thicket life-people, dogs, camps, deer hunts, farming, syrup mills, rooter hogs and stock raising, railroad tie making, barrel stave making, chimney building, peckerwood sawmills, logging, turpentining, town life, church services and picnics, funerals and golden weddings, and dances and other amusements. Accompanying each suite of images is a cultural essay by Thad Sitton, who also introduces the book with a historical overview of life in the Big Thicket. C. E. Hunt provides an informative biography of Larry Jene Fisher.

The Last Boyfriend

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Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101580771

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the story of a shared past, a fresh start, and a lifetime of love in the second novel in the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy. Owen is the organizer of the Montgomery clan, running the family’s construction business with an iron fist—and an even less flexible spreadsheet. And though his brothers bust on his compulsive list-making, the Inn BoonsBoro is about to open right on schedule. The only thing Owen didn’t plan for was Avery McTavish... Avery’s popular pizza place is right across the street from the inn, giving her a first-hand look at its amazing renovation—and a newfound appreciation for Owen. Since he was her first boyfriend when they were kids, Owen has never been far from Avery’s thoughts. But the attraction she’s feeling for him now is far from innocent. As Avery and Owen cautiously take their relationship to another level, the opening of the inn gives the whole town of Boonsboro a reason to celebrate. But Owen’s hard work has only begun. Getting Avery to let down her guard is going to take longer than he expected—and so will getting her to realize that her first boyfriend is going to be her last… Don't miss the other books in the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy The Next Always The Perfect Hope From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Last Gifts

Creative Ways to Be with the Dying

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Author: Jillian Brasch

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740790781

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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We can all learn to open our hearts to hear what a dying person really needs at the end of his life if we are just able to listen." --Jillian Brasch, OTR, The Last Gifts The Last Gifts tells the stories of 17 dying patients, whom Jillian Brasch cared for as an occupational therapist. Brasch shows that providing care to someone who is dying isn't depressing--it is awe-inspiring and fosters a profound sense of love. No other book on the market deals with issues of death and dying from the functional and creative viewpoint of an occupational therapist. According to a recent AARP report, 34 million people offer care to a loved one. With more than 30 years spent as a caregiver, a motivator, and a coach, Brasch shares her reflections as an occupational therapist and a hospice worker in this harrowing and heartfelt collection. Mingling her own anecdotes and personal revelations with poetry and prose from those patients she has assisted, Brasch creates a dialogue that shows caregivers how to acknowledge their fears and learn the tools to dispel them, while also providing caregivers with strength and courage. The stories give both guidance and the permission to be creative and vulnerable. A wealth of knowledge learned (and earned) through experience exists between these pages. A manual of the heart for those working with the terminally ill, The Last Gifts shows how to get past the physical unpleasantness to see the blossoming of a soul as it sheds its earthly limitations.