Winter Is Coming

Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped

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Author: Garry Kasparov

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610396219

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 553

The stunning story of Russia's slide back into a dictatorship-and how the West is now paying the price for allowing it to happen. The ascension of Vladimir Putin-a former lieutenant colonel of the KGB-to the presidency of Russia in 1999 was a strong signal that the country was headed away from democracy. Yet in the intervening years-as America and the world's other leading powers have continued to appease him-Putin has grown not only into a dictator but an internationalthreat. With his vast resources and nuclear arsenal, Putin is at the center of a worldwide assault on political liberty and the modern world order. For Garry Kasparov, none of this is news. He has been a vocal critic of Putin for over a decade, even leading the pro-democracy opposition to him in the farcical 2008 presidential election. Yet years of seeing his Cassandra-like prophecies about Putin's intentions fulfilled have left Kasparov with a darker truth: Putin's Russia, like ISIS or Al Qaeda, defines itself in opposition to the free countries of the world. As Putin has grown ever more powerful, the threat he poses has grown from local to regional and finally to global. In this urgent book, Kasparov shows that the collapse of the Soviet Union was not an endpoint-only a change of seasons, as the Cold War melted into a new spring. But now, after years of complacency and poor judgment, winter is once again upon us. Argued with the force of Kasparov's world-class intelligence, conviction, and hopes for his home country, Winter Is Coming reveals Putin for what he is: an existential danger hiding in plain sight.

Winter Is Coming

with audio recording

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Author: Tony Johnston

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442472537

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 4736

Witness the changing of a season through a watchful child’s eyes in this story of nature and discovery from award-winning author Tony Johnston and New York Times Best Illustrated artist Jim La Marche. Day after day, a girl goes to her favorite place in the woods and quietly watches from her tree house as the chipmunks, the doe, the rabbits prepare for the winter. As the temperature drops, sunset comes earlier and a new season begins. Silently she observes the world around her as it reveals its secrets. It takes time and patience to see the changes as, slowly but surely, winter comes.

Winter Is Coming

Symbols and Hidden Meanings in a Game of Thrones

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Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel

Publisher: Thought Catalog Books

ISBN: 9780692591598

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 156

View: 8259

Game of Thrones fans watch in delight as the epic battle of Lannister and Stark entangles the Seven Kingdoms. But only the sharpest notice how these houses echo Lancaster and York in the War of the Roses. Druids, Catholics, and even Zoroastrians wander through Westeros, reframing their religions for a new world of fantasy. But how medieval is Westeros? Did lady knights and pirates really battle across Europe? The book Winter is Coming: Symbols and Hidden Meanings in A Game of Thrones explores all this and more, from the echoes of history to the symbols and omens our beloved characters. Who is Jon Snow's mother and why is she a secret? What is Daenerys's real power, unknown even to her? Will these two characters share a destiny? Where is the red priestess's real Lightbringer and when will it arrive? Through dreams and prophecies, imagery and allegory, the deepest secrets of the series unfold, in an exploration friendly to watchers and readers alike.

Winter is Coming

The Medieval World of Game of Thrones

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Author: Carolyne Larrington

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1784532568

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

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Game of Thrones is a phenomenon. As Carolyne Larrington reveals in this essential companion to George R R Martin's fantasy novels and the HBO mega-hit series based on them the show is the epitome of water-cooler TV. It is the subject of intense debate in national newspapers; by PhD students asking why Westeros has yet to see an industrial revolution, or whether astronomy explains the continent's climatic problems and unpredictable solstices ('winter is coming'); and by bloggers and cultural commentators contesting the series' startling portrayals of power, sex and gender. Yet no book has divulged how George R R Martin constructed his remarkable universe out of the Middle Ages. Discussing novels and TV series alike, Larrington explores among other topics: sigils, giants, dragons and direwolves in medieval texts; ravens, old gods and the Weirwood in Norse myth; and a gothic, exotic orient in the eastern continent, Essos. From the White Walkers to the Red Woman, from Casterley Rock to the Shivering Sea, this is an indispensable guide to the twenty-first century's most important fantasy creation.

Winter Is Coming: Color Therapy

A Color Therapy Book Based Around the Game to Obtain the Throne

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Author: Colorful Coloring Books

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781977679567

Category:

Page: 50

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"Winter Is Coming: Color Therapy: A Color Therapy Book Based Around The Game To Obtain The Throne," by Colorful Coloring Books. Welcome to this Color Therapy book, by Colorful Coloring Books. Each page is filled with a unique piece of portrait art for you to enjoy coloring. Have you had a hard day at work? Want nothing more than to just relax? Do you have an interest in Games, Thrones and Dragons? If that is the case, this Color Therapy book is ideal for you! Do you love popular and trending hit TV shows? This Color Therapy book will allow you to take out all of your worldly frustrations by coloring in 25 portraits of characters that look as though they are from Game of Thrones but have been, conveniently, changed enough to surpass copy right law! We hope you enjoy yourself coloring and feel the burdens of stress ebb away! This Coloring Book is apart of the "Color Therapy and Coloring Books For Adults: Relaxation, Stress Relief and Games related to Thrones" series of color therapy books. This coloring book is officially and unofficially not connected in any way to the Game of Thrones franchise but is heavily inspired by it.

Winter Is Coming

with audio recording

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Author: Tony Johnston

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442472537

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 8224

Witness the changing of a season through a watchful child’s eyes in this story of nature and discovery from award-winning author Tony Johnston and New York Times Best Illustrated artist Jim La Marche. Day after day, a girl goes to her favorite place in the woods and quietly watches from her tree house as the chipmunks, the doe, the rabbits prepare for the winter. As the temperature drops, sunset comes earlier and a new season begins. Silently she observes the world around her as it reveals its secrets. It takes time and patience to see the changes as, slowly but surely, winter comes.

Winter Is Coming

Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped

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Author: Garry Kasparov

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610396219

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 3939

The stunning story of Russia's slide back into a dictatorship-and how the West is now paying the price for allowing it to happen. The ascension of Vladimir Putin-a former lieutenant colonel of the KGB-to the presidency of Russia in 1999 was a strong signal that the country was headed away from democracy. Yet in the intervening years-as America and the world's other leading powers have continued to appease him-Putin has grown not only into a dictator but an internationalthreat. With his vast resources and nuclear arsenal, Putin is at the center of a worldwide assault on political liberty and the modern world order. For Garry Kasparov, none of this is news. He has been a vocal critic of Putin for over a decade, even leading the pro-democracy opposition to him in the farcical 2008 presidential election. Yet years of seeing his Cassandra-like prophecies about Putin's intentions fulfilled have left Kasparov with a darker truth: Putin's Russia, like ISIS or Al Qaeda, defines itself in opposition to the free countries of the world. As Putin has grown ever more powerful, the threat he poses has grown from local to regional and finally to global. In this urgent book, Kasparov shows that the collapse of the Soviet Union was not an endpoint-only a change of seasons, as the Cold War melted into a new spring. But now, after years of complacency and poor judgment, winter is once again upon us. Argued with the force of Kasparov's world-class intelligence, conviction, and hopes for his home country, Winter Is Coming reveals Putin for what he is: an existential danger hiding in plain sight.

Get Ready, Winter is Coming

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Author: Daniele Luciano Moskal

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1471725324

Category:

Page: 25

View: 2069

Think how sad it would be to wake up one day to find 'winter' had arrived, and you just weren't ready. As Freddie-the-Fox warned Sammy Squirrel, "Get ready, winter is coming!" These words should echo not just in Children's ears but everyone's ears throughout the world, whether young or old, black or white, male or female. The moral of this simple story is that we should all listen to good friendly advice for, "Good preparation brings very good results!"

The Book of Swords

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Author: George R. R. Martin,Robin Hobb,Scott Lynch,Garth Nix

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0399593772

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 2761

New epic fantasy in the grand tradition—including a never-before-published Song of Ice and Fire story by George R. R. Martin! Fantasy fiction has produced some of the most unforgettable heroes ever conjured onto the page: Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian, Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melniboné, Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Classic characters like these made sword and sorcery a storytelling sensation, a cornerstone of fantasy fiction—and an inspiration for a new generation of writers, spinning their own outsize tales of magic and swashbuckling adventure. Now, in The Book of Swords, acclaimed editor and bestselling author Gardner Dozois presents an all-new anthology of original epic tales by a stellar cast of award-winning modern masters—many of them set in their authors’ best-loved worlds. Join today’s finest tellers of fantastic tales, including George R. R. Martin, K. J. Parker, Robin Hobb, Scott Lynch, Ken Liu, C. J. Cherryh, Daniel Abraham, Lavie Tidhar, Ellen Kushner, and more on action-packed journeys into the outer realms of dark enchantment and intrepid derring-do, featuring a stunning assortment of fearless swordsmen and warrior women who face down danger and death at every turn with courage, cunning, and cold steel. FEATURING SIXTEEN ALL-NEW STORIES: “The Best Man Wins” by K. J. Parker “Her Father’s Sword” by Robin Hobb “The Hidden Girl” by Ken Liu “The Sword of Destiny” by Matthew Hughes “‘I Am a Handsome Man,’ Said Apollo Crow” by Kate Elliott “The Triumph of Virtue” by Walter Jon Williams “The Mocking Tower” by Daniel Abraham “Hrunting” by C. J. Cherryh “A Long, Cold Trail” by Garth Nix “When I Was a Highwayman” by Ellen Kushner “The Smoke of Gold Is Glory” by Scott Lynch “The Colgrid Conundrum” by Rich Larson “The King’s Evil” by Elizabeth Bear “Waterfalling” by Lavie Tidhar “The Sword Tyraste” by Cecelia Holland “The Sons of the Dragon” by George R. R. Martin And an introduction by Gardner Dozois

The Fourth Turning

What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny

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Author: William Strauss,Neil Howe

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307485052

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 9022

This astonishing book will change the way you see the world -- and your place in it. With startling originality, The Fourth Turning illuminates the past, explains the present, and reimagines the future. Most remarkably, it offers an utterly persuasive prophecy about a new American era that will begin just after the millennium. William Strauss and Neil Howe base this vision on a provocative new theory of American history. The authors look back five hundred years and uncover a distinct pattern: Modern history moves in cycles, each one lasting about the length of a long human life, each composed of four eras--or "turnings"--that last about twenty years and that always arrive in the same order. First comes a High, a period of confident expansion as a new order takes root after the old has been swept away. Next comes an Awakening, a time of spiritual exploration and rebellion against the now-established order. Then comes an Unraveling, an increasingly troubled era in which individualism triumphs over crumbling institutions. Last comes a Crisis--the Fourth Turning--when society passes through a great and perilous gate in history. Together, the four turnings comprise history's seasonal rhythm of growth, maturation, entropy, and rebirth. Strauss and Howe locate today's America as midway through an Unraveling, roughly a decade away from the next era of Crisis. In a brilliant analysis of the post-World War II period, they show how generational dynamics are the key to understanding the cycles of American history. They draw vivid portraits of all the modern generations: the can-do G.I.s, the mediating Silent, the values-absorbed Boomers, the pragmatic 13ers, and the child Millennials. Placed in the context of history's long rhythms, the persona and role of each generation become clear--as does the inevitability of the coming Crisis. Whatever your stage of life, The Fourth Turning offers bold predictions about how all of us can prepare, individually and collectively, for America's next rendezvous with destiny.

Low Chicago

A Wild Cards Novel

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Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 0765390566

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9315

High-profile criminals are scattered into the past.

Winter Is Coming

Game of Thrones Rpg Supplement

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Author: Sybex Inc

Publisher: Guardians of Order

ISBN: 9781894525930

Category: Games

Page: 32

View: 833

The Starks of Winterfell have a saying - "Winter is Coming" - which heralds the impending arrival of dark times. This adventure for A Game of Thrones RPG is the second of a three-part arc. The action unfolds during the events of George R. R. Martin's first novel in the series. This dual-stat adventure for the d20 and Tri-Stat Systems can be added to any campaign, providing hours of action and intrigue. Part 2 of 3.

윈터이즈커밍(Winter is Coming). 1

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Author: 비원(B1)

Publisher: Samyang

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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스물두 살 기엔은 청년 가장이나 마찬가지다. 한때 기엔은 F1 드라이버를 꿈꾸었고, 대단한 재능을 인정받았으나, 현재는 파트타임 테스트 드라이버를 전전하고 있다. 어린 날 기엔을 지지해 주던 은사가 타계하며 모든 것이 바뀌었다. 미성년자였던 기엔의 보호자로 나선 아버지와 친척들이 돈과 관련한 문제를 연이어 터트리며 정식으로 F1에 데뷔하는 길을 완전히 잃은 상태나 다름없어졌다. F1 드라이버의 꿈을 놓지 못한 기엔은 이후 닥치는 대로 테스트 드라이버 제안을 받아들이고 있다. 돈을 벌고자, 실버스톤을 찾은 기엔은 비로 인한 테스트 중단으로 잠시 휴식에 든다. 그때 그의 뒤에서 지적인 저음이 통화를 하는 소리가 귀를 자극한다. 지적인 목소리와 정중한 말투와는 달리 남자의 뻔뻔한 말이 울린다. 이상한 사람, 이라고 넘기려는데, 기엔의 등 뒤에서 그 지적인 목소리가 말을 걸어온다. “아르바이트 어때요?” 남자는 대리운전에 대한 대가로 엄청난 금액을 제시하고, 돈이 필요한 기엔은 곧바로 받아들이게 되는데.......

Game of Thrones: In Memoriam

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Author: Running Press

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 0762457910

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

View: 979

Game of Thrones: In Memoriam is a tribute to some of the most memorable characters that have died during the course of the first four seasons. The book includes quotes, brief character profiles, and is fully illustrated with series photography throughout.

Winter Is Coming

Plain Black Journal for Game of Thrones Fans - Members of Castle Black - For Men, Women, Children (Soft Matte Cover and Ice Back Cover Design)

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Author: Black Castle Black Castle Journals

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781727444780

Category:

Page: 120

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Show what House you pledge your loyalty to with 6x9 soft matte cover (front and ice design back) journal. Perfect gift for Game of Thrones fans and members of Castle Black who have assumed the Night's Watch down at 'The Wall'. 120 blank lined pages.