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By the Sword

By the Sword

By the Sword

Author: ,

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 1101127260

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 496

Number of Views: 301

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Granddaughter of the sorceress Kethry, daughter of a noble house, Kerowyn had been forced to run the family keep since her mother's untimely death. Yet now at last her brother was preparing to wed, and when his bride became the lady of the keep, Kerowyn could return to her true enjoyments - training horses and hunting. But all Kerowyn's hopes and plans were shattered when her anscestral home was attacked, her father slain, her brother wounded, and his fiancee kidnapped. Drive by desperation and the knowledge that a scorcerer had led the journey which would prove but he first step on the road to the fulfillment of her destiny.


The Book of the Sword

The Book of the Sword

The Book of the Sword

Author: Sir Richard F. Burton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

Isbn 10: 0486142310

Category: History

Number of Pages: 336

Number of Views: 985

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DIVEloquent, erudite history of the sword from prehistory to early Roman Empire. Evolution and development of early swords, variations — sabre, broadsword, cutlass, scimitar, much more. /div


The Sword and the Shield

The Sword and the Shield

The Sword and the Shield

Author: Peniel E. Joseph

Publisher: Basic Books

Isbn 10: 1541617851

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 384

Number of Views: 1283

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This dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King upends longstanding preconceptions to transform our understanding of the twentieth century's most iconic African American leaders. To most Americans, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. represent contrasting ideals: self-defense vs. nonviolence, black power vs. civil rights, the sword vs. the shield. The struggle for black freedom is wrought with the same contrasts. While nonviolent direct action is remembered as an unassailable part of American democracy, the movement's militancy is either vilified or erased outright. In The Sword and the Shield, Peniel E. Joseph upends these misconceptions and reveals a nuanced portrait of two men who, despite markedly different backgrounds, inspired and pushed each other throughout their adult lives. This is a strikingly revisionist biography, not only of Malcolm and Martin, but also of the movement and era they came to define.


By the Sword

By the Sword

By the Sword

Author: Richard Cohen

Publisher: Modern Library

Isbn 10: 030743074X

Category: History

Number of Pages: 560

Number of Views: 760

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“Like swordplay itself, By the Sword is elegant, accurate, romantic, and full of brio—the definitive study, hugely readable, of man’s most deadly art.”—Simon Winchester With a new Preface by the author Napoleon fenced. So did Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Grace Kelly, and President Truman, who as a schoolboy would practice fencing with Bess—his future wife— when the two of them returned home from school. Lincoln was a canny dueler. Ignatius Loyola challenged a man to a duel for denying Christ’s divinity (and won). Less successful, but no less enthusiastic, was Mussolini, who would tell his wife he was “off to get spaghetti,” their code to avoid alarming the children. By the Sword is an epic history of sword fighting—a science, an art, and, for many, a religion that began at the dawn of civilization in ancient Egypt and has been an obsession for mankind ever since. With wit and insight, Richard Cohen gives us an engrossing history of the world via the sword. Praise for By the Sword “Touché! While scrupulous and informed about its subject, Richard Cohen’s book is about more than swordplay. It reads at times like an alternative social history of the West.”—Sebastian Faulks “In writing By the Sword, [Cohen] has shown that he is as skilled with the pen as he is with the sword.”—The New York Times “Irresistible . . . extraordinary . . . vivid and hugely enjoyable.”—The Economist “A virtual encyclopedia on the subject of sword fighting.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Literate, learned, and, beg pardon, razor-sharp . . . a pleasure for practitioners, and a rewarding entertainment for the armchair swashbuckler.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


The Sword of the Lady

The Sword of the Lady

The Sword of the Lady

Author: S. M. Stirling

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 1101135581

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 672

Number of Views: 1192

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“This new novel of the Change is quite probably the finest by an author who has been growing in skill and imagination for more than twenty-five years.” – Booklist (Starred Review) Rudi Mackenzie has journeyed long and far across the land that was once the United States of America, seeking the shore where the sun rises, hoping to find the source of the world-altering event that has come to be known as the Change. His quest ends in Nantucket, an island overrun with forest, inhabited by a mere two hundred people, who claim to have been transported there from out of time. Only one odd stone house remains standing. Within it, Rudi finds a beautifully made sword seemingly waiting for him. And once he takes it up, nothing for Rudi—or for the world that he knows—will ever be the same…


In The Shadow Of The Sword

In The Shadow Of The Sword

In The Shadow Of The Sword

Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Abacus

Isbn 10: 0748119515

Category: History

Number of Pages: 480

Number of Views: 1109

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In this 'thrilling. . .profoundly important book' (Christopher Hart, Sunday Times) and Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller, the acclaimed author of Rubicon gives a panoramic-and timely-account of the rise of Islam In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two great empires: the Persian and the Roman. A hundred years on, and one had vanished for ever, while the other was a dismembered, bleeding trunk. In their place, a new superpower had arisen: the empire of the Arabs. So profound was this upheaval that it spelled, in effect, the end of the ancient world. But the changes that marked the period were more than merely political or even cultural: there was also a transformation of human society with incalculable consequences for the future. Today, over half the world's population subscribes to one of the various religions that took on something like their final form during the last centuries of antiquity. Wherever men or women are inspired by belief in a single god to think or behave in a certain way, they bear witness to the abiding impact of this extraordinary, convulsive age - though as Tom Holland demonstrates, much of what Jews, Christians and Muslims believe about the origins of their religion is open to debate. In the Shadow of the Sword explores how a succession of great empires came to identify themselves with a new and revolutionary understanding of the divine. It is a story vivid with drama, horror and startling achievement, and stars many of the most remarkable rulers ever seen. 'A compelling detective story of the highest order, In the Shadow of the Sword is also a dazzlingly colourful journey into the world of late antiquity. Every bit as thrilling a narrative history as Holland's previous works, In the Shadow of the Sword is also a profoundly important book. It makes public and popular what scholarship has been discovering for several decades now; and those discoveries suggest a wholesale revision of where Islam came from and what it is' (Christopher Hart, Sunday Times)


The Sword of Midras

The Sword of Midras

The Sword of Midras

Author: Tracy Hickman,Richard Garriott

Publisher: Tor Books

Isbn 10: 1466886803

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 304

Number of Views: 1348

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The thrilling prequel to Shroud of the Avatar from Portalarium! The world died during the Fall. Abandoned by the mighty Avatars and their Virtues, the people who remained were left defenseless in an untamed land. That is, until the Obsidians came. Through dark sorcery and overwhelming force the Obsidian Empire brought order to chaos, no matter the cost. Aren Benis is a Captain in the Obsidian Army who has seen enough of what a world without Virtue looks like and is willing to do whatever it takes to establish a lasting peace. But after finding a magical sword that only he can wield, a sword his trusted scout, Syenna, claims is a blade once used by the legendary Avatars, Aren is thrown into a far more unfamiliar battle. One fought with whispered words and betrayal instead of swords and arrows. Running out of allies, Aren's only hope for survival is to discover the true nature of the ancient weapon he wears at his side. In order to do that, Aren will have to turn to the empire's enemies and, in doing so, he will discover what order at the hands of the Obsidians really means. Rights Catalog Text At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Power of the Sword

Power of the Sword

Power of the Sword

Author: Wilbur Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1499860757

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 881

Number of Views: 1977

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A Courtney series adventure - Book 2 in The Burning Shore sequence "We are Courtneys. We don't have to fight with our fists. We fight with power and money and influence. Nobody can beat us on our own ground." A powerful family. A time of war. Centaine de Thiry Courtney has not only survived, but thrived, a successful woman with two sons of her own: Shasa Courtney, the Courtney heir, and Manfred de la Rey, Shasa's half-brother, her secret child raised solely by his father. At the time of the Great Depression, Centaine must make difficult decisions to ensure the security of her family - decisions that will affect Manfred and his father, Lothar de la Rey, a man Centaine once loved. But the world is changing, and conflicts greater than any the world has seen before are looming. Centaine and her children must face the upcoming war - where not all of them will be on the same side...


Daughter of the Sword

Daughter of the Sword

Daughter of the Sword

Author: Steve Bein

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 1101615427

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 464

Number of Views: 517

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ANCIENT POWER As the only female detective in Tokyo’s most elite police unit, Mariko Oshiro has to fight for every ounce of respect, especially from her new boss. But when he gives her the least promising case possible—the attempted theft of an old samurai sword—it proves more dangerous than anyone on the force could have imagined. The owner of the sword, Professor Yasuo Yamada, says it was crafted by the legendary Master Inazuma, a sword smith whose blades are rumored to have magical qualities. The man trying to steal it already owns another Inazuma—one whose deadly power eventually comes to control all who wield it. Mariko’s investigation has put her on a collision course with a curse centuries old and as bloodthirsty as ever. She is only the latest in a long line of warriors and soldiers to confront this power, and even the sword she learns to wield could turn against her.


The Chrysanthemum and the Sword

The Chrysanthemum and the Sword

The Chrysanthemum and the Sword

Author: Ruth Benedict

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Isbn 10: 0547525141

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 500

Number of Views: 1526

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“One of the best books ever about Japanese society . . . [A] thoughtful, nuanced study of the Japanese character.”—U.S. News & World Report “A classic book because of its intellectual and stylistic lucidity . . . Benedict was a writer of great humanity and generosity of spirit.”—from the foreword by Ian Buruma Essential reading for anyone interested in Japanese culture, this unsurpassed masterwork opens an intriguing window on Japan. The World War II–era study by the cultural anthropologist Ruth Benedict paints an illuminating contrast between the people of Japan and those of the United States. The Chrysanthemum and the Sword is a revealing look at how and why our societies differ, making it the perfect introduction to Japanese history and customs. “A classic of Japanese cultural studies . . . With considerable sensitivity, she managed both to stress the differences in Japanese society of which American policy makers needed to be aware and to debunk the stereotype of the Japanese as hopelessly rigid and incapable of change.”—The New York Times “An absorbing account of Japanese culture . . . almost novel-like readability.”—The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology


Soul of the Sword

Soul of the Sword

Soul of the Sword

Author: Julie Kagawa

Publisher: Harlequin

Isbn 10: 1488038864

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Number of Pages: 304

Number of Views: 345

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One thousand years ago, a wish was made and a sword of rage and lightning was forged. Kamigoroshi. The Godslayer. A weapon powerful enough to seal away the formidable demon Hakaimono. Now he has broken free. Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has one task: to take her piece of the ancient and powerful Scroll of a Thousand Prayers to the Steel Feather temple in order to prevent the summoning of the Harbinger of Change, the great Kami Dragon who will grant one wish to whomever holds the scroll. But she has a new enemy now, more dangerous than any she has yet faced. The demon Hakaimono is free at last, and he has possessed the very person Yumeko trusted to protect her from the evil at her heels, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan. Hakaimono has only one goal: to break the curse of the sword and set himself free to rain chaos and destruction over the land forevermore. To do so, he will need the scroll. And Yumeko is the only one standing in his way.


By The Sword

By The Sword

By The Sword

Author: Alison Stuart

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

Isbn 10: 0857992368

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 200

Number of Views: 1697

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From award–winning author Alison Stuart comes a stirring historical trilogy about soldiers, spies, and the strong women that love them. England 1650. In the aftermath of the execution of the King, England totters once more on the brink of civil war. The country will be divided and lives lost as Charles II makes a last bid to regain his throne. Kate Ashley finds her loyalty to the Parliamentary cause tested when she inherits responsibility for the estate of the Royalist Thornton family. To protect the people she cares about, she will need all her wits to restore its fortunes and fend off the ever–present threat of greedy neighbours. Jonathan Thornton, exiled and hunted for his loyalty to the King's cause now returns to England to garner support for the cause of the young King. Haunted by the demons of his past, Jonathan risks death at every turn and brings danger to those who love him. Finding Kate in his family home, he sees in her the hope for his future, and a chance at a life he doesn't deserve. In the aftermath of the Battle of Worcester, Jonathan must face his nemesis, and in turn, learn the secret that will change his life forever. But love is fragile in the face of history, and their lives are manipulated by events out of their control. What hope can one soldier and one woman hold in times like these?


The Sword and the Dagger

The Sword and the Dagger

The Sword and the Dagger

Author: Robert Cochran

Publisher: Tor Teen

Isbn 10: 1466893451

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Number of Pages: 384

Number of Views: 984

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The Sword and the Dagger is an epic YA historical adventure by debut novelist Robert Cochran, the Emmy Award-winning executive producer and co-creator of the hit TV series 24. When empires clash, a Princess, a Knight, and an Assassin embark on the quest of a lifetime During the time of the Crusades, an unlikely trio—a Christian princess, her affianced prince, and a Muslim assassin—embarks on a quest to the court of the most fearsome warrior the world has ever known, Genghis Khan. A rousing tale of adventure and romance about three young people who must grapple with fundamental issues of loyalty, friendship, faith, honor, and courage against the backdrop of conflicts that still resonate today. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


By the Sword

By the Sword

By the Sword

Author: F. Paul Wilson

Publisher: Forge Books

Isbn 10: 9781429955614

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 352

Number of Views: 1397

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New York Times bestselling author F. Paul Wilson's By the Sword takes up the adventures of Repairman Jack directly after Bloodline. Jack is hired to find a legendary Japanese sword, a katana stolen from the Hiroshima Peace Museum and brought to New York City. Central characters include the members of a weird Japanese cult, a young Japanese businessman and his three Yakuza bodyguards, plus Hank Thompson, the Kicker cult leader from Bloodline. The cult, the businessman, the Yakuza, and the Kickers are looking for the sword as well. Also in the mix is the pregnant teenager carrying a child, loaded with abnormal DNA, who will be a decisive force in the cosmic shadow war raging behind the scenes. She becomes a pawn in the game, hunted by both sides. Following his usual m.o., Jack maneuvers all sides into a bloody melee from which he plans to waltz away with the fabled katana. Of course, when things don't go as planned, Jack must improvise (and he hates to improvise). By the Sword takes F. Paul Wilson's trademark breakneck pacing and interweaving storylines to a new level. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


The Sword of the King

The Sword of the King

The Sword of the King

Author: Ronald MacDonald

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

Isbn 10:

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1120

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It is matter of no small difficulty and hesitation for a woman to tell a story—in especial, her own story—from the beginning of it even to the end, and to hold, as it were, a straight course throughout. The perplexities, I say, are many, and among them not the least is found in these same words, beginning and end. For where truly his story has its inception, and what will be its ultimate word, might well puzzle the wisest man of this age, or any other.


The Sword and the Throne

The Sword and the Throne

The Sword and the Throne

Author: Henry Venmore-Rowland

Publisher: Canelo

Isbn 10: 1788632516

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 432

Number of Views: 1867

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From the battlefields of conquest to the Roman mob, Aulus Severus must use all his wits to survive in this thrilling Roman historical adventureAD 69: Aulus Caecina Severus has thrown in his lot with the hedonistic Vitellius, preparing his legions for a gruelling march over the Alps. Severus leads his army against barbarian rebellions and the tough mountain passes in his race to reach Italy before his rival Valens. With the Po valley almost in sight, news comes that Emperor Galba has been killed in a coup, and that Otho has been declared Emperor by the Praetorians. But there is no turning back for Severus: the Rhine legions want their man on the throne, leading Severus down a dark path. The politics of the court and the mob is the new battleground, and Severus needs the help of his wife Salonina and his freedman Totavalas if he wants to survive. Then stories spread of a new power in the east... Severus has to decide where his real loyalty lies: to his Emperor, to his city or to himself? The Sword and the Throne, second in The Aulus Severus Adventures, is perfect for fans of Simon Scarrow, Christian Cameron and Bernard Cornwell


Mightier Than the Sword

Mightier Than the Sword

Mightier Than the Sword

Author: Rochelle Melander

Publisher: Beaming Books

Isbn 10: 1506468918

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 200

Number of Views: 1111

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Throughout history, people have picked up their pens and wielded their words--transforming their lives, their communities, and beyond. Now it's your turn! Representing a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, Mightier Than the Sword connects over forty inspiring biographies with life-changing writing activities and tips, showing readers just how much their own words can make a difference. Readers will explore nature with Rachel Carson, experience the beginning of the Reformation with Martin Luther, champion women's rights with Sojourner Truth, and many more. These richly illustrated stories of inspiring speechmakers, scientists, explorers, authors, poets, activists, and even other kids and young adults will engage and encourage young people to pay attention to their world, to honor their own ideas and dreams, and to embrace the transformative power of words to bring good to the world.


The Sword of the People

The Sword of the People

The Sword of the People

Author: Roberto Laura

Publisher: tredition

Isbn 10: 3347056485

Category: Study Aids

Number of Pages: 428

Number of Views: 832

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This book serves to give an understanding of the ways of the traditional Italian fencing schools with knives and sticks, thus contributing to their preservation.


Altina the Sword Princess: Volume 8

Altina the Sword Princess: Volume 8

Altina the Sword Princess: Volume 8

Author: Yukiya Murasaki

Publisher: J-Novel Club

Isbn 10: 1718365144

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1364

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Following a sudden announcement, Second Prince Latrielle is set to take the throne. Altina is stricken with despair, and a summons to the capital means Regis is temporarily taken from her! But the princess’s tactician refuses to abandon her wish of doing away with the nation’s wars. Plagued with suspicions regarding the emperor’s death, he ventures to the capital alone, setting out to discern Latrielle’s true nature and intentions. Here is the eighth volume of a tale of war, love, and politics, woven by the bookworm and the sword princess.


The Book And The Sword

The Book And The Sword

The Book And The Sword

Author: David Weiss Halivni

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1000314944

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 208

Number of Views: 1058

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David Weiss Halivni emerges his original approach to critical study of the Talmudic text not only in its modern printed form but as it was in its original form, the Oral Torah from the mouths of countless sages.