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The Tower

The Tower

The Tower

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Publisher: Patagonia

Isbn 10: 1938340345

Category: Sports & Recreation

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 1250

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Patagonia’s Cerro Torre, considered by many the most beautiful peak in the world, draws the finest and most devoted technical alpinists to its climbing challenges. But controversy has swirled around this ice-capped peak since Cesare Maestri claimed first ascent in 1959. Since then a debate has raged, with world-class climbers attempting to retrace his route but finding only contradictions. This chronicle of hubris, heroism, controversies and epic journeys offers a glimpse into the human condition, and why some pursue extreme endeavors that at face value have no worth.


The Square and the Tower

The Square and the Tower

The Square and the Tower

Author: Niall Ferguson

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0735222924

Category: History

Number of Pages: 592

Number of Views: 1185

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The instant New York Times bestseller. A brilliant recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we're living through, as a collision between old power hierarchies and new social networks. “Captivating and compelling.” —The New York Times "Niall Ferguson has again written a brilliant book...In 400 pages you will have restocked your mind. Do it." —The Wall Street Journal “The Square and the Tower, in addition to being provocative history, may prove to be a bellwether work of the Internet Age.” —Christian Science Monitor Most history is hierarchical: it's about emperors, presidents, prime ministers and field marshals. It's about states, armies and corporations. It's about orders from on high. Even history "from below" is often about trade unions and workers' parties. But what if that's simply because hierarchical institutions create the archives that historians rely on? What if we are missing the informal, less well documented social networks that are the true sources of power and drivers of change? The 21st century has been hailed as the Age of Networks. However, in The Square and the Tower, Niall Ferguson argues that networks have always been with us, from the structure of the brain to the food chain, from the family tree to freemasonry. Throughout history, hierarchies housed in high towers have claimed to rule, but often real power has resided in the networks in the town square below. For it is networks that tend to innovate. And it is through networks that revolutionary ideas can contagiously spread. Just because conspiracy theorists like to fantasize about such networks doesn't mean they are not real. From the cults of ancient Rome to the dynasties of the Renaissance, from the founding fathers to Facebook, The Square and the Tower tells the story of the rise, fall and rise of networks, and shows how network theory--concepts such as clustering, degrees of separation, weak ties, contagions and phase transitions--can transform our understanding of both the past and the present. Just as The Ascent of Money put Wall Street into historical perspective, so The Square and the Tower does the same for Silicon Valley. And it offers a bold prediction about which hierarchies will withstand this latest wave of network disruption--and which will be toppled.


The Girl in the Tower

The Girl in the Tower

The Girl in the Tower

Author: Katherine Arden

Publisher: Del Rey

Isbn 10: 1101885971

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 557

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A remarkable young woman blazes her own trail, from the backwoods of Russia to the court of Moscow, in the exhilarating sequel to Katherine Arden’s bestselling debut novel, The Bear and the Nightingale. Katherine Arden’s enchanting first novel introduced readers to an irresistible heroine. Vasilisa has grown up at the edge of a Russian wilderness, where snowdrifts reach the eaves of her family’s wooden house and there is truth in the fairy tales told around the fire. Vasilisa’s gift for seeing what others do not won her the attention of Morozko—Frost, the winter demon from the stories—and together they saved her people from destruction. But Frost’s aid comes at a cost, and her people have condemned her as a witch. Now Vasilisa faces an impossible choice. Driven from her home by frightened villagers, the only options left for her are marriage or the convent. She cannot bring herself to accept either fate and instead chooses adventure, dressing herself as a boy and setting off astride her magnificent stallion Solovey. But after Vasilisa prevails in a skirmish with bandits, everything changes. The Grand Prince of Moscow anoints her a hero for her exploits, and she is reunited with her beloved sister and brother, who are now part of the Grand Prince’s inner circle. She dares not reveal to the court that she is a girl, for if her deception were discovered it would have terrible consequences for herself and her family. Before she can untangle herself from Moscow’s intrigues—and as Frost provides counsel that may or may not be trustworthy—she will also confront an even graver threat lying in wait for all of Moscow itself. Praise for The Girl in the Tower “[A] magical story set in an alluring Russia.”—Paste “Arden’s lush, lyrical writing cultivates an intoxicating, visceral atmosphere, and her marvelous sense of pacing carries the novel along at a propulsive clip. A masterfully told story of folklore, history, and magic with a spellbinding heroine at the heart of it all.”—Booklist (starred review) “[A] sensual, beautifully written, and emotionally stirring fantasy . . . Fairy tales don’t get better than this.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “[Katherine] Arden once again delivers an engaging fantasy that mixes Russian folklore and history with delightful worldbuilding and lively characters.”—Library Journal


The Tower

The Tower

The Tower

Author: W. B. Yeats

Publisher: Penguin UK

Isbn 10: 0241303230

Category: Poetry

Number of Pages: 160

Number of Views: 1126

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A collectible new Penguin Classics series: stunning, clothbound editions of ten favourite poets, which present each poet's most famous book of verse as it was originally published. Designed by the acclaimed Coralie Bickford-Smith and beautifully set, these slim, A format volumes are the ultimate gift editions for poetry lovers. The Tower was W. B. Yeats's first major collection of poetry as Nobel Laureate after the receiving the Nobel Prize in 1923. It is considered to be one of his most influential collections. The title refers to Thoor Ballylee Castle, a Norman tower that Yeats purchased in 1917 and later restored. The Tower includes some of his greatest and most innovative poems including 'Sailing to Byzantium', a lyrical meditation on man's disillusionment with the physical world; 'Leda and the Swan', a violent and graphic take on the Greek myth of Leda and Zeus and 'Among School Children', a poetic contemplation of life, love and the creative process.


The Hidden Tower

The Hidden Tower

The Hidden Tower

Author: James E Wisher

Publisher: Sand Hill Publishing

Isbn 10: 194576371X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 390

Number of Views: 328

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Otto Shenk is the youngest son of a minor baron and a wizard. Abused by his family and considered less than human by his kingdom, Otto does his best to survive. But everything changes when Otto stumbles across a tower hidden deep in a dark part of the forest near his home. A tower that was once the home of an Arcane Lord, the immortal wizards that long ago ruled the world. Otto’s life will be changed forever. And so will the world.


The Tower

The Tower

The Tower

Author: Isa Kamari

Publisher: Epigram Books

Isbn 10: 9810767838

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1029

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From Isa Kamari comes a masterful tale of success and failure, which has been translated for the first time into English by Alfian Sa’at, his debut work of translation. A successful architect visits the new skyscraper he designed. As he climbs the tower with Ilham, his clerk of works, he reflects upon his life and spiritual journey in an increasingly materialistic world. Memories of a dark past plague him as he struggles to reach the top, which are woven into the narrative as a series of fables and elliptical digressions, mirroring his own increasingly fractured state of mind.


The Tower

The Tower

The Tower

Author: J.S. Frankel

Publisher: eXtasy Books

Isbn 10: 1487426860

Category: ,

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 598

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A choice to be made, and a price to be paid. Sometimes, doing the right thing means paying the ultimate price. Linden Lampkin, fifteen, ignored by an uncaring father, bullied and harassed by his peers, almost meets his end one night in an alleyway. The victim of a random mugging, he enters a portal into a parallel universe, a universe very much like ours. Linden ends up at the Tower, a hangout where a group of very unusual people—the Ultras—live and work. With advanced technology and medicine, they heal his injuries. The procedure ages him to that of someone almost twenty years old, and he begins a new life working with his mentors, a group of enhanced individuals who help out those on Earth whenever help is needed. Fitting in is difficult at first, but through hard work, Linden copes, succeeds, finds a girlfriend, and thinks he’s found happiness. However, a chance meeting with someone on Earth leads him to think that the Ultras aren’t really who they say they are. His search also pits him against a super-villain who has no qualms about killing, and when Linden finally learns the truth about who he’s been living with, he also has to make the choice between saving his life and doing the right thing.


Hardy Boys 01: The Tower Treasure

Hardy Boys 01: The Tower Treasure

Hardy Boys 01: The Tower Treasure

Author: Franklin W. Dixon

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 9781440673153

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 192

Number of Views: 505

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A dying criminal confesses that his loot has been stored "in the tower." Both towers of the looted mansion are searched in vain. It remains for the Hardy boys to make an astonishing discovery that clears up the mystery and clears the name of a friend’s father.


The Tower of London (Illustrations)

The Tower of London (Illustrations)

The Tower of London (Illustrations)

Author: Arthur Poyser

Publisher: A. & C.

Isbn 10:

Category: ,

Number of Pages: 91

Number of Views: 932

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The history of the Tower of London is so closely bound up with the history of England, from the Norman Conquest onwards, that it is very difficult to write a record of the one without appearing to have attempted to write a record of the other. A full history of the Tower may read like an attenuated history of England. When the problem has to be solved within the compass of a single chapter the difficulties are very considerably increased. Then again, if a detailed account of Tower annals has been given in a preliminary chapter, there is nothing of any interest left to say when describing a visit to the several buildings within the Tower walls. If the dramatic scene in the Council Chamber of the White Tower, which ended in Lord Hastings being sent, with scant ceremony, to the block on the Green below by Richard III., be described in its proper place in the Historical Sketch (Chapter II.) it cannot again be spoken of in detail when the visit is paid (Chapter III.) to the room in which the event took place. Yet it is beyond doubt that a visitor to the Tower would rather be reminded of that tragic Council meeting when in the Council Chamber itself, than come upon it in the course of the sketch of Tower history, which he would probably have read at home beforehand and forgotten in detail. Still, those who read this book and have no opportunity of visiting the Tower expect that the characters in the moving drama of its history shall have some semblance of life as they walk across the stage. Such a reader demands more than mere names and dates, or he will skip an historical chapter as being intolerably dull. It is no consolation to him to be told that if he will take patience and walk through and round the Tower, in imagination, by keeping his temper and kindly reading Chapters III. and IV., he will discover that much of the human interest omitted in the “history” will be found by the wayside in the “walks.” In former and larger books on the Tower it will be seen that either the purely historical record under the headings of successive Kings and Queens dwarfs to insignificance the account of the buildings themselves, or the description of the several towers and buildings which constitute the fortress-prison occupies the bulk of the volume, to the exclusion of any adequate historical record giving names and dates in chronological order. But like most difficulties, I think this one can be solved by a judicious compromise; the chapters must be tuned to “equal temperament.” I have endeavoured to keep the balance of the several sections as even as possible; and an historic candidate for the honour of the headsman’s axe, who has been given immortality in the pages of English history by reason of the manner in which he was put to death, passed over in one chapter will have some justice done to his memory in another.


The Tower

The Tower

The Tower

Author: Carol Ann Ross

Publisher: Bublish, Inc.

Isbn 10: 1547136278

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1049

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The Tower is the third book in the Murder by the Sea series by Carol Ann Ross. The Tower, an old missile observation structure built in the 1940s, stands staunchly against the ocean-the gales, squalls, and hurricanes that come year in and year out. It seems a fortress of strength and endurance and has become a beloved landmark of Topsail Island. The view from the tower is astounding as it rises above the dunes to rose sunrises, azure seas at twilight, lazy days watching beachgoers and fishermen. Quietly, this tower and the land it rests on offer paradise. But just because the view of life at the beach seems a bit more serene, a bit slower, from the tower, it doesn't mean that the age-old struggles between right and wrong or good and bad don't exist. Sometimes the lines are blurred. Sometimes things are justified. But sometimes the evil is so blatant it can't be ignored. And even the tower can’t rise above it. It seems she just won’t go away. All the detectives want is to have their sleepy little town back. But Estelle has a way about her and even the innocent and trusting are at her mercy.


The Minstrel in the Tower

The Minstrel in the Tower

The Minstrel in the Tower

Author: Gloria Skurzynski

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Isbn 10: 0307538443

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 64

Number of Views: 1096

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An adventurous rescue set in the time of medieval knights, castles, bandits, and music. Before their father returns to France from the Crusades, daring Alice and musical Roger set off on their own journey: to find their long-lost uncle. But on the way, the siblings are kidnapped and locked in an ancient hidden tower. To finish their quest, they need to escape—and fast! Can Alice use her courage to slip away and find help? And can Roger use his musical talents to guide her back before it’s too late? History Stepping Stones now feature updated content that emphasizes Common Core and today’s renewed interest in nonfiction. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves!


The Secret of the Tower

The Secret of the Tower

The Secret of the Tower

Author: Anthony Hope

Publisher: Aeterna Classics

Isbn 10: 396376791X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 187

Number of Views: 965

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Although this novel from Anthony Hope doesn't have the same level of swashbuckling sword play as his best-known work, The Prisoner of Zenda, it is still a fast-paced, action-packed read. Containing elements of mystery and romance, The Secret of the Tower explores unusual goings-on in the Tower Cottage, a centerpiece of the small English village of Inkston.


Treasure of the tower

Treasure of the tower

Treasure of the tower

Author: V. Speys

Publisher: Litres

Isbn 10: 5043357576

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1569

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The book tells the story of the discovery of the hidden treasure of gold. The heroes of the book and the events outlined in the book are fictitious. The coincidences of historical facts are of an accidental character and do not bear responsibility for the reliability of the facts stated in the book. Coincidence is a coincidence.


The Tower

The Tower

The Tower

Author: Jānis Ezeriņš

Publisher: Central European University Press

Isbn 10: 615521199X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 192

Number of Views: 1917

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The Latvian Janis Ezerins's best work was created in the genre of the short story. Among his literary models were Boccaccio, Maupassant and Poe. During his active literary working life, which lasted approximately five to six years of his short life, Ezerins seemingly grasped an encyclopaedia of possibilities and subject matter, as well as the versatility of storytelling, not avoiding either classical subjects or the repetition of characters so traditional in short stories. For the twenty-first century reader his stories evoke the atmosphere of the post-war, newly independent, fairly multicultural Latvia, rural mysticism hued with the "fine neurosis" of the emerging modern era. In many of his stories Ezerins disputed the single-dimensional (e.g., good/evil) portrayal of a human being. The people in his prose are individuals with their own unique characteristics, often ambivalent, and subject to change in time and situations. As is common in modern literature, Ezerins often blurs the boundaries between reality and fantasy, frequently making his reader laugh about the serious while aching when reading the humorous.


The Tower

The Tower

The Tower

Author: Nicole Campbell

Publisher:

Isbn 10: 153789627X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 496

Number of Views: 319

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On our sixteenth birthdays, our kind is gifted with awesome powers. Except no, not really, because this isn’t Narnia, or Hogwarts, or whatever other mythical realm where witches supposedly live. This is Elizabethtown, Illinois, and much to the chagrin of the local chapter of Susie-Homemakers, we live here. All witches understand that the universe is a scary sort of powerful on a good day. On a bad day? Well, that’s when The Tower card shows its face during a reading. As summer draws to a close before the beginning of junior year, Rowyn Black is tired of seeing that card stare up at her from the table. Rowyn, Reed, and Rosalyn have made it through just about every dramatic storm their sarcasm could weather during their seventeen-year friendship, and it would be nice to have a quiet semester. Rowyn hopes that the only thing The Tower foretells is the frightening sight of the school parking lot come the first day- full of more jacked-up trucks and cut off shorts than a Luke Bryan video. True to its nature, however, the universe doesn’t care much for hopes and wishes, and when the promise of The Tower comes crashing down, they might fall right along with it.


The Tower of London in English Renaissance Drama

The Tower of London in English Renaissance Drama

The Tower of London in English Renaissance Drama

Author: Kristen Deiter

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1135894051

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 14

Number of Views: 744

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The Tower of London in English Renaissance Drama historicizes the Tower of London's evolving meanings in English culture alongside its representations in twenty-four English history plays, 1579-c.1634, by William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe and others. While Elizabeth I, James I, and Charles I fashioned the Tower as a showplace of royal authority, magnificence, and entertainment, many playwrights of the time revealed the Tower's instability as a royal symbol and represented it, instead, as an emblem of opposition to the crown and as a bodily and spiritual icon of non-royal English identity.


Trapped in the Tower

Trapped in the Tower

Trapped in the Tower

Author: Mary Schmal

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

Isbn 10: 1645150887

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 200

Number of Views: 984

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Luke and Garrett befriend Three Leaning Trees, the son of Chief Black Stone of the Nektosha Indian settlement. One evening, the adventurous three boys encounter something sinister in the dark woods. Their adventure continues the next day inside a soaring tower on the banks of Cobblestone Island. While climbing the tower's winding stairs, they are surprised by a bat flying through a broken window and a snake-like form trailing away from a trap door. At the top of the tower, the boys make an important discovery. After their climb back down, they are met with even more surprises! A mysterious sighting on the lake, disappearing objects, a curious chocolate-making machine, and a dangerous shipwreck all add to the adventures. Three Leaning Trees shows Luke and Garrett his father's peace pipe. On Thanksgiving Day in 1884, the boys attend a dimly-lit ceremony inside a Nektosha wigwam. The peace pipe becomes a central object in teaching Luke to be more patient. As he understands that patience is a Fruit of the Spirit, Luke recognizes that Garrett's gentleness is also a gift from God meant for all "Children of the Light." Based on the Fruit of the Spirit Galatians 5: 22-23 See how each Fruit of the Spirit is discovered in the lives and adventures of the nine children of the Light. The third book in the series focuses on long-suffering (patience) and gentleness. Nine kids. Nine gifts. Nine blessed. childrenofthelightbooks.com


In the Shadow of the Tower

In the Shadow of the Tower

In the Shadow of the Tower

Author: Carolyn Keene

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

Isbn 10: 1479451096

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 161

Number of Views: 1771

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"It's all the money I have in the world—" Josy Sykes despairs as a fox runs off with her one thousand dollar bill. Louise and Jean help the handcapped orphan by having her first come to Starhurst and then to a friend's during Christmas vacation. Josy's luck changes when a hunter finds her lost money, but when he accidentally humiliates Josy, she runs away. The mystery surrounding Josy deepens when they learn the name of the man who sent the thousand dollar bill is Joseph Sykes...


A Sniper in the Tower

A Sniper in the Tower

A Sniper in the Tower

Author: Gary M. Lavergne

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

Isbn 10: 1574410296

Category: History

Number of Pages: 324

Number of Views: 428

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On August 1, 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman ascended the University of Texas Tower and committed what was then the largest simultaneous mass murder in American history. He gunned down forty-five people inside and around the Tower before he was killed by two Austin police officers. During the previous evening he had killed his wife and mother, bringing the total to sixteen people dead and at least thirty-one wounded. The murders spawned debates over issues which still plague America today: domestic violence, child abuse, drug abuse, military indoctrination, gun control, the insanity defense, and the delicate balance between civil liberties and public safety.


The Tower of London

The Tower of London

The Tower of London

Author: Blake Hoena

Publisher: Capstone

Isbn 10: 1515725871

Category: ,

Number of Pages: 112

Number of Views: 1383

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Experience the Tower of London as you've never seen it before„up close and personal! YOU CHOOSE the path you take through this haunted fortress. Follow the path of a modern-day visitor in this thrilling nonfiction title.