CATACOMBS AND THE FORBIDDEN CITY

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A Jesuit In The Forbidden City

Author : R. Po-chia Hsia
ISBN : 9780199592258
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The remarkable life of the Italian Jesuit Matteo Ricci, one of the most famous missionaries of all time and the founder of the Catholic Mission in China. This is the first critical biography to use all relevant sources, not only in western languages but in Chinese as well.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Forbidden

Author : Charles Lightcap
ISBN : 9781475977134
Genre : Fiction
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In the early 1900s, a silent plague swept the American countryside, creating pain, disfigurement, and shame. Leprosy was the unspoken disease, and those who suffered from it were shunned, reviled, and ultimately doomed—not by the disease itself, but by the hatred and fear of their community. In one rural farming community, that fear turned to the unthinkable. Each time a baby was born with leprosy, a new horror emerged for the family and the community itself. To protect the perceived purity of their crops, the farmers hid the afflicted, using them in the shadows to harvest. As these children grew and aged, they became so unsightly that the farmers decided the best thing to do was to banish the lepers to their own hidden colony in the woods. However, fear spread faster than the disease, and in a moment of horrific self-preservation, the decision was made to eradicate the afflicted. What happened from that moment of terror was the stuff of legend and conjecture. The truth of their fate is more horrifying than can be imagined.
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Treasure Hunters Secret Of The Forbidden City

Author : James Patterson
ISBN : 9781473505674
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The Kidds – treasure hunting family extraordinare – are heading to China, on a journey that will lead them beyond the Great Wall and into the underbelly of Berlin. Bick and Beck Kidd are desperately trying to secure the ancient Chinese artefact that will buy their mother's freedom from renegade pirates. But when the kidnappers force them to locate an even greater treasure – priceless paintings stolen by Nazis, the Kidds must rely on their own cunning and experience to outwit the criminals, all while their mom's life is on the line.
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Interlope

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113360742
Genre : American poetry
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Category: American poetry

Wonders Of World

Author : BPI
ISBN : 9788184973259
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Wonders of the World answers all queries of children related to the wonderful buildings and structures that attract people from all over the world. It is enhanced with simple text and amazing and unknown facts which will fascinate young learners. Colourful illustrations and eye-catchy layout make the book more interesting.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Hunters Das Verbotene Grab

Author : Chris Kuzneski
ISBN : 9783641215972
Genre : Fiction
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Ein gigantischer Schatz – fünf unschlagbare Schatzjäger! Ein mysteriöser Milliardär versammelt eine Gruppe von Spezialisten, um einen der größten Schätze der Geschichte zu bergen. Seit über 2000 Jahren ist das Grab von Alexander dem Großen verschollen, aber nun gibt es eine neue Spur. Doch kaum haben die Hunters Alexandria erreicht, werden sie angegriffen. Ein uralter Geheimbund will ihre Mission vereiteln und geht dafür über Leichen. Plötzlich steht den Hunters keine Schatzsuche mehr bevor, sondern eine Rettungsmission. Es geht um das Leben von Hunderten – und das Schicksal einer ganzen Stadt ...
Category: Fiction

Macmillan Encyclopedia Of Death And Dying A K

Author : Robert Kastenbaum
ISBN : 0028656903
Genre : POLITICAL SCIENCE
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Comprehensive exploration of the place of death in contemporary life. Coverage of topics is broad and multi-disciplinary.
Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE