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The Haunted Air

Author : F. Paul Wilson
ISBN : 1429915293
Genre : Fiction
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Jack is back, for 2002. F. Paul Wilson's engaging, self-employed, off-the-books fixer, Repairman Jack, returns for another intense, action-packed adventure just a little over the border into the weird, in The Haunted Air. First introduced years ago in the bestseller The Tomb, Jack has been the hero of a series of exciting novels set in and around New York City including Legacies, Conspiracies, All the Rage, and Hosts. "Repairman Jack is a wonderful character, ultracompetent but still vulnerable. Wilson strolls into X-Files territory and makes it his own, keeping the action brisk and the level of suspense steadily rising," said the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle. In Astoria, Queens, the lively ethnic neighborhood just across the river from Manhattan, a house is being haunted by the ghost of a nine-year-old girl in riding clothes. More than two decades before, she'd been abducted from stables in Brooklyn. Now it's up to Jack to uncover the truth of her story and liberate the pretty, blond spirit. Perhaps the answer is in the odd little store called the Shurio Coppe? Ah, but that would be telling. Jack does things no human being should be able to do, but we watch, in horrified fascination, as the forces of evil seem about to triumph and fill the world with eternal darkness. And then-- but you must read the book. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Haunted Air

Author : Ossian Brown
ISBN : STANFORD:36105217004618
Genre : Design
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Anonymous Halloween photographs from c.1875–1955—truly haunting Americana, with a foreword by David Lynch The photographs in Haunted Air provide an extraordinary glimpse into the traditions of this macabre festival from ages past, and form an important document of photographic history. These are the pictures of the dead: family portraits, mementos of the treasured, now unrecognizable, other. Torn from album pages, sold piecemeal for pennies and scattered, abandoned to melancholy chance, and the hands of strangers. The roots of Halloween lie in the ancient pre-Christian Celtic festival of Samhain, a feast to mark the death of the old year and the birth of the new. It was believed that on this night the veil separating the worlds of the living and the dead grew thin and ruptured, allowing spirits to pass through and walk unseen but not unheard amongst men. The advent of Christianity saw the pagan festival subsumed in All Souls' Day, when across Europe the dead were mourned and venerated. Children and the poor, often masked or in outlandish costume, wandered the night begging "soul cakes" in exchange for prayers, and fires burned to keep malevolent phantoms at bay. From Europe, the haunted tradition would quickly take root and flourish in the fertile soil of the New World. Feeding hungrily on fresh lore, consuming half-remembered tales of its own shadowy origins and rituals, Halloween was reborn in America. The pumpkin supplanted the carved turnip; costumes grew ever stranger, and celebrants both rural and urban seized gleefully on the festival's intoxicating, lawless spirit. For one wild night, the dead stared into the faces of the living and the living, ghoulishly masked and clad in tattered backwoods baroque, stared back.
Category: Design

Non Proliferation Export Controls

Author : Daniel Joyner
ISBN : 075464460X
Genre : Law
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This volume provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of the Multilateral Non-Proliferation Export Control system and the national and international context within which it functions. The book is an illuminating and valuable resource for students, researchers and practitioners working in this important field.
Category: Law


Author : John Clute
ISBN : 9781473219809
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For more than 50 years John Clute has been reviewing science fiction and fantasy. As Scores demonstrates, his devotion to the task of understanding the central literatures of our era has not slackened. There are jokes in Scores, and curses, and tirades, and apologies, and riffs; but every word of every review, in the end, is about how we understand the stories we tell about the world. Following on from his two previous books of collected reviews (Strokes and Look at the Evidence) this book collects reviews from a wide variety of sources, but mostly from Interzone, the New York Review of Science Fiction, and Science Fiction Weekly. Where it has seemed possible to do so without distorting contemporary responses to books, these reviews have been revised, sometimes extensively. 125 review articles, over 200 books reviewed in more than 214,000 words.
Category: Literary Criticism

F Paul Wilson Repairman Jack And More

Author : Russell Madden
ISBN : 9781304290373
Genre : Performing Arts
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The 33 essays in this collection begin with a lengthy interview with author F. Paul Wilson, reviews of 15 of his Repairman Jack novels, and other reviews and essays on books and other freedom-oriented topics including the movie "Colossus," Edgar Rice Burroughs, freedom-friendly music, and humor as a weapon for freedom.
Category: Performing Arts

A Haunting Air

Author : Barbara Constance Freeman
ISBN : 0525315284
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A mysterious singing in the garden of the house next door sets a young girl delving into the past to discover its meaning and its source.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

To The Haunted Mountains

Author : Ru Emerson
ISBN : 9781497609655
Genre : Fiction
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This is the first tale of the Nedao people, told from the perspective of Nisana, and Aeldra of the cat kin. The story is left to her, as one of the few witnesses of the trials of the brave young queen Ylia, the Lady of Nedao. As she trains Ylia in the arts of her powers, Nisana is the only mind to have full access to all of Ylia’s feelings and emotions as she is thrown into exile from the city of the king and subjected to dark magic and a dangerous journey through unfriendly lands.
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The Haunted Weekend Of Graduation Return S

Author : Charles J. Stebbins Sr.
ISBN : 9781469159171
Genre : Fiction
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(The Haunted Weekend of Graduation, Returns Ten Year's Later). It was 10 years later after Jim and his wife Tina moved to Florida with their two children. While Jim was working at his construction site, he thought he was seeing figures og men in dark hats and coats. He ignored the situation. As the day passed, again he saw these men in black hats and coats. Jim whispered to himself, "It can't be, they found me. It's happening all over again." He was right, it's been 10 years. The times of all this horrifying terror has begun again. Darlene, his ex-girlfriend is back from the Netherland. The plethora of deaths by decapitation has started again. Another weekend of grueling terror has come back to life. After winning the battle again for the second time which ended back in Starks Maine. He heard a voice. It was Darlene. She said in a soft voice, "We'll always be together, you can't run or hide, I know at all times where you are." Then she was gone. All Jim heard after that was her evil laugh, then his son Jim Jr.'s laugh.
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Agatha Raisin And The Haunted House

Author : M. C. Beaton
ISBN : 9781429901628
Genre : Fiction
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Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. Just back from an extended stay in London, Agatha Raisin finds herself greeted by torrential rains and an old, familiar feeling of boredom. When her handsome new neighbor, Paul Chatterton, shows up on her doorstep, she tries her best to ignore his obvious charms, but his sparkling black eyes and the promise of adventure soon lure her into another investigation. Paul has heard rumors about Agatha's reputation as the Cotswold village sleuth and wastes no time offering their services to the crotchety owner of a haunted house. Whispers, footsteps, and a cold white mist are plaguing Mrs. Witherspoon, but the police have failed to come up with any leads, supernatural or otherwise. The neighbors think it's all a desperate ploy for attention, but Paul and Agatha are sure something more devious is going on. Someone's playing tricks on Mrs. Witherspoon, and when she turns up dead under suspicious circumstances, Agatha finds herself caught up in another baffling murder mystery.
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The Haunting Of Josh Weston

Author : Melinda Rucker Haynes
ISBN : 9781509221882
Genre : Fiction
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After the death of his cousin and his father’s subsequent death in Afghanistan, former star athlete and gifted student, Josh Weston and his mother move to a desolate ranch in the Arizona desert. Josh blames himself for his father’s death and for the shooting of his best friend. Besides giving up on everything he used be great at, he is relentlessly bullied at his new school. Unable to see any way out of his problems, he tries to end it all one moonlit night. Two of the mystical ranch’s ghosts stop him and pull him into dangerous tests of courage and intellect. Josh must learn to draw on his strengths and confront the haunted past that threatens his life and possible future with the beautiful and daring girl next door.
Category: Fiction