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The Vanished Library

Author : Luciano Canfora
ISBN : 0520072553
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Recreates the world of ancient Egypt, describes how the Library of Alexandria was created, and speculates on its destruction
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Vanished World Of Lithuanian Jews

Author : Alvydas Nikžentaitis
ISBN : 9042008504
Genre : History
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The Lithuanian Jews, Litvaks, played an important and unique role not only within the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, but in a wider context of Jewish life and culture in Eastern Europe, too. The changing world around them at the end of the nineteenth century and during the first decades of the twentieth had a profound impact not only on the Jewish communities, but also on a parallel world of the “others,” that is, those who lived with them side by side. Exploring and demonstrating this development from various angles is one of the themes and objectives of this book. Another is the analysis of the Shoah, which ended the centuries of Jewish culture in Lithuania: a world of its own had vanished within months. This book, therefore, “recalls” that vanished world. In doing so, it sheds new light on what has been lost.The papers presented in this collection were delivered at the international conferences in Nida (1997) and Telšiai (2001), Lithuania. Participants came from Israel, the USA, Great Britain, Poland, Russia, Belarus, Germany, and Lithuania.
Category: History

The Vanished

Author : Sarah Dalton
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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“You’re part of the vanished now. That’s what we all are. The people who have been forgotten.” Mina Hart fought her way out of Area 14. She made it to The Clans so that she can live a normal life with her friends and her father. But what she finds is no safe haven. As her best friend turns against her and the Compounders treat her with distrust, Mina begins to suspect foul play at the very heart of her new home. Just to make matters worse, the threat of war is coming. The Clans are turning against each other, and Mina is caught in the middle. Join Mina as she is reunited with her father, meets new and surprising friends, and tries to figure out her complicated love life. In this harsh dystopian future, The Vanished promises even more action and romance, with betrayal just around the corner… Book two in the popular YA science fiction series ‘Blemished’. By Sarah Dalton The Blemished series - YA Dystopia The Mary Hades series - YA Horror Keywords: teen, fiction, dystopia, post apocalyptic, science fiction, genetics, first love, friendship, action, adventure, romance, page turner, supernatural powers, telekinesis, mind reading, visions, psychic powers.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Vanished

Author : Steven Spellman
Genre : Fiction
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A town sheltered from society with a dark and terrible secret.
Category: Fiction

The Vanished Man

Author : Jeffery Deaver
ISBN : 9781451675740
Genre : Fiction
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Hunting down a killer and master illusionist whose first of several brutal murders took place at a prestigious New York music school, investigator Lincoln Rhyme and his protTgTe, Amelia Sachs, work together to prevent a terrifying act of vengeance.
Category: Fiction

The Vanished

Author : Léna Mauger
ISBN : 9781510708280
Genre : Social Science
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Every year, nearly one hundred thousand Japanese vanish without a trace. Known as the johatsu, or the “evaporated,” they are often driven by shame and hopelessness, leaving behind lost jobs, disappointed families, and mounting debts. In The Vanished, journalist Léna Mauger and photographer Stéphane Remael uncover the human faces behind the phenomenon through reportage, photographs, and interviews with those who left, those who stayed behind, and those who help orchestrate the disappearances. Their quest to learn the stories of the johatsu weaves its way through: A Tokyo neighborhood so notorious for its petty criminal activities that it was literally erased from the maps Reprogramming camps for subpar bureaucrats and businessmen to become “better” employees The charmless citadel of Toyota City, with its iron grip on its employees The “suicide” cliffs of Tojinbo, patrolled by a man fighting to save the desperate The desolation of Fukushima in the aftermath of the tsunami And yet, as exotic and foreign as their stories might appear to an outsider’s eyes, the human experience shared by the interviewees remains powerfully universal.
Category: Social Science

The Vanished

Author : Katherine John
ISBN : 9781783758753
Genre : Fiction
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The breathtaking new thriller by acclaimed author Katherine John. Following a high-profile child abuse trial centred around Hill House orphanage, a set of human body parts is found displayed at the building’s gates. Is the macabre display a deeply unpleasant joke, or is there an even more sinister force at work? Long abandoned, the orphanage, set on a barren hillside in a remote part of Wales, has brooded over its secrets for a century. Were the children who disappeared from Hill House adopted as the authorities claimed – or victims of an unspeakable evil? Chief Inspector Trevor Joseph and his team investigate. Hounded by the headline-hungry press, and their own superiors, and with orders from on high to close the case swiftly to limit scandal, they strive to find the evidence they need to prove whether the sickening rumours are true. But can they find the courage to fight for justice when they face threats that not only jeopardise their careers but also their lives?
Category: Fiction

The Vanished

Author : Melinda Metz
ISBN : 9780743434485
Genre : Fiction
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Gone for good? Max is on a mission to save Alex, who is stranded on the home planet. Alex may be lost or wounded -- or worse. To get Alex back, Max knows he'll need one of the Stones of Midnight. If only he knew where to find one... Liz understands that Max can't rest until he finds Alex. And she's been busy herself -- spending time with Roswell newcomer Adam. She's been having so much fun with Adam that Max is in danger...of being forgotten.
Category: Fiction

The Vanished Imam

Author : Fouad Ajami
ISBN : 9780801465079
Genre : History
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In the summer of 1978, Musa al Sadr, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Shia sect in Lebanon, disappeared mysteriously while on a visit to Libya. As in the Shia myth of the "Hidden Imam," this modern-day Imam left his followers upholding his legacy and awaiting his return. Considered an outsider when he had arrived in Lebanon in 1959 from his native Iran, he gradually assumed the role of charismatic mullah, and was instrumental in transforming the Shia, a quiescent and downtrodden Islamic minority, into committed political activists. What sort of person was Musa al Sadr? What beliefs in the Shia doctrine did his life embody? Where did he fit into the tangle of Lebanon's warring factions? What was behind his disappearance? In this fascinating and compelling narrative, Fouad Ajami resurrects the Shia's neglected history, both distant and recent, and interweaves the life and work of Musa al Sadr with the larger strands of the Shia past.
Category: History

The Vanished Child

Author : Bryan W. Alaspa
ISBN : 9781583482810
Genre : Fiction
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The morning is shattered by screams for help. What the police find is the headless body of a young girl, violated, abandoned. So begins detective Louis Dillon’s descent into hell. Ten years later, an ambitious young reporter re-opens old wounds, and begins to dig into the case which has been left open deep within the police files. What he finds is a web of corruption and deceit that ascends to the highest levels. Before he can stop it, he and his family are pulled into the maelstrom. He finds that no one can escape the grasp that reaches from the grave. The grasp of The Vanished Child.
Category: Fiction