City on Fire

City on Fire Author Lisa Odham Stokes
ISBN-10 1859847161
Release 1999
Pages 372
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Traces the history of Hong Kong cinema in its social and historical context and discusses the plots, characters, and production techniques of a wide range of films

City on Fire

City on Fire Author Garth Risk Hallberg
ISBN-10 9780385353786
Release 2015-10-13
Pages 944
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National Best Seller • Named a Best Book of the Year by: New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Vogue, The Atlantic, Newsday “A novel of head-snapping ambition and heart-stopping power—a novel that attests to its young author’s boundless and unflagging talents.” —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times New York City, 1976. Meet Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city’s great fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown’s punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter and his idealistic neighbor—and the detective trying to figure out what any of them have to do with a shooting in Central Park on New Year’s Eve. The mystery, as it reverberates through families, friendships, and the corridors of power, will open up even the loneliest-seeming corners of the crowded city. And when the blackout of July 13, 1977, plunges this world into darkness, each of these lives will be changed forever. City on Fire is an unforgettable novel about love and betrayal and forgiveness, about art and truth and rock ’n’ roll: about what people need from each other in order to live . . . and about what makes the living worth doing in the first place. From the Hardcover edition.

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Author Ruy Castro
ISBN-10 159691985X
Release 2008-12-07
Pages 256
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Ruy Castro delves into the past and present of Rio, where even in periods of comparative calm there has always been a palpable excitement in the air - the feeling of a city on fire. In this spellbinding fifth entry in Bloomsbury's The Writer and the City series, Rio de Janeiro's vibrant history unfolds. While stiff-collared poets flirted with prim young ladies in coffeehouses during the belle époque, revolts were being plotted that almost destroyed the city. We learn how the iconic wave-patterned mosaics of Copacabana pavements were baptized with blood, and how more than a hundred years before the girl from Ipanema passed by, the girls from Ouvidor Street adopted French chic - and never really gave it up. From what is arguably the most breathtakingly beautiful city in the world, the people of Rio - the Cariocas - tell their stories: of cannibals charming European intellectuals; of elegant slaves and their shabby masters; of how a casual chat between two people drinking coffee on Avenida Rio Branco could affect world coffee markets; of an awe-inspiring beach life; of favelas, drugs, police, carnival, football, and music. With his own Carioca good humor and great storytelling gifts, Ruy Castro brings the reader thrillingly close to the flames.

City on Fire

City on Fire Author Bill Minutaglio
ISBN-10 9780292759237
Release 2014-02-15
Pages 308
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Original edition: New York: HarperCollins, 2003.

City on Fire

City on Fire Author Anna Rose Alexander
ISBN-10 9780822981466
Release 2016-04-30
Pages 216
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By the mid-nineteenth century, efforts to modernize and industrialize Mexico City had the unintended consequence of exponentially increasing the risk of fire while also breeding a culture of fear. Through an array of archival sources, Anna Rose Alexander argues that fire became a catalyst for social change, as residents mobilized to confront the problem. Advances in engineering and medicine soon fostered the rise of distinct fields of fire-related expertise while conversely, the rise of fire-profiteering industries allowed entrepreneurs to capitalize on crisis. City on Fire demonstrates that both public and private engagements with fire risk highlight the inequalities that characterized Mexican society at the turn of the twentieth century.

City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg Book Analysis

City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg  Book Analysis Author Bright Summaries
ISBN-10 9782808004480
Release 2017-09-22
Pages 54
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Unlock the more straightforward side of City on Fire with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg, one of the most talked-about books of the 2015 literary season and the most expensive first novel ever published. This sprawling book follows an extensive cast of characters, from wealthy real estate magnates to destitute musicians, living in New York in the 1960s and 1970s. Set against the backdrop of major social upheaval and the burgeoning punk movement, the novel provides a compelling illustration of the city’s power and its influence on its inhabitants’ actions. Garth Risk Hallberg is an American writer known for his novels, short stories and essays. He currently lives in New York and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. Find out everything you need to know about City on Fire in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with!

City on Fire

City on Fire Author Tracy Higley
ISBN-10 9781401687533
Release 2013-09-24
Pages 400
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Previously released as Pompeii. As Vesuvius churns, a slave girl-turned-gladiator joins forces with an unlikely source to seek justice. In the coastal town of Pompeii, a new gladiator prepares to fight. But this gladiator hides a deadly secret: she’s a runaway Jewish slave girl named Ariella, disguised as a young boy. A savvy fighter, Ariella determines to triumph in the arena, knowing her life will be forfeit should anyone uncover the truth. Cato, a wealthy politician, moved to Pompeii after tiring of the corruption in Rome. But he soon learns that Pompeii is just as corrupt, and if he doesn’t play the game, his family could pay the price. Determined to bring about justice for the citizens of Pompeii, Cato searches for allies. But what he discovers instead is a confounding group of Christians . . . and a young female gladiator whose fame is growing daily. Political unrest reaches a boiling point as Christians are jailed and executed, and the mountain in the distance threatens to destroy the city with its river of fire. Cato and Ariella must act quickly and courageously to save their loved ones before all is lost.

City on Fire

City on Fire Author Walter Jon Williams
ISBN-10 9780985454333
Release 2015-05-02
Pages 744
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Nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Award, City on Fire returns to the world-city of Metropolitan, a city dominated by plasm, the magical substance capable of both creation and destruction.& ;& ;With her help, Aiah's lover Constantine has established himself in the metropolis of Caraqui, a nation dominated by corrupt officials, gangsters, and the genetically altered known as the "twisted." Here they hope to create a revolution in the cosmic order--- but first they must fend off treachery, war, and the threat of Taikoen, the "hanged man," a deadly creature that lives within plasm itself. Aiah must fight not only for her revolution and for her place in the world, but for Constantine's very soul.

City on Fire

City on Fire Author Nick Cooper
ISBN-10 9781445672052
Release 2017-10-15
Pages 128
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Hull was the most severely damaged town or city in Britain during the Second World War. This book explains how the city coped.

Private India City on Fire

Private India  City on Fire Author James Patterson
ISBN-10 9781455560837
Release 2014-11-11
Pages 384
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When Jack Morgan opens the Mumbai branch of Private, the world's most elite detective agency, he hands the reins to top agent Santosh Wagh. Now, in this teeming metropolis of over thirteen million people where the guilty have everywhere to hide, Santosh goes on the hunt for one elusive killer. A killer who is targeting seemingly unconnected women and placing strange objects at their death scenes in a series of chilling rituals. As the Private team races to find a link that will lead them to the next victim, an unseen menace threatens to destroy the agency from within-and plunge the city into chaos. With countless lives hanging in the balance, Santosh must confront the demons of his past . . . before Private India meets an explosive end.

Meat City on Fire and Other Assorted Debacles

Meat City on Fire and Other Assorted Debacles Author Angel Luis Colón
Release 2017-12-04
Pages 226
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Angel Luis Colón invites you on a short tour of the world as a literary mix tape to that strange goth girl with the lazy eye who still wants nothing to do with you; no matter how good that fedora looks on your head. So what’s in store for your brain? Follow three major moments in the life of gambling addict and mafia muscle, Sean Clarke as he goes from softhearted kid to full blown bastard to broken old man. Thrill at the short-lived and incredibly violent courtship, marriage, and honeymoon of Hank and Annie. The set of the country’s most popular trash TV talk show is appropriately trashier than what makes the air. Beards make absolutely terrible trophies. Sometimes you’ll crawl through the fire and smoke for a chance at a semi-decent score and a way out of working in a place called “Meat City”. All that along with even more violence, revenge, Lee Van Cleef, light sex crimes, and cannibals than you can shake a stick at!

The city on fire and other instructive stories

The city on fire  and other instructive stories Author Frances Upcher Cousens
ISBN-10 OXFORD:590265476
Release 1880
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The city on fire and other instructive stories has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The city on fire and other instructive stories also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The city on fire and other instructive stories book for free.

City on Fire

City on Fire Author Anderson V. Bernard
ISBN-10 1478737689
Release 2014-06-22
Pages 306
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"City on Fire" is a remarkably well written snapshot of the time period when crack cocaine addiction, financial greed, and mayhem ruled the inner city streets of Philadelphia, PA. This selected collection of stories vividly details the struggles people faced from 1980 through 1992. The plague of drugs, fast money, and violent crimes that blanketed the city is brought to life in this three part series of urban variance. The story "Contender," focuses on the Delibeche brothers who juggle their hardcore street life with their gifted abilities as boxers. One brother's solitary pursuit in his professional boxing career becomes a personal conflict with his street life... "Morning Commute," delves into the complicated world of single mother Belinda Jacobson. She tries desperately to keep her only son Malik from being consumed by the ills of street life and peer pressure. His immaturity and poor decision making is put to task after he is arrested and sent to one of the city's harshest boot camps for juveniles'... In the sultry first person story of "Sixxx," the relationship hardships of Troy Akers are on full display. His testosterone driven pursuit to find his "misses right" takes him on a sexual journey with women who introduce him to dark and convoluted places in his soul... Anderson Bernard did what only the best writers can do. He created insightful and poignant stories that reflect a mirror image on an era that left an irreversible effect on all of America.

City on fire September 11 23 Elul 5761

City on fire  September 11  23 Elul 5761 Author Sorah Shapiro
ISBN-10 1568712693
Release 2002-04
Pages 263
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The September 11 attack on America from the vantage point of the Torah Jew. Includes tales of Divine Providence and accounts of miraculous escapes; background on the buildings, the Taliban; the victims; the Torah perspective on terrorism by 19 rabbis. With never-before-seen photos.


Pompeii Author T. L. Higley
ISBN-10 9781433668579
Release 2011
Pages 338
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An enslaved Jewish girl and a struggling aristocrat separately escape to Pompeii, encountering religious persecution, political corruption, and each other just before the city is destroyed by Mount Vesuvius.

Golden City on Fire

Golden City on Fire Author Sherman Smith
ISBN-10 9176370402
Release 2015-10-21
Pages 292
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Sherman Smith's new novel, GOLDEN CITY ON FIRE, is a true pleasure to read. It is a thriller, written as if you were there - at the time of the Great San Francisco earthquake in 1906. It is as if you were suffering the fire and chaos, the heartbreak of such a tragedy. It is exciting and urgent, full of dramatic tension. It is a snapshot of humanity in all of its foibles - the courageous and the vile, the bigotry and the compassion. Sherman's new work spotlights some profound truths about humanity in a crisis, especially that we are truly all one. I highly recommend this book. It is the best of the first four wonderful published stories by Sherman Smith. I look forward to more. - Randi Hilles, Florida. It was April, 1906 when a quirk in the geophysical calendar caused the catastrophic earthquake that rendered the city of San Francisco into ashes and tangled debris. Social order lost footing, chaos was on the wing. Sherman Smith, the writer of GOLDEN CITY ON FIRE has used intense psychological insight in structuring the fictional characters - the good, bad, and beautiful - in his version of this human drama. Floundering in uncertainties, their actions tell us of the ineptness of leaders, lack of moral standards, within diverse cultures. Under the dark clouds of adversity courage takes hold. Smith has used the dim history of the early 20th Century as the soil of literature for this remarkable book. Eloquently written and fascinating read! - Dona Harley - California

City on Fire de Garth Risk Hallberg Fiche de lecture

City on Fire de Garth Risk Hallberg  Fiche de lecture Author Éléonore Quinaux
ISBN-10 9782806278791
Release 2016-06-27
Pages 30
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Décryptez City on Fire de Garth Risk Hallberg avec l’analyse du ! Que faut-il retenir de City on Fire, ce bestseller sur le New York des années 70 ? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir sur cette œuvre dans une fiche de lecture complète et détaillée. Vous trouverez notamment dans cette fiche : • Un résumé complet • Une présentation des personnages principaux tels que la famille Hamilton-Sweeney et le groupe PPH • Une analyse des spécificités de l’œuvre : le mouvement punk, un roman de la ville et l’omniprésence des marques et de la musique Une analyse de référence pour comprendre rapidement le sens de l’œuvre. LE MOT DE L’ÉDITEUR : « Dans cette fiche de lecture sur City on Fire (2016), avec Éléonore Quinaux, nous fournissons des pistes pour décoder ce roman sur le mouvement punk. Notre analyse permet de faire rapidement le tour de l’œuvre et d’aller au-delà des clichés. » Laure Delacroix À propos de la collection : Plébiscité tant par les passionnés de littérature que par les lycéens, LePetitLitté est considéré comme une référence en matière d’analyse d’œuvres classiques et contemporaines. Nos analyses, disponibles aux formats papier et numérique, ont été conçues pour guider les lecteurs à travers toute la littérature. Nos auteurs combinent théories, citations, anecdotes et commentaires pour vous faire découvrir et redécouvrir les plus grandes œuvres littéraires. LePetitLitté est reconnu d’intérêt pédagogique par le ministère de l’Éducation.