The Journeyer

The Journeyer PDF

Author: Gary Jennings

Publisher: Forge Books

Published: 2010-03-02

Total Pages: 1024

ISBN-13: 9781429999946

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Marco Polo was nicknamed "Marco of the millions" because his Venetian countrymen took the grandiose stories of his travels to be exaggerated, if not outright lies. As he lay dying, his priest, family, and friends offered him a last chance to confess his mendacity, and Marco, it is said, replied "I have not told the half of what I saw and did." Now, in his new novel The Journeyer, Gary Jennings has imagined the half that Marco left unsaid as even more elaborate and adventurous than the tall tales thought to be lies. From the palazzi and back streets of medieval Venice to the sumptuous court of Kublai Khan, from the perfumed sexuality of the Levant to the dangers and rigors of travel along the Silk Road, Marco meets all manner of people, survives all manner of danger, and, insatiably curious, becomes an almost compulsive collector of customs, languages and women. In more than two decades of travel, Marco was variously a merchant, a warrior, a lover, a spy, even a tax collector - but always a journeyer, unflagging in his appetite for new experiences, regretting only what he missed. Here - recreated and reimagined with all the splendor, the love of adventure, the zest for the rare and curious that are Jennings's hallmarks - is the epic account, at once magnificent and delightful, of the greatest real-life adventurer in human history. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Journeyer

The Journeyer PDF

Author: Gary Jennings

Publisher:

Published: 1985

Total Pages: 1084

ISBN-13:

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From the "New York Times" bestselling author of the Aztec series comes a recreated epic account of the greatest real-life adventurer in human history: Marco Polo.

Aztec

Aztec PDF

Author: Gary Jennings

Publisher: Forge Books

Published: 2016-04-12

Total Pages: 768

ISBN-13: 0765392178

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Gary Jennings's Aztec is the extraordinary story of the last and greatest native civilization of North America. Told in the words of one of the most robust and memorable characters in modern fiction, Mixtli-Dark Cloud, Aztec reveals the very depths of Aztec civilization from the peak and feather-banner splendor of the Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlan to the arrival of Hernán Cortás and his conquistadores, and their destruction of the Aztec empire. The story of Mixtli is the story of the Aztecs themselves---a compelling, epic tale of heroic dignity and a colossal civilization's rise and fall. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dictionary of Torture

Dictionary of Torture PDF

Author: Nigette M. Spikes

Publisher: Abbott Press

Published: 2015-01-07

Total Pages: 163

ISBN-13: 1458217914

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From ancient times to today, there is no question that torture has been an integral part of human history. From the world's first documented society of Mesopotamia to the present day; from the famous to the most obscure; and from the Far East to the West and every society in between, the Dictionary of Torture shares fascinating facts on how torture and execution methods have been used throughout history. Nigette Spikes, a researcher and torture historian, relies on years of research to share a compilation of torture methods from around the world. Whether it was to punish criminals in Abu Gharib, extract confessions from accused witches of Salem, or for the sadistic pleasures of Vlad the Impaler, every alphabetical entry graphically describes a torture and its origins. From the fearsome breast ripper, the terrifying spiked collar, the pear of anguish, and the Judas cradle, Spikes reveals what went on in the dungeon of a medieval castle, how Inquisitioners extracted confessions from "sinners," and what kind of tortures are still used today. Dictionary of Torture is a one-of-a-kind collection of torture facts that reveal detailed descriptions of methods and explore world history from the first documented society several millennia ago to present day.

Aztec Fire

Aztec Fire PDF

Author: Gary Jennings

Publisher: Forge Books

Published: 2016-04-12

Total Pages: 512

ISBN-13: 0765392186

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The fascinating history of Mexico that began in the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Aztec continues Juan Rios comes from a long line of Aztec warriors. Slave to a Spanish gun-maker, he becomes the finest gunsmith and sharpshooter in colonial Mexico. But Juan has a secret life as the revolucion's #1 gun-runner. Juan falls for the beautiful Maria, a beautiful writer and fearless revolucionaria whose dream of freedom is a liability for them both. The hard-drinking, womanizing, con-man Luis becomes their last hope against the rack, the stake, and the blood-stained torture dungeons of the Inquisition. Aztec Fire sweeps readers on a perilous journey from the fabled ruins of ancient Tula to the slave-labor galleons of "the Manila Run" to a South Seas jungle island teeming with crocodiles, snakes, and blood-crazed cannibals. When Juan and his friends finally reach home, they find their country in flames, struggling against its hated Spanish oppressors. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Relive

Relive PDF

Author: K. J. Nelson

Publisher:

Published: 2020-10-26

Total Pages: 444

ISBN-13:

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Gerald Holstrom is an inmate at Folsom Prison. He wakes up every day with the same regrets. His feet are tired, his back aches and his hands shake from the last 47 years as the prison's most popular barber. He tells himself to live one day at a time, to focus on what he can change and let go of what's behind him. He believes that if he never talks about the crime that landed him a life sentence at the age of 19 he can leave it behind, and it won't define him.So he waits, he serves time. Until on a fateful summer afternoon one of Gerald's young friends angers the wrong people. Gerald is met with a life and death choice, and this time he makes the right decision. His dying wish was to see the sky without barbed wire blocking his vision. He fades out...then back in. Only now, there is no barbed wire. Now, his legs and back don't hurt. His hands don't shake. He's 19 again, and he hasn't made the decisions that will lead him to 47 years and a death at the end of a sharp piece of metal. He's in the world he grew up in; 1950's California. How did he get there? Is he actually going to get the chance to make better decisions? Will he be able to change his future?Not everything is as it seems, Gerald isn't alone, there are others out there like him. When he meets a teenager who confidently wields a machete, he begins to understand the high stakes of his new life. He'll have a second chance, but at what cost? Gerald's soul hangs in the balance, as does the existence of everything he's ever loved. How do you change the future when those more powerful are fighting you at every step?

Aztec Revenge

Aztec Revenge PDF

Author: Gary Jennings

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Published: 2013-08-27

Total Pages: 408

ISBN-13: 9780765356260

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Forced to flee after killing a man who was beating a horse, Juan the Lépero, who hides his mixed heritage to escape life as a beggar, embarks on a series of adventures as a highwayman, horse thief, and wealthy caballero before resolving to rescue a man who once saved his life.

Spangle

Spangle PDF

Author: Gary Jennings

Publisher: Buccaneer Books

Published: 1999-07

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781568497273

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A picaresque novel about the adventures of a 19th-century circus, from the embittered post-Civil War South to the glittering and decadent capitals and courts of Europe. From the bestselling author of Aztec and The Journeyer.

Resistencia: Poems of Protest and Revolution

Resistencia: Poems of Protest and Revolution PDF

Author: Red Poppy

Publisher: Tin House Books

Published: 2020-09-15

Total Pages: 269

ISBN-13: 195114208X

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“To read these poems is to be reminded again and again of our true allegiance to each other.” —from the introduction by Julia Alvarez With a powerful and poignant introduction from Julia Alvarez, Resistencia: Poems of Protest and Revolution is an extraordinary collection, rooted in a strong tradition of protest poetry and voiced by icons of the movement and some of the most exciting writers today. The poets of Resistencia explore feminist, queer, Indigenous, and ecological themes alongside historically prominent protests against imperialism, dictatorships, and economic inequality. Within this momentous collection, poets representing every Latin American country grapple with identity, place, and belonging, resisting easy definitions to render a nuanced and complex portrait of language in rebellion. Included in English translation alongside their original language, the fifty-four poems in Resistencia are a testament to the art of translation as much as the act of resistance. An all-star team of translators, including former US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera along with young, emerging talent, have made many of the poems available for the first time to an English-speaking audience. Urgent, timely, and absolutely essential, these poems inspire us all to embrace our most fearless selves and unite against all forms of tyranny and oppression.

The Journeyer

The Journeyer PDF

Author: Gary Jennings

Publisher: Scribner

Published: 1984

Total Pages: 782

ISBN-13: 9780689114038

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From the "New York Times" bestselling author of the Aztec series comes a recreated epic account of the greatest real-life adventurer in human history: Marco Polo.