The Council of Heresy

A Primer of Poetry in a Balkanised Terrain

Author: Andrew Duncan

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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Andrew Duncan's latest study of contemporary British poetry offers studies of some thirteen modern poets, together with a number of general essays giving an overview of events and trends in British poetry over the past thirty to forty years. Some of the names will surprise, others will be expected. The juxtapositions of ideas, and of names, will disturb those who are more comfortable with trench warfare than with dialogue, and Duncan's startling apercus will leave even the most well-read student of poetry wondering.

Blood Skies Omnibus Vol. 1

Author: Steven Montano

Publisher: Steven Montano

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Category: Art

Page: 823

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Vampires. Magic. War. Welcome to the world After the Black. This collected edition includes the first three novels of the Blood Skies saga — BLOOD SKIES, BLACK SCARS and SOULRAZOR — plus the all-new short story CRUCIFIX POINT. Completely re-edited and featuring exciting new cover art by Barry Currey, the BLOOD SKIES OMNIBUS is a must-have for any Dark Fantasy or Military Sci-Fi collection! BLOOD SKIES Southern Claw warlock Eric Cross is a member of Viper Squad, ordered to pursue the renegade witch called Red across a war-torn wasteland before she can betray vital secrets to the Ebon Cities. BLACK SCARS Cross and a band of unlikely allies find themselves on the trail of a recently released evil as it stalks the land in search of its ancient enemy, leaving a trail of madness and destruction in its wake. CRUCIFIX POINT Sent to investigate a series of mysterious vanishings in the wastelands, Cross and his newly-formed mercenary team learn the true fate of those killed during the massacre at Crucifix Point. SOULRAZOR Cross and his team are tasked with halting enemy activity near the remote city-state of Fane, where vampire agents have teamed up with a former Revenger to locate a deadly weapon called Soulrazor.

Black Panther

Marvel Masterworks Vol. 2

Author: Various

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

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Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 352

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Jack "King" Kirby returns to the character he made history with as Marvel Masterworks presents his complete Black Panther series and its never-before-reprinted conclusion in one massive volume! Kirby's limitless imagination unfurls before you as T'Challa unlocks the secret of King Solomon's frog, encounters alien races, battles eternal samurai warriors and much, much more. The history of the Wakandans, their majestic city, their amazing technology and the origins of Vibranium are all explored with a power and passion that only Kirby can offer. COLLECTING: BLACK PANTHER (1977) 1-15; MARVEL PREMIERE (1972) 51-53 AND MATERIAL FROM MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) 100

Uncanny X-Men Masterworks Vol. 1

Author: Chris Claremont

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

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Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

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Collects Giant-Size X-Men #1 & X-Men #94-100. The Children of the Atom, runts of the Silver Age litter, are reborn as the All-New, All-Different team of mutants that took the world by storm! With the original team held hostage by unknown forces, Professsor X recruits an international cast including Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Banshee, Sunfire and Warpath to take on the mantle of the Uncanny X-Men! Marked by progressive politics and personal conflicts, these All-New X-Men redefined super-hero teams for a generation of readers that can’t get enough X-adventure to this day. Here for the first time you’ll see Wolverine throw down with Cyclops; experience the shocking death of an X-Man; tremble at the return of the towering Sentinels; watch as X-Man battles X-Man as the new team attempts to tear apart the old; and bear witness to the sacrifice of Jean Grey. They’re mutant milestones of the highest order, one and all – the stories that set the table for a comics revolution – so reserve that copy today, True Believer!

CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (5 Volume Set)

Author: Umberto Quattrocchi

Publisher: CRC Press

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Category: Science

Page: 3960

View: 123

"Following on the successes of two previous dictionary projects, the CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names and the CRC World Dictionary of the Grasses, Umberto Quattrocchi has undertaken this dictionary of economically important plants.... He has done for these plants what was so admirably done in his other works—brought the vast and scattered literature on plant names, and in this case, too, their uses, into coherent order so that the inquisitive scholar can get a foothold." —From the Foreword, Donald H. Pfister, Harvard University and Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Massachusetts The CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology provides the starting point for better access to data on plants used around the world in medicine, food, and cultural practices. The material found in the five volumes has been painstakingly gathered from papers of general interest, reports and records, taxonomic revisions, field studies, herbaria and herbarium collections, notes, monographs, pamphlets, botanical literature, and literature tout court. It includes sources available at various natural history libraries, floras and standard flora works, local floras and local histories, nomenclatural histories, and the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. Much more than a dictionary, the book provides the names of thousands of genera and species of economically important plants, concise summaries of plant properties, and appropriate observations about medicinal uses. Drawing from a tremendous range of primary and secondary sources, it is an indispensable time-saving guide for all those involved with botany, herbal medicine, pharmacognosy, toxicology, medicinal and natural product chemistry, and agriculture.

Passing the Ancestral Torch: the Life, Times, Struggles, and Legacy of Theodore Roosevelt Spikes

Author: Dr. Rufus O. Jimerson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

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Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

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This book starts with Theodore Roosevelt Spikes being raised as an African-American male in the Jim Crow south. It looks at the hostility, intimidation and terrorism he faced along with his family and every Africa-American in the apartheid south. As a result of the climate of fear, hatred, lynching, and mob rule, Roosevelt and his family joined other African-Americans in the Great Migration to northern cities. He got involved in the Afro-centric cultural renaissance of the 1920s; the New Deal, and community service Pre- and Post World War II as Lodge Secretary of the Prince Hall Masons. The book also looks at the history of the Prince Hall Masons as the conveyors of off-world African civilizations, innovations, and secrets of the missing link. This secret legacy is passed on through the deeds of their emulating Star Children who ascend to Renaissance Men and Women.

Black Slaves, Indian Masters

Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South

Author: Barbara Krauthamer

Publisher: UNC Press Books

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Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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From the late eighteenth century through the end of the Civil War, Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians bought, sold, and owned Africans and African Americans as slaves, a fact that persisted after the tribes' removal from the Deep South to Indian Territory. The tribes formulated racial and gender ideologies that justified this practice and marginalized free black people in the Indian nations well after the Civil War and slavery had ended. Through the end of the nineteenth century, ongoing conflicts among Choctaw, Chickasaw, and U.S. lawmakers left untold numbers of former slaves and their descendants in the two Indian nations without citizenship in either the Indian nations or the United States. In this groundbreaking study, Barbara Krauthamer rewrites the history of southern slavery, emancipation, race, and citizenship to reveal the centrality of Native American slaveholders and the black people they enslaved. Krauthamer's examination of slavery and emancipation highlights the ways Indian women's gender roles changed with the arrival of slavery and changed again after emancipation and reveals complex dynamics of race that shaped the lives of black people and Indians both before and after removal.