Red gold

Author: Grigori Raiport
Publisher: J P Tarcher
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A former Soviet sports psychologist reveals the Russian and East German techniques for peak performance training used by those wishing to excel in sports and other professions, methods that can be utilized in sports pursuits and daily activities

Red Gold

Author: Alan Furst
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780307432919
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"In the world of the espionage thriller, Alan Furst is in a class of his own."--William Boyd Paris. Autumn, 1941. In a shabby hotel off the place Clichy, the course of the French resistance is about to change. German tanks are rolling toward Moscow. Stalin has issued a decree: all partisan operatives are to strike behind enemy lines--from Kiev to Brittany. Set in the back streets of Paris and deep in occupied France, Red Gold moves with quiet and pervasive menace as predators from the dark edge of the war--arms dealers, lawyers, spies, and assassins--emerge from the shadows of the Parisian underworld. In their midst is Jean Casson, once a producer of gangster films, now living on a few francs a day and hunted by the Gestapo. As the German occupation tightens, Casson is drawn into an ill-fated mission: running guns to combat units of the French Communist party. Their NKVD contact, a former Comintern operative named Weiss--his seventeenth name--begins to orchestrate a series of attacks against the Germans. Reprisals are brutal. Fear spreads through the city. At last the real resistance has begun. Red Gold masterfully recreates the duplicitous world of the French resistance in the worst days of World War II. From the Hardcover edition.

Red Gold Bridge

Author: Patrice Sarath
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101061411
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A year ago, Lynn Romano and Kate Mossland stumbled through the gordath, a portal between our world and Aeritan. They survived, and returned from that world—but not without a price. When Lynn passed through the gordath into Aeritan’s war ravaged society, the man who loved her followed. But while Lynn fought her way back, Joe found his destiny and stayed behind. Worlds apart, Lynn and Joe have not forgotten each other, but neither expects ever to see the other again. When Kate Mossland returned from Aeritan, she brought back Colar—a young man whose wounds would have been fatal in that primitive society. But despite his ties to the girl who saved his life, Earth is no place for an Aeritan-born man. Now, as the rumble of the gordath echoes through both worlds, danger from Aeritan has come for both Lynn and Kate. A powerful Aeritan general—driven by his obsession with Kate—has crossed though to Earth and assembled an army of outcasts. This time the battle will rage not just in Aeritan, but in our own world, and everyone must choose, finally, to which world they belong.

Red Gold of Africa

Author: Eugenia W. Herbert
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299096045
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Sub-Saharan Africa has a long association with the extraction and exploitation of copper and it has long been known that copper held a more significant position in African society than either gold or silver. In this book, Eugenia Herbert explores the copper resoures of Africa and the metallurgical processes that were learnt and used to produce a range of objects for a variety of different social, political and ritual purposes from its earliest exploitation c.2000 BC to the colonial era c.AD 1870-80. Her study looks at the trade in copper both within and outside the region, and at its role within society as a means to `support divine authority, the augmenter of fertility, the propitator of the ancestors, and the repeller of witches'.

Red Gold

Author: John Hemming
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780330427326
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Covering the history of the Brazilian Indians from 1500 to 1760, from the point of first contact through to their conquest by the Portuguese, this is the first volume in John Hemming's history of the Amazon.

Naked

Author: Eliza Redgold
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250066158
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We know her name. We know of her naked ride. We don't know her true story. We all know the legend of Lady Godiva, who famously rode naked through the streets of Coventry, covered only by her long, flowing hair. So the story goes, she begged her husband Lord Leofric of Mercia to lift a high tax on her people, who would starve if forced to pay. Lord Leofric demanded a forfeit: that Godiva ride naked on horseback through the town. There are various endings to Godiva's ride, that all the people of Coventry closed their doors and refused to look upon their liege lady (except for 'peeping Tom') and that her husband, in remorse, lifted the tax. Naked is an original version of Godiva's tale with a twist that may be closer to the truth: by the end of his life Leofric had fallen deeply in love with Lady Godiva. A tale of legendary courage and extraordinary passion, Naked brings an epic story new voice.

Iron Gold

Author: Pierce Brown
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0425285928
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In the epic next chapter of the Red Rising Saga, the #1 bestselling author of Morning Star pushes the boundaries of one of the boldest series in fiction. They call him father, liberator, warlord, Slave King, Reaper. But he feels a boy as he falls toward the war-torn planet, his armor red, his army vast, his heart heavy. It is the tenth year of war and the thirty-third of his life. A decade ago Darrow was the hero of the revolution he believed would break the chains of the Society. But the Rising has shattered everything: Instead of peace and freedom, it has brought endless war. Now he must risk all he has fought for on one last desperate mission. Darrow still believes he can save everyone, but can he save himself? And throughout the worlds, other destinies entwine with Darrow’s to change his fate forever: A young Red girl flees tragedy in her refugee camp, and achieves for herself a new life she could never have imagined. An ex-soldier broken by grief is forced to steal the most valuable thing in the galaxy—or pay with his life. And Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile to the Sovereign, wanders the stars with his mentor, Cassius, haunted by the loss of the world that Darrow transformed, and dreaming of what will rise from its ashes. Red Rising was the story of the end of one universe. Iron Gold is the story of the creation of a new one. Witness the beginning of a stunning new saga of tragedy and triumph from masterly New York Times bestselling author Pierce Brown.

River of Red Gold

Author: Naida West, Ph.D.
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780965348751
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Based on a true story, 1844-1853, before and during the California Gold Rush -- real people and historical events brought to life, names unchanged. Californio Pedro Valdez, Miwok "Indian Mary" and Elitha Donner from the tragically snowed-in wagon train, people of three cultures entwined in a drama of power and paradise lost. This update of West's best-seller includes details unavailable when originally researched in the early 1990s. Expanded endnotes tell the reader where fiction fills the gaps of history and where the characters are buried. For centuries, Indian Mary's people have lived peacefully on the land by the Cosumnes River. Pedro loves her and desires the land for his own rancho, but Perry McCoon stakes his claim and brings his 14-year-old Donner bride. Then the stampede for gold sweeps all before it.

Red Rising

Author: Pierce Brown
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345539796
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. “Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.”—Scott Sigler NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, BUZZFEED, AND SHELF AWARENESS “I live for the dream that my children will be born free,” she says. “That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.” “I live for you,” I say sadly. Eo kisses my cheek. “Then you must live for more.” Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and lush wilds spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Pierce Brown's Golden Son. “[A] spectacular adventure . . . one heart-pounding ride . . . Pierce Brown’s dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender’s Game. . . . [Red Rising] has everything it needs to become meteoric.”—Entertainment Weekly “[A] top-notch debut novel . . . Red Rising ascends above a crowded dystopian field.”—USA Today “Red Rising is a sophisticated vision. . . . Brown will find a devoted audience.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch “A story of vengeance, warfare and the quest for power . . . reminiscent of The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones.”—Kirkus Reviews

Red Clay Pink Cadillacs and White Gold

Author: Charles Seabrook
Publisher: Longstreet Press
ISBN: 9781563522291
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Kaolin, a rare white clay used for porcelain and cosmetics, is mined heavily in central Georgia. This book traces the often contensious relationship between the mining industry and the landowners who have signed away their mineral rights.