Saints in the Broken City

Author: Casey Schreiber
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476626057
Format: PDF
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"A major contribution.... a natural disaster and catastrophe happened in a city with a unique history, unique people, and unique fans. Very compelling...well-written and flows nicely."--Dr. C. Keith Harrison, University of Central Florida. Telling the story of Saints football in New Orleans is a way to understand larger social, political and economic conditions during pivotal moments of the city's history. This book is the first to explore the team's role in rebuilding the city following Hurricane Katrina. The author documents New Orleans' initial efforts to attract professional football, the Katrina disaster and some successes and failures during 10 years of post-disaster recovery. The narrative of community recovery and cohesion crafted by Saints fans transcends racial divides and illustrates the relationship between professional sports and the American city. The voices of female fans--largely overlooked in the study of sports--compel a more inclusive definition of football fandom.

City of Saints and Madmen

Author: Jeff Vandermeer
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 0307417921
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In City of Saints and Madmen, Jeff VanderMeer has reinvented the literature of the fantastic. You hold in your hands an invitation to a place unlike any you’ve ever visited–an invitation delivered by one of our most audacious and astonishing literary magicians. City of elegance and squalor. Of religious fervor and wanton lusts. And everywhere, on the walls of courtyards and churches, an incandescent fungus of mysterious and ominous origin. In Ambergris, a would-be suitor discovers that a sunlit street can become a killing ground in the blink of an eye. An artist receives an invitation to a beheading–and finds himself enchanted. And a patient in a mental institution is convinced he’s made up a city called Ambergris, imagined its every last detail, and that he’s really from a place called Chicago.… By turns sensuous and terrifying, filled with exotica and eroticism, this interwoven collection of stories, histories, and “eyewitness” reports invokes a universe within a puzzlebox where you can lose–and find–yourself again. From the Trade Paperback edition.

City of Saints Thieves

Author: Natalie C. Anderson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399547584
Format: PDF, Docs
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Sixteen-year-old Tina and two friends leave Kenya and slip into the Congo, from where she and her mother fled years before, seeking revenge for her mother's murder but uncovering startling secrets.

City of Saints

Author: George Weigel
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 0553418904
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"In 1985, Pope John Paul II initiated World Youth Day, a worldwide encounter with the Pope for young people that draws millions across continents (3.7 million people attended the most recent WYD in Brazil in 2013). In 2016, the event will be held in Krak w, Poland, birthplace of its founder, newly canonized Saint Pope John Paul II. George Weigel, the preeminent biographer of John Paul II, now presents a spiritual travelogue that further illuminates the life and homeland of one of the most influential Catholic leaders of all time."

City of Saints Thieves

Author: Natalie C. Anderson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399547584
Format: PDF
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Sixteen-year-old Tina and two friends leave Kenya and slip into the Congo, from where she and her mother fled years before, seeking revenge for her mother's murder but uncovering startling secrets.

City of Saints and Madmen

Author: Jeff Vandermeer
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 0307417921
Format: PDF
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In City of Saints and Madmen, Jeff VanderMeer has reinvented the literature of the fantastic. You hold in your hands an invitation to a place unlike any you’ve ever visited–an invitation delivered by one of our most audacious and astonishing literary magicians. City of elegance and squalor. Of religious fervor and wanton lusts. And everywhere, on the walls of courtyards and churches, an incandescent fungus of mysterious and ominous origin. In Ambergris, a would-be suitor discovers that a sunlit street can become a killing ground in the blink of an eye. An artist receives an invitation to a beheading–and finds himself enchanted. And a patient in a mental institution is convinced he’s made up a city called Ambergris, imagined its every last detail, and that he’s really from a place called Chicago.… By turns sensuous and terrifying, filled with exotica and eroticism, this interwoven collection of stories, histories, and “eyewitness” reports invokes a universe within a puzzlebox where you can lose–and find–yourself again. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Saints of the Sword

Author: John Marco
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 0804180873
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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John Marco presents the riveting conclusion to his sweeping fantasy saga — in which three unlikely allies stand united against a terrifying crisis that threatens to devastate a world. Biagio, Emperor of Nar, was once a madman and a tyrant. Now he wants peace. The irony is that no one believes him. Instead, the cruelest of his minions are amassing an army to usurp his throne, bringing a new scourge to a battle-scarred world. But the wily Biagio has one more desperate plan. Alazrian Leth, bastard son of Aramoor’s governor, is barely sixteen, but this young prince secretly possesses rare magical talents. Biagio sends Alazrian on a near-impossible mission: to convince outlawed priest Jahl Rob and his followers — the fearless Saints of the Sword — to search for the exiled ruler of Aramoor and the mysterious people called the Triin. If these ancient enemies can unite into one great army, a boy’s strange and wonderful magic may be the spark to heal a wounded world ... or set in motion an unimaginable betrayal.

Christians in the Movies

Author: Peter E. Dans
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742570306
Format: PDF, Docs
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Contains summaries of nearly two hundred Christian-themed movies made between 1905 and 2008, each with commentary; arranged chronologically by decade to highlight the decline in positive portrayals.