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Ill Winds by Larry Diamond

Title Ill Winds
Author Larry Diamond
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2019-06-11
Category History
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780525560630
Language English, Spanish, and French
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*Shortlisted for the 2020 Arthur Ross Book Award* From America’s leading scholar of democracy, a personal, passionate call to action against the rising authoritarianism that challenges our world order—and the very value of liberty Larry Diamond has made it his life's work to secure democracy's future by understanding its past and by advising dissidents fighting autocracy around the world. Deeply attuned to the cycles of democratic expansion and decay that determine the fates of nations, he watched with mounting unease as illiberal rulers rose in Hungary, Poland, Turkey, the Philippines, and beyond, while China and Russia grew increasingly bold and bullying. Then, with Trump's election at home, the global retreat from freedom spread from democracy's margins to its heart. Ill Winds' core argument is stark: the defense and advancement of democratic ideals relies on U.S. global leadership. If we do not reclaim our traditional place as the keystone of democracy, today's authoritarian swell could become a tsunami, providing an opening for Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and their admirers to turn the twenty-first century into a dark time of despotism. We are at a hinge in history, between a new era of tyranny and an age of democratic renewal. Free governments can defend their values; free citizens can exercise their rights. We can make the internet safe for liberal democracy, exploit the soft, kleptocratic underbelly of dictatorships, and revive America's degraded democracy. Ill Winds offers concrete, deeply informed suggestions to fight polarization, reduce the influence of money in politics, and make every vote count. In 2020, freedom's last line of defense still remains "We the people."

Ill Wind by Rachel Caine

Title Ill Wind
Author Rachel Caine
Publisher Allison & Busby
Release Date 2011-01-24
Category Fiction
Total Pages 408
ISBN 9780749010201
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Some Weather Wardens control fire, others control earth, water, or wind – and the most powerful can control more than one element. Without Wardens, Mother Nature would wipe humanity off the face of the earth... Joanne Baldwin is a Weather Warden. Usually, all it takes is a wave of her hand to tame the most violent weather. But now Joanne is trying to outrun another kind of storm: accusations of corruption and murder. So she’s resorting to the very human tactic of running for her life. Her only hope is Lewis, the most powerful Warden. Unfortunately, he’s also on the run having stolen not one but three bottles of Djinn – making him the most wanted man on earth. Still, Joanne and her classic Mustang are racing hard to find him – because there’s some bad weather closing in fast...

Title It s an Ill Wind
Author Anonim
Publisher Michael Joseph
Release Date 1989
Category English wit and humor
Total Pages 95
ISBN UVA:X001728586
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It S An Ill Wind by Ralph Eugene Crump

Title It s an Ill Wind
Author Ralph Eugene Crump
Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date 2007
Category History
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781434330352
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Dana Point Cooks!!! A cook book of recipes from the author and local restaurants with highlights of the historical areas of Dana Point.

Ill Wind by Nevada Barr

Title Ill Wind
Author Nevada Barr
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2004
Category Fiction
Total Pages 309
ISBN 0425197255
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The ruins of Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park provide a place of solace for Anna Pigeon until their beauty is tainted by death.

Ill Wind by Kevin J. Anderson

Title Ill Wind
Author Kevin J. Anderson
Publisher Wordfire Press
Release Date 2014-12-22
Category Fiction
Total Pages 404
ISBN 1614752915
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An oil company's attempt to clean up an oil spill using bacteria turns to disaster as the bacteria spread, eating every petroleum derivative in sight, including all plastics. As modern technology disintegrates, people are thrown back on their own devices for survival.

It S An Ill Wind by Michael Raine

Title It s an Ill Wind
Author Michael Raine
Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date 2014-02-21
Category Fiction
Total Pages 216
ISBN 1291731369
Language English, Spanish, and French
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After a freak storm, a long buried body is discovered in the grounds of a Jacobean mansion run by the National Trust. Detective Inspector Hambley needs to find out the identity of the deceased as well as the manner of his death. Progress in the case is not helped by the un-cooperative attitude of the aristocratic family who once owned Chelford Manor. It is only when a murder takes place in a London flat that links another member of the family, a world famous violinist, to this case, that Hambley begins to unravel the first mystery. He puts his career on the line by involving himself in the second case even though it is not in his area. He is greatly assisted by a fiercely feminist, ambitious, and astute female detective constable whose intuitions lead to the linking of the two cases and an eventual solution.

The Wind From The East by Almudena Grandes

Title The Wind from the East
Author Almudena Grandes
Publisher Seven Stories Press
Release Date 2011-01-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9781583229569
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Internationally celebrated author Almudena Grandes has produced her finest work yet with The Wind from the East, a blend of two narratives set alternately in Madrid and an Andalusian town by the sea. Sara Gómes Morales,given up at birth to be raised by her wealthy godmother,is betrayed on her sixteenth birthday when she is forced to leave her godmother’s home and return to live in poverty with her estranged parents. Tortured by resentment and the loneliness of belonging to neither place,she finds solace as an adult only when she moves to the coastal town. Parallel to Sara’s story is the story of Juan and Damian Olmedo, brothers in love with the same woman. One night an argument incited by jealousy leads Damian to stumble down a flight ofstairs and fall to his death. Suspected ofmurdering his younger brother, Juan flees to the same village that served as Sara’s escape. Deftly engaging, The Wind from the Eastis an epic tale of love and redemption. Almudena Grandes' writing has been compared to the work of classic and contemporary voices such as the Brontë sisters and Isabel Allende.

Ill Wind by Jean Heller

Title Ill Wind
Author Jean Heller
Publisher Deuce Mora
Release Date 2020-03-02
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 1732725233
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hard-hitting veteran reporter Deuce Mora is awakened in the pre-dawn hours and called to the scene of a gruesome hanging to identify the body of a dear friend, an FBI agent on the verge of taking down one of Chicago's biggest Mob operations. Deuce knows it's murder, but the authorities have no choice but to call it a suicide - the death scene was triple-locked from the inside. And with that, author Heller, a former journalist and frequent Pulitzer nominee, takes her place with Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the great Edgar Allan Poe himself as one of the few authors ever to pull off a locked-room murder. In this one, half the fun is trying to figure out the locked-room puzzle. And the delight of finding one in a contemporary mob mystery. The other half, of course, is the tenacious Deuce herself, the tough, hard-boiled, and ever-human reporter who goes places the cops don't even know about. And Heller's intricate, action-packed mystery story. The ill wind sweeping the Windy City has also whipped up two more unexplainable deaths - of perfectly healthy, able-bodied young mobsters, key witnesses about to flip on the top leaders of the Mob operation. Neither the Chicago police nor the FBI can come up with a cause of death - and they've looked at every kind of toxin - but our meticulous investigator, whose stock-in-trade is death-defying leaps of logic, fits together a couple of impossible puzzle pieces. The downside is that the bad guys figure out where their greatest exposure lies - and Deuce quickly becomes their new target. Enter a Washington reporter who has been following the organized crime investigation for months at its source, in D.C. He and Deuce share a dark secret and he knows exactly where to apply pressure on her demons to keep her on the trail of her friend's murderers. But as the Windy City begins to look more and more like the Chicago of Al Capone days, with bodies turning up in the river and shoot-outs in public places, Deuce discovers she couldn't walk away even if she wanted to. Whoever is at the top - and this is Chicago, so the top is always way up - will stop at nothing to shut down this investigation.

Title An Ill Wind Blows
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018-09-19
Category
Total Pages 298
ISBN 1727449428
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The witty novel AN ILL WIND BLOWS whisks you inside the belly of a Storm who would be King. There an oddball bunch of nutty characters encounter a nonstop marathon of the bizarre where anything could happen, including some of the wildest imaginings from author Lori R. Lopez (THE FAIRY FLY, THE STRANGE TAIL OF ODDZILLA, THE DARK MISTER SNARK).This unique adventure depicts one night when an ordinary person lacking confidence must battle a Wicked Wind. The stakes are high as she, along with friends and foes, travels through a magical Stormworld that culminates in a ghost town populated by more than just spirits. ILL WIND is a story that keeps delivering action and fun throughout, a fable as whimsical and unconventional in style as it is in plot. More than a single tale in a single genre, the book blends Humor, Fantasy, Adventure, Suspense, and Horror.From the time the characters are sucked into the Storm, the reader is transported with them on a strange chaotic trek. Meezly finds herself tangled in a web of chills and intrigue as she attempts to search for a mysterious gem called The Cursed Eye, which her missing father entrusted her to safeguard. The stone was used by a Sumerian king to transform an evil Jinn from a wind spirit to a vainglorious force.The female protagonist is introduced as a vulnerable individual struggling to overcome debilitating losses. Meezly stumbles through a gauntlet of thirteen macabre tribulations down a forest highway. Twists and madness abound during her eclectic hectic journey of the soul. It is a lighthearted yet touching trek that readers may wish to take again.This Illustrated Print Edition features odd and vivid artwork by the author.WINNER of the Vicious Spirits Novel Writing Month Book Contest 2011; HONORABLE MENTION in Young Adult from the 2013 Halloween Book Festival.

Title Early American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases
Author Bartlett Jere Whiting
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 1977
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 555
ISBN 0674219813
Language English, Spanish, and French
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p.B. J. Whiting savors proverbial expressions and has devoted much of his lifetime to studying and collecting them; no one knows more about British and American proverbs than he. The present volume, based upon writings in British North America from the earliest settlements to approximately 1820, complements his and Archer Taylor's Dictionary of American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases, 1820-1880. It differs from that work and from other standard collections, however, in that its sources are primarily not "literary" but instead workaday writings - letters, diaries, histories, travel books, political pamphlets, and the like. The authors represent a wide cross-section of the populace, from scholars and statesmen to farmers, shopkeepers, sailors, and hunters. Mr. Whiting has combed all the obvious sources and hundreds of out-of-the-way publications of local journals and historical societies. This body of material, "because it covers territory that has not been extracted and compiled in a scholarly way before, can justly be said to be the most valuable of all those that Whiting has brought together," according to Albert B. Friedman. "What makes the work important is Whiting's authority: a proverb or proverbial phrase is what BJW thinks is a proverb or proverbial phrase. There is no objective operative definition of any value, no divining rod; his tact, 'feel, ' experience, determine what's the real thing and what is spurious."

Proclamation For 1863 by N. Dresser & Co

Title Proclamation for 1863
Author N. Dresser & Co
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1863
Category Book industries and trade
Total Pages 1
ISBN OCLC:437933276
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Mountains Sing by Que Mai Phan Nguyen

Title The Mountains Sing
Author Que Mai Phan Nguyen
Publisher Algonquin Books
Release Date 2020-03-17
Category Fiction
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781643750491
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The International Bestseller A New York Times Editors’ Choice SelectionA Winner of the 2020 Lannan Literary Awards Fellowship A Best Book of 2020: NPR's Book Concierge * PopMatters * Washington Independent Review of Books * Real Simple * The Buzz Magazine * NB Magazine​ * BookBrowse * Paperback Paris * Writer's Bone * Global Atlanta "[An] absorbing, stirring novel . . . that, in more than one sense, remedies history." —The New York Times Book Review “A triumph, a novelistic rendition of one of the most difficult times in Vietnamese history . . . Vast in scope and intimate in its telling . . . Moving and riveting.” —VIET THANH NGUYEN, author of The Sympathizer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize With the epic sweep of Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko or Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing and the lyrical beauty of Vaddey Ratner’s In the Shadow of the Banyan, The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. Trần Diệu Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Hà Nội, her young granddaughter, Hương, comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Hồ Chí Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that tore apart not just her beloved country, but also her family. Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions of Việt Nam, The Mountains Sing brings to life the human costs of this conflict from the point of view of the Vietnamese people themselves, while showing us the true power of kindness and hope. The Mountains Sing is celebrated Vietnamese poet Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai’s first novel in English.

The Arsonists City by Hala Alyan

Title The Arsonists City
Author Hala Alyan
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2021-03-09
Category Fiction
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9780358125099
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“The Arsonists’ City delivers all the pleasures of a good old-fashioned saga, but in Alyan’s hands, one family’s tale becomes the story of a nation—Lebanon and Syria, yes, but also the United States. It’s the kind of book we are lucky to have.”—Rumaan Alam A rich family story, a personal look at the legacy of war in the Middle East, and an indelible rendering of how we hold on to the people and places we call home The Nasr family is spread across the globe—Beirut, Brooklyn, Austin, the California desert. A Syrian mother, a Lebanese father, and three American children: all have lived a life of migration. Still, they’ve always had their ancestral home in Beirut—a constant touchstone—and the complicated, messy family love that binds them. But following his father's recent death, Idris, the family's new patriarch, has decided to sell. The decision brings the family to Beirut, where everyone unites against Idris in a fight to save the house. They all have secrets—lost loves, bitter jealousies, abandoned passions, deep-set shame—that distance has helped smother. But in a city smoldering with the legacy of war, an ongoing flow of refugees, religious tension, and political protest, those secrets ignite, imperiling the fragile ties that hold this family together. In a novel teeming with wisdom, warmth, and characters born of remarkable human insight, award-winning author Hala Alyan shows us again that “fiction is often the best filter for the real world around us” (NPR).

Heaven S Breath by Lyall Watson

Title Heaven s Breath
Author Lyall Watson
Publisher New York Review of Books
Release Date 2019-08-13
Category Nature
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781681373706
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Wind is everywhere and nowhere. Wind is the circulatory system of the earth, and its nervous system, too. Energy and information flow through it. It brings warmth and water, enriches and strips away the soil, aerates the globe. Wind shapes the lives of animals, humans among them. Trade follows the path of the wind, as empire also does. Wind made the difference in wars between the Greeks and Persians, the Mongols and the Japanese. Wind helped to destroy the Spanish Armada. And wind is no less determining of our inner lives: the föhn, mistral, sirocco, Santa Ana, and other “ill winds” of the world are correlated with disease, suicide, and even murder. Heaven’s Breath is an encyclopedic and enchanting book that opens dazzling new perspectives on history, nature, and humanity.

The Wind On The Moon by Eric Linklater

Title The Wind on the Moon
Author Eric Linklater
Publisher New York Review of Books
Release Date 2011-09-07
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 376
ISBN 9781590174333
Language English, Spanish, and French
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WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL Major Palfrey is leaving for the wars, and he tells his two girls, Dinah and Dorinda, to be good while he is gone. But the sisters aren’t sure they can be. As Dorinda explains, “When we think we are behaving well, some grown-up person says we are really quite bad. It’s difficult to tell which is which.” Sure enough, the sisters are soon up to their usual mischief. They convince a judge that minds must be changed as often as socks, stage an escape from the local zoo (thanks to a witch’s potion which turns them into kangaroos), and—in the company of a golden puma and silver falcon—set off to rescue their father from the wicked tyrant of Bombardy. Penned at the height of World War II, this tale of hilarity and great adventure is also a work of high seriousness; after all, “life without freedom,” as the valiant puma makes clear, “is a poor, poor thing.”

Ill Wind In Egypt by Jennifer Anderson

Title Ill Wind in Egypt
Author Jennifer Anderson
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2009
Category Egypt
Total Pages 324
ISBN UVA:X030517445
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Television journalist, Ava Barby's news scripts write themselves: Add X and Y, and any Z can be predicted. But while covering Egypt in 1983 during khamsin, the country's 50-day annual windstorm, her formula for predicting events fails. Reporting the discovery of a tomb, she is astounded that its pharaoh left this life without any treasure for the next. The desert yields her next surprise: A reclining megalith and its stone-faced guardian, half-seen through swirling sand. Epic unrest overtakes Egypt as khamsin continues, and Ava's astonishment grows apace with the upheaval. The murder, spying and mayhem that were just words in her news scripts become part of her life . . . and the turmoil masks a plot that changes Egypt's destiny as relentlessly as it changes Ava's.

A River Of Ill Wind by Christopher Baird

Title A River of Ill Wind
Author Christopher Baird
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2019-11-02
Category
Total Pages 318
ISBN 1704796016
Language English, Spanish, and French
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There are times when a single decision, something done or left undone,changes the lives of many. A River of Ill Wind is the story of one such time.When a weekend canoe trip on a renowned whitewater river goesdisastrously off course, the lives of Paul Bennett and his five friends arechanged forever. The trip is interrupted as an abusive father follows the boysto the river, seeking money his son stole from him. Three people disappear,and a county sheriff, a police chief from an Indian Reservation and the FBIbegin an investigation. The lawmen fail to solve the mystery and four of theboys return home to find the town's residents have turned against them,leaving them confused and vulnerable. Paul, feeling he has lost everythingimportant to him, is overwhelmed with sorrow and guilt.A chance encounter years later rekindles the interest of all the lawmeninvolved in the case. The surprising conclusion leaves two people dead andthe lawmen facing an ethical dilemma. The story ends well for one manthough, reinforcing the adage, "It's an ill wind that blows no good."

Fart For Freedom by C.S. Davies

Title Fart for Freedom
Author C.S. Davies
Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date 2010-12-15
Category Humor
Total Pages 376
ISBN 9781452056036
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Two demented psychotic groups are engaged in a battle for moral, if not hygienic superiority. Fart For Freedom, with their freedom farters like the Silent But Deadly assassins and Curry Men explosive experts, are steadfastly led by their leaders; the Inner Rectum. Their sole purpose in life is to make the world a place where anyone can fart anytime and anywhere, without fear of retribution. Opposing them is STOP; the Society To Oppress Perverts- a group that brings a whole new meaning to the term anal retentiveness. Their puritanical view of the world sets them against the freedom farters at every turn. In the STOP world; clean equals serene. Unwillingly thrown into this turbulent situation is Algenon Plugg; a mild-mannered man with a traumatic past. After memories of his childhood catch up with him at a most inopportune time, he is hurled into a maelstrom that threatens death and destruction for anyone who crosses his path. If Fart For Freedom is to survive, they must eliminate the opposition before they themselves are eliminated.

Ill Wind by Rachel Caine

Title Ill Wind
Author Rachel Caine
Publisher Allison & Busby
Release Date 2011-01-24
Category Fiction
Total Pages 408
ISBN 9780749010201
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Some Weather Wardens control fire, others control earth, water, or wind – and the most powerful can control more than one element. Without Wardens, Mother Nature would wipe humanity off the face of the earth... Joanne Baldwin is a Weather Warden. Usually, all it takes is a wave of her hand to tame the most violent weather. But now Joanne is trying to outrun another kind of storm: accusations of corruption and murder. So she’s resorting to the very human tactic of running for her life. Her only hope is Lewis, the most powerful Warden. Unfortunately, he’s also on the run having stolen not one but three bottles of Djinn – making him the most wanted man on earth. Still, Joanne and her classic Mustang are racing hard to find him – because there’s some bad weather closing in fast...