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The Shattered Lens by Jonathan Alpeyrie

Title The Shattered Lens
Author Jonathan Alpeyrie
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2017-10-10
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781501146541
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this “gripping and personal view of war” (Andy McNab, author of Bravo Two Zero), a celebrated photographer crafts a powerful memoir about his experiences in some of the world’s most dangerous, war-torn areas—and his terrifying capture by Syrian rebels in 2013. For a decade, Jonathan Alpeyrie—a French‑American photojournalist—had ventured in and out of more than a dozen conflict zones. He photographed civilians being chased out of their homes, military trucks roving over bullet‑torn battlefields, and too many bodies to count. But on April 29, 2013, during his third assignment to Syria, Alpeyrie became the story. For eighty‑one days he was bound, blindfolded, and beaten by Syrian rebels. Over the course of his captivity, Alpeyrie kept his spirits up and strove to find the humanity in his captors. He took part in their activities, taught them how to swim, prayed with them, and tried learning their language and culture. He also discovered a dormant faith within himself, one that strengthened him throughout the ordeal. The Shattered Lens is a firsthand account that “reads like a thriller” (The New York Journal of Books) by a photojournalist who has always answered the next adrenaline‑pumping assignment. Yet, during his headline‑making kidnapping and “for all his suffering, Alpeyrie expresses, in words and color photographs, the compassion of a global citizen seeing beyond his personal terror and into the nuances of human interactions” (Booklist).

Title Alcatraz versus the Shattered Lens
Author Brandon Sanderson
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2013-06-06
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781444006759
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A whole army of evil Librarians! And Alcatraz Smedry has only his friend, Bastille, a few pairs of glasses and an unlimited supply of exploding teddy bears to help him defend the island of Mokia. Even Alcatraz's extraordinary talent for breaking things may not be enough to defeat the evil Librarians' giant robots. Can Alcatraz find a way to save the Free Kingdoms?

The Shattered Lens by Brandon Sanderson

Title The Shattered Lens
Author Brandon Sanderson
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 2016-07-19
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781466865563
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Shattered Lens is the fourth action-packed fantasy adventure in the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series for young readers by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. These fast-paced and funny novels are now available in deluxe hardcover editions illustrated by Hayley Lazo. Alcatraz Smedry is up against a whole army of Evil Librarians with only his friend Bastille, a few pairs of glasses, and an unlimited supply of exploding teddy bears to help him. This time, even Alcatraz's extraordinary talent for breaking things may not be enough to defeat the army of Evil Librarians and their giant librarian robots. “An excellent choice to read aloud to the whole family. It's funny, exciting, and briskly paced.” —Nancy Pearl on NPR'S Morning Edition At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Title Visions Through a Shattered Lens
Author Gerard Houarner
Publisher Crossroad Press
Release Date 2016-01-24
Category Fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What visions may come, when peering into the darkness through the shattered lens of a broken world: —the sins of the father being vested on the son in "The Chain-Lynched Man." —the nature of angels, the price of their existence in “The Unborn.” —the horrors of drug addiction, in "Bone House." —Lovecratian cosmic dread, with a distinctly un-Lovecraftian heroine, in “Out of the Shadows.” —the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet manifesting herself in New York City in "Finding the Lost Children." —the Apocalypse, lurking on the periphery in 9/11 tales “Signs of Death" and "Things I Wish I Had Not Seen,” stepping out for a view from other perspectives in “Dead Ground” and “The Changeover.” —the ending and breaking of gender and sexuality in "Clown Fish." —the secret hard edges of "Those Who Cast Shadows." —the path that should not have been taken in “On the Road.” Visions Through A Shattered Lens presents the twenty stories, 9 original to the collection, plus two new additions to this Crossroad Press edition, all searching for meaning in the splintered realities of our existence in shadows and corners, among old gods and goddesses reborn in a modern world, in twisted faith, apocalypse, loss and transformation. Other stories included in this collection are: "Visions Through a Shattered Lens", "Bui Doi", "Children in the Moonless Night", "Born from the Womb of Forever", "Like Tears, Cast in the Steps of Her Mother", "The Mutilation Missionary", and "Bones of the Maker". What others have said: In his fourth story collection, native New Yorker Houarner (Painfreak, etc.) offers 20 tough, uncompromising horror tales, nine of which are previously unpublished. No reader is likely to enjoy all the stories, with their mostly urban settings and in some cases overly familiar themes, but there’s something here for every taste in adult horror.” Visions Through A Shattered Lens, Publishers Weekly, October 14, 2002 Houarner's greatest strength is, hands down, his versatility of idea and style. In this collection, we experience the grand, almost poetic tales for which the author is often lauded, the ones that sweep off the pages in a lush beauty……and trail blood in their wake. Naturally, the old horror standards of pain and loss are also in abundance, but this collection has a more playful resonance, a wider breadth of ideas and stylistic forms, than some of his earlier collections, and it's all the stronger for it. Gerard Houarner is rapidly shaping up to be one of the finest horror authors in print today through such divergent works as THE BEAST THAT WAS MAX, PAINFREAK and others. Visions...., Richard Laymon Kills site, 12/02 Visions Through a Shattered Lens does indeed offer a skewed portrait of the realities, both seen and unseen, that encompass the mysteries of our existence. This is powerful, primal work by a far from ordinary writer. It taunts with concepts too large to fit on the screen of the mind’’s eye, illuminating just enough of what can’t be clearly conceived to terrify and intrigue, while maintaining the essential mystery of enigma. This is the most definitive collection yet by an author who’’s only begun his journey of morbid discovery. Visions....., Hellnotes, Vol.7, Issue 3, January 16, 2003 “…Houarner is a good writer, and he constructs some unusual plots…” Joe Bob Briggs.com, 5/03

Shattered Lens by Mary Alice Beasley

Title Shattered Lens
Author Mary Alice Beasley
Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date 2010-10-05
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 336
ISBN 1452027870
Language English, Spanish, and French
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As a toddler, Mary sustains an injury to her left eye. In elementary school, she is diagnosed with a traumatic cataract caused by a shattered lens and is advised to always wear glasses to protect her better eye. Not wanting to be teased by peers, she disguises her impairment by wearing tinted shades of various hues. These camouflages affect the way she views life and alters her perception of people and events. Believing that everyone encountered would initially focus on her eyes, she limits her social interactions and becomes an avid reader. After ending an abusive marriage to Chico, her high school and college boyfriend, and later identifying with the Hebrew Israelites, she decides to take off the colorful blinders and face life, with all of its complexities, clearly focused by going on a Caribbean cruise to reflect on her experiences in order to resolve the inner conflicts which led to years of unhappiness and deferred dreams. The Creation story in the book of Genesis guides her thinking as she desperately attempts to recreate her life by analyzing over thirty years of experiences in seven short days. It begins with her understanding the causes of her blurred vision and ends with an enlightened sense of self pride, purpose and spiritual awareness. Throughout this true adventure, she uses her visual impairment as a metaphor for the blindness she suffers as she journeys along life’s path. The book is filled with tales of her family structure and social values; issues of marriage, domestic violence, infidelity, deception and divorce; the challenges of single parenting; the frustrations of religious persecution and professional discrimination; the disappointments encountered in attempts to establish friendships and develop intimate relationships; and finally the blessings of finding true love and restoring trust.

Title Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener s Bones
Author Brandon Sanderson
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
Release Date 2009
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 322
ISBN 9780439925549
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Thirteen-year-old Alcatraz Smedry and his companions seek Al's father and grandfather in the Great Library of Alexandria, where they face undead, soul-stealing wraiths called the Curators of Alexandria, and one of the Scrivener's Bones, a part-human, part-machine mercenary.

Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab

Title Bravo Two Zero
Author Andy McNab
Publisher Island Books
Release Date 2012-12-19
Category History
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780307831866
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Their mission: To take out the scuds. Eight went out. Five came back. Their story had been closed in secrecy. Until now. They were British Special Forces, trained to be the best. In January 1991 a squad of eight men went behind the Iraqi lines on a top secret mission. It was called Bravo Two Zero. On command was Sergeant Andy McNab. "They are the true unsung heroes of the war." -- Lt. Col. Steven Turner, American F-15E commander. Dropped into "scud alley" carrying 210-pound packs, McNab and his men found themselves surrounded by Saddam's army. Their radios didn't work. The weather turned cold enough to freeze diesel fuel. And they had been spotted. Their only chance at survival was to fight their way to the Syrian border seventy-five miles to the northwest and swim the Euphrates river to freedom. Eight set out. Five came back. "I'll tell you who destroyed the scuds -- it was the British SAS. They were fabulous." -- John Major, British Prime Minister. This is their story. Filled with no-holds-barred detail about McNab's capture and excruciating torture, it tells of men tested beyond the limits of human endurance... and of the war you didn't see on CNN. Dirty, deadly, and fought outside the rules.

Title Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians
Author Brandon Sanderson
Publisher Orion Children's Books
Release Date 2013
Category Children's stories
Total Pages 232
ISBN 1444006681
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Traditional Chinese edition of Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson. In Traditional Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

The Scrivener S Bones by Brandon Sanderson

Title The Scrivener s Bones
Author Brandon Sanderson
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 2016-02-16
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781466865549
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Scrivener's Bones is the second action-packed fantasy adventure in the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series for young readers by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. These fast-paced and funny novels are now available in deluxe hardcover editions illustrated by Hayley Lazo. In his second skirmish against the Evil Librarians who rule the world, Alcatraz and his ragtag crew of freedom fighters track Grandpa Smedry to the ancient and mysterious Library of Alexandria. Hushlanders—people who live in the Librarian-controlled lands of Canada, Europe, and the Americas—believe the Library was destroyed long ago. Free Kingdomers know the truth: the Library of Alexandria is still around, and it’s one of the most dangerous places on the planet. For it is the home of the scariest Librarians of them all: a secret sect of soul-stealing Scriveners. Can Alcatraz and his friends rescue Grandpa Smedry and make it out of there alive? "In this original, hysterical homage to fantasy literature, Sanderson's first novel for youth recalls the best in Artemis Fowl and A Series of Unfortunate Events." —VOYA At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Dark Talent by Brandon Sanderson

Title The Dark Talent
Author Brandon Sanderson
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 2016-09-06
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781466881532
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Dark Talent is the fifth action-packed fantasy adventure in the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series for young readers by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. This never-before-published, fast-paced, and funny novel is now available in a deluxe hardcover edition, illustrated by Hayley Lazo. Alcatraz Smedry has successfully defeated the army of Evil Librarians and saved the kingdom of Mokia. Too bad he managed to break the Smedry Talents in the process. Even worse, his father is trying to enact a scheme that could ruin the world, and his friend, Bastille, is in a coma. To revive her, Alcatraz must infiltrate the Highbrary--known as The Library of Congress to Hushlanders--the seat of Evil Librarian power. Without his Talent to draw upon, can Alcatraz figure out a way to save Bastille and defeat the Evil Librarians once and for all? “Like Lemony Snicket and superhero comics rolled into one.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Shattered Lens by Jason P. Stadtlander

Title The Shattered Lens
Author Jason P. Stadtlander
Publisher Jason P. Stadtlander
Release Date 2013-09-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 42
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When an intruder breaks into Jillian's home looking for pharmaceutical drugs, he discovers a secret that would alter his life forever. NOTE: This is a short story with a preview of The Steel Van Man included at the end.

Through The Lens by Persephone Autumn

Title Through the Lens
Author Persephone Autumn
Publisher Persephone Autumn
Release Date 2021-04-20
Category Fiction
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9781951477127
Language English, Spanish, and French
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She was my first love. He was my first everything. Circumstances stole her from me. Circumstances made him abandon me. But the past is the past. And we are no longer kids. Cora Davies is the one that got away. The one I wanted to keep forever. Life threw a wrench in our plan. Tore us apart. Shattered our hearts. Gavin Hunt is the one I handed my heart to. The one person I saw a future with. Until it was ripped away. Crushed. Scattered in the wind. Now… fate is giving us another chance. To live the life we once dreamt of. Unfortunately, not everyone believes our reunion is for the best.

The Way Of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Title The Way of Kings
Author Brandon Sanderson
Publisher Tor Books
Release Date 2010-08-31
Category Fiction
Total Pages 1008
ISBN 9781429992800
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion. Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars were fought for them, and won by them. One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical apprenticeship for a spear to protect his little brother, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where ten armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable. Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Like his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by an ancient text called The Way of Kings. Troubled by over-powering visions of ancient times and the Knights Radiant, he has begun to doubt his own sanity. Across the ocean, an untried young woman named Shallan seeks to train under an eminent scholar and notorious heretic, Dalinar's niece, Jasnah. Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallan's motives are less than pure. As she plans a daring theft, her research for Jasnah hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war. The result of over ten years of planning, writing, and world-building, The Way of Kings is but the opening movement of the Stormlight Archive, a bold masterpiece in the making. Speak again the ancient oaths: Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before Destination. and return to men the Shards they once bore. The Knights Radiant must stand again. Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson The Cosmere The Stormlight Archive The Way of Kings Words of Radiance Edgedancer (Novella) Oathbringer The Mistborn trilogy Mistborn: The Final Empire The Well of Ascension The Hero of Ages Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series Alloy of Law Shadows of Self Bands of Mourning Collection Arcanum Unbounded Other Cosmere novels Elantris Warbreaker The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians The Scrivener's Bones The Knights of Crystallia The Shattered Lens The Dark Talent The Rithmatist series The Rithmatist Other books by Brandon Sanderson The Reckoners Steelheart Firefight Calamity At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Knights Of Crystallia by Brandon Sanderson

Title The Knights of Crystallia
Author Brandon Sanderson
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 2016-04-19
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781466865556
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Knights of Crystallia is the third action-packed fantasy adventure in the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series for young readers by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. These fast-paced and funny novels are now available in deluxe hardcover editions illustrated by Hayley Lazo. In this third Alcatraz adventure, Alcatraz Smedry has made it to the Free Kingdoms at last. Unfortunately, so have the evil Librarians--including his mother! Now Alcatraz has to find a traitor among the Knights of Crystallia, make up with his estranged father, and save one of the last bastions of the Free Kingdoms from the Evil Librarians. "Beneath the wild humor, there are surprisingly subtle messages about responsibility and courage." - School Library Journal At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Title The Shattered Gourd
Author Okediji
Publisher University of Washington Press
Release Date 2012-05
Category
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0295802502
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Shattered Gourd uses the lens of visual art to examine connections between the United States and the Yoruba region of western Nigeria. In Yoruba legend, the sacred Calabash of Being contained the Water of Life; when the gourd was shattered, its fragments were scattered over the ground, death invaded the world, and imperfection crept into human affairs. In more modern times, the shattered gourd has symbolized the warfare and enslavement that culminated in the black diasporas. The "re-membering" of the gourd is represented by the survival of people of African origin all over the Americas, and, in this volume, by their rediscovery of African art forms on the diaspora soil of the United States. Twentieth-century African American artists employing Yoruba images in their work have gone from protest art to the exploration and celebration of the self and the community. But because the social, economic, and political context of African art forms differs markedly from that of American culture, critical contradictions between form and meaning often appear in African American works that use African forms. In this book -- the first to treat Yoruba forms while transcending the conventional emphasis on them as folk art, focusing instead on the high art tradition -- Moyo Okediji uses nearly four dozen works to illustrate a broad thematic treatment combined with a detailed approach to individual African and African American artists. Incorporating works by such artists as Meta Warrick Fuller, Hale Woodruff, Aaron Douglas, Elizabeth Catlett, Ademola Olugebefola, Paul Keene, Jeff Donaldson, Howardena Pindell, Muneer Bahauddeen, Michelle Turner, Michael Harris, Winnie Owens-Hart, and John Biggers, the author invites the reader to envision what he describes as "the immense possibilities of the future, as the twenty-first century embraces the twentieth in a primal dance of the diasporas," a future that heralds the advent of the global as a distinct movement in art, beyond postmodernism.

Title Distinctions Prologue to Towers of Midnight
Author Robert Jordan
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 2010-09-21
Category Fiction
Total Pages 88
ISBN 9781429957892
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, May let fall under the Shadow. Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time. In the Prologue to Towers of Midnight, book thirteen of The Wheel of Time, Lan Mandragoran rides on toward death; Perrin Aybara, Lord Goldeneyes, has a disturbing dream; Galad leads the Whitecloaks into harm's way; one who has left humanity behind creeps through the Blight; and the Blight border faces invasion. As with the previous four titles in The Wheel of Time series, this prologue from Robert Jordan's Towers of Midnight, completed by Brandon Sanderson, is available for sale before the book's official release date (November 2, 2010). At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Title What the Storm Means Prologue to the Gathering Storm
Author Robert Jordan
Publisher Tor Books
Release Date 2009-09-17
Category Fiction
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9781429952552
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. In the Prologue to The Gathering Storm, the first volume of the last trilogy of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time epic, Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle. As he attempts to halt the Seanchan encroachment northward---wishing he could form at least a temporary truce with the invaders---his allies watch in terror the shadow that seems to be growing within the heart of the Dragon Reborn himself. As with the previous three titles in the Wheel of Time series, this prologue from Robert Jordan's The Gathering Storm, completed by Brandon Sanderson, is available for sale before the book's official release date (October 27, 2009). At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Shattered Lens by Brandon Sanderson

Title The Shattered Lens
Author Brandon Sanderson
Publisher Mizan Publishing
Release Date 2018-01-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 268
ISBN 9786026699039
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Tuki Tuki dikepung! Ibu kota Mokia ini berada di ambang kehancuran. Jika Mokia tumbang, Kerajaan Merdeka tinggal menghitung hari sebelum dikuasai sepenuhnya oleh para Pustakawan Durjana. Dengan konyol dan gagah berani, Alcatraz, si bocah penyandang Bakat Merusak, datang untuk menyelamatkan Tuki Tuki. Ditemani Bastille yang sarkastis, Kaz yang sering tersesat, dan Aydee yang sangat suka teddy bear. Alcatraz berhadapan dengan ratusan prajurit Pustakawan dan robot-robot raksasa mereka. Haruskah Alcatraz berjuang hingga titik darah penghabisan, atau menyerah dan melarikan diri, untuk bertempur kembali di kemudian hari? [Mizan, Mizan Publishing, Mokia, Fantasi , Indonesia, Terjemahan, Labirinth, Imajinasi,]

Tall Tales Long Lenses by John E. Marriott

Title Tall Tales Long Lenses
Author John E. Marriott
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017
Category
Total Pages 224
ISBN 1894768051
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Alcatraz Versusthe Shattered Lens
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2021
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:811690534
Language English, Spanish, and French
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