Legend City

Download or Read eBook Legend City PDF written by John Bueker and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2014 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Legend City

Book Synopsis Legend City by : John Bueker

Conceived and built in the early 1960s by local artist and advertising man Louis E. Crandall, Legend City was an ambitious and star-crossed mid-century attempt to bring a world-class theme park to the Phoenix metropolitan area. Despite daunting financial challenges and an unforgiving Arizona sun, the park managed to survive for two full decades, entertaining countless Arizonans and forging an enduring place for itself in the hearts and minds of local residents. A sad tale of broken dreams and economic failure on the surface, the story of Legend City is actually an exhilarating and fascinating chapter in the cultural history of Arizona.

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  • Publisher – Arcadia Publishing
  • Total Pages – 128
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781467130714
  • ISBN-13 – 1467130710

Legend of the Book Keeper

Download or Read eBook Legend of the Book Keeper PDF written by Daniel Blackaby and published by Elevate Publishing. This book was released on 2012-06-01 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Legend of the Book Keeper

Book Synopsis Legend of the Book Keeper by : Daniel Blackaby

The Most Ordinary of Boys... The Most Extraordinary of Books... When the two collide, a destiny is set into motion which cannot be undone. Without warning, a secretive cult emerges ready to kill, and a horrifying Beast appears in the dead of night - craving to devour the Keeper of the Book. Suddenly, Cody Clemenson is forced to flee with his best friend Jade. Their journey will lead them to mystical locations and thrust them into uncharted lands, where an ancient feud between two long-lost cities is teetering on the brink of war. Will Cody rise to the occasion and become the hero he's always dreamt of being? Or will he succumb to the power of the evil empire? The fate of the world now hinges on him - and the cryptic words written in a simple, leather Book... A Power Long Maintained - Now Faded, A Secret Long Kept - Soon Unveiled, A City Long Lost - Ready to Be Found.

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  • Publisher – Elevate Publishing
  • Total Pages – 251
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781937498054
  • ISBN-13 – 1937498050

Babylon

Download or Read eBook Babylon PDF written by Michael Seymour and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-08-29 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Babylon

Book Synopsis Babylon by : Michael Seymour

Babylon: for eons its very name has been a byword for luxury and wickedness. 'By the rivers of Babylon we sat down and wept', wrote the psalmist, 'as we remembered Zion'. One of the greatest cities of the ancient world, Babylon has been eclipsed by its own sinful reputation. For two thousand years the real, physical metropolis lay buried while another, ghostly city lived on, engorged on accounts of its own destruction. More recently the site of Babylon has been the centre of major excavation: yet the spectacular results of this work have done little displace the many other fascinating ways in which the city has endured and reinvented itself in culture. Saddam Hussein, for one, notoriously exploited the Babylonian myth to associate himself and his regime with its glorious past. Why has Babylon so creatively fired the human imagination, with results both good and ill? Why has it been so enthralling to so many, and for so long? In exploring answers, Michael Seymour' s book ranges extensively over space and time and embraces art, archaeology, history and literature. From Hammurabi and Nebuchadnezzar, via Strabo and Diodorus, to the Book of Revelation, Brueghel, Rembrandt, Voltaire, William Blake and modern interpreters like Umberto Eco, Italo Calvino and Gore Vidal, the author brings to light a carnival of disparate sources dominated by the powerful and intoxicating idea of depravity. Yet captivating as this dark mythology was and has continued to be, at its root lies a remarkable and sophisticated imperial civilization whose complex state-building, law- making and religion dominated Mesopotamia and beyond for millennia, before its incorporation into the still wider empire of the Achaemenid kings.

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  • Publisher – Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Total Pages – 392
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780857736079
  • ISBN-13 – 0857736078

Arkham Tales

Download or Read eBook Arkham Tales PDF written by James Ambuehl and published by Chaosium Inc.. This book was released on 2006 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Arkham Tales

Book Synopsis Arkham Tales by : James Ambuehl

Nestled along the Massachusetts coast, the small town of Arkham has existed for centuries. It is the source of countless rumors and legends. Tales of Arkham are whispered by those who have visited it, each telling a different and remarkable account. Reports of impossible occurrences, peculiar happenings and bizarre events, tales that test the sanity of the reader are to be found here. Magic, mysteries, monsters, mayhem, and ancient malignancies form the foundation of this unforgettable Eastern town. Collected in this volume are the strange and terrifying stories of the legend-haunted city.

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  • Publisher – Chaosium Inc.
  • Total Pages – 298
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781568821856
  • ISBN-13 – 1568821859

Tom's Town

Download or Read eBook Tom's Town PDF written by William M. Reddig and published by University of Missouri Press. This book was released on 1986 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Tom's Town

Book Synopsis Tom's Town by : William M. Reddig

The Pendergast machine rose to power riding the industrial and business boom of the 1920s, strengthened its grip during the chaos of the depression years, and grew fat and arrogant during the spending spree that followed. It fell apart in a fantastic series of crimes, including voting fraud and tax evasion, that shocked the nation and resulted in the incarceration of Tom Pendergast in a federal prison in 1939. Now available in paperback with a foreword by Charles Glaab, William M. Reddig's political and social history of Kansas City from the mid-1800s to 1945, focusing on the lives of Alderman Jim Pendergast and especially his younger sibling, Big Tom Pendergast, chronicles both the influence of the brothers on the growing metropolitan area and the national phenomenon of bossism. "The story of the Pendergasts has been told ... in many places and in many ways. It has hardly been told anywhere, however, with more fascinating detail and healthy irony than in this volume of William M. Reddig." --New York Times "Reddig has written his history of the Pendergast machine in a reportorial style which manages to combine plain city desk prose with a great deal of humor, irony, and insight. He has dwelt with obvious delight on the local characters, the factions, and feuds, and has given several brilliant personality sketches." --Saturday Review of Literature

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  • Publisher – University of Missouri Press
  • Total Pages – 416
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  • ISBN-10 – 0826204988
  • ISBN-13 – 9780826204981