Introduces the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo, its meaning, origins, and how it is celebrated.
Extraordinary talent, undeniable love… Following the discovery of his fetish, rock guitarist Joey Manzetti’s girlfriend leaves him, taking their child. When his neighbor, nurse Tracy Richards is assaulted by her date, Joey comes to her rescue. Sick of dealing with abusive guys, Tracy swears off men. When Joey learns that the child he loved isn’t his, Tracy is supportive, and as their friendship grows, so does the sexual attraction.
However, fearing another failed relationship, Tracy refuses to acknowledge Joey’s romantic overtures.
She inspires him like no other, but can his kinky secret assist him in the quest for her love?
...ما پیامآور قرون هستیم، نسلی هستیمکه گذشتههای دور در وجود ما بهدوران جدید پیوندخوردهاست، سری بهگذشته داشتهایم و سری بهآینده. هیچنسلی –نه پیشاز ما و نه بعد از ما– این امتیاز بیبدیل را نیافتهاست و نیابد که آنچه ما دیدهایم ببیند. آنچه ما از اکنون دیدیم، گذشتگان ما ندیدهبودند، و آنچه از گذشته دیدهایم، کسانیکه چندیبعد از ما آمدهاند امکان دیدنش را نیافتهاند. علاوهبراین، ما برسر راه شرق و غرب نشستهایم، مای ایرانی در ایندورۀ خاص؛ چه بخواهیم و چه نخواهیم، مردِ دومَردهایم: هم از شرق نصیب داریم و هم از غرب، «نیمیم ز ترکستان، نیمیم ز فرغانه»... و حالآنکه یکمرد مغربزمینی تنها میتواند از غرب خود خبرداشتهباشد. پس اینگوینده هرکه باشد و با هردرجه از اعتبار، ازآنجا که راهنشین «چهار مرز» است: شرق و غرب و قدیم و جدید، به حرفهایش گوشدهیم.
Genevieve Masefield and George Porter Dillman have met all kinds of people while sailing as ship detectives for the Cunard Line. But as they prepare to embark on yet another Atlantic crossing, this time aboard the famous Caronia, they encounter an entirely new circumstance: two men brandishing shotguns herd a man and a woman aboard ship in shackles, right in front of scores of baffled passengers. Curious, the two detectives come to find out that the young couple have been captured in New York by Scotland Yard and are being transported back to England to stand trial for murder. Before long, George and Genevieve have a chance to talk to the Scotland Yard officers, and come away far than convinced that the captured couple are the vicious criminals they’re thought to be. Of course, no matter how much they'd like to follow up on the hunch that the two may not be guilty, they've got a ship full of their standard responsibilities: purse-snatching passengers, stateroom burglars, professional poker cheats, and, of course, drug traffickers posing as high-class travelers. But the hunch just won't go away, and George knows he'll just have to find time to check into the situation. All in all, it's another hugely fun romp on the high seas for two detectives rapidly becoming fan favorites in Conrad Allen's iventive historical series.
A curious short story blending rhythm and rhyme that will carry the reader to an unexpected ending.
As World War I rages on Earth, Hephaestion, lauded general and soul mate of Alexander the Great—and now a citizen of Purgatory—embarks on the darkest, most challenging journey of his existence: descending into The Pit of Hell to rescue his king. Chased by Hellbeasts, hunted by Jesuits, and aided by unexpected allies, Hephaestion tests the bounds of loyalty, dedication, and even death as he faces the greatest demon of all: himself. A blend of steampunk and Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy, Trampling in the Land of Woe drives through the cobblestoned streets of New Dis, soars above The Pit in airships, and then stumbles down into the terror-ridden rings themselves. Steam-powered trains, zeppelins, and ornithopters zoom by in a mash-up of literary proportions, all to answer one question: What will one man do to understand the meaning of love and truth?
The world's foremost expert on Maya culture looks at 2012 hysteria and explains the truth about what the Maya meant and what we want to believe. Apocalypse 2012: An Investigation into Civilizations End. The World Cataclysm in 2012. 2012: The return of Quetzalcoatl. According to many of these alarmingly titled books, the ancient Maya not only had a keen insight into the mystical workings of our planet and the cosmos, but they were also able to predict that the world will end in the year 2012. David Stuart, the foremost scholar of the Maya and recipient of numerous awards for his work, takes a hard look at the frenzy over 2012 and offers a fascination (and accurate) trip through Mayan culture and belief. Stuart shows how the idea that the "end of the Mayan calendar," which supposedly heralds the end of our own existence, says far more about our culture than about the ancient Maya.
The Order of Days explores how the real intellectual achievement of ancient Maya timekeeping and worldview is far more impressive and remarkable than any of the popular, and often outrageous, claims about this advanced civilization. As someone who has studied the Maya for nearly all of his life and who specializes in reading their ancient texts, Stuart sees the 2012 hubbub as the most recent in a long chain of related ideas about Mesoamericans, the Maya in particular, that depicts them as somehow oddball, not "of this world," or as having some strong mystical link to other realms. Because the year 2012 has no prominent role in anything the ancient Maya ever actually wrote, Stuart takes a wider look at the Maya concepts of time and their underlying philosophy as we can best understand them. The ancient Maya, Stuart contends, were worthy of study and admiration not because they were strange but because they were altogether human, and they developed a compelling vision of time unlike any other civilization before or since.