Here, for the first time, in a brilliant, panoramic portrait by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, is the definitive, often shocking story of the politics and the science behind the development of the hydrogen bomb and the birth of the Cold War. Based on secret files in the United States and the former Soviet Union, this monumental work of history discloses how and why the United States decided to create the bomb that would dominate world politics for more than forty years.
Dalal Jassim is a young, New York–educated Kuwaiti woman who returns to her native country and must confront society’s demands and limitations. Questions of identity and her own hybridism arise—where does she belong? Dalal begins teaching at a public school, but when she becomes involved in the problems of a gifted student, her colleagues label her an outsider; her family members do not support her. Boundaries are challenged and traditions are explored as Dalal undergoes many challenges that threaten to push her to her absolute limits. In Kuwait, and in any other Arabian society, family bonds are sacred. Family is consulted when making any life changing decision. And sometimes privacy just doesn’t exist. People turn solely to family when they’re in trouble or face danger ... but what if it’s family that you’re trying to run away from?
It's the last day of term. Three lads are clearing out their lockers, organising a sleepover and hatching a plan to spatter a girl with rancid coleslaw. But things aren't what they seem. One boy's father is a member of Dark Sun, a criminal organisation dealing in nuclear weapons technology, while another is a CHERUB agent sent to stop him. CHERUB kids live in the real world, slipping under adult radar and getting information that sends criminals and terrorists to jail. For official purposes, these children do not exist.
This collection of eleven stories provides a voice for many different worlds and characters: from the naïve but beautiful Italian woman and her erotic obsession with religion and dentistry, to the Rock/Blues singer damaged by drugs and alcohol, whose moment in the sun has passed, and who falls under the spell of the honey-voiced Mississipi Southern Belle of his satnav. One evening, whilst suffering from writers’ block, Gareth Owen recalled an anecdote related by his Italian teacher and mentally transformed himself into an Italian woman, and the result was Zia Teresa: the tale of the rather dim small-town beauty and her erotic obsessions. There is a touching, dexterous humour about the tale.Fortunately the new-found confidence survived to enable him to pen ten further stories many with male protagonists and English settings: the chilling ghost story of the aborted child, the narcissistic actor and his breakdown on stage; the confessions of the serial philanderer. There is horror, comedy and an elegant insightfulness here that keeps the reader turning the pages and asking for more. These stories will both enthral and delight.
Who would believe that a kid at a sleepover could be a spy? CHERUB: Dark Sun is a short novel aimed at new readers to CHERUB, originally written for World Book Day and now made available in print again by popular demand! To go with it are three stories never before seen in print: The Switch, CHERUB at Christmas and Kerry's First Mission. For official purposes, these children do not exist.
However, his early writings resulted in a chapbook, “Semantics of a Dark Sun,” a collection of poems that provide insight into Everett’s early childhood years. He performed his poetry in Atlanta, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. In addition, he wrote poetry that was read by Old Court Middle School students for the school’s presentation entitled "Portrait of a Child." In 2000 the Arena Players, Baltimore City’s storied community theater, planned to perform “Semantics of a Dark Sun” in Amsterdam. However, the tragic events of September 11, 2000 led to cancellation of the overseas trip. Everett is excited to have Xlibris publish his early works.
PLEASE HELP US! The old sign hung crookedly in the middle of the empty street; possibly made a few days after the clouds had come. He would have been surprised if anyone came to help, and if someone did; where were they now Where did they go Were they living on some island of paradise Or were they all devoured by Night Crawlers All has failed. The mighty chemical bomb which was designed to clean the air had been accidentally launched. The powerful eruption of the O.C. Device destroyed everything in its path, causing cities to burn and oceans to rise. Its chemical mist spread out poisoning all living things causing catastrophic mega deaths around the world. What was left was a desolate, rotting piece of earth. Out of the ruins a lone survivor named Phoenix must learn to live in this lawless and post apocalypse world. Deep in the wastelands is a fortress that holds something most valuable, but first he must battle through thieves and warriors, gangs and...Night Crawlers.
After her ship is attacked and her crew fatally wounded, Ariana awakens on a dark and distant planet where she is forced into slavery, and she soon finds herself powerfully drawn to a prince in a barbarian's body who is her only hope for survival. Original.