Terror

Roman

Author: Dan Simmons

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364111361X

Category: Fiction

Page: 992

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Das große historische Epos – ein einzigartiger Roman England im Jahr 1845: Unter dem Kommando von Sir John Franklin brechen die modernsten Schiffe ihrer Zeit – die „Terror“ und die „Erebus“ – auf, um die legendäre Nord-West-Passage zu finden: den Weg durch das ewige Eis der Arktis in den Pazifik. 130 Männer nehmen an der Expedition teil. Keiner von ihnen wird je zurückkehren. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. Mit „Terror“ lässt Bestsellerautor Dan Simmons eine der geheimnisumwobensten Entdeckerfahrten der Menschheitsgeschichte lebendig werden: John Franklins Suche nach der Nord-West-Passage. Warum ist diese Expedition gescheitert? Wie konnten 130 Männer und zwei Schiffe verschwinden, ohne irgendwelche Spuren zu hinterlassen? Welchem Schrecken, welchem Terror sind sie im ewigen Eis begegnet? Aus diesen bis heute ungeklärten Fragen formt Dan Simmons eine atemberaubend spannende Geschichte, einen Roman, der Sie auf eines der größten Abenteuer mitnimmt, das es je gegeben hat ...

The Terror

Author: Dan Simmons

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407038990

Category: Fiction

Page: 944

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Stephen King hailed Dan Simmons' bestselling novel as 'a brilliant, massive combination of history and supernatural horror' and it's now a chilling 10-part AMC Original TV series from Ridley Scott. The most advanced scientific enterprise ever mounted, Sir John Franklin’s 1845 expedition in search of the fabled North-West Passage had every expectation of triumph. But for almost two years his ships HMS Terror and Erebus have been trapped in the Arctic ice. Supplies of fuel and food are running low. Scurvy, starvation and even madness beging to take their toll. And yet the real threat isn’t from the constantly shifting, alien landscape, the flesh-numbing temperatures or being crushed by the unyielding, frozen ocean. No, the real threat is far more terrifying. There is something out there in the frigid darkness. It stalks the ships and snatches men. It is a nameless thing. At once nowhere and everywhere, this terror has become the expedition’s nemesis . . . First season now available to buy on Amazon Prime Video

Gefangen im Packeis

Author: Christa-Maria Zimmermann

Publisher: Arena Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3401804146

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Oktober 1914. Der britische Forscher Shackleton bricht mit dem Expeditionsschiff Endurance zu einer Forschungsreise in die Antarktis auf. An Bord seines Schiffes befindet sich der 16-jährige Peter Blackborrow. Doch bevor die Expedition das antarktische Festland erreicht, wird das Schiff vom Eis eingeschlossen ...

Behind the Scenes in the Terror (Classic Reprint)

Author: Hector Fleischmann

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780656009589

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

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Excerpt from Behind the Scenes in the Terror The republican era ends on the r1th Nivose, Year XIV, the date on which Napoleon re-established the Georgian Calendar. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A Marriage Under the Terror

Author: Patricia Wentworth

Publisher: G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS

ISBN: N.A

Category: France

Page: 396

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A Marriage Under the Terror To A Marriage Under the Terror has been awarded in England the first prize in the Melrose Novel Competition, a competition that was not restricted to first stories. The distinguished literary reputation of the three judges—Mrs. Flora Annie Steel, Miss Mary Cholmondeley, and Mrs. Henry de la Pasture—was a guaranty alike to the contestants and to the public that the story selected as the winner would without question be fully entitled to that distinction. In consequence, many authors of experience entered the contest, with the result that the number of manuscripts submitted was greater than that in the competition previously conducted by Mr. Melrose. Among such a number of good stories individual taste must always play an important part in the decision. It is, therefore, no small tribute to the transcendent interest of the winning novel that, though the judges worked independently, each selected A Marriage Under the Terror as the most distinctive novel in the group.

The Terror

Author: Arthur Machen

Publisher: Ozymandias Press

ISBN: 1531267130

Category: Fiction

Page: 151

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Explosion at Munition Works in the Northern District: Many Fatalities. The working man told me about it, and added some dreadful details. Corpses so terribly maimed that coffins had been kept covered; faces mutilated as if by some gnawing animal. . . . I took a tram to the location of the disaster; a raw and hideous shed with a walled yard about it, and a shut gate. The roof was quite undamaged -- this had had been a strange accident. There had been an explosion of sufficient violence to kill work-people in the building, but the building itself showed no wounds or scars.

After the Terror

Author: Ted Honderich

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773572031

Category: History

Page: 176

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Ted Honderich investigates the morality of the September 11th attacks and what terrorism tells us about ourselves and our obligations. Did we have a responsibility for what took place? Did we respond to it as we should have? What are we to do now? "After the Terror" inquires into the "natural fact" of morality and the worked-out moralities of philosophers. It reaches to the moral core of our lives. Honderich writes, "We can be held partly responsible for the 3,000 deaths at the twin towers and at the Pentagon. We are rightly to be held responsible along with the killers. We share the guilt. Those who condemn us have a reason to do so. Did we bring the killing at the twin towers on ourselves? Did we have it coming? Those offensive questions, and their offensive, but affirmative answer, do contain a truth."

The Terror Enigma

9/11 and the Israeli Connection

Author: Justin Raimondo

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595296823

Category: Political Science

Page: 96

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9/11 - what did the Israelis know, and when did they know it? With information culled from mainstream sources, author Justin Raimondo shows in this eye-opening book that Israel's spies in the United States had been watching the 9/11 terrorists. As the terrorists were planning the biggest and deadliest terrorist attack in American history, Israeli agents in the U.S. were watching them 24/7 - living literally "next door to Mohammed Atta," according to one account. Did Israeli intelligence have foreknowledge of 9/11? As one law enforcement source close to the investigation told Fox News, the real question is: how could they not have known? But if they knew, then "why didn't they tell us?"

The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration

Author: Jack Goldsmith

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039333533X

Category: History

Page: 282

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A conservative head of the Office of Legal Counsel evaluates the ways in which the challenges of George W. Bush's administration tested the boundary between law and defense, in a report that charges the president with damaging his own office and compromising the ability of his successors to respond forcefully in times of crisis. Reprint.

Schreckensbleich

Thriller

Author: Urban Waite

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426412772

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Phil Hunt züchtet Pferde in der Nähe von Seattle.Er kommt gerade so über die Runden und ist deshalb darauf angewiesen, alten Bekannten ab und zu einen »Gefallen« zu tun. Doch bei seinem neuesten Coup verlässt Phil das Glück. Die Bergung der 200 Kilo Kokain, die eine vietnamesische Gang nachts in den unwegsamen Bergen an der kanadischen Grenze abwirft, wird von dem ehrgeizigen Provinzsheriff Bobby Drake vereitelt. Drake ahnt nicht, dass er damit eine brutale Mordserie auslöst, denn der psychopathische Auftragskiller der Gang, der die Drogen wiederbeschaffen soll, verliert mehr und mehr die Kontrolle über sich und steigert sich in einen Rausch hinein ...

Beyond the Terror

Essays in French Regional and Social History 1794-1815

Author: Gwynne Lewis,Colin Lucas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521893824

Category: History

Page: 292

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This collection of essays is written by Richard Cobb's friends, and is dedicated to him.

Ending the Terror

The French Revolution After Robespierre

Author: Bronislaw Baczko,Michael Petheram

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521441056

Category: History

Page: 269

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A major assessment of a crucial moment in the history of the French Revolution - the fall of Robespierre in July 1794.

The Terror of Natural Right

Republicanism, the Cult of Nature, and the French Revolution

Author: Dan Edelstein

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226184390

Category: History

Page: 337

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"Natural right - the idea that there is a collection of laws and rights based not on custom or belief but that are "natural" in origin - is typically associated with liberal politics and freedom. But during the French Revolution, this tradition was interpreted to justify the most repressive actions of the violent period known as the Terror." "In The Terror of Natural Right, Dan Edelstein argues that the revolutionaries used the natural right concept of the "enemy of the human race" - an individual who has transgressed the laws of nature and must be executed without judicial formalities - to authorize three-quarters of the deaths during the Terror. But the significance of the natural right did not end with its legal application. Edelstein argues that the Jacobins shared a political philosophy that he calls "natural republicanism," which assumed the natural state of society was a republic and that natural right provided its only acceptable laws. Ultimately, he argues that what we call the Terror was in fact only one facet of the republican theory that prevailed from Louis's trial until the fall of Robespierre"--

In Defence of the Terror

Liberty or Death in the French Revolution

Author: Sophie Wahnich

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844679330

Category: History

Page: 144

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For two hundred years after the French Revolution, the Republican tradition celebrated the execution of princes and aristocrats, defending the Terror that the Revolution inflicted upon on its enemies. But recent decades have brought a marked change in sensibility. The Revolution is no longer judged in terms of historical necessity but rather by “timeless” standards of morality. In this succinct essay, Sophie Wahnich explains how, contrary to prevailing interpretations, the institution of Terror sought to put a brake on legitimate popular violence—in Danton’s words, to “be terrible so as to spare the people the need to be so”—and was subsequently subsumed in a logic of war. The Terror was “a process welded to a regime of popular sovereignty, the only alternatives being to defeat tyranny or die for liberty.”

The Terror in the French Revolution

Author: Hugh Gough

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137093129

Category: History

Page: 128

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We now live with the threat and the reality of political terror and terrorists. The French Revolution was the first occasion when a democratic government used terror as a political weapon, executing thousands of people for political crimes. What caused reasonable people to implement such a brutal regime? What did it achieve? What are its links with the terrors of the present day? This established text examines a range of key issues, analyses the terror's background and traces the course from the fall of the Bastille in 1789 to the work of the guillotine during the terror of 1793-4. It puts the terror into context and shows how circumstances and ideas interacted to create an event that has haunted the political imagination of Europe ever since. Thoroughly revised in the light of recent scholarship and debates, this new edition of an essential introduction includes: • an updated historiography section • clearly set-out definitions of the 'terror' and more detail on its workings • an entirely new chapter exploring the social and cultural policies of the Revolution • an up-to-date bibliography, organised thematically for ease of reference.

The Terror Zone

The Shadowy Cavernous Pockets of the Mind Harbor an Excruciating Journey Through the Terror Zone

Author: Susan B. Haynes

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462801053

Category: Fiction

Page: 169

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Susan, a beautiful girl, was brought up in a wealthy neighborhood. She went to all the finest schools, sported only brand-name clothes, and hung with the elite in college. After graduation, she opens a great psychiatric office and continues her storybook life. Time passes, and she doesnt quite feel satisfied with the prince of her dreams. Feeling bored, lonely, and used to getting what she desires, she decides to look into child rearing. Adoption isnt enough for Susan as she is concerned that the child might not have her similar traits, so she chooses to be artificially inseminated. She paints a beautiful picture for her and her little girl, Lindsey, until one day, she wakes up and her daughter, now her only reason for living, has been snatched away by a merciless, foreboding stranger. Susan pleads for help from the Feds, the cops, even her boyfriend and her neighbors. But with absolutely no leads and only dead ends at every turn, her aid dwindles. Susan finds herself alone, losing faith in the system, and thoroughly disheartened. Weeks pass and insomnia hovers. Susans beautiful fairy-tale life spins out of control and desperation sets in. Just when she thinks she cant take any more, she gets a phone call from an anonymous stranger claiming to know where Lindsey is. Feeling unloved and ignored, she takes matters into her own hands, but being wound up and suppressed for so long turns Susan into a whirling dervish. Blustering through her small town and discovering several lost children, none of whom are Lindsey, supplies Susan with new enthusiasm and a rekindled spirit. Headstrong and on a mission, Susan uses her profession as a tool, selfishly putting her needs before those of her patients and using them as guinea pigs. Susan hires a private investigator who disappears, only to be found attached to a bridge, sporting a bomb. The detectives brother, who happens to be a cop, declares hell help Susan when he realizes her stories of mind-reading, telekinesis, psycho-suggestion, kidnapping, and murder could be less than exaggerated. Susan frantically turns to hypnosis and manipulation as a means to an end. Trying not to hurt her patients or anyone else around her, she delves deeper and deeper into their psyches. Exploiting her patients and meddling with her ruthless kidnappers life inevitably guides the veiled pieces into place. What Susan hasnt counted on was that her most feared and hated enemy has invaded her every thought, and now she fears the walls she tried so hard to build for herself are tumbling down bit by bit. Exasperated, she stumbles upon information that literally have her questioning her own sanity. She realizes shes gone too far to stop now, so while she rampages through Florida, a maniacal stranger is bowling down friends, patients, and acquaintances. Her house is burned down; her boyfriend is in the hospital; her patients are in jeopardy, jailed, or wounded; and her best friend is now also missing. Susan comes to the conclusion that the key to unconditional solace lies within her daughter and the malevolent psycho holding her hostage. Not even sure of her own mind, Susan takes a death-defying leap toward connecting with the cold-blooded monster who holds her daughter. As the monster trickles mercilessly through Susans subconscious, the dizzying migraines inevitably lead her to sances, mind-melding, and precarious liaisons that prove crucial in exacting her revenge.

Against the Terror of Neoliberalism

Politics Beyond the Age of Greed

Author: Henry A. Giroux

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317264088

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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With its dream worlds of power, commercialization, and profit making, neoliberalism has ushered in new Gilded Age in which the logic of the market now governs every aspect of media, culture, and social life-from schooling to health care to old age. As the social contract becomes a distant memory, the new "corporate state" distances itself from workers and minority groups, who become more disposable in a new age of uncertainty and manufactured fear. This is the only book to connect the history, ideology, and consequences of neoliberal policies to education and cultural issues that pervade almost every aspect of daily life. A significantly revised and updated new version of Giroux's 2003 book, The Terror of Neoliberalism, this book points to ways in which neoliberal ideology can be resisted, and how new forms of citizenship and collective struggles can be forged, to reclaim the meaning both of a substantive politics and of a democratic society. Against the Terror of Neoliberalism was featured in the New York Times in the Stanley Fish blog: Stanley Fish Blog

The War Against the Terror Masters

Why It Happened. Where We Are Now. How We'll Win.

Author: Michael A. Ledeen

Publisher: Truman Talley Books

ISBN: 1429976853

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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The War Against the Terror Masters is a must-read guide to the terrorist crisis. Michael A. Ledeen explains in startling detail how and why the United States was so unprepared for the September 11th catastrophe; the nature of the terror network we are fighting--including the state sponsors of that network; the role of radical Islam; and the enemy collaboration of some of our traditional Middle Eastern "allies";--and, most convincingly, what we must do to win the war. The War Against the Terror Masters examines the two sides of the war: the rise of the international terror network, and the past and current efforts of our intelligence services to destroy the terror masters in the U.S. and overseas. Ledeen's new book also visits every country in the Near East and describes the terrorist cancers in each. Among many revelations that will attract wide attention: *How the terror network survived the loss of its main sponsor, the Soviet Union. *How the FBI learned from a KGB defector--twenty years before Osama's bin Laden's murderous assault--of the existance of Arab terrorist sleeper networks inside the United States. *How moralistic guidelines straight-jacketed the FBI from even collecting a file of newspaper clippings on known terror groups operating in America. *How the internal culture of the CIA, and severe limitations on its ability to operate, blinded us to the growth of terror networks. And much more.

The Terror Courts

Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay

Author: Jess Bravin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300189206

Category: History

Page: 448

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Soon after the September 11 attacks in 2001, the United States captured hundreds of suspected al-Qaeda terrorists in Afghanistan and around the world. By the following January the first of these prisoners arrived at the U.S. military's prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where they were subject to President George W. Bush's executive order authorizing their trial by military commissions. Jess Bravin, the Wall Street Journal's Supreme Court correspondent, was there within days of the prison's opening, and has continued ever since to cover the U.S. effort to create a parallel justice system for enemy aliens. A maze of legal, political, and moral issues has stood in the way of justice—issues often raised by military prosecutors who found themselves torn between duty to the chain of command and their commitment to fundamental American values. While much has been written about Guantanamo and brutal detention practices following 9/11, Bravin is the first to go inside the Pentagon's prosecution team to expose the real-world legal consequences of those policies. Bravin describes cases undermined by inadmissible evidence obtained through torture, clashes between military lawyers and administration appointees, and political interference in criminal prosecutions that would be shocking within the traditional civilian and military justice systems. With the Obama administration planning to try the alleged 9/11 conspirators at Guantanamo—and vindicate the legal experiment the Bush administration could barely get off the ground—The Terror Courts could not be more timely.