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- Author: Richard Ashby
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- Languages : en
- Pages : 342
Twelve-year-old Reesa Bellemont moves with her family from sunny California to the dour Washington state coastline. Her father's uncle, Dr. Edward Bellemont-also known as Dr. Dred-willed a house there to Reesa's father, and the chance to move into the big, old place is too good an offer to pass up. Even as the seven Bellemonts and their dog cross the threshold of their new residence, however, strange and wicked things begin to occur. Reesa has always had special talents, and she feels particularly sensitive to the house's ill will. Even so, her father, Gavin, denies anything is wrong, and they remain in the house despite the odd occurrences. Soon, Reesa makes the acquaintance of Jerome White, a strange man who lives in a cabin deep in the woods. Jerome comes to the Bellemont house for dinner one night-but with his arrival, the dark forces truly manifest. Jerome is secretly the keeper of the Amulet of Prophecy, the second of the six Amulets of the Rainbow. Using his metaphysical abilities and the power of the amulet, he and Reesa must fight against an ancient force. The deceased Dr. Dred is somehow involved, and the lives of each and every Bellemont are now at stake. Jerome and Reesa are the family's last hope for surviving the evil that threatens their souls.
Written from an American Indian perspective with input from religious scholars and community leaders, this pioneering reference work explores indigenous North American religions and religious practices and rituals.
Insanity. Such an exceedingly over-opinionated word used by the so-called sane. But what truly is this phenomenon we shun without deliberation? Why does this word invoke fright and foreboding? Perhaps your irrational civilization is to blame for the fearful emotions you deem instinctual. And contrary to your unsophisticated preconceived notion, there are many tales within these pages that will, perhaps, persuade you that madness can bestow upon special individuals a wondrous gift. Hearken! For a mortician became enlightened—an innkeeper realized his purpose—a horrid presence on the earth was slain—and the rites of the forsaken were conveyed. Yet this is merely a foretaste of what awaits you. Leave now or embrace the gift I offer you in this realm of nocturnal eternity.
The controversial New York Times–bestselling biography of America’s most infamous president written by a master of investigative political reporting. Anthony Summers’s towering biography of Richard Nixon reveals a tormented figure whose criminal behavior did not begin with Watergate. Drawing on more than a thousand interviews and five years of research, Summers traces Nixon’s entire career, revealing a man driven by addiction to power and intrigue. His subversion of democracy during Watergate was the culmination of years of cynical political manipulation. Evidence suggests the former president had problems with alcohol and prescription drugs, was mentally unstable, and was abusive to his wife, Pat. Summers discloses previously unrevealed facts about Nixon’s role in the plots against Fidel Castro and Salvador Allende, his sabotage of the Vietnam peace talks in 1968, and his acceptance of funds from dubious sources. The Arrogance of Power shows how the actions of one tormented man influenced 50 years of American history, in ways still reverberating today. “Summers has done an enormous service. . . . The inescapable conclusion, well body-guarded by meticulous research and footnotes, is that in the Nixon era the United States was in essence a ‘rogue state.’ It had a ruthless, paranoid and unstable leader who did not hesitate to break the laws of his own country.”—Christopher Hitchens, The New York Times Book Review “A superbly researched and documented account—the last word on this dark and devious man.”—Paul Theroux