Blood and Sand

Author: Frank Gardner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446421120

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

View: 6301

On the June 6, 2004, while on assignment in Riyadh, BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner and cameraman Simon Cumbers were ambushed by Islamist gunmen. Simon was killed outright. Frank was hit in the shoulder and leg. As he lay in the dust, a figure stood over him and pumped four more bullets into his body at point-blank range... Against all the odds, Frank Gardner survived. Today, although partly paralysed, Frank continues to travel the world, reporting and making documentaries for the BBC. This acclaimed memoir was brought up to date with a new chapter that recounted his return to Saudi Arabia for the first time since he was shot and the story he tells continues to move and inspire, and remains an affirmation of his deep understanding of - and affection for - the Islamic world in these uncertain times. ___ 'Gardner tells his remarkable tale well and bravely, with an astonishing lack of anger and enduring love and respect for the Islamic world' SUNDAY TIMES 'Brave, unsentimental and genuinely inspiring' EVENING STANDARD 'What makes Gardner's moving, often humorous, deeply personal story so important is the fact that he has woven into it a brilliantly dispassionate, clear-eyed account of the Islamic world' SCOTSMAN 'A witty, self-deprecating, inspiring testament' DAILY TELEGRAPH

Blood and Sand

Author: C. V. Wyk

Publisher: Tor Teen

ISBN: 1466871911

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9805

FORGED IN BATTLE... FROM THE DUST OF THE ARENA... A LEGEND WILL RISE The action-packed tale of a 17-year-old warrior princess and a handsome gladiator who dared take on the Roman Republic—and gave rise to the legend of Spartacus... For teens who love strong female protagonists in their fantasy and historical fiction, Blood and Sand is a stirring, yet poignant tale of two slaves who dared take on an empire by talented debut author C. V. Wyk. Roma Victrix. The Republic of Rome is on a relentless march to create an empire—an empire built on the backs of the conquered, brought back to Rome as slaves. Attia was once destined to rule as the queen and swordmaiden of Thrace, the greatest warrior kingdom the world had seen since Sparta. Now she is a slave, given to Xanthus, the Champion of Rome, as a sign of his master’s favor. Enslaved as a child, Xanthus is the preeminent gladiator of his generation. Against all odds, Attia and Xanthus form a tentative bond. A bond that will spark a rebellion. A rebellion that threatens to bring the Roman Republic to its end—and gives rise to the legend of Spartacus... The story continues in Fire and Ash, coming soon from Tor Teen. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Jaime Maxson: Of Blood and Sand

Author: Annie Hayden Wallman


ISBN: 1483413616

Category: Men

Page: 294

View: 3711

"Jaime Maxson's life runs like blood sands through an hourglass. He is a handsome loner whose soul harbors and inner mechanism, a "switch," that renders him irresistibly drawn to sex, love, and escalating violence. He is a force for good and evil...and brings love and destruction to all the lives he touches. Jaime loves by devastation. He has dark curly hair and eyes that are as much the gateway to his soul as his signature .50 cal. Jaime loves sex...hates to lose...and becomes a hit man whose pattern of attachment-detachment leads him running from Heaven and headlong into Hell. Jaime Maxson is a man who preys for love...and endless revenge."--Page 4 of cover.

Blood and Sand

Author: Vicente Blasco Ibáñez

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bullfights

Page: 356

View: 493

Blood and Sand

Author: S. Nihal Singh

Publisher: CBS Publishers & Distributors Pvt Limited, India


Category: Medical

Page: 334

View: 9527

This Book On West Asian Tragedy Is Based On The Premise That If America Does Go To War Against Iraq, Its Reconservative Rolers Would Be Tempted To Reorder The Map Of West Asia, Along The Path Would Be More Blood Shed, More Palestininan Suffering And More Terrorism And This Injustice Being Done To Palestinians Will Continue To Fuel Terrorism.

Blood and Sand

Author: Vicente Blasco Ibáñez

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bullfights

Page: 356

View: 6919


Author: Simon Difford

Publisher: diffordsguide

ISBN: 9780955627606

Category: Alcoholic beverages

Page: 430

View: 6545

The 7th edition of a book that is widely regarded by members of the drinks industry as the most complete and authoritative cocktail publication available. It contains 2,250 easy to follow cocktail recipes, each accompanied by a colour photograph. It also includes detailed instructions for beginners, tips for bar professionals, reviews of the top 100 international bars and a history of the cocktail.

Vintage Spirits Forgotten Cocktails

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610594820

Category: Cooking

Page: N.A

View: 2321

The authentic vintage cocktail has made a comeback. This book does not repeat the timeworn cocktails of old. While old-fashioneds, martinis, rusty nails, margaritas, and negronis are all great drinksùand this book includes the most authentic recipesùyou can find them anywhere. Here, historian, expert, and drink aficionado Dr. Cocktail has hand-picked 80 drinks rarely made today, and all of them deserve revival. Some are from the nineteenth century, some from the Prohibition era, and some from just after World War II, as the golden age of the cocktail was waning. All are retrieved from extremely uncommon sources. In fact, some of these drinks were found carefully penned into old cocktail manuals or on scraps of paper and may never have been published. They are true treasures, indeed. Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails pays homage to the great bartenders of the past and the beverages they created, lost in time, but still grand and full of potential. If you have half the fun looking at this book and trying these recipes as the author did putting them together, a great party is sure to ensue.

Blood and Sand

Author: David Savage,Damien Graves

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780439871877

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 3984

John and Sarah cross paths with a sand sculpture whose creations are a little too real; Ben does battle with a bird who loves blood; and, Jessica and Robbie are left in Laura's care, but Laura doesn't seem to be herself.