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Blood!, 2011

Explains the influence of blood on modern history, warfare, religion, secret societies, government and popular culture. Ties together (among other things) secret societies, the Federal Reserve, vampires, Goths, Mormon Church practices, the decline of modern Christian Church attendance, sausage, synagogues, Dungeons & Dragons, Harry Potter, Nazis, the Holocaust, the Roswell incident and the Bush family. Really weird.


Blood: An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce
Douglas Starr

Harper Perennial, 2000

Powerfully involving narrative and incisive detail, clarity and inherent drama: Blood offers in abundance the qualities that define the best popular science writing. Here is the sweeping story of a substance that has been feared, revered, mythologized, and used in magic and medicine from earliest times--a substance that has become the center of a huge, secretive, and often dangerous worldwide commerce. Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book ...


Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas
Edward Klein

Regnery Publishing, 2014

#1 New York Times Bestseller In this highly anticipated follow-up to his blockbuster The Amateur , former New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief Edward Klein delves into the rocky relationship between the Obamas and the Clintons. An old-school reporter with incredible insider contacts, Klein reveals just how deep the rivalry between the Obamas and the Clintons runs, with details on closed-door meetings buttressed by hundreds of ...


Life Blood (Cora's Choice) (Volume 1)
V. M. Black

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

She wanted life. He needed her blood. Cora Shaw will do anything to live. Diagnosed with terminal cancer in her senior year of college, she is given a choice: Call hospice, or seek out a mysterious man who promises an impossible—and insanely dangerous—cure. She knows him only as Mr. Thorne, a reclusive billionaire who is full of contradictions. A man with strange, impossible powers over her, who can turn even the darkest pain into intense ...


Your Blood Never Lies: How to Read a Blood Test for a Longer, Healthier Life
James B. LaValle

Square One, 2013

A standard blood test indicates how well the kidneys and liver are functioning, the potential for heart disease, and a host of other vital health markers. Unfortunately, most of us cannot decipher these results ourselves, nor can we even formulate the right questions to ask about them—or we couldn’t until now. In Your Blood Never Lies, best-selling author James LaValle clears up the mystery surrounding blood test results. In simple ...


Blood: The Stuff of Life (CBC Massey Lecture)
Lawrence Hill

House of Anansi Press, 2013

In Blood , bestselling author Lawrence Hill offers a provocative examination of the scientific and social history of blood, and on the ways that it unites and divides us today. Blood runs red through every person’s arteries, and fulfills the same functions in every human being. However, as much as the study and use of blood has helped advance our understanding of human biology, its cultural and social representations have divided us ...


Blood of Life: Cora's Choice Vampire Series Bundle, Books 1-3
V.M. Black

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015

The first three installments of the vampire serial that started it all, together for the first time. Note: This is a standard large-print edition. Save 10% by buying individual regular trade paperbacks or 73% by buying the ebook boxed set. In a world where vampires are born, not made…. She wanted life. He needed her blood. Battling a terminal diagnosis, Cora Shaw will do anything to live, even seeking out a mysterious man who promises an ...


Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence
Karen Armstrong

Knopf, 2014

From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God , a sweeping exploration of religion and the history of human violence. For the first time, religious self-identification is on the decline in American. Some analysts have cited as cause a post-9/11perception: that faith in general is a source of aggression, intolerance, and divisiveness—something bad for society. But how accurate is that view? With deep learning and sympathetic ...


The Heroes of Olympus Book Five: The Blood of Olympus
Rick Riordan

Disney-Hyperion, 2014

Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen-all of them-and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood-the blood of Olympus-in order to wake. The demigods are having more frequent visions of a ...


Blood Song (A Raven's Shadow Novel)
Anthony Ryan

Ace, 2014

“The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm. "  Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of ten when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order—a caste devoted to battle. Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate and dangerous life of a warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order. Vaelin’s father was Battle Lord to King Janus, ruler of the ...


Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade
Walter Kirn

Liveright, 2014

A Slate , San Francisco Chronicle , Amazon , and BookPage Best Book of 2014 A USA Today Top 10 Best Book of Winter 2014 An In Cold Blood for our time, a chilling, compulsive story of a writer unwittingly caught in the wake of a grifter-turned-murderer. In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn—then an aspiring novelist struggling with impending fatherhood and a dissolving marriage—set out on a peculiar, fateful errand: to personally ...


Blood Betrayal (An FBI Thriller Book 1), 2012

The bodies are piling high—36 unsolved gangland murders at last count—and the FBI Supervisor Hans Bauer has to do the unthinkable: put tough, independent Special Agent Frank Murray back on the squad he was twice kicked out of, Organized Crime. Mafia Kingpin Nick Scarponi is back from prison and orchestrating the bloodiest reign of mob killings in Philadelphia history and Frank Murray, who tossed Scarponi in the can three years earlier, is ...


Embrace the Wind (The Blood Rose Series Book 7)

Twin Bridges Creations LLC, 2015

A Mastyr Vampire. A beautiful shifter. Passion on the wind. How can a surly-tempered vampire resist the call of his blood rose, when he finally meets his match in a shifter designed to drive him wild. A powerful mastyr vampire, with a surly temper, meets his match in a beautiful half-human shifter who challenges him at every turn… Mastyr Vampire Zane didn’t want another woman in his life not after the dreaded Invictus killed his ...


Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
Gabrielle Hamilton

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2012

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK   NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Miami Herald • Newsday • The Huffington Post • Financial Times • GQ • Slate • Men’s Journal • Washington Examiner • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus Reviews • National Post • The Toronto Star • BookPage • Bookreporter Before Gabrielle Hamilton opened her acclaimed New York restaurant Prune, ...


Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West
Cormac McCarthy

Vintage, 1992

An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the "wild west." Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into the nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their ...


Blood, Milk & Chocolate - Part 1 (The Grimm Diaries Book 3)

Cameron Jace Books, 2015

Carmilla Karnstein's diary falls into the hands of Lucy Rumpelstein. The Queen of Sorrow tells her own story from the beginning, the inception of the Kingdom of Sorrow, and how she came to be who she is now. Meanwhile, Shew & Fable deal with the consequences of the last Dreamory, Cerene and Loki's death, and Charmwill's True Name. A challenge represents itself and thwarts Fable into the Dreamworld, only to witness a heart-shattering truth ...


The Blood Series: Alpha Warriors of the Blood, Box Set: (Books 1 & 2)

Tamara Rose Blodgett, 2014

Her blood sings to them... a melody no supernatural can ignore... From the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Tamara Rose Blodgett New adult fiction: recommended ages 17+ for sexual situations, profanity and violence. The BLOOD Series is a paranormal werewolf/vampire romance with supernatural humans who possess paranormal powers. Two full-length novels: BLOOD SINGERS : A sub-species of human beings... ...


Deviant (Blood & Roses Book 1), 2014

*RE-EDITED AS OF AUGUST 31 2014* *Please be aware that this is a Dark Romance novel and deals with serious themes, including violence and murder* This story is the first part in a series, each approx. 30-40k words in length. Sloane I'm not proud of the things I've done. The things I've had to do. The things I've given away. but I'd give it all over again to find her. Even if i die trying, I have to find Alexis. ...


Blood: A Critique of Christianity (Religion, Culture, and Public Life)
Gil Anidjar

Columbia University Press, 2014

Blood , according to Gil Anidjar, maps the singular history of Christianity. As a category for historical analysis, blood can be seen through its literal and metaphorical uses as determining, sometimes even defining Western culture, politics, and social practices and their wide-ranging incarnations in nationalism, capitalism, and law. Engaging with a variety of sources, Anidjar explores the presence and the absence, the making and unmaking of ...


A Fire in the Blood: A tale of urban fantasy, 2015

When werewolf private investigator Edmund (Mundo) Reif begins suffering hellish nightmares of blood and fire, he puts the blame on a curse placed upon him by a voodoo practitioner when one of his cases got too close. If only that were true. Instead, Mundo discovers there is a far greater evil in play and that an ancient demon intends to use him and all his kind to bring about her bloody apocalypse.



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