Burning the Books Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Burning the Books

  • Author : Richard Ovenden
  • Publisher : Belknap Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674241206

Burning the Books Excerpt :

Libraries preserve the knowledge and ideas on which rights depend; no wonder they are so often attacked. Richard Ovenden tells the history of this deliberate destruction of knowledge--from library burnings to digital attacks and contemporary underfunding--and makes a passionate plea for the importance of these threatened institutions.

Burned Book
Score: 4.5
From 26 Ratings


  • Author : Ellen Hopkins
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-09-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442494619

Burned Excerpt :

Seventeen-year-old Pattyn, the eldest daughter in a large Mormon family, is sent to her aunt's Nevada ranch for the summer, where she temporarily escapes her alcoholic, abusive father and finds love and acceptance, only to lose everything when she returns home.

A Burning Book
Score: 4
From 31 Ratings

A Burning

  • Author : Megha Majumdar
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771059841

A Burning Excerpt :

A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK! A New York Times Notable Book For readers of Tommy Orange, Yaa Gyasi, and Jhumpa Lahiri, an electrifying debut novel about three unforgettable characters who seek to rise—to the middle class, to political power, to fame in the movies—and find their lives entangled in the wake of a catastrophe in contemporary India. In this National Book Award Longlist honoree and “gripping thriller with compassionate social commentary” (USA Today), Jivan is a Muslim girl from the slums, determined to move up in life, who is accused of executing a terrorist attack on a train because of a careless comment on Facebook. PT Sir is an opportunistic gym teacher who hitches his aspirations to a right-wing political party, and finds that his own ascent becomes linked to Jivan's fall. Lovely—an irresistible outcast whose exuberant voice and dreams of glory fill the novel with warmth and hope and humor—has the alibi that can set Jivan free, but it will cost her everything she holds dear. Taut, symphonic, propulsive, and riveting from its opening lines, A Burning has the force of an epic while being so masterfully compressed it can be read in a single sitting. Majumdar writes with dazzling assurance at a breakneck pace on complex themes that read here as the components of a thriller: class, fate, corruption, justice, and what it feels like to face profound obstacles and yet nurture big dreams in a country spinning toward extremism. An extraordinary debut.

Burned Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings


  • Author : Benedict Jacka
  • Publisher : Ace
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: 655
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 9780425275764

Burned Excerpt :

"Diviner Alex Verus finally made one too many enemies on the Council of mages, and now one of them is angry enough to have him executed. Fighting for his life is nothing new for Alex, but this kill order also calls for the deaths of his dependents--and there's no way he'll let Luna, Anne, and Variam take the heat."--Cover, page [4].

Burning Books Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Burning Books

  • Author : M. Fishburn
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2008-05-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230583665

Burning Books Excerpt :

This provocative new work examines the years between the Nazi book fires and the publication of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (1953), a period when book burning captured the popular imagination. It explores how embedded the myths of book burning have become in our cultural history, and illustrates the enduring appeal of a great cleansing bonfire.

Burning Book Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Burning Book

  • Author : Jessica Bruder
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-08-07
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416928249

Burning Book Excerpt :

Jessica Bruderis a reporter for theOregonian.Her writing has also appeared in theNew York Times,theWashington Post,and theNew York Observer.She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Frost Burned Book
Score: 4
From 67 Ratings

Frost Burned

  • Author : Patricia Briggs
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-03-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101619650

Frost Burned Excerpt :

Patricia Briggs “has reached perfection”* in this #1 New York Times bestseller, as Mercy Thompson faces a shapeshifter’s biggest fear... Mercy’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Alpha werewolf Adam Hauptman has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more... After a traffic accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can’t reach Adam—or anyone else in the pack. They’ve all been abducted. Mercy fears Adam’s disappearance may be related to the political battle the werewolves have been fighting to gain acceptance from the public—and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outmatched and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely. *The Nocturnal Library

The Wood Burn Book Book

The Wood Burn Book

  • Author : Rachel Strauss
  • Publisher : Rockport Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-08-11
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631598920

The Wood Burn Book Excerpt :

In The Wood Burn Book, Instagram star Rachel Strauss (@woodburncorner) teaches you everything you’ll need to know to master your favorite new hobby: pyrography, or writing with fire. This essential guide opens with a brief background to the art of wood burning, a list of tools and how to use them, basic techniques that can be used over and over again, and even what to burn and how to be safe doing it. You will also find a detailed explanation of the process from start to finish, with patterns and frames, techniques for lettering and adding color, as well as dozens of projects ready for gifting, including picture frames, cutting boards, coasters, cards, wooden spoons, and jewelry. Above all, Strauss has created the book she wished she had when she first discovered pyrography: a simple guide that quickly gets the reader successfully burning. With the right tools and a little time, you'll be able to create meaningful handmade gifts without breaking the bank. Whether it’s to create a family name sign as a housewarming gift for newlyweds, or customize baby blocks for a new little one, wood burning is the versatile hobby that can be used time and time again to create memorable gifts for all of life’s occasions. In addition, wood burning is a practice in mindfulness, requiring patience and focus to awaken the senses and calm the mind. Mastering the art of writing with fire begins with the ability to follow a line. If you can trace, you can burn.

Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability

  • Author : Paul K. Longmore
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 159213775X

Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability Excerpt :

'Personal inclination made me a historian. Personal encounter with public policy made me an activist.'

Burn for Burn Book
Score: 3.5
From 32 Ratings

Burn for Burn

  • Author : Jenny Han
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-08-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442440760

Burn for Burn Excerpt :

Three teenaged girls living on Jar Island band together to enact revenge on the people that have hurt them.

Burned Book
Score: 3.5
From 23 Ratings


  • Author : Thomas Enger
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-10-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451616460

Burned Excerpt :

Uncovering class divisions, racial conflicts, and tangled emotions, this gritty, shocking novel of suspense heralds the arrival of a major new talent. Henning Juul is a veteran investigative crime reporter in Oslo, Norway. A horrific fire killed his six-year-old son, cut scars across his face, and ended his marriage, and on his first day back at the job after the terrible tragedy a body is discovered in one of the city’s public parks. A beautiful female college student has been stoned to death and buried up to her neck, her body left bloody and exposed. The brutality of the crime shakes the whole country, but despite his own recent trauma – and the fact that his ex-wife’s new boyfriend is also on the case - Henning is given the assignment. When the victim’s boyfriend, a Pakistani native, is arrested, Henning feels certain the man is innocent. This was not simply a Middle Eastern-style honor killing in the face of adultery – it was a far more complicated gesture, and one that will drag Henning into a darkness he’s never dreamed of.

Suri s Burn Book Book

Suri s Burn Book

  • Author : Allie Hagan
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Release Date : 2012-09-04
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762447503

Suri s Burn Book Excerpt :

Based on the popular blog of the same name, Suri's Burn Book is told from the harsh yet clever perspective of “Suri Cruise,” Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' five-year-old daughter—and one of the youngest fashionistas in America today. Suri's snarky and clever wit will cover everything celeb obsessed, from celebrity culture and fashion mistakes to celebs who are annoying pregnant. Also included is Suri's very best advice and essays on topics ranging from pop culture to politics, accompanied by approximately 100 full-color photos throughout.

The Analysis of Burned Human Remains Book

The Analysis of Burned Human Remains

  • Author : Christopher W. Schmidt
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080559285

The Analysis of Burned Human Remains Excerpt :

This unique reference provides a primary source for osteologists and the medical/legal community for the understanding of burned bone remains in forensic or archaeological contexts. It describes in detail the changes in human bone and soft tissues as a body burns at both the chemical and gross levels and provides an overview of the current procedures in burned bone study. Case studies in forensic and archaeological settings aid those interested in the analysis of burned human bodies, from death scene investigators, to biological anthropologists looking at the recent or ancient dead. Includes the diagnostic patterning of color changes that give insight to the severity of burning, the positioning of the body, and presence (or absence) of soft tissues during the burning event Chapters on bones and teeth give step-by-step recommendations for how to study and recognize burned hard tissues

Burn Book


  • Author : Herman Pontzer PhD
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525541530

Burn Excerpt :

One of the foremost researchers in human metabolism reveals surprising new science behind food and exercise. We burn 2,000 calories a day. And if we exercise and cut carbs, we'll lose more weight. Right? Wrong. In this paradigm-shifting book, Herman Pontzer reveals for the first time how human metabolism really works so that we can finally manage our weight and improve our health. Pontzer's groundbreaking studies with hunter-gatherer tribes show how exercise doesn't increase our metabolism. Instead, we burn calories within a very narrow range: nearly 3,000 calories per day, no matter our activity level. This was a brilliant evolutionary strategy to survive in times of famine. Now it seems to doom us to obesity. The good news is we can lose weight, but we need to cut calories. Refuting such weight-loss hype as paleo, keto, anti-gluten, anti-grain, and even vegan, Pontzer discusses how all diets succeed or fail: For shedding pounds, a calorie is a calorie. At the same time, we must exercise to keep our body systems and signals functioning optimally, even if it won't make us thinner. Hunter-gatherers like the Hadza move about five hours a day and remain remarkably healthy into old age. But elite athletes can push the body too far, burning calories faster than their bodies can take them in. It may be that the most spectacular athletic feats are the result not just of great training, but of an astonishingly efficient digestive system. Revealing, irreverent, and always entertaining, Pontzer has written a book that will change how you eat, move, and live.

Burned Book


  • Author : Sara Shepard
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-12-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405519601

Burned Excerpt :

It's spring break, and the pretty little liars are trading in Rosewood for a cruise vacation. They want nothing more than to sail into the tropical sunset and leave their troubles behind for one blissful week. But where Emily, Aria, Spencer, and Hanna go, A goes, too. From scuba diving to tanning on the upper deck, A is there, soaking up all their new secrets. Emily is smooching a stowaway. Aria's treasure-hunting partner is a little too interested in her booty. Spencer's going overboard trying to land a new boy. And a blast-or rather, a crash-from Hanna's past could mean rough waters ahead for everyone. The liars better tighten their life jackets. A perfect storm is brewing, and if they aren't careful, A will bury them at sea. . .