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The Guardians
Author: John Christopher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481418343
Pages: 288
Year: 2014-11-04
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In the divided England of the distant future, a recently-orphaned boy flees the sprawling area known as the Conurb for the serene world of the County where the people seem to live a simpler existence.
The Guardians
Author: Sarah Manguso
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429950226
Pages: 128
Year: 2012-02-28
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The Guardians opens with a story from the July 24, 2008, edition of the Riverdale Press that begins, "An unidentified white man was struck and instantly killed by a Metro-North train last night as it pulled into the station on West 254th Street." Sarah Manguso writes: "The train's engineer told the police that the man was alone and that he jumped. The police officers pulled the body from the track and found no identification. The train's 425 passengers were transferred to another train and delayed about twenty minutes." The Guardians is an elegy for Manguso's friend Harris, two years after he escaped from a psychiatric hospital and jumped under that train. The narrative contemplates with unrelenting clarity their crowded postcollege apartment, Manguso's fellowship year in Rome, Harris's death and the year that followed—the year of mourning and the year of Manguso's marriage. As Harris is revealed both to the reader and to the narrator, the book becomes a monument to their intimacy and inability to express their love to each other properly, and to the reverberating effects of Harris's presence in and absence from Manguso's life. There is grief in the book but also humor, as Manguso marvels at the unexpected details that constitute a friendship. The Guardians explores the insufficiency of explanation and the necessity of the imagination in making sense of anything.
The Guardians
Author: Lawrence Murray
Publisher: Sts. Jude imPress
ISBN: 0972214909
Pages: 575
Year: 2002-04
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Story of Connor Stratton, an ArcheoHistorian, who is challenged on a talk show to prove an allegation. In searching ancient records, he discovers the existence of a secret society dating from the time of the Apostles and Essences.
The Guardians
Author: Susan Pedersen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190226390
Pages: 416
Year: 2015-04-29
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Winner of the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature Shortlisted for the Lionel Gelber Prize At the end of the First World War, the Paris Peace Conference saw a battle over the future of empire. The victorious allied powers wanted to annex the Ottoman territories and German colonies they had occupied; Woodrow Wilson and a groundswell of anti-imperialist activism stood in their way. France, Belgium, Japan and the British dominions reluctantly agreed to an Anglo-American proposal to hold and administer those allied conquests under "mandate" from the new League of Nations. In the end, fourteen mandated territories were set up across the Middle East, Africa and the Pacific. Against all odds, these disparate and far-flung territories became the site and the vehicle of global transformation. In this masterful history of the mandates system, Susan Pedersen illuminates the role the League of Nations played in creating the modern world. Tracing the system from its creation in 1920 until its demise in 1939, Pedersen examines its workings from the realm of international diplomacy; the viewpoints of the League's experts and officials; and the arena of local struggles within the territories themselves. Featuring a cast of larger-than-life figures, including Lord Lugard, King Faisal, Chaim Weizmann and Ralph Bunche, the narrative sweeps across the globe-from windswept scrublands along the Orange River to famine-blighted hilltops in Rwanda to Damascus under French bombardment-but always returns to Switzerland and the sometimes vicious battles over ideas of civilization, independence, economic relations, and sovereignty in the Geneva headquarters. As Pedersen shows, although the architects and officials of the mandates system always sought to uphold imperial authority, colonial nationalists, German revisionists, African-American intellectuals and others were able to use the platform Geneva offered to challenge their claims. Amid this cacophony, imperial statesmen began exploring new means - client states, economic concessions - of securing Western hegemony. In the end, the mandate system helped to create the world in which we now live. A riveting work of global history, The Guardians enables us to look back at the League with new eyes, and in doing so, appreciate how complex, multivalent, and consequential this first great experiment in internationalism really was.
The Guardians
Author: Ana Castillo
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307485722
Pages: 224
Year: 2008-12-10
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From American Book Award-winning author Ana Castillo comes a suspenseful, moving novel about a sensuous, smart, and fiercely independent woman. Eking out a living as a teacher’s aide in a small New Mexican border town, Tía Regina is also raising her teenage nephew, Gabo, a hardworking boy who has entered the country illegally and aspires to the priesthood. When Gabo’s father, Rafa, disappears while crossing over from Mexico, Regina fears the worst. After several days of waiting and with an ominous phone call from a woman who may be connected to a smuggling ring, Regina and Gabo resolve to find Rafa. Help arrives in the form of Miguel, an amorous, recently divorced history teacher; Miguel’s gregarious abuelo Milton; a couple of Gabo’s gangbanger classmates; and a priest of wayward faith. Though their journey is rife with challenges and danger, it will serve as a remarkable testament to family bonds, cultural pride, and the human experience Praise for The Guardians NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE “An always skilled storyteller, [Castillo] grounds her writing in . . . humor, love, suspense and heartache–that draw the reader in.” –Chicago Sunday Sun-Times “A rollicking read, with jokes and suspense and joy rides and hearts breaking . . . This smart, passionate novel deserves a wide audience.” –Los Angeles Times “What drives the novel is its chorus of characters, all, in their own way, witnesses and guardian angels. In the end, Castillo’s unmistakable voice–earthy, impassioned, weaving a ‘hybrid vocabulary for a hybrid people’–is the book’s greatest revelation.” –Time Out New York “A wonderful novel . . . Castillo’s most important accomplishment in The Guardians is to give a unique literary voice to questions about what makes up a ‘family.’ ” –El Paso Times “A moving book that is both intimate and epic in its narrative.” –Oscar Hijuelos, author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love From the Trade Paperback edition.
Messenger for the Guardians
Author: Martin E. Crespo
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438932103
Pages: 160
Year: 2008-11
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Amy Roth challenges her fate with little more than determination, courage and a few friends. Lanterman once again explores the nature of friendship and deep-sea fishing as she creates a vivid picture of human emotion and struggle. In her new novel, Transition in Green, Lanterman compels us to wonder. How many young people loose their way in our mobile society? What role does luck play? This novel brims with hope and it delivers. Amy Roth seems a perfect victim when Rick Horner spots her in the airport in Spokane. Argus Pritchett, a rumpled, retired cop refuses to look the other way. They stay in touch over the years as Amy works out her life goals, independence and happiness. Harv Leigh finds himself in Bakersfield longer than he planned. If Harv is part of the answer for Amy, he must wait. Will he? Will a trip to the Big Island help? And what about Trez? Amy believes Trez can bend luck itself. Treasure Williams, Amy's role model and mentor, wonders if Amy recognizes happiness.
The Guardians
Author: Sammie Louise
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1504310829
Pages: 226
Year: 2017-11-07
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Nova is a young girl a year from graduating school and pursuing her photography career. She lives her life happily alongside her longtime friend, Adrian, whom she feels herself developing feelings for. But Adrian is disturbed by dreams of his dead mother living on in another world. Together, they find themselves caught in a mess of a new world of dreams and in a battle against the strongest and deadliest creature of their newfound world. Follow them along as they meet new friends like Ryda and Kikina, discover magical abilities, and take love to a whole new level.
Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King
Author: William Joyce, Laura Geringer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442430486
Pages: 228
Year: 2011-10-04
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Nicholas St. North, a daredevil swordsman seeking treasure in the fiercely guarded village of Santoff Claussen finds, instead, the great wizard Ombric Shalazar and a battle against the Nightmare King and his evil Fearlings--a battle Nicholas can win onlyif he finds five other Guardians in time.
The Guardians
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 1434765679
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The Guardians of the Hidden Scepter
Author: Frank Cole
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 1462100430
Pages: 281
Year: 2011-02-08
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Fifteen-year-old Amber Rawson, who has a passion for archaeology and a talent for deciphering ancient codes, must find the ancient Tebah Stick, a biblical artifact capable of global destruction, and save her kidnapped archaeology instructor.
The Guardians
Author: Alexander Amani
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449085725
Pages: 148
Year: 2010-05
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The Guardians is a children's book that has adult appeal due to its positive recurring themes centered on: veracity, courage, wisdom and compassion. The story is centered around five natural predators that join forces to serve others around the world. In so doing, they quickly discover in becoming servant leaders they have to identify and deal with their own character flaws. All the while several of them are secretly being evaluated for membership into the Guardians society. The book's intent is to promote positive core principles along with focusing on the importance of relevant ecological awareness of issues around the globe. The next two installments of The Guardians are already in progress.
Vengeance Day
Author: Richard Austin
Publisher: Jove Publications
ISBN: 0515093211
Pages: 201
Year: 1987-11-01
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A band of brutal commandos commit atrocities and try to blame them on the Guardians
The Art of DreamWorks Rise of the Guardians
Author: Ramin Zahed, Alec Baldwin, William Joyce
ISBN: 1608871088
Pages: 158
Year: 2012
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Presents the art and animation of the motion picture, including character designs, settings, effects concepts, and storyboards.
The Guardians
Author: Bob Ryan
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452024324
Pages: 240
Year: 2010-05
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The Equality Laws were written and passed to ensure equality for all - under the assumption that fairness for all was to be the dawn of a new age for all nations on Earth; rather, it created a world of darkness. Jared was born into this world of darkness, and sentenced to death for violating the Equality Laws. Through the sacrifice of his father, a stranger comes to Jared's aid and takes him into a world of light. As Jared learns the truth about himself and the world, he must once again enter the world of darkness on a mission that could cost him his life - as well as everyone he has come to love.
The Guardians
Author: F. Thomas Jones
Publisher: Abbott Press
ISBN: 1458211568
Pages: 300
Year: 2014-04
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The Tirgonian Empire, always on the hunt for conquest and expansion, does not consider the efforts of the rebel Guardians a serious threat to their imperial plans. After a series of devastating conflicts, the Guardians have suffered massive losses to their forces but not their resolve. They continue to fight their way into Tirgonian territory, undaunted by defeat. Even though the Guardians are focused on escaping the Tirgonian forces, commanded by Telecoup Mular, tension mounts between several of the Guardian survivors. The few remaining Guardians are bolstered by the arrival of additional survivors, but the initial contact does not go smoothly. The survivors arrive on a new sort of spaceship, one that the Guardians have never seen. Once the Guardians realize their mistakes, it is revealed that there are more concealed ships, hopefully increasing their chances of survival. The Guardians must now invent unique solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems. The unexpected defection of a senior Tirgonian officer named Telebisque Serligh Teka, his entire crew, and their Fighting Star Palup is a welcome boost to the weary rebel effort. Renewed, the Guardians continue fighting their way across enemy territory. Against seemingly insurmountable odds, can the Guardians prevail? And if so, at what cost?

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