The Mongolian Conspiracy

Author: Rafael Bernal
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811220668
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Days before a visit to Mexico City by the American President, Filiberto Garcâia is assigned to investigate a Chinese-Mongolian assassination plot, leading him into the underbelly of the city's Chinatown and a deepening conspiracy.

The Interior Circuit

Author: Francisco Goldman
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802192639
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Coming off the most successful book of a decorated career—Say Her Name—The Interior Circuit is Francisco Goldman’s timely and provocative journey into the heart of Mexico City. The Interior Circuit is Goldman’s story of his emergence from grief five years after his wife’s death, symbolized by his attempt to overcome his fear of driving in the city. Embracing the DF (Mexico City) as his home, Goldman explores and celebrates the city, which stands defiantly apart from so many of the social ills and violence wracking Mexico. This is the chronicle of an awakening, both personal and political, “interior” and “exterior,” to the meaning and responsibilities of home. Mexico’s narco war rages on and, with the restoration of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (the PRI) to power in the summer’s 2012 elections, the DF’s special apartness seems threatened. In the summer of 2013, when Mexican organized crime violence and death erupts in the city in an unprecedented way, Goldman sets out to try to understand the menacing challenges the city now faces. By turns exuberant, poetic, reportorial, philosophic, and urgent, The Interior Circuit fuses a personal journey to an account of one of the world’s most remarkable and often misunderstood cities.


Author: Iain Banks
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641047061
Size: 13.44 MB
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Gibt es eine Welt jenseits der Welt? Adrian Cubbish hat offenbar gerade eine Glückssträhne: Er steigt vom gerissenen Drogendealer zu einem der mächtigsten Finanzmanager der Welt auf. Doch als sich ihm seine Mittelsmänner offenbaren, kann er es kaum glauben. Denn es gibt neben unserer Realität noch eine Vielzahl weiterer Welten, die von einem mächtigen Konsortium überwacht werden. Ehe sich Adrian versieht, ist er in ein weitreichendes Komplott zwischen diesen Welten verstrickt – und nicht nur sein Leben, sondern unsere gesamte Realität steht auf dem Spiel ...

China And The Mongols

Author: Hok-lam Chan
Publisher: Variorum
ISBN: UOM:39015043781916
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A common theme linking these papers is that of the interaction of élite and popular traditions, as found in the writings and folktales of Yüan and Ming China. The first studies focus on historical writings, not just as topics of intellectual and cultural history, but as foundations for understanding the sources of that time and seeing how earlier periods were viewed - for example, in the composition of the Liao, Chin and Sung histories at the Mongol-Yüan court in the 1340s. A second cluster examines a number of popular legends in which Mongol and Chinese elements can be seen to mix: the use of a bowshot in choosing a site, as in the story of the founding of Peking; the legends of the foundation of the Ming dynasty; or the image and fictionalisation of the great Ming statesman, Liu Chi.