The Mirage

  • Auteur: Matt Ruff
  • ISBN: 0062097938
  • Date de sortie: 2012-02-07
  • Collection: Harper Collins
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A mind-bending novel in which an alternate history of 9/11 and its aftermath uncovers startling truths about America and the Middle East 11/9/2001: Christian fundamentalists hijack four jetliners. They fly two into the Tigris & Euphrates World Trade Towers in Baghdad, and a third into the Arab Defense Ministry in Riyadh. The fourth plane, believed to be bound for Mecca, is brought down by its passengers. The United Arab States declares a War on Terror. Arabian and Persian troops invade the Eastern Seaboard and establish a Green Zone in Washington, D.C. . . . Summer, 2009: Arab Homeland Security agent Mustafa al Baghdadi interrogates a captured suicide bomber. The prisoner claims that the world they are living in is a mirage—in the real world, America is a superpower, and the Arab states are just a collection of "backward third-world countries." A search of the bomber's apartment turns up a copy of The New York Times, dated September 12, 2001, that appears to support his claim. Other captured terrorists have been telling the same story. The president wants answers, but Mustafa soon discovers he's not the only interested party. The gangster Saddam Hussein is conducting his own investigation. And the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee—a war hero named Osama bin Laden—will stop at nothing to hide the truth. As Mustafa and his colleagues venture deeper into the unsettling world of terrorism, politics, and espionage, they are confronted with questions without any rational answers, and the terrifying possibility that their world is not what it seems. Acclaimed novelist Matt Ruff has created a shadow world that is eerily recognizable but, at the same time, almost unimaginable. Gripping, subversive, and unexpectedly moving, The Mirage probes our deepest convictions and most arresting fears.

Mirage

  • Auteur: Boris Vallejo
  • ISBN: 9781855859098
  • Date de sortie: 2001
  • Collection: Collins & Brown
  • Total Download: 2040
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First published in 1997, Mirage took the fantasy world on a whirlwind tour, introducing us to paintings so bold, so provocative and superb that it became a major success. This astounding volume showcases alluring paintings of sensuous women and strong men, set against mythical, otherworldly backgrounds, and contains over 40 color and black and white illustrations, as well as 8 full pages of new, never before seen or published art work.

Mirage of Health

  • Auteur: René Jules Dubos
  • ISBN: 9780813512600
  • Date de sortie: 1987-01-01
  • Collection: Rutgers University Press
  • Total Download: 7427
  • Total Read: 1304

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Mirage

  • Auteur: Kristi Cook
  • ISBN: 1442443006
  • Date de sortie: 2013-06-04
  • Collection: Simon and Schuster
  • Total Download: 6759
  • Total Read: 7614

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Seventeen-year-old Violet McKenna, back for her senior year at Winterhaven, finds her friends in danger, a mysterious new teacher as her psychic coach, and her Sabbat tendencies threatening her relationship with Aidan.

Mirage

  • Auteur: Russell Clemings
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1996
  • Collection: Random House (NY)
  • Total Download: 4164
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Traces the development of desert irrigation, argues that this technique results in the eventual ruin of the land, and suggests solutions

Mirage

  • Auteur: Tracy Clark
  • ISBN: 9780544937277
  • Date de sortie: 2017-07-11
  • Collection: Hmh Books for Young Readers
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After a brush with death, a thrill-seeking teenager becomes withdrawn and antagonistic. As her relationships crumble, she must fight the person she has become or lose herself forever."

The Mirage Of China

  • Auteur: Xin Liu
  • ISBN: 0857456121
  • Date de sortie: 2013-07-15
  • Collection: Berghahn Books
  • Total Download: 6902
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Today’s world is one marked by the signs of digital capitalism and global capitalist expansion, and China is increasingly being integrated into this global system of production and consumption. As a result, China’s immediate material impact is now felt almost everywhere in the world; however, the significance and process of this integration is far from understood. This study shows how the a priori categories of statistical reasoning came to be re-born and re-lived in the People’s Republic - as essential conditions for the possibility of a new mode of knowledge and governance. From the ruins of the Maoist revolution China has risen through a mode of quantitative self-objectification. As the author argues, an epistemological rift has separated the Maoist years from the present age of the People’s Republic, which appears on the global stage as a mirage. This study is an ethnographic investigation of concepts - of the conceptual forces that have produced and been produced by - two forms of knowledge, life, and governance. As the author shows, the world of China, contrary to the common view, is not the Chinese world; it is a symptomatic moment of our world at the present time.
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