The Fog

Author: James Herbert

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447202392

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4436

The Fog is a powerful, classic horror novel from James Herbert, author of The Rats. It begins with a crack that rips the earth apart. Peaceful village life shattered. But the disaster is just the beginning. Out of the bottomless pit creeps a malevolent fog. Spreading through the air it leaves a deadly, horrifying trail, destined to devastate the lives of all those it encounters . . .

The Fog

Author: Scott Allie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593074234

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 88

View: 3540

A group of Shanghai traders have come to America hoping to escape a string of weird deaths at the teeth and claws of unseen monsters, but when the strange yet familiar fog reveals that the curse has found them, even they don't know what that has to do with the terrible change coming over the Americans in this small seaside town. Teen.

The Fog

Author: Kyo Maclear

Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)

ISBN: 1770494928

Category: Birds

Page: 48

View: 5864

When the fog arrives on his island, a bird with a passion for people watching sets out to discover if anyone else has noticed it taking over the island.

Ghosts in the Fog: The Untold Story of Alaska's WWII Invasion

Author: Samantha Seiple

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545457475

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 4467

Few know the story of the Japanese invasion of Alaska during World War II--until now. GHOSTS IN THE FOG is the first narrative nonfiction book for young adults to tell the riveting story of how the Japanese invaded and occupied the Aleutian Islands in Alaska during World War II. This fascinating little-known piece of American history is told from the point of view of the American civilians who were captured and taken prisoner, along with the American and Japanese soldiers who fought in one of the bloodiest battles of hand-to-hand combat during the war. Complete with more than 80 photographs throughout and first person accounts of this extraordinary event, GHOSTS IN THE FOG is sure to become a must-read for anyone interested in World War II and a perfect tie-in for the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.


Author: Leon Garfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192751935

Category: Children's stories

Page: 167

View: 7145

George Treet is happy with his life as part of a family of travelling actors. The only thing that spoils it are the visits, twice a year, by a dark and mysterious stranger. Then Mr Treet tells him he is not his real father, and George's world turns upside down. Sent away to live with his true parents, George gets caught up in a world of intrigue, mystery, and family secrets. And someone, somewhere out in the fog, is waiting forhim...

Footsteps in the Fog

Alfred Hitchcock's San Francisco

Author: Jeff Kraft,Aaron Leventhal

Publisher: Santa Monica PressLlc

ISBN: 9781891661273

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 286

View: 6642

Footsteps in the Fog is a celebration of the San Francisco films of Alfred Hitchcock. The master director's familiarity with Northern California greatly influenced his decision to use Bay Area locations in several of his landmark motion pictures, and more importantly was often the source of inspiration for many of these same cinema classics. Three of Hitchcock's masterpieces were set in the San Francisco area: Shadow of a Doubt, Vertigo, and The Birds. In addition, Rebecca, Suspicion, Marnie, Topaz, Psycho, and Family Plot utilized Bay Area locations and/or were inspired by Northern California events and settings. Footsteps in the Fog examines these famous films, taking the reader on a journey around the Bay Area, while weaving together cinemagraphic intrigue, Bay Area history and lore, and the timeless elegance of San Francisco and its picturesque surroundings. Over 400 historical and contemporary photos are featured in the book, including impromptu off-camera images and shots from the films themselves—many never before seen! Footsteps in the Fog can be used as a companion to viewing the Northern California Hitchcock films, as a guide for visiting the sites and settings used in these motion pictures, and as a source of biographical information about Alfred Hitchcock's personal connections to San Francisco and the Bay Area. Hitchcock loved Northern California; he often entertained Hollywood celebrities at his ranch and vineyard outside of Santa Cruz, and frequented such San Francisco institutions as Jack's Restaurant, the Fairmont Hotel, the Top of the Mark, and the historic Bercut Brothers' Grant Market. Hitchcock fans everywhere will rejoice as they revisit and rediscover the locations and settings used in the great director's most beloved films.

Notes from the Fog


Author: Ben Marcus

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1101947462

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 838

With these thirteen transfixing, ingenious stories, Ben Marcus gives us timely dystopian visions of alienation in a modern world--cosmically and comically apt. Never has existential catastrophe been so much fun. In "The Grow-Light Blues," a hapless, corporate drone finds love after being disfigured testing his employer's newest nutrition supplement--the enhanced glow from his computer monitor. A father finds himself outcast from his family when he starts to suspect that his son's precocity has turned sinister in the chilling "Cold Little Bird." In "Blueprints for St. Louis," two architects in a flailing marriage consider the ethics of artificially inciting emotion in mourners at their latest assignment--a memorial to a terrorist attack. In the bizarre but instantly recognizable universe of Ben Marcus's fiction, characters encounter both surreal new illnesses and equally surreal new cures. Marcus writes beautifully, hilariously, and obsessively, about sex and death, lust and shame, the indignities of the body, and the full parade of human folly. A heartbreaking collection of stories that showcases the author's compassion, tenderness, and mordant humor. Blistering, beautiful work from a modern master. A heartbreaking collection of stories that showcases the author's compassion, tenderness, and mordant humor--blistering, beautiful work from a modern master.

The Fog

A Novel

Author: Dennis Etchison

Publisher: N.A


Category: Horror tales, American

Page: 180

View: 9568

From the depths of the earth, "the fog" comes, its slimy cloud of evil turning humans into murderous beasts.

Faith in the Fog

Believing in What You Cannot See

Author: Jeff Lucas

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310413362

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 7165

Keeping your faith burning bright when all you want to do is burn out In Faith in the Fog, bestselling author Jeff Lucas explores the pain and fear that many Christians feel when walking through a spiritual fog, when doubts about faith undermine the joy of belief. After the Resurrection—when the disciples found themselves on the fog bank of unresolved shame, failure, and confusion—what Jesus did to help them and what he didn’t do is both enlightening and inspirational. Here, you will focus on the person of Jesus and the way he approaches those who are worn out when life is tough. Who Jesus really is—rather than the way we instinctively perceive him emotionally and theologically—is what will make the difference and help clear the fog. Through a broad approach, Faith in the Fog tackles the feelings of failure, uselessness, and shame, which are often the underlying causes of depression and burnout among Christians.

After the Fog

Author: Kathleen Shoop

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781469935706

Category: Fiction

Page: 418

View: 8081

The sins of the mother…In the mill town of Donora, Pennsylvania, site of the infamous 1948 “killing smog,” headstrong nurse Rose Pavlesic tends to her family and neighbors. Controlling and demanding, she's created a life that reflects everything she missed growing up as an orphan. She's even managed to keep her painful secrets hidden from her loving husband, dutiful children, and large extended family. When a stagnant weather pattern traps poisonous mill gasses in the valley, neighbors grow sicker and Rose's nursing obligations thrust her into conflict she never could have fathomed. Consequences from her past collide with her present life, making her once clear decisions as gray as the suffocating smog. As pressure mounts, Rose finds she's not the only one harboring lies. When the deadly fog finally clears, the loss of trust and faith leaves the Pavlesic family—and the whole town—splintered and shocked. With her new perspective, can Rose finally forgive herself and let her family's healing begin?

The Fog of Peace

A Memoir of International Peacekeeping in the 21st Century

Author: Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815726317

Category: Political Science

Page: 331

View: 3316

No small number of books laud and record the heroic actions of those at war. But the peacekeepers? Who tells their stories? At the beginning of the 1990s, the world exited the cold war and entered an era of great promise for peace and security. Guided by an invigorated United Nations, the international community set out to end conflicts that had flared into vicious civil wars and to unconditionally champion human rights and hold abusers responsible. The stage seemed set for greatness. Today that optimism is shattered. The failure of international engagement in conflict areas ranging from Afghanistan to Congo and Lebanon to Kosovo has turned believers into skeptics. The Fog of Peace is a firsthand reckoning by Jean-Marie Guéhenno, the man who led UN peacekeeping efforts for eight years and has been at the center of all the major crises since the beginning of the 21st century. Guéhenno grapples with the distance between the international community's promise to protect and the reality that our noble aspirations may be beyond our grasp. The author illustrates with personal, concrete examples—from the crises in Afghanistan, Iraq, Congo, Sudan, Darfur, Kosovo, Ivory Coast, Georgia, Lebanon, Haiti, and Syria—the need to accept imperfect outcomes and compromises. He argues that nothing is more damaging than excessive ambition followed by precipitous retrenchment. We can indeed save many thousands of lives, but we need to calibrate our ambitions and stay the course.

Seeing through the Fog

Hope When Your World Falls Apart

Author: Ed Dobson

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 143470517X

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 9243

An exploration of identity and faith, Seeing Through the Fog invites readers to a vibrant life, an expectant life, a life of joy in each new morning. Pastor Ed Dobson has spent his life preaching sermons, but this book is not a sermon. He has spent more than ten years with a debilitating illness, but this book is not about grief. He has found joy in the midst of sorrow, but this book is not about looking on the bright side. Seeing Through the Fog is about living well when you realize you can’t live forever. It is about having gratitude for each sunrise, birthday, and moment of knowing God more. It is about holding hope when circumstances hold pain. With stories, wisdom and unique content distinct from the popular film series about Ed, Seeing Through the Fog will encourage readers in their own difficulties and give them hope for their future.

Heating Up the Fog

Author: Guy Tiphane


ISBN: 1411664469


Page: 78

View: 569

The collection of short stories that won the 2005 Thesis Award from Notre Dame de Namur University's English Department takes the reader through six journeys in its characters' lives. A priest retiring from his isolated parish in a Canadian fishing village travels west to find new ways of life and new friends. A young man faces the reality of his inability to connect with his world. A confirmed bachelor fantasizes about tuning up the life of others and finds himself in need of a tune up. Another bachelor travels to Paris, causing minor incidents while reflecting on his failed relationship. A married woman discovers a new kind of attraction outside of her quiet suburban life. An American family finds itself framed in dreams and thoughts of modernist fiction (Virginia Woolf) while visiting London.

Foal in the Fog

Author: Ben M. Baglio,Ann Baum

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439344159

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 3108

Just after Mandy witnesses a ghostly young horse disappear in the fog, she encounters a girl who has been visited by her own deceased foal, named Curiosity, leaving Mandy to wonder about this coincidental occurrence.

Lifting the Fog of War

Author: William A. Owens,Ed Offley

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801868412

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 2264

Is the United States an exhausted superpower? Recent military operations in Iraq, Somalia, and Kosovo have resulted in defeat or stalemate. America's key weaponry is fast becoming obsolete, and its men and women in uniform are disenchanted. Yet the U.S. remains committed to a wide variety of conflicts around the world and is increasingly confronted by threats against which traditional military power will be ineffective. As Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the first Clinton administration, Admiral Bill Owens saw the challenges facing the U.S. military firsthand. In this trenchant, fascinating, and forward-looking book, Owens explains the full extent of the military crisis and proposes bold new solutions to revolutionize the armed services. Instead of spending trillions of dollars to update obsolete weapons systems, he argues, the Department of Defense should take advantage of recent advances in computing, communications, and satellite technology and bring our military into the Information Age. These changes—collectively known in defense circles as the Revolution in Military Affairs or RMA—would transform the way that America wages war, bringing about a smaller, stronger, and more flexible military better able to monitor enemy forces in real time and thereby counter the "fog of war" that has bedeviled commanders throughout history. Lifting the Fog of War offers both an insider's account of today's armed forces and a vital blueprint for a more effective and affordable military tomorrow. For the paperback edition, the author has written a new preface about the Bush administration's attitudes toward military reform.

In the Fog

Author: Richard Harding Davis

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504034686

Category: Fiction

Page: 162

View: 2301

The members of an exclusive London club endeavor to solve a baffling murder in this masterpiece from the golden age of detective fiction Since the time of Shakespeare, there has been no group in London more influential than the Grill Club. A secret society whose members are drawn from the rich and the poor, the Grill is blind to politics, ideology, and wealth. The only demands made of its members are secrecy and an open mind. On a foggy night in 1897, an American diplomat tells three other club members of a recent night when he was lost in the London fog and heard a distant scream. Following the sound, he entered a strange house, where he discovered a man lying dead on a princess’s divan. The crime baffled Scotland Yard, but the men of the Grill Club will get to the bottom of it—no matter how long it takes. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Whispers in the Fog

Author: Carolyn Keene

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442497270

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 1210

Katie Firestone, champion kayaker and owner of a whale-watching tour boat, has invited George, along with Nancy, Ned, and Bess, to vacation north of San Francisco in Seabreak. But when Katie’s boat is vandalized, suspicion falls on fisherman Holt Scotto, who may be trying to run Katie out of business. The menace doesn’t stop there: a bike accident, a stalker, danger at an abandoned lighthouse, and a terrifying kayak trip lead Nancy to a hidden sea cave. Inside, Nancy discovers a dangerous secret. Soon her fearless instincts plunge her deeper into trouble—and it will take all her courage, daring, and wits to get herself and her friends out of it alive!

Murder in the Fog

Author: Ray Cummings

Publisher: eStar Books

ISBN: 1612104770

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3974

A scientific sleuth tackles the riddle of a mysterious fire.

Out of the Fog

Meditations for Believers and Skeptics

Author: Sarah Clark

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462813518

Category: Self-Help

Page: 100

View: 6350

The meditations in Out of The Fog range from a riff on Dr. Seusss song, Waltzing with Bears, to a serious discussion of Albert Schweitzers theology of reverence for life. We learn from such diverse role models as Jesus and Nemo (as in the fish Nemo). We celebrate the glories and agonies of the seasons in New England as well as a Wisconsin winter that rivaled the worse snows of Maine. We face the dark side of humanity. We are reminded that there truly are good people making a difference in the world. We are asked questions about our own spiritual lives. We ponder ways of creating a peaceful world. We are taught by children, dogs, cats, seashells, gardens; the sacredness of the every day is lifted up. We are asked to think of what our children really need from us. We are reminded to rest in the grace of the world. We are challenged to act for what we believe in. We are given hope in life and in ourselves and along the way we laugh often. Excerpt from Out of the Fog I miss a fireplace. A working fireplace. Or rather, a fireplace of delights and dreams and real logs, real fire. I grew up with a fireplace in our living room, not used for heat, but for warmth, beauty, visions, friendliness. We carefully cleaned the fireplace each Christmas Eve, so Santa would not be covered in ash. On Christmas Day, we lit the fire using as kindling the few Christmas wrappings my mother deemed unsalvageable for another year. The fireplace crackled, snapped, and exuded good cheer all December 25th and New Years as it did on Thanksgiving, and on snowy January, February, and March days and evenings. The fire removed the chill of fog in fall and spring, and in the hurricane became briefly a working fireplace, for heat, for light, for cooking, most of all, for the vision of coziness amidst the tempests roar. Even in summer, when the days turned damp and shivery, the fire would be lit and wed gather in its glow for fun and games. I still have the old wire popcorn popper we jiggled above the flames, waiting with bated breath for that first distinctive POP and then in exultation as the kernels exploded in a delicious cacophony of pows! I have lost years ago the wire marshmallow and hot dog toasters that the bold thrust into the flames (those of us who liked blackened marshmallows and hot dogs that split, taking the risk of losing them to the fire god) and the more genteel held with tense concentration hovering over the embers for perfectly browned outside, sumptuously melted inside, marshmallows. I remember my thirteenth birthday an icy, wind-whistling, February night when ten teen girls toasted and roasted and tried to scare each other silly with ghost stories as the fire died slowly down and the room grew dark until mother returned with hot chocolate and in her matter of fact manner stirred up the fire with a poker, adding a new log for good measure, breaking the spell of titillating terror. We turned to giggling over riddles, jokes, and songs featuring a lot of mindless alliteration. I remember the dinner parties as an adult when talk would turn from children to gossip to politics to God somehow the fire drew us into an intimacy and warmth that went beyond the heat upon our faces. I remember so many faces, some grown, some gone, but all faces that turned more friendly around the fire, that gentled into peace, sharing the best of themselves in the steadfast glow. If you have such a fireplace, invite your friends over, stockpile wood for the storm, or light a log alone and listen to the fires song. If, like me, your fireplace is in a room long gone from you, remember those of your past and those who shared them, and be thankful. Remember also those who have sat with you beside all the fires of your life, those who need no fireplace of bricks and mortar to laugh with you, and eat with you, and share your fears and delights. The fireplace may no longe

Lost in the Fog

Author: James De Mille

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465531629


Page: 316

View: 2137