Bridge of Death

Bridge of Death

Although a work of fiction, Bridge of Death is inspired by a real DDay mission called Operation Deadstick. In the hours before Allied troops landed on the Normandy beaches, key bridges over the Caen canal (including Pegasus Bridge) and ...

Author: Craig Simpson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781445123899

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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It's D-Day, 6th June 1944. Ten minutes after midnight. A small British force is flying over Occupied France on what is virtually a suicide mission - they must capture a bridge before German forces guarding it can blow it up. There's no room for error. They must cast fear aside in this race against time, told from both a British and German perspective. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Dead Man s Bridge

Dead Man s Bridge

“It's important to find out everything you can in regard to the death of a student at the suspension footbridge on February twelfth, 1986. His name was Creighton Taylor, and he was from Fort Campbell, Kentucky. His death was apparently ...

Author: Robert J. Mrazek

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

ISBN: 9781683312703

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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For fans of Linwood Barclay, this exhilarating series debut by award-winning author Robert Mrazek features former Army officer Jake Cantrell as he tries to solve a series of murders at a small college town in upstate New York. Unfairly disgraced former army officer Jake Cantrell has only one friend left: Bug, a wolf-dog he saved while serving in Afghanistan. Together, they try to put his bitter past behind him and Jake settles for employment at the bottom rung of the campus security ladder of a small upstate New York college. But things only turn worse when the college’s richest and most powerful alumnus is found hanging from a campus footbridge on the eve of homecoming weekend. Jake is convinced the man was murdered, but with no credibility to his name, no one agrees—at least not until a second body is found hanging from the same bridge. But as a vicious hurricane sweeps up the Eastern seaboard, the clock is ticking and it’s only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Trusting his instincts, Jake puts his own life in peril as he attempts to uncover the buried secrets at the heart of the murders in acclaimed author Robert J. Mrazek’s Dead Man’s Bridge, the first in a new heart-pounding mystery series sure to keep readers hooked until the very last page.
Categories: Fiction

The Three Arched Bridge

The Three Arched Bridge

How he emphasized that word ''especially',), especially the construction of roads and stone bridges. And all this movement, he said, was a sign simultaneously of life and death, of the birth of a new world and the death of the old* He ...

Author: Ismail Kadare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781611459906

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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In the Balkan Peninsula, history’s long-disputed bridge between Asia and Europe, the receding Byzantine empire has left behind a patchwork of warring peoples who fight over everything, from their pastures of sheep to the authorship of their countless legends. One such gruesome tale declares that a castle under construction cannot be finished until a young mason’s bride has been walled up alive, one breast left exposed to suckle her growing infant even after her death. Myth becomes perverse reality when a mason is plastered into a bridge over a strategically important river, where his will not be the last human sacrifice.
Categories: Fiction



Thus there is a widespread notion of a bridge in the unseen world over which the soul must pass at death—a bridge that is usually narrow, sharp, and dangerous. The Iroquois American Indians tell of travelling dreams in which they come ...

Author: Rosemary Gordon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351313629

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

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First Published in 2017. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
Categories: Psychology

Old London bridge Illustr by A Ashley

Old London bridge  Illustr  by A  Ashley

lute , and casting a melancholy look towards the bird of the night , the Cripple sang , in a plaintive strainDeath is here , and death is there , And death is round us every where ; Then do not let us quarrel more , For , oh ! so few ...

Author: George Herbert B. Rodwell


ISBN: OXFORD:590849531



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The Bridge

The Bridge

It lit his way, guided him along the death bridge, of the over water the waiting flowing underneath. ice, the cold The winter pressed into him, the wind blasting driving him from into the the far past. side of Lincoln the bridge, ...

Author: Lou Paduano

Publisher: Eleven Ten Publishing

ISBN: 9781944965211

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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A sniper’s bullet changed Lincoln MacKenzie’s life forever. Lincoln has been tasked with a mission: to hunt down the Witness—the enigmatic man behind the tragedy in Bellbrook. Present and past entwine as Lincoln is forced to make a choice between ending the life of the Witness or saving him from a far more dangerous threat. Will Lincoln’s desire for revenge outweigh his need for the truth? Meanwhile, Ben Riley is caught in the middle of a political game as his assessment begins before the Inter-Agency Council. But is the purpose behind his questioning only the opening gambit of a larger plot against not only the Director of the DSA, but the agency itself? The DSA starts to crumble with this crucial chapter of the series.
Categories: Fiction

City of Bridges

City of Bridges

Like our city's first love and suffering, this marriage between love and death, between death and the salvation of memory, has become the type for all our city's kings, descended from our founding hero.

Author: David Michael Belczyk

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532687860

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

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In an ancient city steeped in myth but searching for truth, a courier is killed while crossing a bridge. A century later, three friends join the city’s search for the item the courier carried, but they are drawn deeper into the unsolved mystery of the courier’s death.
Categories: Fiction



It earned its nickname, 'Death Bridge', due to the estimated 100,000 deaths of prisoners and labourers from mistreatment and other abuses that occurred during its construction. The bridge, whose story inspired the novelist Pierre Boulle ...

Author: Victoria Charles

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 9781785259227

Category: Art

Page: 173

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A bridge is a link between two worlds, a point of tension between two separate and often disparate locations. Free, belonging neither to one region or another, the bridge imposes upon the landscape and defies nature. Its existence embodies the will of mankind to construct these necessary bonds between people and places. A symbol of progress and innovation, the bridge, anonymous demonstration of the mastery and the durability of new techniques, is gradually becoming more and more light and fluid, constantly defying stateoftheart technology. As veritable aesthetic creations, bridges appear today not only as examples of masterful engineering, but also as incredible works of art. With its magnificent photographs, this book invites the reader to rediscover these modernday sculptures.
Categories: Art

Surviving the Death Railway

Surviving the Death Railway

Bridge over the River Kwai By early 1945 Allied bombing raids on the railway line were becoming increasingly frequent. ... As a prisoner, Barry kept nominal rolls of his 27 Line Section men with notes of deaths or the last time and ...

Author: Hilary Custance Green

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473870024

Category: History

Page: 280

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The ordeals of the POWs put to slave labour by their Japanese masters on the Burma Railway have been well documented yet never cease to shock. It is impossible not to be horrified and moved by their stoic courage in the face of inhuman brutality, appalling hardship and ever-present death.While Barry Custance Baker was enduring his 1000 days of captivity, his young wife Phyllis was attempting to correspond with him and the families of Barrys unit. Fortunately these moving letters have been preserved and appear, edited by their daughter Hilary, in this book along with Barrys graphic memoir written after the War. Surviving the Death Railways combination of first-hand account, correspondence and comment provide a unique insight into the long nightmare experienced by those in the Far East and at home. The result is a powerful and inspiring account of one of the most shameful chapters in the history of mankind which makes for compelling reading.
Categories: History

The Great Bridge

The Great Bridge

... 52–53 death of 88–99 accident, 88–89 continuing work on bridge, 125 funeral, 95–97 Washington assumes charge of building bridge after John's death, 97–99 education of, 41 as engineer decision to become, 41 return to engineering, ...

Author: David McCullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451683233

Category: History

Page: 605

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The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of Truman evaluates the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge as the greatest engineering triumph of its time, citing the pivotal contributions of chief engineer Washington Roebling and the technical problems and political corruption that challenged the project.
Categories: History