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Captive Warriors

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Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
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Captive Warriors by Book Resume:

Chronicles the author's experiences from the time he was shot down over North Vietnam in 1966 through his seven years as a P.O.W and eventual homecoming in 1973

True Tales of the Texas Frontier

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Author: C. Herndon Williams
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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True Tales of the Texas Frontier by C. Herndon Williams Book Resume:

For eight centuries, the Texas frontier has seen conquest, exploration, immigration, revolution and innovation, leaving to history a cast of fascinating characters and captivating tales. Its historic period began in 1519 with Spanish exploration, but there was a prehistory long before, nearly fifteen thousand years earlier, with the arrival of people to Texas. Each story pulls a new perspective from this long history by examining nearly all angles--from archaeology to ethnography, astronomy, agriculture and more. These true stories prove to be unexpected, sometimes contrarian and occasionally funny but always fascinating. Join author and historian C. Herndon Williams as he recounts his exploration of nearly a millennium of the Texas frontier.

Setup at Whiskey Gulch

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Author: Elle James
Publisher: Harlequin
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Setup at Whiskey Gulch by Elle James Book Resume:

She's a small-town cop …after a killer. After losing her fiancé to an IED explosion, sheriff's deputy Dallas Jones planned to start over in Whiskey Gulch. But murder in the quiet Texas town upends her life. To catch the unknown suspect, Dallas partners with Outrider Levi Warren, a former Delta Force operative living with PTSD. Their dogged investigation riddled with gangs, drugs and death threats sparks an unexpected attraction…one they may not survive. From Harlequin Intrigue: Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served. Discover more action-packed stories in The Outriders Series. All books are stand-alone with uplifting endings but were published in the following order: Book 1: Homicide at Whiskey Gulch Book 2: Hideout at Whiskey Gulch Book 3: Held Hostage at Whiskey Gulch Book 4: Setup at Whiskey Gulch

Harlequin Intrigue April 2022 - Box Set 1 of 2

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Author: B.J. Daniels,Elle James,Julie Anne Lindsey
Publisher: Harlequin
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Harlequin Intrigue April 2022 - Box Set 1 of 2 by B.J. Daniels,Elle James,Julie Anne Lindsey Book Resume:

Coming soon! Harlequin Intrigue April 2022 - Box Set 1 of 2 by B.J. Daniels\Elle James\Julie Anne Lindsey will be available Mar 29, 2022.

Decoy Training

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Author: Caridad Piñeiro
Publisher: Harlequin
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Decoy Training by Caridad Piñeiro Book Resume:

His fresh start is about to be interrupted by a threatening foe. Former marine Shane Adler’s used to perilous situations. But he’s stunned to find danger in the peaceful Idaho mountains—especially swirling around his beautiful dog trainer. After tragically losing her hero husband, Piper Lambert’s rebuilt her life. Now it’s up to Shane—and his loyal K-9 in training, Decoy—to make sure a mysterious enemy won’t derail her new beginning…or his. From Harlequin Intrigue: Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served. Discover more action-packed stories in the K-9s on Patrol series. All books are stand-alone with uplifting endings but were published in the following order: Book 1: Decoy Training by Caridad Piñeiro Book 2: Sniffing Out Danger by Elizabeth Heiter Book 3: Foothills Field Search by Maggie Wells


Earthrise [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Edgar Mitchell,Ellen Mahoney,Dr. Brian Cox
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
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Earthrise by Edgar Mitchell,Ellen Mahoney,Dr. Brian Cox Book Resume:

The inspiring and fascinating biography of the sixth man to ever walk on the Moon Of the nearly seven billion people who live on Earth, only 12 have walked on the Moon and Dr. Edgar Mitchell was one of them. Earthrise is a vibrant memoir for young adults featuring the life story of this internationally known Apollo 14 astronaut. The book focuses on Edgar's amazing journey to the Moon in 1971 and highlights the many steps he took to get there, including growing up as a farm boy on a ranch; living in Roswell, New Mexico, during the alleged UFO crash; graduating from Carnegie Mellon and MIT; being a navy combat pilot; and becoming a NASA astronaut. In engaging and suspenseful prose he details his historic flight to the Moon, describing everything from the very practical—eating, sleeping, and going to the bathroom in space—to the metaphysical, such as the life-changing sensation of connectedness to the universe that he felt and that has been described, in varying degrees, by many astronauts. Extensive resources include annotated lists of websites about space, museums and organizations, films and videos, and books for further reading.

Kid Richie

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Author: Richard J. Cancemi, MD
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Kid Richie by Richard J. Cancemi, MD Book Resume:

Kid Richie, A Kid from Brooklyn is a story about a man’s journey through life. It begins with his earliest years as a young boy in a neighborhood of predominantly Sicilian/Italian families and portrays the dichotomy of influences at work in him between the Catholic Church and the permeating presence of Mafia life. Vignettes of many colorful characters will cause you to laugh or cry, but most of all it chronicles some events of what one might call his “hoodlum days,” to a reversal of his behavior and entrance into a monastic life, and his experiences therein. After seven years as a friar, a change of heart and disillusionment brought him back to the old neighborhood but not his old ways. Having to start over, he set his sights on becoming a medical doctor. These personal stories take the reader with him and his family from New York to Europe to California and to Texas. In a style reminiscent of Mark Twain, the author writes of the experiences of his “three lives,” which will entertain, amuse, enlighten, and inspire.

P.S. Kiss the Duchess For Me

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Author: Joe Rossi
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
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P.S. Kiss the Duchess For Me by Joe Rossi Book Resume:

P.S. Kiss the Duchess for Me, a collection of letters written by Private Joe Moss during World War II, transports us back to the 1940s and allows us to see those turbulent years through the eyes of someone who experienced them firsthand. We are there with Joe as he goes through basic training. We are with him on the trains. We are with him in the French countryside "with the roar of guns as a background." This time capsule of a book honors not only Joe Moss, but also the countless other heroes known only to their families.

Born Of The Sun

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Author: John H. Culp
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
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Born Of The Sun by John H. Culp Book Resume:

Set shortly after the Civil War, this distinguished novel tells the story of a boy starting a new life in the Concho country of Northwest Texas. “An epic novel of frontier life—‘BORN OF THE SUN’ is...continuously dramatic and entertaining. It belongs on the same shelf with the novels of Alan Le May and A. B. Guthrie, Jr.”—New York Times “A book any red-blooded American should be proud to read, and we guarantee he’ll be well entertained.”—NEW HAVEN REGISTER “True Americana, filled with the exuberance and hardy spirit of the pioneers.”—ROANOKE TIMES “A magnificent book.”—Dorothy M. Johnson “Strong adult fiction...superb reading...authentic story.”—DENVER SUNDAY POST “One of the most vivid and refreshing novels of the southwest to come along in recent years.”—TULSA SUNDAY WORLD “A permanent addition to enduring Texas fiction.”—DALLAS TIMES HERALD

I Spy in the Texas Sky

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Author: Kadair, Deborah Ousley
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
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I Spy in the Texas Sky by Kadair, Deborah Ousley Book Resume:

Shapes in clouds represent Texas symbols, including the Mexican free-tailed bat and the armadillo.

Prayers for Victory in Spiritual Warfare

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Author: Tony Evans
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
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Prayers for Victory in Spiritual Warfare by Tony Evans Book Resume:

Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 John 5:5 If you believe in Jesus and have accepted the life He offers through the cross, then the world and its ways shouldn't be able to drag you down. But do you still find yourself uncertain how to pray and experience victory? Pastor Tony Evans stands ready to help you "put on the full armor of God" (Ephesians 6:11). In this collection of spiritual warfare prayers that correspond with each piece of armor, you'll find hope for your struggles with... fear and anxiety broken relationships financial issues negative habits and addictions pain and illness Satan's influence is not the final word for those who, through Jesus, overcome the world. God has given you the resources you need to be victorious—and you can access them now through prayer!

Texas True

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Author: Janet Dailey
Publisher: Zebra Books
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Texas True by Janet Dailey Book Resume:

A second chance for a veteran and his sweetheart comes at a price in this romance from the New York Times–bestselling author of the Calder Saga. He's the one who got away… The cowboy who claimed her heart before taking off on a tour of duty, planning never to return. But Beau Tyler is back, and Natalie Haskell feels defenseless against the powerful pull of the brawny soldier. Especially when she finds herself suddenly widowed and needing the shelter of his strong arms. She's the hometown sweetheart… The girl Beau left behind but never forgot, despite his battle-scarred soul. Now Natalie is the real reason he's staying on at the ranch, despite rumors that he was somehow involved in her late husband's death. Because something in Beau has stirred to life again—something he believed his painful past had destroyed. And not even wild horses can keep him from the woman he still loves…. Praise for the Tylers of Texas series "Big, bold, and sexy, Texas True is Janet Dailey at her best!”—Kat Martin “Dailey does the genre proud with plenty of intrigue, subplots, twists and, of course, love. Fans and newcomers alike will revel in the ride.”—Publishers Weekly on Texas Tall

Discover the Stars

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Author: Richard Berry
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
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Discover the Stars by Richard Berry Book Resume:

For everyone who has looked up at the stars on a clear night and longed to know more about them, here is the perfect introduction and guide to discovering the stars. Discover the Stars leads you on a tour of all the stars and constellations visible with the naked eye and introduces you to deep-sky objects that can be seen with binoculars or a simple telescope. The tour is conducted by the editor of Astronomy magazine, Richard Berry, whose two-color, computer-plotted sky maps and clear instructions make stargazing fun and productive from your first night out. The heart of Discover the Stars is two sections of big, beautiful sky maps and charts. The first section features twelve maps that show the entire sky overhead as it appears during each month of the year. These outline all the constellations visible anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, and the accompanying text reveals the rich ancient mythology that surrounds the star groups. The second section is made up of twenty-three star charts that depict smaller regions of the sky in great detail. These charts give the names of key stars and lead you to fascinating features such as stars with unusual colors, double stars, variable stars, nebulae, and galaxies. Separate chapters cover basics, such as how the stars move through the sky, how to find your way around the moon and the planets, making an astronomer's flashlight, and choosing and using a telescope -- all in terms that are easy to grasp and remember. Discover the Stars is the perfect introduction to the heavens, simple enough to be useful if you're just starting out but packed with enough information to keep you learning and enjoying the stars for years to come. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Evening in Paradise

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Author: Lucia Berlin
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Evening in Paradise by Lucia Berlin Book Resume:

"Berlin probably deserved a Pulitzer Prize." —Dwight Garner, The New York Times NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE. Named one of the Best Books of 2018 by The Boston Globe, Kirkus, and Lit Hub. Named a Fall Read by Buzzfeed, ELLE, TIME, Nylon, The Boston Globe, Vulture, Newsday, HuffPost, Bustle, The A.V. Club, The Millions, BUST, Reinfery29, Fast Company and MyDomaine. A collection of previously uncompiled stories from the short-story master and literary sensation Lucia Berlin In 2015, Farrar, Straus and Giroux published A Manual for Cleaning Women, a posthumous story collection by a relatively unknown writer, to wild, widespread acclaim. It was a New York Times bestseller; the paper’s Book Review named it one of the Ten Best Books of 2015; and NPR, Time, Entertainment Weekly, The Guardian, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and other outlets gave the book rave reviews. The book’s author, Lucia Berlin, earned comparisons to Raymond Carver, Grace Paley, Alice Munro, and Anton Chekhov. Evening in Paradise is a careful selection from Berlin’s remaining stories—twenty-two gems that showcase the gritty glamour that made readers fall in love with her. From Texas to Chile, Mexico to New York City, Berlin finds beauty in the darkest places and darkness in the seemingly pristine. Evening in Paradise is an essential piece of Berlin’s oeuvre, a jewel-box follow-up for new and old fans.

Under a Texas Sky

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Author: Dorothy Garlock
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Under a Texas Sky by Dorothy Garlock Book Resume:

Growing up poor and largely abandoned on the streets of 1920s Chicago, Anna Finnegan has struggled her entire life. Until a talent manager discovers her and brings her into the world of theater. Now years later she's about to start shooting her first movie. Arriving on location in Redstone, Texas, in 1932, Anna steps off the train and collides into Dalton Barnes. He's lived in Redstone all his life and hates how the big city out-of-towners are gawking at the small-town locals like him. It doesn't take long, though, for Anna and Dalton to discover fireworks of a different sort between them. But the movie is plagued by one trouble after another, including a fire that destroys an elaborate set and costumes ruined by huge splashes of paint. Who is sabotaging the film and why? To what lengths will they go? When Anna finds herself threatened, how will she and the love blossoming between her and Dalton survive?

Beyond the Farthest Star

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Author: Bodie and Brock Thoene
Publisher: Zondervan
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Beyond the Farthest Star by Bodie and Brock Thoene Book Resume:

When a nativity display on public property is torched by a former US Senator, the media spotlight falls on the forgotten small town of Leonard, Texas, and the new pastor of its only church—Adam Wells. Emboldened by the prospect of leading his tiny congregation in a nationally-televised, first amendment debate that he considers to be a “fight for the heart and soul of America,” Pastor Wells determines not to let anything or anyone, including his wife and his rebellious sixteen-year old daughter, stand in his way. But when an old high school friend unexpectedly shows up in their small town and a past secret is revealed, Pastor Wells’ constitutional crusade collides with an even greater fight—the fight for the heart and soul of his marriage, his daughter, and, even his own life. In this modern-day story of betrayal, forgiveness, and finally redemption, Adam Wells discovers, for the first time, the meaning of the story he’s been preaching all his life...and his desperate daughter understands what really is beyond the farthest star. Award-winning authors, Bodie and Brock Thoene, have written an emotional and authentic drama based on a screenplay by Andrew Librizzi and now a major motion picture.

Reluctant Warriors, 1941-1945

Reluctant Warriors, 1941-1945 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Mathilde Gilzinger
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Reluctant Warriors, 1941-1945 by Mathilde Gilzinger Book Resume:

Reluctant Warriors, 1941-1945, an autobiographical memoir set in New York, Texas, Tennessee, Florida, and the European Theater of Operations, describes the lives of young people caught up in World War II, daily life during those years, and the profound effect the war had on that life. Extensive illustrations include original photographs, official Army correspondence, wedding invoices and menus, telegrams, V-mail, and air combat descriptions over Europe. The uniqueness of the war years resonates deeply in the minds of those who endured them. Reluctant Warriors presents an honest, intimate, and poignant description of many peoples lives during those years.

Accidental Activists

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Author: David Collins
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
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Accidental Activists by David Collins Book Resume:

In early 2013 same-sex marriage was legal in only ten states and the District of Columbia. That year the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor appeared to open the door to marriage equality. In Texas, Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes, together for sixteen years and deeply in love, wondered why no one had stepped across the threshold to challenge their state’s 2005 constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage. They agreed to join a lawsuit being put together by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLD. Two years later—after tense battles in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas and in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, after sitting through oral arguments at the Supreme Court of the United States in Obergefell v. Hodges—they won the right to marry deep in the heart of Texas. But the road they traveled was never easy. Accidental Activists is the deeply moving story of two men who struggled to achieve the dignity of which Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke in a series of Supreme Court decisions that recognized the “personhood,” the essential humanity of gays and lesbians. Author David Collins tells Mark and Vic’s story in the context of legal and social history and explains the complex legal issues and developments surrounding same-sex marriage in layman’s terms.

Killing the Rougarou

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Author: Shawn M. Beasley
Publisher: iUniverse
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Killing the Rougarou by Shawn M. Beasley Book Resume:

On Friday the thirteenth of October, a five-year-old girl named James meets a monster at the Shreveport Holiday Inn. Now, there are those in southern Louisiana who believe in the legend of the rougarou—a werewolf that prowls the bayou. Others think the monster is nothing more than a Cajun tall tale. The Gauthier family, though, knows true evil exists. Matthew Gauthier, his wife, and their four kids are a family built on love and pride, but their shared happiness is shattered that terrible Friday in October after attending the Louisiana State Fair. They move on in the aftermath, even James, who grows into a great beauty is always fearful of what hides in the night. It is James’s loveliness that initially attracts rural Texas boy Charles “Cat” Thomas when they meet years later. It is her fragile nature—reminding him of his own tragic family history—that makes Cat want to protect this shy, secretive, young woman. Loving James comes at a terrible price, though, because the rougarou is still out there watching.

NIV, Bible for Women, eBook

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Author: Zondervan
Publisher: Zondervan
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NIV, Bible for Women, eBook by Zondervan Book Resume:

Daily devotions that inspire women to spend time with God What is on your heart today? Struggles at home or with a friend? The miracle and joy of a new birth? A misunderstanding with a boyfriend or spouse? Are you grieving a loss? Are you celebrating a new job? Or anticipating a move? Whatever you face, good or bad, the NIV Bible for Women is relevant to your joys and sorrows, worries, fears, pain and happiness. God loves you and gave you his Word, the Bible, so you could know him more. The NIV Bible for Women contains an inspiring foreword by Shauna Niequist and writings by women who want to share their experiences—their joys and their struggles—with you. Authors such as Naomi Zacharias, Alyssa Joy Bethke, Caryn Rivadeneria, Rachel Held Evans, Katie Davis, Enuma Okoro, Kathy Khang, Laura Ortberg Turner, Kristen Howerton (Rage Against the Minivan), Margaret Feinberg, Tsh Oxenreider (The Art of Simple), and Annie Downs share their thoughts on topics ranging from cultural issues like social justice, economic inequality, and social media addiction to personal needs like prayer, decision-making, relationships, infertility, career, and calling. These thought-provoking topics are easy to share on social networks to strengthen and inspire your circle of friends while creating meaningful conversation. The NIV Bible for Women will help your time spent with God grow deeper and richer as you dig into his Word, bask in his love, learn his ways and then in turn share your journey with others in all the situations you face. Features: Complete text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV) Enter into the presence of God through the devotions each weekday and the Myths for each weekend for a full year of readings Apply the "Reflect" questions and the "Pray" prompts so you can take what you have read and become more intimately connected with God Evaluate the culturally accepted myths that are presented in articles that challenge your previous notions with truth from God’s Word Topical index to enhance your personal study

Lone Star 61

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Author: Wesley Ellis
Publisher: Penguin
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Lone Star 61 by Wesley Ellis Book Resume:

Jessie and Ki battle in a sky full of killers in a high-flying adventure in the sixty-first Lone Star novel! They call them The Lone Star Legend: Jessica Starbuck—a magnificent woman of the West, fighting for justice on America's frontier, and Ki—the martial arts master sworn to protect her and the code she lived by. Together they conquered the West as no other man and woman ever had!

Lone Star 17

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Author: Wesley Ellis
Publisher: Penguin
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Lone Star 17 by Wesley Ellis Book Resume:

Jessie and Ki go up against the biggest band of outlaws in the history of the west in the seventeenth Lone Star novel! They call them The Lone Star Legend: Jessica Starbuck—a magnificent woman of the West, fighting for justice on America's frontier, and Ki—the martial arts master sworn to protect her and the code she lived by. Together they conquered the West as no other man and woman ever had!

Balanced Wonder

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Author: Jan B. W. Pedersen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Balanced Wonder by Jan B. W. Pedersen Book Resume:

In Balanced Wonder, Jan B. W. Pedersen digs deep into the alluring topic of wonder, in dialogue with Neo-Aristotelian philosophers, arguing that the experience of wonder, when balanced, serves as a strong contributor to human flourishing.

Where I Live Now

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Author: Lucia Berlin
Publisher: Godine+ORM
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Where I Live Now by Lucia Berlin Book Resume:

The New York Times–bestselling author of So Long contemplates the human condition in this short story collection for fans of Grace Paley & Alice Munro. The elusive nature of happiness is a compelling theme in Where I Live Now. The survivors in these stories—many of them society's marginal or excluded people, fighting alcohol or drug addiction, bearing emotional scars—recognize it all too well. They mourn the lost dreams of youth, the roads not taken. They suffer the damage life inflicts: the ache of loneliness, the pain of separation, the fear of death. Set mainly in Los Angeles, Lucia Berlin’s gritty working-class stories bridge the gap between the Americas—rich and poor, North and South, Anglo and Hispanic. While her style has been compared to Raymond Carver’s, and her dream- and drink-addicted characters to Richard Yates’s, her fictional territory and fatalistic humor are hers alone. Praise for Where I Live Now “Berlin’s literary model is Chekhov, but there are extra-literary models too, including the extended jazz solo, with its surges, convolutions, and asides. This is writing of a very high order.” —August Kleinzahler, London Review of Books “This remarkable collection occasionally put me in mind of Annie Proulx’s Accordion Crimes, with its sweep of American origins and places. Berlin is our Scheherazade, continually surprising her readers with a startling variety of voices, vividly drawn characters, and settings alive with sight and sound.” —Barbara Barnard, American Book Review “Berlin is marvelously successful, placing her memorable characters in gripping situations, plumbing their messed-up lives for pathos and allowing us to see deeply into their souls.” —Publishers Weekly

Raising Kingdom Kids

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Author: Tony Evans
Publisher: Tyndale House
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Raising Kingdom Kids by Tony Evans Book Resume:

From the bestselling author of Kingdom Man and Kingdom Woman, Raising Kingdom Kids equips parents to raise their children with a Kingdom perspective and also offers practical how-to advice on providing spiritual training as instructed in Scripture. Dr. Tony Evans begins with an overarching look at the need for Kingdom parenting, our roles and responsibilities in raising God-following children, and how to prepare children to take on the assignments God has for their lives. He then takes a practical turn, with examples and illustrations to help parents understand and provide specific training for kids in the power of prayer, wisdom, loving God’s Word, getting through trials, controlling their tongues, developing patience, the surrender of service, and much more. This book is for every dad or mom who wants to fulfill the parenting role God has given them—not just in raising healthy kids intellectually, physically, and socially, but in contributing to their child’s relationship with God and alignment under His plan.

The Power of Stars

The Power of Stars [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Bryan E. Penprase
Publisher: Springer
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The Power of Stars by Bryan E. Penprase Book Resume:

Completely revised and updated, this new edition provides a readable, beautifully illustrated journey through world cultures and the vibrant array of sky mythology, creation stories, models of the universe, temples and skyscrapers that each culture has created to celebrate and respond to the power of the night sky. Sections on the archaeoastronomy of South Asia and South East Asia have been expanded, with original photography and new research on temple alignments in Southern India, and new material describing the astronomical practices of Indonesia, Malaysia and other Southeast Asian countries. Beautiful photographs of temples in India and Asia have been added, as well as new diagrams explaining the alignment of these structures and the astronomical underpinnings of temples within the Pallava and Chola cultures. From new fieldwork in the Four Corners region of North America, Dr. Penprase has included accounts of Pueblo skywatching and photographs of ceremonial kivas that help elucidate the rich astronomical knowledge of the Pueblo people. The popular “Archaeoastronomy of Skyscrapers” section of the book has been updated as well, with new interpretations of skyscrapers in Indonesia, Taiwan and China.With the rapid pace of discovery in astronomy and astrophysics, entirely new perspectives are emerging about dark matter, inflation and the future of the universe. The Power of Stars puts these discoveries in context and describes how they fit into the modern perspective of cosmology, which has arisen from the universal human response to the sky that has inspired both ancient and modern cultures.

The Secret in the Stars

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Author: Carolyn Keene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Secret in the Stars by Carolyn Keene Book Resume:

When Nancy goes stargazing, she catches a comet of an adventure by the tail! Nancy and George are thrilled when Bob “Dr. Stars” Steller, a cool astronomer with a popular radio program, comes to River Heights for the Perseid meteor shower. And Bess goes into orbit when she learns that a Hollywood heartthrob and his girlfriend are also secretly in town. But when Nancy finds Dr. Steller’s van deserted and runs into a hostile rival of the astronomer, she senses a dangerous black hole in the event. Then Dr. Steller finally appears—or is he an optical illusion? As Nancy uncovers more evidence, her suspicions lead her into a sinister scheme moving faster than the speed of light!

The Cats of 60 Cedar Street

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Author: Amy A. Porter,Claire A. Porter
Publisher: WestBow Press
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The Cats of 60 Cedar Street by Amy A. Porter,Claire A. Porter Book Resume:

Based on true events (or cats), The Cats of 60 Cedar Street gives a look into the lives of the humane cat-loving couple Betty and Ray and the many different cats with various personalities who lived with them over the years. From the gentlemanly attitude of Mr. Grey to the spoiled and proper Misty or the adventures of Golliwog on his pirate ship, this book is a great read for the whole family and maybe a few felines.

Orion's Guiding Stars

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Author: Marc Ladewig
Publisher: Algora Publishing
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Heaven, Texas

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Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Publisher: Harper Collins
File Size: 441 KB
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Heaven, Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Book Resume:

All hell breaks loose when two unforgettable people discover love, laughter, passion — and a match that can only be made in Heaven. Come heck or high water, Gracie Snow is determined to drag the legendary ex-jock Bobby Tom Denton back home to Heaven, Texas, to begin shooting his first motion picture. Despite his dazzling good looks and killer charm, Bobby Tom has reservations about being a movie star — and no plans to cooperate with a prim and bossy Ohio wallflower whom he can’t get off his mind or out of his life. Instead, the hell-raising playboy decides to make her over from plain Jane to Texas wildcat. But nothing’s more dangerous than a wildcat with an angel’s heart in a town too small for a bad boy to hide.

Love at the End of a Gun

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Author: Phillip Sinclair Hill
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
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Love at the End of a Gun by Phillip Sinclair Hill Book Resume:

True love is what all people desire to their very core. It takes many shapes and forms and can be missed at the slightest misstep. Fate always plays a role in the direction it wants to drive young hearts, whether it be together or apart. Luke Weston must deal with fate's evil hand as it drives him far from where he needs to be and away from true love. Being a young cowboy on the harsh West Texas landscape can be a most challenging way of life. This is especially true if this way of life is not what you desire. Luke struggles with what he has been told he must do to help his small family and what his heart believes it really wants. A sleek set of forty-five pistols is all that he has to relieve the stress of everyday life on the small ranch. His blazing speed is finely tuned each day at his makeshift targets as the days melt into one another. There he can imagine his life on the open range and adventures to the faraway mountains of the Rockies. He believes that there he can find great riches and a lifestyle that will bring peace of mind. The call of many ladies, his family needs, and the wilds of the rugged mountains pull at his soul as he matures into a handsome young cowboy. Many other issues arise as love tries to find him while he tries to find himself. Fate takes him to places he doesn't want to be and far from the true love that waits with open arms. In the end, a strange type of love must try to conquer fate's evil hand, a hand that it tries to deal at the table of life in the West Texas badlands.

Seeing Silence

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Author: Mark C. Taylor
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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Seeing Silence by Mark C. Taylor Book Resume:

Mark C. Taylor explores the many variations of silence by considering the work of leading visual artists, philosophers, theologians, writers, and composers. “To hear silence is to find stillness in the midst of the restlessness that makes creative life possible and the inescapability of death acceptable.” So writes Mark C. Taylor in his latest book, a philosophy of silence for our nervous, chattering age. How do we find silence—and more importantly, how do we understand it—amid the incessant buzz of the networks that enmesh us? Have we forgotten how to listen to each other, to recognize the virtues of modesty and reticence, and to appreciate the resonance of silence? Are we less prepared than ever for the ultimate silence that awaits us all? Taylor wants us to pause long enough to hear what is not said and to attend to what remains unsayable. In his account, our way to hearing silence is, paradoxically, to see it. He explores the many variations of silence by considering the work of leading modern and postmodern visual artists, including Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt, James Turrell, and Anish Kapoor. Developing the insights of philosophers, theologians, writers, and composers, Taylor weaves a rich narrative modeled on the Stations of the Cross. His chapter titles suggest our positions toward silence: Without. Before. From. Beyond. Against. Within. Between. Toward. Around. With. In. Recasting Hegel’s phenomenology of spirit and Kierkegaard’s stages on life’s way, Taylor translates the traditional Via Dolorosa into a Nietzschean Via Jubilosa that affirms light in the midst of darkness. Seeing Silence is a thoughtful meditation that invites readers to linger long enough to see silence, and, in this way, perhaps to hear once again the wordless Word that once was named “God.”

The Sky’s Larger Frame

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Author: Randall Compton
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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The Sky’s Larger Frame by Randall Compton Book Resume:

This three-part volume sounds out a cycle that delights in creation, despairs over evil, and longs for restoration. Tracing life's dualities, these poems press together faith and uncertainty, love and loss, dream and waking, depression and exuberance. Locating humanity between the immense and the slight, The Sky's Larger Frame explores the world as a construction site in which God both reveals and conceals the scaffolds of his presence.

Coming to Colorado

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Author: Wolfgang W. E. Samuel
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
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Coming to Colorado by Wolfgang W. E. Samuel Book Resume:

In his acclaimed memoir German Boy: A Refugee’s Story, Wolfgang W. E. Samuel relates his experiences as a child surviving war and its hellish aftermath in occupied Germany. On January 24, 1951, exactly six years after his traumatic flight from Russian tanks, Samuel finds himself standing at the railing of a ship taking him to the land of his dreams—America. Coming to Colorado is the story of a refugee from war and deprivation, who at age sixteen, not understanding a word of English and with barely an eighth-grade education, leaves behind all that is familiar. Scarred by the violence, rape, and death he has seen, Samuel must first learn to be a boy again. But every relationship he tries to build must overcome the specter of his childhood experience in World War II and the chaos that followed. Shortly after his arrival in Colorado, Samuel spends what little money he has on a pair of second lieutenant’s bars that he finds in a Denver pawnshop. These bars, just like those worn by the American pilots he idolized during the Berlin Airlift, remind him of the airmen and the planes that instilled in him a dream to fly. That aspiration, however, faces long odds. Struggling to learn the English language and American customs, Samuel begins to lose faith in his abilities, suffers depression, and is haunted by both recurring nightmares of his violent past and survivor’s guilt. Coming to Colorado charts the path of Samuel’s eventual triumph. In 1960, his proud mother saw pinned on his shoulders the gold bars of a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. It was the end of a struggle for the German boy, who had become, as he wished, the ultimate American.

Web of Deceit

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Author: Susan Sleeman
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
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Web of Deceit by Susan Sleeman Book Resume:

Will he help find her sister's killer . . . or lead the killer to her door? When FBI Agent Kaitlyn Knight discovers her brother-in-law is Vyper--the notorious cyber-criminal and murderer wanted by the FBI--Kait doesn't question her duty to arrest him. But when he murders her sister in front of her, leaving her infant niece motherless, Kait vows to hunt him down and bring him to justice while raising the baby. Three years later, and not even a whisper of a lead in her search, Kait is about to give up hope of ever finding Vyper. All of that changes when he goes on a murderous spree taunting Kait with clues that she and homicide detective Sam Murdock must solve before her devious brother-in-law takes another life. As the body count rises, Sam discovers the killing spree is really about striking back at Kait. He must put everything on the line--including the relationship he's developed with Kait--to ensure her safety. The killer is waiting, watching her every move, and he won't stop until he's exacted his revenge and reclaims his rights to raise his daughter Susan Sleeman is a best-selling author of clean read and inspirational romantic suspense books. Awards include Thread of Suspicion, 2013 Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Best Book Award, and No Way Out and The Christmas Witness, Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence finalists. In addition to writing, Susan also hosts the popular website She currently lives in Oregon with her husband, but has lived in nine states. They have two daughters, a son-in-law, and an adorable grandson. To learn more about Susan stop by any of these locations on the web.

Desert Star

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Author: Linda Chaikin
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
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Desert Star by Linda Chaikin Book Resume:

In this captivating sequel to Desert Rose, popular novelist Linda Chaikin takes readers out west for a spirited romance. Callie Halliday glitters as she sweeps across the stage in Virginia City. With her career on the rise, Callie is determined to find a respectable husband. And Rick Delance, a gunfighter with a dangerous reputation, doesn't fit the bill. But when someone breaks into Callie's dressing room and she survives some mishaps, it's obvious someone wants to harm her. Turning to the only man who can protect her, she contacts Rick Delance. As the actress and gunslinger face danger together, will the young woman's heart soften? Will she become a glittering star in the desert...or will she follow her heart?

Compendium of Meteorology

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Author: Thomas Malone
Publisher: Springer
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Compendium of Meteorology by Thomas Malone Book Resume:

The objects of the American Meteorological Society are "the development and dissemination of knowledge of meteorology in all its phases and applications, and the advancement of its professional ideals." The organization of the Society took place in affiliation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science at Saint Louis, Missouri, December 29, 1919, and its incorporation, at Washington, D. C., January 21, 1920. The work of the Society is carried on by the Bulletin, the Journal, and Meteorological Monographs, by papers and discussions at meetings of the Society, through the offices of the Secretary and the Executive Secretary, and by correspondence. All of the Americas are represented in the membership of the Society as well as many foreign countries.

Environmental Pollution and Health

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Author: Laurie Collier Hillstrom
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
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Environmental Pollution and Health by Laurie Collier Hillstrom Book Resume:

Author Laurie Collier Hillstrom focuses on the how pollution impacts both human health as well as environmental health. This book discusses the types of pollution, increased awareness of pollution, and the negative consequences it has on health. Full-color photographs and diagrams, a glossary, sources for further reading and research, and a detailed subject index are also included.

The Music of Charlie Chaplin

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Author: Jim Lochner
Publisher: McFarland
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The Music of Charlie Chaplin by Jim Lochner Book Resume:

 Charlie Chaplin the actor is universally synonymous with his beloved Tramp character. Chaplin the director is considered one of the great auteurs and innovators of cinema history. Less well known is Chaplin the composer, whose instrumental theme for Modern Times (1936) later became the popular standard “Smile,” a Billboard hit for Nat “King” Cole in 1954. Chaplin was prolific yet could not read or write music. It took a rotating cast of talented musicians to translate his unorthodox humming, off-key singing, and amateur piano and violin playing into the singular orchestral vision he heard in his head. Drawing on numerous transcriptions from 60 years of original scores, this comprehensive study reveals the untold story of Chaplin the composer and the string of famous (and not-so-famous) musicians he employed, giving fresh insight into his films and shedding new light on the man behind the icon.

Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto and How to Observe Them

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Author: Richard Schmude, Jr.
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto and How to Observe Them by Richard Schmude, Jr. Book Resume:

This book is for two groups of people: those who want to study the remote planets with amateur astronomical equipment, and those who are just interested in learning about our knowledge of the remote planets. The Remote Planets, and How to Observe them is unique in that it gives a completely up-to-date summary of our current knowledge of the remote planets, and also explains how amateur astronomers can contribute to our knowledge of the remote planets. Readers are given some inspiring examples of people who, with modest commercially-made equipment, have made important contributions to our scientific knowledge. The observational section goes into great detail, including optical and CCD photometry, occultation measurements, imaging (including stacking and enhancement techniques) and polarization measurements. There are finder charts (from 2010 to 2026), complete with two sets of star-magnitudes in an appendix (one set of magnitudes are for photoelectric photometry and the other set is for visual photometry)